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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

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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

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Design Team Home Decor Mixed Media Polymer Clay Rikki Graziani Tutorial Tuesday Tutorials

”Octopus Frame” By Rikki Graziani

February 6, 2018

Good Morning how are you all? Rikki here with my Tutorial Tuesday post and this time I am doing something a little different with a Beyond the Page project.

I have recently discovered Polymer Clay and with the new release Beyond the Page items that where shown in this years #creativation18 I was inspired to blend the two and to show you how to use your Kaisercraft Products in a new way!!!!

 

KAISERdecor Hexagon Frame Small

 

Kaisercraft Products: Beach Shack Collection : P2474 Pier | Kaiserdeco – Small Hexagon Frame | Other: Polymer Clay| Chalk | Drew Drops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this has inspired you to look at Beyond the Page differently, till next time have a creative day.

Rikki

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Design Team Jowilna Nolte Kaisercraft Layouts Miss Betty Mixed Media

How Lovely are you Layout by Jowilna Nolte

February 5, 2018

Hi everyone Jowilna on the blog today with a single page layout using the gorgeous Miss Betty Collection.
I love this range for so many reasons but the soft colours combined with the vibrant pink is what really catches my attention.
How the range can be soft and romantic with a bit of spunk added into the mix.

Adding some more bright colour

I wanted to highlight the blue in the paper and elements but with a bit more oomph – so I used some liquid acrylic ink to my background.
I adhered some of my elements onto my background and then dropped the ink in selected areas with a quick water misting.
Then left everything to dry naturally. Once my layout was done I used the same ink and added some splats to pull everything together.


The rose sheet of paper just begs for some fussy cutting and they look amazing layered with elements. Add a butterfly on top
with only some adhesive in the middle so that wings can be free and add some movement.

This cute little birdie can be found all over including on the sticker sheet and make for a fun little detailed element.

Machine sewing adds some lovely texture and detail to this range of papers.

Elements from the sticker sheet layered with foam tape overlapping elements cut from the paper look beautiful.

A few key elements cut from your paper sheets can make for an economical layout – instead of buying everything in the range,
you can stretch your stash by using up every single bit of patterned paper.

And did you notice how I stepped out and actually worked on patterned paper as a background.
I love my white backgrounds because of the clean canvas it offers and the possibilities.
But I wanted to show how even making a mess onto patterned paper can be really effective when done subtly.

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection:  P2478 Stitched | P2486 Sewing | P2484 Hankerchief | P2485 Quilted | P2479 Thread | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet
Other” Acrylic Liquid ink; sewing machine; diamante; Walnut ink; foam tape

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Documented KaiserColour Mabel Sim Mixed Media

Documented Pen Holder by Mabel Sim

January 9, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I’m Mabel and I’m back to share with you a off-the-page piece that is really simple to make. I had DIY-ed a pen holder that comes in real handy with my increasing pen collection. I will be sharing with you how I had created this pen holder with Kaisercraft’s new collection Documented.

First, I had started out with a toilet roll that I had gotten from my office janitor as it has a bigger diameter more suitable for a pen holder. I had taken Black acrylic paint from Kaisercolour to paint the exterior and interior of the roll black.

To form the base, I had traced the exterior circumference of the roll on a
scrap piece of cardboard and cut it out.

I had also painted it black followed by apply glue on the circumference such that I can
glued it onto one end of the roll to create the base.

Don’t worry about the open edges as it will soon be covered by burlap strings.

I had also cut a strip of P2460 Library Ephemera (flipped side) while coiling burlap strings
on top and bottom of my pen holder.

Ta-da! The final look after embellishments!

Kaisercraft’s sticker sheet and collectables had made embellishing your work so much easier. There’s no need for fussy cutting and it had made entire crafting process so much faster and convenient.

To tie all elements together, I had brush on white gesso to give it a white wash effect. It also works well as a finishing touch.

Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – SS355 Sticker Sheet | P2460 Library Ephemera (flipped) |  CT898 Collectables | T302 Mounting Foam Dots | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue | KC031 Kaisercolour Black

Others: White Gesso, Toilet Roll, Cardboard, Burlap Strings

That’s all for my short tutorial today.

It is easy and not time-consuming to recreate. I hope you will feel inspired by my project to recreate one of your own and input your style into it. Do share with us your take on this inspiraiton.

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

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

Thank you for reading.
Have a good day ahead.

Mabel

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