Thursday, 16 June 2016
June's first not a card or tag ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I have been playing with different mediums, seeing what they do and how they do it. It has been interesting, to say the least, and I know I need to find out some more details of one of them, at least lol! It was a fun play session though and here is my project …
Lots of bright blue, pink, purple and a little green too!
It was fun to create and fun to learn more about some of my mediums
I wanted to create something very feminine but not completely 100% girly - hope that makes sense!
This is another of my favourite phrases because it sums up my mixed media experiments and journey. I have stopped being quite so afraid though so will have to find another quote!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Vintage Journey Challenge Texture I've used texture paste and crackle accent
Country View Crafts Challenge Crackle
Creative Artiste Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges Shabby
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge Bling
Stamps & Stencils Challenge June Floral Frenzy
That’s Crafty Challenge In the pink
This canvas started out because of the challenges about texture and colour. I wanted to experiment with texture paste and crackle as well as my usual experiments. I have learnt more ‘what not to do’s’ as well as the ‘wow that worked’. I’ve also learnt that mixing up the genres sometimes works too. I wanted bold colours, shabby, shiny and lots of texture and I think I achieved it. Many thanks to the challenges that particularly share the step by steps – you are very generous with your skills and are great for me as I am more or less housebound which means getting to courses is a major issue. I really appreciate it that you share your talent and how to with us all.
Although I wanted texture and crackle I was not sure why or what else to do. So I allowed myself to go with the flow. I used snippets of background card that I had coloured with my Beautifully Grunge & Essentials Spectrum Noir AquaTints. One of the backgrounds is pink and gold and the other is purple and gold. I used the same stamp and a Staz On ink pad to add stamped details. Once I was happy with the papers attached them onto a piece of chipboard.
For the next step I attached a stencil and applied texture paste. I left it to dry before colouring with white acrylic paint that I added pink AquaTints to: I love the ombre! Once that part was dry I added a piece of ribbon to hide the join between the texture paste and the stamped cards.
Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto white parchment which I attached to a piece of white card using very old gem brads at the top. I added a dragonfly brad to the bottom. I coloured some of chipboard cogs with
acrylic paint and I coloured the
other embellishments so that they would work with the colours and attached them
onto the chipboard. Once this was dry I
added a layer of Crackle Accents to the top half and over all of the
The fact that it has worked is more by luck than anything else, I think, but I do know I am become a little more comfortable with these different to me products and mediums and for that I am very grateful and happy. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Tim Holtz It’s All Perspective stamp set
Rubber Dance Art stamps: Round in Circles stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Tattered Floral die
Stamplorations Stamps Foiled stencil
Heat tool; paintbrushes; palette knife; water pot
Country View Crafts: chipboard sheets
Sheena Douglass A4 white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Essentials & Landscape
Spectrum Noir: Sparkle Overlay pen
Artiste acrylic paint: gold
The Works: white acrylic paint
Staz On IPs: Blue
WOW pink EP
Wild Orchid Crafts Chrysanthemum flowers; Tando Creative Chipboard Cogs; EBay sequins
Papermania gem brads #; Dragonfly brads #
Ranger Crackle Accents; DecoArt texture paste; Versamark IP
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old