Category Archives: Altered Art

Eileen Hull heart and soul meets powertex!

Hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a project I created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)Inspiration team  using the heart and soul die  (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul) and spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)die but it is not your typical project…

I had taken a powertex class from the wonderful Cheryl Bogliali in 2016 at a  local retreat and fell in love with the product but alas didn’t really do much with it again until  I sat down with my sister and created our figurines …..  but the itch to create was still quite strong.   so when Eileen challenged her inspiration team this month to create using her dies in a different way …. well out came my powertex and Kunin felt  and well here is what I did

I started off by die cutting the flower and leaves out of Kunin felt. I opted to use the darker colours as I wasn’t sure how this project would turn out. I then soaked them in powertex making sure the felt was completely saturated

I then attached it to a bottle using some cotton and let it set for a very long time to dry…….  once it was completely dry I set out to add a bit of shimmer, a few stones and a dragonfly brad and this is what I came up with

a simple little wine cuff to attach to a bottle to add that little extra touch to a gift!

how do you use your Eileen Hull dies in a different way!!! do share with us and let us know!

Diana

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TCW – Joyful Sunflower canvas bag

hello everyone!!

holy what a summer it has been so far right! I am not sure about you all but for me it has been and has it ever gone quickly!!!

today I am here to share with you my very first project created for  The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) .

I had this bag at home that I knew I quite liked but a little too plain for me….in other words not a lick of colour! So I just knew that I needed to alter it.

I started out by smearing some gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9001-white-gesso/) across the centre of the bag. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing but wanted a spot for a variance of colour.  I then chose to use TCW575-Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw575-joyful-sunflower/) to create the centre piece for my bag. So using some modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/) I filled the centre of the flower and then picked up the stencil and allowed that portion to dry.

Now you need to bear with me a bit as it seems like this is going one way but ends up in a totally different place!! LOL

So now that the centre was dry, I laid the stencil back in place and then I started applying DecoArt Media Mister in  primary magenta.  (after making a mask to cover the centre of my flower)


Next, I started applying some paints using a make up sponge, each time laying the stencils back in place between drying times….I liked where it was going….

Now this is where it gets a little interesting.   I  thought I might change it up a bit. I loved, and was going for the brightness of the colours, but then decided that I should add a bit of white paint through the stencil 

Yes, I am liking this but it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. So once again I placed the stencil back down and this time I layered a thick layer of gel medium (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9011-matte-gel-medium-8-oz/) and then sprinkled some seed beads onto it and set it all aside to dry

Now it was almost finished but not quite.. i dug out my jar of black gesso/water mixture and outlined all the petals (or tried too!) and here you have it once again.. my finished bag

I sure hope you have stuck with me from the beginning to see how my process went from a plain bag to the finished piece!

 

We would love to see what you create with The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts), Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/), Twitter, and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

****The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.****

 diana

Supplies Used:

TCW575 – Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw575-joyful-sunflower/)
TCW9001 – White Gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9001-white-gesso/)
TCW9005 – Modeling Paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/)
DecoArt Paints
seed beads
sharpie marker

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 – Positive affirmation

hello everyone!!

it has been quite a month for me and i am so very excited to be sharing with you here today that I am now a part of the Mixed Media Monthly team!!!!

and with that I am here today to post my first project for Mixed Media Monthly!! (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/06/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html)

As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (http://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/ NULL. NULL. NULL./mixed-media-monthly NULL. NULL. NULL.), and this month our theme is “Altered Embellishments!

for my first challenge  with this team i was lucky enough to jump in using chipboard from UmWowStudio.

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UmWowStudio (https://umwowstudio NULL.com/)is an innovative – on trend – chipboard manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers (this months design was created by our very talented Lynne Forsythe (http://lynneforsythe NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)) their line is always expanding. The  chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium.

okay before we go any further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html#comment-form).

so for my project i had been planning on creating a positive affirmation sign in the entry way for when students/customers come and visit the studio so this was the perfect opportunity to create it using  chipboard bits!!

so i started with a base that I had created using  paper leather,  a TCW stencil, some crackle paste and some Emerald Creek embossing powder.

I then cut out a couple of flower pedals using the Eileen Hull Romance Flower die from Kunin felt and some canvas, added a bit of colour and  a bit of fabric stiffener, smooshed and then wrapped them in cling wrap to sit for the night

i am a self proclaimed hoarder of all things shiny but i thought it was time to use my little salvaged doll so off she went into a baggie with some alcohol in in red pepper

and then for the last step, after placing everything where i thought i wanted it on my framed panel to which i had added some patina effects, it was time to tackle my chipboard pieces.

so i played them down, dabbed some embossing ink on them and then sprinkled them with my all time favourite (well one of them anyway) embossing powders and then heat set them.. LOVE how these turned out and how they could be used and not having to worry about warping!!

and then using a bit of hot glue placed all bits together and here you have it..my completed project for the Mixed Media Monthly Design team!

thanks for stopping by !!! now how about sharing what you can do with some altered embellishments!! join us over at MMM challenge post (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!

diana

 

SUPPLIES USED

  • unWowStudio chipboard pieces (http://umwowstudio NULL.com/)
  • Sizzix Leather paper (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/paperleather)
  • TCW631 Doodle bloom stencil (http://_wp_link_placeholder)
  • Emerald Creek burnt copper leaves embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Burnt-Copper-Leaves-Embossing-Powder-p/apc-bcl NULL.htm)
  • Eileen Hull Romance flower Die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661110/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-romance)
  • Kunin Felt (http://kuningroup NULL.com/)
  • Idea-ology framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-FRAMED-PANEL-Structures-TH93283-TH93283RI?currency=USD),  adjustable easle  (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-ADJUSTABLE-EASEL-Structures-TH93285-TH93285RI?currency=USD)and salvaged doll (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-2015-SALVAGED-DOLLS-TH93196-TH93196)
  • Prima Patina Effects (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Prima-Marketing-PATINA-EFFECT-PASTE-Art-Extravagance-964351-964351PR)

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Heartfelt weekly journal

hello everyone!!!

today i am  sharing with you my first journal i created using one of Eileen Hull’s newest releases, journal (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal)

now this is a game changer for sure. there are simply so many possibilities for this one single die. i can see one for travel, one for birthday’s, one for an exercise journal, one for quote collections, etc

i created it by painting the outside of the covers using a variety of metallic and acrylic paints and added a few stamps and that is how quick and simply fast  it was.

then it was time to decorate the inside. for that i cut out pieces of paper, which i folded to make two pages. at the start of each month

here is a quick video of a flip through for you:

 

 

and here are some still shots

i hope you have stopped by Eileen’s blog (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com)and checked out the links to the other inspiration team’s projects!! there are some mighty fine ones there each week for you to take a boo at!

diana

Recycled spray bottle

hello everyone!!

when i think i spring i think of all the newness about to happen..the renewal of all things that ‘slept’ for the last few seasons…. and that got me to thinking about today’s project for Ken Oliver Crafts

i love when i am able to create a piece that is both recycled and useable… it just gives me great satisfaction.

so let’s get going.. many moons ago when i first took up scrapbooking my teacher at the time told me to keep everything bigger than a pencil…i guess we didn’t realize how much stuff i would end up accumulating through the years by doing so.  i did however stop saving all paper and kept it to just a few manufacturers that i loved.

and that brings me to today’s project. i absolutely love the colour/collection of Ken’s Hometown papers.  so when i created these projects i saved my bits and here is what i did

i started by using an old starch container and applied bits of paper using glue n seal. once it was dry i outlined all the bits with my fude ball pen

recycling with Ken Oliveri then did a bit of random stamping using Ken Olivers Click-it pads and stamps in Walnut

click-it and stampinglove how it all blends together!

next it was time to add a bit of personalization to my project. i cut out some letters and attached them with glue n seal as well and then applied some foils to the top!

and here you have it. my recycled sprayer i will be using in my studio!!

MGM spray bottle

MGMthanks for stopping by today!!

diana