Saturday, 27 August 2016

Things to Alter

Hello and welcome to my blog post!

Tonight I share a project working with the gorgeous MDF shapes from Things to Alter.

The pieces are so intricately cut, and great for all sorts of projects. This time, however, I was sent a random selection from Jac, and I put them all together, layering some too, and created this lovely canvas, using black gesso and watered down metallic acrylic paints.

I do hope you like this - please visit the Things to Alter blog to see more fantastic makes!

canvas using Things To Alter products

close up to see the layers

Sunday, 21 August 2016

All Things Bright & Beautiful with IndigoBlu

This month was a bit of a tight schedule for me, what with it being the school summer holidays, and going away camping, and also preparing for my daughter's birthday! I have needed to keep her amused too, and as she will be started 'high school' (they call it a college these days...!), I'm not wanting to do too much to take too much of my time away from her - so I've not been crafting as much as normal!!!

However, I did get a lovely 'objé-art' for you - and here it is!!!

I started with the rather cute little MDF shape and prepped with GeeSso Good in white, and then gave it a coat of Marshmallow, a beautiful pink from the bright set! (the "bright" part!!)

I stamped the gorgeous new Country House (using archival ink, which I heat set once stamped).

I then used the new Luscious powders, having created a watercolour pallet with them (and I must admit that I'm not 100% certain which colours I have, as I had them pre-packaging, but here I've used the blue, pink, bronze and a tiny bit of silver.)  I also used the lovely Lime Marmalade on the little topiary's (again, from the Bright set).

Once all dried, I added a couple of beautiful stamped critters! The Dinkie Dragonfly (the top one) and also a butterfly and teenie dragonfly from Grand Tour II (A5 set) and butterfly from Wild Meadow (A5 set).  Again, I used Archival and heat set, and then used my Luscious powders in their watercolour format.

I added a sentiment from Chemistry Lab (A5 set), then used a fine wood marker pen to dot around the edges. When all was dry, I used VersaFine ink in Smokey Gray, to stamp with Rain Droplets (A6) and then applied a clear embossing powder, which I heat set, to give the impression that my lovely little house is being rained on!  (It seemed fitting, considering the current weather....)

And there you have it!!! My finished project!!! Nothing too technical here, other than ensuring to use the correct ink pads, and remembering to dust with a little talc powder before stamping and embossing. My daughter likes this very much!! I also made her a little T-shirt embellishment, which I'll blog in a day or two (once my sewing machine is back up and running!).

Thank you for visiting my blog, please do leave a comment and do check out all the gorgeous inspiration from all the lovely talented ladies on the blog challenge! (why not go visit those who enter the blog too! There are lots of wonderful entries each month!!!).

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IndigoBlu Products used:
Stamp sets:
Country House
Rain Droplets
Dinkie Dragonfly
Wild Meadow (the butterfly)
Grand Tour II (the small dragonfly)
Chemistry Lab (the sentiment)

Luscious powders
Acrylic paints

Versafine Inkpads