Saturday, 11 June 2016

Getting Mucky With Spray Inks @ Tando

Hello!!! I hope the sun has been shining for you all.... This weeks theme @ Tando is 'use spray inks'. I was so excited about this theme, another chance to get mucky paws!!!

Here is my creation...

I used the Tando 152mm x 152mm Printer Tray (with stand) but wanted to use it in a different way. I glued the three layers of the frame together and painted the frame and the background board with white gesso. 
I added a layer of DecoArt Crackle Paint to the frame and left it to dry.

I took the gesso painted background board and arranged the Tando embellishments on top.
I cut one of the small clocks, cogs from the grab bag, one of the rustic stars and the minis arrows.
When I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything and added a selection of microbeads, seed beads and other shaped beads.
When the glue was dry and everything was in place I painted the whole thing with DecoArt Media Colbalt Turquoise Hue Acrylic Paint. When it was dry I added a layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood, then painted it with white gesso. 

Then comes the fun part.... the sprays. 
For this part I used DecoArt Media Misters - Purple and Yellow Green (love, love, love, love) and DecoArt Media Shimmer Misters - Turquoise, Violet and White. (Sooooo much FUN!!!) Although technically not ink.... they spray so....

When the Misters dried, I added DecoArt Titanium White and Carbon Black Antiquing Cream around the cogs to create shadows underneath.

I wanted the frame to be included but look different than just a frame around boxed areas. So I cut of section of the frame in areas to open the boxes up more in to one focus point. I then sprayed the frame with the selection of Misters.

To add a finishing touch and a bit of shimmer, I added touches of Gilding Wax over the raised areas.

I hope you like what I have done with the theme this week and if you would like some more inspiration, have a look at the Tando Website

Bits and Pieces I used...
152mm Printer Tray, 
4 clocks small,
Rustic Stars
Grab Bag - cogs
Minis - arrows

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand   Cogs Grab bag  Tando Mini's - Arrows   Rustic Stars  4 Clocks Small

Thanks for popping by,
hope to see you again soon,
Lisa xxx

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