Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crayon Canvas with Brenda

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Off The Rails Blog today and my Crayon Canvas Tutorial.

I'm looking forward to sharing this with you as it was so much fun creating.

Between me having this canvas done and my post I have been without internet for some time and this week a very sick son. Tonight I have finally got behind the laptop to make the post and I'm so glad I have because I'm sure you are going to love it and be keen to try it out.

So now for my canvas -

I have created the canvas for my eldest son Riley for in his room in our new home. Another of the things I have been busy with, selling our farm and buying our new home. He is so happy with the final result. Now for How I created it. 

When starting your creation you need a Canvas, Crayons, Hot Glue Gun and a Heat Gun (or hairdryer) and these things are for creating the background. I chose to use a 20" X 24" canvas but you can chose any size you want and just adjust your crayons to suit.

You need to make sure that you cover your work area extremely well as this can be a very messy process. With my work area I used cardboard from a TV box that I had saved. You can also use newspaper. When Heated the crayons can splatter. 

After you have sorted out the order you would like to place your crayon colours you will need to use your hot glue gun and place them across the top.
Once this is done it's time for the real messy fun to begin. Standing you canvas up on your covered work area it is time to get out the heat fun or hairdryer. I chose my heat gun but you must keep in mind which every you choose the crayons will melt fast, a lot faster than you think. Depending on the distance you hold your heat gun and how much air comes out it will determine how fast the crayons will melt and flow down your canvas. 

Once this is done it is time to decorate your canvas with what you would like. I'm big on dream catchers being in our bedrooms and decided that I would place one on Riley's canvas and being a boy and the fact he liked the bright colours I decided I would keep it simple, the colours already were speaking enough.  So the dream catcher and a word were going to be all I used on it.

To place the dream catcher on the canvas I also used my hot glue gun. Once this was done I placed the canvas aside and it was time to create my word - DREAM.
For the word I used Colorbok Monogram Punch-out Pack. The first thing I did was choose the colour I wanted to paint it. I picked Dylusions Pain - After Midnight. 

Once I had painted each of the chipboard letters and they were dry I then used my finger to place some Viva Inka Gold Colours here and there. The three colours I chose were - Lava red, Aquamarine and Champagne. 

After this I then hot glue gunned each letter in place on the canvas. Now it was time to coat each of the letters with Glossy Accents and the finish looked great. Once the Glossy Accents were dry the canvas was finished and the canvas was ready to hang.

I have another canvas that I have done and on this one there is no dream catcher. I have used the darker crayons and then placed a photo of my youngest son Harley and a few other bits and pieces. I thought I would add a photo of this canvas at the end just so you could see a different way they could be done. Harley's is a smaller canvas though. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and having a look at my canvas. Don't forget to keep scrolling though and have a look at what the rest of the DT girls have been up too. You will also find this months challenge along the way and we would love for you to join in with us.

Happy Crafting 
Brenda xxx

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Off the page Album with Jae Hee

Happy day, my Craft friends
Today, I introduce a tutorial on an album of coffee flavors.

Prepare the ingredients to make a coffee album.
Please prepare the paper of the atmosphere that I want to express.

Make an album frame using thick paper.
The album inlay was made by folding paper in zigzag.

Please prepare a cover paper.
Prepare a stencil and paste and rub it.
It makes a vintage brick feel.

Prepare several sheets of paper that look like a cover.
I'll give you one point for each page.
Brick feeling, winter landscape, lantern and so on.

Stick cover paper to the album frame.
I used the chipboard and die cuts on the front cover to express the coffee shop feeling.
Does not the big window feel of the coffee shop come up?


Now I will decorate the background.
I cut the paper I prepared for the first time to the album size.
Use a die to make a clip of transparent plastic.
Put the clip die cut side by side on top of the paper.
It's a handle.

Decorate your scrapbook with photos of the cover of the album.

I put a lock on the side of the album.
When you untie the album, your own coffee shop opens.

The coffee shop that spring came.
Watch the scenery out the window.

Time has passed and now it is evening.
Hold the upper handle and pull the paper out........

Become an evening coffee shop.
According to the flow of time, depending on the place.
I can always go to my own coffee shop.

Come to a coffee shop full of coffee flavors.
Thanks for watching my work.
See you later.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mixed Media canvas with Carol

Hi, Carol Theng here today sharing a mixed media canvas. I loved all Prima Princesses Stamps. Today I'm going to show you how I do mine.

"Prima Princess Gabrielle Canvas"

I used Prima Princess Gabrielle Stamp on Prima paper.

Colored the stamped image with Primascolor pencils.

Using 3 stencils, I spread texture paste over them to 'build' the background. Heat dry.

Sprayed pink and purple mists and flicked some drops across canvas. Heat dry.

Adhered down the diecut doily and the Blue Ferns chipboard. Used gesso and paint parts of chipboard with a sponge brush. Then add some colors using Twinkling H2O's on chipboard. Heat dry.

Adhere down the Prima princess with 3d foam tape. Add Prima flowers. Use matt multi medium to glue down Prima micro beads and glass glitter randomly across canvas. Heat dry. Inked edges with purple(Seedless Preserves) and pink(Worn Lipstick) distress inks. Lastly adhere some half pearls of different sizes randomly. And its done.

Hope you like my project. I will be taking a half year break. So this will be my last project at Off The Rails Scrapbooking this year. See you all next year. I will be back!! :P

Thanks all. Do join us for this month's moodboard challenge too. Have fun.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Winner winner winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our May challenge 
and thank you to our 

Now to our May winner.....

Scrappy Cat 

Thank you so much Carolyn for entering last months challenge, your project was absolutely beautiful, we hope that you enjoy your prize.

  and for our 2nd winner

Monday, June 5, 2017

Scrapbook Layout Step by Step with Louise "Life of a Boy"

Hi Crafters

Louise with you today.

I'd like to share with you my inspiration from
our June moodboard which has so many ways to be inspired.

I decided to create with a brown and white palette.

I firstly chose this lovely patterned paper from Kaisercraft.
The challenge this month, also includes the task of using multiple photos.

I dug through my stash and found this Echo Park collection which is perfect.
I created a tag and chose this title card.

I made a small cluster with the tag and some other papers.
Then used Distress Ink to darken the edges.

I've used a spatula to spread some Colour Blast Paste "Leather" beneath the cluster.

I decided to add some glitter tape beneath the main photo paper, 
+ a banner to the cluster.

Now that I'm happy with how the background is looking, I need to embellish my page.
More stash items ...

"Life of  a Boy"

Thanks for visiting.

I hope you'll get to play along this month.