Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Mono chrome

Hello, Carol with you today to share my monochrome project…did you see the recent Hochanda show where Di was demo-ing the new sized stencils and the stencil covers… I have used another one to make this:-

As well as a stencil cover, found here, I also used one of the new stencils (found here).

TFL xx

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Anything goes week- rusty tag by Monika

I hope you are well.
It's anything goes week and I have decided to make a quick and easy tag as my inspiration for you :)

Firstly I have painted the background using brayer and Decoart medium acrylic paints in Carbon Black, Metallic Silver, Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold

Once it was dry I have randomly stamped the background using black archival ink and embossed the ''Have Faith'' sign on the side.

Using puncher I have made two holes in the heart embellishment, I have also distressed the greyboard around the holes a little, then painted all over with Metallic Silver paint, stamped and added few washes to make it look rusty. Before attaching it to the base I have  wrapped it with rusty wire.

I hope you enjoyed this post.
See you next time

Friday, 18 January 2019

Anything Goes Week - by Hannah Oxberry

Happy New Year! Welcome to my first Tando blog of 2019, it's "Anything Goes" Week so here is a grungy project featuring my favourite rusty technique.

My project focuses on some of my go to design elements; hearts, cogs and rust! 
The large heart substrate offers something a little bit different on which to build a design, it has been painted in layers of chalky finish with areas rubbed back to give a distressed look. Paper elements have been added as well as Crackle Paste. A wash of Paynes Grey and Quin. Gold ties the layers together.

The main design element of the piece comes in the form of a rusty clock piece. It has been given a rusty treatment with layers of Texture Sand Paste and Media Fluid Acrylics. An acrylic round gives a clear window to the centre of the clock piece. Using a greyboard circle and ring to sandwich the acrylic, a hollow has been formed where clear beads have been captured. These clear beads add movement and texture to the piece.

The layers built up on the heart substrate add to the grungy feel of the piece, and the papers used reflect the sentiment conveyed.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, see you soon!

List of products used:

Large heart substrate
Acrylic Round
Greyboard Circle

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Relic
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Rouge
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
DecoArt Art Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold

Misc. Clear Beads, Paper, Glue

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Anything Goes Week- Fiona Randall

Good Morning for my anything goes week project I thought I would share a Vintage/ Patina Effect using Tando's Small Round Box. The Tando Creative Round Box is made from sturdy MDF. It consists of sixteen 1 inch panels Two of which have a circular top and two circular pieces that form the bottom and the top rim of the box.

To start I lined up two sets of  7 panels the way they would appear on the round box then taped them together using masking tape across the back to keep them from moving. I then applied DecoArt Media Modelling paste through a stencil to both sets of panels. When dry a resin star was added to the centre of the stencil design and the masking tape was removed and all panels including the two round top ones and top and bottom pieces were given a coat of DecoArt Chalky finish in Relic. Once dry all pieces were then given a coat of DecoArt Vintage Wash in Patina and wiped back a baby wipe. The raised stencil areas and the stars were then swiped with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Burnished Brass and buffed to a shine.  Following the instructions that came with the Round Box, I then glued all  the panels in place, To finish DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Burnished Brass was then swiped all around the edges.There you have it! Easy to do and a whole lot of fun to put together.

Close Up View of Detail.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Products Used.


Monday, 14 January 2019

Continuing stencil week

Last week, on the blog, there were lots of great projects showcasing Di's fabulous long stencils and new shaped tags that she took to Hochanda in December. Although it's officially 'Anything Goes' this week I thought I would share a vintage/mixed media style sample I made for her.

 The large star is one Di cut for me last year give a rusty patina look.

The words are computer generated.

The stencil is fabulous, I love numbers (and text) and this is a beauty.

I made a couple other tags of this shape which I hope to also share with you soon.

If you would like to see how this tag came together the details can be found at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

hugs Brenda xx

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Stencils Week- Stencils cover by Monika

hi! this is my first post of 2019 I wanted to wish you all happy and creative New Year :)

I'm happy to share this amazing project that I have decorated for Tando Creative show at Hochanda, that was showcased back in December.

You can find stencils and covers at Tando shop. There are many to choose from and they come with  greyboard protective covers that can be decorated as you like.

I have decided to do all of the sides in different style, but rusty look was definitely my favourite.

 For this project I have used Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics in: Quinacridone Gold, Metallic Silver, Paynes Grey

I hope you like it! 
Thanks for stepping by,

Friday, 11 January 2019

Stencil Covers by Kaz

It's my turn today to show the sample I made for the stencils for Hochanda.
The {Stencils and Covers} are available individually allowing you to pick which ones you'd like.

I used the {Numbers} and {Rings} with some {white modelling paste}. Once dry, I gave it a coat of {white gesso} and then went to town with paints, pens and stamps.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

HOCHANDA Stencil Week


Today on the Tando Creative blog I am sharing the stencil covers that I made using the new long stencils that Di brought to HOCHANDA back in December...

To decorate the covers I used two of the new stencils, Keep Out and Barbed Wire. 
To create the rusty effect I used Decoart texture sand paste through the stencils plus extra paste around the edges. 
Once this had dried I painted them with silver fluid acrylic then used a range of yellow, brown and quinacridone gold to make the rust colour.
Finally I added a bit more barbed wire with a stamp by Andy Skinner and archival ink.

Here are the links to all the products used:

* Stencil Covers
* Barbed Wire Stencil
* Keep Out Stencil
* Andy Skinner Stamp Set - Handle With Care
* Decoart - Texture Sand Paste
* Decoart - Fluid Acrylic Paint

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Monday, 7 January 2019

Hochanda Stencils- Fiona Randall

Good Morning all I am delighted to be sharing a project with you today that were shown on the craft television channel Hochanda back in December on Tando Creative's shows.

One of the new products Tando showcased is a set of stencils with their own grey board covers which you can personalize to your own individual style using Paints, Mediums, Inks, Stencils the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless and all held together with a sturdy metal bookring.  I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints, Andy Skinner Stamps and of course two of the new stencils to personalize my covers and I love how they turned out

Here's a close up of the detail.

Keep checking back this week for more inspirational Stencil covers from the design Team and don't forget to Tune in to Hochanda  for more new products on the 29th January  (SKY663, FREEVIEW 85, & FREESAT 817) Tando's shows can also be watched live or on 'catch up' on a computer just Google Hochanda ! 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 4 January 2019

January Colour ATC

I'm aiming to try and do more art this year, so what better than do things for the design team I'm meant to be a part of! I'm doing the monthly colour challenges for a start and I'm going to do a series of {Artist Trading Coins}:

I started by using {White Modelling Paste} through the {Flourish Mini Mask} and when dry, {white gessoed} over the whole thing. 
I then added layers of paint until I was happy (it took a bit, I'm out of practise). I finished with doodles, a stamped image and some words from a book.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first colour post of 2019!

Our first colour palette is:-

what a great colour theme to get us kick started.

This year I'm going to alternate ATC's, being between the cards and coins, this is 1/2019

Tando products used:-

TFL Carol xx