Creativity For Random Arts

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Here's a post for the Random Arts Blog which I haven't posted to for a while as I've had a few health issue which one included breaking my hip while taking my hubby to get his replaced - ironic I know LOL we were the talk of the hospital 

Any way I saw this quote 
I thought I'd lost my creativity I thought it had just gone and I could craft anymore with everything that has gone on with my depression and the hip and a few other things I just couldn't get into it
Then reading this quote made me realise how true it is
I knew I just had to start
So this is the first piece back it's simple but it was fun to do 

I thought it only fitting to use a paint palette seeing as that was what the quote was on
So I painted it with white gesso using a sponge to give it texture
 Then using the Lindys Magical Shakers I randomly used the three colours around the palette drying each colour as I went 
I love the way they blend into each other and can make extra colours
Here you can see I added the Little Birdie - Embossing Texture Paste - Aquatini and Frosty Fizz randomly with a palette knife
I love this paste the way the more you heat it the more it puffs
 This patch of Frosty Fizz I added some Alpine Ice Rose Magical's to it for some more colour then added the Silver Rhombus Spear Charm on top
 I added the Finnabair Old Silver Wax to the resin scissors, paintbrush and texta to make them pop
 I love the Patina Bee he's one of my favourite bits of metal in my collection
He adds that pop on the flower that was needed
I love flowers I think they soften things and add extra colour where it's needed

List of products I used from the Random Arts Store

Alpine Ice Rose, Guten Tag Teal, Yodeling Yellow
Embossing Texture Paste - Aquatini and Frosty Fizz
Handmade Flower Natasha Arctic Ice
Handmade Flower Embossed Daisies Pearl Pink
Handmade Flower Argyle Lemon
Finnabair - 
Wax - Old Silver
Vintage Steampunk Clocks - 3
Bee Charm A Patina
Silver Rhombus Spear Charm
Staples Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Vintage Scissors Lge
Paint brush, Texta and two Prima flowers from my stash

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Album for Helmar

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This project for Helmar Blog is a photo album cover which I decorated with lots of metal and some paper clay pieces 
Make sure you check out the rest of the Blog for some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team

 This is a Tim Holtz Album Cover that has preprinted fabric on it 

With all the metal and paper clay I painted it with Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Rustic Brown

Once it was all dry I brushed everything over with a light coat of Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold 
 But I found it to be a bit too gold so I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk over the top to lighten it a little 
I used the Premium Craft Glue to adhere all of the embellishments to the cover which is so good for all different types of products to stick things down with 
Metal on metal, metal to fabric, paper to fabric and lots more
 This Key hole is from Graphic 45 I love how detailed it is
 The image is a piece from one of Tim Holt's Ephemera packs which I cut into an oval shape, then covered the edge with some twine
 I added a Bee Flair from Embellish With Flair Vintage Bees into a bottle top along with a piece of tulle fabric and a little clock 
 I had some Finnabair Mechanicals which is what the ART piece is which is what I added to the centre of the angels centre piece 
 Then I added some other bits of metal I had in my stash 
Now all I need to do is add photos or maybe add some art journal pages

Helmar Product Used

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Hello for Random Arts

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Here's my latest project for Random Arts a little canvas of such a cutie - she's my friend's granddaughter  
Make sure you check out the BLOG for lots of inspiration from the rest of the team and don't forget to visit our Facebook Page and enter our monthly challenge

I used an Art Alternatives Wood 6 x 6 Panel and used some Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad Jodie Lee Butterfly Collection which I used some Helmar Super-Tac Glue spreading it all over evenly so it didn't leave any bubbles

This is awesome Embossing paste - you have to heat it and when you do it puffs up the longer you heat it the more puffed up it gets

I added the little Bee Charm A Patina on top of the cabochon and birdcage for extra dimension
 I randomly added some of the Little Birdie Arctic Ice flowers for a pop of colour 
 I used some of the Tim Holtz word stickers to describe this gorgeous little girl
I used the large one and filled it with some material and flowers
 I glued it on top of some material that I tied in a knot and threaded the knot through the top of the locket
Adding some Little Birdie Mica Flakes in Silver randomly around the canvas  
I added the Resin Heart to the corner for balance
The resin looks so good,  they come out so clean from the moulds

Products from the Store

Mica Flakes Silver

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Twinkle Twinkle for Embellish with Flair

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This project for Embellish With Flair was a fun little project 
Using one of the flairs from the Galaxy, Moon & Stars set 

I used Little Birdie Embossing Texture Paste Aquatini through the stencil then once I heated it so puffed I went over the whole thing with black gesso
After that I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Sparks Raven Black paint over the background

 Then brushed some Finnabair's Art Alchemy Sparks Unicorns Hair paint over the embossed area and painted the stars with it as well
 I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Dragons Eye paint over the metal moon 
I used a Tim Holtz sticker onto to add an extra touch
 Inside you can see the clear plastic stars which are from Memory Maze 
I added some clear gems I had in my stash and to pick up on the blue in the flair I added some Art Ingredients Glass Glitter in Platinum
Here you can see all the bits that make it like a shaker box but it's going to get hung up so it all sparkles

From the Store

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July Challenge for Random Arts

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This is my first post for the Random Arts Blog
And I'm starting off with the July Challenge
It's so exciting and I love this mood board with all the vintage pieces I used 

Here's my take 

Mood Board Challenge Rules
  Please use our mood board as inspiration
to create anything in any style.
As these challenges are sponsored by Random Arts Pty Ltd please make sure that you use at least 3 products that are available instore. Random Arts
There are 3 x vouchers up for grabs every month!!
1x$50, 1x$25 & 1x$15
You can enter as many times as you like, but you cannot win all three.
You have until the 11:59pm on the 31st July to enter
and then the entries with the most votes from the group win
Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of
Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge
you will be offered a Guest Designer spot.
Make sure you put your entry in the challenge album in our 
Random Arts Creative Group to win.

I started off using clear gesso to adhere the doily to the canvas
I then stencilled over the top with a clock stencil I had with some Finnabair Art Extravagance Icing Paste in White Gold but it smudged uneath but most of it got covered any way

 I used Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in White Gold on most of the plain embellishments that needed colour 
Here you can see some of the Resin Wings from the Resin Creations in Store

  I used 3 butterflies from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Thrift Shop Ephemera pack I also used some of the cards and a mannequin that was in the pack which you see below

 I used some Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Heirloom Roses scattered over the canvas they are so pretty and easily changeable by adding a little colour or painting them with gesso you can change the colour fully 

The Prima Marketing Resin Frame  I covered in the White Gold Wax and stuck some of the AB Studio Vintage Elements 5/6 paper that I cut to fit underneath it
I then added some Art Stones randomly and brushed everything with a light coat of the White Gold Icing Paste

 The picture of the lady is from a pack of cards I have in my stash

Products I used from the Random Arts Store

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Product Spotlight for Helmar

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This week on the Helmar Blog I'm spotlighting the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive it's one of my favourites that I reach for all the time
I love that it dries quick and clear and will stick just about anything

Make sure you check out the rest of the blog to see all the sensational ideas the rest of the team have come up with 

And be sure to check out the Shop to see the huge range of Helmar products we have there
So I've created a part 2 layout to one I created a couple of weeks ago of a very sad little girl who didn't want her big sister to go off to Kinder
Well this is a layout of the big sister enjoying every minute of Kinder and probably not giving her little sister a second thought

 I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Happiness papers and embellishments on this layout 
The camera was from my stash 
 I used a tag and stuck a paper tassel to it so it can be pulled down and mum can write the story on it
It sits up under the photo (which I always use the Acid-Free Glue on) I only stuck 3 sides down 

I liked this little tag because shes painting I thought it was appropriate 

I used 3 of the word stickers from the Accessory Stickers as well as the butterfly

Helmar product I used

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