Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Hi there again . here is another page I did for my housemate for a xmas present . It was done using the same background technique as the last post . 

I changed it a lit and than I framed it before I gave it to my friend .

Here are some close ups of this page .

I used seed beads on this one instead of mica flakes .

Hope you have been inspired to have a try at this technique it is really fun See you next time .
Hi Everyone this is the next layout I am sharing with you . I taught this  background technique as a class at Shazz and Al's Retreat in July . I love this technique it is versatile and looks different very time I use it and it is so easy to do .

So to start off with I covered a piece of chipboard in modelling paste . Don't smooth it out as you want texture so the more lumpy bumpy the better . Dry this off .When I do this technique I do several at once and leave them to dry in the sun . Then I have some for another day but if your impatient you can use a heat tool. After it had dried , I added more texture paste that I coloured with some ink.

When that was dry I sprayed some mists over it and dried them . Next I got happy with my stamps and stamped with stazon ink. Any type of stamp is good to add stamped texture as you can see I have used a ladies face stamp on the left hand side of this photo .Once that was completed I used some plain modelling paste threw a stencil to add even more texture.This is a good step to use if you feel you have loud spots you can tame it down a bit with the texture paste .

I added a few strips of builders tape here and there .You can see in this pic on the left hand side I have used a ladies face stamp again  .

When I was happy with how it was looking I added strips of paper that co ordinated with the coloured ink  I had used . I layered some of these strips with foam mounting tape .I added a few bits at the bottom for balance .

I wanted to add a bit of glamour to the page so I added some mica flakes here and there . You could use glitter in this step as well or embossing powder . I added some rub ons randomly .

Once I was happy with all those steps it was time to add a photo and some embellishments. I added some charms and flowers .

I find the most common mistake people make when adding charms and embellishments is they spread them to far apart . You want your embellishments to not only touch but to overlap each other, as this helps to make them appear as one big embellishment rather than lots of smaller individual ones .

Once again I hope you enjoyed having a look and Ill add some more photos using this back ground technique. Until then stay safe and happy crafting .

Monday, 3 November 2014

Hi everyone as promised some more pics of projects I have done over my 12 month break .
To achieve this look I firstly put down some impasto threw a circle stencil ,on a 12 x 12  piece of plain chip board ,when it was dry I covered the area on which I had placed impasto with crackle medium . When that had dried I gave the whole piece a coat in gesso . Next I sprayed on some mists randomly over the textured section making sure I got some run parts to run .I did these so they ran side to side not top to bottom .

After I sprayed on mists I used my stencil again and added some Inka Gold Rub .This helped to highlight some on the texture I had made .As you can see I placed it down randomly and didn't try to match up circles at all . I then inked the edge of the project to give it some definition .

Then when it was all dry, I started to add some paper and my photo and one of my favourite  manor house flowers. I love, love, love this flower it is such a pretty colour don't know why they stopped selling them . Luckily I bought about 20 before they sold out . So you can expect to see them used again somewhere  LOL 

I added some charms just to be different .

I love these little cogs the look so good on any page they are not just to use for masculine pages .

This flower already has the look of gesso painted randomly over it and I just love it .