Chardon Layout – Behind the scenes in Scrap Affairs Magazine with Tsukineko Inks

Create beautiful shimmering stamped images and chipboard elements in a few easy steps using a selection of your favourite ink pads. Combine and layer inks for beautiful life-like effects with loads of character and interesting details and effects.
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This layout is one my favorites featured in the latest Scrap Affairs Magazine here in South Africa.
It features my Chardon range of patterned papers with a stamp I designed as well using the gorgeous Brilliance and Versamagic Dew Drop Inks pads from Tsukineko.
Photo Credit: Annamarie Burger for Minette Botha

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I created loads of beautifully stamped leaves using a stamp I designed and made by Celebr8 in South Africa.

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Ink a leaf stamp using your Oasis Green Versamagic ink pad. Lightly mist the inked stamp with water and stamp the image onto technique cardstock. Clean your stamp with your stamp shammy.
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Ink your stamp only partially with Versamagic Turquoise Gem. Mist the inked stamp with water. Position the stamp over the original stamped image and stamp.
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TIP: Don’t stress if the stamp is not lined up perfectly this just adds to the watercolour look and perfectly imperfect feel of the image.

Ink your cleaned stamp with Versamagic Night Sky only in selected areas, mist with water and stamp over the first two layers. You now have a beautifully stamped multi-coloured and dimensional leaf image.
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TIP: Repeat the first step stamping your image using Versamagic Oasis Green. Always stamp the lightest colour first and then layer your darker colours on top. Darker colours are easier to layer onto lighter colours than what it is to layer light colours onto dark.

Stamp your image again only partially using Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy. Ink the cleaned stamp only partially using the Brilliance ink. Mist with water and then stamp the image. The Brilliance ink gives the pigment ink below a beautiful shimmering effect.

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Finish off your stamped images with another layer of partially stamped Versamagic Night Sky.
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Cut out your stamped leaves and ink the edges as desired.

With a few easy steps and changes of ink colours and layers you can create a beautiful variety of stamped elements for cards and layouts.

Create a beautiful shimmering layered chipboard wreath
Use your Versamagic Oasis Green and ink the chipboard element using the direct to paper technique. Lightly pat the ink pad onto the chipboard repeatedly until it is covered in a solid layer of ink
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Add a layer of Versamagic Turquoise Gem on top of the first layer of ink.
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Add a layer of Versamagic Night Sky ink here and there. Notice how I only lightly inked the edges using this darker shade of ink.

TIP: Leave the layers of ink to dry a bit in between inking. If the ink is too wet and you add another colour you may contaminate your ink pad with the previous colour. You can heat set the ink layers for a few seconds just to dry them slightly.

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Add some red highlights by using your Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink pad and inking the outside edges.

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Add a few drops of Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick directly onto your inked chipboard element. Mist the ink drops with water and let the ink flow and bleed all over the chipboard. Leave to dry or heat set using your heat gun.

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Paint a thin layer of All-Purpose Champagne Mist over the entire chipboard element. This layer will not only make the coloured chipboard shine and shimmer, but it will blend all the colours beautifully and seamlessly together for a stunning well inked effect.

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Products required:
Versamagic Oasis Green Dew Drop
Versamagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Versamagic Night Sky Dew Drop
Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy
Distress Oxide reinker – Worn Lipstick
All-Purpose Ink – Champagne Mist
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Leaf Stamp – Short Cuts
Stamp Shammy
Chardon Patterned papers – Jowilna Nolte
Technique Cardstock – Short Cuts
Small soft paint brush
Craft sheet

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Kaisercraft Open Road

Sharing the beautiful and versatile Kaisercraft Open Road range in a single page layout with you today.This layout is also featured on the cover of the Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine for December
and you can download your copy here

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and although this range is more for the Australian Market and those who have traveled down under, I can still see myself creating a multitude of beautiful traveling layouts using photos from South Africa.
A truly versatile range perfect for nature, camping and just hitting the open road.

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Layout Instructions:

[step 1] Use white cardstock as the background for this layout.

[step 2] Cut P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper to measure 19cm x 30.5cm (7 ½ “x 12”). Adhere this piece flush on the left edge of your background cardstock.

[step 3] Add texture paste through the IT457 Fern stencil vertically centred on the left edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper.
Leave the paste to dry. Once dry add dark brown ink and mist with water. Leave the ink to dry or use a heat gun to heat set.

[step 4] Adhere the barcode strip flush against the right edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper piece.

[step 5] Add machine sewing on either side of the barcode strip as well as on the left edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper.

[step 6] Cut out various elements from the P2450 OUTBACK paper. Ink the edges of all the elements.

[step 7] Cut out birds and leaves from the P2446 UNCHARTERED paper.

[step 8] Adhere your photo 10cm (4”) from the left edge and 10cm (4”) from the bottom edge of your layout.

[step 9] Arrange the cut out birds, and badges on your layout as well as the leaves from your CT896 Collectables pack. Adhere all the elements and use foam tape to raise some of the elements.

[step 10] Add sticker elements and finish off your layout with Split Pea Rhinestones and more ink splats.

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Paper: Open Road Collection P2446 Unchartered, P2450 Outback,
KC Products: CT896 Collectables, SS353 Sticker Sheet, IT457 Fern, RS407 Split Pea Rhinestones
Other: Brown ink, Texture Paste, Sewing Machine, White Cardstock

Create a Cute Chocolate Bulldog Watercolored Card – Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products. To see how I create this fun card head on over to the imagine crafts blog.2017_October_JN_Chocolate_detail1

 

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  • Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp (Chiswick), Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp, Cardstock, Button, Diamanté, Washi tape, Heat gun

Chiswick Mixed media cards from a Master-board.

On the Chiswick blog today with some weekend inspiration making mixed media cards using loads of products from Chiswick.
Combining different product is a great way of combining and experimenting with different products and what better way to just to play and have fun.
I combined some POP Paint with the beautiful stamp sets from Chiswick to make these fun cards.

The concept of a Master-board is to create a large sheet of mixed media artwork and then cut it into smaller pieces to use on other art works.
This is how I approached my cards I made.

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These smaller pieces used on cards make for beautiful backgrounds and quick cards. And often these pieces look much better than the original piece of art created.
So the moral of the story is to just create – it will look amazing once it is cut down.

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Hop on over to the Chiswick blog for a full step x step tutorial on how to create these cards.

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All products available from Short Cuts Craft and other craft stores.

These master-boards are great fun to play and experiment with products and designs.
And once they are cut up into smaller pieces they look amazing and become small works of art.

Products used:
Fine Print Clear Stamp RS3181
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Clear Stamps RS3184
POP Paint 290ml-Dove pp0310

Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

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One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.
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Step 1 – Adhere some metal tape to a piece of scrap cardstock.
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step 2 – Place the cardstock piece inside the embossing folder and roll through your embossing machine.
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step 3 – To add colour, lightly swipe your ink pads across the embossed surface. Start with black StazOn and leave it to dry. Then add a layer of orange StazOn ink and blend it using a soft cloth. Leave the ink to dry and then add Brown StazOn ink to finish it off. Add another layer of grey StazOn ink to define the embossed details.
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Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock and adhere it to the front of your embossed panel. Adhere to a folded card and finish off with diamante.
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Have you seen the huge selection of embossing folders from Kaisercraft available through The Wholesaler?
Amazing how a few ink strokes can change the look of embossing and create something truly unique.

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NEW Chiswick stamp sets.

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Today is an extremely special day as Chiswick introduces a new range of stamps – four sets in total – designed by me.
I am truly blessed to be supported by wonderful South African companies that I work for and this has been a really special journey.stamps

set 1 – Life Lessons
Life lessons is perfect for card makers and scrapbookers. The set covers anything from celebration sentiments to build your own subtitles for layouts
as we ll as a heart and some stars for added details.
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Next up is Fine Print
Fine print is perfect for added details to any project. A large background stamps for subtle detail and some fun circles and paint splats for cards and layouts, not to mention art journals.

Here I stamped the large circle from the Fine Print set and combined it with a sentiment from the Life lessons set
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Scripty Letters
This alphabet set is the creme de la creme for all projects. I can see titles stamped on my layouts, phrases on cards and words in my art journal.
The engraved details are amazing and they stamp perfectly using Versafine ink. You have to see them in action to believe how awesome they are…

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Nifty Digits
Nifty Digits is the matching numbers set – because what alphabet doesn’t have numbers?
These are perfect for birthday cards, layouts and anything you need to add numbers onto…. truly versatile with some unexpected details!

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Thank you for taking a look – and for all the wonderful support! It’s been a wonderful blessed day and year!

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Until tomorrow have a great evening or day wherever you are!

Kaisercraft Factory 42 Layout – Dubble page

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Its been a while since I have blogged, for various reasons, one of them being technology. It has been a trying time getting computers fixed, built, and new for the next ten years.
And I am happy to say and confidently, and full of faith that all is well in the land of technology now.

Today I am sharing this page using the Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. I love everything about this range and can’t wait to get stuck into it some more to create some beautiful layouts.
This one was a special layout and perfect for a father’s day gift in a frame.2017-08-16 Double page fathersday layout_JN

I used a combination if inks to colour loads of cogs and gears for this layout. On top of them I added a collection of buttons, washers, brads and diamante.

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The nice thing about this grouping of elements is that I could use old and new elements from my stash to complete the layout – getting rid of years of accumulated embellishments  is such a win!

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have you been inspired by this range for layouts, cards or mixed media projects yet?
Hop on over to the Kaisercraft blog to find more inspiration from the design team.

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | P2374 Ironworks | P2372 Machine | RS448 Antique Gold Rhinestones
Other: Distress Oxide Ink | Gear die-cut | Brads | Photo turns | Buttons | Diamante | White Cardstock | Embroidery Thread | Heart Stencil

Kaisercraft Design Team.

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I am so happy and excited to annouce that I made the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2017/2018. It is such a honour to be a part of this Dream Team
and I look forward to working with this amazing talented group of guys and girls.
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Thank you once again to everyone for their support – the real and true people who are behind me and that believe in me!
You know in your heart who you are.
Love always!

Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

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I love the magical effect of All Purpose Ink and how easy it is to create stunning effects. On the blog over at The Wholesaler I am sharing a resist technique using All Purpose inks and Texture Paste – simple but magical. Hop on over and try it for yourself. resist with texture paste

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you can read all about my process on their blog and how just playing on any media surface can result in magical effects.

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Index card art using POP Paint.

On the Chiswick blog I am sharing all about Index card sized art daily and how I created this little art work using POP Paint. detail2

Hop on over to see how I created this work of art using paint and a few stamped butterflies. Simple, elegant and so much fun for a quick art and creative session.
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Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Macaroon pp0504
POP Paint 500ml-Buttery pp0514
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Minted pp0506

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