Scrapbookingncraft May 2021 Project Chipboard Windows

This month for my Scrapbookingncraft May 2021 Project Melinda sent some chipboard windows to play around with. Watch the video for a 15% off discount code. I made some cards again. The plan was to make a second project but my daughter needed some help during her pregnancy so I didn’t get there.

I did manage to get a prototype made and a second card filmed though. The first was created using Worn Lipstick for the background papers. For the Damask chair from Stampendous I covered it in Frosted Crystal embossing powder from ranger. It didn’t turn out how I hoped. Not enough definition! The cat and dog I had precoloured from lawn fawn. The background brick paper is from The Craft Stall\Rosie’s Studio Flourish paper pad.

Worn Lipstick Prototype Card

On the second card I used Tumbled Glass Oxide but I felt I should have used a darker ink like Broken China instead so that there was more contrast. The background stamp used on both cards is Floral Wall Paper from Kaisercraft. Both use flowers and vines from Art Impressions Birdhouse Cubbies set and the paper is from Prima Fairy Rhymes.

Tumbled Glass Card

I coloured the cat and dog with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home. If you’d like to see my previous Scrapbookingncraft project go here and to get the windows here. I hope you enjoyed my Scrapbookingncraft May 2021 Project this month. Let me know below whether you prefer the pink or blue. Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourself! See you next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Couture Creations Glass Mat

Today I am looking at the Couture Creations Glass Mat. I tried a lot of different mediums on it and left them to dry to see how easy to clean the mat is. Grab a drink and pull up a pew and see what’s what!

The Couture Creations Glass Mat has 10 acrylic feet however I may need to glue them on as one has started sliding around already! I also think a coat of gel medium or varnish would be a good addition to the back so it’s harder to damage. Another issue is dried Distress Paint is very hard to get off without a scraper!

Dirty Glass Mat

I ran through a bunch of mediums, Nuvo Embossing Paste, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Distress Ink, Nuvo Glacier Paste, Nuvo Glimmer Paste, Glossy Accents and Nuvo drops. They all cleaned off the glass mat easily while we. It was a little more work when they dried. Still doable though.

I made some cards with the panels I made in the video. I used some Altenew stamps and Lawn Fawn stamps. A bunch of stencils and a Kaisercraft stamp. I made twofer cards using the Wonderful stamp and die set from Crafti Potential.

I hope you enjoyed his look at the Couture Creations Glass Mat. I have previously looked at the Couture Creations Go Press n Foil. Do you have a glass mat you use for crafting? What do you think of it? Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. See you all next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Scrapbookingncraft March\April 2020 DT Project

Hello Fellow Alchemists

G’day G’day, it’s been a while lol. Lots has been going on behind the scenes! This week I am bringing you projects featuring a stencil from Melinda at Scrapbookingncraft. I even share a discount code in the video! Here is a link to a previous Halloween Collab I did with Melinda.

Watch for the code

Melinda sent me the lovely stencil Shattered Circle to use this month so I based my project around that. My first couple of attempts didn’t quite turn out the way I hoped so I kept practicing!

Thinking of you

with this first card I used Picked Raspberries and salty Ocean Distress inks with Nuvo Sparkle paste over the top. I used the MFT Radiating Dots stamp in the background with Spun Sugar ink.

shiny dimension

The sentiment is chipboard also from Scrapbookingncraft covered in spun sugar oxide and wink of Stella then clear embossed three times.

There be dragons
Squeezed Lemonade and Barn door

To switch it up for the video I swapped to Squeezed Lemonade and Barn Door Distress Ink. These two didn’t quite work the way I’d hoped but they still look nice together. This time I used BoBunny glitter paste.

Dragon card

Both the Dragon and the Hello Friend are again chipboard from Melinda. I wished up this time and used Squeezed Lemonade and Barn Door Distress paints to colour them. To these I added three layers of clear sparkle embossing powder for that nice shiny dimensional look. The sentiment strip accross the Dragon is a Spellbinders Glimmer plate from Sentiments II.

Hello Friend

I hope you enjoyed this look at the new stencil from Scrapbookingncraft. If you did head over to Melinda’s website with the discount code from the video and check out some of the cool items in the shop. Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Kaisercraft Starry Night Collection

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a look at the Kaisercraft Starry Night collection. This week there is cards, a sticky note pad, a small note book and a list pad. Starry Night is a very dark blue you could be forgiven for thinking is black in some instances.

The Cards

I totally forgot all about the wooden flourishes so they don’t make an appearance, oops! This first set of cards all use elements from the collectables, sticker book, stamp set, and the cut apart sentiment sheets from both the paper and the loose sheets.

My favourite cards is the Christmas tree and ornament one!

In the next set I used the pine leaf stamp on two of the cards to make a background. I had some really pretty blue sparkly gloss cardstock that I got from a charity shop that I cut into strips. Using the strips helps to extend the cardstock a long way. As I only managed to get 3 or 4 sheets this helps a lot!

Cards with lots of shiny gold

This last card was the most complicated as I added a removable tag on the right side. I really should have added some cardstock behind the upper edges of the patterned paper but the double layer of tape does help the tag slide in and out ok. All the dimensional elements on the cards have cut up foam sheets behind them.

Card with removable tag

The Non Cards!

For this next pic I made a sticky note pad with a magnetic enclosure. I hid and extra image under the circle image so it wasn’t blank when opened. The sticky note pad helped me use up some of the remaining scraps I had left. Then for the notebook I wanted to keep it flat so it was easier to write on. With this in mind I used stickers and refrained from adding any curios. Last but not least was the list pad. I did add dimension behind the poinsettia and add a curio as the list pad is single sided.

Lis Pad, Sticky Notes and a Note Book

I hope you enjoyed this look at the Kaisercraft Starry Night collection. to see another Christmas collection you can go here. Let me know what your favourite make is bellow. Hope you are doing some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Thanks so much for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Aussie Christmas 2020 The Reject Shop

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

This week I am looking at this years Aussie Christmas 2020 collection from The Reject Shop. There is a 36 sheet paper pack, a 4 sheet sticker pack and a 30 pack of die cuts. Each packet was $3. Some of the pictures are different from the video as when I was recreating them I cut the paper the wrong way and had to work out alternative cards. You can see a previous Christmas post here.

These first few cards showcase Koalas and Kookaburras. There were many Koala die cuts, more than any of the other animals. I used loads of gold foil strips to add some elegance to the cards without it costing too much money. The stitched circles and ovals are from Paper Rose as is the yellow Merry Christmas..

Koalas and Kookaburras

In the next pic you get to see some of the other Aussie animals, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat and a Platypus. The large Merry Christmas die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the smaller one is one I got when I was in the UK from The Works. I will list all stamp brands at the end.

Lot’s of Aussie Goodness!

For the first card in the next set of cards I used the Sizzix die set Pretty Wreath. I liked it because I can use any flowers or add ons with it, not just the ones that came in the set. I had to use the BBQing Santa and I thought Nice until proven naughty was a great sentiment to pair it with! The card in the top middle is a bunch of left over strips used to create another diagonal panel with some extra gold ones for good measure.

In this next set I used the gorgeous Aqua Koala paper, it didn’t super fit in with the rest of the papers but I liked it so created cards around it. It gave me the opportunity to use some more of the sticker pack too. The background stamp is from Little Bluebird. The darker backgrounds are first generation and the lighter one is second generation stamping. Maybe the red cards could do with a nice white border.

And Finally!

The last set are possibly my favourite cards. I don’t like the mustard colour in the surfing Santa cards but I love how they turned out! HO HO HO die cuts are from a Little B Christmas set. For the die cut background I apologise but I am unsure of what it is called. I bought it off a craft second hand buy and sell group.

In these cards I used a multitude of different stamp sets so if there is one you want to know about in particular leave a comment and I will let you know. The brands used were Inkadinkado, Kaisercraft, Rosie’s Studio and Recollections. I hope you enjoyed some of the many Aussie Christmas 2020 Cards, let me know your favourite below. Go create some arty crafty alchemy yourself. Thanks for dropping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Mixed Media Canvases

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you four canvases that I made a couple of months ago. There is an elephant, a butterfly one, a mermaid one and a steam punk cogs and gears one. The elephant was super quick but the others to ages as my indecisiveness got in the way, lol.

For the butterfly MDF circle I used a Kaisercraft butterfly stencil with Liquetex modelling paste. I gessoed with Aldi Primer and then misted various pink and purple Distress Sprays and Dylusions. I used a Kaisercraft stamp in the background with archival ink. Then I cut letters with a Kaisercraft alphabet and layered them up 3 or 4 times and rubbed over them with Hydrangea Inka Gold. Finishing up with a few pearls. The big butterfly is from a Tim Holtz die set.

Butterfly Canvas

The next canvas is 5″ x 7″ and was nice and quick to do. I used a Kmart Stencil in the background and some Jo Sonja Black Gesso to cover the canvas. The elephant chipboard is from Scrapbookingncraft. In the background and on the elephant is Prima Antique Brilliance. I then added a couple of black rhinestones to add dimension to the eyes.

Elephant Canvas

The next two canvases have multiple layers and are more complicated. The Mermaid again uses chipboard from Scrapbookingncraft, the mermaid and the bubbles. Distress and Dylusions sprays have been used over a spotty stencil and the chipboard was painted with Prima Opal Magic. The little bubbly balls are Prima art stones coated in distress spray then coated with Inka Gold in colours as closely matching as possible to give them a little shine. I used some random bits I had in my stash to decorate, a metal turtle charm, a starfish, a real shell and a piece of coral from a Kaisercraft wood embellishments pack and they have been gessoed and painted with opal magic.

The ones that took the longest!

And finally the most ambitious one. A steampunk industrial fiesta lol. Again I used various cogs and pipes chipboard pieces from Scarpbookingncraft. I also used the Tim Holtz bigz cogs die, Ideaology metal cogs and Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes cogs. To this I also added an Ideaology key, sentiment banner and accoutrement button. The large circle pieces are repurposed earrings and everything has been coated with white gesso then misted with Dylusions and Distress sprays. Both the pipes and cogs background stencils are from Kaisercraft.

Industrial Steampunk Canvas

Sorry for the really long post lol, it was a lot to fit in! I can’t pick a favourite between the Mermaid and the Industrial Steampunk Canvas. Let me know in the comments which of the four you like best. If I’ve missed an item or you have a question comment bellow. Hope you’re doing some arty crafty alchemy yourself, thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Kaisercraft Lady Like Cards

Today I will be sharing with you cards made with the Kaisercraft Lady Like collection. In the video below I make around 10 cards and share another 10 or so I’d made previously in a live you can watch here.

I made some paper flowers using Kaisercrafts Flora Daisy and Flora Peony dies and I also used Congrats, Thinking of You and the Posy Circle dies as well. Other dies used on the cards include Stitched Circles from Poppy Crafts and Stitched Rectangles from Paper Roses.

Posy Circle and Congrats used here

As my mojo had run away so I ended up using Google and typing in card sketches though I didn’t end up using the sketches as they were just the paper shape, an angled cut here, using some scraps up there. Two sketches unlocked my brain to make 3 or 4 other cards not based on sketches to get this video done after 3 months!

Using a wooden flourish and Nuvo Dream Drops

I tried to use some of every item that came in the collection kit. As the curios are quite heavy I only added one to the centre of a flower and I think they may be better suited to off the page projects. I painted the wooden flourishes with gesso/primer from Aldi.

More flowers made using Flora Daisy and Flora Peony

Not all the cards got photographed, 🤣 Oops! I hope you enjoyed this look at the Kaisercraft Lady Like Collection. Here is a link to cards made in a previous blog from The Reject Shop collections. Hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Aldi Watercolour Brush Ink Markers and Paint Set

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the Aldi Watercolour Paint Set and Brush Ink markers. They were quite affordable as most Aldi art products are and worked surprisingly well. To see how they work and what I think of them watch the video below. You can also see how I painted these flowers in this live stream.

I used the Jumbo Amaryllis and Jumbo Peony to paint with the paint set and brush markers respectively. These gorgeous large flowers look absolutely wonderful watercoloured and who doesn’t love a rainbow? Behind the Amaryllis is some Nuvo gold glimmer paste and the stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me. Behind the peony is Inka Gold through a brick stencil.

Aldi Watercolour
Jumbo Amaryllis using the Aldi Watercolour Set

This time I wanted to see how a proper rainbow would go with the brush markers. It turned out great and over the top I added the Hedgehog Hollows To The Moon and Back stamp with Nuvo black embossing powder. The stencils used are Tile Pattern from Kaisercraft and a Brick pattern from MFT.

Paints and Projects

Let me know below if you have tried the Aldi Watercolour set or Brush Markers. I hope you enjoyed this post and are staying safe creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

The Reject Shop Oh Happy Day 3

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Oh Happy Day 3 is my final installment in the Reject Shops Oh Happy Day Saga. This one is extremely travel themed so was a challenge to make cards that were just for about travel!

The first four cards are definitely travel themed, though most could be used for other purposes, especially the New York and London ones. Two of the cards have my trusty money saving gold strips on them. I find it a cheap and easy way to add some elegance. The London birthday card also has a Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circle die from the same gold cardstock. The gold cardstock is actually from file folders I snagged cheap from Kmart and the birthday stamp is from the Rosie’s Studio Bring Joy set.

Two travel cards two that can be generic

Three of the next set of cards again use the gold strips and again although travel items have been used I tried to make them a bit more generic. The enjoy the journey stamp is from Going Somewhere by Tim Holtz. OK a travel card lol! Nothing like a Mother’s Love is from Altenews Wild Hibiscus. The one die I used in this set is from Lawn Fawns Large Stitched rectangles and the Just Saying Hello is from their Simply Sentiments set.

Added in some different stamps to these

Less Travel Related Cards

In this next set of cards I used even more gold strips 😉. The card with the bird uses the Splendid stamp and Die set from Rosie’s Studio. I used one of the 3D butterflies with a stamp from Rosie’s Birthday Mix. The you are so from the You are so Awesome card is from Crafti Potential and the banner from MFT.

Love the bird and the 3D butterfly!

In the last set of cards I used another double stitched circle and stitched rectangle. With Comfort and Love is from Rosie’s Comfort Mix and Be Bright is from their Happy and Bright set. The birthday sentiment is again from their Bring Joy set. Again I used some more gold strips…

A little bit of a tropical theme here

I hope you enjoyed this look at Oh Happy Day 3 from The Reject Shop. You can see collection one here and collection two here. Make sure to watch the video all the way through for a surprise! Hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy, thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

This is a very quick post today sharing the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers. Also don’t forget to check out my last video as it’s a giveaway!

I picked these up from the Sydney Daiso accross from the UTS building in George St. They were $2.80 a packet or $1.40 each. My cat also decided it was a good day to be on film 😂

The Markers and the Cat

If you have the Aldi Alcohol Markers the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers would be a good way to supplement them, especially with some of the lighter colours. I hope you enjoyed this look at the markers. See ya later.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist