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

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

Kaisercraft Escape, Island Escape and 17/9/2018 Planner Layout

Hello fellow Alchemists,

For this weeks planner layout I used the Kaisercraft Island Escape paper pad. I originally bought the large Escape and the small Island escape pads for a project but no longer need them for it… Because I wanted to give you a flip through I also¬† decided why not make a planner layout too. You can see a previous layout here.

If you haven’t noticed I really enjoy using matching elements from a range to do my planner layouts as it makes it nice and quick. I can also use the same range several times and get a completely different look. Quick and easy is my thing these days as I have been super busy with assignments and things I don’t usually do.

There are two downsides to the Island Escape collection for me. Firstly the large amount of woodgrain papers in the Escape 12″ pad. 14 of the 36 sheets are wood grain, overone third. Secondly most of the Island Escape Collectables are quite large so not great for planners and cards. They are more geared towards scrapbooking I think. Hope you are creating your own planner magic, see you all next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist.