Friday, October 9, 2015

Mini Coffins by Kim C

This week I have decorated these really cute mini coffins.  They are so easy to assemble and make cute decorations or even treat holders.  I assembled the coffins first then added my pattern paper to each one. The edges were inked and gesso was added for a distress look.  I then added my decorations.

On this little coffin I used one of the skeleton pieces.  I painted it with gesso and then inked it with black ink.  I added some cheesecloth under the skeleton and used a piece of the pattern paper to make the banner.

I added items from the paper collection and some orange and black flowers to this one.  I layered some cheese cloth under the bat and the little embellishment piece.

These were really super fast to put together. I think I will use these to hold some special treats!! Thanks for stopping! Kim :)

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:
cheese cloth
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Black Soot Distress Ink
MME - Wicked Mechant Malvado Paper Pad

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mixed Media: 31 Wall Art Halloween Decor

Welcome all!  Barbara here today with a hauntingly spooky canvas wall hanging for Halloween.  I love mixed media and I seem to always be learning new ways to combine it.  When I saw this 31 Wall Art chipboard piece from Gina's Designs Lasercuts, I knew it would make a fabulous home decor item for Halloween.  

Paint the 31 Wall Art piece with black acrylic paint.  
Add a layer of coarse texture gel to the numbers only.  Add a few details to the cat.
Add a wash of Interference Gold fluid acrylic over the numbers.  Glue a piece of shiny gold card stock behind the cat's eye's and nose openings for a spooky effect.
Use your finger to add a Patina Green antiquing cream,  then hit the high spots with a black antiquing cream. 
And here is a close-up picture of that ghoulish texture.
Now to prepare the canvas background.  Paint an 8x10 canvas with black chalk paint.
Tear a piece of spiderweb scrapbook paper slightly smaller than the canvas and adhere with white glue.
Paint randomly, as shown, with black acrylic paint.  
Combine 80% Crackle Paste with 20% Cadmium Red Hue acrylic paint and spread over painted areas with spatula, let air dry so cracks will form properly.  
Brush a light coat of the Cadmium Red Hue over the cracked areas.
Still not quite orange enough, so I sponged over with Primary Yellow.
Sponge over the cracks with Quinachridone Violet, than apply a light coat of  Acrylic Burnt Umber for depth and dimension.  I also added it to the paper.
Cut the hanging spider and witch's hat from the Border: Halloween set and paint black.  Also paint the largest spider web from the Spiderweb Shape Set.
I used my finger to dab a mix of Phthalo Green-Yellow with Primary Yellow, then applied Stickles Lime Green glitter glue, as shown.  I also added a red dot to the body of the hanging spider and adhered each to the canvas, as shown.
I painted a hat band with a mix of Burnt Umber and Titanium White.  Details were added to the hat with a dry brushing of Interference Gold.

Black Gesso
Carbon Chalky Finish
Coarse Texture Gel
Authentique Spellbound Spiderweb 12x12 paper
Acrylic paints
Crackle Paste
White glue
Stickles Lime Green glitter glue

Check out Gina's Designs newest chipboard shapes, not only for Halloween, but for just about all of your creative needs!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, I hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Layout With Guest Designer Mona Pendleton

Hi there! Today I'm so happy that every Wednesday during the month of October, I am honored and grateful to have been invited to join along as a Guest Designer on the Gina's Designs blog showcasing some of her amazing chipboard products that may be found in the Gina's Designs online store.
Today I have a layout to share featuring a variety of beautiful chipboard designs including: Words and Phrases 2, Feathery Flourishes Set and Scribbled Frames and Lines.

I scrapped a trio of beautiful landmark photos that were taken while we were vacationing in Paris.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Gina's Designs blog for some outstanding creative inspiration and if you are looking to add some great quality chipboard designs to your craft stash, please be sure to visit the Gina's Designs store (click HERE). 

Be Sweet ;)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween Shadow Box

It's finally here! Halloween!!! I love working on Halloween projects and I had the best time creating this one. I used an old wooden shelf my daughter used to use to display her perfume on. I broke out a ton of chipboard for this one!

Once it was finished and I sat it down on the table, Jake laid right in front of it and spent some time checking it out. I think he likes it! The process video link is below! Click on over and see how I made this!

Gina's Designs:
Witches (Coming Soon!!)

Other products:
black gesso
ink sprays
eye screws
seed beads
Glossy Accent

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOO! Halloween Wall Decor

Hi there and happy October! Lynne here with a Halloween-themed project. I'm not especially big on Halloween, but as soon as I saw this piece with the awesomely scary kitty I knew I had to play with it! Gina always manages to come up with something so unique and creative for every occasion, season and crafting style!

I covered the "31" portion of the piece with patterned paper sanded the edges using the wonderful and handy Sandits tools; they're like a big Q-tip and are so much easier to use than trying to get into small areas with a hunk of sandpaper! You can find out more about them here:

I then used crackle finish over the paper and inked it lightly to make the cracks show up more and inked the edges a little more heavily.

The raven was painted black with acrylic paint  then embossed with clear embossing powder; he looks much shinier in person than he does here.

I used flocking to add furry texture to the cat and here's a word of advice from me which is tried and true many times over....always ALWAYS (as in every single time!) paint your item in the colour of your flocking before you add it-no matter how careful you are there are sometimes thin spots where the colour of your chipboard might show through a little, but if it's painted no one will be any the wiser-trust me on this one!!

I also painted the pumpkin and the cornstalk with a acrylic paints then drew on a few details for added realism. The letters at the bottom were simply attached to a piece of jute which I tied onto the project.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by-this project has me thinking about pumpkins now so I just may have to pop down to the nearby roadside stand to grab a few-some for decorating and at least one to make yummy pumpkin pies out of! Have a super day!

Gina's Designs Items Used
31 Wall Art (coming soon!)
Fall Shape Set

Other Items Used
Ranger Crackle paint-Rock Candy
Black ink
acrylic paints
 black flocking
clear embossing powder

Skeleton Photo-Bomb by Barb

It's October and I am going Halloween crazy! I couldn't resist playing with the new Skeleton Shape Set from Gina's Designs.

"Skelly" was easy to bring to life. I sponged gesso all over him, leaving the finish kind of bumpy to mimic bones. Then I gave him a coat of ColourArte's Silks in iridescent blue just for a little shimmer. Finally, to bring out his silly side, I glued on some googly eyes that I have in my stash.

The background is a canvas board that I coated with clear, chunky embossing powder, heat set, and then dripped alcohol inks all over it. The little village is made by stamping with black ink on yellow paper and then cutting it out. 

Since the big thing these days on social media is photo-bombing (intentionally showing up in the background of someone's photo), I decided to have the cute little ghosts photo-bomb Skelly. They were made by stamping on gray paper with gray ink, and then cut out.

From there, it was just a matter of gluing everything together. 

Gina's Designs Products Used
Lightning bolt - coming soon!

Other Products Used
Embossing Powder
Ranger Alcohol Ink
Rubber stamps from RubberMoon - Scary Neighbors & Ghoul Friends

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happiness is FALL and Gina's Designs

Hi friends!  Debbie with you today sharing a layout I created using the fun Fall Shape set by Gina's Designs Laser Cuts.  The shape set comes with so many great pieces that you can get several projects out of this set. For this layout I used the Fall Banner.  

Directions for Chipboard pieces:
1. Paint the chipboard with Silks in Olive Vine and then the overlay was done with Silks Love struck. 
2. After drying completely adhere to back chipboard and adhere.
3. Fill in the letters with Glossy Accents and add seed beads.
4. Rub with Inka Gold in a coordinating color.  
5. Ink all the edges and adhere to your layout as shown.

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