Sunday, 31 July 2016

Paint Splattering

Hello there, last weekend I tried experimenting with my acrylic paints, that I've only started to use even though I did purchase them last year. Well I'm so glad i've finally got round to using them. Whilst I was experimenting, the paint was going more over me than the card itself but still enjoyed being artistic.   

Created a stitched panel on the silhouette cameo and then cut out the panel using white card, selected three acrylic paints, which were Viridian,  Ultramarine and Violet. Using a spare wall tile for paint palette, I squeeze a small amount of each colour on the tile. Added a little water to the paint to lightly water down the paint. I used a combination of two paintbrushes which are No.10 and No.1/2 and created the splatter technique gently tapping with spare paintbrush, I used brown craft mat to keep my surfaces clean. Once finished I gently heat set with heat tool.   

Using my DIY stamping tool I stamped "Happy" and "Birthday" in versafine onyx black ink, I did have to re stamp a couple of times to get the perfect coverage. Cut a piece of fun foam to fit the panel and adhered to panel with double sided tape then adhered the panel to the A2 (US) size card blank with double sided tape. To finish I added a few drops of Tonic nuvo drops in black and white to finish.   

Have you tried this paint splattering technique? what type of results did you get? I must admit it's such a fun technique. Enjoy the rest of your day?

This will be entered into the following challenges -

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Finally my own YouTube channel

Hello there, I've been thinking of starting a youtube channel for sometime but was a little unsure as with anything new, as always I'm a bit late to the party joining YouTube but better late than never so they say. I hope many of you will subscribe to my channel and like my videos. I am hoping to reach a wider area too so I can share my inspiration to more of you. All that I ask is to be patience with me as all this is very new and will take time to learn. 

Here's a sample video to get you started and it's a showcase of my recent designs, I do hope you like it? 


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tonic Pick of the bunch | blending pencils with baby oil

Hello there, well many of you may follow me over at Facebook and might of heard that a few weeks ago I was having a few issues with my spectrum noir alcohol markers, well to cut a long story short I'm no longer using them anymore as I feel they don't seem to blend as good as other brands. Maybe in the near future I might invest in more better quality markers but for now, with budgets being how they are, I've took the decision to just use my colouring pencils and use the baby oil technique, to get smooth colour look.    

Created stitched panel using the silhouette cameo and cut out the panel using kraft card, then stamped the Tonic pick of bunch rose with memento tuxedo black ink and my homemade stamp tool onto the panel. Started colouring in the roses and leaves with WHSmith artist's colouring pencils, to create a smooth finish, I use a paper stump with some baby oil and blended the colours together. Next stamped "Thinking of you" with the same memento tuxedo black ink and the homemade stamp tool.   

Cut a piece of fun foam to fit the back of the panel and applied double sided tape and adhere this to the back of the card, then applied more double sided tape to the back of the foam and adhere the panel to A2 (US size) card blank.  Applied a couple drops of Anita's clear 3D gel to create clear droplets and added a few sequins in clear and gold and adhered these with micro glue dots. To finish the card I added a little clear wink of stella glitter pen to the rose and rose bud. 

Have you tried this technique? or are you going to give this a try in the future? If so please do let me know what you have created and what you have made. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Will be entered into this challenge 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

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