Friday, 17 June 2016

chalk paint birdie darling heart

Chalk paint birdie heart

I'm finally ready to show you a project using Annie Sloan's chalk paint. I've been so excited to show you this project and even though the paints dry quickly there are still a lot of steps that you need to wait for to dry.

Chalk paint birdie heart lady

I have used a wooden heart (about 10x11cm) and started by painting it with "Emile" and after it dried with a dilluted "old white".
Then I printed out mirrored images on a laserjet printer and using decoupage glue I attached the images to the painted heart.
This is an image transfer technique that I really enjoyed. Let me know if you'd like to see a tutorial.

Chalk paint birdie heart flower

After the images were fully transfered I used a satin varnish on the image to seal it and then Annie Sloan's clear wax to the rest of the surface.
As a final step I added dimensional glaze to the center of flower and crackle medium to the leaf. I will say that the dimensional glaze worked well, but the crackle medium kind of "pearled" itself to the middle and didn't really stick the way I wanted. I think next time I will try adding this before I add the varnish.

Chalk paint birdie heart

So what do you think?

Paint:  Annie Sloan's chalk paint in "Emile" and "Old white"
Glue: plaid decoupage glue
Varnish: Winsor&Newton artists' acrylic satin UV varnish
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Naughty or nice Christmas card for GDT spot

Kenny K Christmas tree boxcard
Welcome to my blog. Today I'm showing you a card I've made as the guest designer for the 

This week we're asking you to make a project for a child and as always using any type of promarkers.
I have to say that this is my absolute favorite way to color images. I've tried copics, watercolor- and oilcolor pencils, twinkling H2Os, distressinks and probably a bunch of other coloring techniques too, but promarkers are by far my favorite.
Would you like a tutorial or tips on how I color my images? Comment down below and let me know.
Kenny K Christmas tree boxcard closed
The image I have used is from Kenny K stamps and it's called "Xmas tree".
Kenny K Christmas tree boxcard inside
I made the card resembling a package so it's more fun for a child to open. Inside I sprinkled some stars to give more of a surprise moment. 
One less card to make for Christmas - I know I'll be greatful for this one right around the end of november :)
Kenny K Christmas tree boxcard tag
Papers: scrappieces from my Christmasstash
Image: digistamp from Kenny K called Xmas tree 
Color: promarkers
Others: sakura gelly roll (to add sparkle to tag and details on Christmastree)
ABC challenge  - J for Just as you like
Allsorts  - fancy bows and ribbons
Alphabet challenge - H for hand colored image
Crafty creations - tic tac toe (sentiment, image, tag)
Fab 'n' funky  - shaped cards
Kraftin' Kimmie  - anything goes
Penny's challenges - anything goes
Southern girls - the kids are all right
Winter wonderland - ribbon and bow 
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