Wednesday 15 August 2018

Crafts Dreamy August challenge 2018

Hello everyone, Zowie here to introduce the current Crafts Dreamy challenge, here is the Mood board for August.

The theme is anything goes; you can make a card, tag, ATC, scrapbook layout, pocket letter mixed media, collage piece etc the possibilities are endless! 

The winner will receive a £15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee 
and also earn the chance to be a guest designer here at Crafts Dreamy. We are also awarding Top 3 badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. 

Rules are simple, create a project, the theme is anything goes, enter by clicking on the link HERE include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to 5 challenges (including this one) If you are entering through Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you'll need to include #craftsdreamychallenge

I would like to thank the super talented Design Team for their stunning creations, please click on the persons name to see how they created them and to leave these wonderful ladies some comment love!

So now it's your turn to join in with the fun! we look forward to seeing your creations! The challenge closes on the 12th September at 11pm BST

Follow us on Facebook to join our group and to share your creations with us 

Do you use Instagram? please use the craftsdreamychallenge 
so that we can see your creations there too. 

Thanks for stopping by,

hugs from the Crafts Dreamy team xx 

Friday 10 August 2018

Design Team Spotlight tutorial - Layered mixed media canvas

Hello everyone, Priya here with a tutorial on how to make a layered mixed media canvas. There will be a list of products used at the bottom of this post.

To begin, I gave a stencil background on both the rectangle and heart shaped canvas, using a Mudra's Diamond deco and TCW'S Tiny circle stencil, I applied both Graphite paste and modelling paste.#

Next, I applied Liquitex glass bead gel randomly on both canvases, then gave a coat of black gesso.

Here I have layered the heart canvas over the rectangle one , I also adhered some cheese cloth and burlap.

Here I have adhered some Papericious Linear flourish chippies.

I adhered some old paint brushes, bottle caps, metal flowers and other embellishments to the base using soft gloss gel.

Mixed Finnabair art stones and mini art stones have been randomly applied with soft gloss gel also.

When dry, I coloured the entire work with Olive green rust paste.I then dabbed Blue and Mint green Patina paste, along with Dusty rust paste here and there to enhance the look that I wanted. 

I then rubbed Lucky emerald antique brilliance wax and Inka gold old silver over the stencilled areas and metal embellishments.

Here I have coloured the Melange art pebbles with Prima gold amber paint and blue patina paste and adhered to the canvas.