Well hello there
Welcome to my blog today, I have now finished work for six lovely weeks as school is out, I hope the sun comes back soon!
I have been tidying up my craft room today to get ready for some more than usual crafty sessions.
So today I wanted to share with you a bottle which I have named swamp thing!
I used Gesso to cover the whole bottle, Using a string bag (which you buy oranges in) I glued this in place with Mod Podge, and randomly glued some strips of plasterers’ tape, some sticky backed ribbon around the top and bottom of the bottle.
Then used Gesso to cover it all again.
I sprayed Dylusions in Tangerine dream, chopped pesto and campso teal, and Lindy stamp gang starburst in milk chocolate brown.
Then to touch up I mixed a little white Gesso with distress ink – fossilized amber, and dry brushed just here and there.
From air dry clay I made some shells and barnacles, painted them and glued into place.
I found an old piece of white glittery Christmas decoration, covered it with Gesso and sprayed it with Dylusions to give it a more sea coloured look, and covered my crocodile with Inka gold.
Finally I added some paper that had a map of the Indian Ocean on it and blended it in, and used rub on words from Tim Holtz, Create, Discover and discover beauty.
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Hi everyone, & welcome new followers,
I had a brilliant day on Sunday at Oyster Stamps, on the make and take tissue box, a big thank you to everyone that came along and tried it out, all of the boxes looked really great and each one so different.
So I just thought I would share a couple of photos with you
Lovely Ladies having a lovely day
Now for my steampunk!!
Also at the weekend I finished another bottle, yes it was a very busy two days! and nights lol.
so here are both sides
A close up of the front
a view of the back, and the front
I will post details of this altered art bottle and products used during the week
thanks for looking today
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, I have been getting ready for Oyster Stamps open day, and this morning I decided to make another sample to go with my Tissue box that I made earlier in the week.
I love altering bottles so I just had to make time today and alter this bottle using Viva Decor Inka gold, which is one of the products I will be working with on the make and take tomorrow.
I used Gesso to cover the entire bottle, and Art Deco modelling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil : lace, it was a little tricky as I had to try to bend the stencil and tape it in place
I then used Viva Decor Inka Gold in Magenta and Violet as the main colours, then lightly added some Aquamarine, once dried, I buffed it up with a soft cloth.
I cut a piece of lace to size and using Viva Decor paper-soft-color, I stippled the ink on to the lace in Sea blue and Magenta, glued it into place and added some gems.
For the flowers I have used Heartfelt Creations delightful Daisy and coloured them with Inka gold, then stamped over them with Archival black ink.
and the same for the leaves.
I made a few more flowers and leaves to decorate and made a bow from seam binding.
Hope to see you at Oyster Stamps tomorrow
thanks for popping in
Today I am sharing this Anniversary card, which I made for my Husband back in May, Well.. it was a card, but once the Anniversary is over cards usually get thrown away. But I really wanted to keep this one, so I ripped it back off its matt and layers so I just have the front, and now I am going to paste it into my journal, and touch up the edges with some textured paste.
I used kraft card and embossing paste with Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, and Andy Skinner Incognito stencil, I then used Lindy Stamp Gang sprays to add colour and shimmer.
Then randomly stamped Finnabair Fence with black ink, and circles with white and black gesso using a glue lid.
Then using white gesso to highlight some areas by dry brushing.
I cut cog and gears from card with an x cut die and buffed them up the a metallic gilding wax.
Finally, I printed the words and cut them out in strips added some distress ink and glossy accents.
Thanks for looking
welcome to my blog today,
Sunday 19th July Oyster Stamps will be having an open day from 10am to 3pm, there will be members of our design team doing demo’s throughout the day, and I will be doing the make and take with this MDF tissue box using viva decor products, such as Inka gold and paper soft-color, which are available to purchase in the shop or on-line.
I have chosen the four seasons as my theme
using Heartfelt Creations flowers and leaves
and of course Viva Decor.
come along and have a play
thanks for stopping by today