Saturday, 22 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Well I just had this little canvas laying around half finished from a few years back the image was already on,I had covered with acetate,then stuck some embossed white wallpaper on !it was asking to be worked on :) This one is painted with metalics,copper,bronze and gold,embellished with broken jewellery,buttons and lace.The key and top flower, I moulded with airdry clay...Hope you like :)
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Mixed Media book cover,I,m really into this at the moment,dont suppose it will last but enjoying all the same.....I started off with a bit of cardboard packaging,thought, just the right size for a book cover,then proceeded to stick some white scrim onto it,with Gloss Gel,went through my stash to find nice pieces to make a sort of design.I used paperclips,bra hook and suspender belt thingy lol,buttons, lace,made some flowers,and a clay head,just to name but a few,ooops forgot the bottle cap with beads glued In,also an old earring :)..stuck those on then went over with 3 coats of Gesso,when that was dry,I sprayed Dylusion inks...when they were dry I started to paint with Lumiere paints and metalics,at first I didn't think I would like the outcome,but its now grown on me LOL ,hope you like :)
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Yes I am trying something new to me the Finnabair style,I just loveee it !I get to use up all my broken jewellery lace,just about everything in my stash!then to top it all I can use Gesso, spray inks on it and paints !In other words get very messy haha,love ! Work in progess......... Completed
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Happy New Year everyone !I have created my Art Journal and Planner for this year,just hope I can keep it up,I joined the Facebook group Journal 52,its a very large group of ladies who keep art journals,we get weekly prompts to help kick off a spark in our imagination ! my book is self made so I can add pages as I go,I have started off using my 6x6 Gelli Plate prints for backgrounds,which is going to be a challenge in its self lol....... First week prompt being "Up Up and Away . I was a bit worried showing the group my first attempt as its so not me,they seemed to like it lol. I next Book is my 2014 Art planner which I totally made from scratch its a Faux Midori all put together by an elastic band system !the cover is faux leather which I sprayed with inks using a mask,each page is edged with Washi Tape,also to make more pages I put some tipin pages,below Sooo that's the start of this year,hopefully its going to be a good one for all us crafters !
Monday, 18 November 2013
I,m working on creating this book at the moment,its totally from scratch,a Ritz box ! the cover I worked on my embellisher machine from old charity shop scarfs and lace,the inside signitures (not very good at this lol) are watercolour paper with torn edges,I don't know what I,m going to do on them maybe journaling ........
Thursday, 17 October 2013
This makes a big change for me !A challenge in my group to make an ATC with clay,I used Air dried clay as its easier, I cant stand baking in any shape or form lol...I used a whole list of Mixed Media ! Luminere paint,Acrylics,accent beads,metalic markers,inks and silver rub-on......and a rubber stamp for the daisy. Very enjoyable,may make another while I,m in the mood :)just wished I could get away from this colour,everything I do lately is Turquoise !
Friday, 11 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
I haven't done Oriental for years! Something inspired me,so here we are ! haha,Had to get it out my system..... The front is matted and layered up,stamped with Oriental image under vellum,diecut flowers,clay button,painted gold Acrylic then then gold rub on over......sewn in signature pages,ribbons tied into sequin waste for the spine then glued on......Back is my Gelli Plate heart,(which was dipped into the Rangers melting pot)then went over the shiny black card with gold rub-on,think that's it lol to be used for Journaling,I shall keep the Oriental theme running through.... As I had some scraps left over I made a couple of ATC,s Gelli Plate backgrounds. Hope you like,Happy Crafting x
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Its been a busy couple of months,trying to get Birthday cards out the way and one Anniversary card also a New homes Booklet of little decorated houses,for my son and wife who are soon to move ! I have tried to use lots of different techiques to make the cards more interesting and more enjoyable for me too :) I made the box to put the little houses in too A Birthday card for my son....... Some tags to put on cards ! and a mixed media card ! busy busy lol Another Tag card !
Saturday, 3 August 2013
I was so impressed when I first saw the Spellbinders Bossabilities folders I just had to have a couple ! so here I am using one for my experiment,I used the Ornamental Swirls Folder, Gesso, Dylusion Inks, Gold Metalic Rubons, Mod Podge, Oval diecut (Spellbinders), some daisy ribbon,.......... I used the folder in my Grand Calibur (A base plate/folder with card stock(tag already cut)laid inside folder/then Raspberry plate on top) Beautiful impression before I start ! First I gave it a coat of thin Gesso,waited for it to dry. Sprayed lightly with Dylusion inks mopped up with some kitchen towel,dried with hot gun between each colour.(could go muddy or change colour if you don't) Mod Podged over,dried with hotgun. then using some cotton wool I wiped over with the gold rubon just to highlight the swirls,then buffed up. While that was drying I made up the little tag at the top with an image I found in my local craft shop. The daisy ribbon at the bottom I dye'd, it didn't take to the dye to well,looks a bit grungy lol,I like grungy :) Now I have that out my system onto the next project ! Hope you like :)thankyou for looking x