martedì 13 agosto 2019

Tutorial: Altered Egg Carton 'Time'... with Visible Image

Hello everyone and welcome back! If you're following my blog for a while you know this is not the first egg carton I've altered over the years, I have a soft spot for them and these can become useful containers for small trinkets as watch parts or buttons. This time I was inspired by a gorgeous stamp set by Visible Image 'Somewhere in Time'. I used my favourite colours and I am pretty happy with the result.
Scroll to the end of this post for the step by step:


Cover with white gesso the egg carton:
Stamp the main image on cardstock and sentiments on tissue paper using the Visible Image stamp 'Somewhere in Time'
Spray acrylic paint and add a bit of crystal pigments such as Pixie and Infusions
Spread black embossing paste throug the VI stencil ' Time Tunnel'
Adhere the stamped images with glue and the tissue paper brushing some gel medium under and on top of it.

lunedì 5 agosto 2019

VideoTutorial: MixedMedia Book Seahorse LOve Part2

And today I show you the inside of the altered book of this post : a under the sea scenery crowded with a bunch of lovely and colourful seahorses: in the video tutorial I show how to use embossing powder, book pages and your Gelli plate, along with a bit of texture paste.



To alter this book I used the stencil 'Seahorse Love' and the 'Kraft Cuties' both available in my Etsy shop

venerdì 2 agosto 2019

VideoTutorial: MixedMedia Book Seahorse LOve Part1

Well, I am still obsessed with seahorses, can't help! And this time I created a colourful home for a bunch of them: an old book, a happy and colourful place where to swim and meet. In this post I show you the cover and video tutorial, in the next post the inside of this book.
This book cover was meant to be super steampunk, with cogs, in brown, with a rusty look, but well, it didn't work and after a couple of days I started again. I show in the video the whole process, it is ok sometime to change idea and accept that an artwork doesn't suit you. Gesso fixes everything!

To alter this cover I used the stencil 'Seahorse Love' and the 'Kraft Cuties' both available in my Etsy shop

martedì 30 luglio 2019

Video Tutorial:Dripping RainbowBackground with Visible Image

Hello everyone, today is all about rainbows! I wanted to ink the Visible Image stamp Creative Chaos, and it inspired me a colourful background and a unusual umbrella. And since I made even a video tutorial, with the second background I created a lovely vase with flowers.
Ben ritrovate a tutte, oggi il post è tutto un arcobaleno! Adoro questo bellissimo timbro della Visible Image Creative Chaos e non vedevo l'ora di usarlo: mi ha ispirato un arcobaleno, uno strano ombrello ed un vaso di fiori. Qui il video, facilissimo, per creare lo sfondo:




venerdì 26 luglio 2019

New Stencil: Cute and Steampunk Seahorses


And least but not last, the third stencil in my 'Cute Families' release is 'Seahorse Love'.
Here in gel printed version:
Ed ultimo ma non ultimo, il terzo stencil nella serie Famiglie Carine: 'Seahorse Loveil cavalluccio marino, qui nella versione gellata, coloratissimi:


Here in my beloved round altered book, in good company
And here in a clean and simple card:
E qui protagonisti in una semplice card

You can find the stencil in my Etsy shop, you can use this stencil on paper, leather, felt, fabric: the possibilities are endless!
Potete trovare lo stencil nel mio Etsy shop: questo stencil si può usare sulla carta, sul feltro, sulla stoffa, sulla pelle: le possibilità sono infinite!

martedì 23 luglio 2019

VideoTutorial: Gel printing on Faux Leather and Cute Elephant key ring

Due to the 'Matrioska LOve' stencil's success I designed two more cute family stencils, and I have to say these are really adorable! Next post I will show you the last one (last, well, not so sure :-))
Let me introduce you 'Elephant LOve':
Le matrioske sono andate benissimo, e quindi, ispiratissima, ho aggiunto altri due stencil alle Famiglie Felici, oggi vi presento 'Elephant LOve':


Can you gel print on faux-leather? You can! What about these lovely keyrings?
Si può gellare sull'alcantara? Ma certo che si!



Gel prints on paper:
Here I used them to make a couple of cards
Qui ho usato gli elefantini per delle cards:
You can find the stencil in my Etsy shop, you can use this stencil on paper, leather, felt, fabric: the possibilities are endless!
Potete trovare lo stencil nel mio Etsy shop: questo stencil si può usare sulla carta, sul feltro, sulla stoffa, sulla pelle: le possibilità sono infinite!