April 30, 2009
I have had this adorable little mini bird house trio kit for a couple of months now and finally decided to put them together, I was going to use a brick stencil but decided I liked the flourishes much better. If you want to get your hands on them they are called "Three in a row" Mini Birdhouses, and they are made by Scrapware. (www.scrapware.com.au), I grabbed mine, the patterned papers and the divine beaded trims from Fred the Needle (of course!)
April 28, 2009
a couple of years ago I made myself a cute little wearble ATC, recently there has been a renewed interest in it, which I think is super cool and I'm flattered that people want to copy it, and even more flattered when people email me and tell me how after creating something that I inspired, that they told people where they learned or saw the original art...I love that and it encourages me to keep creating and doing my best to keep impressing you :)
Back to the story...I know I am such a rambler!...I had a good look at my original design and decided I needed to spruce it up a bit, so people could see that there is nothing wrong with adding a little more...I have added rusted lace, bling, keyhole and butterfly...I am actually going to add more rusted lace, I should be satisfied then.
April 26, 2009
this is yet another grungeboard work in progress, it will most likely be on a small inverted canvas. Simple steps of staining, running through the cuttlebug (carefully)and then ysing the right rusty coloured paint to sponge on...oh and we can't forget the rub n buff now can we :)
April 21, 2009
April 17, 2009
today I dedicated a lot of time to finishing the ATCs for the stampers luncheon, this weekend...in total I have made 35, but know I need to make another pile for those who miss the swap.
The technique is impasto and masking, so simple and yet so very effective.
April 15, 2009
April 14, 2009
April 12, 2009
April 11, 2009
I have had a few emails about the last faux rust I did, I have to tell you that it was thought up on my trip away.
Karen Dimmock allowed me to play with a jar of Matisse Irridescent medium, and me being me and not just using it as paint, I smeared a good amount on with the back of a palette knife and stamped into it with a foam stamp...
next I sprinkled a little red embossing powder (I used 2toned terracotta), heat with heat gun, allowing it to bubble and blister, once touch dry, smear a little black stazon across with your finger (don't use the pad directly...be warned that you might get paint on it, so use a digit), now simply use your fave. red gold acrylic paint and a sea sponge and give it a dab here and there...heat again and there ya go!
Matisse is a great brand but if you don't have any, just use any pearly paint...if it needs to be thickened to hold the stamped impression, you can add impasto or structure paste...or if really desperate...PVA :)