Saturday, May 23, 2015

Watercolor Chippies

Hi, Carol here today. Recently I'm very into watercolors. So my projects for this month involves watercolor too.

First I want to share 3 cards I made with embossing folders and watercolored backgrounds.

"Thoughts of You" Card

After I embossed the clouds, I wet the whole page with a wet brush and then add different shades of blue watercolors to it. This is so that the watercolors will blend nicely and won't have hard lines.

For the chipboard title, I gesso it and add blue shades of watercolor to it. After dry I add glossy accent.

"You Are My Everything" Card 

For this card, I also add watercolors to the background after emboss. Just want to create light shades of pink.

For the chipboard title and heart, I gesso and add red and pink watercolors too.

"Love" Card

For the background, I emboss and add different shades of brown to the embossed bricks. I also watercolor 2 white Prima flowers.

For the chipboard vines, I gesso and add Shimmerz paint on it and some white and light brown inks. For the chipboard title, I gesso and add brown and green watercolors.

Next I want to share a A4 scrapbook page.

This page is about me. I scrapbook about my family, my kids and yet nothing about me. So this time I want to do one about me. In that way, when I pass the albums to my kids, they are able to share with their kids about their grandma. LOL..

I drip some watercolors in the background, add patterned papers, lace and diecut doily. I watercolor some small red  flowers, cut them out and add around the photo.

For the chipboard gears and birdcage, I gesso them and add brown and green watercolors. I also randomly stamp on the gears.

Here in these 2 pictures, you can see the watercolored flowers that I done. I added a bird cutout too.

I hope you like my projects. Here's the chipboards that I have used:

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two Projects by Sue

Wordplay layout
 and Home Sweet Home Bird house 
By Sue Smyth 

One of the things that I find a problem is what to do with left over
chipboard alphabet (well not really a problem lol)
So I decided to use up most of mine in 
one swoop!

I have adhered 3 layers of assorted chipboard letters, on to 
a sheet of cardstock, first do one layer, then paint with gesso.
Then another layer and gesso and again another, with the last 
layer take more care where you place each letter
so you can see the letters underneath too.

I have added metallic embellishments and a few resin roses. 

To decorate the clock first I have sprayed with black flat paint
then rubbed over with metallic paints and rubs.
I have adhered rows of the small rhinestones around each 
edge, then used liquid pearls to highlight the numbers.

Here you can see the 3 layers of alphabet chipboard.
Once painted with gesso, spray with calypso teal dylusions and flick 
lots of splats of black, white and London blue across the surface.
Have fun and play until you get the look you are after.

Rub over with lots of metallic paints and rubs 

Add a title, this time I have double embossed the word 
with gold embossing powder, this gives a nice full lush look.

Lastly dry brush with gold paint for a great patina 

Imaginarium chipboard used 

My next project is a bird house. I love bird houses, and have 
lots of little ones. I realized I did not have  a
life sized one. So I decorated an old one
I had bought a long time ago.

I have altered the outside of the box with the Vaseline
technique I used in the paling fence project.
Then added lots of pearls flourishes to the sides.

The roof has texture pasted added to give lots of depth
like the shingles on a roof.

Then paint the fence with 2 coats of gesso and cover
with dimensional magic, sprinkle with white glitter
and apply pearl strips to the top and bottom, for a glorious
picket fence.

I have added a few twigs from the garden, along with a 
craft bird, altered flowers and a faux nest.

To apply small pearls to the heart shaped opening, simply cut 
strips into 2 pearls each and adhere with a fine line 
of glue this is a little fiddly but, this way you will be able to follow the 
curve and achieve a lovely beaded edge.

To alter the feathers
1. Spray feathers with Brown dylusions and dry with heat gun.
2. Paint the tips of the feathers with white linen dylusions
3. Paint stripes across the feathers with Black marble dylusions.
4. Then take the top off the white dylusions and tap the straw with a paint brush so
the the ink flicks across the feathers nicely.

Imaginarium chipboard used 


Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Layout and home decoration from Tatiana Klimshina

Hello dear friend! 
Today I want to share with you some projects with fab Imaginarium designs chipboards. 
First project is LO about my always-dreaming son :)
Here I mixed two colors of Zing embossing powder (mint and white) to give a little shabby look to chipboards. In addition, I like using in my projects covers from chipboards; I feel so pity to throw them away :)

Here what I used in LO:

  The second project is home decoration - frame with our family photos. Here I used the same technique chipboard decoration - two colors of embossing powder.

Here what I used in this project:

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