Saturday, 28 May 2016

'Things With Wings' @ Tando

Hi folks! It's Tando time and this weeks theme is 'Things With Wings'. So, of course, butterflies it is....

This week I also got to play with some lovely goodies from Stampendous. Having a box full of goodies is a dream but having to chose which ones to use first can also be a bit of a problem...

Here is what I created.... 

I chose the Tando memo/chalk board To Do set to play with this week. It comes in two parts, the back, to be used as the message board and the front part, to be used as a frame to go around it. It also has extra bits which can be used as daily sections to write on - but I chose not to use them for this project.

Concentrating on the frame, first I used the Tando criss cross grid mask and put a thick layer of homemade texture paste through it in random areas. I painted over it using DecoArt Media Acrylic Fluids. When it was dry, I painted over a thick layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood to create a crackled surface. When it dried, I then painted a layer of DecoArt Antiquing Cream over the top.

I wanted to use a range of different mediums and different techniques on the butterflies. I used gilding flakesStampendous embossing enamelhomemade texture paste and stamping with gesso to create some fabulous texture on each of the butterflies
The texture the embossing enamel creates is just stunning!!! Amazing and almost unbelievable that a tiny pot of powder can create such a beautiful effect. I'm in love!!!!

Bits I used....

Memo/chalk board To Do
Minis - butterflies
Butterfly grab bag
Bug Set 1 large
Mask - criss cross grid

You can check out all the Tando products here.

Memo/Chalk Board - To DoBug Set 1 LargeButterfly Grab BagTando Mini's - Butterflies Mask - Criss Cross Grid

Fran-tage embossing enamel - aged taupe, shabby green, aged ivory.
Stamps - Natalie Kalbach - Kaffee Klatsch

Media Fluid Acrylics
Weathered Wood
Antiquing cream - white

I hope you like my 'Things With Wings' themed creation.
Toodles for now...
Lisa xxx

Saturday, 14 May 2016

We're All Going Crackle!! @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to another blog post for Tando Creative. This week, we are all going crackle! I think all the team wanted to have a go at this theme, I mean who doesn't love doing a good crackle???

So, I started with a 6 x 4 inch canvas board, one of the brilliant new mini masks from Tando and picked up some of the fabulous DecoArt products along the way. 

Here is my creation...

First, I gave the canvas a good coat of DecoArt paint using darker colours. I then applied a thick layer of DecoArt weathered wood over the top. While it was still wet, I applied a thin coat of DecoArt crackle paint.

This gave me a crackled textured base to work on. After everything was dry, I placed the Tando distressed sequins mini mask on the canvas board and scraped through a heavy amount of homemade texture paste to get some real texture. I continued to do this in random areas of the canvas. 

Then, added some more texture paste around the edges and the opposite two corners of the canvas. I wanted to create crackle and more texture from different media... The crackle paint, texture paste, the mini mask...

When the texture paste was completely dry, I painted over the whole canvas board with a wash of colour using DecoArt Media acrylic paints. 

I then went in with the embossing powder. I used copper and black powder and added multiple layers over and over. I also overheated the powder in areas to create its own crackle within the powder. 

Lastly, I stamped the Deep Red Weathered Wall stamp on to areas of the open spaces. 

Hope you like my crackle! 

Products used...

Tando Mini Mask - Distressed Sequins
DecoArt Media Acrylics
DecoArt Weathered Wood
Deep Red Stamp - Weathered Wall
Homemade texture paste
Embossing powder - black, copper

Mini Mask - Distressed Sequins

Thanks for popping by...
Lisa xxx