Sunday, 12 March 2017

Cracks and Crevices @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to my Tando post for this week. The theme is 'cracks and crevices'. We all love a good crack don't we? or rather crack-le.... 

For this weeks theme I chose to work with one of the newer Tando products, the MDF artist palette clock. 

Here is my finished make...

First I gave the MDF palette a light coat of DecoArt white gesso. To create more texture and to add to the cracks and crevices, I covered the palette in PVA glue and applied scrunched cosmetic tissue. I did this a couple of times over the whole palette and 3 or 4 times is random areas to create different levels of thickness. When the glue had dried completely, I gave the whole palette another good coat of white gesso

I then applied a thick coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood around the edge of the palette and added patches of it in the centre. When the Weathered Wood had dried, I painted over the whole palette using DecoArt Crackle Paint. (The Weathered Wood creates bigger cracks than just using the Crackle Paint alone. But by only using the Weathered Wood in certain areas, it gives a range of different sized cracks throughout the surface.)

I then used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint in Burnt Umber and Colbalt Teal to paint the palette. 

For the paint splodges, I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Green Gold and Colbalt Teal.

For the 'time 2 create' and the two paintbrushes I used the Stampendous Bronze Frantage encrusted Jewel Kit. 

I then added the clock mechanism but decided the black clock hands were too dark and they couldn't really be seen. So I covered the hands of the clock with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
Everything I have used is at the bottom of the post and they are all available on the Tando website.

Toodles for now,
Lisa x

Palette Clock  Fluid Acrylics: Burnt Umber  Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal  Fluid Acrylics: Primary Yellow  Fluid Acrylics: Cadmium Orange  Frantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE    Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Altered Eclectics - March

Hi Folks and welcome to March's post for Altered Eclectics.

This month I have altered the square drawers from DoCrafts Papermania Bare Basics range.

Here is what I made...

I first painted all the drawers and the outer base with a coat of white gesso. 
I adhered DoCrafts Papermania wooden hearts to the sides of the outer base of the drawers. 

On the top of the base, I made a random design with DoCrafts Papermania wooden alphabet and adhesive wooden letters. (I thought of creating this design with all the left over, random letters that don't spell out any words... we all have these don't we and never know what to do with them....

Once the glue on the outer base designs had dried, I painted them with Colbalt Blue DoCrafts Artiste All Purpose Acrylic Paint. When the Colbalt Blue paint had dried, I dry brushed Artiste Blanc paint over the top to create a distressed look. 

I painted the four drawer fronts with the Cobalt Blue paint. When the paint was dry I did the crackle paint technique - applying a layer of PVA glue then a layer of different coloured acrylic paint over the top while the glue was still wet. I used Artiste Acrylic Sea Spray Paint for the top layer. 
I then applied a layer of Artiste Matt Varnish to protect the crackle. 

I then used DoCrafts Papermania wooden bobbins painted Cobalt Blue for the handles of the drawers. 

To finish I mixed the Cobalt Blue paint with the Blanc to make a lighter blue and used this colour to paint the inside, outside, back and base of the drawers. When it was dry, I dry brushed over the Blanc paint to match the outside base. 

Thanks for popping by today,
hope to see you again soon.
Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx 

Here are all the products I used to create this project. Check out the Docrafts Website to view the range of products and to fins local stockists.