Sunday, 23 June 2019

Never Give Up On Your Dream

 Time for a crafty play - I decorated a 20 x 11 cm plaque. I painted it with white acrylic paint then added differing layers of Stamperia crackle (white). I added washes of Raw Umber and then Walnut stain drying and rubbing back until I had the effects I wanted. above and below photos at the same stage different background.
 I then used Stamperia stencil ( you will notice I later washed and lost the butterflies as they were not giving me the effect I was looking for).
 I added further washes and used an Andy Skinner background stamp for added interest. Plus using a stipling brush added some nice Walnut splatters .
I prepared some cardstock with TH Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Inkpads stamped and embossed one of my favourite Visible Image quotes and arranged my TH Transparent Wings.
 Having sealed the piece I added the quote and butterflies.
It was nice to get out again into the garden to take several photos of the finished project.
 The lower and top butterflies are positioned as if the butterflies are in flight.

Thank you for dropping by I would like to enter my plaque into the following Challenges 
Country View Challenges                                   It's A Bug's Life 
TIMI                                                       Anything (stamped ) Goes
Love To Craft                                                          Anything Goes
More Mixed Media                                         Anything MM Goes
Creative Artiste                                                    Anything MM Goes
Love To Create                                              Anything MM Goes

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Hochanda 16/06/19 - Alchemist's Chest

I was thrilled to be asked to decorate a small MDF for  Woodform Crafts debut on Honchanda.
I started by painting and stamping the inside of the box A happy accident meant  used Iridescent bronze in the rusty layering technique which resulted in a rich sheen - quite yummy!

The chest was a Potions kit so lots of embellishments to alter and decorate - I only used a few so lots for future projects too . The book I decorated using printouts from Heather's Thicketworks site - if you have never visited before you are in for a treat ! The mortar and pestle are Andy Skinners Granite Embossing powder.

For the outside having glued the chest I altered by using Stamperia rice paper, embellishments and paints for rusting I did think of using a metal chain around the edge but stuck with rust!!

I added metallic  embellishments from my stash - really enjoyed decorating the chest.

Inside the chest for the lovely Jo Ward I left a scroll with ingredients and chocolate

Alchemist’s   Chest
Woodform Chest Kit -  (Webs, Spider, Flasks/ Bottles,
Stamperia Products -  White Crackle Paste, Rice Papers
                                (Background Notes), Aqua Colour
                                Paints (Iridescent Bronze, Leather)                                    Alchemy Rubber stamps
DecoArt Products     MM Paints – Quinacridone Gold,
                                Paynes Grey, Carbon Black
                                Americana Buttermilk
                                Matte Medium. Texture Sand
Prima (Finnabair) – White Gesso, Soft and Heavy Duty
Ink Pads - Versamark Onyx Black and Ranger Archival
Embossing Powders – Andy Skinner, Granite,
                                Stampendous Clear, Patina
                                Gold, Silver
Metallic Embellishments – From Stash
Small Book Papers – Heather Tracey (Thicket Works Blog)
Posca Glitter Pens – Yellow, Green, MicroBeads
Thank you Jo I couldn’t decide which small embellishments to use on the inner lid – happy for you to do as see fit!!  ENJOY the shows and Thank you 😊                                                                         
Thank you for dropping by :)