Sunday, 22 November 2015

I finished this canvas this week . Once again I have used texture paste threw a stencil then when dry painted with black gesso . to add colour mix gel medium and mica powder and dry brush it all over canvas . 

The heart is in a shadow box that is from TwiddleyBitz and  I cut a whole in canvas and stuck it in . I covered the ornate frame with texture paste ,when dry painted it in black gesso and  coloured it by mixing gel medium and mica powders and dry brushing it over . Once it was dry I added seed beads on top . I also added micro beads on top of the woodgrain on the back ground to give it a more bark like effect .
This little fairy was a delight to make , to me she is the guardian of the trees heart . Her wings are cut from a Tim Holtz, butterfly die and embossing folder  . Then I painted them with black gesso . once dry I dry brushed on gel medium . I added the little metal doll last of all . I love these little dolls . they are so cute . They are designed to be on necklaces.

You can see in this project just how different you can make your colours appear. You don't have to just use mica powders, there are lots of other products out there that you can use to create the same look , just give them ago . The best part is if you try it and don't like it you can always give it another coat of gesso and start again . I hope you are a little bit inspired to try out some new products and ideas. Remember to stay safe and stay scrapping until next time .
Hi everyone yes Iam on a roll the last 2 weeks . I have lots of time to my self and played . In these photos I have altered a folder . It was craft board so was really easy to cover . I start with texture paste threw a stencil . I have been asked a few times where I got this script stencil . I really cant remember . it was from a site that also sold flowers . In Malaysia some where I think . if Iam wrong and some one figures it out please let me know so I can let others know where to get it . the words are all about friendship . Once it had dried I painted it all in black gesso .and coloured with gel medium and mica powder . 

 Once again I did a lot of clustering with charms and layers of them , then coated them in black gesso .and coloured them with gel medium and mica powders .
Once it had all dried I added micro beads and stick beads . I also added seed beads but forgot to take another photo LOL .this would make a great art journal .
Here is a canvas I did last week . The small frame is for a photo . Lots of my favourite charms . covered in black gesso and coloured with mica powder and gel medium . I love the effect that this technique gives it has to be a favourite  of mine . 

Here are some close ups of the cluster of charms . this is fun building the layers untill your happy with it .I love anything mystical and fairies would have to be on the top of the list . After all they are just tiny  mischievous angels .

A close up of the beads firstly micro beads then sead beads then I added rice beads and larger seed beads .they just enhance the over all texture and feel of the piece .

Hope you enjoy looking . 
Hi everyone life is so busy at times its so nice to be able to unwind and do some crafting 
Here is a canvas I did recently . I bought a mold of a dolls head and torso and my grandson broke its head off so I decided to use it as a dress form for a fairy's dress . Iam very happy with how it came out .


This close up shows abit more detail on the back ground . I used modelling paste over some gauze and the used a brick stencil . once it was dry I coloured it with mica sprays and inka gold paste .The wings are heat embossed with extra glitter added .

The bodice is just mica flakes the skirt is tulle and gauze and lace coated with gel medium and glitter and flowers added last . hope you enjoy looking ,till next time stay safe and keep scrapping .