Friday, August 18, 2017

Butterfly Dreams

This month our theme at Emerald Creek is Anything Goes.
Do you ever get an idea and just run with it? I was playing with the Butterfly Stamp and it happened to fall on her head.  I just kind of ran with it.   
I used a ton of embossing powders to make all of the butterflies.  Here's the rundown of colors: 
I colored the butterflies using Distress Markers, Distress Crayons, and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks.  
I used one of Tim Holtz's Etc Tags.  These are a super thick board and come in three sizes.  This is the smallest tag.  I started with a thin layer of gesso that I smeared on with my fingers.  I added some paper using my Distress Collage Medium. 
I covered the board with Dina Wakley Media Paints and Distress Paints. 
Once the paint was dry I stamped my Kimilese 3 Stamp in Jet Black Archival ink. I added another couple pieces of paper on top since my original layer was pretty well covered.  I also splattered paint all over the tag. 
Once this was done I just piled on the embellishments.  I placed my girl on first and then decorated around her.  I love her necklace made out of Amethyst Gemstones and a teeny Tim Holtz butterfly. 
I love the little butterflies I made out of Shrink Plastic.  

Don't forget to pop over to the Emerald Creek Blog for your chance to enter this month's dare and win $50 to the store.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Just Be Yourself

Hi Everyone, I am posting for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today. 
This started off with me just playing around with my paper dolls.The guys all look so serious, so I decided to give them a little bit of personality.  

Use the smallest crown from the Steampunk Shape Set.  I embossed this using Candy Orange and Sweet Valentine from Emerald Creek.  

Put on his fancy pants.  I tried just tracing and cutting them, but it wasn't quite working.  I ended up cutting his pants off and then gluing him back together so his jacket sat correctly.   
Paint your fragment.  I used Dina Wakley's Magenta hereThe other paints are Dina's in Lime and Lemon).  This one is from the Mixed Media Fragments 2 set.  In the final product you can see I also used pieces from the Mixed Media Fragments 1 set.  I used the same technique on all three tags.  I used a foam brush and dabbed on the color to get some texture in the paint. 

Use Distress Ink to create your tag.  I used the same four colors on all three tags. This is a mixture of Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Carved Pumpkin.   

Flick on paint in black, Dina Wakley's sterling, and penny.  Add Black Soot Distress Ink and Crayon on the edges.  

Flick your fragment with paint at the same time.  I also just tapped the brush in various spots. 
Glue your Fragment to your tag.  Use foam tape to adhere your paperdoll.  Add your sentiment and any other final touches.  

Super fun and really easy project.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Millie sparks conversation

Hi Guys, I am posting for Emerald Creek today.  Our theme for the month is Fireworks and Sparks.    Millie here, certainly knows how to make an entrance! 
I loved how the Three Star Metal Band Charm fit on her head and I just kind of ran with it from there.  

I cut out  my stars and embossed them using the new Peppered Chantilly.  
My tag was stamped using the Fallen Blossom stamp and Jet Black Archival Ink.

I used Distress ink in Candied Apple, Fired Brick, and Festive Berries to color the tag.  I spritzed on some water and dried it.  I went back in with the Fired Brick Oxide over the top of the tag and spritzed a bit more.  You can see a few stars peeking through here and there.  I used the Tim Holtz Star stencil and removed the color using a baby wipe.  

I colored some of the blossoms using my Chipped Sapphire Distress Marker and a waterbrush.  The centers were all colored using a white gel pen.  I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon on the edges.  

You can't see unless you look really closely, but Millie has a long necklace in her hands.  I embossed it using Charred Gold.  I cut a slit above and below her hand so it looks like she is holding the flowers.  The headband has some fun sparkly yarn in the holes.  Obviously, Millie likes a bold and dramatic look.  
Don't forget to pop over and enter the Dare on the Emerald Creek blog.  You have the chance to win $50 to the Emerald Creek store(that's a whole lot of Embossing powder)!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Madame Rose- Fortune Teller

Hi Guys,

I am posting for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today.  I was playing around with my stuff and when I popped this Altoid Inserts Fairy Tale Frame on the tin I thought it looked like an old fortune teller machine.  I can't tell you why, my mind just went there and I ran with it.
Here's what I started with when I was pulling bits and pieces together.  Isn't that old cigar box label awesome?! I was going to just make the Altoid tin, but when I came across the label in my ephemera I knew I needed to use it, so I added the large Tim Holtz Vignette box.

 I prepped the outside of the tin with a quick coat of gesso. I wanted my tin to be purple, 
but I didn't have a shimmery purple paint.  I just mixed these two together.  

 This will be the only time you see this color.  The tin is inside the vignette box and you have no clue it's purple.  Trust me.  It's purple.
The frame was painted with the Royal red and the bits of leftover purple were rubbed on there.  I went back and added more Distress paint in Tarnished Brass and Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage Photo later to age it.  

The Vine Corners got a quick coat of Emerald Creek embossing powder in Vintage Ivy. 

 As did the Art Deco Border.  I embossed both sides of these pieces using Charred Gold.  When you get this from the store it is one large piece.  I wanted to use it to top my vignette box so I cut it to size.
Here is the tin with the Insert popped in there and the embossed medallion on the front. The crystal ball is made out of a bauble I covered with alcohol ink and glued to a vintage bingo marker.   

 Vines were added to the large vignette box. I glued on some flowers I inked up to look dried and old. I didn't take photos of the vignette box when I painted it.  I used a dry brush and did a quick coat of Broken China Distress Paint.  I watered down Prima Art Alchemy Paint in Gold Rush for a bit of shimmer in the corners.  I ran Vintage Photo Oxide all around and then sprayed so it dripped.  The edges of the box are rough embossed with Charred Gold Emerald Creek Powder.
 The Art Deco Border was glued to the top.  I accidentally ripped the cigar label when I was inking it.  I rolled with it and think it adds to the overall look.
Here's a shot from the top.  I didn't want the pieces to match up at all.  I want the box to look a little broken down. 

The rest is detail work.  I rolled up vintage fortunes and placed them in the bottom so people can get their fortune. I used a different type of vintage fortune to make a border around the box.  The fortune border was grunged up with a bit of Vintage Photo.   
I hope you like her as much as I do.  I think she will make a perfect addition to my little sideshow I have been creating.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Strange Little Girl

Hey Everyone,

I am doing a match up with Canvas Corp and Relics and Artifacts today.  I love Frozen Charlottes.  I think they are a perfect balance between creepy and beautiful.  When I got my Papillon set I knew what I wanted to do right away.  If you would like to see a full step out with photos check out the Canvas Corp Blog.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Spreading my Creative Wings

Hi Guys,
It's my first post for My Rusty Crown!  I am so excited to share this project with you.  I don't make jewelry often, but when I do it tends to be a big statement piece.

I started with the Hand and Wings from Relics and Artifacts.  The chipboard in the back is from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this at this point.  I wasn't thinking jewelry quite yet.  Once I started painting that was when I knew it would be a necklace. 
I painted the Hand using Prima Art Alchemy Paint in Metallic Brass Hardware.
I added Dina Wakley Paints in Umber and Turquoise on the cuff. 
The wings have a bunch of layers on them.  The back and sides are painted Black Berry.  The tops are a mixture of Metallic Brass HardwareGold Rush, and Rich Turquoise.  I used a really dry brush and kept adding layers until I was happy.
The wings and the hands have watered down black acrylic paint on them to highlight the cracks and crevices.  
The chipboard was prepped with black gesso and then painted using the Gold Rush and Rich Turquoise.  I sealed the front and back using Tim Holtz Collage Medium
I glued the pieces onto the chipboard using a very heavy jewelry glue and let it dry overnight. 
There is an eye screw in the top of the hand so I used one of the Tim Holtz Assemblage chains to attach the hand to the wings.  
The chain on the left is also from the Tim Holtz assemblage line, as is the rhinestone connector.  The brass chain on the right was something I had in my stash.  
Have a great day,