Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My September Creations --by Keren Tamir

Its my time again to showcase my creations with 2 Crafty Chipboard.  I used lots of Mixed media techniques on the chipboard and I combined it with lots of beautiful flowers.

Here are my creations:

First I want to point out these beautiful Graceful Butterflies. I used acrylic paint and smooch spray to make them two-toned. Then when dry, I added clear Distress Stickles. I love the magical look I created for them.

In this picture I'm showcasing this beautiful Floral frame that surrounds my daughter. I loved this frame as soon as I saw it. I covered the frame with black gesso. Then I dabbed it with an orange acrylic dabber over a floral mask template. After the orange pattern dried, I dabbed it all over again with the same orange paint. The patterned design looks as if its lightly embossed. Finally using my finger I applied black gesso again around the edges.

I also used these amazing Bamboo Stems. I covered them in green acrylic paint and when dry, I dabbed them with Green Distress Stain in certain areas to give the bamboo leaves depth.

Here are the 3 types of 2 Crafty Chipboard I used on this layout.

Graceful Butterfy (unit of 3)

11" Floral Frame (unit of 3)

Bamboo Stems (unit of 3)

For my second layout I wanted to create a hanging garden type of illusion. I dripped Liquid acrylic paint down the page for effect.

I used the Albert Frame for this layout although you probably can't tell. I cut this 11" frame in half and adhered it to the top of the page. I still have the other half for another layout. I even have another great idea on how to use it.

This is how I created the blue textured effect on the frame.

1. Using a paint brush I thickly added Molding Paste on the chipboard. Be generous and make sure the paste doesn't go on evenly. You want it to look messy.

2. Spray the frame with your choice of colored ink. I used turquoise Dyllusions ink and Blue Glimmer mist.

3. Let it dry thoroughly. (This takes quite a number of hours)

I used one of the two Tattered Hearts that came in the package. First I painted it with white acrylic paint to make it opaque. Then I dabbed it with an Adirondack Yellow Acrylic Dabber to match my page.

I used Maggie's Swirl on this layout to add flourishes to the flowers. I had to cut both swirls into many pieces to have enough for the whole page. This is a great tip if you don't have enough pieces of chipboard for the whole layout. You may cut a larger piece into smaller pieces for a better effect. I used the same painting method as the heart for these swirls.

Finally I used these beautiful Birds in Flight chippies. I love these birds. There are 6 in a package and you don't have to use them all at once. I only used 2 for this layout. I painted them in turquoise acrylic paint and then I dabbed them lightly with the Yellow Dabber.

These are the chipboard pieces I used on this layout:

Albert Square Frame (unit of 3)

Tattered Hearts (unit of 3)

Maggie's Swirl (unit of 3)

Birds in Flight (unit of 3)

Finally I want to show you a third layout. This one was was posted on my blog 2 weeks ago and it uses this chipboard Fairy

Fairy (unit of 3)

I used a different technique on this fairy. First I painted it in black Gesso. Then using different Pan Pastels, I colored her in. The black Gesso helps to make the background opaque. Then the Pan Pastels are applied smoothly and evenly. The result is bright and prominent.

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xo Keren


Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pages Keren! Congrats!!

KellyCreates said...

WOW!!!!!!! You altered all of these chippies beautifully....and they're integrated perfectly into your gorgeous designs! Amazing work!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wowzer Keren! these are all absolutely beautiful! love the vibrant colours of the first one, the awesome dripping of the second one and the third one is my fave! had no idea using black gesso and then pan pastels on top gives that fab effect. Thanks for the tip! Gorgeous altering of all the chippies! Mwah!

eleele said...

Keren , you know I am a MM girl too, so that is why I fall in love with everything that can be called MM. They are awesome.
and I like the way you colored the Fairy on the third one, great effect

Vanessa said...

WTG Keren, stunning layouts, my fav is the second one, probably cause I'm drawn to the blue, love the use of the Albert Frame - thinking outside the square. Great job and beautiful work.

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Beautiful work! So many details to look at! I love it!

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous work Keren! All 3 layouts are amazing...the 2nd one is my fav - just love the colours, the dripping paint & your fabulous techniques to the chipboard pieces that gives such great effects!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love how you used the pan pastels over the black gesso - great idea! Also, the sparkle on those big butterflies is awesome....& the drips in #2 sensational....wonderful 'show & tell'...great hints. TFS:):)

Di Garling said...

WooHoo WTG Keren. What a FANTASTIC post. Such beautiful work & soooo many great ideas.Real eye candy here.
Love it all. Cheers Di xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love love love the paint and all the flowers!!!!!!!!

Fiona said...

Beautiful pages Keren and fantastic techniques on the chippy. Especially love the blue albert frame and the dripping on the 2nd layout.

Patricia said...

Love the flower clusters on your third LO Keren! Well done!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what gorgeous work, Keren!! Love your style and how you showcased the fab 2 Crafty chippies!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marília Lopes said...

Really GORGEOUS work!Truly fantastic!!

Vicky Alberto said...

So very creative - especially love your butterflies!

Kelly Foster said...

Beautiful creations, Keren!! I love that little fairy piece, so pretty!!! Gorgeous use of color in all of them.

Leonie said...

Wow Keren, your work is sooooo gorgeous.
I love the different techniques you've used to alter your chippies. they all look absolutely stunning. I especially like that middle layout just amazing!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are absolutely outstanding, Keren!!!