Monday, February 19, 2018

Adding texture to a scrapbook layout - Tips with Lisa Moen

Hello Off The Rails fans!

Lisa  here to share a layout with you.

When I saw the mood board and the texture challenge that went along with it, I thought I would share a few ways to add texture to your project.

The first way is to add texture paste through a stencil. I added watercolors on top to add even more texture.

The second way you can add some texture is by adding some stitching. I hand stitched some rays coming from under my photo"

Another way to add texture is by using embossed diecuts. No embossed diecuts? Make your own by running them through an embossing folder:

I added even more texture here by distressing the edges of my diecut and adding some tangled thread under it:

These are just a few ways to add texture to your projects.
How do you add texture to yours?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Fun Times" scrapbook layout with Brenda

Hello crafty friends and welcome to Off The Rails. I'm here with you today to share my latest page with you and I chose to use the challenge this month to create it.

The photo of my son Riley was taken some years ago. He was really doing his best to pull off the attitude that goes with the face painting. 

I started by background on white cardstock and I applied it with a baby wipe using Dylusions paints as I love the brightness of them. I picked three colours, two shades of orange and yellow.

Once this was dry I the used and orange and yellow Dylusions Ink Spray and let it run down the page. With the excess that run off I then place the page face down on it and created some more ink patches.

I tore a small amount of corrugated cardboard and applied with the same baby wipe a little of each colour but this time adding a little black. With paint pens I then put a little white across it.

 Next I used a Kasercraft stamp and some Archival Black ink here and there to give the background  some lines similar to what was painted on Riley's face.

With a white, orange and yellow paint pen I put some lines at the edge of the stamping.

White all this was drying I painted my A2Z Chippies with black for the title and silver for the chicken wire. Then It was time to glue everything down. 

After everything was glued down I the used a black paint pen to place triangles here and there. The paint pends dry so quick and by the time I had finished the last I was able to then do a white outlined  triangle inside the black. With this done my page was complete and loved by Riley. 

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in to see what I have created and I hope you will join us with the challenge. Create, photograph and attach to the link and let me and the other DT members see your take on the challenge. 

Happy Crafting
Brenda xxx

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mid months moodboard reveal projects by the Design Team - February 2018

Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.

Here are some projects to get your creativity flowing...


This month we thank our wonderful sponsor:

Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Cocoa Vanilla Studio are offering a $25 voucher from their online store.

Happy Scrapping.

Louise xo

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

January Winners ...

Hi Craft Friends

Thank you to everyone that joined in with January - wonderful to see lots of you inspired by our "Babies" moodboard.

We are pleased to announce the winners are

Gorge Iss (Anne)

and our runner up is

Rachel Dutko

Wonderful pages ladies.

Please contact our sponsorship coordinator 

to claim your prize.

We look forward to seeing your entries for our February challenge.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Textured scrapbook layout tutorial with Jae Hee

Hello Off The Rails fans!

February The theme of our mood board is texture and color !!
Let me introduce Jae Hee's tutorial.

I got a feeling of shining when I saw the mood board.
I expressed that feeling in the feeling of the universe.

 Prepare the feeling of the moon by paper cutting

Apply a piece of artstone on paper to feel the texture.

Apply black gesso twice on top of it.

Apply on top of gesso using metallic wax.
Metallic wax is soft and I like to apply it by hand.

Attach a photo over the shape of the moon that you cut.

Titles are attached using an alphabet sticker.

The texture of Art Stone and the feeling of paper cutting is the texture expression I have chosen.
The white part of the background was also embossed.
I also used the color of metal on various textures.

I finished the work with a feeling of glittering sky.
I hope it will be a glittering day.
see you next time.

Jae Hee

Sunday, February 11, 2018

How to make your own texture paste with Carole

Morning everyone and welcome to my latest layout.

 Today I'm sharing a tutorial on How to make your own Texture Paste
This month's moodboard challenge is all about Colour & Texture



Pretty papers, assorted flowers, cardstock in black, green, pink, yellow and white pearl, chipboard title, black embossing powder, pine bough die, dandelion head die, flower die, pink hessian, hessian die, stencil and texture paste.


You will need

An airtight container, a wooden spoon, 2 tablespoons of white acrylic paint, 2 tablespoons of white PVA glue, 2 tablespoons of talcum powder, or 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
(Baking soda makes a thicker mix).
Take a bowl and a wooden spoon and stir in the paint
Add the PVA glue, stir
Add the powder, stir.
If you want a thinner mixture just add a little water.
To make it thicker, add more talc or baking soda.

Pour into an airtight container, will last ages.

And that's it, easy peasy.
Bye for now

Friday, February 9, 2018

Background Technique Video with Lisa Marie

Greetings from Durbanville, Cape Town!
I hope that 2018 is treating you well so far!
As part of our February challenge is all about colour, I decided to throw together a tutorial showing you how you can create your very own colourful background.  The great thing about this technique is that each time you do it - whether it's on a card, a layout or a tag - your results will never, ever be the same!  It's a really fun technique to play around with!
Here is my video:
I really do hope that you have fun with this!
Love and great big hugs!