Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Simply Peachy Framed Botanical Print For Therm O Web

 Hello everyone, hope this finds you all well.  Spring has finally well and truly arrived here in British Columbia and I've been out in the garden every day as our weather has improved.  I did find some creative time though to make this project for Therm O Web and have a tutorial over on their blog if you are interested in the 'how to'.

Simply Peachy Frame With Deco Foil Flock

My brief was to make a fruit themed project with Therm O Web's Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and as soon as I started to think about fruit and flock the first thing that came to mind was .... peach fuzz!  So I searched my image stash and found this royalty free botanical print which became my starting point.  Sunshine Yellow Flock was adhered to the peach image and Green Envy Flock to a few of the leaves.

Simply Peachy Framed With Deco Foil Flock Detail

Some Gold Deco Foil Foil accents on the frame and a stamped sentiment from the Perspective stamp set and it was done!

Simply Peach Frame With Deco Foil Flock Detail

Head on over to Therm O Web's blog for my tutorial where you will also find a link to download this royalty free botanical print.  Hope to see you there and happy creating,

Deb xo

Friday, May 28, 2021

Gel Printing Challenge Fun With Birgit Koopsen

 Hi everyone, I've been quite remiss about sharing what I've been up to lately creatively speaking and decided it was high time to share!  Birgit Koopsen has been hosting a gel plate printing challenge on Instagram this May, giving us one word prompts each day and challenging us to make gel plate prints inspired by her daily prompts.  If you search #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge on Instagram you'll see all of the wonderful prints everyone has been creating.  I've been having great fun participating and have made weekly flip through videos of my gel plate prints on YouTube as well as posting my prints on my Instagram feed.  So here are my videos for weeks 1, 2 and 3, I plan to wait until the challenge is over on the 31st of May to make the 4th and final video and promise to share it here when it is done.  Hope you enjoy seeing them and come join in the fun on Instagram if you feel inspired, it's never to late to start!

Week 1 Gel Plate Prints

Week 2 Gel Plate Prints

Week 3 Gel Plate Prints

 

Deb xo

Monday, May 17, 2021

Floral Memories Altered Vignette Box For Therm O Web

 Hi everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today for a little altered vignette box filled with flocked posies.

Floral Memories Altered Vignette Box

I started out with an Idea-ology Vignette box and lined it inside and out with some Deco Foil Toner Sheet Card Fronts, foiled with Deco Foil Foil Transfer Sheets.  The inside was then filled with a variety of floral die cuts created with Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and Sizzix floral dies.

Floral Memories Altered Vignette Box Detail

Floral Memories Altered Vignette Box Detail

Floral Memories Altered Vignette Box Detail

Hope you can pop by for the how to, see you there!

Deb xo

Monday, March 29, 2021

Gel Plate Printing Session Take One

 Hi everyone, I've got a (gulp!) YouTube video up on my channel today for a gel plate printing session that I did recently with one of my new Gel Press printing plates, acrylic paints, crayons, embossing folders and some found objects for good measure!

Gel Plate Printing Session Video
 

I'm still new to filming process videos and it took a couple of days for me to edit it all together but it didn't turn out too badly!  Here's the link to the video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/-z98raxLjAQ

or if you prefer you can watch it right here.  Hope you enjoy it!

  Deb xo

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque For Therm O Web

 Hello everyone, hope this finds you all well.  I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today for a little beach themed mixed media plaque created with their Deco Foil Transfer Foils, Duo Transfer Gel and Clear Transfer Adhesive Pen.

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque 
My theme prompt for our Spring Break week was 'Sunshine & Flip Flops & Ocean' and to be honest I was a bit stumped at first but once I started working on it, it all came together so easily and I love the result.  I used my new Gel Press plates for the background and my ocean 'waves' and even added some Deco Foil accents to the seashells.
 
Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque Detail

The flip flops got a little Deco Foil added to their straps and the beach 'sand' was created with Seth Apter's Dirty Sand embossing powder.
 
Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Opal Deco Foil was added to the torn paper 'waves' to mimic sunlight reflecting off of the wave tops, worked a treat!

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Peace Within Mixed Media Plaque For Therm O Web
 
Hope you can pop on over, I had lots of fun making it.  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo

Monday, March 8, 2021

Easter Blooms For Therm O Web

 Hello everyone, hope this finds you well.  Spring is trying to make an appearance here in B.C. between snow flurries and we've had a few days so far of lovely warm weather.  Our first red winged black bird showed up at the bird feeder the other day and the Canada geese have been flying north in V's over our heads so it can't be long now (she says hopefully!).

In keeping with the coming Spring, I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog to share with you today.  I created a little Easter egg filled with spring blossoms and a fuzzy flocked bunny, love how it turned out!

Easter Blooms Mixed Media Plaque
 
Deco Foil Duo Transfer Gel was finger painted onto the die cut flowers for a distressed foiled look, think it might be one of my favourite new techniques (who doesn't love finger painting!).
 
Easter Blooms Mixed Media Plaque Detail
 
And the bunny had to be flocked of course with Therm O Web's Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, love how the scrapbook paper pattern still shows through the flock.  I also added a wee foiled Easter egg on his collar from the Basket Of Fun Toner Sheet package.

Easter Blooms Mixed Media Plaque Detail

The Duo Transfer Gel doesn't require any heat to transfer the foil so it's perfect for your mixed media dimensional pieces as you don't have to worry about putting it through a heat laminator, just burnish the foil with a soft cloth for a perfect transfer every time.

Easter Blooms Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Hop on over to Therm O Web's blog for the how to (see what I did there?! 😉) and you'll also find a free template for both the Easter egg and the bunny so you can make one of your own.  And while you are there, be sure to enter Therm O Web's National Craft Month giveaway, this week you have a chance to win $55 of Deco Foil products!
 
 
Thanks as always for stopping by today and wishing you and yours a very happy Easter!

Deb xo

Monday, February 22, 2021

Ombre Blue Birds Canvas For Therm O Web

 Hi everyone, I have a tutorial over on Therm O Web's blog today for a mixed media ombre canvas created with their Deco Foil Flock, Deco Foil Duo Transfer Gel and Foil Transfer Sheets.

Ombre Blue Birds Mixed Media Canvas

The birds were first flocked then embossed and inked for an ombre effect.

Ombre Blue Birds Mixed Media Canvas Detail

Ombre Blue Birds Mixed Media Canvas Detail

And I used the Deco Foil Duo Gel with Transfer Foil on the background, love that the Duo Gel doesn't need to be heat set to transfer the foil so you can use the foils on dimensional projects like this.

Ombre Blue Birds Mixed Media Canvas Detail

 Hope you can pop by for my how to, see you there!

Ombre Blue Birds Mixed Media Canvas For Therm O Web

Deb xo

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque

 Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I have a simple mixed media plaque to share with you today that was inspired by the Monday challenge over on Simon Says Stamp's blog, 'Resist It'

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque

**Thank you Simon Says Stamp for choosing my project for your Monday Challenge Designer Spotlight!**

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Resist It Designer Spotlight Winnter

I used an embossing powder resist technique with Distress Oxide ink on kraft cardstock for the back panel:

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Detail

and a paint resist technique with Distress Ink on the foreground panel.

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Detail

As I said it was simple to make, here are a few quick step outs.

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped it with Distress embossing ink and a Rebekah Meir script stamp from Impression Obsession (which doesn't appear to be available anymore).  After embossing with clear embossing powder I inked it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, added some water drops and wiped the excess Oxide off of the embossed areas.

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Tutorial

A smaller panel was cut from Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and stamped with a flourish stamp and blue acrylic paint.  After the paint had dried I inked the panel with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress inks, dipping it repeatedly into puddles of ink until I was happy with the coverage.  The excess Distress ink was then wiped off the painted stamped areas.

Simplicity was the theme here so I simply die cut a Wildflower Stem from blue patterned scrapbook paper and doubled it up by layering it on a kraft cardstock die cut. A flat back pearl was added to the center of the flower.  A ChitChat sticker was mounted onto a piece of pale blue cardstock and three little hearts were die cut with Simon Says Stamp's Hearts and Stars Shapes Wafer Die from gold Metallic Kraftstock.

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Tutorial

The embossed panels were layered on to a piece of sanded Gold Metallic Kraftstock and the flower head popped up on two layers of foam squares for dimension.  The sentiment and gold hearts were adhered to the background, an easel die cut added to the back for display and the piece was complete.  Like I said, simple!

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque

 Here are a few more closeups of the finished plaque.

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Detail

Stay Simple Mixed Media Plaque Detail

 Hope that you've enjoyed seeing it and thanks to Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog for the inspiration.  Have a great weekend and happy creating,

Deb xo