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Faux Embossing – Using Baby Wipes

January 22, 2019

When it comes to mixed media – really anything goes.

But how many of you have used baby wipes on your pages.

In the video below Baby Wipes when used through the stencil design, not only can help you blend colours together but it also REMOVES a layer of the paint, giving you a faux embossed feel.

When it comes to mixed media here are really no rules and almost anything goes – you just need to play and experiment.

Watch the video below to see how I have made the above page. 
Add a photo to it if you want to use as a scrapbook page or cut down and use in a art journal.  Better still you could do the same technique direct into a journal.  


 

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In All Things Give Thanks

January 4, 2019

Bible Journalling

What is bible journalling – it’s a creative way to visually highlight your favourite scriptures – and makes it easy to memorize the text.
Bible journalling for me is a personal journey where you can visually and creatively spend time with God in His word doing what we love and that He instilled in us.
For me it’s not something that I want to pressure me into being creative but rather a natural flow of worship and creativity – and where they meet in Him, for Him but also for me.
For more on this head HERE


Use a small paint brush and your Kaisermists to add colour to your black and white flowers on the Blissful patterned paper (reverse).

Layer different colors together to create interest. Mist a little bit of the colour onto a palette and water it down a bit if need be. Paint the flowers in matching colors to that of the Blessed paper range.

Use your precision scissors to cut out the colored flowers.

Cut words pertaining to your Bible verse out of the sheets from the Paper Pad.

Cut a matching quote block from the sheet in the Paper pad. Ink the edges if you want to.

Adhere the elements to your Bible page using craft glue. Adhere the block first, then add the colored flowers overlapping onto the block.

Cut out some additional flowers from the patterned paper sheets in the Paper Pad.

Add colour to your selected Bible verse highlighting the text with some Kaisermists. I dipped the paint brush into my bottle and lightly painted over the verses using 3 different colors. Leave the ink to dry and then add ink splatters in all the colors and leave to dry.

  • Add additional elements to finish off your page as desired. This range is so beautiful and the perfect backdrop to this special time of year being blessed and grateful for so many blessings.


PRODUCTS USED:

 PAPERS: BLESSED Collection: P2668 Blissful; PP1059 Paper Pad;
KC PRODUCTS:  KM123 Kaisermist Rose Gold; KM125 Candy; KM126 Lime; KM127 Turquoise; KM117 Apple; T321 Craft Glue; T316 Precision Scissors
Other: Paint brushes, Bible Journaling Bible

Until next time – In all things Give thanks – always! No matter how big or small.

To download this project click HERE

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You’ve Been Spotted – December

January 3, 2019

Happy New Year.

Welcome to 2019.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and festive season. 
I see that many of you have been busy scrapbooking whilst enjoying the break.

For some of us we are now back to work.  Its lovely and quiet in the design area as we have only skeleton staff in the whole office so I have had the opportunity this morning to go through our facebook page – KAISERCRAFT CORNER and spot a few projects using our last months releases.

I really am enjoying looking at your creations – and here are a few layouts that took my eye.

DEEP SEA Collection

This first layout is by Ngaire Ashdown with a great layout that features paper tearing.  This is a great technique to use for beach layouts.  She has also done a process video that you can follow along and create one for yourself.  You can check out the video HERE.  Well done Ngaire.  

The second layout is from Michelle Van Whk

The netting she has created in the top right corner – captured my attention immediately.  How effective is this…
Michelle and her friend Jenny Spicer manage the Scissor Sisters Kaisercraft Kit Club in South Africa – so if you want to be inspired you can head over to their blog.

 

EVERLASTING collection

We only had two posts using this collections and both these gorgeous ladies
are design team members at Merely Impressions in the UK.

The first project is three cards that Denise Holmes created for a magazine that
feature stitching on each card. – aren’t these gorgeous.

and the second one from Chrissy Tingey
“Hi Everyone, here is a layout I’ve created using papers from the gorgeous “Everlasting” Kaisercraft
collection, I have fussy cut some of the beautiful flowers (that coordinate with my photo)
– and the birds and foliage from the “XO” paper.
I have also fussy cut the doily edges from the “One and Only” paper
and layered them up, to finish I have added hand stitching and a few rhinestones. xXx   

 

Thank you ladies for contributing to KAISERCRAFT CORNER and helping it become a little haven for all those who want to share and connect with other Kaisercraft lovers around the world.  

Remember if you want to be SPOTTED – upload/post something you have made using the current releases during the release month into this page and next month we could be sharing one of your projects.

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You have been “Spotted” – Kaisercraft Corner Creations

November 28, 2018

Kaisercraft Corner is our facebook page that shares the wonderful world of Kaisercraft!

This is a fun space is for YOU to share all of your special handmade creations,
ask questions,
gather inspiration
and connect with other Kaisercraft lovers from all over the world!

Whether you are a seasoned crafter or just starting out,
we’d love you to join in the fun!

Each month I will be choosing a creation that grabs my eye that uses the previous months collections and feature it up here on our blog.

 

We  have enjoyed looking back at your projects using the First Noel and Peachy Collections that were released in October.

The two projects below were ones that caught our eyes.

 

Chissy Tingey, is one the design team for Merly Impressions and  has created a couple of awesome cards using the FIRST NOEL collection

Here are a couple of Christmas cards I’ve made using the gorgeous “First Noel” 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and the beautiful “Snow Crystals” decorative die.
I used the darker colours of paper and the rose gold foiled paper, (from the paper pad) and also layered up the snowflakes, which I think gives an opulent feel to the cards. xXx

 

These cards are stunning.  Thank you Chrissy for sharing them with us.

 

The second project, that caught our eye this time was a layout from Irene King using the PEACHY collection.

What caught my eye was the title first. 
Yes i actually stopped and tried to pronounce it as it was written F  W O W U S !!! 
– How cute is this?

We accompanied my daughter and 20 month grand-daughter to Table Cape Tulip Farm for the annual Tulip Festival.
Meg loves fwowus and had a lovely time smelling, running and “tip toeing through the tulips” – and we loved watching her enjoy it all.

I used the Peachy Collection as the colours were a perfect match for the rows of tulips.
Also the pattern on Peachy Aura was reminiscent of the shape of tulips. I used some collectables and some mists and paint spatters as well.”

Thank you Irene for sharing this in the Kaisercraft Corner.

 

For your chance to be “spotted” – make sure you upload your projects using the latest collection to our facebook page KAISERCRAFT CORNER

and who knows you could be featured here next month.

 

 

 

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”Be Bold”‘ Art Journal Page Tutorial by Rikki Graziani

November 22, 2018

Good morning,

Rikki here today showing you some techniques on creating an Art Journal page

using this month’s stunning Scrap Studio Collection, with some  help from the NEW Kaiser Mist and Kaiser Inks.

 

 PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: PS543 Album Die Cut, PP1055 Paper Pad.

KC PRODUCTS: CT948 Collectables, IP753 Licorice Ink Pad, IP746 Peacock Ink Pad,

KM121 Kaiser Mist – White, KM130 Kaiser Mist – Brown,

KM129 Kaiser Mist – Navy, KM127 Kaiser Mist – Turquoise, KM Kaiser Mist – Yellow,

KM125 Kaiser Mist – Candy, IT040 Mini Designer Template – Stripes,

IT010 Mini Designer Templates – Splatter,

IT447 6×6 Designer Template – Birch.

 

 

 

I have used white paper here to make it easier to see the steps,  but the completed project is an ALBUM DIE CUT…….

 

Step 1:

Pick a selection of patterns from the paper pad and cut then into varying strips and widths.

Then with some, glue stick them in the corners of the page overlaying colours and sizes.

Its more about the texture to catch the mist later on.

 

 

Step 2:

With the NEW Kaiser ink use an applicator or even a make up sponge through 6×6 Designer Template – Birch.

 Apply randomly over the page. Repeat this step with the Mini Designer Template – Splatters.

 

Step 3:

Using the NEW Kaiser Ink – Peacock and Mini Designer Template – Stripes, ink with an applicator/ make up sponge

over the top and bottom of the sides of the collage pieces.

Step 4: 

Now this is where the messy fun begins!   Remember –  water is your friend and always have some paper towel on hand.

It’s not as intimating as it looks, the first step is to put some water on the inked places,

await a minute to activate with the water,  pick up your page, move it around a little to get it where it needs to go.

Give the NEW Kaiser Mist a little shake, there is a little metal ball in the bottom to help shake up the mica powders in this mist which  gives the mist a light metallic look – don’t be afraid  – they are not too heavy in the mica,  they will look great even on masculine cards.

Unscrew the top, grab a paint brush and now drop the colour on the parts that are wet,

pick up the page and move the mist where you want it to go.

For this step I used Kaiser Mist – Navy.

Step 5:

 Handy Tip **** allow your colours to dry in between each colour.

You can use a heat gun for this or pop it out in the sun or just let it dry naturally. But by allowing each colour to dry, it  will help the muddy colours that sometimes happen when we place colours together that don’t belong together.

Repeat the above step with Kaiser Mist – Turquoise.

Remember your water, place it where you want the colours to go its all about control.

 

Step 6: 

Moving onto something a little bolder in colour Kaiser Mist – Candy.

I have deliberately popped this colour in the middle of the navy and turquoise,

my reason is a simple one and it has to  do with the colour wheel…. the red colour will make  another colour when it hits the blue tones

giving  a deep purple colour.

Remember to add water…..

Step 7: 

Now this is an interesting step and I have to say it was one of those” I hope it works” moments, especially using the NEW Kaiser Mist – Yellow.

The technique is a more of a drop one and you don’t add water to this step!!!!

Grab your paint brush and  load it until it is full,  let droplets of the amazing yellow drop onto the page.

This will allow minimal colour mixing and will stop colours turning “muddy”.

Handy Tip *** Have you ever had trouble flicking your mist?

Does it go everywhere but on your page?

Grab another paint brush and tap them togethe,  like tapping sticks – 

this gives you a bigger surface area to hit  and will get closer to your work

and will give you a little bit more control.

This is the main part of the page background created.  Download the PDF to see what I used to finish off the page.

Also the final steps are important to finish off your page and tying your layers together. 

Use NEW Kaiser Mist – Brown and White and flick over your page starting in the bottom corner and moving up to the top corner (diagonally).

Just remember to dry your page in between the colours.

 

Till next time, have a creative day

Rikki xxxxx

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