Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge

Time for a brand new challenge with Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge and this month our theme is "Make it 3D", nice easy challenge.
I have created three projects for this months theme; I have decorated a book using Eileen Hull's Passport Book, I have created a box using Eileen's Recipe Card and Label Die along with the Make-it 3D Die and finally I also made an oval box using Eileen's 3D die, fantastic die for making lots of items 3D. I have combined all my makes with the DecoArt Media products.
I began by die cutting the Passport Book from mountboard or good thick card; I stamped the front cover with an image from IndigoBlu (her name is Jane), which I stamped wth Black Archival Ink, I then applied Crackle Paste randomly around the face and allowed to dry completely. Once completely dry I then painted around the crackle areas and around her face with DecoArt Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic and allowed to dry. I repeated this process for each of the pages, applying Crackle Paste randomly to the pages, allowing to dry and then painting with Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic. Once completely dry I then used my finger to apply vaseline randomly around each of the pages, front and back covers and the spine. I then painted each of the die cut elements with a top coat of Cobalt Turquoise Hue Fluid Acrylic and allowed to dry. Once dry, I gently rubbed away at the areas where I applied the Vaseline; the top layer of paint will not stick to the vaseline areas and therefore show the Burnt Umber colour underneath; adding to the aged feel.
On my 3D box and Recipe Card 3D Box I painted each of them and then stamped the IndigoBlu image onto tissue and adhered the tissue to the box; I did crumple the tissue lightly to add texture to the design.
I also added frames to each of my pieces, highlighting one of the eyes on the focal image. Again I painted each of the frames in the same way, adding touches of highlight with White Fire Wax.
I also added an old pen nib to the focal image along with inspiring Chitchat stickers to each of my creations. Of course I did have to add a touch of rust to my designs too; adding a layer of Texture Sand Paste first, allowing to dry, then painting with a coat of Burnt Umber and applying layers of Quinacridone Gold Fluid Acrylic, dabbing the paint on and allowing to dry then adding a further layer. I also added delicate splatters of Vermilion to all my pieces, I love the splatters of orange against the turquoise and rusty elements.
I added a square frame to the Recipe 3D box I created and once again added rusty elements, paint splatters and a pen nib.
I machine stitched the Passport Book together, I love adding stitching to my pieces and I also included a pen nib, brass butterfly and leaf charm too. I adore the texture on these pieces!

Rather than add pictures for every page of my book I have done a video to show you each piece in more detail, hope you like! On each of my pages I have used the Bubbles Background from IndigoBlu, highlighting some of the bubbles with crackle and that orange paint once again.




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I cannot wait to see what you all create this month. Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


25 comments:

Buttons said...

BREATHTAKING!!! Quite simply amazing work Tracy. I LOVE the blend of stamping, crackle texture, paint and ageing, and words on each of these pieces. Thank you too for the video showing the insides. SO helpful! Jenny x

Nikki Killinger said...

So beautiful, amazing work. Love all the texture and colours, just fab!! Nikki K. xx

Redanne said...

Absolutely incredibly beautiful pieces Tracy and I love your little video too! Anne x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Absolutely amazing texture! And I love how you made an eye the focus by framing it!! Such a haunting look. Incredible projects Tracy!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Candy C said...

Wow, Tracy! Beautiful mixed media pieces! Love how you've framed one eye on each of your ladies' faces. That looks so cool. They are all very very cool!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, you blow my mind ever time I visit! These pieces are so incredible!! What texture paste did you use to create the outer blue areas, the cracks are so large. Love the colours and the face images work so well with the frames you added. Gorgeous!! hugs :)

Sandie said...

Stunning!!!

Eileen Hull said...

Tracy this trio of projects is drop dead gorgeous! Every time I see your work I learn something- Vaseline??? Had no idea and so cool! Love how you stitched the Passport Book together and made the Recipe Card into a 3-D box, then put cards in- genius! The oval box is great- shows how you truly can make any die 3-D! Thanks for showing what amazing things can be done with these dies!

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! x 3!!
These are all amazing love the colours and the frames brilliant
Great to them in the Video too!

Jools x

rachel said...

amazingly stunning Tracy - just beautiful work - love it all xx

Nan G said...

fabulously dimensional pieces!

suzieq23 said...

Wowsers! Love all 3 projects. I will have one of each please.LOL

Joi at RR said...

Tracy - these are just INCREDIBLE. The colors are stunning, the embellishments - perfect. They are all just intriguing... I love them all - can't even pick a fav. j.

Inkypinkycraft said...

fab pictures and love the frames and all those gorgeous textures x

A Pink said...

A great collection of 3d projects- the passport books my fave . Fab texture n crackle n love the images

Michelle Webb said...

Oh Tracy this is amazing! I love it. Blue is my favourite colour as well. Those crackles look cool too :) Michelle x

butterfly said...

Wow, Tracy - these are sensational! What amazing textures, and the recurring image of the women being silenced by the nibs is so powerful. Love the framing of her eye too, and the brilliant weathering and (of course) the colour combination. Fabulous work.
Alison xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Tracy! So fun and creative! Love all the texture and rusty detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

Meihsia Liu said...

Totally gorgeous, Tracy. All the details on this project are stunning. :)

Sandra said...

So cool Tracy! Love them all! The video shows how incredible they are! Hugs, Sandra

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Tracy! Another wonderful collection, not only showcasing the wonderful EH products that you are using, but your Outstanding Talent, too!! I just love each piece and the cards that you made to go with--AWESOME!! I want to be YOU when I grow up!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Tracy! Another wonderful collection, not only showcasing the wonderful EH products that you are using, but your Outstanding Talent, too!! I just love each piece and the cards that you made to go with--AWESOME!! I want to be YOU when I grow up!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy. You have really shown off the IB stamps and the details are amazing

Tfs Annie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Amazing Tracy!

Irena Stefanova said...

Wow wow wow!! This is just incredible Tracy!! I love the whole 3D idea and you really put a lot of work into yours!
Irena