Thursday, 20 July 2017

VIDEO Tutorial : Beginner Mixed Media A4 Layout

Hello friends,

I'm back to share my next layout for 2crafty chipboard & Colourarte for this month.

Further down is a link the video tutorial for this page.


The colours are inspired by the Words & Paintery moodboard
You have until mid August to play along.

All the chipboards were first covered with white gesso, dried and then painted over with Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics. The pink paint on Doodled Heart was looking very bright after painting, so Ive dabbed some white gesso to soften the colour and give a distressed look.

Gigi's flowers got the tiniest amount of twinkling H2O watercolour, for the most part they retain their white from the gesso. The title from the Fine Words Set was painted over with 3 shades of pink Vivid Ultra Metallics from Colourarte.

Can you spy 4 ways Ive used roses on this layout - decoupaged roses from an Ikea serviette, roses on pattern paper, stamped roses and chippie roses. Roses 3 ways on a kraft background is the challenge at Kraftplus challenges this month. I just couldnt resist joining in.

I hope you enjoy the video. 

Colourarte Supplies:

Vivid Ultra Metallics 
African Jade, Teal Zircon, Jasmine, Pink Azalea, Playful Peony
Twinkling H2Os 
Apple Blossom, Pink Cloud, Bashful Blue

2crafty Supplies used:

- Gigi's flowers
- Doodled heart
- Fine Word Set 2 

 Thank you for visiting today.

❤ See you soon ❤
Happy crafting 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

(VIDEO Tutorial) : 'Cool Dude' using 2crafty & Colourarte for ARTastic Challenge July 2017


Hi creative pals,

Today, I want to share one of my 2crafty chipboard & Colourarte projects this month.

The colours and shapes are inspired by this painting which is the challenge prompt at 
ARTastic Challenge blog. 
To participate, just upload a project inspired by the painting & use pen on your layout.
So, you can doodle, outline paper layers, or just use a pen to write on your layout.

All the chipboard pieces were first coated with white gesso. I stuck the Triangle clusters on the layout and then dabbed Twinkling H2Os on them using a brush; a tiny bit of yellow, a touch of blue and a dot of red. Remember to leave some white space. It brightens the colours (visual illusion).


Using foam dots between the layers of patter paper behind the photograph, makes it easy to tuck in chipboard to embelish the layout. I outlined the pattern paper layers and Cool Dude Title chipboard with a pen so the letters standout.

To balance the page while not taking the spotlight away from the Triangle Clusters, Ive used 3 pieces of Chevron Bits chipboard.

Here is the video of how this page came together. I hope you enjoy it.

Look forward to reading your comments.

Colourarte Supplies Used:
Forest Green Vivid Ultra Metallics:
Teal Zircon
Twinkling H2Os: 
Sweet Alfalfa, Daffodil, Ginger Peach, Poppy Red, Blue Bayou, Tahitian

2crafty chipboard used:
  • Chevron Bits
  • Triangle Clusters 
  • Cool Dude Title
  • Cute Cogs
  • Gears
  • Steampunk Gears Small
  • Steampunk Gears Medium 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

(Tutorial) : Beginner Mixed media Grungy Masculine Scrapbook Layout

Hello creative friends,

My project today is a grungy, masculine scrapbook layout using Colourarte's Vivid Ultra Metallics and Primary Elements Artist Pigments and 2crafty chipboard made in May as a Father's day If you are a beginner, this is an easy layout that can be completed within and hour or two including drying time.

Here is a step by step of how the page came together.

1. Start by applying clear gesso on the pattern paper. Take a closer look at the photo on the left, you can see a very thin layer of texture paste through a gears stencil.

Before adding paints and more, I like to place the photo and decide on a sketch of sorts so I know where the next layer of paints should be applied.  

2.  Stick a few of the pattern papers and wire mesh tape. Mix some Spiced Pumpkin,Majestic Blue Primary Elements Arte Pigments individually with gel medium and a tiny blob of sand texture. Mix well and apply through a stencil as below. 

After applying the paste, I placed the stencil as is and cleaned it on the pattern paper with a dry wipe. That gave the faded brown marks on the far right.

3. Dilute some Teal Zircon Vivid Ultra Metallics and using a paint brush apply around the stenciled gel paste and spray with water to move the paint around. This helps reveal the gears texture. This is the reason I gesso the entire layout before adding any medium.  I like to use water to make drips and move the paint around. Without gesso, the paper will soak up the paint and it wont move as much.

You can use a heat gun to dry the paints, but I didnt want to wake the kids with my noisy heat gun. So, I went on to prepare my embellishments while the background air dried.


4. Apply a layer of white gesso on all the 2crafty chipboard pieces using a sponge dabber and then using your fingers add some blobs of sand texture very unevenly and in a few random places on all the chip boards except the title.

Dry and then add any remaining paints from the previous steps onto the cogs. Spray some water so the paint gets into the cracks and the crevices of the sand texture so that it gets highlighted.

5. Here is a close up of the layers behind the photograph. Just cut some pattern paper, distress with the edge of your scissors, layer behind the photograph with a wire mesh tape. In between the layers, Ive glued cardboard (instead of foam dots) so that I can tuck in some chipboard pieces. Can you see the shiny paints!

6. For the title, after a layer of white gesso, only one word was painted with some Primary Elements in Spiced Pumpkin. Here is a closeup of the title. Finish off by stamping using Black Archival Ink & texture stamps from Kaisercraft & Prima.

 Another look at the layout.

🌈✨ Thank you for visiting me today 🎨
I would love to invite you to visit my youtube channel for more inspiration.


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