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Tuesday Tip – Mists and Mediums with Cathy

June 30, 2015

Hi everyone!!

I love my Kaisermists and use them on my creations all the time!!  Today I am going to show you how to use your mists to make your own coloured mediums.

Because Kaisermists have intense colour pigment in them, they mix beautifully with gel mediums to create fabulous vibrant colours.

Here is a sample created by mixing the Glitter Bead Gel Medium, Gel Medium and Clear Crackle Medium with the Lime Kaisermist… don’t they look fabulous!!Sample Gel kbYou can also use white-based mediums like Modelling Paste and Gesso, but will get more of a pastel shade.  You do need a bit more mist than used with Gel Mediums to achieve good colour results   Just have a play around and experiment by adding mist a little at a time, until you have achieved your desired shade.

Here is a sample of  Kaisermists mixed with white-based mediums and different coloured mists.  The White Opaque Flakes Medium has white flakes but is gel-based so you can see the colour is more intense.

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To colour the crackle medium, pIace medium for your project on a craft sheet and add a little of the mist.  You want to make sure you have mixed enough for your project, as unless you use the exact same amount of medium to mist ratio, you may not be able to replicate the colour.

IMG_8231 kb Mix with a palette knife until all the mist is blended through.   How easy is that!!

IMG_8234 kb Here is a little canvas I created using  Crackle Medium mixed with Orange Kaisermist and Glitter Bead Gel Medium mixed with Yellow Kaisermist.

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 IMG_8276 kbKaisercraft Product:  Fiesta Collection – PP971 Paper Pad, SS284 12×12 Sticker Sheet, CM130 Sunny Siesta 3×4″ Captured Moments Cards. CM330 Sunny Siesta 4×6″  Captured Moments Cards, Kaisermist – KM108 Orange, KM103  Yellow, KM110 Pink, T621 Template Damask Quarters   Other Product:  canvas, sequins, doily, thread, corner punch

To start, I applied the orange crackle medium to my canvas and left overnight to dry for maximum crackle effect.  The medium does dry darker.  I then applied the Yellow Glitter Bead Gel Medium with the Damask Quarters Template.

Canvas 1 kbOnce dry, I sprayed the canvas with water around the masked area and applied Pink mixed with a touch of Red Kaisermists with a brush for a watercolour effect.

Canvas 2 kbI embellished the canvas with Paper, Stickers and Captured Moments Cards from the “Fiesta” Collection.

Canvas cl1 kb

Canvas cl2 kbHope you enjoyed today’s tip and have fun creating your own mediums.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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Tuesday Tip with Amanda Baldwin

June 23, 2015

Hi Kaisercraft Fans!

Amanda here & I am so glad you stopped by!

Last time I shared a Tuesday Tip we created this lovely….

2015-02-27 13.36.36A truly inspirational lil artwork!

*Missed this post? You can re-visit the tip here*

Well, it occurred to me that despite this project’s beauty not everyone may have a Sizzix Big Shot (or similar machine) to create such a pretty!

Sooooooo, what if I came up with an even simpler version  (yes, a quicker, simpler one!) that uses up some of our spare Captured Moments cards?

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Isn’t this just oh-so-lovely?!!!

It features Kaisercraft’s fabulous new Fiesta Collection – full of vibrant, pop colour and happy sentiments! Perfect for all kinds of scrapping and Off The Page creations. Mine is a gift for a dear friend I haven’t seen in a while – but you could alter your Captured Moments cards to suit your occasion or purpose.

Here’s the super quick how-to…….

2015-06-09 10.25.52Reverse an 8 x 10″ canvas and attach two of the 4 x 6″ Captured Moments cards as shown above.

2015-06-09 10.26.32Cover the ‘join’ with a coordinating border trim sticker.

2015-06-09 10.27.12Spray Kaisermists in colour of choice around the canvas ‘frame’.

2015-06-09 10.28.03Add more Kaisermist colour for fun and interest!2015-06-09 10.29.04Have some messy fun! (It’s good for you :) )

2015-06-09 10.31.28Attach another 4 x 6″ Captured Moments card to the canvas – I used a little Printed Tape to hold mine in position and embellished with a coordinating Collectable.

2015-06-09 10.34.06Decorate the frame with more Collectables (they make creating beautiful things so easy!) Add a wooden flourish (or maybe some Paper Blooms), a few extra drips of Kaisermist & last but not least, a few Rhinestones to add that finishing touch!


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Super pretty, super quick and just a little too easy!

Kaisercraft Products featured: SS284 | Sticker Sheet, CT829 | Collectables, CM330 | Captured Moments-Sunny Siesta, KM101 | Kaisermist-Charcoal, KM103 | Kaisermist-Yellow, KM110 | Kaisermist-Pink, FL497 | Wooden Flourishes-Tags, PT214 | Printed Tape-Half Doily, SB777 | Rhiinestones-Black.

Hopefully, this simple but stunning project has got you inspired and thinking of some new ways to use your Captured Moment cards too!

Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment!

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

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Tuesday Tip’s – Die cutting offcuts with Adriana

June 16, 2015

Hello and welcome to Tuesday’s Tip, it’s Adriana here today and I am sharing a couple of ways to use the wonderful Kaiser craft Die cuts, along with ways on how to use the waste part of the leftover once you have finished die-cutting your design.You can create really beautiful cards from the waste negative shapes from the die-cutting.

Kaisercraft have a wonderful collection of Decorative dies that can be easily used with all die-cutting machines. Di you know that most of the Kaisercraft die designs are based on their original wooden flourishes.

These days we are all trying to save money, and I know how much we waste paper. So, the next time you’re cutting a die-cut with some card-stock, there maybe an extra opportunity to make two cards by using the negative off-cut.  Here are two cards I have created using a die cut and with the negative shape from a die cut.

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The two dies that I have used today are

Kaisercraft  DD516 Vines


 Kaisercraft DD717 Alphabet Lowercase Script


Here is the vine die cut and the negative off-cut


By, mounting the negative off-cut shape onto some patterned paper and adhering it to  a card with foam tapes, you have created a second card with no wastage of paper.


I did the same with the alphabet letters, using the individual letters to create the word “MUM”, in fact, these dies are fabulous to create any word you like :)


NOTE: use post it stickers to hold down the alpha dies in place before placing them through your die cutting machine. This hold the die cuts in the place so that they do not move.


Another use of the waste negative shape is to use it the negative off cut as a stencil and spraying or sponging inks for a lovely effect on cards or layouts.

Happy creating and crafting …. Cheers  Adriana XX

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Tuesday’s Tip – Stamping & Mists

April 28, 2015

Hello and welcome to Tuesday’s Tip, it’s Adriana here and today I am sharing a couple of ways to use the wonderful Kaiser craft Clear stamps along with the Kaiser Mists, and Kaiser Ink pads.

Every month a set of new clear stamps are released along with the new paper collections. They work so well together with the paper collections. They are packaged in a clear easy to peel acetate sheet and you mount the stamps on to a clear stamping block.

TIP 1: once you have finished stamping with your clear stamp, ensure you wipe them clean before storing them away on the clear acetate packaging.

Today I am going to demonstrate how to create fabulous and unique backgrounds for your cards, with your clear mounting block, Kaiser Mists, Kaiser Ink Pads and a spray bottle of clear water.

TIP 2: Kaiser Mists have an iridescent shimmer to them, be sure to shake the Mists really well before spraying them on to your project, and place a small round bead in the bottom of spray Mist bottle, when you shake the bottle, this will stir the glitter up inside the bottle.

P1080447Shake and Spray a couple of sprays of Kaiser Mist Pink onto one side of the clear mounting block. Then, shake and spray a couple of sprays of Kaiser Mist Yellow onto the other side, as shown below. (Note: choose colours that blend well together, these two colours when blended close to each other turns a cool orange. Another combination is Turquoise and Yellow – the middle colour once blended is Green)

P1080450 While the misted ink is still wet, place a piece of card stock on top of the sprayed mounting block, press down firmly with your fingers in ensure that all the colour is transferred to the card stock. Gently, lift off your card stock, peeling away from the mounting block.

P1080456Now you have a unique strip of blending colour on the top half of card stock. Once it is completely dry, you are ready to use your clear stamps set. I have used the stamp set from the   CS211 Clear stamp – “Oh So Lovely”  and   CS212 “Antique Bazaar”

 For this one below, I used a sentiment from CS211 Clear stamp – “Oh So Lovely” and CS212 “Antique Bazaa”r Clock face

P1080457Here are three cards I created using this technique.

TIP 3 :Frame mount the stamped cardstock before placing the completed card stock onto a folded card. This will highlight your image.


P1080462Now, I will demonstrate another method to create a unique background with the Stamping or Mounting Block and Kaiser Ink Pads. Using Kaiser Ink Pad IP722 Red Gum & IP733 Green.

 Stamp the entire surface of the stamping block with IP733 Green Ink pad. As shown below.

P1080471Then, Spray the entire inked surface of the mounting block with clear water in a spray bottle.

P1080473 While the block is still wet, gently apply a piece of card stock on top, ensuring that the rectangle shaped block is in the centre top half of card stock. Press down firmly with your hand, gently peel away from the card stock.


P1080477Clean the mounting block and then do exactly the same process with Red Gum Inkpad IP722. Be sure to align the same mounting block in the same position as previously, over the Stamped Green image.

P1080478 P1080480Once the card stock is completely dry, you should have a unique background like this.

P1080482I have diecut out a “Love This” frame from brown cardstock and Kaiser Decorative Die DD711 Love-Frames, once cut I placed this on top of the stamped background and added some Kaiser flowers and die cut leaves (Kaiser DD516 Vines).Here is the completed card.

P1080484Here is another card I created, using the Kaiser Mists Turquoise , Kaiser Mist Yellow, and a spray bottle of clear water and a paint brush.

P1080469Spray the Mist colour onto a piece of acetate or even a small plastic lid or disposable plate & then spray some clear water onto the top of this sprayed paint, this will dilute the colour to a watery consistence.

Using a paint brush, dab some colour onto the brush and using your fingers, flick the misted colour onto the cardstock. I flicked the Yellow first and then the Turquoise.

Once it is completely dry, stamp your selected images and sentiment with black ink pad.

Happy Stamping and Misting, Cheers Adriana XX

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Tuesday Tip – Vintage Paper Pleating

February 24, 2015

TUESDAY TIP – Vintage Paper Pleating

Hi everyone!  It’s time for “Tuesday Tips” and it is Adriana Bolzon here today, showing you how to make Paper Pleating, in particular “Vintage Paper Pleating”. There are many various ways of creating paper pleating but today I am going to show you how to create my style of Vintage Paper pleating. This a fabulous technique that creates folds and pleats using paper and making them look similar to pleated fabric or lace. I created a card with the paper pleating on the bottom of this card.

Here is my card that I created using this month’s  “Betsy’s Couture” paper collection.

As you can see on the bottom of the card, I created two rows of paper pleating.

Here is a step by step on how to create these pleats.

 TT adriana photo 1Step 1.. Cut several strips of paper, 3cm thick x 30 cm long. Place the strips of paper in a container of cold water for a few seconds.

TT - betsy card- adriana bolzonStep 2 Take the strips out of the water and scrunch them with your hands, gently, as they could break easily.

Step 3 Dry the strips of paper with a heat tool, or you can place them in a microwave, on a paper towel for about 55 seconds.

TT betsy card- adriana bolzon Step 4 Pleat each strip, making valley and mountain folds, as shown.

TT betsy card- adriana bolzonStep 5 Adhere some double sided tape on the back of the pleats, this will secure the pleats in place. Apply some ink to the edges of the pleats

Adriana Bolzon - TT betsy cardNow your pleats are ready for your cards, pages and books.The possibilities are endless.

Happy crafting everyone   :)


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