Sunday, 26 April 2015

My first Mixed Media Canvas

Hello again so here's my Second Project for That Craft Place

Theme is No Cards

At one time i use to dread any challenges where it wasn't make a card!! But now i really love to do them as you can just sit and play & get messy with glue, texture paste, inks & paints etc.

So this is the first time i have ever done a Mixed Media Canvas & i thoroughly enjoyed it and i hope you like it too!!

Firstly i primed the Canvas with Gesso and left to dry.
Next i started sticking down tissue paper with a multi surface primer from That Craft Place Ltd as it acts like a glue. Very messy this part but so good creating all those creases and folds.
Once dry paint over with Gesso again.

Once the Gesso is dry i applied some texture paste through stencils. Next start placing diecuts & other things onto the canvas and once your happy with it glue them down again with the multi surface primer.
I forgot to take a photo of it before i painted another coat of Gesso all over it to seal it ready for painting. (sorry)

Now it's the Fun & Messy part!!! 
The next photo is just me painting on watered down perfect pearls & already it is coming to life. 

Next i used Dylusions Sprays & Deco Art Sprays.

I am showing this next photo because all i did was add a new spray i bought this week from Docrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink. I couldn't believe how good that gold is and how it changed the look of it all!!!

Lastly i added some metal embellishments what i didn't want lot's of colour on and the MDF light bulb. I Dry brushed the die cuts and embellishments to make them stand out more and added some Inka Gold in various colours.

Here it is all finished!! 

and a couple of close ups to see the texture better.
Some of the DT asked me how i made the flower at the top left but i hadn't thought of it as a flower until they said. What it is is a fan from an old computer what my hubby was taking apart and i pinched it!! lol

The pipes at the sides are just Paper Straws with seed beads and micro beads what have been mixed together in a pot with the multi surface primer and applied to the straws.

All Dylusions Sprays, Docraft Spritzer, Ink Golds, Multi Surface Primer, Gesso, Dies, MDF Cogs & MDF Light Bulb are from That Craft Place Ltd

Please pop over to That Craft Place Blog to see the rest of the makes by the DT.

Hope i haven't bored you with all the photo's as i wanted to try and show you how i made it. 

I would like to enter the Following Challenges :-

It's time for a new Challenge

It's time for a new Challenge at That Craft Place

 Theme is "No Cards"

I have Two projects to show you so i have done them in two individual posts on my blog as there are a few photo's to go along with each project.

For my 1st project I have used an MDF To Do board kit made by That Craft Place Ltd 

Firstly i gave it all a coat of Multi surface primer & then applied texture paste through some stencils & also with my fingers.

Next i coated it all in Black Acrylic Paint

Now the fun part where you get to add the colour! 
I dry brushed all the frame in various colours of Acrylic Paint & then to the raised bits i added various colours of Inka Gold with my fingers. I so love doing this bit as it's messy and it brings it to life!! 

Next i glued it all together and then did some matting and layering in each frame. 
Finally i added a note book to each frame for my To Do & Done lists. 
Here it is all finished.

Here's a close up of the top of the frame so you can see that lovely colour & texture.

All products used to make this are from That Craft Place Ltd
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Please pop over to the Blog to see what the rest of the Amazing Design Team have made.

I would like to enter the Following Challenges :- 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Altered Artist Paint Palette

Good Morning you lovely Crafter's
Hope all is well in your Crafting World.

Today is the start of a new Challenge over at That Craft Place

Theme is Alter Something.

I bought this Grey Board Artist Palette from That Craft Place Ltd

I only wanted the word "Art" & some extra Splats so Lisa the owner from That Craft Place Ltd was happy to cut just that for me as this is her own design & will cut just about anything you want.     

I started by sealing the grey board with Gesso.
Next i applied texture paste through stencils and left to dry.
Once dry i used my Deco Art Spray Paints.

But guess what i wasn't happy with it so i left it for a few weeks & came back to it with a new idea!!

I painted it all Black & Sprayed a little Dylusions Sprays in green & pink. 
This time i like it so i continued!! lol

Next i applied acrylic paints in various colours by dry brushing it over the texture parts.
Next i used Alt Gold in similar colours to the paint, i applied this with my finger so it didn't go onto the other colours. Then buffed it with a cloth to make it shimmer & shine.

Next it was time to add Embellishments

I also used the Grey Board Paintbrushes from TCP

  Here it is all finished

Here's a few close ups of the texture & embellishments 

Hope i haven't bore you too much with all the photo's.

Grey Board Paint Palette & Brushes 
Flowers, Dies, Texture Paste, Paint, Alt Gold are all from That Craft Place Ltd  

Pop over to the That Craft Place Blog to see what the rest of the amazing design team have for you.

I would like to enter the Following Challenges :-

Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy 40th Birthday to a Very Special Lady

Happy 40th Birthday Trudie 
Here is your blog hop 
we adore you to bits and wanted to share the love with you 

Have an amazing day love from us all 


Happy Birthday Trudie, we Love You!!!

I made this card for you knowing that you loved Abigail Larson's Artwork

Here it is Lavinia's Outing

 Here's a close up of her 

Hope you enjoyed your surprise Blog Hop you Lovely Lady.

I wish we was there to celebrate your 40th Birthday with you.

Happy Birthday sweetie and loves you xxx

Now pop over to Lorraine's Blog for your next card.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Challenge Time with Sugar & Betty

Good Morning you lovely Crafters!!

It is time for our 2nd Challenge over at Sugar & Betty's Challenge Blog

Theme is Anything Goes/ Lots of Layers

And what a lot of Layers i did!! lol

I have used the lovely image Back to Work Betty

Here's a close up

Coloured with Copics
Skin - E50, E51, E11, E21, R20 for Cheeks
Hair - Y23, E34, E37
Green - YG21, YG03, YG17
Turquoise - BG10, G00, BG32

Here's a close up of the flowers & the cute metal leaves 

The Metal Leaves, Flowers & Dies used are from That Craft Place Ltd

Hope you can join us for the new challenge & don't forget there is a Prize of 3 digi's for the Winner!

I would like to enter the Following Challenges :-