Friday, August 22, 2014

pocket pages by Tusia Lech + video

Hello UWS fans :)

Here is Tusia Lech. For my today blog post I prepared a spread with gorgeous Pocket Chip pieces. I made also a video to show you, how everything was created.

Below you can see a close-up with Happy Hello Pocket Chip covered with embossing powder.

On the background paper I applied gesso through UmWowStudio stencils - Checker Board Mask and Wood Grain Mask.

Here you can see a chipboard from Today Chevron Pocket Chip set.

And here you can watch the video with a whole process of creation - enjoy :)

UmWowStudio products:
Happy Hello Pocket Chip
Checker Board Mask
Wood Grain Mask
Today Chevrons Pocket Chip

Tusia Lech

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gear Mash Up Mini Canvas

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Tina Walker here today with a new project for UmWowStudio, a mixed media canvas!

Gears are a great design element, and the Gear Mash collection from UmWowStudio is the perfect set to create a gear project!

My mixed media canvas was a fairly simple and quick project.  You can create immediate dimension to any canvas project by stacking canvases. 

To create the background canvas, I added modeling paste directly to the burlap canvas.  Once it was dry, I sprayed the canvas with Gold Spray Paint.  I wanted a bold color statement, so I added 3 strips of May Arts ribbon.  I really love how the ribbon added quick texture and interest.

To build my focal canvas, I added modeling paste and gold spray paint as with the large canvas.  I then pre-prepared the gear chipboard with a coat of gesso and several colors of sprays and paints. 

I adhered the gear chipboard to my smaller canvas, layering them for dimension.  Once I was happy with the gear chip placement, I added more sprays and paints, pulling the entire canvas together.

I used word stickers for my sentiment (super easy and quick) and some twine to finish it off. 

Creating mixed media projects does not need to be time consuming or difficult.  Using basic supplies and customizable UmWowStudio chipboard makes it fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Discover Hidden Creatures

creature, allassiter, UWS full Hello! It's Amy here today, to share a layout I made, with a fun, whimsical and lighthearted feel!just imagine, stenciling
I started by creating my background with mists and watercolors/watercolor pencils. I laid down the harlequin mask, and used black ink to give some contrast. To give some texture, I used the checkerboard mask, and rubbed on some 13 Arts gesso (it's nice and textural/substantial) using my fingers. Adding watercolor over the gesso (once dry) gave a little splash of color as well.

gnome and reeds
After layering up some papers and fibers, I began to embellish. I painted the cat tails chipboard pieces, adding some moss underneath for a natural look, as well as flowers and the beautiful embellishments, like the dragonflies and bird nest. All of these (and the papers) were in July's Scraps of Darkness kit, "Believe."

flowers and reeds I love how this layout shows my quirkiness (I painted myself as a fox for Halloween last year), and my love for gnomes and other great fantasy woodland creatures. :) Thanks for having a look today, and lots of artsy crafty gnome sparkle blessings are being sent to you! Loves, Amy  

 UmWowStudio- Stencils- checkerboard, harlequin; Chipboard-Cat Tails
Papers and Embellishments: Scraps of Darkness July Kit, Believe
(BoBunny, Prima Marketing, Renea Bouquets)
Stamps-Viva Las VegaStamps!
Paints-13 Arts, Sakura (watercolor), Faber Castell (watercolor pencil)
Mists-13 Arts, Tattered Angels
Washi Tape-Tim Holtz
Fibers-Webster's Pages

Temple Bayon by Miae

Hello all!

Have you ever been to Cambodia and wandered among the many temple ruins? We had an opportunity to do so last year and one of the amazing, standout temples we explored was Bayon. Here I'm sharing with you a photo of one of the many stone faces that grace Bayon's towers.

I wanted to create a page with an ancient feel. I loved the way the Brick Mask helped me do just that with the background. I used paper from 7Dots Studio Love is in the Air collecton, took an Oil Bar to the Brick Mask and created the background.

Next, I took the square chipboard from Layered Squares and cut them down to create rectangles (more along the lines of the bricks). To given them a more rough, stone look, I dabbed them with molding paste, then painted them with metallic watercolors.

There are jungles all around the many temples in Cambodia so I wanted to add a floral element to my layout. I took chipboard from the Floral Collectioin and painted them with Distress Crackle paint.

I hope you find some inspiration here!


7Dots Studio Love is in the Air
Prima Blossom Branches Walnut
Stampers Anonymous Floral Tattoo
Inkadinkado Floral Damask
Distress Crackle Paint

Monday, August 18, 2014

Steampunk Necklace with Jen

I've got another wearable art project for you!  I had so much fun creating the Hexagon Necklace from last month, that I made another using an UmWowStudio Doily!
 I loved the natural color of the chipboard doily so I left it alone! I added lots of fun embellishments and an artsy center.
I took the Cold Porcelain clay from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media with Gelatos kit and mixed some with the Gold Champagne Gelato® and pressed it into a mold for the wings.
 I used other products from the kit to create the center art.  I wanted texture and drama for the necklace.  I have more information about the process on this project on my blog.
I love to use UmWowStudio's chipboard pieces for all kinds of art but this one is perfect for a dramatic wearable art piece!   I hope I inspired you to create different types of art with these amazing embellishments!

UmWowStudio Product:

Gears: Tim Holtz
Brads: Prima Marketing
Jump rings: Prima Marketing
Chain: unknown source
Beacon FabriTac adhesive

Friday, August 15, 2014

Guest CT Member : Michele Kosciolek

Hey folks! :)
Today we have SUPER FAN Michele Kosciolek visiting us with a superb altered book! I'll let her take over form here ;)

Michele here and I am an aunt, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an UBER fan of Um Wow Studio!  Born and raised in Michigan, I found my way back almost 8 years ago after living in California for over 15 years.  I think someday I will find myself back in California but no matter where I land I LOVE to create!!!

A very dear friend of mine lost his father recently and asked me to do something special with an old photo.  I have been waiting for the perfect idea to come to me and it finally did...I used a vintage book to create a frame for the photo.

Items used:
Prima- flower, brad and pebble
Vintage bits- gears, clock hand, scrabble letter and film negative
Tim Holtz- film strip, light bulb, archival ink and distress ink
Misc- mod podge, inka gold, metal pull and metal flourish


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Road Trip with Rhonda

Happy Wednesday to you!  It's Rhonda here to host the blog for you today.

I have a confession, I have some favorite chipboard elements and I was hoarding one of them. Do you ever have a piece or two that you just love like that?

We recently took a family vacation and I wanted to grab a few images that my husband shared on FaceBook.

Road Trip!

The View Finder inspired my page, I decided to add some funky pattern paper to back it so it looked like there was film in it. I coated it with Radiant Rain in Pewter.

One of the Layered Arrows was base coated with cream paint and I stamped an ampersand on it. The Confetti Heart was inked with a Cherry Red Ink.

The Christmas Speech Bubble was used to frame one of my elements.

UmWowStudio Products:

Other Products:
Souvenir Pattern Papers by BoBunny
Navy Cardstock by Core'dinations
Kraft Cardstock by The Paper Company
Stamp and Button by BoBunny
Enamel Dots by Basic Grey
Twine by The Twinery
Other: Sequins, Thread and Sewing Machine

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!  What's your favorite UmWowStudio item right now? Perhaps you've guessed but one of mine is the View Finder.