Saturday, 25 April 2015

Experimenting with Tonic Nuvo glitter

I used Smooth card, Centura Pearl card and American Crafts 12x12 paper.
Modge Podge gloss and Tonic glitter. 

Smooth card 
Centura pearl 
Kanban printed paper and stencil (create n craft members gift).
Brushed on glue n glitter.
Not too bad, seepage under the mask a little but a flower or butterfly can cover that up. 
I didn't clean palette and added glue.
With brush dabbed glue over the mask. 
Lot of seepage under mask!!! 
Sprinkled glitter over the glue and basically looks a right mess lol. Probably won't go to waste because i can use a glue pen to add more contrasting glitter. If it still looks a mess I will have to bin it! Its only paper and hardly any glue n glitter used. 

This is how the papers looked when dried. They didn't take long to dry but with using the gloss glue they still look wet! 

Now let's try die cutting them. 
American Crafts

Centura Pearl card 

  Smooth card
Surprisingly they cut really easily. I used the tonic dragonfly die which is very intricate but it cut with no problems. I can't vouch for other makes of dies though. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Paperartsy Grunge Paste Challenge – Stationary Box

For a long time now I have been a big fan and still am a fan of the Paperartsy blog and many times I have thought I would have a go but didn't feel I was good enough to join in! But this challenge really appealed to me so I ‘bit the bullet’ and I've had a go.
The box was a ‘Gentleman’s stationary box’! it was empty when I acquired it so I can’t tell you what was in it but I image writing paper in a ‘posh’ box! It didn't need any sanding so I could start to work on it straight away (I hate sanding, lol).
Firstly I embossed some Kraft card and cut it to size and distressed the edges with scissors.
I decided I would work straight onto the lid so I masked off the area where it would slide in the box.
• I tried the do the technique ‘Creating wood grain with grunge paste’ by Lou Collins but it didn't work! I dried the top of the paste but not enough for the result so n so got but I liked the result so went with it.
I stamped into the paste and made sure I washed my stamp straight away.
Once fully dry I stamped on top of the paste.

I then used my stencils with the paste on the lid and the sides, I didn't mix colour with it but once it was dry  watered down the paints and lightly brushed over the white paste.
Stamped dragonflies with grey ink on Kraft card.Coloured the wings with Wink of Stella pens. Cut out. Used wire for the antennae and tails.
Cut flowers and dry brushed with paint.
Rubbed the gilding wax on all the edges of the box. I did it with my fingers and it made them really sore lol. Also edged the dragonflies and flowers too.
Painted the clay flower and highlighted with the wax. Stuck it on the lid so that there was something to get hold of when opening the box. 

Im really pleased with the end result and enjoyed using the grunge paste as it is so easy to use. Ive a feeling now that everything is going to get grunged lol.

Materials used-
Paperartsy Grunge Paste
Stamps – Paperartsy Squiggly Ink – Tops and Tails, Tim Holtz – Ultimate Grunge Backgrounds
Stencils – Crafters Workshop – Well rounded, my own design cut on the Silhouette Cameo
Paint – Indigoblu Wimberry Pie, Park Lane, Townhouse Teal
Tonic Studios – Flower Deco Trellis dies
Stazon – Teal, Stone Gray
Pebeo – Silver Guilding Wax
Crafters Companion Textures embossing folder 
From my stash-
writing set box
Kraft card
Air dry clay rose

Challenge entered;

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ozzie Owl 2

He was made the same way was Ozzie the 1st. But this time using the Tonic Studios-Deco oval trellis base dies