while i probably wouldn’t classify myself as a ‘mixed media artist’… i DO love to get my hands all dirty playing with sprays, paints, inks and all kinds of different mediums! for years, i have loved to play with masks, stencils, foam stamps… and now that i have stencils again back in my line up, it’s been so much fun to PLAY and experiment- that whole “experimenting’ is a critical part of the creative process… i highly encourage some play time! Today… Jamie Pate shares a beautiful happy project that would make such a lovely piece of art in your home, or a wonderful gift… i always love Jamie’s soft textures, and inspiring results! take a look at this simple, yet fabulous piece:
I love to play around with mixed media art. It is one of those exercises that really has no rules. There is therapy in adding paint and stamps and paper and stencils to a blank canvas. Time does not always allow for me to play as much as I would love. But when this weeks Stencil Mania came up, I knew that some sort of mixed media would be involved for my project.
Today’s project is fairly simple and straightforward. I am going to show you how a few bottles of Color Shine and a couple of the Heidi Swapp Stencils can be the jumping off place to a fun canvas piece.
This project starts with an 8×10 canvas. The 12×12 Hexagon and the 6×6 Butterfly stencils were used to create this background. Mustard and Georgia Peach Color Shine was used first. An ombre effect of sorts was created by adding a bit of the Mustard Shine first and then a few sprays of the Georgia Peach. Now remember…mixed media can be very subjective. It can be hard to replicate exactly. So here today I just want to show you what the stencils can do. But know that you may not get this exact color variation on your project if you were to try this. Hopefully this will be an inspiration piece for you to show you just what a great effect you can get from the Stencils and mixing the Color Shine.
The fabulous 6×6 Butterfly stencils was used to make the next layer. (I may or may not be a huge fan of that particular stencil). I used Primrose Color Shine to give these shapes a good pop of color. To achieve this look, I placed the Butterfly stencil on the canvas, then used washi tape to keep it in place. Then I used paper towels to cover all the areas I did NOT want the Shine to show. And that’s how I was able to have only four of the butterflies show when there are actually six on the stencil.
Now that the background is in place, which I love by the way, it is time to play.
Color Magic Letterbox Alphas were used to spell CREATE. They were sprayed with Primrose Color Shine. I wanted them to have a bit of lift on the canvas, so they are attached with hot glue. You could also use dimensional tape to achieve the same effect.
The Chipboard Alphas with Resist were used to spell JOY. I wanted these to be a slightly different pink, and I did not want the resist dots to show through too much, so I used a pink acrylic paint to color. I like how the paint is just transparent enough to show a bit of the dots. Remember to make products work for you. Just one way is to paint embellishments.
EVERYDAY was cut on my Silhouette on white card stock. It was then sprayed with Primrose Color Shine. I added small dabs of liquid adhesive to only a few places on the back so that it would have a bit of a floating feel on the canvas.
The rest of the canvas is embellished with vintage sequins, Gold Confetti Arrow Rub Ons from Pink Paislee, a doily. tag, a clip and I trimmed off the ‘Serendipity’ word from the info strip at the bottom of one of the Serendipity 12 x12 pattern papers.
There are so many levels of detail you can achieve with the new Stencils. I showed you a real basic way to make a canvas background with a few of the patterns. You can also add more stenciling with more Color Shine, or paint or stamp ink. There are lots more embellishments you could add to your project too. The possibilities are truly endless. Hoping today this little piece simply gets your creativity inspired to make pretty stuff with these fabulous stencils.
i just love the look that Jamie achieved on the background here with the lovely mix of colors as she blends the different colors! there is so much versatility with these stencils and color sprays…it’s so exciting! i hope you will get your hands on some sooN!
ps: have you see the beautiful project using Color Shine and Color Magic file folders? it’s stunning. go and look
so if you know media team member Jennifer Evans at all… (hopefully you are following her on insta)… you know that she is about 7 weeks away from delivering baby #2… a little girl. so, as you might guess, she is NESTING like crazy, getting ready for this sweet baby girl! take a look at the super cute idea that Jen had to stencil a cutie little dress for her sweet baby! ….
Come on. Tell me I am not the only one totally excited about Heidi’s NEW stencils released at Michaels!?! They are so much fun! I am head over heels in love of what Kim used her stencils for on Tuesday! Today, I am going to show you a technique that will have you pulling out any clothing in your closet just so you can try it yourself!
To do this project you will need:
Recycled Chipboard or Cardboard
Round Paint or Stencil Brush
Stencil of Choice
I chose the 12×12 Tiny Heart Stencil
For this project I purchased this little dress on clearance from Target for only $4.90! Score! I wanted to decorate the top of the dress a little more.
1. Place a piece of cardboard inside the garment so that the paint doesn’t bleed through the fabric.
2. Lay the clothing on a hard surface and tape the stencil to the top with washi tape.
3. Put some paint inside a container and dab the brush into the paint. With an up and down motion, pounce the stencil where you would like to apply paint.
4. While the paint is still wet, carefully remove the stencil and wash it clean with soap and water.
5. Let the garment dry completely according to paint’s instructions.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I think this project is darling. But, I have to say that I wish I could fit into a pair of jeans right now because if I could I would be sporting a Heidi Swapp stencil on a pair of colored jeans in a heart beat!
This would be a great gift for a baby shower! But, every gift needs a tag!
To create this gift tag, I used the same technique but on paper and with Tim Holtz’ Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger and the NEW 6×6 Lattice Stencil.
To get this look, I sprayed the tag with Tropicana Teal and Mint Green Color Shine. Then, I placed the stencil on the tag. Using the brush inside the crackle paint, dab on to the stencil and carefully remove while it is still wet. Let it dry completely before misting again with Gold Lame’ Color Shine.
If you make something using the new stencils, make sure to use the hashtag #heidiswappstencils in Instagram so we can see what you do with them!
i just love what jen did to create this beautiful tag as well! that yummy texture and detail in the background is jut amazing! and SO easy! get your hands on some stencils and MAKE PRETTY STUFF!!
hello hello… welcome to WEDNESDAY, and hence, a NEW episode of Create to Remember on My Craft Channel! as i try to keep up with my amazing Media Team… (and i am still not over how fabulous Kim’s stencil ideas are from yesterday)… today i share 4 fun different ideas for creating inside a decorative wood shadow box… now this shadow box that i am using is very lightweight, and made of raw wood. you can spray it with Color Shine, paint it with acrylic paints… spray paint etc, etc… they are so much fun, and make absolutely beautiful gifts!
i do show off the project that we are making in New Zealand next week… a really cool mini book that opens both right, and left, and up!! it only sits in the shadow box for ‘show’, but can be removed to look through and enjoy the book. i love that- dual purpose!
i also show a really cool project that i created using a binding mechanism and filling it with all kinds of different types of papers and mediums. I did some unique treatment to the wooden frame, and embellished it with gorgeous Prima flowers.
The third project is more of a home decor item than a paper crafting item – i show how to use the shadowbox frame as a little side table tray- a gathering place for little knick knacks. made this one for Capri and she loves, loves it…
last but not least… i painted some chalkboard paint all over the BACK of this frame, and created a small decorative calk board project.
what ideas are rolling around in your mind? i’d love to hear and see your creations! so get busy! MAKE PRETTY STUFF!
all i can say KIM JEFFRESS is STOP it RIGHT NOW! i LOVE the 3 techniques that Kim will share today! i’d have more to say… but i have to go and play with my stencils RIGHT NOW!!! (wonder where my big shot is anyway!)
A few weeks ago my family and I visited a bird sanctuary here in Australia called Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. You are able to hand feed the rainbow lorikeets a special nectar. The experience was all the more special to me because I had visited there with my family when I was a young girl. When I printed off my photos I knew immediately I wanted to create a project that had a sunny, happy and colourful feel.
I grabbed the new 12×12 Sunshine Stencil available from Michaels which I thought would create a beautiful rainbow effect.
I then took a Mini Memory File, some versamark ink and four zing embossing powders and went to work. I laid the stencil onto the cover of the memory file and then inked up randomly a couple of rays with the versamark ink. I then sprinkled over the green embossing powder, shook off the excess and used my heat gun to melt the powder. I then repeated each step with the 3 other colors, embossing each color separately so as to not mix the colors.
Once it had cooled I then sewed through the centre of each ray with cream thread and my sewing machine just to add some extra texture to the cover.
My photo had a distracting figure in the background so I laid an orange instaframe from the Colorful Instaframe set over the photo, attaching it with pop dots. I punch a few arrows out of scrap pattern paper to further hide the figure. I also added some rubons from the same Instaframe set too.
Next I used the 6×6 Polka Dot Stencil .
Once I had created my background using the Serendipity New Day pattern paper I laid down the memory file and made some soft pencil marks at the top and bottom to mark where it would be. I then removed the memory file and grabbed the stencil, some light grey ink and a sponge dauber and inked randomly over the dots
I attached my memory file and then used some coordinating sequins to further embellish around the dots. I love the floaty feel this gives to my layout. I layered on a Clear Pop banner delight which I trimmed to size and then added a Color Pop Tag behind the banner for some extra fun. I finished off with a word from the Black and White Buzz words set.
For my title I used the Grey Clear Pop alphabets, I attached them with my tiny attacher.
When the Mini Memory File is opened this is what is hidden inside. Extra photos from the day and two QR reader codes.
On the left I used a piece of a Serendipity Mini Fotostack , I had used one piece of it in an earlier project. I added my extra photos and pieces of Serendipity Polka Pop and Softness patterned paper under the photos. I then added some Vintage Chic Mini Tags to complete.
My final stencil I used was the 6×6 Chevron.
This time I used it in my big shot embossing machine to create a dry embossed effect on some Core’dinations colored core cardstock. I layered the stencil then the card then a rubber mat and some extra pieces of scrap pattern paper and ran it through my machine.
I then sanded the raised edges of the pattern to reveal the colored core inside.
Once I had created and printed off my QR codes I matted them on some Serendipity Polka Pop paper then adhered these to the embossed cardstock. For further information on the QR codes see this post here. To complete I added in a File Tab Sticker cut in half and sprinkled over a few sequins.
Have you spotted these stencils in Michaels yet? I’ve shown you 3 techniques, I’d love to see what techniques you come up with.Be sure to share on Heidi’s FB page or on instagram and don’t forget to tag it with#heidiswappstencils.
like i said “rock me Amadeus” … she killed it.
Here we are… Week 6! Can you believe it? Are you enjoying this awesome adventure so far? I know I am! These ladies are just rockin it out! So amazing! If you need to re-cap you can find the class links below:
Week 1 – Heidi LAST LIST
Week 2 – Jamie QUOTES
Week 3 – Kim WHO INSPIRES YOU
Week 4 – Jen YOU
Week 5 – Lindsay HERE AND NOW
Well, Maridette Cachola here to share with you this weeks adventure…”WHAT INSPIRES YOU?”
1) Snap photos of your fave stores and things that are in there that catch your eye and inspire you. Be aware of color, design and the prints. Also, jot down a list and or snapshots of any images that you come across as you peruse on your favorite online store whether it be a furniture store, stationary or clothing stores. Keeping in mind what attracts you to these images.
2) List and or snapshot your fave blogs and scrapbook galleries.
3) Go on PINTEREST and take a look at your boards and pins. Print out the ones that you would love to put up on your inspiration board.
4) Download the “inspire me” and “love” word art. Cut it out on your die cut machine or you can simply print it out on cardstock.
5) Now step away and study all these images you’ve chosen. See if you can notice what you seem to like. For example, did you pick out a lot of chevron patterns, floral, the different typography etc.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Canvas paper or Cardstock
3×4 blank/grid journaling cards
Inspiration is found everywhere you go. It can be found on your way to the grocery store, shopping at the mall, from a song and of course online. My mind fills with so much inspiration on a daily basis. Sometimes it just gets overwhelming. My thoughts are “what can I make with this… or I can create a mini album about”…. etc. One tip that helps me from keeping all these ideas that come to me is to just simply write them down. Whether it be on a notepad, piece of paper or better yet your phone. iPhone has a REMINDER list and it lets you title your list and add as you go. So, next time you’re just hanging out and you get burst of an idea? You can take a picture of it and just simply write down your ideas.
Alright let’s get started!
I wanted to create a mini file openable that showcases the different places that can inspire you. Take one of the Serendipity mini Memory File and cut about 2 1/4 from the left of the one side that has the tab leaving the other side untouched. This allows you to fold it over to create a flap for the front. I then added the “beautiful” Color Pop tag and the Color Pop Banner Delights so that it hangs just at the edge of the flap.
Add a couple of the Clear Pop Banner Delights cut up to the top right hand corner and add some sentiments. Grab some of the Chipboard Alphas with Resist and Mist the word “INSPIRE” with Tinsel. Adhere towards the upper half of the paper. Then grab a Serendipity Instaframe cut a piece of paper to be placed in it and add the word “YOU” using the Clear Pop Alpha in grey.
Once opened you can add the word “INSPIRATION” using Color Magic Letterbox Alphas then add the Color Pop tag and the “@” symbol. (as shown below). I stamped the word “fabulous” onto a Serendipity Memory File Tab. To the side of it I tore a strip of the Serendipity Lovey Dovey paper and a piece of washi tape from my stash. I then sewed down the middle. I then took apart of the FotoStack and sewed it back together. You can document where you get your inspirations here. I placed photos I took at my favorite store Target! I also can get so many ideas by visiting my craft store as well. I also list other stores such as furniture stores as well as clothing stores that I love to visit. Then, add labels, washi tape to hold your photos and alphas to label them.
At this day and age you can find inspiration at your fingertips. We are now able to connect with so many other crafters through blogs and through various types of scrapbook galleries. Add photos of your favorite blogs and galleries you love to read. I also listed other sites that I love to check out for more inspiration.
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I know many of you have spent countless hours on it is PINTEREST. It is basically a virtual pinboard for all those ideas you like to bookmark. It’s the greatest thing! It frees up space from your hard drive. Love it! So I thought it’d be fun to create a Pinterest board and to create an Inspiration board taken from the elements of my PINS.
I first cut the Serendipity New Day paper to 6 1/2 x 10 distressed the edges and adhered it to the page of the album. I cut out the word “Pinterest” and the “P” symbol using my Silhouette and sprayed it with Georgia Peach. I then created my board using the mini instaframes and placed my photos from my pinterest pins. I had cut out the bottom portion that says “pin it” to mimic much like a real pinterest board.
This is my “Inspiration Board” where I pulled some of my favorite images from my PINS and adhered them randomly. I created this “inspires me” word art cut it with my Cameo and sprayed it with Mint green. added some Vintage Chic Paper banners just above the definition stickers. I also added a “P” symbol as well. I then sprinkled some gold sequins which I’m so loving! Now take a minute and examine all the elements that you’ve pinned. Go to your stash and grab papers and embellishments that have those same elements.
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After you’ve gathered your papers and embellishments, it’s now time to create from your inspiration. Be warned, I think I got carried away. I know it’s a little chunky for the book but I love it that way! To begin, I grabbed the Black and White chevron paper from the Sugar Chic Paper Pack (not the glittered one) and trimmed it to fit onto the page of the book. I then grabbed a Color Magic Paper and cut it down so that the B&W chevron paper would show just a bit. I then just randomly sprayed lightly with Gold Lame over the color magic paper. I love, love this photo of my daughter and wanted to use it as part of my inspiration as well. Here’s a tip: I know that there’s many of you who don’t like to use your handwriting but it is important to use it once in a while when documenting your life. It’s part of your story. Another tip is to journal onto the negative space of your photo. It adds some interest to it too.
I took some 6×6 paper, Color Pop Mini Memory File in Apricot pop, Color Pop Banner Delights, Color Pop Window Frames , digi label, Color Magic Arrows, sentiments and layered them using pop dots. I also added these gorgeous Colored Magic Paper Roses which were perfect match from one of the photos I pinned and sprayed it with Georgia Peach. Added the “Love” word art I created and cut from my Cameo and sprayed with Georgia Peach. I then added those lovely gold sequins as well. At the top left corner I traced the top portion of a tag onto the Confetti Color Magic paper and embellished with digi label, stamped canvas, chevron cut out from the B&W paper, Hambly clear chandelier sticker, the letter “G” , seam binding ribbon and sewed the G onto the tag.
Last pages I thought of creating a pocket folder to hold those magazine clippings, extra photos etc that you want to hold for ideas. To do this, cut 3 1/4 from the top. Now you can either cut it our altogether or keep it as a separate page. Here I kept it and created a mini pocket by sewing the edges. Added a definition sticker, a clear tag that I painted the back of it with acrylic paint so the words would stand out a little bit more and a Vintage Chic Notes tag with seam binding ribbon tucked away in it.
I then added the Clear Pop Tabs to the tab portion and sewed it along the edges to close it up to create a pocket. Distressed the edges. I then randomly dropped some splatters of Black Velvet. Let dry. At the top I placed a Color Pop Memory file tab sprayed with Gold Lame and added sentiment. Notice my obsession of these gold sequins? I then embellished the pocket folder with Color Pop tags, Clear Pop & Color Pop Banner delights, sentiments and Chipboard Stickers. I then added this cute little pocket notebook using the Clear Pop Bare Pockets. I used the journaling card from the Sugar Chic paper pack and adhered behind the clear pocket so that when the note cards were taken out you’d be able to see it. To create the little note book, you just take a Color Pop tag spray it, grab some journaling cards, punch a hole in the corner and place a mini brad to keep it together. Voila! A mini notepad to jot down those ideas.
Is your mind swirling with ideas now? I hope so!
Remember to have fun creating from your Inspiration board. I can’t wait to see your pages. Don’t forget to tag #hsmemoryfileadventure and me on Instagram @mdettec. If you don’t have instagram post it on Heidi’s Facebook page so I can see!