Tuesday, March 29, 2016

a recipe….

and not for cooking either!! lol is the theme this week over on the Tando Creative blog…and it is:-

1 x stencil
2 x stamps
3 x flowers

Here is my piece:-

The base is an insert from the new mini stencil folder…which I added a mini flourish stencil which had grungepaste pushed thro…. I then added some heavy acrylic paints by Dana Wakely… once this was dry I stamped a text stamp with white paint and then the circle from the first paperartsy/wunderlust plate, some doodling was also added. Three mini flowers were painted with the same paints and stamped using the text stamp, these were then doodled.  I added a layer of Tim Holtz  distress collage medium - crazing (the jury is still out on this!) to the back plate and the flowers.

Pop along to the Tando Creative blog to see some more recipes and don't forget that there is still time to join in this months challenge - there are prizes up for grabs!

TFL xx

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Easter

Hi, the theme over on the Tando Creative blog this week is:- Happy Easter….and here is my piece:-

The base is a mixed media board which had some paperartsy fresco acrylic paint…I then added some text stamping and stencilling using the same paints.  All of the elements:mini easter eggs, mini rabbits and the daffodil from the grab bag of flowers with stems were all painted with acrylic paints and then doodling added over the top….I cant find the chicks in eggs in the retail shop, but, these had been painted with grey paint and then a covering of DecoArt interference in turquoise added to give the shells a blueish tint….  pop on over to the blog this week for some more Easter pieces.

TFL xx

Monday, March 7, 2016

Texture paste week...

Hi, can you believe that its the 7th March already? it has got so cold the last couple of days and so it was lovely to get lost in my journal using all my lovely Tando products and paint and stay in doors in the warm..

I must admit that I did make a mistake, I thought the theme this week was texture…umm forgot the paste bit, but, I did use texture paste and loads of texture in this page…

It was so hard to photograph my large dylusions journal and show all the texture and colour… I started off by adding my paint…I then added a clear gesso thro' the distressed diamond mask…I also added some torn script paper…I then stencilled paint thro' the sequin waste mask…I used the same paint colours to paint the chipboard elements..I added some washi tape to the sides and some doodling… the gold was texture paste…. for the first time, I'm really happy with my handwriting on this page, I didn't think about it and just went for it…

Tando products used:-

DecoArt products:-

Don't forget to pop on over to the Tando Creative blog during the week for some more texture paste pieces…and also, don't forget the challenge, there are prizes up for grabs too… see you there!

TFL xx

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Andy Skinner - Bold and Bright

Hi, the DecoArt guru, Andy Skinner, is running a challenge over on his blog and the theme is Bold and Bright…here is my entry…

My base is a 5"x 7" canvas board, to which I added DecoArt media fluid acrylics in:- 
quinacridone violet, cobalt turquoise blue and buff using the tinting base as I went…I then added some yellow/green mister… I then added texture paste thro'' the burning rubber stencil, adding gold embossing powder before it dried - once the texture paste had set I then added heat to melt the powder (I must admit I did get a bit impatient and the tracks are bubbled, but, I like it that way)… buff media fluid acrylic was then painted thro' the have your say mask…further doodling was added to the base.  Once everything was dry I painted media fluid acrylic in carbon black thro' the children stencil…a couple of pieces of washi tape was then added to made a base for the children…further doodling finished it off…

TFL xx