Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Leaves @ Tando

Hi Folks and welcome to this weeks Tando post. The theme this week is Autumn Leaves.

I must admit, I'm a huge fan of Autumn. The beautiful colours, animated sounds and textures that Autumn brings.... 

With that in mind, I wanted to incorporate all these in to this weeks theme. 

Here is my creation...

I first glued all the pieces of the mini heart printer tray together. Then cut some of the frame to make the areas larger. I then added a layer of DecoArt texture sand paste to the background piece.
I painted the inside background with DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints.

I then applied a layer of DecoArt Media crackle paint to the outside frame.
I gather all the leaves from the Tando products and started to layer. 
I love how Tando products can be used individually or can be layered to create an extreme 3D piece.

So, I arranged and re-arranged the leaves until I was happy with the layout. Then adhered them to the frame.

I then added some more texture sand paste to some of the leaves. I also added some lace, hessian and threads to some of the leaves to create more height and texture.

I mixed a palette of autumn colours with DecoArt Media fluid acrylics and painted the leaves.

To finish, I added some micro beads to create more texture. 

All of the products I have used are listed below and are available on the Tando Website.

Tando products... 

Mini heart printer tray
Leaf branch with loose leaves
Leaf branch with cut out leaves
Tando minis - leaves 2
Tall leaves set of 4

Mini Heart Printer Tray   Leaf Branch with 3 loose leaves  Leaf branch with cut out leaves.   Tando Mini's - Leaves 2  Tall Leaves - set of 4

Also available from Tando...

DecoArt Media - fluid acrylic paints
DecoArt Media - texture sand paste
DecoArt Media - white modelling paste
DecoArt Media - crackle paint

Thanks for popping by,
Lisa xxx

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...
Craft Stamper Magazine - Make It, Take It - October Challenge - Autumn

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Metallic Week @ Tando

Hi folks, welcome to Metallic Week @ Tando. This week it was all about making things shiny and metallic. 

I chose the Tando 152mm x 152mm Printer Tray as my base and then some Tando extras to turn metallic.

Here is my creation...

I used the nuts and screws from the Tando Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner Book Kit, grab bag of screws, set of 5 keys, Tando Minis - keys, locks & latches and cogs grab bag.

First, I put the printer tray together then covered the pieces with torn book pages. I went over with a wash of white paint then a wash of DecoArt metallic gold paint. 

I added some random patches of gilding flakes to some of the sections in the base of the tray and along the frame edge. 

I arranged the smaller Tando pieces on a board and sprayed them with DecoArt Shimmer Sprays. To give them some extra shimmer I mixed some mica powder with water and added it to a spay bottle. 

With the bigger Tando pieces, I covered with a thick layer of DecoArt gold metallic paint then heated it with the heat gun until the paint bubbled to create some texture. 

In a couple of the tray sections, I sprinkled some elements from the Stampendous Frantage bronze encrusted jewel kit then added a good heap of clear embossing powder to encase the Tando pieces and Stampendous fragments inside the melted powder.

I then arrange the sprayed Tando pieces inside and on the printer tray. 

Here are all the Tando products I used...

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with cover   Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner Book Kit    Grab Bag of Screws    Tando Mini's - Keys   Locks and Latches   Cogs Grab bag    Set of 5 Keys

All of the Tando, DecoArt and Stampendous products I have used are available on the Tando website.

Thanks for popping by,
Lisa xxx 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Ministry of Mixology @ Tando

Hey folks and welcome to this weeks challenge from Tando! The theme this week is Ministry of Mixology kits.

The team chose one of the kits from the Ministry of Mixology events to work with.

Here is my creation...

I used the Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner frame. I also used my homemade texture paste, lots of DecoArt Media Acrylic Paint and some products from Stampendous.

I first painted all the pieces of the frame with black gesso then applied homemade texture paste to the outer pieces of the frame. I then added lots of layers of DecoArt Media paint to create the colours and tones I wanted. 

I used Andy Skinner's rust techniques for the screws around the inner frame which I learned at one of the Tando Ministry of Mixology Retreats.

For the inside section of the frame, I painted a 3D paper mache heart with DecoArt Media paint and added some sparkle and texture using the Bronze Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit from Stampendous.

I had a really good time playing with the Ministry of Mixology Frame. It's an excellent kit to try out loads of techniques on.

Pop over to the Tando website to see all the products I have used and you can go to the Tando Blog from the Website to see what the rest of the team have created.

Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner frame      Frantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE   Image result for decoart media logo

Thanks for popping by
Lisa xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Anything Goes @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to an Anything Goes week over at Tando. 

This week I chose the Tando Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand and some DecoArt Media products to play with.

Here is my creation...

I used a few different techniques to decorate the Tando printer tray including painting, stamping and a rust technique.

I first gave the printer tray base a good coat of white gesso. Then chose a selection of DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints to colour the background tray piece. I added multiple layers of colour until I was happy. 

I stamped the background with stamps from Tim Holtz's Sideshow stamp set. 

On the printer tray frame, I applied a layer of DecoArt sand texture paint, then applied DecoArt paint over the top. 

I applied Stampendous Aged Ivory Frantage Embossing Enamel to the Tando Minis Advent Numbers then adhered them in the printer tray sections.

To finish, I adhered the frame part over the printer tray base.

These are the products I used and are available from the Tando website.

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand   Minis: Advent Numbers

Thanks for popping by, 
Lisa xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Colour Challenge @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to the first blog post of August for Tando Creative
And I think summer has officially started this week - finally!!!
This week's theme is the colour challenge. And with summer here, August's colour palette is just fitting.

Here is my creation...

I decided to create a tag for this challenge. I chose a selection of Distress Inks to work with - Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw. 

I picked the Hot Air Balloons from Tando for this project as most people choose the summer time to travel and with the colour palette, I wanted to create a sunset background with balloons floating through the sky.

I randomly applied each chosen colour of ink to different areas of the tag making sure to blend the edges where the colours met. I then sprayed on water from approx 18", left it for a few seconds, then dabbed the water off with paper towels to create a mottled effect over the inking. 

I then covered the tag with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I completed this method twice to create a nice smooth feel. 

I painted three of the hot air balloons with white Liquitex Gesso, then gave them a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint. When the paint was dry, I applied three of the Distress Ink colours to the balloons. 

I then stamped the balloons with a travel ticket stamp from Lost Coast Designs using Smokey Grey Versafine Ink.

To finish, I adhered the balloons, the biggest towards the front of the tag, and added some ribbon and string at the top of the tag. 

If you would like to join in with this weeks challenge and to see some fabulous inspirational pieces from the Tando Creative Team, hop over to the Tando Website

Thanks for popping by,
Lisa x