Sunday, March 18, 2018

Step by step tutorial - Mixed media heart canvas

Hi Everyone.

I have a new project to share with you, and I just LOVE how this came out.  I have noticed that I always tend to want to create things with HEARTS, so I'm not going to fight it, just going with the flow, and doing what my HEART tells me...

I have to say, when I started creating this canvas, I really had no idea of what I wanted this to look like in the end, and I LOVE this type of play, because it allows me to play without any expectations.  I wanted to try out a couple of techniques and just see how certain products would interact with each other.  It was a LOVELY surprise how it came out, and I think you will enjoy the process too. 

I have created a step by step tutorial for you over on my YouTube channel, so make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and just enjoy.

**List of Supplies used **
Items Listed are from amazon, I have linked to affiliate links, which means if you purchase from them I might get a small commission with no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support
·         Dylusions Pomegranate seed
·         Nuvo embellishment mousse – Pacific teal
·         Wooden heart embellishment from AliExpress
·         Wooden Heart Bead from a Bead store
·         Perfect Pearl – Blush
·         Primary elements – Blue Grass
·         Pebeo Iridescent Gold -
·         Dala Scrapbooking Glue


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dina Wakley Mixed Media Journal - Burlap page

I'm sharing some inspiration for the weekend today with this out of the ordinary Dina wakley Journal - Burlap page.

I hope it will give you some ideas of what to do with those tricky burlap pages.

I don't have a step by step instruction for you today, but I do have a full tutorial video over my my YouTube channel, so just head on over and have a peak.  Here it is:

Have a great arty weekend everyone.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weekly Challenge - TEAL

Hi all my friends, today I have a fun project to share with you. 

I have started a new challenge on my Facebook sharing group and you can find the prompts in the pined post.

This week the challenge was Teal, which is one of my favorite colors, so luckily I had no problem with that.

Here's how I made it:

Step 1:  Apply texture paste through a stencil.  I used the Faber-Castell mixed media stencil 101.
Step 2:  Apply watered down Calypso Teal acrylic paint from dylusions in some spots, and more strong color in others.
Step 3: Apply liquitex  Ink in turquoise.
Step 4: Apply some Pebeo Gold paint diluted with water in some ares over the texture.
Step 5: Add some Embellishment mousse in Pacific teal.
Step 6: I embellished the tag with a mermaid stamp and colored with copic markers.
Step 7: Add some transparent resin dots


Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Make a Mixed Media Photo Frame

Follow this step by step tutorial on how to make a Mixed Media Photo Frame from scratch.  Easy to follow and delivers great results using things you already have.

Step 1: Cut out a 10cm x 10cm piece of Balsa Wood.  Cut the same dimensions for the back using cardboard.  Cut a smaller piece of clear plastic. 
Step 2: Cut a 5cm x 5cm square in the middle of the Balsa wood, for the photo.
Step 3: Stick on all your textured elements and let it dry.
Step 4: Cover the entire frame and embellishments with white gesso and dry completely.
Step 5: Spray with Distress spray stain, let it dry almost completely and then cover the entire frame with white craft glue.  Use a heat tool on it, and let it bubble.
Step 6:  Once dried, dry brush white gesso on, and layer with Pebeo iridescent paints, Nuvo Embellishment mouse, and Faber Castell texure lux.
Step 7: Add glue to the back of your frame, make sure to especially cover the edges of the inside square.  Stick the clear plastic to create the window.
Step 8:  Add glue to 3 sides of the outside edges of your frame, leaving the top side without glue, where you will slip in your photo.  Add a back stand for your frame to stand on its own.
Step 9: Once dried, add your 5cm x 5 cm photo. You’re done!

• Balsa Wood – 1mm Thick
• Clear Plastic (Old packaging)
• Embellishments
• Nuvo Embellishment Mouse - Pacific teal
• Faber Castell – Texture Luxe Gold
• Pebeo – Gold and Black blue
• Mont Marte - White Gesso
• PVA Craft Glue


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mixed media fairy

New video process up on YouTube.  I have noticed that my regular audience don't seem to be that interested in faces that I draw, so I didn't elaborate on it to much in this video. Although, some techniques and tricks can be used for other things like in an art journal. Inspiration is everywhere.

Hope you will enjoy this quick video.

Thanks for popping by.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Challenge Using a Day for Daisies and stitching.

Happy new year to you all.

This year I decided to be more involved in my art, to push myself, so I welcomed this challenge for the DT of Southern Girls Challenge.

Challenge:  Image from a Day for Daisies and stitching.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.