Thursday, February 27, 2020

NEW Mixed Media Book Box Tutorial {Polymer Clay Center Piece}

Hello Friends! I'm back with a fun new video tutorial (see below) on how to make the above decorative book box! This tutorial includes step by step instructions on how I made the glass and polymer clay centerpiece as well. Here is a close up look at the book and polymer clay clock piece....

Look like a fun project?  Come have a looksie, I think you all are gonna have a lot of fun with this one!  Grab a snack (why not, everything is better with food right?)....and enjoy!...

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, here are some of the feature products I used in this video. Two Stencils I designed for The Crafters Workshop....

....and some really beautiful paints and mixed media powders by Lindys Stamp Gang!.....

I've gotta say I just love the shimmer and color in these beautiful Lindy's products.  When the water hits those magicals and activates the powder, it's just shimmer and shine and deep rich color!  Here are a few more closeups and angle pics of the project if you need reference points if you are trying out this project....

I had a blast making this project and hope you all give it a try and use aspects of the tutorial to make your own kind of Art!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! xo
The Crafters Workshop - Modeling Paste - Black - 8 Ounces

***For More Product links see description area under the Youtube Video, just click "See More"

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NEW! Video Tutorial Using 49 & Markets Vintage Artistry!

Hi All! I'm super excited to share my newest scrapbook page along with a free Video Tutorial on how I made this page!  I used the awesome new Vintage Artistry Paper Collection in the Sage colour as well as the coordinating embellishments ....Washi Tape! (LOVE!!) and Collage Layers (SO COOL!)

So enough talk....let's play! ...

I hope you enjoyed my video and really hope this inspired you to play with the new Vintage Artistry collection papers and embellishments!  Along with these gorgeous papers I also added some texture and color with TCW Modeling Paste and a Stencil I designed for The Crafters Workshop called Tile Mania...
....I also used some REALLY fun color mediums by Lindy's Stamp Gang!  They are color powders that really pack a punch!  And don't let the pale color in the pot fool you, when you hit it with some water, it activates color and shimmer like you wouldn't believe! These awesome little powders are called Magicals, and the two colors I used for this project are Ponderosa Pine Olive and Jana's Jade...

Here are a few close-ups and details so you can view them at a leisurely pace :)  ...I always like to see close up details of a project so here are some from this one!...

As many of you know I just love Dusty Attic chipboard and for this project I used 3 of their designs, Geometric Panel, Elegant Swirls #3 and Photo Strip.  I used some Prima green chalk ink to color my chippies and then added a coat of clear embossing powder and hit it with a heat gun to get the pretty glossy effect on the chipboard.

Another fun little detail I used in creating the background design was to use some stamps!  For this one I used a stamp I had designed for 49 & Market called Hibiscus/Thankyou. I thought the hand drawn floral outline and the script stamp added a nice natural element to the Vintage Artistry papers...

And finally of course the 49 & Market florals and embellishments add the perfect finishing touches!  Here I used 49 & Market Enchanted Petals in Mint color and their Stargazers (Cashmere)

You can find the products used in this video as well as links to where you can buy them below!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! xo

Crackle Texture Background Design {TCW Stencil - NEW!!}

Hi All!  I'm not sure if my blog is working correctly but I'm going to attempt to keep adding some of my newest works on here!   I recently designed a whole bunch of NEW stencils for TCW (The Crafter's Workshop) for Creativation 2020!  Among them was this fun circle stencil we called Bubble-Rebound....

One of the samples I created using this stencil was done on a piece of 12x12 chipboard and using Prima Extravagance Crackle Paste and some of these wonderful NEW paints by Lindy's Stamp Gang called Squirts!

This is a fun quick way to design a background for your next mixed media project!  So grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy!....

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! You can find all the products used in this video below with links to places you can find them! Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo

Thursday, February 14, 2019

NEW! Tutorial on Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper!

Hi All!

I know it's been a very long time since I last posted here on my blog, not even sure how many people still subscribe but here goes :)  ...As some of you already may know I took a bit of a break, this past year has been a tough one, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and had numerous heart conditions to deal with, added to that I found out my Dad has colon cancer as well.  We're getting through this though, as for me I'm doing a lot better but am on a waiting list for a procedure for my atrial fibrillation.  Enough about me though, I recently have been intrigued by alcohol ink on Yupo paper.  So many have asked that I do a tutorial on products I use to make my artwork and a little watch the process video, hopefully the above tutorial will be helpful to you!

I began being interested in fluid art over a year ago (acrylic pours etc.) but never followed through with giving it a try.  But when I saw this alcohol ink on Yupo paper (not really paper but more of a plastic sheet), I saw how little investment it took and really not a lot of mess either.  So I thought I'd give it a try!  It's so much fun to do!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today (I would've posted more close-up pics but for some reason blogger is not letting me upload photos....going to have to figure that out! ) :)

Gabrielle Pollacco xo

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NEW Page Kit & Video Tutorial {The Scrapbook Diaries}

Hello friends! I have a new page kit to share with you that is filled with lotsa fun chipboard and some unique and beautiful embellishments.  And as always you get a unlimited access to a private video tutorial on how to make this page when you order from The Scrapbook Diaries!

There is an amazing set of chipboard designs included in this kit, I think all these circles and cogs allow for a variety of designs, here I used it like a spray across the page....I love these combo packs because they allow for a maximum variety of chipboard designs for a minimum price!  Also included are those lovely title chippies, I really love the font used on these.

I began the design by relaxing and (watching TV) while cutting out a bunch of these cute little butterflies from a lovely contact sheet by LemonCraft.

And I combined the butterflies with these cute adhesive buttons by LemonCraft.  The chickenwire is this cool set of stickers by 7 Gypsies.  I just randomly cut the sticker to suit my design.

I had been saving this stunning packet of verdigris metal leaves by Prima for just the right kit and here I finally found it!  Aren't these embellishments beautiful?  ...of course Janene had stock-piled enough of them so that I could create a kit with them.

And as always I love to add in some cool mixed media products, here I used a Tim Holtz paint called Sea Glass and some of my favorite Prills pebbles as well....all of course are included in the kit.

The beauty of this kit is it works equally well for a girlish page or a masculine page....and the title allows for so many photos.  Janene includes enough product to make bonus pages and you can see a sample she made at The Scrapbook Diaries website.  

Some of these kits are limited because of some of the unique products I use on the page such as the metal verdigris leaves, so if this one appeals to you, head on over to the Scrapbook Diaries before she runs out!  You can order you kit HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I always appreciate your kind words and feedback! xo

Friday, January 19, 2018

NEW! Travel Journal Mixed Media Video Tutorial {TCW Stencils}

Hello friends! I'm back with a NEW video tutorial....well, sort of, LOL, I made this travel journal last year using some fun stencils I designed for The Crafter's Workshop (TCW).  I had said I would come out with a video tutorial for it but took forever to get it done.  My only explanation is that it's been one crazy busy and hectic year.  Along with my oldest daughter getting married, I also have been dealing with some health issues.  I have AFIB (Atrial Fibrillation) and recently has been getting worse and worse.  I'm under a cardiologists care now (after having had to undergo cardioversion twice! to bring my heart back to a normal sinus rhythm), so hopefully I will get things sorted out and get back to normal living again!

I used 3 stencils that I designed for The Crafter's Workshop last summer.  Many of you may already have these, I know I've seen a lot of beautiful work by you all using these over the past few months.  But here is a little project I made using them.  Time to grab your cuppa and relax for a few minutes and enjoy a little creative time.....

Hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial! I had so much fun making this one and it really was quite quick and easy to do!  Here are some close-up pics of the front and back of this journal....

This is a head on view of the journal.  I bought my base for this at our local dollar store, I always keep a lookout for fun things to make-over using mixed media products and this one is inexpensive and works beautifully for my purposes.

I kept the centerpiece very simple for this one...I only used a couple of chipboard cogs by Dusty Attic and a square piece of chipboard (I think it was an inside throw-away piece from a window) and used the stencils to get creative.

This is a pic of the front and backside of the journal.  Although I made a full tutorial, you can of course create the background using your own creative style.

As I'm sharing this video tutorial (finally!)....I have some NEW news!  I have designed 4 new stencils for The Crafters Workshop which are being released this weekend at the Creativation show in Arizona!  Here is a little peek at the new stencils....Hope you like!!

I hope to have some fun new video tutorials for you soon using these fun new beauties!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for all the lovely and kind words of support you guys are always leaving me, they are much appreciated! xo


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