Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pumpkin with Prima!

Create the pumpkin with a paperback book and Prima flowers!!!
I LOVE all the Prima flowers here!

Plan at least a couple of nights to create this pumpkin!
Old book
Cutting tools Craft Knife
Ink Orange
Choose a paper back to cut... preferably one you have already read!!!  This book is 650 pages and took a lot longer to cut than I expected.  Remove the front and back cover.

Use the cover the create a template to use when cutting the book.  Gently with the craft knife cut through a few pages at a time.  Use the Kai Scissors to snip into the corners when they won't release from the book binding.  

Ink the edges of the pages with orange Ink, optional ink each page (this will take sometime... my book was 650 pages and a lot of ink!)
When all the pages have been inked, glue several pages together at the front and back of the book with Tacky Glue.  Make sure to get the glue in the center of the pages to keep them from pulling out of the binding.  Let the pages dry.  Glue the front and back pages together and put under a heavy object to dry. (no photo).
Once the pages dried you are ready to decorate the pumpkin.
I got a twig out of the yard for a stem... added Prima leaves!
With Tacky glue adhere the flowers to the pumpkin. 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PRIMA Ballerina Canvas!

When I was growing up I so in LOVE with BALLERINAS, almost as much as I LOVE PRIMA FLOWERS!!!  What little girl doesn't dream of being a ballerina. Funny thing is I was never a ballerina, but you can bet this girl has plenty of PRIMA FLOWERS!!!  The images of beautiful ballerina poses are a great compliment to Prima flowers!

Today I have a free standing canvas for you!

Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:
  Metallique Soft Satin
  Sparks Dragon Eye

Prima Flowers
Altered Pages Collage - 1793 Vintage Ballerinas 
Gel Mediuum
Black Gesso
Chipboard Swirls
Tacky Glue

Wet around the edges of the image you would like to use and gently rip around the edges.

Paint Canvas with Black Gesso, let dry. 

Apply gel medium to the canvas, spritz the image with water and lay flat on the wet gel medium.  Smooth the image.  Apply a layer of gel medium over the image. Let dry.

Paint the chipboard swirls front and back with the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye.  Let dry.

Dap a bit of Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye on the Prima Flower.

Dab Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Soft Satin around the ballerina and on the canvas. Dry!

With Tacky Glue attach the chipboard swirls and flower.... who said you have to stay on the canvas?

What ballerina wouldn't want to display this sparkly gold and pink canvas on their mantle?

More inspiration photos!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

I won the Lost Coast Design Challenge Last Month!!!

My "bird on a bike" card
won the challenge at Lost Coast Designs last month!!!
The card is painted with Gelatos. I used the Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree stamp for the background and the Lost Coast Designs Bird on Bike.  You will find the full how to tutorial HERE on my blog! 

Be sure to check out the new

Summer of Love - Challenge

WOW it was almost two months ago I watched the live feed on Facebook "RubberMoon and Sandra Evertson -Unveiling The Muse!"  I feel in love with the whole line of stamps right then and there! I wish I could bought the whole lot.
 Also around the same time the
was announced and I decided I would take part! 
For my challenge piece I used 5 stamps:
Love is Art
Fiesta Crown
Soul Sisters
Pictured are the stamps I have in my collection!
The stamps are high quality rubber.  I love the cards they are mounted on, making it easy to see what each stamp is without guessing.

My image is painted with Gellatos!
The green and orange mats remind me of the colors of the 60's!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Altered Bottle With Prima!

If you are altering items or creating mixed media projects you will love the  Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints.  So far this month I have used them on metal, canvas, chipboard and now glass.  I only used gesso on the canvas because it was white and wanted it to be black.  I have not had any issues with The  Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints on any surfaces. 
Today I am sharing my altered bottle.  

Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:
  Metallique Dark Forest
  Metallique Soft Satin
  Sparks Dragon Eye

Prima Flowers
Altered Pages Collage - 1709 Marie Antoinette 
Bottle to alter
Manila Tag
Steampunk butterfly & Key- Chipboard
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Twine or Burlap

To start use Tacky Glue to adhere twine as it is wrapped around the bottle.  Let the glue dry overnight.  Paint the bottle with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint:  Metallique Dark Forest, let it dry
Paint chipboard butterfly with Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Soft Satin, let it dry.  Then paint the key and gears with Sparks Dragon Eye, set aside to dry.
With a rag or paper towel gently rub Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Sparks Dragon Eye over the Metallique Dark Forest on the bottle, leaving just a hint of gold on the surface. 

Once the Sparks Dragon Eye has dried on the chipboard pieces gently rub them with Metallique Dark Forest to distress them.

Distress the Manila Tag with assorted inks.  Fussy cut Marie image from the Altered Pages Collage - 1709 Marie Antoinette. Adhere to manila tag with glue stick.  

Adhere image of Marie to manila tag with glue stick.  With a rag add a touch of Metallique Soft Satin to the edges of the tag.
Use twine to attach the key and tag to the neck of the bottle.
Attach the flowers and butterfly to the bottle.   

What a beautiful centerpiece for any table.

Hope you were inspired to create with Prima and Altered Pages!!!

Thank you PRIMA for partnering with Altered Pages this month.