Monday 27 August 2018

Get Wrapped Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome 

Today is a 'pinch me is this for real' moment in my art / blog journey as I am one of the Artist /designers invited to be a part of this Seth Apter, PaperArtsy, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull 'Get Wrapped' blog hop. 
This hop is all about having fun and celebrating cross brand creativity and I can't begin to tell you how super thrilled and truly honoured I am to be a part of it! 

Before I tell you about the fabulous prize we have on offer and all the talented artist taking part let me share with you what I have made to mark what is, for me, a memorable occasion..... 

We were all given some wonderful products that we had to use :
From Seth Apter - One of Seth's ltd edition Paper Artsy paint sets. (I received set #3 Summer.). 
From Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - Some of Emerald Creek/ Seth Apter Baked Texture embossing powders (I received Ancient Amber, Chunky Rust, Patina Oxide, Deep Sea) an Emerald Creek stamp and fancy metal brads 
From Eileen Hull- Wrap around journal die cuts 
As well as using the provided supplies we could also use any other products we wish . I used some of my own 'Seth Stash' - a couple of Seth's stamps (dot matrix, tryptech), a few more Seth / Paper Artsy paints (midnight, mahogany, glacier ice) one of Seth's embossing folders (Gridiron) and one of Seth's dies (steering wheel). 
There was no creative direction or themes given, we were encouraged to to do our own thing, follow our artistic muse and create whatever we desired. 

So I did a bit of 'thinking outside the box' for my project and decided to make a clock!
The journal die cut forms the body of the clock and is painted inside and out with midnight. The inner walls of the clock (the inside of the journal) are stamped with the wheels from the Emerald Creek stamp. 
The panels, adhered to the outer walls of the clock (the outside of the journal) are embossed using Seth's embossing folder and painted by monoprinting, brayering and dry brushing. 
The panels are also heat embossed here and there with Baked Textures. There's Ancient Amber , 
and Chunky Rust as well as some delicate sprinklings of Deep Sea and Patina Oxide 
Ancient Amber also feature on the joins where the clock walls meet 
and they are shown in all their glory on the face of the clock - Seth's Steering wheel die. 
Here's the recipe from bottom to top 
The base circle is a 'blend' of Ancient Amber and Chunky Rust . 
The outer wheel circle- Patina Oxide 
The inner circle of the wheel die- Ancient Amber 
The small base circle - Ancient Amber with sprinklings of Patina Oxide, Deep Sea and Chunky Rust The 'X's - Patina Oxide, Deep Sea, Ancient Amber. 
A metal lock is attached to the back of the clock (what would be the front if it was a journal) 
to enable easy access to the clock mechanism to alter the time or change the batteries. 
Theres also a stamped 'box' base to hold spare batteries . 
The clock can also be accessed from the top 
as there is a removable 'box' lid that slots easily into the top of the clock 
It's decorated with a metal handle and a couple of Emerald Creek brads altered with Ancient Amber Baked Texture. 
With the hands fixed in place my clock is up and running, ticking away. 
No excuse now for not being on time! 
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project and that you will continue hopping around to see the fabulous creativity being shared by so many talented artists /designers. 

                       Amanda Pink (you are here) 

As I mention at the start there is a fabulous prize to be won . All you have to do is visit each of the listed blogs, enjoy the creativity being shared and leave a comment on ALL the posts. 
Be sure to note the giveaway will close a midnight August 29th and a winner will be announced on August 30th. 

Have fun!

  Big, big THANKS goes out to Seth and to Eileen, Kim and Katelyn too
Thanks to you guys for taking the time to stop by today.
Take Care and keep on the happy side  

Friday 17 August 2018

How Can You Resist? A Guide to making my 'Shades of Blue Canvas'

Hi Everyone 

I'm hoping you will only be here for a quick stop off today as I would like to direct you over to A Vintage Journey where I am sharing details of how I made my 'Shades Of Blue Canvas' - my project for our current challenge How Can You Resist? 
Just click here and you will whisked right on over.
Look forward to seeing you real soon

Friday 3 August 2018

How Can You Resist? - A Vintage Journey August 2018 Challenge

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Today we launch our new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and I will be your host this time with the challenge theme  

'How Can you Resist?
'There are many different products in mixed media that you can use to do a 'resist technique'- gesso, distress micro glaze, wax, embossing powders etc. We would like you to use at least one resist technique on your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project '.
I have created a mixed media canvas in shades of blue for my host challenge

As I will be sharing details of how I made this canvas over at AVJ on Friday !7th August I have just a brief account of the creativity and a few photos to share with you today.

I used a couple of Distress Oxides for the 'shades of blue' and 3 different products for the resist techniques

which were Gesso, an old favourite

Remnant Rubs - another old favourite .

and Tim Holtz distress resist spray (a definite new favourite)

I love the speckles of white the distress resist spray creates!

As you will have noticed I also added some stamping and texture paste stencilling

and of course a few of my much loved paint splatters

The focal feature was the sum of a few parts: a Seth Apter woodchip altered with inks and gesso, a square of ink/ resisted card, a crackle paint die cut and a glossy watercoloured butterfly.

All stacked on top of one another to add layers and dimension.
Both butterfly and woodchip were embellished with Tim Holtz Ideology.

My 'Shades of Blue' mixed media Canvas

I hope I have offered some creative inspiration for our 'How Can you Resist? Challenge .
If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see some of my fellow Creative Guides fabulous projects.

We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are looking forward to seeing your 'Resist' projects.
There will be 3 Pinworthy winners chosen at the end of the challenge and each winner will be awarded a pinworthy badge for their blog and have their work pinned to our pinterest board .

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Timi Challenge, August: Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I always appreciate you taking time to visit, follow and comment .
I wish you all a lovely weekend
Take care and keep on the happy side