Thursday, 27 July 2017

Imagination Crafts' Rice Paper Decoupage Card

Good morning all! Martina here with another Imagination Craft's Rice Paper project. We used some of these at Lisa's workshop last Sunday and everyone had such fun with them! We all used different papers onto large tote and small calico bags and then chose our own rice papers to add...they were all fantastic designs and SO different from each other! 

This week I have used sections from two designs of Rice Paper and combined them on one card. Once I had chosen papers, I was able to pick out some colours within them to add to the rest of the card. I started the project by cutting a piece of Watercolour Card to the size I needed for a topper and then lightly shaking some Lemoncello Infusions all over.

Add a spritz of water and the colour bursts free...

To bring some of the pink tones into the topper and take away the white areas, I used some Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink with a blending tool. I started with the lightest colour all over and then used the darker colour to bring the edges in. Next, I started to add some interest and layers; using the PaperArtsy Stencil PS055 and some Salmon Starlight Paint, I added flowers over the whole area.

Once the paint and paper was all dry, I started to arrange my chosen elements from the Rice Paper. I chose some clocks from 149 Design and cut them out. I didn't want them as they were on the paper, so I fiddled about until I was happy with the layout. 

Using some Magi-Bond Decoupage Glue, I built up some layers, stuck all the pieces down and overlapped where needed.

Once the detail was all dry, I decided I wanted to add some interest and sparkle! I used a couple of shapes from the Crafter's Companion Delicate Details Foil Transfers with some Rose Gold Foil in the corners, but then decided I wanted to add even more...(steady, steady I hear you say...) To give a vintage look I added some tacky glue around the edges of the card with my fingers and let dry very slightly. I then used my left over Rose Gold Foil and pressed it into the glue areas. 

To add a message I picked a word combination from the Imagination Craft's Take Time Set. As the words are not joined together as one stamp, it is very easy to arrange them in the position that you need them to be - clever, eh? I arranged them on my block so as to fit a tag die from my stash. I then stuck a left over piece of Rice Paper Design 448 onto some card, stamped with Brown Archival Ink and die-cut.

The final touches were to add some matts and layers in coordinating card and some ribbon from my stash.

Difficult to see the foiling in the picture above, but it is there, I promise! 
That's it from me this week; happy crafting and I will see you soon!


Infusions - Lemoncello Watercolour CardMagibond Decoupage GlueRice Paper Pattern 448 Rice Paper Pattern 149Salmon SL - NEW!!PA Stencil PS055 (JOFY) Delicate Details - Foil TransfersRose Gold - Foil RollArt Stamps - Take Time - NEW!!

Lisa's next workshop at Grove Green will be on Sunday, August 20. Places are still available and all the information is HERE.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Starlight Textiles' Beach Bag

Morning, happy Wednesday! A not very happy Lisa here - WHERE is the sun?? And the heat?? I'm turning into an obsessive weather forecast watcher, desperate for good news. Maybe I'll cancel next week's classes and take myself back to Spain...... 😉😎

Anyway, enough grumbling, on to my project. It's a bag I decorated during last Sunday's workshop - if you missed Kirsten's blog post about that, it's HERE and you can see everyone's lovely bags HERE.

I had some lovely beach and sea themed rice papers from Imagination Crafts, so I decided to use them - some of the workshop ladies liked them too and they sold out on the day - but there are a few of 358 and 359 remaining.

I placed a piece of cardboard inside the bag to protect the reverse side and masked off the front to create four separate areas, using Imagination's pressure sensitive repositionable masking tape. 

(The bags also sold out at the workshop, but I'll have them back in stock for the August classes).

I spritzed the bag with water and, using a domed stencil brush, I applied washes of DecoArt's 
SoSoft Baby Blue fabric paint and Rich Gold Starlight Textile paint, building up the colour. 

**Handy hint: Kirsten and I discovered that it was much easier to blend the paint on the fabric using a domed stencil brush, instead of a flat paintbrush.**

I dried the bag when I was happy with the base layer, then I dry-brushed tiny amounts of Sax Blue and Topaz Starlight Textile around the borders of each masked off area to create some depth........

Again, I dried the bag and added layers of stencilling with Antique Gold Starlight Textile paint. I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Pomegranate stencil and an old one from my stash.
 This Burlap stencil by Dutch Doobadooo would also work...............

I set the bag aside to dry and used a wet paintbrush to tear off the pieces of rice paper I wanted and spent some time deciding where all the pieces were going to go.............

It's always a good idea to take plenty of photos at this stage, I find it impossible to remember exactly what went where, especially when I change my mind about a dozen times......... 😊

Once I had decided where everything was going, I removed all of the masking tape and began gluing down the rice paper elements with Imagination's fantastic Fabric Decoupage Glue, making sure I covered the front of the rice paper with glue as well................

I again dried the bag, this takes only a few minutes, the Fabric Decoupage Glue is very fast-drying. I added more stencilling, this time with Sax Blue Starlight Textile paint and when that was dry I added Gold Shine Sparkle Medium here and there through a stars stencil......

**Once the Sparkle Medium was dry I painted it with the Fabric Decoupage Glue. This seals the Sparkle Medium, making it washable.**

I left the bag for 24 hours, then ironed it for five minutes on a hot setting - always cover the decorated side of the bag with a clean towel before ironing. Once ironed, the bag is washable up to 40°C.

The finished bag.................

I was really pleased with how this turned out, I hope you like it too. 

The next workshop at Grove Green will be on Sunday, August 20. Places are still available and all the information is HERE.

Thanks for visiting the blog today, have a great week. See you next time.

Hugs, Lisa B xx

 Rice Paper Pattern 359   Aqua Starlight Textile   Sax Blue Starlight TextileRich Gold Starlight Textile  Gold Shine SM      Baby Blue Deep SoSoft    Repositionable Tape     

Fabric Decoupage Glue      TCW Mini Pomegranate       Domed Stencil Brush

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A Card to Brighten Up A Dull Day

Good morning, Julie here, happy Tuesday - what's happened to the summer??? I hope it makes a swift return!! Today I decided to go bright and cheerful to celebrate my birthday....

I started off with a piece of super smooth card just slightly smaller than my 7x7 card blank.
I used Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade,  Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. Starting with the pink diagonally across the card with the rest of the colours following.

I then placed the PaperArtsy Stencil PS034 over the distress inked card and used a baby wipe through the pattern to remove some of the ink.

I dried it with the heat tool and die cut 2 of the corners using a Sheena Douglass cutting die and mat and layered onto a 7x7 Silver Mirri mat and then adhered it to a card blank.

I then set about stamping the various size flower heads from the JOFY24 stamp set in Versafine and heat setting with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I then put the same Distress ink colours on a tile and spritzed them with a little water to make a colour wash. I wasn't fussy painting and went over the edges as I was going to cut out the flowers.

I cut out and shaped the flowers and attached them to the card with double sided sticky pads. I resisted using some glitter this time as the card really didn't need it!

That finishes my make for today, I'm off to celebrate now....

Lisa's next workshop at Grove Green will be on Sunday, August 20. Places are still available and all the information is HERE.

Have a good week.

Love, Julie x

JOFY24      PA Stencil PS034 (EKD)     Peacock Feathers - Mini   Picked Raspberry - Mini     Spiced Marmalade - Mini

VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black         Clear Gloss Regular WEP    

Sunday, 23 July 2017

July Workshop

Hi everyone, Kirsten here with a quick look back at today's textiles workshop in Grove Green Community Hall in Maidstone, Kent.

It was a very enjoyable day in the company of these lovely ladies, all of whom said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves...........

The start of the day, Lisa explaining the difference between Starlights Metallic paints & Starlights Textile paints & demoing the first techniques............

Everyone gets to work................

Works in progress..............

And a few of the finished bags....................

All of the bags can be seen in this album on the Lisa B Designs Facebook page.

Thank you very much to everyone who joined us for today's workshop, Lisa & I really enjoyed it & we can't wait to do it again in August!!

Some of the stock from today is back on the website, the rest will be added tomorrow. Until next time, have a great week.