Hello Roadies! We have a special treat for you. Nathalie Kalbach is our very special guest designer today. Nat took our Maya Road products and put her very artistic spin on them. We are sharing her mini album, art bag, and stellar "Every Wall" canvas. She even graciously put together a video tutorial detailing her unique canvas. Let's take a closer look at all her beautiful creations.
Nat's beautiful Road Trip Mini album use a mix of the Maya Road Canvas Flag Banner and the Maya Road Chipboard Flag Banner Album as its base. A variety of Maya Mist adorn the pages of this mini album. A great feature of the Maya Road Canvas albums is that the canvas doesn't bleed. You can spray lots of mist on one side and the other side will remain blank until you are ready to alter it.
Using a stencil and Maya Mists she created both negative and positive images on her pages. She adorned her photos with a varitey of chipboard images and words from the Hand & Heart chipboard set.
Here are some close up details of her wonderful pages.
Nat's created an awesome art bag using the Maya Road Alterable Canvas Messenger Bag. She added a page from the Canvas Flag Mini album to create her pocket. She used lots of Maya Road Mists to get the bold colorful front of her tote. The Deborah Chipboard was her stencil for the word "Art bag." We love how Nat made the perfect art travel bag.
Thank you Nathalie for sharing your awesome artistic creations with us today. A big thank you for the awesome video and insights into your creative process. Roadies make sure you check out Nathalie's website to see more of her beautiful creations.
Hi Lisa Pace here.. today, I want to share an inspirational canvas I created for my daughter, Ansley. She graduates High School in a few days and thought this would be a fun piece for her to have filled with lots of inspirational words.
Once I attached the book pages to the canvas I decided to give the background a slight conservatory feel and used the ornate vintage butterflies stamp set to create the background. Once stamped using markers I colored in each of the butterflies then carefully accented each one with diamond stickles. While the diamond stickles was drying I painted a scallop edge all around the canvas and the Jonathan alpha chipboard letters “fly”. After the paint and stickles dried I completely covered the entire top of the canvas using clear rock candy crackle paint and set it aside to dry.
While the crackle paint was drying I arranged the mini kraft tags as I wanted them to appear on the canvas then decided on which word stickers (always, dream, love, smile, grow, adore, &) to use for each tag. I then inked and distressed the edges of each tag and using a black pen outlined each word sticker. Once I had the mini kraft tags arranged as I liked I applied watercolor to three canvas triangle banner pieces. Once these dried I attached a Jonathan alpha chipboard piece to each banner to spell out “fly”. I then attached the canvas triangle banner pieces to the turquoise twine cording, tied a bow and attached each end of the turquoise twine cording to a love hanger.
Once everything was completely dry I attached the kraft mini tags, the vintage mum – apple, a bow created from coffee brown mini gingham trim, the love hanger mini “fly” banner and turquoise and yellow ruffle flowers as shown. To accent the edge of the canvas I attached leaf zipper trim all along the outer edge.
Hi Bloggers, Lisa Pace here. Today, I'm going to share a little tip/secret. One thing I love to do with my Maya Road stamp sets is use them as background stamps. How do I do this you ask? Well, I leave the stamps on the backing as they come packaged, shown below.
I peel back the cover, ink all the stamps then press the stamps onto my project. If I feel I might not be getting solid pressure on all the stamps I carefully place a large clear acrylic block on top of the stamp set and continue to press down. Adding the acrylic block on top guarantees even pressure on all the stamps.
I think the Ornate Vintage Butterflies stamp set makes a gorgeous conservatory background. You can leave the stamped images simply as they are or color them in with inks or markers.
The banner page above shows how I used the You've Been Framed stamp set as a background stamp. Oh and here is another little tip, once you stamp the background rotate the stamp set to create an entirely different backgound for another background image. This banner has four pages and all the backgrounds look different from simply rotating the stamp set.
Happy Spring everyone! I am so happy to see the sun and flowers. Today I am going to share with you a tutorial on how to make your very own Spring bouquet using Maya Road products. You will need a small jar, some floral wire, a small piece of styrofoam, adhesive, and these Maya Road goodies (zipper trim, kraft doilies, medallion flowers, wooden buttons, and wooden doilie).
First take your small jar and cover it with zipper trim. I did not want my trim to be too perfect so adhered it in an uneven fashion.
Next I placed a small amount of stryofoam inside the jar. This will hold your "flowers" in place!
Next, I took two kraft doilies and sandwhiched them on either side of the floral wire and adhered them together. You can cut the floral wire later to the size you want.
On the medallion flowers I simply punched a small circle from some heavy cardstock and glued that and the wire to the back of the flower. Now you are ready to glue your wooden doilie to the top of your jar and arrange your flowers by placing the stems through the openings in the doilie. The floral wire allows you to bend and arrange the flowers to your liking.
I hope this little bouquet has inspired you to make your very own!! Happy Spring!
If you have not used Bees Wax yet on Maya Road chipboard or wood pieces you need to do so now. Talk about a BLAST of creative fun, I promise. I inked the Ornate Vintage Butterflies and Art Journaling Words Stamp Sets using True Black ink onto a blank chipboard page from the Scallop Square Basic Album and a page from ATC Coaster Album that has been covered with vintage ledger paper.
Next, I heated my clover sewing iron (small triangle tip) then applied a few pellets of Bees Wax onto the pages. When ironing over the pellets like this they melt on contact. Once I had the layer of wax on each page to the thickness I liked I then melted the wax in the area where I wanted the ATC attached. Once cooled the ATC was set in place for good.
To alter the butterfly piece I just took colored broken crayons I have had since the girls were in elementary school, touched the tip to the hot iron and let the droplets fall where they may until the entire butterfly was covered.
I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to display your photos using the Wooden Bingo pieces from Maya Road! I made one for my scrap room but since it is in a bit of disarray from being relocated I thought I would show you a miniature version. Here's what you will need:
Maya Road Wooden Bingo Number pieces
Super strong magnets
Industrial strength adhesive (I used Super Glue!)
Picture hanging wire
First take your bingo piece and adhere a super strong magnet to the back of it. I used some that were super thin found at any hobby store. Once dry you are set!
Simply choose your photographs and use the magnetic bingo piece to hold it to the metal wire. Some pictures may require two!
I chose Maya Road's Bingo pieces but so many of their products would work....especially the flowers or any of the chipboard pieces once you had altered them! The one that hangs in my is about 7 feet long. I used two metal clips, tied the end of the picture hanging wire to them and then clipped them to my window valance. You could also hang this project vertically by hanging something with some weight to it on the bottom and loop at the top to hang it by! It's a quick and easy way to display photos, notes, papers, etc. and it allows you to be able to switch them out as needed.
I love Maya Road Chipboard. There are so many great shapes & sizes to complement any creation. Sometimes i like to just play around with these pieces to see what i can create. Think of it as creative play to add to your technique repertoire. Today i am going to walk you through some of my creative play using these chipboard butterflies & mists.
Start with some chipboard pieces. Today i am playing with these beautiful butterflies. Each piece comes with a top & bottom or two chances to play.
You can always spray mists directly onto the chipboard pieces. It looks really cool. Sometimes i like to paint them white first to boldly show the mist color and to get a variance in the mist. Try it out.
I like using a paint brush to paint the mists on.
Try adding in a second or third mist onto the piece, layering on top on the first mist.
If you don't like the color, play around some more until you find a color combination you like. I covered over the Sunflower & Plum Metallic mist with a touch of Fig Magenta. Love the color combination. The top of the butterfly is painted with buttermilk cream.
Paint a second chipboard piece. Time to play with the diluted mist. This Maya Road video shows you how to dilute the mists. Spray it directly on the chipboard piece and let the color pool in puddles. You get this cool variance of mist colors. Want a deeper color, add a few more sprays.
Just take some time to play around with your chipboard pieces & mists to see what you can create.
Just wanted to share how easy (and actually - quickly) you can whip up cute favors or minigifts containing sweets (well, mine usually does ;) ).
First, you need two boxes of slightly different sizes, or just a box with a lid... If you don't know how to fold one, I have a tutorial on one here. My two halves were made of squares measuring 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 and 8 3/4 x 8 3/4.
Then you need a couple different things you can layer upon the top. Mix Kraft tags with misted canvas pieces.
Dress up chipboard with patterned paper, before topping off with see-through glitter. Add ribbons and stamped images. Layering different materials equals exciting decoration for your box.
Don't forget to use 3d-foam and raisen's to help building dimension.
Two of the sides of the top box was also punched with a circle puncher - this so the box can be opened easier. Don't forget to decorate the sides of the box as well.
Don't forget to fill the box with sweet contents....
And tah-dah! You're done with a little, but cute and homemade giftbox! Or well, actually - when looking at this image I realize it's missing something....a trinket pin or three, mayhaps?