Friday, May 10, 2013

~ April Imaginarium Designs Projects ~

Hello everyone, Patrica Basson with you once again.

With winter digging it's heels into sunny South Africa, I have a Spring coloured canvas and a Trinket Box decorated with Imaginarium Designs chipboard to share with you...

I always have a lot of bits and pieces from previous projects that I don't want to throw away just yet, lying around. I also had a very nice and sturdy box hidden in my cupboard, after some dressing up, I now have a nice and sturdy box to keep my bits and pieces in...!
I played around with some Stamping, inking and lots of spraying on the box and the chipboard pieces...

This is the top of the box.

On the front I used a piece of Circle border with a label pull, seeing the close up like this, it seems like a grumpy looking fellow, don't you think? The border was just embossed with some Stampendous Aged Taupe Enamel. 

The Honeycomb negative I treated with gold acrylic paint and Brown,Red and Black inks.

I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil: Mini Tile Texture with some gesso in the corners and used the following Lindys Spray's on the box...Landlubber Green Moonshadow Mist, Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabio and Gregarious Grey Starbust.

The papers used are from Tim Holtz's Crowded Attic Paper Stash.

I loved using these Branch and Leaves together with my flower sprig...I first painted some gesso on them and after some ink I used my heat gun, resulting in the gesso to bubble and add texture...

I cut the Tea Stain with my Cameo and used it as a mask for some stencilling, also did some stamping with a crackle texture stamp.

For the box I used the following Imaginarium Design Products...

Honeycomb: IDS 0054

Branch and Leaves: IDDN 0014

Circle Border: IDB 007

With Mothers day coming up next week, I made this canvas for my mother...I am still learning with Mixed Media and will one day reach the point of doing many great layers...I loved the Cross Hatch with centre Heart and think it is perfect to show my love for my mother.

The heart was also gesso'd, and painted with ink. I then embossed it with clear UTEE.

The hexagon's from the honeycomb were also gesso'd, inked and stamped with a script stamp and embossed with Lindys Stampgang 'Jade' embossing powder.

I inked and embossed the Silver Fern Leaf with Lindys Orbit olive Gold embossing powders, cut it and tucked the leaves with some flowers...Double clocking on my photos will give a good close up of all the yumminess of the textures and mists!

The Faerie and frame from Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures got a little rub of ink and a liberal spray with  Lindys Gregarious Grey Starbust Mist. The mist settled into all the nooks and crannies giving a beautiful aged look to the pieces. I fit an oval of mirror paper into the frame making it a little mirror!

I sprayed the background of the canvas with the following Lindys Starbust mists, drying between layers with my heat gun. Red Hot Poker Orange, Alpine Ice Rose, Grab a Guy Gold and Edelweiss Moss Green. I stamped texture images with clear UTEE  and sprayed some more! I love using UTEE for this technique for the UTEE does not melt when re-heated and it forms nooks and crannies for the inks to settle in...I finally stamped a script image randomly as well.

These are the chipboard pieces I used...

Honeycomb: IDS 0054

Silver Fern Leaf: IDFL 0015

Cross Hatch with centre Heart: IDDL 0009

Thank you once again for viewing my post...Do remember that by leaving a comment you could stand a chance to win a prize pack from Imaginarium Designs...Here is a link to the shop to see what beautiful pieces there are to work with.

Also feel free to visit my personal blog, Between the Sheets, were I share more of my work...
Till next time...stay warm and to my friends in the warmer parts...enjoy your sunshine!!!


  1. wow wow wow these are beyond stunning! such gorgeous designs and use of embellies :D

  2. These are gorgeous projects Patricia! Love the box with such stunning details and then also love the canvas! With regards to the learning part mexed media...let me just laugh are so talented and so adept already....learner NOT! Love your did a fabulous job with the canvas!

  3. WOW! I just found your blog after searching for embossing powder and almost fell off my seat with such beautiful work!!! This box is amazing and I did not know about these products... so lovely! You have now been subscribed to my feedly!


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