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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Anything goes - soon be Christmas!

Yes, although we are in the Halloween month I have done something Christmasy for you :D  I have decorated the Christmas Birdhouse in a bit of a grungy style.

Everything that you see is supplied in the kit apart from the paint and glitter. Such a shame you can't see that!!!!!

Thank you for looking today, take care, Karen xxx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Same but different ~ by Gez

Hi! Good morning!

Gez here and I am delighted to be taking part in the same but different challenge this week as you will know if you've been popping by the blog this week the design team have been sharing their creations using the same [Shrine 1] Tando Creative kit.

The shrine comes flat packed but don't worry! Construction is easy giving a finished overall size of approx. 100mm x 70mm x 145mm tall. Laser cut from sturdy thick greyboard. A dream to work with and as the design team have shown there are just so, so many possibilities with this shrine. 

Here is a de-construction of the pieces decorated, drying and ready to be assembled.. 

 Finished shrine.. 

 ..side view.. don't forget to paint the under side of your pieces.. like me!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

 Have a great autumn! Gez ♥

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Same but different - by Nikki

Morning all,

It's my turn on our 'Same but different' week to share a Tando Shrine with you that I have made. 

We were all given the same piece this week, the Tando Shrine.

Shrine 1

As it's October, and I do love Halloween, mine seemed to call for a little spookiness.

I first painted the shrine in white gesso, and then white crackle paint.  I picked some of the crackle back off on the outside to make it look older.  I painted several washes of colour over the shrine, starting with quinacridone gold, then prussian blue hue, quinacridone burnt orange, diaoxazine purple, then dry brushed with silver.  There may even be another colour or two I missed in there! 

The inside walls of the shrine had a similar treatment, but I stencilled clocks on the rear wall, and went darker with paynes grey and silver inside.

The bracken on the floor is actually seaweed I collected on holiday, and the pumpkin was a little pop up toy from the supermarket.  He had a wash with quinacridone gold too!

The sticker 'established 1876' and witches are from the Tim Holtz range, I thought it made it look like an old building, and the witches are fun.  See where the paint is peeled on the building?

I love these shrines, you can have so much fun and the variations from our team show how versatile they are!

I had fun doing this, hope you are inspired to have a go at the shrine yourself after seeing so many different versions this week.

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Same But Different - Bound Heart Shrine

It's "Same but Different" week here on the Tando Creative blog. It is a brilliant way to get a wide varity of ideas when the base project is essentially the same!

My interpretation on the shrine features my favoured colours and techniques. I have detailed the processes below.

Begin by laying out your shrine pieces, I find it is often useful to put the piece togther just to get a sense of size and style. Take the shrine apart, and paint both sides in a base layer of Medium Grey.

Using washes of Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold, build layers of paint to create depth. Once the washes are dry, stamp your chosen design. For my shrine I have used stamps from Andy Skinners "Handle with Care" and "Toxic" sets. Seal the pieces using Decoupage Matte Glue.

Paint a thin layer of Crackle Glaze over each piece and allow to dry fully. The thin layer of glaze will produce a fine crackle. Coat the pieces in Carbon Black Antiquing Cream. Use a soft brush to ensure the cream gets in to all of the crackles. Buff away the excess, leaving cream only in the crackles. Seal with Matte Medium.

Repeat the same process for the back wall of the shrine, for added detail I have included a paper printable with an anatomical heart. Edge the piece with Carbon Black.

For the centre piece to the shrine, layer 3D Dimensional Effects paste on to a heart base. Be sure to include lots of texture! Once dry, paint in tonal red colours and dry brush in gold to highlight the texture. I have included rusty cogs too for added effect.

Now it's time to assemble the shrine. Fix the back piece to the base using Decoupage Matte Glue. 

Edge all the sides in gold to give definition and ensure all joins and tabs are also painted in keeping with the rest of the shrine.

Set the heart on foam pads to raise it from the back wall. Using holes punched either side, wrap rusty wire around the heart to finish.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Snowflake Shrine

Here is my take on the Same But Different week using the {Shrine}:

I glued it together using gel medium and once dry, painted it with gesso and added a thick, rough coat of {DecoArt White Modelling Paste} to the roof and floor and left it to dry thoroughly.

I then used spray inks to colour the insides and built up the colour in layers until I was happy with it.

Once dry, I painted the outside with acrylic paints, then used snowflake stamps and white embossing powder.

I gave the roof and floor a coat of DecoArt Glitter Paint.

Finally, I decorated 3 snowflakes from the {Snowflake Mini} and {5 Snowflakes} packs with acrylic paint and glitter glue before fastening the largest 2 with a brad.

I did aim to hang snowflakes inside the shrine, but when it came to doing it, it was far too fiddly so I built a stem for the snowflake using{Grid Rectangles}!

I added a battery operated tealight to finish off.

As is always the case, the photos don't show off the glitter very well.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Same but different - take 2

Hi, Carol with you today sharing my "same but different" shrine make.

Here is the shrine

and here is my finished piece:-

The base pieces were painted, stamped and stencilled before being adhered.  Three birds from the whimsical birds 2 set  were painted with the same colour ways before being added to the shrine.  Pieces of hessian were added inside as "bedding straw" lol

We hope to see you again tomorrow for another shrine make.


Monday, 9 October 2017

Anything Goes Week!

Hi people!  I am here to start our 'Anything Goes' week where we all work on the same project.  Its lovely to see what other people do with the same piece...I hope you enjoy!  We are all working on the very versatile SHRINE this time. 

For mine I have gone down the 'nature' route.

I know it looks a little gloomy in there but I wanted to create a 'deep in the woods' feel to my piece.

I painted all the pieces before glueing them together.  (The rooves were run through an embossing folder first)

I painted a picture on the inside.

After I had attached the roof I added lots of Tando elements to the basic shrine ...

Mini Reindeer
Mini Rabbits
Mini Owl
Fir tree
Leaf Flourish

Thank you for popping by today and enjoy looking at what the DT have done this week , Karen x