Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Sparkle and Shine Index Cards with Suzi

Good Day All, Today it's my pleasure to share with you my latest creations using some of the wonderful products from the ColourCraft Store.  I've created a set of 3 Index Cards using Brusho Crystal Colour Powders, Metallic Acrylic Paints, Eco Acrylic Paints and Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Coloured Pencils.

Our theme this month is 'Chill in the Air' so I chose a colour palette of shades of blue and silver.

The first thing I did was take some Watercolour Card and cut it down to 6 x 4 inchs to use as my Index Cards.  I then sprinkled on some Brusho Crystal Colour Powders in Prussian Blue and Turquoise, activated them with a few sprays of water.

Next I added some stencilling using Eco Acrylic Paint in White and a mix of Prussian Blue and Payne's Grey.

I then added another layer of stencilling to create more depth.

Next I created my focal images, which are Stars hand cut from watercolour card.  I added a splashes of Eco Acrylic Paint in the Prussian Blue/Payne's Grey mix, then once that was dry I added a few coats of Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint.

I then decided to add a little of the Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint to my Index Card backgrounds, I mixed it with a little water.

I wanted to add a little bit of extra texture to my cards, so I took some blue metallic threads and pale blue netting and added it my index cards behind the silver stars.

To finish my Index Cards I added a sentiment sticker to each card and outline them with a Dark Blue Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Coloured Pencil.

Here's my finished cards;

Here's a close up from the side to show the wonderful sparkle from metallic paint.

I had great fun creating these Index Cards. I love the Eco Acrylic Paints they are so highly pigmented and mix beautifully together. The Metallic Acrylic Paints are gorgeous too, and have so much shimmer to them, they add a lovely contrast to Matt finish of the Eco Acrylic Paints.

That's all from me today, I do hope you've enjoyed seeing how I created my projects.
Thanks for visiting with us today
Bye for now

Monday, 14 October 2019

Brusho and Aztec Paint Halloween Card

Hello Colourcraft friends.  Gail here today.  This month the team has been given the theme of Chill in the Air and I've gone with spooky chill bwahaahahaaha.

I wanted to go with traditional black, purple and orange, but I didn't have any orange Aztec paint.  Since these paints are intermixable I decided to make some!!  Yellow and red equals yummy orange.  Oooh, so pretty.   

I painted a textured card base with the orange Aztec paint.  I cut an oval of watercolour paper with a die and sprayed it with water.  I sprinkled Purple and Violet Brusho powders and spritzed some more water.  Before it dried totally I sprinkled some Crimson Brusho powder.  I used black ink to edge the oval and glued it to the orange card.

I used Sizzix Witchcraft and Haunted House dies and cut some silhouettes from black card and added them to the card.  Love the contrast of the black against the bright orange and purple.  

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Don't forget to share your makes using Colourcraft products in the Create with Colourcraft fb group. 

Mixed media mini canvas with Ewelina

Hello everyone!

Today, I want to share with you a little mixed media canvas that I made when Xmas mood hit me the other day :)

I knew that I wanted to make die-cuts out of Brusho covered paper so that's what I prepared first - chose my colours, sprayed the papers, let them dry.

Once completely dry, I die cut the designs I wanted.

I had a small natural canvas that I wanted to use as a base, which I primed with clear gesso.

I used Imagination Crafts decoupage glue, white and vintage design tissue papers and lace, to create texture on the background.

I dabbed Leaf Green and Cobalt Blue on the background to add colour to 'sky' and 'ground' areas.

Once all that was dry, as the last step, I attached my die-cuts to create a nice little scene.

The canvas is ready!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Stenciled and Stamped Envelopes

As October begins with it's rain and cold, I need to start thinking about my annual Advent Project!  More info on that can be found here.
Anyway, part of the fun of the project is the unwrapping the materials you need every week- these envelopes were made to be the packaging!
The first one I made was with ExpandIT. I had a "snowball" stencil in my collection- applied the medium through the stencil, and then heated it with a heat gun.
I love how much it look like snow!!
After that, I decided to tackle the smaller envelopes- I picked stencils and stamps which matched the themes of the different weeks of my project.
I used a foam brush and different paints for each stencil- Eco metallic and pearl paints.
After these dried, I played around with my stamps and am quite pleased with my results! 

Hope that you enjoyed this quick and easy idea!! 
Well, it wasn't super quick for me as I had to make 25 of each type! :D

Friday, 11 October 2019

There's a Chill in the Air.....and a Chill down your Spine!

Hello - Teresa here again, and it's my favourite season! Time for ghosts and ghouls, pumpkins and black cats, and all manner of creepy cool characters!
I have created a piece of Halloween decor, to help set the mood for a spook-tacular party!

I began by taking a MDF circle to use as my base (you could cut a base from sturdy card). I covered it with crinkled up Tissuetex and matte medium.

Once dry, I added some wooden embellishments with a glue gun.

I painted the whole thing with black eco-acrylic and allowed to dry.

I used Brusho Shimmer Sprays in gold, bronze and copper to add colour and a wonderful metallic sheen to the piece. I used some charcoal Shimmer Spray to dull down an old Christmas frame ornament.

To finish, I attached the frame and added some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, as well as some Halloween Quote Chips.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - it is so easy to create beautiful mixed media pieces with these Shimmer Sprays. Photos do not do them justice, as the colours change as the light catches the detail.

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