Samstag, 27. Mai 2017

Faces for Facebook Group

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i'm sharing my make for another facebook group swap themed faces



The card was created with Brusho's and *Face it!* clear stamps/ *Face Shape* stencil + mask from visible image


I also had the idea of a natural face to go with the card


I've primed both mdf wood plates with DecoArt Media white Gesso


The tag shaped mdf wood plate was painted with Americana Decor Chalky Finish *relic* first and had a mix of whisper and relic on top


A little bit sanding gives a smooth surface and reveals the darker colour from underneath at some spots.


Stamping with StazOn and Andy Skinner stamps on op



The smaller mdf wood plate had a layer of DecoArt Modeling Paste with Andy Skinner stencil 



Painted a layer of American Decor Chalky Finish *whisper* on top


Applied a layer of DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash *grey*


Next up a wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold on all mdf wood plates and a face of paper clay which was already primed with DecoArt Media Gesso white
Let air dry




I also applied DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream white and removed some of it again


I've glued all pieces together with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass


Glued down some lasercut wood leaves with Liquid Glass, too



Finished with stamping with StazOn cotton white

Happy Crafting!
xx
Elly

Donnerstag, 4. Mai 2017

DecoArt Tutorial - Norse Mythology

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Putting out my feelers into something norse mythology, i came across the myth of
Goddess Skadi


...and you come across my tutorial by pushing the button below

Enjoy and happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Dienstag, 25. April 2017

Rustic Card for Facebook Group

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Today i have another card for you. 
Created for a Facebook Group and i had to incorporate corrugated cardboard somehow



I've traced the form on mixed media paper


Stamping with black archival ink and two different stamps
( flower and script)


I've coloured the flower with my spectrum aqua markers and sealed the image with DecoArt Media Matte Medium


I've applied DecoArt Texture Glass on top


Painted washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Paynes Grey on top


The laser cut chipboard on the background had a treatment with embossing powder

Happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Samstag, 22. April 2017

Ivory Resin

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Recently i had a quick play with Pentart Ivory Resin


From this two - component system you can create ivory *style* shapes that look like genuine ivory. Use flexible moulds or jewellery blanks to create unique, antiques and shabby chic pieces of art



Drying time is just 30 - 40  minutes at room temperature and even at this stage the product can still be shaped, files, bent or twisted to the desired finish



 After a couple of hours the product is no longer malleable. You can now decorate the finished article with paints, pastes, stamps and stencils.





Happy Crafting
xx
Elly

Dienstag, 18. April 2017

Flower Pot Transformation

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Today i have an easy transformation for you


From plastic into 
Grecian Art or...


...Greek Style

Supplies
Flower Pot
Molds
Any kind of Air Dry Paper Clay
Structure Paste or Wall Plaster
DecoArt Media Gesso White, Liquid Glass, Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold and Paynes Grey.


Use the clay ornaments carefully but straight out of the molds and glue them with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass to the flower pot


Wait 30 minutes till the Liquid Glass has set and the ornements are more stable, before painting the flower pot and ornaments with DecoArt Media Gesso white.


Apply structure paste or wall plaster to the flower pot and let dry over night


Prepare the three colours of Media Fluid Acrylics and a container with water...


...and start painting with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide


Don't paint neat! Just slab the paint on, go with the brush into the water and spread the paint / water mix. This way you get areas with more paint and areas with less paint.


Do the same with Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey.....


...followed by Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.
Use a hairdryer to dry the paint layers....and repeat....from Paynes Grey to Quinacridone Gold to get more depth


If using the flower pot outside, i recommend to seal the pot with an outdoor sealer / varnish


Happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Samstag, 15. April 2017

Happy Easter!

Hi Crafters and Makers :o)

I was on search for a nice easter plate decoration and i came across a great idea on Barbara's blog



Just a quick play with the new Distress Oxide inks and the Tim Holtz Hipster Stamp Set 
Tooo funny. 
These  stamps really make me smile


Happy Easter!
♥♥♥
Elly