Sunday, 30 April 2017

My Journey Is My Story by Lynne Moncrieff




Each day we have a post from a That’s Crafty! Design Team member and a Relics and Artifacts Ambassador and the blog posts will go live every day at 11.00am GMT and 6.00am EST.
We hope you will join in the collaboration each day, as there will be two very special prizes! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate for £25 from That’s Crafty! and the other lucky winner will receive 3 sets of Relics and Artifacts Matte Resin Craft Blanks of their choice, from Relics and Artifacts!

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win:

1. Visit both blogs each day and leave a comment.
2. Become a follower of the That’s Crafty! blog.
It’s that easy! The winners will be picked at random on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.


It's the final day of our collaboration and I just want to say a very big thank you to Sandra and all the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors for such a fantastic week.


It's Lynne's turn on our blog today with an absolutely amazing project
to finish the collaboration week.


Well, we are nearing the end of what has been a fabulous week of collaboration projects from Relics & Artifacts Ambassadors and That’s Crafty! D.T. 

If you have not managed to visit the daily posts, there is still time to do so, here and at Sandra Evertson’s Muse.

Today it is my turn to share my collaboration project. Earlier this week, I shared my first collaboration project, as a Relics & Artifacts Ambassador, over at Sandra Evertson’s Muse and today is my turn with my That’s Crafty! D.T. hat on!

Apologies for this post being text and photo heavy but I used various media and different elements on the Upright. Throughout the text, I share the relevance of individual elements.







Supplies


That’s Crafty! Surfaces MDF Upright Torn Edge, Acrylic ATC
Relics & Artifacts Archival Resin Cast - Rising Spirit III, Facia Familiaris, Milagros
PaperArtsy Infusions - Sleight Blue, Rusty Car
Idea-ology Clip, Swivel Clasp
Chain

Extras


Bezel (Spellbinders)
ICE Resin
ICED Enamels Ivory
Enamel Medium and Paper Sealer
Corrugated Cardboard/Found Papers
Various Vintage Laces
Calico Scrap
Resin Paper
Rusty Tin Wire
Baby Wipes


Inspirations


The “My Story” which is from one of my Affirmations, along with my selection of the Relics & Artifacts Facia Familiaris collection, inspired the notion that in life, our stories are our journey and our journeys become our stories. 


Instructions


It was impossible to share photos for each step, especially items which had been prepared as part of other batches of items, so apologies if it is difficult to follow. Eagle eyes will spot that I rusted two MDF hearts but I decided not to use them – that’s the way I roll, I often prepare extra items but they won’t make the actual cut! 


Upright Surface






Prepare upright with Gesso followed with Infusions, misting generously with water. With a medium bristle brush (I use an old, bashed up brush), apply Rust Finish, almost a stippling action, applying also to base and edges of Upright. Add some touches of Midnight. With an almost dried out baby wipe, pick up some of the Titanium White, almost a Scumbling effect. Lay Upright aside. 


Acrylic ATC (It represents her looking back to the stories in her life. Through time, some of those memories/stories will become rusty).





I already had a piece of resin paper in my stash. Peel off one protective cover from acrylic ATC. With Gel Medium, adhere prepared resin paper. Once dry, tear off excess resin paper at edges, aim for raggedy effect. If edges are too sharp, file them. Turn ATC over, again removing protective cover. Apply Rust Finish, particularly focusing on edges. A small amount of Midnight Fresco can be added to darken edges – not too much.








Relics & Artifacts (In life, we all have our struggles and for some, they are daily hurdles. Wings are spread, making the most of what life brings to them. They are also a symbol of bravery, of not letting struggles define the person. They will try to soar above them). 


Womans Head and Hand (The hand is reaching out, prepared for the next story in her life)










Apply smallest amount of Grunge Paste before applying Buff and Midnight, ensuring both pieces are covered completely. Before this dries, wipe off with a baby wipe, leaving an aged effect. 


Wings


Apply Rust Finish to both wings and small amount of Midnight. To finish, dip baby wipe into Titanium White, dabbing onto each wing. 







Bezel


This was pre-made, intended for another project (a completely different project but it was sacrificed as it was exactly what I needed!). Medium was applied to the bezel before applying ICED Enamels, melting with heat gun. Onto Gesso’ed book text, an Affirmation was stamped. Paper Sealer was applied before placing half the Affirmation into bezel, before applying ICE Resin. An Idea-ology Clip also had ICED Enamel treatment.


Corrugated Cardboard, Laces, etc (The layers throughout, represent the layers in our lives).







For variation, apply Gesso to naked corrugated cardboard before applying Infusions. I also like to dab a dirty paintbrush (one I’ve been using with Rust Finish) followed with touches of Gesso as a top layer.

Apply Rust Finish to torn vintage crochet lace, scrap calico and Swivel Clasp. 







Assembling


. Once the various layers were adhered, clip was attached to edge of corrugated cardboard panel with Swivel Clasp attached (I rubbed some Rust Finish onto this). A gathering of prepared lace, stained sari ribbon and rusted calico scrap with Journey stamped onto it. 







.  A small detail, chain attached to bezel and wrapped around wrist of hand.  A scrap of vintage lace mimics a cuff. 







.  Rusty tin wire is wrapped around Upright, near to the base.








Thank You for your visit, especially if you persevered to the end – I really do appreciate you taking time to read this post and please head on over to the Relics and Artifacts blog where they have a round up of all their fantastic projects that have featured this week.


Remember, there are two, generous prizes from Relics & Artifacts and That’s Crafty!, up for grabs!

Wishes

Lynne

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Glam Grunge by Donna Gray





Each day we have a post from a That’s Crafty! Design Team member and a Relics and Artifacts Ambassador and the blog posts will go live every day at 11.00am GMT and 6.00am EST.
We hope you will join in the collaboration each day, as there will be two very special prizes! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate for £25 from That’s Crafty! and the other lucky winner will receive 3 sets of Relics and Artifacts Matte Resin Craft Blanks of their choice, from Relics and Artifacts!

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win:

1. Visit both blogs each day and leave a comment.
2. Become a follower of the That’s Crafty! blog.
It’s that easy! The winners will be picked at random on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.



It's Day 6 of our collaboration and it's Donna's turn on our blog today with a fabulously grungy/glam project.



Hi everyone,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be here today joining in this amazing collaboration with That’s Crafty! and Relics and Artifacts, combining creative forces with some awesome products from both brilliant companies. I decided to go for a sort of glam grunge…..if such a thing exists of course! 

I used an MDF That’s Crafty! upright for this as my base as it will take anything and everything you throw at it! For my main focal point I chose to use this gorgeous heart and flame.

The upright was coated in a couple of coats of Fresco paint and crackle glaze to give the cracked effect. The heart was painted with a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint and a mixture of Luminarte Silk Paints. The flame was painted with a mixture of Pebeo Iridescent Paints and coated with a layer of DecoArt Glamour Dust Paint.







A close up of the heart so you see the crackle effect.




A close up of the flame so you can see the shimmer and shine on it.






A quick sprinkle of a mixture of Infusions and some spritzes of water resulted in a nice grungy background which is ready to go!






I just had to use one of my favourite Dinky stencils to add some detail with one of the new fab Oxides too.






Some background stamping with a new That’s Crafty! texture stamp to replicate a crackle effect. I also added the script stamp from this set too which you’ll see later on the finished creation.






The gorgeous hand and key were coated in a mixture of Distress Paints with a piece of rusty wire attaching the two together. I also adhered some bling with these beautiful Relics and Artifacts jewels, they really sparkle and catch the light.






Here is my finished piece. I really like the addition of the sparkly bling against the grungy background as it provides such a great contrast I think, hope you all do too ;)

Here’s some close ups for you of the finished creation. I’ve added some Tim Holtz ephemera as I thought they complimented the look I was aiming for ;)








Supplies Used:


Relics and Artifacts – Ancient Heart, Milagros and Regalis
Relics and Artifacts – Dresden Trim and Bohemian Jewels
Luminarte Silk Paints

Now over at Relics and Artifacts Blog, Chrissy has another fantastic project to share with you.


Donna

Friday, 28 April 2017

On Butterfly Wings by Fliss Goodwin





Each day we have a post from a That’s Crafty! Design Team member and a Relics and Artifacts Ambassador and the blog posts will go live every day at 11.00am GMT and 6.00am EST.
We hope you will join in the collaboration each day, as there will be two very special prizes! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate for £25 from That’s Crafty! and the other lucky winner will receive 3 sets of Relics and Artifacts Matte Resin Craft Blanks of their choice, from Relics and Artifacts!

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win:

1. Visit both blogs each day and leave a comment.
2. Become a follower of the That’s Crafty! blog.
It’s that easy! The winners will be picked at random on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.



Day 5 of our collaboration and it's Fliss's turn today with an absolutely fantastic project.





I hope you’re all enjoying everyone’s creations in our collaboration week with the Relics & Artifacts Ambassadors. I was so excited when I found out about it as it’s taken me out of my comfort zone and given me the chance to work with some amazing craft blanks that I’ve always admired from afar but have never been able to pluck up the courage to use, mainly because they’re so beautiful in their natural state that it seems a shame to do anything to them.

I’ve now taken the plunge and have used my favourite That’s Crafty! substrate together with a Relic & Artifact blank in my favourite shape – I’m sure you know how often butterflies feature in my artwork!


Ingredients:


Archival Ink – Fern Green, Potting Soil
Pebeo Studio Dyna Acrylics – Iridescent Blue Green, Green Yellow, Orange Yellow, Red Blue
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints – Metallique - Green Olive, Black Berry, Steampunk Copper
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Green Light, Pyrrole Orange
PaperArtsy Infusions – Blackcurrant, Emerald Isle
Tim Holtz Bigz Die – Tattered Leaves (I used this one as the leaves are quite large to balance the butterfly)


Recipe:



The first thing I did is to apply quite a thick layer of modelling paste to the upright section of the MDF blank, making sure not to cover the feet and very bottom as this makes slotting it into the base very difficult. I then used a pointed tool to draw lines in the paste to resemble tree bark. I left it to dry overnight.






For my next layer, I painted the bark effect with the sienna paints, not worrying too much about making it perfect as this is just my under layer.






I then sprinkled on the Infusions and misted them with water, allowing the colours to run down the surface. It may seem a strange combination of colours for tree bark but it does work I promise!






The next layer is the Alchemy Paints. I used all 3 shades lightly to the bark, then misted with water and allowed the colours to run a bit. I carried on until I was happy with the effect.






I glued the finished panel into the base and then painted the base with the Alchemy shades, just dabbing the paint on with a brush in a haphazard fashion.

I die cut some leaves from mixed media paper and coloured them by adding shades of green paint with a bit of copper to a plate, pressing the leaves in, then misting the paint with water and dipping them in. As you’ll see, in some areas there are raised areas of paint and I found that by drying them with a heat gun the paint bubbled a bit adding some lovely texture.






Now came the challenge of decorating my butterfly. I started off by painting with matte orange and blue to give a good surface for my next layer, which was the Pebeo orange, red and blue green. These paints are quite gloopy so I wanted a good undercoat for them. Once they were dry, I stamped on the bubble wrap design with green Archival ink and the double circle image with the Potting Soil ink. I added some jewels in the body cavity.






I added some micro beads to the leaves and tree bark and then assembled my mixed media panel using silicone glue to stick on the leaves and the butterfly – as the butterfly is quite heavy, you need a strong glue and I found the silicone type works as treat with slightly more bulky items. I finished off with the text, stamped on mixed media paper with the brown ink and cut the words apart before gluing them on.

Now over at Relics and Artifacts Blog, Sherry has an amazing project to share with you.


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