Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Masters Project 2"

Back again with another quick share of my Masters Projects. This time showing project number 2. The challenge was to use non conventional materials.
Now this one was the most fun and pushed me to give the Masters a try!!
It was so much fun to create and as a result is my most favourite project!
For my materials I used joint compound and newspaper in my background.
See if you can spot them.

I wanted to create an original "beachy" background using the chosen materials and paint starting with a 12x12 sheet of chipboard. With all the wet mediums I wanted to use, I knew I needed the extra rigid substrate.

I used the newspaper to create some texture and glimpses of print under the layers of paint and joint medium.

After spreading the joint medium in various places I waited till it started to dry (it changes colour from a muddy cream to an off white) then pressed an embossing folder just enough to create an impression. If you want to give this a try just ensure you wash the folder straight away so that the medium does not ruin it.
Stamps are also great for this technique.

Once all was dry I covered the lot with gesso to create a good base to play with. Then the fun part began, playing with paint to get the look I wanted.

I tried to highlight the raised pattern with a combination of Inca Gold and thick embossing powder by Stampendous.

I treated the chippy with the same paint and stamped a pattern with versa mark ink then embossed with the same embossing powder.

When it came to the photo I chose a few neutral papers to layer so that they did not "fight" with the background, and made the photo pop! 
The title I coloured with black ink then used gold paint for the brackets.

So that is how I created my second masters project! 

Hope you have enjoyed the process and it has inspired you to give it a try. 
I am looking forward to giving my Christmas pressie a shot very soon.....a cute video camera! Process videos are a coming, may take some time for this tech challenged gal to get up to speed, but it will happen.....stay tuned everyone!
Next week project 3!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy New Year!

So I guess everyone is wondering..... where the *** ***** are you? 
Well the answer is, I have been relaxing on the beach and I now feel renewed and ready to create up a storm!
Before I do, 
I thought I would start the year by showing you all the projects I did for my Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Masters entry. 
Then by the time I finish the show and tell, I hopefully will get my hands messy with some new stuff!

So without further ado here we go:
The first Project, required a large 5 x 7in photo.
This challenge took me back, I used to scrap this larger photo all the time in the early days.
 I really enjoyed getting back to making that photo the hero large and loud!
So here it is:
My Eldest in all his splendour, ready for his senior formal 
(has not got the luscious locks any more, all got cut off when his Nan told him his hair looked nice and fluffy! He now looks 12 years old!).

After creating a rough grungy background using Gesso with gold and navy Lindys Stamp Gang sprays, I used loads of layers in neutral tones. Used up a lot of my scrappy paper bits and pieces.

Once I laid down all the paper pieces, I splashed around a little more inky sprays with a stencil and a Stampin' up roller stamp (to create that checkerboard pattern).

The Title is a Scrap FX chippie that I cut to make it 3 pieces, with a heart beat border (also from  Scrap FX) in between.

I treated the chippies with Stampendous Embossing Powder in Aged Gold, just love how it comes up!

 Used that same powder on the heart embellishment also, just used an old embossing pen I had in the stash, did not work perfectly (I am telling you it was REALLY old!!!) but I kind of liked the little bit of imperfection!

So that is all from me for no. Next up is Project 2, where we had to make a page using non traditional scrapbooking products. I loved doing that one, I raided the garage and found a new cheap go to product called joint compound! So stay tuned, do not forget to come back next week!
Bye All!