Beautiful Dreams Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone! I am back again today on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with this art journal page I recently created.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

For my background I randomly added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Time Travel Teal, Polka Purple and Autumn Maple Crimson. Then sprayed with water and put aside to dry.

Using a make up sponge, I applied TCW9002 Black Gesso over the top of TCW775 Scalloped Mandala 6×6 stencil.

I liked the pattern the make up sponge made so I continued the dabbing all over the page.

I thought my page needed something else to break up the black so I used TCW261 Art Is 6×6 stencil and TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. I used another make up sponge to dab through the stencil. Because I had already used the Scallop Mandala stencil, I laid it on top of the script stencil so I knew where not to apply the gold paint.

Next I painted the chipboard feathers and chains with TCW9002 Black Gesso. Because chipboard is quite thick, I split the chipboard in half first.

Now to add colour to the feathers and chains. I started off by added art alchemy waxes and then added some TCW9036 Champagne Gold Modeling Paste by using my finger in a dabbing motion.

Next I added some Fluro Pink acrylic paint and finished them off with TCW9001 White Gesso.

For the chains I also used art alchemy waxes in White Gold and Rich Copper but it needed to be a little lighter so I added Brushed Iron as the end. I used a liquid glue to adhere the chains and feathers.

To finish off the page, I added a quote from Tim Holtz quotes sticker book and inked around the edges using Salty Ocean Distress Oxides. Then used some Uni Posca pens to draw around the edges of the page.

Here is a close up of the finished page

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

Farrel xx

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Altered Globe

Hi Everyone!!! Today I am up on the The Crafter’s Workshop Blog and I am sharing with you all an altered globe I created for a class I taught on a crafting cruise last month.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

So let me share with you on how I created this. I started by painting the countries on the globe using TCW9029 Copper Penny Modeling Paste. I wanted to add a little bit of texture so I dabbed with my paint brush in some areas. The globe I bought from Kmart for $7.

Next I painted TCW9002 Black Gesso for the ocean areas and let dry.

In the meantime, I painted my chipboard pieces and flowers with TCW9002 Black Gesso and dried using my heat tool.

I put a small amount of TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Paint onto my craft mat and spray with some water to make the make a little runny and then splattered onto my globe using a paint brush.

I also painted the butterflies using the TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Paint

Next I rubbed some art alchemy waxed over the flowers and chipboard pieces using a small paint brush and my finger.

The last step before adhering all the flowers and chipboard was to stencil onto the mini hot air balloon chipboard pieces. I used TCW771 Two Hearts 6×6 stencil and TCW9029 Copper Penny Modeling paste. I only used the mesh like pattern on this stencil. Once it was all my pieces were dry, I then adhered them to the globe using a strong liquid glue.

Thanks for dropping by and can’t wait to share with you all my next project soon

Farrel xx

Revamped Shelves for my Craft Shed

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great day today and have been all creating up a storm!! Today I get to share with you all my newest creation for Helmar.

Over the past few months my amazing husband has been very busy building my new craft shed and I very nicely asked him to make me some shelves for my work area. So I thought I would share with you on how I revamped these shelves .

FTailor Varnished Shelves

How awesome does my Helmar collection look? lol

FTailor Helmar

These are the products I used and what the shelves looked like before I started. The spray paint I used are from Super Cheap Auto (an auto shop here in Australia) and were 4 for $10. I used Black, Gold and Bronze.

Black Spray paint

I started by applying a decent coat of the black spray paint.

Gold Spray Paint

Once the black was dry (which wasn’t long), I then lightly sprayed the Gold spray paint. I wanted to get the industrial look so I used a swiping motion with the spray can making sure I didn’t completely cover the black coat.

Bronze spray paint

Using the same technique as above, I sprayed the last colour which was the Bronze onto the shelves and let them dry for a few hours.

Applying Gloss Varnish Spray

Helmar Gloss Varnish

To seal the shelves I used Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish. I applied 2 even coats to the shelves and let it dry for 24hrs before mounting them onto my wall. Make sure your area is well ventilated when using this varnish 🙂

FTailor Finished Shelves

And here is the finished result!!!! I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial and I hope it has inspired you to revamp something in your creative space, thanks for dropping by.

Farrel xx

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Altered Cigar Box – Dusty Attic

Hi there everyone! Today I am sharing an altered cigar box I created for a class I taught on a crafting cruise last month using lots of Dusty Attic chippy!!

Farrel Tailor Cigar Box

For the cigar box I used a stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop and Prima Graphite Texture Paste. Then I covered all the chipboard pieces including the cigar box with black gesso.

DA Cigar Box

I cut the Pipework small chipboard into several pieces and adhered them onto the top of the box. I also cut the mini chains in half and adhered them along with the industrial globes and tiny cogs.

FTailor DA cigar box

I adhered the wings and “create” to the industrial heart, then I used Art Alchemy waxes to add the metallic finishes to the box and the chipboard pieces. To finish it off added some metal brads.

Dusty Attic Products

Cigar Box

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Industrial Globes

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Industrial Hearts

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Mini Chains

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Pipework Small

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Tiny Cogs

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I also used Wings #3 and Word Pack #43 which will be available soon.

Thanks for dropping by xoxox

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#Journey Mixed Media Tags

Hey Everyone!! Today I get to share with you all my first creation for Helmar.

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Memories Made Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone!!! Today I am sharing a layout I created for The Crafter’s Workshop and Dusty Attic.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started by sealing my 12×12 watercolor cardstock with TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium using my 2″ silicone brush and applying TCW9001 White Gesso to the edges of my photo. Once the edges were dry I then used Therm O Web Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Foam Sheets to add dimension to the back of my photo.

Next I used TCW541s Mini Believe Script stencil and TCW9008 Clear Modeling Paste in 3 sections of the cardstock.

Once I dried the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some magical shakers to the background staying in the stenciled area.

Next I used TCW454s Mini Specimens stencil and Distress Oxide ink pad – Black Soot. But because of the all the texture on the cardstock, I decided to change to TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

For the next step I used TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and TCW456s Mini Sketch Grid. I used a make up sponge to apply the paint to the layout.

Now for the chipboard, I used a swiping motion to apply TCW9001 White Gesso. I used this method because I didn’t want the gesso to go into the grooves of the chipboard. Then I used Magical Shakers – Guten Tag Teal to add color to the chipboard using a paint brush.

For the Geometric Panel chipboard, I painted them with TCW90015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and used my heat tool to dry.

And to finish off the layout, I adhered all my pieces using Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Memories Made at the Beach

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Geometric Panel

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Thanks for dropping by  and I hope you enjoy the tutorial xx

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Be Unique – Art Journal Page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hey Everyone!! Today I am up on the TCW blog with an art journal I created using TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and some pretty amazing stencils.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

For this project I used the new Dina Wakely Large Art Journal and I started by mixing TCW9017 Lemon Custrard and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paints together to get a green tone. I used a paint brush to apply the paint and with the left over paint I used my fingers to rub onto the page.

Next I mixed TCW9017 Lemon Custrard and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and sponged it through TCW237 Tile Texture stencil.

After drying the paint with my heat tool, I then used TCW763 Alphabetica with a mixture of TCW9023 Blue Jellybean and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Then using the left over paint, I used my fingers to rub into the paper.

Now for the next layer – I mixed some TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to create a light pink tone and used my finger to apply through TCW792 Micro Dots stencil. And again with the left over paint, I rubbed onto the page.

Next I used the TCW755 Modern Lace stencil and using the stencil in sections I applied TCW9018 Orange Slice.

Now for the last layer, I used the same stencil but applied TCW9017 Lemon Custrard Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Once I was happy with the background, I then drew my face and used some paints to create a skin tone. I did use TCW9015 LicoriceTCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paints for her hair and eyes. I also used TCW9019 Candy Apple Red Heavy Body Acrylic Paint for her lips.

To finish off my page I used some stamps by Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp for the tile and my Uni Posca black paint pen for doodling around the edges.

Thanks for dropping by xx