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

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)
Happy crafting!

Dienstag, 30. August 2016

Attention to Hochanda TV today - Andy Skinner in action

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i have another exciting news for you

Andy Skinner will be on Hochanda today August 30th - 8pm ( Germany 21.00 Uhr). Get ready for some great deals and of course some incredible mixed media techniques.

Andy will explain how to archieve shabby chic, *mega crackle", industrial, grunge and faux finishes using DecoArt products. He will also work with light reflective transparents, antiquing creams, chalk paints, mixed media paints and even glitter!! :o)

The range of Andy Skinner stencils and stamps will also be show - cased.
Watch Hochanda live online at
Sky channel 663
Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm)
Freesat 817
Other shows are:  Wednesday 31th August: 
9am ( Germany 10.00 h )
12 pm ( Germany 13.00 h )
4 pm ( Germany 17.00 h)
7 pm ( Germany 20.00 h )
So excited (:o)


Montag, 15. August 2016

Painted Wood Blocks #4

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Sharing the last making of.. *painted wood block* .. with you today

Step by step....

Stamping with StazOn and LaBlanche stamps on Specialty Stamping Paper. Coloured the images with Distress Ink and used clear gloss embossing powder on top

Glued frames on top of the images with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass

Also glued the frames to the wood block with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass

Adhering *hot-glue* faces  with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass, Miniature bricks ( leftover from this project) with DecoArt Media Modeling Paste and applying DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste on top
Let completely dry

I started painting with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black...but...

..changed my mind and used the DecoArt Media Mister in Carbon Black.
The Spraypaint goes easy into the nooks and crannys.

Next up drybrushing with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber followed by Burnt Sienna to the sides of the wood block only

Painted the miniature bricks with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey Value 6

Drybrushing the faces with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Medium Grey Value 6 followed by Titanium White. Applied a wash of Phethalo Blue, drybrushing Titanium White again, applied a wash of  Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and drybrushed Titanium White again

Drybrushing DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White to some bricks, too for an uneven look

I hope you enjoyed this series of wood blocks
Happy crafting!