The Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection is just so awesome!!
If you live in or around Sydney you might have noticed that there has been a bit of bad weather happening just lately...LOL! So what's better to do when it is cold and pouring with rain than sitting down and doing some messy, grungy scrapping.
There are heaps of new and exciting products in the store at my2angels, so I decided to experiment with a few of them....
I started with a sheet of ''Cracked'' - the plainer reverse side of the paper, and added a few things to it.....
First I painted on some clear crackle medium - I wanted to see what it would look like to have smaller crackles over the top of the crackle pattern on the paper. It looked good, but because I didn't paint it all over the paper wrinkled up a lot and in the damp weather it took about three days to dry!! So I flattened it under some very heavy books for a couple more days and then I added some colour.
Using an Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool I rubbed some Antique Linen Distress Ink into and around the page, concentrating on the crackled areas and sprayed with some beautiful Suede Glimmermist. I let the mist drip down the page a little to add to the grungy look.
After another drying and flattening day I decided that I was wasting my time and the paper would never be flat again, so I trimmed it down a bit, distressed the edges and sewed it to a sheet of the striped reverse of ''Woven'' and embraced the imperfections. That worked well :)
Next I added some strips of ''Timber'' - cut out individually as single palings, distressed and inked - to go underneath my photo, and scattered some plasterer's mesh and washi tape around the page.
Using a Twiddleybitz Bricks Template and some Ferro Metal Effect Texture Paint I added some Graphite and Copper bricks to add colour and texture. It was really easy to create the brick effect with these paints...great colour and fantastic texture that was very easy to apply with the template. I think I will be ordering some more colours very soon!
My embellishments are also a mix of differently treated bits and pieces. There are some chipboard cogs, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and treated with Twiddleybitz rusting powder, some wooden cogs inked just on the edges and some metal cogs and a clock key from Tim Holtz.
I have coloured the bases of various sized Glass Cabochons with my Vintage Photo Distress Marker and scattered them around. A my2angels Grunge Charming Date bottle cap, a Hammer charm and a Spanner/Wrench charm also got the rusting treatment and are added to the page.
The title, ""I can Fix it'' is made from small word stickers - from Tim Holtz' Ideaology Chit Chat Stickers - and Prima Alphabet Stickers.
Finally I added a few more squirts and splatters of Suede Glimmermist, and some pretty but grungy Stampendous Mica Flakes in Tarnished and Tea Stained
The wood, brick and metal papers in this collection are perfect papers for the boys, and the knits, lace and fabric papers are really versatile and make great backgrounds for all your scrapping or OTP projects.