Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Journal pages for That's Crafty!

These pages come from an 8x8 journal from That's Crafty!, but I decided to split them up and use them for individual pieces.
All the stamps, stencils, paints and other bits are available fro That's Crafty!

First of all I've used one of their new 8x8 stencils - fantastic! - and put a small, mirror misted tile in the middle. If you haven't tried out the Mirror Mist yet, you have to get hold of some.


Next I've used another 8x8 stencil to create this girl's head. The paints are from the Pebeo Iridescent range.:


Finally, I've used the clock stencil and stamped some crazy birds to go with it!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 18 March 2017

It's Moroccan Lantern time...

at The Craft Barn next Saturday.
We're going to be putting together an MDF kit made especially for you by Tando and rusting and patina-ing it to make it look like old and worn metal:



Can't wait - it's going to be fun.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Bag it....

The theme on the Craft Barn blog this week is 'Bag it..." and I've decorated a kraft bag with Kay Carley's new stamps.
Here's a sneak peek:


Head on over to see the whole project.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 10 March 2017

Lots of lovely paint and bright colours....

Just up my street!
Next Wednesday in Inky Fingers we're making a Kate Crane Planner where you can record your stash/stamps/techniques or whatever you fancy.
I've gone for DecoArt Mixed Media acrylics, Lin Brown stamps and lots of stencilling etc. Here we go:
Front and back covers (quite restrained!):


and then the dividers - lots of bright colours:










It's going to be fun. So if you'd like to join us at The Craft Barn, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 27 February 2017

Infusions, Lynne Perrella and bleach!

What a lovely mix!
I've got a post over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight using just this combination on glossy card. A bit of an experimentation to see what would happen.
Here's a sneak peek:

Here's another card I made for a class using the same techniques with LP036:


This one is on matte stamping card rather than glossy and I've spritzed the background lightly with bleach before stamping over it. I just love how the leaf sprig (from ZA06) bleached out.

You can also use the bleach technique with very different style stamps. Look at these Zinsky flowers:


The background here was coloured with Black Knight and Violet Storms Infusions - the colour left behind after bleaching is beautiful. Those walnut crystals do very interesting things!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Thursday, 23 February 2017

New Infusions from PaperArtsy.....

Yes, you can now see all the new colours and lots of artwork if you head on over to the PaperArtsy Blog.
Meanwhile here's a step by step to show you how I made my Flower Tag:

 

For this project I'm using a Stamp Positioner as I want to overstamp my image. Ink up with VersaMark:


Sprinkle on the Infusions - I've used Sleight Blue, In the Navy and a touch of Golden Sands:


Rub them into the stamp:


Spritz about 3 times:


and stamp. I love this bit - it's always great to see the detail you can get even though you're using a watercolour medium:


Add details in black - I coloured the eyes and round the features and face - to add definition:




Next for the background. Using a JOFY stencil I sprinkled Violetta and Golden Sands through the stencil and spritzed:




So it looks like this:


Then I flipped over the stencil and stamped with it on another piece of card:


You get two quite different effects:


Just repeat over and over to create a background. You can also mix the two techniques on the same background:


I added a bit of stamping in Sleight Blue :


Then finish off as you please!

                                     


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Rice paper....

Over on the Craft Barn blog the theme this week is rice paper - it's actually like printed mulberry paper and is great for decoupage techniques.
I made a canvas:



Head on over to the blog for the step by step instructions.

Thanks for looking!

Helen