Monday, 26 June 2017

PaperArtsy Tag - Take Chances

Morning, Kirsten here. I hope you had a nice weekend. My project is a little tag, made with PaperArtsy stamps & stencils. As I said in my post on Saturday, I've no step by step photos for these projects.................

I applied Bluegrass Green & Baby Blue Americana Acrylic paint to white card with my fingers & when the paint was dry I applied  Americana paint Cherry Red and Pistachio Mint through PaperArtsy stencils PS006 & PS001. The next step was white gesso through PaperArtsy stencil PS060.

I stamped the flourish stamp & little dots from Imagination's Take Time stamp set with Jet Black Archival ink and that was the background finished.............

I stamped the butterfly from PaperArtsy stamp set JOFY50 twice onto white card, coloured them with watercolour pens, cut them out & attached them to the card, along with the words from the same set. The red flower is the large stamp from JOFY32, it was left over from another project so I decided to use it.

JOFY50 - NEW for 2017    JOFY32    PA Stencil PS006 (ELB)    PA Stencil PS001 (ELB)     PA Stencil PS060 (EKC)Art Stamps - Take Time - NEW!!Baby Blue AA

Bluegrass Green AACherry Red AAPistachio Mint AA  Media Gesso - White

Lisa is taking bookings for the next two workshops at Grove Green. You can find the information about them HERE and there are still places on the July classes, information HERE.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

In The Pink with PaperArtsy and That's Crafty MDF Uprights

Happy Saturday to everyone, Kirsten here. How have you been coping with the heat?? Thank goodness for fans & cold water, is all I can say!! :-) Due to various problems, technological & otherwise, I haven't been able to do my Monday blog posts, so I thought I'd do a couple of Saturday posts to show off the projects I made for Lisa's PaperArtsy workshop at the end of May. 

There are no step by step photos for any of my projects, because I had such fun while making them that I never gave a thought to taking a photo. All I have to do now is try to remember what I did & what colours of DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints I used............. 

My substrates are That's Crafty!'s wonderful new MDF uprights. We're all crazy about these. They're such good quality, lightweight but sturdy, come in a variety of great shapes & they make great gifts - there are smaller ones too, which would make a nice change from a card.

I painted the Jagged Edge upright with black gesso first, when that was dry I painted on a layer of Imagination Crafts' Crackle Medium and when that was dry I painted Baby Pink Americana paint - in the opposite direction so that the cracks went across the upright, instead of down. 

Next, build layers;

Layer 1 with PaperArtsy stencil PS006 & Pistachio Mint Americana paint
Layer 2 with PaperArtsy stencil PS001 & Bahama Blue Americana paint
Layer 3 with PaperArtsy stencil PS060 & Ultramarine Americana paint
Stamp with detail stamps from PaperArtsy stamp set EKC01 & EKC07 with Jet Black Archival ink
Apply Imagination's Structure Paste through PaperArtsy stencil PS060
When that was dry, I replaced the stencil & applied Pearl Starlights over the Structure Paste.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to fix the upright to the base, which I'd decorated to match the upright & went around the edges with Japanese Jade Alchemy Wax...........

I used white gesso for the base layer on this second, Decorative Top, upright and a lot less 
Crackle Medium, followed by Baby Pink Americana paint

I mixed some Baby Pink with white gesso for the first layer of stencilling - PA stencil PS006 again - then Cyclamen Starlights through PaperArtsy stencil PS034 & Structure Paste through PS060..........

I stamped the images from PaperArtsy stamp set JOFY13 & the butterfly from JOFY50 on to white card, coloured them with watercolour pens, cut them out & attached them to the upright. Once I'd the base & upright together I went around the edges with Antique Gold Starlights..........

JOFY13    JOFY50 - NEW for 2017    PA Stencil PS001 (ELB)    PA Stencil PS006 (ELB)    PA Stencil PS034 (EKD)    PA Stencil PS060 (EKC)   
MDF Upright - Decorative Top   MDF Upright - Jagged Edge  Baby Pink AA   Ultramarine Blue AAPistachio Mint AABahama Blue AAMedia Gesso - White    Media Gesso - Black   Japanese Jade AWX Pearl SLCrackle Medium     

Structure Paste

Lisa is taking bookings for the next two workshops at Grove Green. You can find the information about them HERE and there are still places on the July classes, information HERE.

That's it from me for now, I'll be back on Monday with another of my PaperArtsy projects. Have a great weekend.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Indigo Blu & Imagination Crafts

Hi all you crafter out there, how have you been coping in this hot weather?  It's nice to relax in but not work, at least it's a bit cooler now.
Today's card is using the Indigo Blu Ella Bella stamp again, (this is on sale on the website at the moment), but this time jazzed it up with some Distress Inks and Imagination Crafts New Art Stamps designed by Lisa herself.

I started with a 7" x 7" white card and matted it with a piece of black then white card.  The white card was used to create the image.
I wanted to use a few of the distress inks so used the following:
Using smoothies I covered the white card randomly with the distress inks, blending as I went.

Next was to stamp the Ella Bella image onto the side of the card using Versafine and Wow clear Embossing powder. 
I wanted to add some background stamps so chose Imagination Crafts Art Stamps Distress Textures 1.   I randomly stamped a few of the images over the card until I was happy with the result.
I then stamped a few butterflied from the Imaginations Crafts Art Stamps Time to Celebrate set to cut out and 3D onto the butterflies. 
I just cut out the wings not the bodies, which was nice and easy.  I love using these little butterflies at the moment, they are a great embellishment when they are 3D.

I then thought the whole thing needed a little sparkle, so used a glue pen on some of the background images and dipped in some glitter.  I also drew in some glue into Ella Bella's hair and glittered that too.
Next was to stamp a little sentiment also from the Time to Celebrate set and cut into shapes then backed them with black card, Lisa and the team are doing this on their cards at the moment and I think it's a lovely effect.
Next was to mount the card together and place the butterfly wings on using cosmic shimmer dries clear glue and the card was finished.
I hope you enjoyed this little card today and thank you once again for dropping by.
Love Jan -x-