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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Blank Page Muse Altered Coffee Tin


Hello All

Do you have a pen collecting problem but also really love coffee?
Well i have a solution for you.
Turn that coffee tin into storage for your huge pen collection!!
So crack out that coffee tin because now you have an excuse to empty it.



Products
Yellow decoupage papers
Washi tape
black card
white pen
embossing powder



Start off by coating the tine with two to three layers of white paint or until the print underneath is mostly covered.


Next mix PVA glue with water and paint onto the tin before adding the decoupage paper. Paint the glue both on the tin and over the paper to keep it all smooth.


Once dry take some wide washi tape and glue it along the centre of the tin.


Take a piece of plain card and stamp out enough flowers  to cover the top and bottom of the tin.


I used watercoliour paints to colour them  in


From the front label, Cut a small piece of black cardstock. Use the flower stamp from the Art Journal Mixed  Media Stamp Set and use clear ink to stamp them onto the edges of the card. Use The Seth Apter Ancient Amber Embossing Powder over the to and apply heat to set. Use a white pen to add the a description to the front.


Glue the flower boarder around the top and bottom of the tin and add lace as well.


A few close ups of the finished project


Thank you  for visiting





Sunday, 20 May 2018

Ephemoire True Crime Themed Artist Trading Block

Hi all 

I am back with an artist trading block to share today.
I apologize for the video as i was recovering from the dreaded lurgy at the time of filming.



Here is the video






I painted the block with black gesso and then added paper to the background. I used the Bonafide paper set and cut them to size using a square nesting die. 
I forgot to mention that on the video.



I then applied a stencil mask and once the modeling paste had set, i sprayed it with red mist spray.





To get the pictures to fit, I cut out the people and glued them on.


This was a cheap plastic halloween garland with skeletons on. I cut them up and glued their bones to the block.


The blood drips are made using a red hot glue stick and a die cut as a mould. 



The feet are some beads shaped like poison cans.








Saturday, 19 May 2018

Artful Days Steampunk Heart Canvas

Hi all
I am back with a new project for Artful Days.
This week i have gone for a rusty look with this mixed media heart canvas.





Paint Everything with black gesso
Tacke the heart and paint over with dark brown rust paint and then the rust colour, dry brush the yellow rust paint on to finish.


Paint the whole thing with blue metallic luster and once dry add the small cogs and charms. 


add another layer of metallic paint and then add a bit of rust paint to the charms.


Add flowers and a sentiment to finish.



Thursday, 17 May 2018

Craft Consortium Wildflower Meadow Collection Mixed Media Tag

Hello all

I have a new make using the Wildflower Meadow collection.


Spray blue and violet ink over a blank tag 
Stamp around the tag randomly using a texture stamp
Apply black modeling paste using a mask



Cut a strip of blue card and emboss it using the Apples Embossing folder.
dry brush the embossed card with blue metallic paint and allow to dry before gluing onto the edge of the tag.



Cut out a small tag from the Wildflower Meadow papers and wrap green thread around it. Secure this with tape on the back of the tag and then glue to the embossed card.



Colour in one of the flowers from the stamp set, cut it out and adhere to tag.
Add a few word sentiments to the tag and finish off with some buttons.




Wildflower Meadow Flowers Stamp set

Wildflower Meadow 12 x 12 paper pad

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Blank Page Muse Stamps Believe Flamingo Tag

Hello all

Another sample using the new stamps from  The Blank Page Muse.


Stamps used


The base of the tag is mist sprays. I used three bright colours and let them blend before leaving them to dry.


The flamingo is coloured with a paint pen.



Thank you for visiting.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Craft Consortium Wildflower Meadow Dragonfly Greeting Card

Hello all

I have a new collection from Craft Consortium to show you today. It's called Wildflower Meadow and is by Hackney and Co. Lots of gorgeous illustrations recreated in patterned papers and stamps.




Cover a card with patterned paper from the Wildflower Meadow paper pad. Ink the edges with brown ink and spray with blue ink.


Cut two rectangles from matching paper, ink the edges and then place one across the card and then glue white thread to the center.
Stamp out the dragonfly onto card and colour in with ink. 
Glue down the second rectangle  and then glue the dragonflies down the centre.
Add a sentiment and decorate with matching sequins.




Wildflower Meadow 12 x 12 paper pad
Wildflower Meadow Sequins
Wildflower Meadow Bugs Stamp Set



Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Blank Page Muse May Challenge Embossing

Hello all 

i have a new art journal page to share today using various stamp sets




Start off by spraying a blank page with yellow ink and allow it to dry. Next paint orange ink on around the edges before using the brixk texture stamp to add another layer to the page.



Use the circle textures from the  Background Grunge set. Use embossing ink with the Ancient Amber embossing powder.


Next apply more stamps and embossing powder and then apply a stencil mask using black gesso. Once dry highlight some of the circles with a white paint pen.

Stamp out some large and small flower heads from the Art Journaling Mixed Media set and colour them in. Cut them out and glue them to the page. Add fine glitter to the centers and seal in with gloss enamel.



Thank you for visiting

The Blank Page Muse Shop http://blankpagemuse.com/



Sunday, 6 May 2018

Craft Consortium Hackney & Co Wildflower Meadow Mixed Media ATC Set


Hello all

I have a set of ATCs made using the new Wildflower Meadow collection from Craft Consortium. 


Start off by covering the ATCS with gesso and then spray over the top with lime green, Blue and pink mist sprays. Allow one colour of ink to dry before spraying on the next colour.



Next add some stamping around the background.
Cut up pieces of lace, material and even dry baby wipes before spraying with ink and gluing onto the ATC.


Experiment with the layers until you are happy with them before gluing down.

Stamp out the insects from the Wildflower meadow stamp set and the mushrooms from the Winter Woodland set. Colour them with ink and then cut them out once the ink has dried.



Place the pieces onto the ATCS and once stuck down, decorate with gems and sequins.

Thank you for visiting


Saturday, 5 May 2018