Thursday, May 29, 2014


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout using Gina's Designs Lasercuts.

I have scrapped a photo of a cousin visiting from Sweden, his girlfriend, and my Father-in-Law.
On this layout, I used texture paste on one of our texture sheets, using it as a stencil.  I painted the raised areas with silk acrylics, and outlined them with a gel pen.
On the gears chipboard I painted with gesso, followed by copper ink, gold lumieres, a bit of Vintaj patina, and more lumieres in blue.  I put a layer of Utee over everything.  I rubbed a little gold perfect pearls on the raised areas. 

There are a few pieces of bamboo leaves.  I painted them with gesso, twinkling H20s and silk acrylic. I coated the surface with magic medium.  I brushed a little deco art pen on.
For the crow at the bottom left, I used gesso, texture paste for feathers, and black acrylic paint.  I coated it with glossy accents. I put on a few colors of jaquard mica powders.
For the honeycomb at the upper left, i used gesso,  and glossy accents.  While the glue was wet I poured on embossing powder. I didn't follow with a heat gun, preferring the way it looked dry. Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Other products used:
Prima paper,flowers, brads, and script stamp
Tim Holtz gear, rub-ons, and crackle accents
Twinkle H20s
Silk Acrylics
Tsuineko chalk inks
Crayola glitter glue
Diamond Dust
Dry stickles
Magic Medium by Mod Podge

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vintage cards

Hi! Melissa here with two cards using Gina's Designs Chipboard. 

On the first card I used several products on the lavender butterfly, gesso, silk acrylics, acrylic paint, lumiers, twinkling H20s,  Vintaj patina paint,stickles, and glass glitter. 

On the card itself I used texture paste and a stencil.  I painted with acrylic paints, art deco pens, and inked at the end.

On the pink card I used liquid pearls over gesso on the chipboard . On the leaves I used gesso, watercolors, twinkling H20s, and chalk ink.  I used a stamp to add definition but wound up scratching veins in with a straight pin while the surface was wet.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used on lavender card:

Other products used:
Prima Printery paper, and  buttons

Chipboard used on pink card:

Other products used:
Core'dinations paper
Prima flowers
A tiny bit of Tim Holtz and Vintaj
Tsuineko chalk ink
Toho glass beads
Sizzix  big shot 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Evelyn Nesbit

Hi! Melissa here with a layout made with Gina's Lasercuts Designs.

I used a border as a stencil with texture paste on the paper and put gesso over the paste.  Then I  painted it with acrylics and lumieres.

I put a layer of gesso followed by acrylic paint on the chipboard pieces.

This is a famous model and actress from the early part of the 20th century, who has an interesting history.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Other products used:
Prima Printery paper
Bo Bunny  paper
Prima flowers
Tim Holtz metal corner
Tsuineko chalk ink

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

China Cabinet

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a China Cabinet by Gina's Lasercuts Designs.

I covered the cabinet in gesso and then applied texture paste over a stencil.  I put a coat of pearl metallic acrylic over it, followed by layers of twinkling H20s, watercolors, and lumieres.

I put two coats of crackle on the raised areas, and brown and black chalk to make the cracks show.  On the top area and on the drawers I used gloss medium instead of acrylic paint, and that sealed the surface better. Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Other supplies used:
Prima stencil
Prima flowers
A little Graphic 45, and K and Company
Some Vintaj , and Tim Holtz embellies
Lavender butterfly by Reneabouquets