09 juin 2019

Simon says stamp Instagram challenge: summer

Hi all,    Simon Says Stamp launched a new challenge on IG! This month, the theme is 'summer'. I created two mini canvases (10x10 cm). For texture, I used sand paste and pearls, and as embellishments, I used shells of different sizes, and a molded mermaid tail.  I painted everything with white gesso and then a few layers of different Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair (I used Ice Queen, Opal Magic Blue-Violet and Frozen Berries). Then I added a few touches of Metallique Vintage rose and Light Patina. To finish my... [Lire la suite]

02 juin 2019

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: frame it!

Hello crafty friends... Today I am sharing with you my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of this week: Frame it. I created a small canvas(20x20cm), using a variety of products from Finnabair:   I started by painting my canvas with Black Gesso and then added some plaster paste on the diagonal of the canvas through my Swirly Florals stencil. I love this stencil very much, I can't stop using it! Then, I added a second layer of black gesso. While this was drying, I prepared the different pieces of my mandala... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2019

Altered jewelry holder - Bleeding Art Challenge

Hello Everyone ! Today I am sharing with you my entry to the March Bleeding Art Challenge. I had an old jewelry holder in my stash for a while, and when I saw Cathy's little fairies, I knew what I had to do...   For this project, I added wings to my jewelry holder together with tiny metal roses, glass cabochons and art stones. I also used white gesso, rust effect paste from Finnabair in purple and turquoise, some embossing powder for the glitter and I painted the cabochons with Finnabair's metallic acrylic paint Crocus... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

Altered heart tin box - Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge

Hello, Mixed Media lovers ! Today, I am sharing my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Miniature/Tiny things". A few months ago, I ordered from a bead shop and received a tiny heart shaped tin box full of peppermint candies... I decided to keep it and to do something with it... Originally, this tiny box looks like this :  Here is the final result :  To alter this box, I started by sanding it so my mediums would adhere better. I applied one coat of black gesso on the box and on my embellishments (except... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

Altered brush jar - Creative Artiste and Art daily challenges

Hi crafty friends !   Today I am sharing with you my entry for the Creative Artiste Mixed Media and Daily Art Cafe challenges. There is fabulous inspirational pictures on the CAMM blog, don't hesitate to go and check ! But what inspired me the most this month has been the moodboard from Art Daily Café and also the jar Ani Blumenthal created a few weeks ago. Everything was so green ! Green is one of my favorite colours, together with blue and purple and I was really happy to use green again. I love Ani's jar, it is gorgeous and... [Lire la suite]
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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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