Wednesday, April 20, 2016

~3 Cards~
Made for Scraps of Darkness on-line Store

Hello friends...
Today will be a short post showing 3 cards I created using Colourcraft Brusho's bought from the Scraps of Darkness on-line shop...

"Create amazing backgrounds on mixed media scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, and handmade cards! These are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Incredibly vivid, vibrant, and brilliant, they open up a world of possibilities for painters, mixed media artists, and crafters of every level. They can be used on paper, canvas or even wood. Sprinkle them directly on a wet surface and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Sprinkle on with a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of effects. You can dissolve them in water and apply them in a spray bottle, or add them to wax paste or gel mediums for body."

I find them best used on a glossy surface as I have here. It takes some water to get the crystals to dissolve...I have done one colour, let it dry and then added the second colour. I wet my paper, sprinkled some Brusho on and spritzed some more with water to get the crystals moving.

Alizarin Crimson and Violet.

Lime Green and Violet.

Lime Green and Ultra Marine.

I also mixed some into texture paste and applied it through a stencil...That is a sure fun way to use them...

To obtain these fun and exciting products is easy from the Scraps of Darkness store...

Thank you and wishing you all Happy Scrappings...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

~Find a Way...~
A Journal page for Scraps of Darkness on-line shop

How are you all doing today...? Busy scrapping and creating I hope!
I had some creative time playing in my journal again.This time using products from the Scraps of Darkness on-line shop. I am still using my Strathmore Visual Journal from an earlier Scraps of Elegance Kit. I really do enjoy using and getting to know different mediums, and playing in an Art Journal is the perfect way to experiment with them...

I started by embossing some floral images in the corners using clear embossing powder which will act as a resist once I start misting. I also used texture paste through a stencil for added texture. For colour I used the following. I started by spraying with Prima Color Bloom; Iris and Soft Teal. I also used Colourcraft Brusho's: Black and Purple.

I had to use the US Artquest Prills: I'm A-maized on the page as well. After spraying and drying the Prima Color Blooms, I started playing with the Brusho's. I wet the areas were I wanted to use them with water and then carefully shook some of the pigment powder on the area. I used more water to get the powder to run and settle between the textured images.

Some Prima wooden elements, Cheesecloth and word stickers make up my elements clusters.

You will be able to find the linked products here in the Scraps of Darkness on-line shop.

Yesterday's the past,
tomorrow's the future, 
but today is a gift. 
That's why it's called the present. 
~Bil Keane~

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit..Happy Scrapping!

Friday, April 8, 2016

~Shadow Box~
Dusty Attic April 2016

Today I am sharing a shadow box with you filled with gorgeous Dusty Attic Chippies. It is my April DT project for Dusty Attic .
I started by covering the box with gauss that was dipped in Tokreen to stiffen it. I then painted it all with Dusty Paints, a mix of Navajo White and Gingernut. As matting behind my photo there is some of Dusty Attic's Corrugated Card.

The bricks are the insides of the Brick Wall Panel. To get this lovely texture I dabbed on some coarse Texture Paste, I then embossed with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder: Brushed Corduroy and Rust Antiquities. Also edged with some black ink.

The Ivy Corner was painted with the following Dusty colours...Navajo White, Gingernut, Pesto and Cranberry. The leaves also have a little coarse Texture Paste on them.

Ohhhh...This Chandelier just has to be my favourite object on this project! I absolutly love the effect I achieved with the Rust Powder this time. I first primed the piece with Gesso. Then I coloured it with several Alcohol Inks, mainly red and rust colours. Only after the colouring did I add the Rust Powder and vinegar. I did a few layers to get a good rust effect. I masked the candles and Jewels before hand. They were coloured with paints. 

I painted the Grass Clusters and Mini Grass Clusters  with Navajo White, Pesto and Forest Paints and embossed them with Aged Green Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. I also added the new Mini Art Stones from Prima and some wood chips from my stash.

Here are the links to the products used from the Dusty Attic Store...

Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting,
 it turns into a magical place. 
I think of gardens I have seen,
 that I believe I have seen,
 that I long to see, 
surrounded by simple walls,
 arcades or the façades of buildings, 
sheltered places of great intimacy
 where I want to stay for a long time.
 ~Peter Zumthor~

Thank you for your visit today...
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