22 Feb 2015


Well here I am again last minute Lil lol. The challenge on the paper artsy blog this time is paint...so out came the frescos! Pop over here and take a look...some beautiful artwork as usual!!

I didn't have a lot of time this week to go out to my shed so nipped out this afternoon to have a play with a tag and some fresco paints....I forgot to take the camera out so didn't get step by step piccies sorry :(.

I started with a large prima tag and gave it a wash with snowflake. when that was dry I watered down some beach hut and hey pesto...two of my favourite colours. Using a big brush I made puddles of the paint drying the layers in between.When I was happy with that layer I got a stencil with different sizes of circles and scrapped some crackle glaze through them. When that was dry I sponged mint over the top. Some of the cracks came out better than others. I added another watered down wash of beach hut over the top. Then stencilled another pattern randomly using snowflake.
I stamped the branches from HP1008 in beach hut and the little dots from HPex 01 and the dragonfly from HP1109 in green archival ink. I shabbyed up the edges and dabbed some green olives on to frame the tag.
I had some acetate butterflies I bought last year from Ally Pally so cut 3 of those out and coloured them with alcohol inks..heated them up and bent the wings back..stuck them onto the tag.
The quotes are from my new Finn stamps...

I love the way the puddles of paint look on the tag..the crackled circles look good too although you can't really see them that well in the piccie. It was nice to spend an hour or so throwing some paint around instead of cooking or housework!!

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7 Feb 2015

Shiny things

Because of all the new scrummy releases over on the paper artsy blog this week we have had an extra week to play with shiny things. I decide to make a large tag which I think I will use as the cover for a tag book. I was inspired by Penny Nuttalls book cover which you can see here.

I spread matt medium all over a no 10 tag and used my brayer as Penny did to spread some paper clay over most of it leaving some of the tag bare..I then stamped into it using the collage stamp from LP030

Next I painted it over with black gesso and dried it with my heat gun.....

 I rubbed a versamark pad all over so that the mica powders would sick and started added colour randomly with five different mica powders

 I spritzed it with some water and let that dry then spritzed it with perfect pearls and left some of it to puddle..

 When it was dry I touched up some of the raised areas with florentine and copper treasure gold..

                                              The finished tag

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1 Feb 2015

Shiny Stuff

Can you believe it's february already!!! where does the time go??? I really have been a bad blogger lately but life seems to have taken oven (and it's freezing in my shed) even with 2 heaters!!.
We are now into the second challenge on the Paper Artsy blog this year Shiny Stuff. There has been some lovely projects from the design team again and this book cover was inspired by Pam Thorburn you can pop over and see it here.

My book started out looking like this just a cheap notebook from sainsbury's with craft paper inside.

Next I added die cuts,plasterers tape and a charm from my stash just randomly over the cover and let it dry.

Then I added the very sticky plummers tape and smoothed it all down with a large paper stump, making sure to go around all the shapes


Next I painted the whole thing in little black dress and left it to dry

When dry I added seaweed and dusty teal. When that was dry I rubbed back all the raised areas and carefully (well kind of ) added green amber and a limited edition Treasure Gold which is a lime green colour. when that dried I buffed it all and added some gems to make it a bit more 'shiny' and used my black big brush pen around the word art and smudged it..

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