Monday, 25 January 2016

PA topic #2 Hearts - Heart Box

The current Paperartsy topic is "Hearts" - where to start, too many the end I decided to decorate a lovely heart shaped box I've had for ages.  I gave the top and bottom a coat of Space Cadet.  For the bottom I randomly stencilled in Sky and edged with blue gilding wax.


The top received some wonderful crackles with a top coat of Sky over crackle glaze. I decided the box would be useful to store some of sewing accessories in. With this in mind I edged the lid with some tape measure ribbon and trimmed with an assortment of embellishments.


Thank you for looking x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Transparent Art #2

I'm on roll now, two posts in one day !

the centre piece of this tag is a circle made in a similar way to Wanda Hedges post from yesterday. see it here. I squirted glossy accents and ink onto acetate and sprinkled in some glitter, this was backed with scrunched up tissue and left to dry.


I then worked on the tag - a couple of old rub ons were covered with a light coat of Guacamole fresco paint. In a couple of areas I applied crackle glaze and then went over this with Honey Dew when completely dry. I next distressed the edge and stamped a small leaf design in Tumbled Glass distress ink.

My next transparent later was a couple of flowers die cut from blue vellum finished with pretty brads

This is my second entry to the current Paperartsy challenge 

Thank you for looking x

Transparent Art - storage pot

The first topic of the year at Paperartsy is Transparent Art - there are many interpretations of this topic and some great examples can be seen on the blog see here for details

 Now what I pictured in my head and what I ended up with are two very different things. I wanted to paint on glass - never again ! I stamped a butterfly from JOFY 32 onto a small storage jar with Stazon ink - tricky but so far so good.

The painting part wasn't so successful but was a learning curve - I used  frescos mixed glaze. Never mind, all good fun and kept mind mind off my cough for a while. 

To embellish the top I got out my never used Melt Pot (one of many unused things😉 I intend to use this year).  I love the fab translucent result and on top of the silver lid the heart seems to glow. 


thank you for looking x