Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tim Holtz Configuration Box - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with you to share a created Tim Holtz configuration box. I cannot lie, Tim is my crafting hero, I feel we may be kindred spirits. I love ALL Tim Holtz products, I cannot get enough of them and will happily admit I have a good stash to stare at and admire. 

This box is packed with Idea-ology product and Scrap Matrix metal, combined also with my personal stash and vintage bits and pieces I had here in my craft room.  I do apologise in advance as this blog post is a little heavy on the photos, I wanted to ensure you all got a very good look around the entire box. 

For this project I have used a Tim Holtz configuration box from my stash, however you can use other things to create a project like this such as printers trays, jewellery box trays, boxes etc. Think outside the box (literally). 

I urge you to look through the close up photos below to see what can actually be used in a project like this. There are items that were destined for the bin, they actually look good here - buttons, champagne metal top, rusty thimble, watch parts, light bulb from my Mum's Rav 4, broken jewellery chain. Never ever be afraid to experiment. 

May thanks for checking into the blog today to take a look at my project. Please if you have any questions at all do not be afraid to get in touch and ask. I look forward to seeing all your creations in the Scrap Matrix Ranger challenge this month. 

Wishing you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Scrap Matrix Supplies Used

Thursday, February 8, 2018

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips - Mixed Media Canvas for Scrap Matrix

Hello Everyone,

I am here with you today to share my second project for the holiday challenge this month with Scrap Matrix. Now I know you will be looking at the below mixed media canvas and thinking, hmmm Rebecca, what does this exactly have to do with holidays?. Well, it was created during the school holidays, this still kind of counts right?. I really wanted to take the 7 Dots Studio Paint Chips collection and apply to bright and funky canvas. I know this is a little on the different side but I am happy with the results. It is good to step out of your comfort zone. 

Here is a side view of the canvas...

To begin my canvas I adhered Paint Chips paper to the canvas, the main base and all the edges.

I really didn't like the clean white edges so decided to cover them in tissue tape. Tissue tape sometimes does not stick down too well, to ensure complete adhesion I used double sided tape underneath it. 

The Prima 'Paint Splatters' stamp set worked so well with this collection. Random stamping around the main part of the canvas and the sides. 

Finnabair Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel was applied to the canvas through a stencil.

When the Soft Gloss Gel was later dry I added a touch of Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold. As I wanted the dots to pop a little more I traced around them a black water pencil then smudged it a little with my finger and water. You will see here in the bottom corner beautiful box corners which are also available in the Scrap Matrix store. 

Art Extravagance Texture Paste in colour Graphite was then applied throughout the gaps around the canvas and also to the sides of the canvas. This paste although grey when you look in the tub, it does dry get black (as you can see). 

My flowers were created using a combination of Paint Chips die cut paper, old spoons, zipper flowers and seed beads. 

Thank you everyone, I hope you enjoyed my little step by step through this creation. There is still a few days to enter our Holiday Challenge, looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Wishing you a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Scrap Matrix Products Used