Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

A simple pattern - Just my style - with DecoArt

Hello my crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to show you how to create a simple pattern

I bought this little dresser to keep some special jewelry which needs a simple *brand recognition* pattern 

The magic paint i used

 Start the pattern with diagonal stripes and let dry

Repeat the process reverse and let dry
Meanwhile the enamel was drying i painted the edges of the dresser with silver acrylic paint

I then used black acrylic paint on top of the enamel and sealed with Duraclear Matt Varnish

The finished dresser

Just my style

 I also glued some rinestone trim around the top edge.
The small book box was my first test object to get an idea. I've also cut old rinestone earrings with the dremel to fit this brand.

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments


Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2014

WIP - Preparing Altered Book(s)

Happy wednesday, my crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to share a wip - project with you.
I'm preparing an old book for altered art. Maybe you noticed the majority in my titel and this is because i managed to get a lot more projects from just one book.

First i've cut off the covers and spine. Because the book is quite thick i also removed some.....

..signatures and inside pages. Still quite thick....

...i've cut the book in two parts.
Next i've glued the pages together with matt ModPodge and after this was dry...

..i've cut out the middle sections

Well, what to do with the signatures.....?
I found a tutorial at Tattered Treasures to create a shabby mini album and staining paper with instant coffee

I used Nancy's tips about squeezing to get wrinkled paper...

...baking in the oven...which really goes very quick...

Gathering some pattern papers, too

A nice before and after shot

I also squeezed and stained some packaging paper....but it don't need to soak.
I used a brush, applied the coffee - soup in sections and let this airdry

After the staining paper action, i used the coffee - soup to stain some burlap, lace and trim

Lot's of yummy vintage paper waiting now...

Continue with the signatures now ...which have 3 to 5 pages
They'll be glued together to form one page

I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges and glued the pages together with Arleen's Tacky Glue adhering one pieces of lace between the pages on both sides

Distress Ink on the packaging paper, too. Two pieces of packaging paper for the inside of one signature....

..and a large piece for the outside

 8 thick pages coming together to form a book

I'm now using Dsitress Ink Walnut Stain to all pages to get a more grungy look

Staining some tags for a later use inside the book, too

This is what i have so far....the stained pages, leftover stained lace, trim and the tags

At this point, i was thinking about the binding.....the spine of the pages are still fragile even with all of layers... if some stained fabric will help...???

Again..staining...strips of cotton fabric with Vintage Photo Reinker and some water...

Drying (and squeezing) with the heat - tool for wrinkles

Stamping with black StazOn

Glued the fabric to spine with Matt Medium

Well, here you see all the prepared projects from one book ready to go creative...
Saved original covers, some nice map papers, a grungy book and two book shrines.

Thanks for your appreciated comments
Happy crafting

Montag, 14. Juli 2014

Mixed Media Canvas 50 cm x 50 cm

Happy monday, my crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to share a mixed media canvas with you. 
Inspired by a video from LaBlanche with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference Gold and Blue

I also have some pictures for you how i started the canvas
DecoArt:  Media Modeling Paste, Media Crackle Paste, Media Acrylic Fluids cobalt teal hue, cobalt turqoise hue, primary cyan, phethalo blue, Interference gold and blue, Triple Thick, Traditions Acrylic Paint lamp black, quinacridone gold, titanium white, raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna, and Dazzling Metallics glorious gold.
LaBlanche stamps
Fernli Designs laser cut gears 

My inspiration from LaBlanche

Information about the DecoArt Interference Acrylic Paint

Happy crafting (:o)
Thanks for your appreciated comments


Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

Take It, Make It

The current blog challenge at Craft Stamper *Embossing Resist* is running till midnight Wednesday July 23rd. You can find all the details how to play here. Projects can be of any theme as it contains the *embossing resist technique* and stamping.

My entry 

You can win a set of the latest, brand new WOW embossing glitters plus the DT will choose their top 3 and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
I hope you feel inspired to have a play with your stamps and embossing powders 
Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments.
Have a nice weekend


Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014

Flower - Challenge

Happy monday peeps (:o)

Katzelkraft is asking for flowers for the july challenge. The prize is a voucher of 15 € that you can spend in the Katzelkraft shop. The challenge will close on the 25th of july. The winner will be chosen by the DT and announced on the 1th of august. Read all about the rules here

I've used my new stampset ( Steampunk elements) i've bought with the voucher from the may challenge and an older set with french flower text from Katzelkraft. I had to use a stamp positioner to get the actual border stamps to the right position and extended the lines with a black permanent marker. The blossoms are lasercut elements from Fernli Designs which i've painted with LuminArte Silks *Ginger Flower*, Emperor's Gold* and *Pretty Peridot*.

Well..you see..you don't need a flower stamp to create flowers (:o)

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments