Sunday, September 25, 2016

Metalic effect with Tracey

This technique is great for using up all those bits and pieces you knew where going to be perfect on a project someday!!!!

Collect all your favourite flotsam and jetsam.

metal charms
hardware...nuts, bolts, nails screws etc
picture hooks
cup hangers
old watches pulled apart

anything that you like really.

I start by thinking of the texture I would like on the background.
Texture paste through a template.
In this case I used torn up music paper as well.

Work out your general design, position your photo. I cover my photo with mod podge too so I can easily wipe off with a wet one any paint spill or over spray that may get on it.

then start gluing on your treasures, make sure you layer pieces to give you height and clusters to give you a point of interest.

This is what I call the ugly duckling stage.
Remember your trinkets can be any colour at all because we are going to cover everything in gesso to give us a blank starting point for the colour.
You will notice I have a couple of items to the side not glued on, these I do not wish to paint. I will put them on last.

So after I was happy with how everything looked I paint black gesso on the photo and trinket side of the layout and then white gesso on the paper and butterfly side. Because I wanted to wipe back the white gesso from the music paper so it would still be visible in the finished layout. I am sorry but I forgot to photograph this stage for you to see. It is scary because it looks like you have just wiped out all your details.

The magic happens when you start dry brushing on your Prima alchemy paints.

I started with the warm colours first red , orange yellow.
Then when they were dry I came in with the greens and blues.

I love this style of scrapping I hope you have fun trying it.

thanks for looking

Friday, September 23, 2016

Watercolour tutorial with Lisa

Hey Scrappy Friends!
Lisa here today to share a fun way to make watercolor embellishments for a layout, card or any project. 

1. Gather your supplies: white cardstock, watercolors and a paint brush:

2. Paint colors in a line using colors of the rainbow. Make sure to overlap your colors:

Grab your punches. I used 2 different butterfly punches. You could use your diecut machine for this step as well:

Punch close together to get some of every color. When finished with a row, cut the negative piece off. You could save this and use it on another project!

Punch another row:

Here are all of my butterflies. I ended up punching a few more for what I wanted to do with them on my layout:

Here is my layout:

I added some buttons and mist between the butterflies in the rainbow colors:

I fussy cut my title, added a butterfly colored with Gelatos, some cork embellies and some enamel shapes:

I added a few banners and a fussy cut sub-title:

Here is a closer look at the butterflies:

I hope I have inspired you to dig out those watercolors and punches!
Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Friends Tutorial video with Tanya F

Hi there,
today I'm going to share with you a process video of a mixed media technique  using Colour Blast paste, this would work with and type of coloured texture paste,

Here is the link to watch the video  Friends are the family we choose
Thanks for visiting!
Tanya Froud

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mixed Media background with Luciana

Hi everyone, Luciana here today!
Today I prepared the tutorial in this double page A4 size. 
I have worked a lot in this format and taste of the possibilities!
I enjoyed our mood board, vibrant and cheerful!
Let's start!

1 - Separate two sheets of cardstock in A4 size. We will work with stencils and modeling paste!
 I applied at some points and used two different models.
2 - Take a few sprays in the desired colors. I worked with yellow, green and blue. 
3 -  I used oil pastel in blue, yellow, red and green gelatos to splash around work. 
Use a base, brush and spray with water.
4 - Use the green gelato to give a color on top of images with modeling paste.
I rubbed with your fingers.
5 - I used some stamps in the background.
 6 - Go around the edge with the Stabilo pen.
7 -  Make some drawings with stencil and Stabilo pen.
 8 - Paste your photo by placing two pieces of lace underneath.
9 - Apply flowers! 
 10 - Finish with its title, sparkles and mélange!
Material Used:
Prima products: mélange art ingredients #963323, flowers bitty bag 2 #548902, flower sugar blooms #549015, flowers nikko-micho #582067, clear stamp #961961, cling stamps #580247, cling stamps now is the right time #962067, cling stamps dream on #961992, water soluble oil pastels #814328, stencil grungy grid elementals #962319, stencil cut & paste elementals #962258, alphabet stickers #555399, modeling paste art basics #961411.
Others products: cardstock, lace, archival ink pad, pigments auntum skies, fern, key lime by colourarte, stencil hs00837 by heidi swapp, alphabet stickers sticko by eksuccess, pastilhas clic clic mc101 and m106G, clear stamp happy hippo by uchi's design, rub-ons cosmo cricket, gelatos brights by faber castell.

I hope you enjoy and are inspired to join our challenge this month !!!
Thank you for your visit!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September mid month reveal

Welcome once again to another Design team midmonth reveal for September.
A big thank you to our sponsor

Memory Maze

Our challenge for this month is

"Pick a Word" 

Now to showcase the beautiful creations from some of
our Design team members

I prepared a sneak for our reveal!
 Come back on the  17th to see my tutorial with this great project!!


I choose the word "courage" 
and was inspired by the paint brush drips in a rainbow of colors and the green, glittery lips.

My word was LOVE
 and I was inspired to use the primary colours in the mood board on the paint brushes.

Thank you for visiting
 more lovely creations coming soon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Journey of a Lifetome with Dawid

Hi everyone, Dawid here. I want show you my page tutorial.

First step I always do is using gesso. This time I choose a clear gesso. When is dry I added a little bit a adhesive bandage and added a pattern from stencil.

It's time add a little color. I decided for yellow amber mist. I added a some spots with brush and used a water. I lifted up one side of paper, because I wanted make a damp patch.

Backround is ready, then I started create a layer with different embellishments. I used a little sisal, two kinds of chipboards and some wooden sticks.

In next step I added a small piece of paper. I added a little bit gel medium and I sprinkled to witn microspheres in different size, mika flakes and colored grit. I added a little bit color from mist. When all was dry I glued a photo.

For the last I used a white gesso to lighten project and word chipboard. I made a few spot with black ink and frame with black pen.

My page is ready.

I wish You a sunny day.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Love by Candy Chelepy

Hello everyone once again it is my turn to give you a tutorial for Off the Rails
The photo is of my daughter son and daughter-in-law
a fine bunch of kids.
All dressed up and off to the local races.

I firstly covered my white cardstock with clear gesso. 
I then used two masks, I used the circle mask first then the rose one over the top.
When these where completely dry I used the Lindy's sprays and a spray water bottle to make the colours run.

When this is completely dry I added some collectable flowers under the photo. My photo is 4 1/2 x 6 inches I used glue to glue to the page 

I used some left over chipboard letters from my stash, painted them with white gesso. 
Then covered them with clear glue and sprinkled on the glass glitter. When these where dry I went around the edges with some black ink.
Add your flowers, leaves, the title and then I splashed around some black ink.

Products used
White cardstock
Clear and white gesso
Memory Maze circle and rose stem mask
Texture paste
Lindy's California poppy gold, Queen of hearts red, Red hot poker orange, Tweedle de denim, Cauouse chartreuse sprays
Chipboard letters LOVE
Velvet glass glitter
Prima flowers and leaves
Assorted collectable flowers from my stash
Liquitex black ink
Distress black soot ink
spray water bottle

Thank you for visiting
Off the Rails DT