Check out the February Challenge at CreativeEmbellishments.com/blog. The twist this month is to use the Ombre Effect.
Here is my take on the challenge:
For the March challenge, I altered a muffin tin from the dollar store and went chippie crazy. This was so much fun to make. I rusted then grunged out the tray using crackle paint, spiced marmalade distress stain and using texture stamps including the distress crackle stamp. At the top of the tray, I used the Steampunk Heart. In the cups in back of most of the images I used pieces of the harlequin and chicken wire panels. For the cups starting at the top left: Love true - I created the ombre effect over the three hearts using alcohol inks on metal charms; the dress form is Prima and the wings and sentiment are Tim Holtz; Let the love flow - I used the distress crackle stamp to distress the pipework chippies. To get the metal effect on the chippies I added DecoArt aged patina paint and finished off with some aged embossing powder; Steampunk heart with gears in various sizes; The image on the bottom is from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante. I used gears and a heart from Petaloo and I am roses.; for the last compartment I used a feather and a prima nest and sign, and a TH bird charm.
I am up today on CreativeEmbellishments.com/blog with a project tray that I constructed out of oven burner lids and candlestick holders from the dollar tree. I was totally inspired by projects on Pinterest and Youtube, but I had to give it my grungy spin.
I treated the trays and holders with gesso before rusting with Metal Effects Iron Paint and rusting solution. On the trays, I made a paper mosaic design on both the top and bottom tray. I randomly stamped on the paper pieces with the distress crackle stamp. I sealed the designs with matt medium then a gloss varnish and put a little bit of Gilder's paste in Patina to the edges. To finish off the tray, I added a banner with gears on the bottom adhered to the bottom of the tray with chain.
I needed a little tool cup for my tray so I added an altered tin can. I covered it in the BoBunny Somewhere in Time collection. I added stamping with the Pain Splat Trio Splat stamp in Rusty Hinge. At the top of the corset of the cup I added a piece of the fishnet panel. The Rusty Hinge directly on the raw panel gives a rusty look. I added a little bit of paste to the cup as well. In the center of the cup, I created a divider with paper and the steampunk dress form 1. I used rusty hinge and spiced marmalade distress stains on the raw chipboard and added a little of the patina paste.
Hello everyone. I am up today over the Unruly PaperArts blog. (click the link to see the full project). This month's theme is Let's Face it. I had a great time incorporating this month's sponsors products into my project. I had not used Pan Pastels by ColorFin much before and really got to experiment and play. They are amazing. You can learn more about their product at http://www.panpastel.com/colorfin.html
It is not too late to join the Reader Art Quest challenge over at UnrulyPaperArts.Com. This months theme is Global Traveler. I used Pan Pastels from ColorFin to create the background in shades of turquoise shade, ultra blue extra dark, permanent green, and raw umber. (Check them out at http://www.panpastel.com/colorfin.html) . I inked the edges in dark bark Prima Chalk edger, added G45 Tropical Travelogue papers, Prima resins, sand, and dyed seam binding.
Woot Woot...I am up today on the CreativeEmbellishments.Com/blog. Today's project was a blast to make. I had fallen in love with the steampunk gear frame. I don't do layouts so I needed to figure out how to incorporate it into an altered item. It fits perfectly around a light switch cover with just leaving a small gap on the bottom. I made a little shim and glued it into place. I covered the switchplate with washi tape, added modeling paste through a Tim Holtz diamond stencil. I used a script stamp to press into the modeling paste to create extra texture. Layered with tons of loose parts, propellers, mini gears, gear set 2 large, gear set 2 medium, and gear set 2 small. I topped off with metal pieces from Prima and some bling.
I sealed the entire thing with Ranger multi medium matte and a brush with stiff bristles to create more texture. Then I added a little Art Extravagance black sand texture paste in spots. Painted the entire piece in acrylics. Added touches of patina Gilder's paste and Stampendous aged black embossing powder. To finish off I added some chain, metal charms, a Prima resin dress form. On the dressform I used the Gilder's paste again with some acrylics.
The theme was travel for the December Tag swap on Create Exchange. My partner wanted bright colors which was a definite challenge for me. I hope she likes what I came up with. I used G45 Tropical travelogue and did lots of fussy cutting.
Ok I will admit this one was a little bit of a struggle for me as it was way out of my comfort zone. I attempted to go more pretty and mainstream to make a wreath for someone who had not received one in a swap. I think it is good to challenge ourselves. Thank goodness for the ladies at Creative Embellishments. Their ideas helped me finish it off - thank you for being amazing.