Friday, 30 March 2018

Steam Punk and Flowers by Dee

 Hi everyone Dee here with my piece for this weeks challenge Steam Punk & Flowers. For my piece I used a sheet of grey board that I cut to size so that I had a long panel. I painted it with Lace chalky finish paint. I stamped Andy Skinners Tech Trauma with versa fine and clear embossed it.
 Next I took Neil Walkers Tando creative mask Tangled yarn to which I scraped modelling paste and crackle paste to the top and down the left hand side at the bottom I used Ferro paste. I sprinkled a bit of chunky gold embossing powders which were heat set.
To colour I used bister in natural, & black and I used some paper artsy infusions. I used one colour at a time and dried it off between colours lots of water was used. I took a baby wipe and knocked it back
in the centre of the stamped image.
  The flowers were die cuts and were coloured by distress inks, as was the butterfly little gems were attached to bling them all up. I coloured weave with distress ink. Next I dabbed black modelling paste onto different sized Tando cogs and added a couple of silver die cut ones with little gems as well.
I hope you have al enjoyed my post and Thank you for popping by.
Cheers Dee x


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Floral Steampunk Frame


I am really excited to be showing you a project this week on the Tando Creative blog as I love floral and also steampunk so am really pleased that this week the theme is both!

I immediately think of cogs when steampunk is mentioned so I decided to continue with a round theme by using the circular shadow frame layering up the MDF and grey board circles.  Once they had been stuck together I applied Decoart white gesso then crackle paste to the whole frame.  When it had dried and the crackles had appeared I added the other grey board elements then used spray inks to build layers of colour using browns and a touch of teal...

To add extra tones to the pieces I used gilding wax and also did some dry brushing with a darker acrylic paint across the whole frame.  Finally I chose some paper flowers in similar colours, micro beads and metal embellishments to add to the frame...

To create this project here is what I used:

* Shadow Frame
* Mini Cogs
* Industrial Elements
* White Gesso
* Crackle Paste

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Monday, 26 March 2018

Steampunk and flowers

Good Morning, Carol here welcoming you to a new week here on the Tando Creative blog, and its my privilege to announce this weeks theme which is:-  Steampunk and flowers.

Here is my steampunk and flowers piece:-

I added crackle glaze to the cog, which came from the Andy Skinner industrials set, but, for some reason its gone all blobby, perhaps its gone off? flowers from the mini pack were painted and doodled and added along with some prima blooms.

Do pop back during the week for some more steampunk and flower projects.

TFL xx

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Crackle Paint with Lisa

Hi Folks, Lisa here with my take on 'Crackle Week'.

I chose to work with DecoArt Crackle Paint.
I love crackle paint. LoVe! LoVe! LoVe!!! 
A ton of different results can come from the same product depending on the thickness applied. 

I used an A5 notebook as a substrate and Tando Drainpipe Elements to decorate.

I painted the drainpipe elements with DecoArt Premium Acrylics. 

Thanks for popping by, leave a comment if you wish. I love to hear your thoughts so if you would like to pop over to my bog, the link is here.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 

Here are all the products I used, which are all available on the Tando Website.

Set of Drainpipe elements   Media: Black Gesso   Weathered Wood   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Ultra Matte   Diarylide Yellow Premium   Burnt Sienna Premium   Cadmium Orange Hue Premium

Friday, 23 March 2018

Crackle Week - Bee Kind Binder

Hi all, Hannah here with another book binder project!

As the days get longer, and the weather a little warmer - thoughts turn to Spring projects! Crackle week gave me the perfect inspiration to try out some more paper techniques.

The new Tando Creative binders with bendy spines make for the perfect journals. They are designed to fit Tandos 100mm x 100mm stencils too!

Here I have layered up DecoArt Chalky Finish paints in a grungy palette, introducing greens and golds to lift the colours.

I selected patterns papers depicting bees and added these in torn strips to the covers before adding a layer of DecoArt Crackle Glaze over the papers.

To draw the layers together I added honeycomb and more bee details, and added a gold boarder to the edges.

The crackle glaze adds a vintage, weather worn look to the papers, DecoArt Antiquing Cream highlights the crackled effect further.

If you don't what a high shine finish to your glaze, a layer of DecoArt Matte Medium gives a great even finish to the covers. A layer of DecoArt Interference Gold adds a shimmer and shine!

To finish I added coordinating papers to the inside.

I hope you enjoy this project and I look forward to sharing more with you.

Hannah x

List of Products Used

DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Relic
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Enchanted
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Timeless
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference Gold
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream Grey
DecoArt Decoupage Matte
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Crackle Paste/Glaze week - with Nikki

Morning everyone,

I kind of mis-read the brief for this week, and thought it was texture, but that's next week.  So my make has a mix, but there is crackle glaze there :)

I started by using a small Gothic mdf arch from Tando, and put some black gesso through a brick stencil for a little texture.  Next was Texture Sand Paste all around the edge with a palette knife. 

Paint over the whole arch with white Gesso:

Make a very watery wash of Pthalo Turquoise and Pthalo Green blue, and add the turquoise at the top, merging into the green blue towards the bottom.  Try and keep inside the arch.  The paint will pool nicely in areas.

Take Medium Grey Value 6, and paint your edges, and the brickwork carefully.  Water some Paynes grey slightly and use to deepen the edges of the bricks and highlight the arch texture.

Add a wash of Quinacridone Gold, in areas, and splatter some over the blue area, not fully covering the whole arch.  Mix a little Pthalo Green Blue with Quin Gold, and repeat the wash just on the right hand side, this gives a bit of depth to the colours.  Stamp and cut out images from the Spook set (Illusionary Artists).  Colour the Gargoyle with some of the green-gold wash you have left to tie in the colours.

I also stamped in Versafine Toffee ink some text across the background of the tag.

Emboss the crosses with Stampendous Aged Green Embossing Powder, and then give a Payne's grey wash over the top, to age further. 

Stamp some words onto card, and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Make a wash of Quin Gold and Payne's Grey, and coat the card.  Edge with neat Paynes Grey. Heat dry.

Glue the stamped elements on the Arch, adding some more Paynes Grey around the Gargoyles feet on the brickwork to ground him, just a shadow.  Add Crackle Glaze on top of the Gargoyle and leave to crack. 

Here are some close-ups and the finished piece:

Hope you like him :)  Remember to catch up with the rest of the team's makes this week too,

Thanks for stopping by,

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Crackle Paste Butterfly Plaque


This week on the Tando Creative Blog the theme is crackle paste or glaze, so I decided to create a textured tag using one of the grey board tags by Kate Crane along with some other Tando grey board pieces and crackle paste...

After preparing all of the pieces with white gesso I stuck down the grid round background and some pieces of corrugated card and then added Decoart crackle paste to the background as well as on top of the butterfly and leaf...

Once the crackle had dried I used spray inks to colour the background, butterfly and leaf.  I sprayed so much liquid onto the leaf that it actually split into 3 separate layers, this worked out as a happy accident as I then decorated them all differently and used 3 leaves instead of 1...

Gold gilding wax was added to all the pieces and also the background where the texture and crackle was.  Stamping from the Andy Skinner set was added to the background and pieces as well as some white gesso using plastic lids and gift cards...

Finally paper flowers were added along with the butterfly and leaves.  To add extra definition I edged the main tag plus the other pieces with black ink and finished the whole project off with some sentiment stickers.

Here are the products that I used...

* Kate Crane Tags Kit
* Butterfly Grab Bag
* Leaves Pointed
* Grid Round
* Decoart Crackle Paste
* Andy Skinner - Steampunk Stamp Set

Thank you for looking and happy crafting with your crackle!

Jane xx