Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Elena's New Experiments

"Those Were the Days"

Hello everyone.  It is my turn to share some  projects today,
 and this time I decided to experiment using techniques that I rarely 
do on chipboard, but they are worth a try.

  So the first LO is called Those Were The Days
 Spring is coming in Australia, but in Europe it is Fall.
 That is why I look at these pictures that were taken this spring &summer 
and miss those sunny warm days so much. I have to confess
 that I hate winter, and this is why  I decided to extend 
 summer in my projects.
  So I took many paints and mediums and 
started playing.

  First I covered all the chipboard pieces with Gesso.
 Then I began to add some variations.
   So I took the Frame Scallop Circle Borders

 The pink one I just covered with Glaze paint, and the blue one,
 I covered with blue acrylic paint, then drew some doodles with a Pearl Pen. 
After it was dried I added  twine over it and drew the dots with 
Pearl Pen Teal.  I love this puffy effect.
  I decided to pop up the Title too and tried this Pearl Pen
 on Those Were The Days Title.

Before the final pearl Pen step, I added several layers of Glaze paint.
and then I realized that I want just wanted to draw.
  So Ana's Vine is the best way to experiment
 with this.

  I covered it with Gesso, then added 2 green colors of
 Metallic Lumiere paint. After that I covered the leaves and the flowers 
with some acrylic paint and glaze paint.

Finally I took my black marker and drew. I even managed to draw a tulip.
 Finally I decided to add Pearl Pen and liquid Pearls too.
You can see the dimension there:

  This summer my daughter received a mountain bicycle on her Birthday
 ( by the way, there are no  mountains in Belarus, lol),
 but she was very happy to have such a cool bike
Before that she had  been very happy with her scooter ( in this photo).
  I decided to add Mini bicycle as the reminder. and you know,
 I'm still singing the song by Queen * I want to ride my bicycle*.

 On my second Layout I tried out  some decoupage techniques.

 I took a tissue with floral print and covered the Chinese Lanterns with it.
 I used to do some decoupage projects in the past 
so I have tons of different tissues, so I tried them out  on chipboard.

  I suppose they refresh the LO. what do you think?
and this Chinese theme followed me while I was using

 I covered them with Gesso, then misted with blue Starburst mist 
and embossed with a stamp using Antiquites embossing powder
 for a shabby effect.

I then  added my favourite 2 Crafty  Skeleton Leaves,
 just slightly misted.

  I hope you are not bored with so many photos, 
but I love details.
 Finally one of my
 latest layout using Film Strips Tiny

Nothing special, just some gesso on my fingers.

  I hope I have inspired you to try something new on some  
2 Crafty chipboard pieces.
  You can  alternatively, even use them for your 
drawings and decoupage experiments too.

  I am very happy when you visit me on my blog
but more over we are happy when you visit us on the
 leaving us some comments and
perhaps even  sharing you projects with us.

  Have a nice day


Vanessa said...

Stunning work Elena, love the technique with the Pearl pens, very effective in adding some character to the pieces. My Favourite layout is the last one - gorgeous.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely work Elena! Great idea using the tissue paper! :D

Di Garling said...

These are all gorgeous Elena but I especially love how you covered the lanterns with a serviette. Definitely thinking outside the box there. Gorgeous as always. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Di xo

Leonie said...

Oh My goodness Elena these are fabulous. Love the Decoupage effect on the second layout. Great idea!
All such beautiful pages

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, you never cease to amaze me with your amazing style & techniques, Elena! Just love the decoupage technique especially...the chinese lanterns look fantastic. Amazing work, as always :)

Keren Tamir said...

3 stunning creations Elena. You are so creative and I truly love how these designs turned out.

Kelly Foster said...

These are all so awesome!! I use tissue paper on my layouts all the time but didn't th,ink about using them on chipboard, how cool that looks!! More great new techniques with every new post here!! Gorgeous creations!

Patricia said...

No... I never get tired with many photos! It helps to really see the techniques you use!!! Love all the details!

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous artwork - love your tulip!

Jan Rankine said...

Awesome work Elena

Marília Lopes said...

Stunning work Elena!!!Looove!!

Helen Tilbury said...

WOW Elena's experiments turned out just great! I love this blog!!