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