Monday, November 11, 2019

Mixed Media Altered Shadow Box

Hi Crafty Friends,  I'm here today to share an Altered Shadow Box for Mixed Media Place October Challenge!  
I just Love fall colors,  being in the desert we really don't have a "Fall" season,  we go from extreme heat to "Cooler" temps and when I say "Cooler" I mean upper 80's!!!  I truly miss the Fall scent in the air and the crispness in the air with temperatures getting colder before that first snowfall.

Here is my Mixed Media Altered Shadow Box from Prima embellishments.  I created background texture using Finnabair Art Stones and White Sand Texture Paste then used Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics Carmine,  this color is amazing,  it looks super dark red but when you dilute it with a little bit of water it changes to a deep burnt orange.  

I love using Tim Holtz transparent Wings on my projects,  they're so fun and whimsy!  

I painted some diecut leaves with some Art Alchemy Acrylic paints and started added my embellishments.  

I added some metal embellishments from Finnabair and Flowers from Prima.

The last finishing touches I added were Say it with Chrystals,  Beads, sequins and microbeads.

Here is a good look at the different shades you can achieve using the Carmine Liquid Acrylic paint.  

I really love this challenge because it helps me get creative with different colors that I don't normally create with.  
Go check out DT's project at Mixed Media Place and be sure to check out the entries so Amazing and inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Finnabair Art Recipe Challenge for October Entry

Another Fun Challenge at Finnabair Art Recipe Challenge October
I'm back with a small Mixed Media Tag using lots of Finnabair products!  I am recycling the packaging and started creating texture using Art Extravagance Stone Effect Pumice Paste and White Crackle Texture Paste then I added Art Alchemy Metallique Royal Blue and Hazelnut Acrylic Paint to the background.

I grabbed embellishments including an assortment of Finnabair Mechanicals and started creating my design.

The White Crackle Texture Paste shows up ever so slightly!  I painted the Star chipboard pieces with Art Alchemy Metallique Ancient Coin Acrylic Paint.  

I added Art Stones and Glitter to the Mechanical Leaf embellishment and also added Gold microbeads.

Once I was happy with the placement of the embellishments I used Art Alchemy Green Brocade Opal Magic Wax on the edges of the entire tag!

I love using all Finnabair products,  so many different ways to use them!  I hope you get a chance to join the challenge,  it takes me out of my box!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

My Entry for Finnabair's September Art Recipe Challenge

Wow did you see the Art Challenge for September?  This definitely was a challenge for me,  I don't usually use this color combination!  Once I quit thinking about what I was going to create I couldn't stop with embellishing!

I used Finnabair's Stencil-Flourish,  it's one of my favorite stencil for my mixed media projects!  The texture paste I used thru the stencil was another favorite of mine,  the White Sand Texture paste.  Once the texture paste was dry I painted over with Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso,  let that dry and then starting adding Liquid Acrylic Carmine and Prima's Color Bloom Worn Leather.  

Once all the paint was dry I did alittle bit of stamping and then painted my old paint brush with Heavy White Gesso then added Brown Rust Effects to the metal part of the paint brush.  I also added the Cream Texture paste Fantasy to the wooden part of the paint brush.  I used some Finnabair Moulds and added more Cream Texture Paste Fantasy paint to the wings and star.  Once the texture paste was dry I then added Carmine to the wings and to the star,  diluted it with some water and let it dry. 

I added Reneabouquets Handcrafted Dragonflies that went so amazing with the colors!  I gathered lots of embellishments from my stash and started glueing down everything.  

To complete this tag I added Gold Rush Glitter Glass Art Ingredients.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Finnabair Art Recipe August 2019 Challenge

Hey Crafty Friends,  I've created a Mixed Media Tag for Finnabair's Art Recipe August 2019 Challenge!  The colors are so dreamy and fairytale which is one of my favorites!

I prepped my tag with Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso and 
used Finnabair's Golden Nugget Effect Paste and a stencil for my background texture.  Once that was dry I used Finnabair's Azure Impasto Alchemy Acrylic paint and Wild Raspberry Color Bloom Spray.  

I added Finnabair's Alchemy Sparks Unicorn Hair, Azure and Wild Raspberry to the stars I created using Finnabairs Moulds. 

I also did some heat embossing to Reneabouquets beautiful board and on the Wing from Finnabair's moulds.  

I added some fiber,  a crocheted doily for the sand color.  

Then I added Prima Marketing Flowers,  microbeads,  sequins for layers.  I had some diecuts in my stash that I used for more layering.  

In my stash I had some Tim Holtz transparent wings,  I stacked them on the Fairy chipboard from Reneabouquets then I searched in my metal embellishment stash for the perfect piece and it was Finnabair's metal screw on embellishment.  

I wanted to add more interest so I used Finnabair's Art Ingredients Art Pebbles and painted on the back with some glitter and also Alchemy Sparks Unicorn Hair,  I love how they turned out!

I found "Just Believe" in my sticker stash which completed my theme!
I am always inspired by Finnabair's DT and love anything Finnabair/Prima products!  
This challenge is always so much fun!  Thank you Finnabair!
Happy Creating!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

DT Project for 49 and Market using Serendipitous collection

Hi Crafty Friends I'm here with a Magical layout using the new mini collection "Serendipitous",  this is one of my favorite collections!  I used the back of "Rain Storm" for my background and used a bunch of flowers!
I started out with texture paste,  glitter paste and a stencil to create some background texture,  then I used "Bohemian Mask" with a white ink pad and Gabi's Hibiscus with a gold ink pad.  I added some cheesecloth and trim from my stash to create my design.  Then I used die cutouts from "Serendipitous" lasercut sheet for adding my layers along with the layered embellishment sheet,  these added dimension and interest!

For the flower embellishments I added "Wildflowers" Punch and "Stargazers" Sky Blue,  these were a perfect match for my layout!  One last embellishment was Dusty Attic's the "Great Outdoors" collection!  

My finishing touches was to sprinkle acrylic paint,  seed beads, sequins and microbeads to complete my layout.  As always thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to keep your eye out for all the talented design team's new projects using 49 and Market!

Serendipitous Collection
Serendipitous Layered Embellishment set
Stargazer Sky Blue
Wild Flowers Punch
Bohemian Mask Stamp
Gabi's Hibiscus Stamp
Dusty Attic's Great Outdoors Archival Board
Jute Cording Single Ply

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mixed Media Canvas for Reneabouquets Collaboration with Craftycity for August

Hey Crafty Friends Reneabouquets and are hosting a collaboration for the month of August. Design Team members will be creating from Kit #1 & Kit #2 from Reneabouquets! I have projects I've created using Kit #2
and papers from using Mintay Papers Paradise collection.

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For my first DT project using Kit #2 from Reneabouquets and papers from I created a Mixed Media Canvas!
 Reneabouquets Kit #2 supplies used:
Mermaid Shard Glitter Glass
Sand Chunky Glitter Glass
Beautiful Board Lasercut Ocean Bubbles Texture Panel
Beautiful Board Lasercut Small Seashell Sea Horse
White Scallop Shell Lace
Other Reneabouquets supplies used:
Ivory Pleated Tulle

Bridesmaid Lace
Beautiful Board Lasercut Chipboard Large twisted Chain Frame
Beautiful Board Lasercut Chipboard Starfish with accents
Printed Beautiful Board Lasercut Chipboard White Doves
Beautiful Beads Hand Tinted Glass Patina
Vintage Cream Mica Flitter Flakes Natural Stone Flakes
Vintage Pearl Mica Flakes Natural Stone
No Hole Gold Glass Microbeads
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle

Tim Holtz Oxide Spray Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Picked Raspberry
Prima Color Bloom Spray 2 Dragonfly Blue
Dina Wakley White Gesso 2oz Tube
Seafoam Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers
Candy Pink Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers
Pink Spring Mix Mulberry Flowers
Be sure to join the fun and purchase your kit and papers from Reneabouquets and!
Please share your projects here:
Reneabouquets Artists with An Edge Facebook Group

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Entry for Finnabair's Art Recipe July 2019 Challenge

 Colours of July Art Recipe:
pink, mint, yellow green

Art Alchemy: Sparks
Art Alchemy: Metallique Paints
Art Ingredients: Glass Beads
Art Basics: 3D Gel (matte or gloss)
Hey Crafty Friends I'm here to share my project entry for Finnabair's Art Recipe July Challenge,  have you seen the inspiration???  So inspiring!  This really was a great challenge for me and I need this to help me get out of my little box!  I've never used this color combo before.  

I used a 9x12 canvas,  I began using stencils,  3D Gloss Gel with Mini Art Stones and White Sand Texture Paste from Art Ingredients Finnabair products to create my background!  Once the texture paste was dry I used Sorbet Color Bloom Spray Mist from Prima in random spots and then added Art Alchemy Impasto Mint Acrylic paint and my last color I added Lime Color Bloom Spray Mist from Prima.  I let it dry and then got my Prima Stamps out to add more depth to my background.  I also added Art Alchemy Sparks Unicorn's Hair for alittle shine to the background.

I went thru my stash and got some crocheted doilies,  Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Lasercut Chipboard,  fabric and paper flowers,  Prima Metal Embellishments,  Metal embellishments and some Art Ingredients Melange Art Pebbles and also made some Wings from Finnabair's mould.  
I laid out my design with the doilies,  chipboard pieces and metal embellishments plus some alphabet stickers I've had in my stash for years.  Glued everything down and then started adding detail with some of the Impasto(Mint),  Art Alchemy Opal Magic(Pink-Blue),  Art Alchemy Acrylic paint(Pure Sunshine) and Art Alchemy Sparks(Unicorn's Hair.  

Once all the painting detail was finished I started adding some Art Ingredients Glass Beads(Licorice) and some Pink beads from my stash,  and then I added some Gold microbeads.  To adhere the beads and microbeads I used Art Basics 3D Glossy Gel.

Pure Sunshine Art Alchemy Acrylic paint was added to the back of the Art Pebbles,  I love how it pops with that bright yellow!

I just love adding any Finnabair texture paste to my projects,  there are so many possibilities with them!  

I did forget to mention I also used Art Extra Vagance White Crackle Texture Paste and I just love the texture it gives my projects!

I also added some White Crackle Texture Paste to the Wings and then painted with Art Alchemy Sparks(Fairy Wings) and Art Alchemy Opal Magic(Pink-Blue) plus Gold microbeads!

I hope you get a chance to join in on the challenge,  it truly is alot of fun and challenging!  Go check out the DT inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!