Eye of the Beholder Mixed Media Canvas using Pebeo Fantasy Paints

Good afternoon. This is another mixed media canvas that I have just completed. I am calling it ‘Eye of the Beholder’. I used texture pastes and Pebeo Fantasy paints to create the main panel. I used more texture paste through stencils and die cuts along with acrylic paints to create the background panel.

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I first spread the canvas with some left over coloured texture pastes (from another project – I hate wasting anything).

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I then started pouring on the Fantasy paints, finishing with lines of Relief Paste and little gems while the paints were still wet. I simply had a play.

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I felt it needed a decent background panel to show it off so I created the textured panel with acrylics, paste through stencils and a few die cuts. The sentiments were stamped and embossed with sparkly gold powder.

Materials:

12 X 12 and 8 X 8 inch canvas boards

Pebeo Fantasy paints (Moon and Prisme)

Pebeo Ceramic and Glass paints

Pebeo Relief Paste (gold)

Acrylic paints and Starlight paints (Imagination Crafts)

Versamark inkpad and sparkly gold embossing powder

Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold)

Sand and grass texture pastes

Acrylic gems

Text stamps (Sheena Douglass – Dream)

Die cuts (Sheena Douglass – Create A Flower – What a Mesh and Going in Spirals)

Stencils (with organic designs)

Special cards made with Enchanted Garden, Garden of Eden and Into the Woods Couture dies

I made these for a couple of friends with special birthdays recently. I love the Couture die sets from Create & Craft – they mix & match so well.

 

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Both cards were started off in the same way. I made a gatefold card base and glued the butterfly panel to the top edge. The metal effect was achieved by cutting out elements with black card and rubbing over with Pebeo Gilding Wax.

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The background papers were created with ink sprays with sparkly mica (Lindy’s Stamp Gang).

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I used a Tonic die set to create the inner sentiment panels.

 

Dies used:

Create & Craft Couture sets: Into The Woods, Enchanted Garden and Garden of Eden

Tonic: Peony Promenade

Robert Addams: small butterflies

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.

Easter Bunting created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good evening. The recent shows on Hochanda featuring the Russian themed stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque were simply brill – great demos and such a lovely range of samples from my Teamies. If you missed the shows they do remain available online for a while so you can catch up on the FAB demos from Lesley Wharton.

I am sharing one of my show samples today created with the lovely Russian Floral egg. These stamps are exclusive to Hochanda until the end of the month. After that they will be available directly from Chocolate Baroque.

This stamp would also make lovely bunting for a summer garden party or wedding, stamped onto flag or triangular card or fabric joined with ribbon.

 

Materials:

  • Russian Floral Egg (sold out individually on Hochanda) and Spring Bird Daffodil stamp sets
  • Coloured pastel card (blues, pinks, purples, lemon)
  • Detail heat embossing powder (opaque white)
  • Sparkle pens (clear and gold)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Pinflair Craft Glaze
  • Alphabet dies (Create & Craft Couture)
  • Mini wooden pegs
  • Florists ribbon (white) and embroidery thread (variegated sparkly metallic)

 

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the eggs 6 times with Versamark onto coloured card and heat emboss with white powder. Colour with clear sparkle pen and cut out. Paint over some areas with clear glaze (darkens the background colour and enhances the glitter effect).
  2. Die cut the letters and coat with glaze. Glue to the wooden pegs. Glue the pegs to the easter eggs catching in the thread for hanging.
  3. Stamp and emboss the large daffodil bunch onto lemon card 10 times. You only need the area with the large flower head. Colour with gold sparkle pen blending out the colour with water. Cut out the daffodil head. Glue the daffodils back to back along the thread between the eggs. Note: the daffodils do tend to flip along the strand which is why I backed them with another flower head.
  4. Finish by tying on small strips of florist ribbon (curl with the edge of your scissors).

A Little Bird Told Me card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Here is my contribution for this month’s Colour Challenge. I have used some of those ‘little extra elements’ that often come along with the main images in a stamp set. These are so often overlooked but they are perfect for creating backgrounds, building patterns or for decorating die cuts.

The small decorative stamp from the Spring Bird Daffodil set was stamped onto each of the die cut flower petals. The small flower centres were stamped with one of the blossoms from the bird branch. I added a bit of Flower Soft and stamens for added texture.

I stamped and cut out the cage and bird from A Little Bird Told Me stamp set. The background and elaborate birdy tail were created using the Baroque leaf swirl from the Breath of Spring stamp set.

I used a Baroque label die to layer up in the background as I thought it co-ordinated perfectly with the Baroque leaf swirl stamp. Decorative ovals would also work well for this layout.

 

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. The card blank was randomly stamped with the Baroque swirl leaf from the Breath of Spring stamp set using Distress Ink. Ink was also blended around the card edges to frame.
  2. The thin ‘beaded’ strips were actually waste pieces from a card blank die cut in white (Double Cascade Waterfall). I coloured them with the burgundy alcohol pen and glued to the card to divide up the background. The leaves in the upper and lower sections were then coloured with lavender alcohol pen. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with honey powder.
  3. The Victorian Baroque Label die set has separate inner and outer dies enabling the decorative elements, background mats and frames to be cut out. Two background mats were cut in lavender card. The other layers were all cut in white card. I spritzed the background mats with lime and gold shimmer inks. The burgundy layers were coloured using an alcohol pen. These were then layered up and glued to the background. I used 3D foam for the central label to give added dimension.
  4. The cage and bird were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. The Baroque leaf swirl was stamped several times and embossed with honey embossing powder. These were cut out and coloured with watercolour pens. The elements were lightly shaped and glued to the card with 3D glue gel for dimension. The large tail swirls of the bird were snipped off and replaced amongst the Baroque swirl elements to build the new elaborate bird tail.
  5. The small decorative stamp from the Spring Bird Daffodil set and Distress Ink was used to stamp over the petals of the die cut flowers (2 large and 3 medium flowers). Die cut mini flowers were stamped with one of the small blossoms from the bird branch (Spring Bird Daffodil set). This was achieved placing the stamp flat onto the work surface, partially inking the stamp (i.e. picking one of the blossoms) and pressing the die cut onto the stamp (i.e. Sheena Douglass style) to transfer the ink. A little colour was added using alcohol ink pens (to keep the integrity of the stamping detail – watercolour would cause the Distress Ink to spread). The edges were lightly inked with Distress Ink. The flowers were shaped using a ball tool and foam mat. Flower Soft and stamens were added to the centres to give added texture.
  6. Finally finished with PVA pearls and glitter glue for sparkle.

Tribute to lovely Molly

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Sadly we had to say goodbye to this lovely lady a couple of weeks ago – she was 17 years old and had remained happy and fairly healthy right up until her last night.

She was actually my neighbour’s cat but had simply moved in – sharing my bed for the last 2 years. My bed is so empty without her. As soon as I was ready to settle down she would come up and under the top cover with her little head peeping out and her whiskers tickling my face while we went off to sleep – tee hee.

The only good pic I had of her was looking over the top of my notebook while I was trying to type up a beading tutorial. I took the photo into Serif Craft Artist and set her into a garden peeping over the top of a garden wall. She was a mischievous little character so this setting fits her perfectly.

I used craft Artist to draw the arched frame. Printed it separately and used my Brother ScanNCut to cut it out. I glued several layers of card together for strength.

The decorative elements were created with the Flowering Dogwood stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.

To protect it and make it longer lasting I used Crafters Companion Spray and Shine on the photo and frame, and Spray & Sparkle on the floral embellishments.

Now I have a lovely tribute to her sitting on my desk.

Butterfly Stepper Card created for Chocolate Baroque

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Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my show samples using the Breath of Spring stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. The butterfly swirl can be used to make lovely backgrounds but it also works well as the main decorative feature. I used sparkly black embossing powder for added dimension (a bit difficult to see in the pic). I stamped and cut out extra butterflies and used them to embellish this stepper card, along with some die cut swirls and paper punched flowers. I also used a pretty background paper from Crafty Individuals (6 X 6 inch pad – Springtime). Victorian Velvet Distress Ink was used on the card blank and edges.

I cannot wait for more shows coming at the end of the month. Lesley will be bringing us something a little different. My lips are sealed – tee hee x.

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