Thursday, 20 February 2014

Fun with Gelatos and dylusions

I had great fun with all these wonderful colours, never use so many at one time but I know I will be using them again!!

Ink with me

Here is a little picture I did with distress inks and a stamp, tearing paper either side laying it down to keep the sides clean.

Fairy Belle Canvas...........DT For Seema Crafts.

This was made for the design team monthly challenge Seema places on her blog, She wanted it to be something you would give your Mum. This is actually part of a project I am actually doing for my Mum but this is just one part of it.
I will be making two other pictures to go with this so they can sit in my Mums front room.
I placed paste, Gesso and covered the canvas with paper by Prima fairy belle. I layered with Gelatos and Gesso, Dylusions, perfect pearls to give a shimmering look. I wanted it to look very pillow like so layered the paper inside the cut out heart in the middle. I cut 2 3" strips from a 12x12 sheet, made the paper wet and ruched it up to make like a pleating affect. glued them down before placing the top layer on with the heart. Finished off with pretty flowers and a verse from Prima Pixie Glen.
Why don't you pop on over to Seema's blog to check it out.

Mixed Media Jumbo Tag.

I bought some new stamps, wanted to play around with them and some I have never used before, I wanted to do something different from what I have been doing the last few weeks. I used black acrylic paint against thick cardboard. I went over it with a blue allowing it to dry before rubbing back to see the black peeking through.
The stamps came layer after layer with more paint with dylusions and tattered angel sprays.The odds and sods i put on are things I found in my stash, roses I sprayed to make them dark. I wanted this piece to look dark in many ways due to the words I put on. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

A Hearts Desire Mixed Media Canvas

As its Valentines day I thought I would do a mixed media piece, I have not filmed this one but done a step by step picture tutorial this time. Once the Canvas was covered in Gesso I cut a polystyrene heart in half. Glued it to the canvas and covered it with Fluorescent acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue and glazing medium pouring it all over the hearts before sprinkling crushed up mirror glass and more PVA glue allowing it to run. I left the work over night to dry.

Canvas board was used for this work.
Here you can see an example of the Broken glass on the heart.

 I have used Dylusion spray inks and water running down the canvas.
 I have used black Stazon Ink through a stencil.
 I have used the hot glue gun and ran glue all over the canvas, I also used white Acrylic paint to lighten the canvas up before adding finger splats and painted circles.

I have added words across the canvas in black felt letters, I layered more black dylusions so it would run down the canvas.
Here is a close up of the white paint over the broken glass, the paint has covered it in places but it still leaves a nice shine.
You can see the depth of colour and and different textures in this close up picture.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Sakura Dragon

I have drawn a Sakura Dragon for a member of the Dragonvale Gem Group on Facebook. It was a 300 member competition that I was running. I picked a name and Annette T won it, her choice was the Sakura Dragon or blossom dragon as we would know it. I loved drawing my take on what I think this dragon would really look like. Here are a few pictures and a Youtube video of me drawing it.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Mixed Media Digi Image by Seema Crafts

I have started to be on a Design Team for a Friends Group called The Friendly Crafter's on Facebook that I have been a Admin for some time now. The Group is a wonderful place full of like minded ladies that love to chat and show of what they have been making. 

This little picture is very cute, which I have to admit isn't something I have really done before BUT I loved doing it and I think I will be pushing myself to do more pretty coloured things. I have not really used Digi images either and would have liked to have drawn them onto tissue paper or tracing paper so it didn't show up but I couldn't find any! I am not the most patient of people so went ahead and did it with paper.

I have much to learn and with every new project I do I see more I could have done better.

I have filmed the process so it can be seen on my YouTube channel.