Mixed Media Cards using ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of three, mixed media cards that I created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I just love the cogs and industrial theme of this collection and thought it would be perfect for a set of heavily clustered, mixed media cards. Many of you would have noticed that I do not usually cluster so heavily in my projects but I thought it was the perfect point in time to push my limits and learn something new. Check out how I went below!

To create these cards, I started with square 3 kraft cards (12.8 x 12.8 cm), 3 squares of Marrekesh Cardstock (12 x 12 cm) and 3 squares of Oatmeal Cardstock (11 x 11 cm). I added the mixed media background to the Oatmeal squares before adhering them to the Marrakesh squares and the kraft cards. Firstly, I stamped the music background stamp in Bark Ink. Secondly, I painted sections with white Gesso with a little bit of orange acrylic paint and Nuvo Crystal Drops- Brown. Next I stamped a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collections cog stamps in Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide onto the painted sections. Following this, I tinted some Texture Paste with Brown KaiserMist and applied it through the Linear Lines Stencil onto the cards. Lastly, I spray the Brown KaiserMist over the texture paste to finalise the mixed media background.

To begin the clustered sections of the cards, I coloured Cheese Cloth with Black KaiserMist and glued it to the cards. Next I added some fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01. Then I added more and more of these elements on top of each other, followed by some yellow and orange Flower Blooms.

To finalise these cards, I added some Wooden Cogs and splattered some extra Brown KaiserMist.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these heavily clustered, industrial style, mixed media cards. I also hope I have inspired you to have a go at using this stunning collection and some mixed media techniques in the near future. Stay happy, healthy and crafty!
Best wishes,
Roxanne xX

Do All Things With Love with Amethyst

Hello, Karen here with a page I have made using the absolutely stunning Amethyst collection – as purple is my favourite colour I couldn’t wait to get going with these. papers.

I was especially excited to try the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil as I could see the potential of creating beautiful inked corners on my project. I choose two green and two purple Kaisercraft inks – Orchid, Plum, Avocado and Green.

I started by cutting a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard to 8 ins square. On the reverse of this (the smooth side) I used washi tape to hold my stencil in the top left corner, ensuring the top and left of the stencil were aligned with the edges of the cardstock. I used Cut n Dry to add the Orchid and green inks to the open roses, then aligned it with the bottom and right of the card and did the same.

Next I placed the detailed part of the stencil at the top left of my card and used the sponges and Plum and Avocardo to add the details repeating at the bottom right.

I then drew a half inch border, using a pencil, around the two plain corners and carried this around the flowers but with a much smaller gap.

I used a craft knife to remove the inside of the pencil line and added a piece of Gem behind it.

Next I took another piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard and splatterd it with three Kaisermists in Navy, Lavender and Tourquoise. I then added a rose corner to the top left and bottom right using the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil.

Then I took two pieces of Mistique and fussy cut all the roses. I started to build my page by adding the rose frame to the centre of my page, on Mounting Foam Dots, and then tucked the fussy cut roses underneath it at the bottom left and top right of my page – I used Mounting Foam Dots to lift some of the flowers. To the bottom of my frame I placed the phrase from the Flutter paper and a phrase taken from the Jewel paper and cut down slightly.

Finally I added my photo to the centre of the frame, tucking two corners underneath and two butterflies fussy cut from the Flutter paper.

I hope I have inspired you to try out the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil as it is such a lovely way to embellish your paper projects and I think it would look spectacular if used on a card.

Karen x

Love with Grand Bazaar

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing my latest layout I created for Merly Impressions’ blog using the lovely Grand Bazaar collection from Kaisercraft (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).MI-Love-web530To create my background I used Folklore pattern paper and Boho Paisley pattern paper. I cut a 15 x 30 cm panel from each pattern paper, distressed their edges using a Paper Distresser and adhered them on top of a Kaisercard Blueberry Weave cardstock. To ‘hide’ the stitch between two pattern papers, I adhered one of the cut-off stripes on top.

Then using Garden 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern on the dark blue half and using the Clear Stamp – Lattice and KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate I stamped the brownish pattern on the lighter half of my background paper. Once the paste has dried I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold on all layers. MI-Love-det-aa

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I layered my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Marble Weave Cardstock. For the layers under my picture I used a glossy pattern paper from the the Paper Pad and fussy cut embellishments from Ceramic Tiles pattern paper and Doorway pattern paperMI-Love-det-dI fussy cut flowers from the Boho Paisley pattern paper, combined them with pre-cut blossoms from the Collectables pack and adhered them using Mounting Foam Tape. Then I decorated them with Rhinestones – Island Lagoon and Curios matching the collection. MI-Love-det-e MI-Love-det-f

To decorate my page further I used stickers from the Sticker book matching the collection.

For my title I used a large sticker word, which I adhered using Mounting Foam Dots. Once it was secured on the background, I decorated it with Rhinestones – Island LagoonMI-Love-det-g

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative weekend!

Emmy xxx

Be Brave with Grand Bazaar

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing another project I created for Merly Impressions’ blog using with the amazing Grand Bazaar collection from Kaisercraft (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).MI-Be-brave-web530

For my background I used Kaisercard Marble Weave Cardstock and Carefree pattern paper. I cut off 0.5 cm from each side of the pattern paper and using Distressed Dots 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. Once the paste has dried I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold on top. 

To finish off my background design I distressed the edges of the pattern paper with Paper Distresser and adhered it on top of the cardstock with Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.MI-Be-brave-det-a MI-Be-brave-det-b

I layered my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock and a larger panel from the Collective pattern paper. I inked the edges of the patter paper panel with KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate and then I used fussy cut embellishments from different pattern papers to create the layers under it. I cut the hexagons from the Ceramic Tiles pattern paper and and colourful doors from the Doorway pattern paper. I adhered everything together using Mounting Foam Tape.MI-Be-brave-det-c MI-Be-brave-det-dFor the flower corner I used Kaisercraft paper Blooms Sage, pre-cut elements from the Paper Pad and stickers from the Sticker book matching the collection. MI-Be-brave-det-e MI-Be-brave-det-f

I used also pre-cut images from the Collectables pack and Curios to decorate my page.  MI-Be-brave-det-gAs a final touch I added Rhinestones – Island LagoonMI-Be-brave-det-h

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Emmy xxx

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

Always Choose Happiness with Bombay Sunset

Hello everyone,

Denise here with another layout using the gorgeous Bombay Sunset Kaisercraft Collection.

main photoThe colours of this collection put me in mind of hot climates so I decided to use a large photo featuring my son and his girlfriend in the sand.

I used Licorice Kaisercard as my base then took Sari paper, cut down by half an inch on two sides.

I placed the photo just underneath the top border, without sticking first of all.

Next I took some of the white cheesecloth, and sprayed with Orange and Red Kaisermists to match the papers.

Photo 10-06-2017, 14 42 46I cut a strip then ruffled it underneath the photo.

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I then took some of the colourful papers from the 6.5 x6.5 pad, ripped strips then layered them underneath the photo.

Photo 12-06-2017, 20 07 12I flicked some of the Kaisermists over the papers and the main paper.

Next I used some of the die cuts from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad  to place under the photo and over the cheesecloth as banners.

Photo 12-06-2017, 20 06 47I used some borders from the Sticker Sheet across the middle and bottom of the layout.

Photo 12-06-2017, 20 07 28I also used some Rhinestones for embellishments, together with some EpoxyStickers and Gold Metallic Hemp Cord.

I’ve enjoyed using this warm vibrant collection and hope you will pop back for some more inspiration from the team very soon.

~ Denise ~

Cherish This Moment with High Tea

 

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project using the fabulous High Tea Kaisercraft collection.

117We were asked to feature the rubber stamps this month so as soon as I saw the gorgeous little flowers on the Floral Wallpaper stamp, I decided to use them on the background.

I started off with Coconut Weave Kaisercard as my base. I mounted the stamp onto an acrylic block, then lightly tapped some Versamark ink onto it.

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018I stamped this onto the card, then sprinkled some glittery pink embossing powder over it

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020Then it was time to heat gun it so it melted and  turned into a gorgeous glittery flower pattern.

102I then took some Kaisermist in Pink and flicked over the page.

024I added some border stickers to the bottom and top of the page from the sticker sheet. Next I mounted my photo onto some white card and placed in the middle.

117 (2)I fussy cut some flowers from the 6.5 x6.5 paper pad and used some of the shaped borders to embellish together with some of the die cuts  from the Collectables Pack.

I also used some flowers from the flourish pack – I painted one pink and one green

106Lastly I took some Metallic Hemp Cord in Gold, split the gold out then wrapped it into a loose circle then tucked it behind the photo.111I have really enjoyed making this and can’t wait to move on to my next project, be back soon and thank you for visiting !

~ Denise ~

Wall hanging using High Tide collection

Today I am delighted to bring you this wedding frame made using the Kaisercraft 3D wall art round frame.

imageTo start with I painted the MDF with two coats of Gesso. Once I’d done this I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink.

imageOnce the paint and ink was dry I used the Overboard sheet from the High Tide collection to cover the MDF palings. After  they were dried I added the hangers to the back of the frame with the twine to hang it from. This gave it the stability to work on the front of the wall art.

imageNext I took the actual photo frame and also covered it in gesso, Kaisercolour gold paint and finally a layer of white Deco crackle paint.  Once it was dry I didn’t feel the colour was quite right so I used KC Antique gold Mist and Aqua KaiserMist . I then added some light misting in the same colours to the paper covered palings to co-ordinate the two elements.

Once I was happy with the colours I  took some 10cm Burlap Roll and added in the main central cluster and the smaller top right cluster. I then layered cheesecloth over it.

imageOnce I added the photo behind the frame I then glued the frame to the Burlap and cheesecloth mats. Once dried I started adding the embellishments. I started with some cream rope on the large cluster adding Kaisercraft Paper Blooms in Iceberg and Ruby. I also added some mini Iceberg blooms to fill in the gaps with a couple of other flowers from my stash.

imageI then added some elements I had fussy cut from an embossed sheet from the High Tide 6″ paper pad : The starfish and the desert island in the top cluster. The two seagulls were cut from the same paper too. I also added the anchor, some seashells, another starfish and a couple of sentiments from the High Tide collectable pack within the clusters.

imageI finally added some wired pearls, wooden anchors and some Prima Art Stones with cracked shells to give the final beach-like theme. To finish it all off I added a twist of Dark Blue Hemp Twine.

imageI plan on giving the frame to my niece (the bride) for a wedding gift after marrying in the Dominican Republic at Christmas. Perhaps you could try to make one too?

Elaine

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