Saturday, September 27, 2014

James St. Bluff , for Reneabouquet

Renea's beautiful purple dragonflies look terrific with this photo of my favorite view in the world. It's in Northport, on Long Island, about 46 miles east of New York City. My husband Rich grew up here, and his Mom's house is just a few minutes away. 

The chipboard is from Gina's Designs, I have so much fun working with it. 

I did some experimenting with paints. I put different types on a piece of folded wax paper, after misting some water on. I used dylusions, Viva precious colors,and twinkle H20s. I took a paint brush and mixed bits up, making different shades as I went. I painted the edges, and then I put a bunch on the watercolor ppr you see here. I cut it up into strips and used it to cover areas that I thought looked too busy from the stencil work. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Roaring Twenties

Hi Melissa here for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs

I thought this beautiful chipboard frame was just right for this photo of Louise Brooks, a famous film star of the 1920's.  

 I painted the frame with the following:
1. Gesso
2.  A mix of green and brown watercolor on the whole frame.
3.  A mix of red and green watercolors on the circle part of the frame. 
4.  A coat of Glossy Accents
5. Twinkling H20s in green on the leaves and vines.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Pink Paislee Paper
Petaloo flowers
Glossy Accents
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Watercolor paper
Sizzix with Tattered Florals
Red Swarovski crytals
Twinkling H20s
Prima Bling

I did another version here. I wanted to take a photo that showed the bling more, earlier in the day than the last one.  I added a fair amount of more stuff.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Fall Banner

Hi Melissa here for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs.

I prepped all the chipboard with gesso.  On the banner I applied texture paste with a stencil. I put on mica powder over black acrylic paint, followed by a layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Glaze.  I painted on Twinkling H2Os in the blue purple color you see here.  To define the edges more I brushed on small amounts of liquid pearls in orange and green.

The spider webs are glossy accents over black acrylic paint.  I put on a little Twinkle H20 paint to hightlight the webs.  The ghost on the far right is glossy accents over the gesso.

Chipboard used:

Other Products Used:
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Twinkling H20s
Tim Holtz plastic tags
Jolee's stickers
Liquid Pearls
Ranger Alcohol Inks in purple
Swarovski flatback crystal in clear
Vintaj metal
Small pieces of Graphic 45 paper

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bright Flowers

Hi everyone, Melissa here for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs.

 A long time ago, my husband gave me these flowers for our anniversary.  I love the colors, especially the delphiniums.

Using one of Gina's cardstock doilies as a stencil, I put texture paste on the page.  I love the intricacy and beauty of the pattern it created.

 I painted in different areas with  watercolors, Twinkle H20's, and watered down silk acrylics, and added some liquid pearls in different places.  I applied rub n buff with my finger and then some pewter mica powder.

Thanks for looking!

Other products used:
Papers by Webster's Pages, Graphic 45, and Prima
Rock Candy Crackle Accents
Silk Acrylics in pink and green
Rub n buff
Dragonfly by Reneabouquet
Windsor and Newton Watercolors
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Hi everyone. Melissa here with a project for Gina's Designs Chipboard  that was lots of fun to make.  I began by prepping all the chipboard with gesso.  I left the standing dressform alone as far as additonal paint goes, then I gave her arms and a face made from foam core board.  The arm on the right is a piece of a Gina's Designs chipboard branch that I cut up.

  I put texture paste on the jack o'lantern with a small paint brush, added Tim Holtz distress stain, then acrylic glaze paint, and topped it with glossy accents.  

The black cat and crow were painted with texture paste, black acrylic paint, then glossy accents.

The spiderweb and bat is just glossy accents over black acrylic.

The  spooky and boo words were painted with purple alcohol ink, then blue acrylic glaze. I also added some purple blue mica powder, and blue alcohol ink on parts of the spooky piece.

 The purple cat was painted with alcohol ink, then I dry brushed a little Vintaj Patina paint on.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's chipboard used: Spooky Shape Set

Other products used:
A few pieces of Graphic 45 paper
The butterfly wings on the dressform's head are from a greeting card
Jaquard mica powder
Ranger alcohol ink in purple twilight, sunset orange, sailboat blue
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in spiced marmalade
Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze in orange