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Monday, 16 July 2018

Anything goes week- Summer tag by Monika Maksym

hi all!
A very quick post today with my latest inspiration. 

This summer tag is very quick and easy to make. I've started with applying Decoart Texture Sand Paste on the tag and sand castel to add some texture.

For painting my tag I've used : Decoart media fluid acrylics in: Prussian Blue Hue, Yellow Oxide, Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Yellow, Vermillion, Titanium White, Pyrrole Red, Burnt Umber and Titan Buff

Embellishments were mounted using double sided foam tape for 3D effect.

From TANDO collection I've used:

see you next time

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Dominos with Lisa

Hello peeps, Lisa here and welcome to my post for Tando. This weeks theme is 'Dominos'.

For this weeks theme I used a long tags along with one of the hearts from the textured hearts pack. 

First, I added some DecoArt Tinting Base to the tag and the heart. Then painted everything using DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints. 

I then added the dominos.

And added some rusty wire through the tag hole.

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today,
toodles for now, 
Lisa x 

Set of 5 Long Tags     Textured Hearts

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Dominoes week- Domino box by Monika Maksym

Hi, I hope you are well. 
 It's "Dominoes" theme week and I wanted to share with you my latest inspiration.

 For my project I've decided to decorate 15x 15x 7cm wooden box. 

 To start with I've placed my domino tiles and cut them to size. I've glued them on using Decoart Heavy gel medium, and painted the whole box with Decoart chalky paint in Carbon. I've rubbed on a wax candle to create a resist around the edges of the box and each tile, before adding another layer of Chalky finish paint- this time I went for Serene, which is a light blue shade. I was extra careful while painitg the tiles, as I didn't want to cover all of the gaps between dominoes. 

When paint was fully dry, I've distressed the edges with sanding paper.

 Next step was to add some Decoart Modeling Paste through Tando stencil, stamping, decoupage paper and embellishments. I have also used Decoart antiquing cream in Patina Green  in some areas and darkened the edges with Raw Umber Media Fluid. To finish it off I've used Ultra Matt varnish by Decoart and added a little pull.

 I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration.
See you next time

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

A Trio of Dominoes

Hi Everyone Dee here with her domino piece for you all. I couldn't find my dominoes when I went to make the piece so had to improvise with these mini media boards that are the same size as the dominoes. I really love these, I used Tim Holtz stamp set - Inventor 1.

I started with painting all 3 dominoes with Deco art chalk finish paint in Timeless. Once dried I stamped them with Tim's inventor stamp using potting soil archival ink.

Using a sponge I applied Deco Art chalk finish paint Heritage & Media fluid acrylic paint phthalo Turqoise to area's of each domino mainly round the edges so that the image was still visible.

The clock hand & clock face were given a coat of texture sand paste once dry were painted with a mix of raw umber and carbon black followed by quinacridone gold. The smaller cogs were made from a mixture of clay moulds. 

Little gems were placed on each domino to complete the trio.

Thank you for for taking time to read my post all comments or questions welcome.
Cheers Dee X


Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Hello, Carol with you today to share with you my domino project.

The base of my project is three dominoes from the domino pack found here.

I taped the dominoes together on the reverse and then added acrylic paint… once dry I then doodled on the base and added a stamped image, the flowers and leaves were then painted.

Thank you for popping in today, please call back during the week for some more domino projects.


Monday, 9 July 2018

Domino Week!

Hellooooo, I am kicking off this *Domino* week with an altered photograph frame.  One of those cheapy 5x7inch wooden frames!  With the greyboard domino's being so reasonable priced at 10 for £1.40 you could afford to do this with lots of frames as gifts.

The wooden frame was painted in a matching colour before I glued the domino's to various matching papers.  They were cut out and glued around the frame.  You could leave it at this point and pop a photograph in :-D  But I decided to make it into a picture so I disgarded the glass into the recycle bin.
The card that was behind the glass was painted in blues and greens before adding *weathered wood* then white acrylic to form the lovely crackly finish.  The stamp has been paper pieced and painted before attaching.  I then added the word *Reflect* which is one of the many words that Tando cut.

Thank you for looking today and do leave a comment as we do love to see them, take care, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Colour theme - July

Hi, it's Karen here with another in my set of 12 twinchies using this months colour theme.  I have kept it very simple and just made an abstract pattern.  This will sit nicely with the other more complicated twinchies that I have done.

and the colours...

Thank you for looking, take care x

Monday, 2 July 2018

July colour week

Hello, Carol with you today to share with you my take on this months colour palette.

So, July's colours are:-

I am currently using the colour palettes each month to build up 12 mixed media boards, so that at the end of the year I have a lovely record of where my crafting is at that time and also a record of the gorgeous colours we have here at Tando… so, here is mixed media board number 7…

The base is the mixed media board 74mm x 138mm,  which was given a coating of DecoArts tinting base.  Using DecoArt media paints in Quinacridone violent, yellow oxide (both used neat and mixed with titan buff) and napthinol red light… I added texture to my base.  Using the same paints and a bird from the whimsical bird 1 set I created my centre point.  A sticker sentiment finished it off.

Thank you for looking today, please pop back during the week to see some more colour themed projects.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Using Spray Inks with Lisa

Hello lovelies, Lisa here with today's post for Tando.
This week we have been playing with spray inks and I decided to break out my collect of Tattered Angels sprays.

Here is what I created...

I used the Tando Compendium kit from Andy Skinner which is a brilliant kit containing an MDF baseboard and a fantastic selection of greyboard cogs, a clock face, washers, screws heads, nuts and bookplates.

I first played with gluing all the greyboard pieces together as they can be used on their own or layered on top of each other to make 3D pieces. 

While the greyboard pieced were drying, I applied some DecoArt Crackle Paint and Texture Sand Paste to the MDF baseboard and left to dry. I then adhered all the greyboard on top of the MDF base.

Then I started spraying!!!!
I used Tattered Angels Baseboard sprays in Ivory, Lava and Gravel, Chalkboard Seven Seas, Simply Sheer in Shade and Glimmer Mists in Dragonfly, Merlot Gold, Pearl, Rolling Tide and Old Penny.

Thanks for popping by the blog today. Leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts.

Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx

Andy Skinner Compendium