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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Steampunk Week with Nikki

Morning all,

It's Steampunk week this week, and I have one of Di's newer kits to share with you today.

It's the small Steampunk kit, and was instantly a firm favourite with me!

I started with the frame and used Crackle paint to give an aged finish, then painted in Bluegrass Green and stippled with Sea Breeze.
The background was stencilled with the Short Circuit Stencil in modelling paste, and when dry, painted in the same way as the frame.  All the components were also painted.  I then took Metallic ....... and went over using my finger to apply the paint to raised area's, and age everything.  The components were edged in Warm White to add to the appeal and make them stand out.  The cogs and centre of my compass were treated with Andy Skinner's rust technique.

There are other parts to the kit but I decided to make a clock/compass affair, and used some of the cogs to layer up the parts to raise them.

There is also a stand with this kit, but I decided a piece of wall art might be nice.  At some stage I might add some rusty wire to hang it by.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Crafting,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative: Steampunk Kit.  Large listed on website.

DecoArt: Americana paints, Bluegrass Green, Sea Breeze, Metallic Copper, Warm White.
DecoArt Stencil: Short Circuit.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Steampunk Industrial Elements Door

Grungy Blue Door #5 by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! Dana here today sharing the grungy door I put together using parts from the Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Set for the Steampunk theme this week. This set features a fantastic selection of chipboard cogs, washers, door plate sets, bookplates, bolt heads, and screw heads.

I started this piece by painting the door plate with blue acrylic paint. I then glued on several raw chipboard bolts, cogs, and screw heads. Once the glue was dry, I painted the raw chipboard pieces, letting the stray brush strokes distress the piece while I worked. I feel like this techniques yields a more natural aged look.

Next, I added a rub-on door number, a metal cog, a rusty metal washer, and a distressed metal key that I tied to the door with a piece of metallic string. I finished this door with a coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles for texture.

I've created two other doors previously. Follow the links below to read more about each door.

Grungy Yellow Door #3 by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Grungy Door #27 by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of Andy Skinner products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Steampunk week here at Tando

Hi folks Dee here with my Steampunk tag! Sorry a bit late as just back from holiday
and frantically trying to write this as I thought I was tomorrow.
It was a very good holiday though and am lucky to be back as 
they forgot to pick us up for the flight back LOL!
I used a lot of deco art products along with the mini flourish stencil 
& the long slim tag from Tando (one of my favourites).
The middle heart is a Tando heart which has been
tripple embossed and stamped with  
Stampendous's Steam pumpkin stamp.
This was followed with some pumice stone paste from golden 
and washed with Prussian blue hue and black
antiquing cream.
The base of the tag was given a coat of chalk finish paint
in legacy and Weatherwood followed by 
crackle paint. Black modelling paste through 
the stencil.
Wings were made out of paper clay.
below is a list of products used and links to the shop 
 I hope you all like the tag and please ask if you have any questions.
Cheers Dee x

Products Used
  1. Tando products used:-   Long tag,flourish stencil & heart Or Andy's industrial wings kit.
  2. Deco art Products used:- Chalk finish paint legacy, Black modelling paste, Weatherwood, Crackle paint, Media fluid paint Prussian blue hue & black antiquing cream.
  3. Stampendous:- Chunky silver embossing powder, Chunky clear embossing powder, steam pumpkin stamp.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today for the 'anything' goes theme.

I LOVE the new little [Whimisical Houses]  ♥♥

Using [DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics] and [Clear Crackle Glaze] make these projects so much fun to create ♥

Beautiful finished [Long Tag]

As seen on TV! 

Did you know Tando Creative will back on your screens on the 24th May at 10am and 5pm GMT over on the Hochanda craft channel. Tando and the Design Team have lots of new products and inspiration to share with you. 

Not to be missed!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Anything goes with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome  my Anything goes Tando weekly post!
As you all most probably know I am totally in love with Tando Printer's trays.
But this new tray I made is a bit different as I made it with the Tando skeleton and made it as something that can be even wonderful.

Here are some more photos of this project:

 And a close- up to the Sugar Scull that was stamped with blue pigmented ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with permanent markers.

The background stamping was also heat embossed and colored.

I mostly used Ranger distress inks to make my background and added some white mist and some distress paint over the tray.
 I hope you like my new tray!
See you soon with more Tando inspiration.

Products used:
Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand

A pair of Skeletons

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Anything goes by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my anything goes 
piece for you.
I used my favourite substrate a media board
with a mix of textures including Ferro
crackle paste
Tripple embossing
washes of deco art media fluid acrylics
Antiquing cream
A very old stamp from my stash.

Products Used

  1. Tando creative board media board
  2. Deco Art Ferro, deco art crackle paste, media acrylics quinacridone Gold, transparent yellow iron oxide, Prussian blue hue & patina antiquing cream.
  3. Stampendous gold embossing powder.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Anything Goes week by Nikki

Hi all,

Today I have a Gothic Arch to share with you, in a bit of a pretty style for me!

I had a Gothic Arch that I'd painted in two shades of green, and already put some modelling paste on with the ferns stencil.  I wasn't convinced it was finished, so decided to play with it more.  I covered it in White Antiquing Cream, and left to dry.  Once dried, I took a damp kitchen towel and exposed the green again, muting the colours.

I added a couple more layers, firstly Matte Medium to seal the antiquing cream, and then a Primary Magenta wash.  I used a free stencil from a stamp set and Blue Green Light paint to stencil some background detail on the main panel.  I then gave both a wash with the same paint to tone the colours again.

On card, I stamped in Carbon Black paint, cut out and coloured the cats and butterflies with a wash of acrylic.

I decided the frame needed a little more, so took gold paint and applied all over sparingly with my finger, this bought the tones to an almost peacock shimmer.  The cats and butterflies didn't escape the same treatment, before gluing the pieces on.  I added a small flower from a leftover piece of Tando stash to add dimension to the background.

So I think it turned out kind of 'grungy pretty'!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Crafting,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative: Arches - Large

DecoArt: Matte Medium, Fluid Media Acrylics - Blue Green Light, Primary Magenta, Metallic Gold, Prussian Blue Hue, Green Gold.  White Antiquing Cream.

Stampendous: Stamp set: Laurel Burch Indigo Cats with free stencil.