Sunday, 17 September 2017

Glossy or Shiny @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to today's post for Tando Creative. This weeks theme is 'glossy or shiny'. 

I used one of the Tando long tags and I wanted to create lots of different texture to compliment the shiny parts.

Here is what I created...




I first applied a piece of paper on the surface of the tag with PVA glue. 

I then created a mixture of DecoArt white gesso, glue and cornflour to create a really thick texture paste that is similar to the consistency of decorating filler. I applied a thick layer of mixture to the tag over the Tando distressed harlequin stencil






When the mixture was spread over the stencil I stippled the surface with a pallet knife to give it a rough texture on top. I also added some of the mixture around the edge of the tag and on the centre of the tag.






When it was dried I painted the tag with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I applied the paint thick in some areas and thinly in others so the paint would run around the shapes the texture paste mixture had created.  

I painted a piece of white card with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and left to dry. I stamped the Carabelle Studio 'Libellule' (dragonfly) stamp with Onyx Black Versafine ink. And the sentiment from the Katzelkraft Dreamer stamp set






I fussy cut the dragonflies and the sentiment, covered them with clear embossing ink then clear ultra thick embossing enamel powder and melted the powder with a heat gun to create a glossy, shiny layer.  




I adhered the dragonflies and the sentiment to the tag. I tied some black organza ribbon around the top of the tag and heated it with the heat gun to melt the ribbon slightly.


Here is everything I used...


Set of 5 Long Tags   Distorted Harlequin Mask   Carabelle Studio "Dragonfly" Cling Stamp, White/Transparent, Mini    Image result for Katzelkraft Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Dreamer - KTZ169


All the Tando Creative and DecoArt items I used are available on the Tando website


Thanks for popping by. 
Please leave a comment if you wish, I love to read your thoughts.
Hope to see you soon,
Lisa xxx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

3D Kits @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to my post for Tando Creative. This weeks theme is 3D kits and I chose the MDF birdhouse home kit to work with. 

Here is what I did....



First, I painted all the pieces of the kit with DecoArt white gesso. I covered the H O M E letters with DecoArt crackle paste and the roof of each house with DecoArt texture sand paste and let everything dry. 






I painted the four birdhouses with DecoArt Media acrylic paints. And let dry. I then used the distorted harlequin mask over the top. 



I added some stamping using Carabelle Studio stamps and black Versafine ink. 



I then applied black DecoArt Media Antiquing creme to the H O M E letters and adhered them to the birdhouses background. 




Everything Tando/DecoArt related I have used is available on the Tando Website. 

Thanks for popping by,
Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Summer @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to my blog post for Tando. This week the theme is Summer. 


Here is what I did...





I used one of the Tando long tags (they come in a pack of 5)and to start, I gave it a coat of DecoArt white gesso.

I used a selection of DecoArt Media Acrylic paints to paint the background of the tag. 






I used the Tando seaside embellishments and popped out all the pieces I wanted to use. I gave them a coat of white gesso, added some DecoArt texture sand paste to the sandcastle,  then painted them using the DecoArt Media paints


When everything was dry, I adhered all the pieces on to the tag. 

To finish, I tied some spotty ribbon on the top of the tag.







Thanks for popping by my blog today.
hope to see you again soon,
Lisa xxx


Set of 5 Long Tags   Seaside Embellishments   

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mixed Media Boards with Tando

Hi folks and welcome to this weeks post for Tando Creative. This week the theme was mixed media boards.

Tando Mixed Media Boards are fabulous small boards which can take loads of layers of different products. They are fabulous for having a play with and trying new techniques with. 

I used three of the 74mm x 138mm mixed media boards for this project.


Here is what I did...



First, I gave the boards with a coat of DecoArt white gesso then painted them with DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints

I then used the Tando 4 x 4 clock mini mask with DecoArt white modelling paste on the background.  



I added DecoArt Crackle Paint randomly over areas of the boards to add some texture.





I used the Tando 6 x 6 sequin waste stencil with the DecoArt paints. I added more layers using Carabelle Studio Chevron stamp and Carabelle Studio Mini Textured Checkerboard stamp. 





I used Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Green on Tando holly flourish. I also used the Frantage on some paper flowers and added some white natural raffia. I also recycled some onion netting packaging which I painted to make it darker and added some glue to some areas and adhered microbeads.





I used a selection of stamps from Vive LA Stamps 'Everything Stops For Tea', 'Never Stop Looking Up' and 'Time On My Hands' which I stamped on to acetate with black Stazon Ink. I cut the acetate wider than the mixed media boards and adhered each side of the acetate to the back of the board to create a bubble over the front of each board. 







I really like this project of mixed media boards. They are so versatile to use and just the right size to create fabulous mini projects.






Thanks for popping by today. Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you think.
Toodles for now, Lisa 



Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm    Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm    Holly Flourish    Image result for decoart media   Image result for carabelle studio chevron   Image result for carabelle studio checkerboard

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Antiquing over @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to this weeks Tando Creative post. This week's theme is "Antiquing".

I used on of the Tando mixed media long tags and a couple of the Tando 4 x 4 mini masks for this creation. 


Here is my creation...




First, I painted the tag with DecoArt white Gesso. When it was dry I used the 'fragile' mask with DecoArt white modelling paste across the centre of the tag and used the 'clock' mask again with the white modelling paste on the top and bottom of the tag.





I then added some DecoArt texture sand paste in random areas and round the edges of the tag. And used the DecoArt crackle paint over the top of the 'fragile' area of the tag.

I painted the tag using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics




I added some DecoArt black Antiquing Creme to emphasis the cracks made with the crackle paint on the 'fragile' part of the tag.




I used Technique Tuesday scritch scratch stamp and black VersaFine ink to add some texture around the outside of the tag.



To finish, I used some netting, which I painted and added to the top of the tag. 


Thanks for popping by, leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx


All the products I used are below and all of the Tando products and DecoArt products are available from the Tando Creative Website.


Set of 5 Long Tags   Mini Mask - Clock    Mini Mask - Fragile   Image result for decoart media   Image result for technique tuesday crackle stamp