Friday, 7 June 2019

Tando June Colour Theme

This is the colour theme for June on the {Tando Blog}:

Another {Artist Trading Coin} from me:

I used the tree component from the {Tree and Leaves 3 Part Stencil} and put a really thick layer of {White Modelling Paste} through it. Once dry I gave it all a good coat of {White Gesso}.

 I then painted the base and blended the colours to match the theme image and painted the branch the darkest colour.

The small owl from the {Mini Owls} was painted with acrylic paints and finished off with pens, then sat on the branch with a computer generated quote.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Tando 24 Inspirational Play Days - Journal Tags

{It's my turn today for our 24 Inspirational Play Days for {Tando's Creative Zone} and I've created these 2 journal tags:

You can see the full step by step instructions here:

{I Am Strong Tag}


{I Don't Care Tag}

Or on the FB Page:


Monday, 29 April 2019

Tando May Colour Theme

This month's colour theme on the {Tando Blog} is:

I've continued the {Artist Trading Coins}:

Everything had a coat of {White Gesso} and then I added a base layer of paint to the ATC followed by a partial layer of {White Crackle Paste}

When that was dry I watered down a drop of {Quinacridone Magenta} and rubbed it into the cracks, then wiped the paint from the surface. I've painted, stamped and doodled on the rest of the background.

I've painted one of the flowers from the {Flowers With Stems Grab Bag}, added doodles and edged with oil pastels.

I've finished off with a word cut from a book.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A little late Mother's Day

For this week's Anything Goes theme on the {Tando Blog}, I'm showing the Mother's Day card I made for my lovely mum.

I took 3 hearts from the {Distressed Hearts} sheet and gave them a random covering of glass bead medium.
Once dry they had a good coat of gesso and then a couple of layers of deep pink acrylic paint.

While the top layer was still damp, I brushed on some gold watercolour powder and then dabbed it back using a wet wipe.

It's all finished off with a strip of washi tape and a computer generated greeting.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Tando April Colour Theme

This is the colour theme for the {Tando Blog} this month:

I'm continuing with the {Artist Trading Coins}

I used {White Modelling Paste} through the {Arrows Stencil} and when this was dry gave everything a coat of {White Gesso}.

I've added some text washi tape in places, then added acrylic paints to colour. I added the next layer of colour with Oil Pastels, then added doodling.

I painted an arrow from the {Mini Arrows} pack and gave it a generous coating of {Clear Liquid Glass}.

It's finished off with a stamped word.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Tando Colour Theme - March

This is the gorgeous colour theme for March on the {Tando Blog}:

I'm continuing with the {Artist Trading Coins} and gave it a coat of gesso, then added some washi tape down one side. I've then added acrylic paints randomly and when dry, I've dabbed paint on a make up sponge through the {Bullseye Stencil}.
I painted one of the leaves from the {Leaves Group - Pointed} and once everything was dry, doodled a lot.

I've finished off with prima flowers and a stamped word.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Tando - Love and Hearts

For this week's theme of Love and Hearts on the {Tando Blog} I have made a birthday card for my dad:

As seems to be the case with all of my creating lately, I've given the heart from the {Distressed Hearts Pack} multiple layers of acrylic paint and used some crackle paint before I've come across something I liked. I've also added a text stamp, paint dots and doodles onto the heart.

I took a heart charm and altered the colouring by adding {Quinacridone Gold} and rubbing it off slightly.

For the background, I stamped onto the card and then inked through the {Giraffe Mini Mask} before adding some paint splats and a computer printed greeting.