Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Live" Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing this canvas that I created using TCW stencils, Petaloo flowers, Prima, The Paper Studio embellishments, and Xyron adhesive. The combination of the products really helped shape this project nicely.

Live Mixed Media Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Resin Frames: Prima; Resin Charms: The Paper Studio; Paint: Ranger, Apple Barrel; Gesso, Molding Paste: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron

The following pics are close ups of the canvas:

I absolutely love adding texture to my projects.  Using stencils and molding paste adds so much and they really provide just the right level of depth. I chose a couple of stencil designs to work with to create a unique piece and provide the prefect backdrop to my photo and embellishments.

I typically use various embellishments on my projects, but there are some embellishments; like the resin that really enhance the overall design. They are easily customizable, very lightweight and using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner on this resin frame made adhering my photo quick and easy.
A great combination of flowers helps enhance my projects.  I use Petaloo flowers, because of the realistic element they contribute to my work. The leaves are made with wire down the center and that provides great flexibility when working with them. Love the end result!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Inspire Burlap Canvas using Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a burlap canvas that I created using one of my favorite Xyron products, my 5" Creative Station. I love the 5" Creative Station. It's extremely easy to use and perfect for applying edge to edge adhesive to components of your projects. Take a peek at my project and tutorial below.

Xyron 5" Creative Station
Burlap Canvas/Panel
Product Packaging
Patterned Frame
Resin Frame
Resin Embellishments
Metal Embellishments
Foam Brush
Cosmetic Sponge
White Paint
Hot Glue

Step 1: Randomly apply gesso to burlap canvas using foam brush. Let dry.
Step 2: Run patterned frame through the Xyron 5" Creative Station.
Step 3: Lay product packaging on burlap canvas and adhere frame covering apart of the product packaging and burlap canvas.
Step 4: Transfer stenciled image to canvas using white paint over the entire canvas. Let dry.

Step 5: Run photo through Xyron 5" Creative Station.
Step 6: Adhere photo to canvas.
Step 7: Using hot glue, adhere frame.
Step 8: Adhere flowers and resin embellishments.
Step 9: Adhere metal embellishments using hot glue. Continue embellishing as desired.
Inspire Burlap Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies   Patterned Frame: My Mind's Eye; Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop; Resin, Metal Findings, Product Packaging: Prima; Metal: Advantus, Momenta; Gesso: Faber Castell; Paint: Apple Barrel; Adhesive: Xyron 5” Creative Station

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Good Times" DCWV Insta Album

Hi there,
Today, I am sharing an Insta Photo Fun Album that I absolutely had fun with.  The new 4 X 4 DCWV Insta Albums are so neat.  They come in various colors, perfectly sized, and the D-ring binding offers options for easy and quick customization. I was able to add corrugated board and printed burlap as inserts in the album to add more texture and give it a little chunk. More details and tutorial  featured on the DCWV blog today.

Good Times by Karen Jiles Supplies Printed Burlap, Card Bases, Insta Album: DCWV; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Twine

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cherish Card with DCWV Printed Burlap & Corrugate Board

Hi there,
Happy New Year!!
Today, I am sharing a card that I created using DCWV Printed Burlap and Corrugate Board. I love this stuff. It's the perfect papers to use to add texture and appeal to your projects. I also used Petaloo flowers, cheesecloth, and Maya Road Pins. 


Cherish by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock, Corrugate Board: DCWV; Flower: Petaloo; Pearl Pins: Maya Road; Metal: Making Memories; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Cheesecloth, Crocheted Ribbon

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