Month: August 2015

PaperArtsy Christmas #375

PaperArtsy JOFY04 Snowman stampAnother play with the JOFY04 Snowman stamp set from PaperArtsy.  I’ve stamped out the Christmas tree and the snowman before adding colour so that I can keep the snowman’s body free from colour.  The background is made wet before applying broken china Distress Paint in a stipple technique. (more…)

Plan B with IndigoBlu Giant Poppy #374

IndigoBlu Giant PoppyI’ve had a workshop scheduled in for this Thursday evening for a couple of months.  I was planning to do a lovely stamping project using the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps.  Slight flaw in my plan though – can’t get hold of these stamps – they are like gold dust!  So…  I had to find an alternative project for tomorrow’s workshop.  Time for Plan B! (more…)

Swooshy Background #373

PaperArtsy topiary stampAnother swooshy background again today that has been created with the Distress Paints.  If you work with wet card and spritz water into the paint on your mat, you can get some beautiful swooshy blended backgrounds.

The stamps are PaperArtsy Topiary set and are again coloured by Distress Paints (are you detecting a theme with my posts at the moment haha?).  The white highlights are with the Sharpie white paint pen. (more…)

PaperArtsy Snowman #372

PaperArtsy Snowman StampLove this little chap!  This piece has been done with JOFY02 Snowman PaperArtsy Stamp set.  I started this piece by stamping out all my elements as I wanted to know where the snowman would be so I could work the background colour around him.

Once stamped I spritzed my card with water and applied some Broken China Distress Paint to my mat and watered it down a little.  Then with a wide brush I stippled the colour onto the background.  As the card is wet, it softens and disperses the paint to give you a snowy sky. (more…)

PaperArtsy Tulip #371

PaperArtsy Tulip StampThis turned out to be such a pretty piece.  The background has been created by using Distress Paints.  I have been demonstrating with them quite a bit recently, which has meant I have a lovely stash of backgrounds ready to work on.  This soft background is the second pick up – by that I mean that I have applied the paints to the non-stick mat and then picked up the colour with my card.  Then I have spritzed the paint and a new piece of card with water and picked it up again.  On this second swoop your colours will be much softer, more watery and you get some pretty results. (more…)

Happy Accident Butterfly #370

Memory Box Vivienne ButterflySome projects go perfectly to plan.  Some projects don’t!  I had an idea in my mind to make a glittered delicate acetate butterfly.  I used Stix2 Double Sided Tape Sticky Sheets and cut it just larger than my die, and a piece of Stix2 Acetate to the same size.

I stuck one to the other and  then cut my Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly with the die facing into the sticky sheet side.  The intention was for it to cut right through.  I cut back and forth through my Cuttlebug 3 times. (more…)

PaperArtsy Door Hanger #369

PaperArtsy Door HangerThese wooden door hanger blanks are great to decorate.  They are easy to paint and stamp and you get a good size surface area to put your design on…. and they are only £1.25 each – bargain!

I’ve painted it with a mixture of acrylic paints – Cosmic Shimmer and Distress Paint.

JOFY PaperArtsy StampsI’ve stamped with the JOFY38 PaperArtsy stamps.  I have additionally used one of the fragment stamps in the background from Chocolate Baroque and stamped in pumice stone distress Paint to create texture on the background. (more…)

Colourful Cornflower #368

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower

Lots of Chocolate Baroque stamps on this little piece of artwork.  The background has been created using Distress Ink Pads applied with Cut n Dry Foam.

The stamps I’ve used are all Chocolate Baroque – Cornflower, Artistic Affirmations and the Seasonal Fragments set (perfect for background texture).

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower StampI’ve also used a mask in the background to add some additional detail and then of course, my favourite white gel pen to make the cornflower pop out from the background.

happy crafting

Jane

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