21 avril 2019

Altered box - Art Daily Café challenge

Hello crafty friends !   Happy Easter to you all ! Today I am sharing with you my entry to the Daily Art Café challenge of April. The moodboard was all about Burgundy and the theme was Art Masters... I have been really inspired by the colour and the flowers of the moodboard :   I started to alter this box a while ago, I added some sand paste (Finnabair), some Crackle paste (ranger) and I glued some tiny chipboard butterflies to the lid. I covered everything with white gesso and then I got stuck and didn't know how... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

Altered fan - Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Hello Mixed Media friends !   After a few weeks of absence, I am coming back with a new altered object: an altered fan. In my opinion, fans are the most delicate and feminine accessories there can be. They have a very special place in my heart. One of the very first object I altered was a fan. And I loved it. Last year, inspired by Frank Garcia, I made a shabby chic pink altered fan. I gave it to a friend of mine who basolutely loved it and asked me to make a similar one, in mint/blue. Therefore, I came up with this one... [Lire la suite]
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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25 février 2019

Show us the love - Bleeding Art Challenge

Hi all ! I am glad to be back with you today for another post ! I will be sharing my entry to the February challenge of Bleeding Art, show us the love ! I altered a heart photo frame : I had this photo frame for a while in my stash, and I actually used it a while ago to try black gesso and my at the time very first Finnabair wax, vintage silk. So it was completely covered with black gesso and the details in the center were highlighted with vintage silk. But I got stuck there and didn't know what to do... Sometimes, the best way... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

Art Daily challenge - Princess Stars

Hello Mixed Media friends ! Today, I am sharing with you my entry to the Daily Art Cafe challenge... an altered box that I called "Princess Stars". One particular image inspired me... Go to the Art Daily cafe facebook group and try to guess which one ! For this project, I used some black gesso, my Finnabair Midnight sky metallic acrylic paint. I stenciled some texture paste through a star stencil and rubbed white gold wax to highlight details a bit everywhere. I added a big paper clip that has a star shape, some gold star glitter. I... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

Shape of My Art - February Play with Art Playground

Hello crafty friends ! Today I am sharing with you my entry to the February Art PlayGround Challenge, "Shape of my art". We have to use at least one colour of the scheme below :  I used a midnight blue and the pinkish-purplish shade to alter a tiny wooden box which was containing wood embellishments : The tip of the month got me quite inspired. I added some embellishments trying to get a nice harmony between curves (wings near the scissors, handle of the scissors, the letter "o" and the art stones) and straight lines (I... [Lire la suite]
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]