poniedziałek, 15 października 2018

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Sign - for Graphic 45

Today I have for you a project for Gaphic 45 monthly challenge. This time we make something from #G45DarkSide 

I know that many of you are thinking about Halloween this month. In Poland, where I come from, this is not a popular holiday. However, I really wanted to do something in this style. Something dark, a little strange, which may be a decoration for Halloween, but it will also work as a year-round project.

I reached for the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection, which is one of my favorites and one of the first I have worked with. In this collection you will find a lot of details to cut, beautiful butterflies, vintage letters, intriguing bottles - I used all of this to create this shop sign. I wanted to make a project that would look old, rusted, hidden among the moss, a sign leading to a mysterious store with lots of strange things.

In this project, I wanted to show how easily you can combine paper with paints and the media. How well they interact with each other, creating together a coherent composition. The most important thing is to add a few used paints or pastes to the paper elements so that they blend seamlessly into the background.

I hope that my project will inspire you to take part in our challenge. Or maybe you will try to play with the media? I am very curious!

Please enjoy my video tutorial!

sobota, 13 października 2018

Junk Journals - for Finnabair Creative Team - with video tutorial

Hello friends!

Today I have for you two small notebooks, I made them some time ago for Finnabair Creative Team, but forgot to show you here :)

I don't even know where they came from to my drawer, but I did not quite like them and decided to change them. I was mainly interested in giving them some structure, spaciousness, but in order to still be comfortable to use them.

I started by gluing wood pieces to the covers. Later, I covered the entire surface with white gesso, thanks to which the paper became more resistant to water. Then I used a graphite paste to give the cover a grain. I liked the paste from the new Texture Fantasy series very much. They have beautiful colors and delicate structures, they suited me very well here.

I didn't want the covers to be too spacious, so I added only resin frames and cardboard. It was enough to add only matching subtitles and my project was ready.

I invite you to watch my video tutorial and encourage you to get inspired by my project.

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store:

poniedziałek, 1 października 2018

Steampunk notebook - new workshop

With today's post, I want to show you the new project I made especially for the workshop in Spain. The workshop will take place on 27 October in La Central del Scrap. You can book your place here --> WORKSHOPS

I made this notebook with an amazing base from Eco-Scrapbooking and added a lot of embellishments. I used thick and solid chipboards from Artistiko and beautiful metal casts from MitForm. However, the main part of this project are Finnabair's Rust Effect Pastes. I know that they can be difficult, that's why I wanted to show how you can achieve beautiful rust. I added also a little bit of waxes and color pigments.
I hope you like the effect and if you have the opportunity, you will visit my workshop! :)

And if you're not on the way, maybe we'll meet somewhere else?
Let me know - kasia.bogatko@gmail.com

sobota, 29 września 2018

Cracked frame with video tutorial - for Lindy's Gang


today I have for you my new project for the Lindy’s Blog. This time it is something vintage an “old treasure”. I made it on a really cheap and simple frame, you don’t need any special things. You can also use a back of the canvas.

You didn’t find here many embellishments. Only few resin castings and a metal net. The main thing is these beautiful cracks. I used white crackle paste to achieve this amazing structure. When it dries, I 
added few Lindy’s colors, to highlights all the cracks and give my project a little bit of shine.

Please feel free to inspire with my video tutorial! :)

Lindy’s supplies:

czwartek, 20 września 2018

Inventor tags - for Retro Kraft Shop

Dzisiaj mam dwa tagi, które powstały bardzo spontanicznie na pewnym kreatywnym spotkaniu. Literki, które tutaj widzicie, wycięłam z grubej tektury wykrojnikiem Sizzix - Word Play Alphabet. Wykorzystałam również "resztki", powstało z nich świetne tło. Po naklejeniu tekturek na tagi, pokryłam całość białym gesso i dopiero wtedy nałożyłam kolory. Użyłam do tego głównie tuszy Distress Oxide i czarnego tuszu Archival. Niebieski tag psiknęłam również mgiełką Lindy's, a do obu dodałam trochę blasku za pomocą wosku metalicznego Art Alchemy.

Today I have two tags that were created very spontaneously at a creative meeting. The letters you see here, I cut from a thick cardboard with the Sizzix dies - Word Play Alphabet. I also used "leftovers", they created a great background. After sticking the cardboard on the tags, I covered the whole with white gesso and then put on the colors. I used mainly the Distress Oxide inks and the black Archival ink. I also added Lindy's spray to the blue one and a bit of light to both using Art Alchemy metallique wax.

Tagi są dość skromne i nie mają wielu ozdób. Chciałam, aby głównymi bohaterami były niesamowite stemple Inventor. Pokolorowałam je tuszami oraz markerami Distress, które dają świetny, akwarelowy efekt. Koniecznie odbijcie stemple za pomocą permanentnego tuszu (np. Archival), aby się nie rozmazały podczas kolorowania.

The tags are quite poor and don't have many embellishments. I wanted the main thing to be the amazing Inventor stamps. I colored them with distress inks and markers, that gives a great, watercolor effect. Be sure to make the stamps with a permanent ink (eg Archival) so that they do not smudge during coloring.

Użyłam / I used:

Wykrojnik - Word Play Alphabet - Bigz - Sizzix - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻ Tagi Distress - Tim Holtz - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻ Quote Chips - Tim Holtz Idea-ologyStemple gumowe - Inventor 2 - Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Wosk - Art Alchemy Metallique - Finnabair Tusz Distress Oxide - Vintage Photo - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻTusz Distress Oxide - Tumbled Glass Tusz Distress Oxide - Evergreen Bough Tusz Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻTusz Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻ Tusz Archival - Jet Black - PRZEDSPRZEDAŻ Klej - Aleene's Always Ready Original Tacky Glue