Thursday, 23 May 2019

Andy Skinner New Products Play Day

As I am unable to attend Andy's lesson in June I decided to treat myself to some of his new products.

This morning I played with  his new range of embossing powders and a single image from his new transfer sheet(Alchemy Plus) - they are YUMMY !!

So hard to photo as the Embossing powders shimmer and change in various lighting.
Funky Gold Patina at the bottom and Satin Sunset at the top.

 I used all 5 colours and was just using untreated MDF small luggage tags  ( economical so happy to use just to try colours!!)swiped with a versamark ink pad then sprinkling a layer of powder on top.

I loved this colour combo and had tried other techniques on my other tags I wanted this to keep this one !!

I will make a separate post on the others and share my tips too tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

My Favourite Alice Quote

I love all things Alice and have brought lots of items from the Stamperia Alice range - including the stamps and both mould sets currently available.
One of the stamps is the A long Tale - the way the type is formatted still brings a smile to my face every time I see it! While it may be the shape of a tail it may also be a steam pattern from a good old cuppa!!
I decorated a large Plaque Deco Art MM Paints to the background TH stencil Stamperia grey paint to mute the colours .
The paper clay cup and saucer where painted with white gesso and detailing added with a fine brush and Twinkling H2o's cherry sorbet and honey amber and Green gold MM deco art acrylic paint.
The Doormouse stamp is from TJ Designs and the old floral Chinese stamp maybe from Kodomo Inc. The flowers were coloured with Twinkling H2O's same colour as the cup.
A strip of lace to the border was all that was needed .
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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Cogs and Flowers Galore

 During the Easter Break I had lots of fun Playing with all the elements from Woodform Crafts
above. Had great fun making different layouts .

Starting with the large cog - a layer of crackle paint in areas, then building layers adding hues of acrylic blue.Often mixing colours using the Primary colours and titanium white from DecoArt Mixed Media range Continued to knock layers back using paint and wet wipes too.
 The Hot Air balloon has many paint layers and stenciling.

Then cogs and flowers to add the interest / oppositional light and rusted, dark with bright contrast and added dimensional height.

The Middle purple flower is 4 layers tall. Some cogs are rusted whilst others are painted with Silver acrylic and distressed technique to age them.

 The colours are a different choice from my usual - loved the experimentation .

As usual half way through I wanted to add something else and re- jig the original layout :) so the letters were added! 

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