Look at this beautiful heart decor from DT Kasia
Kasia used some oxide inks and impasto paints to colour this one
Here’s a look at how it came together
I have finished a box I started yesterday. The base is recycled gift box from Christmas lol… which I gessoed and just decoupaged scraps of papers from left over craft kits.
I have used plenty of different goodies from Thompsons craft supplies and Hobbilicious.
So we have a box that can be regifted now.
I also have small pictorial below with comments to guide you …
Happy Sunday x
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And now some final shots for you
Hi it’s Lou here. Today I fancied doing a favourite theme of mine, steampunk.
I began by adding a crackle effect to my Woodouts tag.
To do this, I began by coating the tag in a layer of white gesso. Next you add a layer of paint. This layer can be any type of acrylic paint. I choose a brown impasto paint.
Next is the crackle glaze. I used one from Fabrika Decoru. The thicker you apply it the wider and larger the crackle. Thinner will lead to smaller, finer crackle. Don’t put on too thick or it won’t dry properly. To allow for the most effective crackles, let it dry naturally.
Once this is dry, you now need to apply a 2nd coat of acrylic. This must not be metallic or it will not crackle and try to paint in one direction and not to keep going over the area so that it can work best or you will prevent the crackles. Aim for one swift brush stoke in one direction. Leave this to dry naturally until you have the desired crackles then you can finish the drying with a heat gun. I chose linen impasto paint for my 2nd layer to contrast the darker 1st coat.
Next I wanted to really work on the colours and make an interesting back ground. I built up different layers of paint using deco art media fluids in burnt umber and raw sienna, finnabair sparks in raven and fabrika decoru metallic paint in peach.
I contrasted matte and metallic paints and light and dark colours to give a look of depth.
My tag was now ready for assembly. I fussy cut element from AB Studio Steampunk Love sheet. To match the colours better to my tag, I smushed some oxide inks in gathered twigs and forest moss onto my mat and applied to the die cuts with a baby wipe and dried them. I added to my tag at different height by using scraps of chipboard and Fabrika Decoru 3D gel
I wanted to add a bit more texture and interest. I used the 3D gel again and sprinkled some micro beads around areas of the die cuts. The gel will dry clear so don’t worry if you can see parts of it still.
To finish, I always like to add a title or phrase to my work. I backed some prima word stickers onto some tim holtz paper. I left a wider border, cut them out and mounted onto foam an added to my tag.
And with that, my tag was complete. Here are some close ups.
Hello everybody Kasia here… This is the time of the year when I realise I need to make few Christmas cards for my friends and family. This year’s AB studio Secret Wood Christmas papers were just perfect for this.
Firstly I fussy cut all the elements.
I prepared my layers – black and gold and silver mirri card. I used my sewing machine to create the stitch border.
I layered up my fussy cut elements and added some sisal, gauze and lace to add more texture. You can find some great items like this for adding texture in the trimmings bags
Some of the background were stamped with musical notes stamps by Kaisercraft.
I added chipboard sentiments.
I still wanted those cards to be flat and ready for posting. I used 7inch square blanks and matching envelopes. I enjoyed making those cards but I need more. I will be back soon with some more Christmas cards ideas.
Hello Everybody, Today I am sharing my Christmas project.
The Christmas tree base from Woodouts is a very thick mdf that is great for all sort of mixed media projects.I covered the based with one of the papers from AB studio Christmas Collection -Breeze of the Forest. All paper elements are fussy cuts from one of the paper from the same paper pad by AB studio
I added some paper flower and little girl embellishment from Tim Holtz.
I used gold wax to add some more dimension to mould and mdf itself. Finally black splatters and chipboard and paper sentiments completed the project.
Hope you enjoy my Christmas tree project and I will come back with some more very soon… Crafty Hugs, KASIA
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