Wednesday 29 July 2020

Psychedelic 70's Layout

Hi There,
Today I am sharing a layout in tribute to the Psychedelic 70's, 
full of groovy fun & love of colour
for the Scrap FX Design Team.

It all started out just playing around with colouring circles of acrylic paint
 on some scrap kraft paper.
I continued the circular theme with various circular stamps & stencils.

Scrap FX has the perfect Transparencies & Chip boards to suit this theme.
Love these fonts & designs.

Ended up recreating the same patterns in layers.
The white background is decorated with the Flourish Window stencil
 just outlined in black posca pen.

The next layer is the colourful painted & stamped layer.
The final layer is a repeat of the painted, stamped layer that has been overlaid with stencils
& darkened with Dina Wakley acrylic paint in night
Circle StencilFlourish Window stencil

The chipboard sentiment was painted with Flourescent acrylic paint
& topped with a layer of glossy accents to make it 'pop'.
Psychedelic 70's
The Hippie Power Transparency was used to highlight the circles.
Hippie Power transparency

& I had the perfect photo from my Daughter's School Days to display.

Cheers for now,
Deb Adams

Monday 20 July 2020

Amazing Gears & Circuit Card

Hi Readers,
Today I am sharing a card I created with a masculine, rusty vibe.

To make the card a bit more special I created it oversized 8x4" & in a trifold style.

To achieve the rusty background I used an orange sheet of metallic kraft cardstock 
from the Tim Holtz 8x8" Metallic Jewels paper pack. 

I applied a very thin coat of clear gesso with a palette knife over the whole surface.
Once dry, I applied clear crackle paste randomly, thicker in some areas. 
The reason I applied the clear gesso first was to ensure the crackle layer 
would adhere properly & not just flake off.

I left the crackle to dry naturally.  Walk away for a few hours to let the cracks develop.

Drips of alcohol ink were then applied & spread by gently tapping with a felt applicator.
In some places the alcohol lifted the orange layer right off,
letting the silver base metallic cardstock show through.
I quite liked this distressed effect.  The cracks were well highlighted by the black ink.

The rest of the rust coloured page was used to die cut all the cogs, 
Even an offcut strip was used as a piece of trim.
I loved the rusty page so much I simply mounted it on heavy weight black cardstock
& layered the cogs, circuit & sentiment 
to allow the rusty finish to be the main feature.

The Paper Rose Circuit Die was cut from a piece of chalkboard black cardstock.
What an amazing die cut! So intricate and perfect contrast for under the sentiment.
I chose the sentiment from the Black & White Sentiment sheet set
& applied it over the layers of cogs & circuit texture.

Extra cogs were added to the trifold page.

White cardstock applied to the centre of the card for a written sentiment to be added.


It is fun to experiment to see what finishes you can achieve with the products in your stash.
Hope this inspires you to attempt a cracked, rusty finish too.
Happy Creating & Cheers for now,

Deb Adams