A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Friday, 15 September 2017

New Challenge over at SASPC

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for the SASPC challenge
I did something slightly different with this tag I used an acrylic 
pour to create the background for this tag.
I also used paper clay pieces cogs and watch parts from a mould I assembled
them all together on a circle.
I painted with Deco art raw umber fluid acrylic, I then used Finnabairs
 wax and followed with Antiquing cream in both white and patina,
Black modelling paste was put through a deco art stencil.
A close up of the background.
This shows the background from a different view.
Little paperclay cogs to the right corner of the tag.
I hope you all like what I did with this Tag it is such an interesting 
result with paint pouring.
I am proud to be a member of Sandee & amelie's design team.
Please feel free to let us know what you think
Cheer Dee x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Deco Art Journal With Vintage Wash and chalky Finish paint

Hi everyone Dee here with a post using the new Vintage wash paints & the Eileen Hull Journal die from Sizzix. I am in love with the colours & the whole feel of this journal it's
like old worn soft leather I can't explain but its so tactile and vibrant.
Please see the base of the post to see the products used
Method Used

  1. Cut the grey board with the Eileen Hull Journal die.
  2. Glue together I used artist tape.
  3. Paint with Chalky Finish paints painting the colours randomly over both sides of the Journal.
  4. Once dry follow with the Vintage wash in Turquoise knocking back with a dry cloth and a baby wipe in the area's that i wanted clear colour follow this with the Patina Vintage wash.
  5. For the inside I wanted a more vibrant red so used the Beige & Red Orange with only a tiny bit of Turquoise.
  6. Seal the whole surface with Soft Touch Varnish.
  7. Once all dry I stamped the script stamp randomly using Stazon ink.
  8. I then followed this with the alphabet stamp and versfine ink using the stamp and bond then heat set.
  9. Using a brush dab the gold pigment powder over the stamp and bond then using a large fluffy brush stroke over to remove the access powder.
  10. To colour the coin I painted first with gold media fluid followed by raw umber.
  11. Using first patina antiquing cream knock it back follow with white gentle remove and swipe with guilding wax.
  12. Thread up your Journal using cord as per instructions and I attached some beads to the ends.

Some close ups! 

And some more!!

Products used
  • Vintage effect wash:- Turquoise, Patina, Beige & Red Orange.
  • Chalky Finish Paint:- Romance, Rouge, Heritage, Cameo & inheritance.
  • Media Fluid Acrylic:- Raw Umber, Gold
  • Media Antiquing Cream in patina & white
  • Media soft touch Varnish
  • Gold pigment powder
  • Stamp and bond from stampendous
  • Versa mark ink pad
  • Eileen Hull Journal die (sizzix)
  • Stazon Timber Brown
  • Artist tape
  • Art mould Chinese coin
  • Paper clay
  • Stamps Neil Walkers Alphabet Soup and a script stamp from my stash.
  • Beads and cord from my stash.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tando Tags

Anything goes is the theme this week over at Tando creative why not pop over 
and see what the team have been up to.
I have done a simple tag that is very easy & fun to do why not see the tutorial 
over on the Tando creative blog.

Cheers Dee x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Anything goes Over at Tando Creative

Hi folks how are you? I have a slightly unusual 
one for you today over on the Tando blog using 
bees wax.

Pop over and take a look to see how I created 
this piece.
Cheers Dee

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Halloween Art

Hello lovely peeps! I have done a Tag trio with Andy's amazing new stamps & Tando
creative tags and door plates. 
I have used lots of Andy's lovely techniques and products a few of mine why
not pop over to Andy's Blog to see what the team have been up to.
Please feel free to let me know what you think of it and ask any questions that
you have and I will try to answer them as best I can.

Cheers Dee x

Monday, 7 August 2017

Teal into Rust Canvas

I made this canvas using lots and lots of different technique's and crackle mediums
I used so many I can't remember what exactly I did. I do Know that it was 
all inspired by France papillon.
What I do remember was that I built it all up gradually.
This was a small canvas board about A4 size.
I tripple embossed a couple of Tando circles and I used a embossing folder
to make the rulers.
One was used with copper sheet and one on card.
I used a quinacridone gold along with autumn leaves gold along with
Prussian Blue hue & teal magicals with glazing medium was used
to colour it.
Micro beads along with art stones were put into the pastes while wet.
Prussian Blue hue along with teal magicals with glazing medium was used
to colour it.
I Attached the circles to the canvas to complete the piece.
I hope you all like my canvas please feel free to leave me a comment or two as 
I appreciate each and every one of you dropping by.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Goodbye Summer Vacation over at Stampendous

Hi all over on the Stampendous blog they are saying 
Goodbye Summer Vacation and one of my
Tags is being shown

  • Tando Creatives long tag
  • Deco art Gesso white
  • White Dreamweaver embossing paste & Crackle paste
  • Dreamweaver stencils Swirls & Large Nautilus
  • Stamps Pink Your life whisper friends beach day
  • Clear detail, Gold chunky and Clear chunky embossing powders
  • Lindy's stamp gang Autumn Leaves Magicals
  • Prisma pencils

  • Cover the entire tag with a coat of gesso
  • Put the white paste through the swirl stencil
  • At the middle right & bottom of the tag put crackle paste through the Nautilus stencil
  • Once dry sprinkle autumn leaves powders and spray with water do one colour at a time and allow to dry between colours
  • Tripple emboss the swirl stamp from the set and cut out
  • Stamp the set onto black card stock and clear emboss it then colour using prisma pencils and blend with sansador and a blending stump.

Pop over to the Stampendous blog and see what the rest of the team have created. 
dont forget to leave me a comment & let me know what you think.

 Cheers Dee x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Summer Challenge Over At SASPC

I have done a tag in a Gothic style for this months challenge I hope you
like it. I am really sorry I am not at home and am actually on the amazing island of 
Gozzo where my very beautiful niece has just got married if you have any
 questions about this post please comment and i will answer on my return.
  • Coat a size 10 Tando tag with Gesso 
  • Apply decoupage glue to random area's 
  • Follow with one step crackle over the decoupage
  • Once dry follow with a coat of everlasting 
  • Modelling paste applied to the edges of the tag
  • Make the cross with paper clay in a mould
  • Once set use a coat of raw umber
  • Follow with Finnabairs antiquing wax 

  • A Rustry washer was applied with a Tando bolt
  • A wash of quinacridone gold was applied to give a rust run.

  • I used Chocolate Baroque stamps.
  • Clay washers and bolts treated in the same way as the washer at the top
  • Stamp and bond embossing enamels were used randomly over the tag.
  • I applied a highly pigmented bronze powder over these area's.

I hope you like this tag and if i have missed anything please feel free to leave me a 
comment and I will be more than happy to reply on my return.
Cheers Dee X
PS All products paint etc are Deco Art's

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Stamponique Tag

Hi I have a little sneak peak of my latest post over at Tando creative.
Why not pop over and check out what the team have been up to.
Cheers Dee x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Banksy style cat Anything goes over at Tando

Hi folks just a quick post my latest post over on the Tando creative 
blog. This weeks focus is media boards they are a great
substrate to work on. Pop over and take a look at what the
 team are creating this week.
I look forward 
to hearing what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Friday, 30 June 2017

Sunderland Clock Tag

Hi folks I am Just back from Dare to Create an amazing weekend of art, laughs and making new friends. I have for you today my latest post for the Tando Creative Design
 Team this weeks theme is antiquing cream. 

Why not pop over to the blog to check out the how to and
don't forget to pop by and let me know what you think.


Cheers Dee X

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Eye Eye!

Hi folks I have my second project for the Andy Skinner Creative team going live today.

Lots of lovely texture created with Deco Art paints and pastes using Andy's brilliant techniques
to create that old rusty aged look.

Why not pop over to the blog to see what the creative team have done so far there is projects from some amazing designers for you to see with step by step tutorials. I keep meaning to do a video but am very camera shy so haven't managed it yet lol!