Art journal page by Kasia

Hello everybody,

Today I have something different for you… art journal page where I used vintage charm embellishments… and not vintage colours lol…

It is not very complicated and requires only few stages but the overall effect is pretty good (I think lol)

So let me tell you how I did it…

l gessoed my pages and used structure paste through the flowery stencil from a kit

I used puffy sticker for the kit, create any words that suit u.

Use the lace stamp from a kit. I did not even put it on the acrylic block cos I was not aiming for a ideal image

I added black thread and placed it randomly

I used three mixed media spray from Imagination Crafts , available in Thompson’s craft supplies.

I made them a bit runny by tipping my journal

I sprayed the paper embellishments with the same inks

I stained the edges with the black ink to lift the elements off the page, I added the wooden embellishments from the kit

I used the gold wax over the puffy stickers and made a white and black gesso spatters

And that spins it…

Simple but effective…

Hope you like my take on the vintage charm kit…

Will be back next week with another one,

Kasia xxxx

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Shabby Chic Altered Photo Board by Grace

Hi everyone, DT Grace here! This week I’ve done something a little different from my usual papercraft-based mixed media (scrapbooking and cards and such), and altered this old photo board.

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A few months ago, my mum found this photo that is mounted onto some very heavy chipboard, and knowing that there was a shabby chic-themed kit on its way, I knew it would be perfect for this kit.

This is how the board looked originally:

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The lady isn’t a relative or anything – and there’s nothing written on the back of the board to say who she might be. But the picture looks like it’s from the 1920s – so pretty bang on perfect for a shabby chic theme!

Here’s the process video to see how the piece came together:

Almost everything I used on this came from the kit, apart from things like a button and a few large pearls. To colour it I used gelatos and pearlescent watercolours. I also used a fair bit of the BoBunny Rose Gold Glitter paste which is an add-on item for this kit, it is SO pretty!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my project this week – I certainly had a great time creating it! Next week I’ll have another altered item to share with you ❤

Grace ❤

Creative embellishments and imagination craft’s layout…

In this layout I really wanted to use one of our new brand, Creative Embellishments, chipboard pieces and some more of the imagination crafts and shimmerz products.

To prep the background I mixed some prima texture paste with starlights bright fuchsia and a few drops of shimmerz coloringz pink stilletos.

The paste looked lovely and vibrant against this darker background.

Next I chose this lovely berry frame. Without the need for gesso, as the starlight paints are nice and thick and heavily pigmented, I applied antique gold to the frame. These paints really do look stunning, so shimmery and it just works perfect on chipboard.

I really liked the circular shape of this frame so I decided to cut my photo in a circle and back with offset circles of cardstock and paper.

I stuck the frame to the sheet using prima 3d gloss gel, but didn’t glue right to the edge. This was so I could then tuck under the stickers and die cuts.

Some embellishments were aplied using foam dots to add dimension. I then applied 2 sections of carved pumpkin distress oxide then used my prima butterfly stamp and black ink to add some final details.

I’m really pleased with the result and hope you like it.

Do checkout our other Shimmerz, Imagination Crafts and Creative Embellishments products at thompsonscraftsupplies.com

Vintage charm scrapbook page by Kasia

Hello everybody,

I challenged myself to make one scrapbook page a month using new kit. This month it is a beautiful vintage charm kit that I simply adore… but I think I love all the kits since Louise started doing them lol…

So here is it…

It quite simple to make and all the main parts are from the kit…

I selected two papers from the kit, darker for a main background and lighter . The middle bit is the acetate where I used structure paste with a beautiful stencil from the kit.

I used vintage photo Oxide to stain the edges and same ink to stamp lace border using the stamp from the kit..

I selected and cut out some relevant sentiment from the kit, cut out some butterflies and stamped more sentiment from a stamp set.

I started to build my layer,lots of trying and moving embellishments on the page… I used additional embellishments like my fav cheese clothes, sisal, etc…

I used corrugated card and cut out some heart , used chalk paint and oxide to look vintage

Continued to build my layers

Added little embellishments in the corner and used a clip to hold it down

used polystyrene balls , in random places on the page, I used black gesso to make some splatters

I really enjoyed making another scrapbook page for my album…

and great way to use the photos…

hope you got your vintage charm kit … please share your creation on social media and tag Thompson’s craft supplies… or even myself lol

I love looking what people can come up with using the same kit…

Crafty hugs,

Kasia xx

Vintage Charm Shabby Chic Layout – Grace

 

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with another scrapbook layout – I have this photo of my Grandma that I really wanted to scrap with this kit. It’s light and feminine, just like my layout last week, but at the same time is very different to that. There’s so many things you can do with these kits!

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The process video for this layout is *ahem*, a leeeetle bit longer than usual. I’ve done the video in real time, rather than a sped up video with voiceover so anyone who still has their doubts about mixed media can get a really good idea of how these things come together and how long they take to create. You can watch the video here:

I suggest getting yourself some drinks or snacks for this one! Or maybe even get some supplies together and work on your own project at the same time 🙂

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I have incorporated a few things from my own stash in this layout – the doily and wooden piece, the rice paper and the little puffy butterflies (which I included as my Grandma gave them to me); but almost everything else is from the kit. I loved including the little buttons from the kit as mother-of-pearl always reminds me of my Grandma.

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Next week I’ll be doing something non-scrapbook related, and it’ll be a normal length process video too! Until then ❤

Grace ❤

Vintage Charm Friendship Layout – Grace

I am just in love with June’s kit. It’s absolutely stunning. Although I have loved all of the kits this one had me inspired even before I received it. The kit went on sale today (1st June) so make sure you head on over to the shop and get yours!

As there’s lots of friendship-themed sentiments in this kit, I decided my first project would be a scrapbook layout with a picture of my two best friends and I. I printed the photo in greyscale so that it would really pop from my busy mixed media background – but printing your photo in greyscale gives you a lot more freedom in what colours you can use on your layout. For example, if one of us were wearing red in this photo, it would really clash with the peach, pinks, and mint on this page.

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To see how this layout came together, you can watch the process video here:

I think I used (almost) every element from the kit in this layout, there’s just so many pretty things to use!

I also used a couple of add-on items,  including my background paper which is one of the Stamperia papers, and this beautiful Kaisercraft Butterfly Texture Stamp.

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Other items/tools I used that you can find in store are Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso and Heavy Gesso, plus Lindy’s Starbust Spray in Salt Water Taffy, and Lindy’s Magicals Shaker in Magnolia Magenta Gold.

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Pink and pretty isn’t my usual aesthetic, but I am really proud of this page. This kit makes it so easy to create beautiful projects.

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Thanks so much for reading. I’m writing this while waiting for a layer of my second project to dry, so look out for that next week!

Grace ❤