Mixed media canvas… Tropical escape kit… -by Kasia

hi there…

This is my 8×8 mixed media canvas.. .

I totally enjoyed making this…

Here is how I did it…

start with caving the canvas with white gesso and then find some old straps of book pages and adhere them onto the canvas… using clear gesso..

use the stencil from a kit and white structure paste to add some texture to the background

cover the flowers from the kit with white gesso

I had a mdf window frame from creative embellishments (available in Thompson’s shop ) , cover with white gesso too

start thinking of your first layer… I used cheesecloth and corrugated card

Starr adding texture… I added sisal… sandy texture paste and polystyrene balls in different sizes

I cut out the sentiment from one of the card from the kit… I had to put it at the stage because I won’t be able to lift the window frame up later…

I had to cover the sentiment when I started adding colour…I enjoyed see purple creem-ez from the kit… I add the blob of colour and watered it down with water spray

continue till you happy with a shade and intensity of the colour

add some more flowers, cut out bird and sentiment from of of the cards

add black and gold splatter … I used Imagination Crafts starlight paint… so sparkly

happy crafting …

Kasia xxxx

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“We Dream of Summers…” Layout by Grace

Can anyone get over how pretty this kit is? Because I certainly can’t! I’m back this week with another scrapbook layout using lots of elements and one of my favourite mixed media techniques.

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That technique is to stamp and heat emboss an image, and then watercolour over the top. The heat embossing creates a beautiful resist effect, and the gorgeous Shimmerz Creameez from the kit was the perfect medium to use over it. I decided not to add gesso to this layout, which meant little areas of the patterned paper were ‘damaged’ by the watercolour, which creates a lovely distressed look.

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To see what else I got up to and other techniques used in this layout, you can watch the process video here:

Here’s some more pictures. This layout was incredibly different to photograph for some reason, so it’s been really hard to show the true colours of all the elements used, but hopefully you can get an idea!

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Thanks so much for reading ❤

Grace ❤

Tropical Tag by Kasia

Hello everybody, hope you are enjoying the tropical weather …

This week I bring you a tropical tag using this morning month kit called Tropical Escape.

Let me show you step by step…

I used standard size tag, I used watercolour card stock.

Start from applying structure paste /texture paste through the floral stencil from the kit.

When dry apply the creameez and spray with water to allow the Ink to move.

I used my sugar plum ink pad from the kit to add depth to corners. Just rub it holding in ink pad flat…

Get your embellishments ready, I rolled some papers into straws, cut out few images from papers from the kit…

start building your composition and layers, I added some cheese clothes and other stuff from my stash

keep building layers till you happy

I added the flowers and cut out butterflies, stained the edges of the tag…

add the sentiment… this was I cut out from one of the cards from the kit

I used black gesso for splatters …

added the string… and done…

Fully tropical tag ready… I enjoyed building layers and cutting the elements out…

Hope you got your kit and gonna try to make your own tropical tag…

Till the next time…

Kasia xxxx

‘Thankful’ Tropical Escape Layout by Grace

Hello everyone! Happy July! (July… really? how is it already July?!). I’m here this week with my first project with the gorgeous Tropical Escape kit. If you haven’t already seen what’s in this kit then I have a share on my YouTube channel which you can watch here.

I’ve created this scrapbook layout about my home town, which though it isn’t remotely tropical, sometimes when it’s a nice sunny day and you’re staring out to the sea and not looking at the town behind you, it can feel a little bit tropical.

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The process video for this layout can be watched here:

In this layout I’ve tried to incorporate all the  mixed media items/styles the kit contains. So there is stamping, stencilling, watercolouring (with the Shimmerz), sequins, tulle, and Prima flowers.

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The only non-kit items I’ve used (other than the obvious adhesives, black ink, and such) are Nuvo Drops in Honey Gold, and Distress Oxide in Seedless preserves, which you can get from the store. There’s also a couple of resin flowers from my stash – one of which is from a previous kit, which just goes to show how these kits are really great not only for creating projects with the theme, but for building your mixed media stash too!

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I also used two of my add-on items, which are the Crate Paper Wild Heart Thickers, and the BoBunny Glitter Paste in Honeydew.

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Creating with this kit is truly enjoyable, I can’t wait to get started on my next project!

Grace ❤

Tropical Escape kit-sketchbook cover by Kasia

Hello everybody and hello July…

The weather is tropical out there so July’s kit is just perfect for it.

Here is my sketchbook cover…

The kit is vibrate and sunny…full of tropical images… let me show step by step..

Got my sketchbook, paper from a kit and cut out tropical birds from one of the papers.

I used the stencil from a kit with a structure paste..

I have tore some papers from the kit and started building my layer, I did change my mind a bit after taking this photo though lol

I have stamped the palm tree and good times on my paper using the stamp set from the kit.

I have use a bit of chipboard from my stash.

kept building layers,adding bird and sentiment card from the kit. I cut the card out to fit better on my project

Added the flowers and leaves from the kit

Added some gold wax on the chipboard and the corners

I cannot do without splatters, here I used gold ones and black ones…

Finally added some clear drops and adhered the panel to the front f my sketchbook..

Hope you enjoy my first tropical project…

Will bring you another soon …

Kasia xxx

Vintage charm plaque by Kasia

Hello everybody,

I have the last project for this month, using the vintage charm kit….

I have use the mixed media card from the kit as a base…

Let me show step by step…

I used the stencil from the kit and white texture paste

I rubbed the ink pad (from the kit ) on my non stick mat, sprayed with a water

I dabbed the paper onto the ink puddle … I kept doing that till I was happy with result

I hole punched the sides on the card and treaded the string and lace

I stamped the lace stamp and started building my layers, using lace and cheese clothes

I kept building the layers

I used most of embellishments from the kit

I added the sequins, stained the edges…and black gesso splatters..

You can always use the photo that have meaning to you…

I totally enjoyed this month kit…

In next few day you will see another project…tropical one… from the July kit..

Hope you are looking forward as much as me…

Love,

Kasia xxx

Wycombe Scrappers Class…

I taught a class at Wycombe Scrapers https://www.facebook.com/groups/176942892341842/ this weekend and it was wonderful.

The space was perfect, the ladies were lovely and it’s a fantastically run crop. I very much recommend checking them out.

I taught a mixed media layoutnusing mainly Imagination Crafts items. We played around with structure paste, stencil medium, starlight paints and waxes. We also used some lovrly3 chipboards from Creative Embellishments and a Kasiercraft paper to work on

Here are the amazing results

Shabby Chic Altered Book/Bible by Grace

Hi everyone! Another altered object from me this week – I got hold of this old, falling to pieces bible, and decided to alter it and make it shiny and new as a gift for one of my sisters.

This is before…

 

…and this is after:

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It was incredibly simple to make, just a bit fiddly in places. As ever I have a process video you can watch here:

Unfortunately I’d already used up almost all of my lace from the kit in my other projects, so the laced I used was from my stash. Some of it was white so I dyed it with Distress Oxide for a more antique, vintage look.

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I’ve had such a great time with this kit, it’s so beautiful – and parts of it such as the stencil, stamps, and ink, I’m now absolutely thrilled to have as part of my stash.

Thank you, as always, for reading ❤

Grace ❤

 

Vintage Charm tag by Kasia

Hello everyone, I have a small tag for you using this month kit. It is a small msg tag 12cm x6cm..you can use paper tag … I just had that one on my desk when the idea came…

I used some additional tiny paper flowers from my stash..

Let me show you …

I covered the tag with the paper

I stamped the butterfly on the wire from add ons.. I did not use acrylic block, cos I knew it will be covered

I used the ink from the kit and make up sponge to stain the edges. I cut out one of the door from the paper and cut them like they are open

glued the door to the tag. I added the sisal and cut out the butterfly

Started building my layers… I used some cheese clothes… I can’t do without it lol,

Started adhering my embellishments using hot glue gun…

I added some small polystyrene balls and black gesso splatters

And here we go ..

all ready..

Happy crafting… and I will be back soon with my last vintage projects..

Kasia

Xxx