Monday, September 17, 2018

How to decorate a chipboard frame with Art Anthology

Hello !

It's time for another project for the Art Anthology blog ! This time I decorate a chipboard frame using mediums, ink and stencil...


The base is a standing chipboard frame (BoBunny) that I covered with white gesso, then painted with Amber (from the Rust texture set).
Do you remember the flower tutorial I made a while ago ? I create roses with punches, but as you see in this project, you could make petunias too ! Take a look at the previous tutorial to make roses here. You will see how to make the petunias in the video of this frame project at the end of this post.


I use three different colors for the flowers : Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and Dragon Fruit Velvet mediums by Art Anthology.


The pink background was create with Bone Stone Effect medium, the Gothic stencil with gel medium and the Patience Colorations spray. Can you see the rich texture and dimensions this combo create ?


I added only few embellishments to this project beside the flowers : some clay ferns and a wood title, colored with Amber.

Take a look at my video tutorial to know more about this project here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this new project !
Have a wonderful day and see you soon...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faux leather book with Art anthology

Hello crafters !

Let's finish August with another mixed media project for the Art Anthology blog, one that will completely upgrade a very basic wooden box... I started with a plain book shaped case and ended with a faux leather book !


The technique I used in this project required simple things : a rubber stamp and texture paste, plus few paints.
I first cover the book box with gesso, then only the front cover with Mud Texture paste, that I let dry almost completely. Then I pressed the book cover stamp and remove it carefully. I used the Chocolate Sorbet and the Cocoa Shine mediums to color the cover.


Once dry, I added some metal embellishments, like corners, flowers, leaves and dots, painted with the Teal Velvet and the Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set.


Using two different shades of brown make the imprint design really pop from the background and gives an antique look to the project.


Really love the Teal/copper combo to create this oxidized look on the metal embellishments...


If you want to re-create this look on your next project, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you for stopping by, I hope this project will inspire you to make something today !
See you soon...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Altered Chinese fan with Art Anthology

Hello everyone !

I know it's been a long time since my last mixed media project, but the waiting is over ! Here is my new one, an altered wood fan that I created for the Art Antology blog !


A lot of textures and dimensions in this one ! And a vintage vibe... This look totally make me think of the Chinese-like object from the 50's. With a shabby hint.


I used different mediums on it : Rose Velvet medium, Patina Texture set with metallic and stone texture, Mud Paste, white gesso... I also used two stencil : Cherry Blossom and Floral Tiles. All of that by Art Anthology.


If you want to know more about my creative process on this project, I made a video tutorial for you. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! I hope you liked this new project and you will come back soon to see few more...
Have a great day !

Monday, August 13, 2018

Black and gold Thanks card

Hello everyone !

I'm back from France and will start soon to create again ! Meanwhile, let me show you a card I made with the Modern Metallic stack by DCWV :


I just played with the papers, cut out few flowers and assembled it to create a Thank You card...
By the way, Thanks for visiting my blog after this Summer break !

I will be pretty busy with back-to-school stuffs for few more days, but I promise I will return with new projects very soon... Meanwhile, you can take a look at the other cards I made with this stack : Hello card or You&Me card.

So have a great day, and see you soon !

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mixed media Art Journal pages : Fish for love

Hello everyone !

I'm back with a new project for the Art anthology blog : an art journal spread !


 The background was created with Siesta Key Colorations spray and green distress ink, followed by brown distress ink over the Lattice stencil by Art Anthology. I added two types of bubbles, one with the Messy Bubbles stencil and the Mermaid Sorbet medium, the other with a Deep Red droplets stamp and green ink. Some more brown distress ink on the edges of the journal added the final touch to the background.


To create the heart, I painted a cardstock with different mediums and colors, using also stencils to add dimension.


Once I was happy with it, I cut hearts by hand and glued them on my pages. I added some journaling on white paper, used a black pen to outline the hearts, journaling, and drawn the fishing lines.


If you want to know more about this creative process, I made a video tutorial for you :


Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy your summer so far. Mine is super hot and I can't wait to go back to a cooler weather... which I will not have in a while because I live in Texas ! Never mind, I will stay in my craft room and create until Fall... See you soon !

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pay it Forward Video Hop winner !

Hello everyone and Happy Bastille day ! 

The winner have been announce in the details informations of my video ! It's meluvchris418  ! Congratulations to you ! Send me a message using the contact form on the left column or by YouTube with your contact information and I will send you your prize :



If you haven't seen the tutorial, you could see it here or on my YouTube channel


Thanks to all for your participation in this video hop ! I will participate in another one in few months...

See you soon and have a great day !

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ink resist layout in blue

Hello !

I'm still in France for my summer vacation, so my blog is running a little low, but I have a layout to share with you today, with a good summery vibe !


It's a picture of me and my daughter in one of my favorite place, in the Alps, having fun and being sassy with our sunglasses...
The base of the layout is a Color Magic paper by Heidi Swapp (discontinued but still loved) sprayed with Waimea Bay Colorations spray by Art Anthology. I stamped in several place with Take Note stamp set by BoBunny.


I used several materials as embellishments, some of them are recycled... First cheese cloth sprayed with the same color than the layout, tissue tape (Tim Holtz), crocheted white lace, glass beads, elements from old shoes (!) painted with Kona Velvet and Gold Metal Effect medium (Art Anthology), flowers and paper clay embellishments (Martha Stewart and Prima).


I re-used the same medium colors to add touches with a small brush on the embellishments.

Think about saving metal embellishments if you want to trash old shoes or clothes. You can even save laces or beads from clothes !

Thank you for stopping by today ! Remember you still have few days to participate in my giveaway for the Pay It Forward video hop ! You have until the end of the 13rd of July to watch and comment on my video (following my channel is optional but very appreciated !), and hop to the next video... Details in the description of my tutorial. You could win 3 sets of Tim Holtz stamps !

Have a wonderful day and see you soon !


P.S. : here is some affiliate links to products I used in this layout...


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bright pink bookmarks with Art Anthology

Hello !

I am on the Art Anthology blog today with a full tutorial to create these bright pink bookmarks :




In addition to those Art Anthology products, I used few Dylusions stamps by Ranger like the Laugh 'Til You Leak or the Fancy Floral.


I outlined the tag with a white gel pen before gluying the painted and cut stamps.These Shine mediums are really bright and peppy !
To know more about my creative process, you can watch my video tutorial about it :



Thank you for taking some of your time to read this post. It's your turn now to create bookmarks for your summer books !
Have and see you soon for another project !

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tim Holtz style Patriotic tag for the Pay It Forward Prize Video Hop

Hi everyone !

July is a month of celebration and what is better to celebrate than giving away prizes ? I am participating in a video hop to give back the love you readers and followers gave me along these years, it's the Pay It Forward Prize Hop !
Let's start by showing you my project for it, and then I will tell you more about this hop...


This tag was created with the Americana stamps set by Tim Holtz, distress oxide inks in Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo, along with a map stamp by Hampton Arts and Vanilla Cream cardstock.


I also had fun with white and black pen to created stars and stripes and outline the tag and the letters.


You will find the tutorial video by scrolling down or watch it on my YouTube channel : BonjourScrapValerie. If you want to participate and try to win prizes, I recommand to go on my YouTube channel, because to enter you need to let a comment on my video, and you will find the links to the other video participating in the hop in the description.
So how could you enter and what you could win in this hop ?
To enter, simply let a comment on my video (let me know if you liked it !) before the 13th of July and follow the links to other videos to enter for each prize offered by the other YouTubers.
My prize is an incredible selection of THREE stamps sets by Tim Holtz !


The prize content 3 of the mini blueprint stamps collection : Schoolhouse, Travel and Sewing. It's more than $30 in value !

So what are you waiting for ! Go watch the video, comment and hop to see the other prizes ! You don't have to follow my channel or my blog to participate, it would be really appreciated.

Here is my video tutorial :



Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy this project and I wish you good luck with the Hop ! I will post the name of the winner on this blog and the YouTube video's description on the 14th of July. While waiting for this announcement, don't forget to come back to see my other projects...

Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration !


P.S. : Here are some affiliate links to the products I used to create these tags :


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Coral Couture card

Hello !

I have a quick card to share with you today. It's a simple layered card, made with the Coral Couture stack by DCWV :


I added some Walnut Stain distress ink on the edges of the papers and with the colors of this stack it gave it a shabby vintage look.
I made another card with these papers, where cream and gold are the main accent, see it here.

Thank you for stopping by on my blog today. Starting the 3rd of July, I will have a giveaway to offer you not one, not two, but THREE sets of Tim Holtz stamps ! It's a video hop, so you will have several opportunity to win along the hop, called Pay It Forward Prize Hop. So don't forget to come back on the 3rd, you will see my project for this hop, the video tutorial, and what the prize will be !

Have a great day and see you soon...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Aim for the moon / An art journal spread

Hello there !

I'm back with an inspirational art journal spread today, with a quote I try to apply as often as I can : Aim for the moon, if you miss you may it a star... For me it means several things : if you never try, you'll never know what you can have ; failure is not always a bad thing ; and you are worth more than you think. So let's take a look at these pages...


I started by applying white gesso on my pages, and then spray Colorations inks in Glorious and Salmon (Art Anthology). Using the Twilight stencil, I wiped thee color off with a baby wipe to create the stars. The moons were drawn with white gel pen and the Pebbles stencil.


Then, with the Triangular stencil and Mardi gras Velvet medium, I create randomly triangle stripes.


I cut out stars of different sizes from papers I create with a variety of stencil and mediums for another art journal spread (you will see it next month...) and  adhere them the the pages. I use white gel pen and black pen to outline shapes.



The final touch is the Wilted Violet distress ink on the edges of the journal.

I may aim for the moon this year, but not today... In fact not until school start again ! Two teenage girls living under the same roof with nothing more to do than to be moody if enough for my summer...

What will be your moon ? Have you hit few stars already ? That's all I wish for you for this starting week !
See you soon for another project...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Polarized effect scrapbooking layout

Hi everyone !

Summertime is here, you will have a lot of pictures to scrap with your sunglasses on. Why don't you try to add a sunglasses look to your layouts ?
The picture I choose for mine is one of my daughter with polarized sunglasses. The picture itself was a little bit neutral, and the only focal point was the polarized sunglasses, so I tried to add the same touch of colors on my page...


As this layout was for the Art Anthology blog, I used their products to recreate this polarized effect... 
On a resist paper, I sprayed first Sandcastle Colorations to create the base, followed by a coat of Kona Velvet medium
Can you see the green glare on the sunglasses ? I used the Mermaid Sorbet in the center of the brown for it. And the gold is made with the Vegas Gold Sorbet as a top layer.


Surprisingly, even using the same products, the effect is different on metal and on paper/chipboard !


I really like this technique and I think it really look like a polarized effect. If you like it too, I made a video tutorial on how I worked on the chipboard "Summertime":



Thank you for your time, I hope you like this new technique. You will have to wait two more weeks to see the tutorial I made for a new video hop and the prize that goes with it... Meanwhile, I have more project for you, so don't forget to stop by soon !

Have a great week...