Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tile Canvases

'Vintage Memories'
These are the tile canvases that I have been working on over the past week or so. I have taken inspiration from Natalie Wolfe (go to the Scraptivate website to access her blog) who has a wonderful collection of tile canvases on her blog.
For 'Vintage Memories' I have used Collections papers with a Scrapware frame and corner scrolls, as well as Martha Stewart microbeads and several cuttlebug cut-outs.

This uses my favourite picture once again, but this time in a tile arrangement. I have used Jo Sonja's Opal Dust on the frame, which I am really pleased can be seen on the photo. This has also been used on the back of the canvas under the 'tiled' area. The same stamp has been used on the backing as on the frame. The stamped image on the texture paste spread over the frame, has been highlighted using a white marker which I have then softened by wiping back the colour.

This canvas is in black, white, silver and a neutral brown and is very simliar to Natalie's canvas. The torso in the middle has been made using a 'Krafty Ladies' mould and white resin, both available at Scraptivate.

Tomorrow I am off to Kelsey's class on Marbling ..... can't wait for her to show me more amazing techniques.
Happy Crafting
Sonia :-)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sensational Soot

The previous lesson with Kelsey was the 'Soot' technique. This is a really easy, but very effective technique and I had a lot of fun doing these over the weekend.
The smoke alarms pealed madly and my fingers were all black by the end of the day, but what fun!!
A couple of these need the be finished i.e. named, but I thought I'd post them anyway.


I will probably name this one 'Castle Moon'


(The moon in this one is made out of Angelina Fusable film.)





The past few days I have taken inspiration from Natalie Wolfe's blog and made three tile canvasses. I will post these in the next few days.
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

More ATC's

This week I've got back to some ATC's, playing with various techniques.


This is using Sheer Heaven transfer paper onto a painted background which has been sprayed with black webbing spray. The dark specks at the bottom are Liquitex 'Black Lava' applied with a palette knife.


This is just a simple ATC, using embossing, soot technique and faux wax.
what is not evident in this photo is that the spider on the faux wax is transparent and when put up to the light, it shows the light through it as I have cut out the ATC backing to allow the light through.


I've had this background sitting in a box for ages and have finally taken the time to make something out of it.
The spider web stamp is one of Tim Holt's over the top of cardstock sprayed with Glimmer Mists and black webbing spray. The spider is the same as for my Enchantress ATC, faux wax.


I have used the 'Bleach' technique on this ATC on black cardstock. The bleach eats away the black pigment to leave an earthy brown tone. I have then used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam to paint over the top of the ocean and a white marker to add highlights to the map border.
The title is stamped in fun foam and highlighted with Rub 'n' Buff in Autumn Gold.

'Speak No Evil'

This is another background that I've had for ages in a box. Scrunched tissue paper glued to white cardstock and then sprayed with Glimmer Mists and with a little red paint flicked onto the back for a 'bloody' effect. (hehe!!) The picture has come from a goth website, slightly disturbing but it bought to mind the old saying.

'Song Bird'

This ATC uses Shrink Plastic to create highlights. The title and the bird have been stamped onto shrink plastic and then shrunk using a heat gun. The back ground is white cardstock sprayed with Glimmer Mists and then stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp.


This ATC has used the Metallic Cardstock technique that I learnt from Kelsey, as well as Shrink Plastic. The stamp is from Michelle Ward.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sonia :-)