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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mixed Media card with Irit: Anything goes week

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and this is my card for Anything goes week.
It's a Mixed Media card made with Tando stencil and chipboards and Visible Image stamps.
The image was heat embossed over the cardstock and then I added Tando stencil with DecoArt texture paste.
Then the card was painted with a mix of DecoArt acrylics.
The mini music notes were also painted with DecoArt acrylic paints and glued over the card.




 Tando products used:
Sunburst stencil
A Skinner Stencil - SUNBURST

Mini music notes chipboards

Tando Mini's Music

DecoArt products


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

King Kong Acrylic Mixed Media Board

King Kong Acrylic Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! Dana here today sharing a King Kong inspired Acrylic Mixed Media Board for the Anything Goes theme this week. I think acrylic is super fun to work with and I hope I can inspire you to give it a try. I started this piece by stamping a cityscape onto the back of an Acrylic Mixed Media Board using a portion of Nathalie Kalbach's Urban Scribble Cling Stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. I backed the board with a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper. Next, I added a clear gorilla sticker to the front of the board. I added doodles with a Dylusions White Paint Pen. I finished this piece with a red "K" alphabet sticker and a strip of paper tape. I really love the effect of being able to work on both sides of this board!

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Glossy or Shiny with Lisa

Hi folks and welcome to today's post for Tando Creative. This weeks theme is 'glossy or shiny'. 

I used one of the Tando long tags and I wanted to create lots of different texture to compliment the shiny parts.

Here is what I created...




I first applied a piece of paper on the surface of the tag with PVA glue. 

I then created a mixture of DecoArt white gesso, glue and cornflour to create a really thick texture paste that is similar to the consistency of decorating filler. I applied a thick layer of mixture to the tag over the Tando distressed harlequin stencil






When the mixture was spread over the stencil I stippled the surface with a pallet knife to give it a rough texture on top. I also added some of the mixture around the edge of the tag and on the centre of the tag.






When it was dried I painted the tag with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I applied the paint thick in some areas and thinly in others so the paint would run around the shapes the texture paste mixture had created.  

I painted a piece of white card with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and left to dry. I stamped the dragonfly and the sentiment with black ink.






I fussy cut the dragonflies and the sentiment, covered them with clear embossing ink then clear ultra thick embossing enamel powder and melted the powder with a heat gun to create a glossy, shiny layer.  




I adhered the dragonflies and the sentiment to the tag. I tied some black organza ribbon around the top of the tag and heated it with the heat gun to melt the ribbon slightly.


Here is everything I used...


Set of 5 Long Tags   Distorted Harlequin Mask       


All the Tando Creative and DecoArt items I used are available on the Tando website


Thanks for popping by. 
Please leave a comment over at my blog if you wish, here is the link . I love to read your thoughts.
Hope to see you soon,
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Glossy and shiny Christmas gift tag with Irit

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my new Tando inspiration.
This is a glossy or shiny week on Tando and this Christmas decoration is really glossy (as the paper is glossy) and shiny (as I added a lot of sparkle paint and micro beads to my Tando chipboard pieces).
This is easy to make art piece and I used Paper House tags that were layered with Tando frame, another cardstock frame and embellished with Tando Christmas tree.
Even with all those layers this is a flat art piece and can be sent in the envelope. 



 The micro beads were added directly over the DecoArt silver and purple paints and you don't need any glue when it's dry.



 Tando products used:
Frame- Large rectangle
Frame - Large Rectangle

Fir trees standing
Fir Trees standing, set of 3
 DecoArt products

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Glossy or Shiny Floral Shadow Frame

Hello!

I am really pleased to be sharing my first project on the blog as a new member of the Tando Creative design team!

This week the theme is Glossy or Shiny so I decided to use a bit of both...

 
 
I started by coating the shadow frame pieces with white gesso then the smaller bits with tinting base.
The background of the frame was made using a baby wipe with cobalt teal hue, hansa yellow light and cadmium red hue, blending the colours together with the wipe.  To make my first glossy area I squished a versamark ink pad through the distress harlequin mini stencil and heat embossed with clear powder...
 
 
 
The outside frame was painted with the red acrylic and then stamped with the other two colours using the Nathalie Kalbach 'Marks' stamp set from Stampendous.  To add contrast and some more glossiness I then stamped with black versamark ink and heated clear embossing powder over the top.
Once the frame pieces were stuck together I added shine using a pearl gilding wax.
The mini flowers were painted using hansa yellow light, diarylide yellow, pyrole orange and cadmium red hue and the mini leaves with green gold and yellow green light.  To help it stand out I used cobalt teal hue for the butterfly. Once the pieces were dry the marks stamp set was used with archival black ink to add extra pattern and then glossy accents applied and left to dry overnight.
I thought the word 'Reflect' would go well with the glossy theme so painted it in carbon black then coated the word with glossy accents.  While this was still wet I added a sprinkle of glamour dust (crystal) to make it shine as well...
 
 
Once these had all dried thoroughly overnight the finishing shiny touch was some gems for the flowers and butterfly and then it was all ready to be attached.
 
The products used were...
 



http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/shadow-frames-p-1406.html
 
Thank you for taking time out to read my first post, I hope you enjoyed seeing it!
 
Happy crafting,
 
Jane xx
 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Color Theme - Whimsical House Mixed Media Board

Whimsical House Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing my take on the Color Theme this week. I was so inspired by the piece Carol shared on Monday that I decided to use a house as the focal point on my project. I have new houses on the brain because I just found out that I will be moving this coming June. I know time between now and my move will fly by, so I'm trying to create as many lasting memories as I can where I'm at before I have to leave.

I painted up a Mixed Media Board, Whimsical House (Set 1), Mini Flower, and the Arthur Numbers 5700, which is my current address, with DecoArt acrylic paint. I also used a piece of Grass Flexistrip, that I decided to leave raw for contrast. After I assembled my scene, I added colorful dots to the piece with the tip of my paintbrush handle.

I really love this color palette, especially the pop of purple, which I happily used to paint the door on this piece. I had painted my front door a much bolder purple when I moved in to my current house a couple years ago, and was just recently asked to repaint it an approved color by the neighborhood Home Owners Association.


You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

No Place Like Home

This weeks blogs focuses on the September Colour Theme, I decided to feature the colours in a tag embellished with one of the cute houses from Tando's whimsicle set.


Using the light teal as a base colour, the background was created using gesso and teal mixed to give a patchy effect to the colour. On to this I have stamped with white gesso, defining the stamped images with a white pen and adding details.


The coral and lilac tones complimented the house style and act as a good contrast fom the background colour. Using DecoArt Weathered Wood, I created a crackle effect finished with a layer of white chalk paint which was then rubbed back in areas to further the distressed look, revealing more of the bright colours underneath.

Edging the house in burnt umber aides the cartoon effect look and makes the piece pop against the background.


Here you see further details of the background and how the tag has been finished with the quote "no place like home".


Tando products used;