Thursday, 15 November 2018

Live Your Dream Art Journal Page Featuring DecoArt

Hello friends, Kim here with a fun art journal page featuring some amazing products from DecoArt.
I am starting a new Art Journal series on my Blog and Youtube, and every week you will see me using lots of DecoArt products in my journal, so I hope you will come back each week to see what I have created!

I have done this page in my 8 x 8 Dylusions Art Journal by Dyan Reaveley.  I love this art journal, the paper in it is so thick and sturdy, it can hold up to lots of mixed media!

I used DecoArt Media Modeling Paste to create the texture in the background using a stencil.

I have layered on lots of beautiful colours of Americana Paint from DecoArt, you will find a complete list at the bottom of the post and also a start to finish process video so you can see how I made my art journal page.

I have a full start to finish tutorial for you to see the full process, which you an view here!

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration here!

Winter Blue
Blush Pink
Antique White
Desert Turquoise

Other Items Used
Elegant Writer Pen
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Small Talk
Tim Holtz Botanical Ephemera
Tim Holtz Tissue Collage Paper
Rebecca Baer Stencil

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Best Brush Cleaner Ever!

Good morning everyone, Kim here today with my next DT post for ScraPerfect~
I wanted to share an amazing tip with you today featuring The Best Cleaner Ever! 

If you are like me, and well, make a mess while Art-ing, then you are going to love this tip. I use lots of paint brushes for lots of different things and sometimes, well, ok, most of the time, I forget to clean them. The Best Cleaner Ever has become my new best friend!

I take my messy brushes and add a few squirts of The Best Cleaner Ever to them,wait a few moments, rinse, and Voila! My brushes are magically cleaned back to their original state.   For stubborn brushes, I squirt some of the cleaner on and leave it over night, and then rinse in the morning.

The bristles are soft and ready for my next project!

The Best Cleaner Ever has become my new best friend in my craft room!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the ScraPerfect Store for all the great products they sell!
Please check out my blog HERE

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Fairy Nice Tags for White Rose Crafts Design Team

Good morning everyone, Kim here with my next DT project for White Rose Crafts. This time I have created some fun mixed media tags!

These tags are really fun to make and with all the great items from White Rose Crafts,  these tags are a super quick and easy project!

I started off with the 6 x 6 Paintable paper from Prima and cut out my tag shapes.

Next, I used my Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Distress Ink in a darker blue colour for contrast. I smooshed them onto my craft pad and spritzed them with water so the paintable paper would pick up on the inks and give a lovely water colour effect on the tag.

I heat set the colours and then used the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges of the tag to give them a vintage feel.

The next step was to tear up some paper, I used the Victorian Kitchen 2 paper as I loved the soft muted colours in it and decopaged the paper to the tags.  I also added some drywall tape as well, as I love it for mixed media and it adds some great texture.

Now its time to work on the ephemera. I am using some butterflies and Tim Holtz dolls from my stash and edging them in more of the gathered twigs Distress Ink.

I did some scribbles on the background for some extra fun.

I added some distressed twine around the tag for texture.

 Now its time to add my ephemera to the tag. I also used some Dovecraft glitter glue to the wings and the dolls to give them some sparkle!

I hope you like my project today and have found some inspiration here!
Thanks for stopping by.

Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Butterfly Ephemera
Tim Holtz Words
Drywall Tape

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Mixed Media Card for White Rose Crafts

Good morning friends, Kim here today with my next DT Project for White Rose Crafts.  This time I have used lots of items from White Rose Crafts to create my card. This week White Rose Crafts is giving thanks from our family to yours with a free randomly selected Hunkydory Christmas Card Kit (RSP $3.99) with every order over $10 (before shipping charges are applied). No code needed.

I started off with the Tales of You and Me paintable paper from Prima for the background. This pad is currently out of stock in the store, but they do have the Salvage District Paintable pad which would work great instead!   I used some of the Distress Oxides in Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough and a water brush to create the watercolour background with the paper.

I also coloured my texture paste with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and used a number stencil from my stash to give texture to the background.

I used a Tim Holtz Alpha stamp set I got from the White Rose Crafts Store and used some letters and numbers to add interest the the background.  I used all my left over pieces of paper that I cut off to make the background fit and tucked them behind my Tim Holtz paper dolls. I also added a doily and some embellishments from my stash to finish off the card.

A scripty Recollections Flower added some fun to the card!

As a finishing touch, I added some of the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend in Candy Cane to add more texture and sparkle.

I mounted my background on the Neenah Card and Envelope Set Parchment, it has a matching envelope as well, so it makes it easy for card making!

I hope you like my card and have found some inspiration here today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tim Holtz Alpha Stamp (Out of Stock)
Prima Tales of You and Me (out of stock)

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Star Child Mixed Media Canvas For DecoArt

Good morning friends, Kim here with my next project featuring DecoArt!
This time I have done a 5 1/2 x 12 inch canvas and used lots of great items from DecoArt.

I have a full start to finish tutorial video as well for you to see my whole process, which you can find below the still photos.

My Full Process Video

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and have found some inspiration here.
Please visit the DecoArt Website for more information on their products.

Dazzling Metallics Ice Blue
Amerciana Paint Winter Blue
DecoArt Glamours Glitter Purple
Snow Tex
DecoArt Modelling Paste
DecoArt Black Acrylic Paint
Metallic Lustre Rose Gold

I was inspired by this talented Artist to make my canvas

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Mini Composition Books For ScraPerfect

Good morning ScraPerfect Fans! Today I am sharing my next DT project and this time I have altered some mini composition books.  These books are about 4 1/2 inches high, so great to fit in a pocket or purse!

I started off by giving the books a coat of white gesso to cover up the colours and writing on the front of the books.

Next, I Mod Podged some of the Tim Holtz idea-olgy tissue paper on the front of the books.

Once the Mod Podge was dry, I got out my Christine Adolph adhesive rub ons. These are such fun rub-ons and work so great with the Transfer Foils!

I added my image and then placed the Transfer Foils over top and gave them a rub to adhere down to the book cover.

Once I was finished with the transfer foils, I used the Best Glue Ever for all my embellishments, even the trim on the side of the books, yes it works for this too! I also use the No Clog writing Cap on my bottle too!

I added some paper sentiments in the front and back cover of the books, again using the Best Glue Ever and some Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy.

Now its time for the rest of the embellies!  I used some wood pieces, some of the Tim Holtz paper dolls, some metals and some fabric flowers all glued down with the Best Glue Ever.

You will see the tiny flowers from the Wheel of Embellies on each of the covers as well for a final colourful touch! Don't forget to use the Best Cleaner Ever to do all the clean up when you are finished your project too!

I also added some thread behind each of the paper dolls for some fun texture.

I hope you like my little composition note books, they are a fun and easy project!

Other Products Used
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Christine Adolph Rub Ons
Flower Trim
Tim Holtz Tissue
Mini Composition Books
Metal Key
Resin Flower
Wooden Embellishments

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Holiday Gift Tags White Rose Crafts DT Project

Good morning everyone, Kim here with a fun project featuring lots of embellishments from White Rose Crafts. This week the team is Embracing our Embellishmental Side! Which means you get $5 off when you spend $30 or more in the Embellishments section of the store (which includes a HUGE array of sub-sections). Use the Code: BLING IT UP at the check out.

This week I decided to create some whimsical gift tags for the upcoming holiday season. I cut out a star shape from some chipboard and covered it with some of the Pastel Chic paper from the White Rose Craft Store.

I covered both sides of the stars with the paper, and distressed the edges of the stars with my distress tool.

Once that was done, I got out some coordinating paints and went around the edges of the stars with the paint, so no plain chipboard would show.

Next, it was time to stamp on a sentiment. I used the Kelly Creates Quotes 1 Stamp Set for this, along with the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and also the Tattered Rose Distress Oxide.

Once I had stamped them on, I used some of the Vintage Pearl Embossing powder and embossed the words on the stars. The effect is quite subtle, but I like how it looks.

Now its time to play with the embellishments!  I first went around each of the stars with some wool fibers to make them look festive. After that was done, I got out some of the Recollections Flowers, I used two different sets, The Flower Garden and the Dimensional Paper Flowers in White.

I added some fun with some of the Tim Holtz paper dolls from my stash and then used some of my favorite embellishments from the store, the  Dress it up line!

I used the Dress it up snowflake buttons and mini cookie cutter set for these tags. 

Lastly, I added some Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend pieces from the Vixen set to give the tags some glitter. I used Glossy Accents to adhere them down, which is available in the White Rose Shop.

I finished each of the star tags off with some ribbon from my stash. I left the back of the star blank, so a name for the gift can be added to it.

I hope you like my little star gift tags, and have found some inspiration here today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Other Items
Wool Fibers
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Americana Paints