Sunday, March 26, 2017

Distress Oxides ATCs Take 2

So on this take, I wanted to showcase Walnut, Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber

I also wanted to add some texture and thought that Finnabair's Rust Paste would compliment the Oxide look.

Then for the little details, I used a map scrapbook page I had laying around and decided to use melted beeswax to give a vintage, encaustic, transparent look to it and used some jute to tie it in place.

I love how the Rust paste did when I applied it with the blending tool through a stencil.

I also think that Peeled Paint color on the Oxide line is not used as often. But this color is beautiful and unique, especially over the Walnut Stain, it sort of changes to a light teal. I will definitely be using this color more often.

Check out the Full Video Tutorial HERE:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Distress Oxide ATCs Take 1

Playing with Distress Oxides are so much fun!

When I work with them I like to use them one color at a time.

Adding a bit of embellishments with kitchen twine and art stones.

Using a stencil I spread crackle paste.

And finish with a little glitter for some shimmer.

Full video tutorial below:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DT Challenge for Colorful Creations March 15

This challenge was monochromatic project.

I was playing with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China, Faded Jean and Iced Spruce.

Also used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a touch of floral lace.

Added some texture with clear embossing using a crackle stamp.

The little details always counts. Finnabair Art Stones gives fun texture.

Added some shine with a sequins blue bow and pearl cabochon,

Full Video Tutorial Here:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Joining Lulu Art Design Team 2017

Woohoo.... I was chosen to join Kylie Fowler's amazing and talented team. Kylie is the owner of an Australian online art store called (and she ships internationally!). She has a great variety of craft products, plus she offers online art classes that are so informative and educational.

My first project will post tomorrow.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DT Challenge for Colorful Creations March 1st

For this challenge we had to use these color combination with ink. I used distressed inks for background color and stamping.

Using some of my Prima IOD Moulds pieces and painted with Finnabair Opal Blue/Pink

Love these guinea feathers to add some contrast and color. 

I wanted to give the tags some more texture so I decided to add Finnabair crackle and gold mica flake while it was wet.

As a final touch I added a strip lace on the top of the tags.

Full video tutorial HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Colorful Creations DT Challenge Feb 15th

This challenge was "Inspired by a Word" and I picked "COLD" for my layout.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the snowflakes and letters.

Also I added texture with Snowflake Texture Paste.

Embossed the letters and swirls.

And like always here is the tutorial video:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Altered Ceramic Jar Coated with Beeswax

This is a ceramic jar I had on my work station holding my pens, scissor, brushes and anything else I stuck in it.

I decided to decorate and make it pretty, so I looked through my scraps and found some gelli prints I did on deli paper a long time ago. I felt it might have needed some more dimension and that is when I decided to randomly stamp some texture. Then I used decoupage glue to adhere them to the jar that I primed with gesso

After that I added some more texture with paste and a Dina Wakely stencil.

I also added some lines with Prima Oil Pastel. I love these so much because they are very soft and easy to smear, They work great with water too!

And no project is complete until we add flowers! These are some of my faves from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love them! I also used the wire stems and coiled them.

And then lastly come the bee wax. I have seen this similar technique called encaustic. Of course they use a wax that contains resin and color. I just used pure beeswax that I placed in one of those potpourri warmer to melt wax. I also used a non-synthetic paint brush and sealed the entire jar and flowers. Then I grabbed my heat tool to remelt and heat set. The finish product is gorgeous!

Check out the Full Tutorial Video below: