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

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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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My Absolute Favourite – Dusty Attic April Mood Board 2018

Hey Everyone!! Farrel here today and I am sharing my take on the Dusty Attic April Mood Board. I have to admit I haven’t used these tones of blue and yellow in a while so I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little and use the colours for my inspiration.

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The papers I used are by 7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes and for my background I added some stamping, stenciling (The Crafter’s Workshop stencils) and I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker – Afternoon Delight Denim.

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I covered all my Dusty Attic Chipboard with white gesso and then used my Prima Watercolor Confections – Tropicals to add colour to my title, the foliage and the flower stamens.

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I also splattered the background with the left over watercolor paint and LSG magical shaker.

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Dusty Attic Chipboard

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Mini Marrakesh Trellis

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Flower Stamens

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Foliage #9

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My Absolute Favourite

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Word Pl@y #3 Black

Thanks for dropping by xx

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Mixed Media Pencil Case

Hey Everyone!! Today I’m sharing with you a canvas pencil case I decided needed a little makeover. I’m sure you all have something in your craftroom that is a little on the boring side whether it is plain or the colour is bland. Well why not give it a makeover using some pretty amazing TCW stencils?

Well with that said, let me show you my process in giving my pencil case a new life!!!

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

To start off I applied a coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso….why you ask? I found that if the material wasn’t sealed then the paint will be absorbed and your colour will be quite bland. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the whole area and then use a heat gun to dry it.

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Once it was dry, I then applied my background colour. I used Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime, White Linen, Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia. I started off applying the paint with a dry paint brush but then decided to use my fingers (I find this gives me more control over the paint). I just layered the paint until I was happy with finish effect. And I dried in between colours.

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Now for the stenciling – I used 3 of the 6×6 stencils along with TCW’s Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a make up sponge. So I started with TCW754s – Distressed Details with TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice.

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The next stencil I used is TCW739s – Trendy Images along with a mixture of TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9022 Grape Jelly.

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The last stencil I used is TCW 751s – Kitchen Tiles and I used TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9023 Blue Jellybean to create a light blue colour.

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To finish off the pencil case I used my Uni Posca Paint pens in Black, White, Light Blue, Pink and Yellow to highlight some of the stencils and then applied a light coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso to seal it all.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to give your blah pencil cases, bags or aprons a makeover!!! xx

 

 

 

Beautiful Moments Mixed Media Canvas

Hey Hey Everyone!!
Today is my turn over on the Sassy Scrappers Blog and I am sharing with you a mixed media canvas I created using 13arts papers and sprays along with Prima’s Color Philosophy Dye Inks. So let give you a quick tutorial in how I created this.

I have to apologise for the process photos…. we have just moved into our new house and the lighting isn’t the best.

I started off by applying modeling paste to my 5×7 inch canvas board and used a comb like tool to create the lined texture. I then applied 13arts Ayeeda Mists Pastel Pink, Lavender and caramel using a wet paint brush. I also used those sprays to splatter around the edges. Once dry, I then inked around the edges using Prima Color Philosophy Ink – Foggy Nights and with a wet paint brush just lightly went over the edges to create a shadow like effect.

I then cut 2 straws in half and adhered them to the canvas. Next to colour the cheesecloth, I inked my craft mat with Foggy Nights and sprayed with water then rubbed the cheesecloth in the ink and used my heat gun to dry and then adhered to the canvas.

I cut out a paper doily from the 13arts Fly Away pp Days and Nights and sprayed it using Ayeeda Mist Pastel Cobalt. I also used the Fly Away sticker sheet for the title which I trimmed and mounted onto white cardstock.

Next I added some gold wire from my stash and some flowers that I had lightly painted with Pastel Pink and Pastel Caramel spray and then splattered using Dylusions Black Marble spray.

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to sharing my next project with you very soon.

#Like A Boss – Dusty Attic DT

Whoo hoo it’s Friday and today I am sharing a layout using some awesome chipboard by Dusty Attic Chipboard.

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 I had so much fun creating this layout and wanted to try and keep it simple as the papers are quite bold. So with this mind I decided to keep the colours to a minimum – orange, blue black and white.

The papers I used are by Fab Scraps #teens collection (I love this range – perfect for boy layouts). I covered the cogs, arrows, hashtag and title chipboard in white gesso first to help the colour pop. The skull I covered with black gesso.

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For the arrows I used Dylusions Calypso Team and used a paint brush to cover the chipboard.

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For the cogs and title I used Distress Stain Spiced Marmalade and Fluro Orange acrylic paint. Once they dried I then used a blending tool with Distress Oxide Black Soot to go around the edges.

I wanted to add more black to my page so I decided to used the page pebbles chipboard and ink with black archival Ink.

To finish off the layout, I used the fluro orange paint with a little amount of water, white gesso and Dylusions spray to splatter on my background and also on the small skull.

Dusty Products Used:

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Arrows #1

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Hashtags

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Cogs #1

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Cogs #2

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Page Pebbles #10

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Skulls and Crossbone

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Word Pack #37

I hope you enjoyed my latest creation and thanks for dropping by.

Farrel xx

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Scrap The Boys October Sketch Challenge

I have to apologise in being a little late in uploading this. It has been a rough week with Myself and both my boys sick. Today I am sharing my Scrap The Boys DT layout for this month’s sketch challenge and what an awesome sketch it is!!!

I decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees for my layout and I think it worked out pretty well. So here is my layout of Charlie enjoying his first ever play at a water park.

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The materials I used for this layout are – 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes papers, Dusty Attic Chipboard Star Frames, Blue Print Play and String Frames 12×12, The Crafters Workshop Black Gesso, 7 Dots Studios Hazy Days Stamp set, Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean and a Funky Flair Studios from the Tell Your Story range.

Thanks for dropping by and if you want to check out what the other amazing girls have created you can visit the blog by clicking here. We would love to see you join us this month!!!

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