A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Gothic arch's

Hi everyone here is a sneaky peek of my latest post
over at the Artistic Stamper why not pop
over and take a look,

Don't forget to let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Deco Art & A Steam Punk Heart

Hi every one! I hope you are OK and enjoying the lovely sunshine
 if you reside in the south of England
it seems like so long ago that it made an appearance.

Since doing my Andy Skinner online workshop I have wanted to have
a play, & put my own slant on what I learnt which was amazing.

I used the amazing Deco art products which are just divine and I just keep 
learning more & more about them. 

Anyone who knows my work knows that I am just addicted to texture and layers
so the media line just lends itself perfectly to it. The textures and mediums
 I am still learning about.

This was created using a beer mat that I covered in Media Gesso, Media texture
crackle paste. I pushed micro beads and glass glitter into the wet crackle paste 
and allowed to dry in the sun.

I used washes of Naphithol red, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Gold 
& Prussian blue.

I used gold gilding wax to highlight the texture. The heart was painted with 
 a cream acrylic stamped with Artistic Stamper lace stamp. 

A bit of distress inks Walnut stain and Black Soot around the edges.

A bit of rusty wire wrapped round the heart some die cut cogs
given a patina rust treatment.

Voila! all sealed with Deco Art Media ultra matt varnish.
hope you all enjoyed reading this posts much as I have creating it.
 be sure to check out the Deco art Media range.
Let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Deco Art and Finnabair Stamp

Hi everyone I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.
I have been having lots of plays with my lovely Deco Art 
products and watching a lot of Andy Skinner tutorials!

I also was finishing my next project for 
SanDee & amelie's steampunk challenges.

I know what has Andy got to do with Finnabair. Just that once I had finished with that 
and all my lovely rusty bits and pieces, I thought i would use
the Deco art products with the stamp.

More rusty pieces my copy of Andy's example on you tube.

 I had this stamp on my craft desk.

Some lovely Deco Art texture paste.

Some washes with  Deco Art Prussian Blue, Grey 3, 
quinacrine Gold, gold, micro beads, glass glitter,
& black antiquing cream.

I have really enjoyed my days play it has been quite a varied day.
I hope you all enjoy looking at what I have created.
Let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Raise The Curtains!

Hi everyone hope you are all well! The challenge this month over at SASPC
is Raise the curtains! why not pop over and join in the challenge.
I have never tried anything like this before I had an idea
and tried it out but wasn't happy.

Then I put the lady in her undergarments beneath the curtain 
and it made it stand out.

Where as before the curtains got lost
in the background.

I used a lot of Tim's classics Stamps  & the lady is an Indigo Blue Stamp.

I started with a very neutral base of pumice stone & frayed burlap distress stain 
swiped on a craft mat and water sprayed white card swiped through it.
Once dry I stamped the script onto the card with black Archival ink.

I used a torn bit of an old tag to add texture & interest to the base card.

The compass is an indigo blue stamp and the one under it is a Tim Holtz stamp.

With the curtain I made it out of tissue paper that I had sprayed with distress Stains 
in iced spruce and frayed burlap.

I hooked it back with a cog and arranged the folds. It was then
 rubbed with treasure gold. 

The permit of the curtains is lace that i had swiped with distress stains but it was quite pale
so I then used Deco Art Media paint in Raw Umber and a touch of turquoise.
This was then rubbed with treasure gold.

The indigo Blue stamp was then stamped onto black card with versa fine black
and clear embossed. Rubbed gently with treasure gold and the face and arms
 painted with perfect pearls and water. Then it was wiped back.

I hope you all enjoyed my post although I did go round the houses to get 
there. I Would love to hear what you think & don't forget to join in
over at SASPC.
Cheers Dee x 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

3UP @ Paper Artsy

Hi everyone I have been UBER excited about taking part in the 3UP@ Paper Artsy.  
Our colour theme was A:-  stone, concrete, slate & green lichen (hey pesto with
touch of limelight) My Theme is:-Shiny Things

The colours were what dictated my project as they conjured up stone walls, crypts &
old iconic things, moss, old buildings etc. "Weird! I know, what can I say" personally I 
blame my parents.

So I used a Tim die to cut the top and bottom pieces, I used Grunge paste through a stencil to
the main body of the piece, once it had been painted using a brayer & the paint
from my colour pallet omitting the green.
 I cut out an arch and painted it with both stone and concrete.

I then used Lynne Perrella LPC028 main image and stamped in watering can
archival ink. Next I sanded the image back so it looked faint and weathered.
I applied Vaseline to the parts of the image that I wanted to show through &
then painted over it in a mix of Hey pesto & limelight. 

I knocked back the paint once it was dry and reapplied Vaseline where I wanted the 
Lichen to show through. I then painted it all with slate and allowed to dry 
before knocking back. I applied crackle paste around the entire arch
& allowed to dry before painting with slate.

The top and bottom plinths were painted with slate then dry brushed slightly
with green. I rubbed slate over the stencilled areas with my finger and then used
hey pesto over the whole piece. This was then highlighted with treasure gold 
to turn - shiny.

A few crystals were attached and golden rain done with a glue gun - see
  here to take you to the link for how to make it. I hope you have all
 enjoyed reading about it as much as I have taking part.
Let me know what you think!
Cheers Dee x

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Last lot of photo's from workshop

Hi everyone I have the last lot of photo's from Andy's workshop.
I am not going to write anything just let the photo's do the 

Vintage Motor

Hi everyone over at The Artistic Stamper I have my next post 
for you to view.

It involves a lot of Distress products and Artistic stamper 

Why not pop over and see how I created it and be sure to let me 
know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Day II of Andy Skinners Online Workshop.

Well here are today's makes from my online workshop with 
Andy Skinner.

I have to say it is amazing I am really enjoying it.
Move over Tim!!

I can not tell you how amazing Deco Art Media range is. I absolutely love 
it and now I have a better understanding 
of how to get the best from them I 'UBER' love them!!!

I have used a lot of Tim's texture fades in my makes as they show case 
the techniques that you learn during the workshop.

I made two of these.

& two of these.

I have really enjoyed today and am looking forward to tomorrow.

I would like to offer a warm welcome to my new follower's.
That's it for today as always look forward to your feedback.
Happy Easter everyone.
Dee x