Funky Folk with Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | 0 comments

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well and looking after each other.  Today I’m sharing a journal page in my black book with some new products.

I started this one with a white pencil and the Circle Stencil.  This stencil is probably my most used Scrap FX product.  I’ll use any excuse to add circles to my page and this is perfect for them.

I have just finger painted inside the circles, not worrying about how neat or messy it looked.

There was a lot of excess paint in the blue circle so have used the Scribble Word Stamp by pressing it into the excess and stamping it around the page.

Next I adhered a few Funky Folk (omg I am so in love with these) to the page.  I had them hanging off the edge and trimmed them off once dry.  The Keep Calm and Be Awesome Silhouette has been trimmed and glued down with matte medium.

I finished the page off by outlining the elements in black and white pencils.

Hope you’ve been inspired ♥

Circle Stencil  Funky Folk WILD by Michelle Logan  Keep Calm black SMALL

Scribble Word stamp

 

 

 

Two art journal pages by Lisa

by Lisa Rabellino | 0 comments

Hi my dear friends!

today I bring to you my two projects of art journal!

The first is this page, where I used Scrap Fx collage papers, stamps and stencil!

First I glued some pieces of rice papers, then I brushed white gesso and I applied acrylic paints and stencil. I used Scrap Fx stamps with archival inks and I made a quote stencil with black gesso.

Here some close-up photos:

I used these Scrap Fx products for my page:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=5215

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=3541

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=5473

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=55&products_id=4176

For my second art journal page I used always collage papers, stamps and paper silhouette

To start I glued on my page some pieces of rice papers. I brushed white gesso to blend all elements together.

I used my watercolor to color the background. I used Scrap Fx stamps with archival inks and then I glued a black silhouette as my focal point.

Here some close-up photos:

I used these Scrap Fx products:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=5476

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=5468

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=4751

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&products_id=5447

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=5349

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=5168

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages!

Hugs, Lisa

Ready for School Layouts by Deb

by Deb Adams | 0 comments

Well I have had some fun digging out some old photos of my Prep & Grade 1 classes

to use for this months School Theme at Scrap FX.

I wanted to take these pages to the next level by creating similar but different Mixed Media pages.

My Andy Skinner range of Artist Pigment Paints arrived just in time for this project.

I have been trying to buy his paints for years.

This range is from ‘Cosmic Shimmer’ & distributed by ‘Creative Expressions’ which I bought from an Australian online store.


I prepped two 12 x 12″ pages with white gesso & scratched into the surface with a palette knife before leaving to dry.

The palette knife was then used to swipe the translucent paints randomly across the pages to form the next background layer.

Colours used were Cobalt Teal Hue, Prussian Blue, Payne’s Grey, Quinacridone Gold & Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.

The next textured layer was achieved with white crackle paste through the Numbers Collage stencil in two corners of each page.

This took a while to dry naturally to form the best crackle effect.

Meanwhile I distressed some strips of hessian & prepared the chipboard pieces & Transparencies.

The Hearts entwined & the Starting School chipboards were painted with Raw Umber & Quinacridone Gold.

The Barb Wire Strands chipboard was left plain.

A wash of Raw umber & Quin’ Gold highlighted the ‘yummy’ crackle effect on the background.

The photos were matted with kraft & black torn corrugated card.

The torn hessian & other ephemera were applied with 3D matte medium & a stapler.

The Mish Mash Silhouette was cut into pieces & slipped under the hessian.

The Sewing Rice Paper was easily torn into strips by applying water to the paper with a brush.

This feathers the edges so it blends into the background when applied with Soft Matte Gel Medium.

Finished off with some labels from the School Transparency applied with a stapler & matte medium.

 Would love to know if anyone reading this is actually in the photos.

I had better say which child is me.  In the photo above I am just below the teacher.  With the cowlick fringe!

In this one I am the ‘cute’ one in the centre behind the board with the cowlick fringe & the missing tooth!

Hope this gives you some inspiration for a way to present those photos that are important  for telling  the story of yourself.

Cheers for now,

Deb

Two layout by Heike`sAugenblick

by Heike Bruhn | 0 comments

Hello lovely crafters,

I have for you two layouts with the beautiful SCHOOL theme release.

Today the second stay at home week begins for many of us. I have put myself in quarantine.

It’s interesting … I have time lots of time for getting creative…actually a dream for me as crafter…

But with all the news about the corona virus it is hard to come in a good mood..

Anyway…

Here are my two SCHOOL layouts…

Unfortunately it is not possible to show more photos. My computer is not cooperating today …

I used from ScrapFx:

Numbers ricepaper

School Days ricepaper

Typeface ricepaper

School transparency

Alphabet frame

Kinder Photos chipboard title

Kangaroo Paw Stem chipboard

Alphabet Jumble BLACK

I also used lots of products from 13@rts

Stay safe my dear blog reader.

Until next time.

xoxo

‘Achieve’ by Elisa Ablett

by Elisa Ablett | Comments Off on ‘Achieve’ by Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap FX Fans!

Elisa here from the design team with my latest inspiration for you for this month featuring all things ‘Education themed’.

I have wanted to scrap this photo of my son for a while now, he had dressed up at school with the rest of his class as self confessed ‘book nerds’.

He shares my love of reading and collecting books so I wanted to create a layout that incorporates that as well.

One technique that I want you all to have a go at is how I created the frame – coat your chip board frame in black modelling paste and stamp into the wet paste with your Scrap FX foam stamp then dry thorougly. Once dry, use metallic waxes and stippling brush or even just your finger to smooth the wax into the grooves and stamped image, the texture and effect is amazing!

Here is a list of the Scrap FX products used:-

Achieve Arrow

Numbers Rice Paper

Numbers Stamp

Light Bulb Transparency

School Transparency

ARty Frame

 

Arty Frame large

Let’s take a look at the close up images for all the finer details:-

I added rice paper to the background and black gesso to start and then layered using embossing powder, paint, foil flakes and stencilling to complete the look.

  

The frame was created using black modelling paste, the scrap fx numbers stamp and metallic waxes and the Achieve arrow was painted with acrylic paint then embossed over the top with chunky embossing powder and turquoise ink. I am really happy with how the frame

The Scrap FX transparency pages are so easy to add to your pages and so versatile, ask your retailer to order some in for you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Hugs,

Elisa x

 

Starting School + Uni Friends…..By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | Comments Off on Starting School + Uni Friends…..By Belinda Lowe

Good Morning Scrap FX Fans,

Belinda here…. WOW, what can I say about this month so far??? Can we press a reset button on 2020? First a drought, then flooding and now COVID-19, what a way to start the new decade….. on a positive note though you may get in more scrappy time ?

On this fine Friday morning  I have a layout for you using products that ScrapFX has to purchase……go to the store and have a browse, I guarantee you that you will find something you “must have”. I have also used a sketch for the first layout, I don’t normally use sketches but I really liked the look of this one. I will post it below so you can all have a go at it

I have created this layout using the following Scrap FX products: Starting School Chipboard, Numbers Ricepaper, Chevron Panel and Star Outlines

 

And here is the sketch I used which I sourced from Pintrest

Here are some close ups of the Scrap FX products I have used:

For my second project I have created another “stash busting” layout

I have created this layout using the following Scrap FX products: School Transparency and Uni Friends Chipboard

Here are some close ups of the Scrap FX products I have used

As always I’m excited to see what YOU create with these products – don’t forget to share your layouts/projects on Scrap FX Creative Space on Facebook

Till next time……Happy Scrapping

Bee xx

 

Art Journal Pages by Heike`sAugenBlick

by Heike Bruhn | Comments Off on Art Journal Pages by Heike`sAugenBlick

Hello everyone,

How are you doing? I hope you are well.

With the COVID-19 virus all over the world and the sad news in the newspaper, I find it hard to get into the flow to create something creative. But, I did it !!!… once I started, I couldn’t stop. I have produced for you two art journal pages with the theme school. Oh, how I love the new products from ScrapFx…. see for yourself what I have done…

and I think you will love the new products, too!!

Class `62…

And my second DT member inspiration.

I worked again in my altered art journal.
For this I used different acrylic colours and products.

Here is the list of ScrapFx products:

School transparency

ABC stamps

Number set stamps

Stitching stamps

Mish Mash stencil

Triangle Pentagons stencil

Numbers ricepaper

School Days ricepaper

Sketchings No. 2 by Michelle Logan

Typeface ricepaper

Writing ricepaper

Many thanks that you have visited my blog post today. Maybe you have the time to look at my second post end of March.
Until then I hope that you will stay healthy and you will implement one or the other inspiration in your art journal.

xoxo

Celebrating School

by Niamh Baly | Comments Off on Celebrating School

Hi All,

This months theme is all about school – timely as I am a school teacher and who knows what is about to happen in the next few days!!! I decided to focus on all the positives and create a layout of the fun my kids have at Little Learners, as well as make a card to celebrate someones achievement. Both are fairly quick projects, and made perfect by the Scrap FX embellishments added to them.

The layout combines some old (like 15yrs old) scrapbooking paper and die cut sheet I glued together. I matted all my photos with black card and found a piece of lined pad paper to create a journalling spot. Finally I embossed all my pieces of chipboard with pink embossing powder. While this probably didn’t give the best contrast on the page – it is my girls favourite colour and they loved it. The last thing I did to pop the title out from the background was to matt it on some marbled paper I made. I then used glue to attach everything. Here is a link to the full process video and some close up pictures of the finished piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second project is a super quick card using the fabulous new collage rice papers. These are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. I decided to colour mine with some watercolours then paste it down on my yardstick using dry adhesive (glue stick). This is important as you don’t want to reactivate the colours again. Then I heat embossed my chipboard achieve arrow with gold and glued it onto the card front. Finally I added some text stickers to complement the title. Super simple and took about 15 minutes from start to finish! Here are some close ups and the process video for you to watch as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Here are the pieces I have used from the Scrap FX range. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our video channel to see more great ideas on how to use the Scrap FX products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niamh

Dreamer and a journal page by Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | Comments Off on Dreamer and a journal page by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi, I almost feel like I cheated with this page.  It was so simple and easy but it was exactly what i pictured  in my head.

I did try adding to it but it just wasn’t right.  All I have done is lay down some colour with Colour Blast shimmer dust in the background.   Once dried I have splattered  on some white ink.

I’ve then heat embossed the chipboard Dreamer Frame and glued it to the background.  That’s it.

And I love it.  This one’s going in a frame.

 

Dreamer Frame

My next project has a few layers on it.  This started with the Mish Mash stencil and some spray.  After heat drying this, I added some stamping with the Chicken Wire Stamp, Circle Marks Stamps and Numbers Set stamp.

I cut a piece from the School Days Rice Paper but didn’t want this to be transparent so I glued it to a white tag from the Lace Tag Set.  I took another tag and inked it in the same colour as some of my background.

Underneath these i have layered some Filmstrip Transparency and a Dotty Index Tab.

 

In the corners of my page I have adhered some torn pieces of Sewing Rice Paper and added a quote from the Dreamer Transparency.

Hope you’ve been inspired.

Sewing ricepaper  School Days ricepaperDream transparency

 

Lace Tag Set White  Mish Mash stencil  Circle Marks stamps

Number set stamps  Filmstrips Transparency  Chicken Wire Stamp

Index Tabs - Dotty

Rules for Happiness by Deb.

by Deb Adams | Comments Off on Rules for Happiness by Deb.

Today I am sharing a happy themed page that was so much fun to create.

My page started as a white gessoed 12 x 12 thick cardstock page.

I applied some rubbing alcohol to the centre of the page then dripped on Distress oxide reinkers in

Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber & Antique Linen.

I mixed the colours lightly with a palette knife & left the page to dry naturally.

This created a vibrant water colour effect.

 

This raw chipboard figure of the Swinging girl with birds is truly adorable.

I made it a feature in the centre placing it over a white heat embossed Wrought Iron stamp image.

 

The edged background was filled with subtle layers using the Mish Mash stencil, with Picked Raspberry & Broken China Distress Oxide inks & a blending brush.

The numbers stamp was white heat embossed as another layer.

The pink was toned down & blended out with a foam blending tool to keep this colour in the background.

Torn Stitched rice paper sheets & the Words of Inspiration Transparency form more layers giving texture & the main sentiment for the page.

Splatters of white gesso, Black acrylic ink & colour finish off the texture on the page.

The Heart flowers chip boards were also left raw & applied with matte gel medium.

I love the semi transparent faux stitched & printed design of the rice paper fragments.

Applying gel medium to the underside of the rice paper as well as on top helps to make them more transparent so they blend into your art work.

Happy Creating

Deb xx