Sunday, 26 April 2015

Keeping it Simple


Corrugated sprayed with orange media mister and hi-lights in rustic chalky paint. Heart stamped in timber brown stazon with a PA mini flourish. Cogs painted in rustic and darkened with raw umber media paint, script stamped in black stazon. Two strips of corrugated covered in washi tape and metal buttons added.


Close up of the stamped cogs.


Mdf heart, cogs and flourish.

All media products are from DecoArt.

I'm entering this piece into this weeks That's Crafty Challenge, keep it simple.

Black n Blue


Corrugated was given a spray of turquoise shimmer mister and black chalky paint rubbed over.  All die cut pieces coloured black. Image is part of a PA stamp. Skull is from a clay mold, painted black.


Close up of the die cut arrow just tickled with black paint and a piece of lace added.
 

The turquoise shimmer with the black paint.

All media products are from DecoArt.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Scribbley Script Page


I drew round the stencil, coloured the page in black and white and shades of in the chalky finish paint in colour bands starting darkest first. Placed the negative of the stencil back on and painted the middle piece with white tinting base and went over it with a coat of everlasting chalky paint. When dry stamped with black versafine ink. Put the stencil back on and stamped the same Dina Wakley script in the black and everlasting paint.


Close up of the black and white stamped paint using the Dina Wakley script stamp.


Dina Wakley star script image stamped in black versa fine ink.


Close up of the stenciled image and stamped text.


The bands of paint colours and finally I added some drops of black and white paint flicked with the media mister sprays.

All products unless specified are from the DecoArt range.

Steam Ticket


This was created from a page in my journal that already had bits of stamping and stenciling on it before I started. I guess I should have taken a 'before' photo, but I didn't! Anyway I took some orange flicker metallic lustre, watered it down and painted it all over the page. Took the clock stencil and mixed white modelling paste, rustic and black chalky paint and stenciled through the numbers.


I flipped the stencil over and used the man image. The same colours were mixed with white gesso and stippled through.


Just the rustic paint was used through a stencil for the words and numbers.


Stamping in timber brown stazon was randomly added.



The whole page was given a coat of ultra matte media varnish to seal.

All products are from DecoArt

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Oriental Journal Page


Added some oriental newsprint, some washi tape and some gesso to the page. Once dry coloured it with yellow submarine, tango and blood orange freso paints, love these because all the colours are translucent so you can still see the print and washi underneath. 


Stamped the main images onto tissue paper, cut them out and used DecoArt ultra matte varnish to adhere them to the page, love this as it not only acts as a glue but has no shimmer whatsoever, it's perfectly matte.  


The other stamping is done with black gesso which has given a lovely crisp black image.


After taking the photo I though that the main images looked lost on the page, so out came the black sharpie pen.


Close up of the image outlined with the sharpie pen


Another close up of the image


And the dragon, love how this has come out. Orange flicker DecoArt metallic lustre was rubbed over the gesso'd parts to hi-light the texture, you can just see the shimmer to the right here.


And one of my favourite images of all time by Lynne Perrella. 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tattered and Torn


Over at Artful Times they have a theme of tattered and torn, so I'd like to enter my journal page.


Here you can see the torn dictionary pages along with the tattered tissue tape.


And more of the pages in the top left corner. I've used pan pastels, gelatos, gesso, paints, distress ink and sprays on this page!!!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Creating a Niche


Over at PaperArtsy the theme for this time is niches. I die cut a couple of shapes but used the negative to create a frame with a niche. I painted them in fresco paints, added some GP through the rough diamond stencil and added treasure gold. Coloured and stamped the chipboard pieces.


To create the gap I used 4 wooden scrabble tiles, one in each corner.


Another view of the gap from the top and the sides and you can just see the edges of the scrabble tile top left, which I painted black.

Atc Swap


And I'm also hosting an atc swap along the same theme, script, text, writing, words etc.


The base of the chipboard is painted in a couple of coats of DecoArt enchanted chalky paint and stamped in a script with black stazon. A napkin with an image of Mona Lisa has been adhered to the atc using media ultra medium varnish. The words collection time are from a TH rub on and a couple of coats of soft touch varnish were applied to finish.


The background is painted in DecoArt black gesso, stamped in versamark and wow vanilla embossing powder heated embossed over the top. A coat of media satin varnish was applied to the whole atc. The wooden heart was coated with white gesso, followed by a coat of lace chalk paint, a thin layer of weathered wood crackle and finally a layer of rouge chalky paint. Topped off with a couple of metal embellishments.

All the products are from DecoArt.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Tag Swap


The theme of a tag swap I've organised is to incorporate script / text /words etc. I used two large mdf tags for mine. 


Black gesso on the bottom with white modeling paste mixed with serene chalky paint through a stencil and hi-lighted with turquoise metallic lustre. The top half is lace on the bottom, a thin layer of weathered wood crackle and serene over the top. Script and Finn images stamped in black stazon. Final layer is a wash of transparent yellow iron oxide media paint.


Close up of the stenciling and the crackle.


Whisper chalky paint for the base, covered in a layer of patina antiquing cream and wiped back. A layer of ultra matte varnish to seal the antiquing cream. Random script stamp added in black stazon. A dirty wash added and finally black gesso stippled through a word stencil and a couple of coats of soft touch varnish.

All products are from the DecoArt range.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Secret Mission


Today I was on a secret mission to attend a journaling class, yes, I did say a journaling class, with the lovely Kate Crane at AftH. The reason for going was because Em and Lin and Chris were all going. Em made it as you can see here, but unfortnatley, Chris and Lin ended up waiting for a recovery vehicle on the service station about an hour away.


So the theme of page one was black and white and shades of whilst trying not to make it too muddy. We preped the pages added the white panel in the middle and outlined it in a black. Did some stamping in the paints and added some music paper to create a frame.


I chose to use the main image from The Presenters plate by Brett Weldele. We had to colour it using shading using pencils and the like. I've never been any good at colouring and shading, so I did mine with black soot and iced spruce distress ink markers and a water colour brush.


Quick blast with the heat gun before we moved on!!


I didn't take any steps in-between as I was covered in black, white and shades of grey paint - lol.


View from above. The afternoon page was to use a splash of colour. I chose purple and used the Dylusions paint in the tubs, it's lush. Thick, creamy, vibrant and very quick drying.


I wanted to use another image from Brett Weldele but unfortunately there was only the one I'd already used available in the workshop, so I left it empty and am going to finish it off another day when I find the right image.


Emma colouring in her image for the second page, just look at all those coloured pencils!!


Everyone chilling colouring their images and adding colour to their pages.


Emma's pages. She put them to one side for them to dry whilst finishing her colouring. She used the Dylusions teal paint for her splash of colour.


And whilst in the process, she managed to dunk her elbow in the black paint - mucky pup!!!

Had a fab day and really sorry that Chris and Lin had car troubles and couldn't join us - next time, fingers crossed xxx

***Edited***


Just lifted this of Kate's FB page, just to prove I was there you understand



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Hi I'm Sam, 43, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 23 years and still no plans to get married!!! We love spending time with our pupster, especially when the weather is dry and we get to take him to the woods. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials. We love going skiing in any winter resort, but mainly the States or Canada, they have better snow!! We lost our first beardie, Max, August 2006 at a ripe old age of 14 and 1/4. Since then Frazzie has come along, he is now 6 years and 7 months old and is still a little Bugger, Bugger!!! Unfortunately in December 2008 we lost Alfie at 14 months old after only having a short time of 7 weeks loving and caring for him. He found a good buddie in Fraz and loved him to bits.

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