Tuesday 3 December 2013

Moody Blues Angel...

Here I've made a Christmas decoration to celebrate becoming a member of the DecoArt Helping Artist Programme.
The paints I've used are by DecoArt - I actually used some of the So-Soft fabric paints on the chipboard as that was what I had to hand - also tried out some of their Dazzling Metallics paint in Ice Blue, which is gorgeous!

I took my Tando Mixed Media Board (if you haven't seen these, they come in 2 different sizes) and stamped the Crafty Individuals angel from CI-396 onto white tissue paper:

Then I painted the board with So-Soft Indian Turquoise and Ocean Blue and edged it with the Ice Blue Dazzling Metallics:

Flip over the angel and paint the reverse in colour:

and then block out the whole image in White when dry:

Stick to your board with a glue/sealer:

While that's drying die cut and paint a swirl (Tim Holtz die):

I thought it was a bit plain so I then added StazOn Teal Blue stamping to the background using the music from CI-330 and the text from the angel plate.

I then wanted something a bit darker round the edges so used Midnight Blue StazOn to stamp the borders of this reindeer stamp CI-332:

I literally just inked up parts of the image and stamped away, not bothering with a block:

I also stamped the swirl:

and then it was a case of adding the twiddly bits!

Thanks for looking!



Daniele said...

so effective Helen

carol edwards said...

Another lovely project Helen, thank you for sharing

Sid said...

Looks great Helen !