Sunday, 30 August 2015

Journal Page Mop Up

When Em came over one of the purple paints exploded when the lid was popped, so journal to the rescue to pick up all the excess paint. A few circles and arrow heads stencilled with white gesso. Circles created with various sizes of lids in dazzling metallic black and teal paints and white chalky paint. Circles coloured by blending gelatos and portfolio pastels.

Circles is the theme over at PaperArtsy this week.

Saturday, 29 August 2015


More tags from our play day. Emma spotted some Teesha Moore stamps for sale, so grabbed me a couple and brought them with her, they are fab little characters, but very rare.

Entering into the PA Challenge which is circles.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Teesha Moore Style Atc's

Using some Teesha Moore images I created these atc's. This time I coloured the backgrounds first!!

Gelatos on the background, image added and doodling to finish.

More gelatos, a bit of stamping for the tiny black dots from a PA hot picks plate and outlined in posca pens.

Gelatos again with PA mini splats stamped image doodling in white sharpie pen.

More circles for the PA challenge.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Play Days

Emma came over for a couple of days to play, but first she had to have some Fraz time.

She played with the mini gelli plate as there simply wasn't enough room to get the 8 x 10 out and both of us be in the room at the same time - lol.

DecoArt multi purpose satin paints.

And can you believe, I couldn't, that she's never played with shaving foam, so off I went upstairs to find some!!

Fraz was totally worn out last night by the time we'd got back from our meal at the pub.

This morning he realised she was still here, so went and made friends again.

Today we played with tags, atcs, a mini canvas and crackled some wooden hearts.

The sides of the heart being dried after painting.

Fraz obviously wasn't letting Emma go anywhere!

This is my canvas that I did using the eye by Limor Webber, PA script and splats minis and the circles from a Finn plate with Dylusion paints and stazon ink.

View of the deep stamped edges.

And from the other side.

And then Emma painted her canvas and had me on a mission to find a stamp that said something like Home is where the Heart is. Well I knew I didn't have anything like that but I looked to see if there was anything else suitable, but there wasn't so she's taken it home to finish it.

We used some different crackle products and this is my atc using weathered wood crackle glaze.

These are the effects of the shaving foam on glossy card using alcohol inks - pretty cool hey.

She also played with DecoArt dazzling metallic paints on the gelli plate and brushos, but I didn't get any photos of those.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Teesha Moore Style Tags

I did something today that I've never done before, I created the main image and stuck it down, before I did the backgrounds - yikes, what to do next!!

So this is what I did and this is how they ended up!

I scribbled portfolio pastels directly onto the tag and used a thin paintbrush with a smidge of water to move the product around. I created some doodling using sharpie and posca pens. The images are from Teesha Moore.

This one I did on a #10 tag as the head image is quite large. I coloured the background with a mix of mustard seed and spiced marmalade distress inks and stamped some of the background circles in the same colours. EV images stamped in black stazon and used a white sharpie pen to doodle.

I wanted the background for this one quite pale, so I scribbled a blue and purple portfolio pastel onto my craft mat, spritzed some water and picked the colours up with a paintbrush. I stamped some EV images onto the tag and again outlined elements with a white sharpie pen.

You might of spotted the common theme, circles, yes I made these to fit in with this weeks PaperArtsy theme.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Atc Swap - Texture

Patterned papers and newspaper text were added to the base of the mdf atc and given a coat of matte medium from DecoArt. The images were taken from an oriental atc book and the symbols down the middle is washi tape. Everything was given a coat of DecoArt media clear crackle.

The edges were outlined in radiant red metallic lustre.

Close up of the crackle after white antiquing cream had been applied and buffed up.

Unfortunately I forgot to take any step by step photos of the making of this one. I added a couple of pieces of thick corrugated, some patterned papers and some black modelling paste. I painted the whole atc with various colours of dazzling metallics and black chalky paint. I used orange flicker metallic lustre over the modelling paste, the wooden cog and the metal clock face.

Over at PA this week they have a theme of circles, so I am entering the bottom atc due to all the round elements on there!!

All products are from the DecoArt range.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Zombie Brains

I started with a mop up page in my journal, it's sort of dark blue and black and I stamped a border of skulls around each edge in black stazon.

I used bubble wrap and added some more circles using a bottle lid and black paint. I faintly stamped some spiders and some webs. I also stamped the quote but it didn't show up, so went over it with pen. The images are stamps from VLV but I photociped them and blew them up to make them bigger. They are coloured with distress ink markers and PA mini script stamped over the tombstones. 

I am entering into the PA challenge which this week has a theme of circles.

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Today I had an urge to re-visit my neglected distress inks.

I just took a few colours of distress inks, covered the atcs and flicked some water on them.

This one has a piece of embossed acetate over the top of the stamped Teesha Moore image which has been outlined with a smudgy pencil.

Again more acetate, this time attached with brads and the edges of the acetate coloured with moss pearl DecoArts dazzling metallics.

I stamped this image directly onto the atc and was going to re-stamp it and cut it out without all the fiddly hat pieces, but I quite liked how it looked so I went with it and outlined some of the image with a white posca pen.

And finally very simply just an image stamped directly onto the atc, words stamped and cut from white card.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Textured Canvas

Carrying on with the PA theme of mediums and gels I randomly placed some on the above canvas board.

I didn't have any with the beads in so I made my own.

Once completely dry, which takes absolutely ages! I sprayed with black and turquoise shimmer media misters.

And then I found a bottle of Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst stain in Opal Sea Oats. I don't have it in a spray but in a bottle with a dabber top, anyway it worked great. The above photo was taken outside.

I stamped the Brette Weldele images from the presenters plate and coloured with distress ink markers. I added lots of embellishments but didn't want to cover any of the textured areas over.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tag Swap - Texture

Sad, sad day, the last scrapings of my DecoArt media white modeling paste. Good job I have some more on order!!!

I managed to scrape enough out to put through these stencils.

I added white crackle paint to some areas and then covered everything with gesso.

I painted this one with a few colours of DecoArt dazzling metallics, venetian gold, emperor's gold, mink pearl and champagne gold.

Then I rubbed the whole thing over with relic chalky paint and wiped it back and ran over the cogs with champagne ice metallic lustre.

You can still see the shimmer from the dazzling metallic paints.

Next I painted some die cut cogs and an arch in a couple of coats of relic chalky paint and stamped script over them with everlasting chalky paint.

I stamped the Dream On image from my newest Finn set and added some gears for the hair, along with the chipboard cogs, prestuds, washers and gems.

Close up of the metal cogs and clock pieces.

Close up of the cogs, stenciled and chipboard ones.

And finally for more texture, I went over the words with glossy accents.

I used the DecoArt multi surface satin paints on this tag, chartreuse and true blue.

I stamped the main LP image and added a flourish, splats, blots in black stazon and script in olive green stazon.

I painted the two PA chipboard shapes in multi surface satin for the butterfly and serene for the flower shape. Stamped the LP images in black stazon and gave them white cheeks.

Added dots and a few hi-lights with a white posca pen. To bring out the texture I used metallic lustres in turquoise on the chartreuse and emerald on the true blue.

Close up of the chipboard butterfly over the main image.

More texture where the crackle paint was added. I think this would have shown up better if I'd of used some white antiquing cream to hi-light the cracks. 

All products are from DecoArt.

I'm also entering these into this weeks PA challenge which is gels and mediums.


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Hi I'm Sam, 44, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 25 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 8 years and 4 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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