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środa, 29 sierpnia 2018

Bright side - tag with Lindy's sprays and Distress Oxides - tutorial


Do you love Tim Holtz's Distress Inks? Yes, so do I! Did you know you can combine them with your favorite Lindy's sprays to create eye-catching backgrounds? Then let me show you how...

I made a very simple and quick project. I didn't want to cover the background so that you could see how interesting it is! Use sprays instead of water and watch this amazing oxide effect. If you leave it to dry, instead of using a heat tool, the result will be much better.

Basic process:

  1. Paint the tag with your favorite Oxide inks.
  2. Make embossing with the folder.
  3. Use 2-3 colors of Lindy's sprays to make an oxide effect (instead of water). The bright colors give the best effect.
  4. Add embellishments and your tag is ready.

Here you have a video tutorial! Fell free to inspire :)

Lindy's products:

niedziela, 26 sierpnia 2018

Without limits

I can't stop playing with Sizzix 3D texture fades folders. Today I want to show you a very spontaneous work, the beginning of which was just testing the possibility of one of the folders - Mechanics. I didn't want to "waste" work and used it as a background in this project. I made embossing on white watercolor paper, which I painted with black archival ink and Finnabair wax - "Old Silver". I played for a long time to achieve this effect, I tried, I tested and I am very happy with it.

I haven't used many embellishments here. The main elements are MitForm gears and Inventor stamp (Stampers Anonymous). I think that was enough.

piątek, 24 sierpnia 2018

School Junk Journal - for Graphic 45

Hello friends!

This month's our challenge on the Graphic 45 blog is the Junk Journal. I made a folio folder for the style of an old school notebook. I used the perfect collection for this theme - An ABC Primer. I used the papers and add-ons from this collection only. I have cut out many elements, it has a lot of. Thanks to them, you can do a really rich and varied artwork, without having to reach for anything else. Of course, I wouldn't be myself if I didn’t use some string and gauze. They added the character that the Junk Journal should have.

Making this type of project, remember about aging each element! This is what gives your work the final character. I frayed with scissors all the edges of the notebook, but also every element. In the middle, I glued pages from an old book, and on them, I put the rest. Don’t be too precise, too perfect. This project is to be slightly ragged, careless, splashed. Use a watered ink, watercolors, or even coffee or tea, to make beautiful "old" stains and blots.

I hope that my project will inspire you to create such a journal yourself. The form is very versatile and depends on your imagination or available materials. You can use an old book and decorate its cover and pages, just as good as an old notebook or some unnecessary brochure. You can even fold together several pages of your favorite papers and sew them. Try and share your ideas using hashtag #G45JunkJournal. Good luck!

Graphic 45 products used:

An ABC Primer—Deluxe Collector's Edition

środa, 22 sierpnia 2018

Vintage tags with Sizzix


Today - another vintage tags with Sizzix and Tim Holtz products.
I love to make such projects. Seemingly small, but I devote a lot of time and attention to them, refining every detail. It's my thing!

I used mbossing folders from Sizzix - this 3-D effect is amazing! All products you'll find below.

Sizzix products used:

poniedziałek, 20 sierpnia 2018

Experimental tags for Retro Kraft Shop

Moja miłość do tuszy alkoholowych ciągle rośnie :) Dzisiaj chciałam Wam pokazać, jak w prosty sposób zrobić z ich użyciem piękne, efektowne i kolorowe tła. Papierem dedykowanym do tego typu tuszy jest Yupo, ja jednak postanowiłam spróbować z czymś łatwiej dostępnym i tańszym - papierem fotograficznym. Zamiast blending solution (preparatu do mieszania i rozjaśniania tuszy) użyłam alkoholu izopropylowego (może być również spirytus). Jak widzicie, efekt jest bardzo ciekawy i zamienniki sprawdziły się bardzo dobrze.

My love for alcohol inks is still growing :) Today, I want to show you how easy you can make beautiful, effective and colorful backgrounds with inks. The paper dedicated to this type of inks is Yupo, but I decided to try something easier and cheaper - photo paper. And instead of blending solution, I used isopropyl alcohol (it can also be spirit). As you can see, the effect is very interesting and the replacements have worked very well.

Moja metoda jest bardzo prosta - najpierw rozprowadzam na papierze alkohol, a następnie dodaję wybrane kolory tuszy. Efekt jest trudny do kontrolowania, ale o to właśnie chodzi. Można użyć nagrzewnicy aby dodatkowo rozdmuchać plamy koloru. Gdzieniegdzie dodałam również folii do złoceń, robiąc z niej dodatkowe "zacieki".

My way is very simple - first I cover the paper with alcohol, and then add inks. The effect is difficult to control, but that's the point. You can use the heater to blot the color spots. Here and there, I also added a transfer foil, making "stains".

Użyłam / I used:

Tusz alkoholowy Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Purple Twilight Tusz alkoholowy Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Teakwood Tusz alkoholowy Adirondack Alcohol Ink - ButterscotchAżurowe Tło - Krata - SnipArt Quote Chips - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Philosophy Tags 1" - Tim Holtz Idea-ologyDrut metalowy - szpulka 10m Klej - Aleene's Always Ready Original Tacky Glue Nity Wide Eyelets - Warm MetalNitownica Crop-A-Dile Blue Puder do embossingu - Shabby Embossing Enamel - White - Stampendous

sobota, 18 sierpnia 2018

Be Authentic - tiny treasures

today I want to show you a very tiny, but very special project for me. 
I recently read a very interesting post on the Finnabair's blog, and it gave me a lot to think about. I decided to do more for myself, show what I have in my heart, in my soul. Have more fun while creating, don't feel the pressure.

These small ATC were created spontaneously during the evening session in my studio. I want to play with my new purchases - amazing Sizzix embossing folder (Texture Fades - Botanical) and Oxide inks. I really love that 3D effect! A beautiful, spatial pattern, with lots of details. As a base I used Artist Trading Tags from Graphic 45. They worked amazing with embossing folders!