Friday, September 21, 2018

Rusty Relic and some Steampunk fun by Sue Smyth

Steampunk goggles and Rusty Relic Journal 
By Sue Smyth 

This month I have some quirky projects, a set of goggles and a rusty journal, for you all.

I love a steampunk look and saw some goggles in Tasmania 
on one of my trips there.
But I wanted to make my own, so visited the local Bunnings for 
a pair of welding goggles, (a cheap pair).

So to begin, I adhered plastic gems and brads to the outside
The brads worked well as the plastic of the goggles 
was not easy to adhere things too.

Then I have added cogs and microbeads, even a chess piece and a bottle cap. To create the the surface, I have painted it all black with gesso first, then with teal dylusions paint. Then I have added
metallic shine with turquoise inka gold, with a last 
layer of copper and Vintage gold Art Alchemy wax.

I had some cute dragon eye cabochons to include as 
an eye, and mixed in some gold rhinestones. 


To finish I have flicked a slurry of turquoise chalk paint over the surface for a patina look. Instead of the elastic band around the head I cut it off and added bronze chain. 
It make not be practical anymore but I like it as a decoration lol.

Next is my project is featuring Viva Decor rust 
I had an old journal that I had started and then
abandoned as I was not happy with it.

Later I came back to it, added the cool resin face and clustered around lots of relic style trinkets, which once painted 
with black gesso gave me a fresh surface to start again with.

I love the alphabet title, it has had the rust medium painted
on it too. But I have rubbed turquoise inka gold to the top and 
Vintage gold wax to the bottom for an ombre look
with a difference.

I have tucked copper seed beads in and around
the trinkets, adhering down with 
dimensional magic.

Here I have used the turquoise inka gold, mixed
with lots of water to flick over the surface, for a 
more corroded look. Use a fan brush
to get the best results.

In the end I was happy that I salvaged a project
destined for the bin, and it did not take too long
once I got started. 
I hope it has inspired you to get rusting.

Happy Crafting 

Here is a few of the chipboard shapes I used 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Altered Items with Solange Marques

Hello friends! It's Solange Marques here!
I've made some projects altered items using the beautiful Imaginarium Designs chipboards!

First of all,this altered wood pallete:

 I've glued all of the chipboards on the pallete and I covered them with acrylic gesso. Then I applied a lot of spray inks.
On the alphabet chipboards I've used liquid metal:

Some close up of the chipboards:

Now I'll share with you an altered box:

On this piece I've used the same technique that on the altered palette, covering them with gesso and sprays:

And finally an altered paintbrush:

I've glued the chipboards on the paintbrush:

I've applied  acrylic gesso:

I've added flowers:

And to finish, I've applied sprays :

ID Supplies:

IDAUC001 Capital Letters
IDS0001 Butterfly Small
IDT0019 Bird Cage Small
IDT0016 Steam Punk Clock Small
IDT0014 4 Small Butterflies
IDT0004 9 Cogs on board small
IDFL0014 Jessica Florish
IDFL0001Flourish 1
IDS0036 Small Clock Face
IDFR0009 Oval Frame with Brackets Large
IDS0018 9 Cogs on Board


Acrylic Gesso
Lindy's Gang Sprays
Prima Flowers
Crackle Paste

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Colouring Chipboard with Pencils

Hi Everyone

It's Wendy back for this months projects and a couple where I have gone back to something I enjoy immensely and that is colouring with pencils.  The adult colouring in phase is going gangbusters at the moment and I have to admit that I have been caught up in the craze for a while now.  What can I say I just love to colour! You can also achieve a beautiful finish using pencils to colour directly on chipboard as well (note the higher wax content of the pencils gives better coverage).

The first project is a "postcard" and like a couple of my previous projects this was just part of a pull-a-part book I picked up a typo.  The project just lets the chipboard stand out (I have inked this in archival black).  The colouring does take a while but the end result is so worth it. I have also used some black rhinestones to make it really pop!

The next project you can see how vibrant the colour is on the feathers - this has been done with prisma colour pencils.

Hope you like these projects and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the colour combinations or how to use pencils on chipboard.

Have a great week and keep creating!

Chipboard Used