Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Stampotique Painted Background

 Over at Stampotique Corrie is hosting and her challenge is to use a painted backgrounds
I love paint so couldn't wait to get started, I layered,shaded and stamped with the following DecoArt Acrylics a mix of Traditions and Americana

Dioxadine Purple
bright Orange
Orange Twist
Wild Violet

The over stamping and horizontal stencil were done using Stazon Vibrant Violet & Royal Purple

Circles Cube
Roc Nicolas Bunny

Jools : )

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Stampotique - Funny

I used a plate as an outline for the moon and applied modelling paste

Once dry shaded from top to bottom with
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Desert Turquoise, Prussian Blue, Dioxadine Purple and Carbon Black 
Applied Titanium White in the centre and faded out to the perimeter 

Stamped France Papillion Village using Zinc and Slate Grey acrylic

Ninja Mervyn & Checkers were coloured with Distress Ink as were the words

Friday, 23 January 2015

A Vintage Journey - Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air
 Fabulous new challenge perfectly timed for Valentines Day
I have long wanted to produce a project based on Tim Holtz Heart and Soul project
So Astrid's challenge theme was the perfect opportunity
 I started by applying DecoArt Texture Sand to one of Finnabairs altered frames 
Once dry I applied Elegant Finish Metallic paint Shimmering Silver 
 The back panel was lined with Lost and found paper, and distresses with Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges
 The paper mache heart was covered in embossed foil tape with Tim’s rivet texture fades, this is easier to do cutting into smaller pieces
 Coloured with alcohol inks Butterscotch, Red peppermint, Espresso, Oregano, Pitch black
 & Sunset orange by dropping and allowing them to merge together
 Also applied to the silver finish on the frame and base and spread this with a pad with Alcohol Blending Solution
  I cut the heart s from chipboard using Tims mini hearts movers and shapers, then applied Crackle Paste
I painted with Cadmium Red, Quinacridone Gold and Burnt Umber acrylics

 I have to admit that alcohol inks were my first love of Tim’s products and I never fail to be amazed by the effects that can be achieved by them
I love the finished texture and colour effect here when combined with Texture Sand and Silver paint 
I drilled holes into the base of the frame to hang swivel clasps, and attached a variety of Idea-ology items, Word Keys, Locket Keys, Star from the Metal Charm Pack, Cash Keys, Heart Charms
and a number of charms relating to fishing which is my beloved passion and this is a gift for him
Letters from Tim's Alpha Tiles and the wings from Regal Adornments
I hope you have enjoyed my project, please pop back to A Vintage Journey to visit all the Creative Guides blogs for lot's of fabulous inspiration

Jools : )

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

DecoArt Diary

Here's a little preview of a new project over on the DecoArt Blog 
I personalized a Diary using the fabulous media products, lots of textures, rich intense colours and opalescent Interference colour

I hope you get chance to pop over for more details
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Monday, 19 January 2015

A Vintage Journey Tag Monday

Tag Monday
I've long admired the Brett Weldel stamps and have finally started to acquire them 
 So I was keen to use this rather dapper chap from Music Man with lots of texture and distress
 I stencilled Tims Holtz Gothic with modelling paste and applied Gesso
 I stamped the diamonds from Classic #3
and brushed DecoArt crackle paint in vertical strokes which creates a fabulous fine crackle
 Applied Distress stains, Barn Door, Walnut Stain, Honey Gold,
and Distress Inks, Forrest Moss, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot

 The Dapper Chap was stamped and coloured with the same distress inks used as watercolours with additional colours, Pumice Stone, Crushed Olive and Aged Mahogany

Finished with a coat of DecoArt Triple thick gloss, glossy accents could also be used
The word was stamped form Dandy Robots and aged with Antique Linen, Walnut and Black soot finished with crackle glaze
Mounted behind an ideology Ornate plate and attached a
Swivel clasp with a screw brad

Hope you have enjoyed my tag and all of the fantastic Creative Guides too
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Stampotique - Splash of Colour

 Splash of Colour Challenge

Its getting lighter and brighter!

The size 10 tag was covered with DecoArt Anericana Desert Turquoise Acyrlic
Stamped with Stazon Blue Hawaii & Teal Blue and paint splatters with Americana Bright Orange

Painted torn textured waercolour paper orange and stamped circles with Desert Turquoise and Lavender Acrylic

Dwindled and the heart stamped and coloured with the same acrylics

The ribbon was coloured with DecoArt So Soft Fabric paint Tangerine & Crimson

Frances Papillon, My Heart Small
Torrente- Circles Cube & Dwindled

Monday, 12 January 2015

Stampotique New Years Resolutions

Stampotique Times- New Years Resolutions
Read all about it! 
Exclusive Twinkie, Peggy and Leopard Queen reveal all

I created my newspaper page layout as a word document, converted to a  PDF so I could print on A3 which gave me room to stamp the images

DT Devil-ish
DT Framed
Splatter Bob
Splatter Long

Circles Cube

Tools Cube

Leopard Queen
Two Sticks

I coloured with Distress spray stains & distress stain Walnut Stain and Black Soot 
Sprayed, splattered and smudged

Sunday, 11 January 2015

DecoArt CHA - Metallic Moon

DecoArt CHA Media Product Samples
Metallic Moon Scrapbook Page Layout

I Cut two piece of card with holes on a Cricut, then applied Modelling paste to the base card and adhered one of the die cut cards with matt medium 
Applied texture sand to the areas around the cut outs Once dry, I applied Media Fluid Acrylics 

Crackle paste was applied to the second cut out, randomly with varying thickness
Allowed to dry, then painted with Media Fluid Acrylics

The smaller overlay pieces were covered with Crackle paint and Texture Sand, painted with Silver and Gold metallic media paint and Antiquing Cream

The Oval embellishment was cast in plaster from a mould made from the top of a silver box, the hearts are UTEE

Modelling Paste
 Matte Medium
 Texture Sand
 Crackle Paste 
Crackle Paint
 Antiquing Cream Burnt Umber

Prussian Blue
Dioxadine Purple
Carbon Black
Phthalo Blue
Yellow Iron Oxide
Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Violet
Metallic Gold & Silver

DecoArt CHA - Autumn Memories

DecoArt CHA Media Product Samples
Autumn Memories Scrapbook Page Layout

Applied layers of embossed and torn card, with corrugated card, lace trims, screw brads and metal numbers
Coated with white Gesso and applied texture paste to areas
Applied media paints, wiped back in areas to highlight raised areas and finished with a coat of Ultra Matt Varnish
The large heart embellishment was cut from mount board and covered with modelling paste, and painted with media paint
The small heart was covered with a thick coat of texture paint and painted with media paints
The image (Stourhead, Wiltshire) was done using the image transfer technique with Matt medium, distressed around the edges with media paint
Crackle glaze applied around the edge and then highlighted with Burnt Umber Antiquing cream, finished with a coat of Ultra Matt Varnish
White Gesso Texture paste Modelling Paste
Texture Paint
Crackle Glaze Ultra Matte Varnish Burnt Umber Antiquing Image transfer technique with Matte Medium Cream 

Dioxadine Purple
Burnt Umber
Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Violet

DecoArt CHA - Journal Words

DecoArt CHA Media Product Samples
Journal Words Journal Page Layout

Applied crackle paste randomly in vertical brush strokes
Created journal words in Tagexdo and tore randomly and applied with matte medium 
Painted media paints randomly again vertically 
Applied white modelling paste through stencils, once dry sprayed these areas with Media Misters and dripped Cobalt Teal Hue paint

Modelling Paste Matte Medium Crackle Paste 

Carbon Black
Quinacridone Gold
Primary Magenta
Diarylide Yellow
Quinacridone Violet
Prussian Blue
Dioxadine Purple
Cobalt Teal Hue

DecoArt CHA - Water Meadows

DecoArt CHA Media Product Samples
Water Meadows Journal Page Layout

Applied torn watercolour card with Matte Medium applied Modelling Paste and Crackle Paste randomly, once dry applied texture sand
Applied Media Fluid acrylics with brushes and baby wipes, and stencilled the floral and butterfly detail

Modelling Paste Matte Medium Texture Sand Crackle Paste 

Gold Oxide
Quinacridone Gold
Dioxadine Purple
Carbon Black
Titanium White
Phthalo Turquoise
Prussian Blue

Friday, 9 January 2015

A Vintage Journey Challenge- Use a Portrait

A Vintage Journey’s new Challenge- Use a Portrait
Just as it's says, any portrait, any project 

With so many fabulous Vintage Portraits within Tim Holtz product lines I was spoilt for choice
But one of my favourites is the lovely little dog from Tim’s Found Relatives

 I started  by applying modelling paste through Tim’s Latticework stencil to a plain wood frame
Then coloured with Distress Stains, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky

 Finished the edges and sides with distress inks Chipped Sapphire and Walnut Stain
The internal sides were painted with the same colours

 The inside frame was covered with Distress Crackle Paint Vintage Photo left to dry followed by Weathered Wood and wiped back to show through  the base coat

The edges were distressed with Chipped Sapphire and Walnut Stain

 The outer centre die cut Spellbinders Majestic Elements - Marvellous Squares
applied Metal Magic Blue Marble and and Tim Holtz Distress Powder Tea Dye

The inner one was coloured with Distress Stains, Rusty Hinge and Iced Spruce and then applied DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze and Carbon Black Antiquing cream 

The small Infills were coloured with Iced Spruce Distress Stain and Rusty Hinge

The embellishments are from Tim Holtz Key Holes and Ornate Plates which were highlighted with Perfect Pearls Perfect Bronze
I stamped the birds on a wire from Creative Muse and  coloured with Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain distress ink

Assembled with Glossy Accents

I used a section of one of Tim’s Found Relative cards as my portrait
this little pooch reminds me of a dog I used to walk for a friend of my grandmas called Rusty after his great big spot marking just like photo!

I hope you have enjoyed my project, and hope that you take part in the challenge
for more details and to see all of the fabulous Creative Guides Design Inspiration
please click here

Jools : )

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Theatre of Keys- DecoArt Media Products

The full post of a project produced in the Autumn of 2014 for DecoArt
Theatre of Keys
Using DecoArt Media Acrylics, Mediums and Americana Decor Chalky Finish

This project started life as a junk shop find, it was a jewellery box keeping safe someone's precious jewels now it houses precious keys, 31 sparkling on the stage
My inspiration came from an installation that I viewed at the Tate Modern a number of years ago by Cornelia Parker, I love her work and this one particular installation was mesmerising
 I started by taking out the glass panels and mirror back and set about distressing by scraping and sanding and a few knocks with a hammer
 The cabinet had a drawer in the bottom which was ideal to hold a battery pack for a set of lights, the cable was run up the back and hidden with a piece of chipboard

 The lights were housed in a drawer made from a wooden frame cut in half with holes drilled; I had to fix two batons to form runners for the lighting drawer, This also had the small screw eyes fixed to allow the strings for hanging the keys

I wanted to create an old theatre feel so set about with a distressed wallpaper layered effect
The background pattern embossed card with a lovely acanthus pattern then painted with DecoArt Media Prussian blue, Dioxadine Purple, Carbon black and Burnt Umber 

Then highlighted with gold metallic and espresso metallic with additional washes and highlighting the result was a very rich subtle colour effect

The overlay peeling wallpaper was done with washes of Prussian Blue and Quinacridone Gold and stencilled with Burnt Umber, torn and distressed with burnt umber dripped down and quin gold applied on the torn edges and spritzed with Black Media Mister

 I painted the inside of the cabinet with Carbon Black, then lined with the papers using Matt Medium

I attached a decorative resin embellishment to the top to stop it looking too box like
Then started on the outside applying American Décor Chalky Finish Enchanted, Vintage and Treasure
With the darker colours around the edges this was done quite randomly as it won't show under the top coat but having a variety of colours creates more interest

Once dry I applied a layer of Crackle medium allowed to dry for approx. 1 hr then applied Relic Chalky Finish the cracks start to appear immediately, but best leave to dry for a couple of hours

Amazing crackle effect!
 Once complete I applied Americana Décor clear crème wax and Deep brown around the edges
Then buffed with a clean cloth for a subtle stain shine, this is amazing as it really accentuated the colours making them richer colour tones as you can see on  the lefthand side

The screen doors, were cut on a Cricut machine, covered with Media texture sand and Painted with Carbon Black and dry brushed with Metallic Gold and Dazzling Metallics Espresso as was the fleur de Lys decorative border which covers the lighting tray

The keys are a variety of very rusted antique and new ones which were distressed in the same way as the trellis 
The keys were tied to fine fishing line and with hooks attached at varying lengths and then attached to the screw eyes

Its Showtime!
The keys are spinning, twinkling and sparkling under the spotlights!
I hope you have enjoyed my project : )

DecoArt Products Used

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