Friday 29 March 2019

Lucky is a state of mind - layout by Aida

Hello, today I would like to share my new layout with painted background,
I tried to match the colors and designs of the wall on the photo, so I mixed some paints, stamps and then splashed with white ink. Hope you like it, I am sure there will be more layouts like this, as I really enjoyed the process.

Witajcie, dziś mam dla Was mediowy layout. 
Starałam się odtworzyć w tle kolory i motywy ze zdjęcia, pomalowałam więc tło farbami, dodałam stemple i biały tusz.
Mam nadzieję, że podoba wam się efekt, bo z pewnością powstanie więcej layoutów w podobnej technice:) 

Some details:

I used:


Thursday 28 March 2019

TUTORIAL/layout ''you are fabulous'' by Sandra Bernard

Hi 13arts lovers!!

Today, a tutorial about watercolor set and texture round brush because I hadn't enough played with them. They are easy to use and I would like to show you how cool it is.

I also cut a lot of shapes from 13arts paper witch is fun to have ornements coordinated with the collection, easy and cheap to get a beautiful result!

so, here's the layout...

and there, the tutorial:

more pictures:


thanks a lot 

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Altered letter by Monika

Cześć, tutaj Monika. Na dzisiaj przygotowałam dla Was literę G jak Galaxia mój internetowy nick. Jest to stojąca, drewniana litera, która ozdobi mój twórczy kącik. 

Hi, Monika here. For today I have prepared for you the letter G as Galaxia my alias. It is a standing, wooden letter that will decorate my creative corner.

Zaczęłam od pomalowania jej podkładem czyli białym gesso. Następnie nałożyłam wzór z pasty strukturalnej przez maskę. Zabawa zaczęła gdy zaczęłam malować ją farbami akrylowymi - użyłam dwóch soczystych kolorów - Mermaid Tail i Alien Green. Na koniec efekt postarzenia uzyskałam przecierając papierem ściernym brzegi i wzór z szablonu.

I started by painting it with a primer - white gesso. Then I applied the pattern from the structural paste through the mask. I had so much fun painting it with acrylic paints - I used two juicy colors - Mermaid Tail and Alien Green. At the end, I received the aging effect by wiping the edges and pattern from the stencil with sandpaper.

Motyle wycięte z folii pomalowałam od spodu białym SPLASH! Na małych plasterkach drewna nakleiłam naklejki. 

Butterflies cut from the foil I painted on the underside with white SPLASH! I put stickers on small slices of wood.

Wykorzystałam: / I used:

Ściskam! / Hugs!

Thursday 21 March 2019

Blue Dreams layout, step by step by Ana Artemixa

Hi everyone ¡!!

I would like to share with you this LO with which I have won the February challenge of Nomadic Soul Diaries, with 13arts products.

1. I have used this wonderful collection AQUA FLORA, which I´m totally in love with.

2. In particular I have choosen this sheet,  BLUE DREAMS

3.  I have prepared my LO whit a CLEAR GESSO layer.

4. And then I have randomly added, some WHITE GESSO touches.

5.After this, I have used this wonderful stencil with MODELING PASTE

 6. Once completely dry, I have applied these inks; OLIVE GREEN, YELLOW AMBER and CHALK ULTRAMARINE

7. Later, I have put some MIKA FLAKES touches.

8. To make the composition, I have cut some papers from UNTIL DAWN collection and I added some flowers. Here you are some close-up photos:

9. To finish, I glue everything on “SOMETHING BLUE” sheet, of VINTAGE SUMMER collection.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

"Love" by Kareen

Hi everyone!

It's my turn this month with a layout using "On the Wall" Collection!
I used the Matte Pain with water, we sometimes forget to use them as
watercolor for background.

I also have a video tutorial for you :

And this is my layout : 

Some close-ups : 

Material used : 

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon!

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Live Life Fully ~ a layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, 13 Arts fans!

Sandi here with you today sharing my most recent layout using the gorgeous Blue Magnolia paper collection. This is my first "solo" project since joining the Design Team and I am beyond thrilled to be here.

I adore scrapping photos of the outdoors and this photo of a granddaughter with her pony was just too precious. I'm drawn to earth colors, so chose some papers from 13 Arts Blue Magnolia to co-ordinate with my photo, Blue Magnolia at Dusk and Blue Magnolia Flowery Day.

My first step after getting a feel for my basic design was to coat my papers with 13 Arts Clear Gesso so that any added color would not soak through the papers. The gesso also helps any water-based color move across the paper. Next I adhered a few scraps of the Flowery Day to At Dusk.

Step two was to create some texture by pushing 13 Arts Modeling Paste through the Wallpaper Stencil ... which is definitely a fave of mine! While that was drying, I did a little fussy cutting of flowers and cotton stems from the Blue Magnolia A4 Elements and the Blue Magnolia Flowery Day paper. They make for great matching embellishments.

Before moving on to my color, I did some random stamping with the Rose for You Stamp as well as created some distressed photo layers with papers from the Blue Magnolia 6x6 paper pad.

The 13 Arts Navy Blue Water Ink was a perfect choice to use with the Blue Magnolia papers. I put some in a disposable palette and transferred color from there to the paper with a small brush. Then I used my water mister to move the color around until it looked pleasing. I definitely wanted some areas of darker color to really enhance the texture created by the modeling paste and stencil.

Next I began assembling my layers and added some Sisal ecru on top of the fussy cut elements. I also built up my photos with corrugated cardboard beneath them. I tucked in a few flowers from my stash and adhered them with Gel Medium.

Almost as an afterthought, I decided to add some Brown Water Ink around my photos to help them pop out a bit and really have that rough, outdoor look.

Here I adhered my fussy cut butterflies and then finished with some 3D balls. To complete the project, I splattered with some watered down 13 Arts White Gesso to help blend all the elements.

In lieu of a title, I lastly added some word phrases from the Vintage Moments Word Stickers sheet.

That's it from me today.
Below is a list of the 13 Arts products used along with links to the online store.

See you next time!

Blue Magnolia at Dusk