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Kaisercraft ~ Furry Friends

“Paw Prints” Layout by Michelle Grant


Furry Friends – Loyal P1787,  Four-Legged P1785,  Best Friend P1718, Fur-Baby P1782,
Dog Sticker Sheet SS277,  Clear Stamp CS210, Epoxy Stickers Monochrome S7911, String EM406

“PurrFECT Pal ” Card by Michelle Grant


Furry Friends –  Four-Legged P1785, P1782 Fur Baby,  Loyal P1787, Cat Sticker Sheet SS276,
Triangles Template T615,  Triangles Texture Stamp CS150,  Natural Alpha Stickers AS254, String EM406

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Crafty Crusaders ~ Canson Art Book, Schmincke & Mepxy

Hello there, glad you could join me today, I hope you enjoy this little tutorial on how I have created this art journal page using the
Canson Art Book 180 & Schmincke – Acrylic inks & Aquarell & Mepxy Brush Markers.

Can I just say, my fave latest products to use! These are so yummy to work with!!! So many ideas are flowing right now!




















To start draw a light pencil outline of the face you want to use.
2. Then use the Schmincke Aquarell Maskierstift to go over your pencil outlines. Let dry before adding your colours.
I Love how the masking fluid comes in the easy to use applicator!











3. Use different stamps to stamp and a permanent black ink around the hair overlapping them as you go.
4. Drip the Schmincke Acrylic Ink over the hair area, I have used a little of the Primary Blue Cyan and mostly Primary Magenta & Yellow.









5. Spritz the ink with water so that it blends and runs,  then I have used a baby wipe or paper towel to dab off the excess and to dab more colour on around the edges. If too much ink went onto her face I used a baby wipe to wipe it off.
*** Note*** I would add the blue first next time and let that dry before adding the magenta and yellow. I think this would give it an even more vibrant colour variations.









6. Once the ink is dry you can rub off the Aquarell Masking Fluid.
The easiest way I found for removing it was by rubbing over it with a paper towel. It came off easily.









7. Now you can colour in your face with the Mepxy Markers. I am still learning how to use these, but I am quickly falling in love with them.











I finished off some of the finer details with a pencil. So happy with how she turned out!!!














Materials Used:
Canson ~ Art Book 180 A4 96gsm
Schmincke ~ Finest Acrylic Ink -Primary Magenta, Yellow & Blue Cyan| Aquarell 731 Maskierstift Masking Fluid |
Mepxy ~ Brush Markers – N25, N03, N25, N01, W13, W04, R00, R02, N51, 00, G02, B12, C02,120

Stamps | Black Ink – Archival Brilliance Graphite Black


Under the Sea Horse ~ Painting

This was just meant to be, how lucky was I that I took notice from the universe and ended up at this fabulous workshop.
I first booked in for the Donald James Waters workshop but got that busy that I forgot to get in and pay my deposit.
Anyway as luck would have it I recieved another email to say that they were running the class on the Sunday as well and did I still want a spot.
I took that as a sign from the universe that I was meant to be at this workshop. That and that he has the same name as my hubbie, Donald James LOL.
And Boy am I so glad I did!!!!

It was a similar concept to what I learnt from Tracey Verdugo but this was so much more again!
I loved the new techniques we got out of this workshop and I just loved Don’s approach and enthusiasm for his paintings.
It was so inspiring. I don’t think you could wipe the smile off my face all day!
Be sure to like Don’s facebook page:
And if you ever get the chance to do one of his classes make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity

I loved the fact that I had no idea where the layers were going, as I hadn’t heard or saw Don’s work for the workshop.
It was fun to follow his process with no end goal in mind.

This is my final piece from this workshop, really happy with it. I think I can see a whole lot of sea themed paintings to follow.  Love it! So much fun x


I forgot to take photos of the first couple of layers with just the doodling.
This is one is after the first few layers of colours.


More doodling and more colour layers.


It took awhile to see something jump out in all those colours.
Then out popped this cute little sea horse 🙂


Then Ta Da!!! After a few more finishing touches and sea friends it is finished.
And he already has a home, mum claimed him as he looked perfect on the wall at the beach house.


There were the paintings Don Created in the workshops over the 2 days. After I had completed all my doodling and bright colours I couldn’t see a scenery in my painting.  I have been thinking of doing some seahorse paintings and I love how my painting morphed into a sea horse seemingly all on its own.

This was the painting he created in our workshop on the Sunday.


This was the one he created in Saturdays class.


Make sure you check out Don’s Facebook page to see more of his amazing work.

I have been working on a few more pieces too, just need to find some time to get some photos!

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Kaisercraft ~ Basecoat Christmas

 “Special Moments”


I took these photos of my sisters wedding where she married my husbands brother in 2007! Man the years just fly by don’t they.
I love pushing the boundaries of a paper range, just because it is a Christmas paper doesn’t always mean you have to do a Christmas layout.

 Kaiser Materials used:  Base Coat Christmas paper  – P1603 Flora, P1606 Santa, P1610 Lights, PP947 Paper Pad, CT804 Collectables, F603 Taupe paper flowers, EM406 String natural

Other: Studio 940 crackile texture paste, Lindys, Moon shadow ink Gossamers Gold



“Basecoat Christmas Cards”


 Kaiser Materials used:  Base Coat Christmas paper  – P1603 Flora, P1604 Berry, P1610 Lights, P1609 Natural, CT804 Collectables,RS414 Crimson Sparklets, EM406 String natural, CD512 Kraft Card & Envelopes

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