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Monday, 27 June 2016

Playing with Pebeo Products - Mixed Media

I managed to have a little play in the Den today, as for once we had sun.  (Also encouraged by the fact that I had eldest granddaughter with me as she was off school, so thought I would let her play with my Pebeo paints).

Somebody had posed a question on Facebook, about the effects of the different Fantasy paints and vitrail, so I thought I would do a sample piece of different effects.


almost completed


From top left corner:

Mixtion liquid relief painted on and gold leaf applied.  The black ceramic and eggshell white prismé. Then a few dots of white 4 Artist Marker added.

Apricot Moon, Emerald Prismé, Pearl ceramic, Cherry Blossom Prismé, white ceramic.

Prismé Pearl Violene (purple).  Rose Antique Deco acrylic dots, White  ceramic, glitter medium  and Cherry red prismé, 

Black ceramic,  Mixtion relief piped on and brushed.  When dry silver mirror foil added.

Parma Violet Prismé, white and black ceramic and red vitrail, with a couple of dots of white 4 Artist marker.

Marine Prismé black and white ceramic and crimson vitrail

Emerald Prismé, eggshell white Prismé and crimson vitrail.

Transparent Gold Vitrail,, Eggshell white Prismé, Gold Moon Brown Vitrail.

Green Vitrail, Glitter Medium, Red Ceramic, Eggshell White Prismé



Finished

My 14 year old granddaughter also had a play:    Hers is a work of art! (as opposed to my sample piece).  She used most of the same colours as me in different combinations.  As usual having shown her how to do it - she surpassed me!


Here it is again mounted on a background made from Pebeo deco paints (sponged on):

mounted on deco paint background

More from my granddaughter - work in progress:



Both creations from my granddaughter.
At least when she finishes her piece at home - she will be using her paints and not mine!  tee hee!


Playing with mixed media

I managed to have a little play in the Den today, as for once we had sun.  (Also encouraged by the fact that I had eldest granddaughter with me as she was off school, so thought I would let her play with my Pebeo paints).

Somebody had posed a question on Facebook, about the effects of the different Fantasy paints and vitrail, so I thought I would do a sample piece of different effects.


almost completed


From top left corner:

Mixtion liquid relief painted on and gold leaf applied.  The black ceramic and eggshell white prismé. Then a few dots of white 4 Artist Marker added.

Apricot Moon, Emerald Prismé, Pearl ceramic, Cherry Blossom Prismé, white ceramic.

Prismé Pearl Violene (purple).  Rose Antique Deco acrylic dots, White  ceramic, glitter medium  and Cherry red prismé, 

Black ceramic,  Mixtion relief piped on and brushed.  When dry silver mirror foil added.

Parma Violet Prismé, white and black ceramic and red vitrail, with a couple of dots of white 4 Artist marker.

Marine Prismé black and white ceramic and crimson vitrail

Emerald Prismé, eggshell white Prismé and crimson vitrail.

Transparent Gold Vitrail,, Eggshell white Prismé, Gold Moon Brown Vitrail.

Green Vitrail, Glitter Medium, Red Ceramic, Eggshell White Prismé



Finished

My 14 year old granddaughter also had a play:    Hers is a work of art! (as opposed to my sample piece).  She used most of the same colours as me in different combinations.  As usual having shown her how to do it - she surpassed me!


Here it is again mounted on a background made from Pebeo deco paints (sponged on):

mounted on deco paint background

More from my granddaughter - work in progress:



Both creations from my granddaughter.
At least when she finishes her piece at home - she will be using her paints and not mine!  tee hee!


Sunday, 26 June 2016

Revamping an old school project of my son's



Many moons ago, my son made this little balancing figure in metalwork at school.  It had become somewhat discoloured as the weather had got to the metal so, wanting to play with my gift of Pebeo Markers I decided to give him a make over.


I only had an 8mm blue and a 15 mm silver, 4mm black and 2mm white..  Only took about 5 mins for his makeover with those large chisel tipped markers.   Balancing Bertie is better than new!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

More with those owls - experimenting

Remember these?


.... Well, I had a play with some Pebeo Markers I got given and added a bit more detail.  I only had a 2mm white and 4mm black so limited with what I could do.  I gather you can use them over Pebeo Fantasy Prismé and Moon paints too.  (The markers are oil based).

Owls with marker pen details added

I also managed today to get hold of another product I wanted to try:  DecoArt Media "Liquid Glass".

flooded with Liquid Glass

The Liquid Glass has dried

Well I couldn't get a decent picture of the finished owl with the dried Liquid Glass - but all I can say is WoW!     I love it!  Just like a resin topcoat.   In the past I have used the UV one which requires sunlight to dry.    This was touch dry in just over an hour, and in reality looks really fab.   It will be great for jewellery on top of Pebeo Fantasy paints!

More with those owls - experimenting

Remember these?


.... Well, I had a play with some Pebeo Markers I got given and added a bit more detail.  I only had a 2mm white and 4mm black so limited with what I could do.  I gather you can use them over Pebeo Fantasy Prismé and Moon paints too.  (The markers are oil based).

Owls with marker pen details added

I also managed today to get hold of another product I wanted to try:  DecoArt Media "Liquid Glass".

flooded with Liquid Glass

The Liquid Glass has dried

Well I couldn't get a decent picture of the finished owl with the dried Liquid Glass - but all I can say is WoW!     I love it!  Just like a resin topcoat.   In the past I have used the UV one which requires sunlight to dry.    This was touch dry in just over an hour, and in reality looks really fab.   It will be great for jewellery on top of Pebeo Fantasy paints!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Retro Rustic Wedding Card


Card front

It's my Great Niece's wedding shortly, and I made this card for her.   I like to personalise a card as much as I can,   Her invites were quite rustic and involved a camper van, which I gather will feature at some point in the wedding.  I haven't put anything about "wedding" on the front of the card, as I have made it an 8 x 8 and am going to get a deep frame to go with it so that it can be put on the wall as a picture, should they so wish.  I also made a box for the card.

The background was created in Craft Artist.  I then placed a Clarity stencil over the top and brushed various distress inks over it in shades of green and blue.  It was then mounted on craft card  (her wedding invites were craft card). I then used a Spectrum Noir Overlay sparkle pen across the image.

I used distress inks in shade of brown to tone down the heart, and added some bought butterflies.   The card stock is a pearlised one.

The insert was created in Craft Artist and printed on Conqueror Effects paper in metallic champagne.

Insert
I then made a matching box from the pearlised paper with an acetate window, finished off with another butterfly, and some garden twine (to reflect the twine on her invites).  Thank goodness for my Hougie Board!

Card in presentation box

Just need to get a picture frame now to go with the card.   Hope she likes it.


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wooden Owls








I had a little play with some wooden owls.   Initially I put some Pebeo Mixtion Relief paste on them on the outlines that were on the owls, and when dry I applied Pebeo gold mirror leaves.

The next decision was how to paint them.  I was going to use distress inks, but decided to have a play with some Vitrail and Vitrea in various shades of brown and gold.   The eyes then had Pebeo Fantasy Moon and Prismé applied to them in White and Gold. The Gold was also applied to the feet.

To give them a bit of pearlescent finish, I mixed Maimeri Iridescent paste and Glassy Gel, and I painted over the brown areas.

The photo doesn't really do the finished owls justice.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

75th Birthday Card

Card for my neighbour.

The topper



It doesn't really show up on this, but once I had matted and layered the image onto the card, I used my Spectrum Noir Overlay clear sparkle pen to highlight a lot of the image.  It really glistens when the light catches it.



Completed Card

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Playing in the Den with the grandchildren

Well what a beautiful day it was on Sunday, the best day of the year so far, after what seems like weeks of rain and cold weather.

My son , his girls, and his girlfriend came over for lunch in the garden.   The youngest granddaughter has a party to go to, so her sisters asked if they could do some crafting in the Den.   The first time we have been able to do this this year!

I thought I would share their efforts:   (There is always some sort of stash in my Den for them!)

One painted a mask in Pebeo iridescent gold, and raided my stash of silk flowers to decorate it.  We then applied some Mixtion relief paste in dots above the eye holes, and applied mirror leaves to them when dry.


7 year old's mask


Her sister decided to paint a little wooden horse that I had bought - this is still work in progress as we ran out of time.   Painted with various Pebeo Iridescent paints, and some Mixtion applied once again with mirror leaves, and some googly eyes from my stash.    Next time she visits she is going to paint some "paint fusion" flowers on the blue seat.

10 year old's rocking horse (work in progress)

When they had gone home, I decided to have a little play too.   My Paverpol fairy was looking a bit tired, from where it was in the garden for the past two years (crikey did I really make it two years ago - where has the time gone!).  So, as all the Pebeo iridescent paints were strewn across the table,  the decision was made!

Here she is in her new colours:  (I actually smeared some Mixtion on part of her dress, but I haven't applied anything to it yet as awaiting a deliver of gold effect leaves)

Fairy on shoe last - 2016 Makeover

and here she is when first painted two years ago:

Autumn Fairy on a Shoe Last 2014

I hope you approve of her makeover!




Monday, 6 June 2016

Playing with Pebeo Mixtion Relief

Having watched Sheena Douglas demonstrating the other day, I thought I would play with my Mixtion relief..  I didn't want to use anything precious for my "tester" pieces, so I chose a  coffee jar for my first piece.   I rubbed the Mixtion on with my finger and then using Leonie Pujo'ls stamps I stamped into it to remove some of the paste.  When dry I applied Pebeo mirror leaves, which actually give a silver finish, albeit the design looks black in the photo, but it was very difficult to catch the effect.  I also smeared the relief over the screw top.



Coffee Jar with mirror leaf finish

I then decided to use one of my little candle glasses for the second experiment.    Although I started off exactly the same as the coffee jar, when tacking I applied Pebeo silver leaf to it.  As you will see the paste "grabbed" more of the leaves.   I also think I didn't removed quite as much of the paste as I could have, so ended up with a completely different effect.

With silver leaf

My next experiment when the product arrives will be to use the Mixtion liquid, and actually stamp with it to see what result I get then.