czwartek, 25 kwietnia 2019

Beach Wall Hanging - for Graphic 45

Hello,

Today I have a project for Graphic 45 April challenge - Mix & Match. I love the marine atmosphere so I chose two collections in this type - By the Sea and Sun Kissed. These collections match not only thematically but also in color. I love both, and the "By the Sea" collection in Deluxe Collector's Edition is a real treasure.


I have prepared a marine banner for you, completely without any media or complicated products or techniques. I only splashed it in white, you can easily do it with white ink or diluted paint.

To make the project rich, cut out many elements from paper. Use stickers, die-cuts, pieces of string and gauze. Stick everything with foam tape or cardboard, then the work will have depth, it will be more interesting. I also distressed the edges of each element so that they do not melt with the background. The last accent are the white pebbles that. Is important to choose glue, that will be transparent when dry. Then it will look more natural and aesthetic.






Reach for your favorite collections and take part in this challenge. Try to use the less obvious connections. And if you were inspired by my project - act! I have a movie for you that will help you in this.



wtorek, 23 kwietnia 2019

Hopes and Desires - Finnabair Art Recipe - April 2019

Hello,
today I have a project for Finnabair Team new challenge!
Please join us and be the next guest designer.


Colours of March Art Recipe:
cobalt, emerald, silver

Products:
Art Basics - White Gesso
Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel
Art Alchemy - Waxes
Art Ingredients - Glitter
Art Alchemy - Liquid Acrylics

For this month Art Recip,e I've made this bright tag. It does not have many embellishments. The most important thing for me here is the background on which I glued several resin stars from the moulds. I painted the whole with white gesso and then I added color with liquid acrylic paints. During painting, I used a lot of water. I sprayed the paints to achieve the watercolor effect. 


When the paint dried, I used gesso again to accentuate all the edges and details. Finally, it's time for glitter. I glued it with a soft gel and left it to dry thoroughly. I wanted to hide the glitter a little bit using white gesso, so that its glow gently pierced through the white layer. Thanks to this, it better suits the entire project.




I hope you feel inspired and try to make something for our challenge!


czwartek, 4 kwietnia 2019

Live your dream with passion - steampunk tag

Hello friends!

A new tag today - with my favorite Steampunk Debutante from Graphic 45.
You don't find here a lot of elements, layers, etc. But I really love this simplicity. 

I made a background using resing elements from Finnabair's new moulds, black gesso and waxes. It gave me the steampunk look I wanted. 

I also use a new Sizzix die - Steampunk Parts. Wow, this die has so many possibilities, so many uses. Just start your imagination. I love it already.









poniedziałek, 1 kwietnia 2019

Colorful tags with Liquid Acrylics

Hello,

Today I have two tags for you, with lots of layers and details. Most of the items come from a special box on my desk, where I put in various things, leftovers from other projects. You definitely have such a box! :) I found in it, among others, resin castings - which were painted black gesso and covered with different colors of waxes.

However, first and foremost, I wanted to show you how universal liquid acrylics are. I used them here almost like watercolors. I lightly diluted them and painted the background of my tags. The paints are beautifully combined, creating smooth transitions, great help is spraying with water. Remember that you have to act quickly, because the paints are permanent after drying and you will not do anything with them anymore, the water will not work. Exactly you can see it on my video, at the bottom of this post.




To make the background more interesting, I also used new stamps - Old Paper Work. I stamp them with brown ink to better blend into the background. With the same color of ink, I distressed the edges.
I completed my tags with matching photos and sentiments from the Art Daily collection, they fit always and everywhere. It was my cherry on top.








The compositions are very simple and I encourage you to create such projects. Play with products on such small forms, it gives a lot of fun!



Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store: