Samstag, 22. April 2017

Ivory Resin

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Recently i had a quick play with Pentart Ivory Resin

From this two - component system you can create ivory *style* shapes that look like genuine ivory. Use flexible moulds or jewellery blanks to create unique, antiques and shabby chic pieces of art

Drying time is just 30 - 40  minutes at room temperature and even at this stage the product can still be shaped, files, bent or twisted to the desired finish

 After a couple of hours the product is no longer malleable. You can now decorate the finished article with paints, pastes, stamps and stencils.

Happy Crafting

Dienstag, 18. April 2017

Flower Pot Transformation

Hello Crafters and Makers :o)

Today i have an easy transformation for you

From plastic into 
Grecian Art or...

...Greek Style

Flower Pot
Any kind of Air Dry Paper Clay
Structure Paste or Wall Plaster
DecoArt Media Gesso White, Liquid Glass, Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold and Paynes Grey.

Use the clay ornaments carefully but straight out of the molds and glue them with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass to the flower pot

Wait 30 minutes till the Liquid Glass has set and the ornements are more stable, before painting the flower pot and ornaments with DecoArt Media Gesso white.

Apply structure paste or wall plaster to the flower pot and let dry over night

Prepare the three colours of Media Fluid Acrylics and a container with water...

...and start painting with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

Don't paint neat! Just slab the paint on, go with the brush into the water and spread the paint / water mix. This way you get areas with more paint and areas with less paint.

Do the same with Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey.....

...followed by Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.
Use a hairdryer to dry the paint layers....and repeat....from Paynes Grey to Quinacridone Gold to get more depth

If using the flower pot outside, i recommend to seal the pot with an outdoor sealer / varnish

Happy crafting!

Samstag, 15. April 2017

Happy Easter!

Hi Crafters and Makers :o)

I was on search for a nice easter plate decoration and i came across a great idea on Barbara's blog

Just a quick play with the new Distress Oxide inks and the Tim Holtz Hipster Stamp Set 
Tooo funny. 
These  stamps really make me smile

Happy Easter!

Dienstag, 11. April 2017

Easter Bunnys

Hello Crafters and Makers !

Are you prepared for Easter? All decorations ready?
Today i'm sharing some painted easter bunnys with you. 

Wood carved bunnys
Rice paper or stamped tissue paper
DecoArt Mixed Media Program: Matte Medium, Modeling Paste white, Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Metallic Gold, Antiquing Cream Patina green

 Glue rice paper or stamped tissue paper to bunny with Matte Medium.

 Apply Modeling Paste with stencil

 Paint a layer of Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and when dry, seal with a painted layer of Matte Medium

 Apply Antiquing Cream Patina Green

 Remove some of the patina when dry, seal with Matte Medium 

 Paint a watery layer of Paynes Grey mixed with water

 Dab off some of the watery mix with a paper towel 

 Same watery procedure to the other side

Create a mix of Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold and a tiny bit of Paynes Grey and paint the mix to the bunny

 The leftover edges had a treatment with Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold

Now i'm hide painted eggs
Happy Easter!


Donnerstag, 16. März 2017

Stampendous! & DecoArt Blog Hop!

Hi Crafters and Makers!

I am very happy being part of this week's collaboration of Stampendous! and DecoArt which is showcasing the new Andy Skinner Stamp Set's -  released in January - and the incredible line of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints and more

With all the great products that are being used you'll surely want to try them on your own! Comment to win on participating blog hop posts for a chance of one of three huge prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media Paint plus more! US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here is a peek of my project for the hop
 that you'll find over on the main
along with a tutorial
Happy hopping!

Samstag, 25. Februar 2017

Valentine Card for Facebook Group

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i'm sharing a valentine card with you, i've created for a Facebook Group and was received by

I have to mention, that this card was inspired by Brenda Brown and her Ministry of Mixology projects

I stamped the base card with a script stamp and i also used Distress Ink Ground Espresso

The Lollipop sticks are adhered on a strip of cardboard

I've glued down a laser copy

Sanding most of the paper off

Applied a wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Titan Buff.
On top some spots of vaseline

The next step you see drying is DecoArt Media Crackle Paint and when dry you see where i've applied the vaseline, because the Crackle Paint is already coming off with bigger cracks.

I'm also sanding off the loose crackles

This heart i've created from air dry paper clay, had a treatment with Distress Ink Ground Espresso, stamped the same script stamp as on the base card and applied a thick layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze 

On top of the heart i've painted DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream white, to reveal the cracks

The quote stamp is a new release from Stampendous! designed by Andy Skinner called Handle With Care stamp set. The arrow is created from bamboo skewer and rose coloured metal

Happy crafting!