It's that time of the week again. It's Wednesday.
Ta da - a home decor project and my base is a tin milk can.
I'm going to share with you how I put it together.
I've cut two sections of the 6x6 paper and I've used the butterfly/writing as my main paper.
I've cut two strips of apricot stripe paper, one strip 1 1/2" wide and another strip, 1" wide. I've used a lacy edge doily punch, curled or lifted the punched edge gently with my finger tips.
I've then sewn my two strips to my feature 6x6 paper.
Every Monday we have a new sketch up at the Flying Unicorn. Alda did today's sketch and as always, its a beauty! The Flying Unicorn invites you to use our sketch anywhere but we'd love to see what you do with it.
I decided to use "No. VIII" as a contrasting paper behind my base paper, which is the gorgeous "No. XXI"
Once I applied gesso all over the background of the No.XXI paper, I stamped some images in black Archival ink for more contrast.
The quote comes from the excess strip you cut off at the edge of the "No. XIII" paper. AWESOME idea!
I have also used some paper scraps and strips from the "No. VIII" paper to matt my photo.
I finished off my adding some Manor House Creations flowers, and some of my favourite embellishments.
I wanted to draw your attention to the butterfly above. It is a SIMPLY STUNNING creation from my friend Kay Fatula which are available at her etsy shop HERE . They are quality handmade butterflies, that are very very well put together with such detail and care. They are so affordable too so if you like this look check out her etsy shop where you will find LOTS like these.
So this is what I created using the goodies from the kit.
The chipboard oval frame came from Leaky Shed - very delicate and ornate. I covered my frame with ivory aged embossing powder. Then I thought I'd start adorning my frame.
This is my niece. I took this photo almost two years ago. We went out to a tea room for afternoon tea but before tea, she had to stop at Aunt Jennifer's house to get gussied up in my fun ruffly skirt. ( Good golly ....NO I do not wear this skirt - though there are some days when I would really like to. hehehe)
I covered my mini chipboard word with Stampendous Adged Ivory embossing enamel to match my oval chipboard frame.
Thanks for sahring a piece of your day. Remember - stay tuned for the dazzling fun February kit.
Flying Unicorn Jan Kit of the Month
Prima Art Journal Paper 12x12 - Jodie Lee Design 950682
Prima Flowers -Lyric collection 564452
Prima Flowers LeMia -571498
Prima Flowers - Abbey 571801
Prima Chalk Ink by Ingvild Bolme -Old Rose and Coltsfoot Stamens
Stampendous - Aged Ivory embossing enamel
Shimmerz Spritz -Tuscan Sun
Shimmerz Spritz Bamboo Leaf
Leaky Shed Chipboard - Victorian Oval Frames 6134
Maya Road mini chipboard set ( LOVE word) C1603
Ranger Emboss It - clear embossing roller dabber
McGill pine branch punch
Ranger white embossing powder
old book pages
Hey everyone! Welcome to a new WCYDW at the Unicorn!
Today I am sharing a tag I made using Jacquard Lumiere Paints. I know one of our fabulous CT members has showcased these wonderful paints before, but they truly are amazing and I wanted to show you how I achieved this metal look. I used Pewter and Pearlescent Blue.
I love these paints. The colors are so amazing, the paint is nice and smooth and offers a great coverage. You can use it on just about anything. I even saw someone painting a design on leather boots using this paint!
Here is the fun technique using the paints with some Gold Rub n Buff to get a metal look.
What you will need;
At least 2 coordinating colors of Lumiere Paints
Clear Embossing Ink
Emboss your tag using an embossing folder and dab clear embossing ink all over it.
Cover tag using Clear Embossing Powder. Shake off excess and dry with your heat tool
Using your paintbrush, apply a generous even amount, covering your entire tag.
TIP: Since embossing and painting can make your tag a bit 'flimsy' I adhere cardstock onto the back of my tag for better support.
Dry with heat tool
Using a smaller paintbrush, paint some coordinating color covering the raised areas of your embossed image. Don't paint the whole tag, just here and there.
Using a paper towel, wipe excess paint off in a circular motion and do this over the whole tag. The paint will spread nicely.
Add a few dabs of Gold Rub n Buff
Using a clean paper towel, do the same rubbing motion around the tag. If you find it's a bit heavy in some areas, use a baby wipe and GENTLY rub. If you rub too hard, you could tear the tag at this point. Heat dry
Just look at how cool this is
Now it's time to decorate your tag!
I love the texture!
I hope you have a chance to play and create something today!
Distress Stain Peeled Paint
Distress Stain Vintage Photo
Hey guys! Tammy here today to show ya a canvas that I have been playing with. It all started with a photo that my DH just loves of him and the kids. I had some really cool 13 Arts papers, mediums, mists and paints. Some crazy cool Creative Embellishment chippies. By the way these will be coming to the Flying Unicorn store very soon! So away I went to create a canvas for him. Here are my results..
The orange from the 13 Arts paper "Remember when", from the "Timeless" collection reminded me of a sunset. I have loved seeing the sun rays stencils, and I don't seem to have one in my stash yet.. Hummm Whats wrong with me?! LOL That is soon to be fixed, but it didn't help me at this time. Soooo I made my own! Very easy I just used the corners of my paper and made wide marks out alternating the spaces and then cut out every other one. I would slant my ruler to go to a imaginary center to get my angles. Worked pretty well! I surprisingly have a ton of hues of the sunset. I had no clue I had. Seems this was a meant to be project! Here are some close ups..
Here is what I used:
Canvas, Windsor and Newton 10x10
13 Arts Timeless Collection- Remember When, Perfect moment, Long time ago
Prima stamp- Finnabair Item #960988
Kaisercraft stamp- Script
Petaloo flowers- Forget me nots Antique Peach, Canterbury Rose Lemon
The Crafters Workshop Mask- Art Is
Dusty Attic- Cogs
Creative Embellishments- Steampunk balloon, "Beautiful Day" title (coming soon to the Flying Unicorn store)
Heart Doily- my stash
Stazon- Blazing Red and Black
Prima inker- Black coal
Mediums and paints
13arts- Gesso, Mists Chalk yellow, Burnt Sienna, Paint Lemon
Lumiere- Metallic Bronze, Mettallic Rust
Lindy's- Cocoa Bean Copper
Tim Holtz- Distress paint Vintage Photo
Claudine Hellmuth- Altered orange
Hope you enjoyed! Have a great day!!
I did this layout for Tammy's chippy challenge this month. The papers I used are from the January KOM, just love them! They are Prima Jodie Lee Art Journal papers.
For this challenge you had to use 3 different sized chippies and they had to be treated in some fashion. I used 6 chippies, just because I'm excessive! I used Leaky Shed Studios chippies. The large round chippie and the floral corner chippier were painted gold with Emperor's Gold Silks. The gears were heat embossed with Stampendous bronze aged embossing enamel. The butterfly is sprayed with Dylusions white linen mist. Notice that the butterfly wings are kind of curly. This is a fun thing to do, soak your chippie in water just long enough so that you can separate the chipboard into layers. Then let the layers dry and mist, paint, etc. Its really a cool technique to use on chipboard is really is great with wings.
I did some masking with Timmy's Rays mask and TCW's mini paint lids. I used Stamper's Anonymous grunge stamps to stamp the two different black patterns you see. Then to finish it all I dabbled teal and white paint here and there with a sea sponge.
For the masking I used 13 Arts Ayeeda Gesso and mixed in a little 13 Arts paint. That worked really well and I didn't have to go back and paint over the white gesso.
paper: Prima Jodie Lee Art Journal, black cardstock
Letters: Doodlebug Design-Just My Type Alphas;
Chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio Ring Frame Large, Flower Corner Small, Spring Butterfly small, Watch Parts
Embossing powder: Stampendous aged bronze embossing enamel
Diecuts and punches: Lucky 8 Lace Kerchief
Flowers: Manor House, Petaloo,
Ink: Ranger Black Archival
Mist: Lindy's Maidenhair Fern, Grab a Guy Gold, Wild Honeysuckle Coral
Masks: Tim Holtz Rays, TCW Paint Lids
Masking paste: 13 Arts Ayeeda Gesso
Paint: Splash of Color Emperor Gold, Claudine Hellmuth Classic Teal & Blank Canvas; 13 Arts Matte Coral
Other: Stamper's Anonymous Ultimate Grunge stamp; Kaisercraft Journal clear stamp
Denise here today to share some of my favorite lo's and products of 2013!
2013 was quite a crafty year for me..as I am sure it was for most of you! Some creations made the cut while others didn't quite hit the mark, but that is how it flows with the mojo right?
I'm sharing creations/products by month so let's get started since we've got 12 to look at!
January I got to play with some yummy Magnolia Ink Papers!
Prima Divine Collection from the May kit. Since we always get our kits ahead of time to work, this technically counts as an April LO ;)
Authentique came out with their awesome Thrilling Collection!
I LOVED when Alda got the Julie Nutting Stamps in!!! How fun are these?
I can't wait to see what new products are upcoming for 2014!!!
It's no secret that I love to play with paper. Sometimes I really do just play.
I whipped up this tag, the base of which was from an empty packet from the January kit from Flying Unicorn - waste not, want not!!!
Just about everything else came from the kit as well, with just a few things coming from my stash.
I've also used a Memory Box clock die and stamp - now I've had them for a while, trust me on this one, they were buried in my craft room, but I found them while looking for something else.
Maggi currently has a 'pop it up' challenge in the forum and this too has a whole lot of 'pop it up' going on.
Now have a closer look at my tag ... there's lots of flower clusters and here and there, there are a few handmade flowers as well.
I'm going to share how I made them ...
Cut out, die cut or punch out numerous flowers. You are going to need a set of three different sizes for each flower, although sometimes, I do only use two to make a flower.
I distress the edges using one of those fabulous distressing tools which Alda has in the store.
Now I've got a set of three flowers - snip into the middle of the largest and leave it.
The next slightly smaller flower, cut out the triangle in the bottom left hand side flower.
The smallest flower in your set, cut out a double petal portion as in the bottom right hand side flower.
Nothing difficult, easy peasy.
Not grab your glue and put a dab of glue on one of petals beside one of the edges that you have snipped, the lift a petal over the top and hold until it sticks.
Sometimes I distress the edges a little more here before I do anything else.
Now grab some muslin [cheese cloth]. You can't go wrong with muslin ... I truly just rip it apart, pull and pull some more.
That edge piece in the circle around my flowers in the next photo, that's the edge piece of the muslin. Now I grab a pair of scissors and cut a portion of that, wrap it around in a circle and glue that under my hand made flowers, to build another layer.
Working with the largest flower as your base ... dab a little glue in the middle, place a small piece of muslin, another dab of glue, layer another flower, another dab of glue, another piece of muslin and then glue on your top flower, another smaller piece of muslin and then glue on a pearl.
And you guessed it, you always need more than one flower to make a cluster.
I searched through my stash and found some other wee baubles that I also use - the flower stamens work a treat as well.
These papers were all in Flying Unicorn's January kit of the month ...
I found some black Petaloo flowers in my stash, a little bling and then layered them.
Love the way these wee treasures turned out.
And that tag again ...
And yes, there is a whole lot of corrugated cardboard underneath those layers the clock and the flower clusters.
Giving it a bit of height.
And it makes layering your flowers a whole lot easier.
Happy creating everyone.
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
Hi everyone, it's Nadia here with you today. I wanted to share with you a couple of things I have created recently.
The first one is a layout using the EVER so gorgeous "Messy Head" collection from 7 Dots Studio. This is available at The Flying Unicorn shop HERE.
Here are some close ups..
I applied Silks Paints in Plumeria together with 13arts Ayeeda Ink in Bordeaux and let it drop down by adding some water to it.
Here is another Dusty Attic new release. This is called Heart Arrows #2. I simply applied Gesso and once that was dried I painted it with Silks Plumeria again before finishing it with Dusty Attic Crackle Finish .
The Flying Unicorn materials
Paper: 7Dots Studio Messy Head
Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Measured
Modelling Paste: Studio490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Dusty Attic Crackle Finish (DA0900)
Up next I want to show you some work I have created with the gorgeous 13arts collection "Timeless". This collection is available at the store HERE
So I live in the beautiful city of Sydney, and one of our most famous icons is the Harbour Bridge. I live about 15 minutes away from it but it is all the way over the other side of the city for me , which means crossing over it every time we want to get there. This part where the picture above is taken is at Milsons Point, right next to the famous Luna Park and it is just one of my most favourite spots. If you look at the picture closely, you can see on the left hand side the Sydney Opera House :) It is an amazing spot .
and here are some close ups..
Lynne here with a quick video tutorial on embellishing your chippys with all of the wonderful mixed media products you got in the January KOM and Add-Ons.
This layout was made entirely with the KOM, except for a few items listed below the pics.
Enjoy the video.....
Love this kit!!
And one more closeup....
Other products used:
- Kaisercraft Journal Stamp
- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
- Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint in Walnut Brown Metallic
- Shimmerz Dimmensionz in Blue Lagoon
- Magenta Stencil Natural Elements (past kit)
Hope you enjoyed the video.......happy playing!!!