Graphic 45 “Lost in Paradise” Boxed Mini Album

Happy New Year! Everyone.

So happy to bring you my first design project for 2021!

For this project, I used the gorgeous paper collection and sticker set “Lost in Paradise” from Graphic 45.

Some design elements include an inlay center piece in the front of the box, unique box opening, hinge closure, large photo display for photos, and metal “rivot” heads on hinges.

This uniquely designed boxed album set makes an attractive display for your album collection or photo library.

You can see a list of some of the primary products I used for this project design in the YouTube description box and below.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to created your own boxed mini album.

List of some of the products I used in this project.

Kraftex Sample Pack

Graphix Medium Weight Chipboard

Weldbond Glue

Glossy Accents

Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape

Silhouette Hinge Design File

Lorie Whitlock “3 Hinges” – Design #24826



Halloween Decor – Potion Bottles

Today I am sharing two more pieces of Halloween decor. I previously shared a poison potion bottle I made for my “Reinventing A Project Series”.

I decided to design these new bottles to complete the set. Below are photos and a list of supplies I used to create them.

The tall bottle was created by using Graphix Medium Weight Chipboard, Art Stones (listed below), and a large bead from my jewelry making supplies. The smaller container based was created by using a treat cup (see list below), a small box lid, and a small wood spoon from a dollar store. I used the same process for prepping the chipboard that I shared on my YouTube channel earlier this month. An additional design element for the new bottles included the use of hot glue drips to create a dripping/dripped potion oozing from the bottles. I created the “eye” for the short bottle by cutting chipboard pieces for the outer part of the eye, then I added a small bead from my jewelry making supplies. I colored the inner eye with Indian Pink Wax Cire Cera and the eyeball with Sparks Fairy Wings, a dot of red and black acrylic paint.

NOTE: I did weight the tall bottle down by adding some small plant stones and glue before sealing up the bottle. Because the bottle design was tall and thin, I wanted to make sure that it would not tip over.

The color effects from the Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy products and the Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink, brought out the texture details in the design. I simply love the Firebird and Mint Sparkle Wax Cire Cera colors!

I hope you like these Halloween decor designs, and I hope they inspire you.

Thanks so much for following this post and blog.

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Cire Cera: Bronze Age and Rich Copper

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Wax Cire Cera: Firebird, Indian Pink, Mint Sparkle

Craftsmart Satin Acrylic Paint: White

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint: Emerald Green and Deep Waters

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint: Iris Potion, Ginger Magic, and Fairy Wings

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Mini Art Stones: White

Prima Marketing/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Mega Art Stones: White

Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot

Michael’s Stores Celebrate It Treat Cup

My Minds Eye: ” Wicked Mechant Malvado” Chipboard Stickers

Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex Blended Fibers

Liquitex Mars Black Acrylic Paint


Reinventing A Project Series: Final Project

Thanks for following this series!

Today, I am sharing the final project for the series. I just had a few bits of flowers leftover from the original project, and decided to design something for Halloween.

If you are just viewing the series post, here is what the original project looked like. I took it completely a part (excluding the album), and created new project designs.

Here are the two previous projects I designed from using parts of the project above.

For this last project, I used chipboard to create the potion bottle. I also used a cardboard tube from a plastic bag roll, a wooden foot base from my mixed media supplies, and topped the bottle off with a stack of 1/2″ chipboard squares. The texture for the bottle was created using Liquitex Gesso and Blended Fibers Paste. The colors on the bottle was done with a layering of Liquitex Mars Black Acrylic Paint, Prima Marketing Inc/Finnabair/Art Alchemy Sparks Paint in Fairy Wings and Iris Potion along with Silver Spoon Metallique Acrylic Paint. I used a touch of White Satin Acrylic Paint from Craftsmart (purchased from Michael’s). The flowers were originally created by using the flower and leaves die from Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Metal Dies set. I colored with a combination of Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, and Vintage Photo. I also used Liquitex Gesso for base coating the flowers and the Mars Black Acrylic Paint. The chain was distressed with the same combination of paints and acrylics as mentioned before.

Additional accents for the bottle include chipboard and brad pieces from Recollections (Michael’s brand) and “Wicked Mechant Malvado” from My Mind’s Eye. I used a Mini Pocket Watch from Time Holtz Idea-olgy. For the Poison and Potion titles on the bottle, I used PN Goose Pimples font from Silhouette and cut the letters out on my Cameo 3 with Recollections black cardstock. I triple layered the letters to give a raised effect. I created the label bases by cutting cardstock in layering the cut pieces three times. I distressed the labels with Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and Vintage Photo.

Here is a video showing the entire project process design.

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Thrifted Vase Redesign

For this project, I take an inexpensive thrifted vase and redesign it for a new home decor item!

I use a variety of Finnabair/Prima Marketing Inc. Wax Cire Cera colors to create a “metal-like” effect. I also use Finnabair Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel and Heavy Gesso,and Art Ingredients Art Stones. In addition, I use Liquitex Gesso, Blended Fibers, and Light Modeling Paste to create texture and adhere the floral and cord details.

I love the transformation from something simple to something with design and flare!

See more of how this project came together.

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