Art Journal, by Chantale

by Chantale Gagnon | 0 comments

I everyone,

It’s my turn on the blog today and I present to you an art journal page I made with the new collage paper.

I decided to make change and make my page in a black book.

It’s not easy to bring out the colors on black, but starting with white paint, everything is done very well after.

Put on some paint, gluing my collage paper and am ready to continue.

I used stamps and I also drew some waves by hand to give a bit of punch to my creation.

A little sketching…

To do this, I used:

 

Have a nice day!

We’re all mad here and Endure

by Claire Stead | 0 comments

Hi everyone!

How’s January treating you all? Well, I hope.

I’m back with two projects for the end of January using more of the fabulous Scrap FX goodies and playing in the Scrap FX junk journal kit.

Here is a link to the journal kit…

Junk Journal Kit KRAFT

   

In the first project- We’re all mad here,  I am using some of the great Alice themed silhouettes- I love the text on these. I adore using text on my journal pages and focal points that incorporate these are always a winner.

So, to get started I extended one of the pages using an extra piece of Kraft paper to make space for the Mad teacup silhouette, then I added some dots collage paper and Lace C sunset collage paper onto the background and finally a thin layer of clear gesso over the top of it all (this will help the Distress crayons to move on the background more easily).

Black Dots collage  White Dots collage  Lace C Sunset collage

Then I used some Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and added some warm colours to the background, using a wet brush to activate the colours so I could move them around. I used the colours Spiced Marmalade, Candied apples and Picked Raspberry.

Next I used the Script stencil with some black paint and also the Circle stencil border stencil and a blending tool.

Script stencil       Circle border stencil

Then I added the  Alice silhouettes to some Kraft Cardstock and added it to the page. A few finishing touches and the page was finished.

Mad Teacup BLACK  Alice silhouette

Click the image below to head to the Scrap FX YouTube channel.

Then for my second project- Endure, I again worked in the Kraft journal and created a page using more Scrap FX goodies

I used the Coloured numbers collage paper by Niamh Baly as my background – It’s a great way to create an instant background, especially if you are struggling to get started with a page.

Next, I went in with the Norma and Jean stencil and mask and used the mark of the figures and black paint – this meant that the background peeped through the masking.

 Norma & Jean stencil SMALL

Then I used the Number border stencil with white paint to push some of the darker paint away a little and add some more interest to the background.

Number Border stencil, small 

Then I used one of the figures from the Textured Women set and added a little colour to it.

Some mark making and a quote from the Frida quotes and it was finished.

Textured Women  Frida Kahlo Quotes

Click the image below to head to the Scrap FX YouTube channel

I hope you’ve enjoyed these two fun projects in the Kraft journal- my journal is getting quite full- it will soon be time for a flip through!!

I’ll see you all again in February

Lots of  love

and happy arting

Soccer Kick Off-Mixed Media Layout Chrissi M

by Chrissi Mannix | 0 comments

Hello Lovelies

Im here today with a mixed media scrapbook layout to share. This is my first scrapbook layout in my 2022 album.

I started my background by dry brushing black paint as a base. Then I added my stencilling using pink and purple paint. I love the contrasting combination of bright colours against the black. They really pop.

To embellish my layout I used the Chipboard Soccer Theme Pack. When I make a big mixed media background, I tend to keep the embellishing minimal. The chipboard pieces are perfect for this.

To watch this page come together head to the Scrap FX YouTube Page.

https://youtu.be/83iuSGhnGFo

Products Used

Ripples Stencil

Cross Confetti Stencil

Soccer Chipboard Theme Pack

Tanya’s been very busy…..!

by Tanya Froud | 0 comments

Hi there! Tanya here… I have been having so much fun just playing with different products from scrapFX . Today I will share 3 of my favourites I have created this month…

For this page I create a gel print background and used the Believe stencil designed by Claire . I used this directly onto my gel plate and flipped it over so that when the print was pulled the words would be the right way round.


Whilst I had my gel plate n my desk I attempted to create a patchwork type background to frame what I wanted as the focal point the Alice  silhouette , I then trimmed the cup from the We’re all mad here die cut for the title.

This is my third one for the month, using the craft faces collage paper and a few other scrapFX bits n bobs such as the  loopy petals stamp and the quote from Daphne Dot collage sheet.

In my projects you will find the following products,

 These can all be found at your favourite stockists, or ordered in for you.

Thanks for stopping by!
…until next time

Take The Next Left For Coffee…..By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | 0 comments

Scrap FX Fans,

I cannot believe that we are already approaching the end of the month, like seriously??? I did not get nearly enough creative time…..anyway

My turn on the blog today, and I have a double layout to share with you, I hope you like it. My son and I get a race day selfie before every race he runs and coffee seems to be a common theme that early in the morning 🙂

I have created the first layout using the following products – Directional Collage, Steampunk Motorbike, Motorcross Theme Pack, #boystuff, Dream Phrase Stencil, Gear Stamps and Pointing Hands

      

And here are some close ups –

 

I embossed the Steampunk Motorbike and Directional Collage

And left these ones raw

The pointing hand was coloured with alcohol ink pens

The Dream phrase was placed on using black gesso and the cogs were stamped using different colours of distress oxide

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have been inspired to play along with all your new and old Scrap FX goodies!

Make sure you stop by the Scrap FX Creative Space on facebook to post all your Scrap FX related projects and to keep up to date with all the new releases

Happy Scrappy Days!!!

Belinda xx

Everything Changes – Art Journal Page

by Elisa Ablett | Comments Off on Everything Changes – Art Journal Page

Hi Scrap Fx Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest blog post, a vintage inspired art journal page.

In a recent clean out of my scrapbooking room, I found a few Scrap FX stencils I had misplaced plus all my distress stains and decided I would create a few projects with them, I had forgotten how amazing they are to create with!

Let me take you through how I created the background for this page. To start I used the Mish Mash Stencil along with modelling paste spread through the stencil across the centre of my page to add dimension and texture. I then started to add my colour using the distress stains over the top and around the edges of the journal page. I added drops of black and burgundy to add a bit more of a vintage feel to the page.

I love how you can add dimension to the page without the bulk of heaps of embellishments and product by stencilling with black ink. I used the Hashtag Stencil to great effect around the edges of my page.

Add some grungy stamping using inks and stains, the Scrap FX foam stamps are perfect for this job!

I love how the row of the Faces Transparency shows through the colour behind each face and how it fit together perfectly with the quote.

Here is a list of the gorgeous products from Scrap FX that I used for this page:

 

Faces Collage transparencyHash StencilMish Mash stencilCircle collage stampsFrida Kahlo Quotes

Faces TransparencyHash StencilMish Mash StencilCircle Collage StampFrida Khalo Quotes

They look like a Mish Mash of products to have together but they pulled together perfectly.

Don’t be afraid to grab 5 or 6 things from your stash and plop together, be daring and try new combinations of products and patterns.

Hugs

Elisa x

Journal Page – KarenJ

by Karen Jarman | Comments Off on Journal Page – KarenJ

Hi ScrapFX Fans!

Karen with you today. Are you new to Art Journaling or do you ever feel intimidated and not know where to start? I know I have certainly felt that way. Today I am sharing a few tips and ideas that I hope gives you some inspiration to start or try again.

What is this one thing you need to know? There is no “right” or “wrong” way!

Not sure where to start, is the blank page staring at you?  I have  the perfect solution, Rice Collage Paper! Look at this gorgeous Lace a Teal collage paper. You could literally paste this to a page and you are done!

So I did just that, pasted the sheet over the entire page and used this as the jumping off point.

I love a journal with a bit of dimension and roughness and using stencils is perfect to give that tactile feel to any page. I smooched modelling  paste through the Script Stencil as the first layer of dimension for the page. The modelling pasted was like butter over this stencil it so smooth.

Next step, Stamping. Stamping can give great dimension to a page and depending on the colour of ink can be subtle or deep and rich and can be the star of the page. For this one I went for the subtle side and matched my ink to the teal of the collage paper. The used the gorgeous Lace Panel stamp on the edges of the page (left and right hand side)

I wanted a little more on the page but didn’t want to  overwhelm and cover up the base I had completed so I fussy cut some tree branches from the Birds and Words transparency and added these to the corners of the page.

I like to add a title or quote on my pages and I have used the Kraft Word Journey sheet for this one. Your title can be anything you want it to be.  I like to use favourite quote or sometimes a title or quote isn’t necessary. It’s totally your choice.

The final flourish is always splatters for me! I just can’t help myself!

My last tip – Remember all of your pages are great, all of them are perfect – because your art journal is YOURS. It is not up to what anyone else’s opinion on what should be in it or what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you have a great creative week.

Art Journal Pages with Karen Yates

by Karen Yates | Comments Off on Art Journal Pages with Karen Yates

Hi Everyone!!  I hope you are all going ok, and are coping ok with the COVID 19 situation.  I have been pretty much at home here in Tassie, with my daughter trying to stay away from it all, and doing some art to keep us occupied.  Today’s first project is called Fearless.  I have used some rice papers designed by Michelle Logan for my page.

And of course I have a video for you so, you can see how I created this quick page. Just click on the pic below to wiz on over to the scrap FX Youtube to watch it there.

and these are the goodies I used to create this page:

For my next project, I am using what I had intended on the first, but didn’t work out LOL. Who knows how a page is going to turn out when I start! I certainly have no idea!! So I’m using some of Niamh’s rice papers, and the super cute patchwork birds, along with some foam stamps and a stencil

And again I have another process video for you to watch so you can see how I created my page:

and here are the goodies I used to create my page:

Imperfect by Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | Comments Off on Imperfect by Ros Aggett-Madley

For the first time in what feels like forever, I found an hour to create.  To create and enjoy the process of getting messy fingers.   Here’s to more of that in 2022.

I have done another journal page with a super easy background.  I have torn pieces of different collage papers.  I used the Hearts and Roses, Lace B Lagoon, Lace C Sunset and the Label Phrases papers.  These have been stuck down with matte medium.

To the top I used a brayer with a little black paint and then some white, just to make it look more blended and grungy.

Some modelling paste has been added with the Text Stencil.  Over this I added some gold leaf and a few splatters of left over white paint.

The Corrugated Woman has been painted with strays and a little white paint added to the top.  For the title I cut a word from the Label Phrases collage paper.  This has been added to a piece of chipboard that I painted white.

Lace B Lagoon collage  Lace C Sunset collageLabel Phrases collage

Hearts & Roses collage  Text stencil

Corrugated Women & Co

Hope you’ve been inspired ♥

 

 

Junk Journalling

by Amy Turner | Comments Off on Junk Journalling

Hi Everyone, happy New Year! Here’s hoping for a better 2022 even though it isn’t off to the greatest start!
For today’s project I did a few spreads in my Scrap Fx junk journal:

Junk Journal LIMITED EDITION

I had fun just playing around. I used lots of great products:

Dream transparency    Leafy Seaweed stencil

Circular Shawl stencilPolygonic stencil

Rock StarBBQ Mesh

xxxx oooo stampCircles in Circles stencil

Cogs

Wire CircleGears Double frame SMALL

as well as acrylic paint, Tombow adhesive, a word die cut, a date stamp, various stencils,
some Dina Wakley tissue, scrap paper, a piece of an airline boarding pass, a postcard,
paint markers, pencil, wash tape, some Tim Holtz stickers and metal stars, and my Dymo label maker.

The first page I did was a picture of my Mom, Dad and I the one time we’ve been able
to see each other in the past 2 years. Man I miss them but this picture makes me very happy!
My Dad hates getting his picture taken and isn’t usually smiling so this one is super great,
we all look so happy. Hit the road Omicron!!!

The next page is me! lol I don’t usually do layouts of just me but
I was feeling like a rock star in my new Prada sunglasses! lol I went to Los Angeles for the first
time and splurged. The page has a nice sunny, bright background that reminded me of California.
I could use some of that sunshine right now as we’re in the midst of winter and the coldest weather so far!

I love the next page because like my Dad my brother doesn’t usually smile in pictures. lol
I think because as soon as he does and the camera clicks he ends up with closed eyes. I took this
picture of him last year when I went for a horseback ride at the ranch he is helping out at. He
absolutely loves it and this is the greatest picture of him! I was up on the horse and I think
he was probably looking at me laughing thinking (like a typical brother) now how
ya gonna get down sucker, don’t think I’m helping you!!! lol

This pandemic has a lot of people stuck at home … and bored. lol My brother and my
youngest niece definitely were getting bored over the Christmas holidays and sent me these
funny pictures of them goofing around. Love them!

I didn’t take step by step pictures because well I suck at it but I was also just having too
much fun relaxing and playing around. I just messed about and added layers when I thought
something else was needed. Usually the best things happen when they aren’t planned
so I encourage you to just play around and not think too much about it!
Something I need to remind myself all the time!

Until next time stay safe everyone!