Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Techniques Galore!



Hey there crafty peeps.

Today I am sharing some more cool techniques with you from our clever team!



Solange loves a little sparkle

This technique is very simple but with a great effect. I apply Flitterglu with a 
sponge on the chipboard, then I put Megaflakes on it and after I use other sponge 
to polish it and remove the excess of Megaflakes.

Sonia creates the perfect white...
A crisp, white finish can be hard to achieve on chipboard. 
As chipboard is porous, it soaks up inks and paint meaning that quite a few layers 
needed to be added to get the strong white colour you were looking for. 
An easier way is using white embossing powder. This look was achieved with one layer
of powder. It's not a perfect coverage but as I like shabby chic / vintage it's perfect for me. 
However if you wish to fill in any spots you missed just repeat the process in those 
areas and you will have beautiful white chipboard in no time!


Leonie gives the perfect coverage
Paint Dabbers are one of my go to techniques for altering chipboard. 
With a few quick swipes with a paint dabber I can add colour and texture to chipboard. 
First I add a solid colour to the base and then lightly swipe another paint dabber 
over the surface to add a contrasting colour and some character.



And finally Tracey has used a technique to create some shine and dimension to your chipboard. Tracey has taken a tittle and has coloured it in using a Tom bow pen. Any marker can be used such as distress pens, and copic markers. After colouring it in she has used glossy accents to gently coat the chipboard in an even thin layer. You need to be careful not to stop the even flow of glossy accents while you are coating the chipboard so that you can avoid air bubbles. Leave to dry naturally for 30 mins then your shiny coloured chipboard is ready to add to your projects.

Thanks for sharing girls
                  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chipboard and Flowers with Tracey Fowler

Hello, Tracey here with you today. 
I have created three layouts using flowers and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
Not everyone agrees that you should put flowers on boys pages....well I disagree...I think flowers can work on boy pages..stick to a single colour, hide them under clusters or photos, and don't make them a feature of your layout.

"Your smile lights up my life"



I created the background for this layout by swiping white gesso up and down the page with a palate knife. I then used a stencil and texture paste to add some dimension, then added some green and mustard coloured spray.  For the Imaginarium Chipboard I have used a gilding wax in bronze to colour the chipboard
flourishes. I have heat embossed the arrows in aged silver and the title in white embossing powder.






"Magical Moments"

 For this layout I have done the same as the one above, I have swiped some white gesso over the background, then used a script stencil and texture paste to add some dimension. I have then sparingly used a teal colour spray.  For the Imaginarium Chipboard hearts and title I have heat embossed them.




"True Love"

For this layout I have heat embossed the Imaginarium Chipboard frame in aged gold and the title in a black. I have cut a piece of cardboard and peeled the top layer of paper to revel the corrugated card. I placed it on the edge of the paper and then worked my flower cluster starting from underneath the frame. To bring all the elements together I have gently stamped a texture stamp around the edges around the layout.




 

   




Thanks for stopping by...Happy scrapping
xx






Friday, March 24, 2017

March inspiration by Tanya

Hello everybody!
Tanya here ;)
I prepare for you some inspiration layouts!
It is a LO for my darling friend)
 This chippboard is covere with glitter
And glaze:

And another LO , with mixed media accents


Again black glaze for chipboard

 And gold acrylic paint

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Have a great day! 
Tanya)

Фото Imaginarium Designs.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some of my Favourite things by Sue Smyth


Dragon Egg Trinket Box
Altered Record and 
Glasses case 
By Sue Smyth 


Hi Bloggers
This time I found a neat little wooden box at Kmart so
of course had to alter it.
I wanted to make it into a trinket box, but one 
that you could imagine being found in 
a Gothic castle or find a dragons egg inside like 
a jewel.


Inside I wanted an egg, made with the same
egg shell that I used to decorate the top.


The base and top are ID chipboard frame
that has been embossed twice,
but I have also rubbed in a little coloured inka gold 
See below for a little tutorial 


Next is an altered Record, which I have been 
wanting to do for a while.
I wanted to paint my record and not keep the black surface.



Here I have painted the chipboard title with 
matt black spray paint, then I have rubbed
over an Art Alchemy wax called opal magic
it gives an iridescent glow over black 


Flowers have been spritzed with purple glimmer mist
but only in the centres, for a two tone look.


The agapanthus chipboard is painted with a moss paint 
system by plaid and then orange prills have
been adhered to the top with
dimensional magic.

The little birds I have altered to look
like faux cloisonne.
First paint with a thick layer of metallic paint or liquid pearls
then swirl a contrasting liquid pearl over top.
Use a toothpick to swirl it all over the surface.
It gives a look of cloisonne or enameling.


I have altered the background of the record after it was painted with gesso
with a stencil and green glitter paste.


Here is a little fun, I have altered my glasses case
As you know I love bugs ATM at least lol.
So I found a wonderful cicada trinket and decided 
to add it to my glasses case 
with the addition of some new ID chipboard



The chipboard is adhere directly to the glasses case with 
gel medium then I have painted the case 
black, then turquoise and then black again,
Rub over with gold paint, then rub over the 
Art Alchemy opal magic for that 
purplish shine.


I have adhered pearls strips and some odd metal hinges 
to the sides for detail.



And of course it still works and is practical too.

Mini Tutorial on Dragon Trinket box 

To make the feet, I have used large glass beads,
then inserted a toothpick into them and 
glued them in place, Set them aside to dry.
Then poke holes in the base, thread in 
the toothpick and trim off the excess
adhere in place with glue.


Decorate the sides with pearls and die cuts 
for texture, adhere down with gel medium.


Now for the top, adhere egg shell with a layer 
of texture paste, I find it holds the egg shell better
than just gel medium.


Adhere plastic trim to the lid edge with 
gel medium 


I like to paint the inside with black spray paint 
to hide any paint spills and splots.


Once the egg shell is dry and painted with 
teal dylusion paint, I have rubbed 
in turquoise, purple and cobalt inka gold
for a lustrous peacock look.

Emboss both of the frames, twice then adhere to top and 
bottom of box.
And add the crystal knob as a handle and of course 
some trinkets and pearls as pictured.

I hope you have enjoyed this months projects 
and keep an eye out for next time 

Happy Crafting