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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Colourarte Design Team Application with 2 Projects!


Excited, nervous, busy and lacked of sleep was what I was feeling the past week. 

Apart from getting too excited when I received the Colourarte DT invitation half the time, I spent most of my free time planning out what to do for this application. As I am working in the day, I can only start on my craft projects at night and feeling ambitious, I decided to make a process video of a canvas as well as a photo tutorial for my altered frames! Be warned that this is going to be an intense blog post with loads of techniques and pictures!

Before I start, you can find more information about the DT call HERE!

First up! I made a canvas out of chipboard and laces! Keep scrolling down for the process video!









Supplies Used

Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Tim Holtz - Tattered Rose Distress Stain Spray
Tim Holtz - Milled Lavender Distress Stain Spray
Tattered Angels - Silver Sugar Glimmer Spray
Sa Crafters - Cage Wood Veneer 
Prima Marketing - Frame Resin
Prima Marketing - Glass Beads Liquorice
Prima Marketing - Art Sugar Light Pink
Prima Marketing - Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Heidi Swapp - Paper Die Cuts
Laces
Twines

That's all for the first project! Proceed to the 2nd project (or should I say 2nd and 3rd? Haha)!

Started out with these 4x4 inches kraft frames I got from local art store, Art Friend. These are really inexpensive and the possibility of altering these are endless, which was why I chose these to showcase Colourarte products.


I first prepped the entire frames with black gesso. 


See how the black gesso stands out after I haphazardly smack on some white crackle paint?


The thing I learnt about using crackle mediums are that you have to be VERY patient. Trust me when on this, if you want to get great crackle, not only do you have to layer a thick coat of crackle paint, the key also lies on the drying time. The best effect would definitely be leaving it to dry naturally and come back to your projects hours later. I wouldn't suggest using heat tool as the high heat will cause the crackle to not crack properly and it also creates bubbling.


So after everything dried, I decided that I need more texture on the frames. So I mixed some 13 arts' micro glass beads with matte medium and white glitter powder. 

I did these in 2 different consistencies. One with more matte medium than beads, and another with more beads than matte medium. The differences between these two are that the one with more medium will be easier to swipe on, and also it'll be flatter. The one with more beads are actually the ones that clustered together forming peaks, making the whole texture much more interesting to touch.



I also pulled out some chipboards from Sa Crafters and brushed on a coat of white gesso.



Time to colour the frames! 

The reason why I'm going heavy with the textures are that I am using Colourarte Silks. Silks is an acrylic glaze medium that's super shimmery. By applying them on uneven surfaces, you can see them shine in difference directions. They are sheer so you can keep layering them without them covering the things you had underneath. In this case, I'm applying silks on top of my glass beads as well as the cracked surface, it makes everything so much more interesting with the bright and shimmery colours!




Here's the final looks after embellishments!

I actually filled up the tiny glass bottles with glass glitter. I think they make cool embellishment. You can shake and see them move too! :)







I used Prima's chalk edger..


...and Art Anthology's Sand stone for the chipboards.





Supplies

For Crow's Nest
Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Prima Marketing - White Crackle Texture Paint
Prima Marketing - Pastel Green Chalk Edger
Tim Holtz - Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
13 Arts - Glass Microspheres
Sa Crafters - Chipboard
7 Dots Studio - Sticker banner
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Stampendous - Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter
Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collectibles Die Cuts
Cheese Cloth
Glass Cork Bottle

For Happiness
Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Art Anthology - Sandstone Texture Paint
Prima Marketing - White Crackle Texture Paint
Tim Holtz - Antique Bronze Distress Stain
Sa Crafters - Chipboard 
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Kaisercraft - Mini Bloom Flowers
Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collectibles Die Cuts
Cheese Cloth

That's all for this post! I know it's a long one, thanks for reading!

Leave some love below and let me know what you think! 

Fingers crossed on the DT application!



Thursday, 2 July 2015

Colourarte Design Team Application with 2 Projects!


Excited, nervous, busy and lacked of sleep was what I was feeling the past week. 

Apart from getting too excited when I received the Colourarte DT invitation half the time, I spent most of my free time planning out what to do for this application. As I am working in the day, I can only start on my craft projects at night and feeling ambitious, I decided to make a process video of a canvas as well as a photo tutorial for my altered frames! Be warned that this is going to be an intense blog post with loads of techniques and pictures!

Before I start, you can find more information about the DT call HERE!

First up! I made a canvas out of chipboard and laces! Keep scrolling down for the process video!









Supplies Used

Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Tim Holtz - Tattered Rose Distress Stain Spray
Tim Holtz - Milled Lavender Distress Stain Spray
Tattered Angels - Silver Sugar Glimmer Spray
Sa Crafters - Cage Wood Veneer 
Prima Marketing - Frame Resin
Prima Marketing - Glass Beads Liquorice
Prima Marketing - Art Sugar Light Pink
Prima Marketing - Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Heidi Swapp - Paper Die Cuts
Laces
Twines

That's all for the first project! Proceed to the 2nd project (or should I say 2nd and 3rd? Haha)!

Started out with these 4x4 inches kraft frames I got from local art store, Art Friend. These are really inexpensive and the possibility of altering these are endless, which was why I chose these to showcase Colourarte products.


I first prepped the entire frames with black gesso. 


See how the black gesso stands out after I haphazardly smack on some white crackle paint?


The thing I learnt about using crackle mediums are that you have to be VERY patient. Trust me when on this, if you want to get great crackle, not only do you have to layer a thick coat of crackle paint, the key also lies on the drying time. The best effect would definitely be leaving it to dry naturally and come back to your projects hours later. I wouldn't suggest using heat tool as the high heat will cause the crackle to not crack properly and it also creates bubbling.


So after everything dried, I decided that I need more texture on the frames. So I mixed some 13 arts' micro glass beads with matte medium and white glitter powder. 

I did these in 2 different consistencies. One with more matte medium than beads, and another with more beads than matte medium. The differences between these two are that the one with more medium will be easier to swipe on, and also it'll be flatter. The one with more beads are actually the ones that clustered together forming peaks, making the whole texture much more interesting to touch.



I also pulled out some chipboards from Sa Crafters and brushed on a coat of white gesso.



Time to colour the frames! 

The reason why I'm going heavy with the textures are that I am using Colourarte Silks. Silks is an acrylic glaze medium that's super shimmery. By applying them on uneven surfaces, you can see them shine in difference directions. They are sheer so you can keep layering them without them covering the things you had underneath. In this case, I'm applying silks on top of my glass beads as well as the cracked surface, it makes everything so much more interesting with the bright and shimmery colours!




Here's the final looks after embellishments!

I actually filled up the tiny glass bottles with glass glitter. I think they make cool embellishment. You can shake and see them move too! :)







I used Prima's chalk edger..


...and Art Anthology's Sand stone for the chipboards.





Supplies

For Crow's Nest
Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Prima Marketing - White Crackle Texture Paint
Prima Marketing - Pastel Green Chalk Edger
Tim Holtz - Tarnished Brass Distress Stain
13 Arts - Glass Microspheres
Sa Crafters - Chipboard
7 Dots Studio - Sticker banner
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Stampendous - Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter
Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collectibles Die Cuts
Cheese Cloth
Glass Cork Bottle

For Happiness
Daler Rowney - White Gesso
Claudine Hellmuth - Black Gesso
Liquidtex - Heavy Matte Medium
Art Anthology - Sandstone Texture Paint
Prima Marketing - White Crackle Texture Paint
Tim Holtz - Antique Bronze Distress Stain
Sa Crafters - Chipboard 
Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers
Kaisercraft - Mini Bloom Flowers
Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collectibles Die Cuts
Cheese Cloth

That's all for this post! I know it's a long one, thanks for reading!

Leave some love below and let me know what you think! 

Fingers crossed on the DT application!



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