Monday, May 16, 2011

Altering Paper Flowers with Alcohol Inks

It occured to me that I could alter paper flowers with alcohol inks if I covered them with Glossy Accents first! And it worked and I love the effect.

I have also altered the chipboard letters in the same way. The application of Glossy Accents provides a barrier so the alcohol ink doesn’t soak through.

1.       Take some white paper flowers. Paper Flowers Snow (F601)

2.       Partially stamp some of the flowers with a script background clear stamp. Clear Stamp Script (CS752)

3.       Add a blob of Glossy Accents in the middle of each flower and smooth all over the flower with paintbrush or finger. Let dry.

4.       Apply several colours of alcohol inks to an Ink Applicator (with a felt pad). Stamp the inked Applicator all over the flower. Use some blending solution if required. Stop when the desired look is achieved. Alcohol ink dries very quickly. I also used gold mixative with the inks.

5.       Add pearls to the centre of flowers. Pearls Chocolate (SB792), Pearl Brads Chocolate (EM935)

6.       Use your finished altered flowers on your project.

“S’mores” by Lesley Cooper


Material List: Paper Flowers (F601); Kaisercolour Turquoise; Clear Stamp Script (CS752); Pearl Brads (EM935); Pearls (SB792);  Other – glossy accents, texture paste, ink, chipboard letters, cardstock.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Very Excited

to make the next round of the Kaisercraft Design Team search. Really really happy.

While I am here I want to share some Chanteuse projects from last month. Gorgeous range this. I also played with the Ornate Frame which was the new release BTP project for Kaisercraft.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kaisercraft Projects

I have been scrapping up a storm this weekend using the very versatile and gorgeous kaisercraft products. I have loved my year on the Kaisercraft design team and I decided to reappy for the design team so needed to create some new projects. It has also been good catching up with some projects I have been meaning to do for a while. 

Double Layout - Clip N Climb

A double layout using Class of '87 collection.

Layout - Bubble Princess

The wonderful Magic Happens collection.The chipboard and letters have been inked and painted with clear crackle paint.

Altered Cereal Box

I do love to look at everything and wonder what I can create with it. Nothing is safe. This was a single serve cereal box which i thought would transform into a cool shadow box. Using the gorgeous Chanteuse collection, chipboard flourishes and paper blooms.

Fairy Lantern

How cool would these look on a party table! I used a battery tea light inside. I have used the Magic Happens Collection here. I have stamped on velum for the pictures in the heart window.

Tri Fold Frame Card

I have created a tri fold card and used one of the diecuts to create the frame. I cut through the middle of the diecut and the front of the card. This allowed me to layer embellishments inside to give more dimension. I have used the Chanteuse Collection.

Mini Album - Buskers Festival 2011

A mini album using the seaside and up. up and away collections.

Some older but favourite BTP projects

Key Ring Holder

A Kaisercraft BTP project using the Lush Collection.

Photo and Message Tree

Another Kaisercraft BTP using the Lush Collection.