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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Fairy Canvas By Katie

Evening Crafty Friends 

Another cold and snowy day here today, nowhere better to be than in a nice warm craft room. Katie is brightening our day with a wonderful fairy spring canvas.

Hi all, I have a new mixed media canvas to share using products available from Artful Days.

Start off by spraying the canvas with ink and once dry cover with gesso
Add your textures such as lace, dry wall tape and paper straws. Coat with white gesso and leave to dry.

Spray centre with Purple,Blue and red misting ink

Spray rest of canvas with lighter colours and leave to dry.

Apply a stencil mask around the edges and then glue down a selection of flowers.

Add Creating textures, Micro Beads and gems to the the canvas and flowers.

Paint the wooden word and glue micro beads to it.

Paint the resin fairy with rose gold paint to finish 

Fab canvas with lots of colour, love the gold fairy.

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Jules xx

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Think Pink by Sandra

Evening Crafter's 

Sandra has made us a wonderful pink scrapbooking page, which I think has a lovely fresh feeling of spring to it.

Start by adding structure paste with the Imperial Circles stencil on the middle right side of your paper, and a small bit in the upper left corner.

Spray with pink and white ink once the texture paste is dry. Make sure to let your ink dry completely between layers.

Coat the Scrapiniec chipboard with white gesso, and pink spray ink.

Add some lace and pearl trim on the right side of the page, and on the top left.

Pop up your photo with some scrap chipboard.

Start making clusters of embellishments around the photo and in the upper left corner.

I made my own stick pin from the Pins & beads set, to match the theme. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the Hooray title and adhered that on my photo

Write some journaling in the lower left corner to finish.

I love the composition of this piece and the cut pin Sandra made. 

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More can be seen from Sandra on her blog 

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Vintage Possibilities by Jules

Hello crafty people,

I have been busy making a cover so that I can add some loose artwork and journal pages in.

I am sure you have all had these..... they are the cardboard covers which come inside new bedding, and as I love new bedding, I have plenty of them :)

I gave it 2 coats of Prima white gesso as I knew I wanted to use plenty of spray later and the gesso stops this been absorbed into your card or papers.

Using my wood grain Stencil and Prima Modelling paste, I randomly added some texture.

Next I dug out loads of resins and metal charms, tags and Scrapiniec pieces and started planning my layout before I committed to gluing down. Although because I use the Prima 3D gel for this kind of layout, and the fact it has a slow drying time, I have time to move something if it not quite right.

I was enjoying myself so much that I completely forgot to take anymore progress photos Duh.... So I will just explain........

I used cardboard to give 3d to the tags and I also cut a tag shape from the Tim Holtz woodgrain effect card. and layered them up.
Once I had a few things glued down I gave another coat of gesso so I could make sure the lower layers were coated.

It was then a case of adding embellishments and coating with gesso until I had the main design laid out. I tuck lots of things in to make it more 3D and it doesn't matter if you can't always see them, as they add depth and height.

I started to fill gaps with Prima Art Stones, and tiny jump rings, this also adds more interest and texture to your design.

Out came the Lindy's Sprays, I kept them to just 3 colours and then black & white to add depth and light.

Spary close to the piece and or take out the spray nozzle and use either the end or a brush to get the colour just where you want it.
The benefit of also gessoing the cover is you can easy wipe away colour in unwanted areas with a baby wipe.

I keep drying and respraying so that I can make sure I get the colour I want, when you spray over gesso the colours are lighter when they dry. 

The main focal point is a Prima embellishment with a Tim Holtz photo and with hard Rock Candy Crackle glaze over the top.

I finished the piece with some bling and a word sentiment.

I am really pleased with how this turned out. 

See my shopping list below 

Thanks for looking  

Jules xx

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Violet Kraft Notepad by Sandra

Evening all, 

So the official colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, and I think we can all take a little inspiration from Sandra's project today, which is a cute little notepad cover.

  • Measure the front of your notepad, and cut the same size out of Kraft paper.

  • Take your Dollie stencil and sponge Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink all over the Kraft paper

  • Tear a little piece in the upper left corner and glue a resin zipper pull underneath

Sponge the Lavender Mist Scrapiniec chipboard with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio

I used a photo from my stash to layer under the chipboard frame and cut it to fit. I used foam tape to adhere it to my paper and to create some dimension.

I added 2 of the copper filigree metal corners to balance my composition.

As a finishing touch I used pearl drops to the dots on the stencilled background, with some glass dome cabochons.

Sandra's Shopping List

 All the products used are linked above 

I really love this project, wouldn't this be a lovely gift for someone. Using pearl drops on the stencil is a great idea to give a totally different look. 

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More can be seen from Sandra on her blog 

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx

Sunday, 18 February 2018

"Use Your Wings" Canvas by Teresa Morgan

Hello Crafters

Tonight Teresa is showing us how to "Use Your Wings" with this truly stunning canvas. I love the colours she has used and the resin stars look amazing :)

1. Paint the canvas with the blue and purple paint, blending the colours randomly.

2. Tear some pieces of Tim Holtz tissue paper and glue to the canvas with Deco-page medium.

3. Paint the MDF clipboard with blue paint and once dry apply modelling paste through the stencil.

4. Paint the MDF circle and resin stars with black paint. Once dry paint with Twinkles glitter paint.

5. Apply silver Inka Gold to the stars, resin winged heart and the Scrapiniec Use your wings chipboard words.

6. Glue the clipboard to the canvas, then glue the MDF circle frame to the clipboard.

7. Decorate the piece with clear dewdrops, white pearl art balls and glass galaxy dome cabochons. Glue stars and winged heart in place.

And the finished piece. 

Teresa's Shopping List

 All the products used are linked above

Materials used from Teresa's stash
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Teal Hue, Carbon Black
DecoArt Modelling Paste
DecoArt Deco-page Matte
DecoArt Dandelion Stencil
DecoArt Twinkles Glitter Paint - Crystal

Inka Gold - Silver

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking. 

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx