zondag 17 mei 2015

layout for my girl *Maja Design*

Today I want to share a layout with you.
Photo is of my youngest girl, Yiscka.
A few more days and she will be back from the States.
She has ended her internship and hopefully she will get her diploma this summer.
Pffff...almost seven months without my girl, but I'm so proud of her!
So this page is for you sweetie........with all my heart.

Started creating the background wit a mix of gesso and magic powder from 13arts.
Made a thick mixture and added it to the page with a spatula.
This will give it a great crackled effect!
Added some Distress stain dabber to create the splashes. 

Made this page with the Vintage Baby collection from Maja Design.
Wanted to show you that these papers are so versatile and can be used, 
not only for your little babies, but also for your older precious ones! 
For this page I choose the blue and brown papers.

This heart was in my stash for a while. 
Gave it a coat of gesso and some ink.
Also added some brown pearls.

The flowers are from Prima and one of them is colored with some paint from 13arts.

This word "special"is from the bottom strip of the Ephemera cards sheet.

The butterflies are from Prima.
Printed and cut the title and outlined them with a brown fine liner.

Maja papers used:
Sweet little Prince
Journaling cards
Die cuts
Ephemera cards

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx


dinsdag 12 mei 2015

glass bottle - with photo tutorial - *13 arts*

Today I have this tutorial for you.
With photos I will show you, step by step, how I created this glass bottle.


I started this project by glueing kitchen paper towel to the bottle with the gel medium.

Didn't want to cover the whole bottle with the paper so I only covered the side and top.

Covered the rest of the bottle with gesso.

A simple kitchen sponge works perfectly and gives a nice and even layer.

All covered with gesso.

Wanted to add another texture.

Mixed some gesso and glass filler.

Added the gesso and glass filler on some places.

All done and waiting for some paints! :)

I added the paints directly from the bottle with the nozzle.

Let the colors run. If you want it to run some more just spray some water on the paint.
Just love the texture of the paper towel!

Also painting the top.

All ready!

Thought it didn't need much more embellishments 
so I only added the tulle flower and the twigs, also in the 13 arts store.

And here are some details:



Hope you all liked this tutorial and got inspired!

13 arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


zondag 10 mei 2015

May challenge *13Arts*


A layout of me for a change!
A photo taken on a vacation to Greece.....simply me, simply happy!
This layout is for the new 13arts challenge.
If you want to play too, here is all the information: challenge-30- 13arts

I used a mix of gesso and the new 13 arts product, Magic powder,  for the background.

To get this effect: take some gesso and keep adding some of the magic powder until it's just smooth enough to add it to the paper with a spatula. It's a very thick mixture.
 The thicker the mixture the more cracks.
Just love the way the paints run into those cracks! 

Used some metallic blue paint from 13arts for the wooden letters.

The lovely scrapberry's swirls, also in the 13arts store.

Randomly applied some blue paint at the twigs as well.
This awesome new product, magic powder, can be used with all kinds of paints! 

13arts products:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

zondag 3 mei 2015

mixed media cards *Maja design*

Mixed media and Maja design work perfectly together!
Made these cards from some leftover papers from the Vintage Summer collection.
Created the design with small strips of paper and washi tape.

Papers used: 1921 - 1923
Other products: washi tape, metal frame, heart charm, Prima flowers, lace flowers,13Arts twigs.

And some details:
Modeling paste for some texture.

Strips of paper and washi tape.
Some paint splatters for the finishing touch.

My second card:
Papers used: 1921 - 1934
Other products: modeling paste, text template, Dusty Attic chipboard, Petaloo flowers, washi tape, metal charm (piece of an old necklace) beads, gesso.

Mixed some small beads with gesso to create some texture.

A text template with modeling paste.

Little paper strip(for you with love) from the 1934 sheet.

My last card:
papers used: 1921 - 1922
Other products: modeling paste, circles template, washi tape, lace, key charm, wooden heart and flower, Prima and Scrapberry's flowers, paint splatters.

And some details:
Cluster of flowers.

Circles template with modeling paste and some paint splatters.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx


woensdag 29 april 2015

13 arts book

Here it is, my 13 arts book!
It contains the colors of all my 13arts paints.
I find it very handy if I want a matching color for my projects.

My book got a coat of gesso first.
Layered the frame, paintbrushes, the ribbon jets and the letters.
Made a mix of gesso and glass filler and randomly applied it on the book.
Also added some plastic filler.
Once dry, it was time for all the paints.

After all the paints I gave the whole book a touch of gesso.
I gave it a final touch with some splatters.

 Some great texture from the ribbon jets and the glass filler!


All the paper flowers were also colored with the paints.

Added some glass pearls.

The lovely metal frame.


And here is a peek on two of my pages.


Products from the 13arts store:




Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx