martedì 26 maggio 2020

ICS#20.21 Bookmark by Francesca

Here we are with a new very easy project for which we can also use the thousand clippings that we have kept aside every time we finish a project.

I used the cards from two pads of Moda Scrap, Kaisercraft stamps and Di stress Oxide mustard seed.

I cut a strip of pattern paper in yellow fantasy 6x16cm and a strip with a wood effect pad 5x15cm.

The latter I have distorted the edges with scissors, also creating small cuts of which I have folded the edges. I applied a strip of double-sided tape along the center of the back of the wood-effect paper and applied it to the paper with yellow decorations, trying to give three-dimensionality by raising the edges and rubbing them further.

I then took an ivory BASIC card and stamped it with the distred Oxide, cutting out and applying as embellishments with the thick double-sided adhesive.
I then applied a hole on the short upper side and tied a satin ribbon

Here is a bookmark for the books that will accompany me during the summer

See you soon for the next project

martedì 19 maggio 2020

Wildflowers Notebook with PaperArtsy Infusions

Hi everyone and welcome. It's Jenny here, back to share more ideas for using your PaperArtsy Infusions and the beautiful stamp designs of Kay Carley. Today's project is a fabric covered notebook that features wildflowers on the cover. Here's the finished hand bound notebook;

Let's show you how this came together;

I started by cutting a piece of plain cotton fabric slightly larger than my Eileen Hull Designs Notebook cover. After spraying it with water on both sides I sprinkled a mix of Raspberry and Blackcurrant PaperArtsy Infusions over it, allowing them to react with the water.

I used a brush to move the Infusions dye colour around until it covered all of the fabric and then dried it with a heat gun.

Once the fabric was dry I glued it onto the notebook cover using double sided adhesive. I then used JOFY JM05 Stamp with white gesso to add a pattern over both sides of the cover.

To create the decoration for the front I stamped wildflowers from Kay Carley's Stamp Sets EK06 and EK07 on to white card using coordinating Archival Inks. Note; you can bend the stems on the stamps when putting them on your stamp blocks to change the shape slightly when stamping. The flowers were then cut out. I blended brown ink around the edges and used Wendy Vecchi's new Liquid Pearls to add the raised detail you can see on the finished book.

To add a contrasting layer and some trim for the spine of the book I used more PaperArtsy Infusions, this time a mix of Olive Tree, Slime and Golden Sands to colour more fabric and some cotton lace. This time I didn't move the colour around quite as much with my brush so the different colours remained more distinct.

To finish the notebook cover I stitched through the piece of green/yellow fabric before sticking it onto the front. Over the top I applied a piece of old book paper and some tissue coloured with the Golden Sands Infusions before bundling the wildflowers together on top. The lace was added to the spine and I attached some twisted cotton yarn with a charm at the top. Finally tea stained pages were bound inside.

Here's a reminder of how the finished notebook looks;

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's projects and feel inspired to try using Infusions with your fabrics. The stampsInfusions, Archival Inks and white gesso are all available in the Marte store along with lots more PaperArtsy goodies so make sure to check them out.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny (Pushing The Right Buttons)

martedì 12 maggio 2020

Thoughts, third page in my paper bag journal by Melina

Hello creative friends!

It´s Melina here today sharing the third page in my 
recycled paper bag journal. I recorded my process and you´ll
find the video tutorial further down.

I hope you are all okay, and also hope you can find some
comfort in creativity during these hard times.

For this project I´ve been using stamps and stencils by That´s Crafty,
available in the Marte shop.
I´ve used DecoArt paint and mediums, and you´ll find a variety 
of DecoArt products in the shop too.

You´ll find the video here, hope you´ll enjoy watching!


                                Thanks for stopping by today! See you again in a few weeks :)
xx Melina

martedì 5 maggio 2020

ICS#20.18 Enjoy with Shabby style with Marcella

Hello everyone,

it's time for Shabby style!

The time has come to bring the shabby style into the home by creating everyday objects and furnishings.

For this whole series of projects, Tommy Art products have been used, very versatile, quick and simple to apply, excellent performance.

The techniques used are different passing through the dry brush, wax finish, blackboard effect, wood effect, application of stencils etc.

and as a starting point a chalk colored background.

Below are two procedures for decorating a mirror frame and a blackboard.

We need a special tool to create the wood effeect on the left side of the frame on the layer created by Gesso a Spessore.
The right part is made with the wax technique that does not cause the color of the cracks to attack.

For the signboar I though about a Bistrot to advise for some information or why not the Menu?

In this case the middle part was made by Black Backboard paint ...

with a shabby decoration at the edges...

and finally a stencil application

All the products used can be found on the StoreOnLine of Marte at

You can enjoy a 15% discount by using the coupon ICS20XX at the checkout

Thanks and see you soon