To make this page, I used Canvas Corp Printed Cardboard – I love the texture and versatility of it. And it doesn’t warp with wet media! Total win, if you ask me.
Tattered Angels have released a new paint collection – Colour Wash.
It has been created bring out the natural beauty and tint the surface at the same time. Formulated with a special blend of ingredients the paint works so well for painting, tinting and staining wood and natural surfaces. This water-soluble paint can be used on any natural, rustic, rough, textured wood or natural surface. You can apply it with a brush or as a mist – depending on the area and type of your base material.
Having been tasked with testing one of the first sets ever produced, I went to a local Country Baskets and spent a small fortune on numerous wooden and wicker items to be able to play as much as possible. My verdict: the Colour Wash is so awesome!!!
I sprayed the Vanilla Milkshake on the wreath to make it look more distressed and it worked wonders!
I then painted the working with Vanilla Milkshake, Red Wine and Purple Rain allowing them to flow into each other and create shades.
So far so good – I could still see all the natural textures and lines on the wood. Perfect!
The plain wooden heart-shaped coasters needed some love too – Red Wine Colour Wash and white stencil paste did their job and made them look yummy!
The wreath was ready for putting together – wording, flowers and some very rustic wooden mini-hearts created the base.
The final assembly was focused mainly around tying strips of lace and ribbon onto the wreath; then tying in the used-to-be coasters onto strings of red rope.
That’s how my fun tester turned into a full-blown crafting session with a gorgeous boho outcome.
Thanks for looking!
Just a small project I have made for the Scrapbooking.gr.
It is sometimes so hard for me to use the stickers that come with the paper collections. Maybe because I am so used to working with more dimensional elements…
I also enjoyed the fact that the chevron paper became slightly warped after misting and using a heat gun on it and created additional texture – layering the stickers in between as quite fun.
You can see the tutorial here:
I have been invited as a guest designer to play with metal and fabric embellishments from Xanderous Craft Stash and this is my second project for them – a small canvas on a deep frame.
To create the background I used Brusho powders but to create the spotty design I drew all over the canvas with a Brusho Wax Crayon to stop the pigment from soaking into the fabric. After sprinkling the powders all over the canvas, I sprayed them with water which created loads of colourful water drops – I left them to air dry as using a heat-gun would have pushed all together and ruined the effect.
You can see the whole background and close-ups of the project in the slideshow below:
So… I might have told you about the Artful Days Goodie Box before…
Let me tell you again – It’s full of crafty goodiness (does the word even exist?)!!!
I had to use up everything that came in June box. Yes, even the wrapping tissue!
Would you like to see evidence? Here goes…
Full of flowers of all sorts, this box is totally amazeballs!
Here is how I made my wall hanging – everything apart from paints (Tattered Angels), stencil (Tim Holtz) and stamps, tinting base (DecoArt) and texture paste is from Artful Days. The hanging box used as a base is also from the goodie box!
Thank you for stopping by!
See you soon!
I am not a fan of scrapbooking kits because I find them somehow limiting – they give you papers and embellishments and stickers and everything. Not to be a whining crafter, but I find those kits limiting. But then I was approached by Artful Days Goodie Box and… I changed my mind… just a bit but I did.
Artful Days Goodie Box is a monthly box filled to the brink with a variety of quality scrapbooking products. Each month there is a different theme going on. To give you an idea, I have for you unboxing of the May box – the theme is COLOUR:
As you can see, the contents definitely live up to the Colour theme – there’s plenty of everything in every shade going.
Full of lively bright colours – not my usual style but I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the contents of the box.
Here’s my tutorial for the canvas:
And some more close-ups:
Here’s my second project for Wild Whisper Designs – a set of sunny orange and green cards.
The idea was to reflect the hexagonal design on the background paper in the punched designs used as embellishments.
Here’s my tutorial:
And some close-ups: