Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mixed media starlights canvas

Good evening crafters 

Been of blogger for few days as been looking up mixed media tutorials and information.  I've always been interested in mixed media so thought I'd have a go

I love how nothing has to be perfect and you can just do what you want and get as messy as you want which believe me my hands are dyed pink right now lol! 

I've had this canvas for months and had mixed media paints for a while too. 

Products I used are from imagination crafts, starlight paints, structure paste, sparkle medium , stencils and rice paper.  A mixture of everything 
 The dragonfly is on acetate aswell as on the canvas.  I stencilled through using Luna paste on acetate and then cut it out.

The netting was from my mom who gave me some crafting goodies she no longer wanted.  I dyed it using tattered angels spray and then painting with starlight paints.  The flowers were from my crafty stash which I painted gold.  I then tied it in the middle using some flower ribbon which I also painted. 

I used jewellery beads painted for texture. 

So much fun and less pressure (for me) than making a card.  My first one so I'm still learning 

Thanks so much for stopping by 


Friday, 12 October 2018

Looking through the trees

Good evening 

What a horrible miserable day today. 
Windy, wet and miserable lol

I decided to play around with a pre owned clarity mask/stencil called woodland

The whole project I did was inspired by Nick Roberts who does the hochanda blog, you can find her fab blog here:
Nick Roberts blog

I started out with a blank piece of waterproof paper.  Masked the outside piece and worked in the middle to start with.  Used spectrum noir water reactive die ink pads lagoon and oasis colours . Working at the top blending and swapped to cosmic shimmer baked peach colour cloud ink and for the bottom frayed burlap distress ink.  

This is what the paper started out as, it amazes me how us crafters can make something so beautiful from a blank piece of paper and our imagination

I masked out the sun using a round piece of paper whilst doing this.  I then filled it in using a yellow sparkle pen and layered the top with different shades of the pens to get a more vibrant colour. 

Teared pieces of paper to represent hills and distressed using a darker ink on top.  I then swapped the masks and masked out the middle and worked around the edge using black versafine ink and the burlap distress ink . 

I stamped around edges using Donna Ratcliff fairy stamps and used white gel pen for highlights a round the edge and on each stamped image. 

The flourish is from Sara's signature range and the flowers, sentiment and jeweller thread is from my stash. 

The spectrum noir ink pads are just amazing! So juicy and they blend very well. Was really impressed with them.  You can have a look here: Spectrum noir ink pads

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the lovely comments