Thursday, September 29, 2022

"Your smile" decorative panel by Moira Gilowey

Hello creative friends.
I am sharing a new project with you all today, 
a decorative panel created with leaves and floral sprays 
from the collection.

~ Decorative panel flourish oval (1)
~ Floral spray
~ Leafy stems
~ ATC title sticks set 3

I altered the chipboard panel by painting it with 
brown acrylic paint and then applying a rusting product 
from 13arts, leaving it to dry naturally to 
allow the rust to form.

I painted the leaves with green Color Glow from 13arts 
combined with liquid acrylic medium and, once dry, 
I rubbed with lightly a copper as well as a lilac wax.

I painted the floral sprays with brown acrylic paint 
and then rubbed them with copper wax.  
I added a lilac wax to the flowers.

The title was painted with the green Color Glow 
and then rubbed with copper wax so that the copper 
filled the embossed letters before wiping off 
the excess wax with a wet wipe.

I hope that this project has inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

"Caught in the Act"
By Di Garling

Well hi there & hello. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a nice masculine boy layout to share with you.
Using some great pieces of 2Crafty chipboard it was so easy
to achieve the look I was after.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Giant Gears & Cogs Set
Industrial Light Globes
Caught in the Act - title
12"x 12" Everyday Alphas lowercase

I do love this chipboard title, just perfect for my photo!!
After painting this title in two colours of acrylic paint, I then gave the
red letters a coat of Crackle Accents to make the word title really pop !!!

All the "Gears" & the "Industrial Light Globes" were firstly
painted black followed by sponging on some metallic copper.

This gives a lovely rusty look.

I also used some numbers & a # from the
"12"x 12" Everyday Alphas lowercase"
which were also painted red & given a coat of the "Crackle Accents".
I think using a few of these numbers makes a really great embellishment.

I am releasing this layout as a KIT.
For more info, visit my blog...

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Brothers make the best Friends" by Amy Voorthuis

Hello fellow creative souls, 

I am so excited that you are here with us today as I bring you some inspiration with pictures from our summer vacation trip to Greece where we had a lovely time. For my base I used a vinyl record the size about 11,5 inches that I then decorated with beautiful 2Crafty chipboard pieces. 

Brothers make the best Friends: 

 2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Round Flourish Frame
Clock Face Frames
Circle Word Tag Set 1
Fine Word Set Months
Artdeco Frame
Felicity Flourish
Flourish Adornment Set 5
Brothers are the Best Friends

The yellow frame on the top was painted with acrylic paint and after that I sprayed some golden spray over it. The wonderful phrase was treated with the same yellow paint as the frame but then I added three different golden sprays on it. The little clockface was painted with black gesso and some golden coloured sprays and I finished it off with some glossy accents.

The big clockface was first treated with a layer of black gesso then I added two different waxes on it to make it shine a little bit and give it a little color, it's a brushing technique which is so settisfying to do. On the rest of the chipboard pieces I added two layers of white gesso before I altered them further. 

The green chipboard pieces are treated with some green spray & then I blow dried it while spraying them love that effect. On the Artdeco frame I did the brush technique with some white gesso and in the end some vintage golden wax  

Thank you so much for your visit today and if you would like to see more of my work please visit here:

Amy's Pretty Papers

Much love and happy crafting...

Monday, September 26, 2022

captivating ~ by Lisa-Marie


Today I'm sharing a whimsical layout I created, featuring (as usual!) my daughter!

These are the pieces I used on this layout:

I have coloured my title in with some silver / white Smooch and then coated with Glossy Accents.
I coloured my art deco frame with black Sharpie, before giving it a coat of Glossy Accents. 

I cut 1 of my elements in half to use on the top and bottom of my layered cluster and then I coloured them with a teal Smooch.
My lattice leaves have been coloured with silver / white Smooch.

Until next time!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Happy Life
By Charmane Sharp


Welcome to the 2Crafty Chipboard blog.

Today's layout is very bright and cheerful reflecting my love
of Foster puppies. I wanted to add some texture and contrast
details which 2Crafty Chipboard is perfect for.

Adding some cut out Moroccan Bits and glorious Flourish 
designs, is a simple way to finish a layout with pieces that 
just pop amongst the other elements clustered together.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Mini Title Stick set 3
Flourish Adornment set 4
Moroccan Bits

I love the gorgeous swirls on the Flourish Adornment pieces.
Making them stand out was easy with a coat of Teal paint and
a slight brushing of White Gesso with a dry brush. When placed
between the Pink Frames it becomes a focal point.

Mini Title Sticks are a must in your chipboard supplies,
as they are so versatile to place anywhere on your creation.
After applying a coat of Gesso especially inside the words,
I rubbed some Patina Green wax over the top lightly. This
prevents any going into the words so you can read them still.

Moroccan Bits are so lovely to add extra detail. After a coat of 
Gesso I rubbed some Matte White wax over using my finger.

Pull out those bright colours and make a happy layout.
It really does make you smile and if it takes you out of your
comfort zone then that's a good way to challenge yourself.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Friday, September 23, 2022

"Friends" ~ by Robin Schelin

 Hi Everyone.  

Welcome to the fabulous 2Crafty Blog. So glad you stopped by!

Today I'm sharing a summery layout of a pair of best friends enjoying a bike ride on a beautiful summer day.  Hope you like it!

"Friends keep moving forward"

2Crafty beauties I used:

Circular Leafy Frame
Feathered Friends - Title
Mini Bicycles
Mini Flourish Bits
Angie's Vines
Corner Delightfully Floral
Leafy Shrub Set 2

As always, all the chipboard was given a nice slathering of gesso.

Here is the leafy part of the Circular Leafy Frame.  This piece is so beautiful, I love it! I first applied a thick coat of Art Extravagance White Crackle Paste on the leafy part, then painted it with Blue and White Acrylic Paint. I watered the paint down and dabbed it off as I went along.  I added a small chipboard leaf from another piece, placed it on top of the large leaf, and painted it blue along with the long skinny leaves on the piece.

Then added some blue pearls to jazz it up!

Here also is one of the Mini Bicycles. I first used black gesso, then painted it with Greystone from Prima's Woodlands Watercolor Set.

Here is the bottom leafy part of the Circular Leafy Frame and a leaf from the Leafy Shrub Set 2  done the same as the top portion.

Also you can see some of the vines I cut from Angie's Vines.  I places 2 of the cut pieces in the flower cluster. I used White Ultra Thick Embossing Powder on them.

Up top here are a couple pieces of the Mini Flourish Bits. I heat embossed them with White Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.

The frame around the photo is the gorgeous Corner Delightfully Floral. I painted it with Greystone from Prima's Woodlands Watercolor Set.

I used Crackle Paste all the way around the Circular Leafy Frame.  My first time using crackle paste.  I really like how it turned out.

I cut the word "Friends" from the title Piece Feathered Friends. I used black gesso first, then used Greystone and Chandelier from Prima's Woodlands Watercolor Set.

And there you have it! Hope you like it.

Be seeing you in a few weeks with a step-by-step tutorial so stay tuned!


Thursday, September 22, 2022

'Live your Adventure'
a layout by Rachael Funnell


Hello & warm welcome..
Today I have a layout  to share with you which I have created 
and features my nephew and some GREAT 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Live YOUR Adventure 
Industrial Pipes/Mechanics
Steampunk Element set
Steampunk medium size gears

Let's start with the Construction Set chipboard pieces
 which are fairly new...  I have inked those pieces with 
black & yellow before gluing them down..

Next for the Steampunk Element &
a couple of Steampunk Medium size gears
I have gone with inking these pieces sliver...

Lastly for the title....  I have added a nice
 a thick coat of gesso to the Live your...
& then inked the 'Adventure' with black ink...

Thanks for stopping by 
Until next time