Sunday, 27 November 2016

Gift Box

      Gift Box

This is a book box that I thought would serve well as a gift box and a nice decorative piece to be kept by the recipient after opening as a trinket / keepsake box or whatever else they may decide. 

It is painted firstly with gesso then decorated with the lace and texture paste through stencils, I added the flowers and other embellishments after it had been painted. The roses were shop bought but sprayed with Deco Art Media misters the trinkets were all tinted with gilding wax and the buttons were upturned and a small pearl put in to cover the button holes.

All embellishments were fixed in place with Pinflair glue gel. The sentiment is a stamp from a Chocolate Baroque Rose set. Then finally the roses and leaves were brushed with Glue Gloss and sprinkled with glitter and the lace was highlighted with stickles.

Thank you for looking


Doreen xx

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Blue canvas

Blue Canvas

Inspired by Kay Halliwell - Sutton owner of Indigo Blue.

I had a canvas board that was covered in blue brusho but not happy with it so using a technique that Kay showed on tv went about transforming it. All stamps used are by Indigo Blu.

Thanks for looking 

Love Doreen

Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Versatile Clematis

The Versatile Clematis

And now for something a little different ....

This project was inspired by a post from Bernie Simmons, I have had the ' face ' stamp by Stampendous for some time now but when Bernie posted a pic on facebook recently I wondered if the Oak House Studio Clematis Tower stamp could be used in conjuction with the ' face '. 

Well I for one was pleased with the result. 

Using the Clematis Tower- here is the link  I stamped the tower on a post it and cut it out for use as a mask this takes a little careful cutting. Then using the Oak House Studio stamping card I stamped the face into place and then used the Clematis tower to stamp the for the first image, take the mask and cover this up then ink up the area you want to use to complete your hair/hat and stamp into place.

Using the Oak House Studio Pure Colour inks I then painted the Clematis in colours of my choice.

These Inks blend well and can also be used to tint the clear sparkle brush pen that I used to colour the face and then the Clematis to add a bit of bling to the image.

I then cut out the image and mounted it onto some backing card from my stash and added some stickles to the neckline of the image.

Thank you for looking 

Love Doreen