Thursday, 28 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
We were all give the same kit and with Lindsay’s guidance we glued different embossing folders onto some thick grey board, next job cut our pieces into tile shapes. When we were happy with our tile shapes we painted all of them black.
The head is made of paper clay and the ribbon is curtain lining which we stamped on. I chose a Tim Holtz butterfly stamp with Plum Archival ink to match my canvas colours.
The most tricky job was attaching the tiles and getting them to fit around the frame. I like how mine are all different heights.
Close up of the face and wings. The wings are from Tim Holtz dragonfly die.
This is as far as we got in the workshop, finished everything else at home.
The words in the two hearts read Love and Deeply.
Decided to keep the back of my canvas black. Lindsay’s had lots of lovely papers on the reverse of hers but i wanted to keep mine simple.
You can see how the triangle topper is attached onto the canvas with a cardboard hinge.
When everything was dry i tried to add ‘grout’ between the already metallic looking tiles but it all went wrong so i had to coat all of the tiles black again and added DecoArt Metallic Lustres in Green Gold, Majestic Purple, Blue and Copper Kettle.
The finished reverse canvas.
Really enjoy making this, learnt how to make some fab tiles which i can use on other projects and how versatile baking foil is (this made the top of the triangle).
Thank you for taking the time to drop by, i hope you have enjoyed your visit today.
I am entering this into the Paper Artsy challenge of WORDS.
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Altered Art
Another Friday is upon us and this week i can show a face i created yesterday. I am linking to the lovely Kim Dellow’s blog where she is hosting a Face Share every Friday, the link goes live at 10.00 am. Hope you can find the time to come and play along.
Be gentle with me this week as this is the first time i have painted a face on an A4 sized page.
Added some Gesso onto a piece of A4 white card stock, sticking down little pieces of embossed card, book paper and a Frameworks die cut, chevron to add texture. In the thicker areas i ran a Catalyst Wedge through for adding texture to the surface.
I didn’t sit down and finish my page in one go, i did a little bit here and there over the day. Used Portfolio Pastels for the whole of the page. These Pastels are so wonderful to blend, i enjoy using them a lot.
I hope you can see the beginnings of a face shape on the page.
This was after i added some more colours and managed to get an area to add the facial details. So glad i took a picture at this stage!
Macro of the hair area,look at that texture!
Macro of the frameworks die.
Macro of her face.
Added DecoArt Metallic Lustres in Orange Flicker, Copper Kettle and Blue, i hope you can see them in the picture.
Completed face with faux glitter pearls for her eyelashes.
If you look closely you will see that the varnish i used on her lips and hair is gloss, everywhere else it is matt.
Struggled with adding eyes, nose and lips but i am fairly happy with the result. When OH saw the blank face he said that’s you! I wonder what he will think when he sees the finished page. Don’t think he will recognise me!
See you next week on Friday with another face.
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015
I love to combine designs together. This time I want to see something funny. Combines a human body with an animal head. I'm looking forward to your creations.
The background is from a workshop i attended last year and is made from Dylusions sprays. Wanted to add some splats and drippage which i did using Windsor and Newton Inks and a Colour Bloom spray called Precious Stone. Also added some script stamping using Brilliance Graphite black ink pad.
The pictures dried up after that, sorry! Did a bit of mixing and matching and came up with two characters.
Washi tape from stash grounds them both and if you look closely you can see that Ron has wings…
The text reads RONALD WEASLEY!!! Thought this would be a good adventure from Hogwarts School of Magic where Ron has tried to do a transformation spell and it has gone all wrong, poor Hermione!
Went a tad overboard on the tiny little stamps in the background, they represent the Magic in the air as Ron tries to get his spell correct.
The stencil used is from Artist Cellar and Tamara LaPorte.
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Hi Everyone! A very quick post today as i want to enter three challenges with the same project and the deadline for one is very close.
Glitzcraft – Bespoke
Three 3 x 4 inch tags
I made the background for the tags from some left over DecoArt Crackle Paste i used on another project here and three of the new Distress Ink colours, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.
Cut the paper up into 3 3 x 4 inch pieces and adhered to black card that had used to mop up some IZink silver.
All the glue and sealer used in this project are from DecoArt.
Macro shots of the cards.
Used my Glitzcraft stencil to add circles to the backs of my cards. I LOVE DecoArt Metallic Lustres, they can be used straight out of the container or they can be watered down. The finishes you see above are:
left – neat Copper Kettle through the stencil using my finger.
middle and right – removing the lustre from the stencil using a baby wipe you get a much more subtle effect and a shimmer which i really like.
The script stamp is an old one, used Brilliance Ink Pad Moonlight White to stamp over the stencilling.
Stamped out three of Three in a Round and three of the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds.
Used copy paper for Three in a Round and Print Paper for the birds.
Had a little fun by using the circle stencil over the birds and applying Mermaid Lagoon over the top. The blended colour is a beautiful grape shade, now they are dotty crazy birds lol.
Highlighted the circles with a white Signo pen and added DecoArt Liquid Glass to the bird’s eyes. Took the pictures before the Liquid Glass had time to dry so they do look a little funny at the moment!
Here are all three together.
Had a bit of fun adding the words from three in a round who are eyeing up dinner, they read from let to right:
left – who’s a pretty boy then
middle – mmm lunch
right – is the oven on yet?
I do hope i haven’t offended anyone, just my humour…
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