Friday 29 May 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Tin Can Talkies

The background was created with modelling paste using the following stencils
Crafters Workshop Subway
Tando Creative Sequin Waste
Mister Hueys Circle mask
Andy Skinner Code Breaker

Coloured with Tim Holtz Black Soot & Brushed Pewter Distress Sprays

Stampotique Sweet Moves & Twinkie were Stamped with Black Stazon
Coloured with Promarkers

The tin cans were created with embossing metal, I wound them around a Promarkers to get the size
Pieced the base and attached some coiled wire


Jools : )

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Raving Ravens

I was inspired to participate after seeing Kay Wallace Design Team project, just fabulous you can see it here 

Based on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
So an opportunity not to be missed, you can view here

I covered an 8''x8'' chipboard sheet with DecoArt White Gesso, and sealed with Media Matte Medium

The Image was created using Mischeif Circus Kits
Hotel Hell- Doors & Steps
Birds from Altered Reality

Composition created using Craft Artist Software and applied to the Canvas using
Andy Skinners Image Transfer Technique
Please click here

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Feeling Blue...
This weeks challenge is hosted by Coby and the theme is based on the Quote using Something Old, New, Borrowed or Blue

Colour Blue, Old Borrowed Book! and new stamp Rusted Rivets by France Papillon

I applied strips of old torn book pages using DecoArt Matt medium
Then applied DecoArt Media Acrylics Translucent White, followed by Ultramarine, Primary Cyan, Phthalo Turquoise, Cobalt Teal, Dioxadine Purple, Green Gold and and Titanium White

I stamped the chair and Owl Tree, Tree and Friend with Black Stazon

Tuesday 19 May 2015

DecoArt Media Range and Tando Creative Draught/Checkers Set

Draught/ Checkers Board Box

My inspiration for the Tando Draught Board Set started with some beautiful ceramic tiles
and I wanted to create a board that could transform into a box to hold the draught pieces

The heavyweight chipboard tiles were covered with the DecoArt Media Modelling paste and Crackle paste and textured with a palette knife on the flat and side to get a rib effect

Once dry these were coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Dioxadine Purple
Quinacridone Gold
Yellow Oxide

Dioxadine Purple
Cobalt Teal Hue
 and highlighted with
Metallic Gold

This was my prototype to work out how to transform the board into a box,
It had to have flexibility so I decided to use ribbon on the finished project

Tile Layout illustrating the cuts and folds

I made a frame for the tiles with guides to the spacing, the ribbon was woven under and over and glue applied to the ribbon and tiles

The ends of the ribbon were turned back and magnets inserted

The draughts were covered with modelling paste and painted with Quinacridone gold, Metallic gold, Cobalt Teal Hue and Dioxadine purple and embellished with fine gold and turquoise wire

A little video to show how the box and board is configured, you will see that I made an internal box from card to add internal support and house the pieces

I hope you have enjoyed my project, please check out the fabulous DecoArt Media Products and Tando Creative products

Jools : )

Thursday 14 May 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Stampotique Stamps

Clocks Canvas

Tick Tock!

This months challenge at Clarity Stamps is Clocks
so a great opportunity to use there fantastic Clockwork Stencil and Canvas Boards

I started by using DecoArt Crackle paste with the Stencil, once dry I arranged the embellishments and appied with Glossy Accents and covered with Gesso

Applied DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone gold and Burnt Umber, with the gold in the centre working out towards the edge with the darker colour

Then working in Phthalo Turquoise around the embellishments on the darker areas and wiped back with a baby wipe to expose the crackle effect

Dry brushed the raised areas with Titanium white 

Then covered with Quinacridone Gold to highlight

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Priscilla Jones Workshop

I spent a brilliant weekend on a Priscilla Jones Workshop at the fabulous Mad Hatters Studio in Devon

Learning techniques with wire, wax and silks and here's my Angel with bunny ear wings!

Fantastic techniques creating a beautiful ethereal feel and gorgeous textures
I love the membrane effect it creates over the wire skeletal structure particularly on the wings

I made the butterflies and hearts embellishments a couple of days before with air dry clay which requires a few days drying time
Coloured with DecoArt Media Paints Quinacridone gold, Prussian Blue and Carbon Black and finished with Ultra Matt Varnish

Thursday 7 May 2015

Stampotique Stencils

I used a Crafters Workshop Branches Stencil with Dylusions Sprays, once dry I then used the same stencil slightly off set with DecoArt Crackle Paste

Then used the following Stampotique stamps with a white Embossing powder

Majestic Tree
Daisy Daisy
Crow Line

Then used DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold and Dioxadine Purple on the Crackle Paste and wiped back with a baby wipe to expose the crackle texture


Friday 1 May 2015

Stampotique Polka Dots

Polka Planets

 I used a variety of circular and dotty stencils and applied with modelling paste
Then coloured with DecoArt Media Misters Sprays, which are amazing as they are actually acrylic paint not inks so the colours are fabulously rich
I sprayed them and wiped with a baby wipe to mix and reveal the modelling paste textures 

The mermaids were stamped on card and coloured with Promarkers, added tissue paper wings to fly and float around the planets!

Stampotique Stamps
DT Spider Wings