Saturday 18 May 2024

Travels in the Round

 I was looking through my stash the other day and found this 13Arts transparency that I’d forgotten I had. I love working with transparencies (printed acetates) as you can create so many layers. I started by working out which bit of the 12x12 sheet I wanted and then cut it to fit my round which had already been sprayed with some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Burst. 

Then I oversprayed Flat Matte Bluebell through a cog stencil. That’s 2 layers done. 

Then I added the acetate and used Posca pens to draw on some doodles using the design as a guide. The text is done with black texture paste.

Finally I painted some cogs and added silver foiling to give it a bit of oomph! 

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Saturday 27 April 2024

Layer upon layer upon layer…

 This panel is built up in layers starting with a background from the Stamperia Songs of the Sea set and adding die cuts, cut outs and lots of embellishments. I added stencilling to the background plus drew on extra crackle and then got to work with the embellishments. Thinking of putting this in a journal, so at some point will show you the other side of the double page spread.

I've tucked the corner of the mermaid image under the cogs - first interlinking layer.

Stencil on some seaweed with Distress Oxide inkpad.

Here you can see the different depths.

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Saturday 20 April 2024

Gilded Oval


If you saw the shows yesterday you’ll have seen Sam demoing the gilding foil and flakes so I thought I’d incorporate them into my project today. I’ve taken one of the filigree ovals and gilded it with both silver and gold flakes – I don’t usually mix my metallics but it seemed to work here. Then I’ve used some of the papers and pictures from the Stamperia Sir vagabond Fantasy collection to fill the frame.

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Saturday 13 April 2024

Brocante Mannequin

I’ve been playing dress up this week with this mannequin that I cut out of one of the 12x12 Stamperia Brocante papers. I’ve added a pleated skirt made from a strip of the same paper, some lace, some cut out spoons, some cut out flowers plus ribbon and gems. You can really go to town. It’s all layered up on a size 10 tag.

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Saturday 30 March 2024

A little bit of Chocolate!

 I had to do something chocolatey for Easter so have made a tag book with the Stamperia papers. Once you’ve made the basic booklet and added background papers, it’s very easy to do – you can pretty much layer up whichever pics you like. I’ve added a bit of stencilling as well with the Prima Redesign Chalk Paste – not used this before but I really liked it.

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I hope you have a lovely bank Holiday weekend.


Saturday 23 March 2024

A Card for Spring


We actually had a day of sunshine this week so I’ve made a card for Spring!

The background is by Stamperia, from the Atelier des Arts calendar which is at sale price – even though it’s for 2022, you still get the papers, so it seemed a good deal to me. I’ve used some of Marlene’s stamps and layered pattern onto pattern, which I do like doing just to see if I can get away with it!

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Saturday 16 March 2024

It's today!!

 At 2pm and 6pm Samantha Jane Laing will be on HobbyMaker TV with lots of lovely stamp designs so I thought I'd show you some of my makes in full.

The tulip picture is made with MDF frame which I've stencilled for the background and then coloured the flowers with Satin Inks. 
The next sample is a steampunky doorhanger - I used some greyboard and MDF cogs on the wings and background.
The last round is coloured with Satin inks - really easy and quick drying. I was going for a night time feel with this one.

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