sabato 14 dicembre 2019

Tutorial: Kraft Wrapped Journal 'Eye' with Visible Image

I must confess: I couldn't resist getting more Visible Image stamps during the infamous Black Friday: let's say it is a sort of celebration, because last year, same time, I got my first VI stamps and now I am on their design team! I  used this magnicent 'See Everything' stamp set on kraft paper on a wrapped journal cover and I love the effect I got:

To make this card I cut to size a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped the eye with Versamark using 'See Everything' stamp set
I poured white embossing powder and melted with a heat gun
I mixed in a palette a bit of mica powder with water, and with a small brush I painted some details
I also splattered some drops arounds
Then I added a sentiment with black embossing powder from the Brave and Strong sentiment stamp set
I adhered the panel to a wrapped hand-made journal.
With this I participate on MiniAlbumMakers challenge blog

martedì 10 dicembre 2019

Video Tutorial: Gel Printed jewels with Coffee and Talc Powder

And grunge again! It was ages, since I saw two videos by Denise Lush using instant coffe and talc powder with gel printing and I was eager to try this tecnique. I put them together and with the prints I got I created some grunge jewels: an unusual and unique hand-made gift. Here the video tutorial:
To make this earrings' shape I used my new stencils 'Top of the World'
It's a technique where prints get better and better during the session, taking care of not cleaning the gel plate, but carry on spreading acrylic paint and talc or coffee (not too much) and pulling several prints out of it. Definitely an addictive playing!

You can find 'Top of the World' stencil set in my Etsy shop large and mini version:

giovedì 5 dicembre 2019

Videotutorial: Gel printed Mandala MiniAlbum with Alcohol Inks and Mica Powders

Grunge fooooorever!! :-)
Hello everyone, today I show you a new minialbum made with gel prints with two secret ingredients: if you are curious here's a video tutorial, from the gel prints to the minialbum builded from scratch.
Here the prints I got (I cannot stop :-))

Lately I am a bit obsessed with everything grunge, I love this style that you can get with monoprinting.
And the minialbum:

You can find my best selling paper Mandala stencils in my Etsy shop 

With this I participate on MiniAlbumMakers challenge blog

sabato 30 novembre 2019

Tutorial: Altered clock with Visible Image

It's a clock! A couple of years ago a friend of mine gave me this simple glass clock, and I think it was high time to give it a new look and hanging proud in my craftroom: in this project I feature the cool 'The Right Direction' stamp set by Visible Image, perfect for any masculine card or craft project. 
How cute the tiny cars on the clock hands are:
And here the feminine version, couldn't resist!
Here I used the magnificent Beautiful Soul stamp set :
And a sentiment from 'Believe in me' stamp set
Disassemble the clock and cut a piece of white cardstock to size:
Swipe two colours of Distresss Oxide on a plastic sleeve, spray water and swipe the cardstock face down. Dry a bit with the heat gun and repeat with two different colors. Carry on until you are happy with the result:
Now stamp the car and the London skyline on opposite corners from the stamp set 'The Right Direction'
Add some stencilled details to the background (looks a lot like a F1 flag!) using 'Distorted Chess' and Distress Oxide:
Adhere to the glass and mount the clock mechanism.

mercoledì 27 novembre 2019

VideoTutorial: Gel Printed Mini Purses with GelliArts® and Panpastel®

Hello and welcome back to my colourful and gel printed world: this week on the GelliArts® 's blog we're celebrating a collaboration with PanPastel®: if you are new to this medium I strongly advice to try them, these are fine soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like) suitable to use on canvas, paper and of course to gel print with! 
These are the backgrounds I created, the one on the left is a second pull

I've even made a couple of pillow box with Christmas' theme:
Go here for a fabulous GIVEAWAY!!!
Gelli Arts® + PanPastel® Giveaway!

giovedì 21 novembre 2019

New Stencils:"Top of the world"

Welcome everyone! Today in this post I show you three new background stencils I designed and I think these are perfect not only for cardmaking but also for gel printing (ok, maybe I've created them thinking a bit about this). These are, in no particular order:
'Tulip Fever'
A background stencil can be used also to create shapes and make the most sparkling (Christmas) card:
On a simple card, sentiment stamp by Visible Image
And 'Top of the World' in two versions:
Why I called my new stencil trio "Top of the World"? Because the script stencil is inspired by one of my favourite song *ever* by Dido and it starts like that" So sit on top of the world and tell me..."
And here all together in a multilayer gel print:
Available in my Etsy shop:
And the mini version: