25 September 2016

Sweet Dreams

Good morning all and happy weekend to you all.  I'm feeling a little sleepy at the moment, with Autumn around the corner and the dark nights making an appearence it is somewhat reflecting my mood in what I have made for this project.


For this project I used:
Dylusion paints (crushed grape, lemon zest, bubblegum pink, vibrant turquoise, white linen)
Finnabair art basics 3D Matt gel 

On the door hanger I gave a coat of gesso.  Over this I blended crushed grape and white linen Dylusions paint. Once dried I applied some tiles of card using the 3D gel.  Using the lemon zest and bubblegum pink I applied more Dylusions paints in random areas of the hanger,  I love the way these blended to a different orange shade. I dried this layer before using the vibrant turquoise paint again in random areas.  I knocked everything back by dry brushing with white Dylusions paint.  Once this was dry I added some more vibrant turquoise.

Now that I had finished my painting I added some background stamping and stenciling, through a raindrop stencil I scrapped over some of the 3D gel and set aside to dry.

I stamped Pajama party onto some watercoloured card and coloured with inktense pencils.  I cut her out and adhered her using the 3D gel.

Around the tiles and Pajama Party I went in with my inktense pencils and added some shadows.  Finally I doodled with a White Posca pen.

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Crafty hugs,

Clare X X X 

03 September 2016

Music - Up cycled CD case

Happy weekend everyone, Clare here today with a Sprinkle from my imagination!  Recently we have been sorting out our bedroom in preparation for some decorating!  You know what it's like?  You unearth lots of bits and bobs that you you really had forgotten about.  Well I found out an old cd case with some old CDs and decided I would give it a make over.


I started off by giving the case a coat of gesso so that the paints would have a good base to cling to.


Using Dylusion paints (vibrant turquoise, lemon zest, cherry pie, white linen, fresh lime). I painted  directly onto the case.  Using stencils from Tim Holtz, Dina Wakely & Dylusions I added some shapes with the paints I had originally used in the background.

Using Dylusions Dy's Alphabet I stamped onto the case with black ink.

I originally stamped Dina Wakelys Shilloueted woman onto the case but because of the texture she didn't pop as much as I wanted her to!  So I stamped her onto some white tissue paper,  heat embossed with clear powder and carefully applied her to the case using Claudine Hellmuth Matt medium.


I added some doodlles using Posca pens.  My case is now ready to be filled once again with CDs for the car and I shall no longer have my daughter moaning that I'm always listening to the same music!

Thanks for stopping by today, remember to stop by A Sprinkle of Imagination for your mixed media materials.

Clare X X X