Saturday, 31 March 2018

Wildflowers in Colour for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog I am sharing a few of the samples that I made using the Wildflower stamps.  Usually I would tend to stamp these in black over a background, so this time I tried hard to use the stamps with colour, and these are the samples that I am sharing.

The background for this diorama card was created using acrylic paint with a brayer and then stencilled with a variety of the d'inkables.  The background flowers were stamped using sparkle pens and then the front flowers using black embossing powder onto heat resistant acetate.

This was one of my favourite samples.  I used the largest of the MDF tags, first coating with white gesso then using bright acrylic paints in layers.  I used the same colours with the d'inkables plus a bit of white.  I then stamped the flowers and the birds using a variety of archival inks.  I didn't want there to be any black on this project so used the dark blue ink to stamp the sentiment and then cut it into two pieces for the tag.

I went for a more muted look with this piece of MDF, one of the door hangers.   Vintage tones were used in the background and then more earthy tones with the flower stamps.  I almost always stamp sentiments onto card and mount them on my project, but this time I decided to stamp the sentiment straight on using black, then added a bit of black ink around the edges of the tag to frame the project.

Here are the products used...

* Wildflower 1
* Wildflower 2
* Wildflower 3
* Wildflower 4
* Wildflower 5
* Wildflower 6
* Friendship Quotes
* D'Inkables

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Floral Steampunk Frame for Tando Creative


I am really excited to be showing you a project this week on the Tando Creative blog as I love floral and also steampunk so am really pleased that this week the theme is both!

I immediately think of cogs when steampunk is mentioned so I decided to continue with a round theme by using the circular shadow frame layering up the MDF and grey board circles.  Once they had been stuck together I applied Decoart white gesso then crackle paste to the whole frame.  When it had dried and the crackles had appeared I added the other grey board elements then used spray inks to build layers of colour using browns and a touch of teal...

To add extra tones to the pieces I used gilding wax and also did some dry brushing with a darker acrylic paint across the whole frame.  Finally I chose some paper flowers in similar colours, micro beads and metal embellishments to add to the frame...

To create this project here is what I used:

* Shadow Frame
* Mini Cogs
* Industrial Elements
* White Gesso
* Crackle Paste

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Butterfly Crackle Tag for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I wanted to create and share a project with lots of texture and layers so I used one of the MDF tags as they are great for mixed media.  Here is the project that I created...

I started by priming the tag with white gesso before applying crackle paste all over with a palette knife.  This was so that the paste would be at different depths across the tag making a range of crackle sizes once it had air dried...

Next I used shimmery spray inks to add colour.  I love the combination of brown and teal so used sprays within that colour scheme.  I dried the inks between layers to build up the colour gradually until it was as I wanted.
To create a defined edge around the tag I used gold gilding wax and also added a small amount across parts of the crackles too.  For extra dimension and layers I then used the multi mini distressed diamond background stamp with sepia archival ink, then sparkle paste though the distress harlequin d'inkable...

The large butterfly was stamped in the same ink as the diamonds then coloured with spectrum aqua pens.  The same was done twice with the smaller butterfly.  As I wanted the butterflies to be the focal points of the tag, I added glossy accents to all of them then sprinkled in a few micro beads.  Once they had dried I added them with glue gel to create extra dimension...

Finally I added one of the XL sentiments to a piece of card and dusted over with distress ink sprinkling on some water to create some lighter spots...

Here are the links for the products that were used:

* MDF - Large Tag
* Art Stamps - Large Butterfly
* Art Stamps - Birds and Butterflies Set 1
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 XL
* Backdrops - Multi Mini Distressed Diamonds
* D'inkables - Distressed Harlequin

Thank you for reading and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Crackle Paste Butterfly Plaque for Tando Creative


This week on the Tando Creative Blog the theme is crackle paste or glaze, so I decided to create a textured tag using one of the grey board tags by Kate Crane along with some other Tando grey board pieces and crackle paste...

After preparing all of the pieces with white gesso I stuck down the grid round background and some pieces of corrugated card and then added Decoart crackle paste to the background as well as on top of the butterfly and leaf...

Once the crackle had dried I used spray inks to colour the background, butterfly and leaf.  I sprayed so much liquid onto the leaf that it actually split into 3 separate layers, this worked out as a happy accident as I then decorated them all differently and used 3 leaves instead of 1...

Gold gilding wax was added to all the pieces and also the background where the texture and crackle was.  Stamping from the Andy Skinner set was added to the background and pieces as well as some white gesso using plastic lids and gift cards...

Finally paper flowers were added along with the butterfly and leaves.  To add extra definition I edged the main tag plus the other pieces with black ink and finished the whole project off with some sentiment stickers.

Here are the products that I used...

* Kate Crane Tags Kit
* Butterfly Grab Bag
* Leaves Pointed
* Grid Round
* Decoart Crackle Paste
* Andy Skinner - Steampunk Stamp Set

Thank you for looking and happy crafting with your crackle!

Jane xx

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Abstract Art Tag for Bee Crafty


Last week Bev brought some fab new abstract stamps to HOCHANDA so today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I thought I would share one of my DT samples with you using the extra large MDF tag...

As the Walking Together stamp has castles on it I thought I would create a fairy tale style starting by blending some acrylic paints for the background.  Then I used the stars d'inkable with white gesso and silver paint.  Splashes of gesso were also added to create more texture...

I used versamark and white embossing powder to stamp the image at the bottom of the tag.  Then to add extra dimension the image was stamped again on heat resistant acetate using black embossing powder and then the piece was domed around the tag but slightly offset from the white image...

I chose one of the stamps from the Everyday Sentiments 1 XL that I thought went well with the feel of the tag and after stamping onto white card matted it onto black and then silver card.  The final touch was to add the black ribbon to the tag...

Here are the links to the products used...

* MDF Tag
* Art Stamps - Walking Together
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 XL
* D'Inkables - Stars

Thank you for reading and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Banksy ATC's for Bee Crafty


For my post today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog I decided to carry on with the Banksy theme from last week.  I love making ATC's as they are ideal when you want to do some creating but want something a bit quicker to make.  I used one of my favourite stamps from the previous Banksy collection and then one from the new collection released recently...

To create the backgrounds I used Dylusions paints (if you are on Facebook then check out the Bee Crafty page as Bev did a fab live using these last Tuesday).  I put them on with a baby wipe and then blended it back a bit to create a more faded look.  Next I added stencilling with the same colours used in the background and also by wiping some of the paint back with a baby wipe...

Following that I added some stamping using archival ink and background stamps, before stamping on the main images using versamark and black embossing powder.  After this I wanted some extra texture so added some more stencilling using crackle paste.  The final touch was to stamp and add the sentiments...

Here are the products that I used...
Thank you for looking, happy crafting,
Jane xx

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Banksy Samples for Bee Crafty


For my post on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog this week I am sharing the samples I made for the recent Banksy shows that Sam did on HOCHANDA.

I used the new brick art board painted it with acrylic paints and then dripped rainbow colours from the top using water to help them flow.  The sunburst and rain drop d'inkables were added with sparkle paste and the Girl Watering Aerial was stamped directly onto the board then the sentiment stamped and cut out before adding...

I used the keyhole style door hanger for my next MDF project.  Dylusions paints were added with a brayer to put on layers of colour.  Then I used some of the texture backgrounds with archival inks and the circle d'inkable with white gesso before stamping Caught in the Rain in black.  The sentiment was then stamped onto card and cut out in one block before adding to the door hanger...

My third MDF was using the new notebook style so I decided to keep it white like a piece of paper.  I brushed on some touches of black around the edges before adding black stencilling with the chevrons d'inkable. The Zebra was stamped using black ink and then one of the sentiments added after being cut into sections...

For this card I firstly stamped the Fallen Angel onto watercolour card using white embossing powder.  Then I added sparkle pen in shades of blue before splashing water on to create a cloudy effect.  The star d'inkable was used with silver starlight paint and then the sentiment stamped onto silver card with white embossing powder...

I used my gelli plate to create the background for this card.  The d'inkables metal alpha and regular dots were used before stamping on Ghetto Rat.  The sentiment was added with some distress ink around the edges to highlight it...

For my final card I used distress oxide inks to create a background layering the colours with spritzes of water. Some stamping was also added using the Bark Positive backdrop stamp.  I used the same inks with both the feather d'inkables then stamped Little Friends in brown Versafine then covered with clear embossing powder.  I stamped and cut up the sentiment before adding it to the front of the card...

Here are the links to the products used...

* Banksy Caught in the Rain
* Banksy Fallen Angel
* Banksy Ghetto Rat
* Banksy Little Friends
* Banksy Girl Watering Aerial
* Banksy Zebra
* Backdrops - Soapy Bubbles Positive
* Backdrops - Bubble Wrap Positive
* Backdrops - Bark Positive
* D'inkable - Circles
* D'inkable - Regular Dots
* D'inkable - Feather 1
* D'inkable - Feather 2
* D'inkable - Sunburst
* D'inkable - Drops
* D'inkable - Metal Alpha
* D'inkable - Stars
* D'inkable - Chevrons

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, 2 March 2018

Creative Artiste: Artful Angel


The first Friday in the month and we have a new monthly challenge over at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog.  Last month we had so many gorgeous entries it was hard to choose a top 3!

This month we have a fab prize from Hannah Oxberry of a selection of mixed media goodies PLUS Hannah is offering all of the Creative Artiste followers a 15% discount in her online store for the month of March!! The code is... CreativeArtiste15

To go over to the Creative Artiste blog click HERE where you will find all the design team inspiration plus the rules and other essential info.

For this month I decided to create an art journal page...

I started by applying acrylic paints using my hands and mixing areas together.  Then I added some stencilling along the edge of the page using sparkle paste...

Next more stencilling was applied using a variety of stencils with the turquoise, black and white paint.  To create more texture and detail archival ink was used with some pattern stamps in the background as well...

For the main focal image I used the angel stamp from Carabelle Studios.  The main figure and the wings were stamped using archival black ink then cut out.  I coloured the images using Dina Wakley scribble sticks and water for a softer effect...

Once she had been adhered to the page I stamped and added a sentiment from an Andy Skinner set and then used splashes of watered down gold paint across the page, making sure the angels face was covered first.
We would love to see your creations this month over at the challenge and do please click on Hannah's logo to go over to her website.
Happy crafting,
Jane xx

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Altered Eclectics: Grungy Hearts

The first day of March means a new challenge over on the Altered Eclectics blog so this month I decided to alter a burlap page of my Dina Wakley mixed media journal...

The burlap pages of the journal are the most challenging for me so I went for a grungy style to get used to how paint works on it.

I started by spreading some white gesso onto parts of the page before adding colour with some Dina Wakley acrylic paints and also a hint of gold starlight paint from Imagination crafts...

Then I added some Decoart crackle paste through a Bee Crafty hearts stencil...

Once this had dried overnight I added a bit of colour to some of the hearts with Dina Wakley scribble sticks (watercolour pigment sticks).  Then I added some stamping with the Bee Crafty XL music background and archival black ink.  I discovered that stamping onto burlap isn't very easy!! But it added to the grungy look!

Finally I stamped some of the stamps from Dina Wakley's collage heart stamp set and embossed with black powder.  After cutting them out I coloured them using the scribble sticks then stuck them to the page with glue gel as well as one of the sentiments from the same set...

Creating on the burlap is definitely a challenge but it was a fun and different surface to use.

If you would like to enter a project into the challenge please click HERE to go to the blog.  You can find all the design team inspiration there plus the rules etc. Every challenge is anything goes as long as the project is altered art or mixed media BUT no cards or ATC's.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx