Sunday, 25 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Here is a watch strap and chunky bracelet that I made out of grungeboard. I saw this while wantching a programme on Create and Craft of all places. Not often they use Tim Holtz products there... I just had to try this one and it worked really easily. There is a video on You Tube on how to do it too.Fun if you like chunky jewellery...
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 09:53
Friday, 23 October 2009
Today I felt like doing something totally different for a change. I made a textured background by setting Tyvek and crumpled tissue paper onto grungeboard, using PVA, Golden Matte Medium and Gesso. I also added some salt while the gesso was still wet to add further texture. When it was dry more or less I painted it with a mix of Stewart Gill and Lumiere paints. Finally I added the Ginko leave which is made from Utee poured into a mould and then coloured with Perfect Pearls from Ranger. Finally I finished it by embellishing with some beads.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:07
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Long ago and far away is the theme at the 3 Muses. The perfect theme of course for something vintage, which is my favourite style. I created a 6 x 6 page which eventually I will use as a book cover. The image is from a cabinet card I bought at an antique's fair. The lace is also genuinely antiques. The other embellishments are mainly grungeboard, painted ad distressed with Lumiere paints, Perfect Pearls and Stazon ink. Unfortunately the photo turned out a lot bluer than the original.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 19:33
Sunday, 18 October 2009
The theme at GA is Risque. I had so many ideas as I really liked the challenge of this theme. Unfortunately by the time I had finished with my creation the end result was not very risque at all but just my usual sort of slightly vintage, romantic kind of thing that I always seem to do.....:o(
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 10:11
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Recycling something is the theme at SaWo. Well I am in the process of creating a minibook out of beer mats so decided to show some pages for this challenge, as no doubt if I had no picked up these beer mats in a pub the other day, they would have landed in the bin.
More pages can be seen in my flickr album.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 08:38
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Twilight is the theme at Gothic Arches. I loved the idea of this theme but when I tried to start to create my arch inspiration kind of left me. After staring at my empty arch for a while I decided to hand paint a kind of twilight scene. I am not sure about the result. I used a mix of |Ranger dye inks, distress inks and Derwent colour soft pencils. The background paper I created a while back in Photoshop elements.
Posted by Astrid Maclean at 21:46