Steampunk canvas and layout for ScrapFX


today I have for you 2 projects for inspiration. The first one is mixed media canvas and second is mixed media layout. Both in Steampunk style.

Making mixed media canvas is always fun. Here I glued different embellishments mainly chipboards and some very old things which I found in my grandpas workshop and also some metal embellishments. When everything was at place and dry I applied over whole canvas black gesso and than I used Finnabair waxes. I wanted to make slightly different canvas, more colourful but still steampunk. I really love result it is interesting unusual original. Try it too.

This is my first steampunk mixed media layout. As a base I used 7 dots studio paper. Background is coloured with Distress crayons and Gelatos. I stamped different La blanche stamps with Archival ink. Chipboards are coloured wit Finnabair rusty pastes. It is quite easy and not so layered layout.

ScrapFX chipboards:

Steampunk wall clock large

Spiky flourish

Fractured time

Light bulb transparency


Tangled gears stamp

Geometry stencil

Have a nice day

Kate Dachovska


Snow layout for Cherish the Memory


I would like to share with you easy layout which I created with Studio Light die cuts. I die cut squares for background and than I built layers with die cuts. I also die cut snowflakes from white card stock. As final touch I added with snow pen details. And beacause it is winter layout I added some self adhesive gems.

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Layout for ScrapFX


are you relaxed after Christmas or you are looking forward to normal days after New year? I love Chrismtas but I also love our calm house without guest. You know. So for today I prepared mixed media layout. There is our sharpei Dobby on photo. I used amazing chipboards – Crescent Frame and Wishes do come True. Chipboards are painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists. For background I used Prima Marketing papers and stamps and flowers. It is quite heavy background but sometimes it is great to have dirty hands of nice paints.

Have a nice day

Kate Dachovska

List of material:

White gesso (Pebeo), Texture paste, Waxes (Prima Marketing), White watercolour (Ecoline), Tattered Angels – High impact paint – white, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Crimson, Sienna, Afraid of the dark. Archival ink, Prima papers, stamps, flowers.

Chrismtas layout for ScrapFX


I love days before christmas because christmas crafting is so great fun. Today I have for you one christmas layout. It is easy mixed media layout with stunning chipboards. There is my son Toby in front of our christmas tree, I took this photo year ago.

Here are steps:

  1. I applied over whole page clear gesso (Pebeo) to prepare page for more layers.
  2. Trough stencil I applied awesome ExpandIT paste and I activated it with heat tool – it will start to grow and make bubbles and it is awesome! You can see it at one detailed photo.
  3. I stamped script stamp here and there with brown archival ink and I stamped also ScrapFX stamp – tiny stars just here and there to add interest to background.
  4. I applied over stencil my favourite Vintage photo Distress oxide ink, than I added some splatters with Shimmer gold acrylic Brusho spray and I glued gold tiny dots. That is all for background.
  5. From different scrap papers I made cluster behind photo and I glued it on page, I glued photo too.
  6. I die cut poinsettias from gold paper and bigger poinsettias from cream paper.
  7. I sprayed all chipboards wtih Brusho shimmer gold acrylic spray.
  8. Final step is to glue everything together – chipboards and poinsettias.

ScrapFX chipboards

Poinsettia frame

Doodled star stamp

The magic of christmas


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