Notes & Thoughts … a masculine layout by Ginny

 

 

Hello all!

This is my last project this month for the October Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie Kits.

I have created a masculine page this time, I know most of the time I stick to the floral shabby chic style layout but I do like to do the occasional masculine layout, especially as I do have a son to scrap about!
I have used a reverse side of one of the beautiful papers in the kit… and I think this layout puts a completely different spin on this kit… looking at the kit photo you wouldn’t think you could create a layout like this but you can!
Its always good to see how these beautiful kits can also be used for masculine layouts – don’t forget the boys!!! LOL

 

 

I have photo process below for you to show you how I created this layout.

 

 

I started with the reverse of one of the floral 13Arts papers, I do love these black neutral papers, they are so easy to use for masculine pages. I did brush over some clear gesso to prepare the pare for lots of misting!
I used the Ayeeda mist in the kit over the background paper, I sprayed it and also undid the top and flicked the inner tube over the layout to get the splats.

 

 

The chipboard I altered using a VerDay Patina set. I used the Bronze colour, painted it over the chipboard and then added the patina solution in different places to create the mottled/ old metal effect over the chipboard. Allow to dry naturally.

 

 

Going back to the background paper now its dry, I used the Prima stencil from the kit and added areas of white texture paste over the paper.

 

 

 

Next I splattered a lot of white gesso over the layout, spritzed it with water and picked the paper up upright and allowed all the liquids to ‘run’ on the paper. Dry with a heat tool.

 

 

Next I splattered some Color Bloom Antique Gold mist over the background. Again I take the lid out and use the inner tube to flick the colour over.

 

When dry I then rubbed some Viva Inka Gold over some of the raised texture paste areas with my finger.

 

 

The photo I layered up on 3 distressed patterned paper layers, all slightly off set to each other.
I inked the edges up with an archival ink,

 

 

Now its time to put the layout together. I placed the photo centrally and added the chipboard words from the 12×12 chipboard sheet – I loved that sheet! I left these chipboard words in their nude state.

 

 

The big chipboard scroll I cut into two – basically one piece was 2/3 rds. of the total chipboard piece and the part I cut off was 1/3rd of it.
I then slotted the bigger piece under the photo layers on the right and the smaller piece in the photo layers on the left.

 

 

 

I added more chipboard words on top of the scroll and then added the blue and beige flowers from the kit! It still looks quite masculine though!

 

I added a little detail with items from my stash, some oval and teardrop druzzy beads and some seed beads. I just drop the seed beads into some gel medium and leave to dry.

 

I found these teal buttons whilst looking for the seed beads and thought they were perfect for the colour scheme so I added a couple of those under the layers too to finish the layout off.

 

Here are some close ups of the layout…..

 

 

 

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit …….

…….can you believe this layout came from this kit?!?!? – It did!!

 

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Happy scrapping

Ginny 🙂

 

‘Beautiful Together’ by Ginny

It’s time for another layout  using our October Scrapbook kit today!

This kit is full of gorgeous papers from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing. For this layout I used the 13 Arts papers.

 

I loved these 13 Arts floral papers, they are so pretty. The feature background paper I chose was a wood panelled floral paper. I cut the 12×12 paper down by a 1 cm on all sides and then cut along the wood panel sections, distressed all edges and stuck these 3 panels onto my other chosen background paper.

The two title pieces are from the 12 x 12 chipboard sheet.
I embossed these with a white embossing powder.

The leaves are also from the sheet and covered with the white embossing powder.

My distressed edges on the paper I inked with a ‘Toffee’ archival ink pad.
I also used some glass glitter (diamond dust) from my stash and added it in places over the flowers and around the flower clusters to add some sparkle to the layout.

My photo I mounted on a piece of the Prima PP which was of course distressed and inked to.

The photo was then mounted on a piece of cardboard to ‘lift’ it off the layout, this left me somewhere to push my embossed chipboard leaves under. Photos always to me look better if the embellishments come from underneath the photo and some go over the photo, it blends the photo and embellishments together creating a much better effect.

On this layout I tilted the photo, I like this effect, the photo works well for this. The eye is drawn from the main focal point of Holly and I up to the rocks of Lands End in the background.
Lands End is the most southerly point in the UK at Cornwall and was from our summer holiday down there earlier this year.

Products Used on this Layout

From the Kit

* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper collection – Botanical Garden
* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper Collection – Romantic Story
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Paper Collection – Memorable Floral Wall
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Flowers #634605 #634636
* 13 Arts – 12×12 Chipboard Sheet

From my Stash

* Stampendous White Embossing Powder
* Emboss it Dabber
* Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Crème De Rouge
* Twinklets Diamond Dust

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit

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Ginny 🙂

‘Roses’ canvas by Ginny

Welcome to my second project of the month for Tres Jolie October Kit.

Today I thought I would share with you my Mixed Media Kit Project.

This month we had a lovely large square canvas and the gorgeous watercolours from Prima. What a treat to be able to create with these!

 

Here is the Mixed Media Kit

 

 

And so lets look at a few photos of how I created this canvas.

 

 

I only used a limited amount of colours from the Metallic Accents set for this canvas. I kept to all the pinks and paler colours through to the grey.
With a wide 3/4 inch paint brush I painted on the various colours one at a time in random spots over the background of the canvas, letting them blend and run together to create a marbled effect. Later I used a smaller brush to add some paint splats.

 

 

The water colour paint are so easy to use. I start them off with a spray of water to activate them and use them from the individual pots, I also use the palette tray in the lid, to blend some of the colours together and to add more water to get a really watery mixture going for a ‘wash’.

 

 

The chipboard pieces were in the scrapbook kit. These I simply covered with a white embossing powder.

 

 

I used the journal card sheet, cut them all up individually, distressed the edges and backed them onto a piece of light 12×12 paper from the scrapbook kit and distressed those too.

 

 

I fussy cut these flower clusters out from one of the 13 Arts papers

 

 

I splatted some of the metallic paint on the background

 

 

Now to layer up the design. I used some cardboard behind some of the journal cards to ‘lift’ them up. This enabled me to slot under the chipboard pieces.

 

 

Add the fussy cut floral pieces

 

 

Next came the flowers, again I only used the pink flowers from the selection in the mixed media kit.

 

I used one of the silver metal frames from the scrapbook kit and added a cut piece of patterned paper to the inside. I then covered the paper with a thick layer of crackle glaze. This was slid into the card layers too.

 

Lastly I then splattered the paler metallic paint over the entire canvas and tipped the edges of the flowers with the metallic paint too.

 

 

Here are some close ups of the finished canvas….

 

Mixed Media Kit Contents

Prima Marketing 12×12 Watercolor Panel

Prima Marketing Metallic Accents-Pastel

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-White Pearl

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-Soft Satin

Prima Marketing Watercolor brush pen set

Mixed Color puffy flowers

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Ginny 🙂

 

“Paradise” Watercolor Canvas for Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our October Mixed Media kit. It is filled with Watercolor mediums from Prima.  Watercolors are the it thing right now and our kit is the perfect size for you to try them out. You can subscribe to our kits here.

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Here is what I created using the kit:

How about some close ups:

Lets talk about the background first. I took a stencil and some modeling paste to make the brick background. Once that was done, I began working with the watercolors.

I worked with the blue and green colors in the palette because I wanted to keep my beachy theme going in the background. I used less water in some areas to keep the color more opaque. In other areas, I used lots of water and dabbed a bit with a wet wipe to lift the color.

I also added lots of water to make sure the colors ran in between the bricks. For my frame, I went over it with the white pearl paint to give it a bit of shimmer. The fence was painted with the soft satin.

All the chipboard got a coat of clear gesso before I used the green watercolor (except the title)on it. It a couple of coats, but I do like the end result.  I also used some metallic rub-ons on the background, instead of stamps. I like the way the metallic blends in with the shimmer of the watercolors and paint.

I used the pink watercolor on my title and added some flowers from the kit. Then I used a few different colors from the watercolor palette to add some splashes to my canvas and called it done.

Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.

Here is my weekly tip: When using chipboard, its always good to cover it with gesso before altering it. I like using clear, that way it doesn’t alter the color of paint or other medium I am applying to it.

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Best Memories by Ginny

Hi all,

Its the start of the month with a brand new kit to share with you from Tres Jolie Kits.

This one was gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the gorgeous 13 Arts papers.

The colours were vibrant in places and as you will see later tin the month I have done a masculine layout from the kit too.

Here is my first layout for the month and it is also my interpretation of the sketch. It is, I admit, quite a loose interpretation but this is where I ended up in my process of following it!
I hope you like it!

Here is this months challenge sketch.

The next few photos show you my process in creating this layout.

I loved this patterned paper with the black background and was my first choice of paper to use from the kit.
I also chose the frame from the embellishments to match to the sketch design.

These are the flowers and chippy pieces I chose to use from the kit.
I have added some other flowers from my stash to create the flower overload that we all love!

I mixed some pink acrylic pink in with the texture paste to create my pink texture paste

I used this pink paste to stencil my background

My chosen photo I slipped inside the frame

I used the pink texture paste on the chipboard swirls as well. I built it up in places to create a think layer very textured layer.

The title chipboard I covered with a white embossing powder

I also added some white texture paste stencilling on the background

The photo and frame are popped up on cardboard so I could add flowers underneath the layers which creates depth and makes the layers stand out more. I built the flower layers up with the pink chippy swirls layered up with them.

Lastly I added the title chipboard pieces gluing them on top of the flowers.

Here are some close ups of the layout

 

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Ginny 🙂