Monday, 18 March 2019

Anything goes week- Dream Tag by Monika

Good mornig all,
It's 'anything goes' week on so I have decided to show you one of my latest tags that I have made for Tando show at Hochanda tv today.

I'm using size 8 Tando Tag  for this project. Using Prussian Blue Media Fluid Acrylic I have painted the background, straight on the greyboard. I have applied one coat in the middle section, and two coats on the top and bottom of my tag.
I have splattered  watered down White Chalky Finish Paint across the tag to create the stars. Next step was to heat emboss the stamped images of the trees and moon, once cooled I have added a light wash with white paint.
I have also mixed some Prussian Blue paint with white chalky paint and dyed the ribbon and Andy Skinner greyboard 'dream' plate.

I hope you have enjoyed this very simple tag inspiration today.
Don't forget to watch Di at Hochanda today to see all of the new amazing products. 
See you next time

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Dark and Moody with Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for Tando Creative.
This weeks theme is 'dark and moody' and  I used Andy Skinner's Scared Secrets kit.

What I used...

* Andy Skinner's Sacred Hearts Tando Creative Kit.
* DecoArt Media Line: texture sand paste, crackle paint, white        gesso, black gesso
* DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints: Paynes Grey, Phthalo Blue, 
  Primary Cyan, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrole Red.

What I did...

* Paint all the elements with DecoArt white Gesso.
* Add DecoArt texture sand paste to the cogs, washers and screw        heads.
* Add DecoArt crackle paint to the other elements.
* Paint with DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints. The colours I used        were: Paynes Grey, Phthalo Blue, Primary Cyan, Quinacridone Gold,    Pyrrole Red.
* Paint the heart outline with black gesso.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.
Toodles for now,
Lisa x

Here are all the products I used and they are all available on the Tando Creative Website.

Andy Skinner Sacred Secrets    Media: Texture Sand Paste    Media: White Crackle PAINT    Media: White Gesso    Media: Black Gesso    Paynes Grey Premium    Phthalo Blue Premium    Primary Cyan Premium    Quinacridone Gold Premium    Pyrrole Red Premium

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Raven by Hannah Oxberry

With the theme being "Dark & Moody" I decided to take inspiration from the famous poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

I have used one of the brand new Mini Books Di will be bringing to her next Hochanda show. The fold out and contain lots of space to work in.

The front of the book cover has been decorated in a range of washes to give a dark and mysterious feel, while stamps of clock dials and script writing add another layer. The raven is stamped and heat embossed on deli paper and positioned next to printed text from the poem. A length of grey lace secures the book.

I have continued the last paragraph of the poem through the panels of the book, each featuring the same grungy layers as on the front cover.

For a full step by step please visit my blog that can be found here.

Thank you!

List of products used;

Tando fold out mini book

DecoArt Media Gesso White
DecoArt Media Fluid Medium Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dioxazine Purple
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey

Andy Skinner Steampunk Stamp Set
Andy Skinner Birds and Bones Stamp Set

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Dark and Moody with Fiona.

Good morning Fiona Here. This weeks theme is Dark and Moody a theme right up my street. Now I would normally go down the skull/Ravens/ Gothic theme but I have took a break from that and gone in a completely different direction but still with a Dark and Moody feel to the project.
I started with a size 9 Tando Grey Board tag and created my background with a new technique that I have playing around with using Carbon Black and Titan Buff Fluid Acrylics. This was then given a coat of  Ultra Matte Varnish to seal. I cut a piece of Tando Grey Board to make a topper for the tag and gave it a coat of Tinting base. I then mixed a little Raw Umber fluid acrylic into Titan Buff Fluid Acrylic  and applied to the topper. Once dry I stamped with Black Versafine Ink the gothic text butterfly image from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp set. I then stamped the image again and cut out the Butterfly colured with watered down Paynes Grey Fluid Acrylic and the mounted onto the main stamped image to give a feel of movement. The edges were then distressed and mounted onto to the tag base. The quote was then computer generated and printed onto a piece of heavy cardstock which had been painted with the Raw Umber Titan Buff mix, edged in black versafine ink and then mounted onto the tag to finish.
Something different from me but I think I captured the Dark and Moody feel to the project.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Black Versafine Ink Pad.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Inspirational Play Days Week 2 - Jane Royston


I am here on the Tando Creative blog today to share the journaling tag that I made as part of the 24 weeks of Inspirational Play Days that is happening over on the Tando's Creative Zone Facebook group. 

I also made the tag during a Facebook Live session in the group which you can find here...

Here is the tag...

And some close up's...

The video and list of ingredients are all available in the Facebook Group, if you are not already a member it would be great to see you there!

Jane xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

March Colour Theme - Artist Trading Coin

For March's colour theme, I'm continuing with the {Artist Trading Coins} and I gave it a coat of gesso, then added some washi tape down one side. I've then added acrylic paints randomly and when dry, I've dabbed paint on a make up sponge through the {Bullseye Stencil}.
I painted one of the leaves from the {Leaves Group - Pointed} and once everything was dry, doodled a lot.

I've finished off with prima flowers and a stamped word.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Colour theme for March - Brenda

This week we are working with the March colour theme which is a gorgeous palette of greens and teal. I decided to use one of the media boards from the shop.

Of course I also used my much loved DecoArt media fluid acrylics (available in the Tando store) and played with a new (to me) technique layering the acrylic paints and using water splatters to create the interesting results.

Process steps
1. Paint the media board with a thick coat of sap green, sprinkle with water droplets and leave it to sit for a minute. Start to heat the board but before the watery spots dry lay a piece of clean dry kitchen paper over it to absorb the water. It sucks up some of the paint that has mixed with the water and leaves these gorgeous splatter spots.

2. Repeat step one with a coat of cobalt teal hue. After you have lifted the paper and droplets sprinkle with water again and you get a variation of colour spots in the teal colour.

3. Now mix the lightest colour in the above palette using green gold and titanium white and repeat step 1 again. Here's where I hold my hand up and say I was so busy writing this post at the same time I forgot to heat the board (and take a photo) and laid the paper towel down lightly and pressed gently  and repeated with titanium white.

4. Take one of the Tando flowers with stems, soak it with water and when wet enough split it into three pieces. Rough up the flower petals and dry them again. Paint with acrylics, ink the tips of the petals with brown distress ink and flick with white.

I had the leaf die-cuts sitting on my desk and the flowers are from my supplies.

5. Cut a small piece of greyboard, paint it white and when dry add a remnant rub to create your focal title.

6. Sand the edges of the media board and blend the edges with brown distress ink and splatter some tiny drops of the colours used and dry.
Assemble everything together. 

The little flowers look amazing with so much texture and dimension.

I hope you like mytouch of early Spring in the colours and flower design.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx