Friday, March 15, 2019

Dina Wakley Journal Spread!

Today I wanted to showcase the new Dina wakley  6X6 journal

Lets talk about this journal for just a sec!

Dina Wakley Media 6x6 White Journal! Heavyweight 440gsm cotton pages for mixed media art and journaling! 36 pages of 100% cold pressed cotton paper. 



Can you see the thickness of these pages? Absolutely the best! 


Okay now lets get Inky! I started off With Ice paste effect through a stencil and let dry!


I absolutely had to try out the new TH Oxide sprays! I just spritzes some water and added color in layeres. I used Fossilized amber and walnut stain! these colors are just amazing for that old vintage look!



now some stamping! I used the new mini stamps from prima for background noise. and some St. patty day ones to go with my vision! I really do just randomly stamp!


So I wanted the background to be more busy and decided to add some sprinkles of  paper artsy infusion. I used emerald isle, these powders have to different crystal effects in them, your dye ink crystal and a walnut crystal. so when sprayed you get this beautiful swirl of green and walnut brown!


here I just added some doodles with acrylic paint. then used a micro pen for some detail outlining!


I used vellum for my flowers and made a alcohol ink four leaf clover to finish it off! I probably edged the pages with black ink cause thats my go to finish along with splashes!! LOL of course products used listed below! xoxo Nicole






Saturday, March 2, 2019

Tea Time

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I'm gonna show you I altered the Finnabair Teapot Using Visible Image Stamps!

I  love the grunged up look of the Frame! I wont be doing much with that cause its already perfect! The back comes off easily for adding you things!

Here I took some thick Jewelry wire and glued it in the spout. I'll be adding things to this at the end!


Here Im painting the background. I used white gesso, Finnabair acrylic Liquids and sprinkled on some infusions powder.I sprayed the powder with water the get a blue sky effect.


My Daughter made me this half table from Popsickle sticks!


In the bottom here I add Green floral Moss. I spread on some soft gel medium and Stick it down.


These Alice in wonderland stamps by Visible Image are awesome! I colored them with Watercolors.


I took Brown permanent ink and edged along everything to give a good vintage look.


I covered the Table with some cheesecloth. Gotta get it ready for the Tea Party!


Added The back on and put the mushroom in there!


I Took some stamps and Black archival and decorated the outside of the frame too!


After adding the stamps on, I gave them all a thin layer of gel medium just to give them some strength!
I took the small stamps and added them to the table and the wire coming from the spout!


I colored the wooden Numbers with TH Oxide sprays!
and also used Finnabair was in Peacock to add just a touch more color to the frame!









Hope you all like it! 






Friday, February 15, 2019

Utensil Holder

 Happy Happy Friday Ya'll!

The other day I altered a paint brush with the new Peacock Wax from Finnabair.
That brush was Posted in the FB group ⇛⇛⇛⇛ My Rusty Crown FB Page. Come Join us and share your blogs, your process videos anything craft related! we would love to have you!



I needed something to put my mermaid watercolor brushes in. So in all my mixed media fashion I took this old plant pot and jazzed it up!

I took Black gesso and gave it a good coat inside and out! Heat set it and off to step 2


Now here are some new resin pieces I poured with the NEW Finnabair Moulds 
I used Gel medium to secure them down.  


I let this sit for about 2 hours, I then took my black gesso again and gave it a coat!



 Now I took the NEW Finnabair wax (Indian Pink) using a stippling brush and coated the whole thing.


Now I took the yellow from the rust effect pastes and dry brushed all the resin pieces.


Then Stenciled on some rust paste with a sponge. watered down the yellow rust and splattered some also! That is it! super easy project! Links Below for products!









Saturday, February 2, 2019

"Change" Journal Layout

Have you seen the Tattered Angel Color wash paints and wondered what in the world you can do with them? 
  • 2 ounces of sheer paint that adds a tint of color to craft and DIY surfaces
  • Water Based Multi-Surface Formula
  • Choice in application - Easy to apply with brush or use mist applicator 
  • Apply with a brush for amazing results
  • Works with all acrylic, chalk, milk and specialty paints to achieve personalized results
  • Use multiple Color Wash colors to create unique finishes
  • Works on “hard to cover” surfaces – rustic wood, wicker, Styrofoam, layered items, lace and more.
  • Paints can be mixed to achieve custom colors
  • Paint can be diluted with water to lighten the color
Surface maintains its original texture allowing you to easily apply stamps, stencils, rub-ons, paint, etc. 

Okay now that you know just a bit more about them let me show you what I did, and what mediums worked great with them!


So I started my pages of with tissue paper by dina wakley, I added these with a brush and gel medium.
I then kinda just haphazardly brushed the pages with clear gesso. So I pulled out my Tattered Angels Color wash paints, they remind me of a liquid water color really! I just took the caps off lined them up on my desk and started dabbing colors on with a paint brush, you can add these to water brushes as well!. 


Now I spritzed with water and tilted my journal all around! they flowed like a dream! Now the next "Layer" for me journal pages are made in layeres. Stamping MRC has some fantastic background stamps! Ill link them below.


Here I did a before and after picture of the Nuvo Expanding Mousse, I added it through a stencil, then used my heat gun. 


its pretty cool mousse, not really a paste, a bit thicker. it gave great depth after expanding though. kinda subtle. I like it!


So more layeres are added here. I stenciled with the color wash,and added more color to the edges.


 I used acrylic paint for scribbling, added more stamping, and used a micro pen over the color wash. I didnt have any problems with any of the mediums working over the paints!
a bit of black ink for the edges and some splashes.


the last touch is just adding some stamped images to paper and cutting them out and gluing them on! Hope this gives you some inspiration and insight! XOXO








Friday, January 18, 2019

Studio Light Tags

     Winter Feelings Tags

I made two Studio Light Tags with the Winter Feelings Die cut Block, These Blocks come with so many Pieces! We are getting a big Snow Storm so these Tags are perfect for this weekend!

These are pretty easy to assemble! no fussy cutting just punching them out and go! First I coated gave it a layer Distress Crackle paint in (Picket Fence)
I tried some sprays but Its wasnt the colors I was looking for .


Here I just took Brown acrylic paint, watered it down and did a light watery layer over the crackle so those cracks shine through.


Some Background stamping. Ill link the stamps used below. I took my die cuts and some pieces I ripped, some I weathered with scissors. then I edged them all with brown ink.


the process of adding all the layeres.


White splatteres with acrylic paint and some ribbon and done! These are just so easy to through together!