Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mixed Media card - The Wholesaler featuring Tsukineko all purpose inks.

With all the new art mediums and inks available it is hard not to dabble in a cross pollination of different mediums and inks into my crafting projects. So this week I created a card using Crackle texture paste and inks for a beautiful and interesting look. And if you are thinking that it is just not for you, think again. Combining different mediums together is really easy, and if you start off small, you will soon be dabbling into beautiful works of art and canvas pieces, and even some mixed media scrapbooking with great success.
For this card I used crackle texture paste combined with 2 colours of all purpose ink.
Step 1 - On watercolour paper, used a Prima stencil and some texture paste. Apply the paste through the stencil using an old credit card or palette knife. TIP: The thinner the layer the smaller and finer the cracks in the texture paste will be, the thicker the paste, the longer it will take to dry, the bigger the cracks will be
 Step 2 - Once the paste is dry, mist the surface with water. Use a paintbrush and then lightly brush on some all-purpose ink in your lightest colour first. Then use another paintbrush and add the second colour of ink in the same way but overlapping onto the first colour of ink. TIP: Because of the water, the inks will mixed and blend together giving a really interesting colour effect
 Step 3 - Once the ink is dry, use a die-cut and cut the coloured piece into a shape of your choice. I used an inverted corner frame for my card.
 Step 4 - Using a scrap piece of coloured cardstock, die-cut a word or sentiment of your choice.
 Assemble your card by adhering the frame to the centre of your folded card. Add a few leaves and a large matching flower. Add your die cut sentiment. Dip a small paintbrush into the light blue all-purpose ink and splatter the background of your card with the blue ink as a finishing touch.

Another quick and easy way of using your All-Purpose Inks – combine it with art mediums on cards, layouts and canvas projects. Please let me know what you think of this mixed media card tutorial?


Stamping with stencils - Prima layout.

Over on the Scrapbook Studio blog I share how i used my much loved stencils as stamps to create backgrounds on my layouts. Stencils are one of those underused things in our stash that is really worth so much.Head on  over here
and see how you can win a product hamper by simply using your stash.
Versatile and pretty at the same time - combine your stencils with dye inks and create fabulous background effects.
 Combining Prima resin frames with old postage stamps -  a perfect combination between old and new.
 All Prima products are distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa and available from
www.scrapbookstudio.co.za
Until next time - have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring has Sprung card - Imaginecrafts featuring Tsukineko.

Hi everyone - thanks for popping by today! I am over on the Imagine crafts blog today sharing a Spring card for those in the Northern Hemisphere, while we down south are feeling the crisp in the air. Head on over here to sea how I used the amazing set of Radiant Neon inks for this card.
See the full instructions for my card on the blog, and explore the wonderful world of imagine crafts and Tsukineko inks.
Tsukineko inks are proudly distributed in South Africa by The Wholesaler.biz

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Altered paint can - Couture Creations.

Welcome to today's blog post with me Jowilna - it's with a heavy heart that I say farewell to this amazing team as this is my last blog post for Couture Creations, but definitely not my last post using their amazing products.
Today i am sharing this altered paint tin I made using the Vintage Rose paper collection and the new Hearts Ease die collection as well as some classic favorites like the oval die set. A quick and easy project to recycle an old paint tin and turn it into a functional item for your craft room.

Step 1: Die cut the oval frame shape. Adhere the two largest oval dies together using a piece of washi tape to hold them together. Cut the oval frame and ink the edges.
 step 2: Use the center oval die from the Postale Ovals CO724044 out of the patterned paper - ink the edges.
 Adhere the die cut elements to a painted empty paint tin. Use brads to add some texture to the outside cut oval frame.
 Die cut the  shape from the Hearts Ease collection and adhere it to the right hand side of the oval frames. CO724315
 Adhere some small punched flowers and a decorative resin butterfly to  the side. Finish off the look with some metallic pearls.
Visit the Couture Creations website for all the new releases, and the blog for continuous inspiration. Don't miss out on all the new inspiration from the 2015 team - and continue to be inspired by this amazing product range! it has been an honor indeed to work for this generous company.
Couture Creations Products Used
CO724062 Vintage Rose Garden 6x6 Paper Pad
CO72044 Vintage Rose Decorative Die, Postale Ovals
CO724126 Everyday Essentials Decorative Die, Mini Flowers 1
CO724315 Hearts Ease Decorative Die, Lilliputana
CO723044 Nesting Dies, Ovals