Friday, June 22, 2018

June Projects by Tomoko

Hi, Tomoko here today to show you my projects for this month.
I made a 8x8 inch layout and a tag using the gorgeous ID's chipboards.

Lots of circles I used for my projects!

Here are some close ups. I used emboss powder to apply texture to the clock frame, leaving some spaces with no powder. This is to give some shabby and vintage effect to the chipboard. I also colored with pink paint and covered it with Ranger's glossy accents.

For my tag, it is very simple.
I just colored the chipboards in white and black acrylic paint and applied Nuvo crystal drops.

It is so different having Imaginarium Designs chipboards to your projects! It makes it much more gorgeous having them, and I really enjoyed making these 2 projects.

Below are the Imaginarium Designs chipboards I used for my projects:

Clock face without centre and hands (6 inch)

Circles and Diamonds board

Thank you so much for visiting today!!

mermaid and bugs rule

Mermaid Canvas
and Nature layout 

Recently I taught this mermaid layout at a retreat that was themed around the sea.
What better element to use than a mermaid, sitting in her own grotto and calling to the 
ocean around her with her shells and hand made anemones. 

The anemones are hand made from paper clay, painted and then mico beads 
I have then added lots of resin elements too.

The mermaids tail comes up nicely with all of the inka gold paints and shimmer paints

I love to texturize the swirly frame with black gesso,
simply add lots of layers of gesso and heat in between to blister
and bubble, then when cool rub over with a gold wax or inka.
I have stuck black cardstock on the back for a neat base for the 

Natures Girl

Next is a layout, using my ephemera sheet. Layouts are not something I do 
a lot of lately as my kids are grown and I dont take a lot of photos anymore
But it is nice to revisit special photos of the kids when they were young and use
them in new ways.

I love using ID small chipboard letters, they are small enough to 
fit anywhere and you can make up your own titles easily.
Simply paint them black with ink, gesso or mat spray paint.

I have fussy cut some flowers and clustered them together
with paper flowers and YES a few bugs and butterflies.

For the chipboard, one of my favourite tricks is to 
apply liquid pearls over the top of the chipboard
then paint black, dry off and rub over with a gold wax. 
It looks so old world then.

Lots of pretty fussy cutting and clustering to complete the 
layout along with an altered bug.

I finished with a little trinket and tag.

Happy Crafting 

Friday, June 15, 2018

June Projects- with Solange Marques

Hello everyone!
It's Solange Marques here and today I'll share with you some new projects using Imaginarium Designs chipboards. I've used the new borders and  flourishes .
I love the cottage style for decoration. I've made some box using this style.

The chipboard gives an extra charming to the wood pieces.
I've glued the chipboard pieces on the wood boxes and then I covered them with black acrylic paint.
I've applied white acrylic gesso and after dry I've used a sandpaper to highligh the black layer on the edges and on the chipboards.

To finish the pieces I've applied an image transfer technique:


ID borders
ID flourishes
Black acrylic paint
White acrylic gesso

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Black and White Month- Sandi Spink

Hi everyone, June is the month of Black and White and it's great time with the winter months upon us to sit down and have some art time for ourselves.

I have a fantastic group of crafty friends who I love going to retreats with and occasionally we get to have fun taking photos in one of those fun photo booths. In this photo you can see I was having a blast with my besties Fiona Paltridge, and Imagination Designs DT member Natalie May.

I rolled black acrylic paint onto a piece of white cardstock 12"x12" with a brayer and when dry used  a makeup sponge loaded with white acrylic paint over our triangle stencil. The train track chippie was cut up into thin long pieces and painted black as well as the circles and diamonds chippie. The photo was placed on layers of black and white printed and stamped papers and circular phrases from a small paper stack from my stash. The page was finished with the title made from #awesome and small alphabet chippie painted black and of course some white splates.

Isobel lower case IDA0010

Circles and diamonds IDS0091
IDW0094 #instagram etc.

Train Track border IDB0006

Triangles Stencil IDMM002

I haven't make cards for a while and my stocks are getting low so I thought would make one to share with you. 

On a folded piece of card stock I placed some black and white acrylic paint on opposite sides and using a brayer to cover the card front. While it was drying using my new Dina Wakley stamp set and archival black ink I stamped an image onto another piece of white card stock adding a flesh pink watercolour wash to add a touch of colour to my card. The chipboard was covered with black acrylic paint and I used the stencil with white and black on opposite sides of the card. I layered black and white printed or stamped papers and black chipboard under the cat person. The crosses were traced with white correction ink and the edge of the card were finished off with a black ink drawn frame. All cards need a phrase, I chose a great quote from the amazing Dr Seuss.

Cross Hatch IDD0056
Loolobelle's Piechart and heart embellishments48 IDD0046
Crosses Stencil IDMM006

The last piece I'd like to share is another 12"x12" layout. This one pictures my youngest daughter, the striking contrast between the black and white was perfect to complement the photo.

The main section of this pieces was placed on a A4 piece of white cardstock. I used a brayer to spread black acrylic paint across the page and then placed a Kaszazz sketchy face stamp into some acrylic paint and stamped black onto one side of the black section and white onto the black section. I traced the white section with white correction ink and more of the black paint to cover the #selfie chippie. The hexagons and cross hatch chippie were painted with acrylic white, I then stamped some black script over the hexagons.
criss cross frame 1 IDDL0008
IDW0094 #instagram etc.

Loolobelle's nested hexagons IDD0017
Hope you were inspired by the different ways to use the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and new stencils. Happy creating. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Modern Papercraft + Chipboard

Hi All

Wendy back today with a different take on using chipboard.  I am a huge lover of all things stationary and if you have watch the video of my craft room tour you will notice that I have so many blank notebooks it's not even funny (upwards of 50).  I have a really big problem walking past pretty pens or cool desk organisers so you can image I have a real love for shops like Typo and Kikki  K.  Anyway so Kikki  K released a paperlovers book which I of course I purchased and then I thought I wonder if I could use what's in the book to create some cards for my monthly projects and wallah - here they are.  So everything except the base white cardstock, grey mat, the couple of embellishments and of course chipboard are out of the paperlovers book. Now whilst they don't appear to be overly difficult cards and they did take quite a few hours to put together - just around making sure the patterned papers worked well together and I really only wanted to use what was in the paperlovers book and chipboard just to show that you can make cards on a budget that look great!  The four cards have four different ways in which I have used the chipboard as per my comments below.

Chipboard was painted using Colour Blast colour paste in steel.

Chipboard was coloured using Distress Paint and just makes this one pop!

For this one the chipboard was double embossed using Colour Blast using steel embossing powder.

And who can go past nice pink glitter for that disco feel.

There you go for all those that love stationary well this is what you do with it some of the things you might find in those cool and sleek stationary stores!

Keep Creating!

Chipboard Used

IDS- 0079

IDT - 0036