Showing posts with label Grunge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grunge. Show all posts

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspire the Arts - Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang, welcome back for another Art Anthology DT post. For today's project I created a "grungy rainbow" altered paintbrush. I used Art Anthology's Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects - copper and gold. Love that these are very thick and dimensional, you can literally hold an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out...a little goes a very long way. When lightly applied they are somewhat transparent, which easily allows you to slowly build and control the amount of color needed, especially when using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. For a tutorial, check out the YouTube video posted below and be sure to stop by Art Anthology's blog for more ideas and inspiration from the DT.

Quote ~ "The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist." - Ananda Coomaraswamy


Have a fun and creative day!!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Measured Moments - Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, glad to be back with another DT project for Art Anthology. I've decided to create another page for my Vintage Art Journal. My inspiration started with the quote I used, but it was shortly followed by my love for all things vintage. I used a the "scales" stencil, several colorations sprays, a combination of metallic effects and sorbet paints by Art Anthology. Love how all of the colors blended so well together. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.

Please be sure to stop by the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration and tutorials from the design team.


Have a fun and creative day!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lighted Steampunk Altered Clock

Hi everyone, today I want to share a project with you that I have been working on, between design teams and life in general, it's taken quite sometime to complete, but as of last night I am finally done... yay!!! I am so, so happy with the way it turned out. I put a lot of work into it, it actually lights up and shows the layers of gears that I put between the clock face and the back of the clock. 

It just so happens that I had seen a post for the June challenge at Creative Embellishments, which is posted below with an inspiration photo, which shows a clock face, so I thought why not join in on it. Most of the gears, the clock face and wings are from Creative Embellishments, the clock is from Tim Holtz and the steampunk hat was originally a velvet leprechaun hat that I altered.

All of the other embellishments you can get at any craft store, including the steampunk airship. I also used various mediums for texture and color. The miniature lights I bought at AC Moore by the flower section. All in all, the entire project was so much fun to work on, but I couldn't be happier to finally have it complete.


Steampunk Hat

Different layers of gears behind the clock face.

Chain with gears wrapped around the clock.

 Clock is backlit, lights are behind the clock face.

Creative Embellishments

  For the June challenge please be inspired by at least one element from the picture below (let us know what it was in your blog post) and for the twist add something with wings to your project.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Kelley's Book of Shadows...Final Post

Finally we have arrived to the last post showing the complete book of shadows. This was a long process, but I was very happy with it's end result and to finally send it away. I know Kelley is having fun with it, just wondering how long it will take to fill in all of them color charts...oh boy!!! I didn't get a chance to go through all of the pictures before mailing this out to Kelley, so I picked the best ones out of the bunch, they're not perfect, but I think they will do. Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed the journey!

Kelley's Book of Shadows...

Every chapter cover had a leathery chapter page in front of it, just like the one in this pic.

Chapter One

Chapter One...back cover.

Some of the color charts.

Chapter Two

Chapter Two...back cover.

Chapter Three

Chapter Three...back cover.

Chapter Four

Chapter Four...back cover.

Chapter Five

Chapter Five...back cover.

Here is Chapter Six...this is so Kelley, can't wait to see what she does with it.

Chapter Six...back cover.

Inside the back cover.

Back Cover

Part Six...Kelley's Book of Shadows - Chapter Five

All though there are 6 chapters, chapter 5 was the last one that I completed in it's entirety, chapter 6 will be on with the final post as I just covered it with Kelley's favorite paper line from Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante", but I didn't add anything else to it other than the back for the tag. I left it so Kelley can add a part of herself to it, her own touch, if you will. This chapter had color charts for a variety of sprays, LSG, Heidi Swap, Dylusions and Tattered Angels, so I decided I would create a mixed media piece using mainly sprays to create it. I also used some fluid inks and transparent liquid paints as well as some prima chalk inks. I added a Kaiser Kraft wooden tree flourish and covered it with some rock candy distress crackle paint, which gave it great texture, I then inked it with Liquitex transparent inks. Again, I tried keeping this as grungy as possible.

I will be adding links to the previous posts:

Chapter Five...

Fussy cut these butterflies from some Graphic 45 papers that I had in my scrap paper stash.

Rock candy distress crackle paint worked perfect for the texture on the tree.

Made a pocket for more tags. 

Part Five...Kelley's Book of Shadows - Chapter Four

I'm back with chapter 4 and this time I decided I would go the vintage direction. Still wanting to keep this grungy looking, I thought it would be neat to add texture to the background as though it were an old broken wall. It reminds me how the slats behind plaster walls would look when some portions of the plaster walls would fall off. I used corrugated pieces from a box I had laying around, painted it in many different colors, I used TH distress embossing powders on it and some sprays to match the background papers. I used an old vintage image that I covered with acetate and added the TH die cut frame that was heat embossed using dark brown glitter and chunky embossing, brown and copper. Overall I think I captured the vintage feel, even if it is on the dark and grungy side, but it's just how Kelley likes it!!!

I will be adding links to the previous posts:

Chapter Four...

TH die for the frame and Stampandous Encrusted embossing powders and glitter.

Added several pockets on the back for tags or notes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Part Two...Kelley's Book of Shadows - Chapter One

Back for part two of the Shadow Book, this is the 1st chapter of 6. The color charts for this chapter are for TH products, inks, stains and so on. So I decided to make this chapter cover focusing on Tim Holtz. I used several of his dies, stamps and embellishments. I used kraft chipboard for all of the die cuts...butterflies, suitcase and tag. I had so much fun making these butterflies, I clued TH tissue paper to the kraft board and sprayed 3 of the butterflies with some LSG copper sprays and I used a combination Perfect Pearls powders, green, blues and copper for the other 2 butterflies. I then used TH black soot distress paint for the edges and creases. I got the rusted ornate plate from another swap I was in with my crafty friend, Gwen and I used TH distress black soot paint to darken some of the edges on that as well. All in all, I really enjoyed making this chapter cover, as Tim Holtz products are some of my favorites to work with.

I will be adding links to the previous posts:

Chapter One...

Tore the edges and added TH distress embossing powders.

Glued butterfly cardstock and splattered black paint to the suitcase to grunge it up. I used these chipboard letters from my stash, mixed molding paste with black acrylic on top, once dried, I used Rub n Buff on the peaks and valleys.

Butterflies were made as listed  above, with tissue paper and Perfect Pearls.

TH letters/numbers...Alpha Parts

TH chit chat stickers, trinket pin and tag.

More added goodies.

On the back, I made a pocket for some tags.

The color charts found on the Ranger site, they do not have one for the distress embossing powders, so I made that one on my computer. I decorated each color chart specific to each product, meaning I used glitter on the glitter chart, markers on the marker chart, etc...etc..

Supplies used...

Chipboard cover w/ 4 holes
TH paper pads
TH dies...Vintage Valise, Mini Butterflies and Tiny Tabs and Tags
TH Stamps...The Impossible and Life Imagined
TH chit chat stickers
TH journaling tickets
TH adage tickets
TH distress ink soot, walnut stain, gathered twigs, vintage photo and peacock feathers
TH distress soot
TH distress embossing powders...walnut stain and vintage photo
TH ornate plates
TH gears
TH trinket pins
TH metal saying...word bands
TH alpha part
TH tissue paper
Large chipboard letters from my stash
Golden...molding paste
Golden Fluid Acrylic...naples yellow hue
Black acrylic paint
Reeves copper acrylic paint
Rub N Buff...antique gold and Spanish copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays...cattail copper brown and red hot poker orange
Perfect Pearls Powders...turquoise, antique copper, true blue and spring green
Recollections kraft butterfly cardstock paper
Seam binding...browns and greens
Brown cording
Jute ribbon
Mesh tape
Vintaj metal embellishments
Metal brads...copper and a couple shades of green
Stick air balloon
7 Gypsies stickers...Collector
The Crafters Workshop tile texture
Hero Arts Stamps...creative words