Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tag with Illusionary Artist Stamps from France Papillion.

 
 
 
 
Afternoon all hope this glorious weather we are having is finding you all well. Last weekend I spent the most amazing time with friends old and new getting painty at Ministry of Mixology an event I hold very dear to my heart.
 
France Papillion was one of the tutors along with Andy Skinner and this tag was inspired using her new stencils and stamps from Illusionary Artists a joint venture with Andy Skinner.
Using Stamping Rust techniques and paint effects this grungy inspired tag was born. The first but not the last using France Papillions wonderful products.
 
 
Product List.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France Papillion Tags and Embellishment Kit ( Hochanda)
 
 
Media Fluid Acrylics- Paynes Grey, Primary Magenta and Quinacrodone Gold.
 
DecoArt Media Modelling Paste.
DecoArt Triple Thick Glaze.
 
Other
 
Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Coffee..
 


 
 
 


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Unlock your Destiny Andy Skinner Design Team project.

 
Hi all and thanks for stopping by. As promised here is a  rundown of how I created my latest project as part of the Andy Skinner Design Team.

 
 
  1. Take one of the bookplates from Andy Skinners Industrial Elements set and coat with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Raw Umber. Apply some petroleum jelly around the edges then apply a coat of  DecoArt Everlasting Chalky finish paint. When dry wipe back with a baby wipe around the edges to reveal the bse colour underneath. Stamp with black archival ink using Andy Skinner's new stamp set textures from Stampendous.
  2. next I applied DecoArt Extreme sheen in vintage brass to a plaster cast element from my own stash. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Antiquing crem in Patina was applied and wiped back with a baby wipe. DecoArt Media Texture sand paste was applied to one of the portholes with screw heads added from Andy Skinner's new release greyboard kits- Tagtastic. Then Andy's rust technique was applied once the Texture sand paste had dried. A vintage face from my own stash was then placed in the rusty porthole and DecoArt Triple thick glaze applied to protect.
  3. A metal key was attached with rusty wire from my own stash to the doorplate.  Half a cog and some matchsticks were glued to the back of the rusty porthole and painted with DecoArt Extreme sheen in Vintage brass. This was then attached to the bookplate at a jaunty angle.
  4. An Arch shape was cut fom  a Tando Grey board sheet and ran through an embossing folder. This was then given a coat of DecoArt Media Tinting base and when dry washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Raw Uber were applied drying between layers. A wash of DecoArt vintage wash in patina was applied and then wiped back.
  5. The base board was cut from a sheet of Tando Creative Grey board and given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. Once dry a wash was again applied using the patina vintage wash and wiped back. DecoArt Media Texture sand paste was then added around all edges and Andy Skinner's Rust technique applied and also to the small name plate.
  6. Finally all pieces were assembled and attached to the base and a title stamped from Andy Skinner's Steampnk Stamp Set from Stampendous.
 
Heres a close up of some of the detail.
 
 


 
Hope you have enjoyed this quick rundown of the process. As always thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs Fiona.



Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Call me Already Andy Skinner Desin Team

 
Morning all. I have a new design team post on Andy Skinner's blog today. To see the step out on how I created this Tag using Andy's new release Grey Board Kits and Stamps. Hop on over to Andy's Blog to take a look.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Day.
Hugs Fiona.


Friday, 26 January 2018

Vintage Tag using Andy Skinner new release Stamps from Illusionary Artists and Stampendous

 
 
Morning all I have a tag to share with you today using one of Andy Skinners new release stamp sets from Stampendous and the new Illusionary Artists stamp set Word Up and Numbers. I  used the Textures set to create this grungy background for my tag along with the DecoArt Media Line of Fluid Acrylics and some Stampendous Embossing powders. I wanted to evoke the feel of a distressed plastered wall for my background which would fit perfectly with the textures stamps and I think I achieved the look I was after and am quite pleased how it turned out.
 
 
I created the background by first applying DecoArt Media Tinting Base to a tag die cut from greyboard.  I then brayered on the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic colours until I achieved the look I was after. The textures set was then stamped onto the background using Watering Can Archival Ink. Two hearts were then die cut from greyboard and given the triple embossing technique then stamped into using Andy's Textures stamp set. I assembled the hearts together included some rusty wire and a rusty heart to finish and attached to the tag base. Fig x14 from the word up and numbers set from Illusionary Artists was stamped onto a piece of craft cardstock, trimmed and attached to the tag to complete.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Media Fluid Acrylic:- Titan Buff
Media Fluid Acrylic: Cobalt Teal Hue.
Media Fluid Acrylic: Cobalt Turquiose Hue.
Media Fluid Acrylic:- Burnt Sienna.
Media Tinting Base.
 
Andy Skinner Stamps:- Textures Set.
Embossing Enamel- Aged Teal
Chunky Clear Deep Impression Embossing Enamel.


 
Greyboard.
Archival Ink:- Watering Can.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Rusty Christmas.

Morning Folks here is a sneak peak of my latest project for Andy Skinners Design Team. I do hope you will hop on over to Andy Skinner's Blog to take a closer look and get the full step by step tutorial on how I created this latest piece.
 
 
 
Also I am thrilled to announce that I am to be part of Andy Skinner's Design Team for 2018 along with some other amazing artists. Exciting times ahead and I hope you will come alonf for the ride with me.
 
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.
 


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Creative Team Work and A few projects to share.

 
 
Morning Folks here is a sneak peak of my latest project for Andy Skinners Design Team. I do hope you will hop on over to Andy Skinner Blog to take a closer look and get the full step by step tutorial on how I created this latest piece.
 
 
 
Here's a look back at the last piece I created for Andy Skinner in all it's full blown glory. I truly enjoyed creating this piece and hope I inspired to create using a basic  couple of sheets of Grey Board. I love this stuff as the possibilities are endless.
 
 
 
 
I also read a fabulous digital Magazine called Mixed Up Magazine Run by the Talented Katy Leitch. It is full of wonderful mixed media tutorials and is a joy to read and kick starts your mojo whenever your feeling at a loss creativity wise. Do check it out. They also have a Facebook page which is a wonderful community and very inspiring. I have participated in this months ATC Swap and here is what my recipient will be receiving. I hope she likes it.
 
 
2018 is going to be an exciting year creativity wise and you will see weekly blog posts from me as I plan to be very active in the mixed media world. I do hope you continue to follow me on my journey. As always I appreciate you stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona xx.
 
 


Monday, 16 October 2017

Sneak Peak Andy Skinner Creative team.

Morning all here is a sneak peak of my latest creative team project. Over on  Andy Skinner's Blog today you will find a full tutorial on how I created this Gothic Inspired Piece. Hope to see you there.
 
 
Hugs Fiona.