Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Altering Chipboard with Glimmer Mist

Altering Chipboard with Glimmer Mist
by Tracy

This technique I am showing you today came by accident when I placed a piece of chipboard on some water .... I won't go there of why water on my scrapping table!

Grab a piece of acetate or similar product which won't soak up your glimmer mist ... (acetate acts as a resistant mat). 

Place your chipboard onto acetate and gently pour glimmer mist over the chipboard

With your fingers swish the chipboard over the glimmer mist until completely soaking it on both sides

Then with your finger nail or object with a point, like your tailor awl, peel apart the layers of the chipboard till you have the desired effect and then let it dry  ... it will take a few hours to dry depending on how much glimmer mist you have used

You can use so many different mediums to finish them off ... here are a few examples

For scrapware barb wire or scrapware chipboard cogs ink with silver or black first then soak in Silver Glimmer Mist for a metallic look (we did this at a recent "sold out" class here at my2angels)

And here I completed my first double layout in a looooong time (and probably the last time I got away with wearing a bikini!).  I have used a sheet of scrapware butterflies and Prima Madeline Parsley Place inside the doilys and for the main background Prima Madeline Parfait
(Reminder: Most of the Prima papers are 84c till the 30th June)


On this butterfly I soaked it in Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, then applied clear rock candy crackle paint and wiped jumbo java over it randomly ... I added one of our gold cabochons flowers and topped with a brown rose

and this one is soaked in Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, clear rock candy crackle paint and wiped with broken china ink (to match the broken china crackle paint on the scrapware doily frame) ... I also covered the button  with crackle as well

And for those who were at the Brisbane Expo a few weeks back you would have seen my sign I had made using this technique.

Ange from Scrapware made me an extra large Scrapware Natalie Frame which I soaked in Heidi Swapp Black Magic Glimmer Mist (gorgeous tone of gold through it) and in between the split layers I applied Golden Rod Stickles

For another example these butterflies have been soaked in Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist and edges inked in black then finished off with clear rock candy crackle paint

I hope these have given you some ideas to alter your scrapware chipboard with glimmer mist


We had quite a few new scrapware chipboard products arrive in the past few weeks including a gorgeous wishing well, 3d wheelbarrow and watering cans ....  checkout our scrapware range here


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Techniques with Chipboard

Hi girls, Cathy here

This week at my2angels is 'Techniques With Chipboard'.

Here are some of the ways I like to jazz up chipboard.


You can use glimmer mist to make your chipboard pop and colour it to suit your LO. It helps to cover your chipboard with glue from a gluestick or a coat of white paint so that the mist doesn't absorb into the chipboard and stays vibrant. 

To achieve the technique below which I learned from the fabulous Louise Nelson in one of her classes, give your chipboard a coat of white paint and allow to dry, spray all over with Marshmallow mist first, then mist the top half with Pop Rocks mist
The chippie word I used is not Scrapware but Tracy has other words like this one HERE available in store.

Other ways to use your mists on chipboard are misting all over in one colour then add some splats in another colour over the top or try using more than 2 colours on a larger piece and blending the colours.

I also love to use my chipboard as a mask on a project, then you can use it again as an embellishment on another project... you get TWO uses out of one product!! 

Crackle Paint, Dry and Wet Embossing

Dry emboss your chipboard using your Cuttlebug Embossing Folders to add some texture, then swipe over with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink to define the embossed effect.

You can also get a similar effect with wet embossing by stamping over the Mini Marilyn Bloom chipboard with a pigment ink, then using clear embossing powder to define the stamped image.

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint is another way to get some fab texture on your chipboard. Just paint over the top and allow to dry.

I have layered both my altered chippies and tied together with some Bakers Twine and add a cute locket charm.

Glossy Accents and Rubons

Inkessentals Glossy Accents add a lovely sheen to your altered chippies. The 1st flower has been painted then topped with a Kaisercraft rubon and covered over with Glossy Accents. The 2nd flower has been covered with patterned paper, the edges inked, a rubon added then coated with Glossy Accents.

I coated one of the smaller chippie flowers with Ranger Puffy Embossing Powder for some fab texture then topped it with a little pearl.

Diamond Dust and Crackle Medium

Use Diamond Dust to create a gorgeous sparkly embellishment by coating your chippie with glue and sprinkling a generous coating of Diamond Dust. 

Gently shake of excess and allow to dry. I then misted my flower with Turquoise Glimmer Mist for some yummy colour

Crackle Accent is also great for adding some grungy dimension to your chipboard. 
I coated the chipboard with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink and stamped over the top in black then added a layer of Inkessentials Crackle Accent for a fab vintage feel.

Hope these ideas inspire you to pull out some of your chipboard and have a play.




We finally received our Hambly Screen Prints (3 months after ordering them!) unfortunately there are some items missing from our order but you can see what we have in stock in our New Arrivals section

Friday, June 24, 2011

A few more flower ideas

Here are a few more flower ideas before we move onto playing with chipboard next week

Use glimmer mist on your flowers to colour them to match your LO. You can spray the whole flower or use splats for a more concentrated effect.

You can also use your flowers as a mask with your glimmer mists to create a fab background.
Use a fineliner pen to outline your images to create a little more dimension.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More new stock arrived

So if Monday's arrival of the glimmer glaze for me to play with on our charms wasn't enough to keep me out of trouble... in comes a new delivery (earlier than expected ... makes a nice change!) welcome Tim Holtz Distress Stains to my2angels

and then behold MORE Ranger and Tim Holtz restocks and a few more new products (well to my2angels anyhow and at our awesome prices!)
Oh I so can't wait to get my hands on my grunge paper and play with the sizzix rosette decorative strip

BUT then Teresa Collins comes and interrupts my thoughts with ... new papers which are PERFECT for my DD's school and sports layouts and also it has 

and white
with the added crowns, cogs and lions
PERFECTO for my DS layouts and so
introducing the Teresa Collins On the Edge Collection

I just adore the colours and patterns of this paper range ... my favourite collection of the year so far and I can see me using this for many many different style of layouts!

oh and I mention that we now stock Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers?  We only have a few in stock but will add more colours when requested

and a few Prima Masks 
and I am sure there is more but you can find everything that has arrived the past few days in the new arrivals section

see ya later everyone 
I am off to start on a TC layout (yeah I know it's past midnight and I am should be in bed but who can blame a girl!) 

Whoops nearly forgot just been told tonight that my Hambly Screen Print order should be here by early next week ...finally ... after many delays
Tracy :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

New stock in store .. Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam and Lots of Tim Holtz

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists $10.95 per bottle
13 new colours including:

Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze ... PERFECT to colour our charms with
7 colours to choose from including these ...

restocks of:
Tim Holtz Inks (including a few new ones to my2angels) for only $5.95

lots of Tim Holtz reinkers for $4.95 per bottle

plus the popular Rock Candy and Picket Fence Crackle Paints only $5.25 per jar

Kraft Cardstock .75c per sheet

and White Rooster Feathers & Peacock Feathers which you will find in the Feathers and Tassels section

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week ... 
I am!!!! It is like Christmas here with all these yummy new products to play with .. first up is gotta be to colour the charms with Glimmer Glaze

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Making Mulberry Paper Rosebuds & Adding some Grunge

Mulberry Paper Rosebuds

Using 4 small flowers

Take one flower and fold in half 3 times until it forms a tiny bud, maneuver it to form the shape you like, Glue each fold.

Take the next flower drop a dot of glue in the centre and fold in half, fold and glue this around the bud.

Glue the final two flowers to each other and glue the buds on top

and from me, Tracy

with adding a bit of grunge to your flowers

Paint a thick layer of crackle accent over 2 flowers and leave to dry

Cut small piece of double sided tape and place in the middle of 1 flower then adhere the other flower on top

Add button and baker's twine for a grunge flower effect

I used Antique Linen Crackle Accent and Brown and White Bakers Twine for this flower

By adding a thicker layer of paint and also different shaped flowers you will get a variety of finished flowers .... so have a play around its fun ... you just have to have the patience to wait for the crackle to dry (not my strongest strength!) so while waiting, go through your stash to find your centre pieces .. we have lots of resin and acrylic flowers which are perfect for your flowers OR cut up some bling chain to centre them

Have fun


Thursday, June 16, 2011

New life to paper blossoms

This week at my2angels we are showing you some different ways to use and make flowers.

Here are a few ideas on how to give new life to paper blossoms.

Creating some texture on your flowers by embossing them with different Embossing Folders and swiping them with Ink

Cutting your Blossoms in half and using them as a border.

You can jazz them up by using various centres like Brads, Resin Flower, Metal Flowers and Pins.

Various mediums can also be used like Kindyglitz, Crackle Paint, Diamond Dust and Liquid Pearls.

A few more ideas for centres, charms, cutting up a Felt Ribbon to use as a layer, a Mini Rose and scrunching a smaller blossom and adding Stamens for a bit of dimension.

You can also roll the edges of your flowers and add some Leaves.

Baker's Twine Stitched Flowers

and I thought I would show you how to use some Baker's Twine to jazz up some paper blossoms.

To create these stitched flowers you just need a paper blossom and a length of baker's twine.

Spider Web Flower

Take your threaded length of baker's twine and stitch through the centre of the blossom from back to the front, securing at back away from the centre.

Place the twine between the petals and stitch back through the centre. Keep stitching until you get back to where you started with needle coming up from the back of the flower through the centre to the front.

Thread the needle under and over the spokes of the twine going round and round
until you are happy with the width of the centre and stitch through to the back of the flower and secure. SO EASY!!!

Stitched Blossom with Centre Knot

This flower is similar to the first, in that you follow the same 1st two steps to create the spokes with the baker's twine.

Loop the twine over the needle 3 times and pull taught,

Holding the thread taught and making sure the loops stay tight, thread the needle back through the centre

to the back of the blossom

pulling the twine tight until it forms a knot.

TIP: The most important thing with the french knot is to keep the thread taught to get a nice even knot.

Have a little play with some blossoms and baker's twine.
You could group some french knots together for a textured centre or just use a running stitch and make your own design.



Cathy :))