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