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Friday, 28 April 2017

Mixed Media Treasure Box with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a mixed media treasure box with Fabrika Decoru's supplies.


I had always been fascinated with textures especially when I'm doing an altered project. This treasure box is of no exception. I had used cheese cloth along with crackle texture paste and marble particles texture paste to create this effect. Choosing and adding colours to it was a breeze. The crevices of the textures will 'trap' the colours and make the textures more revealing. 










End of the project by highlighting the textures with a contrasting colours. You can try using white paints or gesso. I had used a mixture of white gesso and coloured waxes.

That's all for my post today.
Hope you like my project!

Have a great day ahead~







Thursday, 13 April 2017

Little Aliens Rosettes with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi guys! 
It's Mabel here again to share with you what I usually do for party decoration!



I love rosettes, they are easy to make and so pleasing to the eye. By making rosette of assorted sizes with different center arrangement, you can easily create an awesome and eye-catching background for parties.


These are just some of the pieces I made for a little boy's birthday party using mainly the Space Adventure Collection from Fabrika Decoru and some other tiny embellishments.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Words & Paintery and Kaisercraft March Challenge


Hi Guys!

I'm back again showcasing a layout I did inspired by both Words & Paintery moodboard and Kaisercraft's Sketch Challenge.


Click on image for challenge info

Click on image for challenge info
Here's my take of both challenges!








Supplies Used

Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Coastal Blue
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Violet
Kaisercraft 12x12" Stencil - Mandala
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Flowering
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Blue Bay Paper Collection - Azure


That's all for this week!







Monday, 20 March 2017

Fabrika Decoru March Inspiration



Hi guys! 
I'm back again to bring you some inspiration for Fabrika Decoru's March moodboard.



Initially when I'm attempting this moodboard, I thought that it is a challenging combination of colours, but after delving myself into the project, everything came naturally and it became a breeze to create. So if you felt challenged with this moodboard, don't worry! Take things slowly and have fun along the way!

Click on the moodboard below to take you to the challenge page. You can also check out more inspirations done by other fabulous artists!


I'm also inspired by More than Words Challenge of using a butterfly! It's so coincidental since I was ready to grab my butterfly stamp and dies set from Sizzix.
(Click on the image to direct you to challenge page)


This is my take of the challenge moodboard. Instead of being influenced by the picture from Fabrika Decoru, I was more attracted to the colour scheme although it was quite challenging for me initially.

I had used assorted Fabrika Decoru's watercolour inks (which I'll link them down below), and I had purposely coloured them at different sections of the canvas and the star as I want to prevent the colours from muddying up. This would usually occur when you layer colours before drying each layer, or when you layer contrasting colours (i.e. green and purple).








That's all for my post!

To see more of my projects, follow me at the links below!

Blog: http://mabsdesigns.blogspot.sg/ (Click on the subscribe tool on the right of the blog)





Friday, 17 March 2017

Galactic Smile Video Tutorial


Hi guys!
I'm back again to share with you a video tutorial I made out of the 'Enjoy Freedom' collection from Fabrika Decoru.
Hope you like it!











Friday, 3 March 2017

Enjoy Freedom using Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi guys!

I'm back to showcase a canvas piece I did for Fabrika Decoru in their 
launch of a new collection 'Enjoy Freedom'.

The entire new range of products includes a patterned paper collection, assorted patterned papers ideal for fussy-cutting, watercolouring etc. and chipboards!

I personally ADORE the paper collection (click the picture below to head to the store!).
This paper collection comes with 10 sheets of double-sided 12x12 inches patterned paper. 
There's a good selection of papers ideal for backgrounds and fussy-cutting. The paper is considerably thick (at 200g/m2), it was good enough for me to do watercolours on it (stay tuned to my new video tutorial scheduled in the following weeks).

Most importantly, LOOK AT THE COLOURS! 

How are you not a fan of galactic colours?? 
I loved that the colours are vibrant and strong, it's so easy to capture attention to your piece.

Click on the picture to go to the store!

So this was what I came out with.

I had basically used the first page of the paper pack, which was just what you see at the picture above. I cut the paper into strips with different patterns on it and tear down the edges to give a distress feel.








Here's the list of supplies I used.


That's all for this week!
Stay tuned for more projects inspiration coming your way!

Like and follow me on my social media for latest updates!






Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Words and Paintery & Kaisercraft Challenge


Hi Guys!
Today I'm back with a layout inspired by Words and Paintery 
as well as Kaisercraft's moodboard. 

I'm super excited to share with you this layout as it came out totally different from 
what I expected and I absolutely LOVE the outcomes of it.

Most of the items I am using will be from Kaisercraft. 
I will list all the supplies used at the end of the post.

(click on the images to find out more about each challenges!)





Here's the final layout!
I was originally quite intimidated by the colour scheme, as they are all pretty contrasting colours. I decided to use acrylic colours instead of reaching for watercolours as I'm afraid that the mixture of colours will cause the layout to look muddy. 


I used Kaisercraft's stencil with modelling paste. While the modelling paste is still wet, I sprinkled on white embossing powder. After everything was dried and heat-set, the stenciled centerpiece will have a resist effect for my mediums. 

I had used a mixture of Kaisercraft's acrylic paint by watering them down so that they flow easily around the crease of the stenciled centerpiece.


Look how gorgeous the background is!
I had never imagine these contrasting colours would go so well together. 

I had also swipe on the remains of my acrylic paint on Kaisercraft textures stamps to create additional interest to the background.





Products Used
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - White
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Black
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Hot Pink
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Lime
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane Collection Patterned Paper - Quill 
 Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Collection Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Collection Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Tiny Dot
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Fiesta! - Geo
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Grid
 Kaisercraft 12"x12" Stencil - Feathers
 Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad - Story Book
Prima Marketing Inc Flowers - Royal Menagerie Mary
Prima Marketing Inc Clear Gesso
Prima Marketing Inc White Gesso
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


That's all for this post!

Stay tuned to more of my projects by following my social media or subscribe to my blog (on the right panel) for latest updates!


Cheers!




Friday, 28 April 2017

Mixed Media Treasure Box with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a mixed media treasure box with Fabrika Decoru's supplies.


I had always been fascinated with textures especially when I'm doing an altered project. This treasure box is of no exception. I had used cheese cloth along with crackle texture paste and marble particles texture paste to create this effect. Choosing and adding colours to it was a breeze. The crevices of the textures will 'trap' the colours and make the textures more revealing. 










End of the project by highlighting the textures with a contrasting colours. You can try using white paints or gesso. I had used a mixture of white gesso and coloured waxes.

That's all for my post today.
Hope you like my project!

Have a great day ahead~







Thursday, 13 April 2017

Little Aliens Rosettes with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi guys! 
It's Mabel here again to share with you what I usually do for party decoration!



I love rosettes, they are easy to make and so pleasing to the eye. By making rosette of assorted sizes with different center arrangement, you can easily create an awesome and eye-catching background for parties.


These are just some of the pieces I made for a little boy's birthday party using mainly the Space Adventure Collection from Fabrika Decoru and some other tiny embellishments.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Words & Paintery and Kaisercraft March Challenge


Hi Guys!

I'm back again showcasing a layout I did inspired by both Words & Paintery moodboard and Kaisercraft's Sketch Challenge.


Click on image for challenge info

Click on image for challenge info
Here's my take of both challenges!








Supplies Used

Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Coastal Blue
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Violet
Kaisercraft 12x12" Stencil - Mandala
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Flowering
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Blue Bay Paper Collection - Azure


That's all for this week!







Monday, 20 March 2017

Fabrika Decoru March Inspiration



Hi guys! 
I'm back again to bring you some inspiration for Fabrika Decoru's March moodboard.



Initially when I'm attempting this moodboard, I thought that it is a challenging combination of colours, but after delving myself into the project, everything came naturally and it became a breeze to create. So if you felt challenged with this moodboard, don't worry! Take things slowly and have fun along the way!

Click on the moodboard below to take you to the challenge page. You can also check out more inspirations done by other fabulous artists!


I'm also inspired by More than Words Challenge of using a butterfly! It's so coincidental since I was ready to grab my butterfly stamp and dies set from Sizzix.
(Click on the image to direct you to challenge page)


This is my take of the challenge moodboard. Instead of being influenced by the picture from Fabrika Decoru, I was more attracted to the colour scheme although it was quite challenging for me initially.

I had used assorted Fabrika Decoru's watercolour inks (which I'll link them down below), and I had purposely coloured them at different sections of the canvas and the star as I want to prevent the colours from muddying up. This would usually occur when you layer colours before drying each layer, or when you layer contrasting colours (i.e. green and purple).








That's all for my post!

To see more of my projects, follow me at the links below!

Blog: http://mabsdesigns.blogspot.sg/ (Click on the subscribe tool on the right of the blog)





Friday, 17 March 2017

Galactic Smile Video Tutorial


Hi guys!
I'm back again to share with you a video tutorial I made out of the 'Enjoy Freedom' collection from Fabrika Decoru.
Hope you like it!











Friday, 3 March 2017

Enjoy Freedom using Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi guys!

I'm back to showcase a canvas piece I did for Fabrika Decoru in their 
launch of a new collection 'Enjoy Freedom'.

The entire new range of products includes a patterned paper collection, assorted patterned papers ideal for fussy-cutting, watercolouring etc. and chipboards!

I personally ADORE the paper collection (click the picture below to head to the store!).
This paper collection comes with 10 sheets of double-sided 12x12 inches patterned paper. 
There's a good selection of papers ideal for backgrounds and fussy-cutting. The paper is considerably thick (at 200g/m2), it was good enough for me to do watercolours on it (stay tuned to my new video tutorial scheduled in the following weeks).

Most importantly, LOOK AT THE COLOURS! 

How are you not a fan of galactic colours?? 
I loved that the colours are vibrant and strong, it's so easy to capture attention to your piece.

Click on the picture to go to the store!

So this was what I came out with.

I had basically used the first page of the paper pack, which was just what you see at the picture above. I cut the paper into strips with different patterns on it and tear down the edges to give a distress feel.








Here's the list of supplies I used.


That's all for this week!
Stay tuned for more projects inspiration coming your way!

Like and follow me on my social media for latest updates!






Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Words and Paintery & Kaisercraft Challenge


Hi Guys!
Today I'm back with a layout inspired by Words and Paintery 
as well as Kaisercraft's moodboard. 

I'm super excited to share with you this layout as it came out totally different from 
what I expected and I absolutely LOVE the outcomes of it.

Most of the items I am using will be from Kaisercraft. 
I will list all the supplies used at the end of the post.

(click on the images to find out more about each challenges!)





Here's the final layout!
I was originally quite intimidated by the colour scheme, as they are all pretty contrasting colours. I decided to use acrylic colours instead of reaching for watercolours as I'm afraid that the mixture of colours will cause the layout to look muddy. 


I used Kaisercraft's stencil with modelling paste. While the modelling paste is still wet, I sprinkled on white embossing powder. After everything was dried and heat-set, the stenciled centerpiece will have a resist effect for my mediums. 

I had used a mixture of Kaisercraft's acrylic paint by watering them down so that they flow easily around the crease of the stenciled centerpiece.


Look how gorgeous the background is!
I had never imagine these contrasting colours would go so well together. 

I had also swipe on the remains of my acrylic paint on Kaisercraft textures stamps to create additional interest to the background.





Products Used
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - White
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Black
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Hot Pink
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Lime
 Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Lane Collection Patterned Paper - Quill 
 Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Collection Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Collection Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Tiny Dot
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Fiesta! - Geo
 Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Grid
 Kaisercraft 12"x12" Stencil - Feathers
 Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad - Story Book
Prima Marketing Inc Flowers - Royal Menagerie Mary
Prima Marketing Inc Clear Gesso
Prima Marketing Inc White Gesso
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


That's all for this post!

Stay tuned to more of my projects by following my social media or subscribe to my blog (on the right panel) for latest updates!


Cheers!




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