Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scrap Fx Australia DT work November

Hello my dear blog readers,

I am back from my morning hike with Mister Ben.
what a beautiful season.

the days are dyed in a soft gray tone,

 the rain is glittering like diamonds on the night sky.

Impression from my hike.


Here are  my DT projects for Scrap FX Australia.

Here is the link: .scrapfx.

Our November  theme is: vintage and heritage..

I created a vintage page for my new stitching-fabric-paper art journal book.

The idea came from the artist Lorrie Marie Jenkins.

Here is the link to her blog site:

Lorrie Marie Blog

 I am a collector of old and beautiful quilt fabric,

also laces and old tablecloths, old books and post stamps.

I think that is a good basic to start my new adventure.

I created a page with photos from my mother for the front cover.

But I will add my cover after finishing my insert pages.

That photo in the middle is from 1941 and the little photo is from 1951.

I started with adding fabric on a cardboard .
my cardboard is 13 cm by 20 cm.

After drying from my glue, I added white Gesso with a dry brush.
I also stamp with white Hero Arts Ink and a scrip stamp.
For the vintage look I added randomly Vintage Distress Ink.
My next step was embossing.
 Only the edges with Seth Apter new baked texture in Patina Oxide,
and for the finishing touch vintage wax from Finnabair.

 At this point, I still assumed that, I would hang this art on the wall.
That`s why I here created a kind of wire hanging.....But!!
That was the same time when I met Lorrie on her YouTube channel.
So I changed my first thought: this piece of art will be my cover for my new book.

My next step is creating a layer from paper, fabric, washi tape, post stamps and lace.
With randomly stitching.

I glue  this beautiful layering down on my fabric cardboard.
 Then I cut a photo copy from my mothers photos
 and glue it also on my fabric -paper layering.
Tim Holtz sticker for my  embellishment.
For an altered look I added Seth Apter bees wax baked texture embossing powder on my photo.

Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the next photo, but here I describe what I have done.
I painted the title of a chipboard from Scrap FX  called Photos of the Past with Distress paint in the color fired brick. My frame from Scrap FX is embossed with Sept Apter baked texture patina oxide.
Last but not least I also embossed the little photo from my mother with bees wax from Seth Apter.

I used from Scrap FX.

Antique Oval frame

I added only the under frame.

Photos of the Past

That was my cover but I also created my first pages.
Of course in vintage grungy style.

This painting is an old one, done in 2014 on a vacation in France.
I love to paint in the old Masters style. That means dark background.
On the bottom from the painting I glue washi Tape and a piece from the Scrap Fx transparency sheet.

The beautiful chipboard from Scrap Fx  and another piece from the Scrap Fx transparency
in combination with orange bordeaux and dark brown color looks so cool!!

My title from Scrap Fx with gray color and vintage wax, also another pieces from the transparency sheet.

My altered tee bag is such a lovely  embellishment on my site.

And my second page in bordeaux  and vintage green color with photos from Tim Holtz.

Here I added with a stencil from Scrap Fx an interesting element on my background.

For the perfect balance on my page I decided to color my chipboards from Scrap Fx
always in the same color, gray acrylic from Amsterdam with a touch of vintage wax from Finnabair.

Now I think  that is a very beautiful begin on my new adventure..

I used from Scrap Fx:

Boho frame

Timeless Memories

Dream transparency

Feathers & Lace transparency

Soccer chipboard man.

Vine Leaf Corners

I will show my DT member projects on the challenge site Art Journal Journey.

Here is the link: art-journal-journey.

Erika from the blog BioArtGal hosted the November theme "Vintage or Modern"

My dear blog readers, I hope I could motivate you a bit to use fabric and paper on your art.

Who knows maybe you´ll drop by when I post my second dt member inspiration for the Company

Scrap Fx Australia.

Until then.


  1. Das Cover und die erstens Seiten sind einfach fantastisch! Großartig anzusehen! Lieben Dank für's Verlinken zu Art Journal Journey!

    Liebe Grüße Susi

  2. Beautiful projects, so much wonderful details.
    Its a lovely photo of your dog enjoying the walk as well.

  3. Wow. I am totally in awe of these gorgeous vintage projects Heike. Thanks for sharing them with us at AJJ and it is nice to meet you through there also. Hugs-Erika

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog post Erika..

  4. Beautiful impressions from your hike. These are such wonderful mixed-media pages. Love how you used your mother's photos. The old painting you used is really stunning.


  5. Heike this is sensational! I adore your old masters style painting too! Your work is amazing!

  6. Hi Heike! Your projects are absolutely amazing. You are an inspiration to us all!! And I love the photos from your walk, too. Such a cute dog you have! HUGS! Sharon


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