Hi everyone a long time since I have posted anything but the how to for this piece is over on the Tando Creative blog. Pop over to check it out.
I have explored the art of stamping for a number of years. Recently I have been exploring social media as a way of exposing my ideas to a wider audience. I have a passion for colours, whether that's through inks, paints, pencils or pens. I like to include textures to my work to add depth.
A mixed media piece
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Oriental Card selection
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Hi everyone I am back on the Tando's Blog with their lovely matchbox's
Friday, 6 August 2021
Fiona's New Sacred Stamp Set
Tim holtz patterned paper was stamped then gold embossed triple embossed pieces were cut out and glued on. I applied Deco art antiquing cream in both white and patina. The odd gem randomly placed to finish it off. All these sit inside the Matchbox so you also have storage!
Cheers everyone thank you for dropping by x
Friday, 12 February 2021
A vintage Heart over on the Tando blog
Hi everyone Dee here with my make for the week, I have gone for a vintage heart.
I used a sheet of greybeard which I cut a heart out it is quite a large Heart. I thought that I would go for a floral theme as I love this flower stamp from Tim holtz's Dearly Departed set.
Friday, 27 November 2020
Retro Over on the Tando blog
Hi everyone Dee here with my post for Retro week, I hope you are all keeping safe and managing to get some craft time in.
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Anything goes over at Tando creative
Hi everyone I hope you are all keeping safe and are not to worn down by the restrictions. I have created a Christmas's tag for my project this week.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
A Box for my earrings using #Mitform_castings
The centre piece is a #mitform_castings large cog on which I used #Decoart antiquing cream in patina black and white. I followed this with #Decoart fluid acrylic Prussian blue and Quinacridone gold & Yellow transparent Iron oxide.
Friday, 13 November 2020
Crackle week over at Tando creative
Friday, 16 October 2020
La Mode for Creative Expressions
You will need:
CSMCPVAN Cosmic Shimmer Matt paint Vanilla
CSMCPSHALL Cosmic Shimmer Matt Paint Shallow sea
CSASPPPRU Andy Skinner pigment paint Prussian Blue
CSASAPPUMBER Andy Skinner pigment paint Raw Umber
CSASAPPGREY Andy Skinner pigment paint Payne’s Grey
CSASAPPYEL Andy Skinner pigment paint Yellow Iron Oxide
CSARESPAST Andy Skinner resist paste
CSASGGLUE Andy Skinner Quick grab glue
ADHA4 Creative Expressions double sided card
CER017 La Mode Sam Poole
41002 Creative Expresions primrose card
40980 Creative Expressions Coconut card
KRAFTCARD Creative Expressions Kraft Card
CSSERUST Cosmic Shimmer Special Effects Rust paint kit
CESMOOTH Creative Expressions Smoothies
Other Tools needed
Black Archival ink
Foam backed sticky pads
Stick on Pearl seed painted with Prussian blue
Cut your coconut card to size 4.25 inches by 6 inches then give it a base coat of Payne’s Grey and Raw Umber 50/50. Once dry use Andy skinners resist paste where you wish the base to show through. Follow this with vanilla matt chalk paint and heat set, then take a soft cloth and rub back over the resist areas to remove the paint in the resist areas.
Ink up the le mode stamp with Black archival Ink taking care to miss the edges you could mask them out if you wish, I didn’t as I don’t mind the odd hint of the boarder showing through. Once dry give a watery wash of Shallow sea matt paint and heat set reapply till happy making sure it is very watery. At this stage I added some stitching on the righthand side.
Once you have stamped the main image stamp out again along with the top part of the L’alterations stamp on Primrose card then fussy cut the images out. Run a distress tool around the edges to create an uneven edge. Use your smoothie to apply a mix of Yellow iron oxide and raw umber together 70 yellow / 30 umber and apply to the edges of the base card and your cut out images follow with Prussian blue. Tip test out how to on scrap card so you don’t overload it.
I found 3 black buttons in my stash and thought I would give them a rusty finish. I applied Cosmic shimmers special effects rust to them. This product us amazing as it has quite a textured finish to it, I dried each colour before applying the next colour and I used a stipple brush to apply.
Apply the double sided card to your project and mat to the kraft card, using a distress tool and repeat the process that you used on the main project. Apply a strip of double sided card to the left hand side of your main image and stick down the lace. Follow this by attaching your buttons and the tittle piece from the L’alterations stamp.
Finally attach your corsets with the double sided pads so they sit proud of the base image and your 3 painted seed pearls.
Friday, 9 October 2020
Skulls Creative Expressions Challenge
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Prey over on Andy Skinners Blog
Hi everyone, here is a project I did using Andy's pray stamp and his Redemption stencil. I cut out a large arch out of grey board and put texture paste through the redemption. I used a broken compass that i had made form a mould.