Sunday, May 5, 2013

Imaginarium Designs :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you an ATC that I made at a recent retreat that I attended. Now please be kind as creating ACT's is not something that I am familiar with, but despite that I still wanted to share the creative experience with you, to showcase how awesome Imaginarium Designs is for making mixed media style ATC's :)

Currently Imaginairum Designs doesn't carry an ATC background but I have had a chat with Jane and she said that if you are interested just to contact her and she will more than happily cut an order for you :) :) :)

For my ATC I cut down a tag. In this next picture you can see the supplies I have used. I had pre-sprayed the heart sheet with white gesso spray.

After adhering the hearts to the ATC I applied a liberal coat of Viva Decor Croco Crackle [tip I was toooo liberal and the finish wasn't as nice as I would have liked]

The crackle medium was in fact way to thick and it didn't crackle as much as I would have liked.

When the crackle was dried I applied water color paint [Hero Arts] to highlight the crackle pattern.

I added a few extra splats of black paint to break up the starkness/contrast of the red paint. 

I have enjoyed this 'test run' of creating an ATC so I plan on having another go so keep your eye out for my blog post next month.

Cheers and I do hope you are having a great weekend :)

Prima NSD Blog post :)

Hello hello :)

Next is a little step-out I would like to share with you, for this Tag, 

Materials List
Prima Marketing
Trim [Silver] 564117
Trim [White] 564124
Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets 960339
Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets 960322
Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets 960308
Prima Flowers Tatiana White 566333
Velvet Trinkets 560010
SIIC 551483

12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs
Tag for template
Spray Gesso

Extra kit
Stanley knife
Tonic scissors

To begin with I traced out a large tag shape onto some grey board and then cut it out using a stanley knife and metal ruler. for the freehand cutting around the corners I used my Tim Holtz tonic scissors.

I then spray painted the tag with spray gesso however if you dont have the spray gesso, then straight gesso or white paint applied with a roller/paint brush is perfect!

I then applied clear drying glue to the background [see picture above]. I then began to overlay pre cut strips of Prima fibre [as above].

I continued laying on the strips of fibre until the entire tag was covered, and allowed it to dry.

When the glue was dry I trimmed the excess from around the edges of the tag.

This is a close up of how the surface of the tag looked before I completed decorating the tag.

I distressed a length of the silver trim and then looped it before stapling it to the tag.

I then glued a cluster of 3 flowers over the distressed trim. I further embellished these flowers with some of the fabulous Sunrise Sunset Vintage Trinkets.

Below are some close up pictures of the final embellishing :)

Cheers and I do hope you enjoy :) :) :)