Saturday, 29 April 2017

Papericious " Let's go " pack inspiration- Mixed Media notebok cover

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my April inspirational post.
This is Irit from Irit Shalom Designs here today and I am going to share my new travel journal cover that was made with Papericious new, just released, Let's go collection.

I made the chipboard cover using some recycled chipboards and then covered them from both sides with two Papericious cardstocks. The 12*12'' cardstock fits the regular book sise, but not allows to make folds as it's pretty much close to 12*12''. So I glued one cardstock on the top, the second one inside and then added borders on the outside with what was left from the inside cardstock.

The background panel was made from different strips from Let's go collection, but then with all paints and mediums you just can see the strips, but not the patterns.
First I painted them with white gesso and then with the thin layer of black gesso and then added the travel words using Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste.
The color was made with different acrylic paints and wiped for the mute final result.
Then embellishment cluster was made with layers over layers of Let's go cardstocks.
Some were border punched with Binding edge punch. Some are pieces of background die cuts I made with different dies.
Pieces of Papericious new released background chipboards were added between the paper layers, painted with black acrylic paint.
I added two paper cuts from the sentiment cardstock and the chipboard title on the top.
The chipboard title and the chipboard arrows were heat embossed with blue embossing powder.

As you can see I added quite a lot of layers over the cover, but then it's still  flat as this is a journal to use and it can't be too bulky.

And this is how it looks while standing:

Papericious products used to make this project:

Arrows chipboards

Friday, 28 April 2017

Hello Happy layout with Scrapmatts

My second Scrapmatts project for April is a monochromatic Wedding day layout made with DCVW new stack and a lot of Scrapmatts products.
So this is how this layout looks with those " blue mood" photos and blue China cardstock.

Chipboard were painted with white and black acrylics and added under the paper cut flowers.
The huge chipboard circle was added around the larger photo.

Some kind of journalling was made with Scrapmatts Scrap Words.
On this  close- up photo you can also see the dotted background made with clear glitter paste and a new delicious Scrapmatts stencil.

The title was made with two large words chipboards that were heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Another small string chipboard half circle was added on the opposite corner flower cluster.

 Lace boarder piece was added over the small photos part of the layout.

Another lace corner piece was added as the large photo corner.

And a view from the side to show you the dimension of this page.

 Scrapmatts products used:
CB1236 Scrap Words 22
CB5166 Leaf Spray 15
CB1001 Flourishes 02
CB6117 Assorted Words 30
CB4071 String Circles 07
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
Circles stencil

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Timeless Moments notebook with Scrapmatts

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first Scrapmatts project for April.
This time I decided to begin with an altered spiral notebook and was totally embellished with Scrapmatts products over the patterned cardstock (Scrapberry's). Most of the chipboard pieces came from one single chipboards set- Nautical designs 04.
 All chipboard were first covered with a thin layer of white gesso and then inked around or partially colored and you can still see the actual off white color of the original chipboard.

" Timeless Moment" title was made with two piece from Scrap Words 22 set. The bottom chipboard were painted with a kind of  distress painted look and I added a few pearls near the shell and misted the whole piece over.

On each and every inside page I added the clear sticky envelope to add " memories" from your Summer vacation and added one more Scrapmatts word.

 Products used:
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1236 Scrap Words 22

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Triple Spring canvas

 This triple canvas was made for some web challenges.
 Lucky me - I had some spare time before I got some of my new DT boxes to work with and thanks to Israeli " speedy" post service they are not here yet. 
So I decided to scroll the web and to find a few Mixed Media challenges I can combine in this triple art piece.
I made two card sized separate canvases and then added them both to a large canvas.
Each of the small canvases was covered with texture background using stencils and stamps and then I added two clusters of chipboards, flowers and other clustered items.
The large canvas was textured on the edges only as I wanted it to stay flat for the smaller ones.
Here are some close- ups to this project:

 And now to the challenges I made this piece for (cross my fingers they like it as it was quite a lot of work and mostly of drying time).

Creative embellishments- Spring- I took hot pink and flowers as my inspiration. Some of the chipboards are from CE
I Am Roses challenge- Anything goes with IAR products- half of the flowers on this project are from IAR
Scrap and craft- chipboards

Mixed Media world- Anything MM with watercoloring

Dream paint brushes deco with Art Anthology

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Art Anthology second April post!

This time I decided to show you how you can use your old and messy paint brushes and to make a lovely wall decoration using them with Art Anthology paints and a stencil.
As you can see the project base is made of 21 old paint brushes. My problem is that I never clean my brushes in a proper way. I do clean them here and there, but finally they are done and gone and the only thing you can make with them is an altered project. 
Lucky me, I never buy the expensive brushes and those are all kind of a general $ store ones.
So then life gives you messy " lemons" make a nice lemonade and in my case make a nice altered project.
Here you can see some close- ups to this project:

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:
Check out How to Make Used Paint Brushes Wall Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list HERE in this post .
Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.
 I enter this altered project to some web challenges too:
 Show us some chipboard- for Scrap and Craft challenge

Monday, 24 April 2017

CAS card with Magenta

 CAS card made with Magenta stamps  for some web challenges too:
Flowers for Simon Says
 Color inspiration for Joy Clair blog

Spring with waterclor- for Watercolor Wednesday

Forever Love layout with Scrapberry's

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second April Scrapberry's inspiration.
As usual if the first project were cards or tags of something small, this will be a layout. So this is my second daughter Wedding layout made with the most gorgeous Holiday Romance collection and I just had the photos that fit the background cardstock in the most perfect way.

As you can see this layout was made with two photos in a different sizes and with the main embellishment cluster under the first photo.
The cluster was made with cardstock cuts, chipboard " Love " Title, metal flair saying " Forever" and my own hand made resin pieces.
I added a bit of blue " water drops" mist over the page and even over the photo.

" Happy Moments" arrow was stamped and added on the bottom of the page.

On the right  upper side I die cut lots of blue cardstock circles and stamped this " Best picture ever" with white heat embossing over on of them.
More Scrapberry's embellishments were added near and over the circles.
Two couples clips were glued over the cardstock cluster and they are very similar to  my darling family new couple.
Some chipboard arrows negative were glued near the circles and yes, I use the left over negative and added red Stains ink edges to fit  some of red color as the extra color of this kind of Nautical  page.

 I really hope that you like this page and can see the option of making wedding photos shine in a totally different, non traditional way.

 Scrapberry's product used:
Holiday Romance- Dreams 12*12'' cardstock
Holiday Romance- Day Dream 12*12'' cardstock
Holiday Romance- Full of Mirth 12*12'' cardstock
Holiday Romance - Touching Story 12*12'' cardstock
Holiday Romance -Nostalgia 12*12'' cardstock
Holiday Romance 6*6'' paper pad
Photo Archive stamps SCB4907013b
Photo Archive stamps SCB4907011b
Floral Embroidery Crystal stickers decorations SCB53000007
Birds of Paradise chipboard embellishments SCB62000110
Holiday Romance chipboard embellishments SCB62000106b
Discovery Italy Crystal stickers decorations SCB53000005
Elegy Rhinestone brads SCB340108
Metal embellishments
Stains ink Red
Stains ink Blue

Art tag

Mixed Media tag  made with Unity stamps for some web challenges:
Craft Stamper- Anything goes
 Artistic stamper- make your own background challenge

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Altered canvas covered notebook for FaveCrafts

For a very long time I wanted one of those fancy planners, but they very expensive. So I bought one cheap office planner and decided to upgrade it with some of the swag I got during the Blogger event and some of not expensive products I already had at home. I loved the door concept as the planner to the New Year is like a new door opened to the world. I add this HOPE AND LOVE metal sign as a family name and made it in general vintage colors and design, so it can fit my own style. But if you change the colors, stencil designs and flower style you can make it shabby, modern, classic or whatever style you like

 The full tutorial is HERE in FaveCrafts blog.
I enter this to some web challenges too:
 Embossing- Altairart- the web texture paste was heat embossed with clear powder to  keep the shape forever.

Emerald Creek- Double duty challenge. Here is how I take this double duty thing: it's an atr piece made for challenges, but on the other side it's a planner made to  use. So it's totally double duty one.
 Dream in Darkness- not cute, dark, Mixed Media
 Country view challenges- Rust
A vintage Journey- Use three of something- so I have three rows of door panels; three metal pieces; three pearls over the ribbon

Friday, 21 April 2017

Box full of flowers with Art Anthology

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my altered box made for Art Anthology!

Spring is in the air and the best way to celebrate Spring is to make a bright and full of flowers project.So this altered wooden box is my tribute to Spring and to everything new. Why is it everything new? As this is my very first time to make self made painted flowers and the very first time to use Foamiran to make those flowers.

I heard about this product that is actually the very thin foam. You can die cut it, paint it and then shrink it a bit with your heat gun to get those great, pretty much like real, flowers.
So for my very first attempt to use this foam I used Art Anthology paints and colorations to see if it works. And it worked just perfect.
Here are some close - ups to the flowers and then I made a tutorial to show you how you can make  the flowers and to embellish your $ store simple woden box with these flowers.

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:
Check out How to Make Spring Flowers Altered Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too.
Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.
 I enter this piece to Spring blooms challenge on ScrapyLand- all flowers are die cuts using foamiran and I used mostly Sizzix and Spelbinders dies.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Shine on clear art deco with SinCity

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and I am going to share my lovely stamped project made from the both sided of acrylic piece.
There is a bit of a problem to take a good photo of double sided clear project and as much as I tried this is the best possible. 
Believe me- the actual result of much more gorgeous and shiny and artistic. But you can just try to make  a similar project and to see how easy and fast it  can be made.

Supply list:

Other products:
Acrylic board- 6*6'' and a small for the sentiment
Black pigmented ink
Clear embossing powder
Mix of achohol ink
Alcohol blending solution
Alcohol ink felt applicator
Gold acrylic paint

Step by step directions:

1. Stamp three butterflies randomly over 6*6'' acrylic tile. Use black pigmented ink and clear embossing powder. You can also use a kind of solvent permanent ink (Staz- On) over the acrylic surface, but the heat embossed effect looks much better.

2. Stamp the ferns and the flowers from the back side of your acrylic tile. Use the same ink and heat emboss in the same way as the front of the tile.

3. Apply a mix of alcohol inks (3 to 4 colors, not more) using felt applicator.Apply the inks on one side only- you pick the side. Add a few  drops of alcohol blending solution for the interest. Repeat this step until you feel that the colors look good.

4. Stamp the Best Wishes sentiment on the small acrylic tile using the same technique as on previous steps.
Paint the back side of the stamped sentiment with gold acrylic paint. Let the paint dry.

5. Paint the edges of the stamped large tile with gold acrylic paint . Adhere the stamped Best Wishes sentiment over the front of the tile.

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