Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Stampotique Oldie but Goodie Challenge

Here's my Golden Oldie! DT Batboy!!
More of an Hippy than a Hipster, but its still hip to be square!!!

Stampotiques new challenge is Oldie but Goodie
A great opportunity to use one of the classics or just one you haven't used for a while
Click HERE for more

DT Batboy

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Stampotique Word Up Weekend

Canvas using the beautiful Stampotique Amonite Stamps by France Papillon and the mini version from Design Cube 2  I used them to inprint into Modelling paste for lots of texture

Apply Modelling Paste to a Canvas Board with a palette knife
 Apply with varying thickness and texture

Dry with a heat tool until a skin forms and you can touch with no stickiness

 Gently press the stamps into the thickest areas

 Apply a wash of DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paynes Grey

 Mixed with Quinacridone Gold

 and Cobalt Teal Hue and Dioxadine Purple

Finish with a wash of Carbon Black and allow to dry

 Dry Brush with Titanium White

 Apply a second layer

 Once dry apply neat Quinacridone Gold, blending intensity

 Highlight with Metallic Lustres

Followed with washes of Dioxadine Purple

Finished with a quote label using Stampotique 'Quiet Place'

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

DecoArt Heart Tag

        Applied DecoArt Media Crackle Paste to a MDF Tag     
 Apply Modelling paste to a heart embellishment

Once dry apply a coat of White Gesso

                                       Apply Cadmium Orange Hue to the centre of the tag

With Quinacridone Gold around the edges

Followed with Dioxadine Purple fading around the edge

Once dry stamp around the edges with Black Stazon

Adhere the embellishments with DecoArt Liquid Glass
Once set I applied Cobalt Teal Hue and Quinacridone Violet

Followed with a layer of Quinacridone Gold

Then using Dioxadine Purple around the edge of the embellishments fading around the edges
Wiping back on the raised areas with a baby wipes

Once dry, highlight the textures and raised areas with Metallic Lustre
Orange Flicker
Brilliant Turquoise 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stampotique Challenge- One Layer

Its the second week of the Single Layer Challenge, you can find more info in taking part here

I found this challenging as I love using lots of texture, I stamped Buru onto watercolour paper and masked him and then stamped the tree around him

I used inks to colour the backgorund and create his colourful world and coloured Buru with Kuretake Brush pens

The words are from the Quotes Cube, which is in this months new releases


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Pretty as a Peacock

Dress Form made with card and paper clay embellishments, using all DecoArt Media Products
The full tutorial can be found in Issue 2 of Mixed up Magazine please click here

Love Kuksi

  I love Kris Kuksi work and the assemblage in the center of my crackle heart was inspired by his work, if you don't know him check out his incredible work

 Applied DecoArt Media white Gesso to a papermache heart

 Once dry apply a very thick layer of Crackle Paste and allow to dry overnight

 Adhere the embellishment with Superglue or any other strong glue

 Paint with white gesso

 Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Burnt Orange

 With Carbon Black, then spritz with with water

 Wipe back to distress and expose the cracks

Dry Brush with Titanium White

Monday, 24 April 2017

Stampotique and Lindy's Stamp Gang Collaboration

For the entire month of April Stampotique are doing a collaboration with Lindy's Stamp Gang
Check out their blog and their monthly color challenge too.

Lindy's was nice enough to send the design team some wonderful products to work with and they are offering one of our lucky participants a prize pack. 

You must be entered into Stampotique's challenge at least once this month in order to be entered to win. 
The winner will be drawn at the end of the month.

You can see Lindy's entire line of products HERE 
There are sprays, Magical Powders, Embossing Powders and Tools. 
Everything you need to create some fabulous things.

Today its my turn for the special feature, I wanted to show the wonderful colours and lustre of the spays 
on lots of textures 
I layered lots of cardboard onto a canvas and covered with DecoArt Media White Gesso, once dry applied DecoArt Crackle Paste and allowed to dry
I sprayed with Lindy's Sprays Starburst Sprays Rusty Lantern Lime ,Blue Hawaiian Blue and Flat Fabio
Raspberry Lemonade gradually building up the colours and sprinkled on Magical Shaker Black Forest Black
I stamped directly onto the canvas with Stazon Inks Teal Blue and St Valentine

I stamped the characters, butterflies and Mushrooms onto white card an coloured with Kuretake Brush Pens
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Starburst Sprays

Flat Fabio