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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

How To Use ExpandIt To Create A Beautiful Frost Effect

Hi all

I am up on the blog today with a mixed media art journal page.


To start off the page i glued fown some scraps of Lutradur which i heated up and distressed.
I Then used white gesso and once it was dry i sprayed the page with water. Next i sprinkled on Grey, Ost Blue and Aquamarine Brusho powders and then sprayed more water over the top. I used a paint brush to mix the colours but you can let them dry as they are if you want to keep the patches of colour.



I used blue mettalic Lustre over the top and then i started applying the Expandit paste using a spatular. I used a heat gun to fluff it all up and as it expands, it branches out like frost. To create the frosted look i used pearl metallic lustre and glitter glue.


I applied a stencil to the background and used metalic lustre to bring out the pattern. The words were created with alphabet stickers and i used a ruler to keep them straight.


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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Vlog Weathered Wood Updated Tutorial

Hi all

Here is my first video with my own voice on it !!

Videos scare the crap out of me so i was nervous while filming and i do mutter a bit or is that the madness setting in?  I am still working on the angle  as some of the shots are out of view of the camera but i did not swear or end up with the cat walking across the desk so a massive bonus.

I am going to invest in a better tripod as buying new filming equipment is going to cost and i dont have the funds to buy a better camera or a web cam that will let me zoom out. Bloody webcams from China!! i will look into getting a Logitech one later though. So for now i will have to make do with carefully positioned Blu tack and my project disappearing off camera.



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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cherish the Memory Royal Christmas Card Kit

Hi all
I have a few cards i made up using the Royal Christmas card kit to share. The kit has plenty of bits in it that can be used for other projects too.
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I love the foil accents on these cards which give them a real festive vibe.


I use 3D foam tape or pads to build up the layers so the cards don't look flat. 




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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

How To Create This Simple Card Using The English Garden Collection.





Cover a square card blank with patterned paper and trim to fit the card.
Using a nesting die, Cut out the first layer using another pattern from the English Garden paper pad and ink the edges before gluing it to the card.
Cut out another layer from silver glitter paper using a smaller nesting die and adhere to center of the card.



Stamp a bunny image onto white card stock and colour in with water colour paints.
Place a square nesting die over the top and cut it out to create a topper.
Colour in the background with blue ink and allow to dry.
Glue a piece of lace across the card and then add the topper to the center of the card
Finish off by adding a small charm to the edge of the card.


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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Altered Christmas Jar Using Best Cleaner Ever

 Hi all
I am on the blog today with a easy Christmas Decor project using an empty jar and ScraPerfect products.



I started off by soaking the lables off the jar and then using Best Cleaner Ever to get the glue and residue off. Just let it soak for 5 minutes and wipe with a wet wipe.


Next i cut out a star shape and glued it onto the front of the jar using Best Glue Ever. I then painted over the whole jar with 3 coats of red glass paint to get a solid cover.




Once the paint had dried i carfully peeled off the star in the centre and gently wiped the glue off with Best Cleaner Ever.


I finished off by placing a set of battery powered lights inside the jar and added a bow around the neck of the jar.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Colourcraft Making Christmas Tree Decorations With Lutradur



Hello Crafty  friends

I have discovered a new material to play with called Lutradur. You can cut it, ink it, paint it and melt it.


I used nesting dies to cut out the basic shapes and I cut one from Lutradur. I then glued ribbon on the back of the felt shape. I then painted the Lutradur with the Aztec Metallic Lustre paints and once dry I stitched the two parts together. Leave a gap for the stuffing. 



The heart I painted in gold and I stitched it onto brown felt. I melted the edges a bit to give it a worn look. I cut out two smaller hearts and painted one with white pearl and one with copper Aztec Eco 
Metallic Lustre. I then added lace trim across the centre of the pearl white heart and used a strong glue to hold the layers together. I finished it off by adding a small heart and a cabochon to the centre.


The star was painted in blue and once dry i glued lace acrosd it. I then cut a strip of Lutradur,painted it and then melted it with a heat gun. I finished off the decoration with a cabachon and frosted berries.


The baulble was painted with copper
Aztec Eco Metalic Lustre and then i cut out a smaller circle from burlap and glued this to the centre and added a ribbon bow. I finished off with a large button and a large flat back gem in the centre.



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Friday, 3 November 2017

Swedish House Crafts Live Love Laugh ATCs

Hi all

I have a fun  set of ATCs using stamps by Gummiapan stamps available at Swedish House Crafts.

Products used 




To start off i placed the tree stamps on to an acrylic block and stamped over the ATC blank using Black Archive Ink. I then applied white gesso thinly over the top and then used a stencil with modeling paste. Lastly i used green inks over the top and left it to dry. I stamped out a butterfly and the words on to card and cut them out. i coloured in the butterfly using ink and then i glued the pieces into place 


I used ink pads to colour the background and then used the texture stamps over the top. Next i stamped out the trees and butterfly onto card and coloured them in. I cut out the trees and added them to the ATC and then added a small butterfly before finishing off with a sentiment.



/I coloured the background in using green ink and then stamped the tree stamps over the top. Next i added a stencil mask using modeling paste and then applied more green ink over the  top. I stamped out the two large butterflies and coloured  them with ink before adding them to the ATC. I added mini pegs to the centers to form the body of the butterfly and then finished off by adding the words down the center.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Sin City Stamps Altered Day of the Dead Tag

Hello all

Check out this sugar skull tag created using Sin City Stamps. 
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Red Acrylic paint
Blue Acrylic paint
Gesso
White card
Mdf tag
Mdf flower
Assorted ink
Black archive ink



Coat the tag with gesso and then glue together.



Paint red and light blue with acrylic paint and then stamp around the top using a flourish stamp.




Stamp our the Sugar skull and flowers onto  white card and colour in with ink before cutting them out.


Glue the flowers around the sugar skull and then glue the small flowers around the frame.


Paint a large MDF flower with acrylic paint and dry brush with pearl white paint. Glue to top of tag.


Dry brush whole tag with pearl white paint.

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