03 février 2019

Chocolate jars - Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Hello Mixed Media friends,   Today I am sharing with you my first project for February. This is a project I have been working on for a few weeks, but I was a bit lacking of inspiration... Before Christmas, one of my coworkers brought two huge mason jars full of candies at work. Once they were empty, I asked him if I could take them home to create something with it. These jars are going to be chocolate jars. A chocolate jar ? What's that ? These will be jars where people can put some money in order to buy chocolate for the... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

ArtPlayground and Bleeding Art Challenge

Hello Crafty friends ! This year, one of my resolution is to create more... A way to create more for me is also to participate to more monthly challenges... Starting with Bleeding Art and Art Playground. This month, Bleeding Art Challenge is Anything goes and for Art Playground, it is "Wind of Change", with a beautiful color scheme.   I had in my stash a cork table mat that I started to work with a few month ago and then... I got stuck. I didn't know how I would keep going with it! And a wind of change came through my... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Once upon a tale ...

Hello Mixed Media friends ! Today, I would like to share with you a project I really love. Soon, it will be one of my friends' birthday and I altered a notebook for her. I have been inspired by the Disney Movie "Tangled". For the cover, I used some paper clay pieces that I made with my Prima mold. I covered them with black gesso and then glued them on the front cover.  I started by applying a layer of Finnabair's Opal Magic violet blue, but ended up covering everything with Art Alchemy Sparks Iris Potion. Then I applied... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

New year, new challenges at simply create too!

Hello crafty friends! Happy new year to you all.  My first post this year is also my first DT of the year for Simply create too. This month theme is «anything goes»! Because of the holidays, I didn't have much time, so I prepared something really quick and simple: two new shabby jars. You can find them below: One is green and apricot, the second one is orange and purple. I painted them with the Metallic emerald green and coral reef art alchemy paints by Finnabair. I added some rose gold wax on the green one, then tied a... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2018

Altered jars - shabby chic on glass !

Hello crafty friends ! Today, I am sharing with you a very quick post about some jars I altered for my friends. These were very cute glass jars that I altered to give them a shabby look. Each of them has a different color combination, and I like each model. I started by painting each jar with white gesso and then added two layers of the first color. The first one is rose gold (Finnabair's Art Alchemy Sparks "Butterfly spells"). I added a bit of patina paste by Finnabair in turquoise here and there and tied a ribbon in a close... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2018

Tiny canvas with chipboard background

Hello Mixed Media lovers ! Do you remember ? In my last article I told you I used a chipboard background from SnipArt to alter a blackboard. Well today, I am featuring the second part of the background. I used it to create a tiny canvas, using the chipboard as my base and I painted it with Finnabair's art alchemy acrylic paint Romance pink. This colour is absolutely gorgeous !   I also used die cut pieces of paper (leaves, flowers) that I cut out of some brown packaging and painted with white gesso or with Finnabair's... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2018

Altered blackboard - shabby frame

Hello Mixed Media lovers ! Today I am sharing something I created for myself, to hang in my craft room. Two years ago, I received a blackboard for my birthday. It was a goodie from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and I really liked it. There was one thing I disliked, though : the "A" dropcap and its arabesques at the top of the blackboard. I decided to keep it anyways and a few weeks ago, the muse of art just hit me : I would remove the blackboard and just use the frame which is lovely. And here it comes :    I... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2018

Altered tin box "Winter flower"

Hello crafty friends !   This week I am showing you another entry to not one but two challenges ! This project is going to be my second entry to this month's Bleeding Art challenge "Anything goes" and to the weekly Simon Says Stamp challenge. This week, the theme is "Let it Snow".   Today's post is featuring a small tin box I altered with my two favorite colors : dark blue and white. For this, I used the gorgeous paper collection "Georgia Blues" from Prima Marketing. Boy, how stunning is this collection. It was... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2018

Shabby chic wooden squirrel

Hello Mixed Media lovers   Today, I am sharing with you a cute little project that I really like... I had in my stash a tiny wooden squirrel and decided to do something with it :  I applied one or two layers of Finnabair's rust effect paste in purple and lavender. Then, I used the Stamper Anonymous/Tim Holtz stencil "Floral" to apply some rust effect paste in powder blue. I glued a fabric flower, some paper butterflies that I punched out a hole-punch, some handmade cabochon (with holo glitter or paint), a handmade bow... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2018

Crescent Moon dream catcher : Mixed Media and Art Challenge "Alchemy"

Hello Crafty friends... It has been a while I haven't posted anything, but here I am, back on track ! Today I am sharing with you something I made for my sister (it's gonna be her Christmas present) and it is also my entry to the October challenge of Mixed media and Art, "Alchemy". You can also click on the image below to find a link to their challenge.   Don't you think it is gorgeous ? The colours and galaxy theme have really been inspiring to me. I thought the "Moon child" new release from Prima Marketing and Frank... [Lire la suite]