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April ATCs ~ Black Ice Technique

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to come on and share today's project.
I needed to make some ATCs for a swap group Im in.
Loved this Black Ice Technique which I found the tutorial HERE

Here are my ATCs up close - really love the feel of technique and 'dark' sentiments.

I share a quick show and tell on my YT Channel HERE.
Stop by for a quick catch up.
Have a lovely day. xxAmira

12 Gorjuss Mini Paper Clips for 2018 ~ April ~ Hello Fall

Hi everyone ! Welcome back to the 12 Mini Gorjuss Paper Clips!

It's April and this month, I chose Stamp No.58 'The Dreamer' Gorjuss Mini Stamp by Santoro.

I have already created an art journal page with this stamp which you can find HERE and a process video for that which you can also find HERE
Once again, I am using my jumbo 97mm paper clips 

I first make a base for my paper clip out of cream card stock measuring 3.25" x 9" scored @ 4.5"

I used these Dress it Up button Embellishments

I used this stitched leaves die set by Lawn Fawn

I also used some ephemera from Carta Bella's Hello Fall die-cut collection.

This was such a quick little project to make I did not stop to take step by step photos. So here are a few pics of the finished piece so you can see the details up close.

Watch the process video HERE
Thank you so much for visiting and Ill see you in May for the next instalment.

The StoryTeller Series~ #iamflorarose ~ Chapter 2 ~ A Mission at last

Hello everyone,
I am back today with the next chapter in my #iamflorarose Story Teller Series.

Chapter 2 of the Flora Rose Series continues.

Flora Rose settles into life at Fort St. George and volunteers at a Charity House clinic where she meets Dr Abdu Braxton and finds a cause worth pursuing.

Watch the process video and hear the story HERE

Missed any earlier Chapters?

Table of Contents
Introduction to this swap/concept HERE
Prologue HERE
Chapter 1  HERE
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
This fictional story is the intellectual property of AmiraInOz (Amira Romanowski) and is protected by Australian and International copyright laws.   Reproduction and distribution in…

Vintage Cogs and Rusty Gears ~ Steampunk Embellishments

Hey Everyone,
Just a quick one from me today. I needed to sit down and make some cogs and gears as embellishments for the next Flora Rose Art Journal Layout - theme must be steampunk so wish me luck!

I turned on the camera while I made these and wanted to share with you all in case one day you find yourself needing to make some DIY embellishments.
You can find the tutorial HERE
Thanks for stopping by! Watch out for the next Chapter of the Flora Rose Series. Coming right up. xxAmira

Aussie Youtube Hop April 2018 ~ Blessed Fall ~ Art Journal Layout

Hi everyone,
I am so privileged to be participating in the Aussie Youtube Hop this April (2018). 
Our sponsor this Hop is Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft and the prize this Hop is the amazing All the Leaves are Brown April Kit!!! 

For an in-depth look at what is in the kit, check out my box opening HERE
For this Hop, I wanted to make an art journal layout all about Autumn / Fall.
I grabbed my Jane Davenport Acrylic DIY Face Stamp and had some fun making my own faces until I decided on the perfect one for 'this layout'.

Here are a few other faces I made (coming in another project soon!).

Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaf Die (from the April Kit) to cut out some leaves using Autumn coloured card stock.
I also used the Lindy's spray (also in the Kit) to color in some patterned paper that I'd die-cut leaves out of.

I played around with the arrangement of the leaves as a border in Dylusions A5 Creative Journal.

(This closed eye girl was a close runner up to being selecte…

A Wizard's Mixed Media Journal ~ Part 4 ~ Gryffindor's Journal

Hi everyone,
I'm back for part 3 of my Wizard Journal Series. If you missed it, check out Part 1 HERE
If you missed Part 2, check it out HERE
Part 3 can be found HERE
Today's journal is (my house) Gryffindor inspired!

Gryffindor's colors are:

~ Primary Red & Wilted Violet to make maroon
~ Burnt Umber
~ Red Oxide
~ Deep Yellow
~ Black

I mixed primary red and wilted violet to make the characteristic maroon color of Gryffindor.
Next, I used hot glue to create the 4 corners on each of the front and back covers.
I also added hot glue on the spine (love this!).
Next, I used a stencil and structure paste to create a design for the front cover (I do regret covering that eye but there was no other place for the label!).

Next I layered black and gold on the hot glue elements and added the yellow to the raised stencil designs.

I once again added thick Venetian Gold along the edges and 'cooked' them for a textured gilded look.

For the audio in the process video, I decided…

A Wizard's Mixed Media Journal ~ Part 3 ~ Ravenclaw's Journal

Hi everyone,
I'm back for part 3 of my Wizard Journal Series. If you missed it, check out Part 1 HERE
If you missed Part 2, check it out HERE
Today's journal is Ravenclaw inspired!

Ravenclaw's colors are: - Deep blue - Light grey - Yellow Ochre - Metallic Silver - Black After gesso'ing the front and back of the journal, I painted the covers deep blue. After drying, I added a thick coat of Jo Sonya's crackle medium and allowed that to air dry. Next, I added a coat of yellow ochre with a dry brush in a haphazard formation.
I did achieve a little 'crackle effect' but not as significant as I would have liked. But when compared to the inside of the covers (no crackle medium applied), you could really see and feel the difference.

When all was dry, I rummaged through my cutting dies and decided on a frame and 2 sized of feathers. I die-cut them out of card board and double layered them for a raised effect.
The final step was adding Deco Art Venetian Gold around t…

A Wizard's Mixed Media Journal ~ Part 2 ~ HufflePuff's Journal

Hi everyone,
I'm back for part 2 of my Wizard Journal Series. If you missed it, check out Part 1 HERE
Today's journal is Hufflepuff inspired!

Hufflepuff colors are really a beautiful combination - Deep Yellow - Yellow Ochre - Light Grey -Dark Grey - Black
For this journal, I used yarn as a design element.
The spine is my favourite - I love how it turned out although it did give me some grief. I had applied strips of yarn along the spine but when it had dried I wished I had cut them long enough to wrap around to the front and back just a tad.  So I extended these with hot glue but that was a disaster as they came right off. I then added glossy accents to hold down the non-functional glue extensions and then painted the glossy accent dimensional domes gold.
I also love the gold 'gilding' effect around the edges.
Check out my process video HERE.
Thanks for looking. xxAmira