Thursday, April 28, 2016

NEW Video Tutorial! Mixed Media Canvas {Dusty Attic and Shimmerz Paints}

Hi Everyone! I know it's been a while since I shared a public video tutorial with you all so I'm happy to share this one with you today!  This was so much fun to make, I think you all will really enjoy this one!  Here is a head on view of the canvas....

This video is a few minutes longer than my usual videos because I take the time in the beginning of the video to show you how to make the polymer clay octopus.  So without further ado, here's the tutorial...enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial!  Here is a list of some of the products I used in this project ...

Dusty Attic Chipboard & Stencil:
~ Rustic Charm Frame
~Skeleton Clock Frame
~ Fish Net
~ Nuts & Bolts
~ Locks & Keys (small)
~ Key to My Heart (locks & Keys)
~ Sea Grass #1 (small)
~ Sea Grass #2
~ Cogs
~ Cogs Stencil

You can order Dusty Attic Chipboard directly from their website in Australia or if you are looking to order in North America The Scrapbook Diaries has a huge supply of Dusty Attic Chipboard.

I used the above listed Dusty Attic mixed media products...the rusting powder is sprinkled onto the wet paint, then sprayed with a vinegar/water solution (50/50) and left to rest for about a half hour to rust.

Above are the Shimmerz Paints products I used to color/paint my canvas.  I recently got a package with some of the NEWEST Shimmerz Paints products and I have to say I'm in LOVE with the new Shimmerz Paints pots....really rich deep pigment and loads of iridescent shimmer!  You can order your Shimmerz Paints online HERE.  NOTE:  Be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in your order to get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice

Here are a few closeup and other angle views of this project....I like to create projects that can be enjoyed from different angles :)

I used Pearlex mica powder to color my octopus....just randomly rubbed on a blue, green and violet color and used a gold for the suction cups.  Although the color sets pretty good as my piece bakes, I like to give it a light spritz with some hair spray to make sure the color stays on.

The polymer clay piece gets baked in a 275 degree oven for about 20 minutes, when you remove it from the oven and it cools, it becomes rigid and hardened.

As always I had a lot of fun creating an underwater vignette using a variety of Dusty Attic the bottom of my canvas I incorporated a bunch of  turquoise and aqua color sequins that I got at a local dollar store.

Another cool mixed media product I've been enjoying using in my projects are seed beads.  Here I added the Licorice color seed beads by Prima.  I applied them using the clear Gloss Varnish by Dusty Attic.  I felt adding them around my octopus helped meld the design into the background canvas.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!  As always I appreciate your kind words and feedback, you comments make my day! xo

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Special 2 Page Kit!! (plus an extra Dusty Attic Kit!) {The Scrapbook Diaries}

Hello friends!  I'm back after some surgery on my left arm....doing a lot better now! And I've got a special Double Page kit to share with you today that I made for The Scrapbook Diaries!   I had so many pretty papers and beautiful embellishments to use here, that I decided this one had to be a double kit....that's right, 2 page with 2 instructional videos.....and as always you get all the products I used to create these pages so you can make them exactly as I have or tweak it for your own style :)

Lots of lovely chipboard pieces in this one, including this beautiful title chippie.  I like to choose titles that will work for anyone's pages...just choose your family photo and add it in :)

I just fell in love with the blooms in this kit....such a lovely variety....and I just love the little berries, they add such a whimsical touch!

Lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboard in this kit as favorite zippers...and that Marrakesh Trellis is such a favorite for me as well!  I used up every bit of it on these two pages.

You also get a gorgeous TCW (The Crafters Workshop) stencil in this kit with my newest favorite mixed media product....Shimmerz 'Blushing Bride' Vibez spritz!  It is so pretty!  It is a beautiful rosey pink with hints of gold!

.....Now for the second layout.....

Again, I used a chipboard title that can work for anyone ordering the kit.  For this one I used the gorgeous paper collection designed by Frank Garcia called 'Tales of You and Me" for Prima Marketing....I'm so in love with this paper collection!  All the elements I adore in paper!

Here's a closeup of some of the lovely page elements included in this kit.  ...

I didn't capture it as well in my photo as I would've liked, but the roses in this kit are so glittery and beautiful!  Not knock you in your face glittery but that beautiful iridescent shimmer with a fine dusting on the it! (no pun intended LOL)

As always I did a full video tutorial for both kit pages and Janene Meyerowitz (owner of The Scrapbook Diaries) has done a beautiful Bonus page as well.  This kit is just packed full of pretty things to get your scrapping on..... you can order your kit today HERE!

But.....I also have another little something to share with you before you leave today!  .....

I was recently asked by Jennifer Hedger (owner of Dusty Attic Chipboard in Australia) to create a kit with a photo tutorial for their special retreat that they went on a few weeks ago.  Last time I did this the ladies on this side of the pond were wanting to get their hands on this kit as well!  So Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries worked with Jennifer Hedger to get all the chipboard specially cut for this kit and Janene put together the kit with all it's mixed media products, papers embellishments etc. so that you lovely ladies can get your hands on this kit as well!   She saved it to release with my double kit so that you can save on the shipping! Yay!

This kit includes Dusty Attic chipboard, blossoms, paints and mixed media embossing powder that adds a lovely texture and shine!

I'm just loving the fine lattice included in this kit....randomly cut and peeking out from behind torn's such a fun design element.

I show you step by step how I added the finishes to my chipboard pieces in the photo tutorial included in the kit...

Here is more of a close-up of one of the leafy chippies so you can see the effect I got with the mixed media products included in the kit.

I just love the mixed font titles that Dusty Attic has put out lately as well! They are so delicate and pretty!

So if you'd like a go at this kit as well, you can order your's today at The Scrapbook Diaries....this is a special order that Janene put together so it's first come first serve, you may want to get your's before they run out.  You can find this kit HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  It's good to be scrapping again!  As always, I so appreciate your kind comments and feedback, you ladies make my day! xo


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