czwartek, 11 stycznia 2018

Lucky is a state of mind...

today I have for you special project for special person.
I made this layout for a friend and I'm very happy that I was able to make her joy with this gift :)

I used amazing Zella Teal collection from Prima Marketing. The colors and designs are my favorite! I completed the whole layout with Finnabair products, Lindy's sprays and a beautiful Prima flowers.

wtorek, 9 stycznia 2018

Be Courageous! - mixedmedia canvas for EgoCraft

This is my next artwork for EgoCraft. Today I have a project in which I wanted to show you how to use chipboards leftovers. As I mentioned once - don't throw them away! In mixedmedia projects such shapes are perfect. Not only as hidden layers that give us a 3D effect, but also as visible elements of our composition.

The whole composition is arranged on a round painting board, on which I glue the next layers of chipboard leftovers (mainly after Christmas baubles). When I achieved the intended effect, I covered everything with the black gesso. I added a few metal elements, paper flowers and lots of mists and paints :) I used Art Alchemy Paints from Finnabair and Lindy's sprays.

A great method of decorating the chipboards is also hot embossing. Thanks to it, they acquire a unique character. That's how I decorated the frame from the "Sea Stories" collection and my favorite background from the "At the Royal Court" collection. It is also very interesting to dissolve the embossing powder in a few randomly selected places, here I used white powder to lighten the composition a bit.

Used supplies:

sobota, 6 stycznia 2018

Limited edition - mixed media canvas - Finnabair CT

Hello friends,
Today I have for you a very simple project which was so much fun to work on! You'll find here a picture of my beloved dog - easy to guess that's why this project fell so close to my heart! :)

As you will see in video tutorial below, I built the whole diagonal composition on a canvas board and I created my background starting with a few chipboard shapes from 7 Dots Studio and Art Basics Modeling Paste. This is basically a textural paste that is used to add dimension to your projects, but it can also be used to glue various elements and works great as a base for custom made paints or pastes (simply mix with your favorite paint, pigment or ink).

To add even more interest, I also used another kind of paste that gives a beautiful rough effect - Stone Effect Paste. In this case I only chose the Pumice one and simply applied it with a paintbrush, not being too precise. When you apply the paste it doesn't look very interesting at first, only after the addition of colors all the textures are highlighted and look amazing.

This time I didn't use any papers or flowers, my embellishments are only Mechanicals and transparent Art Pebbles. First, I gently matted these elements with White Gesso so that they would better take the color medium in the next step. I simply sprinkled some pigments and misted them with a little bit of water creating beautiful color stains. I used Primary Elements Artist Pigments - they come in lovely saturated colors, so just a pinch is often enough to get a stunning effect. You can also mix them with water and use as sprays.

When everything was completely dry, I added delicate accents with Art Alchemy Waxes. All the raised 3D elements, in particular Art Pebbles, look so great after such treatment with the beautiful Waxes.

To make the canvas not so "clean" I added a little bit of the Rust Paste.
Check how brilliant it looks when you spray it with water - a very convincing rust effect you won't be able to resist!

And finally - I just can't do without some splashes of white ink. You can also use acrylic paint (e.g. Snow White Impasto) or watered down White Gesso.

Please feel free to watch my video and see my whole creative process step by step!

I encourage you to reach for family photos, to capture your memories in all kinds of artistic projects. Artworks like this have the most emotional meaning and are always one of a kind. And remember - your beloved pets are your family members too and also look great in such projects! 

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wtorek, 2 stycznia 2018

Lindy's 2018 DT Welcome Hop

Come and join the Lindy’s 2018 DT Welcome Hop!

I can’t wait to introduce you to all the new DT members!!! To join the hop, please visit all the Designers blogs and leave a little love, (it’s such a big team that we are giving you a few days to do this) you might also want to check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts for a peek at some fabulous art. 

On Day ONE of the hop, Lindy’s will introduce the new Ambassadors, on Day TWO Lindy’s will introduce the Video Designers and on Day Three Lindy’s will introduce the new Photo Designers!

Today I want to show you this tags I made because of this Blog Hop :)

Hop starts on 2nd January 2018 and finishes at midnight 6th January. Please visit each team member's Facebook, blog and Instagram to see their amazing art and leave a little love to welcome them to the Lindy's Gang!

Go into the PRIZE draws by:

Prizes will be drawn randomly and include:
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky Instagram follower
  • 1 x $50 Lindy's Gift Voucher for a lucky FaceBook follower
  • 2 x $25 Lindy's Gift Vouchers for two lucky Blog followers
Prize winners will be announced on the 9th Jan!!!!!

Hop Order

Day One: Lindy's Ambassadors
Our Ambassadors are our CHEER SQUAD you can take an in-person class with any of our amazing Ambassadors, please contact them for details:

Day Two: Video Design Team
Our Video Designers are our TEACHERS and will be giving you all mini-classes online, one project at a time:

Day Three: Photo Design Team
Our Photo Designers are our INSPIRATION and they will be showing you how beautiful Lindy's look and inspiring you to create:

@ Lindy’s Creative Gang:…

Thank you and good luck!

piątek, 29 grudnia 2017

December Art Recipe - christmas gift bags

I forgot about one Christmas project! :)

I love to make Christmas decorations and gifts, but packaging is just as important to me. Such handmade bags will give even an ordinary gift a special character. It doesn't take much to create something like that. You don't need special products to create pretty snow or frost effects. You actually just need White Gesso, some shiny paints, and a thick glitter.

I used Art Alchemy Sparks paints - I splattered them to get a lot of shiny dots. To get the frosty effect, I recommend using Pearl Glass Glitter. It looks like tiny pieces of ice and it's easily to adhere - simply use ordinary glue or gel medium (Soft or 3D Gel). Gesso is also excellent for making splatters. Just add a little water, mix well, and splash like paint. Good luck!

Prima products: Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961374, Art Alchemy Sparks - Mermaid Sparkle 964085 and Magical Pond 964092, Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Pearl 961633