Demo Day - Mixed Media Background

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i used a Lady Pattern Paper Technique Cardstock for demonstration purposes.  i just love this paper.  it can handle moisture as well as heat (obviously within reason as all paper) and the Primary Elements just loved being misted on this surface...  hope you can see the shimmer in the photo below.
to achieve the look, i simply sprinkled some of the Primary Elements Powders onto my background and then misted it with water to make the powder react with the water.  i did use a heat tool to dry the page.  of course it had slight wobbles, but i simply glued the whole piece to a piece of thin cardboard, which straightened it out again.  you can make your own glimmer mists with Primary Elements as well, you simply mix the powder with water in a mister bottle.
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Nuvo Glitter Paste is literally GLITTER with a little paste that adds dimension to your projects when used through a stencil.  it is thick and luxurious, not runny at all and dries fairly quickly.  the glitter effect is subtle - loved working with it!
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i applied the Couture Creations Gloss Finish Paste through a Kaisercraft Stencil - Collage and then sprinkled it with a custom made glitter mix.  love how it picks up all the colours i used on my project.  you should try mixing a few colours of glitter together - it is like magic!
i used Lady Pattern Paper Dainty Damask together with  Studio 75 Violet Love - the two complement each other perfectly! i used the LPP Paper as a base, fussy cut the flowers from the Studio 75 paper and also used it to stamp my title and type my journaling on.
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 Tonic Nuvo Mousse is one of my favourite products at the moment.  i applied it with a jumbo dauber through a Scrapbook Studio Just Because Moroccan stencil.  this is just to add a soft look to a layout - it does not add texture when you apply it with a sponge.  the beauty of the mousse is that you can apply it with a spatula and then achieve a textured look.  i also used the mousse to chalk the edges of my papers and to make the splats on the page.
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i finished the page off by adding some of the Kaisercraft Silk Foam Flowers Endri had made demonstrating how fabulously easy it is to make them - it just adds a softness to the project and livens it up.
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hope you will also try just creating a background and then filling it with elements - it is a lot of fun and there are NO RULES - except to enjoy yourself and have fun!
hope you have a great and creative week.
big hugs

Step by Step - Chipboard/Stencils and Rust Paste

Boating Layout

Products used

Just Because Travel 1 papers

Finnabair Rust effect paste

Finnabair Patina effect paste

Celebr8 word Brave MB2604

Celebr8 Gear corners MB27411

Bubble stencil

Melange Art pebbles


First of all, I created my basic layout.  Added the photos etc.  Now it was time to create all the elements.

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The chipboard word and gears where painted with the rust paint and with a fine brush the patina was added and blended.

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The Melange Art Pebbles where treated in the same way.

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With the bubble stencil I mixed the dark brown of the rust pasted with textured paste and used thru the stencil with a pallet knife and then waited for it to dry.

Then added the other 2 rust effect paste with a fine brush to the bubbles.

I then added the patina in the 3 shades with a fine brush.

I did not mind if it went over the edges of the circles it added to the paint splatters on the paper

(but if you don’t like that effect place your stencil over the bubbles and then do the other steps it you will get much cleaner lines)

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Hope you enjoyed this technique






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Inspiration Sketch April 2018

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Sometimes the most ordinary days can turn into a GRAND Aventure!  This happened to Frans and Susan in December 2016 when they went for what they thought, would be a very uneventful cruise on a quiet lagoon.
They day turned into a Grand Adventure when they lost their balance and the canoe capsized!  Lucky for them there were a few avid photographers nearby and these moments were captured forever!
Cariena used the Celebr8 2018 Core Ranges to create this layout. 
If you click on the layout you can download the FREE class from Create with Cariena.
Life is a Grand Adventure Sketch

Step by Step Tutorial - You are Loved

Michele Paul from Isa-Bella Studio in Natal shared another GORGEOUS and fun tutorial for a layout she created using the beautiful Prima Zella Teal Paper Collection, Scrapbook Studio's Just Because Stencils with some Nuvo Mousse as well as some other items available from Scrapbook Studio and other craft stores.

We love the soft and ethereal look of this layout - Zella Teal has been one of our firm favourites at the shop and we still have lots of these papers!

Thank you so much for this, Michele!

Enjoy this and remember to share your projects using some of our Papers and other products you have purchased from Scrapbook Studio!

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The white card stock was prepared Dina Wakley clear gesso (a thin layer and allowed to dry)

For my paper I used the Prima Zeal Teal collection

Prima flowers mini Daisy white and Aqua

Melange Art pebbles

White flower stamens

Celebr8 - You are Loved chipboard word

The Nuvo mousse was used with a pallet knife and applied as is thru the stencil. You get a beautiful shimmer on the stencil colour. I used Pure Platinum

Stencil Nuvo

The background was created using the Nuvo mousse.

Colours used Aquamarine, Pure platinum and Cosmic brown

Nuvo mousse is water soluble so you can add to water to form a spritz

I used a small pallet knife of each into a 3-separate small spray bottles the more you use the stronger the colour, shake very well. (the colours are very pastel)

You will get an incredible shine once the spray dries on your background.

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Nuvo Crystal Drops- Ivory Seashell was used to create pearls on the stencil twirls

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I have used natural fibre behind the flower and coloured it with K-craft product glimmer mist. Metallic silver

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I cut the roses from the paper and glued to the back of the melange art pebbles with Tombow

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Below are some more close ups of the layout.  Hope you will be inspired!

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