Art Alchemy paints, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Succulent Garden

Atcs… random 147-150

More atcs… this time random ones I’ve just got around to blogging! 

This first one is for the #52cafecards #maremiscreativecafe J is for Journey theme. I used the pigment rich Deco arts fluid acrylic paint for this and love the vibrancy of the colours. 

And the next is H is for heart.  Some stencilling and plenty of Inktense along with distress oxides.

Then this one was just playing with some distress inks and bits from the stash that have been gifted in various swaps. 

I love those little paper flowers with gem centres… very cute indeed. 

Finally this started off using bits from the Oh so succulent class Helen did but then got covered in gesso and completely transformed! 

The butterfly is also from a swap but I added opal magic paints on top of the distress oxide painting to give it the fab shimmery colours.

And with that I’ve reached 150 before the end of March!!! Wowser. That’s a lot of atcs I’ve done… and the same and more yet to go! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Masks/Stencils

Brusho 6 ATC fun! (141-146)

Today I’m sharing a project I was working on over a few weeks. I just grabbed time as and when I could to get them done. 

I started with a piece of patterned paper which had a marble effect on it and a chunk cut out for another project. 

To this I added texture paste through a stencil and lots of Brushos. 

Our centre dry I cut it into six ATC size panels. 

I then started gathering bits and pieces for them… sone turquoise paper flowers as the main feature with a wooden flower centre.

To three I added pearls and to three I added purple enamel accents.  The purple ones I mounted onto a bright turquoise atc base. 

I also added Tim Holtz stickers for the titles and some gel pen doodles 

The other three got left a week or so and then got added to navy bases. 

These had quotes added cut from an old calendar and I added glass bead gel too.

I love how the different finishes changed the look of the same base paper. Very cute and positive quotes are my favourite! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal

The last Patwits circle journal round 2

Hello. One last journal spread to share with you in round two of the Patwits circle journal project. This time it is Claire’s fab house shaped journal. 

I started with layering down different papers. I used the Tim Holtz tissue wrap, book papers, washi tape and then some stamping too using Hot picks stamps.

Then I added gesso. This made the background more unified. 

I also added some stencilling using modelling paste but it’s not very clear on the picture above.  Might be clearer on the close up below.

Next it was time for colour and I chose to use my Brushos. I chose warm colours to start and then also added the Jofy flowers. 

More colour… This time I was more specific in adding colour to the flowers. Once it was dry I added doodling.

I turned the stencilled pieces into flowers and added some doodles flowers too. 

There are also some liquid pearl and some copper acrylic ink spots too to add some shine and shimmer. 

The quotes are Tim Holtz stickers and I thought they finished off the page nicely. 

So that’s my last spread in this round and soon it will be time for me to get mine back too. I can’t wait to see and stroke all the amazing artwork. And then … off we go with round number three. Exciting! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Watercolor wings

Postcard swap number 2!

I’ve gotten myself into another swap… and it’s another postcard swap! 

This time the theme is things with Wings. I have plenty of winged thing stamps so didn’t think much of it at the beginning as I knew I would come up with something so instead I jaunt let myself play! 

I chose a postcard which I had already mopped up some ink on and then adhered this Tim Holtz tissue wrap to it using Matt medium. Then I started layering up distress oxide inks. 

Just love how easy these inks make layering colour to projects. Ranger really have come up with an amazing product.

Next it was time to add texture… I decided to use some abandoned coral distress stain to colour the modelling paste and then use a Tim Holtz stencil.

This was it when it was still drying.

Once it was dry I chose to add a Watercolour wings butterfly I made in one of the distress oxide videos. That became my thing with Wings. 

I added this with gel medium and left it to dry for the rest of the day. The next day I then added some doodling with pen and the title of the art. 

I used Faber-Castell pens to add some shading too which makes the butterfly pop more. 

Really really happy with this final look. It came together so nicely and was good to feel like I was just playing.  

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Kim Dellow

Playing with fresco paints again!

I managed to fit a little bit of crafting tonight and had a lovely play with the fresco paints again. This time I started with the Tracy Scott ones and added in some of the Seth Apter ones later on. 

I used the brayer to add the colour around the panel of mixed media cardstock and then also did a little bit of stamping using the jofy alphabet mini stamp. 

This technique means very little control and resulted in a blotchy pattern for the background. I love it. Even if others might think it looks like a big mess! 


Next I grabbed a new Jofy stencil and the green patina paint to create the fan type flowers in the background. On this one I added white doodling and also the number stencilling. 

This one I added some more stamping with Kim Dellow stamps and doodling with a black pen round some of the elements. 

On both I edged the panels with paint, a different colour for each and also then added black archival too. 

To finish I added Kim Dellow stamped flowers using embossing and then coloured the flowers using the translucent paint and added some flicks of the paint too. 

The sentiments are the Emma Godfrey and I used Kirsten Sheridans idea of white on black with white embossing. Love how they pop on the busy background. 

A nice and quick play to make these bright cards for the stash! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Woodware stamps, YouTube video

Happy birthday H & M

Yesterday was the birthday of one of the princesses friends and her twin brother.  So I had two cards to make… So decided to film the process… especially as I had new stash to play with! 

Yes new Paperartsy Paint is in the house. 

Here are the two cards I made. 

The one for Hannah uses the bright palette from Tracy Scott.

The one for Matthew uses the earthy colour palette Seth Apter chose for his second set of paints. 

Both lovely and I’m really happy with how they both came out. 

Happy birthday H and M!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine