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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Lindy's Magical Peacock Canvas by Teresa




Hello crafters


Sorry its been a while since our last blog, its just been so busy with the stamps and loading stock, plus there's been actual sun so the garden has needed some TLC :)

We are hoping to bring you a regular blog post on a Tuesday and Thursday and there's a You Tube video in the pipeline too.

Teresa has been busy making this stunning canvas with our new stamps & Lindy Magical shakers more coming on them soon.... Also the Peacock Teresa has used and the tiny paper flowers will all be uploaded to the website this weekend:)







Stamp the text stamp randomly over the canvas using the two shades of blue ink.

















Stamp the larger honeycomb design with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.














Sprinkle some Teal Magicals powder onto the fabric flowers and spritz with water to activate the colours, allow to dry.















Use the Teal and Copper Magicals with a little water to colour the chipboards and resin embellishment.













Arrange your chosen embellishments and glue in place using gel medium.
Stamp the smaller honeycomb design around the edges of the canvas using Sepia ink.















Stamp the sentiment onto some white card using Sepia ink and cut out. Glue into place with a 3d foam pad.












I finished by adding a few highlights to the edges of the canvas, and to some of the embellishments with gold gilding wax














From Teresa's own stash

5 x 7 canvas board
Archival Ink Sky Blue, Paradise Teal, Sepia
Versamark Ink
WOW Powders Superfine Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
DecoArt Media Heavy Gel Medium

Treasure Gold Wax Gold Rush

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

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed 

Jules xx





Sunday, 29 April 2018

Steampunk Heart by Katie Lamb


 Evening Crafty People 

Katie has been making a steampunk heart using lots of treasure from the Treasure Trove.
You may also recognise the some MDF pieces from Samantha K.







Start by arranging all the wooden cogs and resin wings on top of the MDF heart. 

Paint Everything with black gesso.

Take the heart and paint over with dark brown rust paint and then the rust colour, dry brush the yellow rust paint on to finish.






Repeat this process on all the layers.

Next paint the whole piece with blue metallic lustre, once dry add the smaller cogs and metal cog charms.

Add another layer of metallic paint and a bit of rust paint to the charms.

















Add flowers and the Scrapiniec sentiment to finish
















What a fab rusty heart, love the composition of this piece, and the flowers soften the industrial look.

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk/

We would love you to support our designers and leave a lovely comment.

Thanks 

Jules xx




Our New Stamps are available now on the website :)





Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Live Your Dream Box Frame by Teresa

Hello wonderful Crafter's

Teresa is back tonight with our last project for March, and its a beautiful box frame, with a lovely fresh Spring vibe. 







Apply Crackle paste onto the frame through the wildflower stencil and set aside to dry.










Mix a pale duck egg blue colour using Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Blue Green Light and Titanium white, and paint over the frame and crackle paste. Once dry mix a wash of colour using Burnt Sienna and Titan Buff and apply thinly to the frame, blotting away excess with a paper towel. 

This just tones down the colour, creating a slightly timeworn vintage feel. 





Apply Rose Gold gilding wax sparingly around the edges of the frame to add subtle metallic highlights.






Use Titan Buff paint and Rose Gold gilding wax to colour the embellishments - this unifies the colour scheme allowing the individual elements to fit well together. 








Dry brush Titan Buff paint over a selection of paper flowers. Again, this tones down the individual colours slightly and coordinates the colour scheme. 







Glue the printed tissue inside the base of the box and allow to dry before colour washing with the duck egg blue colour. Apply the sienna wash to the edges and blend in. Once dry, arrange the flatter elements onto the base with 3D foam and silicon glue for dimension. 









Now add in the bulkier elements - sticking into place with silicone glue. 










Add in some bits of cork along the base and dry brush with Titan Buff paint. Cut a piece of wire mesh to fit and place over the box before fixing the frame back on top. 

Dry brush the wire with Titan Buff paint and add some Rose Gold gilding wax to knock back some of the 'silveryness'. 








Finish by adding some metal corners to the frame with strong glue. 














I love the soft vintage tones of this piece, it really feels like a romantic memory box.  


Well I love it too Teresa, the vintage feel, yet a fresh look. And I just love the wire mesh front. 

Get the look with Teresa's Shopping list below. Click HERE to go to the website. 



From Teresa's own stash
Box Frame
Crackle Paste
Silicone Glue
3d Foam
DecoArt Paints
Gilding Wax

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

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed 

Jules xx



Sunday, 25 March 2018

Mixed Media Birdhouses by Katie






Evening Crafters

Perfect day for Katie's post tonight, as it perfect the perfect spring day, and we have just put up the bird feeders, although judging by the state of my car this morning, they are eating way too much. Ha ha. 

Katie has decorated two fabulous bird houses. 







Start by painting both papermache birdhouses with white gesso. 

Once dry apply crackle paint. 

For the fairy birdhouse spritz with Lemon and Lime Green mist spray and leave to dry.










Use Glimmer Glam paint to colour in the Scrapiniec 
Blueberry Fairies fairy, flicking some over the bird house for extra colour.

Paint the Scrapiniec Grape Vines and glue them to the side of the bird house. Add dew drops around the sides.






For the butterfly birdhouse spray with ink.

Apply a stencil mask and once set spritz with another layer of ink.











Paint crackle paint on the top half of the bird house.

Ink it again and then paint the wooden butterflies. Add flowers to the front to finish.






Wow, don't you just love that crackle and the bright colours. Thanks Katie.

Katies Shopping List






If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk/

We would love you to support our designers and leave a lovely comment.

Thanks 

Jules xx