Friday, 9 October 2015

When 3 Become 1 an Experiment With Multi Layering An Atc

Morning all, I'm over on the De Stempelwinkel blog today and it's day 9 of the 31 Days Of Halloween Blog hop.
I am playing around with ideas at the moment for a new class I am putting together based around Mixed Media Atc's.
This is my first play with multi layering some acrylic Atc's.
You can see more of what I did over on the De Stempelwinkel Blog x.
I have used Atc's from That's Crafty. Decoart Media Fluids and Misters and stamps from De Stempelwinkel.
Although I have not quite captured it in the photo I am loving the depth created and learnt a lot from making this Atc.
Stay tuned for more ;)
Thanks for stopping by. xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Decoart Media DT Halloween Challenge Sacred Heart Shrine


Morning all. Something a little different today. Over on the Decoart Media DT we are planning something a little special for the month of October. Starting today we are running a Halloween themed mixed media challenge.With some great prizes up for grabs at the end of the month.

Be warned, Picture heavy post ;)
I'm also working on a tutorial for how I made the Heart. (stay tuned)
Head over to the Decoart Media Blog for all the details and keep checking back as we share more makes throughout the month xx

All the paint and mediums are from the Decoart Media Line. I have used the Art Room Blank from Tando-Creative for my Sacred Heart Shrine. The Mystical Eye is from Spellbinders.
I have also used a couple of Skeletons from the Games Workshop, a wooden heart, Tim Holtz rub On's and some fuse wire.

The Box was given a coat of Decoarts Gesso and then a fairly thick but slightly unevenly applied coat of Crackle Paste was applied with a pallet knife and left over night to do it's thing.
Once dry it was painted with Carbon Black and dry brushed with Medium Grey Value 6 to bring out the details. The whole piece was then coated with Black Antiquing and wiped back when dry. This really brings out the cracks and added a nice dark shading.
The Spellbinders charm was first given a coat of Gesso and a rust treatment using Decoart Media Fluids. The inside of the charm and the Shrine were painted with Titanium Buff and then washes of Prussian Blue Hue were added to give a swirly look. Finished with a Rub on and a coat of Satin Varnish.

I have used modelling paste to develop texture on my wooden heart and then painted with Decoart Media Fluids.
Ill be sharing a more detailed step by step for the Heart later in the month.

The skeletons are from the Games workshop and after a thin base coat of gesso they were painted with a base of Titanium Buff and then given washes of Quinacridone Gold and Carbon Black, the details on the spear and shield were painted with Raw Umber and Silver.

I used some Tim Holtz Rub on's to add some extra detail, rub on's are great for working on a texured surface where stamping can be problematic.

A little stenciling was added with some Titanium Buff to add to the ancient ruins look.

The Barb wire was made using fuse wire and bent to shape.

Thanks as always for stopping by. It would be great to see you joining us over on the Decoart DT Blog for the challenge, it will be running till just before Halloween and the winner announced on the 31st.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

De Stempelwinkel Silhouette Card

Morning all. I am not sure what has come over me but I have made another card for the De Stempelwinkel Blog, Now I am not a huge fan of cards normally but the last few have been somewhat fun to make, just changing up the traditional folded card makes quite a difference.
I decided to go for a more modern look and feel for this card and have used Decoart Media Fluids  along with Stencils from That's Crafty and Stamps from De Stempelwinkel

Monday, 21 September 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Alice In Wonderland Birhday Card

Morning all, Thanks for stopping by, I'm fresh off a great weekend away demoing the Decoart Chalk Paints at The Craftrange in Burnley.I will share some pics as soon as I get them, there was such a great turn out I didn't get a chance to take any myself.
Today I am sharing a Birthday card I have made for Kelly's Mum.
You can see more pics and read a little more about what I did on the De Stempelwinkel blog.
Thank you for stopping by xx.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Andy Skinner Book Of Redemption

Morning all, I'm sharing the back cover of my Book Of Redemption that I made in an Andy Skinner class I attended last weekend.
You can see more pics and the full back cover on the De Stempelwinkel Blog, if you have time it would be great to see you over there.
I have used loads of Decoart Media Products from the Modeling paste, antiquing creams and media fluids.
Thank you for stopping by xxx.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Image Transfer Tutorial Decoart Media

Thanks for stopping by, I am sharing an Image transfer technique today on the Decoart Media Blog. There is a full step by step with pics showing how I created the back ground as well as how to get a good image transfer n to a canvas.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there x.
I would like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Their challenge this week is a Trio Of Colour.
I have used Decoart's Media Fluids, Green Gold,Quinacridonne Burnt Orange and Translucent Yellow Oxide.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Enjoy The Journey - De Stempelwinkel tag

A little sneak peek of my make over on the De Stempelwinkel blog today.
I have made a little tag with a quick step by step.
I have used Decoart media fluids and antiquing creams as well as their chalk paints.
The stamp is from De Stempelwinkel.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Le Chat Noir Shabby Bottle

Morning all, Thank you for stopping by. I'm posting my little shabby chat noir bottle today on the De Stempelwinkel blog.
I have used stamps from De Stempelwinkel and Paints and misters from Decoart.
I'm posting from my travels today as I'm up in Whitley Bay teaching a weekend of workshops at PaperCuts with the Lovely Jo and Shirley.
If you are looking for a new challenge De Stempelwinkel are now running a new challenge every two weeks, you can find the details at the top of the sidebar on the De Stempelwinkel blog and check out the current challenge theme.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

De Stempelwinkel - The Mystic Bisque Tile

Morning all, It's once again time for me to have a little share over on the De Stempelwinkel and today I have painted a bisque tile with Vintage side show posters as a spot of inspiration.
You can find the full pic and a little of what I did over on the blog x
I used Decoart's Media Fluids and stamps from De Stempelwinkel as well as a white Paint pen.
Thank you for stopping by x

Monday, 3 August 2015

I Spy Atc - De Stempelwinkel

Morning all, Thanks for stopping by, I am sharing this Atc over on the De Stempelwinkel blog today.
I used a clear Acrylic blank from That's Crafty.
And of course the stamps are from De Stempelwinkel.
Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

De Stempelwinkel - 1 Hour Craft Challenge

Morning all, Thanks for stopping by. I'm sharing over on the De Stempelwinkel blog today and I am throwing out a little fun challenge, Just for fun though.
The rules, Create anything you like but you only have an hour to complete your project.
More details and pics of what I  did can be found on the Blog as well as a link to our facebook page where you can share your creations.
I used Paints and products from the Decoart Media line and Stamps from De Stempelwinkel

Thursday, 9 July 2015

De Stempelwinkel - I have given in to the dark side and made cards ;)

Morning all. Thanks for stopping by and today is a dark day, I made cards ;)
I'm over on the De Stempelwinkel blog sharing the rest of my cards.

This card has been made using A mixed media board from Tando-Creative. The board was painted using Decoart Media products. I started with a base coat of White acrylic paint followed by a light coat of teal.
The aged look was given by adding washes of Yellow Iron Oxide and Quinacridone Gold.
The amazing cat stamp is from one of Brett Weldele's stampers anonymous sets.
Once dry I added a patchy coat of Decoart's Crackle Glaze and used the Black Antiquing Cream to bring out the cracks.
The board was mounted on to some paper from 7 dots studio and added to a card blank.
It would be great to see you over at De Stempelwinkel.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Decoart Media Antiquing cream tutoria for De Stempelwinkel

 Afternoon all. Thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a little tutorial on using the Decoart Media Antiquing Creams on the De Stempelwinkel blog.
I show how to use the creams for a qouple of different effects and how to make these tag back grounds.

For my main tag I used my background tag I made using an embossed Tando-Creative media board, Decoart Media products including the Antiquing Creams. Stamping on Acetate with stamps from De Stempelwinkel and finishing with an embellishment I also used the creams on.x
I would like to enter my tag into a couple of challenges.
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge is Summer themed, Like May I decided to go a little away from the norm, nice summer colours but tinged with a subdued theme as I have to spend most of my summer working outside Gardening. ;( instead of making the most of it. 
Forever Dark are having an Anything Goes theme, as long as it's on the dark side. I'm skirting with the theme again as this is not as dark as I normally like to go ;)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tutoria Step by Stepl - Decoart Media Canvas

Thanks for stopping by I'm so happy as today as I have my tutorial for this canvas up on the Decoart Media Blog.
I have used the Decoart crackle and modelling paste as well as the fluid acrylics to create my canvs
Things are moving really well with the Media line and we recently started our Decoart Media Face Book Page so if you have not found us there yet, it would be great to have you join us.