Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year whatever you've been up to. Here's to a happy, healthy and crafty 2019. Hope you're looking forward to more fabulous products from IndigoBlu. I'm sure Kay and Alfie will delight you with what's in store. In the meantime here's my quick make for the New Year.
I made a start using the Ink Smooshing technique. The Distress Oxide was pressed onto my Glass mat and spritzed with water. I then dragged my watercolour card through.
Each colour was dried before adding the next so the colours stayed true and didn't create a muddy mess.
The colours were added in the following order - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. Once dried drips of water were flicked onto the page and dabbed with kitchen roll to lift the colour.
Using the circle and barbed wire border from the Skullduggery Borders A5 Stamp Set this was inked with the Picked Raspberry.
Part of the stamp was used to make a second print using Wilted Violet and offset from first stamp. The words were taken from the Mindfulness #1 stamp set and stamped in Versafine Clair Charming Pink
The numbers were stamped onto a second Smooshed sheet in Charming Pink and then cut out and mounted onto pink cardstock. Happy New Year was written with a White Posca pen also on pink cardstock and cut out.
The card was then assembled with the numbers across the middle of the card and the Happy New Year placed beneath the 2019. The Smooshed watercolour card was mounted onto a pink card blank. Finally white highlights were added using the White Posca pen.
Thank you for stopping by and once again Happy New Year!
This gorgeous hare is happily jumping into the new year! For the background I used Distress Oxides in Worn lipstick, Broken China, and Bundled Sage.I also used these colours to stamp the stars, numbers, and heart flowers.
The gorgeous hare was heat embossed in dark brown.
When dry, I used a stamping platform to stamp with a waterproof ink, the border stamp as
shown, then painted in the bottles with white Gee-Sso-Good. TIP. Paint over the details in the bottles and jars
but try to keep inside the outer lines. Keep the stamp in place on the stamping platform for the next stage.
When the paint has dried, re-stamp.
Then move the stamp on the platform to repeat to complete the border.
was trimmed to fit on to a 15cm square card blank with a black mat. The lovely star border stamp was used to frame the card front, then it was adhered to the card blank.
The sentiment from IndigoBlu Bauble was stamped
in black on white card and cut out, edged with black ink and the Cherry Lips
and added to the card to finish. Thanks for visiting and you can catch up with Kay on Hochanda on 17th December at 11am and 3pm. Take care, Kay M. x
Hello I hope December finds you well and happy. The time is soon approaching for us to think about decorating our homes. With this in mind I have made this winter forest scene using a collection of the gorgeous new stamps. It is easy and fun to make
I used a 25 cm square box frame. I started by cutting some card to fit the back of the frame and used Mulberry Bush paint to give it some colour. I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Alternative Christmas stamp set around the edges.
The tree stamps from the Tree Dressing stamp set made perfect forest trees which I coloured with Olive waistcoat, before fussy cutting them. Stamps can be very versatile, and you don’t always have to use the whole stamp. I stamped just the fox from the Willow and Fox stamp. I wiped away the ink on the girls hands before stamping. I used some needle felting wool to shape fluffy tails for the foxes.
I kneaded some modeling paste into the bottom of the frame, and placed a wood slice into it which would later hold my chipboard hares. I stood my tree and animals up into the modelling paste. I also stamped the hare from the Guardian Angel stamp so he could join in too. Stars from the Tree Dressing set flew to the top of the trees, and I added strings of pretty pink beads to the trees and also as a decoration hanging across the inside top of the frame.
The forest needed some snow so I applied texture paste over the base using a palette knife. Then followed with a sprinkling of Unicorn Sparkles. I finished by adding a piece of a fir tree, small pine cones, chipboard hares, and a splatter of white paint over the scene.
You could also create this scene inside of a recycled box or tin.
Have fun creating your winter decorations, if it is not too early I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas Season xx
Hello to you on such a wet and windy afternoon. Because its not nice out I decided it was the craft room for me and thought I would do a quick blog post to share with you with lots of photos and a couple of quick tutorials.
As you may have seen a couple of weeks ago, Kay shared with us on Hochanda another way to use the IndigoBlu Acrylic paints for Paint Pouring. If you ordered from her show you might be pleased to have a couple tips to inspire you to open those bottles and have a go! I have to say this is one of my favourite ways of using paint.
Kay has mixed up the paints with the Go-Flow pouring meduim along with a few drops of Cell-U-like and added each colour along with white paint to create a 'Dirty Cup'.
The cup of paint was then poured onto the prepared canvas set inside a foil tray to catch the excess paint from the pour.
With this pour Kay made little circle movements when pouring the paint from the cup, then tipped the canvas backwards and forwards until the paint covered all the canvas.
After a quick blast from the blow torch, more cells came to the surface and any bubbles were popped.
Kay then went on to show us that you can also do Pours over other objects like this bowl using the same method as above.
Below are some Video's I have made to take you through the first steps of Paint Pouring and mixing of the Paints and some easy fun techniques. The 2nd video shows you some different ways to do pours. I hope that they are helpful and you enjoy them.
Fellow Blubird Emma and I have put together a couple of quick tutorials for you to have a go out.
Emma Blake 1.To start with I used tiger Lilly, indigoblu, stroke of midnight and white paint.
2.I mixed up my colours using the 1:2 ratio and added a little water to thin the mixture down, I then added a couple of drops of the cell u like to the tiger Lilly and stroke of midnight.
3. I then poured each colour diagonally across the canvas.
4. Using a credit card I then made a wavy diagonal movement following the lines of paint.
5. I left the paint for a few moments to let the cells develop and went over with a blow torch and watched the rest of the cells pop up.
6. I then left the canvas on a flat surface to dry out. Its very important to make sure you do this.
1. To do this type of pour, mix up your chosen paint colours (I used Aladdin, Welsh Slate, Olive Waistcoat and Lime Marmalade) and white GeeSoo Good with the Go Flow and a few drops of Cell-U-Like in the coloured paint in single cups then layer up the colours along with white in a separate cup to create a Dirty Pour Cup.
2. I choose to use a round Artboard with a stand for this Pour. I gave the artboard a couple of coats of white GeeSoo one side and when dry I used Masking tape to cover the back and the bottom part where it slots into the base so I could remove the tape and drips once the pour was dry.
3. Lay the artboard, without the stand on a cup in the foil container. Using the Dirty Pour Cup pinch one side of the cup together to create a spout to pour from. Using small circular movements, start pouring the paint into the middle of the board. Keep moving the cup in the same position and hand movement until the cup is empty or the artboard is covered.
4. Use a blow torch at this stage to pop any bubbles and to bring up more cells.
5. If you want to stretch out the rings gently tip the artboard in different directions. Now leave to dry out for a few days.
6. Once dry, take off the masking tape from the back of the artboard and paint that and the stand with white GeeSoo.
7. Leave to dry paint the stand and back of the board with Aladdin Paint. Now slot the two pieces together.
8. Wipe off any residue cell-u-like that has come to the surface of the pour, then Varnish to seal and protect your creation plus it also brightens up the colours again.
And so to finish off this post I would like to share with you some of the wonderful samples my fellow BluBirds created for kays Hochanda show. Absoulty stunning!
Samples by Julie Atkinson
Samples from Carolyn Lakin
Samples from Kay Molyneux
Samples from Emma Blake
And to finish off, a few more of my samples I made for the show.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be back soon with a few more quick tutorials and tips from Lou Withers Mxed Media Material IndigoBlu show . xx
Hello to you, Sue Ralph here along with fellow BluBirds, Kay Molyneux, Julie Atkinson, Carolyn Lakin and Emma Blake bringing you some quick makes using the IndigoBlu Luscious Pigment Powders.
Luscious are ground Artist grade pigments with mica and a natural binder, so can be used dry as a pigment or add water to create a watercolour paint. Mix with Slap-It-On Thick to create an glossy shimmering translucent embossing paste or mix with Fabric Slap-It-On for painting onto materials.
Below the DT have put together some quick and simple techniques for you to try.
Sue RalphA quick and quirky card to make, using Luscious Powders, Kevin’s Gang & Kibble Kits Stamp Set.
1. Start by wetting down a piece of watercolour card with a large paintbrush or water sprayer. Make it really wet then wait until nearly all the water has soaked into the card. (Tip- wet the underside of the card as well to stop the card bending).
2. Mix up the colours of Luscious Powders with water and make the colours runny. Add dabs of colour all over the wet card.
3. The colours should start to merge together slightly. Leave the card to dry out.
4. Stamp out 4 of the cat images & saying and emboss with clear embossing power. Paint the cats with the same colours of Luscious Powders. When theses are dry, cut out. Cut the saying into two parts.
5. Stamp Kibble Kits onto your Luscious watercolour background. Trim to the size you want and mat onto black card. Mount this onto a bespoke white card blank.
6. Glue down the ‘dog’ part of the saying towards the bottom of the Luscious panel and layer the cats over the top using foam tape on2 of the cats.
7. Finish the card by gluing down the ‘Cat’ part of the saying on blank side of the card. Layer the last cat with foam tape over the saying.