Monday, March 17, 2014

A Steampunk Altered Frame and a Mixed Media Layout from Sarah

Hello Imaginarium Designs Fans! I have two projects to share with you today - an altered wooden frame and a Mixed Media Layout!
Steampunk Altered Frame
First up is an altered wooden frame using Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells collection, together with Imaginarium Designs Cogs (regular and tinies) and tiny Steampunk Clock. I purchased the wooden frame at a local craft store for $1 (what a deal) and was able to create something I love with it!
I did lots of fussy cutting of the Graphic 45 papers and layered the fussy-cut elements with the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to embellish the frame. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mists to colour the chipboard elements; first, I used Red Hot Poker Orange, then I splattered the chipboards with Midnight Rendezvous Raven. I love the rusted look this gave all the chipboad elements - perfect for this Steampunk frame. Here are some close-ups:

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
9 Cogs on Board - IDT0018

9 Cogs on Board - Tiny - IDT0004 

Steampunk Clock - Tiny - IDT0016

Other Products Used: Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells; Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists - Red Hot Poker Orange, Midnight Rendezvous Raven; Michael's Unfinished Wooden Frame; Gesso; Distress Ink - Black Soot; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium (Matte).
Mixed Media Layout - Little Treasure
My second project is a mixed-media layout that was inspired by this tutorial by the wonderfully-talented Aida Domisiewicz. I find myself using more and more mixed media on my layouts - it is so much fun - and the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard are perfect for this type of crafting since they are such good quality and stand up so well to multiple medias! I have called this layout Little Treasure - and the title piece is one of the Imaginarium Designs new release chipboards.
For the chipboard elements for this layout, I have used the title, the Tulip Flourish and one corner of the Anna Frame. I coated the chipboard with a light coat of gesso and then let it take on the colour of the media added to the layout. The pink tones on the flourish/corner are from Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Bodacious Blush and the darker grey on the title is from Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Midnight Rendezvous. I also did some misting on the layout with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Wild Honeysuckle Coral. The splatters are Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Cheshire Cat Cherry and diluted Distress Ink (re-inker) in Black Soot. Once I finished the misting/painting with the colours, I dry brushed some gesso on top of the chipboards and lace to help them stand out. Here are some close-ups:

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Little Treasure - New Release Title

Anna Frame - IDFR0013 

Tulip Flourish - IDFL0007

Other Products Used: Patterned Paper -  13 Arts All is Love and Frosted Life collections; 13 Arts All is Love Stickers; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; ProArt Gesso; Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts - Cheshire Cat Cherry, Wild Honeysuckle Coral; Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Bodacious Blush, Midnight Rendezvous; Distress Ink (re-inker) - Black Soot; Lace - Tresors de Luxe Etsy; Tissue Paper; Golden Heavy Gel Medium.
Thanks so much for visiting the Imaginarium Designs Blog today - if you would like to see more of my creations, you can visit my blog: Scattered Pictures and Memories. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!