13 mai 2018

Out of my comfort zone : my very first altered brush for Mixed Media World challenge

Hello everyone !   The trend in the Mixed Media world at the moment is to alter paintprushes. So I decided I would a) follow the trend, b) try new things and c) get out of my comfort zone. I created this paintbrush for the challenge on the blog "Mixed Media World". The challenge of this month has a very nice moodboard with pretty colours in pinks and blue tones for inspiration. Follow the link !  This has been a while I didn't participate to a challenge, and this is my first one with them, I am pretty excited ! I got... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 09:57 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,

11 mai 2018

Shabby chic mixed media canvas / Toile ronde shabby chic (Mixed Media)

Hello Mixed Media lovers ! I will share with you my last project. In my stash, I had a round canvas that I started last year but didn't like : I painted the canvas with some violet-green opal magic paint by Finnabair, added a big flower through a Donna Downey stencil with modelling paste and paintend this one in lilac. After that, I got stuck, didn't really like the result and didn't know where I was going. So I left it aside and didn't touch it for almost a year. Until I saw an Insta post from Lemoncraft, sharing a very nice paper... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 15:54 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
23 avril 2018

A fascinator for Kingsday / Un bibi pour le jour du roi

Hello Mixed Media friends !   Today I am gonna share with you a very special project... I love hats. I love them. I love fascinators too. And Friday is Koningsdag (Kingsday, the birthday of the King) in the Nederlands, the occasion for all Dutch people to go on the street wearing orange to celebrate. We are going to celebrate it on Thursday at work with a Kingsday contest. The goal : come as dress up as possible. But orange is DEFINITELY not my color. I don't have the right skintone for that. So my outfit cannot be completely... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 21:40 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , , , , ,
06 janvier 2018

Indian Boho canvas - Toile à influence indienne/ Boho

Hello Mixed Media lovers !   I am sharing with you a project that is really important to me... A friend from work keeps telling me she wants something from me, something that I made. So I thought that once I had a bit of time, I would make her something special. She is from India and sometimes she feels nostalgia for her land, so I wanted to make her something colorful, contrasting and that reminds her of her country. And here it comes :      I used some Finnabair's paints for the background, Dark Velvet... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

Christmas card/Carte de Noël

Hello crafty friends !   It has been a while I didn't post...Sorry for that, a lot has been going lately and I had very little time for myself (which I spent creating, of course:)). I am sharing this lovely Christmas card with you today :    For this card, I applied a few layers of Distress inks by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans) that I tried to blend together. I glued some stars that I cut with my Sizzix machine, 3 mint triangles of different shapes and different pattern, and a chipboard... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 21:47 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , , , ,
08 octobre 2017

Mixed Media and Art Creative Art project : Lady Butterfly/ Project Mixed Media and Art Creative Art: Lady Butterfly

Hello! Today, I am sharing with you my first participation to Mixed Media and Art Creative Art Project. This project is about creating different Mixed Media pieces, respecting some conditions. The first stage is called "Mechanical Explosion" and your project needs to have one metal element which is not from the scrap store and wings. So I decided I would use a half metal half plastic jewelry holder as a base. See: The jewlery holder itself and its leg are metal. The body and the foot are plastic. I painted it with a coat of... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2017

My First challenge Mixed Media and Art "Secret"/Mon premier défi Mixed Media and Art "Secret"

Hello Mixed Media lovers! Today I will share with you a canvas that I made for Mixed Media and Art challenge. This month we have to create a Mixed Media piece inspired by a moodboard call "Secret". And this moodboard is so inspiring ! Colors, texture and elements...everything was really inspiring and it was very hard to choose !   To have a look at their challenge, you can go to their blog:  September challenge "Secret"Сегодня один из наших любимых дней месяца - начало нового задания! После лесной сказки мы хотим... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 09:46 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
18 septembre 2017

It's a girl ! Celebrating Birth / C'est une fille : célébrer une naissance

Hello!   It's my second article in two days. Am I not really prolific ? Today I am sharing with you a canvas that I made for a friend's baby. This young lady is now one month old and I finally met her yesterday. As a birth present, I thought about a Mixed Media canvas of course. And obviously, because the baby is a girl, the canvas has to be pink and heart shaped. I wanted to create something she can have right now to put in her room but which she can also keep when she's older. If she likes it, of course. The shape was quite... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 20:12 - - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , , ,
17 septembre 2017

Vintage Mixed Media Canvas / Toile Mixed Media Vintage

Hello craftiful friends ! Today, I am going to share with you a mini canvas that I made for a friend. I think it really has a vintage look. But no more talking (for now :)), just see :  Now, let me explain to you how I made it. I first glued two metal filigrees and then apllied some gesso all over the canvas. Then, I put a bit of sand texture paste from Finnabair, two coats of Finnabair's acrylic paint, Art Alchemy Soft Satin, over which I built the composition : lace ribbon at the right of the canvas, a resin frame (I... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2017

Altered fan

Hello everyone...   A quick and short post today to show you my latest creation : for the Prima DTCall, I realized this altered fan with Finnabair's (as usual :)) paint (Metallic Emerald Green), some metal embellishments that I patinated with Viva Décor Inka Gold (lilac), liquid pearls, and Prima Marketing paper flowers (and others)... What do you think? Personally, I love it, and I think it is my favorite Mixed Media creation so far... See you soon!   ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Orquide_Art à 13:38 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,