Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Guest Designer - Cathy Frailey

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today we present to you a beautiful project made by our April Challenge winner who is also our Guest Designer for the month - Cathy Frailey

Hey everyone! I'm Cathy from West Virginia in the eastern part of the US! I'm so thrilled to be a guest designer for this month's challenge! Since my kids are out of the house, I've got time to play in my art room and create a lot of interesting pieces of art! My main style is steampunk, grungy, and vintage but I can incorporate any style. I'm totally self-taught and enjoy trying different things and being unique!

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About the project

I had a DIY Mini Album from Kaisercraft and decided to turn it into a visual Wanderlust diary. What does wanderlust invoke in me? It's not only traveling and freedom. It's creativity - letting your mind wander and exploring different art mediums. I hope I've captured that in this mixed media piece!


Since this has multiple pages, I'll show what I did to the first page, front and back. You'll get the idea for the rest of the album!

1. I first cut pieces to size from a piece of 7Dots paper - Oil Spil - and adhered with gesso.

2. I next used plaster paste with my chosen stencil and dried with a heat gun. Then I added some color with Liquitex Acrylic Inks.

3. Lastly, I did some outlining with a black paint pen and added my sentiment. I cut this one from leftover packaging from 7Gypies!

4. For the other side, I chose a part of a building stencil to go over the paper.

5. Next, I started coloring with the inks and added a couple of 7Gypsies Architexture coins. Then I adhered my sentiment.

This kind of project lets you use up your scraps and stash! Stencils, embellishments, textiles, paper - it's fun to let your creativity wander! I hope you'll stop by to visit me and to see more pics!


Thank you Cathy for the wonderful project...
For all our readers, do participate in our current challenge and grab a chance to be our next Guest Designer...!!! Link to the current Challenge on the Top Right Sidebar...


  1. Thanks so much for having me!

  2. Gorgeous project...
    Thank you for Guest Designing with us

  3. Woww!!
    This is so gorgeous. Love the beautiful details..

    DT- Mixed Media Academy