Monday, January 27, 2014

Twinks Flower and fabric Jack Snow

These are the most recent pages in my columnar accounting book that I am altering.
The flower is made with Twinks and dimensional paints, from a class by Joanne Sharpe called Bling It On!
Lots of background stencilling and paint removing with baby wipes.
The bottom left is ground for pastels pushed through a stencil, then embossing powder heated. I like the resulting texture.

 This next page is the fabric illustration of a snowman doll I made for my sister Maureen for Christmas...she likes snowmen! I just could not throw him a quick page evolved.

Please click on image for an enlarged view

Friday, January 10, 2014

Folded booklet

I started Sunday off by reading this tutorial from the ScorPal site:

I decided to whip one up...nice and easy!


With three sheets of double-sided 12x12 heavy scrapbook paper, I scored, cut and folded my way into a cute booklet, with lots of flaps and a couple of pockets.
Using scrapbook paper meant I didn’t have to glue more papers onto the cardboard, as per their instructions.
I sewed the three folded pages together with a Coptic stitch.

Now it is ready for photos, and any additional embellishments.

So tell me, is this something you would give to someone in lieu of a birthday card? A small gift perhaps?

Please click on image for an enlarged view

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chipboard purse book and acrylic skins

Acrylic skins are made simply by squirting paint onto a shiny surface like glossy paper, and making marks in it. Then you peel them off. The possibilities are endless.
Here are my efforts:

 Puff paint using gel medium

 Acrylic paint onto Golden Glass Bead Gel

 I glued the skins down with gel medium

This was a fun technique...I will be adding to my purse pages very soon.

Please click on image for an enlarged view

Collage, stencils with gel medium

I started a journal spread before Christmas, got very busy and only finished it end of the year.

It started with gluing down serviettes and strips of leftover scrapbook papers.

I then stenciled and stamped over the pages, and applied gesso here and there to tone it down.

Next I added gel medium through stencils, painted the areas with sparkly paints, added some oriental fabric pieces and images.

My first post for the New Year, 2014. I will continue on this journey, and hope you do too.

Please click on image for an enlarged view