Montag, 26. Mai 2014

Ball sports

Happy monday, dear crafters (:o)

Are you prepared for the soccer worldcup?

I've created a ball monster for my little friend 

A view at my busy neighbour

The potting station is painted and the wood pallet is hanging

The gourd plants are growing

Enjoy the sun (:o)


Montag, 19. Mai 2014

TIO #166 Letter Q and gold

Happy monday my friends (:o)

I can feel the summer around the corner and my weather gods promised me a lot sunshine for this week. A perfect start for a new gardening obsession, because i try growing some gourds for the first time. 
Hubby is building a place for me, where i can play with potting soil (:o)

Well, i'm a bit late for my darling challenge at DragonsDream*TagItOn* and there are only two days left to enter a tag with the receipe of the letter q, gold and of course using one real stamp.

A quest.... for knowledge

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments.
Happy sunshine



Freitag, 16. Mai 2014

DecoArt DT Tutorial - Chalky Finish Decor - Wood Pallet Board

Happy friday my crafty friends (:o)

Thanks for your large interest at my chalk paint decor week.
Today i'm sharing a 12" x 14" handmade wood pallet board with you

The DecoArt products i used

DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish *rouge*, *refreshing*, *new life*, Light Satin Varnish, Creme Wax *golden brown* and Metallic Lustre *copper kettle*

I joined together some pallet wood

Roughly painted a first layer with Chalky Finish *rouge* Let dry...

As the paint was dry, sanding with 60 don't need a powertool but it goes a bit faster..

...followed by sanding with 120 grain

Removed the dust

Applyed a second layer of *rouge* Let dry...

Some spots of vaseline or badger balm

Next layer of paint with Chalky Finish *new life* Let dry...

More vaseline spots...but some... in different places as the first time

Next layer of paint with Chalky Finish *refreshing* Let dry..

I used a damped towel to remove the vaseline spots. I then used a dry towel to buff the paint to shine...

*Lost and Found* is a digital image transfer.
I've created a reversed script on my computer and printed out with a laser printer.
Tutorial digital image transfer can be found here

Applyed Metallic Lustre *copper kettle* around the edges and sealed the board with Light Satin Varnish

Fixed two wire baskets

Applyed Creme Wax *golden brown* to clothespins (pegs)

Glued the pegs to the board

The pallet board hanging in my below floor between kitchen door ( right) and office door ( left)

Thanks for reading up to the end (:o)
I really appreciate your patience and comments


Happy crafting


Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2014

DecoArt DT Tutorial - Chalky Finish Decor - Box & Journal Cover

Hi crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to show you my second project with DecoArt Chalky Finish Decor.
This time i had a play with a small wooden box and a journal cover ( front and back)

My first experiment on wood started with these DecoArt products

DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish *rouge*, *refreshing* and Metallic Lustre *copper kettle*

I used a simple wood box without a primer and applyed the colour *rouge* Let dry...

Sanding to smooth the wood grain

After sanding the wood feels very soft...

Applyed the colour *refreshing* on top and there's nearly no red colour showing through after one layer of paint..

Again..some sanding.. reveal the red colour..

Removed the dust with a kitchen towel and found out....

..that the paint starts to shine if you buff it very well (:o)

I then applyed Metallic Lustre around the edges and fixed a red christal ball knob from 7gypsies

Up to the *Journal Cover* and i used the following DecoArt products

DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish *rouge*, *refreshing*, Americana Decor Crackle Medium, Light Satin Varnish, DecoArt Modeling Paste and Metallic Lustre *copper kettle*

I started sanding the covers, then glued down some cardstock which was embossed with the cuttlebug before.

Applyed a layer of the colour *rouge* and after the paint dried, glued down some cut cardstock pieces

Used Modeling Paste with a stencil

Painted again..

Glued down laser cut gears and clock handles from Fernli Designs

Painting again...

More gears for a 3D look and painting again

Applyed Crackle Medium around the edges and on top of some gears. Let dry....

Painted the colour *refreshing*

A little bit sanding on the embossed cardstock and some gears to reveal the red colour..

I then went wild with Metallic Lustre...

Glued down some coloured glass beads

Painted some spots *rouge* here and there and sealed with Light Satin Varnish

Some close up's

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments
Happy crafting (:o)