Samstag, 30. April 2016

Guest Designer for Calico Craft Parts - At the Beach

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Sending you lots of sunny greetings from Lanzarote / Spain
with my second Guest Design Creation
over on


Strictly speaking, there are two creations waiting for you, today.
That's what happens, when i'm browsing the Calico Craft Parts Shop. I can't get enough of the wood shapes, craft blanks and alterable kits. 
I hope you enjoy my projects and please let them know, that you've been there
♥ ♥ ♥
xoxo
Elly 

Samstag, 16. April 2016

Guest Designer for Calico Craft Parts - Love you deerly

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

I'm happy to be your Guest Designer for two projects with Calico Craft Parts this month.
Calico Craft Parts is a true treasure trove of awesome wood shapes, craft blanks & birch plagues.
It's really a pleasure browsing the shop and i'm sure your imagination and ideas for altered art just keep coming.


I'm showing the complete project at Calico Crafts Part blog today 
Please let them know, that you've been there
♥ ♥ ♥
xoxo
Elly

Freitag, 1. April 2016

DIY Bangles - DecoArt Tutorial



Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Are you in need of a Mother's Day gift? How about some handpainted DIY bangles?



There is still plenty of time to customize an unfinished wood bracelet


Supplies:
Unfinished Wood Bracelet's from DIY Bangles
DecoArt Media Gesso White, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff, Prussian Blue Hue, Titanium White, Green Gold, Pyrrole Red, Metallic Silver, DecoArt Media Matte Medium, DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish and DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

I started priming the bracelets with a layer of DecoArt Media White Gesso


I mixed DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff with a tiny bit of Prussian Blue Hue and applied the paint mixture with a sponge


Creating some texture with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and Bubble Wrap,
Stamps.....


...and a plastic card


Painted spots and stripes with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold


More texture with a tiny round lid and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red


I also applied 2 layers of Pyrrole Red to copy paper...


..and punched out a couple of hearts


The hearts are glued to the bracelets with DecoArt Media Matte Medium. 
Drew spots and circles with a black permanent marker, too


Painted DecoArt Media White Gesso inside the bangles and sanded afterwards to get a smooth surface


Painted then two layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver inside


Applied DecoArt Triple Thick to the pantagon shapes and...


... painted DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish between the pentagon shapes and inside the bangles


A matching card completes the gift


I hope you feel inspired to create your own lovely and heartwarming 
Mother's Day gift

xoxo
Elly