Category The Crafty Scrapper

Mixed Media Painting

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a fun and easy mixed media project. I started with a sheet of the new Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins printed papers. These papers have a sueded texture that is perfect for layering inks, paints, sprays, dyes…. You name it! They also have several gorgeous designs to choose from, which will help your project look like a professional masterpiece!

I used the Nature pattern for my background. I painted it using a mix of watered-down sprays from Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Perfect Pearls, and even Tim’s Distress Markers.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

I let each color dry before adding a new color, but could then go in with a wet paint brush and blend the colors – like I did on the lilies and the butterfly.

Historique Mixed Media ~ Erica Hofstetter~ ZunkyChic.com ~ Tattered Angels

The butterfly is a design from another sheet ...

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For You Card

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper. This month, I made a card with Prima’s beautiful new Tales of You and Me collection. I started with a shimmering pink Bazzill cardstock that I layered with an image from the Contes de Toi et Moi paper and a patterned piece from the backside of this paper.

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I cut a spray of flowers from the Belles Melodies d’amour patterned paper and gave it some dimension with pop dots.

I added Diamond Stickles to the roses around the young maiden, and layered flowers from Prima’s Box Flowers – Documented Beauty and Tales of You and Me – Love Letters collection. The “For You” tag is also from the Box Flowers set.

Erica Hofstetter - Zunky Chic - For You Card2

A little seam binding ribbon is tucked behind the flowers to add more texture and softness.


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Treasure Box from Beneath the Sea

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – a mystical treasure box that I created using papers from Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection along with a G45 ATC Book Box that I altered.

First, I prepped my box by cutting a window in the front so you can peer inside at the treasure it holds. I added a design to the front using embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I painted the box using a mix of Tim Holtz sprays and paints to achieve a weathered, watery effect. Once my box was prepped, it was ready for embellishing!

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

I started by fussy cutting several of the designs from the steampunk-mermaid-inspired papers. Then I started layering the paper embellishments with shells, Petaloo flowers, and Maya Road metal embellishments.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Graphic 45 ~ Mermaid Treasure Box

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Pretty in Pink Layout

Today I’m sharing my latest creation for The Crafty Scrapper design team: a layout I made using the new Julie Nutting “Belle Vie” collection and Maya Road goodies.

I started with one of the 12×12 papers from the collection – “Floral.” Because the pattern on this paper is a little busy, I masked an area in the center using craft paint to really make my photo stand out. I cut out the quote from another paper in the collection.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Pretty in Pink layout ~ Julie Nutting Belle Vie

I used Glossy Accents to draw random circles around my photo and then sprinkled on the glitter. For even more sparkle, I added a few vintage sequins and a couple of the new Tim Holtz mirrored hearts.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Pretty in Pink layout ~ Julie Nutting Belle Vie

To give my layout an anchor, I layered a couple of beautiful organza and silk ribbons from May Arts. I made a fluffy ruffle, which I stitched to the layout...

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Domestic Goddess

Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper.

I started with a burlap base, that I made sturdier by sewing a piece of chipboard between two pieces of burlap.

The background scene is from Bo Bunny’s new “Soiree” collection. These papers are so soft and pretty, I am in love! It’s like a mix of “Shabby Chic” meets “Fixer Upper”. Anyway, back to the project.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

My plan was to add one of my vintage pattern girls to the scene, and lo and behold, I have one sitting down (of course I do). I gave her some depth by adhering with pop dots.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

Then I layered on the trims and embellishments – all available at The Crafty Scrapper. These new fabric flowers from Maya Road are so soft and elegant.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Domestic Goddess

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