Friday, July 21, 2017

Gothic Tombstone DOTD Fun!

Just a quick post to lead you through a really, really fun little project for

If you follow them or me, you know we love to decorate Tombstones each 
year, and sometimes have a swap. 

Each year they're cut out just a little bit differently. So here's one from 
this years design 
Gothic Tombstone ATC Bases VI.


I started with some bright Metallique colors from Finnabair - Coral Reef, 
Crocus Fields, and Lime Peel - and a Worn Screen stencil. 

When the paint is dry, add some white pen marks.


The Spider and Glasses are painted with more Metalliques. 
The Bat Wings I used were out of Black Chipboard. 
The ones shown here are Masonite. 
It's your choice when ordering.


I used the Black and White Sugar Skull Cut Outs and added lots of
color with Tombow Markers.


The Dia De Los Muertos Cats are really stunning and can be ordered on
Masonite as well.


 The Halloween Word Scroll and Arrows are decorated with
 Metalliques and Pens.  

It's all layered up and glued in place with 3D Heavy Body Gel.

These are ATC size, that is a really fun and easy size to work with, and
can be traded, or put into a stand that lets you put them on a shelf.

So get ordering and get busy. Time is wasting!

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

Products Used:
Metalliques - Lime Peel, Gold Rush, Rusty Red, Coral Reef, Crocus Fields
Tombow Markers
3D Matte Gel

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lucky Patina Bottle

This fun bottle is created in just a couple of very easy steps. 

Really!

It starts with any plain glass bottle. This one I found at a local craft shop.

I started by painting it with Heavy Black Gesso. I didn't paint the stopper
as I like how it looked all by itself. 


I mixed several colors of the Mica Flakes in a lid. Then I covered a section
of the bottle with Soft Gloss Gel. 

While the gel is still very wet, I roll the bottle in the mixture of Flakes.
Continue until the entire flat surface of the bottle is covered.

Those areas that you cannot reach are added by dropping the flakes onto
the glued section and lightly patting them down.


This is what you end up with when it dries. It doesn't have to be 
completely covered.

Now you start adding the Patina and Rust Pastes. I only used the Orange Rust
Paste here, but you can do whatever you like for results of your choice.


I added a Mechanical Label on a bit of antique chain, and it's done!

I told you it was really easy, and it can be duplicated many 
different ways.


Enjoy and Have Fun!!!

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Monday, July 3, 2017

Waxes and Paper Clay Moulds are Amazing!

This was so much fun to make, and really, once you had it all glued onto the
plaque, it was easy to decorate.

I guess I collect wall hanging, plaques, etc, that can be altered or just
redecorated. It's a sickness. :)

This one was painted black with heavy body gesso first.


 Then I used Iron Orchid Designs moulds and paper clay to make pieces 
I glued on immediately after removing them from the moulds.

After it dries, I used Heavy Body Matte Gel to add some metal pieces,
a couple of resin keys, and Mechanicals.

Then completely cover it with Heavy Black Gesso.


After that dries, add Opal Magic, Antique Brilliance, and Metallique 
Waxes, from Finnabair, with your finger or a small brush.

I added a bit of Mica Spray to the whole piece as well and sprayed with
a sealer.

That's how simple it is.....really. The hardest part is getting it all
completely covered with the gesso!

Hope I've inspired you to play....

...and to my Fellow Americans, I hope you have a 
Safe and Happy 
4th of July!

Linda