Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Girlie Grunge Class - Denim Art Journal

Hello my peeps! I'm so excited to announce that I'll be teaching live classes again! 

I'll be teaching this new Girlie Grunge Denim Art Journal class in October at Treasured Memories. All the info you need is below. I hope you can join me!!! It is going to be a total blast!!!

612 Lindero Canyon Rd.
Oak Park, CA 91377
(818) 889-6639

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Home Is where the Heart Is" Journal Page by Misty Russell

Hi! Misty here today to share a little project I created on one of the art journal pages from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Denim Art Journal.
For the base of this project I covered the page with a napkin and then added a thin layer of gesso and added some color with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blue Pigment Powder and Clearsnap Candle Glow Smooch Spritz.

 Next, I started "building" the house by cutting out shapes from pattern paper, and then I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Photo Corners to my roof mimicking shingles.

Then I created the door and chimney using pieces of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - 3D foam frames stained with brown Pigment Powder.  I wanted to use the Donna's 3D swirls to create some whimsical smoke coming from the chimney and the black swirls worked perfectly with her Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter to get this effect!

 To finish it all off and bring it all together, I added some stamping and gesso to all of the pieces and then cut out some words to say "Home is where the <3 is".

This was a lot of fun to make and I hope you like it too...

Thanks for stopping by, hope your having a great week!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Techniques for 3D Foam Shapes

Hello my peeps! Today I have FOUR different stepped out techniques for you to use with my new 3D Foam Keys and 3D Foam Swirls from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

These are the 4 little mini projects that I created to show you the techniques.

I've got these projects in order below from basic to complex.

Pigment Powder With 3D Foam Keys

1. Adhere the 3D Foam Keys to your surface.

2. Remove the liner.
3. Use finger to rub Brown Pigment Powder over adhesive.

The Pigment Powder is so fine that the adhesive will no longer be tacky!

Add embellishments to finish (loopy lace from the Lace Ribbons were used).

Pigment Powder and Glitter With 3D Foam Swirls

1. Adhere 3D Foam Swirls to surface.
2. Use paintbrush to dab 2 different colors of Pigment Powder on the ends.

3. Add glitter & rub into adhesive.

You get a Girlie Grunge 3 toned effect!

Embellish to finish (loopy lace from the Lace Ribbons and Canvas Ribbons used).

Hanging 3D Foam Keys With Embossing Powder and Pigment Powder

1. Remove the 3D Foam Keys from the sheet.
2. Leave top liner on 3D Foam Key.
3. Flip 3D Foam Key over.
4. Add embossing powder.

5. Return excess powder to container.
6. Heat set embossing powder.

7. Turn 3D Foam Key over.
8. Remove top liner.
9. Use finger to rub Brown Pigment Powder onto adhesive.

10. Tie wire or string through the top of the 3D Foam Key.
Front (left) Embossed surface - Back (right) Pigment Powder

Add to your project

You can see that the 3D Foam Keys are hanging free, away from the tag.

Stamping With 3D Foam Swirls

1. Adhere 3D Foam Swirls to a piece of acrylic.
2. Paint with clear gesso or acrylic medium and let dry.

3. Stamp images using Mix'd Media Inx (pigment ink).
4. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over stamped images.

5. Return excess embossing powder to container.
6. Heat set embossing powder.

Embellish to finish (Texture Ribbons & Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms dies used) 

Product used:

Mix'd Media Inx® - Honey
Mix'd Media Inx® CHOX - Driftwood, Sparrow, Petals
Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Leather
Twinkle Dust Glitter

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Creative Team Guest Member - Meihsia Liu

Hello my peeps! I have some fun news!!!

We will have a guest on the Creative Team in September. Her name is Meihsia Liu. She is a wonderful mixed media artist and I'm sure you will love her work as much as I do.

Here is a little info about her:

My name is Meihsia Liu and I live in Texas with my husband and two children. I have been paper crafting since 2011 and I love card making, scrapbooking, art journaling and creating mixed media and altered art with various mediums and different styles. It is always fun to experiment new techniques and share with people. 

Until September you can check out her work on her blog:

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~
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Monday, August 10, 2015

"Strength of My Life" ATC by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back to share a new project featuring Donna's fabulous products. I wanted to do something that would brighten my day when I see it and came up with this sweet ATC. This is my first attempt to try out an ATC size project. I hope you enjoy it! 

"Strength of My Life"

Tips and Techniques
I grunged up one of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Swirls by sprinkling with her Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter and Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder and heat set. For a finishing touch, I rubbed it lightly with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blue Pigment Powder.

I created two of Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms flowers. One in ivory mulberry paper and the other with a typeset print paper. I've filled in with some tattered lace and a bit of the looped lace from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Lace Ribbons. The lace is colored with her Clearsnap Smooch Spritz and Pigment Powders.

This encouraging sentiment is stamped with Clearsnap/Colorbox Leather Mix'd Media Inx then heat embossed with coordinating Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder to really pop. The Leather Embossing Powder has a wonderful coppery metallic sheen.

Here's another snippet of distressed and colored lace. The video tutorial for my Girlie Grunge Denim Rose includes my process for altering the lace. You can view that video HERE.

I bought this pack of artist trading cards a long time ago and never realized they have embossed designs on them. I brushed the card with Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz to reveal the detailed, girlie embossing and rubbed her Brown Pigment Powder mixed with water along the edges.

So the next time you need a little pick me up, or a quick gift, try grabbing
Donna's fabulous products and create your own ATC.

~ Blessings ~

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