Friday, 16 September 2016

Stampotique Challenge- Put a Bug on it!

I stencilled with DecoArt Crackle paste using Dutch Doobado Stencil, once dry I coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics wiping back with a wet wipe, I stamped Nether and Mr Stripes onto Card and coloured with Kuretake Pens

You can find more information on the Stamotique Challenge click here

Stampotique Challenge- Put a Bug on it!

 I decorated a small Calico Craft Parts MDF house with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics and stamped Daisy Daisy, Romantic Text and Oodles of Doodles and topped with Medium Bee

More details on the Stampotique challenge click here

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Stampotique Mail Art Challenge

Sent with Love

Second week of the Stampotique Mail Art Challenge, you can find more information on taking part here

This is my first go at Mail Art and I loved it, such a wonderful idea and I would be happy with a plain card if I received some of the wonderful envelope art work that my Design Team Collegues have produced you can see them over on the Stampotique Designers blog

After some research, I knew that I wanted to create something that had lots of colour and overlay patterns with relief highlights of white

I Stamped Lovelyarethesound, Pen, Calender and Tree Topper in Black Stazon
Masked them and stamped Daniels Hearts & Tenticurls with multicoloured Stazon Midi Inks
Colour washed with watercolours
Over stamped swirls and stalks in black ink and DecoArt Titanium white brushed lightly onto the stamps and further highlighted with a white pen
Stamped around the edges of the envelope and the Daniel Torrente styled heart address label with Oodles of Doodles and Black Distress Ink

Stampotique Stamps

Daniels Hearts
Hanging Hearts
Writing Pen
Oodles of Doodles
Daniels Tree Topper
Calendar Squares Cube
Ribbon Curl

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

DecoArt Fossil Tag

Andy Skinner's Fabulous Fossil Stencil, it Rocks!

I applied a coat of Gesso to a large MDF Tag from Fernli Designs, and then stencilled with Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic

Once dry, I off set the stencil and applied DecoArt Media Crackle paste

Allow to dry naturally for a couple of hours

I applied Green Gold and Cobalt Teal, blending gradually

Followed by Payne's Grey and Dioxadine Purple, spritzing with water to blend

Once happy with the colour balance allow to dry

 Stamped around with Stampotique Spiral Daydream

Blended Payne's Grey to add depth

and Cobalt Teal and Dioxadine Purple

Highlighted the crackle areas with Interference Paint Violet and Turquoise

Friday, 2 September 2016

DecoArt Peacock Eyes Canvas Tutorial

Peacock Eyes
Tons of Texture and a Mass of Metallic 

Apply torn paper to a Canvas with Matt Medium, I was using an existing canvas that I had already applied colour to which wasn't necessary but it added a colour cast!
 Applying Modelling Paste and Crackle paste through a variety of Stencils

 Apply Modelling Paste directly and texture with a palette knife, allow to dry for 2 hours

 I planned the layout and applied Gesso to the area where the face was going to be located, once dry I stencilled the face with Carbon Black Media Fluid Acrylic
I cut approximately 30 Feathers and applied with 
Matt Medium, and applied a coat over them and the face
 I started by applying watered down Media Mister Violet, darker around the edge with Quinacridone Violet
 Then worked Dioxadine Purple blending one colour to the next
 Repeat with Carbon Black

 Followed with Phthalo Blue working out to the edge of the Canvas
 Started to wipe back the paint on the raised areas with a baby wipe whilst still wet
 If you wipe back to much just brush a little more colour, I also highlighted the tips of the feathers with Cobalt Teal Hue

 Once dry the next step is to dry brush the raised texture areas with Metallic Silver

The colours were toned down with a wash of Carbon Black 
I applied lots of the Silver Metallic to the feathers, building up gradually until desired effect is achieved


Matte Medium
Modelling Paste
Crackle Paste 
Media Mister Violet
Quinacridone Violet
Dioxadine Purple
Phthalo Blue
Carbon Black
Cobalt Teal Hue
Metallic Silver

Stencil Girl- Pretty as a Peacock by Andrea Matus DeMeng
Spellbinders Peacock Feathers
DecoArt Dandelion

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Stampotique Challenge-Polka Dots

A fabulous new Stampotique challenge to use Polka Dots, always so pretty, striking and versatile

Here's my polka people! I learned this technique to make a wire frame and stand when I took a class with France Papillon recently and thought it would be a really cool way to make a multi photo frame

I stamped my Stampotique family onto 2" circles and coloured with watercolour mounted onto lengths of thick wire with some tape and the same with the wire frames

Stencilled silver metallic onto black card for the background

Stampotique Stamps used from left to right
Skiddy, Arnold, Marsha, Buru, Smile, Kamona, Dwindled, Wilbur, Checkers,  Bowtie, Eric and Winter

Looking forward to seeing you Polka Projects

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Stampendous- DecoArt

New Stampendous stamps from Tando Creative

Using one of Tandos Creative large Arches, embellished with paper clay embellishments and Calico Craft Parts

Stamped dance Macabre on to card and coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics as washes and splatters of
Cobalt Teal Hue, Burnt Umber, Carbon Black, Green Gold and Quinacridone Gold
Applied Crackle Glaze, and then applied Burnt Umber and Carbon Black Antiquing cream
finished with a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnishe

Applied DecoArt Crackle Paste to the frame and DecoArt crackle paint to the embellishment and adhered
Once dry I applied Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Teal, Green Gold and Carbon Black and blended and wiped back to expose the embellishments these were further highlighted with DecoArt Metallic Lustres Lavish Green and Orange Flicker