Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.
Suddenly, you know you are alive.”
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
Just sharing a quick tutorial on how to do a technique called "Ghosting" using Distress Inks. It really adds a cool background look to a page. I use it quite a bit in my art journal! I'm going to show you two different methods. Some people like the baby wipes, but I prefer paper towels with some water. You'll see why.
You will need:
Step 1. Choose coordinating colors of Distress Inks.
2. Cover your page/area using inks. Blend using circular motions and allow the colors to 'flow' into one another.
3. Place your mask where you want it. Using a paper towel misted with water, gently wipe away the ink. You will see the ink fade away.
4. This is the result
You get a really cool background look!
The photo below shows the difference I got in using a baby wipe vs. slightly damp paper towel.
Have fun creating!
Hi everyone and welcome to my 'Today Post'.
I am sharing a little creativity using the gorgeous Riddersholm Design papers from their Newport collection.
First up a mini pizza box using the pinks and browns in their 'Newport' range, this one is their 'Gobelin' paper.
There are numerous tutorials on how to make a mini pizza box and I have always used this template.
It's quick, it's easy to follow, it's easy to remember and more importantly, if you use a heavy weight 12x12 patterned paper, just like this one, you can whip up two mini pizza boxes from the one piece of patterned paper. Bonus!!!!
When I make my pizza boxes, I always make a band to slide over my pizza box to keep it closed.
I've cut a piece of paper 1 1/2"wide, 12 inch long piece and then I have used my lace doily edge punch and punched along each edge and then cut another strip of paper, not as wide as the other, inked the edges and adhered to the punched edge strip.
I've used a score board and scored along the band to wrap around my pizza box and then adhered the edges together to join them.
I've then used a piece of corrugated cardboard as the base, adhered to the strip band and built up an embellishment cluster using twine, muslin [cheesecloth] and foliage and topped it off with some gorgeous Petaloo forget-me-not blooms.
Let me share another project with you. This time a little creating with the gorgeous blues in the Newport range.
Did that whet your appetite a little?
Let me share ...
I have used a Kaisercraft wooden polaroid frame as the base, actually I have used two frames.
One I have painted a charcoal grey and the other a lilac colour.
I've applied two coats of paint, let them both dry naturally and then I have lightly sanded the edges.
I have cut two pieces of this paper.
I've sandwiched a heavy piece of corrugated card between each layer.
So it really is quite thick.
And then I have embellished and layered.
A Kaisercraft clear butterfly, corrugated cardboard, blue cotton, Petaloo Botanica bloom, leaf and pearls, a little muslin [cheesecloth], some miscellaneous blue flowers and some Flying Unicorn metal adornments. To finish the cluster, a gorgeous butterfly.
And a beautiful quote ... typed it up, cut it into strips and inked the edges.
Using the gorgeous blues again, this time using the 'Beach' paper.
A boxed card.
Sometimes you make a card and it's a little bulky [okay, in my case, most of the time] - this one is popped inside a wee open ended box.
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And to finish off - you knew I would be sharing a tag [or two].
I have used one of the Prima flower dies and cut two flowers, scrunched them up a little, added a small piece of corrugated card between the layers for height, cut out a little foliage, layered that in amongst the layers with a little muslin and a few strands of pearls wrapped around in a circle
Happy creating everyone.
Until next time,
From the Flying Unicorn store :
Riddersholm Design 'Newport' collection - Gobelin
Riddersholm Design 'Newport' collection - Compass
Riddersholm Design 'Newport' collection - Beach
Hi Unicorns! Maggi here to show you a pretty layered card you can make with scraps from your April Unicorn kit, some ribbon and cardstock!
Take a look at my video for complete instructions to make this card.
Kaisercraft white roses dyed with several red mists
French vanilla cardstock
Olive green cardstock
I Am Roses (largest flower)
Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Valiant Honor
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8
Spellbinders Romantic Vines
Thanks so much for visiting today!
This month I have a Build A Page (BAP) with the April Kit from Flying Unicorn. I chose to use the Tales of You and Me Collection the came in the kit. Also a video to see how the layout was competed from start to finish.
So I hope you enjoy the video.
Enjoy some close-ups
It always amazes me how many goodies come with the KOM. Check out more beautiful creatins with the April KOM click on the banner below.
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Hello Uni & Paper friends!
I hope you're enjoying your latest Flying Unicorn - Your Passion Your Art Kit. It's so full of Prima goodies and today I'm showing a Build-A-Page with some of the parts from the April kit and items I got from the Flying Unicorn Store. Lets get started.
I first put a coat of clear gesso on my page because I didn't want my paper to warp too much when applying other wet mixed media. I heat set it and was ready for the next step.
For the next step I decided to use Prima - Frank Garcia - Artisan Powders to spread some color on the page. I took some powder from all 3 colors (what is shown here is way to much) and added water to it. There is so much pigment to these powders. You don't need a lot to get the desired effect. Since I'm not that good in splattering I use a stamp to apply this kind of effect. Added a spray of water when I wanted a more diluted look. For some extra colors I took colors from the Pirma pastels and added those to the mix as well.
Had a spritz of Spring Color Bloom - Gold and sprinkled some around as well.
From the kit I got the other paper from the Vintage Emporium paper and cut 2 pieces of paper. Put some cardboard on the back to raise it all up from the page. I picked a Creative Embellishment - wreath to decorate my page. Leaving it just as it is.
This is the basic set-up for my page. Now I go to the fun part of organizing my flower arrangement. I love me some flowers. Lots of Prima - Vintage Emporium - Flowers
The title is from 13 @rts Laser Cuts - Secret letters collection I inked it with Tim Holtz and lightly brushed it with Prima - Color Bloom - Gold Empress.
With the kit we got some nice metal ornaments and 2 of them I placed on the layout.
Below a couple of close-ups.
Thank you for checking in!
Below a list of used products:
A while back Creative Team Member Michelle, challenged me to use Petaloo Velvet Flowers (love!!), on a cuff. I've made these before, and you can see them here and here. Anyways, I finally got around to actually getting it done! This is for you Michelle!!!
An Art Journaling background for this cuff, created with an old leather belt.
I really do love the Velvet Flowers from Petaloo!!
The background is both shimmery, and very pearlescent.
An angle shot
And the other side.
And I even made a video for you......
Hope you enjoyed!!
Hello Everyone, Yasmin on the blog here today and I've played with the 11"x14" watercolor sheet we got in the April kit. It's fantastic and is such an amazing piece to hang on your wall in a pretty frame when it's done. I've prepared a video tutorial on how I put together my piece for you.
These sheets comes in a pack of 6. The designs are all different and I was so excited I got this house design. Let's take a look at how it turned out.
Here's the video on how I made this using the April Kit:
I've used title strips from 7dots Studio we got in an eariler kit and fuzzy cut out flowers that came with this kit, also added loads of chipboard alpha letters I had laying around.
Thank you so much for stopping by us today and have a creative day!
You can find a great assortment of 2Crafty chipboard at the Flying Unicorn store. I used the following 2Crafty chipboard pieces on my layout:
Flying Unicorns April Kit
Studio75 Secret Garden collection papers ( You can find a selection of Studio75 papers and supplies right here)
2Crafty Chipboard on layout:"Elements Set1", "Juliet's Frame", and "Stars"
Hey all!! Ok I am super thrilled to be announcing our April KOM Guest Designer!! She has always provided me with LOADs of inspiring work, and always have been one of my most fave designers out there. Drum Roll please....
Flying Unicorn gives a big warm welcome to IRENE TAN!!
My name is Irene Tan or more known as “Scrapperlicious”. I'm a mother of two and I have the most wonderful family that always supports me in pursuing my passion. Scrapbooking to me is really about family and life. There's nothing more fun and inspiring than to scrap photographs captured everyday of our loved ones and the moments spent together. My scrapping motto has always been "Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!"
I officially started scrapbooking in March 2007 and a couple of months later, I discovered an absolute love of stamping and inking. I don’t really know how to describe my style of scrapping. It really depends on how my inspirations and mood takes me while I'm creating. I’m so excited to guest design for this kit and can’t wait to see what the outcome is.
We asked Irene a few questions so we could get to know the artist behind the art. Here is what she had to say..
So awesome getting to know this lovely lady! I think learning that she also loves to do cross stitching is super cool! That takes a lot of patients to do! LOL I have tried and didn't do so well.
Let's take a look at a couple of her projects that she has done for the APRIL KIT!!
Sooooo AMAZING!!! There is more to come!!! This is just a couple! More to come!! Stay tuned!!!