Monday, 30 June 2014

Masterboard Monday

 A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Blog followers, I have just completed another Masterboard for our swap and last month's has just arrived back to me.
Do you remember this masterboard that I made last month...
 
 
well this is what Gloria made with it.
 


 
I am sure you can imagine my excitement when I opened it!!!
Lovely or what?


This month there have been lots more insects about and this month's Masterboard is no exception.
I used a Clarity stencil for the background and applied Big and Juicy ink with a duster brush.
I like to use a blending mat when doing this so that you can brush off some of the ink before adding it to the card or paper, it goes on and blends much better.
Then I used a Hampton Art stamp set for the detail as seen below.
The moths are particularly nice images.

I very much look forward to seeing what Gloria makes with this one.
And here it is.

 
I have to be honest, I have had these stamps for ages and not got round to using them which is a shame because they are lovely stamps. 

 
And yes, I know, you've seen this before Lol! but I like this technique. Promise to move on soon.
 


 Nice effect though?

 
Then stamp the images.
I used a piece of scrap paper as I wanted to get more images using the second stamp application so stamped on the scrap paper first.

 
Hope you like it and hope she does too.
 
Back soon,
 
Angela x

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Steampunk Challenge for June.

 A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi all my Bloggy friends I am a bit late with this but I have been working on it whilst doing other things but it's finished at last, just in time.
The theme for this month at SanDee and Amelie's is a colour scheme of Blue, Grey and Rust which is why my bird is blue.
I changed my mind completely about what to make half way through the month which slowed me down a bit.
Any way here it is.



 
He started off as a Paper Mache bird and I painted him with Gesso and then added the texture by means of stencils and moulding paste.
The cogs were Tim Holtz dies and these were glued on and paper lace, more Gesso was then added.

 
 
The ball at the base was done in the same way as the top and the stand was covered with masking tape pieces to create the texture.
I painted the ball and base with acrylic paint to begin with and then sprayed it all over with cosmic shimmer sprays.

 
 
 
 
When the bird was dry, I went over it with grey gilding wax to bring out the detail of the cogs and other stencilled shapes.




In some of the lighter areas I dry brushed some of the darker stain on to bring out the detail.

 
I decided it needed something on the head so it has become a cockatiel.
I completed the bird by adding rust coloured skeleton leaves, buttons, metal brads, flowers etc.



Hope you like my little Steampunk birdie.
I think he turned out quite well.
 
I am going to enter him in SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge for June.
As he also has metal on him I am also going to enter him in Left of Centre Use Metal, Challenge #34.
 
Happy crafting,
Angela x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WOYWW 264 : Lavinia Stamps Fairies On Fabric.

 A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
 
I have just realised that it is the first anniversary of my blog on Friday and almost missed it.
If you pop back on Friday I will have news of  a little something I will be giving away to celebrate.
Happy crafting, Angela x
 
Hi Workdesk friends.
Angela here to show you "what's on my work desk this Wednesday"(WOYWW) and if you visit Julia you will have access to desks throughout the world, so hope you will hop over to the Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.


If the desk looks untidy I am not willing to apologise Lol!
So there!
I am working on the fairy journal and hope to combine Lavinia Stamps with her Fairy Downloads, I posted information about this on Tuesday.
 

While I was going through some of my boxes looking for samples (Lavinia Stamps and Downloads) for the fairy journal, I found these.
 
 
I made these some time ago by stamping onto silk with embossing ink, adding embossing powder and then heating it.
When it's cool you can add the colour with which ever medium you prefer and then iron it between sheets of paper which absorbs the embossing as it melts again, leaving you with an effect similar to Batiking.
 
On this sample I have stamped using a crackle effect stamp on felt, using a pigment ink.
The ink needs to be nice and juicy as the felt is very absorbent.
I added the colour before stamping.
 


And here is the piece I made using these samples.
This is a copy of an ATC that I made some ... well years ago actually, for Tracey at Lavinia Stamps.

 
And inside...

 
I have always loved this stamp.
If you would like to see the range of stamps available you will find them at Lavinia Stamps.
 
 
The leaves come as a separate stamp so that you can add them or not, it's up to you.
I also added some stickles glue to the leaves, lace, which I coloured with the same ink as the fabric and the little angel brad to complete the ATC.
 
I hope to include some of these samples with the Fairy Downloads to create the journal.
 
So that's what's been going on this week, hope you will pop over and visit some of the other desks too.
 
 
Back soon,
 
Angela x

 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Lavinia Stamps Fairies On Fabric.

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi to all my happy Blogging buddies.

I hope you don't think that I have forgotten about my Fairy Downloads because I haven't.
I have been a bit busy working on some samples to get a few ideas for the next piece and realised that I have lots of samples both from this project and earlier ones so decided to put them together to make a journal.

Just to update you, here are a few of the new samples.

I started by spraying some white cotton calico fabric.
Any fabric paint can be used for this just water it down enough so it will spray without blocking the tube.

 
Next I stamped some of the Zen House stamps onto this fabric.
I used Versafine which is okay as the fabric will not be washed but it is better to heat set it all the same using a cotton setting and iron on the back of the fabric.

 
I then wanted to try different colouring medium and colour schemes as shown below to see which worked the best.


 
Other samples will follow soon until I have enough to put them together to start the journal, so watch this space.
 
Happy crafting,
Angela x
 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Masterboard Monday

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Bloghopping  friends, hope things are good with you.
Here we have a Masterboard I have been using to create a new project.
This Masterboard was another of our swaps and was made by my friend Gloria.



I have started by using a Stamps Away mask to mark out and then cut up sections of the paper.


 
After cutting these out, I attached them to black card.
 

 
I completed the front by adding one of the hearts that I had cut from the main Masterboard adding Zentangle patterns and glaze.
I also cut out one of the heads, coloured some parts of this and added crackle glaze before mounting it onto the main panel with 3D stickers.
I finished the front with brads and edging it with a silver pen.
 
This panel was then mounted onto silver, turquoise and lilac satin card.

 
I layered the front panel onto the card blank which had been edged with purple ink as seen below.

 
And here is the finished sample.
 

  The insert was another section of the Masterboard and I created a pocket at the side to hold two tags.
I decorated the tags with more of the satin card, sections of the Masterboard and completed them with ribbon.


These are the tags below.

 


 
 
I hope this gives some idea of how you can use the masterboards.
Back soon and happy crafting,
Angela x
 




Saturday, 21 June 2014

Lincolnshire Show and a bit of Steampunk.

A warm welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Blogging friends back to show you some more photos from the show, this time for all my Steampunk friends.

I had to photograph these because they are so gorgeous and make lots of steam! and smoke! just like a good Victorian machine should Lol!

I will say no more, just leave you to admire.

                                    Gorgeous...

 
 
 

 
Interesting.......


 

 
Loving the cogs, wheels and pipework, lovely.







 

 








 
Very clean machines !
 
Hope you enjoyed the picies.
Back soon, Angela x

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