Tuesday, 31 December 2013

PaperArtsy Christmas Cracker #2

Leandra at PaperArtsy has put another great video up, with a new technique.
Here is my take on the project.

I did try the patchwork effect Leandra did (on the lid of the box), but it not work on the small notepaper box, so I just smoothed the GP off, then did another tinted layer, and stamped into it.
I over painted the dried GP with Mermaid (so it went into the indents from the stamp) and then wiped the excess off with a wet baby wipe.
The rest of the box I painted with Snowflake to get a white background, then painted over with Mermaid, Limelight and Zesty Zing

I used Fresco Paints (Mermaid, Limelight, Zesty Zing and Snowflake)
Grunge Paste (tinted with Limelight)
Stamp : my well used absolute favourite Mini 44

Sunday, 29 December 2013

PaperArtsy Christmas Cracker #1

Over at PaperArtsy, Leandra has created some fantastic technique videos.

I am joining in with video #1 - Sanded Foundations
This is all about tinting your Grunge Paste with Fresco Paints.

My background Fresco paints are : Vanilla, Haystack and Guacamole
To tint the Grunge Paste I used : Mocha Mousse, Smoked Paprika, Hyde Park, London Night, French Roast, Bora Bora and South Pacific
The stencil is Mini Birds of a Feather
The bird stamp is from Hot Pick 1007 and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz

Saturday, 28 December 2013

PaperArtsy Challenge : Jo Myhill

This week, Jo Myhill is back at PaperArtsy. I took inspiration from all 3 of her projects, taking bits and ideas from each to create a Steampunk card

I used Fresco Paints : London Night, Sky, Baltic Blue, Nougat and Inky Pool
Mini Tile Texture stencil and Grunge Paste
The main stamps are Oxford Impressions, the background stamps are Mini 22 and Mini 44

Friday, 20 December 2013

PaperArtsy challenge : Liz Borer

Liz Borer is back for her final semester at PaperArtsy, and once again her amazing art has blown me away.
I wanted to try and recreate a tiny bit of one of her projects, #2 Ornate Case, as a card.
When I looked at the case, I thought "Grecian", and as I don't have any pillars, I chose a Grecian style lady stamp as my main focus

For the background I used Liz's instructions (and Fresco paint mixes), learning so much about mixing colours from the expert!
I coloured with the paints, stencilled and stamped (mini harlequin, mini cornflowersmini 44 script stamp)
I stamped the lady on my treasured remaining Crackly Paper stash, and painted behind her face and shoulder in Vintage Lace. I then glued it on with Matt Medium and sponged more of the background colours around the edges to blend her in.
The flowers are the same as Liz chose (Hot Pick 1009), painted with the colours mixes of Fresco paint Liz used (I would never have tried a wash of Blood Orange over, but it is perfect!) I didn't emboss my flowers (wish I had!).
Then I just added the sentiment. Sorry I don't know who the girl or sentiment are by. I unmounted many of my wood mounted stamps and put them on easy mount to create more space, and in the early days I did not make a note of the manufacturer. Pity.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

PaperArtsy challenge : Joanne Wardle

Joanne Wardle is back with PaperArtsy this week, and I was inspired to try her gift tags.

I used Egg Nog 1 stamps, and coloured them in with distress markers.
I stamped the trees thrice, once on the tag, once on masking paper and once on white card.
I masked the tag to stamp the backgrounds in sepia, and then coloured, cut out and glued on the white card trees.