Sunday, 14 May 2017

Soak It Up! @ Tando

Hey folks! Today's blog post is for Tando Creative and the theme this week is "Soak It Up!"
This is an amazing theme to focus towards Tando products as the majority of them are made from greyboard. Greyboard is a fabulous product to work with, and when it gets wet it is highly malleable. Which means you can bend and twist the greyboard to manipulate it in to different shapes. It also behaves like Gremlins, meaning it multiplies to a number of layers - so you can have a number of the same shape only thinner. It is great to experiment with this technique as loads of different outcomes can be created. 

This week, I decided to make a card and play with Tando Bottles and Jars.

Here is what I created...




First I cut a piece of card 7" x 7" and blended a selection of Distress Inks on to it. I then used Creative Expressions Midnight Waltz stamp set designed by Lisa Horton with black Versafine ink to add the stars to the background. 




I collected a selection of the Tando Jars and Bottles and sat them in a tray of water for a couple of minutes. At this point they start to expand and begin to separate. After a couple of minutes, I took them out the tray and squeezed the excess water out of them. Then you can start to manipulate them in to the shape you want. In this case, I moulded the jars and bottles around a paintbrush handle to curve the shapes in to a more 3D shape.  




I then painted them all with DecoArt black gesso. I added DecoArt texture sand paste to some of them and DecoArt white crackle paint to the others. 
When they were dry, I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Gold Metallic paint over the top which I applied with my finger. 

I them covered some of the jars with clear embossing ink and heat embossed clear UTEE over the top.




I stamped the Carabelle Studio wood texture stamp on to white card and cut in to 1.5cm strips. I then painted them with DecoArt Titan Buff and adhered underneath to create shelves to sit the bottles on. 




To finish, I used my Dymo machine to create the words - "get busy creating" and then painted a border around them with the Titan Buff paint






I hope you like this weeks themed creation. Leave me a comment telling me your thoughts.
Thanks for popping by,
Lisa xxx 

Here are all the products I used...

Image result for lisa horton christmas stampsImage result for carabella studio wood texture stampMedia: Black Gesso  Media: Texture Sand Paste  Media: White Crackle PAINT    Fluid Acrylics: Gold Metallic  Fluid Acrylics: Titan Buff  Image result for dymo

Monday, 1 May 2017

It's May @ Altered Eclectics

Helllooooo, and welcome to my blog post for the month of May for Altered Eclectics.

Altered Eclectics is a altered art challenge blog and anything can be created to enter except cards.


So, here is my creation...



This is my starting point...



I first wanted to create some texture on the blank circle. So I adhered torn pieces of book pages and added some lines of tape. I then painted the MDF circle with White gesso. I also added some patches of DecoArt crackle paint.





I used Oak House Studio Colour Chemistry sprays to colour the circle. I sprayed and blotted numerous colours until I was happy with the colour.

I used some images from Prima Fairy Belle Collection which I fussy cut and adhered to the circle. 




I stamped the message using a Heartfelt Creations stamp and cut it in to sections and then adhered it.



I highlighted the images and the message with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. 



I then made a hole in the centre of the circle and painted some clock hands from Tando with black gesso and foxed to the circle. 




Thank you for popping by, hope to see you again soon.
Lisa x 




Sunday, 30 April 2017

Anything Goes @ Tando

Good morning folks. This week at Tando it's an Anything Goes week. So I've chosen to share with you a sample I did for the Tando Creative show on Hochanda a few weeks ago.


Here is my creation...



First, I stuck the door frame pieces together and used the Tando 6 x 6 crocodile stencil with DecoArt white modelling paste to create the stone work. When it was dry, I mixed DecoArt black gesso and DecoArt white gesso together to make a grey tone and painted the door frame. 





I adhered the door pieces together and covered with DecoArt crackle paint. I put some DecoArt sand texture paste on the door hinges and handle. I painted all the door pieces with a selection of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints. I then stamped on the door using a stamp from Andy Skinner's Industrial stamp set.





I painted the mushroom with DecoArt Media paints and used some white modelling paste to create the 3D white spots. 





I dabbed sand texture paste and crackle paint on the leaves then painted them.






I love playing with the Tando Faery Doors as you can incorporate loads of different textures and techniques to create something fun or a bit more realistic. 



Thanks for popping by,
hope to see you soon,
Lisa x

Everything I used is pictured below and all the products are available on the Tando Website.


Mask - CrocodileINDUSTRIAL rubber stamp set Media: White Modelling Paste  Media: White Gesso  Media: Black Gesso  Media: White Crackle PAINT    Media: Texture Sand Paste  Fluid Acrylics: Raw Umber  Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal  Fluid Acrylics: Primary Yellow  Fluid Acrylics: Pyrrole Red  Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Gold 



Sunday, 9 April 2017

Embossing Crystals @ Tando

Hello folks and welcome to today's Tando post. This weeks theme is embossing crystals. 
I love playing with embossing powders, especially ultra thick embossing enamel and adding lots of colours together. Even clear embossing powder is fabulous to play with as gilding flakes and other weird objects can be trapped inside.



Here is my creation...


For this weeks challenge I used the Tando 80mm x 16mm mixed media boards. 

First I applied a thick layer of DecoArt white modelling paste over a blank mixed media board. When it was dry I used DecoArt Media Misters in turquoise shimmer, white shimmer, yellow green and purple to colour the background. 



I then used embossing ink to cover the entire board and heat embossed clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) over the top. I applied a couple of layers of UTEE to create a really thick layer.

I then used Comic Shimmer Tropic Moss Glaze embossing powder over the centre of the board and melted it slowly. 




I then inked Katzelkraft seahorse stamp with black VersaFine ink whilst keeping the powder in the centre of the board molten. I then quickly applied the stamp to the molten powder and left the stamp in place until the powder had cooled. 



To finish, I punched a hole in the top corner of the board, added an eyelet and threaded some blue satin ribbon and some white organza ribbon through.



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


Here is everything I used...

Mixed Media Boards 80mm x 116mm    Media: White Modelling Paste  Media Mister: Turquoise Shimmer   Media Mister: White Shimmer   Media Mister: Yellow Green   Media Mister: Purple  Image result for cosmic shimmer tropic moss blazeImage result for katzelkraft stamps seahorse



I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...

Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge April - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - April Challenge 
Mixed Media World - MMW#24 Anything Mixed Media Goes with a twist
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - Challenge 25 - Anythig Mixed Media Goes.