Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Create Unique Art- Off The Rails Scrapbooking Inspiration

I have always loved photography and I have always dreamed of being able to take night time photos that actually work! We are lucky to have an amazing photographer in our town that takes groups for workshops, my dream workshop was advertised and I dove at the chance. Night and long exposure photography with steel wool fire shots and night sky photography as my highlights. Here is one of my favourite shots.

Off The Rails Scrapbooking September Challenge.


Items I used: 
  • 12" x 12" white cardstock
  • White and Black Gesso- Monte Marte
  • Modeling Paste - Monte Marte
  • Dylusion Ink Sprays- 'White Linen', 'Black Marble'.
  • Semco Acrylic paint- 'Crimson Red'
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks - 'Black Soot', 'Iced Spruce'.
  • 2Crafty Chipboard- '6" Circle Revolution'
  • Black Cotton
  • White Cheesecloth
  • Black Cardstock
  • Camera - Funky Flair
  • 'Art Background' Stamp- Kaszazz
  • StazOn 'Black' Ink 
  • White card stock for stamping
The background was created by placing modeling paste down the centre of the page using a flexible scrapper, I placed black gesso dribbles over the top while the paste was still wet and then added more modeling paste over the top until I obtained the look I liked. I added strips of watered down black gesso in a sweeping motion and then red (watered down Crimson Red acrylic paint) in the same method to the centre and adding fine splatters of both black and red over the page.

The chip board was sealed with white gesso and when dry multiple layers of Crimson Red acrylic paint added until the depth of colour was the same as on the September mood board. 

The photo was edged with white gesso and backed with black card to give a small border. A small piece of cardboard was glued to the back of the photo to give lift to the photo and depth to the layout.

I coloured some distressed cheesecloth with 'White Linen' and 'Marble Black' Dylusion Ink Spray and then added another layer of distressed cheesecloth on top of the coloured. A long piece of Red Cotton was the next layer before adding the photo to the stack.  The chipboard was used to frame the layers and phot0 with the page being edged with 'Black Soot' and 'Iced Spruce' Distress Ink and white gesso (added with a spatula).

I stamped the 'Art Background' stamp onto white card with StazOn 'Black' and cut out the single words 'Art', 'Create' and 'unique'. I then edged them with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink and glued these onto the layout to make my quote to add the finishing touch to my layout.

Thanks for dropping by to have a look at my design team piece for Off The Rails Scrapbooking.  A big thank you to the amazing 2Crafty chipboard company for sponsoring our September Challenge.


  1. Great page Sandi! It's so good to see techniques you learn in the workshops being transferred to your projects.