Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sneak Peak Andy Skinner Creative Team Work.

Teasing you with a Sneak peak of my Design Team Project over on Andy Skinners Blog. I do hope you will hop on over and take a look.
And here is the full shot of my last creative team project and a Journal I made using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Mediums.
Patina Clock.
Mini Passport Journal.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Sneak peak

Here's a sneak peak of my design team project over on Andy Skinners blog. Do hop on over and take a closer look.
Hugs Fiona.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Smeared Ink Reunion Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Smeared Ink Reunion Blog Hop. For all you Smeared Ink Fans out there here is your fix of some of the wonderful stamps that were available from this awesome company and which I was Honoured to be a part of as a member of the creative team. Myself and all the other participants listed in the blog roll below have decided to dust off our stamps and have a little reunion. I hope you enjoy all the wonderful projects and Inspiration to follow. Happy Hopping folks.
For my contribution I decided to create a little journal using one of Smeared Inks ATC Backgrounds as my focal point.
I just love the mystery of all those wonderful faces.. I created my journal using Eileen Hulls Passport Die by Sizzix.

The front and back cover were given a coat of DecoArt Media Black Gesso and then dried. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Crackle Medium for Chalky finish paint was applied and allowed to dry. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Chalky finish paint in Treasure was applied and all the lovely cracks appeared. The sentiment was stamped on the side of the front cover using Andy Skinners Unexplained Stamp Set using Black Archival Ink. Next a chipboard circle was given the triple Embossing Technique and Stamped into while still hot with a stamp from NStudio Designs from Stampendous. Once cooled a coat of DecoArt Metalic Lustre in Iced Espresso was applied to highlight the raised areas and applied to the front cover. Next I gave a chipboard heart a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in gold. Once dry the heart was stamped with the Smeared Ink Faces Stamp with black Archival ink. Then a coat of DecoArt Triple Thick Glaze was added to give the heart dimension. Once dry this was added to the front cover. To finish The journal was assembled and the signatures hand bound with wax thread. I love how this has turned out and will be making a lot more of these little journals.
The blog Roll is listed below so I do hope you hop on over and see all the wonderful projects created.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Andy Skinner Design Team Project 2 Sneak Peak.

I'm showing you a little Sneak Peak Teaser today of my 2nd project as part of Andy Skinners Creative team. I do hope you will pop on over to Andy's blog where you will find the full rundown on what I created.. Hope to see you over there.
And for those that missed it. Here is a shot of my first project as part of this immensely talented bunch of individuals.
Hope to see you over there.

Hugs Fiona.


Friday, 2 June 2017

Discover the Journey- an altered box using DecoArt Products.

Been playing around altering a box using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Andy Skinner Stamps this week. I decided on a Travel theme incorporating a compass die I have in my stash as the focal point on the box lid.
I started by base coating the bottom of the box with DecoArt Chalky finish paint in Treasure. Once dry stamped with black Versafine ink using the scratch stamp from Andy Skinners Toxic Stamp set.

For the box top I cut a design on my scan n cut using 300gsm cardstock and glued to the box top with Decoart Decoupage Medium. I then gave the box top a coat of DecoArt Media Texture Sand paste applying with a stencil brush using a stippling motion. Once dry I gave the whole box top a coat of Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic in Titan Buff. Once dry I applied DecoArt Media Antiquing cream all over the whole of the box in Raw umber and wiped back with a baby wipe. Finishing with a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish to seal. I die cut the compass and medallion shapes. Gave both a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Metallic Gold and when dry applied DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams in Black and Patina respectively and wiped back with a baby wipe. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was applied to seal. The elements were then glued to the top of the box lid. To finish an ornate clasp was added for a closure.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Andy Skinner Creative Team Project.

Hello and welcome to this sneak peak of my creative team project over on
To say that I am honoured and excited to be a part of this is without question!
If you would like to see the process of how this was made, then do hop on over to Andy's Blog to take a look. Look forward to seeing you there!
Fiona xAndy Skinner

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Game of Thrones Inspired Dragon Eggs.

A very good friend is Fanatical about the TV Series Game of Thrones as am I . She was particularly ooing and ahhing over the dragon eggs in the show, so thought I would make her some of her very own using DecoArt products of course.
Supplies used.
Wooden box to alter.
Styrofoam eggs.
Drawing pins.
300gsm cardstock.
Embossing Folder ( your choice )
Antique bronze latch clasp.
Foam and crushed velvet fabric ( to line inside box )
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints:-
Carbon Black
Paynes Grey
Prussian Blue Hue
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
Quinacrodone Gold
Metallic Silver
Metallic Gold.
For the eggs
Titan Buff
Pyrrole Red
Blue Green Light
Raw Umber.
Burnt Umber
Interference Gold
DecoArt Liquid Glass.
DecoArt Satin Varnish.
I started by Painting the box inside and out with Carbon Black and set aside to dry.
I then embossed some 300gsm cardstock and cut to size to make panels for all four sides of the box.  A piece was also cut for the box lid with a circle cut out in the centre to make space for the Insignia.

I then gave all the embossed panels a coat of metallic silver fluid acrylic and left to dry. Once dry a wash of paynes grey was applied and whilst still wet sprinkled with salt, A technique learnt from Andy Skinner on Hochanda ) some areas heavier than others. Once dry the salt was rubbed off to reveal a cool grungy effect. A wash of Prussian Blue Hue was then applied and left to dry. Once dry a wash of Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide was then applied ( wonderful greenish hues ) and left to dry. Finally a wash of quinacrodone gold was applied to all panels and left to dry. Once dry all panels were edged with Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic and attached to the box with DecoArt Multi Matte Gel Medium.

Now onto the insignia for House Targaryan. A free stencil from the internet was downloaded, resized and cut on my brother Scan N Cut. This was then given a coat of Metallic Gold Fluid acrylic and once dry was attached to the box lid with Gel Medium and given a coat of DecoArt Liquid Glass to seal.

The box was then given two coats of DecoArt Satin Varnish to protect. Once dry the Antique bronze clasp/latch was attached as it looked far nicer than the brass clasp that came with the box.
Now onto the inside of the box. A map of Westeros was printed and attached to the inside lid. Foam was cut to size and covered in Black Crushed Velvet fabric and inserted into the box for the eggs to sit nicely protected.
Onto the Dragon Eggs themselves. These were made following a tutorial I found on You Tube
Once the eggs were completed it was time to give them a coat of paint. One Titan Buff Fluid Acrylic, one Blue Green Light Fluid Acrylic and one Pyrrole Red Fluid Acrylic. Each egg was then dry brushed in areas with Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic and once dry given a wash of  Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic and finally a coat of interference Gold Fluid Acrylic.


Quite pleased how this turned out and my friend is absolutely ecstatic.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
Hugs Fiona.