Easter wreath – with step by step photo tutorial

It’s almost Easter, thought I would make me a lovely home decoration.
Made this wreath with a step by step photo tutorial.
For this project I used the Vintage Spring Basics collection from Maja Design.


I started this project by giving the straw wreath a coat of gesso.
Here I used the gesso from 13 arts.


Only a thin coat will do. I wanted to see the original color of the straw shining through.


For the next step I punched out some different shapes of flowers.


Put them on a big plate and started to wet the punched flowers using a mini mister.


Maja papers are so nice and thick and they can hold quite some water.


Then I started to crumble all the wet flowers.


Set them aside to get almost dry.


I cut out some strips of paper as well. All about ca. 1 cm.


They got the same treatment as the flowers, some water and crumbled.


All crumbled and wet and set aside to completely dry.
These strips will give a lovely ribbon effect on the wreath!


When the punched flowers were almost dry, I took 3 flowers, unfold them and shaped them, putting them together using a brad.


Here are the final flowers.
Before adding them to the wreath, make sure they are completely dry!


On the top left and right corner I added some lace and some white twigs.


Now it’s time to add all those lovely paper flowers and faux ribbons to the wreath!


Here is the top left with some lace and also some single punched flowers,
which are adhered with a small pin.


Found these cute little birds at Xenos, a Dutch home decor store.


Some flowers with pearl brads.


The large feathered butterflies are also from Xenos.


The strips of papers, the faux ribbons, gives it a nice and playful extra touch.


The single punched flowers with a small pin.


Hope you all enjoyed this step by step.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter and Spring!
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Wishing You Happiness

Cathy Wishing You Happiness

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. You may think this card looks familiar? I had so much positive feedback on my Keep Smiling card from last month that I thought that I would share how I created it with a tutorial. I have lots of photos to help you as well as the instructions. So let’s get started!

Steps:

  1. Create a card base using white card stock that measures 5” x 7”.

Step One2. Cut a complimentary mat using cardstock 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”, white mat 4 5/8” x 6 5/8”  and Maja mat 4 1/2/ x 6 ½” . I used Vintage Summer Basics 1933 paper.

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3. Cut and emboss Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance die. Apply Victorian Velvet distress ink with an applicator while the paper is still in the die.

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4. Cut and emboss Vintage Summer Basics 1933 using Fleur de Elegance die 2 and Spellbinders Elegant Oval die 3 using white cards stock as shown.

step 45. Stamp sentiment then die cut using Spellbinders classic ovals large. Use Victorian Velvet distress ink and an applicator to ink the edges as shown.  (I used JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners stamp set).

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6. Apply glue on white and Maja pages. Attach leaving an even border.

White on contrast – Maja on the top.

step 67. Place this section onto a metric cutting mat. Cut two pieces of 4mm ribbon that are the longer than the length of the card. Position the card so that the Maja paper lines up with zero. Place one ribbon so that the right ribbon and the left ribbon cross over as shown. Tape it to the mat. Repeat for the top of the mat.

Bottom of the card

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Top of the card

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Very carefully, peel the tape of the board and tape the ribbon to the back of the card. Repeat for the bottom.

IMG_20438. Apply foam tape to the back of the card front and the white Spellbinders elegant ovals die.

step 89. Apply card front to cardbase. Glue Fleur de Elegance to the card front.

Step 910. Glue sentiment to Elegant Ovals and glue Vintage Summer Basics 1933 die cut from Fleur de Elegance next.

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12. Create a bow using your preferred method. Attach using a glue dot.

step 1213. Embellish using 3 sized flowers. I have used Prima Le Mia and Green Tara flowers.

IMG_206314. Curl the ends of paper roses to add interest. (I use a paintbrush.)

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15 Add pearls and you’re done!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today. Have fun creating!

Hugs,

 

 

Something Sweet For Grandparents

Hello, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the blog today, Maja here to share some sweet inspiration and a tutorial :)

In Poland, on 21st and 22nd of January we celebrate Grandmother’s and Grandfather’s Days. This is one of the most important family occassions to celebrate – who has greater love and patience towards kids than grandparents? And so for this occassions I created little chocolate boxes that are actually a 2-in1 thing, with the space to write in some wishes:

mdczekI used our latest release, the Nyhavn limited edition collection and some cut-outs from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection to decorate the boxes. Here’s the box for Grandma:

mdczek1I used chipboard key and keyholder, die-cut doily, flowers, cheesecloth, pearl brad and washi tapes to make it look nicely vintage:

mdczek2And here’s the inside: the space to the left is for the wishes, and to the right with a little pocket to put a chocolate bar into:

mdczek5And here’s the one for Grandpa:

mdczek3Whoa, I managed without a single flower! 😀 Instead, I used chipboard gears, die-cut vintage vehicle, cut-out balloons, washi tapes and a metal retro brad to make it look vintage and masculine:

mdczek4And the inside:

mdczek6Would you like to make similar ones? It’s very, very simple! :) Begin with measuring the chocolate bar you wish to give and estimate the measurements for your base, adding a quarter of an inch to the width and length of the front and back side and a quarter for the “spine”. My measurements for the standard 100g chocolate bar are 8×8 inches and scored at 3 3/4″ and 4 1/4″:

mtczekWhen you fold the scores, you get something that looks like book covers:

mtczek1Now cut some papers of your choice for the outer and inner decorations. With Maja papers you’d need about four layers of paper on each “wing” to make it sturdy enough to hold the chocolate bar. And so I cut two pieces for each outer cover and one for each inside cover – together with the base it makes four layers for the wing. I also cut two slim strips for the spine. The measurements are so that, when layered, a 1/8″ frame is visible. The smallest piece of paper is the space for the wishes:

mtczek2Now you need to make the pocket for the chocolate bar – I made a white template for you to see better. Make sure the width of the front of the pocket is 1/8″ less than the width of the side, otherwise you won’t be able to close the box. Mine measurements are: 7 5/8″ wide and 4 1/2″ high, scored at 1 1/2″, 2″, 5 5/8″ and 6 1/8″ on the width and 3 1/8″, 3 5/8″ on the height. Then cut out the areas that are crossed out in the photo:

mtczek3After that you should have such piece:

mtczek4Fold the scores and glue them on the back, forming a dimensional pocket. Make sure the bottom piece goes outside so that it doesn’t hinder sliding in the chocolate bar:

mtczek5Now you can start assembling your box: open the base flat and glue the piece of ribbon across the middle – this will stabilise the “construction:

mtczek6Decorate the inside covers – you should make it flat so that the boxes may close easily. If you want to mae some dimensional embellishment, add the dimension to the width of the spine while preparing the base!

mtczek7Decorate the outer covers – first layer and decorate the panels and then attach them to the base: I recommend double-sided tape for strong permanent fixture. For the outside, you can be as dimensional as you wish :)

mtczek8Finally attach the chocolate pocket:

mtczek9The order of decorating the sides enables you to press the layers firmly – if you e.g. attach the dimensional outers first, you won’t be able to press the insides firmly to make sure they stick :)

Easy peasy, isn’t it?

mdczekSupplies:

Maja Design papers: Nyhavn: Historical Atmosphere bs, Romantic Lunch, Romantic Lunch bs, Strolling along the canal, Strolling along the canal bs, Veteran ships bs, King’s square, Sitting at the dock, Sitting at the dock bs. Vintage Autumn Basics: No. XIV, No. XVI, Heritage. Other: dies: Memory Box, Marianne Design; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Wycinanka; stamps: Lemonade; washi tapes: Dekoracyjna Taśma; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Craftmania.

I hope you like my chocolate boxes and the tutorial :) See you soon!

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Smile, it’s your day

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Hi Maja friends!

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my first official blog post with Maja Design! This is really a dream come true as I have loved the beautiful softness of these papers from the moment I laid eyes on them. And now to be part of a team that has some of the best crafters around is an honor for me.

While the romantic shabbiness of Maja Design’s papers are very suitable for girls, I would like to show you today that it can also be perfect for a project for boys as well. This is a layout I created of my youngest son:

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My style is mixed media and I like to build up layers in my background with mediums. This is followed by more layers of different textures in my photo mat. The neutral and soft colored papers of Maja Design are very well-suited for the kind of backgrounds I like to create.

Some close-ups:
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Some of the details in my background and different items I have used to make my layers interesting.

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I add flowers to almost every project regardless of whether it is for a boy or girl. I have used grey or white flowers to complement the background paper, and colored the rest of the embellishments blue to match the background I have created. You can see these two colors in the papers I used for the layers.

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Another small flower cluster on top to balance up the layout. You can see I like to use chipboards to make my layers more varied and interesting. I have also made die-cut leaves from small pieces of Maja papers.

And to celebrate my first post with Maja Design, I have done a start-to-finish video tutorial of how I made this layout.

I hope you like what I have shared today!

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Papers used: 4th, 5th and 7th of April, die cuts from Days to Remember and Minnen, 1905

Mediums: 13@rts gesso, modeling paste, Ayeeda mists and paints, Ranger’s embossing powder and archival ink
Other supplies and embellishments:
Stamps from Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing and Bo Bunny
Stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop
Flowers from Prima Marketing
Chipboards from Blue Fern Studios
Flair from Um Wow Studios
Metal bits, cloth, gauze and twine from own stash

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Life by the Sea Tutorial – step by step

Hi everyone and a great BIG warm welcome to Maja Design blog… today I have a step by step tutorial for you . My very first tutorial I have ever done so I hope you like it .I included lots of images to help you with my process of layering … here goes !!

I created this Layout using the Life by the Sea collection .   Life by the sea tutorial by HeatherLayout by heather       I like to use elements that reflect the energy of my work . Here the texture reflects the sand, waves, shells, and ocean .

MY PROCESS – Step by Step images .  tutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heather tutorial by heathertutorial by heather   Maja Design papers are perfect for distressing . Do you think this looks a little like the movement of waves in the ocean ?tutorial by heather     Now the fun begins . adding texture with modelling paste and a stencil .   tutorial by heather tutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heather     when creating I lay my elements down and then move them around until I am happy .  tutorial by heather      You can see by this image I have moved the position of the circle and chipboard. The photo is mounted and placed over the chicken wire chipboard . tutorial by heather      Next step is to  begin adding other elements of your choice .   tutorial by heathertutorial by heather     keep adding  lots of elements to form a cluster … this creates interest and draws the eye across the page .   tutorial by heather tutorial by heather    Clear crackle paint adds richness to the elements and papers , and gives a shiny textured finish .    tutorial by heather     Be creative and add beads and muslin to mimic the ocean .  tutorial by heathertutorial by heather     My completed Layout … as you can see creating layers is very easy and lots of fun. just be creative as you go and add lots of elements to create depth and texture .tutorial by heather      Thanks so much for looking at my tutorial . I hope this helps you understand my process .these papers are just so perfect for a seaside Layout or project .. I had fun creating this and I do hope I have inspired you to begin creating your own layout by the sea .

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An Autumn Tag with Video Tutorial!

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you an Autumn Tag I made with the, oh so gorgeous, Walking in the Forest collection!  I don’t know how many of you know, but I recently came out with a couple of stamp sets, and for the first time I’ve used my water droplet stamps on a project!  I knew that the Maja papers would work nicely with my stamps because they have the perfect balance of simple backgrounds combined with beautiful print images.

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Sometimes it’s easier to show how to do something than it is to explain.  So I took the time to tape a step by step video on how I put this tag design together.  Enjoy! ….

….I hope you enjoyed watching my tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this project! Here are a few close-ups of my tag to view at a more leisurely pace.

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I used a leaf stamp that is part of the water drop stamp collection I made.  I used it on some green Fika paper, cut it out, gave it a crinkle and added them to my floral cluster. The lacy doily behind the floral cluster is a die from Memory Box called ‘Quinn Flourish’.

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Here is a close-up of the water droplets stamp design.  I use a little trick of adding some white highlights to the drops with a white gel pen to give them an extra sheen and even more of a 3D look.  The wood floral design is from Wycinanka and the butterfly embellishment is from The Kraft Nook.

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Maja Design products papers used on this project:  Walking in the Forest (Fresh Air, Birch, Flannel Shirt), Ska vi ta en Fika (Blabarssylt).

I hope you enjoyed my project and video tutorial today and hope you will have yourself some fun with Maja’s ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection.  You can find my stamp sets at The Scrapbook Diaries!

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Another dose of Art Journaling – using Vintage Autumn Basics

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!   Nancy Hanttula here again, and I am still on an Art Journaling kick.  Lots of heavy hearted stuff going on in the Hanttula household at the moment, and one of the only ways I can de-stress is to art journal.  So, without going into a whole lot of personal details,  (any and all prayers are so appreciated), I would like to share my latest art journaling endeavor.

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I used the gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection for my background  papers.

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I know I have said it before, but I just have to say it again……if you haven’t tried your hand at Art Journaling, I highly urge you to give it a try.  There are no rules.  It is what you make it.  It can be used to experiment with new techniques.  It can be used to pour out your heart and soul. It is quite amazing how cathartic writing down your thoughts can truly be.  But,really, It can be exactly what YOU need it to be.

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Some Art Journaling instructors have said to skip the first pages of your Art Journal.  Maybe some people find the first pages to be just too overwhelming, maybe a bit too “blank”.  Maybe some “fear” messing them up.  Really…you cannot mess up art journaling.  It can be a legacy of who you truly are that will be left behind. or  You can document something so personal that you absolutely cannot share it with anyone else…and then cover it up with layers of paint and ink. What IF it was the most freeing art experience you ever had.   What IF?

So where do you begin?  Quite simply, you can art journal in almost anything….an old book, even a super inexpensive spiral notebook.  The book I used here is a 7 x 10 mixed media art book from Canson.  I like this type of book because the papers are heavy duty and you can get the book in a variety of sizes.

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First, I chose the papers I wanted to use on my background.

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I placed them down before adhering them to get a feel for placement.  I placed wax paper in between the pages to protect the pages before and after these 2 pages from sticking together.  I adhered them down using Liquitex Matte gel, but other mediums that work well for this include regular school glue, Mod Podge, Decoupage, & Liquitex Matte Medium (but dang that stuff is pricIey.)

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Don’t worry if some of your background paper overhangs a bit after you glue it down.  Once it is dry, just turn the paper over and cut the excess paper off from the back using the back of the page as a guide.

once dry cut off the overhang

Once the background paper was glued down….and dried, I, then,  inked the edges of the papers- I used Prima/Ingivld’s chalk ink in Black Coal.  I also added some quick doodles using a black permanent pen, and added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peacock Feathers to the edges of the paper.

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I love to look around for untraditional ephemera or embellishments to use on or in my art.  For this project I used a gift bag that I bought at our local Dollar Tree store (everthing is a dollar in that store…..I love to go through it and look for untraditional embellishments :) ). I bought this bag (and few more actually)

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and I decided to fussy-cut the bird out of the bag’s design to use on the page. But before I glued down the bird and branches, I dry-brushed some acrylic paint in “skin-tone” color onto the background of the pages.

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I glued the bird down with the Liquitex Matte gel.

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Next, I used a Zip Screen screen print/stencil from Hirschberg Schutz & Co. (I bought at Walmart.) and stenciled down the butterflies using purple acrylic paint.

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I added a bit more acrylic paint using some Tim Holtz Acrylic paint dabbers in Aqua and Sunshine Yellow…and then finished off with my journaling all over the page.

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I love to outline images on my pages by journaling around them.

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I hope this has inspired you to try your hand at some Art Journaling.  It has been a blessing in my life, that is for certain…..and I wish all such blessings to all of you.

Supplies used for this included:  Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection: papers:  No I; No X; No XXI; Heritage; Liquitex Matte Gel Medium; Canson Mixed Media Book & x 10; Prima/Ingvild chalk ink in Black Coal, Dry Sand; Precise V5 black pen, Scarlet Lime permaball permanent black ink pen; Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peacock feathers; Tombow Permanent adhesive; FolkArt acrylic paint in Skintone; Delta acrylic paint in Purple; Adirondack Acrylic paint dabber in Aqua and Sunshine Yellow; CTMH acrylic stamps, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink;

I wish you a blessed and wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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Unshakable Faith – Coffee in the Arbour

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again.  Today I am going to share another creation with you use using the fresh new “Coffee in the Arbour” paper collection.

I really felt it was time to create something new in my art journal.

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So I pulled out a journal that I have been steadily creating for my children in which I call my “Book of Truths.”

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It is a collection of quotes and sayings that I find to be “true” to life or have a message or teaching that I find important to share.  AND, this way I can pass on to them, and perhaps future generations, things that ring true to my heart and life experiences, and share some of my art at the same time: a perfect combination, wouldn’t you say?!

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I chose the front side of the “Let’s Share a Cookie” paper, cut it to size, and glued it down with Decoupage to the art journal page already in my book.

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I inked the edges of the paper with “Old Rose” chalk ink from Ingvild/Prima’s chalk ink, and then I did random stamping onto the background.

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I added a rub-on from Tim Holtz’s Remnant Rub-ons – the “noteworthy”.

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Then, I got out my sketch pencils and started sketching some details and images.

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I sketched the butterfly and the journaling lettering.

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Using my Caran D’Ache Watercolor Crayons, I colored in my butterfly and flowers…and later some red areas on the background of the page.

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You can use these crayons wet or dry.  When activated with water, they give the most amazing vibrant color to your creations.  *Maja Design papers take watercolor techniques beautifully!

You can use any watercolor brush to activate the color in these watercolor crayons, but I LOVE these watercolor brushes (I call them pens) that you fill with water and they dispense water automatically.  *They are awesome for traveling!

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You can get them at most craft stores.  The one shown above is from Kuretake Co.

You just fill them up with water from your sink…..squeeze them a little to activate (I squeeze them into the palm of my hand) and they are ready to go.  I have 3 of them….One for my red paint hues, one for my greens/blues, and one for my light colors such as yellows. When I need to clean them, I just squeeze a lot of water through them to rinse out the color.

Once you color you image with the Neocolor II watercolor crayons, you go back in with a watercolor brush a water and activate the color.  Below is an image of the butterfly after I have gone back using my watercolor brush.

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You can repeat this process several times until you are satisfied with the result, just be sure and either dry the paper or let the paper dry naturally in between the layers.

After I achieved the look I wanted, I went back with a black Permaball permanent pen and black Sharpie marker to add some finishing details.

I also added some ephemera (some numbered tags from my husbands dry-cleaning) and outlined my sketched titling and journaling with permanent pens.

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If you haven’t tried Art Journaling, I highly encourage it.  It is an amazing way to ground your soul, try out new techniques, & grow creatively.  There isn’t a right or wrong way to art journal.  It can be as personal as you need or want it to be.  It can be as “pretty” or as “messy” as it turns out to be.  But a lot of people tell me how “freeing” it feels…and honestly, I couldn’t agree more.  Give it a try.  You will love it, I can almost guarantee it. :)

Supplies used here and not already mentioned included:  Prima/Ingvlid chalk ink in the following colors:  Blossom Bud, Farmer Jeans, Old Road, Raspberry Pie, & Old Rose; Stamsp from Stampabilitiles; Hampton Arts, Stampendous, & CTMH; Bazzill Basics Template used as a stencil; wood embellishment from Michaels.

I hope you have a positively wonderful day!

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Shabby-Chic Mixed Media Canvas with Video Tutorial

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Hello Maja fans, Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest canvas using the beautiful Maja Design collections Coffee in the Arbour and Crea Diem.  The lovely rosey prints in the papers lend themselves so well to the shabby-chic look, don’t they!

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chic look for this one because I had been playing with some air dry clay (Martha Stewart) and had made this little corset trinket that I wanted to use as my center piece.

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I mounted the corset on a Dusty Attic chipboard winged dress form (Divine Divas) adding a little fabric to dress it up.  I layered on some lace (Tresors de Luxe) and added a little bit of texture with a stencil and homemade texture paste.   I painted and spritzed the canvas with a variety of Shimmerz Paints sprtizes, paints and Inklingz (all products are listed in the video below).

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I added an interesting embossed texture to my Dusty Attic chipboard frame using a variety of mixed media products (you can watch a step by step in the video below)

Maja Design papers used in this project:  Coffee in the Arbour (Rose Garden, Butterflies are Free), Crea Diem (Clock paper).

I hope you enjoyed watching my process and hope that I’ve inspired you to give Maja Design papers a go when creating your mixed media projects!

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Senior Picture – Walking in the Forest

Hello Maja Design fans and friends, it is Nancy Hanttula here.  Today, I am sharing another layout that I created for my friend to give as a graduation gift.

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I used the gorgeous Walking in the Forest paper collection.

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I tried very hard to consciously take photos of every step of my process creating this layout so that I could share it with all of you.  I will have to admit though, apparently I become a bit impatient from step to step and don’t always take the time to assure my photos are properly in focus….so I hope you excuse me…you may see just a few blurs along the way.

#1 – I knew that I wanted to use at least 2 different patterns on the background (Knitted Sweather & Bjork-Birch).  When I do this, I don’t like to waste any of the paper by layering too much paper that just gets hidden and therefore, “wasted.”  So I usually just use a piece of solid cardstock and glue the papers onto the cardstock as shown in the following photo.

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Then I just layer the final piece over the final gap in the cardstock.

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#2  Next I used a Martha Stewart circle punch on the 6 inch setting to punch out a circle out of the paper Frisk Luft – Fresh Air.

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My plan wasn’t to use it in this exact form but to cut out the center and use it as a frame.  I sketched a basic circle with a pencil and then cut it out with my X-acto knife.

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And then I set it aside.

#3 Next, I took several of my mists and Tim Holtz Distress stains and went to town on the background. – specific supplies used:  Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Candy Corn); Lindy’s Stampgang:  Yellow Rose of Texas, Burnt Umber, Ponderosa Pine Olive; Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  Wild Honey, and Gathered Twigs.

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#4 Then using FolkArt acrylic paint in Warm White…

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.I painted the edge of a corrugated piece of cardboard to use to paint a frame around the actual photo.   I also used the foam brush and the same paint to paint a rough frame around the entire layout.

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#5  Using the left-over paint, I painted onto a Prima acrylic chevron patterned stamp (#980078) and added stamped details throughout the page.

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#6 Next, I cut some film negatives, that a friend had given me to use as embellishments, in half.

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I tucked them under the paper layers and adhered them with glue.

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#7 Then I cut out some die cut embellishments from the Klippark and inked them with Prima/Ingvild’s chalk ink, Dark Bark.

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I added some staples and some extra details to further embellish the pieces.

16c#8 Now it was time to put down the photo, add the circle frame, & add a butterfly I purchased at Michael’s craft store.

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#9 I added some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo to add some extra dimension to the circle frame.

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#10 I also added some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons and the title using Prima wood alphas.

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#11  I decided that I needed to add some brown painted chevron stamping using the same Prima stamp in various spots for some contrast.  I used FolkArt paint in the color Coffee Bean.

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#12  The last details added to this layout were some small areas of sewing machine stitching.

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And all those little and big details make up the entire page. :)

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I hope you enjoyed this walk-through into the process of how I created this layout.  And I hope that perhaps it has inspired you to create something amazing today!

Have a wonderful weekend! and be sure and stop by tomorrow as I take you on a tour through my very own personal creative space.

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