Saturday, 31 August 2013

Three days = Three Plays


I was on my own for most of thelong bank holiday in the UK.  So that could only mean CRAFT TIME..............

So first up............

I really like the crackle pain look of this little piece of art

A little old gift tag

Take three Ranger designers products and see what happens

I covered a Wendy Vechhi Art Part square with Studio 490 Embossing paste. Sprayed it to death with Dyan's inks and then stamped into the paste.  I just love stamping into paste the effect is just mega.  Once dried I used Tim's Distress Crackle paint to paint the outside frame, Distress paint to edge the frame, covered the sides and back with Tissue tape and finally stamped a birthday banner.  Attached a few flowers, idealogy numbers and it was finished -  a little Birthday Plaque.

Next up

Loving the black and white look

Little bunch of  cuteness

Splatter look, think it is here to stay

I really enjoyed the last canvas I made for a colleagues daughters birthday and another colleague wanted something similar for her niece.  I only had a smaller canvas at home, so I had to scale it down somewhat.  But again very happy with the result.  I have decided to use the splatter sides again as I love how it turns out. 

And finally

Layers and layers

A little Grunge Paste anyone?

Splatter going on

I tried to use a Hels technique on another canvass, but it went very horribly wrong.  So I covered the canvass with cream paint, bringing it back to a plain canvass and set about it with my fav paints of all time Distress..............

Unfortunately you cannot see all the layers as I only had Gloss glue and seal  left to cover the canvass and it give quite a shine.  I LOVE this so much it has such depth and layers it is just mega lush.

So all in all a fab crafting few days off.

Thanks for stopping by Tuck Towers, Until the next time.


Products Used

 Ranger and Co
Art Part square
Embossing paste
Dylusions inks London Blue - Calypso Teal
Distress Crackle Paint - Broken China
Distress Re-inker - Black Soot
Distress Paints - Picket Fence, Black Soot, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
Distress Inks Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Corduroy
 Stamps - Happy Birthday stamp- Good Luck  - Simple Sayings Set,
Stamps - Saying and ticket for the Odds and Ends Set
Glue and Seal Matt and Gloss
Tissue Tape
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pear - Heirloom Gold
Stencil Studio 490 - Sayings
Wish Bone, Ring, Memo pin, Clock winder, Film Strip
Tissue Wrap - Melange
Paper String

Cosmic Shimmer
PaperArtsy Grunge paste
Paper Flowers
Metal Corners
Treasure Gold
Bird Cage

Friday, 16 August 2013

Can you make me something!


Had to have a little down time following our weekend workshop.  Looking forward now to the Melt Pot weekend coming up in October and then two more workshops to plan and prep for in Jan and Feb.  All good stuff!!

One of my colleagues daughter is 16 in September and he asked me if I could "make Something".  Don't you just love them words, NOT.  Fills me with utter dread to make a commission, as the kind of stuff I like doing is definitely a bit out there at times for non crafty people. BUT never one to not take up a challenge I set about "making something".

There were a couple of pre-requisites

1 Must include the infinity symbol
2, Must include one of her favourite sayings (which just happens to be a Tim Holtz stamp)

So with an otherwise blank canvass I set about making the "something"!

Went a little crazy with the Idea-ology me thinks!

The sides were meant to be checker board but change my mind

Adore how this Grungeboard heart came out using Distress paints

Infinity Symbol

The favourite saying is I think from a Disney film." a dream is a wish your heart make".  The little bottle I have left empty so they can slip a little message in there for her.

When I finished it I was like OTT even for me, but it is growing on me................

Thanks for stopping by Tuck Towers, until the next time


Ranger/Tim Holtz
Tissue Wrap Paper - Melange
Label Letters
Ring Fasteners
Wish Bone
Tag Labels
Label Pulls
Grunge Board
Distress Paint  Picket Fence and Black Soot
Rose ribbon
Memo Pin
Paper String
Word Band
Calendar Stamp
a dream is a wish your makes stamp

Box Canvass
Paper Roses
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Metal Corners
Black beads