Use Your Wings

Whilst making a previous project, I had a stencil with quite a bit of spare Prima Marketing crackle paste left on it so pressed it onto a label wooden square that came in a delivery of mine. I thought this would make a good project at some point.


Today was the day to make this into something pretty. I decided to try and use up some stash. I began by covering the whole piece in Prima Marketing clear gesso. I chose clear as I wanted to keep a bit of the wood look as I liked the surface and colour.

Next I chose some inks to add colour. I had some Jane Davenport inks in my stash I wanted to make use of. I dried this then added flicks of green chalk ink by Fabrika decoru for a bit of contrast.

To blend the piece together and add some more contrast, I used Fabrika Decour Heather shabby velour paint and Snow White Finnabair impasto paint. To finish the colour, I added some Shimmers raspberry paste from my stash around the edge using a palette knife to add texture.

Now I began work on my layout. I started by adding some stamping, using Finnabair Don’t Forget to fly stamps, in white ink and in Versafine Clair Nocturne for contrast. Next I chose some die cuts. I took some old 7 Dots Studio elements and AB Studio (white butterfly sheet and the Diary range  ) and Prima Marketing Moon Child fussy cut elements.

I layered these up using foam tape and square and some pink lace from our trimmings bags.

To finish, I added some Finnabair glass beads using 3D gel and dots of pink paint.

Here are some close ups for you. I hope you like it and think about using the pastes, inks etc left on your stencils for 2nd projects.

Vintage Masculine Canvas

Hi! It’s Lou here with a masculine vintage canvas board today.

Usually when I do vintage style I go for a very feminine feel, but i wanted to make this very masculine.

I started by using Prima Marketing crackle paste and and stencil AB Studio stencil ID-87 to the left of my canvas board. I coloured the stenciling by watering down  impasto paints in Jade and Colbalt and rolling the board around to spread the colour.

I added some papers from AB Studio’s Behind Closed Doors and Take Me There. I used foam tape to raise them slightly.

I added some cheesecloth to the lower part of the canvas using blue and then covered this in Pitch Black impasto paint. I did this to add texture and to add a darker section to my canvas, drawing inspiration from the door paper I had added previously.

Next, focusing mainly on the black area, I added Finnabair sparks in my favourite colour, Night Shadow. I then sprinkle Fabrika Decoru Magic Paint in Shimmer Amethyst and sprayed with water. Again, I rolled my canvas around to spread the colour and dried.









To add more texture, I used beads and micro beads from Prima and stuck using FD 3D gel

Now I began to build the piece up. I added more of the AB Studio die cuts, Prima moulded pieces and Hobbilicious MDF’s (we will be getting these in soon 🙂 ) The frame contains a Finnabair sticker. The frame was coloured with Deco Art gold paint and to all and the stencilling was added touches of bronze wax. The title was cut from the same AB Studio papers.

And the piece is finished. Here is the final shot and some close ups.

Vintage reverse canvas

Hello Everybody,

Today’s project has been inspired by Louise’s reverse canvas from Telford. I couldn’t make a canvas but I loved it so here is my take on it.

I have used beautiful papers from 13arts collection- summer raphsody.

I used wooden square and after a coat of white gesso I decided to use the back of it with two windows…

I filled the two windows with papers. I added texture to frame by dubbing texture paste on to it with a back of my pallet knife .

When dry, added some colour using a powder from fabrika decoru
I also use 13art stencil to add some texture to my windows panels.

I used handcasted resins from prima moulds and coloured them with gold metallic paint from Fabrika decoru. I also used mdf frames from the same company and covered them with white gesso.

I started building my composition in the middle. I used some cardboard to balance resins and mdf to create an even surface.

I stained the edges of my papers elements with distress oxide, and also distress the frame with the same vintage photo oxides ..

I added some gauze, sisal and lace to my composition, finally I splatter the project with white gesso and added a sentiment.

Hope you like my project …
I do love mixing all materials and enjoying creating something unique. The best things is I can get all those product in one shop.
Have a great week and keep crafting…
Kasia xxx

Mini Vintage Canvas

Hi everybody,
It is Kasia here with another project. This month I am using many beautiful products from Louise’s shop.
This is my mini vintage canvas…
Here are steps:
1. I was going to use Maremi’s stencil on my background but…
2. Firstly I decided to add some texture using gauze on the background, I adhered it using white gesso.
3. When dried, I stamped randomly finnabair stamp and used stencil on top.

You will need texture paste to do.
4. I decided to use a mdf  butterfly from Fabrika Decoru, you need to add a layer of white gesso

5.i added some two types of lace ; I used gel medium to adhere all my embellishments

6. I lifted up gessoed butterfly but using a piece of cardboard.

7. Started building my layers, usingd tags from AB studio paper pad- behind closed door

8.added some paper and metals cogs
9. Finally I added a colour, I used antique gold paint from Fabrika Decoru, the green shade appeared by itself, I didn’t expect that but I liked it.
After I added some shading around embellishments using a black spray with a brush.
White splatters to finish it off… and sentiment of course..

Hope you like it as much as me…See you soon with another project,
Kasia x