November 28, 2015

'JOY' altered tiny jars

Hello :)
Today we have a super fun reveal Spread Your Wings Academy
with Finnabair CT!

Every time I want to create any type of project, the first thing to do is to choose the right Art Basics for my project. And every time I do that, I find the Soft Matte Gel on my table waiting for me to play with Mica powders. I love making custom waterproof paints, because they don't react with water and give me full control when I'm adding different layers of media. I think they are the perfect base to work with in mixed media projects, like these tiny cute jars.

These jars are so tiny that the chipboard letters look like giants on them!
I made two custom paints with Soft Matte Gel and two shades of Mica Powders (Blue Opal Magic and Pale Silver) and painted the jars inside and outside. This paint works perfectly as a glue too, so I placed the Roman Numerals directly on the paint and let it dry.

Then I added some White Gesso and Platinum Crackle Paste here and there. I spread some Silver Micro Beads and let it dry. 

While I was waiting the media to dry, I altered the 2Crafty Chipboard letters and snowflakes. I used the two shades of custom paints to paint them and spread some glitter on them. This paint drys very fast, so the chipboard where pretty quickly ready to use on my project. I twisted some silver wire around them and attached the letters on the jars. Then I tied small bows with silver thread and glued the snowflakes on them.

I also altered three Pendant Cups with the Blue Opal Magic custom paint. I painted them first with Black Gesso and then painted the opal color. It really looks awesome on black surface! I spread some Silver Micro Beads and Pearl Glass Glitter and let it dry. Then I attached some fancy holiday grass I had in my stash and secured it with a brad. The cups have a little hole in the middle and the brads fit perfect in there! The cups themselves also match perfect on the holes of the jars!

Last thing to do was to paint the jars and the letters with Snowflake Paste and spread some Frosted Mica Flakes and Glitter on the paste.

***see full supplies list here

Thank you for visiting!
Have a lovely crafty day!


November 27, 2015

Playing with tags and stickers for 7Dots Studio ***video

Hello dear friends!
This is my second post for this month as a Guest Designer at 7 Dots Studio.
I wanted to give you some ideas on how to use the tags, stickers and dies of several collections on your projects.
I like using tiny cute elements on my creations and I really love how different collections can blend together and create beautiful combinations!
 I had so much fun playing with all these tags and stickers while creating these small projects.

#1 - art journal page

Here is my step by step video creating this art journal page,
I hope you will enjoy it and get some ideas and inspiration.

For the art journal page I used:


#2 Tag 
 Live the life you imagined

For this tiny canvas I used:


#3 tiny canvas

For this small canvas I used a tag from Verano Azul - Tags 12x12


It was really a great pleasure working with all these 7 Dots Studio collections this month.
Thank you so much Tusia for having me in your amazing team :)


November 20, 2015

Xmas ATCs

Hello, hello!
Today I'm sharing my first Christmas project for this year
for Mixed Media Place Creative Gym!

This month challenge is host by our amazing and talented Tusia! 
Create a Xmas card, tag or ATC (only small forms are allowed).

I wanted to make some Christmas ATCs  for 6 special scrappy friends of mine and this challenge was the great opportunity to make the decision and get started working! 

I had these craft chipboards in my stash for a long time waiting for the right moment to transform into art pieces. They are only 2,5x3,5" and that was a challenge for me to work with so small areas.
I used papers, tags and stickers from the 7 Dots Studio Yuletide collection, a Christmas collection perfect for seasonal projects.

I placed all six of them on my craft desk and started working. First I used gold and red embossing powder with stamps to create a beautiful base to work on it.

Then I glued all the embellishments and worked with H2Os watercolors and a paintbrush on several spots.  I also painted the chipboard pieces and the flowers with them.

 Last thing to do was to make a shiny glue with 3D Gloss Gel and gold glitter. 3D Gloss Gel dries clear, so I wanted a little bit of sparkle to be shown on the finished project, that's why I added the gold glitter. I used it to glue some Art Ingredients like gold Glass Glitter and ruby Glass Beads, pretty Christmas colors, don't you think? :)
***you can find supplies list here
(Just scroll down to find my project)
So, will you play with us at Mixed Media Place?
I can't wait to see your small form projects!

Thank you for visiting,

have a lovely crafty day!