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14. September 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Paint · Tags:

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This weekend I felt like taking a big jump and make a big painting. Maybe because the paper fairy house I made last weekend was soo small?

So I dusted an old frame (one of my looked-easy-turned-out-to-be-difficult past projects) and started with blue. And pink. And white. And red. And I hurried home sunday, because I was addicted and couldn’t stop painting. In the late afternoon I actually tried to stop painting twice, because I thought the painting was finished (also some children needed to be fed). But then again, I felt something was missing or a part was too boring. So I HAD to get all my paints and sprays and cleaned brushes out again and continue. After some more leaves, flowers and spots the painting came to an end finally and diner ended up on the table only a little late.

Now the painting sits an the wall in my sisters appartment looking very finished and colorfull.

 

 

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09. September 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Paper · Tags: ,


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A lot of time was spend in my crafting room this weekend, building this paper house. It became one of my favorites. I used so many different materials, I hope I got them all listed. For the house itself I used my sizzix bigshot machine and die, but there are many alternative templates available on the net, you can find some here:

http://www.juxtapost.com/site/permlink/52742830-7 70e-11e1-bb24-ffbe11cddf1a/post/paperhouse_template/

http://babbledabbledo.com/design-for-kids-paper-houses/

The house was made with leftover paper (watercolor paper for the frame & base and ordinary print paper for the roof, as the roof needed to be less sturdy). Also I made some book photocopies and used the copies for the trims and twigs and leaves. The fence is made with a Martha Steward punch. For the paint technique check out my tutorial here:  Stained paper tutorial .
Oh! And the little bicycle? It came from an old maquette and I used Sharpie markers to color it.

  • Main materials used:
  • Sizzix bigshot machine with:
  • Sizzix Bigz XL Die – Country Cottage, 3-D
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Garden Greens
  • Martha steward daisy lace punch
  • Watercolor paint and paper
  • (Photocopied) bookpages or bills or love letter from your ex. What ever you like to cut up.
  • Plain paper
  • Martha steward punch
  • Glue
  • Embellishments

Tips:

  1. Paint the papers after they are cut.
  2. Do not glue the whole house together until you know exactly what comes where. This way you can re-arrange when you come up with a new idea (like I do. Al the time).

 

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A shaker card, filled with sequins, mini stars and lots of glitter. Its not possible to have too much glitter, right? Shake the card and all stars, sequins en glitter will  move around.

Main materials:

  • Lawn Fawn “summertime” dies and stamp;
  • watercolor paint and paper;
  • doublesided sticky foamtape;
  • an old projector sheet (to create the transparity jarpiece).

Hints:

  1. The base card (card backing) was painted to create the dark sky-like background;
  2. the foam was added by cutting foam strips and alligning them really close to each other just on the outline of the jar;

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Main materials used:
  • Lawn fawn "summertime" dies and stampset;
  • Watercolor paint and cardstock;
  • Inkpad (Stazon, jet black).

 

Hints:
  1. first cut out the card: fold the watercolor paper and place the die on the fold;
  2. the layered effect, with some strawberries in front of others, is created by masking:
    1. Stamp a strawberry;
    2. cover the strawberry with small pieces of washitape or paper;
    3. stamp another strawberry, partly on the masked strawberry;
    4. remove the mask!
       The effect is enhanced if the "second" strawberry line is vague or blurry.
3. The strawberries are painted with a mix of deep orange and berry red.
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