Montag, 15. August 2016

Painted Wood Blocks #4

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)


Sharing the last making of.. *painted wood block* .. with you today


Step by step....


Stamping with StazOn and LaBlanche stamps on Specialty Stamping Paper. Coloured the images with Distress Ink and used clear gloss embossing powder on top


Glued frames on top of the images with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass


Also glued the frames to the wood block with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass


Adhering *hot-glue* faces  with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass, Miniature bricks ( leftover from this project) with DecoArt Media Modeling Paste and applying DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste on top
Let completely dry









I started painting with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black...but...


..changed my mind and used the DecoArt Media Mister in Carbon Black.
The Spraypaint goes easy into the nooks and crannys.



Next up drybrushing with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber followed by Burnt Sienna to the sides of the wood block only



Painted the miniature bricks with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey Value 6




Drybrushing the faces with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Medium Grey Value 6 followed by Titanium White. Applied a wash of Phethalo Blue, drybrushing Titanium White again, applied a wash of  Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and drybrushed Titanium White again


Drybrushing DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White to some bricks, too for an uneven look






I hope you enjoyed this series of wood blocks
Happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly


Montag, 8. August 2016

Into retirement


Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Something different to show today.
Someone went into retirement and his workmates created a memory album.
I had a request from one workmate to create two pages for him.




Thanks for reading and happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Mittwoch, 3. August 2016

Painted Wood Blocks #3

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)


Today i'm sharing wood block Nr. 3 with you



Step by step....


Ive stamped La Blanche stamps with StazOn on Specialty Stamping Paper, coloured the images with Distress Ink and adhered the images to the block. I've applied DecoArt Media Crackle Paste around the images and on the roof. Metal feets sticking into the crackle paste, too.


Sealed the images with DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish


Painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver on top of the Crackle Paste.



Happy crafting!

xoxo
Elly


Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2016

DecoArt - Under the Sea - Challenge



Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)
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Are you ready for another DecoArt Media Challenge?
The theme this time around is

Under the Sea

Be sure and stop by the DecoArt Media blog for some fabulous inspiration
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The winner will receive a $100 DecoArt Gift Card for use in our Online Store so you will certainly submit a piece or two
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The challenge is running till August 12th 2016. The winner will be chosen by us, the DecoArt Media Design Team on August 15th and announced on the DecoArt Media blog and on our Social Media Channels August 19th
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I guess you're all familar with the story of the overprotective clownfish named Marlin, who along with a regal tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo.

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Supplies:
DecoArt Media Gesso White, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black, Prussian Blue Hue, Phthalo Green - Yellow,  Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Cadmium Orange Hue, Antiquing Cream Carbon Black and English Red Oxide. DecoArt Americana DecouPage
Other supplies: Canvas,Cardboard, Hot Glue, Heavy Body Gel Medium, Plastic dome, Seashells, small balls, plastic fishes, chipboard letters.





My inspiration for this canvas, which will belong to one of my grandson's, was the upcoming movie *Finding Dory* playing in September ( in Germany) and it all started with cutting a fish


Creating a porthole on canvas




Using one half of a plastic ( christmas) sphere reflecting the glasdome of a porthole


I glued cardboard ( one piece cut into four pieces) to the canvas with DecouPage, painted a heavy layer of DecoArt Media Gesso including some real sand from the sand - box outside, for heavy and knaggy texture


The ingredients below are from Home Depot and very lightweight. Little sea shells, (art) stones and pieces of broken seashells


My *Under the Sea* colours
Prussian Blue Hue, Phthalo Green - Yellow, Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue



I used a heavybody gelmedium to adhere the seashells and balls. The fishes are glued down with a strong hot - glue. Some hot - glue - dots around the porthole reflecting rivets


I painted the canvas and the porthole - ring with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black


Drybrushing with Burnt Umber on the canvas





Drybrushing Burnt Sienna and Metallic Gold


Adhering more fishes


Gluing down the plastic *dome* and decided to paint the rivets around the canvas with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver


Glueing down the ring, painted with Metallic Gold



Applied and removed......DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream Carbon Black and English Red Oxide





Primed chipboard letters with DecoArt Media Gesso and painted with Cadmium Orange Hue

   
Drybrushing rivets on the ring with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver





Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you feel inspired to get creative and joining the challenge
xoxo
Happy crafting
Elly