27 Sep 2015


As I explained in the last post the paper arsty theme this time is pigments. I have been making AC's today for a swop I am in so used my brusho again!! love them...

After cutting the ATC I sprinkled someyellow and red brushos...with a tiny touch of natural. When I had sprtzied that with gum arabic and dried it off I stamped a heart in embossing ink and used a clear powder to form a resist.  I then gave it a wash with snowflake fresco and when that was dry I used some tissue with a hot iron to melt the embossing powder and leave the colours of the pigments underneath. I did the same with the ART stamp, cut it out and stuck it on. This really is simple but very effective

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The topic this time over on the paper artsy blog is pigments. There are some fantastic samples and videos right here

As most of you know Ally Pally was on last weekend and what a great time we had...not only is it a chance to spend all your pennies on crafty bits but a good catch up with crafty friends.

I was keen to have a look at the bistre pigmants that I knew Leandra would have on her stand as I tried to get some of these some time ago before I bought my brushos but couldn't find any in this country...but now they are here lol. I like my brushos but love the grungy...vintagy look of the bistres..they all have a brown undertone!! So I wanted to have a play today..this has been my first chance to spend any length of time in my shed.Soooo

I roughly painted a canvas with gesso and sprinkled on some yellow and red bistre powder. I had mixed some gum arabic in a spray bottle with water so that they would be a bit less water soluble...and they were..

When that was dry I scraped a thick layer of dreamweaver translucent embossing paste all over...this really makes the colours pop.

While that was drying I stamped and cut out a heart and quote and coloured them using aged mahogony distress ink. I edged the canvas with little black dress and added a touch of ruby treasure gold. Once everything was dry I stuck in onto the canvas with foam tape..voila

I really do like these bistres...if you are at port sunny pop over to the paper artsy stand and have a look

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6 Sep 2015


Hi everyone! I have neglected my blog terribly lately..but have just not much of a chance lately. Had a big family wedding which was fantastic and my sister came home from the states for 3 weeks so that took up much of the summer...by the time I had a couple of weeks hols from work I was shattered !! so have spent a couple of weeks doing Nothing!! and I've loved it lol...

So this morning I thought I would have a go at the PA challenge which is circles this time. You can pop over here to have a look at where it all kicked off. As usual there was soo many lovely projects over the last 2 weeks. I really liked the Limor webber video that Leandra posted on the blog and this is my take on it...

I couldn't even begin to walk through what I did because I just played around with a load of circles for and hour. There are so many different medias on here. Fresco paint.dylusion paint..lindy's sprays and the pan pastels came out too as did the shaprie pencils. I just kept on adding the layers until I thought stop now!!

I am hoping to get myself sorted enough to get back into the swing of things and blog a bit more.

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