Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Book of Gratitude- Blue Fern Studios

I created another one of my books of gratitude for someone who is going through something difficult in life.

I used the Valentines Party from the Heartland collection to cover the book.
I used the Majestic chipboard frame as the centre of my composition. I embossed it with breeze embossing powder.

Finally I embellished around the frame with Prima flowers and bird resins.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10 Crackle Texture Tecniques- with Video Tutorial

I created a video tutorial a bit different form my usual.
Usually I create start to finish project video tutorials but I had the idea of creating a video that would show the same idea 10 different ways.
I love crackled texture and so I thought of 10 different techniques I could show you step by step.
These are not the only techniques out there but I figured with 10 is plenty to try and play with.

Below are the pictures of the 10 techniques:

and here is the video tutorial:

Here are the close-ups of each technique in the order of which I showed them on the video. Below each close-up is the list of products I used and some extras so you can achieve the same textures.

Technique #1:
Prima clear crackle stamp:
Link to several crackle stamps:

Technique #2
Prima Finnabair Art Basics white Heavy gesso:

Technique #3
Prima Art Extravagance clear crackle paste:
Prima Art Extravagance copper crackle paste:
Prima Art Extravagance gold crackle paste:
Prima Art Extravagance white crackle paste:
Prima Art Extravagance silver crackle paste:

Technique #4
DecoArt crackle glaze:
Ranger crackle accents medium:

Tecnique #5
Any heavy body acrylic paint

Technique #6
Prima crackle stencil:
Tim Holtz crackle stencil:
Kaisercraft crackle stencil:
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Modelling paste:
DecoArt black modelling paste:

Technique #7
Prima crackle stencil:
Tim Holtz crackle stencil:
Kaisercraft crackle stencil:
TIm Holtz vintage photo distress ink:

Technique #8
Prima crackle stencil:
Tim Holtz crackle stencil:
Kaisercraft crackle stencil:
Prima color bloom magic stone:

Technique #9:
BoBunny-Pentart- crackle paste primer:
BoBunny-Pentart- white crackle paste:
BoBunny-Pentart- black  crackle paste;

Tecnique #10
Prima Finnabair Soft Matte gel:
Prima color bloom magic stone:
Prima Color Bloom sprays:

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Photo Collaage Wall Hanging for 7 Dots Studio

Hi Everyone,
I'm on the 7 Dots Studio Blog today with a new project.
I created a photo collage wall hanging using recycled flower boxes. I glued the boxes to each other using gel medium and held the sides using paper clips until they were dry.

Once the the frame set-up was done I spread the placement of my family photos in different boxes. I cut papers from both 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown and Fortune Teller collections to fit into the remaining boxes and to frame the photos. 

Finally I framed some of the photos with several chipboard frames and embellished around the collage with flowers, metals and chipboard embellishments.
These pictures were taken recently during a family vacation and the colours fit perfectly with the teal and turquoise tones of those collections.

7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x12 elements
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown stickers
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x6 pad
Blue Fern Studios Frame garden celebration
Blue Fern Studios Roman clock frames
Blue Fern Studios Swan Frame
Blue Fern Studios Stars & Berries frame
Blue Fern Studios Frame Memoires frame
Blue Fern Studios embossing powder
Prima Flowers
Foam tape
Wooden Family word: Michaels

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Love Art- Prima Marketing Love-filled project

Hi everyone,
I'm really happy to have a project up on the Prima blog. I haven't had one up there for a couple of years so this was a good way to reminisce on those days.

I was asked to create a Valentine’s day themed project for the Prima Blog but since I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day I thought I would create a “Love” themed project. Love should be celebrated each and every day. Our world today needs so much love that any human being that collaborates toward this feeling is helping the greater cause!.

To celebrate love, I thought I would create a project that depicts something I love and is dear to my heart: MIXED MEDIA ART
I’ve always loved anything art related but in the past few years I fell “in love” with Mixed Media. This piece represents just that. My love for mixed media and how I pour my heart and soul into it as it brings me so much joy.

I hope you love my creation just as much as I love it.
Sending love to each and everyone one of you. May we all be blessed with love and happiness always!!

Prima Products: 963385 Finnabair Mechanicals mini knobs, 891541 Junkyard Findings small typo bulbs, 892487 Shabby Chic Treasures swirls, 960391 Finnabair Vintage Trinkets bottle caps, 963361 Finnabair Mechanicals tin hearts, 963347 Finnabair mechanicals pocket watches, 963422 Finnabair Mechanicals rustic washers, 569945 Prima resin butterflies, 963705 Finnabair Art Extravagance mini-art stones, 963712 Finnabair Art Extravagance art stones, 961428 Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte gel, 961374 Finnabair Art Basics white heavy gesso, 964076 Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique wax white gold, 964108 Finnabair Art Alchemy sparks ginger magic, 963576 Finnabair Art Extravagance rust paste, 961473 Finnabair Art Extravagance White texture sand, 963897 Finnabair Silicone brush, 588762 Color Bloom 2 Poppy Field, 588755 Color Bloom 2 Pot Marygold, 573836 Color Bloom tea stain, 580285 Color Bloom Ginger coral, 573737 Color Bloom Cotton Candy, 980443 Jamie Dougherty wings stencil, 963323 Finnabair Art Ingredient pebbles, 583545 Metals for wood plaque 8.

Other: Canvas heart frame, foam heart shape

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Publication at MixedUP Magazine Issue #5

I'm excited to have my first project published in the MixedUp online magazine.
A sneak peek of my project even made the cover!! woohoo!!

I loved creating the project and there is a video tutorial attached to it if you want to see my thinking process.

To buy this magazine and see all the amazing projects click

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my project. To see more of it visit  MixedUp Magazine website
and purchase this issue HERE

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