Friday, April 13, 2018

Altered Grunge Book

Altered Grunge Book
Happy Happy Happy Friday! Today I'm showing you how I altered a Book, not the Cover! The whole thing!  After I finished this one, I am so Inspired to make another with a whole different look!

I bought this book fro my local dollar tree for $1

I started off with covering the whole thing with Clear Gesso, I also used the gesso to stick some of the pages together.

Next I used Tim Holtz New Idea-Ology Collage paper  (Aviary) and stuck those down with Distress Collage Medium -Crazing-, Then added Tim Holtz Design Tape (Collector and Merchant). His design Tapes are so Yummy to look at!

Here I stenciled on Modeling paste 

I took Cheese Clothe, Medical tape and ribbon and stuck it in between some of the pages. 

I wanted to lighten it up a bit so I used White Gesso and kinda dry brushed some areas.

Now here is where we get grungy!!! I used Metal Rust Effect Paste from Finnabair and kinda dragged it along the sides and corners.

I used Matte Gel Medium, Art Stones and Mini art stones to add some texture .

I used a coffee spray I made myself and soaked the sides,top and bottom of the book. Then I grabbed yellow spray and let it drip down the top with the help of some water.

I added prills (Spruce Willis) and Used the Glimmer Of Light Stamp set by Visible Image.
I Grunged up a Tim Holtz Adornment tag (Foundry) tied bakers twine to it and Stapled it right on!

I grunged up some resin wings with the metal rust pastes and used Finnabair mechanicals (Pocket Watch and Metal Lotus), Did Some splashes with coffee and Stamperia Aqua Color. And done!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

It’s that heart...

Good day everyone! 
This is a tag card made with papers from Stamperia, crackle paint from Prima/Finnabair, architextures from 7 Gypsies and oxide colors from Tim Holtz. I have also used some decorations from my stash. 

First I made the tag. I added some well Papp and cheese cloth. I cut out the heart from Stamperias paper. 

I cut out the words from the quote that I found in Stamperias stack. 

I glued this together. The architexture from 7 Gypsies is adhesive on the back so it was easy to add to my tag. 

I added some details from my stash and Metal tiny junkyard findings from Prima/Ingvild Bolme. 

I glued the words... and I draw with a pen around the words to make them pop a bit. 

I added the tag to a card base and added some flowers and pearls from my stash. I used Prima/Finnabairs white crackle paint here and there. 

And in the end I splashed Tim Holtz Oxides with a mix of color and water. 

Have a lovely weekend! 
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Bird Nest!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend and Easter are fabulous! Today I have A Easter themed Bird nest I altered up for you all to see.

I started with this round slab of wood

I used gel medium to adhere my resin, I used the texture Bricks and wood from Stamperia, I then used the gel with a pallet knife and smothered it on giving a wood grain effect.

Here I took Spanish Moss and added matte gel medium to it and formed a nest, I sat it on an upside down vase to dry so it will keep shape.

Plain 'ol plastic easter eggs!
I covered in with Gesso and let dry.

I used the NEW Tim Holtz Collage paper (Floral) and covered the eggs! these papers are to die for!

Now that the wood is dry I covered it in Finnabair pain (Steampunk Copper). Dried that and covered it from head to roe in black gesso. not waiting for the black to dry I took a baby wipe and wiped most of the black off. This gives a great grungy Effect, But since I'm rolling with easter I needed to soften it up! White Gesso to the rescue! I dry brushed it, then dry brushed it again!

I also added a layer of dry brush to the eggs!

Now I took Finnabair art stones and applied those in and around the nest after dry I put clear gesso and added Nuance powder in (coral) 

I also added prills in (Lettace us entertain you!) and (Mango)
 I added Flowers from 49andmarket , and added white and brown splashes everywhere!

Hope you all enjoyed this! 

And Now that I'm looking at it I think it needs a Title! 

 Better! LOL Sometimes for me looking at a picture helps me figure things out!

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XOXOXO -Nicole

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Dear creating people! 
Today I’ll show you how I create a sealife card. I use to make cards in 3D but this one is more flat. 

The sea life and text stamps I’ve used are from Stampotique and you can find a lot of cool stamps from them in the shop of My Rusty Crown. I’ve colored the stamps with Distress markers, and they go perfect with water. 
Lace, ribbon and charms comes from my stash, but you can find other at My Rusty Crown as well. 

I have used papers from 13 Arts, Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz, Embossing powder and gemstones from Emerald Creek. 

I cut my papers in different shapes and sizes and added to the card base, 4x6 inch. I used Rangers sticky dabber before I added the embossing powder, so the powder will stay when I heat it. 

I stamped with Distress oxides and added water. I used a brush to catch up the color and splashed it on my card to get more color difference. 

This is how my card looks before I added the stamps. 

And I ended with some art stones and white crackle paint from Prima/Finnabair.