Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts DT Project - Rare Oddities Mini House Shadowbox

Hello! Yes! Another post!  I have a Halloween themed shadowbox for you today featuring Graphic 45's Rare Oddities 6x6 paper stack! Yes, it is the last day of May and no, I have no idea why I felt the need to do something Halloween based!
 I started by covering the Mini House Shadowbox 4 with purple and orange paper from the paper stack. Before placing on the house, the paper edges were inked. The scary tree was left raw and had three distress inks applied over it; Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
The skeleton was gessoed and then Picket Fence Distress Stain was applied once the gesso was dry. Pop up dots were applied to the back before we was placed into the house. The "Boo!" was cut from the Border Halloween and embossed with Black Soot.
The tag on the front of the box is from the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities chipboard collection. I was inked with Vintage Photo before attaching to the house.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. It is never too early to start your holiday decor projects!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products Used
Mini House Shadowbox 4
Skeleton Shape Set
Border Halloween (Boo!)
Spooky Tree (special order)

Other Products Used

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities - 6x6 paper stack and chipboard 1

White and black gesso
Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord
Distress Powder - Black Soot

Monday, May 30, 2016

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts DT Project - Art Journal Page

Welcome to my blog today! I have a page from my art journal page to share with you. My inspiration was lyrics from a song (Ready to Fly by FFH) and I knew which of Gypsy Soul's products I had wanted to use! I first used a light blue chalk to lay a sky base. To make the "clouds," I cut a piece of scrap paper into two different cloud shapes. I then used the template and a darker blue chalk.
The hot air balloons were covered with paper and distressed with ink while the baskets were heat embossed!
 The letters on the balloons are adhesive and the other words are rub-on letters.
 The three birds were all inked and then liquid embossed.

On the left is my first page and I didn't like it! That is the great thing about art journaling; you get a chance to play around with different techniques. I took the pieces off, rechalked the clouds and reattached the pieces. I so like the final page way better. It is less cluttered and I still feel the inspiration of the lyric.

Thank you for dropping by today!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products Used
Hot Air Balloon Stack Up
Birds Shape Set

Other Items Used 
Prima Paper
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Rub-on and Adhesive Letters from stash
All Night Media Liquid Embossing - Clear Glass Finish
Stampendous - Aged Marine Embossing Enamel