Toni here today to share with you an altered project I created to hold my essential oils I use to diffuse at home.Started with this paper mache box I purchased awhile back at Michaels. Starting off with AA’s Mud Paste run through a couple of a gorgeous stencils (listed below) for texture to the box. Then the addition of a few metal pieces. Then I took some white mulberry flowers and painted them in the colors above and dipped them in melted UTEE to give them a porcelain effect. Before adhering to the box I spritzed Colorations Sedona & Granny Smith on the top for shadows and a pretty shimmer.
Pictured above the pretty texture provided by the stencils. Florals were added to the top and my title to the front of the box and now my essential oils have a new home. Hope this has provided some inspiration to decorate your containers for your home. Put that special “YOU” touch on your items.
Below is a list of AA products used and also a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure….. Peace
Hi everyone… I know life is busy but hope you all are able to fit a little bit of creativity in your week. Today I’m here to share a couple different mixed media techniques. They’re not new but sometimes it’s fun to revisit old processes. Let’s play with texture paste, paints and beeswax. Using a T!m Holtz mini clipboard let’s begin to alter this by mixing a bit of craft sand in Mud Texture Paste and then I ran it through 3 different stencils (listed below). After dry, I prepped the surface with white gesso . Then a coat of AA’s Lava added to the entire piece and wait till it’s almost dry but still a bit tacky and using a paper towel press here and there and it removes chunks of the paint to provide a chipped paint effect. Then using AA’s Rust Texture Set sprinkled in with some craft sand for more texture , The Rust set definitely has some grit already I just wanted a bit more chunkiness. Start adding that to your foundation spritzing it with water to cause running and blending. You can see the sand texture in the above photo. Next up using Metal Effects Silver, using my finger I brushed it here and there over the high parts of the foundation to bring out a look of metal. Then gather your ephemera, metal pieces, film strip, title and apply to the surface. Don’t forget to distress the edges of your collage items as it’s always in the details (I always say grungier the better). Then last, let’s melt some beeswax and give about 3 coats to the surface. The look of the wax causing a subtle matt vintage look which I adore. I would love for you to join me with a tutorial on my step x step process of this piece below. Thank you for looking and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so you can share your creativity with us as well. Have a spectacular week and hoping you “Find joy in the ordinary”.
Who says because Mardi Gras is behind us, we cannot play with masks anymore ? Certainly not me, as I love creating new ones ! So here is my project for today :
I used 3 different material for the gears : paper, grungeboard and metal. After adhering these gears to the mask, I used the Mud Texture paste and a stamp to create more texture around the gears, before applying white gesso all over it.
Once dried, I used the Rust Texture set to highlight the gears and give them more dimensions. Then I added the Waimea Bay Colorations spray because 1. I really like this color, 2. I cannot let this mask white… Bonus : this color really enhance the rusty look.