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.
detail3I love how these colours of paint just work together for a fresh and inspiring piece – with a powerful message simply cut from an old dictionary.

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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

Art Journaling page bright and dark – POP paint.

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On the Chiswick blog today I am sharing a fun art journaling page. This page started off as an experiment and it morphed into a fun colourful page with a darker side.
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I created the background with 5 colours of acrylic paint but my main focus was using POP paint colours in Signal Red and Flamingo
as my base.
colourful medley art journaling pagestep 1 – Paint a few large patches of Flamingo paint onto your background

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step 2 – Once the Flamingo is dry, add layers of red paint on top.

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step 3 – Once the red paint is dry, add several other colours of paint.
I used a flat paint brush and added flat paint strokes to cover the pages of my art journal.
Leave the layers of paint to dry thoroughly and completely.

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On top of my background I added some painted black circles,, Flamingo circles, scribbles and ink splats on top of a layer
of crackle paint. A dark art journaling page to reflect my mood last week – and that’s OK. What started off as a happy bright and vibrant page
turned into an outward expression of how I felt. And that really is the purpose of art journaling – isn’t it?

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Products used
POP Paint 500ml-Flamingo pp0502
POP Paint 500ml-Signal
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Layered stenciling – a feast of patterns Art Journaling page.

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Today I am sharing some amazing layereing using the gorgeous  The Crafters Warehouse Stencils and Modelling paste on this fun
art journaling page. Take a look how easy it is to achieve amazing results with only a single stencil…
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I love how this page turned out with all its colors and patterns mingling with each other and then leaving the focus on the winged heart.

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Here’s how I created the look…
step 1 – Using my favorite circle stencil and Memento Luxe inks pads in 3 colors i created my base background.
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step 2 – Add 1 colour at a time to your stencil and mist with water. Flip over the stencil and stamp the image onto your journal page.
Start with your lightest color first working your way to the darkest of the 3 colors.
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step 3 – Once your background is dry start adding your layers.
I used my TCW 384 Well Rounded Stencil and stenciled my first pattern in orange ink. Repeat this 3 times .
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step 4 – Repeat the stenciling over the same image this time using bright pink ink over just two thirds of the same image.
This gives a beautiful deep and rich look.
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step 5 – Use a dark brown ink and stencil circles around the first image.

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step 6 – Add some modelling paste to a palette. I added some ink to color my paste a beautiful blue.
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step 7 – Mix the ink into the paste until fully colored.
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step 8 – Apply the colored modelling paste through a different pattern on your stencil onto white cardstock.
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step 9 – Carefully remove the stencil and leave the paste to dry. Once dry cut into a heart shape to use on your journaling page.
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Cut out a large stamped heart and adhere the smaller heart with the modelling paste mon it inside the cut out heart.
Add stamped wings under the heart and adhere in place.
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add some additional ink splats and stamped details to finish off your page.

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Layering different stencil patterns on top of each other is an easy way to achieve an interesting patterned look.
Combine different colors for added interest – and you will find out just how versatile your stencils really are.

POP Paint Art Journaling Page using printed cards.

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Remember a few weeks back I shared these gorgeous feather prints with you here
and then said that I would probably use them for a father’s day card or something. Well today was that something day…
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I absolutely love how they turned out and they simply had to be used.
So today I cut them up and turned them into a modern art journaling page – just for fun.
This way I can forever have these prints in my art journal and as a reference guide to what I did.

 like keeping a record of techniques and experiments and what better way than to keep them creatively side by side in my art journal.

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I combined my prints with some creative play on a kraft background that will be adhered to another page inside my journal.

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step 1 – Cut the printed cards into smaller sizes using your scissors only – even if they are not straight they are perfect.

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step 2 – Create a random pattern onto the kraft paper using some acrylic paint combined with POP Paint.

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step 3 – Adhere the cut up cards to the center of your kraft panel creating different heights and even overlapping some pieces.
Add additional highlights using a medium sized paint brush and POP Paint.

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Once the paint is dry use a graphite pencil to add highlights, a small paint brush to add ink splats and some staples for texture.

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And so you can turn those fun experiments into works of art with a modern twist.

Products:
POP Paint 290ml-Skyfall pp0305

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application.

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Hi everyone…as a new month dawns let me introduce you to the yet to be released Kaisercraft Collection Lilac Whisper, available in July only.
Why did I get to work with this stunning collection now, well because I am ecstatic to announce that I made it through to round 2 of the Kaisercraft Design Team application process.
Everyone knows what an amazing brand Kaisercraft is to work with and for, and it would be such an honour to design with their amazing products.
But for now let me share with you what I created…

I wanted to do something really way out, but every time I do it just doesn’t feel right. What feels right is staying true to my style – and so I made this lovely single page layout
The paper was just right for this stunning photo, to capture the mood, but it is my home decor recycled items that really speaks to me at the monent…. so I simply had to keep on creating…
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I love how you can layer and cluster the Collectable elements together for a stunning grouping with just the right amount of dimension.

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So the layout morphed and merged and became a storage item recycled from an empty paint tin.

I love recycling used things into useful things and this paper collection was perfect to create with. Maybe its plain, maybe its not as elaborate, but maybe it just showcases the true
beauty of this lovely range – and it is definitely true to my style. Turning scrapbooking product into something unique, combined with my home decor and painting adventures – this truly is the perfect way to craft.
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step 1 – Clean an empty paint tin and then paint the outside using chalk paint. I chose this turqoiuse colour, a perfect match for this range.
Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the surface to remove some of the chalk and create scratches and texture.
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step 2 – Die-cut a shape out of some of the patterned papers using any die-cutting machine like your Silhouette.
I chose this shape because it look very similar to the pattern on the “Mist” sheet which I really love.
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step 3 – Adhere the shapes to the outside of the tin using gel medium. First paint a layer of gel medium onto the tin, then position the shapes, and then seal them with another layer of gel medium. Leave to dry completely.
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step 4 – To make the paper last longer, and waterproof the tin I cover the outside with a layer of furniture wax made for chalk paint.
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step 5 – Use a stipple brush to add white wax to the entire surface. Rub the wax into all the scratches and all around the paper shapes.
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step 6 – Use an old t-shirt or soft cloth to buff the wax to a nice shine, working the wax into the paint.
The wax forms a waterproofed layer over the paper making it durable and long lasting.
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step 7 – Use your wooden embellishments, flowers and cardstock die-cuts to decorate the front of your tin.
I love the combination of wooden flowers, paper and cardstock combined with the paint. Its a feast of texture and patterns.
Notice how the white wax sits inside the texture on the paint and around the paper die-cuts.

The paper gives a softness to the otherwise industrial feel of the metal tin – making it a perfect combination for industrial chic.
I am sure I can find a few more empty tins to decorate using the same paper range – and they would be perfect for some storage on my work table.
The colouring is just perfect – tranquil and serene.

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Keep an eye out for all this Lilac goodness coming to a craft store near you in July.

And here’s holding thumbs …

Products used:
Lilac Whisper P2348 | White Wood
Lilac Whisper P2346 | Opal
Lilac Whisper P2347 | Mist
Lilac Whisper IT017 | Blossom Mini Template
Lilac Whisper F643 | Amethyst
Lilac Whisper CT885 | Collectables
Lilac Whisper 12×12 Weave | CD101 | Coconut
Other: Texture Paste, tin, chalk paint, wax, old cloth, stipple brush, diamante.

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Make Your Ink Blending Easy with VersaMagic

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Blending colors can be tricky but when you use amazing inks like Tsukineko’s VersaMagic chalk inks, then blending and creating a seamless look is magical. For this blog post, I show you how to color a chipboard piece blended with four colors of pigment ink for a gorgeous earth toned ombre look. This chipboard can be used in a scrapbook, card or any craft project you choose.Hop on over to the Imagine blog for a step x step on how to get the perfect blended chipboard element!2017_May_JN_Blending_step1

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Other
  • Celebr8 – “You Were Born to Stand Out” chipboard
  • Cardstock
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