Monday, 28 July 2014

Peeled Paint

Over on the PA blog Liesbeth Fidder is back with a peeled paint technique which you can see here. It's quite ironic really as I've just watched an Andy Skinner video and he uses Vaseline as a resist too.

I had to move inside to get a photo of the bottom dangly piece as they were blowing about in the wind!!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Queen of Hearts

Using an mdf heart I carried out the same techniques as in the previous posts, except this time I didn't stamp any images until the end. I started off with green, second layer was blue, third purple and lastly vanilla.

Dotty Tag

Over on the PA blog Darcy is back with her journalling pages. As you know I don't do journalling so I took some of her techniques and tried them out on a tag.

Saturday, 26 July 2014


Used the first two of Andy Skinners layered techniques from the video in the previous post and decided to leave it at that.

Layered backgrounds

I watched this Andy Skinner mixed media background video and loved it, so just had to have a go, although I have none of the products he used, so had to improvise lots and lots!! All are fresco paints apart from the magenta which is a golden product, and surgical spirits and vaseline!!

Final product. Next time I will use a thicker card and a bolder centre image.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Anniversary Card

Remember my first master board, well I needed it!!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Another Masterboard

Background is brayered with various PA fresco paints, stencilled with south pacific and covered with snowflake as it was a bit bright!! EV sketchy rectangle stamped over the top in blaze red stazon.

Hero Arts images randomly stamped with black archival and white pen doodling.

Finally splatted with Dylusions white spray paint.

Close up of the splats.

Pen & Ink Tag

Over on the PA blog, Kate is back with a journal page. As you all know by now, I don't do journal pages, so I used some of the techniques on a tag.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Brayered various colours of fresco paint onto white card. Stamped the sketcy circle from EV set in pumpkin and the leaf shape in mustard. Stenciled TH arrows in south pacific, added snowflake to town them down.

Hero Arts images randomly stamped in black archival. Magenta paint added using bottle tops. White posca pen doodling.

Splats of white Dylusions paint flicked all over.

Close up of the splats.

And another one.

I will eventually cut them up and use them as backgrounds.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

We Don't Stop Playing

Pretty simple tag, background is painted and stamped with script, middle panel is alcohol inks and stamped with a Crafty Individuals image and TH quote.

Artful Times have a theme of 'a tag' 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Dreaming of Summer

Over at FSC they have a theme of dreaming of summer. I simply stamped the Stampotique shrooms with black archival over the left over piece of alcohol inked card, masked them off and stamped the TH grunge butterfly over the top. The background is a piece of foam wrapped in a piece of silver sticky tape run through an embossing folder, painted and sanded back. Unfortunately I've covered most of it up!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Graffiti Clock

You might recognise my clock face, I robbed it off something I'd previously made!!! Background is an embossed texture fade coloured with alcohol inks. The blue frame is the negative of the postage die cut. Pen is a stamped image from a LP set and the word is from a Hero Arts set.

Simon Says Monday have a theme of about a face and PanPastelUk have a theme of inspired by Tim Holtz and A Vintage Journey have a theme of dies and distress.


Black tag stamped in white fresco paint using Stampotique images, a piece of gelli print, with black paint marks added. Stampotique face image and word stamped in black archival over a left over piece of alcohol inked card.

Artful Times have a theme of 'a tag'
Simon Says Monday have a theme of 'about a face'

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Oriental Tag Trio

Over at Tag Along they are asking to see bright sunny colours this week. I happened to have a lovely gelli print in reds, oranges, and yellows. I cut size #8 tags out and managed to get 3 out of the page.

Stamped all the oriental images in archival and mounted them onto a piece of scored black card. The rain stopped and sun came out so I was able to get a photo outside.

FSC have a theme of dreaming of summer
ABAC have a theme of anything goes


Over on the PA blog Jo is back with her CAS cards using kraft card and little black dress fresco.  So dead simple, took a kraft tag, stamped images in little black dress fresco paint, outlined in white posca pen, and that's it!!!

Artful Times have a theme this week of 'a tag' 


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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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