martedì 26 aprile 2016

Lindys bright Altered paintbrush

This month I was truly inspired by the wonderful, bright palette on the Lindys Stamp Gang challenge:
Questo mese mi sono fatta ispirare dai magici colori della sfida su  Lindy's Stamp Gang blog:
Ed ho alterato un pennello:
I altered a large wooden paintbrush, and it turned out so Spring-ish:
The back
For this project I used the following Lindy's Stamp Gang products:
I would like to enter on the Simonsaysstamp blog: Show us your Metal!

You can find this very paintbrush on sale on my brand new shop on Dawanda. Hope you have the chance to have a look at it, I will talk about it later , extensively.
Ho deciso di metterlo in vendita nel mio nuovo shop su Dawanda! Spero troverete il tempo di dargli un'occhiata.
Or you can buy the KIT, with a free video tutorial! And make your very own, unique, MixedMedia paintbrush. Here more details.
Oppure potrete divertirvi a fare la vostra versione del pennello MixedMedia con il kit ed il video tutorial, acquistabile qui.



giovedì 21 aprile 2016

ArtistTradingBlock: Spring is in the air for Indigoblu

And Spring is in full rage right now, best season of the year, for sure! And it is also the new theme on the IndigoBlu blog 'Spring is in the air'. I created an ATB with a lovely stamp set and bright colours. I started with a A4 size cardstock sprayed with acrylic paints and cut to size:
Siamo ormai in piena primavera, decisamente il periodo più bello dell'anno. Ed è anche il nuovo tema sul blog della Indigo Blu 'Primavera nell'aria'. Io ho creato una ATB tagliando il template da un foglio di cartoncino A4 precedentemente spruzzato dei miei colori preferiti.






With the leftovers I made two bookmarks, super easy!
Con gli avanzi ho pure creato due semplicissimi segnalibro.
I used 
Floral Fantasy A5 Red Rubber Stamp - by Kay Halliwell-SuttonTiny Background A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-Sutton

As every month there's a fabulous prize to win:
1: 2 Large stamp plates or
2: 4 Small stamp plates or
3: 1 Large and 2 small plates
There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog, and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post.

giovedì 14 aprile 2016

Tutorial: A mini village out of salvaged wood

So, lately I have a wooden stove and the temptation to save some wooden pieces to make something pretty is too strong to resist! A very easy project, made with salvaged wooden blocks, book pages and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Gelatos are just free mess and so easy to use.
La stufa a legna è fantastica! Ma la tentazione di salvare dei pezzi di legno è sempre troppo forte. Questa volta ho costruito un mini coloratissimo villaggio, con pagine di libro, timbri e Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos.

It started like that:
And you can see the full tutorial here:
Qui il tutorial:
Cover with Whipped Spackle using a an old credit card
Ricoprire con pasta embossing
Miniwoodenvillage2
When dry color with Gelatos Pastel kit
Quando asciutto colorare con i Gelatos
Stamp or draw windows and doors
Stampare o disegnare porte e finestre
Miniwoodenvillage4
Cut out from old book pages the roof and doodle some details
Tagliare da delle pagine di libro delle strisce per fare i tetti
Miniwoodenvillage6
Glue the details with Gel medium, and add more details with the white pen
Incollare i tetti e aggiungere qualche doodle
Miniwoodenvillage7
Materials I used:
Gelatos® Colors 15ct: PASTELS
Whipped Spackle
Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK
Essential Textural Accents Gel Medium
PITT big brush artist pen - White

I would like to enter the latest challenge on Stamps and stencils challenge blog : Trash to treasure.

This project is clearly inspired by the beautiful islands and coastal towns that Italy is famous for: 
Questo progetto è ispirato dalle coloratissime piccole città che costellano le nostre coste, qui Bosa, in Sardegna.
This is Bosa, one of the priettest town here in Sardinia, few km from where I live. Visit Sardinia!:-)

venerdì 8 aprile 2016

Revamped Ikea fabric container

Reminder post for TIMI CraftStamper magazine, where the challenge is 'Spring Flowers'. This time I revamped a fabric container with acrylic paints and stamping. I have 4 of these foldable containers that I use on my craft room:
Il challenge su TIMI CraftStamper magazine, 'Fiori di Primavera' è in pieno svolgimento. Io ho trasformato uno dei portacalzini dell'Ikea, ne ho 4, e che uso nella craftroom da qualche anno:
Now:
Much better!
And the prize to win is so huge: the winner will get ALL SIX Kate Crane Art Journalling DVDs.: 
It is offered by Traplet Pubblication, where you can buy these DVDs and te magazine as well.

venerdì 1 aprile 2016

Spring Flowers: Tutorial Keyrings out of salvaged wood

New challenge on TIMI CraftStamper magazine where the theme is 'Spring Flowers': use stamped flowers anywhere on your project, or even real ones!
I went grunge this time, upcycling some pieces of wood saved from the stove (couldn't resist!)
Nuova sfida su TIMI dove il tema questo mese è Fiori di primavera'. Io mi sono buttata sul riciclo salvando dalla stufa dei pezzi di legno, per farci dei portachiavi post-moderni :-)
The back/il retro
Sono partita da qui:
It started here
Gesso
Brayer some paint
Stamp
And doodle
Ho poi forato e aggiunto la catenina.
Last step I drilled a hole and added the chain.
And the prize to win is so huge: the winner will get ALL SIX Kate Crane Art Journalling DVDs.: 
It is offered by Traplet Pubblication, where you can buy these DVDs and the magazine as well.

lunedì 28 marzo 2016

Tutorial: Shabby-chic HOME paper mache letters

For the Decoart Blogger Outreach program they sent me a box full of products (thank you!!) with whom I altered a set of papermache letters. I sticked to a limited palette, a shabby-chic style, several mediums and the wonderful Metallic Lustre waxes:
Per il programma  Decoart Blogger Outreach la Decoart mi ha mandato un sacco di cose belle, con le quali ho deciso di alterare la scritta Home (è solo la terza volta che la rinnovo). Come colori ho usato solo le cere metallizzate Metallic Lustre e dei medium per la texture.

Here crackle' paste texture
Here crackle' graze
and Metallic Lustre everywhere

To alter these letters:
Per alterare queste lettere:
An easy project and with the help of the wood stove for drying, a quick one!
Un progetto facile specialmente con l'aiuto del calore della stufa, subito asciutti i vari strati!