Weekend Technique Bonanza – Group Post Part 1

by admin

Hey There ScrapFX Fans!!  So happy to be here posting the first installment of what is to be a tremendously mind blowing extravaganza of a group post!  I mean really prepare to have your socks knocked off because this month the team is all about sharing up some really spectacular techniques using ScrapFX chipboard, stamps, and stencils.  Originally everyone’s work was going to be here today but the fantabulous work that came to me was so abundant I could hardly put it all in one – it would be system overload for shiggity!  So on to the challenge posed:

Group Challenge: Share and show a favorite or new tip or technique using chipboard, stamps, or stencils.  Give a brief explanation of how to achieve the technique and some photos of the technique/finished project.

*Let me just say before I start sharing the first round of work be sure you grab a cuppa your favorite beverage because there is a lot of juicy technique action about to come your way!


Anita shares a super cool tip on how to use an embossing tool with your stencils making for a quick and simple beautiful background.

Be Happy & smile card stencil tip (1)

Step One: Outline stencil with Embossing tool on white cardstock.

Be Happy & smile card stencil tip (2)

Step Two:Flip it over and lightly colour  inside the embossed area with watercolour.

This is what your finished background will look like:

Be Happy & smile card stencil tip (3)

And this is how Anita used her background on a project:

Be Happy & smile card - Anita Bownds may 2014 Scrapfx Dt

Isn’t this card a beauty?  I adore how delicate and soft the background looks.  You can tell the background has some lovely texture but it stunningly subtle allowing her layers on top of it to shine.  This shows how a quick and simple technique can really pack a powerful punch.  With variance in colors you could really make this technique as subtle or as bold as you’d like.  How will you choose to go?

Products Used

Moroccan Tile Stencil (2013352)


Marta shares up a bright and cheery stamping technique using the Build a Flower Stamps (2013344) sure to delight all you color lovers out there.


Step One: Stamp numerous Build a Flower (2013344) images on to chosen paper.


Step Two: Gather up coloring mediums such as gelatos, markers, inks.


Step Three: Begin coloring flowers with various mediums.  Blending colors/shades as you go.

The following are pictures of the various coloring mediums in action:






And here is what the completed flowers look like:


Now what to do with this whimsy bunch right?  Don’t fret, Marta has that covered too!  Grab a tag base and get set to create.


Use the Random Dots stencil (2013172) to create some texture on your tag.  Then spray with a variety of mists to add color.


Wrap your tag with bakers twine, layer up flowers created earlier in tutorial, and adhere to the tag.  Now you have a scrumptious little creation to attach in a journal, to a gift, on a page, etc.

Wouldn’t this be a fun way to create and pass the time?  I can totally see myself packing up these stamps and a few supplies the next time I’m headed to one of my girlies softball tournaments.  I know I could knock out a ton of these fab flowers and tags.  What beautiful little treasures Marta has shown us to make.  The way she uses a variety of mediums to blend harmonious colors in various hues and intensities is outstanding.  The twine on the tag along with the mini staples gives a great contrast, additional texture, and helps the eye move up and down in a systematic way.  As her tag states – truly a little work of art!

Products Used

Build a Flower (2013344)

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)


Cindy shares an awesome technique using PVA glue, chipboard, and your heatgun for fast and fabulous results that pack a wow factor you won’t believe.


To achieve this rockin’ fab look Cindy did the following:

Step One: Spread gel medium or PVA type glue on chipboard then heat with heat gun to cause it to bubble giving it texture.

Step Two: Paint with black gesso and allow to dry.

Step Three: Use Inka Gold in a few colors to run onto the texture to complete the technique.  You could use a copper spray mist (like Lindy’s Stamp Gang instead).

Cindy also used this same finishing technique on her stencil work and modeling paste for her project. Check it out:



Is that cool or what??  When I saw this my mind was blown!  I was so elated she shared her technique because this metallic effect is so realistic – I love it and will admit I really want to touch it!

Now to see her full reveal:


This page is nothing short of jaw dropping.  The rustic feel Cindy has captured and created here is magnificent!  The way the stenciling comes busting through the page and the paper blends and merges makes it look like an optical illusion of sorts.  Again another fairly easy technique with outcome that makes it look like you worked your tail feathers off to get the end result – don’t you love that?

Products Used

Circle Weave Stencil (2014093)

Outdoor Adventures (2014104)


Renata is playing with crayons, chipboard, and her heatgun for technique showing you they’re not just oodles for kids – big kids should have them too!

tip- Renata

Step One: Gather your supplies. You will need the following: chipboard piece (the bigger the better), crayons (your color choice), and heat embossing gun.

Step Two: Turn on heat gun and heat the crayon while you move it over the chipboard.  The melted wax will cover the piece and give the chipboard a distressed look.

Note: You can mix colors too.  This will give a beautiful effect.

Picture 4 is the completed chipboard piece.

And here is how Renata used the waxy piece on her project:

you at 8-Renata

A totally fun and funky embellie to use on this sweet page of her boy.  Notice how she popped out the ‘8’ in a different color crayon to make it part of title?  How easy peasy to do and yet so unique and custom.  While Renata used this technique for a kid page which seems like a ntaural fit being crayons and all I can see this working for so many styles and just think – you could even push things in to the wax while it was hot I bet. Now how fun would that be??

details Renata

Its all about the details and Renata never fails at executing them with precision.  She has such a knack for using black pops where it doesn’t look harsh and always enhances her pages to the max – as in those splats are splendid here!!!!  Now that I see the number 8 up closer it looks even cooler because it is reminding me of slime which equates boys and really goes along with those splats even more so!  Anyone else feeling that? Perhaps its just me, at any rate this is a spectacular boy’s page all around inspired by a quick and fun technique.

Products Used

Bag of Letters CLASSIC Lowercase (2008020)

Numbers Border, chipboard (2014016)

Splat Stencil (2012170)

Whew!!  Are your brains on overdrive!  I know mine is.  I’m ready to gear up and create with some new found techniques thanks to my girls. 🙂  I hope you are too.  We’ll gladly give you a wee bit of time to do so and then guess what?  The second half of the team will be back with even more goodness to share up with you so stay tuned.  In the meantime we want to hear from you, our fans, so we have a little challenge and its really easy!

Fan Challenge:

Share this post with your friends via social networking: Facebook, Blogging, Twitter, etc.. Then share your tip/technique for using stamps, chipboard, stencils with us on our Facebook page or right here in the comments.  Once you do both these things we’ll enter you and any of your friends that do the same in a drawing to win a prize pack of ScrapFX goodies!!  Its as simple as that.  So share away sweetie peeps.

Happy creating!

3 Responses to “Weekend Technique Bonanza – Group Post Part 1”

  1. Marta Lapkowska says:

    Wonderful ideas ladies !!! Love all the creations x

  2. Ava Gavloski says:


    love that treatment that Cindy has done, I will have to give that one a try

    • Ava Gavloski says:

      To share my technique using chipboard, I love to paint chipboard, stamp a pattern on it and then feature the edges of the chipboard.