Friday, 6 February 2015
My first February Tag ...
Hello my lovely friends and lovely visitors, I hope your week was good and you have fab plans for the weekend. I have my first February Calendar page to show you today and here it is …
I am in lurve with my Dina stamps - thank you Darnell!!
I lurve them so much.
Created for me and Especially for these Challenges
I am following the step by step February mixed media technique from the very talented Roni of Ink Stains. Roni explained and photographed a new to me mixed media technique at the weekend and it’s called peeled paint. I tried out the technique using DP and card snippets.
I’ve several sheets of card that I've used the peeled paint technique onto and you’ll see those pieces on my creations in the future. So far I have two arch shape calendars/tags and three or four background or focal point on my cards, in my journal or on another creation.
I really enjoyed the peeled paint technique and will be using it again. Am added bonus was that I was able to use some VOS DP/card snippets and I tried out my home made paint sprays too – and they aren’t as bad as I feared they would be lol!
My DecoArt mixed media fluids and DecoArt gesso order arrived at the weekend. I used those DecoArt mediums and cheaper acrylic paints on this.
I wanted to see if the DecoArts mixed mediums were better than The Works acrylic paint. Unfortunately, for my purse, the DecoArt mixed media fluid acrylics and mediums are so much smoother, the colours pop and they blend beautifully too. If I’m lucky enough to win a challenge or two this year I will be trying to get more of their products and I may ask DH for them for my birthday in June lol!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Inspiration Journal: Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds stamp set
Clearly Besotted Building Blocks stamp set
Tonic mini boot butterfly punch; heat gun; paintbrushes; pot of water
Card Paper: cereal boxes (for the arch); snippets white card for the heart; snippets coloured papers for the butterflies; snippets Crafters Companion Kraft card (lurve it)
Colours: WOW Embossing Powder WS05 metallic copper sparkle
Tim Holtz Distress EP: Vintage Photo
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: Primary Red; Buff
Rub Ons/Waxes #
The Works Gesso & Acrylic Paint: blue; brown; red; white; yellow
Embellishments: HOTP stickers #
Glues: Collall all purpose glue; foam pads
Other: Versamark IP
# VOS + 5 years minimum