Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween Postcards

Halloween is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I have a couple of postcards for Halloween and my Web postcard that I never got round to posting last week.

I started by covering my postcard with strips of gauze and then I put some acrylic paint at the top, sprayed it with water and let the paint run down the card. When the card had dried I used some modelling paste with a skull stencil. When the paste dried I went over it with white paint. I squirted some orange stickles over the card. The wooden bats were coloured black and covered with distress stickles and I added some red gems for their eyes.

The stickles can be seen a bit better in this photo.

I used a Gelli print for the background of this postcard and stamped the hearts. The two zombies [Octopode Factory stamps] were stamped onto white card, coloured with felt tips and cut out, I also stamped and cut out the label.

This was my postcard that I never got round to posting for last weeks challenge. I painted the background with acrylic paint and stamped Inkadinkado stamps over it. I made the web with a Quickcutz die. The spider was stamped, painted black and cut out.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

October Calendar - Orange, Pumpkins and/or Fruit

Orange, Pumpkins and/or Fruit is the theme for the Craft Barns October calendar challenge.

I coloured the background with acrylic paint and stamped the small pumpkins round the edge, I coloured them with felt tips. I glued some burlap to the background and brushed some paint on it. I drew the large pumpkin and stamped the small ones, coloured them, cut them out and glued them to the page.

Have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Little Houses Journal Page

Hi everybody, today I have a journal page to share with you.

I'd also like to share it with the Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme is Architecture.

I had a very painful back when I was making the page and didn't feel like getting up to take photos of the different stages so I only have a photo of the finished piece.

I started by giving the page a coat of gesso, then using acrylic paint I painted the bottom of the page green and the top blue wiping away some of the blue with a baby wipe to make clouds. I stamped some foliage with green Archival ink.
I stamped all the houses onto patterned paper and cut them out, I cut out a window on one of the houses and adhered a picture from a magazine. I adhered the houses to the page with Multi Matt Medium and gave the page a coat of the medium.
I used some Faber-Castell Pitt pens to add more colour to the houses and to add some shading. I drew and coloured some shapes at the bottom of the page to look like the top of a wooden fence. I then drew some flying birds.

I used PaperArtsy stamps for the houses and foliage.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Handmade Journal

Last Monday I attended a fabulous Lin Brown workshop at the Craft Barn, we made a handmade journal using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and PaperArtsy stamps.
This is my front cover.

This is my back cover.

This is one of my inside covers.

This is my finished journal opened out.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Dark

Dark is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used one of my Gelli prints for the background. I dripped some purple and dark blue ink from the top of the card, it looked good but it paled as it dried and doesn't show up. I stamped and embossed the Stampendous image and added some black letters from my stash.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Pale

Pale is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.

I used a Gelli print for the background, I took a photograph of the moon one morning last week, so I printed a copy of it and glued it to the card then I stamped some Crafty Individuals trees. I printed a Gecko Galz image, cut out the lady and glued her to the card. I used Faber-Castell Pitt pens to add some colour and used a white pen for some stars. I wrote the Madeline Miller quote " and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon".

This is the photograph of the moon that I took last week.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Low Flying Skulls Journal Page

I've done a journal page for my October Mixed Media Mojo DT piece. The theme for the latest challenge is Halloween/Wings.

I painted the background with acrylic paint and stencilled a skull and letters with modelling paste.

I then dribbled some Dylusion ink down the page.

I stamped the pumpkins[Hero Arts], bottles[Creative Expressions] and wings[Hampton Arts] onto card and coloured them with acrylic paint. I covered the small wooden skulls with DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. When the paste had dried I glued the wings to the back of the skulls and glued all the stamped images to the page. I gave the page a coat of Multi Matte Medium, when this dried I added more colour to the images with some Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I used a white Posca Pen to whiten the larger skull.

I hope you can find time to visit and enter the challenge, my team mates have made some fabulous samples and they would love you to take a look.

Have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Decorated Candle Holder

Another month has flown by and it's time to share my latest DT post for the latest Altered Eclectics challenge. As always the theme for the challenge is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art.

A few years ago I bought a wooden candle holder blank and decided it was time to do something with it. I must admit it's not the colour that I started out to do, it was going to be a peachy colour but ended up being mauve.

First I gave the candle holder a coat of gesso.

I adhered some die cuts and lace that had wooden beads attached.

I added some flowers and metal butterflies and gave them a coat of gesso.

The next steps I haven't got any photos for but I painted the holder with green paint and added a crackle glaze, then I painted it with a cream coloured paint. You can see some of the crackles in the photo.

This is where the holder changes colour. I dry brushed the holder with a mauve paint.

 Then I sprayed it with a mauve mica spray.

I then used my finger to spread some pewter gilding wax. The photos below show different areas of the finished candle holder.

I used the following sprays and paints.
Fresco Finish - Granny Smith, Vanilla, wisteria.
Fresco Crackle Glaze.
Tattered Angels Mica Spray.

The rest of my Altered Eclectics team mates have made some wonderful inspirational pieces, so why not take a look.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.