Montag, 12. September 2016

Hanging Light Bulp Planter - Vase

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

I have another project off the list and also a gift for my daughter - in - law




Actually it's not too difficult, if you do watch the safety. I highly suggest to wear gloves and safety glasses!!
Here's a video, how to hollow out a light bulp


Have fun!
xoxo
Elly

Donnerstag, 8. September 2016

Don't Fear The Reaper

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)



Today i'm sharing a quick and fun Halloween project and here's what you'll need:


Some fabric ( an old t - shirt works just fine), a bottle ( can be round, too), some wire, cheesecloth and Powertex fabric hardener. I'm using the black fabric hardener, so i don't need to paint the figure afterwards
Rubber gloves, a plastic container and a non - stick craft sheet


Forming the wire for arms


Cut fabric in strips for the body


Cut strips for sleeve


Cut some cheesecloth or Powertex Stockinette for body


Cut hole for *hood* wire


Form wire for hood
Notice one wire is a little bit smaller


See assembling below for hood
You dont need any glue, because you take out the hood - wire at the end


Finally cut one strip of fabric for hood, maybe a piece of cheesecloth, too


Put your rubber gloves on and start the fun with the first piece of fabric for the body.
Place the bottle on the non - stick craft sheet. Maybe you secure your workplace with old magazines, because working with the fabric hardener can get really messy. Maybe you also need an apron for yourself.


Dip fabric into the fabric hardener and squeeze out, like handwashing a shirt.
Do this two or three times
You want to soak the fabric completely with the hardener...squeeze out and drape fabric over the bottle


See..? The formerly white fabric is black now


Continue with the cheesecloth for the body. Don't forget to cut strips into the fabric before soaking with the fabric hardener


Continue with the sleeves


Drape folds directly, cover the end of sleeve with cheesecloth



Put in the wire for the hood.
The smaller wire behind


Same procedure of soaking the fabric for hood, drape and fold


Some left over strips hang over the sleeve. Let dry over night


When completely dry, take out the *hood* wire



Cutting fabric, forming wire and creating creature within
45 minutes




Happy Crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Samstag, 3. September 2016

Mail Art

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Something funny left my home today.
From time to time i'm participating in a Facebook swap and the theme this time was 
Mail Art
The simplest definition of mail art is...that it is any art ...that's created with the intention of sending it through the mail. Mail art can be include postcards, faux postage, decorated envelopes, friendship books, and the ever popular naked mail. If you have to mail it to complete the creative experience, it's mail art. There are a very few roles and some more interesting about mail art you can read at

I've created serveral examples and at the end i was sending off these two creations and the envelope below




In return i've received this beautiful card from Rosie


Well ..and just for fun..

Thanks for reading my friends and
Happy crafting!

xoxo
Elly

Mittwoch, 31. August 2016

Mixed Media Doorhanger

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

So....did you had a fabulous hour at Hochanda yesterday?
How we love it, to see Andy Skinner in action :o)
I guess you don't be surprised to see me using his products today

I had a play with a 12" plywood doorhanger, Andy Skinner Industrial Elements from Tando Creative and lots of DecoArt Media products


Don't forget to click on the pictures for a larger view


Supplies:
DecoArt Media: Gesso White, Modeling Paste, Liquid Glass, Texture Sand Paste, Matte Medium, Ultra - Matte Varnish, Antiquing Cream Carbon Black, Titanium White, Patina Green, Raw Umber, Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black, Titan Buff, Cerulean Blue, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, English Red Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold
Tando Creative: Andy Skinner Industrial Elements
LaBlanche: 12"plywood doorhanger, door knob, scrapbook paper clock, metal glas cabochon
Other: Sandpaper, Archival black ink, Vaseline, RubOns



First i've created some kind of a layout


Prime doorhanger with Gesso


Appply Modeling Paste with stencil


Stick first layer of chipboard into the wet Modeling Paste and let dry.


Glue other pieces of chipboard down with Liquid Glass


Another layer of Gesso to all pieces. Glue metal cap of cabochon to gear.



Bring on Texture Sand Paste to some spots for texture and reveal rust



Paint Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber as shown and also apply Vaseline to some spots


Paint two or three layers of Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff to door plate 


Mix Titanium White and Cerulean Blue and paint the mix to rectangle piece


Use a fine brush to paint Titan Buff to the small corner pieces beside the gear


Next apply Antiquing Cream Carbon Black, let dry and wipe some paint off with a damp cloth


Now seal doorhanger mith Matte Medium


Same procedure as before, with Antiquing Cream Titanium White


In the meantime sand the door plate where the vaseline was applied


Again seal with a layer of Matte Medium


Paint gear with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Red Iron Oxide and glue glass cabochon inside the metal with Media Liquid Glass. 

Glue gear to backside of doorhanger with Liquid Glass. Also painting other gears with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Red Iron Oxide and on some spots with English Red Oxide



Prepare door knob


Apply door knob to door plate. Glue clock from paper underneath


Paint a layer of Media Antiquing Cream Patina Green, let dry and wipe off some of the cream


First stamp with Titan Buff and on top with Archival black ink. You can use any stamp you have on hand because you're using the second impression. It's just about some texture


Paint smaller plate with Titan Buff. Glue *Times* from paper to the middle with Liquid Glass. When dry apply Liquid Glass also on top of *Times*. Let dry
Paint fake screws with Quinacidone Gold and glue to plate
Paint Antiquing Cream Raw Umber around the plate with a fine brush


Also paint Antiquing Cream Raw Umber around blue plate and small pieces.



Seal doorhanger and all plates and pieces completely with Ultra - Matte Varnish



Above - Before
Below - After

Tiny RubOns for interest





Hope you like it :o)
xoxo
Happy crafting!
Elly