Saturday, April 19, 2014

2 Projects by Aimee Maddern

Today we have 2 superb bits by one of the amazing girls from Paper Issues .. Aimee Maddern!

I’m Aimee a past owner of a scrapbook boutique who has a passion for paper & has way too much of it! I have always been a crafter. I officially started scrapping in 200ish. I’m a so Cal native who loves the sun, lattes, shopping, my boyfriend and 2 dogs. I work from home, which allows me to travel with my parents and their race car.

Hey there, I’m so excited to be here at UmWowStudio as a guest designer today.

Today I have two projects to share. First one is a layout I made using to different chipboard products, a background and confetti.

If you cant tell, I love to layer, and the Spooky Branch is perfect for just that! I added the Butterflies “flying” as if they just blossomed from caterpillars into the big wide open.

 Next I have a Pocket Scrap Page to share with you. I absolutely love the look of pocket scrapping. I haven’t quite got the hang of it but I like to play around. I thought the Ray Background was perfect to represent the sun rising. I love the simplicity of this page and the dramatic punch it gives to an album.

Thanks for stopping by the UmWowStudio blog today and checking out my projects.

UmWowStudio Butterfly Confetti
UmWowStudio Spooky Branch
Basic Grey Spice Market 6x6 paper pad
We R Memory Keepers Happy Campers
Basic Grey for Studio Calico
Pretty Little Studio Neapolitan Label
Basic Grey Word Phrase
Kraft Tag
Date Roller Stamp
Tiny Attacher

Pocket Page:
UmWowStudio Ray Background
Studio Calico Handbook Page Protector
Tiny Attacher
Basic Grey Alphas
Machine stitching
4x6 photo

Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Breathe by Jen Matott

Today we have the super talented Jen Matott joining us! She's a super cool gal with some insane talent and I'm totally pumped to have her on the blog.

My name is Jennifer Matott and I'm a mixed media artist and scrapbooker from outside of Syracuse, NY. I have been scrapbooking and creating mixed media art for over 20 years with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Science in Art Education.

Mixed media allows me to get creative with imagery and still create a 3D effect using a variety of media. My pages lean towards the dramatic and I love experimenting with papers and pushing the limits of what is traditionally done.

I'm an art educator in a public school and believes anyone can create meaningful Art! Teaching art is what inspires me and keeps me learning! My young students teach me so much!

Currently, I design for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Scrapbooking From The Inside Out. I have been published in several paper and online magazines, including Scrap N’ Art, Scrapbooking and Beyond, Scrapbook Trends, and others.

Hi UmWow fans... Jen Matott here as a guest CT for April! I'm so honored to be creating with these amazing products! I knew I wanted to keep the gorgeous brown color of these chipboard pieces! They are seriously WOW! So, I combined my love for encaustic and these fabulous shapes.

Encaustic is painting with melted wax. It's usually beeswax but can be other kinds of wax too. I use beeswax and damar resin colored by color sticks from Enkaustikos. I started with a wooden substrate with a deep set. I added a few layers of wax and then adhered the pattern paper onto the surface with a few more layers of wax brushed on.Then I added some colored wax and embedded the Hexagon Background piece and Hexagon Confetti!

More colored wax added in and around the honeycomb. This is the part I love most... embellishing!

I just keep adding color and use a heat gun to fuse the layers and allow the colors to swirl together! It also gets rid of most of the brushstrokes or imperfections!

Another fun technique is adding "drawn" details using an UmWow hexagon stencil and carbon paper or transfer paper in black. I place the carbon side down on the wax and place the stencil on top. I used a stylus to draw lines with the stencil and when you lift the paper off, you have black lines!

Finally, I made "wings" using wire, pattern paper and wax. They were embedding into the wax as well.

I love how this project came together and it was so easy to be inspired by these gorgeous shapes! I adored them and already have other encaustic projects in mind with other shapes! Thank you to UmWowStudio for inviting me to share my project today!

Hexagon Confetti Mask
Hexagon Confetti
Hexagon Background

Other Supplies:
Wood box
Sewing pattern paper
Enkaustikos Wax Medium
Enkaustikos Wax Snaps (Bone Black, Cadmium Red Vermillion, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Green, Titanium White, Antique Bronze Pearl, Super Gold Pearl,
Opal Calypso Green)
Enkaustikos Empty Tins
Carbon paper
Sticker: Cosmo Cricket

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sweet Boy {Scrapbook Layout}

Sweet Boy, Full, UWS, ALLassiter Hello UmWowStudio fans, it's Amy here today, to share a layout I created using a favorite photo of my sweet husband when he was around three. This is the first photo I've scrapped using a little boy, as I have three daughters; so I started by choosing a fairly unisex color palette. Once I had created the background, using Lindy's Stamp Gang mists, tea stain, and paint,(I used the Hexagon Confetti and Checker Board masks in random areas throughout the page, using a green metallic paint); I layered on washi tape, stamping, and finally fibers (cheesecloth, latch hook rug fabric, burlap)...and of course the paper and photo layers.
love flair, sb, allassiter
When it came time to embellish, I used flair from  Life is Good  and Moon Shine.  and scattered gently across the page are pieces of Star Confetti, and a bit or two from the Layered Hexagons.
mini chip banner, sb, allassiter
Finally, I misted three pieces from the new and wonderful Banner Mash, and strung them with thread...easy peasy! I'm so excited with how this layout turned out, and I have it on display....the perfect way to share a sweet picture of a now very sweet man. :)

 Supply List:
Chipboard-Banner Mash, Star Confetti, Layered Hexagons
Flair-Moon Shine, Life is Good
Masks-Hexagon Confetti, Checkerboard
Paper: 7 Dots Studio, 9th Wave
Transparency:Glitz Design
Journal Cards: Jenni Bowlin Studio
Stamps: Viva Las Vegastamps! (washi tape)
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
Paint: Plaid, Viva Decor, LuminArte
Trim: The Paper Studio
Other: Burlap, Latch Hook Rug fabric, cheesecloth, thread (coates twig), vintage stamps, tea for stain

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Be your own kind of beautiful!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Tina here today with another Art Journal page, featuring the wonderful, Layered Raindrop Chip.  I thought this Chip resembled flower petals, so I created a page using them as a floral design element.

To create texture on each 'petal' I first applied a liberal coating of gesso, then Luminarte Silks Paint and contrasting embossing powder.  Once the chips were adhered on my page, I then applied several colors of Lindy's Magicals (a powdered mica) to each petal for more color and dimension. 

For the centers of my flowers, I applied to same technique (of coloring my petals above) to Square Confetti and layered them in the center of each flower.

I also used several Raindrops as leaves for my flowers, simply colored in a leaf color.

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page today.  Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

March Winner

Hi Folks!! Let's get you a March winner for our sketch challenge.. if you'll remember the March sketch looked like this :

And our winner is the talented Nina with a nice scatter of UmWowStudio Star Confetti:

Great job Nina!!! email me @ with your shipping address and we'll send you a prize!

Check out this month's sketch to win your own prize pack.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Forest canvas

Hello on Monday! :-)
It is wiosanka today and my "forest canvas" with photos of my sons. As You have probably noticed, I love to use photos of my boys in my projects ;-)

There are many details in my work, almost all of them are the elements from Nature Walk collection. Also two flairs that I used here are connected with that collection.
You can also see Circle Confetti Mask - I just love it ;-)

The chipboards that I used here are my favourite Gear Mash - coloured with some mists.

UmWow Studio products that I used:
Nature Walk Stamps

Have a nice day! :-)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spread your wings into the wild

Hello :) Anai here with another UmWowStudio inspiration for you.
This time I decided to make a small card using our amazing products.

I wanted to use this amazing feather chipboard and it was just a natural choice to use it with a Nature Walk collection. I especially love the "Word Stickers" which have a lot of very motivational words and sayings.
"Spread your wings" seemed to be perfect match :)
And isn't the "Into the wild" flair just beautiful?

I covered the feather with embossing powder ("Aged Rose" by Stampendous) and added a little bit of shading with black and white Gelatos. I love this distressed effect!

For the base I used a paper with some blue and green tones and it gave me and idea to use it as a "sky". I really like the star shape, so I used a star confetti mask with a soft pencil and then added star confetti chipboards with a silver glitter on some of them. 

I'm really excited about this project and I really like the final look. I think it can be a great card for someone close to my heart.
As you can see even on the small surface (the card is 5,5x5,5'') you can use a lot of UmWowStudio products and create something very natural, cute... and may I say a little bit magical? :)

Nature Walk Diecut Tags
Nature Walk Diecut Elements
Nature Walk Elements Stickers
Nature Walk Words Stickers
Butterfly Kisses Flair
Star Confetti Mask
Star Confetti
Contoured Feather
Gelato - Black Licorice
Gelato - Coconut