Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stampotique Flowers Challenge

We continue with the Flower Challenge this week at Stampotique more details on taking part 
can be found here
I decided to use the Sizzix Heartfelt Journal kit, Stampotique and Eileen Hull are collaborating all through June so check out the makes from Eileen's team and her products here

I assembled the cover and then randomly applied DecoArt Crackle Paste around the edges 
Once dry I stamped the flowers details below and coloured with water based inks.

I strung suede ribbon through spine to create page holders and to create a fastener 

Embellished with some Stampotique beautiful bugs and coloured with Promarkers

Medium & Small Bee
Oodles of Doodles

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Stampotique Microscopic Porthole

I cut a chipboard circle and a smaller size with the centre cut out to form the porthole
adhered plastic pearls, covered with DecoArt White Media Gesso, once dry applied Texture sand and allowed to dry

Applied DecoArt Media Acyrlic Quinacridone Gold, with washes of Burnt Umber and Carbon Black
dry brushed with a mix of DecoArt Media Metallic Silver and Gold to highlight.

I stamped the fabulous new Microscopic from France Papillon and cut out, I then stamped the following and cut out and arranged and overlayed the porthole

For the background I stamped Rusted Rivets randomly, and coloured with washes of Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber and Carbon black
Once dry I adhered the porthole and then worked Carbon black around it and brushed down to create rust runs

Rusted Rivets

Monday, 5 June 2017

DecoArt- Lucky Numbers

Apply card and plastic number embellishment to the inside of a box frame

and apply DecoArt Media Crackle Paste to the frame

 and to the raised areas
once dry apply DecoArt Media White Gesso
Apply Pyrrole Orange and Quinacridone gold to the center
 then blend Dioxadine Purple around the edges
followed with Carbon Black

 Dry brush with Titanium White
 Mix Cobalt Teal Hue and Paynes Grey and apply around the edges

Apply Quinacridone Gold and Carbon Black, wiping back with a baby wipe

Apply Phthalo Turquoise and wipe back 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Stampotique Oldie but Goodie Challenge

Here's my Golden Oldie! DT Batboy!!
More of an Hippy than a Hipster, but its still hip to be square!!!

Stampotiques new challenge is Oldie but Goodie
A great opportunity to use one of the classics or just one you haven't used for a while
Click HERE for more

DT Batboy

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Stampotique Word Up Weekend

Canvas using the beautiful Stampotique Amonite Stamps by France Papillon and the mini version from Design Cube 2  I used them to inprint into Modelling paste for lots of texture

Apply Modelling Paste to a Canvas Board with a palette knife
 Apply with varying thickness and texture

Dry with a heat tool until a skin forms and you can touch with no stickiness

 Gently press the stamps into the thickest areas

 Apply a wash of DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paynes Grey

 Mixed with Quinacridone Gold

 and Cobalt Teal Hue and Dioxadine Purple

Finish with a wash of Carbon Black and allow to dry

 Dry Brush with Titanium White

 Apply a second layer

 Once dry apply neat Quinacridone Gold, blending intensity

 Highlight with Metallic Lustres

Followed with washes of Dioxadine Purple

Finished with a quote label using Stampotique 'Quiet Place'

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

DecoArt Heart Tag

        Applied DecoArt Media Crackle Paste to a MDF Tag     
 Apply Modelling paste to a heart embellishment

Once dry apply a coat of White Gesso

                                       Apply Cadmium Orange Hue to the centre of the tag

With Quinacridone Gold around the edges

Followed with Dioxadine Purple fading around the edge

Once dry stamp around the edges with Black Stazon

Adhere the embellishments with DecoArt Liquid Glass
Once set I applied Cobalt Teal Hue and Quinacridone Violet

Followed with a layer of Quinacridone Gold

Then using Dioxadine Purple around the edge of the embellishments fading around the edges
Wiping back on the raised areas with a baby wipes

Once dry, highlight the textures and raised areas with Metallic Lustre
Orange Flicker
Brilliant Turquoise 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stampotique Challenge- One Layer

Its the second week of the Single Layer Challenge, you can find more info in taking part here

I found this challenging as I love using lots of texture, I stamped Buru onto watercolour paper and masked him and then stamped the tree around him

I used inks to colour the backgorund and create his colourful world and coloured Buru with Kuretake Brush pens

The words are from the Quotes Cube, which is in this months new releases


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Pretty as a Peacock

Dress Form made with card and paper clay embellishments, using all DecoArt Media Products
The full tutorial can be found in Issue 2 of Mixed up Magazine please click here

Love Kuksi

  I love Kris Kuksi work and the assemblage in the center of my crackle heart was inspired by his work, if you don't know him check out his incredible work

 Applied DecoArt Media white Gesso to a papermache heart

 Once dry apply a very thick layer of Crackle Paste and allow to dry overnight

 Adhere the embellishment with Superglue or any other strong glue

 Paint with white gesso

 Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Burnt Orange

 With Carbon Black, then spritz with with water

 Wipe back to distress and expose the cracks

Dry Brush with Titanium White