Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crackled Girly Grunge Chipboard with Tracey S.

Hi everyone, it's Tracey S. here today to share a wedding layout featuring lots of Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. 

We recently took a trip to Florida and one of the travel papers at our hotel spotlighted the Jacksonville MOCA Art Museum's "White" exhibition featuring iconic white art. I've also noticed a growing trend of white on white paper arts and thought I'd give it a try. Our daughter's good friend married last summer, and I created this layout for her and her husband. I thought the white background would be the perfect backdrop to complement her gorgeous dress. 

"Hand in Hand"

Tips and Techniques
Here's a full view of the bottom cluster including the Leaky Shed Studio Willow Flower, loads of soft white flowers, feathers, bow, and subtle textures. 

Don't you just adore this grungy crackle effect on the chipboard?

I used spray Gesso as a base coat, then brushed here and there with Viva white crackle paint, then dabbed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. I know from past experience, that the crackle really cracks and pulls off of the spray gesso which is the grungy feel I wanted to achieve. I also know that "ALL" of the crackle would easily be chipped off, so I dabbed the piece gently with Donna Salazar's Clearsnap Emboss Gloss and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. While the embossing powder was still hot from the embossing, I sprinkled on more powder and heated again. I repeated several times until there was a nice thick coat of clear embossing to hold the grungy crackle in place. Finally, I dabbed and rubbed with white gesso to lighten the color and bring out more of the crackled texture.

**I did end up with bits of crackle in my Emboss Gloss, which is fine with me since I usually use it in grungy applications; however, if you want to keep it clean, I suggest pouring out a little on a craft mat, and brush it very gently onto the chipboard with a soft brush. That way you won't contaminate the rest of your Emboss Gloss. **

It looks like bits of the crackle paint chipped off onto the background. This is actually Golden White Opaque Flakes brushed onto the background paper. It dries clear, allowing the white flakes in the gel to show up against the background. 

Another view of this lower cluster. The background is dry brushed with gesso in two directions for added texture. I then spread molding paste over a leafy flower stencil with molding paste, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

In this side view you can see I added some pearls and used a metal flower from my stash of jewelry findings.

Here's the smaller top cluster. I layered texture under the photo with a delicate crochet doily, die cut doily, then more grungy chipboard. I've just adore the amazing design at the bottom of the Leaky Shed Studio Bird Cage and snipped it off to tuck into these layers. I've treated all of my chipboard pieces the same as described above for the Willow Flower piece. 

I painted this large metal leaf charm to tuck into the flower cluster as well. While still wet, I wiped off paint from the raised ares to let some of the gold show through.

Leaky Shed Studio dragonfly from the Garden Bugs collection.
This is a darling set of insects!!

I've cut this piece in two and used half of it.

Here's a close up of more of the background textures.

Leaky Shed Studio Products


For a complete product list, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace.

So glad you stopped by today!

~ Blessing ~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cameo Card With Veronica



Hi Veronica here today to share with you a pretty vintage card using Leaky Shed Studio Cameo chippie.

I used both the Cameo and the Damask chipboards.  Then I added all my favorite "go to" embellishments, ribbon and flowers and jewels.  I also added different mist sprays, copics and also gold paint.





After adding the micro beads I went ahead and sealed it with Helmar Crystal Kote Matte Varnish so that the beads stay put.  Then I splattered my entire card with gold paint.


Thank you for stopping by today .... happy scrapping

Veronica Johnson (kitsnbitscraps)


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Baby Canvas with Tracey G.

Hello! Hope the weather isn't too crazy in your neck of the woods. Living in New England, we are buried with over 3 feet of snow! Today's project is a burlap canvas embellished with all things warm,soft and fuzzy. The sweet baby is my dear friend's daughter. 


I love her "fierce" pose! She is the baby sister to 2 older brothers so bring on the pink!
The burlap canvas is 12" by 12" and layered with a large crocheted doily and a strip of pink burlap.
I wanted to keep the feel of the project as soft and cozy, just like Maddy snug in her baby blanket.


Using the Leaky Shed Studio Hot Air Balloon chippie, I colored it in with yellow gelato then layered pieces of stretchy baby headbands,lace and some soft pompom trim. I added a "sweet" light bulb embellishment from Prima as a basket. The final touch was adding a small felt flower.


Keeping with the soft and fuzzy theme, I altered the Spring Small Butterfly chipboard. I first glued some pink felt petals to the back of the gessoed chippie. Using baby yarn, I layered in the fluffy wings. The body was created with 3 cut pompoms-I left the strings on the head for antennas. Add 2 sweet pearly eyes and you have a set of adorable butterflies.


Because the chipboard is so sturdy it holds it's shape no matter how much paint, material or glue you add. All my felt flowers were created with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and layered. The pink ceramic frame was from the dollar aisle at Michael's and just the right size to balance the hot air balloon chippie. 


As you can see, there is lots of depth and soft texture to this project. I hope my friend likes it!
Don't be afraid to load up materials on these chippies and have some fun with your scraps!
Have a creative day!

Tracey G.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

time--a 6x6 canvas, with trisha too

For you today I have a 4x4 inch gallery wrapped canvas, featuring an intricately cut  Leaky Shed Studio clock.
As always, the LSS chipboard heartily withstood many layers of paint, even the finely cut clock hands.
DecoArt Traditions Acrylics
Such careful attention to detail in this chipboard cut, so pretty!
This particular clock is 3.5 inches across, but it's big brother is available also--he's 5.5 across.
You can see I left out the center piece--it's detachable, so no problem.  To peruse the complete collection of LSS Clocks and Gears, click the following link:  Leaky Shed Studio Clocks and Gears.  There are some really lovely clocks to choose from, and some fine steampunk inspired cuts, as well (the watch gears are exceptional).

Happy Thursday to you!
:)trisha

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Floral Birthday Card by Tracey S.

Hi everyone, it's Tracey S. back to share a floral birthday card featuring two classic Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces. There are some shapes that never go out of style and two of my favorites are the gorgeous Spring Butterfly and Small Ring Frame.


Tips and Techniques
I heat embossed the butterfly with Fran-tage Aged Ivory Embossing enamel, the heated small sections at a time and sprinkled lightly with amethyst Iced Enamels Relique Powder, continuing to heat until melted. I repeated this until the entire image had sprinkles of purple. I centered three iridescent gems down the center to create a head and body. 

I've used the same technique to color and texturize this Ring Frame chippie. Along the bottom inside of the ring, I've adhered some lovely Prima lace that I colored with Color Bloom spray and layered mica chips. The top is filled in with microbeads, chunky glass glitter, and Shaved Ice fragments.

I've embellished with lots of flowers, buttons, pearls, and die cuts along with pearl beads and berry stems. The background is stenciled with molding paste, misted to color, and splattered with white ink.

One final side view.

Leaky Shed Studio Products


For a complete product list, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace.

So glad you stopped by today!

~ Blessing ~

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fairy Doll Canvas with Julie Nutting Chipboard



Hi, Veronica here today to share with you my latest mixed media canvas.  I layered and used lots of paints, sprays, paste, markers, etc.

Today I am using the Julie Nutting chipboard doll and new willow flower to make a cute Fairy Doll Canvas. In order for my my doll to look like a fairy I added the Leaky Shed Studio Large Spring Butterfly wings.









I have lots of photos today to show you my process from start to finish.  I first prepped my canvas with a layer of gesso then strips of G45 fairy paper.








For the butterfly wings I first painted it with Gesso, then I brushed some Art Anthology "Amber" gemstone sorbet and last I covered the wings with BoBunny Gold Glitter paste.


For my process of how I prep my canvas for my chipboard and the step by step photos of layering my embellishments please see my blog.



Thank you for stopping by, Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)


Please go on over to my blog HERE for photos of my process of how I embellished my canvas.  There is also a complete list of products I used besides my main Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Altered Faith Journal with Tracey G.

Tracey G. here today in my first official post back on the DT.
I have missed playing with theses fabulous chippies! The details are beautiful and they come in such a range of styles to fit your style.

My first project is a altered faith Journal.


I really should have taken a before picture. I've been writing in this journal about my prayers, answered prayers and times God showed me clarity and times I received miracles when I didn't even expect them.

The original cover was a blah green with plaid.


I used the Blowing Leaves Frame and started by using white gelatos for my base coat.
All the pastel colored sections are also gelato with various sections coated with glossy accents for texture and shine.


I went all shabby with this one, layering distressed papers with thrift store ribbons,buttons and pearls.


After adding lace to both front and back covers,I painted the outside of the pages in a coordinating blue. I fastened a closure with a Tim Holtz large pin and lace to use as a tie.

I hope you enjoyed my project.
 Look around your house and maybe you can see a good book to alter?
Stop by the Leaky Shed Store to see all the newest products!
 Happy crafting!