Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Donna Salazar & Friends Girlie Grunge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Donna Salazar & Friends Girlie Grunge Blog Hop! We've arranged this hop to showcase all the new and exciting products that have recently been released from both Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders®. We are sure that you will enjoy the projects that all of us have created for you AND... we've got PRIZES!!!

The Donna Salazar Designs Prize Pack has a Denim Art Journal, Girlie Grunge Twine, and Silver Pigment Powder from Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and a Jumbo Rose Steel Rule die from Donna Salazar Designs® with Spellbinders®.

There are several ways to enter: You can leave a blog comment, Tweet about this blog hop, and visit the Donna Salazar Designs Facebook page BUT signing up for a FREE membership on gets you the MOST entries!!! The contest opens at midnight on May 18th and closes at midnight on the 25th.

Here's the project that I created for you today.

Please note, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have received some of the products used to create this canvas. I use what I love and recommend only what I believe in. 

Donna is the queen of girlie grunge, however, I went totally masculine guy grunge on this canvas. I simply adore Donna's Spellbinders® gear dies. I used her new Gears Steel Rule Die to cut the larger gears on the left side of the canvas with heavy chipboard, then cut several Sprightly Sprockets gears from thin chipboard to tuck around the photo on the right.

Even up close in person they look like metal and are so easy to create. Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders give a perfect metallic sheen for this grungy technique. I've created a VIDEO TUTORIAL to show you how to make them.



Here's a close-up of the Faux Metal Gears.

The background paper was adhered to the canvas with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I also brushed a coat onto the front side of the paper and while wet dabbed lightly with a paper towel to create texture. When dry, I rubbed the textured surface with Gold and Silver Pigment powders.

The linked rings under the gears are cut with Donna's new Spellbinders® Cascading Circles Die from thin chipboard and painted with Silver Pigment Powder mixed into Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

The torn paper framing the photo is embossed with Donna's new Spellbinders® Splattered Circles Embossing Folder and of course rubbed with her Gold and Silver Pigment Powders. The torn edges are inked with Donna's Clearsnap Stormy Mix'd Media Inx as well as the torn edges of the background paper.

I have a funny story to share about the rusted metal washer tucked in amongst the gears. I was invited to a birthday celebration for one of my scrapbooking friends. On our way into the restaurant, a glint of rust caught my eye, and I picked up this gem commenting, "I can use this on one of my projects." The girls all laughed knowing it wouldn't be long before I used it.

Here you can see the Sprightly Sprockets I cut from thinner chipboard. I Treated them similarly to the gears in the video, but just used one coat of paint and did not heat it to bubble.

Before applying the background paper, I painted the edges with sandstone color paint, applied a stenciled design with molding paste colored with Donna's Gold Pigment powder, then rubbed gold and silver pigment powders across the entire edge.

Visit all the blogs on the hop today for more inspiration and more chances to win.

Donna Salazar Designs
Tracey Sabella - That's me!
Elena Olinevich
Natasha Naranjo-Aguirre
Beth Pingry
Cheryl Waters

Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW - Gears Steel Rule Die
NEW - Cascading Circles Die
NEW - Splattered Circles Embossing Folder
Sprightly Sprockets

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Girlie Grunge Art Medium
Pigment Powder - Silver
Pigment Powder - Gold
Pigment Powder - Blue

Mix'd Media Inx® - Stormy

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares - Black, Regular
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Home & Hobby® ~ Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8“

Other Products
Prima Marketing ~ Timeless Memories - 12x12 Paper Pad
Chipboard ~ Heavy, Light - Stash
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Ice Queen
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Folk Art ~ Acrylic Pwoint - Metallic Sequin Black
DecoArt ~ Acrylic Paint - Sandstone
The Crafter's Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Butterfly Collage
Prima Marketing ~ Water Brush

Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Awesome! Your faux metal gears look like the real thing. I love the texture on this piece!

  2. Amazing effect on those gears - thanks for sharing those tips! Need to try this :) Beautiful project, Tracey <3

  3. Looks like you've got it totally in gear, girl! (couldn't resist the pun)
    Love the real rust washer in with the gears!

  4. I'm always bubbling my paint for texture so I loved this idea. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. Absolutely FANTASTIC, Tracey! I love everything about it! I think I need to get some of those wonderful pigment powders! Now I have to watch the video! :o)

  6. COOL canvas Tracey!!!
    WOW - the colours & textures are STUNNING and your gears look AMAZING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and FABULOUS tutorial ... I can imagine spendings days and days making gears with one-of-a-kind metal finishes :)
    PS - I'm glad that I'm not alone collecting "treasures"

  7. GREAT techniques on you oh so BEAUTIFUL canvas! Job well done!!

  8. Fabulous job on the gears! They are a go to element for any great layout. You are so very talented. Blessings

  9. Great design! Can't wait to check out the video. <3

  10. WOW, Tracey... this is a FANTASTIC and STUNNING scrapbook page ever! Love everything on it.

  11. Thanks so much, Claudia!! ~ Blessings


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