The Versailles Altered Window Frame – Grace

This week, still working with AB Studio’s The Versailles, I’ve created this altered piece, using royal blue and gold colour scheme.

To see how it was made, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/ujkxbmBDr5s               

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

MDF Window

Finnabair Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Ultramarine

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Tim Holtz Quote Chips ‘Theories’

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle 2

Art Stones

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

 

Grace ❤

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The Versailles Scrapbook Layout – Grace

This week I have created a heavy mixed media scrapbook layout with AB Studio’s The Versailles.

The layout has many elements to it, so to see how the whole thing was created, you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/LjP3u95ymWM               

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

AB Studio Transparent Foil/Acetate

Hobbilicious Renaissance Chipboard

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Mintay Frame Book

Mintay Wings Book

Mintay Flora Book 1

Lindy’s Embossing Powder Chip Off the Old Black

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

Finnabair Glass Glitter Gold Rush

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Grace ❤

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Create what’s important art journal page

this time a journal double spread.
Create whats important..
 
for this project i used…..
Pentart wax purple
13 arts color glow Tanzanite
Ab studio stencil ID94 
Ab studio paper Diva
Dina Wakley paint Heather.
for this project i got covered in ink again lol
i prepared my page with clear gesso to start and dried it
i then dotted some of the heather paint on the pages and with a sponge spread it about, not solid just dragging it around, i then  dropped some of the color glow on the glass mat, added water to activate and sponged this on too.
when dry i then added some paste through my stencil and dried again.
i then added a little bit of stamping, just randomly all over.
then it was fussy cutting and layering.
deciding on my title.
then i bordered with the wax and some black ink.
to finish i activated the color glow again and splattered.

Life Is A Grand Adventure – Aly

Hello there everyone hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for another fabulous week whatever you are doing!
Today I am sharing a mixed media card using the following supplies –

P13 The Four Seasons 12×12 paper stack
Hobbilicious Ornate Flower Resins
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz Sentiments

Stencil from my stash
oddments of ribbon and sisal
black card and a white card base
Basically I created this card by putting all my elements into a pleasing orientation and then I adhered them all to the card, matted onto a black card and mounted to a white card base, just a simple easy project this week, but rather effective I think.

 

Wooden Organiser – Mixed Media  

Wooden Organiser – Mixed Media

i have had this waiting around to be prettied for quite a few years. After doing the box in these papers, i decided this was the range to do this in too.
another of my DT projects for July for Thompsonscraftsupplies
it is quite a large piece and holds 12 x 12. Therefore, it is great for holding my latest collection as i am working through them, so it is now a permanent fixture on my desk.
for this i used the
13 arts color glow tanzanite
pentart wax purple
AB studio stencil ID 94
AB studio papers diva
Dina Wakley paints heather and fuschia
from my stash i also used a white gesso and a heavy paste.
i completely covered my piece with the white gesso and let it dry.
Then i sponged over that with the heather and the fuchsia  paints.
After I added some of the tanzanite here and there and activated it with water and dried.
Next was the papers. I fussy cut and used gel medium to glue them on all over the piece. Even the half flowers from the edge of the papers were good as i had a lot of straight edges to place them.
i then coloured my heavy paste with a drop of the fuchsia paint and used this with my stencil, just overlapping the papers in places and filling the gaps in between my papers.
when this was dry i added some more of the color glow tanzanite powder and activated with water and moved the colours around, i then dried it with my heat gun. Lastly, i used my pentart wax to bring out more of the texture from the stencil paste.

Inspire – Aly

Inspiration is a wonderful thing and I see lots of it everyday, wether its from Facebook, Pinterest or nature itself.
Here I have created a little canvas for my DT spot for Thompson Crafts.
The products I have used are

Finnabair Texture Paste
P13 4 Seasons Summer Paper Pack
AB Studios half mandala stencil
Hobbylicious Ornate Flower Resins
Fabrika Dekuru Shabby Velour Pink
Butterfly Acetate from tim Holts Collection
Black Card
Script Stamp

Hope it inspires you to create something beautiful
Hugs Aly xx

Versailles Art Journal Pages – Grace

This week I’ve been doing some art journaling with AB Studio’s The Versailles paper pack.

To see the process of how I made it, watch the YouTube video here:                  https://youtu.be/UBKZu60pkQw               

 

These are the products I used that are available in store:

AB Studio The Versailles

Finnabair Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Ultramarine

Mintay Flora Book 2

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

49 & Market Damask Stamp

Kaisercraft Script Stamp

Grace ❤

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TCS Online Retreat Oct 2020

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Retreat 2020

Intro:

The retreat we had planned has been getting closer and closed and I have had to make some difficult decisions. My priority is that of everyone’s safety. Although we have seen a great improvement in current circumstances, I think the examples of London and Leicester have shown that this year at least is still very unpredictable. This, alongside the fact that planning for a retreat does not happen overnight, I have unfortunately decided that an in person retreat cannot take place this year. We do have something else in mind and will meet again in person Oct 2021

We could wait to see what things looked like say in September, but this would give me anywhere near enough time to organise stock. Or on the other hand, I could order stock now and then the retreat is cancelled and I am left with no retreat at all and a lot of stock that I have no use for. I am a very small business and this would have an extremely damaging impact on me which I many not even be able to recover from. With all this in mind, I have come up with an idea I hope you will all agree is the best solution in this impossible time.

The Retreat:

So, don’t be too down as I hope I have come up with something you will enjoy. I know it won’t be the same as meeting in person as the team, me and my family all love to see you and catch up and have a giggle as well as the crafting. However, I hope this can be the next best thing and we can all catch up in a different way.

Firstly, those who have already paid deposits or more, I will be contacting you individually and we will decide between us what is best for you so please do not panic. If this idea is not for you, then that is OK I will understand and we can resolve that.

But, before you decide, let me tell you my plans.

An online retreat to take place the same weekend as the retreat was originally organised for – Oct 2nd – 4th 2020
It will take place in a private Facebook group for retreat attendees only – classes to be taught online by tutors as originally planned – Myself, Kasia and Lorna
. 3 classes as originally planned – 1 all day class altering a set of boxes with Kasia, 2 half day classes – 1 mixed media scrapbook class with Lorna and 1 altered wooden piece with me  – first samples shown above, with finished samples to follow
Kits to be sent to your home address – normally in in person classes you share things like gesso etc – we will send you your own – you will only need basic tools like paintbrushes, tape etc – a full equipment list will be provided before the retreat so you can get ready
Basic instruction and the items required for each of the classes will also be included in the kits sent to your home for quick reference and to allow you to get ready – more details will be given in the actual classes
You will also receive in the post a good bag worth at least a retail price of 30 pounds and some extra treats – just as I would when we meet in person
Opportunities to win prizes during the live classes as well as during some fun time in the evenings
We will look into have a group call via Facebook or zoom so we can actually see each other – I’m thinking on the Friday before classes start at the weekend. we can all grab a drink, some snacks and have a good natter and I’ll introduce the retreat
You will have opportunity to order from the shop and have it sent with your kits at no additional postage cost (postage will be included in the retreat costs)
The classes and any other videos or photos or posts will remain on the group for you to access after the event – so you can choose when to take the classes or watch them back if you wanted to say check what we used or how something was used – this Is a big advantage over the in person class
There will also be some bonus challenges for you to try you hand at after the retreat to test out those skills you have learnt – for example it may be a mood board, a tic tac toe grid etc
Continued support after the weekend – we will be contactable after thee retreat for any questions you have about the classes, materials and such like.
The cost of the full weekend to include all your classes, materials and everything I have mentioned above including shipping to address will be 200 pounds

So What happens next?

As stated, I will be in touch with anyone who has already made any form of payment to see how you want to proceed.
If you’re new to the retreat that’s great we are more than happy to welcome you on board
A deposit, if not already paid, of 60 pounds needs to be paid by the 26th July, a minimum of a further 70 pounds by the 16th August, the remaining balance by the 6th Sept
To book or for any questions please pop me a message here on the website contact form,  Facebook page or to my -personal profile or to our email at generalenquirestcs@gmail.com

Join the event on Facebook to get the latest updates i.e. final samples, sneaky peeks and more.

Link to the Facebook page event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2434044713378189/

Sparkle Mixed Media Tag

I love everything about these papers and colours and the flowers,

another project for my DT kit from Thompsons craft supplies
  for this project i used
from my stash i also used wooden corners, word sparkle, heavy body paste,
mixed media spray magenta.
how i did it……
for this project i started by covering the tag with one of the papers and then using the stencil added the paste and dried it then went over with clear gesso and dried again, i then added some colour with the 13arts color glow , the mixed media ink and some water to get the colours moving. when this was dry i added my wood and chipboard pieces.
i did some fussy cutting from the paper pack and layered this up on the chipboard,
i gesso’d the word and then waxed with the purple pentart wax, i also used this on the rest of the tag, lastly i added the flowers from the flower mix.