Sunday, 22 May 2016

Lovely trees....

Crafty Individuals have just brought out a lovely tree stamp that compliments their A4 tree sheet which I absolutely love. having a little play, I decided to make a tree scene like this:


I've taken the corner flowers from another new stamp, CI-452:


I've used the branches from the trees to stamp the texture in the sky and the leaves on the tree, very easy to do as it only involves one stamp!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Friday, 13 May 2016

And some more...

Carrying on from yesterday:


This one's on Yupo:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 12 May 2016

PaperArtsy Infusions and a little bit of Imagination....

Crafts that is - I've used some of their Art Stamps in the projects for next week's class at The Craft Barn.
The Infusions powders from PaperArtsy are just fantastic - we're going to make a selection of art pieces as well as having a play.
Here are a couple of them - I'll post more tomorrow:




Places are now limited so if you want to join in you need to book now.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Late again!

Sorry, completely forgot to coordinate my PaperArtsy blog post. The theme was Gelli Plates which was interesting for me as although I've got one it's been sitting in the back of the cupboard doing nothing. I've never seen the point of working on a Gelli when you can work directly on card or canvas!

In the end I used inks and the fact that you can reverse your images. The best thing about this was the lovely Ocean  stamp set from the Cat's Meow range.

Here's a peek:


Head on over to the PA Blog over the next two weeks to get more ideas.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

PS Since making my project I've seen a really good tutorial using packing tape on the Gelli - now that looked interesting.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Clay, hot glue, Mod Podge melt and moulds....

Having a lovely play day with all of the above this Saturday at The Craft Barn.
In the morning we'll be trying out all the moulds and stamping into clay and using embossing folders and then in the afternoon you can use what you've made to decorate a lovely watercolour sketchbook:



So if you fancy having a go, just follow the link at the top.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 17 April 2016

The finished article....

As I've been talking about Infusions all week, I just thought I'd show you a piece of art that I made using them:

This uses the Infusions on Yupo paper which produces a softer effect than on matte card because it's not porous. I've stencilled and stamped (Everything Art plate 01), blotting as I went. The flowers are die cut out of 'Infusion-ed' vellum, with touches of White Fire Treasure Gold added.




I'm going to be doing a class with Infusions on May 18th at The Craft Barn, so if you want to come and play just contact them. You'll be able to try out all the colours (I've only used three of them as at the mo that's all I've got!) and lots of techniques.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Grunge Paste and Infusions.....

Yes, you can colour your Grunge Paste with your Infusions with interesting results.
Just mix some of the powder into the Grunge Paste and then stencil with it.


This is Sunset Beach that I'm using:


Or you can try this : Alison Hall was demoing this technique at Ally Pally last week. She was using a different medium but I thought it would work well with GP and it does, so thanks Alison.
Sprinkle some Infusions onto card and place stencil over top:


Then scrape through the Grunge Paste picking up the powder as you go:


It gives a lovely variegated effect:


You can also try this: Grunge Paste your stencil as normal and let dry. Replace the stencil over the top and sprinkle on some Infusions: 


Then spritz:


You get a bit of a messy result but interesting texture. You could then colour the background with the Infusions or cut out the stencilled flower to disguise the messy bits:


If you blot it before removing the stencil it's a bit more controlled: 


You could also use a wet brush to activate the powder and paint your Grunge Paste. Let the paste dry, replace the stencil and shake over some Infusions:


then paint over with a brush:



You can be a bit more careful than I was - you should be able to paint without any blobs round the edges ( I was standing up behind the tripod at the time!)

So there we go - Grunge Paste and Infusions.

Thanks for looking!

Helen