Montag, 28. April 2014

TIO #165 Letter B and flower

Happy monday, dear crafters (:o)

DragonsDream receipe for the current TIO challenge is the letter B and flower. I managed to create my mixed media tag with the last rays of sun today.


The background started with acrylic paint





Stamping with acrylic paint and StazOn


On top i used  Donna Downey foam stamps with acrylic paint





I used another foam stamp on cardboard, which was painted with Gesso in the first step


A little bit outlining


More acrylic paint on top


Stamping again....


...followed by embossing



Da Vinci's Beauty


Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Elly

Freitag, 25. April 2014

Timeworn feat. Steampunk

Hello my crafty friends

My favorite technique goes steampunk....that's what the challenge at SanDee & Amelie is asking for this month.



Well, my dressform was a long time in the making....one of my ufo's ( un - finished - object) so to speak

The base already started some day 2013, after i bought papermache dressform which is coverd with cling film and newspaper in the picture below.


You need a lot layers to build up a sturdy dressform and i used newspaper, cheesecloth and tissue paper alternately with Mod Podge. I also incorporated Magic Mesh to build up the dressform a bit higher


Layers.....


 ..of layers....


...of layers....


You have to trust your gut instincts to stop and ...let dry 12 hours


Cut open at the middle of the back....


...take out the cling film...


... and glue down more layers to close the back again...and let dry another 12 hours


Next..i fiddled on some chicken wire....


...and applied DecoArt Modeling Paste...


..and i stamped into the paste, too


Below you see the different size of the original and the new creation


The next day, i've painted the dressform with DecoArt Traditions burnt umber acrylic paint....


after that was dry....some spots of vaseline....


...and more painting with DecoArt acrylic paint sea aqua....let dry...


Wipe of the vaseline spots..


..and brush on a wash of DecoArt Traditions Quinacridone Gold


Embellished with rusty wire, gears and so on..







I hope you feel inspired (:o)

Thanks for your appreciated comments
Happy weekend

xoxo 

Elly

Mittwoch, 23. April 2014

Spring Flowers


Jennie is hosting the new challenge at A Vintage Journey and her chosen theme is *Spring Flowers*


I don't own any flower die, so i had a go with fuzzy cutting and i stopped counting somewhere at 90 flowers. Yes, patience was needed (:o)




I started with two empty rolls


Glued together with double sided tape




Recycled corrugated cardboard


Tim Holtz paper of course







The trellis frame work die again. 


Verdigris embossing powder



I hope you had fun watching my version of spring flowers

Thanks for your apprecitated comments
xoxo
Elly