Friday 24 June 2016

The Journey - WOW! MIxed Media card tutorial

Hey everyone! I hope you are well and feeling creative today. Over on the WOW! embossing powder blog the month's theme is Summer and I went for a less obvious route as inspiration for the project; journeys. Summer is all about holidays, trips out, getting out and enjoying the light, warmth (occasionally!) and possibilities it brings.

I firstly gessoed the front of the card and added the main texture of tulle net which I adhered with soft gel medium, sprinkled with embossing powders onto then melted with a heat tool .
Using a WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad to tap around the edges of the card I then sprinkled with Copper powder to add a dramatic metallic highlight. 

On top of the net details I added a foiled die cut star and stamped leaf from the Feathers of Fancy
with the Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad. I sprinkled the images with Bonding Powder then melted with a heat tool and lightly pressed Teal and Copper Fab Foil onto the stamped details. Leave to cool, lift off and hey presto! For some further interest I layered stamped multiple images using the Sparkle & Shine set.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and feel inspired to give mixed media with embossing powders a try!

Have a wonderfully creative Friday.


Friday 3 June 2016

June Prima Product Picks

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well. Back here today to share with you my latest creation for Prima. It's PPP (Prima Product Pick) challenge time over on the Prima  blog and aren't the fresh light colours divine?

I wanted to create my PPP project as an off-the-page number and found the colours inspired me to create something based on the Trevi Fountain in Rome. When I visited Roma many years ago as a teenager I absolutely fell in love with the iconic fountain.


So, meet King Poseidon, otherwise know as Neptune, whom I created with a Relics & Artifacts figurehead layered with gesso, 3D Gel, and wool, to create his beard. I added a spritz of Color Bloom and dusting of Artisan Powder to give him an aged look.  He sits upon a beautiful shell and Memory Harware glass pearl beads which I painted with copper Art Alchemy.

The nautical netting is actually net packaging from some limes! 

The base of the project is a canvas board which I covered with the aforementioned netting, gesso, dried up mounds of 3D gel, natural stones and Prima Art Stones.

Shells, flowers and pearls painted with Art Alchemy metallic paints give a dreamy nautical feel while adding a metallic definition.

Hop over to the Prima blog to enter this months challenge to be in a with a chance of winning some fab prizes.

Have a great weekend!