Thursday, 27 October 2016

Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Hallo everyone! 
We're almost through the month already
Can you believe it?
Me neither, although I seem to be wearing a
jacket more often now when I leave the house!

Here is   Angela Radford

who has given us this beautiful project

The plan for this project was to create a canvas with lots of dimension.

 I started by tearing two pages from an old book then coloured these with sprays. 

While these were drying I started on the canvas by adding Gesso and Crackle Paste through stencils. Once this was fully dry I coloured it using sprays, drying between each colour.

Tear down the centre of one of the book pages and remove a third from each. Edge the sheets with distress ink. Roll these around a thin paint brush and glue.

Continue to add colour to the canvas using sprays and distress inks and 
then when dry use a text stamp randomly over the canvas.

4. Use a brayer with white Gesso to highlight the raised areas and edge it with distress ink.

Die cut a range of cogs and colour these with sprays and distress inks then stamp over them randomly. I used a Tim Holtz stamp but any text stamp would be good.

Next I made a Masterboard using the same stencils, medium, sprays and inks.

Using the Masterboard, die cut three tags, distress, stamp and colour the edges. I screwed these up a little as this gives more interest and dimension when mounted.

I used an MDF frame and lightbulb from my stash to create the focal image and decorated these with Stampendous Frantage in a variety of colours. You can see here that I splattered the canvas with white paint too.

And here is the finished canvas. Hope you like it.

Happy crafting, Angela x

Thank you for a lovely project Angela

The Color Bloom Sprays are, in my opinion, such good value 
when the bottle is empty just fill it up again with water and
you are ready to go again with that luscious colour!
You can do this twice - see the table for instructions
and the colour range is..............awesome!

See you all again tomorrow

Mickie xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mixing Media

Mixing Media

Hello everyone

A new theme this week that is
entitled Mixing Media so anything goes

 We start with

Jane Castle

who has brought us a Christmas Keepsake 
and here she is to guide us through it:

This Christmas for the special people who I send cards to 
I decided to ring the changes and make something 
they would be able to keep if they so wished.  

I began with a MDF heart which I drilled a hole in for the ribbon 
and gave an all over coat of Lake Wanaka Fresco paint. 
Then added colour with a dry brush using 
Mermaid, Snowflake and streaks of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

To this I then stencilled small areas from the holiday knits stencil, 
slightly curved the ‘deck the Halls’ stamp onto my block 
to the shape of the heart and stamped in Ocean Depth ink 
and clear embossed.

To the top curves I used the hanging stars and white heat embossed.

Next I stamped the main image from the set twice, once onto thick white card and then onto much thinner white card. These were stamped in black ink and then heat embossed with clear powder.

The thicker image would be the main focal point 
and the thinner card used for layering. 

I then had fun painting the stamped image with various 
Fresco Translucent paints and Distress stains.
I also added a little metallic glaze to the paints 
to give a slight glossy sheen rather than using glitter. 

This was then cut out with a craft knife.

I then felt having used the ‘Deck the Halls’ stamp 
that I needed a few extra holly leaves 
so stamped the JM28 a couple of times and 
coloured in before cutting out. 

The berries were punched out of red distress card.

The tag was stamped and heat embossed in platinum 
and the date stamped in Ocean Depth. 

The tag was threaded onto some metal effect bead and star string 
and the heart was assembled using Pinflair glue.

Now I need to find or make some boxes so I can post these !!!  Maybe cards would be simpler —— but hey, where’s the fun in that!

Materials used:

A lovely project Jane, thank you very much.  

Mickie xx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Two Weekly Challenge Winner

Two Weekly Challenge Winner

Hallo everyone!  

At last, I'm here to announce

this week's winner

Sorry to have kept you in suspense for so long!

This time the theme was Pumpkin with

the added challenge of including a bat.

Just eleven entries this time to hand over to
Mr R Generator. 

 He's had a ponder and chosen

No 3

Congratulations MirreP

Please contact me at

so that I can send you your prize

Thank you to all who entered.
As always, I enjoyed visiting your blogs
Better luck next time

Mickie xx