Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love Layout Tutorial

It’s definitely the month for “Love.” I had to create a fun Love layout using pics of my little Loves. I used some great products to pull this layout together, but I have to tell you the most enjoyable aspects of the layout were the use of effortless adhesive products by Xyron. I used my Xyron Creatopia Machine to apply edge to edge adhesive to my 12 x12 patterned paper and my scalloped paper. I also used Xyron’s adhesive dots, the Teresa Collins Mega Runner and 1” Sticker Maker. The scalloped page was created using my We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Floral Burst punch.
My tutorial for this layout is shown below.
             Patterned paper
Journaling spot
Xyron Adhesive
Drywall Tape
India ink (Brown)
Vintage Photo distress ink
Big brush marker (Brown)
Foam tool
Typo bulbs


 Step One: Age all paper layers, flowers and photos with Vintage Photo ink using foam tool.


Step Two: Randomly apply India ink to scalloped patterned paper. Let dry.

Step Three: Apply brown big brush marker to a small piece of drywall tape and stamp the ink onto the scalloped patterned paper transferring the pattern of the drywall tape. Randomly apply the pattern.

Step Four: Apply thin strips of patterned paper to scalloped paper using 1” Xyron Sticker Maker.

Step Five: Insert patterned papers into the Creatopia machine to give the papers an edge to edge application of adhesive.


Step Six: Remove film from adhesive sheet. Gently release patterned paper from adhesive backing and layer papers together.
Step Seven: Adhere photos to layout using Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron.

Step Eight: Add Butterflies and Flowers using Adhesive Dots by Xyron.


Step Nine: Add ribbon. Continue embellishing as desired.


Love by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned paper, Journaling Spot: We R Memory Keepers; Flowers, Butterflies, Typo Bulbs: Prima; Stamp: Close to My Heart; Ink: Ranger, Tsukineko, Dr. Martins; Punch: Fiskars, We R Memory Keepers; Marker: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Drywall tape

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Days Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there,

We are having some unbelievable snowy weather, which gives me an opportunity to get some cool and fun photos...:) I decided to create this canvas with one of the photos that I took while the girls were enjoying the snow....The background techniques that I used are very similar to the techniques used in the mixed media gelatos tutorial shared on yesterday. All adhesives used were by Xyron. I added some pics of how I applied and used Xyron to adhere elements to the canvas as well as some close up shots of the canvas.

Snow Days by Karen Jiles Supplies Die cuts, Wood Shapes: PinkPaislee; Twine: Ranger; Ink: Dr. Ph. Martins; Gelatos, marker: Faber Castell; Gesso: Liquitex; Adhesive: Xyron

The above photo shows use of an Tape Runner by Xyron, which is one of the many products in the Teresa Collins Adhesive kit.


The above photos show die cuts and twine being used in the Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker.  I love both products mainly because of the convenience and ease of the adhesive application.
The following are the close up shots of some of he elements of the canvas.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mixed Media Valentine Card

Hi there,

I am sharing a mixed media card tutorial using gelatos, gesso, and inks that I created for The Art Studio. There is always something fun about creating cards with many fun products. It allows you the opportunity to enjoy the process and create a cool piece of art at the same time. The steps to this card are very simple and easy to follow, so pull your supplies together and prepare yourself to have fun.


White cardstock
Pink scalloped edge card base
Stamps (Heart and sentiments)
Black inkpad
Big brush marker
Art pencil
Foam Brush
Black pencil
Black artist PITT pen
Water mister
Xyron 510


Step One: Apply gesso to white cardstock as a base for the gelato application. Applying the gesso will enable the gelatos to flow and blend smoothly.


Step Two: Begin applying gelatos to the top of the gesso’d cardstock. I use colors: red, pink, and snow cone.


Step Three: Spray water using mister onto cardstock and stand cardstock up allowing full drippage of the gelatos and water.


Step Four: Use your finger to continue the blending of the gelatos as desired. Let dry. Prepping the entire sheet will give you an opportunity to easily add other coordinated elements to your work as well as create additional backgrounds for future uses.



Step Five: Cut (1) 4 X 5 ½ piece of gelato covered cardstock and apply random black PITT artist pen strokes along the lines of the drippage. Rub to blend.



Step Six: Using black ink, stamp hearts and sentiments onto gelato cardstock.



Step Seven: Using an artist pencil, trace stamped hearts and rub them to blend. Set aside.


Step Eight: Add twine and apply adhesive using Xyron 510 machine. Set aside.


Step Nine: Stamp hearts on reserve gelatos cardstock and cut them out. Set aside.



Step Ten: Using a black brush marker, outline the scallop edge and adhere gelato card front to pink base. Set aside.




Step Eleven: Apply gelatos to craft sheet and mist water onto the gelatos. Swipe ribbon though gelatos and let dry.


Step Twelve: Adhere ribbon to the edge of inside of card allowing the ribbon to extend beyond the scallop edge of the front cover of the card.


Step Thirteen: Apply cut heart to card using adhesive.


Step Fourteen: Apply droplets of white India ink to the card and finish as desired.


Love by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Copic; Stamps: Close to My Heart; Ribbon, twine: Ranger; Ink: Tsukineko, Dr. Ph. Martins; Gelatos, marker, pens, pencil: Faber Castell; Gesso: Liquitex; Adhesive: Xyron

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine Heart Album

Hi there,

I finished this little album some time ago. It was previously published in Scrapbook News & Review Magazine and it's a perfect project to share this time of year.  I created it using Dylusions inks and stencils. The base is a heart shaped canvas album by Prima. The canvas pages were covered with Dylusions ink sprays. The ribbons were dyed with the inks also.The inks are so vibrant and fun to use. A lot of love of went into this one and I really like how it came together given the blending of product lines. I am sharing highlights of the album below.

Supplies Canvas Album: Prima; Flowers: Prima; Butterfly:Prima; Pins: Prima Metal Embellishments: Advantus; Letter: Anna Griffin; Stamps: Stampin Up; Inks: Versafine, Ranger; Other: Ribbon, tags

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