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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FDS Partner's with Genuinely Jane Studios! Blog Hop*

Welcome to the Frog Dog Studio and Genuinely Jane Studios Blog Hop!

This week our design teams are showcasing projects from the Frog Dog Studio 
January Mixed Media Kit, featuring an Exclusive Genuinely Jane Studio Telephone Booth Wood Album.  Both teams are excited to share their kit projects and show you how they were inspired by Genuinely Jane products.

Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Lost?  Return to the Frog Dog Studio blog or the Genuinely Jane Studios blog to see who is next on your hopping list! 
We love Frog Dog Studio kits and Genuinely Jane Studios product so much, we are sharing them with you!  Visit each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the following: 
1.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a $25 Frog Dog Studio Gift Certificate to use in the Frog Dog Studio store.

2.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a $25 Gift Certificate  from Genuinely Jane Studios to use for GJS books in the Genuinely Jane Studios Store

You must visit each blog and leave a comments on all blogs in order to qualify.  
Comments are due by midnight EST, Friday, January 24th to qualify for the drawing. Winners will be announced shortly after the end of the comment period, so be sure to check back to see if you've won.
Let's get hopping!
Frog Dog Studio (
Keri Babbitt (
Melissa Johnson (
Sue Carroll (
Genuinely Jane Studios (
Susan Wojtkowski (
Aimee Fleck (
Monica Downing (
Sarah Lynch (
Christine Hatchell (

Emily Hammann (

After completing my Genuinely Jane Tag Book, I did another page, this time on a house book!  This is a bonus to my blog hop post.  Posting it first so you can see as it is a free-form way I love to create.  Paints and collage!

FDS January kit and Genuinely Jane Studios make a perfect partner!!!  I chose to collage this wonderful wood tag book using several different techniques.
One being LEAFING
The second being Encaustic Collage

The background is painted with some Distressed Paints and Distressed Stains.

Close up of the lady and collage with leafing.

A double-tack adhesive or adhesive sheet is used on various areas of the wood.  Then the leafing is pressed on the tacky surface.

A Texture Sponge is used to burnish the leafing.  Do this over the box as the extra pieces can be used again!

The second wood page is collage and the focal point is done with an encaustic collage technique on a laminate chip.  Many techniques such as using clear for collaging, adding tint to clear wax, colored wax impressed.

Closer look at the encaustic collage on the laminate chip.

To repeat the process of the first (cover) wood tag, I used the leafing again, and collaged.  Again with Distressed Paint and Distressed Stain.

Gold Gelly Roll Pen is used to make dimensional beads on the woman's headpiece.

The last page is re-using some of the same ephemera from the other pages.  The collage image is enhanced with chalk and Copic pens.

Here she is.  Subtle accents with other media enhance the collage image.

Mixed Media is the Word!  Use Genuinely Jane wood surfaces.  Use the January or ANY FDS kit, use mediums like chalk, leafing, Copics, Gelly Roll paints, or various types of paints and inks!


  1. Both of your projects are gorgeous! I love the colors.

  2. Sooo cool and beautiful! Would love to learn some encaustic techniques!

  3. Amazed. So in awe of the talent. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your projects are so beautiful!! Love them! Thanks for teaming up with us at GJS! <3 Emily (GJS DT)

  5. Love the encaustic collage on the laminate chip.

  6. Lea! Love the House piece -- so full of color :)

  7. I love all these "vintage" styles that many are working with. Have not tried this yet, a little scared, but love it!

  8. Love the house book. The vintage portrait of the lady is so pretty. The tag album is great. Good chance to use a lot of techniques. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I am in awe Lea! I simply adore these projects! You totally rocked the GJS wood books! Love what you did!

  10. Love your use of the GJS albums, such wonderful, inspiring, vintage designs!

  11. great images. love your mixed media

  12. So pretty! Love all the colors and textures!

  13. Love your style, the colors and all of the textures are great, very inspiring! love love it! It is great being in the hop with you !!! loves-Scrappin Madge GJS DT

  14. Love both your tag book and house! I just got all the materials I need to try out encaustics too. These are great inspiration! :)

  15. Love the tags and house! The colors and textures are wonderful!

  16. great projects! I love how bright they are, wonderful vintage images too.

  17. Your tag book is so fun - love the vintage images.