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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Use Papers...

Hello Carol with you today to share with you my papered tag!

The tag is a large tag from the mixed media tag bundle which had some text scrapbook paper added and then the edges sanded before being inked with distress ink.  Using distress ink and the dot stream stencil further texture was added to the base.  Further elements from paper pads and scrap book paper were also added to the base 

I attached a piece of a master board which was laying in my stash to a large butterfly from the butterfly mega pack and then sanded the edges and left this white rather than adding ink, a brass key embellishment was added for the butterflies body.

Book paper was added to a heart and three flowers from the mini packs and then paint added to the edges.

TFL xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Using Paper!

Hi, I am starting this week of using paper on Tando.  A lot of us have lots of paper in our stash and using it on chipboard is an excellent way to use it up.

For my project I have used One of Andy Skinners new *scrapmetal fish* which look fantastic painted up but also as good covered with paper!!!!

I added some tinting base/gesso first to seal the pieces, though its not really necessary.  Its a habit I guess hahaha!  Then I glued the pieces onto patterned paper...

This fish is around 11cm long.  I decided to mount it onto a tiny canvas. 

So I spread some *crackle paste* through the *Bubbles* stencil while I trimmed the paper from my fish.  Using Shadow grey  Archival Ink and a sponge I went around each piece before gluing them onto the base.  When dry the canvas was colour washed with blue.  I added some grey antiquing cream to the dots.  Looks a bit like fish bubbles :-D  A ribbon to hang it by and a sentiment were added.  Oh and don't forget the eye as I nearly did :-D

Thank you for looking today.  Take care , Karen xxx

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Anything goes- 'Starry Night' journal cover

Hi all!

Monika here with my very first post for Tando Creative blog!
This project was made for Make& Take class which took place last weekend at Ministry of Mixology event in Coventry.

To start with you'll need a plain covered journal/ notebook which needs to be primed first with Gesso or Matte Medium. 
Then, run Modeling Paste through stencils and let it dry.

 Using palette knife spread some Texture Sand Paste on your large ( size 9- 16x 9cm) tag

Paint all of the embellishments, tag and both sides of your cover with black paint.
Using make up sponge or soft brush apply darker shade of blue roughly on your tag and both covers, then repeat the step with lighter shade, try to blend in both colours. 

 Make some splatter using watered down white paint and toothbrush or paint brush.

 Apply Metallic Lustre with your fingers or soft cloth to reveal the texture and accent the edges of the journal cover and tag.

Repeat this step on your embellishments.

Cut a small piece of cheese cloth and dye it with a wash of blue paint.

Time to put everything together :)  using a strong craft glue apply your elements on the front of your cover and let it set for few hours. 

* you can use different embellishments or even an images stamped on the card stock.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this post.
Monika x

These are the journals made by lovely Mixology students! 

Products used:

I'm using size 9 tag- 16x 9cm 

 Decoart Media -Matte Medium, Modeling Paste and Texture Sand Paste
Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush, Silver Spark and Cosmic Blue
Americana Acryllics in Prussian Blue and Primary Blue
Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black, Cobalt Blue Hue and Primary Cyan

Friday, 20 April 2018

Anything Goes - Home Plaque


For my anything goes project today on the Tando Creative blog I decided to make something a little bit quirky and colourful...

I used a media board for the base and the background was created using weathered wood and acrylic paint.  Unfortunately I messed up the crackle and ended up blasting it with a heat gun to get a bubbly paint effect, then used gold gilding wax over the top to create a distressed look.  Gold sparkle paste was added through the criss cross stencil and some script stamping added...

The house from the whimsical houses set 2 was coloured by printing with acrylic paint on a gelli plate then extra stencilling and stamping added...

The letters were stamped and coloured then added to plaque.

The products used were...

* Media board
* Whimsical Houses Set 2
* Criss Cross Stencil
* Numbers Stencil

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Torn Heart Tag

Hi everyone I hope you are all well I have just come home from spending an the weekend at Ministry Of Mixology what an amazing weekend it was. For those of you who were there I hope you enjoyed it as much as the team did.

I have for you today a Tag using Tags, & cogs from the new cog sheets @ Tando. The main focal point is a triple embossed heart using a stamp from Chocolate Baroque & a custom mix of embossing  
powder from Stampendous. 

Once I had triple embossed the heart I used black antiquing cream over it knocking it back once dry then repeated the step with patina antiquing cream. 

I then went in and rusted it all up along the tear with Quinacridone gold and translucent yellow iron oxide. A little touch with pewter Treasure Gold.

I took one of the cogs from the cog sheet and distressed it next I gave it washes with Paynes Grey followed by Media Interference - Turquoise and a touch of quinacridone gold.

For the tag a lot of pastes and torn embossed card was applied to the tag this was allowed to dry then was given a coat of timeless chalk finish paint then Prussian blue hues and raw umber was applied and spritzed back. 

Metal cogs were applied to finish of along with crackled numbers. I hope you all enjoyed  this post and let me know what you think.

 Tando Tags and cogs sheet.

Raw Umber, Prussian Blue Hue, Timeless chalky finish paint, Quinacridone Gold, Paynes grey, 
Media Interference - Turquoise, Crackle paint, modelling paste & 2 step crackle.

Frantage encrusted silver, clear chunky embossing powders.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Anything goes - Mini Library

Hello!!!!!!  For this 'Anything Goes' week I am showing you all the mini books from the *Mini Books Mega Pack* that I have made up (except the tall ones which are in another post).  I have also made up the very cute *Mini Book Store* to put them in!  I have kept the book store fairly plain as, for me, the mini books are the stars.

I used different way to decorate the books, just to show you what can be done on something so small!  On the bottom shelf are the larger ones (8x8cm) which have a cleverly designed bendy spine so it comes all in one piece.  I made three of these....

Using a stencil and modelling paste...

Paint and a bit of crackle....

Modelling paste again and a bit of crackle....
The smaller 6x6cm books come in 3 pieces so you need to add a piece around the spine to hold it together.  I have used fabric and lace for these.
This one has been run through an embossing folder...
I only used fabrics for this one...

Modelling paste through a stencil with a stamped and cut out butterfly...
This last one was covered with patterned paper and lace and has a wrap round string tie.  Not too sure about this one at all.
I have so many ideas and not enough books in the pack :-D  I must get some more!!!!!
No matter which way you decorate these little books have fun and do get the bookcase for them as they all look fabulous in there!!!
Take care, Karen xxx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Texture week using Cogs Mega Pack with Lisa

Lisa here with my blog post for Tando Creative, This weeks theme is 'Texture'.

The Tando kit I used for this project was the Cogs Mega Pack.

I used DecoArt crackle paint, modelling paste and texture sand paste along with DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints.

Thanks for popping by.
Toodles for now,
Lisa x
Link to my blog is here if you fancy a toot.

All the products I have used are available on the Tando Website.