Baby Liam Layout – Antiqued!

My sweet baby bird…I have had this layout in my head for a while so it was so satisfying to get it out and see it on paper!

I mentioned to you before that when I see zig zag stitching it reminds me of old linens so it was a no brainer that I would include them on this layout for Antiqued Friday.  I also did some hand cutting on the Crate Paper for “Liam” and then stitched over it, giving it a vintage appliqué feeling.

I used a Prima stencil from a previous kit and my Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste to make the textured designs and then rubbed on some gold paint after it all dried.  You also see I did a lot of distressing along the papers edges with a distressing tool and inked everything with a brown stamp pad.

I used some clear crackle medium to make a crazed, antiqued effect that kinda reminds me of vintage china once rubbed with some brown ink.  I topped it all with a distressed Prima flower, inked with brown ink and rubbed with gold acrylic paint.

Altered Chipboard Album

Happy Friday Bad Girls!! I am excited to share my altered chipboard album with you. I used Bad Girls Couture’s molding paste to create a variety of textures throughout my album. The quality of this mix medium is amazing!!! Today, I am going to share with you how easy it is to use stencils and molding paste to create a one of a kind piece of art. I must admit, I am not an expert when it comes to working with mixed media products, but I am not afraid to just wing it… I kid you not, most times, I just look at the product and just do whatever comes to mind, whether it’s right or wrong. If I make a mistake, I cover it with an embellishment or two and I move on. 🙂

 

 

Products Used:

Maya Road Chipboard Album

Crate Paper Patterned Paper

Crate Paper Chipboard

Prima Marketing Inc. Color Bloom (Summer Sky, Sunshine)

Prima Marketing Inc. Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Paste (Rose Gold)

Prima Marketing Inc. 6X6 Stencil (Pochoirs Stampini Schablonen)

Bad Girls Couture Gesso

Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste

Buttons

Scissors

Palette Knife

Fabric-Tac Ribbon Glue

Mini Stapler

 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Remove the chipboard album from the bag. Then remove the chipboard pages from the album and set them aside. Use a palette knife or a credit card to spread the molding paste over the stencil. Keep in mind, a little goes a long way. Carefully, spread the paste all over desired screen. Once the screen is completely covered in molding paste, gently lift the screen to avoid smearing the paste. Set the album aside for an hour to dry. And repeat the process using the chipboard pages.
  2. Once the molding paste is dry. Remove all of the pages from the chipboard album. Use a paint brush to cover each of the chipboard pages (front/back) and the chipboard album using white paint or gesso. Once the paint is dry, use a paint brush to paint the chipboard album and pages using the Sunshine Color Bloom. While the mist is still a little wet. Prop the chipboard album and pages on a plastic bag or in a box and spray the album and pages using the Summer Sky Color Bloom aiming down with the nozzle pointing down to create a dripping effect. Once the mist is completely dry, rub your fingers over the wax paste and gently rub the wax paste over the molding paste where the stencils appear to make the images pop. Then gently rub the wax paste over the album and on each of the pages to add a little rose color throughout the album.
  3. Using a pair of scissors, cut 6 book pages from the Crate Paper. Then add gesso to the edges of each paper to add a small white frame. Cut small strips of fabric about 1”x1”, fold the fabric in half at the top of the book pages and staple the ribbon to the pages using a mini stapler. Then thread string through a few buttons and tie the string into a cute little bow. Use glue to adhere the buttons at the top of each page. Then glue each page on the chipboard pages on the right side of the album.
  4. Using a Word Document, type your words of wisdom and print them on white cardstock. Cut the words out using scissors and glue them on the left side pages throughout the album. Use a foam square to add a piece of chipboard embellishment above or below each of your words of wisdom strips. Add a label and butterfly chipboard to the front of the book using foam squares. Then feed the white ribbon mesh through the binder rings, wrapping it around the bookbinding to create a nice bow for the album. Use scissors to trim the bow.
  5. Add other embellishments throughout the album as desired.

What do you think? There were a lot of steps to creating this project and I hope that I was able to inspire you to try using your stencils and molding paste on your chipboard album!! This project was very therapeutic for me. I just took my time and enjoyed the process. Thanks for visiting today!

Dreams- A Vintage Layout

Hello, everyone!

I adore all things vintage, and even though “vintage” doesn’t come to my mind when I look at this amazing kit, the pinks certainly could be seen as vintage, so that my inspiration for creating this vintage layout.

I love old post cards and ephemera- I have a whole book of these kinds of layouts with antique images, and here is the latest:

I started with the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Garden Club paper- I added clear gesso and let it dry. Then I added some stenciling using the Prima Marketing Salvage District stencil from the kit after I planned out where I wanted the layers to go so the stenciling would be peeking out from under them.

I then added some pieces of tulle under the layers, and used some Bad Girls Couture Matte Gel Medium to the tulle to glue it down, and then sprinkled some pink micro beads in random spots.

I also used the matter gel medium and pink micro beads on the flowers. The yellow flower is from the Prima Marketing flower pack from the kit, and the pink ones are from my stash.

I used the Prima Marketing flower packaging to fussy cut out the doilies- doilies are very vintage!

I added some pink and gold splatters to complete the look of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by the Bad Girls Couture blog today!

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Vaca Layout on this Antiquated Friday!!

Hey y’all!  Today I bring to you my “2017 Vaca” Layout!  And as you see today’s theme is “antiqued” so I thought I would just walk you through a few things I did on this page to give it a bit of an antique vibe without using anything vintage on it at all.

I ran across this super cute dolly Sizzix die and knew I had to get it to give my projects some sweet vintage vibes!  And I feel like it certainly did that.  I used the vintage looking pretty floral patters of the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper sheets to make these sweet little dollies and they really ramped up the vintage feeling on this page.

The machine stitching always make me think of antique linens with the zig zag stitches.  I also gave the bright yellow a little of a tone down with a thin coat of white Bad Girls Couture gesso.  It’s all accented with various botanical and leaf cut outs using Sizzix dies.  I find this is a wonderful way to play with my patterned papers and add interest and dimension to my pages.

And finally as normal with most of my work, I inked it all up with a brown stamp pad to soften edges and give it all an antiqued, aged feeling.

Thank you for stoping by today, now go get your antique on!

Vintage Lotto Card Mini Album

Hello, friends!

This month, the January kit has an amazing vintage mini album made of vintage lotto cards! This was such a fun project to make with the rest of the kit including storybook images beautiful 7 Dots papers, stickers, flair, and chipboard.

I started with painting the lotto cards with the pink Tattered Angels Glitter Glam. Once dry, I whitewashed them with some diluted Bad Girls Couture gesso.

I cut up the fabric that came in the kit into strips and added them to the rings.

There were some fabric flowers in the kit that I took apart and made more dimensional by rolling them together and holding together with wire thread. Two of the flowers on the cover are made like this and the one closest to the rings is from my stash- I painted it with the pink Glitter Glam.

I added one of the pieces of chipboard (scribble) and a word sticker on it. I cut out images of the little girl from the storybook page that came in the kit.

I gave the cover a black and white splatter treatment with India inks.

I added some of the 7 Dots Paint Chips papers to the back of each of the lotto cards, and added an image of the little girl with some of the word stickers to each. On the lotto card sides I added some photo mats that I will add photos to at a later date.

On the lotto card sides I added some photo mats that I will add photos to at a later date.

 

I added some of the “Northern Lights” stickers to some of the pages with the photo mats, as well as some of the flair.

I left some negative space on each of the pages with the little girl so I could add some journaling later if I wanted to.

I added some of the “Northern Lights” stickers to some of the pages with the photo mats, as well as some of the flair.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my mini album, and get to the shoppes and pick up one for yourself! Then, you can post how you used it in the Bad Girls gallery!

Museum Snob

It doesn’t get anymore antiqued than the ancient Myan Ruins of Mexico!  And that’s the subject of my “Museum Snob” layout.

Did I mention I’m loving’ this January kit?  I mean the combo of those 7 Dots papers and the Hambly velum splattered with that Tattered Angels turquoise paint…I mean come on!  What’s not to love!

I deconstructed a couple of the flowers in the kit and used the pretty brad that was in the center of one to secure my Hambly velum to the page.  There are lots of die cuts of leaves out of the 7 Dot’s papers, pretty much any of the papers that had green in them I cut them up for leaves!   The laser cut chipboard pieces from Um Wow were a perfect canvas for the Tattered Angels paint, it was so bright and bold on them!

I used the Daisy D’s paper as a mat behind the photo and distressed it with a distressing tool.  The title is one of the 7 Dots stickers and is pop dotted to the page.

Finally I inked every edge I could with a brown ink pad;)

Stay Thankful Mini

The Antiquated challenges always are my fav and this one was pretty fab!  This month we had a great little vintage comic mini in our December kits to have fun with!!

Coming off of Thanksgiving and seeing everyone listing everything they are thankful for last month on social media but then going into December that stopped I got to thinking…WHY?!  We need to STAY thankful!  With that message deep in my heart I received this kit and knew I had to make my mini a “Stay Thankful” themed mini to at least get us though the rest of the holiday season and remind us we need to stay thankful more than just in November.

So the pages are super cute before you even get to decorating but I got to layering and painting!

I added inserts like this tag I made by using my Sizzix to cut a tree out of the center of the paper and then machine sewing the Hambly overlay behind it.  Another insert I did was to use the large butterfly on that same overlay as a single cutout, punched a hole in the top of the wing and made it an insert towards the back of the book as well

This tassel keyring was made with some of the ribbons from the kit and then attached to the binder ring that holds the book together.

The Cover is embellished by painting a rough square in the center with gesso and then sticking the word “stay” on in the American Craft foam letters and painting over them with gesso.  I added some texture beads to the gesso to give some added dimension and interest.  When that was all dry I added the work “thankful” with some letter stickers from my stash.  Then I layered on a bunch of die cuts I made using the papers from the kit and then place the arrow and leaf glitter foam stickers.  Looking at it now I wish I would have inked up the die cuts but oh well!

This mini had so many  possibilities and I’m not even done with mine, It’s ready to be filled with all my thankful moments!

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

The December kit includes a super fun vintage book card. Or perhaps it should be called a library card or a flash card. Whatever you choose to call it, it is so fun! Mine had the word “like” or “likes” on it and because of it’s oblong size, I just knew I had to make a mini book!

So, what to put in as the pages? Well, the fun black pockets filled with tags were just the thing!

As you can see, I used some patterned paper to create a quick little accordion binding. To do this, all you need is paper that has been folded back and forth, as if to make a fan. You then glue your page, or black pocket in this case, onto one side of each fold. Ta da! Instant book. And, it’s so cool how it folds out!

And here you can see it all stacked up…

I went to town on the cover, stenciling with the Prima stencil, painting, collaging, etc…

One of the gorgeous gold Thickers points to my inspiration word. And what’s that about anyway? Well, I am going to journal on all of those tags inside those black pockets all the things I am loving right now as a 39 year old. Fun, right? Things like favorite tv shows, foods, colors, etc…

The inside got the same messy, painty fun…

See all that yummy stitching? I used some of the ribbon in the kit to reinforce the spine and simply stitched it on. Practical and pretty. YAY!

And as you can see, one of the cool clips included in the kit keeps all the goodness closed up tight.

I made sure to tie some lovely ribbon bits from my stash and from the kit to each of the tags in the black pockets so that the mini has lots of texture. I just love the way this came out and I think it will be so fun to look back on what I was loving at this time in my life.

Thanks for stopping by today! What will you make with some of your vintage kit goodies?

 

Happy New Year

In a few days the New Year !!! We have a lot of snow and it’s cold! But today my layout about the New Year in Thailand))) LOL My daughter now lives there, and she will meet the New Year without a Christmas tree and snow.

I made it so funny – the main symbol of Santa Claus))) I cut this layout on a plotter. He is very funny in these shorts for swimming in polka dots))) My daughter has a hobby of freediving. In the photo she and her boyfriend in a special suit for swimming. I used a sheet of flesh-colored cardboard from the December set. To have a volume, I glued the details to the volume pads of double-sided adhesive tape.

In St. Petersburg in the winter there is little sun and I could not make a beautiful photo of the inscription. It is very bright, beautiful and shiny! I used blue foil for this task.I used a conventional glue stick to create a sticky layer. First, I cut out the letters from the white cardstock on the plotter. Then I took one letter and made glue smears with glue-pencil. While the euclaia does not dry up very quickly, we put the foil on top and press it tightly with a finger on the foil several times. We remove the foil, the shiny layer is left on the letter! The letters merged on the mottled background of the sheet, I added a substrate for each letter and glued them to volumetric pads of glue tape.

This Santa makes me smile))) He likes you as much as me ????)))) He is clearly at a loss that so many bright colors are surrounding him))) He is buried in these magnificent colors. I cut out these flowers from a sheet of diaper paper AMY TANGERINE HUSTLE AND HEART   from the KIT of December.

I count on your smile and admiring comments! It looks crazy fun! LOL  Happy New Year! I wish you many happy and bright moments in your life! See you in the new year))))

Vintage Comic Book Mini Album with Pizazz

I am a true vintage girl, so when I received this handmade vintage Archie comic book mini album, I squealed just a bit!  I love mini albums and this one was so much fun to make.  I used quite a few techniques on this mini including stenciling with modeling paste, watercolor, paint and inking.  The possibilities are endless.

I gathered up some supplies including ribbon, paper, embellishments to add to the cover.

I used the word Today from the kit for the cover, I love the shiny lettering it adds such pizazz to the cover.


There are plenty of pages to add more photos, envies and folds to hold your vintage ephemera and photos.