Hello Basically Bare Fans! Jan here with an altered vintage trim piece. Remember these gorgeous wooden pieces that many older homes had above the windows and doors? I spotted this at an Antique Shop and decided to make it into a sewing room wall hanging. I’ve used the chipboard dress form and painted and added embossing to give it some texture.
All Posts from August, 2011
As soon as I spotted this little package of Paisley pieces in my DT box I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, alter them and make a fab Paisley pattern!
The pieces are all different sizes and made from Felt, Acrylic and Chipboard – The felt ones I just edges with gold acrylic paint, the chipboard ones I painted with 2 layers of acrylic paint and the acrylic ones I used my alcohol inks – they work fantastically on these giving a stained glass type effect that I just loved! Once edged with gold paint they looked like the old pieces of glass you sometimes find in thrift shops.
Once all the pieces were dry I positioned them over my card to make sure I liked the pattern, layering the different textures as I went. I used extra strong tape for the chipboard pieces as they are quite heavy – especially when you layer a few of them together! The acrylic pieces are best stuck down with glossy accents – I spread it over the back with my finger and it dried completely invisible and didn’t make the colour look cloudy – perfect!
Once the adhesive was all dry I trimmed the excess from the edges and added one of the chipboard banners – again painted with acrylic paint, and added some sparkly white letters.
I think this makes a very bold card and would be great for a male themed card – something I know a lot of people struggle with! I can’t wait to try some more things with these, they are so versatile!
Thanks for looking at my very first blog post for Basically Bare, I can’t wait to bring you more fun projects!
Sometimes there are memories that you just need to capture on film. Those moments that are truly precious and make you count your blessings. What better way to pair these moments up, than to use the Paparazzi Embellie Set from Basically Bare. When I received the filmstrips, I knew that I would use them to frame my little babies. Seeing them side by side makes me realize even at an early age, that they are very different.
Hi everyone, Erika Taylor here today to share with you a very special layout I created using the filmstrips chipboard embellies. First I painted the chipboard with Jenni Bowlin Bubblegum pink paint dauber. When it completely dried, I coated it with Helmar Crackle Medium and gave it a really aged look. I adore how this turned out and will be using Crackle Medium on these wonderful embellies again soon. So without further adieu, here are my Babies for you.
The chipboard from Basically Bare is so wonderful to alter. From paints to embossing powders, inks to glitter, you’ve just gotta try them out. You will absolutely love them too!!! Until next time…
I had the chance to create a layout using Victorias Gardens by Echo Park and some fun Basically Bare. The soft color palette on these papers and stickers are gorgeous, but I wanted my title to stand out more.
One way to get your title to stand out more is by popping up your title with a fun pennant banner! I covered up my chipboard piece with coordinating cardstock, misted it, and used it as a placeholder for my title letters.
With just one Basically Bare piece, I was able to create this simple and elegant project. In the pack of pennant banners, there are various sizes. Thus, if you have a longer title, no fret! Basically Bare has got you covered.
I’ve always wanted a bucket list. Its always been an idea in my head for a class but i’ve never made one.
I received a Retro Bare Booklet and just knew it was the perfect fit for my bucket list.
On the cover i used Graphic 45 and a Basically Bare Canvas banner. These are THE coolest.
This album opens up and there are 2 envelopes and then another chipboard page and 2 more envelopes and then the back. The envelopes make perfect pockets to hold memorabilia that you collect as you check things off YOUR bucket list.
this was about the only page i could check off my bucket list! I actually made it to Paris this year. I put a few mementos from my trip inside the envelope and journaled on the tag.
Thanks for coming by to look…
Hi, this is Tricia here. Welcome back! Today I’d like to share a project I did using some of the gears from Basically Bare and a couple of vintage settings and some papers from October Afternoon‘s “Rocket Age” line. The photograph on this layout is a little dark and a tiny bit blurry, but since I took it on my first trip to Chicago, I really wanted to scrap it. To keep the feel from looking too dark I used lighter papers to mat the photo and surround it which really helped a lot.
On the gears I misted them first with Shimmerz Coloringz. I used Valentino, Mama Sings the Blues and Anchors Away. On the red one I misted the gear, then sprayed a grid stamp and stamped on top of that. With the other two gears I wanted the effect to be a bit more subtle, so I unscrewed the lid and dribbled some of the pigment directly onto the pieces. The drops mimic the drops on the October Afternoon and help create greater unity to the page.
To finish them off I made two custom epoxies and placed those inside of a couple Epiphany Crafts vintage settings. Once everything was dry I traced around the gears to give them greater emphasis. Love the way they turned out and I hope you do too Thanks for dropping by.
To help brighten up your week – or maybe it’s just because I’m actually enjoying some sunshine this week! – I had a little bit of fun with pink, orange, and green on a few stationery products.
(Beware of the acrylic paint on the felt – it takes a LONG time to dry!)
My cupcake has a patterned paper-covered chipboard bottom. To decorate the frosting, I used a corrugated piece (flipped to the white side) and a few bling butterflies. The pennants were painted with acrylic paint and flipped on their sides to use as tabs for my journal.
Here’s a close-up of the cupcake:
Most of the schools here have finally started back, so I figured what could be better to make right now than a quick card for either a teacher or even for a child as a reward for good grades (maybe even tuck a few dollars into that card, lol).
Did you notice I said a quick card? From start to finish, it only took about 40 minutes to make, which is quick for me.
The grid on the background was made using my ScorPal. Then, I inked around the edges and over the grid lines. Next I added a flourish stamp, a strip of patterned paper, and the chipboard letters.
Now, on to the cutest part of the card. I took one of the Basically Bare chipboard owls and covered it entirely with patterned paper and then inked it up. Next, I added the googly eyes. Lastly, I cut an apple from cardstock using my Cricut and attached it to the owl.
Until next time, keep creating!
Thank you guys all so much for your participation in our comment contest! Each comment was put into the drawing and the winner is this comment from Erika’s “Loving Those Hearts” project:
Iris S Said:
Great altered project!
Congrats, Iris! Please email your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get your prize out to you asap!
Thanks again to everyone who participated. Keep your eyes peeled, more contests are coming!
My friend just opened a BRAND NEW store in Saskatoon (Scrapbook Studio) and I have been honoured to make decorations for everything. I of course LOVE this! So for each “section” I have made banners. This just seemed the perfect place to show off some Basically Bare products. So I grabbed 2 different sizes of the hearts, painted them, inked them, added stickles, layered some flowers on them and hinges and voila. Added the perfect amount of punch to my project! Love it!
Here are a couple close-ups.
So what are you doing with your BARE products lately????? I’m digging them…off to use them to make more decorations.