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Donna Espiritu Gypsy Rose Mixed Media Scrapbooking layout Tutorials

“You are good for my soul” Gypsy Rose Layout

July 10, 2018

Hello, lovelies! I hope you’re all having a great day! It’s Donna here with a scrapbook layout using one of the newest collections this month, Gypsy Rose.

Here is what I came up with

I started with a blank white cardstock, cutting an inch off of two sides.

Then I mixed brown and pink watercolors and splattered some on the cardstock. If you flick the brush a bit closer to the surface, it will create small splatters. So if you flick the brush farther, it will create bigger splatters.

I let the watercolor splatters stay for a while, letting it seep through the cardstock, before using a piece of plastic to spread and flatten the splatters. I also used a piece of tissue to get some of the water so the colors won’t be too bright. I just want a hint of watercolor on the background. After this has dried, I mounted the cardstock on a patterned paper.

I used this beautiful Decorative Die, Crochet Doilie, to cut a bronze glitter cardstock. I started off with this to decorate/embellish the layout.

Mounting it with a foam tape, I placed it like so and then added an array of embellishments below it to mimic a dream catcher.
I used both stickers and die cuts from the Collectables pack. Some were mounted using foam tapes for dimension and some were simply glued on top or under a piece of another embellishment.

It really is quite simple and easy!

Here are more close up shots of the finished layout

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection – P2568 Inspiring | SS367 Sticker Sheet | CT941 Collectables | DD818 Floral Dream Catcher Decorative Die | GC106 Bronze Glitter Cardstock | F639 Fuchsia Paper Blooms | CD101 Coconut | T302 Mounting Foam Dots T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Others: White Thread | Watercolors

That’s all for today! Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting!

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Anthology Jowilna Nolte Kaiser Mists Mixed Media step by step

Butterfly Sampler Box with Mixed Media Effects by Jowilna Nolte

June 26, 2018

Hello everyone, Jowilna on the blog today with another Technique Tuesday showing you how I created this fun anthology butterfly sampler box.
This range is perfect for creating memory boxes, but I wanted to make something very specific – the kind of thing you will find in the office of a professor.

step 1 – Trim patterned paper to fit inside the wooden tray. I added a piece to the bottom to fit into the length.
Add stenciling detail to the bottom edge using texture paste and leave to dry. Add sewing around the edge.

step 2 – Cut a piece of polystyrene to fit into the bottom of the wooden tray and secure using double sided tape.

Step 3 – Use Kaisercraft mists in olive and coffee and mist the entire piece of paper.
Mix the two colours to create a leather look effect on the paper. Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun.

Step 4 – Add double sided tape to the back of the paper piece and then adhere it to the polystyrene inside the tray.

Step 5 – Cut out butterflies from patterned paper as well as foliage. Ink the edges to hide any cutting lines.

Step 6 – Adhere sticker sentiment to filmstrip sticker and trim to size. Use your scissors to distress the edges.

Step 7 – Adhere the butterflies as well as the foliage and sentiment. Layer two butterflies on top of each other using foam tape.

Step 8 – Use decorative pins to add some interest to the butterflies. Cut them shorter and then pin them through the butterflies.
Print fig. sentiments and adhere below each butterfly.

I love how the mists just add so much shimmer and warmth to the patterned paper and project.
So easy to create a butterfly sampler box perfect for the aspiring lepidopterist {a person who studies or collects moths and butterflies}

Until next time – why not try and make your own sampler box using this easy to re-create leather look using texture and inks. Then add some of your favourite images and sentiments
to create a fun home decor project for your office or studio.
Live Creatively – Love Jowilna

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection – P2547 Ornithology | P2542 Entomology | P 2548 Herbs | SS364 Anthology Sticker Sheet | T468 Grunge Template
Other: Wooden tray, Polystyrene, Decorative Pins, Sewing Machine, Texture Paste, KaiserMists

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Anthology Layouts Mabel Sim Mixed Media

The Best Moments Layout by Mabel Sim

June 4, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s Mabel here and I am popping by to share with you a layout I did using the new Kaisercraft collection, Anthology.

I would say Anthology is a collection suitable for masculine projects due to its rich and dark colours. This is a good collection to get if you are intending to craft something masculine.

Nonetheless, if you take a look at my layout, I would not call it masculine but it is definitely not feminine either. This collection gives a good balance between both and i love it!

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection – P2541 Ephermera | P2544 Botanist | P2545 Apothecary | SS364 Sticker Sheet | CT938 Collectables | IT468 6×6″ Designer Template Grunge | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape

Others: Cardboard | Brown Pigment Powder | Texture Paste | Palette Knife | Black String

That’s all for my posts today.

If you’re inspired to recreate this look, tag us on Instagram so we can see it.

Kaisercraft: https://www.instagram.com/kaisercraft/

Mabel Sim’s The Craftminded: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftminded/

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

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Layouts Mabel Sim Mixed Media

Just Because Smile Vintage Frame Layout by Mabel Sim

April 10, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s Mabel here and I am back to share with you a tutorial on a layout I made, inspired by the new Pen & Ink collection.

As I have the intention to layer 2 specialty paper ROUND FRAME together, hence I had trimmed out the inner circle to form a legit frame for pop up.

As seen here, I had glued cardboard pieces onto the back of the frame for dimensional effect.

Typically, when I am adding dimensional effect on large surfaces, I would use cardboard pieces instead of dimensional adhesives as it is more cost-effective. Just a small tip for you. :)

I also tried to made my own flower embellishments. Hence I had cut out a circle. Note that your circle need not be perfect, as the imperfect circumference will add character to your rolled-up flowers.

Next step to take will be to cut swirls for rolling. Note that the width of each swirl will determine the height and compactness of your flower.

A great tool to have will be to use your tweezer and roll the swirls from outside in and then place a good dollop of glue at the centre of the swirl as it will act as the base for the flower.

Check out the few I made!

Moving on to my background, I had used my makeup sponge with inks from inkpad and press it down over the stencil to create some additional interest to the background.

I had chosen to use 2 different tones of browns for variation.

Once my background is done, I proceed to mount on my round frame on top.

Proceed to form your layering and clusters. I had torn off papers for the rugged look as well as to build my clusters even on top of my frame. Dimension is a key to make your layout looks nice and professional.

Moving on to finishing touch, I am stuffing black sewing tread under various spots.

As well as to splatter diluted black gesso onto the background.

Voila! My layout is completed. Here are some close up shot~

Kaisercraft Products: Pen & Ink Collection – PS522 Round Frame | P2505 Ephemera | P2509 Journaled | PP1041 Paper Pad | CT934 Collectables | IT464 6×6 Designer Template Collage | F659 Mini Paper Blooms Misty | IP723 InkPad Vintage | IP724 InkPad Bark | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape | T319 Cutting Mat

Others: Cardboard | Black tread | Black Gesso | Brush

That’s all for my posts today.

If you’re inspired to recreate this look, tag us on Instagram so we can see it.

Kaisercraft: https://www.instagram.com/kaisercraft/

Mabel Sim’s The Craftminded: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftminded/

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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Altered Canvas Beach Shack Mabel Sim Mixed Media

Curious Shall have Adventures Canvas by Mabel Sim

February 22, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s Mabel here again to share with you a little mixed media canvas piece I did with Kaisercraft new collection ‘Beach Shack’.

 

I had used texture paste over Kaisercraft 6×6 Stencil ‘IT460’. It was meant to be mimicking wave ripples, but I had made it seemed like its seaweed instead with the layers of colours I had piled on top. I guess its a creative way to extend the use of the products you own?

I was going for a distressed look, hence I had a makeup sponge ready to sponge on the blues and browns from Kaisercraft inkpads. I had even watered it down to use it as watercolour.

To say that the ephemera I used from this collection is useful will be a major understatement. It had made crafting so much easier and faster as no fussy-cutting is required. Hence, BIG LOVE to these die-cuts.

I also added bits and pieces of cheese cloth that was pulled loose to add additional interest to the canvas piece. It does looks like fishing net doesn’t it?

I had stamped and embossed using the stamp in this collection to create my centrepiece. I particularly like this saying as I always believe that curiosity is the deciding factor to push someone further in exploration.

Kaisercraft Products: Beach Shack: P2469 Sea Change | IT460 6×6 Designer Template Ripples | CS320 Clear Stamp – Beach Shack | CT930 Collectables | IP727 Inkpad Lagoon | IP723 Inkpad Vintage | IP733 Inkpad Green | IP724 Inkpad Bark | KM106 KaiserMist Denim| CS214 Acrylic Stamping Block | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape 

Others: Canvas | White Texture Paste | Cheese Cloth | Embossing Powder | Heat Tool | Makeup Sponge | Brushes | Palette Knife

 

That’s all for my posts today.

If you’re inspired to recreate this look, tag us on Instagram so we can see it.

Kaisercraft: https://www.instagram.com/kaisercraft/

Mabel Sim’s The Craftminded: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftminded/

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

xoxo

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