Sunday, December 29, 2019

Scrap Fx Australia blog post

Hello lovely blog reader,

now we have only three days left, and then the new year begins.

For me it will be an exciting new year. So as: designing for my favorite company Scrap Fx Australia, next to More than Words and Nomadic Soul Diaries challenge sites. Additionally, I have one or the other guest design post and also there will be another new German-language summer course (maybe even in English) so it will be a creative new year for me. Of course I hope that I will find time to do a few tutorials for my YouTube channel.

But first I will inspire you with my last dt member project for the year 2019.

I created an art journal page with a Christmas card from our friends.

Simple art journal layout.
I used  DIN4 watercolor paper for my background.
I added Distress Ink in the color peeled paint and evergreen bough to the beautiful stencil Art Deco
Then I stamped with the same Distress Ink and stamps from my stuff.
After that I altered the edges with Distress Ink in the color vintage photo.
Now it was time for the color black.
I used for this step two stencils called Word of Wisdom and Mechanical Time and Distress Archival Ink in black. As the black color was dried I scribbled with a white ball-pen.
I used for my chipboards curly corner two red acrylic colors and red glitter
and for the word chipboards #family black gesso.
After that I glued paper doileys behind my photo and then I glued my focal point and all the chipboards and the mini frame on my page.
A little bit black color for splattering, washi tape and lots of glitter, microbeads,glass glitter and stars and my layout was done.
Here are some close up photos.

My second project is a book cover with lots of dimension and texture.

The book is actually not a book but rather my kraft, black and white cardstock-block, which I use for small projects as cards, ATC`s etc, etc...
I started with embossing a piece of white cardstock and the embossing folder "chicken wire" from Cuttlebug and an embossingfolder from Darice called "ticket".
After that I added lots of layers of acrylic paint to my embossed cardstock. My color choice was this time earthy tones.
Then I added on two pieces of packing paper lots of acrylic color also Seth Apter baked texture
and for the finishing touch Finnabair wax. Seven glue dots on my right site for embellishments
which I have painted with Alcohol Ink and a black string behind my chickenwire chipboard.
For my focal point I decided to create a bit of farm house style with the farm chipboards and the chickenwire chipboard from ScrapFx.
I painted the chipboards farmyard set and chickenwire with black gesso. After that I added raw umber acrylic paint.
Six white color stripes on the edges, where I painted black dots on it, for a little bit light on my page.
Word stickers and tiny paper dolls from Tim Holtz for the finishing touch.
Here are some close up photos.

I used from Scrap Fx Australia:

Art Deco stencil Art Deco stencil

Mechanical Time stencil Mechanical Time stencil

Words of Wisdom stencil Words of Wisdom stencil

Curly Corner LARGEcurly corner chipboard

Chicken Wire, medium chicken wire chipboard

Farmyard Set farmyard set chipboard

#family #family words

Please my dear blog reader for order and information click on the link below:

Now I want to say goodbye to you.

I hope I could inspire you.

I look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

I wish you all the best for



Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Scrap Fx Australia DT member blog post

Merry Christmas my dear blog post reader,

probably some of you are already in stress with the last preparations for the festive

Christmas dinner.

That's why I want to keep this blog post for the company Scrap Fx Australia short.

Lets start.

I have for you as inspiration an art journal page in grungy style.
My photo is from Pixabay free photo images.
I created this page on DIN 4 watercolor paper.
At the moment my favorite medium is still the baked texture from Seth Apter.

First I added a layer acrylic paint in the color burnt umber.
After my first layer was dry, I repeated this step three times.
My next step was adding distress wax with my finger.
A little bit here and there.
After that I applied a thick layer of acrylic paint, in the color dark turquise.
I let everything dry well.
Then I wiped over the surface with a kitchen cloth and I removed the color dark turquise and the wax.
After that I put a thin layer of acrylic liquid orange-red over it, and immediately wiped it off with a baby wipe.

Now, it was time for my stamp images.
I started with blue Archival Ink and the number crunch stamp.
After that, I stamped with the ink versafine black and one of my favorite stamp from Scrap Fx "Squared stamp"
 after that I covered my stamp image with the baked texture "Taos Sunset" from Seth Apter.
The baked texture needs a good heat with the embossing tool.

Under the beautiful silhouette "Fresh Flower Black" on the right side of my page,
I added acrylic paint in the color dark turquise and yellow ochre to the
flower buds stencil, also one of my favorite stencils from Scrap Fx.
After that I stamped with another company stamp.
I splattered with black acrylic paint and I added an acrylic color layer in black
but this time with the palett-knife.
I glued the title from Tim Holtz, my photo and the flower silhouette on my background.
A little bit grungyness to my edges and a little bit white color and I was done.

For all the products which I used from Scrap Fx here is the link:

Flower Buds stencil Flower buds stencil

Fresh Flowers BLACKFresh Flower Black

Squared stamp Squared stamp

Number Crunch stamps Number crunch stamp

I would like to thank you for visitimg my blog post.
I wish you all a blessed Christmas.
Hopefully I will meet you on my last blog post of 2019 on December 29th.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Scrap Fx design team member post

Hello lovely blog readers,

surrounded by music of snow-covered landscapes, burning candles, warm chocolate and happy children's faces, I get the feeling of the upcoming Christmas.

It is also the time of self-made gifts, of secrets, the smells of homemade cockies, the reunion of the family. All of this makes this month something very special. Here in the Netherlands it is the tradition that the gifts are handed over on 5 December. I think that's very nice. Because Christmas is then more the special day of the birth of Jesus.

But anyway.
I have for you an art journal page.

Today was going great until...people.

I found an photo image in a doctors magazine, which I transfer on my art journal page.
But first I added lots of acrylic paint on my art journal page. After everything was dried
I stamped with stamps from Scrap Fx and Versafine black Ink. Now it was time to attach my transfer images on my art journal page. Then I stamped again. After that I decided to apply a little color with Neocolor Crayons and a little bit of my favorite color, cadmium hotred from Old Holland. Finishing touch with big brush pens from Faber Castell and a title from Tim Holtz. Done.

My next inspiration is a mini book. Which I really really love to make.
In the last few months you have seen several mini books from me.
I like this kind of gift..

I started on a piece of junk paper (15 cm x 45 cm)
which I painted with white gesso.
After my gesso was dried, I folded my paper on the score line 15 cm and then on the score line 30 cm.
I decided to paint this time with my H2O`s colors and acrylic paint.
But first I played around with the beautiful diamond stencil and Distress Ink tattered rose.
Stamping with stamps from Scrap Fx and a transparency sheet as finishing touch ensure a perfect harmony on my mini book.

I used from Scrap Fx:

Floral Borders transparency Floral Borders transparency

Travel transparency Travel transparency

Boxed stamp Boxed stamp

Chicken Wire Stamp Chicken-wire stamp

Circle collage stamps Circle collage stamp

Number Crunch stamps Number crunch stamp

Journey stamp Journey stamp

Triangle collage stamp Triangel collage stamp

Diamonds stencil Diamonds stencil.

My dear blog reader if you want to find out more about the products of Scrap Fx here is the link

I wish you a beautiful Christmas time.
Be Merry and Bright.
Until then

Friday, November 29, 2019

Scrap Fx Australia DT member post

Good morning everyone,

and welcome to my second blog post for the company Scrap Fx Australia.
I created for you as inspiration two art journal pages and one A4 scrapbook layout.
But first I will show you one of my favorite quote from E. Hemingway about Autumn.

"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees

   and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew it

   would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen."

This quote was my inspiration for my first art journal page.
I love being inspired by a quote or music. It's not just painting in a book for me, it has a deeper meaning. An old dictionary serves as art journal book for me. I am currently working in four different books at the same time. If I have applied a color layer, I put it aside and start with the next book. So I do not need to wait until the layers dried.
Since we had the first frost here, the leaves on the trees have changed from green to a rust red color. So my rust color layer in my art journal stands for the leaves. My colour is burnt sienna from Winsor & Newton, quinacridone red orange from Old Holland. I have sprinkled in the moist acrylic color,  baked texture taos sunset from Seth Apter. After that I heat embossed the baked texture. In the left corner from my art journal page I stamped with Scrap Fx chicken wire stamp over the dark acrylic color. Therefore I used versafine ink and baked texture buzzard from Seth Apter. Around the edges from my art journal page I stamped with the scrible stamp from Scrap Fx. Of course, my favorite stencil of Scrap Fx could not be missing. I applied the acrylic color carbon black from Old Holland. After the paint had dried I gave copper metal foil over it.


I also used: Seth Apter stamp, different acrylic colours from Golden, Old Holland and Winsor&Newton and my favorite white super heavy body Gesso from Liquitex.

For my second art journal page, I was inspired by the psychedelic artist Victor Moscoso, an American artist best known for producing psychedelic rock posters.

Unfortunately, the photo  does not show so well the extreme contrast between the neon colors and the normal acrylic colors.
I used from Scrap Fx lots of stamp and stencil images on my background,
and two qoutes from the Family transparency sheet.

And last but not least my A4 scrapbooking page.

Here I used the chipboard as stencil.

I added liquid masking  from Winsor&Newton to the moon stencil and let it air dry.

After my stencil work with the brick chipboard, I added colors to the brick chipboard.
First Burnt Sienna from Winsor&Newton.

 My second color is azo-orange from Amsterdam.

And then yellow ochre also from Amsterdam.

Remove the frame from the chipboard.

This technique is often used with watercolours. I love the lines created by the drying process. First I started with adding water to my page, then I add Infusion Stains in the color "in the navy" from Paper Artsy.  I cover the whole thing with household foil and let it air dry over night.

After everything has dried, I also remove the liquid masking medium. Then I started with the focal point, by adding stamps and stencil work and little bit Distress ink for the moon.
Then I glued the chipboard on my page and for the finishing touch art stones.

For my embellishments I used the silhouette and family transparency sheet from Scrap Fx.
My photo is an embroider magazin image.
And my word sticker is fromTim Holtz.

If you are interested in the products please go the the link below.
Here is the link to Scrap Fx Australia store:

I used for my dt member inspiration from Scrap Fx:

Scratching & scribble stamp
Scratchings & Scribble stamp

Chicken wire stamp

Chicken Wire Stamp
Flower buds stencil

Flower Buds stencil
Silhouette ladies stencil

Silhouette Ladies stencil
Square stencil
Square Stencil
John and Harry stencil

John & Harry stencil SMALL

Harlequin stamp
Harlequin Stamp
Square collage stamp

Square collage stamps
Art deco panel stamp

Art Deco Panel stamp
Grosgrain & dots stamp

Grosgrain & Dots stamp
Family transparency

Family transparency
Butterflies stencil

Butterflies stencil
Celestial moon stencil

Celestial Moon stencil
Brickwork chipboard


Bunch of flowers silhouette

Bunch of Flowers BLACK

So my dear blog reader that was it from the other side of the ocean.
I hope I was able to inspire you a little bit.
 See you soon.
. Heike

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