A2Z Scraplets and Scrapbooking Supplies stocks a growing range of products as well as manufacturing Chipboard Laser Cut products You can paint them, ink them, emboss them, glitter them - the possibilities are endless! You'll find a selection of budget priced papers and embellishments on our website ... Head over www.a2zscraplets.com.au to see our great range of products.
Today I'd like to share with you a layout of my beautiful daughter. The photo was taken in August last year for her year 11 semi-formal. We are already gearing up for the big one this year - dress has been purchased, hairdresser chosen, just to organise other things like make-up, transportation and jewellery now. Still so much to do….
Anyway, here is my layout.
On this layout I have used an A2Z chipboard frame. I wanted to try something different, so I coated the frame with gesso, then applied some texture paste through the Jenni Bowlin Mini North Star template. Once dry, I dipped my paint brush into the Prima spray and dabbed a little onto each star, finishing with a dot of Kindyglitz in the very centre. The photos really don't do this layout justice - it is such a pretty, glittery page…might be time to learn some new photography skills I think.
Caz here with you today with a couple of shares. The first page I have to share uses the May new release Sweet Dreams
Excuse the lighting in my photos it is dark and chilly here today in Tassie. I have added gesso to the entire scraplet and then the dreams part I added perfect pearls to and the top I added embossing powders.
Some texture paste always gives a little dimension to your pages.
Some time ago we adopted a rescue dog and this was the first face we saw. Alfie had been through quite a lot but was a lovable energetic little fella. We managed to get his health back up, he put on weight and was going really well. Unfortunately it was not meant to be and sadly Alfie only had a short life with us.
The title is a custom cut and I have simply embossed it using an antique embossing powder. Now by antique, I mean both the finish and the age. I have had the powder for well over 10 years and it is still as new!
Embossing is a very simple technique. Again, both the ink and powder are quite old and no longer available but there are some superb new ones on the market. You will need a piece of chipboard, pigment ink pad and embossing powder of your choice. A pigment ink is a slow drying ink and most suitable for embossing. I have used a similar color to the powder result to get a full color finish. different color inks will give different color results to the end product.
Firstly ink the chipboard directly from the ink pad. By dabbing downwards you can use even the smallest ink pads. Cover well with ink.
Whilst still wet, cover liberally with embossing powder. Place a piece of paper underneath so you can collect the excess. Shake off excess.
On a heat proof surface, gently heat with a heat gun until powder melts. Do not use a hair dryer, this will blow the powder away. When I started embossing I used a toaster but the family got a little sick of glitter and colors on their breakfast toast! Not the mention the color and bling the toaster ended up with.
Once heated, the powders will be set. Please remember to let them cool before touching as they can be very hot and sticky. This is only a couple of minutes. The end result is fabulous. Once you have mastered this technique the options are endless. You can mix and match powders. Emboss with one color and then add highlights with another. Make your own powders from what you have by combining a small amount of a couple, three or four. Experiment!
Hi again! I have 2 creations here to inspire you today :)
First up is titled My Everything.
This layout was created with 2 gorgeous A2Z Scraplets chippies - My Everything and just one of the 4 Chevron Borders which I cut up into 4 smaller pieces, also the Hello Today and Sandy Toes collections by Kaisercraft, with White and Sand coloured cardstock. Inspired by the colour challenge over at White With 1.
Did you know we've begun monthly challenges again?
Kerry has offered up a gorgeous mood board to inspire us for April:
Here is my take. I was inspired by the clouds, quote and outdoors scene.
Just incase you were wondering how I got the effect on the chippy, the Heavy Gesso by Prima is so thick it acts as a texture paste. I used 2 coats (with about an hour of drying time between coats) to get the final result. The picture below is after the first coat. The words were coloured with gold gel pen, which was also used to outline the entire album.
To join in this challenge, simply create your masterpiece - inspired by this gorgeous mood board, of course - and upload it here in the comments or on our Facebook page. It's as simple as that! I can't wait to see your take :)