Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag by Tomoko Takahashi

Hi, everyone!
It's Tomoko, and I am here to show you this tag I made for this mont's Imaginarium Design's DT work. 
ID's small sized title chipboards are very useful for any kinds of projects!

You can also cut and use the embellishment chipboards like I did to my tag, and it will add a gorgeous touch to it.

I hope you like it, and thank you so much for visiting!!

Layout and canvas from Sue Smyth

Snips and Snails 
and Chrysalis Canvas
By Sue Smyth 

This month I have a layout for you all, I have gone off layouts lately, as my children are 
older and do not offer the photo opportunities they used to, I dont have 
the never ending stream of photos I used to.
But recently I launched a range of Ephemera sheets, which can be fussy 
cut to use on layouts, Art journaling, cards and any mixed media projects.
Basically never ending uses, so I am re inspired. 

One of the sheets features Boys, from the old poem we learnt as 
kids, "snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that is what little boys are made of
This was the inspiration for the collage sheet and my layout.

They work perfectly layered over chipboard, and elements.
The chipboard I have painted with flat black spray paint
and then rubbed over with Art Alchemy Vintage gold wax, this gives a 
great detailed shine and colour.

I have snipped up the large honeycomb chipboard (painted black again)
this way you can add structure to your page with small elements of the larger

Then I have fussy cut lots of elements and clustered them around 
the chipboard and photo.
Dont be afraid to tuck things under other elements, you dont have to 
see all of the item to have an impact...see the half butterfly..
it is still a powerful shape and element.

I like to fussy cut things with a little white edge, no matter what
I am cutting, this gives you room to make a mistake lol.

Again dont be afraid to tuck chipboard under other elements, this feather is 
painted matt black and then I have flicked runny white gesso over top.
This makes it look like a magpie or guinea fowl feather, much more 
organic than just a plain feather...and the black and white has a great 
wow factor.

Pages like this only work when you have good clustering skills, if you think
you are not great at it, practice,you can learn this skill with practice I promise lol

My next project is a fairy canvas, but I thought it ended up looking 
like a fairy emerging from a pupa like a chrysalis, so that is 
what I called it.

The wings are rather special, a little technique I developed, you can 
see a mini tutorial below.

And it is a great project to use up all your old rhinestones 

Even leaves can be painted, here I have used emerald Inka Gold with water
 and a soft bristle brush. Then I have rubbed over Vintage Gold Art Alchemy wax.

Love making butterflies, and I have used this technique before, paint 
the chipboard with white gesso, then apply white liquid pearls over top.
I have used Couture Creations Cotton ball here, while still wet, apply a 
purple liquid pearls and a toothpick to swirl it around the white,,then let it dry.
It will take a while but the end result is stunning ,,dont you think.

You can also see another technique here the gossamer fairy 
wings , made from muslin.

The toy doll has been wrapped up before painting and altering, let your
imagination go here.

To a large generic chipboard butterfly shape apply white texture paste.

The take your time and add random rhinestones, pushing
into the texture paste.

When dry, paint with black gesso, allow to dry for  a few
minutes the wipe off most of it.

Wipe until you are happy with the effect.

The the magic happens, rub over 
selected colours of inka gold.
I have used turquoise, violet, magenta, and lastly gold.

Then to finish I have added a few drops of alcohol ink
they dry instantly, but you can rub in with a soft small paint brush
they taint the colour of the rhinestone.
This way you can alter the colours of rhinestones you 
have used to suit the project.

Happy Crafting All 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Vintage Art Jounal Pages

Hello dear friends! It's Solange Marques here again.

Today I'll share with you some vintage art journal pages using the beautiful Imaginarium Designs chipboards!

I love mixed media with vintage style and these chipboards are perfect to create art journal pages.

1. Love

I've applied copper embossing powder on the chipboards and I've skirted them with white pen:

2. Moments

I've applied black embossing powder on the chipboards and on the dragonflies I've added beeswax:

3. Celebrate

On this page I only applied acrylic gesso on the chipboards:

I hope you enjoy it!

ID Supplies:

IDD0059 Two Hearts With Cross Flourush
IDD0070 Lou's Heart shapes in board
IDFR0015 Double Oval Frame with Dragonfly
IDT0038 Edith Frame
IDFL0002 Oval Florish
IDS 0018 9 Cogs on board
IDT0004 9 Cogs on Board (small)
IDD 0078 Lolabelle's Love Arrows

Pion Papers
Lindy's Gang sprays
Lndy's Gang embossing Powder
Acrylic Gesso
Finnabair Stamps
Crackle Paste
BoBunny Washi Tape

Friday, May 11, 2018

Distress Oxides + Chipboard + Mothers Day!

Hi Everyone 

It's Wendy back again with some stuff I haven't played with before ...... oh and that's right it's Mothers Day this Sunday so I have based my cards this month around that theme.  I had purchased some Distress Oxide ink a while ago (they were still in the wrappers) so I thought I might have a bit of a play with these and in particular a saw a technique recently where they were used with prismacolour pencils so I gave it a whirl.  

I have done these cards with two very distinct moods - the first couple have the classic mothers day feel, very feminine with the simple technique of inking the chipboard and then using glossy accents over the top for a nice shiny finish.  If you are new to working with chipboard this is the first technique I always recommend as it is super easy but the finish is just lovely and it's my go to all the time.  

The next couple of cards have a more modern feel about them and this is where I have used the distress oxide ink with prismacolour pencils to create the leaves using Dina Wakley stamps.  

For the next card I have again used the distress oxides to create the background and found this movie reel piece in my "odd & sods" box then I found some movie reel printed acetate and I cut out the images and stuck them to the black piece of movie reel.  I just love this card and for once the photos actually capture the classic simplicity of this card.  The chipboard was sprayed with some black spray. 

What I am trying to show is that chipboard suits any type of card or project and is easily adapted to your theme or mood.

Thanks for stopping by and the list of chipboard I have used is below.

Keep Creating 

Chipboard Used