Friday, June 22, 2018

Altered Paint Brush (Sea Life)

Hello Happy Friday Everyone!!!!
Today I'm showing you how I altered a Paint brush using some great products! All Links will be below as always!

Here I'm  using a 3 inch Painters brush. With a stencil I used Finnabairs limestone paste.

Not waiting for it to dry I added some cheesecloth, a resin piece,and a left over ribbon spool using gel medium

Now i'm mixing some finnabair art stones in with gel medium, adding them inside the spool to give some depth. I also take Stamperia glass paste and add it all around the spool for some more texture.

I take two resin dolphins I made with the sea life stamperia mould, and add them on top of that ribbon spool. after everything is good and dry I add A coat of clear gesso.

Now My Favorite part! Adding color! Today I used some Tim Holts Distress sprays in blue and yellow. I kept layering the colors. I would dry then add more.

Here is where I added some art pebbles (melange) I was gonna highlight this with silver wax, you can see it on the dolphin tails and the shells, but I didn't love it.

So I added some black finnabair glass glitter to add some more depth under the dolphins, I also took white gesso and dry brushed everything to make all the elements pop! Lastly I used some Prills for more texture!

finished pictures.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Art Journal

Hello dear crafting friends. Today I’ve made an art journal with a lot of stamps from Stampotique. Stencil, Distress Markers and Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz, Stencil from Aall & Create. Crackle paint from Deco Art Media. 

After I colored all stamped pictures I cut them out and moved them around on a white paper until I felt satisfied where they will be. 

I used a patterned paper as base. I added doileys and cheese cloth with crackle paint. 

I used the stencils together with white crackle paint. 

On top of everything I added Distress Oxides and sprayed with water. 

I added the colored stamps. 

Big Hugs Milo Lilja <3 

Milo Lilja

Friday, June 8, 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Artist Trading Coins with Visible Image and Stampotique

I used a die cutting machine and cut my watercolor paper and an old cereal box for the back. These coins are 2.5 inches around.

I used Cindy Seahorse and black embossing powder,Next I used my Nuance powder. just a sprinkle of these powders and a spritz of water and you can make custom watercolors!

I did the same thing for my Coins! spritzed with water and water colored them! these powders are so very vibrant! I then took distress ink and some Tim Holtz stencils and added some more design to the backrounds!

Using Black ink I  took it all around the edges of the coins and my images.

Glued them down with some gel medium and started my doodling with a white gel pen.

 Added some Tim Holtz quotes more doodling and thats all! Links for products used down below.

XOXO - Nicole

Friday, June 1, 2018

ATC cards with Stampotique

Have u seen those sweet newbies from Stampotique! Am in love with them. One big and one tiny little sweetie. 

I’ve made ATC cards for june months swap at MyRustyCrown at Facebook. The theme for June is KEY. 

I have used papers from Stamperia. The stamped voododolls are colored with distressmarkers from Tim Holtz. I have distressed the edges on the papers. I love it vintage. 

The size of an ATC (Artist Trading Card) is settled: 2,5x3,5 inch/6,4x8,9 cm. The fence is a die from Tim Holtz, and the metal tag is from Tim Holtz as well. I found a key from Prima and some thread for my bow in my stash. 

I began with glue the patterned paper on my ATC base. And then in order like this: Fence, voodoo dolls, tag, bow and key. 

I colored around all paper edges with white crackle paint from DecoArtMedia. And on some details too. 

I glued some prills in the corners for more details. 

If u want to join the ATC swap, u will find it in an album at My Rusty Crown Inspiration group. Welcome! And thanks for watching. 

Hugs Milo <3 

Friday, May 25, 2018


Happy Friday everyone! 
 Today I made a 12x12 canvas using some great products from My Rusty Crown!

I started with giving the whole thing a layer of finnabairs white crackle paste and letting that I took the negative space from some chipboard and put that down as my base.
Here I just took some cardboard packaging and wrapped some string around it. I used staples to secure them down.

Now everything gets a good layer of black gesso, if your having trouble getting in all the nooks and cranny's water the gesso down some and use it more as a liquid. 

now to add the second layer of embellishments. I used so many items you can find at my rust crown, I'll make a more detailed list at the bottom. that heart chipboard is to die for though right? So Grungy!

Now on the the second layer of black gesso!

Here I brushed on finnabairs amethyst magic wax as my first layer of color.
I added white gold as accent color. added some gold paint splashes and am calling her done!

Supplies Used
                                                  Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax
                                            Finnabair Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Wax
                                                                 Prima Bottle Caps
                                                            Mini Roman Numerals
                                               Creative Embellishments Chipboards
                                                                   Heavy Body Gel
                                                                    Crackle Paste

XOXO -Nicole

Friday, May 18, 2018


Hello Crafters!
 I’ve used a lovely stamp set from Aall & Create. When I saw this beautiful bird and feathers, a dream catcher appeared in my head. 

As base I’ve used a piece of cardboard. 

This is the stamp set; I’ve colored and cut all out. 

This beautiful wall papers from Tim Holtz have perfect colors. 

I teared the wall papers to thin stripes and glued them on my cardboard. I added some doileys from my stash and used Crackle paint medium on top of everything. Just here and there. 

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs with water and dip my cardboard in it. 

I used stencils and made numbers and clocks in different places. 

I added more oxide direct from the ink pad on top of it and sprayed with water. 

I added washi tejp from Tim Holtz to make some colored pattern with text. 

I added my ring and chipboard from my stash and stenciled a clock in the middle. I added more of the oxide color on it. 
Some metal charm and more washi tejp. 

On top of all feathers I added some pearls from my stash. 

Hugs Milo <3