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Hello friends! Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker blog.  It’s Karan Gerber here today to share a rusty tag project with you featuring Prima Marketing Rust Paste. I hope you like what I have designed for you today. I have been feeling somewhat rusty lately, LOL and by saying that I mean, I have been using the Rust Paste from Prima Marketing on a lot of my projects lately.  This little jar of goodness is really easy to use, you just need to apply it in a dabbing motion, and heat set or let dry and this is what the end result looks like. It’s super easy to use and the effect is pretty incredible. Here is a sneak peek. The base of this tag is a Tim Holtz Etc tag measuring 4.5 x 8. I then covered it with gel medium and placed Rice Paper from Ciao Bella  ( Oxido…

  Hi everyone! Pam Bray here today sharing my “Trust Your Heart” mixed media canvas.I am so excited to share that I will be blogging once a month for the Creative Scrapbook Magazine and what better way to share in the excitement but to share with you to always follow your heart!  Step 1: Begin by inking a 5″ x 5″ flat panel canvas with Ranger Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Evergreen Brough Distress Ink. Lay Southern Ridge Trading Co. Bubble Wrap Stencil on prepared canvas; ink over top with Evergreen Brough Distress Ink using a blending tool.  Step 2:  Stamp Coffee Rings from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies The Blend Stamp Set with Ranger Black Archival ink.  Step 3: Ink Southern Ridge Trading Co. chipboard pieces with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  Step 4: Apply Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to top of prepared chipboard pieces; heat set with embossing gun.  Step 5: Apply…

Its Karan Gerber here to host the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog and today, I am sharing a brick wall inspired layout with you.  This is my first time creating a layout on the blog, normally I do cards.  Today I wanted to share some of my mixed media tips using products from Art Anthology.   I am fortunate to be a member of their design team for this term and I wanted to share some tips with you.  I am also blending in stamps and dies along with some border dies from Heartfelt Creations. One of the things I love about the stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations is how versatile they are and you can use the flower dies on any project. On this layout I used a sheet of white cardstock, gave it a coat of gesso.  I then used a brick template from Want 2 Scrap and used texture paste…

Wouldn’t we all like one of these sitting on the table. What a pretty specimen this would make. Today I am sharing a tutorial for Sizzix using the Flower Garden and Mini Bouquet.  You can get the Framelits to go with the Mini Bouquet and Flower Garden Stamps.  No fussy cutting!  Well I was going through my “Library” of dies looking for the Apothecary die and I found the Bell Jar w/Pedestal first…so it wins! The best part about these stamps… no cutting!  Stamp and line up the Framelit.  Every flower needs a butterfly and the Butterfly Duo w/Texture Fade is exceptional. The Magrnetic Platform is essential for the Framelits and Thinlits.  It helps to use a little washi to hold the famelits in place so it won’t shift.  Plastic packaging is perfect for the Bell Jar glass portion. I used the new Mixed Media #8 Distress Tags with the Flourish Texture Fade.  Once the tag is embossed I covered the tag with gesso.  While that…

Feeling Rusty by Kerry Engel This page looks like it should weigh about 3 pounds. But it doesn’t. Those gears – they are totally fake. What would take nature about 5 years to accomplish I created in roughly 20 minutes, with a little help from Pentart Rust Effects distributed by Bo Bunny The gears were cut using a Tim Holtz die cut from Sizzix. I covered them in Ranger black gesso and pressed the Rust Effect powder distributed by Bo Bunny into the wet gesso. Then I added the Rust Effect Reagent from Pentart distributed by Bo Bunny on top and brushed it around with an old paintbrush.  Once dry I covered in the Pentart Varnish. I thought that would seal in the rust shavings. The gears remain pliable and very light weight. They look very realistic and give my page some lovely texture.  I think I’ll do this on…

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – here is a page from our Spring 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Here Christy showed us how to create tie-dye embellishments from coffee filters.  LOVE IT! Christy’s project features – BasicGrey, Spectrum Noir pens distributed by Canuck Crafts, Clearsnap ink, Stampin’ Up! dies and Big Shot die cutting machine and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. We miss you Christy – everyday. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejDCoC0WVos

Hey Crafters, Nicole Wright here and I’m back to share my love for industrial crafting.  With the new Sizzix  Gears available I decided to haul out my Sizzix Gadget Gears die (I believe the first Sizzix die I ever bought) and have a little fun experimenting with my embossing powders and distress crayons. I cut a set of Gadget Gears with Sizzix Little Sizzles White Mat Board.  I heat embossed a coat of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Era Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.  This thick powder leaves open spots to add color.  I wanted to see if the distress crayons would work to create a weathered patina on the gears. On the set of gears I used Ranger distress crayons vintage photo, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and peeled paint.  The distress crayons fill in the areas the thick embossing powders don’t.  Once the colors are filled in I used a baby wipe to remove…

Here is my take on our October Sketch featuring Magenta, Clearsnap, Sakura and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I was totally inspired by my beautiful friend Christy Riopel, who passed away on August 21. As I created this layout using her techniques and tips and tricks – I found a little bit of healing. Through the tears many many many wonderful memories emerged – thank you Christy for so much. I miss you like crazy. SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Canson Mixed Media paper, Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard sprays and dye ink, Clearsnap ColorBox stylus and white foam tips, Magenta stamps and stencils, Sakura Expressionist oil pastel black crayon and pen, Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, unknown black paint, gesso, chipboard alphabet and tissue paper, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. I had lots of fun spraying my Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard sprays to create the…

The Crafter’s Workshop, is a family owned, independent manufacturer and distributer of cool templates and stencils. It has grown from a small paper and arts shop, in 1997, to the wonderful company we now all know. The Crafter’s Workshop, specializes in stencils, mixed media mediums and metal dies. Jaime; the designer and founder still creates most of the designs along with a team of very talented artists. You can buy TWC products at many local scrapbooking and art stores or you can go no farther than your computer to log onto their website to find ALL available products. While on their site, take a moment [or many!] to get lost in the extensive library of video tutorials. If you still crave more colour and design, the TCW blog waits for you! It has endless ideas and inspiration. If you have ever come across a wall of  TWC stencils in a…