Thursday, October 22, 2015

Altered box using DecoArt products Part 2

Last month I did a blog post on an box I got at good will and altering it with stuff from DecoArt. I put in the corner after I was getting frustrated while trying to make a rod for the closet so I could hang hangers. Well I got it out of the corner the other day and worked on it.

The other day I had gotten a package from MySmiley360 for my latest campaign. In the package was a speech bubble on a stick, like those photo booth prop things. I saw the stick and was like I can use that for my closet! I ripped it off the paper and cut it and it was a tad too long then i cut a tiny bit off. then it was too short! UGH! I happened to have 2 squares of chipboard from UmWowStudio. It was the right thickness needed for the rod to fit. I painted all 3 pieces in American Lamp(Ebony) black craft paint. I glued the rod to the squares. then after it dried I slid it in. No glue needed.

Next i wanted to work on the Mirror I wanted to put inside the door. I didn't have one, so made my own. I had a frame from Michael's that I got from th $1.50 bin. I used DecoArt Media Gesso in white. then painted it with Carousel Pink. I made the "mirror part by taking a pice of chipboard and cutting it to size of the mirror and putting metal tape on the chipboard. Glued that to the back for the frame. While that dried I was looking through all my flowers. Didn't see any I liked the the size I wanted for the mirror so I got out my Mod Mold of flowers and Amazing Casting Resin from Amazing Casting products. I also used some Allumilite Gun Metal Metallic Powder inside the flowers. I had some resin still lft so I quickly got the trinkets Mod Mold and cast some pieces in that mold.

While that was curing I used a little bit of the same metallic powder on the frame. Here is the before and after of the frame painted. I had 2 of the same frame. 

While everything was drying I added some trim that I got at Michael's also in the $1.50 pin. Glued the trim with Aleen's tacky Glue. I also used a wood veneer piece with my first letter of my name. painted it with the Americana Lamp craft paint. and also used some of the gun metal metallic powder on it. I glued that to the front of the door.

I also added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to the top of the box and a couple of black flowers.

You can see I used on of the flower pieces I casted on the bottom right of the door,

The inside of the door I glued down the Mirror using both Aleen's tacky and Crackle accents. I put something heavy on it while it dried and didn't come up. Once dried I glued down 3 of the resin flowers on one corner of the frame. on the opposite corner I used a Prima flower and leaves and 2 Wild Orchid crafts flowers. one what white that I sprayed with Bubble Gump\ pink Dylusions spray. I sprayed DecoArt Shimmer Mist in White on all the flowers and leaves. When everything dried I glued them on. 

Unfortunately This made the made the door a little top heavy. So when I go open the door to take pictures, the box tipped. So the enxt thing to work on is the inside of the box. I already started on the clothes for the close with my Julie Nutting dolls stamps. but the bottom needs something. And hopefully that will balance it out. :)

so stay tuned.... :D

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Everyone wants a Pumpkin Spice Latte

I've been sick almost all last week with a stomach bug.So I haven't done any art for a while. Yesterday was the first time I did anything since was sick (well beside Sunday at Art Journal class with DeeDee. LOL) I did a journal page in my Dylusion Journal for October's inspiration board challenge on the VLVS! Blog.

I started the page with using a piece of 12 x 12 that I used to cut with my Cameo donuts. I thought the circles would make a cool stencil so I kept it and that's what I used for the page. I used the Squeezed Orange Dylusions spray. I then took Gathered Twig Distress ink pad and a foam applicator and put ink between the circles and on the edges. then I took my spray bottle and sprayed the page. Left it sit for a few seconds then took a paper towel and blotted the water off. I did that a couple times. I let that sit to dry.

I stamped Humpty Dumpty on cardstock with black archival ink pad. Colored him with pearlesent water colors. Set him to dry. 

After the page dried I stamped the brick background stamp with the Gather Twig distress ink pad.  I then took the brick stencil from UmWowStudio placed it in the corner of the page. I used DecoArt Black molding paste. Then I let it sit to dry. After it dried I used the Tree Background  and black archival ink pad and stamped the tops of the stamp on the top of the brick wall ( I tried to cover u a boo boo with the texture paste. lol) I also used the spiked fence stamped at the side of the brick wall. To compete the scene I used the flock of bats, full moon and the hang on witch stamps. 

I thought Humpty need to hold something and I saw one of the coffee to go cups that I cut on my Cameo. I colored the sleave with orange gel stick by Faber-Castell. Then pieced it together and glued it to Humpty. Then put him on the great wall. Lastly I wrote out the sentiment for the page on white cardtock and black pen.  Cut and glued on page and went around them with my black Stabilo pencil.


I'm still on an ATC kick. I have a lot of starters. I did 2 more yesterday.

Yesterday I was playing with black cardsock 65 lbs from Recollections and my Dylusion paints.After seeing the new 8x8 square black Dylusion journal and how cool her paints looked on the black paper, I wanted to see how they would look on the back cardstock I have in my stash. The paint look so cool on the black cardstock.

I used the Harlequin stencil from UmWowStudio and the Crushed grape and Vibrant Turquoise. While that was drying, I took one of the mini Polaroids Chipboard from UmWowStudio and with my pallet knife I used some DecoArt white gesso on it. I then used my fingers to make some texture and set it to the side to dry. Didn't take long. After it dried I used Black Soot distress ink pad and rubbed it on the chipboard. I took my waterbrush to it. I wanted the texture to show more so I went over it again with the black soot.

I stamped the Rabbit wearing Sunglasses from Viva Las VEgaStamps! and stamped him on white cardstock in Black Archival inkpad. One of his lens on his sunglasses didn't stamp clean, so I used a black pen and colored it in. I used Neo Color 2's and painted his sunglasses, nose, and inside ears. I took the chipboard piece and glued it onto the cardstock with Aleene's tacky. then trimmed the paper. then glued the Polaroid to the ATC. I edge the Polaroid in Lamp (ebony) Black craft paint by Americana. I rounded the corners with my WRMK corner rounder. I stamped the Smile stamp on the ATC in Black Archival ink pad. I then back the atc on to cereal weight chipboard.

This background was a cut off from a journal page I did in Art Journal class. The possess I did for this mini Polaroid is the same thing I did to the one above. But I used Picked Raspberry and spun sugar Distress ink pads. then used my water brush to blend. Then I used Black soot to pick up the texture of the gesso. I stamped the Flamingo and Skinny Girl on white cardstock with black Archival ink pad. Colored the Flamingo with Neo Color 2's and colored the skinny girl with my Koi watercolors. Glued the Polaroid to the paper then cut trimmed.  Edge with the Lamp black craft paint. Glued to the ATC. Stamped the Sm;)e stamp on the the background. Used the corner rounder on the corners.