Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mixed media Owl


Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have a 5in x 12in Burlap canvas I created doing some step outs to show you !


First I started off using texture paste through a stencil to add foliage. 


Next I glued down resin wood slices from a Stamperia mould using Heavy gel


I grabbed Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic and Liquid Color fluid medium to lighten the color a bit. when using these paints on something with texture the darkness of the paint sits in those little crevices. Just perfect for a wood effect! One coat of paint was all it took.


I gathered some fallen sticks off my apple tree and glued those down as well.


I started adding paper leaves all through out the sticks and wood. The owl is from my stash and some mit form casting here and there. Now after the majority of things was all glued down and dry, I gave the whole thing a coat of clear gesso. I went with clear because I wanted to keep the natural colors seeping through.


Next I painted my owl, I gave him a coat of the burnt sienna with the fluid medium (fluid medium helps lighten your paint colors) just a few drops. I then went in with the same color without the fluid medium. I went around all his little feathers. I used the same colors on his eyes with thin soft stokes. then added some white detail.


Here I started on the sky I used my infusions powder pigments. Just a tiny sprinkle then spritz with water. I used a couple shades of green and blue.


 I took shades of yellow infusions and sprinkled the leaves. ( infusions has walnut crystals inside them, which gives you that brown color effect.) they really made the leaves look real.


Now I needed to use something that would sit nicely on top of the infusions. I grabbed my Liquid acrylics again. I wanted strong colors to make a nights sky I added little dabs with a paint brush the immediately sprayed them with water to get rid of the hard lines.I used blue pink and yellow.

I then took white acrylic paint, watered it down and splattered it on the sky.
 I also dry brushed everything to bring out all the little details. 

I added a resin bee from a prima mould some art stones, vintage art pebbles, glitter and nuvo crystal drops. adding all these little things in the branches and leaves. little details makes your projects look full and give a great finishing touch

I will have all the products listed below.







XOXO Nicole

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Creative Thinking

Hello MRC! Hope your Saterday is gonna be fabulous! Today I want to show you how I created this hexagon shaped wall hanging.


I used all kinds of great goodies from My Rusty Crown, I'll have them linked down below as always.

the are for clock making but as we all do, altering to my liking is whats happening here!


I started off painting the whole thing purple, I used Finnabair liquid acrylics mixed with a couple drops of fluid medium to lighten the color.


Next I added Crackle paste. I let that dry a couple hours,then added modeling paste through a stencil (Stamperia Stencil)


I dried that with my heat tool and sprinkled on some infusions powder pigments and spritzed with water!


Now I'm starting my focal point. I used resin I made with Stamperia moulds. I have some metal from Mitform Castings as well ( MRC will have these soon, so look out for them!) the resin I gave a thin coat of gesso so the infusions will stick.


I sprinkled the infusions to my resin and heat set!


This is my focal point! the Filament Bigz die from Tim Holtz.
I used thin Chipboard i tried out different methods of coloring the bulb in, I went with the one on the end, I  covered it in with gesso, took Tim Holtz Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber) and went around the edges to get that glow effect. Next I went in with (Vintage Photo) then (Walnut Stain). After I assembled the bulb I added 3D Crystal Lacquer to give a glass effect. 



got my bulb on there surrounded by flowers, added white gesso to flowers and metal to make the whole thing flow together and thats all!




XOXO Nicole



Friday, May 24, 2019

Build your wings

Happy Happy Friday! Today I'm showing you this 6x6  wood panel.


6x6 wood panel


one coat of white Gesso.

 I started off with Using the Finnabair Liquid Acrylic in tiger orange.

 Next I applied Deco Art Crackle paste with a spatula ... It came out amazing!


for some added texture I applied modeling paste through a stencil.


here I used very thin chipboard and made the Tim Holtz Faceted Hearts, I gave a first layer of Oxide sprays in walnut stain and fired brick. ( I change my mind after and change it up anyway)



 So this is where I changed it and glued on Stamperia rice paper I just cut into tiny triangles and used Matte Gel. I then took red ink and cover the rice paper and added Tim Holtz Hardware Heads that I colored with Finnabair wax in (Vintage Gold).


added my embellishments and covered them in gesso.


Now its ready for some color. I took the infusions powders in (Rusty Car) (Green Man) (A Bit Jaded) spritzed my project with water and gave them all a shake.. a little more water till I got the desired look!





After the infusions dried I glued down my hearts and added a sentiment from Finnabair. I also added Art Pebbles from Art C ! Ill provide links to all products used below! 




TH Faceted Die
TH Hardware Heads
Gel medium


Friday, May 10, 2019

Iron Transformation

Today I'm Showing you how I altered this "Sad Iron" (Circa 1800's) into something new and beautiful to look at!


From the 17th century, sadirons or sad irons (from Middle English "sad" meaning of "solid", used in modern English through the 1800s) began to be used. They werethick slabs of cast iron, triangular and with a handle, heated in a fire or on a stove. These were also called flat irons.
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This is what my iron started off looking like, I snatched this up at a sale for $5 bucks the scissors are from my stash, and the bottom I will attach is just old flooring I cut up!


So here I took old lace,sisal and moss. I sandwiched it to the bottom with my old flooring using Heavy gel medium!


just a shot of the goodies glued on.


Next is prepping! So I went with Clear Gesso over the whole thing!


I wrapped twine around the base of the handles and spritzed some Tim Holts Distress Oxide (Iced Spruce)


the top of the handle I glued down with gel medium Finnabair Tissue paper. I added Prima resins to the scissors handles. I also took a spool of black thread, Painted it white then un twined some string from it to get that zig zag look. You will see I wrap that leftover thread throughout the whole thing as I work! everything also gets some white gesso lightly over it.


Here I add foliage and flowers. a paper ruler and this Imagine tag from Stamperia wooden shapes


next I take more Oxide spray ( Spiced Marmalade) with a paint brush I paint it on to my desired pieces. 


Now White Gesso dry brushed and I added some Prills using Liquid Glass Adhesive! Thats all she wrote! hope you all like it! As always product list will be down below! 






XoXo Nicole