Monday, 17 June 2019

Anything Goes with Brenda

It's an Anything Goes week here again at Tando Creative and I'm starting the week with this little stencil set. When Di designed and cut some new stencils for Andy Skinner she also cut two covers  for them so they could be kept together as a set. I did a simple background and made the covers fairly flat so they could sit in my drawer.

Process steps
1. Take tag and give it a random coat of white gesso.
2. Paint cerulean blue acrylic paint mixed with a little water over the whole tag and dab with some kitchen paper to remove some of it from the gesso. It will of course soak straight into any greyboard that is left exposed.
3. Use a small palette knife and scrape some white gesso lightly and randomly over the surface keeping the flat of the palette knife level with the tag. Dry.

 4. Seal with a coat of decou-page.
5.  Mix a little prussian blue hue 50:50 with glazing medium and paint over the tag and gently rub back with dry kitchen roll and a babywipe keeping the dark blue to the edges.

 6. Mix a little quinacridone gold with water, dribble on one place spritz with water and move around and dab some off with dry kitchen paper before drying. Repeat in another couple of random places.

7. Mix a little paynes grey with water and dribble around the edges, spritz with water and dry. I worked on about a 2 inch spread at a time.
8. Use the two different stencils - similar to American car number plates and with a palette knife spread black modeling paste through them and leave them to dry naturally.

9. For the inside covers, use a palette knife to spread a smooth coat of everlasting chalky finish paint over the greyboard, give them a watery wash all over of cerulean blue and dry. Mix a watery wash of prussian blue hue and dabble, spritz and dry around the edges. Heat dry and finish with some stamping and some colouring and a light quinacridone wash to tie it all together..
10. Seal both the insides and outsides of the overs with a coat of ultra matte varnish. 

These are great for altering and are useful to use to cover the stencils. You pick them out in an instant when they are with other stencils in a drawer.

I hope you'll be able to pop back during the week to see what projects some of my lovely teamies are showcasing.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Tando stencils and stencil covers. 
DecoArt media fluid acrylics - cerulean blue, prussian blue hue, quinacridone gold 
DecoArt mediums - white gesso, black modeling paste, ultra matte varnish, decou-page sealer

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Nature Has It - Journal Tag by Jane


This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is 'Nature Has It' which means that we needed to include something natural within the project. 
I decided to create a tag for my technique binder that I am using for journaling and make the whole project nature inspired...

I started by creating a wood effect background using weathered wood and crackle paint tinted with burnt sienna fluid acrylic.  Then I added some washes of burnt sienna and burnt umber.

To create extra interest in the background I stencilled with the Tando mini distressed diamond stencil and used a script stamp with archival ink.

My main feature was a group of flower elements from Little Birdie along with some real mini pine cones and moss.  The final element was some Tim Holtz clippings which I chose and put together as my journaling...

Here are the products I used:

* Tando Creative - Technique Binder and Tags
* Tando Mini Stencil - Distressed Diamond
* Decoart Mediums
* Decoart Fluid Acrylics

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Art Techniques Tag “24 Play Days” By Lisa Winnard

Art Techniques Tag “24 Play Days”
By Lisa Winnard for Tando Creative – June 2019

For the “24 Play Days” tag this week, I decided to concentrate on creating a mixed media piece rather than focusing on just one particular technique.
I have tried to include as many techniques and different types of products as I could to make this piece.

List of products...

Tando greyboard – tag, compass (small), Mini’s Arrows
Tando - hearts stencil
DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paint – Pyrrole Red, Cobalt Teal Hue, Texture Sand Paste, Crackle Paint
Rice paper
Sketchbook paper
Chequered stamp (Carabelle Studio)
Crochet flowers
Wool string
Gesso - black and white
PVA glue
Collall glue

Paint the Tando tag with a coat of white gesso and dry with a heat tool. Paint a coat of Cobalt Teal Hue with white gesso to create different shades and lines of colour. Dry.

Apply PVA glue to the tag. Place rice paper over the top and smooth down with a paintbrush and PVA glue. Tear or cut the excess.

Paint the Tando compass with black gesso and dry with heat tool.

Mix DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue with DecoArt Crackle Paint and paint the compass. Let it dry naturally. When dry add some black and white smudges of gesso to distress the compass. 

Take the arrows and apply DecoArt Texture Sand Paste. When dry, paint with black gesso.

Add DecoArt Premium Acrylic Pyrrole Red around the edges of the rice paper covered tag.

Stamp the chequered stamp around the outside of the tag. Stencil some hearts with the red paint.

Fussy cut an image/s from scrapbook paper.
I chose an Alice in Wonderland themed sheet of scrapbook paper which I cut several pieces from. The character, the checkerboard borders, the sentiment/words and the floral tag.

Start to arrange the scrapbook papers and the other elements on to the tag. Stick them to the tag. I used Collall glue for the majority of the elements but raised Alice using foam tape.

Colour some white crochet/fabric flowers red but not completely. (Initially I chose teal flowers which matched the blues in the pallet. But then changed my mind after singing “We’re painting the roses red, we’re painting the rose red”...)
Adhere these under/around Alice’s feet.

Chose a couple of different ribbons/yarn/string/wool for the tag hole. I chose some red ribbon with white hearts (to match the stencilling) and a length of teal blue wool yarn.

 Toodles for now...

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Colour Theme Week- Fiona Randall

This week is colour theme week and I challenged myself to come out of my comfort zone and take part.
Here is the colour palette for June and I must say it was the colours in this that swayed me to participate.

Here is my tag project.
The base is a Tando Long Tag  to which was added some old pencil crayons and then given a coat of gesso to have a neutral base to add the colours. DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Titan Buff, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacrodone Magenta and Quinacrodone Violet were layered in washes drying between each application and building layers until I was happy with the result. The sae colurs were used on the Stampendous Butterfly. Spatters of Titaniu White and Carbon Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics were then applied to the tag. The butterfly and sentiment were then added with some black thread to finish.
Here's a close up of the detail.
Thanks for Looking.


Friday, 7 June 2019

June Colour Theme ATC

Another {Artist Trading Coin} from me for the colour theme this month:

I used the tree component from the {Tree and Leaves 3 Part Stencil} and put a really thick layer of {White Modelling Paste} through it. Once dry I gave it all a good coat of {White Gesso}.

 I then painted the base and blended the colours to match the theme image and painted the branch the darkest colour.

The small owl from the {Mini Owls} was painted with acrylic paints and finished off with pens, then sat on the branch with a computer generated quote.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Colour week

Good morning and welcome to The Tando blog this monday morning, Carol with you kickstarting this week.

This week our theme is our colour palette, which for June is:-

Here is my June artist trading coin

The base is a Tando artist trading coin which was given various coats of decoArt chalky paint, some weathered wood was also used on the base to give a cracked effect.  Some of the new Andy Skinner embossing crystals and rub on were added to finish off the pieces.

TFL xx

Thursday, 30 May 2019

24 Play Days- Journal Tag with Fiona Randall

Want to see how to create this fun Journal Tag?
Then head on over to the Tando Creative Zone Facebook Group for the full step by step instructions
HERE including a free for personal use only collage sheet.
Here is the list of products used to create the Tag.
DecoArt Chalky finish in Patina and Yesteryear.
DecoArt Vintage Effects Wash in Patina....
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes grey
Achival Ink Pads in Black and Watering Can
Black and White Posca Pen for Doodling
Sequin Waste.