Monday, 7 November 2016

Sheena's design team - Inspiration Post

Good Morning all

Welcome to my blog it's my turn today to hopefully inspire you today.  After seeing all the samples from the design team for the Time Travellers, Perfect Partners collection, it was a sample Jacquie did with wings and the clock face that reminded me of the stamps I have and haven't used them for ages.  Adele used the wings with the day of the dead skull and also with the clock face.

So - I decided I wanted to make a canvas.  So here I go, settle down with a cuppa and the story will begin.
A couple of years ago I made an owl using Sheena's feather stamp and he is now looking a bit shabby so time to take him apart and as we crafters do, I have kept all the feathers.

 
I started by painting the canvas with white gesso, these are the stamps from
 "A little bit sketchy range"
 
Next step was to pick my distress inks and swipe them down the length of the canvas.

 
Iced spruce,
Frayed Burlap
Pumice stone
Then a large damp brush over it to blend the colours.  I kept doing this and drying in between until I had the look I wanted
I forgot to take a couple of pics as I got carried away.  I sprayed the canvas with some water and let the colours merge a little and dried it off.
Using the feather stamps all sizes apart from the biggest one I stamped onto the canvas with a book underneath.  I just spray the back of the stamps with stick and spray and use my fingers as the stamp block.
I decide at this point it needed some texture so used green pebeo acrylic paint mixed with a little modelling paste and pebeo copper dyna paint.  Using the edge of a palatte knife  
I added the texture and also through a Sheena Stencil and let it dry.
 
I coloured some white card with the distress inks and stamped my sentiments and the wings ( one set in black) and embossed. I used gilding wax to enhance the wings.  The feathers from my owl were added to the canvas with tacky glue where I had stamped.  I also used a sentiment, cog and clock minus the chain from the Time travellers set.

The final canvas.  I hope you have found this useful and look forward to seeing you next time 
Thank you  Jenny x
 
 
 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sheena Douglass - Time Traveller Samples

Good afternoon

Another post with all the latest Time Traveller samples.  This collection was an absolute Joy to work with and sooooooooooo much fun and so many more ideas still to play with.

My favourite is the bottle made with the texture paste and Dyna paints and Aqua tints, all the gilding waxes and cog dies.




Aqua tints and Sparkle Pens

Dyna paints and sparkle pens

Dyna paints and gilding wax

Mirror image, aqua tints


Background stamping with Dyna paints and distress inks
Background with Dyna paints and Aqua tints

Dyna paints

Aqua Tints

Dyna paints and Aqua tints

Dyna paints and Aqua tints

Dyna paints and Aqua tints

 Everything lol including new gilding waxes and Texture gel

A bit of everything


Aqua tints and sparkle pens

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope these are an inspiration on some way for all the fabulous pieces you will make with the collection.

Jenny xx

Sheena Douglass Christmas Embossing Folders and Perfect Partners

Good afternoon all

Where has time gone!!!!   November already and I realised I have a few posts to catch up on.
I hope you are all well prepared for Christmas?   If not like me then here is a little inspiration with my design team makes from the Christmas embossing folders and the Perfect Partners dies and stamps.


Christmas Embossing Folders













Thank you for taking the time to look and I welcome any comments

Jenny xx