Friday, June 24, 2016

Media Board with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here, and I'm back on the blog today to share with you some more inspiration for our current monthly challenge which is "Anything Masculine". There is still seven days to participate in our challenge and we would love to see your projects. With this month's challenge in mind, I created a masculine Memories canvas featuring a variety of chipboard pieces along with one of the brand new stencils that were just released. I will show you below how I transformed my chipboard pieces into grungy masculine masterpieces.

To start, apply VersaMark Ink to the edges of the 9" x 12" media board. Once the ink has been applied, sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder around the edges and tap off excess. After all four edges have been covered, emboss with a heat tool. Set aside to cool down.

After the media board edges have been embossed, cut one piece of patterned paper to 8 3/4" x 11 3/4" and a second piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Set the 8 3/4" patterned piece aside.
 Using the fence stencil, apply texture paste through it, in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the 8 1/2" patterned paper. Once the texture paste has slightly dried, spray Worn Leather Colour Bloom, Perfect Pearls Mist and Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise spray randomly on the patterned paper with the texture paste. Set aside to dry. 

Once the background piece is finished, it's time to move on to the chipboard pieces. The first set of chipboard pieces that you'll need are the Fence Pattern and the Med. Gears. When it comes to the fence pattern you'll need 5 pieces, randomly cut them apart, so that it gives interested behind your other papers and chipboard layers. You'll need to choose two gears from the Med. Gears package.  Once you have the fence pattern pieces and the gears in front of you, paint each piece with Vintage Photo Distress Paint. Once the paint is dry, apply a layer of VersaMark to each piece and then sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop, tap off excess. Don't worry if the pieces aren't entirely covered. Heat emboss the pieces with a heat tool.

The second set of chipboard pieces that you'll work with are the Chain Frames, you'll need the large and small chain frames out of the set.  Cover each piece with a coat of Vintage Photo Distress Paint. Once the paint is dry, cover each chain frame in a layer of VersaMark. After the VersaMark has been applied, sprinkle a layer of Metal Hammered Embossing Powder over top and tap off excess. It's fine if the pieces aren't completely covered. Heat emboss the chains with a heat tool.

The last set of chipboard pieces that you'll work with are the Memories Word and one of the Med. Gears. Cover each chipboard piece in a layer of Walnut Stain Distress Paint. Once the paint has dried, cover each piece in a layer of VersaMark Ink. After the pieces have been inked, sprinkle a layer of Metal Hammered embossing powder onto them and tap off excess. Don't worry if the pieces aren't completely covered with embossing powder. Heat emboss the pieces with a heat tool.

Before adhering the top piece of patterned paper that has the stenciling done on it, make sure to ink the edges of both patterned pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Before adhering the stenciled pattern paper piece to the media board, adhere one brown gear in the bottom right hand corner and the second brown gear in the top left hand corner over top of the 8 3/4" piece of patterned paper. Once the gears have been adhered, adhere the stenciled patterned paper over top, make sure to roll the bottom right and top left hand corners so that the gears show.

To finish the piece, adhere the fence pattern 1/2" in from the edge of the stenciled patterned paper. in the bottom right hand corner you will end up with none and that's fine. Once the fence pattern has been adhered, then you can add your third paper layer which is a 4" x 6" and a  4 1/4" x 6 1/4" piece of patterned paper. After the last set of patterned pieces have been adhered, add the large chain frame around the photo and the small chain frame to the bottom right of it. To finish the inside of the chain, add the third gear with the black and silver embossing powder on it to the centre of the small chain frame. Add the Memories word to the bottom left. To add some extra detail,  add some charms and flowers to the top left and bottom right hand corners.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- Fence Stencil
- 15mm Brown & Black Roses
- 10mm Brown Roses

Other Products Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Hammered Metal & Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder, Lightbulb & Pocket Watch Charms
- Prima Marketing: Colour Bloom Spray - Worn Leather
- Ranger Ink: Texture Paste & Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Pearls
- Ranger Ink/Dina Wakley: Palette Knife & 9"x12" Media Boards
- Ranger Ink/Dylusions: Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray
- Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Paint & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Found Relatives
- 7 Dots Studio: Fortune Teller, Charted, Tarot & Sunny

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the 
Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Until Next Time!



  1. Great treatment of the fine detailed chipboard pieces.

  2. What a fabulous album cover Katelyn, wonderful layering and the textures you've created with the Emerald Creek embossing powders are perfection! Love that vintage photo too, what a handsome gent! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques, Deb xo

  3. Thanks Deb! It was a lot of fun to create and the embossing powder was perfect for it