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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Trick or Treat by Reniferove


Hello wonderful people

Wow its been busy with orders this week so I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who has ordered, been a very small business I appreciate each and every order and hope you all enjoy your goodies😊

Tonight the brilliant Iwona aka Reniferove has a frightful Halloween project for you to watch. Check out the way she lays down different colours of paint and textures to make this a truly authentic old distressed piece.  She has used some small trays which held embellishments, like the ones we used a few months ago. So be sure not to throw these kind of things away as you never know when they will come in handy. 

All the products used on this project are linked at the end of the blog.  

Trick or treat?
Are you thinking about Halloween? I've been thinking since October started and today I have Halloween inspiration for you. 
I used many mediums and textures. I will not write what I did step by step, because you will see everything on the tutorial, so I invite you to watch.......


  





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 


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Halloween Altered Paintbrush by Teresa Morgan


Evening crafty people 

Tuesdays blog is here, yay. We really hope you are enjoying the twice weekly blogs from our fantastic design team and finding inspiration on how to use your Artful Days goodies, I know I am 😉

Teresa has been starting to play with Halloween projects, and this one is really unique..... 
I don't think I have ever seen an altered Halloween paint brush before and how amazing to fit so many lovely embellishments on there as well, lets see how it was done x 

If you love Halloween too, join our FB Group Artful Play Days https://www.facebook.com/groups/1897689496969127/?ref=bookmarks for a free download of scary Halloween words. 

All the products Teresa has used from our website are listed at the end of this post, along with supplies from her own stash.








Paint the paintbrush with Pyrrole Orange and Quinacridone Gold paint and allow to dry











Cut a narrow strip of hessian and wrap around the metal ferrule using a little gel medium to hold it in place. Add some decorative twine and tie in a bow, trim ends. 














Paint the circle frame, bird, and metal embellishments with black acrylic paint and allow to dry. 

Paint the resin pumpkin using Pyrrole Orange and Quinacridone Gold, paint the resin star using Peacock Pearl. 













Add some twine as a hanger and glue on the metal embellishments using gel medium.

Apply some Turquoise Inka Gold to highlight the detail. 












Glue the paper flowers and bird in place along with the clock face.

Add some black paint and decorative blue sand to the pomegranate seed heads and add to the arrangement

Tuck in some miniature fairy lights and blue art balls. 





It's all in the details.


 



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

Teresa's own stash
Paintbrush
Twine
Gel Medium
DecoArt Media Paints: Pyrrole Orange, Quinacridone Gold, Black, Peacock Pearl
Inka Gold - Turquoise

Thursday, 11 October 2018

House of Roses Best Wishes Card by Katie Lamb


Hello wonderful crafters 

Nearing the end of another week, and wow the nights in the UK are drawing in fast and its still dark getting up to go to work..... To brighten up the day Katie has made this beautiful best wishes card using Lemoncraft papers, these will be loaded onto the website in the next week or so, if you love Katie's card be sure to look out for them. 

All the products used on this project are linked at the end of the blog.

Hello Katie 

Mixed media doesn't just have to be restricted to altering things or creating on a canvas, any surface can be used, so give an extra special birthday or thank you card using your mixed media skills.

Cover a 6 x 6 card with House Of Roses paper and use the Clocks Stencil over the whole base.

Spritz with magenta mist ink and once set add a few layers of ephemera. 

Next add a postcard using 3d foam tape so that things can be tucked behind it later.

Spritz over more ink and then paint the bird flourish pink. 

Use heavy gel medium to add pink sand and crushed shells to the wooden shape.



Fussy cut some paper flowers out and tuck them behind the ephemera. 

Add a few paper flowers and coat with heavy gel medium. 

Add more pink sand to the flower petals.

Use a few glitter domed cabochons around the focal point.




Finish off card by using Alphabet beads to spell out the sentiment.


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/

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


Thanks 

Jules xx


Products used from Artful Days Website

6 x  6 Paper Pad Lemoncraft House Of Roses - coming soon
Ephemera Lemoncraft House Of Roses - coming soon

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

" Mixed Media Canvas: Wish" by Priya

 https://www.artfuldays.co.uk/





Evening Crafter's

The lovely and talented Priya is back with a beaufiful canvas tonight. I especially  like the unusual way its been coloured, not with paints inks, of sprays but Prima's Waxes, and wow what an impact.

All the products used on this project are linked at the end of the blog.  

Priya take it away....



Hello Friends,


Today I made a mixed media canvas to inspire you. 











I took a 4*6 canvas and applied some crackle paste all over. 






Then I created some texture using Artful Days Stencil and texture paste. 




Once it is dried I glued some chipboard embellishment pieces here and there to 
create some interest in the 
background. 

I glued some Artful Days Metal embellishments and some more chipboard embellishments on it. I also added two bottle caps.







Then I coloured the whole piece with black gesso.

Once the gesso is completely dry,I glued some Artful Days flowers here and there and attached two metal keys on the bottle caps.  

I coloured the whole piece using Prima art alchemy waxes Mystique Turquoise, Vintage Gold and Amethyst Magic alternatively till I got my desired results. 

Then I glued some Artful Days Texture stones and Treasure Trove High Sparkle cabochons, some white chippies here and there which enhanced the beauty of this piece.  

Here are some more pictures of the project







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 Priya please click on the links below to follow & like her pages.

Blog

Thanks Jules xx





From My Stash:
Canvas Board
Papericious Chipboards
Mudra Chipzebs
Metal embellishments
Immix Texture Paste
Immix Crackle Paste
Immix Decostones
Prima Art Alchemy Metallic Waxes
 Vintage Gold, Amethyst Magic, Mystique Turquoise

Thank you,
Priya



Thursday, 4 October 2018

Autumn Shadows by Reniferove




Evening crafter's 

Well there's no getting away from it, the nights are drawing in and the leaves are falling from the trees, Autumn is well and truly here, but as Reniferove shows below it can't be a great time of year to collect natural things to craft with. 

All the products used on this project are linked at the end of the blog.  

Over to Reniferove

Hello crafty people

From the beginning of autumn, I've been collecting gifts of nature that I find on walks or on the way to the store. I managed to collect acorns, chestnuts, 'noses' from maple trees, and recently even pine cones.

Fall this year is wonderful, gold, warm, perfect for an autumn walk in the woods.
Today I would like to inspire you to go outside to enjoy the great weather and create something wonderful from the found things.

As the basis of my work, I chose a round box with a cut out lid. I decided that it would be perfect as a shadowbox. 










I painted the lower part of the box with brown acrylic paint, then I applied a Renesans cracking medium and applied a second colour to the wet surface, changing the direction of the brush strokes. Thanks to this, nice cracks formed on the surface that look like old cracked paint.

I did the same with the upper part of the box, but here the first layer is the DailyArt paste in the color of Jasper, on it I applied a one-component medium cracking from Pentart and acrylic paint in mint color.

I covered small wooden boards with beige acrylic paint, crackle medium from Pentart and brown acrylic paint. 








I attached the metal wire mesh to the lid from the bottom and started composing the composition of my work.





I prepared a frame, a bottle, pieces of Lemoncraft paper from the collection 'House of Roses', acorns and other gifts of nature on this prepared substrate.

I add some shine with Prima Marketing waxes in 'Vintage Gold' and 'Ancient Brown' colors. 


I did some splashes with gesso from Finnabair and my work was over!

hope that I inspired you to create something in autumn mood and now you must visit the store where you buy the necessary ingredients to create such a work.

Best wishes and hugs!


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 

Thanks Jules xx


Products from Artful Days website

Lemoncraft House of Roses 6x6 inch

Own Stash
Mint acrylic paint
Chocolate brown acrylic paint
Prima Marketing Wax Ancient Bronze and Vintage Gold
Pentart one-component crackle medium
Renesans Crackle Medium
Clay mold
Bottle
Acorns, maple 'noses'