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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Happy St Valentines Day x

Hello!  Its Valentine's week here in the UK and so I have brought you a heart...a big scribbly heart!!!

I have used the MDF Plaque with the matching greyboard piece from the *Mega Substrates Pack*.  (There are loads of goodies in this pack).  Working on the greyboard first I covered it with *Tinting Base* before adding some *Texture Paste* through the *Mini Mask* 

Then I painted some Primary Magenta over it.  I replaced the mask and added touches of Cobalt Teal Hue onto the dots, rubbing any bits of leftover paint around the rest of it.  Next came some *Crackle Glaze* over some of the dots which, when dry, were treated to some Antiquing Cream!  The heart was also painted in the Cobalt Teal with Crackle Glaze and Antiquing cream added afterwards.  The MDF base was treated the same way.

Trust the Magic of Love!!!!  Take care, Karen x

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Time to create: Anything goes week

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today.
Welcome to my second February Tando post and this time it was made for Anything goes week.
So I made this altered heart as my tribute to our mutual creativity.
For me it's always Time to create and this Tando creation is so easy and fun to make!

 The heart is one part of Tando printers tray, just one of three and it was used as the base for all other chipboard pieces.
Each and every chipboard piece was painted with DecoArt Crackle paint in the most random way: just add some paint here and there, don't try to cover the whole piece.
Then all acrylics were added over the paint splashes and the paint brushes and the sentiment was added to the finished piece.I used the negative of the sentiment only for this project.

I added paints in a kind " textured way"-using pallet knife or adding a lot of the paint as you can see from this close- up photo.

Tando products used:
 Time2 create
Time 2 Create
Mini Heart printers tray
Mini Heart Printer Tray

Paintbrushes and paint blobs
Paintbrushes and paint blobs

DecoArt Media line

Friday, 16 February 2018

Anything Goes Week - Time Flies

Morning everyone,

Today I've got a tag/hanging for you that I was playing with backgrounds for a while on, and loved this bright but grungy style.  I also like putting colours together that don't initially 'go', but always end up working.

The background was some red, orange and pink paint, just randomly applied to the tag.  To pull it together I used a Media Mister in Violet, and spritzed the tag all over.  I then spattered black, and then white paint on the tag, drying in between stages so they didn't mix.  A honeycomb heart stencil was used with black modelling paste to give texture, and some number's stencilled to one side.  The sentiment is a printable.

The heart in the centre was stencilled with the treadplate stencil, then given the same red and pink paint treatment as the background.  On top of this, white antiquing cream was added and rubbed back when dry.  I also spattered with black and white paint.

Cogs were added, using a very very simple rust technique, it's just two colours, Burnt Umber and Pyrrole Orange, stabbed loosely with a paintbrush and nice and wet, and then heat dried until the paint bubbles slightly.  This gives great texture and is very quick to do.

The clock in the centre was a metal embellishment with separate hands.  I first gave it the rust treatment without heat, and then used Crackle Glaze all over once glued together.  The crackle glaze helps to hold it as well.  I used White Antiquing cream again in the cracks of the glaze, and wiped back when dry.  I wanted a matt effect on this and the cogs, so used Ultra Matte Varnish to seal.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the teams design's this week :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Nikki K.

Products Used:
Tando Creative Tags, Cogs, Hearts & Mini Stencil - Criss Cross.
Andy Skinner stencil - Industrial Elements
DecoArt Media: Pyrrole Orange, Pyrrole Red, Primary Magenta, Titanium White, Carbon Black, Burnt Umber.  White Antiquing CreamBlack Modelling PasteMedia Mister-Violet.
Mixed Up Magazine Printables.
Rusty Wire.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Anything Goes: Barbed Heart by Hannah

Hi all, it's "Anything Goes" week here on the Tando Blog, and I wanted to share with you a chalkyboard style background along with one of my favourite embellishments; a textured heart.

This media board has been decorated with with a selection of mini cogs, painted in black gesso and dry brushed with white gesso. 

The feature of the board is the textured heart - painted in DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and highlighted in metallic gold.

Dry brushing the background highlights the edges of the cogs, as well as the texture of the board giving the board a faux chalk board finish. 

The textured heart is painted in tonal colours, giving the texture depth, and further highlighted in metallic gold. To finish, I have wrapped the heart in rusty wire, which I have formed to give a barbed wire look.

I hope you have enjoyed this project!

List of products used;
Mixed Media Boards MDF 74mm x 138mm

Tando Mini's - Cogs

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentines Heart

Hi everyone I hope you are all well it feels like a while since I was here although its only a couple of weeks . I have a heart for you today as it is Valentines day so would be rude not to. 

  • Take a large heart from Tando and distressed it up a bit with my craft knife.
  • Using a stencil brush dab Gesso onto it until happy with the texture of it. 
  • Make a grove in with an artist pick from the top to half way down
  • Watery washes of Cobalt Teal dry in between coats.
  • Prussian blue hue was used around the edges taking a baby wipe to blend in.
  • Quinacridone gold was then used in the same way. 
  • Take a Versa fine ink pad and dab onto the areas you want to emboss.
  • Sprinkle ageing gold embossing powder over the heart.
  • Heat set.

  • Add gems and embellishments.
  • Tripple emboss a stamp and cut out to go under neath the heart when you mount it.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my post it would be lovely to hear what you think so  why not leave a comment so I know who visited.
Well thats it from me below is a list of all the products used.

Tando Heart:- large heart
Dco Art:- Media line Gesso, fluid acrylic paint Prussian blue hue, Cobalt Teal, Quinacridone Gold,
Stampendous:- Aged gold embossing powder.
From my stash:- Key rusted bolt and base plate, gems & alphabet stickers.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Anything goes with hearts….

Hello, Carol with you today to share my anything goes piece.

As its Valentines tomorrow I decided to use the new substrates and mega heart packs to create this:-

All painted with red acrylic and finished off with stamping, doodling and a stamped sentiment.

Hope you all have a lovely Valentines day tomorrow.

TFL xx

The new flexi spine mini album

Hi it's Brenda here and with an 'Anything Goes' week I am taking the opportunity of showing you how I decorated one of Di's new mini albums which are being released at Stitches next weekend.
This is a fabulous little mini with a flexible spine that just bends to create the whole album in one.
Take a look at the photos to see what I mean.

 I created a panel for the front cover and used some of the brand new Andy Skinner stamps

I used the slots in the spine to sew my pages in ....

 .... and have dipped a piece of fabric in watery paints to create the tie.

This is a fantastic small mini that just feels so comfortable and cute when holding it in your hands and Di has also made an mdf stand that can be decorated and will hold quite a few of these which will look fabulous on a shelf. I'm sure someone will post one of these on here soon.
Keep a look out for these in the Tando shop, at about 3 1/4 inches square they are going to be fantastic for making little gifts for friends and photo albums for family members and if you want to see how I did my pages then pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies to see a few more photos.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx