donderdag 31 mei 2012

a mix of creativity

Wow... Times goes by so quickly.....
I know I said I would be back late last week, but there is always something, and after that something.......
today I want to share some projects, which I've done, in between the Swirlydoos kits.

The first project is a page which is created with our May kit, * So Chic *

I started this page with a, not perfect, circle of Gesso. (medium layer)
While the Gesso was still wet, I added some beads - glass glitter and some micro beads.

After it dried, I added Iridescent Medium, for the glimmer.
The lavender water-color circle, is made of Distress inks mixed with water. I just painted it on with a small brush.

The swirls were fussy cut, out of some other PP and I sprayed them with Dylussion Ink Spray.
Then added some white Puffy Paint.

The lovely soft yellow sprigs are by Melissa Frances. I rolled them in a puddle of Gesso to give them an even more softer look. Then for finishing it up, I added some Iridescent Medium.

My next project is a canvas.
I was browsing the internet while I came across this Gorgeous canvas, created by Jamie Dougherty.
(Jamie gave me her permission to post this)

This beautiful piece gave me so much inspiration, that I grabbed out my supplies and started to play.

I loved the fact that she used a piece of burlap for her background, so I totally copied that!

To add the glass snippets, I used Beacon's 3 in 1 Craft Glue.
This is a, clear, fast drying glue. Love it!!!!
The resin bird and metal embellies are all from Prima Marketing.

Also the Hydrangea flowers are from Prima. (E-line) I colored some of them with Distress inks and stamped on them, with Archival ink. Which is a permanent ink, so if I would color over it, it wouldn't smear.

The roses are handmade, using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I took the smallest flower for them.
The brances are real ones, which I picked up in my garden.

I used my brick wall template, by The Crafters Workshop,
and some Gesso to create the brick wall. Then I outlined the bricks, with a small line of Puffy Paint.
I really love how this canvas turned out, and it is hanging next to my other canvas I did for our Swirly Palooza, earlier this year.

Sorry for the blur picture!

These ATC's were made from my left overs, from Swirlydoos April, * Whispers of Spring * kit.

I am so much in love with the Prima Marketing Almanac line, I could go on and on, creating with these papers.

Next are some cards I made, for Swirlydoos Card Adventure

For every card, there is a step by step photo tutorial, which can be found in Swirlydoos,
and a Puffy box


The template for this Puffy box can be found HERE

My last project for today, is made from an acrylic sheet.
This is what the front looks like:

This spoon image came from, a sheet of Prima Marketing paper. (their Printery line)
I cut it out and gave it a few layers of  Ranger's UTEE. (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

And this is what the inside of the card looks like:

To glue acrylics, you really NEED the perfect glue.
in the States you can get, Beacon Zip-Dry, but it won't ship to the Netherlands.
So I emailed to Beacon's Glue and a very friendly guy, called Mark Wilson, (Beacon UK)
answered all my questions and introduced me to Beacon's 3 in 1 Craft Glue.
I tell ya.... that is the most AWESOME glue!!!
You can glue acrylics, paper, and so much more. It is a clear, fast drying glue and it has an amazing strong hold. You really want to try it out!

So that is it for today....
My Swirlydoos DT kit came yesterday, so if you do not see me around... You know what I'll be doing. lol

Have a great day!!!


4 opmerkingen:

Romy zei

Wauw! Wat een geweldige dingen heb je met deze kit gemaakt. Ik kom ogen tekort. Je bent mijn mixed-media hero:)

madscrappertoo zei

How great is this!! stunning work!!

Maureen Hayes zei

WOW again!! Pauline, I LOVE shabby chic and your color pallet and aesthetic are exactly my taste. I would love to own all of these, especially the canvases and the tea card! I will take my time and look through your site little by little, it is too beautiful to rush through.

Thank you again for the inspiration and for enriching my life with the beauty of your creations!

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) zei

Your projects are all stunning!! I love how you created your canvas!!!