Friday, 19 April 2019

Anything Goes week - Brenda

We have another anything Goes week for you where we share something that we have been working on for Di or for ourselves. Today I have a small media board I made for one of Di's Hochanda shows where she introduced a number of new stencils from Andy Skinner.
I love going over to west coast America and have been lucky enough to drive quite a large part of Route 66 so this brought back great memories. I also thought by using the design on a media board means it could be used for a journal cover.

The Route 66 badge was stencilled onto a piece of leftover painty paper using  cerulean blue, phthalo blue and paynes grey media fluid acrylics.

The quote was stenciled using black modeling paste.

The background was created using a cracked distressed technique I have used before. The blues were chosen to get a retro look.

Hope you have been enjoying AG week.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Anything Goes Mother's Day Distressed Hearts

For this week's Anything Goes theme I'm showing the Mother's Day card I made for my lovely mum.

I took 3 hearts from the {Distressed Hearts} sheet and gave them a random covering of glass bead medium.
Once dry they had a good coat of gesso and then a couple of layers of deep pink acrylic paint.

While the top layer was still damp, I brushed on some gold watercolour powder and then dabbed it back using a wet wipe.

It's all finished off with a strip of washi tape and a computer generated greeting.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Anything goes- Industrial Tag by Monika

It's 'Anything goes' week so I thought I would share this project with you today. Eveything I like combined on one tag.

I have started with applying Decoart Modeling Paste through stencil.

Next I have covered entire tag with Chalky Finish paint in Relic. Using clear wax candle I have rubbed the areas I wanted to show through.  For added interest I have also added Weathered Wood medium randomly.

Then a coat of Chalky Finish paint in Yesteryear was painted on. Once dry I have rubbed off the areas coverd with wax to reveal underneath paint.

Nuts, washers and cog were painted with Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold and then added on the tag.

I have also applied rusty washes and stamped randomly my favourite Andy Skinner's industrial stamps.

Last step was to coat the whole tag with Ultra-Matte Varnish to finish it off.

I hope you like my inspiration
See you next time


Sunday, 14 April 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Floral Grunge by Fiona.

The theme on the Tando Blog this week is 'Flowers'.
Unusual for me to have Flowers in my project but I adapted to fit in with my usual Grungy Style.
I used a stencil to apply modelling paste onto the Tando Rectangle frame. This was given a coat of DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Iced Espresso and once dry Patina Antiquing cream applied and wiped back.  I then used some papers created with a new technique that I have been experimenting with to cover a piece of grey board to make a backing for the frame. The same paper was then used to stamp the flowers from The Butterfly Poppy Collage stamps from Chocolate Baroque. A quoute was then stamped and applied to the frame insert before assembling and attaching the flower.
Products Used.


DecoArt Dazzling Metallics - Iced Espresso
DecoArt Modelling Paste
DecoArt Antiquing Cream- Patina
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics- Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacrodone Gold.
Miscellanous products used.
Butterfly Poppy Collage Stamps- Chocolate Baroque.
Versafine Ink Pad- Vintage Sepia.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Floral Journal Binder by Jane


This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is 'Flowers' so today I am sharing one of the technique tag binders that I have decorated with a very floral theme!

I already had one of the binders decorated for technique tags, but couldn't resist having another one specifically for journal tags. 

I started by coating the binder with white gesso then coloured some crackle paint with blue acrylic paint...

Next I used two of the long stencils (numbers and rings) with gesso and gold paint, then used pens to create dots and doodles.

Once this had dried I used a flower stamp set to add my main images to the cover then created some extra on white card to create more layered elements on the top.  I used pens to colour the flowers and added glossy accents to the extra flowers with a touch of fine glitter.

The journal word was painted with black gesso the edged with gold gilding wax.  To complete the cover I used a sticker by Tim Holtz...

For the inside of the binder covers I used the same stencils but changed the colours around...

These are the products that I used:

* Technique Tag Binder
* Long Stencils - Numbers; Rings
* Decoart - Fluid Acrylics; Crackle Paint

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Friday, 5 April 2019

24 Inspirational Play Days - Video By Monika Maksym

You can find the video by clicking HERE.

April Colour ATC

 I'm continuing with the {Artist Trading Coins} for the colour themes:

I used {White Modelling Paste} through the {Arrows Stencil} and when this was dry gave everything a coat of {White Gesso}.

I've added some text washi tape in places, then added acrylic paints to colour. I added the next layer of colour with Oil Pastels, then added doodling.

I painted an arrow from the {Mini Arrows} pack and gave it a generous coating of {Clear Liquid Glass}.

It's finished off with a stamped word.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Gasolene Alley Tag - Brenda

I love using a colour palette for inspiration and this time I had a new stencil as well as this tag was for one of Di's Hochanda shows.
Thestencil is a new one from Andy Skinner.

So here's how my muse took me.

Process Steps
1. Cover tag with DecoArt decou-page paper - I used text from Victorian Romance. Adhere with matte medium and seal the surface of the paper with it. When dry sand back the edges to get rid of any rough edges.

2. Paint a layer of  gesso, black and white mixed together to create a light grey  over the tag and wipe back to reveal some of the text.

3. Stamp some designs over the thicker gesso areas using watering can archival ink and scrape some white gesso over the tag with a palette knife and add a very small edging with it too using the side of the palette knife.

4.  When dry daub, spritz and dribble some paint through. I used quinacridone violet mixed with titanium white and also cerulean blue mixed with paynes grey and titanium white to get two more colours from the photo palette.

5. Blend some black geso through the stencil on the tag to look like an advert.

6. Use a stabilo pencil and wet brush around the edge of the tag to add a 'frame' it.
7. Stamp and cut out a vintage car and the fuel vendor to add as embellishments.

8. Give it a coat of matte varnish.

There are quite a few new stencils in the range from Andy and they are available in the shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Tando size 8 tag.
Tando - Andy Skinner new 15 cm stencil - Gasoline
DecoArt media fluid acrylics - quinacridone violet, titanium white, cerulean blue, paynes grey
DecoArt Mediums - black gesso, white gesso, matte medium, ultra matte varnish
Stamps - Tim Holtz Travel Ways, Documented, Vintage Auto

Monday, 25 March 2019

New theme called Photo Booth - Brenda

This is the third tag that I made for Di's December outing to Hochanda and I just had to save it to share this week as it fits the theme perfectly. This week we are sharing projects with a photo on it ....

.... and I dug into my own collection of vintage cabinet cards to find this one.

If you have seen some of my work you will know I love vintage and mixed media and I often combine the two in my projects.

I also used one of the new long stencils that go with these cover tags and fit them perfectly. The circle design and crackle paint look fabulous together.
If you would like to see more details you can find a step by step and more photos over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

I can't wait to see how my teamies have interpreted the theme this week, so keep popping back to see what they have been making as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Anything Goes Week - Face your Fears by Nikki K.

Good morning,

Hope you are having a good week.

Today I am sharing a tag I made in monochrome colours, which is unusual for me, but I loved how this one turned out, and have done some more since.

I put some modelling paste through a stencil, and then painted the whole tag in grey.  White Antiquing Cream was added over the top, and wiped back.

I added some stamping with a background stamp of my choice, you could use any.

I put some modelling paste on to the feathers, and painted them black.  The words were stamped in Archival onto textured card, distressed at the edges, and cut and added to the tag.  The whole tag was edged in Distress ink.

A 'washer' was rusted with paint and added to the hole, and a nice piece of rough ribbon threaded through.

Hope you like it, don't forget to check out the rest of the team's work this week. x

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Tag.
Tando Mini Feathers.

DecoArt Media:
Paynes Grey
Tinting Base
White Antiquing Cream
Modelling Paste
Quinacridone Gold
Raw Umber
Patina Antiquing Cream
Carbon Black

Andy Skinner - Unexplained Stamp Set
Tando Industrial Elements
Incognito Stencil

Other products Used:
Archival Ink - Black
Distress Ink - Black Soot
IndigoBlu - Drive Hard Stamp

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Anything goes By Dee

 Front Cover 
Hi everyone I hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend . I am hoping to get some time in my art room before going down to look after my mum. I have for you the covers for these amazing stencils by Tando creative. I made these using my home made tissue paper and some of Tando's mini stencils I really love the Sunderland post mark, mini harlequin & clock stencils if you combine them with antiquing cream from Deco art it just makes it all pop.

Back Cover
Carried out in the same way with a mix of old newspaper scams along with 2 step crackle from Deco art. some lovely crackle paste through the stencils my favourite ferro paste. Some fab stamps from Tim Holtz and we are done.

I hope you all have a great weekend
Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Inspirational Play Days Week 4 - Fiona Randall.


I am here on the Tando Creative blog today to share the Double Sided  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. 
Here is the double sided Tag.
And here is the link for you to download the step by step instructions which you can find here

The Step by Step Tutorial File 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!

Fiona xx