Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….
I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.
I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..
Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………
Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….
I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……
The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….
I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.
I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.
It was my birthday earlier in the week & I got so many gorgeous cards that I had to share them.
Kate, Gill & my Chocolate Baroque friends….
Lesley & Karen….
Julie Ann & Jan….
Hazel & Helen….
A close-up of Hazel’s amazing UTEE embellishment….
Emma & Lin….
Sarah & Margaret….
Chris & Georgina….
Claire & Lisa….
Aren’t they all wonderful?? Enormous thanks to everyone, I feel very lucky.
Good morning. The PaperArtsy challenge this week is all about things in miniature & yet again, there was incredible inspiration from all the designers. I had a few ideas, none of which I’ve had time to make, but yesterday I came up with this, my first ATB………………
The block was made from kraft card, using a WRMK board, which I borrowed from a friend to try out. Very easy to make boxes with it, but scoring heavy weight card irritated the carpal tunnel in my left hand & I don’t like the ‘link the two sides together’ closure – sorry, can’t think how to describe it. Anyway, I still want the ATB dies. I painted this one – it’s the smallest size ATB, btw – with black gesso & set it aside.
I created a masterboard following Leandra’s series of YouTube videos, using a variety of Fresco paints & a brayer.
I added various colours, including Orchid, Turquoise, Caribbean Sea, Cheesecake & Guacamole………..
Then stamping with assorted PA stamps, including Lin Brown & Ellen Vargo sets……………..
I chose images from Darcy Wilkinson’s Eclectica 11 & Eclectica 12 sets, & painted them with Lin Brown’s new limited edition Frescos………..
I painted the Lin Brown owl from & sat him in flowers I’d cut from the masterboard with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die……..
I glued the ATB to a spool I’d painted with black gesso & Fresco Old Gold, then I sanded it & added Little Black Dress Fresco to the sanded areas……
That’s it, thanks for looking. I’d like to enter this into the PaperArtsy challenge.
Happy Sunday to one & all, yet again I’ve left my entry into the PA challenge almost to the last minute. There’s been so much fantastic inspiration on the PA blog for this challenge, but when I saw Clare Lloyd’s wonderful ledger book portrait last night, I knew that was the one I wanted to attempt. I also knew it would take me ages to finish, so I decided I would copy Clare’s page, even down to using similar colours, because that would give me more time to work on the face.
The background is Bora Bora & Turquoise Fresco paints over black gesso. I painted a rough face shape with Honeydew Fresco, added a few details & some colour – Orchid for the hair, Turquoise for the eyes – to get me started. (Already, my ‘inner critic’ was screaming so loud I’m surprised the neighbours weren’t complaining)………
After this I got so engrossed I forgot to take photos, but trust me, I spent HOURS on this face. Thank goodness for opaque Frescos, I kept painting over & redoing the facial features because I couldn’t get them right, but each time the Honeydew paint covered up perfectly what was underneath.
I used Sky & Limelight Frescos for the shading with baby wipes & a water brush.
As with the first face I did, everything is wrong with this one, but if you just glance at it quickly, it doesn’t look too bad. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself)
I finished with stamping using various PA stamps; EDY01, EEV05 & EEV06, ESN02 & I painted the centres of the spiky circles with Guacamole & Limelight Frescos.
Thank you so much to Clare for the inspiration & I would like to enter this page into the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.
A few weeks ago I received a lovely surprise in the post; a gorgeous A6 journal from my Twitter friend, Sam. She altered the cover with various mixed media items, mostly by Deco art & you can see how she did it in her blog post HERE. She sent me the blue one & I’m thrilled with it. I adhered the little card she sent with it to the inside cover & then made a quick page while I was waiting for other things to dry………..
I gessoed the page first, then stamped Topknot from Stampotique & covered her with masking fluid. Applied Zesty Zing, Limelight & Yellow Submarine Fresco paints with a cosmetic sponge & wiped off the masking fluid, the added the black & white details…………….
Thank you so much Sam, I LOVE my little journal.
For the first time in MONTHS , I have actually made something for the current PaperArtsy challenge, the theme of which is ‘Shiny Stuff’……………….
The challenge closes in less than an hour, so I better get a move on.
Grunge paste scraped randomly with a palette knife onto a piece of greyboard. Gesso, then Fresco paints; Guacamole, Limelight, Old Gold. (Thanks to Sam & my other Twitter friends for their help with colours) I used a paintbrush, baby wipes & my fingers to blend the paints.
I added Florentine & White Fire Treasure Gold to some of the Old Gold areas……………..
This week saw the launch of dozens of new PaperArtsy products – if you missed the excitement, start HERE – and one of the many things I loved was a new JoFY stencil, so I used the one I do have – PS007 – to create the same result, using Eggplant Fresco paint, adding white dots with a Signo Uniball pen.
I used Wendy Vecchi’s black embossing paste through PS008 & when it was dry, brushed clear Wink of Stella on top……………
My original idea was for something brighter & the ‘shiny stuff’ is quite subtle, so I hope it’s acceptable. Thanks to everyone on the PA blog for all the inspiration.
I’m entering this into the PaperArtsy Challenge HERE.
Thanks for looking.
In an attempt to wake up my crafting mojo after Christmas I agreed to take part in a swap with a few crafting friends. The theme was ‘faces’ & somehow, I managed to get these made…………..
There are no before photos, because when I uploaded them, every one was blurred. For the tags I used Gelatos, followed by stencilling & stamping. The face is from a Dylusions set called ‘Strength’ & I found the quotes on Pinterest.
The background on the ATCs is Brusho colours first, then stencils & stamps. Most of which got covered by gesso in the end.
And yes, I did draw the faces. The second one turned out quite childlike I think.
Thanks for visiting, see you next time.