Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout.

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

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Step 1 – Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.

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Step 2 – Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.

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Step 3 – Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.

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step 4 – Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
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Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
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step 6 – Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.2018_Feb_JN_step6

step 7 – Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
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step 8 – Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
  • Kaisercraft – patterned paper

Kaisercraft Documented Layout with hints of colour by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, Jowilna here on the blog today sharing a Documented layout with a hint of colour. I simply love this range but wanted to add a touch of colour.

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I started off creating my mixed media inked background using re-inkers.
The effect left a hint of cream, yellow, a beautiful grey and even some blue and green colours visible once the ink had dried.

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A variety of Collectables elements added the yellow tones and for the blue/green I added some scrunched up thread under my photo.
This multicoloured thread gave me the interest and hint of colour I craved.

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A couple of coloured splats offers the accent colours support and makes for a nice detail.

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Mini Typography stenciled detail works well on the background. I could have added the stenciled details in a colour come to think of it.
It just shows you how versatile this range is – perfect for everyday moments, school days, vintage, heritage and boys.

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Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you have enjoyed seeing the versatility of this range as showcased by the Design Team the last couple of weeks.
Some more amazing designs heading your way with this month’s ranges…so come back soon.
Live Creatively – Jowilna!

Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – P2461 Measurement | P2466 Qwerty | CT898 Collectables | IT030 Typography Mini Template | PL501 White Pearls
Other: Re-inkers, thread, sewing machine, watercolour paint

Where there is Love Art Journal page

With the month of love heading our way it’s time start pulling out all those love themed crafting projects.
Today I am sharing some art journaling inspiration using POP Paint and stamps for a bright and love filled spread.detail1

I wanted a fun and happy page with a few key elements and a nice focal point. Not too bright but with the right amount of colour
and I think I achieved exactly what I had in mind.

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step 1 -Dry brush some Burst (orange) POP Paint onto your background in a random fashion.

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step 2 – Once the orange is dry, dry brush some Blush POP Paint over it and leave to dry.

step 3 – Trace a heart shape onto your background using a pencil. Use a coloured dye ink spray and remove the nozzle from the bottle
and trace around the heart shape. Leave to dry.

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step 4 – Use Onyx POP Paint and some stencils to add details. Lift a small amount of black paint with a sponge dauber and tap off the excess.
Pounce through the stencil design to transfer a thin layer of paint onto your page. Leave to dry.

TIP: The thinner the layer applied the quicker it will dry.

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step 5 – Use your fine print stamps and black ink and stamp over your entire page for some added details.

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step 6 – Add some stamped heart and sentiment details to finish off your page. Use a white gel pen and draw some details on your page.

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POP paint makes for amazing coloured art journaling pages and can be used in a multitude of ways.
What have you done with your POP Paint lately – and what colour combinations have you tried?
The possibilities are endless.

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Products used
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Burst pp0519
POP Paint 500ml-Onyx pp0508
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Other: art journal, black paint, white paint pen, ink, stencils

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
Water-misting Bottle
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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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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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 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
Life Lessons
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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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

A purpose for ink – Jumbo tag.

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I am so honoured that this project made for The Wholesaler using their range of Products was chosen for the cover project for our local scrapbooking magazine here in South Africa.
The project is a jumbo tag covered in coloured paper towel inked with All Purpose Inks.
I also took the actual photograph for the cover of the magazine – which was a double honour of acknowledgement.
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The range of All Purpose inks is truly versatile. I love using them to add a splash of colour to my stamped images, die-cuts, flowers and so much more, but I especially love its versatility for creating unique papers. Instead of using white cardstock for this technique, I used paper towel and colour it to create some unique paper for a large creative tag.
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step 1 – Select four colours of All Purpose inks to use. You will also need a pipette, water misting bottle, paper towel and a craft sheet to work on.

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step 2 – Lightly scrunch up the paper towel and place it onto your craft sheet. Use your pipette to add drops of All Purpose Inks to the paper towel one colour at a time. Start with the lightest colour first. Spread out the drops as per the sample.
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step 3 – Add the autumn leaf colour next, I work in colour families when adding colour. Lightly mist the ink with water to make it blend and spread further into your paper towel.
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step 4 – Add the mint screen and sky blue next. Mist the entire piece of paper towel with water and leave it to dry completely.

TIP: Leave the paper towel to dry naturally, when it is wet it becomes really fragile so I avoid handling it until it is dry.

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step 5 – Once the paper towel is dry, the colours become lighter. You can also now smooth out the paper.
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Lightly mist it with water and leave to dry again.

step 6 –  Die-cut a swirl out of white cardstock and add the same All Purpose ink colours. Mist the cardstock piece with water and add drops of All Purpose Inks to the wet areas using a pipette.
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step 7 – Once the paper towel is dry, add some glue to the large tag, place the paper towel carefully onto the tag and smooth it out using your hands.

TIP: Adding adhesive to paper towel is almost impossible. So add your adhesive to the surface and then add the paper towel to the glued surface.

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step 8 –  Die-cut a sentiment out of white cardstock and use your All Purpose inks and a small paint brush to paint the sentiment
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step 9 – Adhere the sentiment to your tag and then add some dimensional glaze to it. Add decorative flowers and swirls to your tag to finish it off.
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Products used:

TAPI-040 All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
TAPI-038All-Purpose Ink – Sky Blue
TAPI-053All-Purpose Ink – Autumn Leaf
TAPI-095All-Purpose Ink – Tuscan Beige
KCDD131 Kaisercraft Cutting Dies – Love
ADCO 724824 Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss
LBCR56218Obax – Blue
LBCR56236Cornelia – Grey
LBCR57657 Ellen – Pastel
LBCR57867Katharina – Pastel
LBCR57939 Lavinia – Pastel
LBCR48802 Jeweled Pearl Daisies – Jamaican Sea
Other: Large tag, white cardstock, glue stick

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