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Thursday, 19 July 2018

"Lets Sea that Journal" - by Katie Lamb

Evening crafter's.

Here's our last Sea themed project, Katie has taken one of Sam K's MDF Journal covers and created this fabulous layout. Using my favourite resin piece, the sea horse, and it's been transformed by beautiful rich colours and textures. 

I really hope that you have enjoyed our projects by the design team, and are inspired to create something memorable this summer.

A few people asked me if they was a way to easily view all these products on our website, and so I have created a new category in the Treasure Trove section called "Seaside" here you will find all the ocean delights the DT have been playing with :)

Paint the MDF book cover white and let it dry. Cover then with turquoise paint and let it dry before applying a stencil mask. 

I use modelling paste and only used part of the stencil to give it a distressed look. 

Dye some cheese cloth with blue and green ink and dry it off with a heat gun.  

Glue it down the book and then apply heavy gel medium to the cover. Sprinkle on microbeads,drew drops and mermaid beads.

Take the resin pieces and paint them turquoise, Next apply texture paste over them and once this has set, paint with quinacridone gold fluid acrylic. 

Paint part of the book cover with yellow-green acrylic paint and apply more texture paste around the edges. Add more quinacridone gold over the top to create a rusty look. 

On the back of the book I covered with a stencil mask and sprinkled over Cathedral Pines Magicals, apply water to spread the colour. 

Then apply yellow-green acrylic paint mixed with a little water. The final layer is texture paste and quinacridone gold acrylic paint.

Product links

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog

We would love you to support our designers and leave a lovely comment.


Jules xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Footprints by Teresa Morgan

Hello crafty peeps  

Teresa is back tonight with her last Sea themed blog post, and its a beautiful scrapbooking page. This fabulous layout is just perfect for all your summer snaps. How clever are the rolled up papers?

Apply Distress Ink around the edge of the cardstock using a foam applicator and then stamp the text stamp down the sides randomly. 

Cut a strip of red card and tear across the top edge. 

Place across the cream cardstock. Tear some designer paper and layer over the top with the torn edge uppermost.

Cut 2 inch pieces of designer paper and rough up the edges using a paper distresser. 

Roll into small tubes and glue in place adding the 'summer' die cut on top.

Mat the photo onto co-ordinating cardstock. 

Add a die cut tab and rub on word. 

Arrange with the larger ephemera images.

Arrange the smaller pieces of ephemera, adding a metal word charm.

Apply the rub on quote to finish.

Products Used 

From Stash
12x12 Cream Cardstock
Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink
Red and Blue Cardstock
Paper Distressing Tool
Kaisercraft Rub On Quotes
3d Foam

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

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx

Sunday, 15 July 2018

"Rock Pool" ATC Coins By Katie

Evening all

Another weekend flashes by, hope you have been having fun whatever you have been up to. 

With ATCOINS, been the next tend in crafting, of course Katie wanted to include them our ocean themed designs. And just how fabulous do they look? 

They take up a small amount of product, so all those goodies go much further.

If you are new to Artist Trading Coins, then they are 2.5inch circles which you can trade with crafty friends or stash them for yourself.  Its easy to make the base from die cutting a circle or maybe we have some MDF ones coming soon?????? (We do haha)

I stamped over the background with a texture stamp using two colours. 

Then I dyed some cheese cloth sea green using ink and let that dry before cutting it up and gluing it to the coins. Jules also has some Hessin on the website which would also work well.

Next I used some of the elements from the Sea themed ephemera and glued them down. 

I used 3d foam pads to layer up the shells.

I then decorated the coins using beads and gems. I also added a bit of faux moss to give it a more rock pool look to it. 

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Jules xx

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Sea Canvas by Katie Lamb

Hello Crafter's

Slightly later than planned (due to illness, all mended now yay!!) we are carrying on with our sea loving themed projects. 

Katie has been playing digging into the Lindy's Magicals to play with a green and blue theme with a hint of colour, and wow it really stands out. The centre piece starfish are just so pretty. 

This would look amazing in the bathroom, or really any room in the house. 

Start off by painting the canvas with gesso and then use Lindy's Cathedral Pines Magicals over the top.

Use heavy gel medium to stick down the shells, micro beads and star fish, to make sure the stay in place. 

Once dry paint everything in white gesso and leave to set.

Sprinkle over the top with Lindy's Magicals and blue mist spray. Keep going dabbing and reapplying the colour until happy. Apply more gel medium and sprinkle on micro beads and glass stones.

Next add the coloured gems, Mermaid Pearls and resin starfish to finish the project. If you keep these to a minimum they have a real impact. 

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog

We would love you to support our designers and leave a lovely comment.


Jules xx

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Deep Blue Sea Canvas - By Teresa Morgan

Hello Evening all 

Phew, what a warm week, what have you been doing to cool down?
Lots of fans and ice lollies here :) 

This would be a perfect time to be a little mermaid swimming around in the lovely deep blue sea, and with Teresa's help we can really imagine that with this stunning canvas. 

I just love the rusty porthole and the way all things from the sea are clustered in the corner, it looks like she is on her way to investigate the treasures of the deep. 

Mix the coloured sand with some heavy gel medium using a palette knife and apply around the canvas randomly, concentrating in one corner. Add Pearl Art Balls and Acrylic Dew Drops for added texture and allow to dry.

Pull strands out of the hessian to create an open textured 'net' effect and glue down with more gel medium. Cut a porthole from grey board and make 'nuts and bolts' with MDF hexagons and adhesive pearls. Once again, allow to dry before continuing.

Paint over the canvas with white gesso, let dry then apply Lindy's Magicals. Spritz the Magicals with water and tilt the canvas to allow drips to form. Keep building up the colour until you are happy with the effect.

Paint the porthole with gesso and let dry before painting a rust effect using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

Add various embellishments - charms, shells, glass bottle, cork etc to the bottom corner. Stick in place using Pinflair Glue Gel.

Glue the porthole into place and paint a seascape inside using DecoArt paints. Paint the resin mermaid and glue in place sing Glue Gel.

Add touches of rust coloured paint to small areas around the edge, just to balance the design, and the piece is finished.

Shopping list 

Artful Days Decorative Art Sand: Ice BlueCream

Teresa's own stash

Canvas Board
Greyboard (to make porthole)
MDF Hexagons
Adhesive Pearls
Heavy Gel Medium
White Gesso
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
All Purpose Glue
Pinflair Glue Gel

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

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx