Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mixed Media Skeleton and Coffin

Helloooooo blogging friends! Halloween is oh so close now!
I haven't been able to create nearly as much projects for this Holiday as I wanted
but i did manage to squeeze this one in :)
Yesterday on the Prima blog we were given an "open day" , no theme
nothing required. Just letting us have fun! So I altered this plastic inexpensive
skeleton and wooden coffin , both from Michael's. 
I kept it simple embellishment wise, and went for heavy mediums!
Oh HOW I LOVE Finnabair Mediums! Few things 
make me happier :)
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Have fun and give it a try :) xoxo

 The first thing I did to each piece was to gesso it! The skeleton really needed something to give it some "tooth"since it was plastic. After that it was ready for mediums!

 I gave the coffin a generous coat of paint with the SParks Raven Black! it is so shimmery
and gorgeous! I added some drips and splatters of color blooms and a tid bit of alcohol ink on the edges just to grunge it up! I used the IOD Metals for wood plaques at the top and attached some 
Memory Hardware chain to drip down with jump rings. I stamped with an older
Treasured Memories stamp that i LOVE in thebackground and on the skeleton
but it just barely shows here and there :)
 I had so many ideas for using a ton of embellishments on my skelly! But As i started going, adding the art stones and the IOD clay pieces I decided to let the mediums and those pretty colors talk for it!
The crown was so easy to make, using the "moulding 1 " IOD mould i just pulled the clay out
while still wet and wrapped it around a bottle then secured it with a needle until it could dry. 
Then i glued some dresden scrap I had inside :) It may be hard to see the junkyard finding "pipes" parts on the skeletons legs and arms with so many mediums covering it, but hey thats the joy of mixed media , just adding more and more! 
I cut apart one of the moulds just to use the wings which were the perfect size I thought. 
and the skeleton needed some cool "glasses", these older Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings 
goggles were perfect! I love to raid my stash and just see what works well! 
Everything was adhered with 3d matte gel, except the art stones! 
I mix those with soft gloss gel so I can apply them easily :) After everything was done
I watered down my gesso and splattered like crazy! It's something i always love to do!
I hope you like my project :)

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Thank you all SO MUCH for stopping by,
I truly appreciate each and everyone of you! 
Hugs and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Christmas Card Techniques with Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine

Hello creatives :) I am super excited to share another post for Spellbinders 
and their AMAZING Platinum 6 Die Cutting/Embossing machine. 
I truly experimented with these cards! And had loads of fun!
I have another tutorial to share with you all as well :) Yay! And I will
have an art journal page incorporating these dies too! 
More on that later! So here are my first cards of the season! woohoo!
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keep an eye on the for inspiration galore!
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to your cart! I hope you have a lovely day and get maybe 
an idea or two on how to use dies in different ways! 
Huge hugs :)

I usually go ALL OUT with my cards, to me these are so simple! I knew this year I could
NOT spend a day per card to get all the people on my list lol. 
In the video you will see how I used the embossing mats
to etch a cool design into my paper! Spray some color bloom or your 
favorite ink to really bring it out :)

Using the die cuts you can fold them in half to create gorgeous ornaments for 
your tree :)
Using the dies (without the larger circle piece) to make a pretty edge to 
any card immediately makes it pretty!

Also using those dies without the circle piece that cuts them out fully, you can
add lots of whimy and cool design to the background of a card! 
Add a shaker element for some real fun :)

Make sure to check out the video below :)

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Thank you all so much for stopping by :)
Huge hugs and enjoy your week!