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!

Happy Heart Mini

For this “Happy Heart” mini, I used the Maya Road chipboard binder (which is uber cute by itself) and grudged it up a bit with some crackle paint and various acrylic paints to give it a weathered look.

Then I just stared layering on things that I liked together since this is a happy project after all!  I painted and distressed one of the little prima flowers from the kit as well as one I had left over from the January kit.  I gessoed them and then added some acrylic paints and texture paste to the edges to add some more interest and dimension.

I did some hand cutting on the Crate Paper sheets to make some little buds peeking out behind the American Crafts metallic bird chipboard sticker.  The “happy” chipboard tag is also from the American Crafts stickers in the kit and I just tied a bit of scrap silk to the top.  Another feature I did for some dimension was to sew a little pouch made from the tulle in the kit and I suspended some leaf sequins inside.  Finally I added the metallic “heart” chipboard sticker with some pop dots on top.

As for the inside, well that’s where my “repurpose” comes from!  I used the clear dolly printed packaging inside the prima flowers and cut out little transparent dividers for my mini!  I really love the look it gives.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little mini and I hope you are able to squeeze some scrappy love in your life today to make your heart happy!!

Care Bear Colors!

February’s kit is FULL of lovely colors! For this page, I was inspired to use strips of most of the papers included, to showcase all the prettiness that this kit includes!

And, I am such a sucker for a rainbow of pastels!

I layered them up, including strips of the fabric in the kit as well, and stitched them down!

Some watercolor action, along with some of the beautiful Prima flowers in the kit finish it off!

My journaling tag is in a pocket behind the photo and it holds the story about how when I was little, all I wanted was a Care Bear. They were quite spendy, so my crafty mother made me one instead. I had a one-of-a-kind Care Bear! It doesn’t get much better than that, right?!?!

Pink clouds

Good day my creative girls! Today I want to show my most airy page !!! How do you like this pink fantasy? Sometimes I’m asked to remove pink glasses))) Yes, yes! I like to dream!   In the photo, my daughter and she is a big dreamer! This patterned paper – Garden Club from  February Kit is my love! I immediately chose him as my favorite))) And even it was a pity to cut it, but he inspired me! I rarely make pages of this format. but the composition of the balls and basket was stretched vertically, this determined the choice of the format of the page. At the edges I made two strips from another sheet. They also create an additional vertical.

I really liked the February kit! I love stickers of  Chipboard Ephemera and Words (Gold Foil Accent): American Crafts. This mix set is simply gorgeous. in it there are inscriptions and birds and frames and hearts))) all that we love so much girls!For the basket I used the second part of the sticker. This black frame had a strange shape and I cut it into two parts. The first part I used in my work with Celenge. And the second is now for the basket)))) The title in the page is very important: it sets the meaning of the work, tells something about its design, but at the same time it is a decorative element.

This page is very simple, the balloons I made from Vellum. I have a balloon knife and I used it, but such balls can be cut on a plotter or simply with scissors. The usual pen with black color I drew the strings for the balls. Small hearts from a set of stickers decorated with balls added to the work of additional volume.

I wish you a rosy mood and creative inspiration! I hope you liked my page and it will inspire you to dream! Until early meetings in the blog of bad girls)))

Ashli’s Messy Studio…

Hi there!

Welcome to my mess!

I am blessed to share a studio space with my four daughters. We all have our own little space and love being in there creating together.

Here, you can see what my desk area looks like as you are headed into the room…

Filming lights, and quite a mess!

As you can see in the next photo, we have an awesome window seat that allows for great natural light. And, my daughter has put one of her pastel pieces on my desk for me to spray with fixative. It’s important to me that my girls know they have access to my desk too. Its an equal opportunity studio!

Next up, you can see a closeup of the pile that lives to the right of my work space on my desk. Its a mess, yes?!?! HA! It works for me… I am always pulling from that when I create.

The next photo shows you what is behind my back when I am at my desk creating. It’s probably the cleanest part of my space because it’s mostly storage… albums, art journals, and stamps. Plus, you can see my studio lights as I am too lazy to fold them up after each filming session.

And finally, a view of what I see when I look up while at my desk… the entrance to the rest of the house, as well as some industrial storage, and lots of other things!

Our studio space used to be the two car garage in our house. The previous owners converted it into an interior space and it’s one of the things that sold us on this house. We love it and spend a lot of time in the space. Thanks for visiting!

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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Positive paper cup!

Hello my creative girl! How is your weather like today? We have drifts and blizzard, so I sit at home and rest with a great inspiring set of February! I can iterate endlessly paper and watch the patterns on sheets of paper and cardboard decorations! I’m a fan of the American Kraft))) and adore foil stickers chipboard! This time I caught a paper cup Kraft – paper! there was a desire to decorate it))) and I took to create.
I twisted it in his hands and put a sticker on Birdie – sparrows. I liked the way he looked … A complete picture of the composition immediately appeared in my head!

I took a molding paste and stencil @ Badgirlscouture2017 from Prima Marketing.That stencil does not move, it should be fixed with adhesive tape. Followed by patience, so that the paste is dry, and only after drying, remove the tape and stencil.

I like the way this snow simulation looks at a paper cup.

I chose a small golden inscription of a set of labels for this composition. I also added the composition with small white paper snowflakes.

I think it’s nice to get a paper cup of tea on a cold day. I hope that has inspired you! Now paper cup can serve you more than once! Thus, we can preserve our natural resources and make the world a better place!

Excellent creative week! See you soon!

Happy

Happy hump day all! Today I am back with another layout using several pieces of fabric and the ribbon from this months’ kit! I love working with fabric because it adds such a homey feel to my projects. I don’t know how to explain it… it just looks so good!

Using ribbon or fabric on projects doesn’t need to be complicated… And although, it may look intimidating to use, it is not as scary as it looks. I used scissors that I have on my desk that I use ONLY for fabric. Do not use scissors that you normally cut paper with. If you do, you will not get a clean cut and your ends will fray. One of my favorite adhesives is Fabri-Tac. This glue works WONDERFUL with fabrics. Seriously, once you apply the glue to the fabrics then place it on the cardstock… it’s not going anywhere. Trust me.

Once the glue dried, I matted the photo collage on a few different pieces of patterned paper then adhered it to the center of the layout. I splashed some mist on to the layout then added the chipboard pieces using foam squares.

I used thread and a button from my stash to add to the center of the butterfly to make it pop.

I love the chipboard sentiments! I added a few pieces to help frame the collage then stapled the heart chipboard to the bottom of the collage, using a tiny heart to off set the larger heart.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Are you ready to pull out your fabric and create something beautiful with it? I promise, it’s not that scary once you start cutting into these beauties!

 

February Bad Girls Couture DT Challenge

Welcome! We are ready to inspire you with challenge projects that we created using the February Kit! If you love fabric, this month’s kit is for you! It has a variety of fabrics to make your heart happy! The girls had fun incorporating fabric on their projects! Take a look at what they created and learn a technique or two.

For this layout, I decided to use a big piece of fabric to help frame the photo. The peach fabric blended in nicely with the papers. I used some glue to glue a small piece of fabric towards the top of the tag to add more texture which helped frame the photo nicely. Then, I decorated a manila tag that I had in my stash using strips of ribbon that I cut about 1/4″ then tied them through the hole to add a little home spun touch to the layout.

Nicole Martel
 
 The vintage looking fabrics included in this month’s kit inspired me to scrap this vintage photo of my mom with her first car. I just love the way the photo looks on that pile of pretty fabric! She named the car “Crash” and you can be sure there is more to that story… that’s why I left that empty white space on the left… for her to add her own journaling! Lots of the lovely chipboard pieces finished off the bottom and of course help set off the fun stenciling that I did using the Molding Paste and the Prima stencil included in the kit. I just love scrapping vintage photos! Do you?
Ashli Oliver
 
 Irina used the tulle fabric with an embroidery hoop to create a gorgeous piece of art!
Irina
We totally love how Michelle used the fabrics to create a gorgeous album!! This is absolutely incredible.
Michelle Sanders
 
These fabrics are so pretty! I decided to make flowers and leaves out of them. I cut strips of the green fabric and sewed them to make them look like leaves. I used a die to cut out some flower pieces of the dark and light peach colored fabrics. I topped the large flower with one of the Prima Marketing flowers from the kit. I took the lighter fabric and hand cut it to make two rolled flowers. I topped off the flowers with some glass beads to add a bit of sparkle!
Rae Moses
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please don’t forget to check out our gallery for more inspiration. We would love it if you would follow us on Instagram (BadGirlsCouture2007) so you don’t miss out on all the crafty inspiration that our Design Team has created! We are here to inspire and motivate you to create something fun, challenging and new for yourself!! Don’t be afraid to cut into that fabric to create something beautiful for your projects! Just don’t forget to use sharp scissors!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired By My Loves…

 

Every year, I create a mini album all about what I am loving right here, right now about my family. February is the month I do this, as it is the month of love, after all!

So, with the little Chipboard album included in this month’s kit, I set to work crafting up a book all about “My Loves.”

I painted most of the album white, then covered the front and back with that awesome frame paper from the kit. Then, I layered it up with some stenciling using the Molding Paste and the Prima Stencil from the kit, followed with some layered chipboard, thread, and sequins (from my stash).

The interior chipboard pages were covered with personal photographs, layered with chipboard pretties. And, I made sure to leave room for journaling!

Lots of fun fussy cut flowers, and I had to put a bird on it too 🙂

Lovely, indeed!

Maybe this has inspired you to make a mini about what you are loving right now! Happy creating!