Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Statement

Happy wednesday dear crafters (:o)

It's day 3 of Stampendous Stack Art blog challenge inspiration week.
If you're just joining, don't miss the great inspiration from Monday's Post and Tuesday's Post.
Stampendous is giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week. Each package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set and one Stack Art Elements Kit. Your comments on the designer's blogs are very much appreciated and your entry into the drawing.

Today i make a clear statement

I thought this would be fun to wear at the next craft fair i'm visiting.

Supplies: Stampendous Stack Art Kraftboard *Royal Heart*, The corresponding Stampendous Stack Art Stamp Set *Royal Heart*, DecoArt Media Gesso, Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Orange Hue, Vermilion, Yellow Green Light and Interference Gold. DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream black, Media Crackle Glaze and Traditions Artist Acrylic Quinacridone Violet. From my stash: Specialty stamping paper, Utee and two free stamps from the CraftStamper Magazin ( wings, pocket watch)

All Kraftboard pieces had a layer of Gesso and the base was painted with Media Fluid Acrylics Yellow Light Green. I stamped on top with the border and text stamps from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set and applied a layer of Media Crackle Glaze. Finished with Media Antiquing Cream *black*

The next Kraftboard piece was painted with Media Fluid Acrylics Vermilion and Cadmium Orange Hue. I stamped on top with the second text stamp from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set. The round Kraftboard piece  was painted with Traditions Artist Acrylic Quinacridone Violett and both pieces had a top coat of Media Fluid Acrylics Interference Gold.

The tiny heart is a bit tricky to explain because it was a go with the flow. I applied Gesso and as it was touch dry i started carving with a toothpick. As the Gesso was completely dry i've painted the heart with black acrylic paint. Next was drybrushing with white acrylic paint then more painting with blue colours and drybrushing again. You continue painting and drybrushing and you stop when you like it.

I stamped the face from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set with Archival black on specialty stamping paper. Masking the face, stamped the pocket watch on top and heat embossed with Utee. I did the same with the wings. The Utee is ultra thick embossing enamel and gives a sturdy base that i can use it as a pendant on a necklace. Everything is glued together with Glossy Accents. I think an eyelet will fit on top of the stamped pocket watch, too

Well, that's my inspiration for today. Feel free to hop over to Stampendous and take a look at the amazing creations of my team mates.
Thanks for your appreciated comments
By tomorrow
♥ ♥ ♥

Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Art Dolls

Happy monday my crafty friends and welcome to a new blog challenge week with Stampendous / Stack Art.
I'm the early bird at this challenge because the time difference to Germany is 9 hours ahead. To avoid irregular links the Stampendous post will appear monday afternoon US time. Please check out the Stampendous blog
for the rules to get your hands on one of three prize packages. Your comments on the designer's blogs are appreciated and your entry into the drawing.

Stampendous introduced Stack Art in January 2014. It's a terrific product for beginning crafters through very advanced mixed media artists. They're great for making tags, shrines, books, art dolls, jewelry etc. They are ATC sized and very easy to use and work with.

All 3 Stack Art Kraftboard Kit's are containing 4 panels of die - cut kraftboard perfectly designed for layering in dozen of ways. They love paint, ink, papers, clay, embossing powder etc. They're easy to cut, punch and glue.

You can easily combine the Stack Art Kraftboard with one of 6 Stack Art Elements to create sparkly, fuzzy, textured fun in just minutes

And you can also use one of the terrific Stack Art Stamps Sets

I appreciate your patience to stay the curse (:o)
Below you see the Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, Elements and Stamp set i had a play with to inspire you this week

I'm starting this week challenge with two Stack Art dolls

Additional supplies for the Queen: Matchbox, wire, shrink plastic, brads, fibres, clear embossing powder, acrylic paint and doll parts ( arms and legs) printed from the internet

Additional supplies for the King: Wire, handmade paper beads, Stampendous Frantage embossing powder, shrink plastic, aluminium foil, acrylic paint and letter beads.

I hope you have fun and feel inspired with this week challenge. Hop over to Stampendous to read the rules and have a look at the amazing creations of my team mates.
Good luck for the prize
thanks so much for your very appreciated comments.
Hope to see you again
♥ ♥ ♥

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