27/03/2016

Happy Easter and a mixed media makeover



Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.  With Storm Katie blowing a hoolie around us I'm wondering if the Easter Bunny decided to stay in his borrow and not hide his eggs around the garden.  Will go take a peek in a while :-)
Yesterday I thought I'd give some of our new chipboard oblongs a makeover and morphed them into a wall hanging.
I chose paints from the same colour family for my background to give a tome on tone effect and went with blue/greens, pinks for the raised tiles and silver for the edging and metals.  I've added a full supply list at the end of the post. 
Here's a quick step by step on how it came together if you fancy making one yourself.
Altered Wall Art PaperArtsy
Tape the tiles together on reverse, cover the front in a base coat of paint, I used Antarctic and Lake Wanaka. Stencil on detail using a flourish stencil and Inky Pool paint on cut & dry foam.  Add some random script to the background and tile detail using the same piece of foam.  Reposition the mask over the same stencilled area and add clear texture paste to add texture to your tiles. Once dry dust lightly with silver treasure gold. Separate tiles, edge each one in Inky Pool paint and silver treasure gold. 

Cut a piece of chipboard big enough to place the tiles on. Allow enough length to add a hanger at the top and width to space the tiles, I used some large chain I found when rummaging around my crafty stash.  Paint base in Inky Pool and edge in silver as before.  Add chain and mount tiles spacing them evenly on the base. I left a couple of books on the top while the glue dried to keep everything flat.
Cover a piece of white card with Plum paint and using black archival ink stamp out chosen images.  I used a Lynne Perella stamp plate for my images. If you chose faces its a good idea to stamp the same image onto tissue paper, paint in the face on reverse with nougat or blush paint, dry, cut out and stick over the stamped image on coloured card to make the faces pop. Cut mounts for your pictures to sit on, paint in a co ordinating colour and edge with silver.  Chose a mix of metal embellishments, arrange images and metals on top of your tiles until you're happy with the look you've created and then stick in place. Leave to dry before hanging up. 
 
Supply List 
Large chipboard piece & Tiles from our website 
PaperArtsy paints in the following colours: 
Antarctic, Lake Wanaka, Space Cadet and Inky Pool, Nougat, Sugar Plum & Candy Floss 
Lynne Pirelli stamp plate LPC030
PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1501
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Tile and Flourish
Dark Room Door Correspondence Stamp Set 
Treasure Silver 
Cut & Dry Foam
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste
Glossy Accents, Tacky Glue and Foam pads 
Assorted metal elements 
Chipboard Clock - Graphic 45
Clear Beads painted in Candy Floss paint 
Tissue paper
Stickles - baby blue 
Jump Rings & chain 
I really enjoyed making this project and hope I've inspired you to be creative too - it's always fun to make something different :-)  Chipboard tiles and sheets are available here
Have a lovely day, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-) C 
3 for 2 offer over on our website over the Easter Weekend www.mycreativespirit.co.uk 

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Clare.
    Wishing you and yours a lovely Easter day.
    Elaine H X

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    1. Hi Elaine, apologies for not replying sooner. Thanks for calling by and hope you've had a good week. Enjoy your weekend xx :-) C

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  2. I love mixed media .. this is cool, beautiful work xxxxx :) Happy Easter to you to ....

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    1. Hi Mark, thanks for calling by the blog. Hope your craft rooms all ready to get crafting in again. Have a lovely weekend :-) C

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  3. Happy Easter Clare, hope you're having a relaxing day and not blown away by Storm Katie :-) it's a glorious day here sunshine and dry :-) I love this mixed media project it's beautiful . Take care hope to see you again soon xx

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    1. Hi Ivy, apologies for not replying sooner. Thanks for calling by the blog. Hope you've had a fun week and enjoy your weekend :-) C

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  4. Love it:) Great idea for makeover:)

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    1. thanks for calling by the blog. Have a lovely weekend :-) C

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    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for calling by the blog. Have a lovely weekend :-) C

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  6. Hi Clare, This is lovely, thank you for the step by step. I haven't tried this technique before but would love to give it a try.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Morning Patricia. Hope all the Easter celebrations and services went well last weekend. Another week has flown by us again. Have a lovely weekend x :-) C

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  7. Fabulous wall hanging and brilliant step by step too, thank you! Happy Easter! xxx

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    1. Hi Chris, thanks for calling by the blog. Great to hear you liked the wall hanging too. Have a lovely weekend :-) C x

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  8. Hello Clare, this is just lovely.
    All the best
    Vivian

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    1. Hi Vivian, thanks for calling by the blog. Have a lovely weekend :-) C

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    1. Hi Jane, thanks for calling by the blog. Had fun making that project. Hope alls well with you both and looking forward to catching up next Friday :-) C

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  10. I never imagine it would turn out this good! Happy Easter everyone!




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    1. Hi Catrina, thanks for calling by the blog. Have a lovely weekend :-) C

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