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Face Your Fears – I Dare You

We’ve put the clean and tidy journal away for the moment and created two pages in the mixed media one instead.

A very different journal indeed, all grungy and painty with loads of texture, this is definitely the touchy feely one of the two.

Not much colour used on these pages because the previous ones here were very vibrant and busy so a more subtle tone was called for.

Out came the Pebeo modeling paste plus some Tim Holtz tissue paper.  Chalk paints were used alongside some dry brushing with Gesso.

 Selection of stamps, stencils and tissue paper used.

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Mixed Media Wall Plaque

This plaque started life as reject MDF off cuts given to me by Crafty Friend, she was given them and then shared with me.
Now that’s what I call a friend, what do you think?

 

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There have been no Saturday classes over the summer but last week saw the start of them again.

Because of one thing and another Phil was the only person who could make it and she didn’t mind having a one to one, below is what we made.

Slow start to the class because we were nattering, consequently we didn’t get it completed.  Finally finished mine and well chuffed with how it turned out.

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The Plaque is very dimensional and touchy feely, love it.

Used stamps from Inkylicious, Crafty Individuals, Stampin Up, PaperArtsy and a new one which I just bought by Seth Apter (that’s the frame in the middle).

Apart from the stamping I painted, stencilled, used paper napkins, builders mesh and gauze.

Also found some old twine which I plaited to make the hanger for the plaque.

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I am entering this into the Craft Stamper Challenge which is Anything Goes.

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Flicking And Dripping White Paint

Crafty friend came to stay last weekend where she joined in with my class.  As you can imagine it was chaos but very enjoyable and hugely funny.  It sure cheered me up I can tell you.

Whilst waiting for the class to start we had a play around in my craft room with some new PB stamps of mine.  We inked onto watercolour card before stamping the flowers.

Finally finished my piece by adding a Scribbly Bird stamp by Dina Wakley which I coloured with chalk inks and paint.  Dribbled white acrylic paint in the right hand corner before flicking with more paint.

I am sure Crafty friend hasn’t even looked at hers yet let alone finished it!!!

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The close up shows the stencilled flowers and the modelling paste which I coloured over the top.

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This is the journal page which the girls and crafty friend made in the class, very different from the above make.  Much more vibrant and very Autumnal looking.

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How different each journal page looked from the next.  We used Gelatos for the background colours with loads of stamping and stencilling.

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Well done girls by the time we had finished each page looked stunning.

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Cards For Him And Her Plus A Journal Project

Another fabulous sunny day outside which put me in the mood to show last week’s class cards and also the project we will be making tomorrow.

I love to rip and tear and also love using different colours of ink when stamping so this technique was perfect.

Again I showed how you can make a very feminine card and also one for a man.

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With this one we also used the triple embossing technique for the frame.

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Ahead of myself here as below I am showing what the girls are creating tomorrow.

They have all bought journalling books and I know they are all going to have fun learning how to fill them with some amazing artwork.

Gesso, washi tape, stamps, masks and Gelatos are the main ingredients of the pages below.

I am sure everyone will be amazed with the magical way the gelatos blend superbly into the background when used with baby wipes.

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Craft Tool Holder From Recycled Jumbo Toilet Roll

Hubby brought a few jumbo sized toilet roll holders home from work for me and I recycled into this craft tools holder.

The four items in the holder are what I am always searching for on my desk.  I use them so often and consequently they are the things I lose under other crafting goodies on my desk.  Now I have this little gem in front of me I am hoping they won’t get lost again!!!

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Used papers, paints, inks, molding paste, dies, stamps, edging punch and gilding wax.

This shows how large the jumbo toilet rolls are and because they are for industrial use they are so much sturdier than the normal toilet roll.

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Second Make With Brusho’s

When you look here you can see my first make with Brusho’s.  What I forgot to say in the post was the type of cardstock I used.  It was a 300gsm watercolour card.

This time I have used the Clarity white coated cardstock which you can find here.  Totally different types of cardstock producing different looks to the projects.

No preference yet of which cardstock I like the best as I am still in the experimental stages and there are so many more to try.

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Sharing Brusho’s With Amber

Whilst Amber was here on holiday last month we had a play with my new Brusho paints.  Andrew bought them here for me.

She loved them so much that she asked me to take them home when I went back for our break.

She told grandad that they were on her Christmas wish list.  Not silly that girl because softy Andrew asked me to leave my set with her and he would buy me some more (which he did).

Sadly I didn’t take a photo of what Amber made with them (far better than my effort) but I decided to show mine anyway.  Used a Stampin Up stamp called Forever Young

The close up shows more detail of all the little doodles I added with a fine tipped pen.

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Fashion – With Everything Thrown At It

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress;  dress impeccably and they remember the woman”

Have you ever made something and you can’t stop playing with it …well this was one of those makes.  I find making things which are very elegant orientated my type of thing and when it involves stamping, inking, stenciling, colouring, painting, crackle and designing … well I couldn’t be more happy.

So many things thrown at her but soooo pleased with the end result.  Now usually when I’m in the ‘throw everything at it mood’  it turns into one horrible mess but not this time … well, in my opinion it looks rather tasty.

(Has anyone seen ‘The Good Wife’ if you have then you will remember one of the judges kept quoting “In my opinion”)

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  “Fashion” which was picked by our wonderful DT sister Laura.  Wahoo right up my street sweets!!!!!

Found this image already stamped in my bit box but nothing had been done to her.  (Not sure how long she was in the box as the stamp set is soooo old but you can still buy on ebay here.)    Went about changing her very quickly as I already knew the colours I wanted to use plus that is when the fun started.

Must be in the mood for using my old stash because above her head the stamped flourish is from the Visual Artistry Collection called French Market.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

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Tarmac Technique

What a day I had yesterday full of fun, laughter and getting messy … definitely messy, with my crafty friend.  Before I go any further I bet you are wondering why I keep referring to her as ‘My Crafty Friend’, simple really, she would rather not have her name mentioned on the web.

Well the messy part was using Bitumen Paint … TAR … to you and me.  Ali mentioned this technique on C & C and she showed something which she had made, it looked rather cool.  She kindly gave details of where she had seen the technique used.  Off I trots to find out more details which you can find HERE.

Karen says dilute the Bitumen paint to about 50/50 with white spirit but my suggestion is to start with about 80% paint to 20% white spirit and see how you get on.

There has to be a before and after so the before is this rather pretty but very bright book box that I had in my stash (bought from Dunnes Stores for €5).  Below is the altered box … love it better now.

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You really should have seen this when it was covered with tar you would have thought I had lost my marbles.

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Now isn’t that just the coolest technique.

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Like Clockwork

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a terrific theme of  “Like Clockwork” which was picked by our very own Yvonne.

Thank you Alison … Words and Pictures … who chose our fabulous theme from last week

Made a canvas book for my FSC piece this fortnight, decorated the front with loads of clocks and covered two of the pages inside with yet more clocks.

A very easy book to make – just cut two sheets of A4 canvas in half, add a cover and stitch down the middle using a running back stitch.  The cover is corecard run through a clock mask which was then sanded away to reveal the clocks before inking.  With the same mask I added texture paste.

Stitching the middle works better than gluing plus I added a calico like fabric to the inside of the cover … purely for strengthening purposes.  Chose a cream material that was mostly plain but had a very bold flower pattern on it.

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The little stamped face was placed over a die of an alarm clock and the ornate mantle clock came from a Hero Arts set.

Kept the inside pages almost monochromatic because I am in love with browns and blacks at the moment.

The left hand side is the calico material and the right is the canvas.  Gave the canvas a coat of gesso before I did anything with it but the calico was worked on with nothing added.

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This shows the cream calico material on the back cover, how gorgeous is that flower?

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl