Wednesday, 22 March 2017

DecoArt Coastal Tag

Adhere the house embellishments and the apply a coat of Crackle Paint to an MDF Tag
Apply Crackle Paste with a palette knife to form the landscape and clouds

I spritzed the tag with water and applied small amounts of the following DecoArt Media Fluid Acyrlics colours, spritzing and allowing to blend and flow
Prussian Blue
Cobalt Teal Hue
Green Gold
Yellow Oxide
Burnt Umber

Prussian blue was applied and spritzed bleeding downwards, wiping back on the texture clouds

The houses in the foreground were lifted with a little dry brushing of Titanium White

Stampotique Challenge - Tag It

Its the second week of the Stampotique Tag It challenge, to see more details and how to enter 
please click 

I created a layered tag with three sizes of tags, the largest was textured with modelling paste applied randomly with a palette knife
The middle tag had tissue paper applied and the smallest had modelling paste with a stencil

Once dry I used the following Distress Spray Stains
Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserve
Chipped Sapphire, Bundled Sage, Peacock Feathers, Brushed Pewter to colour the tags and stamped with Black Stazon and coloured with Watercolour Pens Zig Kuretake pens

Stampotique Stamps

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Stampendous- DecoArt

Stampendous, Andy Skinner, DecoArt Blog Hop!

Here's my project using the fabulous Stampendous Stamps and DecoArt Media Products
Links below

Apply Crackle paste to a Book box this one is a fabulous size from That Craft Place

 Stamp the images with Stazon Black Ink

Apply a wash of Quinacridone Orange in the centre

 Heavier around the outer edges

Apply Dioxadine Purple around the edges blending in
then stamp the scrolls in black and over stamp with Metallic Gold

Apply White Gesso around the edge of the box,

Stamp the texture form the Dress form onto the Gesso

Apply a wash of Quinacridone Gold, with carbon Black around the edges

Finished with a black ribbon and decorative Hearts to fasten

Stampendous Stamps

Crackle Paste
Carbon Black
Burnt Umber
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Dioxadine Purple
Quinacridone Gold
Metallic Gold

Stampotique Challenge- Ribbon or Lace and New Releases

Two exciting Stampotique announcements a new challenge and new stamps!

Use a Ribbon or Lace or both! for the challenge.

I used Elaina one of the new releases isn't she fabulous, you can check her out all of the others here 
Over the next few days the design team will be posting lots of Artwork using the newbies

For my canvas I layered Ribbon and Lace onto a canvas, and painted black
Once dry I worked Titan Buff from the top down and highlighted with Titanium White
The images were coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir

Stampotique Stamps
Stitched Houses

Thursday, 16 February 2017

DecoArt Distressed Heart

Apply white Gesso
 Apply Crackle paste with a palette knife through a stencil
 Apply Modelling paste with a palette knife and texture with the edge allow to dry 2-3 hours
Adhere the heart and fill the centre with modelling paste, allow to dry 2-3 hours
 Apply Yellow Oxide in vertical brushstrokes, leaving the centre lighter
 Repeat with Burnt Umber around the edges, apply Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to the inside of the Heart
 Apply Carbon Black lightly to the bottom and top
 Wipe back with a baby wipe
 Apply black to the heart frame and apply as wash around and fade out
Once dry brush the heart with Yellow Oxide and Titanium White

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Stampotique - Word up Weekend

I don't often make cards but when I do I love the challenge of construction 
As soon as Arwen's fabulous new Swing was launched, I knew I had to cut it out and get it swinging!

I stamped onto a 12"x12" piece of card and drew lines down from the branch, to frame the bottom I stamped the small flower and masked to overlap
Then cut out the centre around the swing

I stamped the Leopard Queen, Butterfly, Bee, Dragonfly and Stella seperatly and cut out
All of these were coloured with watercolours as was the branch, flowers and swing.

The inside of the card was created by stamping the flowers onto watercolour, and creating a subtle colour wash effect softened further with over stamping in white acrylic
As its Word up Weekend I decided to use 'World All of her Own' quote stamped in black

Stampotique Stamps

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Love Bugs

Showering lots of love on her bug!

Its the second week of the challenge, check out the details here

I used Girl with the Heart Purse, Mr Stripes, Daniels Hearts and the fabulous new Brolley