Friday, March 23, 2018

A hint of grunge with Trish - Scrapbook Layout

I love the black and white with one other colour.  And although l have been a bit tame with the blue .. l like it with this picture.

My favourite tool would have to be my distressing tool...and very close second is definitely my emery board.  The effect is awesome.

Just add some pressure to the end of the emery board and take as much...or as little of the photographic ink off.

Then its a matter of adding your chosen elements.

I have chosen whipped spackle for a bit of dimension,  some washi and chippy. And some flowers..l am loving these denim flower for a bit of grunge too.

I like how it softens the edges and adds to the texture and feel of the page but also keeps the minimalist feel about it.

Try it for may just like it..

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Abstract card with Emma + video tutorial

Hi there, 
For my mid month share I created a very quick card. 
Now cards are not something I create very often, usually just when I need to give one. 
But I have really been enjoying practicing the acrylic style art. 
So I thought hey why not try it on a card. 

I have a video tutorial for this you can check out here.

I look forward to seeing your creations this month. 
And will catch you all next morning month. 
Till then, happy scrapping. 
Em xxx

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mixed media art journal page by Dawid - March moodboard video tutorial

Hi everyone,

this month we have for you amazing challenge "Black, white and other color". 

With my project I try to inspire you to make something.

In this month I've made art journal pages. I chosen orange color and beautiful butterfly. 

I prepare for you step by step video with creating process.

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Exploring alcohol inks with Joan

Hi Crafters

Today I'd like to share some information on using Alcohol Inks.

My alcohol inks sat unused on a shelf because I thought you could only use them on non-porous surfaces.  But what if ... you used them on a porous surface?  What if  you used them on watercolor paper?  Guess what ... it works!  Mixing alcohol inks with water creates a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities are only limited by what you are willing to try.

What you will need:
plastic container
warm water
alcohol inks
watercolor paper
paper towels
latex gloves

1) fill your plastic container half full with warm water

 2) place a few drops of alcohol ink of various colors in the water

 3) dip the watercolor paper in the water
* I wear latex gloves to prevent the ink from staining my fingers

 4) shake off excess water and place on a paper towel to try naturally

* Use bright hues of inks for more vivid colors on your paper
Don't be afraid to be liberal with the alcohol ink  
Experiment with different colors

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mid month reveal - March 2018 moodboard challenge

Hi Crafters

We hope you are loving this month's moodboard challenge ...
Monochrome + a pop of colour.

You don't have to enter a Scrapbook Layout to play along with our challenge?
We also accept cards, off the page projects and art journal entries.

Let's see some inspiration from the Design Team

Some really fabulous projects to inspire you.

So why not get creating and join the fun.

Happy Scrapping.

Louise xo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Card tutorial with Julie

Hello to all of our Off The Rails Scrapbooking friends.

Today I am sharing a card tutorial with you. I have made this card to send to my Mum with a letter inside because I know that she checks her letterbox each day and I think it would be nice for her to receive a surprise letter.

This is the card. Hope you are inspired to get your bits and pieces out and create along with me.

I have used a 6" x 6" card base in a pearlised cream. For my patterned papers I have chosen a Kaisercraft 6 1/2" paper pad and Collectables from the Secret Garden range. A couple of old flowers that I have layered on top of each other and secured with a brad, a beautiful lace motif that my Mother gave me and some diamanties.

I have cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as the card, distressed the edges, adding a small tare on the top edge. All of the papers used on this card have distressed edges that have then been inked with a black Versa Colour ink pad.
This was then attached to the front of the card base.

I then chose a self patterned piece of paper and cut it to 5 1/2" by 5 1/2", treated the edges and attached it centrally on the patterned paper using foam tape

The 3rd piece pf patterned paper was cut to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", edges treated the same as the other papers and attached 1/2" in from the left hand edge of the second patterned paper

I found a little run of hearts in the collectables packet so I inked the edges of it and attached it along the edge of the patterned papers as shown here.

Using my hot glue gun I attached the pink flower and the lace motive to the card.

I also found an assortment of embellishments that I wanted to include on the card in the collectable pack. The blue arrow is attached using the hot glue gun also as I have stuck it on top of the flower and I wanted to ensure it was going to stay in place.

The blue ticket was attached to the sentiment using glue and then the sentiment was attached to the card using foam tape

I thought the flower needed a bit of greenery around it so I dug around in the collectables again and found the leaves and attached them  as shown.  The diamanties were also added at this stage.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see what you create using this as inspiration.

Thanks for coming by Off The Rails Scrapbooking today

Till next time

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Dreamer, Fly Away - canvas tutorial with video by Carol

Hi, everyone. Carol Theng here today sharing a video tutorial of a mixed media canvas. It's been a long while since I did a video tutorial. I hope you like it.

"Dreamer, Fly Away"

Enjoy the video tutorial. Pardon me if its fast or shaky. Below are photos of more details of my canvas.

Do join us for this month's moodboard challenge. I absolutely love it. Black and white with one color of your choice.

I hope you are inspired by my project. Thanks for watching my video and thanks for dropping by. Have fun crafting.