Today, I’m sharing this “Creative
Wings” Inspirational Journal that I created with the Compose
Your Life Collection by Canvas Corp Brands. The papers within the collection scream creativity. The
collection includes several patterns that coordinate perfectly together.The flowers were easy to cut out and pop up
throughout the creation of the journal. Since the collection includes various
prints and textures, it was easy to coordinate paper choices. I complimented the paper collection with
flowers, paper straws and dyed ribbon. The journal measures 5 ½ x 8 ½. The full tutorial is available on the Canvas Corp Brands blog, here.
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Karen Jiles Designs
Today, I'm sharing a vintage tag that I created using the Birdie Artfoamie by Rita Barakat, Life Is Good die by Craftwell, flowers by Petaloo and oxide inks by Ranger. The oxide inks provided the perfect background to build upon. I also dyed my ribbon with oxide inks to coordinate with my tag. Loved the end result!
Today, I'm sharing my first Craftwell project as a new Design Team Member. I createdthis “Dreamroad” tag with Craftwell's Cabbage Rose embossing folder. I
love the deep impressions of this pattern.It provides just the right depth of texture for this project. I
coordinated the Cabbage Rose embossing folder with some vibrant inks, flowers,
pearls and dyed ribbon. I’m adding a tutorial below. Please take a peek and share your thoughts.
Spray inks onto 8 ½ x 11 sheet of white cardstock. Let dry.
Today, I'm sharing a Fairy Magic Door Hanger created with
Magic stamp set by Rita Barakat. I love this set. It can used for many types of
projects and continues to be a go to set for creative projects. I coordinated
the stamp set with some dyed ribbon, tag, flowers, charms, inks and gesso. I’m
including a super easy tutorial below:
Begin this project by applying inks to watercolor paper. Let
Next, using black ink, stamp Fairies and sentiment from the Fairy
Magic stamp set onto the inked watercolor paper. Note: Make several stampings for additional projects.
Cut the Fairies and sentiment out and distress the edges
with ink. Set aside.
Next, adhere resin frame to pre-gessoed tag and add eyelets.
Adhere fairies and flowers to the tag with hot glue. Note: The stamping is so crisp.
Next, adhere sentiment, charms and additional flowers. Add
ribbons and bows.
Lastly, tap gesso over Door Hanger with paintbrush.
This was a super fun project, with loads of texture.The use of the Fairy
Magic set made all elements fit perfectly. The stamps can be found using
the link below:
Today, I'm sharing a Fairy Magic Altered Frame created with
Magic stamp set by Rita Barakat. The stamp set is so precious and versatile.I was able to transform this little $1 frame
from Michael's, into a little keepsake that’s great for gift giving or my crafty
space.I coupled the stamp set with some
dyed ribbon, watercolor paper, inks and gesso to really add some mixed media
elements.I’m including a super easy
Begin this project by applying gesso to the frame using a
Apply inks to watercolor paper and trim the paper down to
the size of the inside of your frame. Note:
Use the packaging insert as a guide.
Next, using black ink, stamp the clouds and sentiment from
Magic stamp set onto the inked watercolor paper.
Using the additional inked watercolor paper, stamp the Fairy
from the Fairy
Magic stamp set onto the inked watercolor paper and cut out. Note: I
stamped multiple Fairies for additional projects.
Next, apply brown ink to the edges of the Fairy and to the
edges of the frame.
Lastly, insert stamped watercolor paper into frame, Add dyed
ribbon bows and adhere fairy to the frame. Note:
I added some Mica to the stamped insert to age the stamping and to give it a
more distressed effect.
I loved creating this Fairy Magic Altered Frame. Rita’s
fairy stamp set is versatile, fun to use and really gave this project some
character. The stamps are super easy to create with and can be found using the
Today I’m sharing this Gypsy Soul Tag that I created with Rita’s
Boot Artfoamie stamp. I always enjoy using this stamp.The details in the stamp are so fun and the
stamping is always crisp.I coordinated
the stamp with some oxide inks, bling sheet, dyed ribbon and charms. The tag
measures 4 ½ x 6 ¾. Take a peek at my tutorial below:
I began this tag by inking some watercolor paper with
various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: broken china, and vintage
photo.I also used some loose ink to
coordinate ribbon for this tag.
Next, I inked the Cowboy Boot Art Foamie with black ink and
stamped onto the inked watercolor paper. I stamped the boot again onto the
inked watercolor paper and then cut the boots out using scissors.
I then trimmed the inked
watercolor papers down to layering size, distressed the edges with oxide ink
layered the inked watercolor paper, bling sheet and black tag base together.
Next, I and transferred a
script to the watercolor paper using a stencil, copic marker and air
compressor. I also added ribbon, bows
and charm/metal band.
Lastly, I punched a hole in the top center of the tag. I
layered the stamped boots onto the tag with 3D tape and added more ribbon and a
This is a super fun and easy project. The cowboy boot stamp
measures 4 x 6, perfect for altered projects, journals and tags. The stamp can be found using the link below:
Today, I'm sharing this little "Dream" Wall Art piece that I created using the Blue Lagoon Color Wash Paint and Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, flowers, dyed ribbon, scripted bulb and a wooden heart as the base. I loved the end result. The color wash gave this wooden heart just the right pop of color to build upon. The application was super easy and perfect for this type of project. I created a "Love Adventure" Wall Art piece previously with similar product and wanted to create another. I'm adding a quick and easy tutorial below:
Step 1: Using a foam brush, apply one coat of the Color Wash Paint to the wooden heart. Let dry.
Step 2: Apply flowers and scripted bulb using hot glue.
Step 3: Add metal sentiment.
Step 4: Add dyed bows. The ribbon was dyed with Glimmer Mist to coordinate with the project.
Step 5: Create grid effect around focal image using gesso and enhance bows and flowers with gesso. Tap gesso on top of project using a paintbrush.
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Karen Jiles Designs