So in the words of the great Beatles song – include anything Love related, hearts, flowers, weddings etc. We can’t wait to see how imaginative you will all be.
I have gone with a soft approach, using gentle colours and a variety of stamps to create the background. The focal image is an image torn from the ‘Lost Family’ A6 mixed media paper kit and knocked back with Gesso so that it softens into the background.
The cluster of embellishments can be created by stamping images from various stamp sets.
Stamp each of the elements with ranger perfect medium (a sticky ink pad) onto a cream card stock, and apply the gorgeous Luscious powders with a soft brush to colour. I have used two colours, Coral on the heart and Bronze for the butterfly and cogs. The mica within the powders create a beautiful sheen when directed to the light … you really need to play with them yourself to see the true beauty.
Please join us on the Indigoblu Challenge Blog today, over over the coming month as the rest of the team will also be inspiring you their take on this theme.
The sparkles come by mixing the Unicorn Sparkles in super thick Slap It On and spreading it through the Vintage Frame Stencil, making it look like a magical rainbow. The amazing thing about using the super thick Slap it On is that as it dries it becomes transparent, so you get the dimension that shows off any medium you have mixed into it – in this case all the glittering unicorn sparkles.
I have made ‘Jewel’ the Unicorn glisten by painting her with blue Luscious powder. It is so hard to capture in the photograph the beauty of the sparkle, but any of you who have used the Unicorn sparkles or Luscious powder will know how fabulous they look in real life.
The blue backdrop has been created by splashing water onto a distressed ink background, and ‘mopping up’ the splashes.
Really looking forward to what you all create for this challenge, hope you can join us.
IndigoBlu Supplies used..
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Today’s post is fairly picture heavy as I talk you through how I used the fabulous Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Fabric Paints to decorate a canvas tote bag. You can pick up the canvas bags from most art & craft stores these days, but why not try a painting a plain tea towel/cushion cover/pillow case, because once you have painted and ironed over the paints with a warm iron, your design is permanent…just think of all the possibilities.
Along with the paints, I used two new floral clear stamp sets by Creative Expressions. I have really fallen for these stamps, they are so pretty and versatile and am really looking forward to showing you what else can be created with them.
I hope I have intrigued you enough to have a go with these paints. Honestly they are so easy to use, and this was the first time I have tried a project like this. Because of the texture of the paints, they are perfect to use with your stamps, so you don’t even need to be confident free hand painting.
Please click the link below to see what the other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team have been creating
Hi, come and join us for a brand new challenge on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog, the new theme is, and I have made a vintage mixed media canvas panel, inspired (loosely) by the Queens 90th birthday celebrations.
I’ve seen the inspiration from the rest of the design team, and it is definitely worth a visit to the blog. So head on over and leave your challenge entry too, the theme is one of my favourites so I’m looking forward to seeing them all.
Good Luck everyone!
I have created a video for you, so pull up a chair, make a cuppa and press play, hope you enjoy!.
IndigoBlu Stamps used
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I have used a 6 x 4 inch canvas board, so the finished project has a wonderful texture to it.
Before painting the canvas with the buttery smooth English Cottage acrylic paints, I stamped a few texture stamps with Memento Black ink. The great thing is that when you paint over these stamped images, they stay visible in the background (make sure the ink is properly dry before covering with paint though!).
I have used the stencil (listed below) to create a gate effect, and shadows in with a grey promarker. In the birthday card below, I included the gates again, but this time added them using tecture paste that I had tinted with the acrylic paint.
I have used the following supplies;
I have also made a birthday card, and videoed the process for you, but for some technical reason un known to me, the middle part of the video didn’t work!
I have photographed the card for you, and this time you can see how I finished off the projects with gilding wax.
Many thanks for joining me today, I do hope we see you over on the challenge blog. Hope to see you again soon,