Saturday, 30 March 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter p

p for poppy

'russell english dictionary' circa 1958

page primed with gesso and 
coloured with 'distress ink' vintage photo.

'crafty secrets' poppy stamped using 'archival ink' jet black
 and coloured using 'dylusions inks' postbox red, cherry pie, dirty martini and cut grass in a waterbrush.

'tim holtz' papillon butterflies stamped using 'archival ink'
 jet black and cut back using water brush to remove 
vintage photo ink revealing white paint underneath.

'poppy' and square cut from red card and 
'inkssentials' wondertape, using 'alterations' word play 
die for the letters, and then adhered in place.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

tim holtz - tattered floral challenge


tim's tattered florals

made in the style of tim's


tie-dye acetate tattered floral

made using embossed acetate 
coloured with alcohol ink


steampunk tattered floral

made using grungepaper covered with 
metal foil tape sheets and alcohol ink


up-cycled coke can tattered floral

made from diet coke cans and 
edged with black paint dabber


felt tattered floral

made from felt and machine 
stitched with black thread

ranger - march colour palette inspiration

spring tag

black tag with distressed edges, 
'spring' written using embossing pen and heat embossed with
 'antiquities' weathered white.

'alterations' tattered florals cut from grungepaper, 
covered with 'idea-ology' tissue wrap and coloured with 
'paint dabber' sunshine yellow, citrus, pool and purple twilight.

'idea-ology' foliage coloured with 'paint dabber'
 colours as above and snow cap.  

flowers assembled, distressed using 'distress ink'
 vintage photo and glued in place with 3d glue.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter ma to me

m for mermaid

'the russell english dictionary' circa 1958

page primed with gesso.

tissue paper cut into wavy pieces and 
glued in place using matte medium.

mermaid and shells from 'gorjuss' awashed, 
stamped onto card and coloured using 'copics'.
  mermaid and shells cut out and glued in place 
with matte medium, then more tissue paper
 added to the bottom section.

plaque and shells from above set, stamped
 around word and coloured with 'copics'.

mermaid and shells decorated with stick on pearls 
and diamante letters added to top of page.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter h

h for harmony

'the russell english dictionary' circa 1958

page primed with gesso, then coloured using
 'distress ink' tumbled glass

yin and yang fish from 'bombshell stamp' lotus garden,
 stamped in 'versamark' and embossed in black and white.
  fish coloured using 'faber-castell' pitt artist pens
 and blended with a waterbrush.

'harmony' letters cut from vintage music and 
glued in place with matte medium.

various marks made with pen lids and bottle tops 
using black and white acrylic.  
small dots made using 'inkssentials' enamel accents. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - march

easter tag

tag coloured using 'distress paints' picked raspberry, 
broken china, mowed lawn and mustard seed.
edges distressed and coloured with 
'distress ink' vintage photo.

bunnie shape copied from 
cut from 'core-dinations' craft core and distressed.

card covered with 'idea-ology' tinsel twine, 
coloured with 'alcohol ink' pool and hazelnut 
and heated to give a vintage look, 
adhered to back of bunnie shape with tape.

'idea-ology' crinkle ribbon coloured with 
'distress stain' picked raspberry 
tied around bunnie shape and then glued to tag.

'alterations' tapered fringe cut from distressed craft core
 and fixed to bottom of tag using double sided tape.

'idea-ology' foliage, memo pins and paper fasteners, 
coloured with 'distress paints' as above, 
and glued in place, on the tag, behind grass.

banner cut from paper stash and distressed.
'happy easter' printed using 'dymo' tape in black
and adhered to tag.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' 
broken china, tied through top of tag.