Monday, 15 February 2016

February tutorial by Sammy

                      February's Challenge is HERE

Hi all, Sammy here again with a tutorial for this crazy bird canvas.

First of all, I started with a plain white canvas (24x30cm), which I covered first with black Gesso, and then with some ideology tissue paper.

I just tore off strips of paper and stuck them on with Multi medium. A few bumps and extra layers aren’t a problem, as it all adds to the texture.
Tissue paper done, I got out the Distress paint and spray inks. I used Lindy’s metallic sprays for this.

I used my Stormy Sky paint though a stencil, and then sprayed with the copper spray. It has such a gorgeous finish. I just love it!

My next step was to make my tags. I made up three size 8 manila tags with Distress inks and paints, stencils and texture paste.

Then, I stamped and coloured my birds and added them to the tags with some extra embellishments, then mounted the tags on a piece of black card.

And then all I needed to do was add the panel to the canvas, add some letters, twine and charm, et voila!

And there it is! Are you as nutty about these Bird Crazy stamps as I am? Please do let me know what you make with them, or better still, come and enter our challenge so we can all see!

Have a fantabulous day!


Monday, 1 February 2016

February Challenge

Welcome to our February Challenge! It's another month and another challenge here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and we have some gorgeous Altered Art inspiration lined up for you this month!

But first things first, the Winner of our January Challenge, Julie had a difficult job choosing between all the gorgeous entries we received, but she finally chose...
Isn't it gorgeous...Congrats Suzna...don't forget to take your Winners Badge from the side bar.

We are doing things a little differently this we always have such a hard time picking our favourite and we want to highlight more of your gorgeous entries we are also picking a Runner-Up each month. and Julie has chosen.....

Our first Runner-Up in 2016 is No.47...Sam Lewis

There is a Badge in our side bar for you too...

Now it's time for us to move on to this month's inspiration, and let me tell you, you're in for a treat! But before we start, just a gentle reminder to you to remember to follow our very few rules.

This month it falls to me, Sammy, to provide you with a mid-month tutorial, so remember to come back on the 15th of this month to see how I made this Crazy Bird canvas:

    An altered wine bottle as a birthday gift for someone who doesn't drink! Inspired by my recent holiday in the woods...for more details do visit my blog. 


                                                      Altered Keys
                                                  More on my blog

Inspired by an amazing recovery our in our garden.

The dressed up hanger is above my desk now.
I aim to change what's there as the year continues.
The dream is once again alive and slowly recovering.
Post is on my BLOG


Sauce jar - candle jar/vase

And now it's over to you! We love seeing your projects, so add them using the linky below, and we'll be 'round to visit you soon!
Have a fantastic day!