Wednesday 31 January 2018

All about LOVE

This month at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is all about LOVE!
Here is the Inspiration Photo
I found this one challenging I don't usually do red, or hearts.

So i got hearts and red...ish but of course added some grunge.

I used Angle Angst chipboard for the background, this was painted with white acrylic paint, and patina paste, then splattered with Lindy's Kissin Kenickie Coral.

I cut out hearts with the silhouette then stitched on the background cardstock.

 I created the heart circle cluster with Projector chipboard then some pieces from monaco and eyepiece chipboard and some gears.

Made texture clusters with art stone, large, medium and small.

I sprinkled with gold embossing enamel, heat from the underside then you don't need embossing ink.  I covered the background with clear gesso before i add Lindy's color sprays.

until next month...

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Blue Mood Board

This month at Mixed Media Place  the moodboard is very blue!

All blue and chilly which is perfect, I created these on a weekend when it was -40

I started with 3"x4" chipboard cards glued on a chipboard compass.  Once dry paint with white gesso.

Next paint with blue acrylic paint, I used white and Impasto Jade and Azure.  Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies. Dry.  Next make a lighter tint of blue then dry brush on, makes it look grainy.

Lightly sand ATC, then ink.  The ink settles into the sanded portion and wipes off the painted areas.  Ink the whole ATC with embossing ink and emboss with clear powder.  I like to tap off some embossing powder before I heat set.

Wipe on Art Deco English red oxide then wipe off excess.  The spots where the clear embossing powder was tapped off, the red paint settles in and it looks like stucco.

Final step!! Paint on yellow oxide in the grooves, ends up looking like rusty old metal.  FUN FUN

Here is the final project, funky metal steampunk feel.  These were really fun to make and love how they turned out.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Frilly and Funkie- Ribcages

This month at Frilly and Funkie the challenge is "Three is not a crowd"
Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows - the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three.

Here is where i go with funkie my group of three is RIBCAGES.  I love ribcages not sure why but there you go.  I started with chipboard cards 3.5"x5"...

Here is a ribcage viewed from the back so you also get the shoulder blade.  Glue chipboard onto card, paint with white gesso this seals the edges around chipboard, next paint with light lime (the color is hard to see in this pic) acrylic paint, finally dry brush with a dakrer lime.  Next I sanded card, ink with vintage photo ink the ink will settle into the sanded portions, embossed the whole card with clear embossing powder, dust off some so you get a pebbled look in areas.  Almost there...  paint entire card with Art Deco antiquing paint brown- wipe off excess, the brown settles in where the embossing powder is pebbled.  Finally paint with patina green antiquing cream wipe off excess- the final look is old and worn.

I created 4 of these cards, once the base card where done embellish with chipboard, metals, and photos.  I used the following chipboard pieces all available on my etsy store BoozyBear
Chicken Wire

On this ribcage i cut up the ribs and folded them over like the ribs have been busted open.  This ribcage has been embossed with Stampendous Aged Taupe embossing enamel. Underneath is chipboard gears and mechanicals like a machine.

I found this metal rib cage embellishment at Treasured Memories they always have fun accessories.  Added a wing to chipboard ribcage/back this is embossed with Stampendous Aged Marine embossing enamel- this color is FAB.

I positioned the wing at an angle to make it look like it is flapping- I used 3D matte gel.  This stuff works great for mixed media projects adheres dimensional items together way better than glue and I don't have to hold til it dries which works perfectly since I am impatience.

So usually I would have added photos into the whole complete hexagons but instead created a jagged edge of hexagon texture and added the photo underneath here.  The whole hexagons are painted.  Glossy accents covered the photo (super thick layer) makes it shiny and look like an epoxy embellishment.

This was a fun project, I made another one in blue tones (that's for next weeks reveal) once they were completed I put in a couple frames I have been wondering what to do with.


Wednesday 10 January 2018

Mini Album

So i saw this on facebook, then followed to her blog Karolina Bukowska
FAB right?  and I thought I can do that so I created one of my own.

Here is the cover, lots of my left over goodies and paper.  I am not completely happy with my album it needs to have a little more hinge room once all the papers and goodies are in it doesn't close properly.  Now if you have every met me it drives me crazy when things don't close properly.

I am a little obessed with my patina paste right at the moment so of course that was used.

Fragments with rub ons, on top I love fragments!

Open.  I just bought Tim Holtz paper dolls- they are great.

I used my new scribble designs that are available on my etsy store BoozyBear.  Here i used scribble lightbulb
Lighten Up

Here you can see a scribble star chipboard.

This one used scribble lines and wobble arrows chipboard.

I used Prima paper and 7 dots Studio paper die cuts.

Lighten Up Chipboard

Wobble Arrows

Scribble Lines