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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Yule Log by Katie Lamb



Hello Crafters

Hope your Christmas/Holiday plans are going well, only a few more shopping days until Christmas. It you are looking for a Crafty gift, then we are shipping up to the 20th Dec. 

Katie has been playing with a festive branch she made as a child and has updated it for Christmas. Its a great idea to re-purpose old projects you ave made before to give them a 2nd chance. 

I love the texture on this log, how well the faux moss works, and check out that crackle ...WOW...









Paint a log with black gesso and once dry and a layer of crackle paint. 

Once set,sprinkle on Cathedral Pines magicals.

Add a heavy gel medium on the top and use green glitter embossing powder



Add more heavy gel medium and add the fake moss on top.

Add more heavy gel medium and sprinkle on dec sprinkles, art sand and pearl art balls.

Add heavy gel medium to the top of the log and then sprinkle on white embossing powder.

Coat the resin reindeer with heavy gel medium and then sprinkle on embossing powder, heat carefully to melt powder.








Paint the threes with Green Texture Fantasy Paste.

Dry it off and then add white embossing powder to the treetops.

Glue pieces to log to finish








Thanks Katie :)

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Gingerbread House by Reniferove




Hello Crafters

Welcome to the last week of blogs before Christmas, we will be taking an extended break to prepare and then get over Christmas lol. 

Reniferove is feeling very festive, with this beautiful biscuit/cookie box. I can smell Christmas just looking at it. What a fabulous gift this would make for family & friends. 


Do you also make cookies for Christmas? I bake every year and make a small portion for gifts for my relatives. This year I decided to make a box for gingerbread cookies, I invite you!
I started the work with the application of white gesso, and then with the help of 4 shades of brown paint I created a background in light gingerbread color. To give even more festive atmosphere, I used a stamp with notes.

The composition I created from lemoncraft papers, lace, cinnamon and lemon slices. A mdf word, a bit of snow and a box for cookies with the aroma of cinnamon ready.




 


Thanks Reniferove 

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking.

For more projects for Reniferove please click on the links below 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Glittered Bauble ATC's by Teresa Morgan




Good evening crafters

You made have noticed there was no blog Tuesday, however Katie shared a little art doll she made with our stamps on her blog and you can view the post here

How's your Christmas crafting coming along? Do you need a quick but very effective and beautiful project??
Look no further as Teresa brings us three colourful ATC's, and I am thinking these would also made fabulous card toppers to send to your family and friends. 
We have the baubles in stock and you can view them here

This is Teresa's last blog post for the year, and I am sure you will agree that she has made so many beautiful projects over the year. 

Big thanks to Teresa :) 








Apply the modelling paste through the number stencil and allow to dry.

















Apply several coats of glitter paint to the bauble bases, building up the colour. (Top tip, if you don't have glitter paint, you could paint and then sprinkle glitter whilst the paint is still wet)

Paint the filigree fronts with a couple of coats of pearl paint.










Once the modelling paste is dry, paint the ATCs with white gesso and let this dry. 

Use your finger to apply metallic lustre waxes to each, highlighting the texture from the stencil.











Glue the filigree layer onto the bauble base, then glue this onto the ATC. 

Finish with a ribbon bow and metallic sentiment sticker.













Thanks Teresa 

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking.

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed 

Thanks Jules xx

Products used from Artful Days


(from Stash)
greyboard ATC blanks
Pebeo white gesso
DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter paint
DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic paint
DecoArt Metallic Lustre waxes
small ribbon bows
Tim Holtz metallic stickers

Thursday, 29 November 2018

An Artful Altered Bottle by Priya Mishra



Evening all

Well I love an altered bottle and I have a few stashed around my craft room which I have picked up from charity shops and car boot sales. Of course wine, beer and even pop bottles can be used to make a stunning project.
When Priya sent me her project for tonight I was in awe of the amount of stunning embellishments used, and you can feel the texture in this project. Using the filigree shapes is really easy on a bottle because the bend so easily, to curve around any shape of bottle.

We would love to see any designs you make based on any of our blogs and you can share them in our craft group Artful Play Days, you can also ask us any questions on how to make the projects we share. 

See the list of everything used at end of the blog.

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am Sharing an Altered Bottle with you all. Altered art is one of my favourite techniques and I love How we can transform simple things into some awesome masterpieces.



For this I used AD MDF, metal filigree embellishments and lace along with the Texture stones.

For colouring this piece I used Finnabair Metallic Paints and waxes.












First I gave a coat of black gesso all over followed by some stencilling.

Then I glued some lace on the neck of the bottle and attached some chipboard.

I layered some more chipboard on the centre of the bottle.
  



Then I attached the Heart with wings MDF on the neck of the bottle and some flowers.

I added some texture stones and texture sand  here and there.

Then I covered the whole bottle with black gesso again.






Once it is completely dry, I started applying colours.

I dry brushed with metallic paint Ancient Coin and Dark Violet.
Then I applied some Vintage Gold and Mystique Turquoise wax all over.





                  





Thanks Priya

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

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Thanks Jules xx


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Steampunk Imagination by Reniferove



Hello Crafters

First please can I say a massive thank you for all the orders from the weekends big sale, I am nearly caught up with packaging a posting them all, phew. 
If you missed it, then we still have some clearance items left. still at fab prices just click here  

Back to the blog and Reniferove, and wow another truly inspiring product. There so much to look at, the way the wire mesh has been used, the texture, composition, and what about those colours. We love our rust colours here at Artful Days and with patina colours added well can it get any better:)

For details of the products used, please see links at the end of the blog. 

Hello

Today I have prepared a steampunk canvas for you. 

I felt like a big project with lots of elements and I decided to use everything that suited the steampunk style.



At work you will find a balloon with resin chipboards, mdf clocks and one of my favourite products, metal wire mesh.       

              

After gluing all the elements, covering the whole with balls and sand paste, I took a picture for you so that you could look at how many elements are there.

After drying, I covered the entire white gesso and started adding colours. 
I mainly used Magicals from Lindys Stamp Gang from Industrial Chic sets, Autumn Leaves and Octoberfest Orange Shaker. 

To strengthen the colours, I also added alcohol inks in brown, turquoise and blue, as well as Fluid Acrylic DecoArt in Vermilion colour.

I hope you like the design, and I invite you to shop in the store.

             

               



Thanks Reniferove 

If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking.

For more projects for Reniferove please click on the links below 

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Peace at Christmas by Teresa Morgan




Hello Crafters

Firstly, our BIG sale starts tonight at 8pm, I say BIG, because theres a massive 50% off everything in our Sale category.
We always provide FREE UK postage on order over £20, but for the next 4 days it will be reduced just £1 for any orders under the value of £20.

The link to the website is HERE :)



So on to tonight's blog post with Teresa, she has taken large MDF letters, our beautiful Christmas resins and made another stunning Christmas project. 

Its also in my Christmas colours and would look stunning on any fireplace or windowsill :)













Paint the MDF letters and plaque with a couple of coats of metallic paint, and set aside to dry.









    Give the resin shapes a coat of gesso and let dry. 

    Mix a little gold gilding polish with water to create a wash and apply to the resins allowing the colour to settle in the details. 

    Once dry, use your finger to apply white gilding polish to the surface, highlighting the texture.














    Use heavy gel medium to attach the letters and resin shapes, then use a coarse texture paste to create 'snow' around the base of the letters.












    Sprinkle white and silver sand over the texture paste while wet to add extra interest, and add silver and gold Sparkle Spheres, along with white Pearl art balls. 

    Apply a small amount of gel medium to the tops of the MDF letters and sprinkle white sand over for more snowy detail.

















    Thanks Teresa 

    If you have any questions about this or any project on the blog please do ask, we are more than happy to help.

    Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking.

    For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog http://thefatcactus.co.uk and You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNbVhMz7jX66gevhKgz5Ig/feed 

    Thanks Jules xx

    Products used from Artful Days


    Products (from stash)
    MDF letters
    MDF plaque
    DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallics
    Pebeo white gesso
    DecoArt Metallic Lustre
    Creativ Coarse Texture Paste