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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

L4Love door hanger with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando blog post. Irit is here today .
This time I am going to share my new easy to make Mixed Media door hanger.
It's a perfect one to make for the next month Valentine day small present.

 This Tando door hanger was covered with stencilled letters using DecoArt texture paste and them painted with a mix of Media line paints  and other metallic paints.
I added small white marker dots to ass some light to this dark piece.
The title was made with another tag using the chipboard circle  inside and this time I used texture paste and a bit of embossing glitter over the letters.
I made this L4Love title with one single stencil and then added a couple of glittered hearts over the title.

 Products used:
Door hangers style A

Door Hangers style A

Textured hearts
Textured Hearts

Giovanna- Alphabet
Giovanna - Alphabet

Mask- Letters
Mask - Letters

 Thanks for being here with me today and see you in a couple of weeks with more Tando inspiration!

Monday, 22 January 2018

Masks and Stencils Butterfly


This week the theme on the Tando Creative blog is Masks and Stencils, which are some of my favourite items to craft with!

I used one of the greyboard butterflies that were on the recent Hochanda shows and the Tando Creative 4" x 4" stencils to do all the decoration. 
First I used the flourish stencil at the top of each wing with modelling paste.  To make them symmetrical I turned the stencil over for the opposite wing.  I then did the same using the distressed diamond stencil and crackle paste at the bottom...
Once both pastes were dry I painted over the whole butterfly with tinting base and then with metallic gold.  Using black paint I brushed gently over to catch the areas that had extra texture.  Using the same black paint I stippled through the numbers stencil...


Next I added some gold and silver gilding wax, before stamping a butterfly onto a piece of watercolour card that had been coloured with gold paint.  This was then cut out and added to the centre before finally adding a few splatters of gold...
Masks and stencils are so versatile and I only used a few techniques in this project, I am sure that there will be lots of other ways of using them shown this week and look forward to seeing the other projects.
Here are the products that I used...
* Large Greyboard Butterfly
Thank you for looking and happy crafting,
Jane xx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Anything Goes Week with Nikki - Night Owl

Morning everyone,

Today I have a tag for you for the Anything Goes week.  I wanted to do a fun project and decided to use a Tando Owl on this one.

I started with a large tag, and added some brickwork stencilling with modelling paste.  Once dry the whole tag was painted blue with a mix of prussian blue hue and cobalt blue hue.  I then painted the bricks with tinting base individually, and then Burnt Sienna to get the brick look.

I added some splats of yellow, white and gold to the sky, and painted the owl in blues and greens, going over the top with Interference Blue, which changes his appearance as you move him.  I added Liquid Glass on top of his eyes, and white dots to define him.

A printed sentiment was distressed using yellow iron oxide paint watered down and a little Tando star painted gold and edged in white dots.  I also added a touch of silver around the tag with my finger to edge it.

 I enjoyed making this tag as the Tando shapes are so easy to work with and make really fun little projects.  I finished the tag with some frilly black ribbon I had, to add to the night feel.

I'm a bit of a 'night owl' myself and expect a lot of you are too!

Hope you like him, don't forget to check out the rest of the weeks makes by my lovely colleagues here at Tando.


Products Used:

Tando Set of 5 long Tags:
Set of 5 Long Tags

Tando Mini's - Owls
Tando Mini's - Owls

Tando Mini's - Stars
Tando Mini's - Stars

Mini Mask - Brick
Mini Mask - Brick

DecoArt Media Line Paints:

Tinting Base.
Prussian Blue Hue, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue Hue, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Yellow Iron Oxide, Blue Green Light, Interference Blue, Green Gold, Cobalt Teal Hue, Pyrrole Orange, Carbon Black. Liquid Glass.

Mixed Up Merchandise: Snarky Words Printables

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Hochanda anything goes….

Hello, Carol with you today.

Due to being ill I missed the posting deadline for my samples to Di, so here they are:-

All items were painted using acrylic paint and stamped using various stamps.  All the items, substrates and mega packs can be found here.

TFL xx

Friday, 19 January 2018

Layered Butterfly Card

For this week's Anything Goes theme, I'm sharing a card I made for my mum's birthday:

I soaked one of the {Butterflies} for about an hour in water, then very carefully separated it into thin pieces and left them to dry completely. This was a whiteboard piece so I had the white layer as well.

I painted the greyboard parts with gesso and when dried, sprayed one of these and the white layer with the inks I'd sprayed onto the card base.

The other gessoed layer was stamped on using one stamp from the {Mish Mesh Stamp Set}.

I stamped and embossed onto the top layer and then stuck the layers together making sure every layer could still be seen.

I took a heart from the {Mini Hearts Set} and painted it then sprayed with spray ink. Once dry, this had a thick coat of {Liquid Glass}.

Everything was then stuck onto a card. The feathers are actually post it notes!

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Anything Goes with Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my second post of the New Year I am using Andy Skinners
 new Stamp set from Stampendous this is a lovely background stamp set with a 
very shabby chic feel to it.

I used Deco Art Chalky finish paint with the lovely Vintage effect wash along with black modelling paste with gold embossing powder. 

My home made tissue paper was used to make the scrolls and the side elements. 
The corner to the top left and bottom right Deco art ferro was used 

The rusty wire surrounding the label was sourced from our own very lovely
 Hannah Oxberry

All I can say is these stamps are the best! you really need to try them.

Another photo

Thats it from me have a great day! 
Cheers Dee x


10off Tags Size 6 134x67mm

Mini Mask - Flourish

Also the mini harlequin stencil from Tando.


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Anything Goes - A Divided Box


It is Anything Goes week on the Tando Creative blog so I decided it was about time that I decorated my Kate Crane Divided Box that has been sitting waiting for a while!

I always need more storage and it will also give me somewhere to display my decorated tags and boards when they are made...

To complete this I did all my painting and stamping before sticking the box together at the end.
First I gave all the pieces a light coat of tinting base as I didn't want anything too thick that would stop the elements fitting correctly.
Next I used a brayer to apply acrylic paint.  I used 3 colours and dried each layer in between to stop the colours from muddying together...

Once the paint had been dried thoroughly I used the Marks stamp set by Stampendous with Archival ink.  I started by using some of the stamps with coloured ink that matched the paint then finished with the crosses in black ink for contrast. 
Then I put the box together using a strong white glue and added gold gilding wax to the edges.
The final touch was to cover the book plate with gilding wax and then use some clear backed word stickers on the front, putting one behind the book plate.  To finish I added a couple of enamel dots...

Here are the links to the main products used...

* Divided Box
* Marks Stamp Set

Happy crafting,

Jane xx