Thursday, 21 February 2013

Another Spring Card

I decided to have another go at the spring flowers by Linda Cain on the PaperArtsy website, but using Distress Inks this time. I've not used my DI for ages, and it felt weird (I've been using paint only for a couple of months now).
I used the same stamps as my previous post, from Hot Picks 1009, as they are the only PA flowers I have (it's okay, I love them!)

My white pen doesn't show up that well, can anyone suggest a good white pen for this kind of highlighting?

Spring Card

Linda Cain is back at PaperArtsy this week.
I kind of mixed up the spring tag and the metal from the triptych.

The background is Fresco paint added with cut 'n dry foam (I used Guacamole and Hey Pesto for the grass, and Sky and Baltic Blue for the sky)
I then stenciled with Nougat. The stamps are Hot Pick 1009, and the background stamp is Mini 44.
The flowers are stamped onto Metal Card, and  PaperArtsy papers.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Helen is back!

This week at PaperArtsy, Helen Chilton is back, with some amazing techniques and wall hangings.
So following Helen's idea, I took my door hanging from last week, flipped it over and decorated the other side. Now I can change it around for a different feel.
I've gone a lot simpler in my overall feel, less is more (I hope!)

The background is Nougat and Ice Blue Fresco Finish Paints.
The flowers are from Hot Pick 1009, and stamped onto Crackly Tissue Paper.
I then painted them with watered down Ice Blue and Pea Coat.
The Crunchy Paper was embossed, and I added some Nougat to highlight the pattern.
The words are from Petal Plate 3, and stamped in Sepia on cream card.
Finally the flower is the same as yesterday, 3 layers : card, crunchy paper and Crackly Tissue, painted with Nougat, Irish Cream and Chocolate pudding, with the word script on the middle layer stamped in Claret.

Friday, 8 February 2013

PaperArtsy challenge, Michelle is back!

Michelle Webb is back as guest designer, and is really wowing us all! Her work is so amazing, with so much technique and many interesting layers.

 I decided to try my hand at a door hanging thingy. It had already been decorated (many years ago), and so I just painted  a layer of Snowflake Fresco Finish paint over the top to get back to a blank canvas.
I added the flowers from the  Mini Daisy Cluster stencil, using Gesso. This makes a much subtler raised surface than Ferro.
Then I painted the background using blues and purples (Ice Blue, Sky, Baltic Blue, Moonlight, Lilac, Pansy, Eggplant)
Next I highlighted the flowers with Inka Gold (violet and platinum)
I took the PaperArtsy Die - Grunge Flower #1, and made 3 flowers from it. The bottom one on white card, which I painted with Eggplant and streaks of Ice Blue, then covered it with Metallic Glaze and curled the petals under.
The middle layer is made from Crunchy Paper, painted with Pansy, scrunched it, then stamped script over it. The final one was on Crackly paper, which I painted with Moonlight and a little metallic glaze, and scrunched it up in the middle to make it smaller. In the middle is an old button from my stash.
Back on the wood, I did some background stamping (with snowflake paint), and stenciled some diamonds with Mini Harlequin in the purples.
Finally I stamped the words from Hot Pick 1009 on Crackly paper, and added them using Satin Glaze.
I seem to have a problem with the Satin Glaze though - I stamp using Versafine, but never seems to dry! This one was left for 24 hours, and was still wet when I added it (hence a few thumb prints in the background...)
Anyway, I attached the flower with a glue gun, and was finished.
I really enjoyed making that!