Tuesday 21 March 2017

Eileen Hull New Release - Heartfelt Collection

Wecome back to my third post showcasing Eileen Hull's new release showcased at Creativation (CHA) 2017. You can view the whole range HERE.
This week I am showcasing two of Eileen's dies the first one being the Scoreboards XL Die - Basket.  I opted for a piece full of colour this week. If you would like to see my previous posts for Eileen's New Release you can find week 1 - Mixed Media Journal  (HERE) and week 2 Masculine Journal (HERE).
I die cut the basket from mountboard and decided on my paint colours for the background.
I began to add my layers of colour, applying with my finger.
I dried each layer of paint so that I did not get any muddying of colours.
I then continued to add layers of colour with my fingers. Do not think about this too much, simply add the colour randomly to the background and then dry with a heat tool.
I continued to add the layers of paint and I also added some circles using an old lid. Applying the paint to the lid and then pressing the lid onto the background and then drying with a heat tool.
I added some scratchy lines with an old credit card and black paint.
A touch of paint has been added through Tim Holtz Chevron Layering Stencil for further interest.
Die cut a heart from white card and then draw around the hearts onto the background using a white pen.
I then applied Broken China Distress Paint around the outside of the hearts. Add a couple of layers of paint and then dry with a heat tool.
I added Hitch Fasteners to attach the handles to the basket.
I also added a Tim Holtz Sticker and delicate splatters of white paint for further interest.
I added a stitched 'SUNSHINE' to my basket full of sunshine (again another new release from Eileen).
I love the touches of black that randomly appear in the hearts. I also added a touch more scribbly lines around the hearts using a white pen.
The next release is Eileen's House/Pocket Stitchlts Die. This die could quite easily be used as a house or a pocket. I die cut two of my houses from corrugated card to give wonderful texture to my pieces.
I began by brayering Squeezed Lemonade over the corrugated card, using only a light touch. I then brayered a layer of Picked Raspberry Distress Paint over the card and dried with  my heat tool.
I took an image of me when I was a child and then did an image transfer onto the background using DecoArt Matte Medium. I love the ghose like image which I think works perfectly on the design.
I added a second image transfer onto my second house.
I used a PaperArtsy stencil to add LIFE to the top of my house, adding white highlights with a white pen.
I scribbled distress pen onto a non-stick craft sheet and then added a shadow around my images with a waterbrush.
Delicate splatters of paint and painty circles have also been added.
I also added Remnant Rubs for further interest and stamped my sentiments with Black Archival Ink. I also applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of each house.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Jenny Marples said...

Tracy they are both magnificent! I ADORE that heart basket in particular. Thank you for sharing your processes for making both projects xx

Redanne said...

Tracy, I adore your mixed media basket, the colours are beautiful and those black accents are really lovely. The hitch fasteners are a great touch!

The pockets look amazing too, the image transfer looks fantastic. Two great projects! Hugs, Anne xx

eileen hull said...

I didn't realize that was you Tracy on the House Pocket- that makes it even more special. <3 The basket is such a joy and I love the word Sunshine stitched on the inside as a special surprise!

Brenda Brown said...

Both incredible projects Tracy, wonderful colours and designs and the image transfers are fabulously ethereal xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Two super projects Tracy I love your unique style. I'm looking at all these new dies with one eye at the moment but loving everyone's creations. Thank you for sharing x

Marci said...

Both projects are beautiful! The basket looks like happiness!

A Pink said...

Wonderful projects showcasing Eileens dies Tracy. x