29 November 2013
I have a little bright and cheerful Christmas scene to share today....
The back and base of my scene are Tando chipboard panels. The back is full size, the base I have chopped up, its probably about half the size of the back. I covered them with gesso, then used acrylic drawing ink as my colour. Simply dripped onto a craft sheet and applied with a sponge. White brayered layers, more ink, stamping and some clear gesso stencilled stars in there too!
UTEE to give the snow splatter look!
My tree is also coloured with acrylic drawing ink. Top tip whilst doing this is to spray with water first, then the ink disperses so much better! This IS really messy, but the huge plus point is that acrylic ink comes off your hands easily with a little scrubbing. If I had done this with dye inks my hands would have been bright purple for days!
distress glitter over the top for a cool contrasting look!
The base was coloured in exactly the same way as the back. I joined the two together, then glued down the tree. I added my Rub On phrase to some white card, then cut it out and used it banner style by the tree...
25 November 2013
Today I have a video for you. It's my second video ever, I hope you will like it! You can see there how I've made my 'Hello there' project.
- Liquitex gel medium
- Darkroom Door Stamps Set: Carved Birds 1
- Glitz Designs Raven: Gray & Titles&Accents
- Claudine Hellmuth Black Gesso
- Ranger Liquid Pearls - Onyx Pearl
- Ranger Archival Ink
- Hero Arts Ink Dauber
23 November 2013
Here I'm going to give you an idea to hopefully help with both these problems.
This is my Inspiration journal (first seen in Scrap 365 Nov 12) where I keep ideas and colour schemes which will hopefully help me when I create a project. It helps to serve as a record of what I have in my craft room and if I need help with an idea I'll look through for inspiration. Also, when I'm doing this, I find things which go together in a way I hadn't thought of before.
For example this page started out with the picture on the left which I pulled from a magazine. On the right I've matched up the colours and the feeling which I get from the image, which is a romantic theme, so I've gone for flowers, butterflies, scrolls and vintage labels.
21 November 2013
19 November 2013
A little quirky modern Christmas project from me today....
Tando panel, just big enough to get plenty of detail on, but not so big it becomes an overwhelming pant job! I used white , red and green paint, and smeared and brayered all over. A sprinkling of white UTEE for the 'snow' splatters, and flicked black paint (to tie the background in colourwise to my embellishments) and it was done...
Prima clear pebbles for my baubles. I glued music paper to them, cut them out and then added them to my background...
black tinsel twine to make a bold modern statement....
I used rub ons for my festive message...
A nice traditional Christmas colour scheme, but with a more modern look, I think!
See you soon,
18 November 2013
15 November 2013
14 November 2013
Yesterday we took delivery of Carta Bella’s new Homemade With Love collection…
I love it. It’s a fabulous collection, but it makes me want to bake, or just skip straight to eat cake. In fact, I love this collection so much we’re having a giveaway on our facebook page!
All you need to do is check out the collection, leave a comment on facebook and share the post to be in with a chance of winning a set of the papers form the collection.
13 November 2013
Today I would like to show you how I have made my tag. The weather is dull that's why I used a lot of bright colours!
I used Ranger tag Manila for a background. I put some gesso using painting knife. Firstly I put a smooth layer and than moving painting knife up and down (movement a little like beating eggs ;)) I received great texture (you can see in picture 2).
I sprayed Dylusions Ink Sprays - Bubblegum Pink and Vibrant Turquoise. I like them because they are mixed together nicely. I have only 3 colours of them but I can received much more. Mixing pink and turquoise gave me violet.
I cut some hearts ( if you have a puncher it will be much quicker ) from Glitz Yours Truly paper and used a gel medium to glue them.
For more texture I used Andy Skinner stencil. I didn't use all the skull only a part of it.
Once again I used gel medium, this time using Dylusions stencil. Before it I added more gesso & inks.
Here is a result...
10 November 2013
I want to share an easy (but still messy and great fun!) way of creating backgrounds today!
The block I used was the biggest I have, but of course smaller blocks work just as well for smaller projects!
I print in two ways.... firstly...
paint on the block. Then, brayer gently to mix...
Quickly, before the paint dries, press your cardstock onto the block...
Now, brayering thin layers can be a little subtle for me, so I tend to go for the more messy approach!
Smear the paint on with your fingers....
So...printing done, we can get on with the rest of the piece!
I did a little stamping..
Bo Bunny Dots, Prima stitched circles, Jenni Bowlin grids and text.....
I also did some stitching and splatting with black paint..
Stampotique figure is coloured with the same paint using a waterbrush...
washi tape, and I've added a phrase from a cut up old book to finish.
I think we all have an acrylic block in our stash....get it painty and try printing!