Saturday, 18 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Jannet and Mike

Today we have inspiration from Jannet and Mike. For further details of their projects head over to their own blogs (via the link on the sidebar).

Jannet

Mike

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Festive Ornaments


Hello,   Kay M here today with an experiment with the acrylic pours  Kay launched on Hochanda at the weekend.  You can still watch all her shows on Rewind at the Hochanda web site.   I had so much fun making samples for the shows and learnt a lot  in the process.   The great thing about acrylic pouring you never know how it's going to turn out!  Kay's  Go-Flow and Cell-u-Like formula's take the guesswork out of measuring all the elements and work with all  the IndigoBlu paints.       

Having done a few projects on flat surfaces I thought I'll have a go on some shapes, a few paper mache  ornaments from my stash.   Sue, from the  TV design team did a couple of lovely egg shaped ones as samples for Kay's shows.  

They were painted with Gee-Sso-Good white and set up over a foil tray.  
The  paints, the new Red Hot Chilli, Purple Rain, and Teal for Two  as well as Cinderella, Black Gee-Sso-Good and Gold Luscious pigment too  were mixed in shot glasses with out adding any water.  A few drops of Cell-u-like were added to three of the paints.   I had already made up white following the instructions that come to the Go-Flow and Cell-u-Like.

Each ornament was thickly painted with the white mixture then the colours were added to the top of each ornament one on top of another and letting them drop though each other and mingle. 
  They were left to dry.    They were then given two coats of Glossy Slap-It-On mixed with a pinch of Unicorn Sparkles. 
And when dry beads and tassel's were added.  It was interesting to see how each one was different when the same paint colours were used.






There was still a fair amount of paint left so I did a dirty pour on to an A5 canvas painted with black Gee-Sso-Good using all the remaining paints, added a little water to each of them to get a good pour, and the white base.



Check in to the shared blog on the 19th November to see how it turned out!  

Until then, take care Kay M x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Believe there are no Limits


Hello Cheremane here with you for today's post. I was so lucky and got to play with the new Acrylic Pouring items that have just been released with Kay live on Hochanda. I'd never tried it and oh wow I had so much fun.

First I added three different paints Marshmellow,Townhouse TealRaven Black & White Geeso Good along with some water ,Go-Flow and Cell-u-Like into a plastic cup. I used a 6 x 6 piece of watercolour card which I placed on top of the cup and then turned it upside down and let the paint do the work.


You need to leave it to dry fully preferably till the next day as thats what I did I did before stamping the sentiment from Mindfulness A5 stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossing with clear powder. Some Pours will take longer to dry depending how much paint you use.


I painted the frame with Black Geesso Good once dry I painted one coat of Raven Black before stamping with Marshmellow paint and the Collector's Edition NO.6 Circle Dots stamp.


 Finally I stamped the Large Butterfly #2 and heat embossed it with clear powder before diluting some Raven Black paint with water and colouring the Butterfly once dry I put the the frame back together so it's all safe now behind glass.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired to try some paint pouring trust me you will love it.
Crafty Hugs
Cheremane x

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello Dear reader,

Today I have made a Christmas Card for you.
Normaly I'm not so fast with my cards ;)


I was started with the wonderful stamping card paper.


Trim the edges with masking tape, I tear the wide strip trough the middle, you will get a 
rough edge. I like that.


With Oxide ink in the colors wilted violet and peacock feathers I blend the paper.


Stamp The script stamp with water 


Dry with the heatgun, You will get a beautiful white script.


Place your Merry Christmas Tree  on a stamping platform
and stamp the tree in Black.
Do the same with the sentiment. 


To finish the card glue the card on a purple piece of cardstock and use a black
basic card. 
So I hope you have get some new inspiration from my card. 

Here you have the link of all stuff i have used.

Thank you for reading my blogpost and leaving a comment.  

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Art Journal Page - Lest We Forget


Hi Everyone it's Mike here - My IndigoBlu design team project falls on Armistice Day (11th November) and the Remembrance Day weekend so it's only fitting that I create an art journal page in remembrance of all those who died or were injured in wars in the service of their country.

IndigoBlu Products used:


To watch how I created the art journal page above click on the YouTube link below to watch the entire process from start to finish.


I hope you enjoy the video and will subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel for more videos just like this one.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Snowy Feathers


Hello Jannet here today, have you started thinking about creating your Christmas/Winter cards and gifts yet? I have actually made one gift already which is for my parents. This Snowy Feathers  plaque, which features the lovely Robin. For once I was quite happy with how it turned  out, so I thought it might look nice as a card too.


I started by creating a background by using a brayer to apply Stonewashed and Terracotta Adirondack inks. and then spritzed over them with water.


The Robin stamped very nicely onto Watercolour card, and I used Watercolours to give him his famous red breast. I then fussy cut him, no feathers were harmed!



I found a comfortable looking twig for the Robin to happily sit on. I dabbed on some fine modelling paste and then shook some Unicorn Sparkles over it to create the glistening snow.
I stamped the Night before Christmas stamp from the Sparkle and Glisten Stamp Set onto the background. To create the icicles I applied a thick line of glossy accents to the top of the card and then stood the card up so it dripped nicely down, I then shook Unicorn Sparkles over the top.
I adhered the Robin onto the twig and attached the twig to the background. I added some dried moss  a pine cone and a festive red berry.
I finished by flittering white paint over the picture to create falling snow.
I hope you have fun making your cards - Unicorn Sparkles everywhere !





Thursday, 26 October 2017

Road testing new IndigoBlu Acrylic Pouring Kit

Morning All,

Carolyn here with you today. I had the pleasure of attending the IndigoBlu Secret Retreat up in Retford last weekend. What a weekend it was with various new products being used prior to launch dates. If you get the chance I can thoroughly recommend this to you all. Crafting, creating and laughing all weekend, we all had such fun! Take a look at Kay's Facebook Live page that was shared on Saturday 21st October to see what it was all about.

So today I'm sharing a new product that will be coming your way on Kay's One Day Special on November 11th and 12th on Hochanda. I had the chance to road test this over the weekend and had a further dabble this week. You may have seen on various sites people showing what they've created using the 'Dirty Pour' technique, well let me tell you, Kay has made this so easy with her new kit.

Introducing the fantastic IndigoBlu Acrylic Pouring Kit......

Here's what can be created and the possibilities are endless with no two projects ever being the same. Below are 4 tiles that I created at the retreat over the weekend.


So after arriving home I couldn't wait to try this again. The most difficult thing is choosing what colours to use!


The next step is mixing the colours with the products from the kit plus a good quality PVA. I mixed these in small plastic shot glasses.


The colours are then poured into a plastic/paper cup and it is this mixture of colours that is poured onto the coaster.


I chose to use a MDF coaster to pour my paint onto so first I had to seal it with the coat of Black Gesso to prevent it soaking into the wood. This was then placed into a foil tray so it can catch the drips of paint. I then began to pour.


Once its poured I rotated it from side to side to allow the paint to flow to the edges of the coaster. As you can see gloves are a must unless you want to get covered in paint.


I did add black to the corners and swiped through it with a needle to add to the effect.


I then left this overnight to dry and below is my finished coaster.


I can guarantee you'll love this kit and probably become addicted to the 'Dirty Pour'.

So tune in to Hochanda on November 11th at 6pm for Kay's first show. I'm sure you'll be impressed!!

Happy crafting and thank you for joining me today.

Carolyn
xx

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Flamboyant Fall

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of October inspiration from International DT.
I am demonstrating use of a silhouette stamp for a Clean and Simple card. A beautiful stamp does not call for anything more than a spectacular background. For my card I chose a tree stamp from Nature I stamp set.
I started with watercolouring the background on a piece of watercolour paper using pigment powders. I wanted to create a monochromatic background with a lighter center and intense shades closer to the edges. I added powder going from the center to edges and let the background air dry.
As soon as it has dried, I die cut a square panel with side 3" (app. 7,5 cm). Then stamped down the tree silhouette in black archival ink.
To assemble the card I foam padded it and adhered to a black square with side 3 1/8" (8 cm). The bold stamped panel looks better with a simple elegant sentiment. Plume stamp set contains simple one word sentiments that match well clean style cards. For my card I selected Breathe from this set and stamped it down to a white card base in black ink, then glued the tree panel to it.
Please share with me in comments what are your favourite IndigoBlu stamps this Autumn.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice week!

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Nature I Red Rubber Stamp Set
Plume Red Rubber Stamp Set

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cracked Glass Mixed Media Butterfly


Hi friends!  Autumn Clark of SewPaperPaint with you today for a guest post.  Today I'm sharing a second variation of the crackle project I first posted HERE.  


I was in the mood to make some grungy mixed media and pooled together my all time favorite IndigoBlu stamps for this project.


First I painted a piece of mat board with Goldfinger metallic paint.  I distressed the edges of the painted panel, then sponged with sepia archival ink.


My panel was cut double the size of the Crackleglaze stamp.  I applied Super Thick Slap It On with a palette knife then pressed the image into the wet paste two times for complete coverage.  It is important to quickly wash your stamp with a brush afterwards.


I dried my panel with a hair dryer on the coolest setting.  Once it was mostly dry I quickly wiped on black GeeSso Good and then wiped away most of the gesso with a wet cloth.


It helped to spritz with water before wiping.  I had forgotten how I made the first crackle panel with a Distress Crayon, but in the end really liked the effect of the black GeeSso Good.


The finished result resembles cracked glass with the Goldfinger paint beneath.  I sponged the edges with sepia archival ink for a little depth.


I stamped the Numbers Collectors Edition stamp in gold on a black panel for a mat.  I would like to turn this into a handmade journal cover, but for now it is a card.


For my focal image I embossed in black the Flutterby Dinkie onto leftover inky card.  I fussy cut it and layered over a bundle of string and an oval stamped with the larger numbers from the Shine Bright set.  I used the paint as ink this time.  I love the uneven effect it gives.


Finally I partially stamped pieces of the sentiment from the Shine Bright set and cut them out to make a different wording.  I added a key charm to complete the look.


I can't tell you how much fun I had making this panel and playing with these stamps!  I hope you will give these techniques a try.  Thanks for having me join you again, Autumn