Hello everyone! I am taking a huge scary step here by publishing for the first time a video tutorial on how I usually make my background pages as base for my scrapbook layouts. I focused on how to use Shimmerz Mists and Dazzelerz and combining it with Shabby Embossing Enamels to create a beautiful textured background.
The paper collection I used is from Webster's Pages "Strawberry Fields". Dies from CheeryLynn Designs and The Tattered Lace. Washi tape from My Mind's Eye, Stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, and laser cut chipboard from Dusty Attic.
Here are some detail shots.
And here is a link to the video..
To view it in HD, please click on the you tube tab at the bottom right corner of the video as it plays. Once in YouTube, select viewing quality HD for brighter and clearer graphics.
Thanks and I hope you will like the video! I would love to hear from you and even get some suggestions on other topics/ tutorials that you would like to read about and see.
Hi everyone! Just sharing here a canvas I made for Maja Design Papers... Used their Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring basic papers together with some dies from Memory Box and The Tattered Lace Designs to create soft dimensional foam and gold foil cut shapes.
Having some serious back pains so I hope you will forgive me for this very brief post. Just wanted to make sure I had something for you here every now and then...
A huge thanks to everyone who attended my Webster's Pages and Shimmerz Class a couple of weeks ago. Here are the five layouts we created during the whole day workshop. Happy to say that most of them completed all the layouts in one day! Awesome, talented and dedicated ladies!
I recently learned of the DT CALL for Cheerylynn Designs. I love their dies and since I always incorporate the use of dies in my work I thought to give it a try. I chose this piece since all or most of the embellishments here were created using dies, foam sheet, and some paint...
I had a whole afternoon free to create and so I sat down with a piece of plain, cheap, raw chipboard sheet and created this. I coated the chipboard sheet with white acrylic paint, then layered stencils with gesso and modelling paste...
next, I went crazy layering so many different pastel and metallic tones of Shimmerz Inklingz.
When the base was done, I added die-cut shapes, resin pieces, flowers, and a brass key hole. It is such a wonderful feeling to sit down and think of what you may possibly end up with. This piece is something I'm really happy about. Now it's your turn! Find some "ME" time this week, sit down and create something. It can be a big or small project. Just have fun, and don't forget to let go and play with your paint!
Here are some step-by-step pics to show you how the base was done...
1. Take a chipboard base and cut it to your desired size. You will need two pieces for front and back.
2. Coat the cover with white acrylic paint or white gesso.
3. Once, dry, take several stencils and apply modelling paste over the stencils. Wait in between layers as you add more stencil designs so you won't ruin the other patterns when you place another stencil down on your board. Let dry.
4. Apply a base coat of mist. I used here SHimmerz in Egg Nogin.. a creamy yellowish tone.
5. Next, apply several watercolors in tones that will complement each other. I used the new Inklingz here. You will love this product. Once you add a little water to the solid jars, the paint becomes creamy. You can make the coverage either thick or thin depending on your preference. It also has a very beautiful sheen to it.
6. To add more depth and to create shadows, I added Viva Inka Gold in Turquoise and Rose. It has a beautiful metallic finish to it.
7. Finally, to help blend in all the colors, I used a gold toned fine mica powder from Jaquard. To apply this powder, you first have to rub embossing ink all over the board then immediately add the powder using a dry brush over areas you want to highlight and blend.
Here is a picture of the different colors from the new Shimmerz Inklingz collection.
Hi everyone! I am back to share with you a layout using a Sold-out collection from Webster's Pages - "Strawberry Fields". This line is almost completely sold out from the manufacturer's side but you may still catch a few of the released paper packs from your local scrapbook store.
As usual, to create the base of my layout, I used my collection of Shimmerz mists and for this page I used the new release for "Coloringz". I love this new release because it still gives you the same vibrant colors but in a more pastel and chalky look. It gives great coverage even with just a few sprays! You will really love it!
Here are the mists I used:
Remember that when you order at the On-line shop, just mention my name in the comments section and you will get a free Shimmerz product thrown in your stash!
Here is a pic of the Webster's Pages "Strawverry Fields" collection... Go search for it in your LSS now if you still don't have it. So many beautiful patterns and colors. You will not regret purchasing this paper collection.
In a crafter's life, there are paper lines that we love, and then there those rare few that we absolutely can not live without! This new paper line from Webster's Pages called "Nest" easily took up the spot of my previously most loved paper design "Postcards in Paris 2", which is also from Webster's Pages and designed also by Brandin O'Neil.
We haved moved in to our home a year ago but most of our walls still remain bare. I decided that it is time to make some bigger sized canvas frames for our walls and I started with this photo of my adorable Nicole when she was just four years old. The "Nest" collection together with my mediums from Shimmerz Paints was just perfect for my project....
I also used a brand new set of cut files by Adrienne Looman which will be sold on the Webster's Pages on-line site very soon...
To add the colors and textured effects I used my mists and texture pastes from Shimmers Paints (Texturez and Coloringz).
I made this 14 x 16 inch canvas art for the daugher of my husband's colleague. The base was a stretched and primed canvas and I laid down the initial colors with Shimmerz Paints and Mists. The papers are from Webster's Pages.
A simple tip for those wanting to try canvas art, when you are working with waterbased materials such as mists, watercolors etc. Make sure to seal the layers by using a sealant such as a soft gel gloss. This will prevent the runnning and bleeding of colors when you add more layers on top of your base layer. This will also help keep your artwork dust and water resistant.
I am really loving the trend of using Gold Foil covered embellishments in scrapbooking and mixed media. Some of the best and prettiest examples can be seen in the new line from My Mind's Eye - "Market Street".
So so pretty!!!
For my scrappy and crafty friends here in Manila, you can get this collection from our local store Lasting Impression in San Juan.
Hi everyone! I'm back here at my blog after a loooong vacation! I thought of sharing something fun with you today. I have been designing for Webster's Pages for a long time now and it's pretty much a huge part of my life. I work with their products during the day when I'm at my work area, and I even work with it when I'm in the car or the coffee shop while waiting for my little girl to get out of pre-school. I would take sheets of paper and cut out patterns with my trusty old pair of scissors, and before I know it, it's time to fetch my little girl. I would put all of these cut-out patterns in a clear envelope, not even bothering to separte the cut-outs by collection. When I need to make something quickly, I just grab my bag of cut-out patterns and get to work. Let me show you the result of an hour's work on a layout with five, yes FIVE different collections from Webster's Pages.... can you tell the different lines used here?
Here are the cut-outs... check if you guessed it right...
1. Large flowers and doilies: "New Year New You" collection
2. Circle with the word "Sweet" and three small flowers: "Family Traditions"
3. Mediums Red and Blue flowers and word banners: "Citrus Twist"
4. Cameras and Hexagon: "Our Travels"
5. Green strip with roses and hot air balloons: "Postcards In Paris 2"
Did you get it right? It's amazing to see that you can actually mix very different lines in one layout. You should try it! Lot's of fun and you never know what you will end up with!
Thanks for your visit guys! Have fun creating!! Take out those photos... old ones, new ones, the ones with good composition and lighting, and even the ones that did not turn out so well. What's important is the memories you document and the pure fun in the creative process!
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