Sunday, October 20, 2019

Art from the Heart -Relics & Artifacts Swap

Hello All!

Recently I was luck enough to take part in a Group Swap over in the Relics & Artifacts Tribe, Facebook Group.

I really enjoyed this Art from the Heart Swap. The rules were simple: Theme -Heart and the timeline was gracious. So it was prefect for me this month... LOL! 

But honestly I really had fun creating my Heart project I hope that it will bring a little crafty joy to its new home. 

Anyhow here is my Art from the Heart Project.....

Relics Used: Lourdes Heart & Shrine

Other Products Used: Prima Finnabair- Brass Hardware Paint, Aged Brass Wax, Poppy Impasto Paint. Finnabair Liquid Acrylic- Carmine, Violet & Ultramarine. Finnabair Gold Rush Glass Glitter. Stickles- Golden Rod. Nuvo-Gold Gilding Flakes. Golden Acrylic Paint Black & White. Sharpie Markers Black & White. Ranger Glossy Accents. Deco Art Clear Crackle Glaze. Misc Eyelets.

Here you can see a peek of the Nuvo Gilding Flakes under a coat of Finnabair's Liquid Violet Acrylic Finished off with Crackle Glaze and a bit of Gold Glitter Accents. 

Here is a closer look at the Lourdes Heart that I painted with Poppy Impasto added a touch of Art Alchemy Wax and a layer of Deco Art Clear Crackel Glaze.

A closer look at the Relics & Artifacts Shrine and the eyelets that I added to hand the Lourdes Heart.

Thank You so much for stopping by today!

I hope I have inspired you in some way!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Don't Quit, Do It!

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to stop by and share an altered ceramic dress form that I found at the Salvation Army awhile back. 

The minute I picked it up  I knew that I wanted to so something focusing on Breast Cancer awareness. This topic has hit home for me too many times this last year.  As I am sure it has for so many of you. So with that in mind,  I wanted to share my love and support to all those dear to my heart and those that I don't know that have been touched by Breast Cancer.

Products Used: Prima/Finnabair Art Basics- 3d Matte Gel, Heavy Body Gel, Soft Gloss Gel, Heavy White Gesso. Prima/Finnabair  Art Alchemy- Sparks Butterfly Spells, Steampunk Copper, Rose Gold Wax, Boudoir Pink Impasto.  Prima/Finnabair- Micro Beads & Glass Beads. Prima Apricot Honey Pattern Paper & Chipboard. Prima Flowers- #65530 & 642846. Finnabair Molds- Stars & Moons, Cogs, Wings. Finnabair- Flutter Tissue Paper. Blue Fern Studio- Mauve Seedlings, Rose Gold Glitter. Lindy's Stamp Gang- Cotton Candy Pink, Bodacious Blush, Steampunk Sepia, Sandra Dee Sepia. Misc. Ribbon & Twine. Found Item Ceramic Dress Form.

I didn't create a video of this project because I knew I would never stay in focus.. but you here you can see how it started and started to come together. 

I started by sanding the dress form a bit and then applying a coat of  Heavy White Gesso. Next I added a base layer of Pink Boudoir. Then I wrapped it all up with tissue paper and gloss gel.

Then came everything else here are a few close ups..

 Lots of flowers and glitter....

Tiny Paper Tags, Ribbons and Beads...

Stars and Gears....

Don't Quit!

 Don't give up and Always get checked!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope you enjoyed my project and 

that I have inspired you in some crafty way!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Live for Today, Recycled Tin

Hello Everyone, 

I was actually able to spend a bit of crafty time at my desk this week! I really didn't have much in mind I just wanted to get my hands messy. So I started playing with my bits f resin, which is just a mix of pieces I have collected or bits I have made using molds. As you can imagine my desk was very quickly a hot mess!

But after a while I came up with a focal point, I picked a color combo  & Base based on the Mood board over at the Mixed Media Place. 

As you can see this challenge has lots of lovely blues mixed with a touch of Fire and there is a heart in the rock formation. So boom perfect inspiration, Thanks Mixed Media Place :)

Anyhow this little recycled tin came together rather quickly with a mix of Art Alchemy Paint &Wax. So with out further ado here is this weeks stress relief project....

Finnabair Products Used: Art Alchemy Paint- Midnight Sky, Deep Waters & Emerald Green. Art Alchemy Wax- Firebird, Fire Ruby, Old Silver & Aged Brass. Art Basics- Heavy Body Gel & Black Gesso. Micro Beads- Black. Golden Nugget Effect Paste. Mechanicals & Molds.

Other Products Used: Golden Black Acrylic Paint. Blue Fern- Black Ice Glitter. Prima -Stencil. Miscellaneous Molds. 7 Dot Studio -Word Sticker. Recycled Brighton Heart Tin.'

Just a few details.....

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that you enjoyed my Project and

 I hope that I have inspired you to get a bit of paint on your hands!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Love this Life, Love this Art Recipe!

Hello Everyone! 

I hope you are having a good day! Today I wanted to stop in and share my take on Finnabair's August Art Recipe. Its simply beautiful! August Recipe is: 

Colors of August Art Recipe:
azure blue, fuchsia, sand beige
Art Alchemy: Impasto Paints
Art Extravagance: Golden Nugget Paste
Art Ingredients: Art Pebbles
Art Basics: gesso

For this challenge I decided to alter a  small picture frame that I found at my local Dollar General. I really liked the window shutters and I thought they would pair perfectly with a Relics and Artifacts Heart that I have had sitting on my desk for a while now. So without further ado here is my project I hope you enjoy it!

Finnabair Products Used: Impasto Paint - Azure Blue, Linen & Crimson. Art Alchemy Paints- (Sparks) Raven Black, (Metallique) Rich Turquoise & Wild Fuchsia.
Golden Nugget Effect Paste, Art Stones, Heavy Body El, 3D Gel, Melange Pebbles, Molds, Misc. Mechanicals, Swirly Florals Stencil, Plaster Paste. Tissue Paper.

Other Products Used: Misc. Chipboard. Dollar Store Frame. Golden White Acrylic Paint. Relics & Artifacts Heart.  Prima Script Stencil. Staz on Ink.  Mix of Flowers.  Wire. Glass 
Beads. Tim Holtz Chipboard Quote. Resin Flowers.

If you can see how I altered this frame over on my YouTube Channel if you  would like :)

Before you go here are a few details of my frame :) 

Here you see is a closer peek at a Prima Rose  and a 
 Tiny Art Pebble that I altered a bit with Impasto Paint Wax and Gesso.

More roses and my title....

Check out this Golden Nugget Paste through a prima script Stencil! 
I love this stuff I added a little bit randomly around the frame too :)

And my focal pint I love this Relics & Artifacts Heart that has been altered with Finnabair's Paints.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that you enjoyed my Project and

 I hope that I have inspired you to get a bit of paint on your hands!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Finnabair July Art Recipe

Hello Everyone,

I just  wanted to stop in and share my take on Finnabair's July Art Recipe. The recipe is bright and beautiful as you can see:

If you don't know the rules are really simple each challenge consists of a color palette and a mix of products. You must stick to the color comb and use at least two pf the products listed in the recipe. July's Recipe is:
Color: Pink, Mint, Yellow & Green
Products: Art Alchemy Sparks & Metallique Paints, Glass Beads and 3D Gel.

For my project I decided to create an altered paint brush. I really do like the way this came out I hope you will too....

Products Used: Prima Art Basics- Heavy Body Gel, 3D Matte Gel. Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint- White Pearl, Pink Blush, Jade Stone, Pure Sunshine & Sparks Raven Black. Finnabair Background Script Stamp. Archival Ink. Ranger Glossy Accents. Finnabair Glass Beads. Finnabair Imasto Paint- Mint. Prima Art Extravagance- White Sand, Abloom Glitter set.  Finnabair Mechanicals- Clock, Wings, Vintage Trinkets & Hardware. Prima Flowers. 

If you would like to see how this little paint brush came together 
you can see my process start to finish on my YouTube Channel:

Before you go here  are a few more looks at my little brush....

Thank You So Much 

For Stopping By Today

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pretty little Button Keeper

Hello everyone,

Today I'm stopping by and sharing how I altered this old cookie jar lid. As you may know I've been trying to get back into my artsy groove, so for me that usually starts with cleaning and organizing my craft room. While rearranging my room my collection of buttons became homeless. So I headed to the thrift store to find a cute and inexpensive jar, unfortunately I didn't have much luck. I found a cute bird house but not a cute jar, only this old cookie jar.

Well I gave up and figured what the heck I'll take it and I'll just paint the lid, it will be fine for now. But later I started thinking why not make it pretty, why not alter it. So with some heavy inspiration from Tiffany Solorio I went to work and I must say I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out! Thanks Tiffany you are the Best!

Products Used: 

You can see my process over on my YouTube Channel:

But before you go here is a closer look....

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspire you in some tiny way.