Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Artful Days Process Video Mini Shadow Box for November

Hi all
I have a new process video for you today using the new products by Artful Days.

Here are some shots of the finished project.

Products used 

Cream Sand
Lolly sticks
DecoArt Crackle Paste
DecoArt Black Gesso
DecoArt Heavy Gel Medium

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Bleeding Art Challenge November My Art Bleeds Mixed Media Canvas

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We are on to the second challenge with Bleeding Art and the theme this month is anything goes so time to get creative. Join us by following the links

Paint the frame black and leave to dry. Next add a thick layer of crackle paste and once set apply a stencil mask to the frame and base.
Stick down the chipboard pieces and other bits. 
Paint on more white gesso and leave to dry

Spray with Canvas Corp Brands Tarnished Silver and then spray with Rusty Red.
Then add heavy gel medium and add micro beads, sand, glass beads until it is nice and crunchy looking.

Paint the mdf hearts with metallic luster and add letters. 
Then add more crunch to it

Some texture close ups.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Fallout props Bobby Pin Tin

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I am back with more Fallout props this week. This time it is a bobby pin tin with bobby pins!! not that i know how to lockpick lol.

This is just a small tin which i roughed up with sandpaper and then i coated with black gesso. The gesso didn't stick too well to at the start but as it peeled and i added more layers of paint, it gave it a battered look. The next layer of paint was burnt umber and then i added texture past to the edges so it looked like rust. Then i painted of the quinacridone gold paint before printing off the label and grunging it up.

When painting the tin becareful not to add too much paint to the parts where the tin lid meets the bottom as it will make it hard to open. I had to sand the paint off so it will shut.

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Gecko Galz Vintage Christmas Artist Trading Cards

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I am back with a set of artist trading cards which use vintage images and papers from Gecko Galz

I used the Merry and Bright papers on the ATC base and then used stamps on the background.

Then i cut up the collage sheet and place the pieces into possition before gluing down.

I added words and embellishments to finish.

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Craft Consortium MDF Christmas Bauble & Stencil Kit

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I  have another set of Christmas decorations to share using  the new MDF kits by Craft Consortium.
i used

Paint the mdf with acrylic paint and once dry add cackle glaze and leave to set.

Paint over with gold and then once it has dried, wipe it off with a baby wipe to reveal the cracks .

Apply the stencil using texture paste and once dry use the Pearl Glue to draw around the stencil and then colour it in.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Artful Days Best Wishes Card

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I have a mixed media card to share using bits available from Artful Days.

Product list
6 x  6 Paper Pad Lemoncraft House Of Roses
Ephemera Lemoncraft House Of Roses

Cover a 6 x 6 card with House Of Roses paper and use the Clocks Stencil over the whole base.
Spritz with magenta mist ink and once set add a few layers of ephemera. 
Next add a postcard using 3d foam tape so that things can be tucked behind it later.
Spritz over more ink and then paint the bird flourish pink. 
Use heavy gel medium to add pink sand and crushed shells to the wooden shape.

Fussy cut some paper flowers out and tuck them behind the ephemera. 
Add a few paper flowers and coat with heavy gel medium. 
Add more pink sand to the flower petals.
Add a few glitter domed cabochons around the focal point.
Finish off card by using Alphabet beads to spell out the sentiment.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Fallout Props Fixer and Mint-Als Tins

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I am just sharing my altered tins. Fixer is from Fallout New Vegas and Mint-als was actually from a fanfic and not one of the older Fallout games like i though. Still it came out well so i am showing that too.

I sanded these first and then painted on DecoArt textured sand paste and left it to fully set. It sticks to metal better than the gesso and gives it a rusty texture.

The labels are off deviant art and the links are at the bottom of the page.
I crumpled them and added Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a bit of quinacridone gold acrylic paint.

Here i added clumps of texture sand paste around the edges of the tin which i then painted to look rusty.

Fixer Clean Label
Fixer Worn Label
Mint-Als Label

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Craft Consortium Little Fawn Mixed Media Card Thanks

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I have a card made using the Little Fawn Papers and Stamps.

Cover card with paper and then apply gesso across the center.
Once dry spray on red and yellow ink.
Next paint on yellow pearl glue to give it a shimmer

Start cutting up strips of paper and cut out a large rectangle to make the topper.
Glue down the layers and then stamp out the fox.
Colour the fox in with pencils and then glue to the topper.

Die-cut a sentiment from the non shedding glitter card and adhere to topper. Decorate with paper flower and pearls to finish

Product list
Kori Kumi Pearl Glue

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Sunday, 4 November 2018

The Blank Page Muse Amethyst Druzy Flower Tag

Hi all
I have a mixed media tag to  share today  using stamps by The Blank Page Muse. I created a druzy effect which i will show you how to recreate bellow.

Spray a blank tag with purple mist sprays and then use a varity of purple coloured inks to stamp randomly  around the tag. Aplly a stencil  and leave to dry.

Stamp out the flowers on to card that has been sprayed over with mist sprays. Cut them out and add glue to the centers of the larger flowers. Sprinkle with glitter and then seal with crackle glaze. This will take a few hours to set before you can add them to the tag.

Add burlap and a die-cut background to thecenter of the stamp. I buy white burlap and either paint or ink it to match the colour scheme. Decorate with gems and sequins.

Once the crackle glaze has set you should get this faux druzy effect.

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Friday, 2 November 2018

The Glittery Hands Box Easy Halloween Tags

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Just sharing my makes from The Glittery Hands Box for October. I made these tags up using the skull die and tags that come with the kit.

Use the die cut to cut out skulls from different colours of craft foam. Pop out the pieces and swap them around to create different colour combinations.
Apply glue to the back of the skulls and glue onto the neon tags.

Add the sequins around the tag and add a sentiment.

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Day of the Dead Skeleton Wall Hanging With The Blank Page Muse Stamps.

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I have a Day of the Dead Skeleton to share with you today. I would just like to say that dressing a skeleton was harder than i thought.

Products used

The Blank :Page Muse Assorted Flowers

MDF Skeleton by Fernli Designs
White Premium Acrylic DecoArt
Ranger inks
Red Felt
Red Lace
Resin Flowers
Foam Flowers
Cheese Cloth

Paint the pieces with gesso and then a few layers of white paint.

Stamp the flowers and patterns from the Sugar Skull Stamp Set onto the skeleton using different coloured ink pads. Add resin flowers for the eyes.

Create a vail by cuting a pice of cheese cloth and gluing it to the head, Add a row of foam flowers along the top.

Using red felt create a skirt by cutting a strip of felt and then cutting the ends into a point. Glue on some red lace and ribbon along the hem and top of the skirt. Decorate with resin flowers.