Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Mixed Media tag by Karen

Hello all! By coincidence my tag today uses similar techniques to the Valentine heart that Sarah made here. As I've used black gesso on my project, it also shows you how fabulous the Brusho Acrylic Shimmer Sprays are on black as well as the white that Sarah used.

I started with a wooden tag (Tim Holtz etcetera) and used Soft form relief paste (now called DesignIt paste) through a stencil and added more lines and dots directly with the spatula to give the surface some texture.

Once dry, this was covered completely with black gesso and left to dry again.

The decorations were gathered together: A band of thin metal mesh, which I cut in two and then cut to get rid of the straight edges, a corrugated card heart, metal wings and some recycled corrugated card.

I splattered some gold Aztec metallic paint on to the heart and then dragged the brush across the corrugated paper so that it just hit the ridges.

The almost dry brush was then wiped over the tag so that it highlighted the texture in gold.

I then switched to the Brusho Acrlic Shimmer Sprays to add a beautiful sheen, first in gold...

and then in Copper to add warmer tones similar to the wings I planned to use.

Once these were dry, I glued on the decorations, layered for texture and depth.

I hope you like this project. If you haven't tried the shimmer sprays on black yet, I would urge you to: The effect is quite spectacular!

Thanks for passing by today

Monday, 14 January 2019

Starry Canvas Backpack with Ewelina

Yeah, paint on fabric seems to be my thing recently... 
I have a whole massive set of awesome Opaque Fabric Paints and I'm not afraid to use them.
Thankfully, I also have boxes upon boxes of various canvas products from Canvas Corp...
I'm such lucky girl, you know!!!


This time, I wanted to make my backpack worthy of a star... I got a blank canvas bag, Art Foamies star set and various green and blue paints.

The aim was for the stars to be slightly grungy but colourful so I dabbed 2-4 different shade on each stamp before imprinting the design on fabric.

Here's what the first star looked like!

I did the same with all the remaining stars - I didn't want the stamping to be extremely neat; I love the handmade, slightly rustic look.

That's me in progress... Slightly messy but extremely satisfying!

Now, I am ready to fill my bag with some goodies and go off walking with my mini-me.

See y'all next time!!!


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Valentine Heart

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun project for you today, using a wooden heart, bits and bobs from my craft desk and some wonderful Colourcraft Products.

Step 1

Take wooden heart and apply a layer of white gesso and dry with heat tool

Step 2

Fix down various bits and bobs from your supplies to your wooden heart using matte medium and dry with heat tool.

Step 3

Paint another layer of white acrylic paint over the top of your heart surface and dry with a heat tool.

Step 4

Using Colourcraft acrylic sprays of your choice, (I used scarlett and copper shimmer) spray over the entire surface of your heart and dry with your heat tool.

Step 5

I used Gold SprinkleIT mixed with water to create a highlight wash to brush over the top of the heart surface and dry with a heat tool.

Step 6 

I used a chipboard "love" word and painted with black acrylic paint and dried with a heat tool, before fixing to the front of the heart.

Step 7

I added some dark brown lace trim around the edge of the heart to finish it off

This completes the project for today, thank you so much for popping round and I shall see you all again soon

Sarah x

Friday, 11 January 2019

Mixed Media Tag Video Tutorial by Susanne

Hi there!

I'm sharing a mixed media tag today with the ColourCraft acrylic paints. I created my background with them. I added also some background stamping with stamps from Rubber Dance. The Flower is stamped onto photo paper which was coloured with Brushos.

Enjoy watching the video:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne


Rubber Dance Stamps:
Textured Flowers
Wanna Bet
Collage Elements
Old Book Page
Photo paper


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bloom Plaque with Suzi

Good Day All, Today I'd like to share with you a project I've created using the gorgeous Pearl (Lustre) Powders Pigments and Clear Embossing Ink and Powder on MDF and paper.

Before I started my main project I did a quick test to see what would be the best base colour on the MDF before applying the embossing powder and Pearl (Lustre) Powders.

I took 3 MDF Letters, painted one black, one white, and left the other plain.  I then applied a layer of clear embossing ink and embossing powder which I then melted with my heat gun.  Once cool I used a soft brush to dab on some of the Pearl (Lustre) Powders onto the letters, I then reheated the embossing powder.  As the embossing powder melts it mixes with the Pearl (Lustre) Powders and once cool the colour is permanent, and will not rub off.  If you want more intense colour you can repeat the process.  For this project I wanted a subtle effect.

Here's how I made my project;
I took a piece of mixed media paper, drew around the MDF plaque to create my background.  Then I took a stencil and applied clear embossing ink through it followed by clear embossing powder.

I then melted the embossing powder.

I then added Pearl (Lustre) Powders in Bright Red, Lavender and Sunshine Gold to my background, and reheated it again to set the colours.

I then began work on the MDF Plaque Elements, first painting them white, then adding clear embossing ink and powder to the areas I wanted to add colour too.

Here's a close up of the Heart section once coloured;

Here's a close up of one of the flower details on the front section of the plaque;

I then layered all the pieces of my project together to give the completed plaque;
As you can see I added MDF Letters to spell the word Bloom to the background I'd created.  These were coloured using the same technique as the rest of the MDF and coloured with Bright Red Pearl (Lustre) Powder.

Here's a close up;

As you can see you really do end up with a beautiful finish using this technique.  I'm looking forward to playing more with this technique, trying different base colours with the different colours of the Pearl (Lustre) Powders there is a wonderful selection to choose from in the store, so the possibilities are limitless.

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my project as much as I enjoyed creating it, and I hope you'll give this fun technique a try.

Bye for now
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