Creating a Sticker mat behind a photo – Kaisercraft.

On the Kaisercraft blog today I am sharing this layout using stickers – and lots of them.
I love the sticker sheets with each range, but I don’t use them nearly enough. This month I am on a mission to try and use my stickers in creative ways
on my layouts and cards. And in fact I have managed to use almost every single sticker from my sheets -mission accomplished.thankful_layout_Fleur_JN

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What have you done lately with this beautiful range lately? And more importantly your stickers?
Share how you are inspired by the sticker sheets this month with your unique creations – we would love to see your work.

Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, T606 Bricks Template
Other: White cardstock, walnut ink, Orange and pink oxide ink, Diamante

Celebr8 Stencilling Technique.

Use your pigment inks and Texture pate to make your stencilled images really come to life with this easy to do technique.

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step1 – Tack your stencil down with some washi tape to keep it in place on your cardstock. Start by inking the leaves using the Aloe Vera pigment ink.
C8_products_step1step 2 -Lightly ink the flowers through the stencil by tapping the ink pad through the stencil in selected areas only.
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step 3 – Use your Fantastix tool to carefully blend the ink colours together to create depth. Add your last colour of ink, Versamagic Purple Hydrangea to the flowers and blend again.
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step 4 – Use a palette knife and add a thin layer of Matt Finish Texture Paste through the stencil while it is still in place. Carefully remove the stencil and leave the texture paste to dry. The paste makes the ink colour underneath seem brighter and adds so much life and dimension to the otherwise flat stencilled images.
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I love the effect of the blended inks and the finishing off the paste offers. A beautiful sealed in effect making the ink look really rich and beautiful.
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Paint techniques using POP Paint.

I haven’t done nearly as much painting as I would have like to this year, but finally got some time to tackle this little paint technique project.
It combines POP Paint in bright jewel tones with some metallic paint added for a fun and vibrant home decor item.
It’s basically a dot – that can be decorated and used in a variety of ways – or leave it as is for maximum impact against a dreary wall that needs cheering up.20180410_painteddot_detail1

It is amazing how a few layers of paint can change a single piece of wood into something gorgeous.

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step 1 – Paint the top half of the circle using POP Paint in Burst (orange). One layer if plenty so that some of the wood grain can still be visible.
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step 2  – Paint a layer of bright pink just below the orange and slightly overlap the orange with some dry brushed streaks.

step 3 – Next add a layer of Haze (purple) in the same manner. Overlap the pink layer above and use dry brush strokes to create interest and texture.
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step 4 – Add an additional layer using Blush (light pink) paint to selected areas only. This layer was applied dry in a vertical manner, and then
a dry brush used to spread the paint horizontally. This create texture and pattern and also spread the paint out beautifully.
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step 5 – Lastly add a layer of metallic blue paint over the bottom layer of paint and dry brush the colour moving into some of the other sections.
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Add a layer of wax over the painted disc to seal in that goodness and add some protection for easy clean up.
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POP Paint 290ml-Blush pp0303
POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Other: wooden disc:Short Cuts Craft, paint brushes, metallic paint

Oh so lucky green.

Are you feeling luck? Well at least for a day you can be Irish and take your inspiration from the many shades of greens available in the Imagine stable. Today’s card features some of my favourite greens for an interesting and less grass green version of this famous holiday. Take a look at how I created this fun effect…
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Hop on over to the imagine blog to see the step x step for this card.
www.imaginecrafts.com

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Easter Art Journaling Page with a twist.

After a bit of a break we are back with weekly inspiration on the blog using our fabulous range of products from Chiswick.
And with the Easter weekend around the corner here’s some fun art journaling inspiration for you.
I have been collecting medication leaflets for the past 2 months – and since I accumulated quite a bit of them I thought it a good idea to start using them.artjournalpage_step7

These leaflets found inside tablet boxes remind me so much of the tissue paper techniques I love doing so much.
And paired with anything that showcases typography and I am happy as can be. Warning: these don’t always have the most flattering of words on them,
but then again does it really matter? Art is art… and its what you make of it right? Right!
Fast forward and here is the art journal page I created… something fun and meaningful for Easter.

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step 1 – I selected Burst, Zest and Lush for my project.
These colours are perfect for some bunny fun and Easter – bright and light.

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step 2 – Start by painting the leaflet left with orange (Burst) first in the middle section.
I did water down the paint slightly for a nice translucent effect.

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step 3 – Then move onto painting the top of the leaflet with the Zest. Overlap the Burst slightly with the yellow to give you a seamless crossover
blending the two colours into each other. Again water down the paint slightly.

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step 4 – Lastly paint the Lush (green) at the bottom of the leaflet again blending the colours into each other.
Leaf to dry completely or use your heat gun to heat set the paint.

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step 5 – I used two leaflets to complete my art journaling page.
Use gel medium to adhere the leaflets to the page of your art journal.

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TIP: I did not cut the leaflets shorter but rather trimmed the overhanging pieces down once the gel medium was dry.

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step 6 – Once the gel medium was dry I started adding stamped images, a bunny cut out from patterned paper and ink splats.

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step 7 – Stamped wording and stenciling using copper texture paste adds more interest.

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I used my Chiswick letter stamp set to add the stamped wording.
Using an ink pad made for detailed stamps, you can even pick up the detail from the stamps on top of the textured background.
How gorgeous are those alphabet stamps? Perfect for art journaling titles and quotes.

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If you are going away for the Easter weekend why not pop your art materials in a bag and create something beautiful and meaningful.
All you need is a few goodies from Chiswick and you can recycle and create at the same time!

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I hope you are inspired…until next week! Live Creatively.
have you bought your Chiswick POP Paint and Stamps yet?
Then head to your nearest craft store for some retail therapy.

Products used:
POP Paint 28ml – Burst pp0019
POP Paint 28ml – Zest pp0013
POP Paint 28ml – Lush pp0018
Clear Stamp – Scripty letters rs3182

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