Monday, January 8, 2018

Paper Artsy Tags - Rebecca's Second Share

Hi Everyone,

Rebecca here with you today!. I would like to bring you a small step by step tutorial showing you how to create a small series of gift tags using a set of Hot Pick stamps from Paper Artsy.

I began with blank manilla tags.....


To create the vibrant background colour I used Distress Inks  from Ranger. To apply the colours I used a Inkblending Tool, dabbed into the ink and lightly moved in circles around the tag blending the colours together. 


In a spritzer bottle a small amount of Primary Elements Mica Powder in Emperor's Gold mixed with water was sprayed through various Tim Holtz Stencils to give a nice background effect.



Stamp, stamp, stamp with this beautiful set of stamps.


German Scrap was adhered small dots of Glossy Accents and raised dots of Glossy Accents were also applied for further dimension. When the dots were dry a small amount of Metallique Wax in Gold was rubbed on.



The final step was to add small accents of colour using the beautiful Prima Metallic Watercolours and a brass Scrap Matrix Metal accent to hang a ribbon from.


Many thanks for popping in today, please do not forget you have until the 15th of January to enter the Paper Artsy challenge within the Scrap Matrix Facebook Shares group.

Wishing you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Paper Artsy Upcycle - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I am here with you today to share a little OTP makeover. This little box was previously a gift box for a beautiful coffee cup. Rather than throw away such an excellent sturdy box I decided to give it a little sprucing up. Paper Artsy Stamps, Gelatos and Prima Watercolours created magic here and transformed trash to treasure.
I was fortunate enough this month to work with this GORGEOUS set of stamps designed by Tracy Scott for Paper Artsy. I believe this set of stamps is so versatile, they can be used for all paper crafting - mixed media, card making, layouts!!. 


Faber Castell Gelatos, Prima Water Colours, Finnabair Mica combined with the stamping created the exact look I was hoping to achieve. Black stitching to provide a nice boarder. A coat of Soft Gloss Gel to seal the colour and give a nice sheen. 






I very much look forward to seeing all your creations in the Paper Artsy challenge this month!

Wishing you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

7 Dots Studio, Writers Block Collection - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you all to share my second 7 Dots project for Scrap Matrix Design Team with you all. This project has again been created using the Writers Block collection, I love this collection, the dark colours are seriously my style (vintage and yummy!!). 

As you can see I created a tag, but when the tag was finished I thought, hmmm there is still some paper left here and a few bits and pieces so I just kept going. Then a canvas was born and the tag moved on in to a new home. 

Now lets take a look how this was made. 


1 ) Manilla tag
2) I covered that tag with the paper, using double sided tape to adhere it. 
3) Layering various tags from the Writers Block Collection  edges inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. 
4) Layering more tags from the Writers Block Collection edges inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. 


Have you used the AMAZING German Scrap before? Look what can happen with just a gentle touch of Art Alchemy Metalliqe Wax. You can transform the black wings instantly to glossy gold picking up all those fine details. These wings were then used as the back drop behind the inked butterfly wings. 

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To create my flower with bronze bead embellishment I first tore the inner part of the flower out completely. Gluing in a bronze flower, then micro beads, followed by a metal hand


The layer below the tag you will see may look like a square but it is actually a split sheet to conserve my paper. Also I have used offcuts from my previous project which have been sewn on with my sewing machine. These papers have all been edged with Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Aged Brass. 


Glossy accents was used to adhere micro copper micro beads around my paper edges. 


To finish my project I mounted the tag on foam mounts and adhered brass corners to the canvas. 




Many thanks for looking at the blog today, I wish you all a very happy and creative day. 


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Friday, November 24, 2017

7 Dots Studio Mixed Media Canvas for Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share with you a mixed media canvas created with the beautiful 7 Dots Studio Writers Block Collection. This collection was made to be combined with the Scrap Matrix metals, they just look so good together!.  


At this point, I need to let you in on a little secret. My project when I began was not intended to be a 8" x 8" canvas, it was a 12" x 12" layout (as you can see below in my break down photos). The two photos here will show you my layering process. 


Stitching can add beautiful effects to your paper...


Using a nice strong pair of scissors you can cut your metals, making them go a little bit further, layering them, giving an illusion of a full circle even though you have used a semi circle. 



Many thanks for taking time to visit here, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~




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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Faber Castell Brights Mixed Media Canvas designed for Scrap Matrix

Hello Everyone, 

Today I am here to share with you a mixed media canvas. This canvas is just popping with Faber Castell Gelato colour, isn't it pretty?, the colours used are from the 'Brights' collection. 

This canvas has now moved into my daughters bedroom, she fell in love with it and requested to have it hung on her wall, I could not refuse. 
To begin I die cut some corrugated packing card (recycled from a recent parcel) and painted the small hearts with Art Basics Heavy Gesso in White and allowed to dry. Lightly I used the red gelato on the raised portions of the cut card and then began smudging all the red in with my finger. 


Using Art Basics Soft Matte Gel I adhered some vintage sheet music and washi tape to my canvas, technically you shouldn't need to stick washi tape but I wanted extra assurance it was not going to lift. 


Scribble scribble and smudge with three different colours of gelato.....


Through the Maremi Small Art Cell stencil I used a palette knife to apply Art Basics Soft Matte Gel. Using an orange gelato on a sponge (which was included in the Brights kit) I dabbed through the Bubbles Tim Holtz Stencil. After this point I also added some stamping and glossy accent dots which were finished with Finnabair wax. 


I adhered my hearts then extra shading was applied and smudged around my dried gel bubbles and hearts using a black Faber Castell PITT pen. 


Many thanks for your time today and as always if you have any questions please feel free to ask. 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Faber Castell Brights Tags - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share my first Watercolour and Words project for Scrap Matrix with you all. This month I was fortunate enough to work with the wonderful Faber Castell Gelatos in colour collection Brights. 

Have you ever crafted with gelatos? can I let you know how much I LOVE them!!. Gelatos have always rated very very highly on my 'always have in my craft room list' ever since doing a 2 day workshop with Donna Downey. 

I have created 3 tags combining Gelatos, Paper Artsy stamps, Scrap Matrix Metal and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls. Side note on the Tim Holtz paper dolls, Vicki from Scrap Matrix has had these on back order for quite some time. A super popular and often sold out item world wide. We are all crossing our fingers that they will be in Scrap Matrix store very soon. 


This is the one and only stamp set I used to create all 3 tags, just look at these stamps, AMAZING. You could use these stamps for so many things, tags, cards, scrapbooking, journaling. Endless opportunity. 


Faber Castell Brights pack, 15 wonderful little colourful babies. If you not worked with these before, they wind up like a chapstick, the colour is super pigmented and a little goes a very long way. Very good value for money. 

 Faber Castell Gelato - Brights

How do they work? how did you get that colourful background? the answer is so simple!!. The below photo will show you the three step process
  1. I began by painting the tag with with white gesso
  2. Scribbled over each tag with 3 different coloured Gelatos
  3. Colour smudged it all with my fingers, very carefully I used 3 fingers, not wanting to smudge colours too badly between each other. 



Now for a few close up photos, tag by tag......




Thank you, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Scrap Matrix and 7 Dots Mixed Media OTP by Rebecca Morris

Hi Everyone, 

I am here with you today to shared a little upcycled mixed media creation designed especially for Scrap Matrix.  

This month I was very fortunate enough to play with the Fortune Teller collection by 7 Dots Studio. This collection lends itself well to so many different crafting projects from cards, to OTP, through to layouts. It truly is a stunning collection. 



Let me take you through a few close up photos before we go through a mini step by step. 

The below photo here will show you that I have use a little Scrap Matrix zipper metal pull as my box opener. Always be thinking outside the box with different ways as to how you can be using those amazing Scrap Matrix metals!!. 



Although the rest of the box was framed in the blue paper, I decided to use a different paper for the spine, it makes for an interesting look. 


1) To create my project I began with a hard cardboard pencil case which I had stashed away in my craft cupboard. It had served its purpose for a little while but was just asking for a little upgrade. 

2) I cut up sheets from the 7 Dots Fortune Teller collection to cover the box edge and lid,  Fortune Teller  Fortune Teller 'Soul' lines the spine of the box. These were adhered to the box using Finnabair Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel. 

3) All edges have been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in combination of Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. 


1) Layered stickers and cut paper form the start of the background.

2) Rather than use two seperate charms I cut one in half and adhered it down with glossy accents.



Fussy cut butterfly from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller collection  layered with chipboard butterfly from 13 Arts Studio.  All paper edges have also been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. 


In pictures 1, 3 and 4 you will see more cut Scrap Matrix metal elements. All used to further embellish the box. 

3) Dots of Ranger Glossy Accents were randomly places all over the top of the box. When completely set I gently rubbed over them with Art Alchemy Metallic Wax in Vintage Gold. Edges and other soft touches of the box also received a small touch of wax too. 

Prior to adhering the box corners I lined the top and bottom edges of the box with German Scrap points (I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!, I have only fairly recently started using it, it is amazing). 



Again here you will see a Scrap Matrix metal which has been used in a different way. This one I cut in half and folded it, this then created two little box corner frames. I think they look super pretty. 

That is all from me this month, please if you have any questions at all pop on over to the Scrap Matrix Facebook shares group and I would be more than happy to help you. 


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