Monday, 19 August 2019

ATC BOX

Hi people xxx

Did you catch Di's show a couple of weeks ago when she had those gorgeous ATC boxes?  Weren't they ingenious?  The lid folds right back and to close the front just tucks behind where I have put the book plate!  Plus they hold around 50 undecorated ATC's!!!!  Here is the one that I did.....


After daubing on paint with a sponge I added some *weathered wood* through a stencil.  When it was dry I added some white over the tops. 


To neaten the circles up which were a bit messy, I added dots with a brown Posca Pen.  At the front I added a *mini book plate* with the lettering inside.


I painted the insides plain.

Thank you for taking a looksee x

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Kate Crane Divided box kit

Hello, Carol with you today with my "anything goes" project.

I always paint my Tando pieces/projects, but, after seeing Di on Hochanda recently I decided to paint my cardstock and emboss, like she demo'd, and try that this time.

My project this time is the Kate Crane divided box kit (my second one the other is full to the seams)….




I also used elements from the Andy Skinner industrials kit to finish off my bookplates.

Here is my first box:-







TFL xx

Monday, 12 August 2019

Tando Mini Album by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with a Mini Album that I did for Hochanda TV. 
I have had trouble uploading the pictures but found a way round it this 
morning.


Unusual colour pallet for me but loving it all the same. I used Carbon
 black Premium Acrylic paint, to cover the substrate. Bistre Naturel 
and pretty in pink Lyndy's stamp gang to colour
the stamped paper.



I used a clay heart coloured with infusions. 3 metal sequins along 
with a triple embossed strip. and some embossing around 
the edges of the card.


Tim Holtz Photobooth photo's and Stampers Anonymous classics set 14 & 15
completed the look.


Carbon black paint was used to cover the substrate. A lovely soft blush ribbon 
was treaded through and a small bow was used to tie the album together.


Concertina Mini Books

Friday, 9 August 2019

Art Journaling Week - 'Explore the Deep' by Jane

Hello!

It is Art Journal week on the Tando Creative blog and in the last couple of years this is something I have really developed a love for!  So I was very pleased when Di produced some Tando elements that were extra thin especially for art journals...


My journal pages usually develop as I go along but I did want to use circles and when I saw two pages that I had already put some excess blue paint onto I had a feeling of where the spread was going to go!

I added teal spray ink and blue paint along with some white gesso to create my background colour.

Next I used modelling paste through the rings stencil and once this was dry added some archival ink around the edges of the page and swiped across the stencilling...


After that I added some background stamping using stamps from France Papillon and archival ink ('Rock n Rust', 'London New York' and 'Perfect Words').

To alter my Tando circles I added some spray ink then used clear embossing ink and shabby blue embossing powder from Stampendous before adhering them to the pages.  To add extra interest and contrast to the blue I painted orange watercolour and quinacridone gold acrylic around the circle areas and also allowed it to drip down.

Using the octopus stamp from France Papillon I added the tentacles directly to the top of one page then stamped it again onto card.  This was then cut out and coloured before adding to the spread...


Finally I stamped out some of the words from the 'Perfect Words' set and also added a sticker from a Tim Holtz set...


Here are the products I used which can all be found on the Tando Creative website:

* Tando Creative Extra Thins - Circles
* Tando Creative Stencil 260mm x 60mm - Rings
* France Papillon Stamp Sets - Rock n Rust; Perfect Words; Creepers and Crawlers; London New York
* Stampendous Embossing Powder - Shabby Blue
* Decoart Modelling Paste - White
* Decoart Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Technique Tag Thursday - Collage Stamping - with Nikki Killinger

Hi all,

Sorry I couldn't do a live tonight, but hope you enjoy this easy technique tutorial.

You will need:

Your Tag.
Scissors
Paper or Post it Notes
Flat Paintbrush.
3 paints that blend together, i.e: red, orange, yellow.  Blue, Green, Yellow.  Pink, lilac, purple...
Stamps of your choice, I would make these smallish stamps that can be cut out easily.
A varnish, or crackle glaze to finish.

Step 1.
First give your tag a base layer of White Gesso, Tinting Base or White Paint.
Then paint your tag, going across it, in a strip of the first (palest) colour.  While still wet, introduce the second (medium) colour, and then the third (darkest).  This gives you a 'sunset' or ombre/graduated finish.


Step 2.  Take a focal stamp, and position where you would like it.  Stamp onto your background, then onto a piece of paper and cut out.  Cover your image with the paper 'mask'.  A tip here, using Post It Notes is good for this technique, put the main part of your stamped image to the part where the sticky is (on the back), and then your mask will stick to your tag and be removable but easier to keep in position.


Step 3.  Stamp another image (or two or 3), around your original image on the tag, depending on what fits without overlapping.  Stamp these on to paper and cut out.


Step 4.  Place the paper over your images, and continue stamping.  Repeat the paper process if needed, until the whole tag is masked and stamped to your liking.


Step 5.  Remove the paper to reveal your Tag!  If you have any 'gaps' where the paper hasn't masked properly, you can take a fineliner and just 'fill in' where you think the lines should be.  You can also fill any spaces that are too empty with some doodles if you feel brave.


Complete your tag with a layer of Triple Thick Glaze, a Varnish, or Crackle Glaze for effect.  I used Crackle Glaze.


This is a simple technique that gets forgotten, but can give amazing results.  It's how I made the Ministry Team's Jacket's, and works brilliantly on fabric bags and Canvas too. 


Have fun and make up your own scenes!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx


Monday, 5 August 2019

Art Journalling Week

The theme this week is art journalling which is a perfect way to use the extra thin greyboard pieces:


I glued some of the {Extra Thin Harlequins} to the journal page and then gave everything a coat of {White Gesso}. I then attacked the page with a selection of acrylic paints and stamping. 

I then decided I hated the centre portion so it got covered with white paint! It actually gave the finished piece more depth as you can still see part of it underneath. 

The centre part was then watercoloured and stamped.

I sprayed one of the {Extra Thin Rectangles} with black spray ink and once dry, it was stuck in place before finishing off with 2 stamped images and a computer generated quote.



Sunday, 4 August 2019

ATC - August

Hello all, a bit later than usual, Carol with you this Sunday Evening…

This week has been our monthly colour week and the palette for August has been:-


and here is my August trading coin:-


the butterfly is from the butterfly tag, as recently seen on Hochanda.

TFL xx