Thursday, 5 May 2016

Life and beauty: ARTplorations tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Mixed Media tutorial made for ARTplorations.
This time I made a up cycled  foam door hanger, the kind you buy for just a few cents in any  craft shop.

Step by step tutorial:
1. The foam door hanger was already painted when I decided to up cycle it in Mixed Media style, so I don't have any painting photos, but it was painted with acrylics only with a bit of copper acrylic over the basic paint. So I use ARTplorations Big Bloom Factory  large  stencil and DecoArt Modelling paste and cover the whole piece with a pretty thick paste layer. And as usual- let it be totally dry!

2. The dry paste was painted with two fluid acrylic paints (yes, blue and yellow make green shadows as I wanted). Then the wet paste was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

On this close up photo you can see the great texture of  texture paste, acrylics and heat embossing. All surface was painted with gold acrylic paint and you can see the final result on the finished project photos.

3. For the next step I used STAMPlorations Vignette: Eclectic Florals stamps with Gold pigmented Clearsnap ink and heat embossed them with Gold embossing powder.
You sure can use clear embossing ink and gold powder, but with this double gold combo the colors are rich and no spot  left uncovered.

4.The flowers were hand cut and then misted over with light pink mist (Tattered Angels). 
I added the same acrylic paint that was used  for the stencil as my flower centres and added it to the edges too. 
 A couple of butterflies were made in the very same way (stamped, heat embossed, hand cut) using STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set.All stamped pieces were glued over the door hanger as shown.

5. Puffy stickers words were glued over the bottom part of the hanger and painted with gold and blue acrylics.

And one last view of the finished Mixed Media project! Don't you think the STAMPlorations/ARTplorations combination is just GORGEOUS? 

I also enter this piece to some web challenges:
Butterflies and blooms for Mixed Media monthly challenge

SSSS- Home decor
Anything but cute- Celbrate your style- and this one is sure not cute and sure my style
 Anything with WOW! products- on the photos- for WOW! Embossing Powders

Things to alter- Anything goes altered MM
 Country view challenge- Use a Stencil


Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Irit!! I love the colors and the amazing texture!! It looks so fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Anything But Cute!! Have a great day :)

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Sandra said...

Fabulous piece! The texture is amazing, and I love the butterflies! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Pawsitively Creative said...

Gorgeous use of the double gold and the background design is beautiful. You have captured your style amazingly well. The sentiment on the bottom is so elegant and full of depth. Wonderful and fantabulous pops of the blue! Awesome sauce design!

Thanks for joining our "Celebrate Your Style" challenge at Anything But Cute and joining in with our Anniversary party! Hugz! ~Niki DT

TangledBlueRose said...

Fabulous Irit! Love the wonderful color and texture. Lovely gold!
Thanks for sharing at Things to Alter!~kim

Lisa H said...

This is so beautiful! I really like the texture and colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly! =)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous tag, love the details. Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dare Challenge.

Katie said...

Your work is stunning and thank you for sharing with us at Thing to Alter

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous tag Irit, beautiful texture in the back ground with great techniques.
Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald creek dares.

rachel said...

great stencilling in this - love your hanger - great colours too - thanks for joining us at Country view challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning creation! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

Rachel said...

this is beautiful! what a transformation! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


Unknown said...

Irit, this is amazing hun and a fab tutorial, just bought some modelling paste, so hoping to use it soon. Thank you for sharing with us at Things to Alter, this month, best of luck, hugs Avril Watson DT member.

wintam said...

התגית מקסימה, עירית! ואם לא שמת לב, אז גם ב-things to alter חשבו ככה ואת אחת הזוכות שם... ברכות!

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