Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scrapbooking Memories Aussie Blog Hop with Imaginarium :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Haaaaaaappy Australia Day! I do hope you are having a wonderful Day!

Are you enjoying the Scrapbooking Memories blog hop so far?? :) :) :)

I am currently on a plane jetting my way back to Australia, but I wasn't letting that stop me from having a little creative fun, and I cant pass up the opportunity to share with you my love of Imaginarium Designs.

Today I thought I would share with you something slightly different :)! As most of you are probably aware I love to use a combination of wet mixed mediums to create my own layout backgrounds.

In the beginning [early 2010] I was experimenting, trying to find what worked best as a background for multiple applications of wet mediums; as card stock wasn't 'cutting the mustard' sts :) Im not a fan of the bumpy buckled look.  So I progressed onto a thicker card, I started using the backs of paper pads and the extra lining card that came in patterned paper packs to protect them.

Here is an example of a layout that I created using this card, but as you can see it still looks warped; and that was after only light coats of gesso and mist.

I still wasn't happy with this warping of my backgrounds. So when I joined the amazing Imaginarium Designs team I asked Jane [the amazing owner/designer of Imaginarium Designs] if it were possible to purchase the chipboard sheets that she was cutting the chipboard from, as this seemed sturdier than what I was using. I originally started with a thinner ply 1.2ml, but when I started to get more 'in to' using wet mediums to create my own backgrounds I soon progressed to the 1.7ml grey board [as I call it lol] :)

What I can do to this grey board and still have it thin enough to fit into an album sleeve, with minimal warping, is just amazing. Ill upload some examples of what I mean.

This has applications of; spray gesso and Tattered Angels mist with an extra spray of water 

With this grey board i first squirted on some watered down gesso, and when that was dry I absolutely drenced the whole of the background with Tattered Angels chalkboard mist.

When I was preparing this layout background I applied 3 layers of paint and gesso, and as you can see its not warping :)

Here is a pic of a layout being created by one of the awesome ladies who attended workshop that I did last year, it gives you an idea how well this Imaginarium Designs Grey Board background withstands moisture.

When creating this layout background it had 2 applications each of; misted water, Tattered Angels chalkboard mist, and gesso! ......are you getting the idea as to why I think the Imaginarium Designs grey board backgrounds are so fabulous??!!! :)

It doesn't even buckle under pressure when handled by awesome Tim Holtz for an autograph, unlike some ladies I saw go weak at the knee's LOL :)

So that is enough babbling from me LOL :) Imaginarium Designs chipboard not only caters to the scrapper and card maker, but also to the arty types, and the OTP creatives!!

So I will leave you with a couple of my fave layouts, using the Imaginarium Designs grey board backgrounds, where I have used multiple applications of mediums to create my own backgrounds.

Well that is it for me, I do so hope you are inspired by and enjoying the Scrapbooking Memories Blog Hop.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping,

Louise :) xox


eu said...

me encantan todos tus trabajos!! son preciosos

Maria said...

Amazing works!!! Your backgrounds are awesome!!!! :)

Michelle Hernandez said...

I've always wondered how you got so much wonderful medium onto the board with no warping- I've tried several widths of board and nothing seems to work. In any case thank you for sharing this step by step- it's fantastic and I'm pinning this for future research. I REALLY wish you had classes available via the internet- I would sign up for every single one!!! I just got some clear crackle medium after seeing your video for Creative Jump start- still working on the spray gesso though- I'm sure it's available I just have to find it. Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

Martha Richardson said...

Hi WillieburgScrapper - Martha Richardson here in the US. I got my spray gesso from Dick Blick online...I to would love if Louise did internet classes because I to would sign up for each one!

Martha Richardson said...

I need this for my LO's also...we have to convince Jane to sell here in the US! It was so lovely to see you again my dear enjoyed your travelogue of NYC! xoxox

Madeline Rains said...

Thanks for the info about the spray gesso! I took the creative jumpstart too and loved your work, Louise. I wonder if we can get the chip board sheets here? I know I want that viva decor colored crackle paste even more!

Michelle Looi said...

Love your work, seriously!

Le petit monde de Louison said...

So beautiful!!!!!!

corinne de france MARCH said...

oh louise ! je suis en admiration devant vos créations, je les aime tellement <3
je vais essayer de vous copier ;-))
corinne de france

Jean said...

Wow - I need to try this!!

Dallas said...

OMG Louise thats my project youve showcased (the butterfly workshop one) to show how robust the chipboard is.I am truely honoured you chose to use it as a sample- really made my day, Thank you

TracyM #6773 said...

I am SO EXCITED that you are part of the Aussie Day Blog Hop, that I got to come visit, "meet" you Louise and see your wonderful work - TOTALLY inspired - thank you!!!

Unknown said...

i miss you soooooo when i don't see your work. i wish i could see you!

zenevak said...

Just LOVE your work!

Kasia Bogatko said...

Och, wow...! :) The last one is my favourite :)