Wednesday 22 April 2015

Watercolour Tags

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good week. Today's feature on the Prima is all about giving you ideas on what to do with their new watercolour pencils. These are such a fabulous addition to your craft stash!

And here's a simple little tag I created with them....

The pencils are amazingly versatile and can be used in a multitude of different ways. I've added colour to the seam binding by adding water to blend the pigment. These pencils are great on fabric! I also used them to give the resin head some colour by applying it with lots of water. And on the background, I applied more colour over gesso.

They give a great aged statue effect on the new Artifacts resins, such a simple way to add some colour to them.

I love the how using the pencils on seam binding with water turned out giving a beautiful mottled look. Hope this has inspired you to try them out!

Prima Products: Mariposa Butterflies 580384 , 6x7.5 Cling Stamp-Don't Forget to Fly 962005, Watercolor Brush-Pen Set 80421, Watercolor Pencils - Scenic Route 576691, Watercolor Pencils - The Basics 576714, Archival Cast: Figureheads 941628, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (8.5 fl. oz.) 961442, Epoxy Stickers - 960414


Friday 17 April 2015

Colour Fun!

Hi dearests. We have some colour fun on the Prima blog today, with my contribution being this punchy creation combining lavender and navy blue.

The background for this mini canvas was created using Heavy Gesso and Color Bloom mists, adding mists to the the gesso whilst still wet. For the central feature I altered the Oregano vine and added some natural foliage on top of the Ingvild Bolme resin frame.

I love how the natural twigs combine with the vibrant blue and lavender. Naturally I had to add a touch of denim... ;)

You can just see the navy poking out on the bottom butterfly which I added with a navy watercolour pencil from The Basics set.

I used paint and watercolour pencils to colour the frame and filled with Art Ingredients Mulberry Mica Flakes for some texture.

Some fun was had altering alphabet stickers and gibing them a bit of a graffiti look to them.
Who loves a good colour combo, any favourites?

Have a lovely weekend,

Monday 13 April 2015

Workshop at Pink Tulip Creations

Hello lovely peeps, Hope you all had a good weekend. More exciting news of my latest workshop travels! I will be at Pink Tulip Creations, Warwickshire on Saturday 30th May for my Inspire Me workshop.

Visit their Facebook page for further info
Tel: 01527 852052


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Workshop time at Sincerely Yours

Evening everyone, hope you're all well.

I'm pleased to announce that I will attending  Sincerely Yours papercraft show in Newark, Nottinghamshire on Friday 26th June. The workshop is between 10am - 3pm for Oyster Stamps.
Priced at  £35 - including lunch & drinks


For info see the  Facebook page / Sincerely Yours website or to book phone:
01684 561061 / 07795 975898

Hope to see some of you there x

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Spring Tin

Hello everyone and belated Easter Greetings to you all! We're feeling all the joys of Spring over at Mixed Media Place today with this altered tin lid.

For me, Spring and Easter time are favourite projects to create. I love the brighter colours, rustic elements combined with beautiful pastel eggs.

I have had an old tin lid which has been knocking around for so long gathering dust so I decided to put it to good use with this project!

 I've used half a cardboard egg and painted it with Heavy Gesso then added random letters to spell out "Easter"and gave another coat of gesso. I then added highlights with watercolour pencils and Ecoline paints plus a spray of white Color Bloom mist.

The tin lid has been lined with old lace scraps then painted over with Chalkboard Paints and sprayed with Color Bloom mists. Using Mica Flakes and Glass Beads in 3D Gloss Gel, once dry I added another layer of Chalk Paint (Golden and Golden Olive).

Gorgeous flowers highlighted with Claudine Hellmuth mini acrylic paint and Primary Elements English Lavender.

I hope you enjoy your Spring time crafting as much as I do!


Friday 3 April 2015

Artful Journal

Hi everyone, here's hoping your Friday is good...

Join me on Tuesday April 7th at 7pm GMT / 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET on Live with Prima to watch me create this mixed media note book using the Julie Nutting chipboard bunting accented with Jamie Dougherty stencils, chalkboard paint, plus lots of watercolor fun with watercolor pencils and brush.
Hop along to their U-Stream channel here.

 Prima Products:

    Chalkboard Paint - Blue Jewel 577223
    Chalkboard Paint - Eggshell 577162
    Chalkboard Paint - Golden 577124
    Chalkboard Paint - Sand 577148
    Watercolor Brush-Pen Set 580421
    Watercolor Pencils - Scenic Route 576691
    Watercolor Pencils - The Basics 576714
    1.5" Thread Letters-CREATE 980498
    6x12 Stencil-Circles 980429
    6x6 Stencil-Spark 980399
    JN Chipboard Banner 911171
    Art Ingredients Glass Beads - Turquoise 962678
    Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Blue 962494
    Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel (8 fl. oz.) 961381
    Art Basics - Modeling Paste (8 fl. oz.) 961411
    Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel (8.5 fl. oz.) 961428    
    Rodanthe - Seashell 577766
    SIIC - Timeless Memories 579401
    Jodie Lee Princess - Prince Charming 574376
    Fifth Avenue - Manhattan 577667
    Color Bloom - Sultry Shimmer Cobalt 573898
    Color Bloom - Sultry Shimmer Pressed Petal 573881
    Ingvild Bolme- Square Frame Resins 892128
    Elementals - 12x12 White Resist Canvas -Scales 960612

Hope to see you on Tuesday!