Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pyramid Base Display Shelf Tutorial

Hi everyone!  Barbara Rankin here today with another video tutorial using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Pyramid Base Display Shelf.  This is such a fun and useful piece, and can be personalized to any taste simply by changing the paper, or paint, or what have you.  Use whatever you have and proudly display your mini collections.  



I found these miniature vintage items on eBay and I've just been waiting for the right display piece to come along.  I am so pleased with the way this turned out.  

Supplies Used:
GSL Pyramid Base Display Shelf
GSL Stackable Labels Shape Set
GSL Words and Phrases 1 (Memories)
GSL Art Deco Corner Set
GSL Border Sticks Floral
GSL Topiary Trees
Blue Fern paper collection (Timeless)
PVA Glue (Paper Source) (optional: Elmer's Glue)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Quick Grab Glue
FolkArt Chalk Paint (Spanish Moss)
DecoArt Chalk Paint (Timeless, Rustic, Carbon)
Jacquard Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint (Brass)
Makeup sponges
1" Sponge Brush
Flower Soft (Christmas Green, Shamrock Green, Ultra Fine Pine)
Distress Ink (Tattered Rose)
Sand paper and sanding grip (Tim Holtz)

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and I hope I have inspired you to try making your own display shelf, whether for yourself or for a gift.  Remember, Christmas is just around the corner, and who doesn't love a handmade gift?  

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty day!


Friday, September 1, 2017

ColourArte VIdeo Tutorial: 3D Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone!  Today I have a mixed media canvas video tutorial to share using ColourArte's Silks Acrylic Glazes.  This canvas is inspired by the very talented Finnabair.  I learned so much from her and I hope you will be inspired by my interpretation.


ColourArte Supplies Used:
Silks Acrylic Glazes
  Pixie Pink
  Apple Blossom
  Mediterranean Blue
  Jasper Red
Radiant Rain Dauber
  Solar Gold

Other Supplies Used:
Liquitex white gesso
Golden Polymer Medium (Gloss)
3D Gloss Gel (Transparent)(Finnabair)
AP-302 Chubby Cheeks collage image (
MicroGlaze (Judi-kins)
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame #2 Bigz die (Sizzix 661195)
Black chipboard
Recollections printed tissue paper (keys) (script)
Metal embellishments (Prima, Tim Holtz)
Flowers (Petaloo)
Clear glue (Paper Studio)
Beadazzles beads (Macarena)(Suze Weinberg)
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Black Soot distress ink
Ink Blending Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty day!