Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Tando October Colour Theme

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



Here's another {Artist Trading Coin}



I scraped a very thick layer of {Crackle Medium} over the Spider Web Stencil and left it to dry.
Next was some orange acrylic paint and when that was dry some purple acrylic paint which I wiped into the cracks and off some of the coin. I continued these 2 layers until I was happy with the result.

I painted 2 of the {Mini Bats} with Payne's Grey and pale grey paints then added doodles to the coin and the bats.

I finished off with a stamped phrase.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Hochanda Monday on Tando

On the {Tando Blog} on Mondays we show things we've made for Hochanda shows. So here's a couple of cards from way back in 2017:




I painted the {Whimsical Bird 1} with acrylic paints and added lots of doodles. I used painted text pages and drew around the clouds from the old garden stencil then cut them out and used a computer generated greeting.





Again I used acrylic paints in layers with lots of blending for the {Whimsical Bird 2} and added paint dots and lots of doodles.
I cut a circle from scrap paper and used spray inks through the centre and added splats and a computer generated greeting.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tando September Colour Theme

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




I thought I'd have a go at something different for me. I've still used an {ATC coin}, but just layered it up with lots of bits and pieces.
I've used a bit of bandage type stuff then the grid from the {Grid Round}, various metal embellishments, a key from the {Mini Keys} and a {Cog}.
It looks a total mess to start with.


I gave it a few coats of my very thick gesso until it was completely white and then used watercolours to colour various parts. I built up the layers gradually.



Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tando - Heat Embossing

The theme on the {Tando Blog} this week is heat embossing so I made this card:


I've used distress oxides on card to make the base and then applied embossing ink through the {Flourish Layering Stencil}. 

I've applied white embossing powder and heated it up.

I painted a {Mini Butterfly} and then used a stamp and white embossing powder. As I'd edged the butterfly with an inkpad, this also gave the butterfly a white edge. I then doodled with a Posca pen and finished everything off with a die cut word.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Tando Journal Page

The theme on the {Tando Blog} this week is journalling which is a perfect way to use the extra thin greyboard pieces:


I glued some of the {Extra Thin Harlequins} to the journal page and then gave everything a coat of {White Gesso}. I then attacked the page with a selection of acrylic paints and stamping. 

I then decided I hated the centre portion so it got covered with white paint! It actually gave the finished piece more depth as you can still see part of it underneath. 

The centre part was then watercoloured and stamped.

I sprayed one of the {Extra Thin Rectangles} with black spray ink and once dry, it was stuck in place before finishing off with 2 stamped images and a computer generated quote.



Monday, 29 July 2019

Tando Colour Theme - August

This is the colour theme for August on the {Tando Blog}



I've continued with the {AT Coins}



I ran the coin through the cuttlebug with the Carabelle {Circles and Dots} embossing folder.

I then brushed on acrylic paints, blending them at the join.

I used a brayer to apply white paint only to the raised parts and gave the base a ring of white paint pen dots.

I cut down one of the larger clouds from the {Grab Bag of Clouds} to fit the coin and added some shading with paint.

It's been finished off with Moon Girl sitting on the cloud and a white embossed phrase.


Monday, 15 July 2019

Tando Anything Goes

I've made a quick and easy card for the {Tando Blog}:



I've inked through the {Dotstream} stencil onto a card blank and then simply painted a {Mini Balloon} with acrylic paints.

Once dry it was given a thick coat of {Liquid Glass} which was the most time consuming part of the card.

I've finished by tying the balloon to this cute dog's tail by Katzelkraft.