Kaisercraft DT Post – Great Grandad & his Motorbike

Hello,

Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday for my Kaisercraft DT project, using the fabulous Workshop Kaisercraft collection. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint.

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Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD3342 Texture Cogs Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer

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I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top.

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I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.

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Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.

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I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.

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I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

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I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout.

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To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs.

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I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon.

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here

Travel Journal using the Documented collection

Hello everyone,

Today is tinged with a little sadness as I say goodbye to the design team. It has been a privilege to get to know you all and I hope you have been inspired by some of the projects I have shared. However, it is time to move on and I have every confidence that the next designer will also inspire you with their wonderful projects.

As my final piece for you I was lucky enough to be sent the wonderfully versatile, Documented collection to work with. On this occassion I took inspiration from the travel themed collectables and the Documented stamp set to create this travel journal.

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To create this I used a plain A6 notebook and covered it in White Gesso and Kaisercraft white acrylic paint for good coverage.

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I then used the 6.5″ paper pad to cover the painted base. I chose the small letters sheet for the front and the foiled grid paper for the rear. On each piece I had a small piece left over and I used these strips for the opposite edges of the front and rear. I stuck it all down firmly using PVA glue. (Don’t worry if it bubbles a bit, when it dries it will all pull back tight!)

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Next I stamped the large globe onto a piece of grey paper from the pad using the Documented Stamp Set and a Kaisercraft Black Ink Pad

I then mounted this on to foam tape and used two collectables from the pack as further embellishments. For the title across the front I cut the letters from the Notebook Ledger sheet of the 12″ paper.

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I also used a strip of Natural Lace to cover the wire spiral binding and I chose several travel related collectables to make a swing tag for the journal. I added them to the Metallic Hemp cord and tied them to the spiral binding along with a couple of charms from my stash.

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To finish I added some organza ribbon to the spiral and my travel journey is now ready to go..I wonder where it will take me?

Thank you for your support during my time with Merly Impressions and all that remains is to say goodbye! I hope to see you around on our crafting journeys together!

Elaine

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Factory 42 beyond the page room plaque

Good morning all,

Today I am bringing you a beyond the page room plaque made using the Factory 42 collection and some mixed media techniques. imageFirstly though I would like to show you how I made the cogs on my plaque look like they are ‘rusty’. It’s a very simple tutorial but the theme runs through my three design team projects for September so I do hope you will have a go at creating these yourselves.. you’ll be surprised how easy they are to do..and we use the most unusual of ingredients too!

To begin with I took several chipboard dies  and I also cut some dies using this Decorative Cog die then I used a couple of the Factory 42 collectable pack cogs and altered these too (yet left some of the gears and cogs as they came from the pack).

imageTo make the rust effect you take a mix of three ‘rusty’ coloured acrylic paints..in this case I used Terracotta, Black and Raw Umber and I then took a, fairly stiffish, paintbrush and gently ‘dabbed’ the three different coloured paints over the die cuts ensuring a good, thick coverage. (You do not want to blend the three colours to make one colour, rather dab them individually until the dies are liberally covered.)

imageNext I took some mixed spice from my pantry (yes that’s right..mixed spice..that’s not some new colour from a well known designer!) or any ground spice you may have in your pantry. I can honestly say that this is unlikely to be acid free so don’t use the only copy you have of a precious photo..but it will smell nice!

Next sprinkle the spice over the wet paint and tap it with the wet paintbrush to adhere to the wet paint..and leave to dry. That’s it! A five minute technique that gives a wonderful effect that would fool most people until they actually touch it.

imageTo continue with the plaque, I covered the plaque sides and moulded edges with the rust effect.  I then took a sheet of Assembly Line Paper from the collection and adherred it with PVA glue and left to dry. Don’t worry if it bubbles, as it dries it will pull back tight. Alternatively, if you don’t want to wait for drying time you can use the Kaisercraft Glue Stick. When dry I then sanded the edges using the Sanding Block and inked them using the Vintage Ink Pad.

imageI then tore a section of corrugated card to fit the bottom right hand corner and inked the ridges with the same Kaisercraft Vintage Ink pad. I then arranged a selection of the cogs and gears from the collectables pack and used Kaisercraft chipboard letters to spell out the name I required. Of course the title is up to you but these chipboard letters are plentiful in the pack and once they have also been given the rust treatment they can be used for any name you choose!

TIP: do not stick down all the elements until you have ensured there is room for the title you want to use.

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Once the bottom ‘layer’ was dried I added the gears on the top of the collectable dies and rusty cogs.

To finish I added the expression to the top left.

imageI hope you’ll agree that the tutorial is very easy to follow and the techniques of covering the plaque and using all the Factory 42 die cuts from the collectables is a fabulous effect..that would fool most people from a distance.

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Enjoy!

Elaine

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