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Hi everyone? have you heard of Studio 75?
They are a Polish manufacturer and right now most of their collections are available at The Flying Unicorn HERE
I was sent the beautiful Little Black Dress collection to work with by The Flying Unicorn. This collection is available at The Flying Unicorn HERE. This is what it looks like..
I created this layout with these papers
For this layout, I also used chipboard from Wycinanka which are the cogs you can see.
The flowers I have used here are all from Prima Marketing and were sent to me by The Flying Unicorn to have a play with. You will find a WHOLE heap of Prima flowers at the shop HERE.
(from the Flying Unicorn)
Paper: Studio 75 - Little Black Dress
Ink: Adaline Pigment Izink - Gold
Frame: Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasures
Stamp: Kaisercraft - Grid
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
I also created this set of cards with similar materials.
For these cards, I started by adhering some 7Gypsies Tissue Paper to the background and the applying some modelling paste and a number stencil from Ranger.
I then added some die cuts from the Little Black Dress collection and some stamping before adding some Prima flowers, Wycinanka chipboard and some Heidi Swapp die cuts.
(from the Flying Unicorn)
Paper: Studio 75 - Little Black Dress ,
7Gypsies tissue paper
Stamp: PaperArsty mini stamp - numbers
Stencil: Dylusions Number Jumble
Gesso, Modelling Paste, Gel medium
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Here is what we are creating today!
Flying Unicorn and 13 ARTS are teaming up this month to give you 13 Days of 13 ARTS. 13 ARTS has so many amazing collections and fun mixed media products to play with…and you guessed it…the Flying Unicorn store carries them!
Hello Unis! Jax here with you today to share a project and tutorial I've prepared as part of the 13 Arts and Flying Unicorn 13 Days With 13 Arts event. If you haven't been following along with us up until now, be sure to read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can win a daily AMAZING RAK from 13 Arts.
I've been playing with 13 Arts' new Timeless collection along with 13 Arts mists, water inks and media. I love the colour orange, the warmth, the drama, and it is a seriously under-used and -appreciated colour in my opinion. Partnered with blue as it is in this collection? Perfection!
Here I've used it to capture a memory of my two year old, Colby, goofing around at a friend's pool. Because the colours in the photo are pretty neutral, I had free rein to use it with brightly-colored background papers and embellishments.
How often do you have a project and turn to your mists only to find that you do not have the right colour, or that what you have is too bold? Despite my copious, and growing, mist collection, it happens to me all the time. In this case I needed an orange-red colour. I have Scarlet, Burnt Sienna and Orange, but nothing that was orange-red. But there's an easy solution - custom mixing your mists to achieve the colour you're after. You can combine your 13 Arts mists with each other (Pearl and Chalk can be mixed together), and even better, you can drop in some 13 Arts Water Ink (which is transparent) to give you even more possibilities.
To illustrate my point, I prepared a cheat sheet of some of the possible combinations I could make using the Water Inks, Chalk Mists and Pearl Mists I had on hand.
Rather than mix up a whole bunch of mist only to discover it isn't a pleasing combination, I start by mixing a couple of drops on a non-porous surface (your craft mat, for instance, or a palette; in my case I used one of the plastic cutting mats for my Big Shot) and then painting the mixture onto a piece of watercolour paper.
Once I had my mist colour perfected I mixed some up in a spray bottle (leave a little space at the top of the bottle and you can easily add water later for a lighter mist if you want to achieve a two-toned effect).
I chose to go with one of the bolder papers for my background, and layered on my background elements - strips of paper from the collection, canvas tape, film strip and mesh tape.
I added some misting using my custom orange-red mist through a stencil, and also stamped randomly on the page with the wet stencil.
Next I added some masking with the fabulous 13 Arts Modeling Paste. The texture of this stuff is amazing, light and whipped. For an added pop of colour I stamped with 13 Arts Water Ink in Scarlet and a stitch stamp.
It's been an exciting week with our awesome 13 Days with 13 Arts promotion!! I've been waiting on pins and needles to share my creation with you. I also have a quick tutorial on how I used the Glass Filler with the Gesso and Mists to create texture on my clouds and background.
Check out the cool texture on the clouds. This was done using Gesso, Paint and Mists as was the background texture. First I painted the clouds with a bit of white gesso, misted with a mix of Navy and Sky Blue. I then mixed some glass filler into some Matte Turquoise Paint and dabbed it on here and there.
Here is a quick and easy 3 step tute on how I did the textured background. I think it would be great for art journal pages!
1. Add Gesso and glass filler together.
2. Add in Mist
3.Mix well using a palette knife/tool
Tip; Add to project as soon as you can or it may harden up too much to use.
Now if you have been following along this week you know Aida at 13 Arts is giving out some awesome RAK's!!! All you have to do is head over to the 13 Arts Facebook Page. Between 7 am and 9 pm EST today be sure to "Like" their page, and share the project of the day. Aida will chose a winner and it could be you!
Here is the RAK that you could win today!
Remember to come back daily for new creations using 13 Arts! You are sure to be inspired!!
Have you ever started a project and found that you didn't have the right color product for your project? Yes, it happens to me all the time. Not so hard to fix with paints, but what if what you need is embossing powder in a different color....hmmmm. You can fix that too!!
For this layout, I wanted to emboss the edges of all of the layers under my pic, as well as the chippy. But the closest color I had was just too dark. I've embossed colors on top of each other before, and that's pretty cool, but not the effect I wanted. So, I decided to try mixing my embossing powders, and see what would happen. Here's my test strip.......
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders here, but I'm sure it would work for other brands. All I did was take a small cup, and mix the two colors together, and then proceed normally. Tip: go easy on the darkest colors, because, they can overpower the lighter ones. You might want to do a test piece, before adding to your project.
I ran my embossing ink around the edges of the mats, and then sprinkled on my mix of embossing powder. I did use my finger to rub some of the excess away, but made sure to leave random bits, for that grungy look. Along with distressing and stamping, I added embossing powder on the chippy in random spots.
Lately, I've been using paper sentiments for my titles....just another case of 'can't come up with a decent title to save my life!' I also added a bit of Crackle medium on the title paper, but you can barely seen the color of ink through the shine.
Lots of layering of papers, and miscellaneous bits under my flower.
The focal flower is handmade from bits of lace, muslin, parts of an old flower, doilies and fun fur.
Have fun mixing new colors with your embossing powders.....I'm sure you can come up with the perfect color for your next project!!
Papers: Kaisercraft - Art of Life Collection
Stickers: Kaisercraft - Art of Life Collection
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Inks: Tsukineko Versafine - Onyx Black & Vintage Sepia
Stamps: Prima - 960810 and Kaisercraft: Script
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Molding Paste: Golden
Embossing Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Byzantine Bronze & Midnight Bronze Obsidian
Crackle Accents: Ranger
Various embellies: stash
Hello everyone! I am so fortunate to design for 2 AMAZING people, Alda from The Flying Unicorn and Aida from 13arts! Isn't it funny their names almost sound the same? JUST to confuse us all :)) LOL! Well, I am very pleased that these 2 decided to have a cross promotion this month and I am excited to kick start it!
For the next 13 days, you will find a LOT of inspiration from 13arts DT members on the blog HERE and The Flying Unicorn DT members on the blog right here! There are also many RAKS up for grabs so please read all the way to the bottom.
Here is my project and tutorial I created, using 13arts and The Flying Unicorn products!
Remember, The Flying Unicorn also carries MANY 13arts products HERE
"You are a part of me " canvas
Here are some close ups and my tutorial...
If you made it to the bottom you SO deserve a MEDAL! LOL! I am sorry.. I got carried away with the photos!!
I hope I have inspired you somehow!
(most available at the Flying Unicorn AND 13arts stores)
Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze - Solar Gold
Other 13arts products
The Crafters Workshop - Tiny Circles
Petaloo: Wild Mini Blossoms Teastained Cream
Petaloo: Canterbury Rose - Vanilla
Now here is your chance to be a winner!!! This is the prize that is being given away. It is a 10x10 canvas board, a pack of flowers, Flying Unicorn adornments and flying unicorn lace and die cuts.
In order to win this prize, you need to go to the 13arts Facebook page HERE , like their page and share the project of the day.
Good luck and have fun!!
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Hello Everyone its Mish here today, and I want to share with you 2 tags that I have been messing around with.
Now there is a product in the FUL store called Lindys – ya know what I mean right – Yummyliscious!
I have the Industrial chic set and WOW I love the rusty lantern lime……so yummyliscious!
I took this Lindys and 2 of my Prima tags from previous Kits and set to work.
I love paper dolls! They are so cute and versatile, you can make them yourself or buy premade ones on places like etsy ebay etc Or cut out parts of photos from magazines and compile them yourself…..for some crazy mixed up people!
So the 1st tag, is very simple, I just steampunked it up, lots of lindys, gears and the like with a nice frosty black edge….Ingvild Bolme black chalk ink from the Store.....
Then while tossing stuff around the bench ( im a messy scrapper) I moved a paper art doll and threw her on top of the tag, simply by accident…..
Ok, me thinks theres a idea here!!!!
So I quickly pushed out another tag, but less embellies this time, and seated my paperdoll on top! Im loving it!
So my Vampyre paperdoll is prebought,( yes ok im lazy) but shes so adorable! And the paper shes printed on is flocked! So her Little outfit is raised and soft to the touch! oooo pretty!
I hope you have enjoyed my stempunk moment in your day.
A day without Steampunk is a day without sunshine! ( just saying)
Happy Scrapping Ladies!
Hi! Today I’m sharing my Off the Page (OTP) project included within the Flying Unicorn February 2014 Kit – Your Passion Your Art! The February kit included a fun paper mache heart box by Darice.
I altered my heart box using the Key to My Heart collection by Kaisercraft (included in the kit). The pink, red, and floral prints were perfect for this box, as well as the Heartwarming Vintage, Love Mail journaling cards (also included in the kit).
This is what the heart box looked like originally...
My name is Aida Domisiewicz, but I also use nickname Ayeeda and all my work you can find here: http://13pasji.blogspot.com/. I live in beautiful city if Wroclaw, Poland with my hubby and two fantastic sons.
I think I've always had an artistic soul - I used to paint ceramics, create my own pots and bowls with a clay, I made home and office decorations. Over three years ago I discovered scrapbooking and mixed media – and it was love at first sight:) I create mostly layouts and 12x12 is my favorite size. Sometimes I make something different though - tags, cards or altered items. I’m not sure I can define my “style”, but my works are recognizable as a bit messy with lots of textures, layers and details. I just love to feel my page under my fingers. I don’t want to close myself in just one style though, as I love to experiment and search for original effects. For me each page is a separate, complete story to tell, so my projects differ with colors, techniques and … emotions. The perfect layout for me is the one that makes people actually FEEL the emotions I try to put into my page.
I just love to create, and I am lucky that my passion has also become my full time job. One and a half year ago I started to design papers under my own brand '13 arts', I am also a manufacturer of artistic mediums and other scrapbooking supplies. This is a dream come true. Thank you so much Alda for inviting me – it is an honor and a great pleasure to be a guest at Flying Unicorn store. The February kit is absolutely amazing, so inspiring and the possibilities of creating are endless.