Saturday, April 21, 2018

Art Room banner tutorial video with Juili

Hi all,

I am working on my art room. The first project I started with is making banner for my room. I made tags for each letter and put them together in a form of beautiful banner. Here I am sharing the tutorial on how I made tags for this banner. Hope you all will love it!




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Distress Oxide Inks for resist card with Lisa

Hey there Off The Rail Fans!

Do you have any of the Distress Oxide Inks? I recently purchased some and really have been loving them!

Lisa here to share a fun technique with you using them.
Here is the card I created:

I started with a white base and stamped using embossing ink. I added white embossing powder:

and then heat set it:

Using a mini ink blending tool, I added Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink on the outer edge:

Next, I added Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and then finished it off with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. I made sure to blend really well in a circle motion:

Next, I took a watercolor brush and added water to parts of the flower to soak some of the color up:

I did a little at a time and blotted it with a paper towel to soak up the color:

This was the end result:

I took it one step further by adding another color. I smooshed the Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade on my mat and misted it with water. This creates a fun watercolor! The more water you add, the lighter the color will get:

Using a small paintbrush, I painted in parts of the flowers with this color:

I took alpha stamps and stamped with archival ink in the center and colored it in with a silver Glitter Nuvo marker. Finally I stitched a small banner and created a wrapped diploma by rolling some paper and tying it with bakers twine.

This was a fun technique to play with!
Here is the finished card again:

Hope you will give this fun technique a try!

Happy Crafting.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April moodboard challenge scrapbook layout tutorial with Brenda

Hello crafty friends and a big welcome to Off The Rails. Brenda here with you to share a page I created of my Eldest son Riley using this months challenge mood board for my inspiration.

I chose to use the beautiful bright colours from it along with the rosettes and the dots all over the lips for my inspiration. I just loved this mood board and the bright colours and as soon as I looked at it I felt happy, I needed a fun happy photo and I knew just the one. Riley house swimming sports. His house colours are yellow and all the students are encouraged to dress up and do a fashion parade as well. Yes my fun loving son is in the middle and they were the winners of the parade. 

 For the rosette I created it with a stencil and texture paste. Once this was dry I then went over it with different bright Distress Inks.

I worked out where I wanted my photo to sit and the frame I was gong to use so that I knew I had enough of the background showing when it was placed on the top.

I mounted the photo on orange patterned paper and the frame I painted red. On both I did circle/line in white as well to match in with what chippies I was going to use. 

For my circle and butterfly chippies I used Paint Pens all different colours.  Over the top of the Butterflies I used a Clear Wink Of Stella to give it a little sparkle.

Once everything was placed on my page I then used the different paint pens to put dots everywhere on the page. Some even on the chippies. The lips in the mood board with all the dots were just screaming out at me to be used.

The last thing I did was colour and place my chippie title. First I painted it yellow to go with the kids outfits and then I used a sponge to sponge on it a little of the orange paint I used. 
I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see my page and how I have used this months mood board. Please make sure you join in with us this month because it is such a bright, lively mood board and I would love to see your take on it. Don't forget to keep scrolling to see some other amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team along with other takes on the challenge. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Mid month reveal with the Design Team

We are loving the entries for the April challenge so far - you still have plenty of time to play along.

Here is some inspiration from the DT to help get you going ...




This month your entries have a chance to win a wonderful prize from our sponsors...

A huge thank you to

The Wise Old Owl are celebrating their second birthday in April!!
They  are giving a prize of the Couture Collections Magnolia Lane, with added accessories!
Postage within Australia included


Narelle Fasulo 

Carol is happy to pay postage

We can't wait to see your creations.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring Rosette tutorial with Jae Hee

Hello Off The Rails fans!
The April mood board is like a party of various colors.

Spring is such a lovely season.
I'm going to work on the spring party in April.
I need green paper and floral paper.
Fold the paper in a zigzag.

In Korea, this law is called "fan folding".

Put green paper and floral paper on top of each other.
After that, stick two pieces of green paper together.
The rosette shape is complete.
Put the paper on top of it and decorate the spring with a variety of die cuts.

If you upload a photo suitable for spring, you will complete your own spring party rosette.

Make your own party decorations by creating a variety of color rosettes in the mood board.
see you next time.

 Happy Crafting.

Jae Hee

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Colour Bomb art journal page with Deb

Hello Off the Rails Friends,

Deb here with an art journal page based on our challenge for this month - Colour Bomb.

I started by brushing a coat of clear gesso onto my journal page.  I love the Liquitex brand as it is grainy and adds texture to the page to start with.  Whilst waiting for this to dry I gathered together my supplies.

I took the 2 smallest stitched circle stamps from the Colour Blast stamp set and using the black stamp pad, stamped the larger of the 2, 3 times down the middle of the page.  I then took the smaller stamp and stamped that top and bottom and also inside the larger circles.  I then took the row of circles from the MME stamp set and stamped that between the larger circles.

I took the Kaiser paint in Royal Blue and Lime and dry brushed the circles, alternating the colours.
I them watered down the paint and splattered both colours all over the page.
When dry, I took the Kaiser Bubblewrap stamp and using a number of colours of Distress Inks, I stamped on both sides of the painted circles.

 I then used Dylusions Rose Quartz Ink Spray and lots of water to create the drip lines from the top of the page down.  I do apologise but my camera stopped working at this stage so I have no closeups of this.  When dry I added some Jane Davenport Washi Tape to the top of the page. 

At this stage I was really happy with how my page was coming together and loved the colour bomb I had created but thought it needed more!

Using a small Kaiser stencil, I applied Viva Inka Gold in Hydrangea, andCosmic Shimmer Paste in Polar White and Ocean Spray in various places on the page.
I finished the journal page with a sticker from 13 @rts - Marta Lapkowska Small Messages.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for our Colour Bomb challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Deb xx