Friday 30 January 2015

Super Quick Canvas and Tutorial with Jacqueline

Hiya!! I hope you are all having a great week, and that you all had a wonderful first month this year!! Today I want to share with you a little canvas I made as a gift for my Mother, and it was super quick and easy to put together. If you would like to see just how easy this was to make read through as I have put together a little tutorial for you.


 Some details:

Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Layer strips of washi tape on the background. You won't really see this later, it's more of a guide for where you want your elements to go.

Step 2: Cut strips of 13 arts paper and layer vertically and horizontally. 13 Arts paper is fantastic for projects like this as it really holds together and doesn't fall apart no matter how much paint, mediums, water, ect, you put on it.

Step 3: Cut and layer random pieces of lace, and glue down on your canvas with 13 Arts Gel Medium.

Step 4: paint over everything with Ayeeda White Gesso. Don't worry if you can't get it in all the gaps. It doesn't need to be perfect.

Step 5: Select some 13 Arts Paints. I have used Matte Peach, Coral, Apricot, Salmon, and a touch of Mahogany, though you can use as many or as little colors as you want. Brush them randomly over your background..... It doesn't need to be perfect.

Step 6: Spritz over the whole canvas with water. One thing I love about 13 Arts paints is that even when they are completely dry, the instant you spray them with water they liquify, turning to mist right on your canvas.

Step 7: Create a mixture of Glass Microspheres and Gel Medium, then paint the mixture onto your page creating a really bumpy, raised frame. Let it dry.

Step 8: As you can see I have turned my canvas around the other way, for some reason I just liked it better this way. Take 13 Arts White and Silver Glitter paint and roughly paint areas of your Microsphere frame. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to touch up areas of color on your canvas.

Step 9: Knot some groups of Metallic Silver Thread and glue to the canvas beneath some 13 Arts flowers, and a few paper roses.

Step 10: Randomly brush the petals of all your flowers with 13 Arts Paints in Silver Glitter, Pearl Silver and White and Silver Glitter. You can see in the photo below how I have done mine.

Step 11: Add another small rose to your canvas, then mount the word Family between it and your main flower cluster, lifting it off the background. Paint it with Ayeeda White and Silver Glitter. Add a few Gems from the 13 Arts store around the edges of your 'frame' and you are finished.

I hope you liked my tutorial! Like I said.... Super easy to make. Why don't you pull out your fave 13 Arts supplies and make a canvas of your own!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!

13 Arts products used:

Paper - Timeless Collection - All The Time
Gel medium
Glass microspheres
Ayeeda Paint - Pearl Silver
Ayeeda Paint - Silver Glitter
Ayeeda Paint - White and Silver Glitter
Ayeeda Paint - Coral
 Ayeeda Paint - Salmon
 Ayeeda Paint - Peach
 Ayeeda Paint - Apricot
Ayeeda Paint -  Mahogany
Flowers - White
Wood Word - Family

Thursday 29 January 2015

Winners for Challenge #26

Hello all!

Did you find "the space in your head"? I supposed "yes" as we got so many each more amazing projects! Clearly Natalie's inspiration picture (challenge #26) was a huge success and great start for this year of 2015.
We are thrilled about all of your talent and the way you all expressed yourself with the challenge theme. Thank you so much!
It was very hard to find the winner, but after our DT has voted, we've found her. 

Udało Wam się odnaleźć "Kosmos w Waszej głowie". Przypuszczamy, że tak, bo dostaliśmy mnóstwo pięknych prac! Ilustracja inspiracyjna Natalii (wyzwanie #26) cieszyła się sporym powodzeniem, to wspaniały początek 2015 roku. 
Jesteśmy pod wrażeniem Waszego talentu i tego na ile pięknych sposobów wyraziłyście siebie w naszym wyzwaniu. Dziękujemy Wam bardzo!
Było bardzo bardzo trudno wybrać zwyciężczynię, ale po głosowaniu naszego zespołu wyłoniliśmy ją:

Winner / ZwycięzcaEkaterina Govorushkina

Kate, you really blow our minds with your magnificent combination of textures, colors, atmosphere and theme. Absolutely gorgeous piece of art! Your layout reminded us about the whole universe, space and also about northern lights! 
You will receive a gift voucher for shopping in 13@rts store worth 60 PLN with free international postage. We would also like to invite you for guest designing in one of our next challenges. Please send us an e-mail at: in seven days after the challenge results to claim your prize.
Also, please take your badge and wear it proudly.

Kate, naprawdę powaliłaś nas swoją niesamowitą kombinacją tekstur, kolorów, klimatem i tematem pracy. Naprawdę wyjątkowe dzieło. Twoja praca kojarzy nam się z kosmosem, przestrzenią i zorzą polarną. 
Otrzymujesz od nas bon na zakupy do sklepu o wartości 60zł z darmową przesyłką. Chcielibyśmy także zaprosić Cię do udziału w jednym z naszych kolejnych wyzwań w roli Gościnnej Projektantki. Wyślij nam e-mail na adres w ciągu siedmiu dni od ogłoszenia wyników by odebrać swoją nagrodą. 
Przyjmij także banerek i noś z dumą.

As said, there were so many amazing projects, and here are the rest of the TOP3. Ladies, please take your badge below.

Jak już wspomnieliśmy, było mnóstwo niesamowitych projektów, a oto reszta finalistów z podium. Dziewczyny, dla Was mamy także banerki. 

2nd place goes to / II-gie miejsceJessika 

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3rd place goes to / III-cie miejsceTanya

Warm hug and big congrats to all the winners!
Przesyłamy przytulasa i gratulacje dla wszystkich zwycięzców!

Once again Thank You so much for playing with us! We'd like to invite you to join our new challenge soon - it will be something totally different and very inspiring!

Best regards,
13@rts DT

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy Wam bardzo za wspólną zabawę! Wkrótce zaprosimy Was na nasze nowe wyzwanie- będzie coś totalnie innego i bardzo inspirującego!
Zespół 13arts!

A bowl of berries as seen by Melenia

Hello, 13 Arts fans!

I would like to share with you today a layout I made with LOTS of Ayeeda Gesso & Ayeeda Mists/Inks!  And it's all in cold colours! 

You have no idea how much of fluid the "Frozen Days" (Cosy Evening Collection) endured!
I couldn't believe that it didn't bend or dissolve after so much fluid on it!

What I did is actually simple:
I glued and gessoed all the elements of my page except from the photo, 
and then sprayed with Ayeeda Mists and Inks.  It's a technique that requires a great amount
of fluids, so one must make sure that the cardstock they pick for their background is going to WITHSTAND these waterfalls!  The 13 arts paper passed the test with flying colours!

Ok, because I'm a glitter girl, I could not omit the Silver Hologram Glitter and the Silver Microspheres!
They added lots of sparkle to my layout!

I hope you liked my page!

Products used:

Wednesday 28 January 2015

LO {Lazy} by Irina Honcharyk

How are you? My mood is lazy, pink and with some glitter! )).
This is my new project for the 13 arts - a LO "Lazy".


I like 13 arts' glitter very much!

13@rts products used:

 Have a great day!

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Happy Moments - Layout by Anna Rogalska

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share with you a layout using two collection: 'Color Basic' and 'All is Love' , along with many mediums, mists and paints from 13@rts!

Witam wszystkich! Dzisiaj  chcę podzielić się z Wami moim layoutem, który stworzyłam z dwóch kolekcji: 'Color Basic' oraz 'All is Love' wraz z wieloma mediami, mgiełkami i farbami od 13@rts!

Some close-ups 
Kilka zbliżeń

I like the lovely soft, pastel tones of the Color Basics Collection. I used two stencils: Shapes-Barcode and Shapes-Flying and painted background with the Ayeeda Paint -Matte Pink, Matte White and few mists. 

Lubię piękne, miękkie, pastelowe odcienie kolekcji Color Basics. Użyłem dwie maski : Shapes-Barcode oraz Shapes-Flying i pomalowałam tło farbami Ayeeda: matowym różem, białym i kilkoma mgiełkami.

...and of course I added a lot of flowers ...

...i oczywiście dodałam dużo kwiatów...

13arts products:

Papier Color Basic "Raspberry/Light Pink"
Paper pad "Color Basic" by Olga Heldwein 
Papier "Love letters - Listy miłosne"  
Naklejki / Stickers "Fly away" 
Szpachelka malarska nr 8  
Maska / Shapes-Barcode  
Maska / Shapes-Flying  
Gesso - grunt akrylowy 120ml  
Medium żelowe- Gel medium MATT 
Pasta modelująca 120ml  
Tusz akrylowy SPLASH! White 
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Pink  
Ayeeda Paint - Matte White  
Mgiełka perłowa - Pink  
Mgiełka kredowa - Chalk White  
Paper Flowers WHITE  
Lilie White&Pink
Perełki samoprzylepne różowe 
Brokat hologramowy  

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice day!    
Dziękuję za odwiedziny! Miłego dnia!
Anna Rogalska 

Monday 26 January 2015

Best friends with Natalya Loi

Natalya is here. Today I want to show you LO about my twins-boys. They are so cute, friendly, funny, and love each other. They are best friends! Let this friendship accompanies their lifetime. And I want to say that they are for me the greatest happiness, joy and love in the world!They are my everything!

Let's take a look at some close up  close-up:

I diluted paints with a little water and get a beautiful drips

Ayeeda paints helped me to make my layout fun and colorfull


Have a nice day!
Natalya Loi with ♥

Sunday 25 January 2015

Today- layout by our GD Anna Sigga

Hello Dear 13arts' Fans! 
Today we would like to show you last project made for 13arts by our talented Guest Designer Anna Sigga. This time Anna made a beautiful layout with her daughter. 

Witajcie Drodzy Fani 13arts!
Dzisiaj chcielibyśmy Wam zaprezentować ostatni projekt wykonany dla 13arts przez naszą utalentowaną Gościnną Projektantkę - Annę Siggę. Tym razem Anna przygotowała piękny layout ze swoją córeczką.


This layout came together so easily because of the beautiful 13 Arts papers.

The photos of my younger daughter really set the mood for this whole layout and the Color Basic papers were the perfect match.

I created the soft white background to the photo using a mask and Modeling Paste.

I added several flowers, paint and glitter to embellish the layout and I love how the glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! :D

Thank you so much Anna for being our Guest and all your beautiful projects!
Dziękujemy Ci bardzo Anno, za bycie naszym Gościem i wszystkie piękne projekty!