Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Distressed Greyboard - Shabby Butterflies

Hi there! Celia here, with a tag for distressed greyboard week.

I made one of these butterflies for my printer tray, ages ago, and I thought it would be good for this week’s theme.
To make the shabby butterflies I used some of the tando minis from either the long tags or the minis. You could also do this with the larger grab bags. I stamped the butterflies first, using some Tim Holtz and Chocolate Baroque stamps. I used Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne, but you could also use Archival. It’s best to ink the stamp and place the butterfly over it, so you can line it up. It doesn’t matter if the stamp is bigger than the greyboard.

When the ink is dry, you can start to distress the greyboard. You need to spray the edges, then wait a minute or two before you start to tease the layers apart, either with your fingernail or a craft knife. Re-spray as it dries and as you expose more of the insides. The thinner greyboard tends to come apart, so the outside layers come off, but it’s easy to stick them back and gives you the opportunity to crumple the edges and bend the wings into shape. Leave the butterflies to dry and start on the tag.

I used a long tag, which I primed first with Violet Americana. Then I randomly applied Decoart Modelling paste, Crackle Paste and Andy’s Strata Paste.

When this was dry, I randomly blobbed on some bright Americana colours, then went over with similar DecoArt fluid acrylics.

Finally I dry brushed with Titanium White to bring out the texture, and stuck on my butterflies.

I hope you like my shabby butterflies! Of course, you could colour them or paint in the distressed board to get all sorts of different effects.

Thanks for stopping by,

Celia x

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Anything Goes Week - Binder with templates.

Morning everyone,

I am sure a lot of you are home and turning to craft to keep occupied, I hope everyone is safe and well.

Today I wanted to share the fab folder design Di came up with, and the fun you can have with the stencils she created to go with it.

As with all Tando products, you can paint them, or add papers, which is what I decided to do here.  I had some old bright papers that I love, and thought they would be perfect for this project.  They are just from my stash, so you could use any.

The cover was really easy to glue and form the papers to, I just trimmed the edges, and did this on both the inside and out.  I painted the spine gold.  The binder is a really great A6 size, perfect for making mini journals or notebooks, or scrap albums of course.

The templates are the fun part, you can mix and match what you make from them however you want.

This little folder has a concertina edge, and holes to put laces through, so you can add your own pages inside.

You can make as many pages as you like, the same or different, and put all the elements in different places, the templates are so easy to use.  There are tags, envelopes, pockets, the combinations are endless.

Here is a little walk through video I made in time lapse, so you can see all the cute detail.

Hope you like it, links are below to the kits so you can grab your own, and don't forget, the templates will fit any A6 size book, so you can alter any!

Happy Crafting.


Products Used:

Tando Creative:
A6 Binder & Cover Pack. 
A6 Insert Template Pack

DecoArt Media Line Metallic Gold Paint.
Seawhite PVA Adhesive

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Jigsaw Frame

Hi everyone, me again....twice in 2 weeks!!

This time I have used our new Jigsaw pieces to create this little frame.  I used some minus leaves and flowers to fill the centre but this would look great with a photograph.

I will be doing a facebook live to show you how to do this, I’ll post up a list of ingredients needed and the live date in due course.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Anything Goes Week- Layered Tag Plaque-Fiona Randall

Morning all it's the start of another week here on the Tando Blog and this weeks theme is Anything Goes.
For my project this week I decided to create a layered plaque using Tando Grey Board Sheets and one of my Layered Tags from Set 3. Two Grey board panels were cut to size and given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. The base was then stamped with a flourish stamp using Platinum Brilliance Ink. Both panels were then edged with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark. Next up the layered Tag. The base was given a coat of DecoArt Chalky finish in Carbon. The top tag was run through an embossing folder given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in metallic Silver and then A coat of DecoArt Black Antiquing Cream applied and wiped back to give an aged finish, before adhering together. A Butterfly and sentiment were then stamped onto white cardstock, Fussy cut and then adhered to the tag as shown. Finally all pieces were layered up using off cuts of Grey Board to give depth and Dimension.
Do check back this week to see what the other team members have in store for you.
we really appreciate you stopping by.
Products Used.
Products used.
Tando Grey Board Sheets

Other Supplies
Tsukineko Brilliance Inkpad- Platinum Planet
Paper Artsy Stamps- Tracey Scott Eclectica 26

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Stencils on fabric!

Hello!  Have you ever thought to use Tando's wonderful *stencils* on fabric?  They can make wonderful backgrounds! Or how about using them as a template for embroidery?  I wish I had thought about that sooner hahaha!  I have used one of the *long stencils* to make a background on a plain pencil case.  I sponged the permanent ink through and then went round with a fineliner, adding some doodles.

For the squares and heart fabric pieces I drew around a *twinchie* and a *heart* before stitching on with a basic running stitch.  A bead, some bobble trim and colourful lining finished the bag.

Thank you for popping by, take care xxx

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Stencilled cover

Well get me....I’ve actually done a bit of crafting!!

This is one of the book covers that we had on Hochanda last week. I’ve used a variety of DecoArt paints and Ive added some mini cogs and clock from the minis tags range.

The moth stamp is an Andy Skinner stamp...we have these in stock but I’ve not uploaded them yet to the website....just not enough hours.

The stencil is our long numbers stencil.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Stencilled Card

This week we are using stencils and I've made a quick card:

I've used a gel print as a background and used an older stencil on that (yet again I've used one not in the store!). I tore the edges and stuck it onto the black card that comes in the packaging.

I then used the Rings Stencil on the card base adding more rings to increase the height.

I've added a stamped image, some washiest tape and a stamped greeting.