Flower Brush – Altered paint brush

Hi everyone,

I have this lovely box in my craft room, containing all my flowers. I was inspired by this when I altered a paint brush.

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Using lots of lace for the handle and base.

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After all the flowers were glued on the brush, I gessoed the brush twice with white Gesso. Once dry,  I started painting it using Finnabair’s Art alchemy Acrylic paints “Opal Magic Rose-Gold”, “Opal Magic Blue-Gold”, “Opal Magic Violet Gold”, Metallique Vintage Rose” and “Opal Magic Green-Gold.

The handle was misted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists “T-bird Turqoise” and “Pink Ladies Pink”. Lastly but also very important I used Prima’s “Color Bloom Pearl White” spray mist all over the brush a couple of times, giving it the perfect pearly shine I was after.

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Thanks all for today, hope you enjoyed.

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Altered Day of the Dead skull

Hi everyone,

I got this beautiful Day of the Dead skull from my husband for my birthday. I had seen it before and fallen for it like crazy, but I also knew I wanted to change it a bit, I wanted to paint it, make the floweres and ornaments pop even more.

From the same store that the skull was from I bought a birds foot (actually a candle holder) this was put on the bottom of the skull as a footer. I am so so happy with the result. Now it has a beautiful place in our home.

This is the skull in original:

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Here’s the store it was bought from;

https://mymall.se/gavle/butiker/cottonosteel

And here it is altered and with the foot:-)

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Jolly Dolly

Hi,

As you all know by now – I love to visit fleamarkets and pick up items for my art.

For this canvas I have used spoons and a doll head. A nicer version of Jolly Roger, hence “Jolly Dolly”.

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Several stencils were used for the background and lace from my stash on the canvas sides.

When all was glued down I colored it all with white gesso. Once dried, I started using my mists. For this canvas I have used tons of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. For complete list of colors, see end of this entry. Between the spoons I glued down a Pricesca Crystal hardware from 7Gypsies   this was colored with Stained Glass “Aqua” also available from Tattered Angels.

The gold flakes on the left spoon are “Pasta Luce” from Stamperia.

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Ok so for the coloring (all from Tattered Angels);

Glimmer Mists; Dragonfly, Sugar Maple, Vanilla Breeze, Walnut Gold, Patina and Rolling Tide. Everything is also after it was done misted with Iridescent Silver.

Stained Glass “Aqua” for the crystal Hardware from 7Gypsies.

Certain areas were also covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam; Rustic, Turquose and Light Gold.

Thanks for this time, see you soon again:-)

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Meet Lucky & Lucy

Hi everyone,

Meet Lucky & Lucy – my new friends:-)

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I found these binoculars in a fleemarket some time ago. I knew I wanted to have them for a future Steampunk Project but didn’t have a set idea.

So last week I sat it in front of me and started thinking, what does it look like, what can I do with it. Pretty soon I saw 2 people there… standing beside eachother and hence Lucy and Lucky was born:-)

Glued a lot of gears and cool stuff on it, making Lucy more feminine with lace, a facial mask, handbag and a flower. Lucky got a tie made out of a zipper and a lamp as a head.

The fantastic wings are chipboard from Boozybear.

After everything was glued on the binoculars. I painted it very thouroughly with Finnabair’s Black Gesso.

And then it was time for the fun part – coloring. I am using Tattered Angels from Canvas Corps Brands. For exact colors used please see end of this entry.

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Colors used are Tattered Angels Mists; Vintage Brass, Coffee Shop, Dragonfly, It’s Green, Tokyo, Tattered Leather, Walnut Gold, Key Lime Pie, Sugar Maple and Plane Jane Baseboard Grass and Chocolate Brown.

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Once every thing was colored, I have used Inka Golds to highlight here and there.

Will be back on Monday with my next Project.

 

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Winter, Spring

Hi everyone,

Making some canvases that will all fit together as a theme. Here are the first two out; Winter and Spring.

With everything white outside my window and cold temperatures –  I sure can’t wait for spring to come! Had the old song “winter, spring, summer or fall”…  running around in my head when I decided to make these canvases:-)

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Everything is glued on the canvas, painted with white gesso and then parts are painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paints. I didn’t want to paint everything but just certain parts here and there. I wanted the white to be dominant. To hightligt certain areas I used Inka Golds “Silver”.

After everything was painted I sprayed several layers of Prima’s Color Bloom Spray “Pearl White” over both canvases.

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Guess what the following two will be about?

Ooh and I want to mention that the skies were carved out of wood by my husband, tailor made according to my wishies:-)

See you soon!

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2017 Planner

To plan my upcoming projects for next year, to inspire me, to try out new techniques I bought a planner.

..and to make it really feel like “mine”….my precious:-) I altered it.

Tim Holtz idea-ology quote band (top center of the planner) is there to inspire me “Creativity: the ability to use, or explore the imagination, to design and express ideas”

Colors used for this planner are Tattered Angels Mists: “Walnut Gold”, “Butternut Squash”, “it’s Greeen” and “Tattered Leather”.

 

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Black Friday – CCB Challenge

Over at Canvas Corp Brands Collective on Facebook we  have a challenge right now due to Black Friday weekend.

The challenge is to: Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic. The challenge is open until Dec 1st.

So here is my take on this challenge.

Products used are various metal charms, scraps and some snow flakes. The coloring was done with Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System Bare Metal

It’s very dark (black) but that was also the challenge:-) Thinking of tar or oil when looking at this. Love how the leaves turned out with the green shading from “Butternut Squash”.

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See you soon!

 

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A member of Canvas Corp Brands Crew 2017

 

This week I received the wonderful news that I had been chosen for the Canvas Corps Brands Crew for 2017. I am over the moon happy about this. It is such an honor and I can’t wait to start making art together with this crew and with their amazing products!!

Check out the announcement video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4yVpxmxGGY&feature=youtu.be

We’re a huge crew…. but wait til’ you get to “L” and you will see my name:-)

So in the future you will see a lot of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and CCB products used on my art.

– Let’s get ready to rumble….

 

 

 

 

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Human – Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone,

This canvas was totally inspired by the lyrics from a song by Oscar Zia “Human”. I think the lyrics are just brilliant, and so thoughtful.

Here’s a part of it:
If you think we’re human, take a look once again.
If you think we’re human, where’s the heart when we just look away.
If you think we’re human, you should think once again
If you think wer’re human, look at us it’s time to make a change, and the question remains
about the world and why we’re here, what’s the purpose of pain

… etc etc. A great song, great lyrics. Not my typical cup of tea for sure but I really like it.

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The canvas was painted with Tattered Angels Natural Aged Paint System (4 bottles) and the heart, wings and doll faces were painted with Tattered Angels Natural Aged Paint System “bronze” version, also 4 bottles in the package. I added some extra red to the heart (it’s read) also from TA for extra depth. These Paint system’s are so so cool. You’ve gotta try them if you haven’t already:-)

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Thanks for checking in.
Next project is going to be steampunk style:-)

 

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Mixed Media Tiles Canvas “Life”

Hi everyone,

I’ve been wanting to try to make a Tiles canvas for a while now and here is my take on it. I cut a total of 36 foam pieces. Used modeling paste and several stencils to get different patterns on each tile. I painted it with black gesso (Finnabair) as base color.

Then I took out all my “Primary Elements” powders in blue’s and greens. The tiles were highlighted with Deco Art Metalics “Glorious Gold”. Lastly I picked out some small metal charms that I painted in rusty brown color and then used turquoise and gold to highlight them.

I don’t really know why but I thought of the name Life when I was working on it, so the charms that I put on it kind of symbolizes “Life”.

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That’s all from me today. Thanks for checking in!

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