Factory 42 Multi Layered Scrapbook Layout

Good Morning everyone,

Today I am pleased to be bringing you a multi layered layout using the incredible Factory 42 collection 

IMG_0883To start this layout I used the large Cogs and Pulleys Die Cut sheet and cut two sections from the edges and arranged them as seen. (You will end up with a piece from the middle that you could use on another project as you will not be using the entire sheet in this one.)

When firmly stuck I assembled several of the cogs and gears from the collectable pack and mounted them on two torn pieces of corrugated card and I then inked the ridges with the Vintage Ink Pad (I find this such a useful little Ink Pad..well worth having in your collection!)

I used the rust effect patina technique on a few of the cogs (please see my tutorial on my first September blog post HERE) and some of the pipes to tuck behind the photo too. I mounted the photo on a page from the Paper pad and used some stickers from the Sticker Sheet that I used within a Kaisercraft Wooden Veneer Frame.

IMG_0889I then arranged the bottom cluster and used a quote from the  Workshop Paper that I mounted on a piece from the Paper Pad too and mounted it on another piece of the inked corrugated card. IMG_0884

IMG_0885I finished with some more sayings and stickers from the collectable pack and added a few bronze rhinestones, some sequins and a few brass bits from my stash too.


Thanks for looking..enjoy! 


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.

imageI also used some of my own die cuts and cut them to fit.

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.





Friends Forever – Boho Dreams

Hello everyone,

Linda here with my last layout using Boho Dreams by Kaisercraft for July.

IMG_1262 smallI began with Bohemian and tore some pieces away from the edge and down the side. These were lightly distressed using  a paper distresser. Behind these areas I added some Wander paper. My photo is 5 x 3 3/4″ mounted onto Denim Kaisercard with a small border, then onto a piece of Daydreamer 6 1/2 x 5 1/2″. I chose this section as the words worked with my layout. Next another border of Denim 7 x 8 1/2″ where I added a border with a Martha Stewart punch. Under the edge is a small piece of Feathers for contrast and the whole piece matted onto Avocado Kaisercard.

IMG_1265 smallLots of layers! Over the photo I added a couple of polaroid frames on foam tape. The words Smile (& #) plus Friends – Forever were cut from Daydreamer and added to the frames and above with more foam tape.

IMG_1263 smallLots of roses were cut from Wild, some tucked into the tears and some place around the matted frames.  Large flourishes were die-cut with Avocado Kaisercard and added under the photo matt.

IMG_1264 smallAll edges were inked with Faded Jeans Distress ink.

Don’t forget to check back later for more DT projects, until then, take care,

~ Linda ~