Sunday, 17 November 2019

Painting on Plastic, an Art Journal page with Lisa Oxley

Howdy Folks ,Lisa here with a little Scrapping Clearly Sunday mixed media goodness.

Today I am sharing a piece I created using the fabulous Dura-lar paintable plastic sheets and Carabelle stamps that I picked up when the talented Birgit Koopsen was in town.

Using Black Staz On ink I stamped images on to the Dura-lar,
then using a pinch of Dina Wakley acrylic paints I roughly painted the back of the clear plastic page, and left it to dry.

Here is how I layered this page together.
Sorry about the central placement there, when I film this way, it doesn't like me.

Starting in a Dylusions journal I prepped the page with gesso and using a Darkroom Door stencil with Dylusions paint in bubble gum pink and tangerine dream I created a simple background. a little extra scrap paper for interest and detail the page started to take shape.
for this piece I also used a black fudeball pen

Thanks a bunch for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today,
 I'll be back really soon, and Ill be one year older.

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 16 November 2019


Welcome to another fabulous weekend of creating. I take a lot of photos and many of those are candid - albeit peculiar shots. I adore a lot of theses photos as they have fantastic lighting and depict a moment in time ... a memory that i felt ... so they really need to be noted and scrapbooked. 

My share today is a 12x12 page using Cocoa Vanilla. I created this piece at retreat a couple of weeks ago now, so there are not a lot of process pics - I hope it inspires you to create that 'not norm' photo. 

For the base I have used black cardstock and Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Kaleidoscope . I sprayed some Faded Jeans distress spray onto a messy mate with a little water then placed the page onto it to pick up the colour. A Viva Las Vegas stamp was used in various places to help build the layers. I have then layered under the photo with offcuts of Cocoa Vanilla before adding the pic mounted on Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule .

I have used some Kinder Kreations stars and stickers from the Cocoa Vanilla you rock range . I could not go past adding a little sparkle to my layout and I achieved this by adding Finnabair Glass Glitter Stirling . 

This is the final product after adding the title with the sticker font from Cocoa Vanilla. I have outlined these with my fude ball pen 

Until next time - have a fantastic week of creation... I look forward to your shares over on our Facebook page 

tracey xx

Friday, 15 November 2019


Hey all, yes it's Friday, and I am back to share a really simple page
I used mostly Dina Wakley products to create this, purely unintentional but it just happened that way!
So here it is:


 As with all the pages in this journal this page came together super quick, I just love this size to just play around and have fun.
In the background I used Dina Wakley paint colours in Ruby, Cheddar, Lemon, Turquoise and white. 

To create the background I used a layering process using the paint and flicks of water.
The first layer was a combo of Cheddar and Lemon. I dried this layer completely, then added a Ruby layer and flicked water on top in places while the paint was still wet. I then dried most of the red layer and wiped the splashes of water that hadn't dried up leaving behind puddles of the under colour to shine through. I then added a turquoise layer using the water flick and wipe away method again, and lastly same again with a white layer, and I got the look I was wanting. 
I love the organic random nature of this technique.
You can keep adding as many layers as you want! 

When everything was dry I added some random background script using the Entomology stamp by Tim Holtz and Archival ink in Jet Black. 
For the focal point image I used Dina Wakley Stamp: "Oops Oh Well" and some book paper and adhered it to the page with Matte Gel Medium, while it was  drying I also used the edge of the same stamp to add some scribbles around the page. I then added a title from the same stamp set, but stamped onto tissue and used the medium again to get in on the page.

I then added some marks using Posca Paint Markers in Black and Red, and the page was complete.

Items used:

Archival ink in Jet Black.
Book paper

And that is me for the day, hope you give the background technique a try, it turns out awesome with very little effort or skill!
Till next week, 


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Birthday Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have a set of 3 birthday cards to share with you made using various products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

I'm also playing along with the November Moodboard Challenge. We would love for you to join the challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly voucher. You have until November 30 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.

I used the colours in this moodboard as inspiration for my page. I started by getting out all my rose gold supplies.

I created all of my cards using a similar template. I painted a background - this first card was just splatters of black (Prima Watercolor Confections) and rose gold (DWM Rosy Acrylic paint). Then I added lots of torn strips of black/white/rose gold washi (sugar tape) from the Heidi Swapp planner collection. I matted this background on some black paper from the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack 6"x6" paper pad then this was attached to the card front. Lastly I added a sentiment and a rose gold paperclip in the top left corner.

I then decorated the inside of the envelope with some coordinating paper from the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack collection.   

This second card and envelope followed a similar template but this time I created my painted background using a watercolour effect. 

For this third card I created the background by painting DWM Rosy Acrylic paint across the page and applying Bo Bunny rose gold glitter paste around the edge.  

I was so happy with how these cards turned out and by decorating the inside of the envelope it adds such a nice touch - and is a great was to use up your paper stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx