Thought I'd share with you my husband's attempt at hand crafting a stick... a bit of old blackthorn branch he found in the woods , let it dry out for one year...( fancy waiting a year before you can do anything with it ... patience !) then he attached some antlers, an end piece & varnished it. hey presto an altered stick X
Long rectangle canvas, painted with Acrylic paints- the shells plucked from the beach /fake seaweed were stuck into the texture paste, & as yet not fallen off :) Oh to be on a nice hot meditteranean beach now..... !
This didn't turn out how I wanted it to turn out... however I think I'll try again & do another version of this another time to see if I can get it better.
I wanted to use some texture paste ( never used it before ...)
so I plonked a very small amount on here to see how would work... all the beads have stuck on well & hey this stuff is brilliant. Adds texture -like it says on the tin.. great for 'cementing ' things on to the canvas & I think I'm going to have a go soon at stamping in it & see what that turns out like...I 'm in the process of working on another canvas & so far I've added some shells in this paste & they've stuck fast & not yet fallen off... Lets see when I've finished it!
Any way for this practice -
Materials I used :
Small square white canvas
Blue Acrylic paints
Inca Gold paint
Thin gold coloured metal for the bird
Paper Artsy die
Small bird feather
What I did..
Painted the canvas front & sides with two shades of blue paint. Left it a while for the paint to dry.
Added some ripped up pieces of bird printed tissue paper & stuck onto canvas front & sides with multi medium. Again left it to dry.
- next time I do this I am going to stamp onto the tissue paper.
Added some texture paste with a small palette knife in top left & bottom right hand corners of canvas & added the beads/foilage /feather whilst still wet so they stick in to the paste.
Allowed paste to dry overnight -The next day added more blue paint to cover the white of the texture paste which now has dried solid.
Die cut the bird with thin metal -embossed slightly round the edge of the bird & embossed the eye on the reverse side of the metal & attached it to the canvas with silicon glue.
Finished off with dabbing randomly some Inca Gold paint over the canvas.
Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments , made on my blog - Carole xxx
Small box , covered in crumpled up tin foil painted to look (almost) metallic ...
Materials used :-
Small cardboard box with lid
Tin foil crumpled up - enough to cover the box & lid
Starbucks Coffee holder - a ripped off bit enough to go accross the lid of the box.
Black Acrylic paint
Inka Gold Paint
Metal flower - used tattered floral Tim Holtz die
To make :-
Paint crumpled tin foil with black acrylic paint.
Sponge some off before it dries so some tin foil shows through.
Allow to dry.
Adhere peice of coffee holder paper on lid, and then cover the lid with more crumpled tin foil.
Press foil down over lid and press down carefully so that the ridges are more emphasised from the paper underneath.
Add inka gold paint haphazardly over the box,
Embellish as required.
mmm back to the old sardine tins again today :). covered it in tissue tape & trapped a stamped bird behind the bird cage die so it kinda looks like prison bars .... sort of !!! oh well my husband thinks I've gone mad hee hee !! What else am I going to do when its pouring with rain all day outside ... any excuse !
Hi there, this is my world of crafty-ness. I love all things crafty...cardmaking, swapping ATC's, stamping, inking, distressing, melt Art, encaustic art,altered art,... I Love vintage images -the list is endless...My main passion is stamping. I live in the UK, with my lovely husband & mad'n'bad weimaraner!