Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Artz de Scrap Altered Board - Welcome to My Room!

I've had this Kaiser train album for months now, intending to make an album for my son. Of course, like the 101 things I've been planning to scrap, I never got around to doing it. Hence, when we were challenged in Artz de Scrap to alter a Kaiser Board (and since I didn't have any such board), I merely used the board album. It ended up being my son's wall decor.

I separated the album to make 4 trains, crackle painted the top parts of the trains, then adhered pps for the bottom part. I drilled 2 holes on the front ends of the train to match 2 of the 4 holes at the end of each train, then attached wires to connect them.

For the train wheels, I used the All About Scrapbooking's craftwire's plastic container. With 8 of them, they made perfect wheels after a little dab of alcohol ink!

Do check out the other Artz de Scrap talented designers' takes here.

Materials: Kaiser Train Album, Ranger Tim Holtz' Distress Crackle Paint (Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose), Inque Boutique 60514 Memoirs pps, Carolina's lace, miscellaneous ribbon scraps, Provocraft Alphaletterz Brush Express Seaside & Tweedle Plain, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks (slate, pitch black, silver mixative), Pebeo Pearl Touch azure.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Artz de Scrap Altered Doorhanger

I just finished the Artz de Scrap Altered Doorhanger. Using the wooden one given to us, I decided to crackle the whole surface, then stamp black script all over it. Then I did something I've never done before, I layered rub-ons one-after the other over the stamped script! This created an "edgier" background. I must admit, I was second-guessing myself by doing this. In the end, even with the "layered" look, the style still became mine, still vintage.

I cut the frame part of the Little Yellow Bicycle Vita Bella Collection Blue Circle Frame with Metallic Foil pp, adhered it to the door hanger so that it just fits around the hole in the middle. Then I added some cloth flowers and leaves.

Do check out the other DT's eyecatching door hangers at

Materials: Kaiser door hanger; Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Shabby Shutters; Basic Grey Wholy Cow Rub-Ons Periphery B; StazOn black; VersaCraft Real Black 182; Carolina's cloth flowers and leaves. Stamp used: Stampin' Up En Francais.

Techniques Used: crackle painting, stamping, inking sides, layered rub-ons, precision-cutting pp to create "holes" in the design.