Mixed Media

Spring is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

Here is my latest design team project for Colourcraft with the theme for February being “spring”.

I made a hand stitched and bound book from scratch and the products incorporated in this project are :-

  • Colourcraft Acrylic Paints – White Greens, Blues and yellows
  • Colourcraft Soft Form Relief Paste in White
  • Colourcraft Acrylic Spray Mists in Blue and yellow.

There is a step by step process over on the Colourcraft Blog, if you wish to go have a peek, link is HERE

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Thanks for popping round

Sarah

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A Wee Hoose

Hi everyone…

Well my hanging up project was not ready..sigh … I have just given it another layer this morning and i need to wait for it to dry, then apply one more layer tonight, then i hope to be able to work on it tomorrow and hopefully share it then..

In the meantime, this wee mdf wooden hoose was sitting on the window ledge of my shed, so i painted it and decorated this instead..

I am going to a workshop this afternoon at Stampers Grove where I am going to learn how to draw faces!!.. i am looking forward to it, because I can’t Β draw worth a sook lol .. I will show you my faces later tonight when I blog them

Back to the wee hoose… a coat of lovely paint, some mica flakes, buttons and a spot of distress ink and it was done.

wee hoose

Supplies List :-

  • Paperartsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Opaque Paint in the colour Chalk
  • Vintage Mica Flakes for the roof
  • White and Cream Buttons
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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I’m off to get ready to head into Edinburgh for the workshop, I better look out my dylusions journal, I plan to draw then in that today πŸ™‚

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Laters πŸ™‚

Sarah x

 

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Home Sweet Home

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My very first attempt at a mixed media canvas, and it was loads of fun making it… πŸ™‚

Materials Used :~

  • 1 x 6 x 6 Canvas
  • Daler & Rowney White Gesso
  • Docrafts Artist Acrylic Paint in Antique Gold, Linen, Storm Cloud, Burnt Sienna and Lagoon.
  • Sheet Music Paper
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in matte
  • Thickers Chipboard Stickers
  • Papermania Flower Punch
  • Stampin up marker in Old Olive
  • Hero Arts Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Picket Fence Distress Stickles
  • Stampin up Butterfly Embosslit
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia
  • Papermania Urban Text Stamp
  • Bubble Wrap

you can watch the me make the canvas from start to finish over on my Ustream Channel Here

Thanks so much for dropping by πŸ™‚ Sarah

Arts & Crafts, Colouring, crafting, Inking, Painting, Projects

Ole’ Salty Dawg (It’s a Postcard!!)

I was watching Natasha (Enastasia) stream this afternoon and I made this as I crafted along with her πŸ™‚

It’s my very first attempt at doing an art journal page (of sorts) cause I don’t have an art journal book (yet)! Β  This was fun, I dont think I’d use timmy’s distress inks again as they tend to run when I applied some gel medium … guess i’ll need to invest in some archival ink!! Β …*** Edited to say that after watching Rachel’s live stream this is in fact a postcard!!) who’d have thought!***…

I have absolutely no idea where the inspiration came for this… I just went with the flow and this is the outcome… in fact, It kinda reminds me of my late dad, he was in the Navy and he used to smoke cigars (bless his wee soul), wonder if he was with me in spirit up in my craft workshop today πŸ˜‰

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Altered Shabby Chic Picture Frame

I altered a wee Michaels Picture frame this afternoon and gave it a bit of a shabby chic feel, then to finish it off I popped in a picture of our wee cat Jerry πŸ™‚

Materials Used :~

  • Gesso
  • White & Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Heat Gun
  • Glue Gun
  • Seam Binding
  • Cherry Blossom and Foundation Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Paintbrush
  • HP Photo Paper

 

Arts & Crafts, Collage, crafting, Distressing, Inking, Painting, Projects

Shabby Chic Effect Altered Mirror

Here’s my Friday Night Project… I bought two of these mirrors from IKEA a very long time ago, and I had watched a video on Youtube the other day where someone had altered the very same mirror, I;ll need to look for the link and post it here,, think I saved it to my favs on Youtube… anyway, I had loads of fun making this, it took me hours and hours lol

It started off looking like this

Then I applied a coat of Gesso, a special blend of acrylic paint, that i’ve called Peach melba, had it been ice cream i’d have eaten it lol, then I took a Pearl Dauber and covered the whole thing, then another layer of the home made paint on top of that

Then I ripped up some strips of 12 x 12 patterned paper, I used Prima Flights of Fancy, and stuck them down along the edges and gave them a wash coat of a watered down version of my paint

Once I had all the paint and paper stuck down I started to embelish it … until it looked like this

Loads of mini 10mm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some of the Websters Pages Rosette Trim in Peach hot glued down into the shape of a heart…

I hand painted some prima flowers and also a stick pin with the peach paint and also painted over the top of a medium cream rose, and round the edges of the Adage ticket.