Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mixed Media Sketch Book Cover

Hello, everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Probably you have noticed that planners are all the rage these days! At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, we’d love to see your crafty planner pages, but this challenge can be taken many more ways! It can be a holiday crafting, art journal for the future or a crafty plan.

I plan most drawings and paintings on my canvas cover sketchbook. This week, I decided to decorate the cover with inks and paints.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Sketch Book Cover Simon Says Stamp1

I always sketch or plan my drawings on this sketchbook before painting.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Sketch Book Cover Simon Says Stamp 2

This sketchbook contains 220 sheets of 120 gsm paper for acrylics, color pencils and water based markers. The covers is made of primed cotton medium texture canvas. 

Since the front and back boards of this sketchbook have been covered with primed canvas, I applied Izink inks to created the colors and patterns.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Sketch Book Cover Simon Says Stamp 9

To add layers of images, I stenciled the background with Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and ColorBox Pigment Inks, and stamped with Tim Holtz Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Inks.

I die cut the gears using Tim Holtz die, and the ribbon using Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Wafer Die. All the embellishments were adhered using Tombow Mono Glue. 

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Canvas Sketch Book Cover Simon Says Stamp

I hope you like my project and are inspired to create a planner using these fun and great products!

Supply List:

Join us Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, and show us your planner. Simon Says Stamps is giving away a $50 gift voucher and you might also be on our Designer Spotlight on Friday! Good luck!

Thank you again for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mixed Media Altered Wall Decor

Hey, my dear crafty friends, welcome back! Our family just had a vacation to Las Vegas and San Diego last two weeks and we really enjoyed it. I hope you all have a great summer so far, too. For the new challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we want to see some special papers - from specialty stamping paper to glitter, corrugated to extra heavy mixed media to tissue – special papers abound! So please use something other than regular patterned paper or cardstock on your page. 

I used some corrugated cardboard and sparkling sheets on my project this week.


The base of this wall decor was the cardboard from the package of Tim Holtz Minis Burlap Panels.


I layered Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces that were all distressed on the background and pasted them with Tombow glue.


The Tim Holtz tapes, stickers and rub-ons were added to decorate this project.


I die cut some embellishments with Tim Holtz 2015 Deco Sheets and layered them with Prima Flower using Adhesive Dots.


To soften the color scheme of this wall decor, I applied Gesso randomly as the final touch.


Supply List:

Please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. Have fun!

I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^