Friday, August 17, 2018

Rusty Pipes

   HI!  Happy Friday! Today I wanted to Show you all the Pentart Expand Paste and how I used it to rusty up these pipes.  if you dont have Finnabair rust pastes here is another option for you!                                      

I started off with gluing down my chipboard with gel meduim

in this picture you see where I took a palette knife and spread on the paste with a thin layer, I mean very this you dont need very much.

Now you heat set it with a heating tool, its bubbles all up and turns white in just seconds! Now look at all that texture it has left me with! perfect for rusty pipes! I also added some stenciling with the Little birdie (Brick wall) 

after the panel was completely dry I started adding my colors this is such a beautiful shade of blue. Electric Blue Cosmic Shimmer Shakers, I sprinkled it on and spritzed it with water. 

after that is  good and dry I dry brushed some black gesso went along some of the edges for a drop shadow and to add some depth.

Now I sprayed the pipes with Little Birdie color splash in (Paprika) PERFECT rusty color spray!

I heat set it again with my heat tool. Loving the spilled spray around the pipes give a great rust look!

 I just adding my finishing touches some Tim Holtz quotes, some finnabair was in (Copper) and inked archival around the edges. Oh and Prills in (Third Place).

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mixed media palette

Hello crafters! 
Today I’ve made a video for u to see how I did this palette. 
Click the link down to see the full video. 
Hugs Milo <3 

Friday, August 3, 2018

My Rusty Crown!

Today I'm showing you how I created this rusty crown, I wanted to make something for our beloved Martina! I wanted something to say thank you! she has made a place for us to shop and make friends! My rusty crown inspiration FB group is such a great place, we can share our day to day activities our art of the day or something we made years ago. The people in this group are amazing and that is a reflection of martina! anyway enough of the feels. LOL hope you all like it!

Starting off with some cardboard,Using  heavy gel medium and some clips I started to make my basic shape ,and the clips kept it together for me

So now I have the basic base, leaving it to dry for a couple hours.

So this is how it was assembled, I took  10 min resin and some silicone moulds ,taking the resin out before it was fully cured still gives it some time before it hardens all the way up. then I took anything heavy to hold it there for a couple more mins till it hardened all the way. now sinse then I have figured out you can heat already cured resin with a heat gun and it becomes soft and pliable again.

So I added all my resin and goodies gave it a coat of black gesso and started using my rust paste. for this I used a sponge dapper .

Using all three colors from Finnabairs Rust Effect Pastes.

finishing touches I used the mint colored rust paste for a little dry brushing, then I added the Prima Finnabair  rose gold wax to give that pink undertone to represent  Martina and her shop! I made a bee out of metal and plush wings and added a charm. (The Queen Bee). Hope you all like it.

XOXO -Nicole

Friday, July 20, 2018

Altered Vinyl Record

Hello Happy Friday! Today I'm showing you my process on altering this Vinyl Record.

I start by using a Stamperia stencil and modeling paste

I get all my bits and bobs out and give them all a good layer of white Gesso
I'll have the links below with everything I used,the foliage is from a Tim Holtz die set. 

Now I start my composition by gluing it all down with gel medium.

Now for Color!!!! Its always my most favorite part!

I went super colorful with this one! I used Dylusions some  Cosmic Shimmer Shakers and Tattered Angels color wash

Now here I add white dry brush. When your using colors that are water reactive you really need to make sure the whole thing is super dry!

Okay I put these down then didnt like it at all! So I took out a Stampotique Stamp and used her instead!


I added Oh Jackie and then some white splashes and call her done!

XOXO Nicole

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sealife in a clock

Dear crafters. Today I’ll show you a clock I’ve decorated in sea life theme. 

I took out everything that was inside the clock. 

I added ripped papers from Tim Holtz to the background. 

I added lace from my stash around the edge inside the clock. 

After I painted the clock with crackle paint from DecoArt Media, I sprayed it with two different green colors from Tattered Angels. 

I added oxide colors from Tim Holtz. 

I used flowers from Prima Marketing inside the clock. 

I colored with blue Distress oxide refill. I dropped it on my table and added water. I added some shells and a sea star from my stash. 

I used a lot of Stampotique stamps for the sea life theme. 

Thank u for looking. Have a good day! <3 MiloLilja