Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Words & Paintery March Challenge Mixed Media Layout "Enjoy Summer"

Hi all,

Time for a new challenge over at Words & Paintery!
The beautiful blues and mint combo spoke to me immediately.
You can find the challenge HERE.
You have until April 15 to come up with your entry, so please join us!


Start with your background paper and cover it in clear gesso.
This sheet is from the budget store called Action. This beach photo from last year's Summer Holiday came to mind with these colors. We really enjoyed ourselves at the Dutch beach during those hot Summer days. Connor loved the sand and sea.

Use the 12 by 12 Prima stencil with scales and apply TCW Light & Fluffy modeling paste through it. Use your heatgun to make it puffy.

Do the same with this bubbly stencil. (I think it's by Dutch Doobadoo)

First spray water on your layout, then drip and brush various shades of Tattered Angels glimmer mist over the stenciled areas. Splatter more, following the outlines of the stenciled parts.
The colors Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I used for this project are:
Mint Julip - True Turquoise and Chalkboard Splash

This wood word 'Enjoy' is from Wibra. Cover it with TCW Gel Medium and 13 Arts glass filler. Then use various shades of the Tattered Angels Glimmermists mentioned above. Dab some white gesso on it and add a layer of mod podge.
'Summer' is a Scrapiniec chipboard, colored with Glimmer Mist and Mod Podge as well.

Add straws underneath the picture and staple them into place. Attach some ribbons, flowers and leaves. Color everything that isn't just right with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, or mellow it down with white gesso. Add Prima Crystals.

These long sea shells are actually souvenirs from the same vacation the photo of Connor was taken.

Add mint colored mica flakes with gel medium over certain areas of your page.

Using your diecut machine and the waffle flower die, cut 2 of them from white paper. Cut them both up and attach 2 halves underneath the picture. Attach the other halves on the top and bottom of the right side of the page.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge, and look forward to your entry!
Comments and questions are always welcome!
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mixed Media Watercoloring Canvas "Love Life"

Hi everyone,

Inspired by the Berry71bleu March challenge moodboard I created this canvas.
As a gift for my inlaws, who were celebrating their birthdays.
Subject of the canvas: their favorite little boy, their grandson Connor.


Start out with a 12 by 12 inch canvas.
Adhere the 13Arts paper 'Summer Snow' to the canvas using TCW Gel medium.
Cover the page with TCW clear gesso.

Since I recently learned how to watercolor with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, I tried my hand at it again. Spray water onto your project first, the drip and brush and splatter and blend and dry until you get the desired result. I love the way the colors flow and become such creative shapes.
For this projects I used the following Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:
Marigold - Summerglow - Dijon - Dragonfly - Simply Sheer Teal  - Chalkboard Seven Seas

Next, use a honeycomb stencil and Prima Finnabair texture Paste Graphite to create the background. Though I have used this paste before, the outcome surpised me again. It worked so well with this stencil, giving the pattern a metal feel and look.
I added this pattern to the (still blank) sides as well.

Using my Bigshot I cut a bunch of Sizzix Tim Holtz wildflowers from Kraft paper and tucked them underneath my picture, mostly on the top side. To flank the picture I chose wood gears. On the wildflowers I splattered various colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (the colors I used before), Viva Decor Rust paste and even some drops of Mod Podge.

Tuck some leaves underneath the picture here and there.
Paint the wood gears with Viva Decor Rust Paste and Glimmermists,
as well as Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Tail Fin.

The thing I seem to have trouble with ALL the time, is the color of the title. First I made it yellow. Nope. Then Gold. Nope. Dabbed a bit of Viva Decor Rust paste on. Still nope. Added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Tail Fin' and then I quit.

The wood feathers were colored differently but using all the media and paints and mists I used throughout the entire project.

As I mentioned before, I added the stenciled pattern to the blank sides first. Once dry, play with water, Tattered Angels Glimmermists and your heatgun until you're satisfied.

Okay, that was it! A shame the canvas isn't in my house anymore ;)
Comments are always welcome!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canvas Corp Brands Mini Canvas

Hey all!
As you might know, 2017 is the second year of me being a member of the amazing
Canvas Corp Brands Crew!
They ask the crew to create a 4 by 4 inch canvas that shows 'your style'.
I made my first one last year, and wanted to create a new one for this year. I will show you the process underneath. Hope you'll enjoy it. I loved recreating this miniature scene with the bricks that seem so real, and the shabby shutters, beautiful flowers and grapes, and woman looking out the window so longingly.


Here's the raw Canvas Corp Brands canvas, 4 by 4 inch.

Cut a doilie using your diecut machine and a Sizzix Tim Holtz doilie die, from white foam.
Adhere it to the canvas and paint it with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Rose Gold.

 Apply bricks through a Tim Holtz mini stencil, using TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste. Heat it to make it really puffy. (LOVE that stuff!)

 Using the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint Kit Architecture 'Concrete',
follow the steps descibed.

Real brick? Yeah baby! LOVE it!!!

Cut an opening in the canvas and add a little chipboard window.

Add 2 shutters and a flower box made of popsicle wood underneath the window.

Coat the shutters and windowpane with Prima Finnabair crakle paste white. Once dry paint with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist 'Mint Julip.'
Adhere a chipboard branch to the canvas, paint it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Bon Bon'. Paint the leaves with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Tail Fin'. The flower box and birds get a coat of TA High Impact Paint Silver. (Later on they get more coats until they look the way I want to LOL.)

Add some berries to the branch to act as grapes.
Put some leaves, long flowers and moss in the flower box.

Add a little bird in the left corner.
Paint the grapes with TA Glimmer mist 'Pomegranate', as well as some of the flowers.
 Paint the other flowers with TA Glimmer Mist 'Mint Julip'.

Behind the window, add some lace for a curtain.
Cut a lovely Gypsy lady from a sheet of 7Gypsies 'Gypsy Moments' paper,
and attach her behind the window, but before the curtains.

Please don't repeat my mistake:
it's okay to add some one step crackle medium over the lady,
just don't start messing about with colors that are too dark or intense to emphasize the cracks.
I blurred her face...

So, here's the final project. Hope you like it!
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CCB TCW Bloghop "Villa Villekulla" Mixed Media Birdhouse

Hey everyone!

So sadly this post comes while the #tcwccbmatchup took place in February 2017, thus is over by now. I am sorry about that. But I do hope you had the chance to catch all of both crews beautiful projects?
You can find my project with step by pictures here: canvascorpbrands villa villekulla birdhouse

From both The Crafter's Workshop designteam, as well as the Canvas Corp Brands designteam, some members were elected to create something for this matchup. I was Lucky enough to be on the team! No project of mine is left un-stencilled, so this made me a very happy scrapper.

We were sent a box full of goodies from both companies.

Canvas Corp Brands sent us various sheets of paper and 4 colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and a jar of Glimmer Glam.

The Crafter's Workshop sent us 3 large stencil and 5 small ones, as well as 5 delicious mediums.
The Gold Gesso and Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste have become definite favorites of mine!

In this post I will only show you some pictures and close-ups of the finished result. If you want to know exactly what I did, please hop over to the link I typed above.

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Happy scrapping!