May 1, 2016

'Memories' in a frame

Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I'm sharing a small project in a frame I created for my art wall
with ColourArte Silks acrylic paints.

For this project I used:
ColourArte products
Other products:
  • White Heavy Gesso
  • craft glue
  • wooden canvas sticks
  • 7Dots Studio 'Domestic Goddess' collection word sticker
  • black frame

So, let's get started.

First step was to paint the wooden sticks with the Silks. I chose some of my favorite colors in green, blue and grey shades and used a paintbrush to apply them on the sticks. They dry pretty quickly and I love how rich the colors look after they are dry!
I also painted some of the sticks with white gesso. 

After they were dry I used the craft glue to glue them down randomly. 

I wanted to keep it simple with a clean and clear look, so I didn't use any paint on the background. 

The only thing to do after the sticks were in place, was to glue a word sticker.

That was pretty much all! I really love the finished look and that Summer feeling it gives at my wall of art :)

Thank you for visiting!

Have a lovely crafty day!


April 22, 2016

A Fork In The Road - art journal page *with video

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm Hosting the Finnabair blog with an art journal page.

 Life is full of forks in the road filled with the need to make new decisions. That’s what makes life so interesting and that's what today's page is about.
The whole project is based in the center of a chipboard piece, which is the focal point where all the possible choices begin. Τhe end of each wire leads to a different option and all together are twisted together back in the center where all began.

I wanted to keep it muted, not too colorful, so I chose the Metallique Acrylic Paint - Black Berry ( I so love this color!!! ) with a little bit of Vintage Rose and Light Patina.
I also used a tiny amount of Rust Mica Powder, as well some of the Frozen Lake Mica powder here and there. I love how they blend together all the different textures.

For the background I used the Alpha Stencil as well some beautiful background stamps.
To add more texture I used two different Art Ingredients: Bronze Micro Beads and Black Mica Flakes. And for the tittle I used a sticker from the 7Dots Studio Nature Walk collection.

I like using wire in my projects and this time I had so much fun twisting different pieces, securing them with the stapler, I even created a tiny fork with it. I used the 3D Gloss Gel to glue it down and a Mini Hardware screw to decorate it - it looks so cute!

So here is my video with the whole process, I hope you will enjoy it :)

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty weekend!

April 17, 2016

art journal page #10 - Explore

Happy Sunday dear friends!
Today I'm sharing some fun techniques at my art journal for ColourArte.

For this projects I used:

ColourArte products

Other products:
  • rice paper
  • grey embossing powder
  • glue inkpad
  • black inkpad
  • thread
  • butterfly stamp
  • Finnabair background Stamps
  • Finnabair Alpha Stencil
  • 2Crafty Chipboard circle panel
  • craft glue

So, let's get started!

1. Place the stencil and apply with a spatula all three colors of 3D Radiant Gels. Let it dry.

2. Spray water in the H2Os jars and wait about 5 minutes. Glue the chipboard pieces and use a paintbrush to paint with the Twinkling Watercolors. Spray some water to help the paint flow and let it dry.

 3. Use  the rice paper, embossing powder and glue inkpad to make a butterfly embellishment. Glue it down with some thread with the craft glue.

4. Use the background stamps all over the page and glue your title. 

 During the process my little helper -7 y.o. Maria- followed the steps and made her own page at her journal. Isn't that cute? I really enjoyed her company and sharing with her all the fun :)

Here is mine :)

I hope you got some ideas and learned new fun techniques!
Maybe you will share the fun of creating with your kids too :)

Have a lovely crafty day!