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:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Colorful Creations DT Challenge

February 1st challenge was black, white, plus one color.  I did an OTP (Off The Page) 5X7 flat canvas project for this one.


I got these resin deco faces from a yard sale. They usually use them for broches but not me!



I also used Inka Gold wax to give it a metallic look to highlight the texture.


I love Wild Orchard flowers.


Check out my video tutorial from start to finish: Click Here.