Here I have one fairly simple card featuring lovely-lovely K&Company Die-Cut Cardstock and Acetate, and Artemio Flowers Countryside Clear Stamps. A bit of stenciling at the background with Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil and from the papers I used 7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper, Vivi Gade Paris Design Paper and DCVW Bohemian Sunrise. Dovecaft Pink Frame for that something extra and a couple of brads and this is what I call a quick card making before the morning coffee!!!
I find myself doing cards more often and often recently but usually I am greedy to give them away, so I just keep making them & collecting! That's an option too!;D
Today I did one mixed media card in blue tones. I adhered a patterned paper on a card, used Matte Gel for the next layer - the Decopatch Paper, and then sprayed on some ink, splashed some paint, used a stamp or two, did heat embossing in some areas, added a couple of embellishments and spayed a few coats of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating.
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I have a couple of plain wooden icons in my stash for ages so with a bit of work I turned one of those icons into an ''old deserted house''. I knew from the start I wanted quite a lot of rusted metal on that, moss on the walls, a brick wall peeking out from behind the worn wallpaper. And the dripping tap had to be somewhere too. Here's the finished look -
At first I gessoed the icon. And then used Silks Acrylic Glazes, acrylic paints and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder (tea dye). Then did some stamping with Finnabair Dirty Walls Stamps and with stamps from her other sets. One was heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder too, do you see the one what is behind the clock. I used Decoupage Paper for the 'walls' and stamping on top plus loads of Silks. Attached all the metal pieces I had in mind and then used more Silks, Rust Mica Powder mixed with Matte Gel to get the old and worn and weathered look.
So this is how it looks inside.
And at the back.
For the dripping 'water' I simply used some always reliable Glossy Accents. Did the trick I guess.
An old house needs one painting too (and a light)! I had this beautiful small paper round tag with the picture of a pansy inside and foil around. That one got a treatment with Rust Mica Powder too and a layer of Glossy Accents on top. I hammered in one simple nail too which I painted with a mixture of Rust Mica Powder and Matte Gel. Now it really looks like the picture is hanging on the wall.
I thought that the keyhole should be partly covered with some sort of plants or flowers. I used a wooden tree branch for it, heat embossed it and used some Distress Paint on top too and then glued on a few buttons. It didn't feel quite right so I chose some metal blooms (mostly by Finnabair) for the tree instead (the buttons acted as a great base for the metal flowers).
Here you can see a little bit more clearly my very favourite stamp from the Finnabair Dirty Walls Stamps. Absolutely beautifully gorgeous!
Do you love abstract art too, I think there's always so much to see in one great abstract painting ... .
For the past few days I have been doing one small abstract painting myself too (on a 12 x 12 in W&N Canvas Board). I call it 'Catch that happiness'. I used mostly Sennelier Abstract Acrylics.
I thought before that Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics were alright but Sennelier ones certainly take the lead, they are extra double creamier, highly pigmented, their coverage is excellent and you can just use them straight from the pouch (I really like the pouch idea!) for the impasto technique - the paint will not crack afterwards!!! Love them!
Other than Sennelier Abstract I also used a bit of Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints, Silks Acrylic Glazes, Pigment Izinks, Tulip Slick Dimensional Paints, Accademia del Decoupage Sandblasted Snow Dough, Liquitex String Gel, Montana BLACK Spray Paints and some touches of Ranger Distress Paints. And Folk Art Flower Template by TCW.
I felt that one metal embellishment (by Finnabair) just needed to be there too. And of course a few coats of gloss varnish for the final touch and protection.