26 Apr 2015

Don't forget to Fly

Been having a play this afternoon and decided to make another niche to enter into the paper artsy challenge...you can see all the details here

I started off with a tiny tin..painted it white and purple. I made a little angel charm to stand in the tin and put wings on the back. Decorated it with some embellishments and lace..some treasure gold and voila!! finished. I am sorry this is such a short post but I was about to miss the deadline...what's new you ask!!

This is a little gift for my daughter who loves Angels

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A Little Niche

Had a lovely weekend last week mainly spent in my shed, I haven't had that much time to just play around with inks and paints for ages!! I decide I would do a little niche to enter into the paper artsy challenge topic 7 which you can pop over and see here

I have lots of the little boxes from the Tim Holtz configuration boxes so thought I would use one of those...they are really dinky so a little bit fiddly but a lot of fun. It started off like this...

I cut a Tim Holtz pediment for the top.I painted it inside and out with black gesso..let that dry and added a layer of crackle glaze. Once the was dry I painted over with elelphant and let the crackle do its thing..I did the same to the pediment and stuck it to the top of the box. I used black texture paste to stencil on the sides....

Now time to fill the box...

I had a little metal cameo frame, added a vintage piccie to it and stuck it to a large white flower. The frame was painted black and just touched with some silver treasure gold. Next I made another frame using some paper clay with one of my modge podge molds..painted that black and finished it with treasure gold too.To this I added a little metal birdcage. Stuck some buttons in front with a little fob watch leaning on it. The little book is also a mold I have and is made from paperclay too, painted and added some book pages. Lastly I painted a wooden heart and stuck it to the pediment.

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12 Apr 2015

It's all about the texture

I must apologise for being a very lazy blogger again!! I just don't seem to get the time lately...my dad has just had surgery and at 80 it's a bit worrying and 2 weeks ago we had a horrible upset at home which I am not really ready to talk about...soon.

Anyway I had started my project for the Paper Artsy blog..Altered grunge or any kind of texture.you can pop over and see it here 
                                  This in my contribution

I started off by cutting out two lots of die cut from Tim Holtz artful dwellings I love this die but don't use it enough. So out came all the supplies that could create texture. First I took a piece of card and stencilled some grunge paste. I coloured this using fesco paints, frantage and my white spray from decoart. I used a combination of grunge paste, extra thick gesso, ferro. and texture sand. I used a mixture of stencils and scrapey tools to get a different look on each little house. They were then stuck onto the card with some cogs which had been triple embossed and a little black bird. I added some of the inches from my miniature art and some vintage images to put into the windows. I finished it off with some treasure gold and black archival ink around the edges.

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