Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Look beyond the Rust and Crust of Life

Hello Creative Friends

I hope you are all keeping well and those of you in the UK
are looking forward to the upcoming Bank Holiday..??

I've been having a BIG craft sort out and came across more UFO's
I knew these elements would work very well together.

Here's what I got up to and those *How to Do's*

Take a cheap household sponge and glue it onto a greyboard heart.
Shape to size, punch in holes and add eyelets when dry.

Onto an MDF Chunkie I pushed texture paste through the Lines Stencil
Smeared on sand paste with my fingers and when dry painted 
all over with Chestnut Brown Multi Surface Paints.

I then dabbed on paint from the colour choice you see, spritzing with water 
allowing the paints to drip, fall and catch on the textured surface.

The sponge heart was first painted in red, spraying with water 
makes it easier for the sponge to absorb the paint. When dry 
I dabbed on spots of texture paste and allowed it to dry completely.

Using a bag full of greyboard cogs already prepped as a colour guide.

I used that same colour palette seen above to paint the whole heart 
mixing the colours on the sponge to replicate the colour of rust.

Arranging the cogs onto the chunkie I threaded a lace through 
the heart gluing it all in place using multi purpose adhesive.

Adding the finer detail to create the rust effect background,
pushing and pinching the texture paste allows it to crack

Picking away pieces of the texture paste also removes parts of the sponge 
revealing those protected rich reds underneath as the paste acts as a resist.

Stamped words on Kraft card are distressed and concertinaed 

Glued into place my Rust effect chunkie is complete and ready to hang.


Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead
what ever you have planned.

Take Care & Stay Safe

Creative Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm playing along with:
SanDee & amelie's - Steampunk/Industrial Challenge
A Vintage Journey - How can I resist Challenge

All products  used are That's Crafty:
Greyboard heart - MDF ChunkieLines Stencil - Multi Surface Paints - Texture Paste -
Texture Sand Paste - Greyboard  Small Cogs Large CogsMultipurpose Adhesive

Friday, 17 August 2018

Paperbabe #80 Anything Goes *Friendship*

Happy Friday everyone

It's time for another challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps 
with the favourite theme of many *Anything Goes*

Please pop over HERE and share your creativity with us,
you do not have to use Paperbabe stamps but if you do 
the prize will increase for one lucky winner.

Here's what I got up to and how it came to be..

Sometimes the hardest part when creating can be having no instruction.
Anything goes gives us freedom to explore and words often help me do this.

The line below is taken from the Poem Youth and Age by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
and is included in the Tree Hugs Stamp set and is my own source
of inspiration for this journal page.


Using one of my Paperbabe WIP's created using the mini portrait templates, 
stamped facial features and blunt bangs she awaits further adaptation.

Onto a journal page I created a scene using the Tree Hugs Stamp set.
scribbling in areas of light and shade using neocolor II's.

Deli paper applied with matt medium helps add texture to that flat page.

Acrylics are painted over the Deli paper and spritzed with water to move the paint 
around, repeating the process when dry until happy with the application.

What appears to be birds in the sky is actually two hands holding.
A genius little stamp included in the set.

After adding more colour to the tree tops I stamped in those two nesting birds 
and rounded off the area of light surrounding to form the Sun or Moon 
which every you choose to see. 

Luminance pencils help create a Unicorn effect to the hair colour.

Cut out and applied to the page, black pencil is used heavily to outline each area.

My Paperbabe Journal Page is complete.

Friendship is such a beautiful thing and we are blessed if we have 
friends that we can count on during our life time... I know I do..

Wishing you a wonderful week
and much creativity.

Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing this with Bluebeard and Elizabeth over at AJJ Count your blessings
Craft Stamper Magazine: August Anything Goes

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe Portrait Templates: Mini Female Head & Torso & Blunt Bangs
Paperbabe Stamps: Tree Hugs set