Friday, 20 July 2018

Trust Your Wings

Welcome, today I have a canvas showcasing my stamps from AALLandCreate. A list of stockists is available HERE.
I opted to return to my love of all things vintage this time around. I began by applying Texture Paste randomly to my canvas and then applying Paste once again over Carol and Co's stencil #23. This double layer of Paste really adds wonderful texture and dimension to the piece.
I stamped my butterfly into a piece of air drying clay and then aged with paints, I love how the detail is still visible when stamped into clay.
I also added some clay faces to my piece to add further interest. My canvas has been painted with Dina Wakley Buff Paint along with highlights of Frayed Burlap Distress Paint to age.
I added cotton threads and a rusty nail for added texture. I also incorporated a sentiment from my butterfly stamp set.
I added some layered stamping using my A4 Layered Grunge Stamp along with Olga's Patches Stamp Set.
I continued to add more layered stamping and also incorporated some delicate splatters of white paint.
I added a touch of stamping to the side of my canvas and aged the edges further with a Distress Crayon.
Each of my clay pieces has been aged with Ground Espresso Distress Paint.
Below are the products used in this canvas.







The butterfly stamp can be purchased HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Butterfly Canvas

Today I have a canvas for you using my stamps from AALLandCreate. You can find a lits of Stockists HERE.
For this piece my butterfly is the focal image set against a wondefully textural background. You can find my butterfly stamp set HERE.

I opted for a canvas this time around painting the background with Buff Acrylic Paint by Dina Wakley, I adore this colour especially combined with the Sedona used at the bottom of my canvas.
I added lots of texture to the bottom of my canvas, applying texture paste over Kassa's stencil #18 which I have highlighted further by rubbing back some of the paint to give a vintage feel and scribbling a Stabilo All pencil around the edges of each letter.
I stamped my butterfly into clay which worked fabulously and all the detail from the stamp still remained visible, I was so pleased. I allowed the clay butterfly to air dry before any painting.
I also incorporated a wooden heart, applying Texture Paste over the heart, applying over Autour de Mwa's stencil #21 to add even more texture to my piece. I painted the heart with a coat of Buff Paint, dried this layer with a Heat Tool and then applied a light layer of Sedona Acrylic Paint, dried lightly and then wiped back some of the paint.
I incorporated some background stamping to my canvas, using my A4 Layered Grunge stamp and also included some cotton threads, vintage pen nib and a quote chip. I also added a further clay piece using a Prima Mould.




These are the products I have used for my piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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Friday, 13 July 2018

Follow Your Dreams

Today I have an Etcetera Tag decorated using my A4 Layered Grunge Set combined with Olga's Patches Stamp Set from AALLandCreate. A list of our stockists can be found HERE.
I began by painting my tag with a coat of Gesso, drying with a Heat Tool and then applying a layer of Cheddar Acrylic Paint to my base. I dried this layer of paint with my Heat Tool.
I then cut out a heart from scrap paper and used the aperture and drew around the heart shape onto my tag. I added the hearts randomly to the background. I also added highlights of Fuchsia Paint to the background, applying with a Brayer, using only a light touch to apply the paint.
I painted around each of the hearts with Turquoise Paint and again dried with my Heat Tool. To highlight the hearts further I drew around each one with a Stabilo All Pencil and then blended with a touch of water.
I added some background stamping to the tag using my A4 Layered Grunge Stamp and also added highlights of colour to the background. Adding the paint to a piece of scrap card and doing a mono print to add just light layers of paint.
I added stamping to each of the hearts, using both my A4 stamp set and Olga's set.
I love all the layers of paint and stamping combined. I also included some delicate splatters of white paint.





These are the products used in my piece.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy xx


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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Eileen Hull Book Club 2 / Clearsnap ColorBox Blends

Hi and welcome, today I am showcasing Eileen Hull's Book Club 2 dies along with Eileen's fantastic ColorBox Blends Inks. You can find Eileen's release HERE.

This week I am showcasing Eileen's Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame along with the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Wrapped Journal. I wanted to showcase how these dies all work together beautifully when combined with Eileen's Inks.

The Clearsnap ColorBox Blends can be used on Fabric, Paper, Card, Wood, Clay etc. The inks are easy to hold with a simple to use applicator and the inks hold more than 10 x the ink of a traditional inkpad. They have a convenient sponge applicator to keep your hands clean and they blend beautifully.
As we are experiencing somewhat of a heat wave here in the UK I thought I would opt for a summer themed piece this time around.
Die cut the Wrapped Journal from mountboard.
Apply Texture Paste over a stencil, in this case I used a stencil designed by Autour de Mwa from AALLandCreate.
I applied texture across the whole frontage of the Journal and allowed to dry naturally.
I then applied a coat of Buff Paint by Dina Wakley to tone down the white of the mountboard and to give an aged feel to my piece.
I then wanted to age my piece a little more so I used Eileen's ColorBox Blends Inks, and Nutmeg was perfect for this process. I began by priming my ink, pressing the applicator onto my non-stick craft sheet to get the ink flowing into the sponge applicator.
I then lightly applied the colour over the texture. I love how the colour rests in the crevices of the Texture Paste.
I repeated this process for the whole Journal.
To remove some of those harsh lines I then blended the ink with a damp babywipe. I also added random Texture Paste to the inside of my Journal and repeated the same process and then dried the front and back with a Heat Tool.
I added some random stamping, again usng the ColorBox Blends along with my A4 Layered Grunge Stamp.
I was able to add random stamping around my Journal, adding yet more layers of interest.
Here you can see random numbers from my stamp set added to the background.
I then coloured a clay piece, a seahorse with the Bay ColorBlends Ink, applying the ink directly to the clay piece.
I sprized some of the ink with water and then painted the crevcies with the ink.
I now needed to add more layers of colour to give depth to my clay piece.
I opted for Bay, Beach and Leaf to add layers of colour and depth to my piece.
I took time to add layers of colour until I was happy with the depth of colour and then dried the ink with a Heat Tool.
I also added touches of the Bay ColorBox Blends to the outside of the Journal.
I added some drift wood pieces to the background and added a frame for added dimension (a gift from my friend Olga). The frame was also coloured with ColorBox Blend Inks.
I love all the layers and textures on this piece. I also incorporated some delicate splatters of paint for a further layer of interest along with some wire, wrapped randomly around the frame.
I incorporated some natural twine and added jump rings for added interest.
I also added a Seasonal ChitChat Sticker to the body of my seahorse and added twine to fasten the Journal.
Some further random stamping using my A4 Layered Grunge Stamp Set
I opted to add a shadow box to the inside of my Journal rather than create a traditional Journal. I used the box element from the ScoreBoards XL Die - Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame which makes a perfect shadow box for the inside of the Wrapped Journal.
I coloured the shadow box element with ColorBox Blends as before and also incorporated a vintage doily and some cheesecloth fabric for added texture. My seahorse sits on a wooden heart covered with vintage text book pages.
I added the word Dream to the inside of my Journal.
Mini shells also offer further texture to my design along with a circular piece of rusty tin wire.
A touch more stamping to the inside cover.
I love how both these dies worked so well together.
A touch more stamping here and there around the Journal and some shading to the edges completes my piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x