mardi 3 septembre 2019

Summer Tone Watercolor Layout for Beginners

Hi Lindy’s lovers!

Valerie here and I’m back today with a really easy summer tone scrapbook layout perfect for beginners. I created a step-by-step for you to demonstrate how to use different colors on a watercolor background.

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I used 3 colors (South Shore Sand, C’est la vie Cerise, Kissin’ Kenickie Coral)

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As usual, I started with a thin coat of clear gesso over my patterned paper. Now, I can use my sprays – spray on one color at time.
It’s very important to let each color dry or use the heat gun to dry the surface after each color.

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I use a paper towel to sponge the excess liquid in between each color.

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I created some splashes with a brush to create a water drop effect.

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When your background is done, you can continue your layout with the addition of some textures. I used a piece of cheesecloth to add a beautifully fluffy texture.

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After that, I mixed art stones and 3D matte gel and I applied the mixture on my layout.

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The 3D gel will be clear once dry.

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This is my finished layout.

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Here are some close-ups of my finished page.

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Lindy’s Products

Other Products
  • Patterned paper, clear gesso, 3D gel, art stones, Cuts to love, flowers
See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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Background collage technique for Lindy's stamp gang

Hi Lindy’s lovers!

Valerie here and I’m back today with a special background collage technique, it’s very simple to create and adds lots of wonderful colors and textures on your background. You can use magazine pages or books, rice papers or any thin papers.

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First of all, choose your collage papers and 3-4 sprays which fit well with your color palette.

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As usual, I started with a thin coat of Clear Gesso over my paper.
After that, I used a stencil and Modeling Paste to create texture on my background.

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Then, I ripped pieces from my collage papers and I glued here and there on my background with 3d Gel Medium.

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When it’s dry, I covered the pieces with another coat of Clear Gesso.  I love the effect of the Moonshadow spray to create a dark effect. I used 5 colors on this watercolor background: Pegleg Pete Purple, Moonlit Mulberry, Phantom Fuchsia, Blazing Black, Witch’s Potion Purple.

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I added my sprays using brush and I added one color at a time, then I added water to create paler colors.

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Don’t forget to let your background dry after each color. You can use a heat gun too to hurry things up.

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Add photos and embellishments and my layout is finished.

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Lindy’s Products

Other Products
  • Maremi’s Small Art paper, stencil, die-cuts and phrase stickers, clear gesso, 3D gel
See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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dimanche 21 juillet 2019

Easy Layout for Beginners using Lindy’s Magical Shakers

Hi Lindy’s lovers!

Valerie here and I’m back today with a fabulous layout created with just 2 shakers! It’s a very very easy background. Perfect for the beginners. I used a watercolor paper for the best result because I used a lot of water with this technique.

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I’m using Vicki Boutin watercolor card is very white compared to some of the other brands, so the colors really POP. First, I used modeling paste over a stencil.

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Once dried, I sprinkled some Guten Tag Teal and Cathedral Pines Green over the page, but just over my modeling paste.

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Then, I added a lot of water with a sprayer to activate the powder.

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Sponge the excess with a towel to have a clean surface at the center of the layout.

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When it’s dry, use the shaker to create inks in a palette by mixing a little powder with water and use it to add some drops and splatters to the page with a brush.

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You can add 1-2 drips too.

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I used a white doily and some pieces of cheese cloth to put behind my photo.

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Then, I added some flowers, flair, and sequins to create a fabulous layout.

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Here are some close-ups of my finished layout.

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See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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vendredi 14 juin 2019

You, perfectly perfect to me for Dusty Attic

Hi Dusty Attic fans! 
 This is my LAST post on Dusty Attic website :( 

Thank you so much Jennifer for this opportunity. I am very grateful and have had great moments among you during these years. Dusty is a beautiful family, a beautiful community. I love you very much. See you outside on the web xxxx 

  










 And some close ups






Materials used:

Dusty Attic Cogs & Gears
Dusty Attic Industrial border #3 
Dusty Attic Mini house keys 
Lindy's stamp gang Squirt
Finnabair wax
Finnabair golden nugget paste
13arts paper

 Follow me on my blog xx

http://leblogdevall04.blogspot.com/



mercredi 12 juin 2019

Stamping and painting background for Lindy's stamp gang


Hi Lindy’s lovers!
Valerie here and I’m back today with a fabulous layout created with stamping and painting techniques. For this layout, I used a simple white cardstock that I primed with clear gesso. You can use a watercolor paper too.

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Basic Process

  1. Choose your main color. I used Pineapple paradise.
  2. Create a watercolor background by adding water and ink.
  3. Use Archival black ink to stamp your leaves.
  4. Use Versamark to add some flowers and emboss with Purely white embossing powder.
  5. Paint your little flowers with another color of ink which matches your background color. (Poppin' Pink)
  6. To finish your background, paint some leaves with a detail brush and Blazing Black ink.
  7. Create some flowers and leaves die-cut on another paper and color them. (Tea Pot Purple, Poppin' Pink)
  8. You can now assemble your page
I’ve created a step-by-step video so you can watch the entire process


Here are some close-ups of my finished layout.

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Lindy’s Products

See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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mardi 4 juin 2019

Tropical State of Mind - Dusty Attic June moodboard

Hello Dusty fans!
I'm back today to share with you my new layout inspired by the June Moodboard. I really love this color combo. 
The picture are very inspiring and I used a photo of my lastest summer vacation.








Here are a few more close ups....














Materials used:

-Dusty Attic Mini anchors
-Dusty Attic Mini Captions #12
-Dusty Attic Pine sprigs  
-Stamp Designed by Valerie set 2-3
-13arts Paper
-Lindy's stamp gang Squirts
-Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder
-Wild orchid craft flowers
-Finnabair wax
-Nuvo mousse










mercredi 15 mai 2019

Textured Watercolor Background with Embossing Powder


Hi Lindy’s lovers!
Valerie here and I’m coming back today with a fabulous watercolor technique. Yes yes another one, haha. I’m in love with watercolor techniques! For this layout, I created a beautiful smooth texture with Lindy’s embossing powders and stamps.

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It’s very simple but gives awesome results.
Don’t forget to watch my video to understand the technique properly.



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Basic Process

  1. Use watercolor paper and choose your colors. I used Pineapple paradise, Emerald Eh!? and Banff Blue
  2. Pick your embossing powder. It’s very important to choose a pale one. The result will be more beautiful. I used Sunset Yellow Orange.
  3. Use Versamark to stamp your background. You can use different floral stamps and create a magical field of flowers. Emboss with your powder.
  4. When it’s dry and your design is complete, add one color of ink at a time. Don’t forget to add a lot of water.
  5. Sponge the excess to create a degraded textured effect.
  6. Let the color dry and give a second layer with the darker one. But not on the whole surface. Add a lot of water and sponge the excess another time.
  7. To finish, add some drops of Frozen Jack Frost spray

Here are some close-ups of my finished layout.

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Lindy’s Products

See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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