Monday, 20 November 2017

Zinski Art Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, Kirsten here with two more of the Christmas card samples I made for the classes at the end of October. I used the gorgeous Zinski Art 18 stamp set from PaperArtsy.........

The background for this card is just Rich Gold and Red Starlights splattered onto white card. I stamped the baubles on top with Jet Black Archival ink, then again to separate white card with Onyx Black Versafine ink, heat setting with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I coloured them with Distress inks, cut them out and covered them with double-sided adhesive and loose glitter........


I did the same for the little owl, but instead of gliitter I added Glossy Accents just to his eyes................

The cute little penguin is from is from another Zinski Art set, not in stock at the moment. He has three little stars over his head and I used them on the background of this card, after I'd swiped the white card through some Broken China distress ink, spritzed with water..............

I created the spiky mushrooms, again from Zinski Art 18, as I did the baubles on the first card, but didn't add glitter, just some Glosst Accents to the dots.................


When I stamped the penguin on to the background I made sure his feet were stamped on to the hill, so that when the hill was covered in glitter and he was placed on top of the spiky mushrooms it looked as if he was standing in the snow..............

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Tiny Reindeer

Hi again crafters, todays little offering is based on the October Workshop class.  I liked creating the snowy, glittery hillsides.

I used:

I've tried not to make this too difficult I think the pictures make it look that way but honestly it's nice and easy.
So first I started with a piece of white A4 card which I cut in half length ways.  I had some Mylar that Lisa gave us from a previous class which I used to measure out the hills.
The pictures demonstrate more than I can explain here, as you can see I placed the Mylar in the half way point of the card and drew around the shape, turning it over and doing the same to the other side.

Next was to cut the shapes out and line them up with the already pre cut piece of white card I would be using for the background which was 5 1/2" x 5.1/2".

I lined them back up to I could see which wide I would be adding a little blue shading and then placing onto some Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.

I wanted to add in another hill behind the trees so placed the Mylar on the background card and shaded in the sky using Baby Blue Versa Colour

Once that was done I die cut the Sue Wilson Birch Tree Forest 3 times on white card.  I glued the first set to the left of the card then cut down the second and third die cuts to stretch the image.  I then placed the hill over the top of the forest.

I die cut one of the deer's from the Marianne Tiny Dees die in craft card and place it in front using a 3D pad behind his body and glued his legs directly onto the hill.

Here's the finished card again but with a 3D sentiment...........

Thank you for dropping by again today.
Love Jan -x-

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Light up Box Tutorial.......

Good morning all, 

I do hope that you are all well and dodging the cold bug that is doing the rounds!

Well it was a busy weekend for me as I had my workshop on Sunday at Grove Green and my ladies got to make a light up Christmas box scene using Tando Products and and a lot of mediums....

Kirsten and I decided to take some stage photos so that I could blog it for you, although we got three quarters of the way through it and then it got too busy and people needed help so I will just explain the rest as we forgot to take any more photos and I have had to finish it at home. I will blog this one a bit later. 

The one pictured below is the one that I made before the class.

To start off we used the Tando Creative Boxed Scene Kit, which comprises of a very sturdy outer MDF box that slots and glues together, three greyboard houses and a large greyboard three.

I also gave them an extra kit to play with of assorted Tando embellishments.
So I started by painting the inside of the box back, top and sides to create a night sky using Deco Art Americana Paints in ultra marine and calypso blue. Blending the colour, giving an ombre effect.

Once that was dry, I used a template that I had created using a round die and thick card to create a moon. I placed it so that it overlapped the join to continue on to the top.

Next I used a Domed Stencil Brush and some Rich Gold Starlights through an Imagination Crafts Starry Trail stencil to create some stars in the sky.......

Once that was done I added some water to what Rich Gold paint I had on my mat and used a 3/4" Flat Brush to splatter some paint to create mini starts on the background. 

Next was to add some fluffy clouds to the sky, so I used the 3/4" Flat Brush again and Blanc Rusty Patina. Using the brush sideways with very little Rusty Patina on my brush I added some wispy clouds on to the background. I also painted my Reindeer Tando santa and Sleigh in Black Starlight paint and glued it to the background.

The next stage was to start decorating and building the houses. So once they were folded along their score lines it was time to set about painting them. I painted the bases of the houses inside and out with Blanc Rusty Patina. I decided to be a little different from my original one with this one  and painted the roofs, windows and doors in different colour Deco Art Americana Paints.
Once the houses were dry, I glued them together and added the roofs, windows and doors.

In this next picture, you can see that I have added some snowy roofs to my houses. This was done with a  3/4" Flat Brush and Blanc Rusty Patina and then glitter sprinkled on top.
I also did it to all the other Tando Embellishments in the extra pack.

So this is when it started to get a little busy and lots of people needed help so there are not step by step pictures.......

The next step was to create the snowy mounded base for the houses to sit on and this was done by scrunching up and shaping tin foil and then covering it with Structure Paste. I then added white tissue paper and then more Structure Paste and stippled with a palette knife.

Once that was dry I then gave it a coating of  Blanc Rusty Patina and then glitter to make it sparkle.

Next came the exciting bit as I had drilled a hole in the back bottom side of the box and it was time to feed through the Mini Lights ( I do have them available and will be on the website soon or you can ring me) and glue them in place to the back inside of the box with a hot glue gun being very careful not to glue the actual lights and just the wire. The flat small switch is then attached to the back of the box.
Once in place I glued and assembled the box and then started attaching all the elements within.

I had used a Marianne die to die cut some trees for the front left and right side of the box as shown....

Once this was all dry, I then finished off by using a palette knife and  Structure Paste to decorate the outer box top and sides to look like peaks in the snow as shown below. Once that had also dried I then went over with a layer of  Blanc Rusty Patina and glitter to finish off.

Then it was all finished and ready to light up........

I really loved making this scene and have gone on to make quite a few more different ones which I will show you soon. This has been in my head for about four years that I wanted to make and teach this and it was great to get the chance to do it.

I do hope that you have enjoyed taking a look and I will be back soon with some more light up makes.

Have a great week

love and hugs 
Lisa B xxx

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