Oct 17, 2017

Romantic altered frame for Studio75

Hello dears,

I am here today with an altered Romantic Frame. 
Before I'll start showing you the new Studio75 collections I wanted to go back to earlier collections which I adore: Alice's dreams and Secret garden.

 I made the frame from heavy chipboard. 
Here are the steps for altering it:
1.       White gesso
2.       Texture past with a Stencil
3.       White Crackle paste
4.       Light pink color
5.       Light gold Wax
6.       Fussy cut  Feminine charactre and ButterflyLeavesFlowersand more
7.       Assemble the focal composition with Chipboard frame, laces, and Tags
8.      Adhere Sentiment and Gold glitter

Hope you will find it inspiring and waiting to see your creations as well!


I used:

Alice`s dreams 08Alice`s dreams 09

Alice`s dreams tagsSecret garden 05Circle frame - Swirl time

Stencil - lavenderGlue magic with applicator

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Oct 14, 2017

Shabby chic for Retro Kraft Shop

Hello dears,
Here today to show you my new project for Retro kraft shop Blog.

I love shabby chic! maybe as much as I love Steampunk, that's what I want to share with you today.
Shabby chic is all about old and new together. Distressed and crackled paint, flowers, layers of  fabric like lace and much more.

To create the background of my canvas:
I started by spreading the Canvas with  White gesso and before it was completely dry I drew lines with a pencil in an equal distance. When the gesso was dried I marked again with the pencil each line.
I painted combining Blue green Decoart fluid acrylics and Patina green Decoart antiquing cream, leaving lots of white lines. I used a wide paintbrush with hard fibers so we can see the strokes. I immediately brushed the background, without paint, to remove some more paint and achieve a distressed look. Next step was to add some White gesso and Raw umber Decoart antiquing cream  strokes with the same paint brush. I left it to dry completely.

The Prima flowers were painted with Pink 13arts Rainbow color and White gesso. 
A third flower was cut with the gorgeous Des fleurs Carabelle studio die set and colored with Spun sugar distress ink. I also cut from the same die set a flower doily, you can see it in the layers.
The leaves were stamped with feuilles Carabelle studio stamp on white cardstock and colored with Crushed olive distress ink.
The Birds image, flowers and Butterfly were cut out the gorgeous Scrapberry's primavera cards paper. The beautiful frame was made with Clay and Frame mold. The Home word is a Cardstock die cut from Prima's French Rivera paper pad.

Now it was time to assemble the layers with: Burlap, Laces, leaves, die cuts,ButterfliesChipboard branches and Natural Moss.


Here is what I used:

Canvas panel 18x24 - Renesans
Rainbow Color - 13arts
White gesso - Renesans
DecoArt Patina Green Antiquing Cream
Media Fluid Acrylics - Blue Green Light - DecoArt

Antiquing Cream - Raw Umber - DecoArt

Distress Mini Ink - Spun Sugar

Inka Gold 62,5g - Copper (903)
Distress Mini Ink - Crushed Olive

Box Flowers - Prima Rodanthe II
Feuilles - Carabelle stamp

Dies - Des Fleurs by Azoline - Carabelle Studio

Baroque Frame - Silicone Mold
Burlap fabric A4 5 pcs
Clay - White - Hearty

Caribou moss - 10g
Set of branches - SnipArt

13arts - His&Hers - United Forever
Scrapberry's - Primavera - Cards 1
Prima French Riviera Paper and stickers Pad 30x30

Oct 10, 2017

Delicate & Fabrics

Hello dears,
Todat I want to share my new Layout I've created to enter the October More than words ChallengeBeautiful theme!

As I wanted to get a very delicate background I decided not to use Sprays or Paints and to get the color from the Embossing powder.
With a stencil I spread Finnabair's Graphite texture paste and with a dfifferent stencil modeling paste. Before the modeling paste was dried I sprikled Pink and Gold embossing powder and dried it with the heat tool.
I used the same embossing powders to color the chipboards.

I really enjoyed creating it and I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

Here's my creation:

Thanks for stopping by xoxo

Oct 7, 2017

Alcohol Inks

Hi Dears! 

Today I want to show you a project I've prepared for you - a small open box, colored only with Alcohol Inks.

I love working with Alcohol Inks because they are so versatile, you can use them in almost all surfaces and what makes it even more beautiful and interesting is that they look different in each one of the surfaces you apply them. I wanted to show you that in my project.

For those who don't know yet the Alcohol inks, here's a short explanation:

Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces (in my project you see the look of them in a porous surfaces). The brightness of the color means that a small bottle will go a long way.

The Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative can be used to add luminous highlights and polished effects. These inks need to be shaken well before use and should be used sparingly as they can overwhelm a project. They are called Mixative because they mix into the colors, differently from the others that the color goes on top of the other.

With them we use a Blending solution which help us not only to blend but also to lighten the pigment, spread the ink for more interesting look and clean the working surface.

I used here: wooden piece, chipboard, metallic and acrylic embellishments and o each material I used a different method to color.

I started by adhering the gears composition with Matt Gel Medium and after it was dry I primed the whole piece with White heavy gesso. 

Although the fabricant says to use the Alcohol inks only on non-porous surfaces I like the look that they give Wooden and chipboard pieces.

You can see the gears has a rust look, to do that I started dripping directly on the gears Rust Adirondack alcohol ink Terra cotta Adirondack alcohol ink and a bit of Stream Adirondack alcohol ink .On top I dripped Alcohol blending solution and blended with a small paint brush. On porous surface you must work quickly covering a small area each time.

After I finished all gears and was satisfied with the color I added a little bit of Copper Adirondack alcohol mixative and after it was dried I applied Archival jet black with a Ranger Blending tool, in circular movements. Then I used sandpaper to give an old look, finally I dried brush with White Heavy Gesso.

Next, I assembled the metal embellishments with Matt Gel Medium and let it dry. Color them is much easier you drip on top the same inks as before adding Purple twilight Adirondack alcohol inkRust Adirondack alcohol ink In this case there was no need to use the blending solution.

The acrylic cabochons were colored upside down with the same Inks, they dry quickly so you can adhere them immediately with the color down.

The last thing was to add a little bit of Gold Adirondack alcohol mixative here and there.

The other sides I colored the same method I did on the gears adding a bit of Lettuce Adirondack alcohol ink.

Hope you’ll be inspired to use this gorgeous Inks.

Here’s some more pictures:

Until next time xoxo

I used: