Hi ScrapFX Peeps! Scarlett with you today to show a few smaller scale projects which are absolutely perfect to showcase the variety of mini pieces recently released and to stamp on. First up some cards.
This card was a lot of fun to make and I used up a ton of tidbits in doing so. Therefore I truly ‘delighted in the little things’
I started off by using the Ice Shards Stencil (2014252) with some ink to create a pattern on my patterned paper background. From there I cut apart a bunch of mixed media scraps I had already created in to rectangles and glued them around the border. I painted the Delight, mini (2014255) piece with black paint and while it was still wet sprinkled it with some fairy dust glitter. I went back and dusted the glitter off in certain areas so it was covered to heavily.
Here is a closer look:
I really loved how easily this piece fit on my card. The dimension of this one is 5×5, which is typical for me, but I can see how these would easily fit suit other sizes as well. I think it’s a sweet alternative to your everyday stamped or sticker sentiment don’t you?
For this card I began by stamping various stamps from both the Clouds A Happy (2014248) set and the Clouds B Dream (2014249) set with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed them with some sparkly embossing powder. Next I scribbled color on the card with my NeoColors II and wet them down with a waterbrush to blend. What I loved about this technique was the embossed clouds resisted the color yet it did in fact seep into the patterns of the clouds allowing those to shine through. While you can’t see it all that fabulously in the picture, it is pretty neat in real life. To finish off my card I added some fun ScrapFX pieces along with other a few other embellishments and it was a wrap.
Here is a close up of the happy cloud so you can see how the details shine through a bit better:
Isn’t that neat? You can also see how it really worked out nicely on the confetti cloud. I can’t wait to use these clouds more. I feel like they were made just for my cloud lovin’ self, LOL!!! Be prepared to be cloud inspired – ha!
Finally I have a journal page to share but it isn’t your typical page. I have started Bible journaling and while I know this isn’t for everyone it is a great way for me to connect my faith and love of art.
Here I’ve used the Circle Weave Stencil (2014093) with some Dylusions mist to start the base of my journaling. Next I stamped with some of the Clouds A Happy and Clouds B Dream stamps, then added my Wonder, mini (2014253) piece. After that I jazzed up some of the new Seeing Stars (2014238) with some homemade glitter glue and the adhered them to the page along with my letter stickers and additional journaling block.
Here you can see just how wonderfully all these pieces work in my Bible as they are so thin and won’t cause much bulk as I continue to journal, but truly this is a benefit for anyone choosing to use ScrapFX items in their journals. You get the awesome benefit of dimension without too much excessive bulk. One more thing to mention here is about the arrow on this page. It is a handmade embellishment and was created on sticky back canvas using modeling paste and the Arrows Stencil, small (2012379). When I make these I tend to make them in large quantities and this way I have a stash for easy grabbing.
Hi everyone it’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me…
Today I’d like to share with you a project I created for a bit of fun with Scrap FX and a load of Lindy’s Stamp Gang products….
My Altered Guitar; Timeless Beauty.
This guitar was found in the junk pile of a thrift shop, they didn’t even think it was worth selling, how wrong were they…. thanks to a friend of mine, I ended up with it, and I had so much fun altering it…
I started with a gesso base coat to give myself a workable surface.
I used pan pastels to colour and shade her face.
I used the Industrial Chic Starburst spray set to colour the guitar and flowers, this is still my favourite Starburst set, I totally love them….
I used lots of the Scrap FX Flourish D flourishes around the flower clusters. I painted up these flourishes using the LSG magicals powders and a wet paint brush, the Industrial Chic set of course. Using the magicals instead of the sprays allows you to get a more concentrated colour and shine.
I created lots of texture in her hair. I coloured it with more Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays, and I gave it sheen and shine with Lindy’s two tone embossing powders in bronze, copper and gold toning’s.
I used the Scrap FX title Timeless Beauty again painted up with magicals and the Flourish F flourish also painted up with magicals in her hair.
to finish off the neck of the guitar I used the Scrap FX Flourish V, once again painted up with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it.
As promised I am coming back to you with full step by steo VIDEO tutorial of my recent layout.
In the vieo you will find all the info about products used to create this project. As you can see I used beautiful chipboards Sky’s the Limit and Flourish 09 Wind. To build my backround I used Ice Shards stencil – it’s another must have amazing backround stencil. As mixed media lover I have also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and new Finnabair mediums line – artbasics and artextravagance.
I hope you will enjoy the video. If you will have any questions please leave some comment under the video and I will be happy to answer.
I used modelling paste with the stencil to create all this gorgeous texture, and water colour pencil to highlight the shapes…
This month Scrap FX also released some new flourishes, this one is Flourish 12 scribble… isn’t it gorgeous, I love it… I think it’s my new favourite flourish… also in this release were some more new mini titles… I used the Wonder, mini for this layout, isn’t it awesome, I am loving these smaller titles…
to create texture I used the new Snowflakes Stencil… isn’t the detail just gorgeous, so fine and delicate…
Another one of the new flourishesFlourish 11 Swirl, love it…. One of my favourite things about working with chipboard is the flexibility it gives you… this new flourish originally encroached too far onto my photograph, so two quick snips and I could adjust it to suit perfectly….
Check out these wonderful acrylic snowflakes, they come in a pack of three…
aren’t they stunning…
And as I said the title was just perfect for my photo of Henri; Baby it’s cold outside, I painted it with gesso and then used some stickles to give it a little sparkle…
It’s Marta here with my September inspiration. Today I would love to share with you my 3 creations.
First to share are my two cards. Did you know that mixed media can be used even on the cards? You don’t have to limit yourself to layouts or journal pages to use your mediums and masks. I love making cards with mediums touch, it’s smaller surface to work with and sometimes more challenging.
Second card is in brown colours. I used beautiful papers from 7 Dots ‘Nature Walk’. Here I also used the same Ice Shard stencil with white ink. You can also see few splashes of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I added Flourish 10 Twister chipboard. As final touches I added few dots of liquid pearls.
My third creation is my art journal page. In this project once again I used fantastic Ice Shards stencil. If you will look closer you will see that design created with stencil is not even. I didn’t use only white modeling paste but also 3D transparent gel medium from Artbasics from Finnabair. Gel medium and paste reacted differently for sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. While mediums were still wet i sprinkled it with glitter from artExtravagance by Finnabair – the blue shading was created with glitter.