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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
paste.
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.
xxx

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.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Anything Goes - Fly Wings Plaque

Mixed Media Fly Wings Plaque by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing the wings plaque that I created for the Anything Goes theme this week. I created a similar plaque last month, that you can view HERE, and I thought it would be fun to create a 3-piece plaque set with the 3 pairs of wings from the Wings Set.

I started this piece with a Walnut Hollow 6" Basswood Thin Circle Plaque and then added a coat of blue acrylic paint. I then added a layer of gold flowers to the plaque by spreading Faber-Castell Gold Texture Luxe over The Crafter's Workshop Mini Folk Art Flower Stencil. Next, I added a fun print with a strip of floral washi tape, and purple dimensional paint dots.

Fly Wings Plaque Closeup by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative


I embossed a pair of wings from the Wings Set with Ice Resin Iced Enamels Ivory powder. The Iced Enamels are designed to color metal, but I used these enamels on chipboard all the time and love the effect. The chipboard wings are one of three pairs included in the set, which varies in both wing design and size. I glued the wings to the plaque and then glued a metal charm embellishment over the top. I added the word "FLY" with mini letter stickers and a bright pop of color with some hand-dyed yellow seam binding ribbon.

Plaques 1 and 2 in the Wings Series by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Here are the two plaques together. Be sure to stop by again next month to see the final plaque in this series. You can find the chipboard I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. There are several chipboard sets available with wings in addition to the set that I used for this piece including a fun steampunk set with cogs, and a whimsical mix of wings and hearts. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Monday, 15 May 2017

May - Anything Goes

I'm kicking off this month's anything goes with a trio of quick and easy cards for if you're in a rush.




I've used the {Tangled Yarn Stencil} over a masked off section of the card blank. For the first, I went for a low stripe and the the second a high one. The large butterfly is from the {Butterfly Grab Bag}. The rest of the butterflies come from the {Mini Butterflies}.


For the last card I used one of the stamps from the {Mish Mesh} set.


For all of the butterflies, I've used acrylic paint that has been watered down until it's the consistency of cream. Purple, turquoise and white paint has all been put into one pot, but not stirred and then poured on the first big butterfly. 

The other butterflies have been dipped into the paint that has run off from the sides creating swirls.

The single butterflies had a coat of {Decoart Clear Liquid Glass} and white paint pen added when dry.

The trio of butterflies just had the white paint pen added. You can see the detail of the dipped paint effect here:




Kaz xxx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

"Soak It Up!" with Lisa

Hey folks! Today's blog post is for Tando Creative and the theme this week is "Soak It Up!"
This is an amazing theme to focus towards Tando products as the majority of them are made from greyboard. Greyboard is a fabulous product to work with, and when it gets wet it is highly malleable. Which means you can bend and twist the greyboard to manipulate it in to different shapes. It also behaves like Gremlins, meaning it multiplies to a number of layers - so you can have a number of the same shape only thinner. It is great to experiment with this technique as loads of different outcomes can be created. 

This week, I decided to make a card and play with Tando Bottles and Jars.

Here is what I created...




First I cut a piece of card 7" x 7" and blended a selection of Distress Inks on to it. I then stamped the stars on to the background. 




I collected a selection of the Tando Jars and Bottles and sat them in a tray of water for a couple of minutes. At this point they start to expand and begin to separate. After a couple of minutes, I took them out the tray and squeezed the excess water out of them. Then you can start to manipulate them in to the shape you want. In this case, I moulded the jars and bottles around a paintbrush handle to curve the shapes in to a more 3D shape.  




I then painted them all with DecoArt black gesso. I added DecoArt texture sand paste to some of them and DecoArt white crackle paint to the others. 
When they were dry, I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Gold Metallic paint over the top which I applied with my finger. 

I them covered some of the jars with clear embossing ink and heat embossed clear UTEE over the top.




I stamped the wood texture stamp on to white card and cut in to 1.5cm strips. I then painted them with DecoArt Titan Buff and adhered underneath to create shelves to sit the bottles on. 




To finish, I created the words - "get busy creating" and then painted a border around them with the Titan Buff paint






I hope you like this weeks themed creation. 
Thanks for popping by,
Lisa xxx 
The link to my blog if you want to pop by is HERE

Here are all the products I used which are available on the Tando Website

Media: Black Gesso  Media: Texture Sand Paste  Media: White Crackle PAINT    Fluid Acrylics: Gold Metallic  Fluid Acrylics: Titan Buff 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Reflect change door hanger for Soak the chipboard week


 This week on Tando blog we were challenged to make something that was SOAKED.
Like soaked with water or mists  or anything similar.
So I really soaked this Tando door hanger in the water and then make it look it this soaked way and to work over it when it was totally dry.
Then I used paints, texture paste, crackle paste and made this butterflies door hanger that says " Reflect change".
So true and so much fit the butterflies change.
 Look how thick and layered Tando chipboard is!
So many soaked layers that give this unique look to this usual  door hanger piece.




I hope that you will try to add water to our Tando pieces in the future and will get your own unique look on your own unique projects.

Tando products used:
 Door Hangers Style B
Door Hangers style B

Word Reflect
Word - Reflect

Grab bag of butterflies
Butterfly Grab Bag

 Wrought Iron Gate small

Wrought Iron Gate Small