Monday 24 July 2017

Follow Your Heart

I have rediscovered my Dylusions Inks and my very favourite is Fresh Lime. This whole project was designed around this ink! The finished project looks like this:
I sprayed a tag with Fresh Lime and Dirty Martini. Dry the tag throughly.
Then, using a large Stencil with White Linen spray the tag. I didn't mind the extra ink in the bottom corner as it all adds to the whole aesthetic of the tag.
I cut out a large heart. I painted it in London Bus paint and adding some coloured pencil to the edges.
Using a Texture Fade I added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the top part of the fade and then embossed the shape instantly giving it texture and a second colour.
For the final touches I added some shadowing to the largest numbers; Gathered Twigs to the edges of the tag; a paper doll; a pinecone die, a quote chip and a little torn dictionary page.
Thank you, as always, for popping by.

Thursday 6 July 2017

I need cake

I love layering paint and often make projects with over 20 layers of paint in the background. I thought I'd share how I do this with you today!
Take a kraft tag and add Little Black Dress paint. I use an old gift card to add the paint and I don't try and get an even coverage because it's those uneven layers that help build interest.
Ok. This might seem daft but I then added a layer of Snowflake. The next paints I'm going to use are translucent and so the white paint helps make them zing!
Add a layer of Bougainvillea - again don't do an even layer 
Then add a little more white
Then some Beach Hut and a little more white
For the next stage use a little Cut-N-Dry foam and put white paint through a stencil
Then move the stencil a few millimetres in a diagonal direction and add blue paint
Do the same two processes with a star stencil (I used Bougainvillea  again)
Then I added numbers using the same two processes, a stencil and Banana paint
I love this little chap and the hat on the house from Zinski Art's new stamp set and I knew they would fit together! This is me cutting them out to make sure I was right! 
I coloured them in complementary colours.
Add a little black paint to the edges and white lines made from the side of your gift card. The arrows were die cut from black card using a old Tim Holtz die. I also added a scribbly line around the edge and some gold painty circles.
Thank you, as always for popping by!