Thursday, April 30, 2015

A pretty page for special photos!!! and My magic memory box with Jan McKenzie


 This is a layout with two of the lovely family photos that I have recently pulled out of a draw.
The chipboard are different pieces that I have chosen to enhance the photos.

 I have used pearlescent acrylic liquid to paint the "Always" and then covered with UTEE..ultra thick embossing enamel.

 The corner scrolls have been painted with silver pearlescent paint and then coated with UTEE to give it the high gloss.

 The butterfly I have used Viva Inka silver rub and then added UTEE

 I have used black UTEE to add gloss to the word family I have also added layers of paper doilies to give texture.

I have used a lace choker necklace and cut it up to use as a decoration to the top of the page, and them added pearls and pearl and silver buttons just to finish the page.

Thank you for joining me for my first project.

Shadow box frame. 

For my next project I have used the memory maze shadow box.

 This was the first time I had worked with a shadow box. This kit comes in pieces, so before I started to put it together I gave it two coats of gesso to give me a great surface to work on.

 Here I have covered the box with Tim Holtz wax paper and added some bronze stamp ink to add the vintage tones.

 After I had added two coats of ultra thick embossing enamel I then added some copper die cuts that have been embossed.

This is after I have  added some embellishments to front before I have fastened it to the box..easier to work on it whilst it is flat.

 This is the box in two parts after it had been gessoed so that I could then start to add the decorative layers.

 I have coated the top with Ranger embossing stamp pad to add a base to add the enamel to.

This shows the enamel as I am adding heat to it , its quite easy to see the areas that have not yet been heated.

 I decided as it was an old photo I didn't like the white edge showing... I have added copper velvet ric rac in the corners and down the side of the box in order to finish the photo and add colour.


This is the final result of my second project, I hope you enjoy looking.

Memory Maze Design Team Member 205


  1. You definitely have a new found love of UTEE Jan! Love the use of your lace with your scrapbook page

  2. Bling bling. I love black/grey and white. It has a timeless beauty to it. Great work.