Wednesday 15 November 2017

Stampotique Nature Challenge

The Stampotique Nature Challenge continues
It's a wonderful time of year and Nature plays such a great part in fall and it's
 amazing colors more details on taking part can be found here

I colour washed my background with DecoArt Pyrrole Orange, Quinacridone Magenta and Dioxadine Purple and then gradually stamped the floral elements, stenciled the rabbits and flowers


Oodles of Doodles
Mushroom Group
Majestic Tree
Ribbon Curl
Abstract Foliage
Ooddles of Doodles

Stencil Girl- Rabbits
Imagination- Alium

Friday 3 November 2017

Butterfly Anatomy Tutorial

My inspiration for this came from Michael Demengs Strange Angels, I love his assemblage art work and colours

 I had acquired a resin torso sculpture and decide to give it a make over and applied a variety of embellishments using DecoArt Media Liquid Glass

Once dry I applied Media White Gesso

Applied a second coat as the original finish was very dark

Applied Media Crackle Paste with a brush to the base and to areas of the torso

 Resulting in fabulous crackle texture

Started by applying DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold

  Followed by Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue, spritzing the colour and allowing to run until happy withe the coverage

Same process to the base

Stamped with Stazon Midnight and Teal around the base and build up the density of colour
with light brush strokes

 Applied Quinacriodone Gold and Prussian Blue to some paper butterflies

 Base detail

Close up detail

DecoArt Media
White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Liquid Glass

Media Fluid Acrylics
Quinacridone Gold
Burnt Umber
Prussian Blue

Saturday 28 October 2017

DecoArt Birds and Bones

I love the new Andy Skinner Birds and Bones stamps and I had this Tim Holtz Flip Frame, so I decided to goth it up a bit here's what I did

 Applied DecoArt crackle paste to a wood frame and then fixed this to the back of the metal frame after applying the chains 
Applied two coats of DecoArt Media fluid acrylic and allow to dry

 Mix Metallic Silver & Gold and brush lightly to highlight textures and details

 Emboss acetate, then apply carbon black wiping back with a dry cloth Fix to the frame 
and allow to dry

 Stamp and cut out the Skeleton and colour with a wash of Quinacridone Gold and Carbon Black

Stamp and cut the bird, and colour with Phatholo turquoise and Carbon Black Quinacridone gold

 Gradually apply Quinacrodone to the rear of the acetate, building the intensity around the edge
Hang the Skelton on the chains and glue the bird to the frame

Happy Halloween!

Friday 27 October 2017

Guest Ambassador for Relics & Artifacts®

I’m very honored to be the Guest Ambassador Relics & Artifacts® 
To see my full project and tutorial please click HERE

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Stampotique Creepy or Scary

Its my favourite time of year and so perfect for Stampotique! so its time to make something Creepy Or Scary!

I looked to That Craft Place again for a unique MDF piece and Danny produced a bespoke size and extra tree! check them out here

Applied DecoArt Modelling Paste to the trees with a palette knife texturizing

 Applied DecoArt Texture Sand to the Tombstone element

Applied DecoArt Crackle Paste to the house and allowed to dry for 2 hours
I then assembled with superglue

Start to apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dark Grey and Carbon Black

Lighter at the top blending the black at the base and on the trees

 Wiping back some of the colour on the house to reveal the texture

 Dry brushed with Dark Grey and Medium Grey

Embossed acetate for the apertures and coloured with Alcohol inks, cut to size and glued in place
behind each of these apertures I fixed a fairy light to illuminate
here's the Spooky Scene at night

Jasper Fruhling
Mr stripes
Pumpkins- Halloween Cube 2
Hanging Bat- Halloween Cube 1
Uncle Buck
Cousin  Carmine
Squiggle Arms

Monday 9 October 2017

Unicorns do exist

My friend loves Unicorns, so when I found this beauty in need of a make over 
heres how I transformed this beauty for her

 Applied a coat of DecoArt Media white Gesso

 Followed with a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic Titanium White

 Applied Quinacridone Gold and Prussian Blue spritzing and dripping until happy with the coverage

 Once dry apply DecoArt Crackle Glaze and allow to dry 4-6 hours

 Once the crackle has developed and dried work in Paynes grey and blend with a wet wipe

Finished with Soft Touch Varnish

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Anything but a card

This week brings us a new challenge "Anything but a Card" more details here
You can create just about anything this week, except a card. Let's see tags, books, boxes or 
anything else.

I had a beautiful wooden star and decided to just stamp in black so the wood grain was still visible
I used Spidergrass, Dandelion and Swirl Stalks, with Moon girl resting her wings coloured softly 
with distress inks

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Only Blue

Blue Bat Box
Now here's a challenge, only use shades of blue no black or white! 
For more info on taking part click here

I cut a box on my Cricut and then applied washes of blues to the sides and top, darker at the top working downwards

One dry I stamped with Stazon Midnight Blue, using Stampotique Owl Tree, Majestic Tree and Batty and Batty about you!

I stamped Batty with Stazon Midnight and Hawaii Blue, cut out and fixed to wire for each of the corners on the box

Thursday 31 August 2017

Gothic Window

Apply DecoArt Media Crackle paste to the Gothic MDF Frame, available from That Craft Place

Apply DecoArt Media Gesso to the backing board

Apply a run of colours light at the top gradually working down to the darker tones
I used Diarylide Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Pyrrole Orange and Quinacridone Red

 To create a subtle ombre effect

Apply DecoArt Dark Grey value 3 to the frame

 Followed by Carbon Black

Once dry, highlight by dry brushing with Metallic Silver

Stencil the CWS Trees Stencils with Carbon Black

I stamped the Lost Coast Crow onto silver painted card and cut out