24 juin 2018

Challenge Art Playground : Sunken Treasure Box, a Mermaid tale.

Dear Crafty friends, Even though I had some holidays, June has been a super creative month for me -I am so happy about that !- and since my last post, I had the time to create one last project for another challenge, the ArtPlayGround challenge "Go with the flow". This months theme was all about movement and pastel tones.   I altered a wooden box for a friend's birthday and made it a Mermaidy treasure box.  For this challenge, we had to choose at least two colors within the palette ArtPlayGround proposed. I chose... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2018

Vintage Mixed Media altered picture frame : Let your mind travel with balloons...

Hello Mixed Media friends ! I will share with you today my entry for the Mixed Media place challenge. The moodboard of this month is so inspiring, with soft tones of brown, grey and pink... I love it.   I let myself get inspired by these smooth colors and the balloons... I just loved the balloons theme... So here it comes :    For this project, I used a grey picture frame I had in my stash. I left it as is. Well, I mean, I didn't really change the color, I just altered it. Is that clear ? Not sure about that, ah... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Mixed Media canvas for a Mixed Media Challenge with Mixed Media warriors

Hello again Mixed Media lovers ! Today is a special day :  I write two posts in a row ! My creativity is at its top at the moment ! Wow ! I love that, I love to create ! This month, I am participating to the Mixed Media Warriors challenge.   They have a moodboard with nice inspiration here. This month is very particular : they are having a DT call ! That's exciting, right ? I will now tell you about my project. I have been inspired by the colors of the moodboard, even though I chose bolder shades. I made a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Altered object : The poisoned apple

Dear crafty friends,   I am so excited ! For two reasons : first, because I am participating to another challenge. For the firt time, I am playing along for Creative Artiste blog. You can find here a link to their current challenge. Hurry up, it closes in 17h ! The second reason is my project. Oh my god ! I think it is my favorite project so far, I LOVE IT. Well, at least, it is one of my fav. It is quite different from what I usually do, darker, but I had so much fun and I really like the result. I hope you'll like it too. ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

Concrete jewelry / Bijoux en béton

Hello everyone !   Today I am going to tell you about something that I am really fond of... Concrete jewelry ! I discovered this technique about one year ago and now, I can't stop molding concrete ! I am in love with the industrial aspect of the concrete that I like to combine with gemstones (and I plan to combine it with Swarovski cristals, I think this can work very well too... I can't wait to find out!).     The one on the left is the very first model I created with a stone. This cabochon is made out of... [Lire la suite]
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]
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]
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]
18 juin 2017

Review - Prima Marketing Finnabair's Acrylic paint/ Revue: la peinture acrylique de Finnabair, Prima Marketing

Hello everyone,   This post is going to be very long, and I apologize in advance. Today I am going to share with you my very first review, about the acrylic paint from Finnabair and Prima Marketing. I am sure there are plenty of reviews, but I wanted to do my own. I don't have (yet :D) every single acrylic paint from Finnabair (I think there are more than 40 colours!) but I am starting to have a nice collection. For now, I have 18 of them, from three different collections, plus a wax (which I won't present now, because it's... [Lire la suite]