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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Anything Goes with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here with today's Tando post. This weeks theme is "Anything Goes".

(The creation I have for today's post, I actually did a few weeks ago (or last year...)for the Andy Skinner/Nathalie Kalbach week where we had to create using products from these two artists. However, Blogger decided to update when I was blogging and I couldn't get the post to publish. So, I've decided to share it this week instead.)

Here is my creation...

I used the Printer Tray Style Clock from Tando and gave the different elements a coat of DecoArt white gesso. I used Andy Skinner's 12" x 3" Distressed Digits mask in the centre of the clock front, and applied DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste through the mask. 

I then painted the background of the clock with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Colbalt Teal and used Green Gold on the front frame of the clock. 

On the background of the clock I used the Nathalie Kalbach 'Kaffee Klatsch' rubber stamp set from Stampendous and stamped on to the background using glue. I then added some gilding flakes to give the background some depth and texture along with some sparkle. 

I then used the Andy Skinner Industrial rubber stamp set from Stampendous to stamp the crackles using black ink

All the products I have used are at the bottom of this post and are all available on the Tando Creative Website.

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today.
If you would like to pop by my blog, the link is here and I would be happy to see you there.
Toodles for now...
Lisa xxx

Printer Tray Style ClockKAFFEE KLATSCH rubber stamp setINDUSTRIAL rubber stamp set          

Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal    Media: White Modelling PasteA Skinner Stencil - DISTRESSED DIGITS

Friday, 20 January 2017

Fairy door with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new altered project post.
This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.
I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin's Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.
 I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush to make the wood effect as shown here.
Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, " metal" hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.
It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result! The only problem was the long waiting time as those Art Anthology dimensional paints are slow drying and the layers were thick.
This is my finished project here:

Some close- ups to the stone and wooden effects; and kind of a metal effect on hinges.

Close up to the misted Makin's Clay fairies. The original color was natural.

The close up to the leaves, the hinges and the 3d mushroom- all were painted with a mix of paints and mists.

 And one final view of the finished project:

This is Tando Fairy Door kit I used as is- all pieces are in this gorgeous kit and you just need to pick your favorite paints and textures to make this beauty!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Anything goes with Dee

Hi everyone! Dee here with my latest tag for Tando
I really enjoyed making this tag I used a couple of the
mini masks that Tando do they are a lovely size 
and were ideal of this project.
firstly I covered the tag with white gesso and used the distressed
sequin mask first followed by the distressed diamond second
by putting white modelling paste through them. 
Next I covered it all with two coats of white Gesso once
it had dried.
Next I did a wash of grey and blue water colour drying between coats
so as to keep the two colours separate. Magicals were then applied
and spritzed with water till I was happy. 
Next I stamped the Tim Holtz butterfly onto watercolour paper
and coloured with zig clean watercolour pens. On a piece of 
baking paper I stamped the butterfly again in black versa fine
 and clear embossed it. Next I put the wax pellets
onto this and heated till melted then glued this onto
the coloured image.  
The same process with the clock faces just put the wax 
straight onto the image.

Finally I stamped the script stamp randomly onto
the tag and tied black string and attached a bead and bolt.
Thanks for dropping by I hope you all enjoyed my project
Cheers Dee x

Products Used
  1. Tando products used were the following:- Mixed Media Tag, Mini Mask - Distressed DiamondMini Mask - Distressed Sequins
  2. Deco art products used were the following :-  White Gesso, white modelling paste. 
  3. Stampendous products used were the following:- detail clear embossing powder & script stamp 'Vintage contract'.
  4. From my stash:- Versafine onyx black ink pad, zig clean pens, watercolour card, lyndy's stamp gang magicals (autumn leaves), watercolour paint,  butterfly stamp,clock faces stamp and wax pellets.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Anything Goes - Boat Hanging

Hi friends! Dana here today. I've altered a portion of the Boat Hanging for the Anything Goes theme this week. With Monday being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I used one of his quotes on this piece.

I painted all the pieces of the boat with a layer of DecoArt White Gesso. Once that was dry, I mixed up a colorful palette of fluid acrylics using DecoArt Primary Magenta, Cyan, and Yellow. I glued the porthole circles to metal coin for a more nautical feel. Once all the pieces were dry and glued together I added the quote with a black pen.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

"Tag It" with Lisa

Hello folks and welcome to my 1st blog post for Tando for 2017.

This weeks challenge theme is "Tag It". But me being me... I decided to do three tags....

Here is my creation...

I took three pieces of Tando Greyboard 5.5" x 3.5" and gave them all a layer of DecoArt white Gesso on front and back of each tag.

I used Andy Skinner's Creativity 8" x 8" mask and the DecoArt white modeling paste on the tags, choosing the words 'imagine', your destiny' and 'live life'. Then added DecoArt texture sand paste to create some texture around the edges of the tags. 

I also added some random smears of DecoArt crackle paint for added texture.

I wanted to add some bright bursts of colour and (if you look back through my blog posts) I love a  blue/purple colour palette, so I'm trying to step outside the box and out of my comfort zone. Hey, no time like the present. So, my colour palette consisted of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey and Naphthol Red Light.

Once satisfied with the background colour, I dry brushed white Gesso over the words and areas of the texture sand paste.

I then stamped images on the three tags using the Stampendous 'Skeleton Lady' rubber stamp. 

I used the Stampendous Frantage bronze Embossing Enamel kit to create a bit more texture and some areas of sparkle.

To finish, I punched a hole in each one of the tag corners and fastened them together using some silver organza ribbon, black cord and some thin chain. 

I hope you like my 1st post of the new year. If you would like to pop over to my blog for a peek then I hope to see you there. 
Here is the link.

Everything I have used to create this project is at the bottom of my post and are all available on the Tando Website.

Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide   Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light  Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: White Gesso   Media: White Modelling Paste       A Skinner Stencil - CREATIVITY   Skeleton Lady

Thanks for popping by 
and happy crafting for 2017.

Lisa xxx 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Let It Snow! Tag by Gez ♥

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today using one of the [Long Tags] 

This last week has seen us have Thundersnow! And so it inspired my tag!

The background was created using the [Joined Snowflake] mask and Distress Inks.

[Urban - Cityscape] stamp by Stampendous was stamped and embossed directly onto the tag and coloured with watercolour paints, these [Long Tags] will keep their shape with heat, water and whatever medium you choose to use.

Chunky white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] was used to pave the street with snow!

Three [Snowflakes] were painted with silver acrylic paint and then given a delicious coating of  glitter from the [Silver] Stampendous Frantage Jewel Kit.

Tando products used:

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
 Stay warm and safe if you are in the Northern hemisphere.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Friday, 13 January 2017

Tag week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first Tando post for 2017.
New year means new  word that we usually pick as our Word of the Year.
My word for 2017 is Journey. Yes, I am not yet sure what Journey it will be, but it should be new, unexplored and exiting.
So as you can see my altered Mixed Media tag is all about this journey.
I made it as a stone road and the sky with stars, as I don't really know  the right way  of this journey.
 And it says " Imagine your next journey"; so you can understand that I am totally not sure about the way.
I used Tando Crocodile stencil to make the stone effect with texture paste (DecoArt) and glitter embossing powders (WOW! Embossing Powders).
When it was dry (heat gun sure worked here extra ) I misted it with copper mist and added DecoArt Crackle paste over the edges. When it was dry I added DecoArt Acrylic paint over the paste.

Tando large chipboard stars were covered with gold and blue embossing powders and then with DecoArt Crackle Glaze and I love the effect a lot.
The arrow was heat embossed with gold powder and then misted with blue mist.
The round golden dots are the left overs from Tando Round. background chipboard and I love to embellish with them as you can paint then to any color to fit your project.

I hope that you like my tag and my word and see you soon again!
Tando products used:
 Tando minis Arrows
Tando Mini's - Arrows

Grab bag of stars
Grab Bag of Stars

Round chipboard
Grid - Round

Crocodile stencil
Mask - Crocodile

DecoArt Media line