Monday, May 15, 2017

Colorful Creations May 15th Challenge

This challenge was this:
What inspires you to be the creator you are, what inspires your creativity, your goals dreams, what or who keeps you grounded. Think of a person, place, music, season, etc. Create something that inspires you. Along with who inspires you, use your favorite embellishments!

I chose to make an alteration using music as my inspiration.

I found this cute mini music stand at an estate sale.

I embellished it with some of my favs: lace, mica flake, metal filigree, and art stones from Finnabair.

I also love to add inspirational quotes to my work. 

and finish with some splatter.

Using some light paste though a stencel and painting with Metalique and Opal paints.

Adding a little rust paste with patina paint to give more interest to the stand.

For a full tutorial video click here:

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st Colorful Creations Challenge

This challenge was to think Throwback. Something that suddenly reminds you of something in the past this could be in the form of throwback papers you have, embellishments, tools, throwback themed papers, colors, photos, memorabilia ANYTHING that will help you express any of your favorite past times. 

I decided to use some free laminate floor sample I found at Home Depot.

My throwback products were some old stickers that did not have much stick left on it.

I also decided to use my alcohol inks that I haven't played with in a long time.

Just to give a little more dimension and texture I used Finnabair Crackle Texture Paste and Art Stones.

Click here for full tutorial video:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Colorful Creations April 15th Challenge DT

 For this mid month challenge we created a project using only items that start with the first letter of your first name. Challenge

I started with a wooden letter "I" that my husband just nailed together for me.

Then I decided I wanted to use the color ivory as the theme, and for products and embellishments I used the following:
Ivory Lace, ivory flowers, Ice Resin, Idea-ology rub on, Iron Orchard Design mould, Inka Gold, and liquetex Inks. Full video tutorial is below.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Colourful Creations April 1st challenge: this is me!

April 1st Challenge

This is an embroidery hoop I found at the thrift store and covered with deli paper and some burlap I bought at the hardware store.

Using spare IOD Prima Mould I had already made.

I also used different shimmery color sprays from Tattered Angel, Prima Bloom, and Heidi Swap.

I have recently falling in love with melting natural bees wax on paper or tissue paper to give this unique encaustic feel

And then the finish product. Check out the full tutorial video below,

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: