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Monday, 21 August 2017

3D Week

This week we are highlighting 3D kits.  If you look around the website you will find there are a lot of them with varying themes......something for everyone!  But I also wanted to highlight Tando's workshops so the kit I have chosen to use is one that Di sometimes uses in her workshops so sadly it is not on general sale.  But it does give you an idea of the quality of Di's workshops.  Plus they are very chilled and full of laughter!!!

I live in Cornwall and the coast is a big part of my life....little cottages perched on rocks, smugglers caves and yellow sand!

So if you fancy having a lovely day out with like minded people look out for a workshop near you!

Hugs, Karen x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wintry 'mixed media' canvas board

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be back in the studio after a summer break with my family and itching to get creative again. I hope you have all been having a lovely summer too.

Today, I have a mixed media board to share with you. I was just so in the mood to make something wintry (see how I avoided the 'C' word.. hehe..

I created a painterly background using a [Mixed Media Board 74mm x 138mm] and [Media Fluid Acrylic paints] by DecoArt, the greyboards come in a pack of five.

Once the background was completely dried I went over selected parts of the [Snowflake Mask] with a baby wipe to remove some of the paint and let it dry again before applying paint splatters.

I stamped and embossed my chosen image onto the mixed media board and added a [snowflake] from the five pack of snowflakes that come in various sizes giving it a generous coating of [Frantage Jewel Kit glitter] 

I hope you like my finished board. Thank you for calling and happy creating, Gez ♥

Friday, 18 August 2017

Anything Goes

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for the anything goes week
I hope you are all having a lovely summer and are getting a nice 
break the weather has been a bit hit and miss but I am very
lucky to have been away twice. 

I did this using Andy's new stamp set birds and bones from #Stampendous now available 
from Di. I stamped the lovely Skeleton and poison words onto
 tissue paper and using titan buff painted the reverse side.
I cut them out and placed to the side.

I soaked some mod rock in water for a couple of minutes, then
squeezed out the water and played it across a media board. 
I heated up beeswax pellets and once melted I  started 
to layer it onto the media board. I also used some
graphics 45 paper which I pushed into the warm wax
after the first coat. I continued to layer the wax till I
 was happy using a mix of pan pastels and oil pastels
to create the burnt edges.
Once happy I placed the skeleton and poison words onto the warm wax
 and gave a final coat to seal them. I pushed in a rusty washer & attached 
rusty wire to the top. I was very pleased with the outcome looking 
'Very Halloween' with the hint of the paper and the mesh from the 
Mod Rock peeping through. I believe that you should achieve a 
smooth finish with the wax but felt that the uneven finish was more
suitable for this piece 'nothing to do with being unable to achieve this'!
I hope you all have enjoyed my piece for you today and you can
see how versatile these Tando media boards & tags are
for all your mixed media art. 

Please don't forget to let me know what you think!
Cheers Dee x


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Imagine your worl of arts: Free project with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando project.
This time I made a wall decoration on a base of Tando grid chipboard only.
No background chipboard or canvas or wooden piece is used and all Tando and other products were just collaged to make this piece as my tribute to all different arts.

Some of Tando products used here are retired and not in the shop (the music instruments on the background).
I added a few clay pieces that I made at home such as a violin, mask and frame.

Each and every piece was painted with different paint to get this worn look.

Tando products used:
Word Imagine
Word - Imagine
Grid Square
Grid - Square
 Music minis
Tando Mini's Music

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Anything Goes - Teacher's Pet Mixed Media Board

Teacher's Pet School Days Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative
Hi! Dana here today sharing the Mixed Media Board I altered for the Anything Goes theme this week. My girls have just a couple more weeks of Summer before the school year begins and we are busy organizing supplies, shopping for new clothes and shoes, and preparing mentally for the upcoming year. I definitely have school on the brain and had a lot of fun creating this piece.

I started by applying a coat of chalkboard paint onto a mixed media board. Once that was dry, I spread a thin layer of spackle over the Letters Mask. Next, I cut a school girl from patterned paper and glued her to the board. I made a small embellishment with a Star Button that I painted bright yellow and then outlined with a black paint pen. I added a brass scissors charm and tied it to the button with a piece of red twine. I finished this board with a teacher's pet die-cut.

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Moroccan Cupboard

Hellooooo!  Today I have a 3D project using Kate Crane's Ministry of Mixology (April2017) dividers and a host of other Tando bit and pieces.  When I was doing Kate's class in April I could see straight away that they could be shelves so I have made a little cupboard!

and open...

I used:

Kate Crane's MOM Divided Box
Moroccan Grid
Lace Effect Border
A Key from the Mini Keys pack
Plain Chipboard Sheets for doors
DecoArt Mixed Media Paints : Quinacridone Voilet, Cadmium Orange Hue & Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Weathered Wood
DecoArt Tinting Base

There will be a tutorial available so watch this space.

Hugs, Karen x

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Summer with Lisa

Hi folks. Lisa here and welcome to my blog post for Tando
This week the theme is Summer. 

Here is what I did...

I used one of the Tando long tags (they come in a pack of 5)and to start, I gave it a coat of DecoArt white gesso.

I used a selection of DecoArt Media Acrylic paints to paint the background of the tag. 

I used the Tando seaside embellishments and popped out all the pieces I wanted to use. I gave them a coat of white gesso, added some DecoArt texture sand paste to the sandcastle,  then painted them using the DecoArt Media paints

When everything was dry, I adhered all the pieces on to the tag. 

To finish, I tied some spotty ribbon on the top of the tag.

Thanks for popping by the Tando Blog today. If you would like to pop over to my blog, here's the link.
Hope to see you again soon,
Lisa xxx

Set of 5 Long Tags   Seaside Embellishments   

Monday, 7 August 2017

Summer door hanger with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando project.
This week the designers were challenged to make Summer project and mine is this totally bright door hanger.

I used a couple of Tando masks to make the heat embossed background and worked with DecoArt Media line paints and mediums to make the background as shiny as it looks.
The chipboard shapes were painted and then covered with clear Crackle Glaze.
The birdy was covered with white crackle paint.

Can you see the difference of those two mediums? The glaze comes over the paint. The paint is covered with another paints/mists over the dry surface.

 I also added the ceackle glaze over the edges and inside the " white spaces" and you can see it shown.

Hope that you liked my small  Mixed Media project!
Happy Summer to anyone where  Summer shines!
Tando products used:
Door hanger style 2
Door Hangers style B
 Leaves minis
Tando Minis - Leaves 3
Flowers minis
Tando Mini's - Flowers
Robins pack of 6
Robins pack of 6

Mini mask Leaves 1
Mini Mask - Leaves 1

Sequin waste mask
Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm
DecoArt Media line

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Color Theme - Ocean Mixed Media Board

Ocean Sunrise Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! Dana here today sharing the Mixed Media Board I painted for the Color Theme this week. First, I primed a Mixed Media Board with DecoArt White Gesso. Next, I used DecoArt Acrylic Paint to add a blue sky and some water using a mix of purple, pink, and grey. Once the paint was dry I stamped a bright pink sun just above the horizon.

Ocean Sunrise Mixed Media Board Closeup by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

I used a black pen to add a quote. I finished this board with some pink and white paint dots and a splattering of gold shimmer mist.

August Color Theme for Tando Creative from Design Seeds

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

August Colour Theme

Hi there!  Carrying on with the new colour theme, which is very pretty, I have done another section of my banner.  It's a bit tricky to photograph as I have added silver paint to it.

This time I have added some butterflies.  Here are the colours we were asked to use...

Take care, Karen x

Monday, 31 July 2017

August colour theme

Hello, Carol with you this Monday 31st July to kick off our August colour week…the palette for August is:-

Such pretty colours…

Here is ATC 8/2017:-

In addition to my chipboard ATC base I've added a bird from the whimsical bird set 2, mini stencils distressed diamond and numbers were also used on the base.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Winged tag : Use spray inks week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Use mists Tando week!
This small project was made over Tando Mixed Media board with other Tando products (shown later) and only MISTS!

I used a mix of copper and dark orange mists over the chipboard pieces that were previously covered with a thin layer of white gesso.
 The first layer was masked with texture paste background.
Then Industrial wing was added on it.
I am not sure that you can see the intermediate layer made with Tando Book plate under  two more layers.
The last  chipboard layer is  very old Tando Dragonfly(not in the shop anymore, sorry) and then metal and resin pieces were added.
I added some more texture with micro beads and made the sentiment with epoxy sticker.

Tando products used:
Media board
Mixed Media Boards 80mm x 116mm

 Mini book plates
Mini Book Plates

Industrial wings
Andy Skinner Industrial Wings

Sequin Waste mask

Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm

Decoart Media line

Dragonfly- not in the shop anymore