Sunday, December 15, 2013

Something Old/Something New

A new challenge just went up over at Oozak which is to come up with a card, project, artwork etc. which represents something old/something new.  You may interpret this as you see fit; old supplies mixed with new supplies, past techniques mixed with new techniques, it's all good.  I've chosen to take an old tin and turn it into a new storage container.  I had a before picture and I accidentally deleted it from the camera thinking I had already loaded it on my computer.  Well I thought it was quite awful but you'll have to take my word for it.

  The first thing I did was gave the entire tin a coat of paint that is made for metal.  Usually I would have done this with spray paint, but it's way too cold here these days to use it.  I haven't yet dared to use spray paint in the house.  After giving the tin two coats of white paint, I mixed a bit of Golden Fluid Acrylic in Teal with the white paint and gave the top and inner tin 3 coats of this.
Memory Box Die, Chloe always looks so fun to me so I cut up about 4 of the dies, colored them with Copics and topped it off with a coating of Ranger Glossy Accents.  The dp is by Penny Black and I used a coat of Golden Soft Gel Gloss to adhere the paper to the tin.  I'll be keeping some little note pads in the box:
Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you over at Oozak. :0)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Winter Fun

*Celebration* is the challenge over at Oozak Blog, and the DT has come up with many different interpretations for this theme.  Join us with your *celebration* project and a chance at winning a prize!  The month of December brings coziness to mind for me and so I'm hoping my project reflects this.  The house is an altered stamp design from House of Gilli; love this little house stamp.

First step of the project was a coat of Gesso on a mini canvas and after giving this some time to dry I swiped some colors of Golden Fluid Acrylics across the canvas.
I ran my Memory Box Die, frosty border, through the die cut several times as I used various paper and cutouts from this die.  Using a Deep Red background stamp, crochet, I stamped over areas of the canvas with Golden Acrylic in white.  I held the canvas backing with one hand so I could get an impression; I tried with the canvas on the table and it was difficult to make contact that way.  When I had all the cutouts laid out how I wanted them, I glued them in place with Golden Medium in gloss, and then spread a coat of it over the entire canvas.  While it was still wet I added some glitter to the trees and Memory Box Dies.

Take some time from your busy holiday schedule to create your idea of celebration and join us over at Oozak Blog!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :0)