Saturday, 16 February 2019

Love and Hearts Card

For this week's theme of Love and Hearts I have made a birthday card for my dad:

As seems to be the case with all of my creating lately, I've given the heart from the {Distressed Hearts Pack} multiple layers of acrylic paint and used some crackle paint before I've come across something I liked. I've also added a text stamp, paint dots and doodles onto the heart.

I took a heart charm and altered the colouring by adding {Quinacridone Gold} and rubbing it off slightly.

For the background, I stamped onto the card and then inked through the {Giraffe Mini Mask} before adding some paint splats and a computer printed greeting.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Love and Hearts - Love With All Your Heart

A fab theme this week on the Tando Creative blog for Valentine's, so I went mad with the hearts but decided to give them a grungy twist...

I started by using this heart that came from the inside of one of the heart layered frames. 
The holes were added with a crop a dile and then I built up the piece using Tando mini hearts, art balls, micro beads and texture sand paste. 

Once this had all dried overnight I painted over the piece with crackle paint and then added some crackle paste to areas...

When the crackles had fully developed I added my colour in layers.
I started with watered down gold acrylic then some quinacridone gold. 
These were allowed to drip into different areas then once dry I added some brown, gamboge and scarlet brusho powders. 
To continue building up the layers of colour I added gold gilding wax and also dry brushed on some blue paint.  I kept going with this until I was happy with the outcome...

To finish off the piece I added some rusty wire around the heart as well as to the holes as a hanger.  I took one more mini heart and painted it with pyrole red acrylic, coating it with liquid glass and adding a gem.

Finally I used one of the Tim Holtz small chat stickers that fit the theme...

Here are the products that I used:

* Tando Layered Frame Heart
* Tando Grab Bag of Hearts
* Decoart Media Line Mediums
* Decoart Media Line Fluid Acrylics
* Brusho Powders
* Rusty Wire

I hope you are enjoying all the heart themed projects this week from the team, thank you for looking.

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Love & Hearts Theme Week - with Nikki K.

Morning everyone,

Today I'm sharing a tag made for the 'Love & Heart's' theme week.  I thought I'd go with the 'secret admirer' slant,  because if I have any, they are definitely secret!!

I put some modelling paste through a stencil, onto the Tando tag.  This was then given a coat of grey paint that I mixed with Tinting Base and Carbon Black paint.  I covered that in White Antiquing Cream, and rubbed back to give depth to the background.  Some red and black stamping in paint finished this off.

The Tando heart was painted in Red, and stamped.  Over this I put a layer of Crackle Glaze.

A book plate, numbers, bolts and nuts were painted in rust colours, and a sentiment stamped for the book plate.

I added rusty wire to the top of the tag, and shaped the top like a little rustic heart.  I didn't glue the heart down, so it moves as you move the tag, which is quite nice.

Hope you like it and can join the rest of the team this week for more inspiration.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Bookplate & Bolts (Industrial Elements Kit)
Andy Skinner Tech Trauma Stamp Set
Andy Skinner Word Up Stamp Set

Crackle Glaze
Antiquing Cream
Tinting Base
Carbon Black
Pyrrole Red
Quinacridone Gold
Raw Umber

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Love and Hearts- Fiona.

Morning all Fiona Here with a Love and Hearts themed Artist Trading Block.
I die cut the block with Tando Grey Board and assembled. Embossed wood grain watercolour cardstock was given a wash of media fluid acrylic then the grain texture highlighted with a distress crayon and then cut to size and attached to all four sides and top of the cube. Tando Grey board Hearts and the Faceted Heart die once assembled were then Given the Rusty treatment with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey and Quinacrodone Gold Then edged with a black Archival Ink Pad. The Hearts were then attached to sturdy Florists wire of Varying lengths before being inseted into the block. Hemp Twine was then wound around the wires and finished with a bow with ends frayed for a rustic feel. The base was created by using two Tando Grey Board circles attached to a piece of cardboard tubing cut to size to create a bobbin. This was then painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Raw Umber and Hemp Twine wound around the bobbin before gluing to the cube. To finish Scrabble Tiles were edged in Potting Soil Archival Ink and then attached in place on the block.
Close Up Detail.
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Fiona.

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics,
 Paynes Grey, Quinacrodone Gold, Cobalt Blue Hue, Titanium White, Raw Umber
From my Own Stash.
Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Black, Potting Soil.
Tim Holtz 3d Embossing Folder- wood Grain
Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart Die.
Hemp Twine, Scrabble Tile, Floristry Wire.
Eileen Hull Sizzix Die- Artist Trading Blocks.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Love and Hearts Flourish Tag

 Hi everyone, sorry its been a while I have a tag for you today for our Hearts & Love week.  I really went for the flourish look with all of it. I stencilled texture paste followed with graphite paste. On the Tando heart I triple embossed and flourished that too I hope you all like flourishes.

There is also crackle paste underneath the flourished heart. you would never believe that the colour under the white is red and dioxide purple. A lot of dry brushing with gesso followed by emphasising the flourishes with black water colour.

 The Love word was glued onto a painted cut down drink stirer it was then gives a coat of clear crackle glaze. Once dried I rubbed in Umber antique paste to emphasise the cracks. all the graphite paste was rubbed with pewter treasure gold to make it pop.

I hope you enjoyed my post i am glad to be back creating again.
Cheers Dee x


Monday, 11 February 2019

Love and Hearts - Brenda

Welcome to a new week of projects at Tando where we are focussing on Love and Hearts - well I'm focussing more on the hearts lol. This one of the long tags to go with the long stencils that Di took to Hochanda last December.

I soaked the greyboard hearts with spritzes of water and pulled at the edges to make them shabby and distressed. I painted them and used clear crackle glaze to get the effects.

There was lots of the dip, drip and dry technique using media fluid acrylic washes with some asemic writing in white pen.

I also used my faux encaustic technique where I laid the embellishments in a layer of clear modeling paste to settle them into place. The modeling paste acts as a fantastic glue.

Mixed media, lots of painty layers and crackle effects certainly do indeed make me happy.

If you would like to see all the process steps then please pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies where there are more photos and information.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Friday, 8 February 2019

February Colour Theme

 For this month's colour theme I've started with gesso on the {Artists Trading Coin} and then loads of layers of coloured acrylic paints as I couldn't get anything I was happy with. The best thing about Tando Greyboard is that it's so strong and can take a good battering. Once I was happy, I used the {Bubbles Stencil}around the edge and used a text stamp randomly.

I then used the small heart from the {Scribbles} sheet and sprayed it with ink. Once dry it had a thick covering of {Clear Liquid Glass}, finishing off with dots in Posca White pen and some words cut from a book.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Wednesday colour day

Hello, Carol with you today sharing with you my February colour ATC's…. this year I've decided to do AT coins and cards for my monthly colour posts and here are Februarys:-

My AT card:-

my AT coin…

Both bases were painted using acrylic paint and then stamped with a paper artsy stamp, a mask was then cut and stamping and stencilling applied over..

Visit the shop for a large selection of AT bases and stencils…

TFl Carol xx

Monday, 4 February 2019

Mixed Media board - mini hearts

Hi, it's Brenda here with you today to share a mixed media project and start our new colour theme.

The colour palette attracted me and I had no idea what I was going to make when I started.
But this is what appeared.

These colours and the image reminded me that Spring is on it's way, they are fresh and bright without being too vivid and one thing I did know was that I needed to mix and blend some of the DecoArt acrylic paints to get the range and effects I wanted. If you look closely although my board is not an exact representation of the photo there are some similarities. The greens are all in the background and I have some darker areas that are similar in colour to those behind and under the flowers and I also have some blooms represented but that's where any similarities end.

I chose (in order from left to right) paynes grey, dark grey & viridian mixed, titan buff, napthol red & titan buff, napthol red acrylic paints and picked up a Tando media board to work on.

Process steps

Begin by sealing the media board with white gesso and squidge it on your craft mat to get the textures started. Dry.
Mix white modeling paste with paynes grey media fluid acrylic and apply through a stencil. Dry.

Mix dark grey and viridian and create some watery wash and drip areas. Dry.

Paint the little hearts with paynes grey, napthol red and titan buff, blending the colours together on the hearts as you paint them.

Brayer a light layer of titan buff, dry and spritz with water and splatter some paynes grey watery wash. Dry.

Use a very small text stamp to create some random writing; sand and ink the edges with brown distress ink.. Create your own word tile - I use computer generated sayings and mount them on a strip of greyboard. Add some pinky red flowers and the heart then you're finished.

I really fell in love with the finished piece. Each layer worked well and the pops of red really pull my eyes in.

Please pop back during the week to see what some of the other fabulous members of the team have created. The range of ideas and designs never cease to amaze me.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

DecoArt Media Fluid ACrylic - Paynes Grey, Viridian, Dark Grey Value 6, Titan Buff, Napthol Red.
DecoArt mediums - White Gesso, White Modeling Paste
Stencil - France Papillon Rusted Rivets Small (from Tando Creative)
Tando Creative media board, mini hearts
Archival Ink - Peat Moss.
Distress ink - Ground Espresso.