Thursday, 25 June 2015

Stampotique Give Wings

Nether have Wings
Nether is one of my favourite stamps and I thought she would look wonderful with wings

I stamped her and the DT Spider Wings onto a piece of card, along with the Stampotique word and adapted quote

Applied DecoArt crackle paint around the edge, once dry worked Media Acrylic Medium Grey Value 6, 3 and Cobalt Teal Blue washes darker on the outside working in 
Then applied Titanium White with a stipple sponge for the clouds

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Clarity Challenge - Boys

 I masked the edge lines from Gone fishing with my Dog and stamped using Black Stazon, added additional foliage from Birdhouse & Picket Fence and Tree branch Stamps
Coloured with antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Applied a coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze and then rubbed in Pumice Stone Distress Ink

The ATC frame from Calico Craft Parts, was painted with DecoArt Crackle Paint
Once dry, I coloured with DecoArt Media Acrylics Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue 
Wiping back some areas
Finished with a little Metallic Lustre Lavish Green

On the back of the I printed a wonderful Poem click here, that fits so perfect with the Stamp
Distressed with the same Inks and watermarked and stained and finished with Ultra Matt Varnish

Alliums Canvas

Following the fabulous workshop with Tracy Verdugo, I was keen to use the techniques and work with some of my favourite colours and flowers

 The base layer used DecoArt Media Acyrlic Paynes Grey applied as random patterns using a variety of texture tools
Followed by applying Diozadine Purple, Quinacridone Magenta and Cadmium Orange Acrylic paint with a brush and then spritzing with water
 Applied acrylic Cobalt Teal Hue randomly to areas and whilst wet applied Diluted Dioxadine Purple and Quinacridone Magenta and FW Flame Orange and Turquoise Ink and allowed to drip

 I created halos for the flower heads using FW Pearlescent Moon Violet and Birdwing Copper Ink
Applied Titanium White with a sponge stippler, finger tip and skewer to form the flower heads
  These were coloured with DecoArt Media Misters Violet, Purple and Orange, softened by wiping back and dabbing with a baby wipe
Jools : )

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Stampotique 200!

On the 200th Anniversary Twinkie was swinging!

Woo Hoo! Twinkie was celebrating big time swinging on the Chandelier, all looked up cheering and egging him on!

The wooden picture frame was covered with modelling paste and covered with DecoArt Dioxadine Purple and Paynes Grey Acrylic
and Highlighted the texture with FW acrylic Inks Moon Violet and Dutch Blue

The background was washed of the FW pearlescent Inks Bell Bronze, Moon Violet, Birdwing Copper and Dutch Blue 
A variety of Stampotique characters Lunchbox, Stitch, Chicken and Moth Loved for the shadows and the DT Heads and Helping Hands

Twinkie and the chandelier along with the happy head appliance were stamped on to card
Coloured with Promarkers, cut and edged with Black Soot distress ink
I added some crystal drops to the chandelier which were coloured with alcohol inks

The 200, was made up from the Steampunk border and coloured with Promarkers
and finished with some party streamers

Jools : )

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Shimmer & Shine

I have recently been using a lot of metal sheets for embossing nice and shiny and I was keen to use my new stamp Arwen McCullen's beautiful Angel Wings

I coloured a Sandra Everston Prima - Relics and Artifacts Flaming Hearts Ex Votos II with 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver and shaded with Cadmium Orange, Dioxadine Purple and Carbon Black softened by wiping back

I stamped the wings onto embossing metal and embossed using a fine ball tool and shaped with a larger ball tool to accentuate the curve of the wing

 Coloured lightly with Cadmium Orange and Dioxadine Purple

Stamped the 'Life' from Stampotique  'A Quite Place' and created a little scroll embellishment by rolling the ends around a pin
Then coloured using the same colours as above, wiping back to expose the silver and adhered with Glossy Accents

Embellished with Finnabair Licorice Glass Beads and a clay butterfly coloured as above and some sparkly rhinestones

The ribbon was coloured using DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paints Wisteria, Dioxadine Purple and Tangerine by adding small amounts and spritzing with water

 Finished with DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paints Silver Platimum, Glorious Gold and Tim Holtz Distress Inks Chipped Saphire, Seedless Preserve and Black Soot

Jools :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Tracy Verdugo Paint Mojo

I just spent the most amazing weekend with Tracy Verdugo in Brighton, an amazing artist who is known for her wonderful bright colourful animal pictures
It was fabulous experience working large scale 70cm x70cm which was a little out of my comfort zone
A great class allowing you to go with the flow and experimenting with different techniques and tools
Tracy is an amazing tutor who challenges you to try looking at things and life differently and super cool music anyone playing Nirvana Teen Spirit in a workshop is a total star!
Using FWAcrylic Inks for the first time and I love them! and the following DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Titanium White, Dioxadine Purple, Quinacridone Gold and Red, Diarylide Yellow,Cadmium Orange and Cobalt Blue creating lots of layers, patterns and textures

I didn't set out to paint a funky feline, she just appeared!  A breed known as the Brighton Blue Face!!
not sure what to make of her, love her or loath her she's already taught me a lot
I have another two canvas from the class to finish so who knows who will appear! :)

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Stampotique Challenge

Well where to start!
At the beginning I guess, my first two Stampotiques were Mothloved & Moth Fab and they are still my Favourites :)

So I decided to do something in my favourite colours and a little sparkle too! 

I started applying DecoArt Crackle Paste, once dry applied torn tissue paper with Media Matte Medium

Applied modelling paste and a Sprinkle of Finnabairs licorice glass beads
Once dry I supplied DecoArt Media Misters Purple and Turquoise, and textured further with a wet wipe

Using Stazon Royal Purple with my next favourite stamp Daniels Hearts and a newbie France Papillon Romantic Text

I embellished with Stickles Peacock and Star Dust and Stampendous Jewel Kits Teal and Purple and embossed Roc Nichols Capture the Magic with one of the embossing powders