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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Canvas Corp Brands Crew Challenge #9 - Designer Inspired

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Creative Crew at Canvas Corp has been challenged to translate a design from one of their favorite designers.  The translation can be a card, or DIY project, a Scrabook layout, etc.   We are not trying to duplicate their work, we are drawing from their color story, or their design aesthetic.

Faux Grecian Urn
I chose McKenzie- Childs.  I really like their hand painted accessories.  I thought it would be fun to draw inspiration from their designs, but put an antique spin on it.

Courtly Stripe Puff Box & Brush Jar

Chevron and Splatter Brush Urn
I played around with mixing colors to come up with the look I wanted.  I wanted a Gold and Patina look on my jars ( I am working on three more.)  McKenzie-Childs creates mostly brightly colored contemporary pieces, so I was really drawing from the "hand painted" aesthetic.  I added the chevrons on the side as a nod to their use of geometric designs in many of their pieces.

Started with this empty fruit jar.
1. Removed clear labels from front and back.
2.  Applied one coat of Gesso Primer to Jar and Cap

3.  Applied one coat of Earth Safe Finishes English Tea Cake Chalk Paint
4 Applied Cheveron die cut to sides of the jar.

5.  Spray and/or paint jar with Tattered Angels'
Plain Jane Baseboard Sky
Plain Jane Baseboard Blue Bird
Plain Jane Baseboard Clay
Plain Jane Baseboard Bittersweet
Plain Jane Baseboard Grass
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist Cozy Yellow
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist Un-Birthday
6.  Dry brush muddy areas with Gesso to lighten.

7. Apply Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze to Jar Handles and around the neck of the jar.
8.  Paint recessed jar front and cap with DecoArt Splendid Gold Metallic Paint.

Allow to Dry, then add a top coat of Tattered Angels Saffron Glimmer Glaze.
Label as desired.
I will label my urns when all are completed.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #202 - Silver and Gold

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
It's Tuesday! This means another opportunity to diminish your STASH! 
This week the Shopping Our Stash Challenge is:

Create a project using SILVER AND GOLD

I  created my own background design for this project.  

I chose to create my own background for this project and I was mighty surprised how well it worked.
My feathers are rather far apart, works!
I am more inclined to create canvas projects than cards, these days, but I wanted to use my feather die, that has languished unused in my die box for almost a year.   The beautiful Hello die was a prize  from Quietfire.  I want Suzanne to know I love it!

  1. Apply Tattered Angels' High Impact Platinum Paint to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Neenah Classic Crest Linen Card Stock.  
  2. After the paint dries, use The Crafter's Workshop's Mini Cubist Stencil and Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink to create the first layer of background design.  Use heat tool to dry Ink.
  3. Swipe Viva Inka Gold, Oldsilver across the background design.
  4. Apply Viva Inka Gold, Oldgold to the cubist blocks (I applied randomly)
  5. Allow the Inka Gold to set and then use the stencil with texture paste to add texture.
  6. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of your panel and use distressing tool.
  1. Die cut feathers using Spellbinder's "Feathers on the Wind" 
  2. Apply a thin coat of Gesso.
  3. Use your finger to swipe Viva Inka Gold over the feathers.
  4. Apply a coat of Tattered Angesls' Saffron Glimmer Glaze.
  5. Use your finger to apply a little luminarte Sunflower Pigment (Optional)
  6. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of both feathers.
  1. Die cut sentiment using Quiet Fire's "Hello Die"  Hello#9500-2 (I used a scrap piece of a Kellog's Frosted Flakes cereal box.  The inside is a pretty grey which looks silver).  Apply a coat of Mod Podge allow to dry. (Heat tool will speed up drying)
  2. Apply Viva Inka Gold "Oldsilver."  Be careful not to tear letters.  It is okay if the application is spotty.  I added a little "Oldgold" and Vintage Photo DI to my "hello" because I did not want a shiny sentiment.  Experiment until you come up with what works for you.
  3. Spray with Sheer Shimmer (Silver)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #201 - Use Your Oldest Washi Tape

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

 Shopping Our Stash, wants to help you deplete that every growing pile of Washi Tape! 
Use Your Oldest Wash Tape:  
OR make faux washi tape OR use washi tape stamps
I have tons of this stuff.  This is just a small sample.  I never, ever use it and I no longer buy it. I have seen fabulous projects created with washi tape, but my attempts always fall flat.
This was my final Washi purchase (part of a kit).  I really wanted the chalk elements and the kit was on clearance.  I dropped the tape into my "stash" and promptly forgot about it!   So, needless to say, I struggled with this challenge.  Simply couldn't think of anything.

 CANDLE wtih Washi
 This is one of those battery operated candles.  I used Washi Tape and Tissue Paper to cover it!
 I cut a couple of butterfiles and glued them inside. Very nice when the lights are out!

Tea Light Candles with Washi
I found a tutorial that teaches how to color these little jars using food coloring. Several years ago, I purchased tealights candles to use for Shabbos.  I still have a few hundred left.  My goal is to cover the tealights with Washi and burn them in the colored jars.  I usually light 5 candles on Shabbos, so I should end up with a colorful array of jars and a serious dent in my Washi Stash!  
NOTE:  The jars need to be tempered glass!

 Fortunately, my teammates at Shopping Our Stash are far more talented and have been able to create projects that provide wonderful inspiration sample using Washi Tape.  Please stop by and check out their creations

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah