Love Flowers for Soul Sister Challenge

Hey Everyone

This week on the Art and Soul Blog it's my turn for this months challenge for Soul Sisters Facebook Group and it is to use feathers or leaves 
Also check out the Art and Soul Studio Store for lots of yummy products - new stock arriving all the time

This mood board is so vibrant loving the glass bottles
Don't forget to enter and put it in the March Album with photo on it 

I have an unhealthy love for flowers hahaha which lucky for me this months challenge called for leaves and I have plenty of those as well

I had made a tag awhile ago using a Tim Holtz stencil with modelling paste

I added a row of heart stickers I think they were from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet and some Art Stones 
I then painted it with Impasto - Jade and Raspberry Pink and added a bit of water to it then stamped a Kaisercraft dotted stamp with some Black Archival Ink

The frame I was given by someone that they had gotten from the op shop, it was navy blue to start with
On the back of the frame I used the doily stencil then painted it with the Jade Impasto

So I used the Raspberry Pink Impasto which is so thick I only needed one coat
I then gave it a light wipe with some white gesso

I got out my flowers and added them after glueing the tag to the frame

I painted the leaves in the Jade because the green of the leaves just didn't go

I gave the chipboard word a flick with some watered down impasto because it was just too white

Products I used-

 Tim Holtz stencil
Finnabair Art Alchemy Impasto Paint 
RaspberryPink, Jade and Snow White
Art Stones (out of stock)
Mini Art Stones (out of stock)
Kaisercraft White Flowers
Little Birdie Leaves from a flower set
Tim Holtz Tag
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft stamp
White Gesso
Memory Maze Doily Stencil (mine)
Memory Maze word Love chipboard (mine)
Frame frame the op shop
Metal Love word (mine)
Heart Stickers (mine)
Ribbon (mine)

Thank you for visiting I hope you come back soon x


Loved for Helmar

Hey Everyone

This week on the Helmar Blog I've created a photo board of my friends fur babies

Dogs (10)

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog for some great ideas and handy hints on what else you can do with your Helmar Glue 

Dogs (9)
I started of with a timber frame that came in two pieces 
Dogs (3)
Then used white gesso to cover the top part only as the base will be filled with the photos

Dogs (8)
I then used Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Rustic Brown around the frame
Dogs (5)
I drew around the inside of the frame so I knew where to put my photos it also helped with sizing of my photos
Dogs (8)
I used the Acid Free Glue as I was sticking photos down
Dogs (7)

Dogs (8)

Dogs (9)
To glue the frame to the board I used Super-Tac Glue as this one hold just about anything together I also used it to glue my embellishments down
The Super-Tac Glue comes out white but dries clear so you have no evidence of the glue afterwards
 Dogs (11)
I was given the dog tags which was perfect for this project - I had to add but totally loved because these dogs certainly art
Each of the four dogs has a metal paw charm on thier photo for something special

Dogs (11)
This is Le Til she's the only girl amoungst the the four so I had to make sure she had a bow and a flower
Dogs (11)
This photo is of Roland when he was only about 8 - 10 weeks old he was so little
Dogs (11)
This is Vincent when he was a puppy if you look at the photos he's the biggest of them all now

Thank you for visiting I hope you come back soon x


Poison or Potion for Colour Blast

Hey Everyone

On the Colour Blast Blog today I'm sharing a bottle - is it a poison or a passion potion in it LOL

For some reason I have so many bottles and no I don't drink alcohol   hahaha
We are also on Instagram so make sure to check out our page and follow us on there
So I used some Colour Blast products to decorate the bottle with 

I wanted to coat the bottle with just the Colour Artist Ink Soot but each time I put a bit in it wouldn't stay
So I tried to add some Colour Shimmer Dust Midnight with some water and then swirling it and trying to dry into place but that didn't look how I wanted it either  

So out came the black gesso it was nearly empty so I added water to the container and got as much of the black out as I could so between the three products I managed to fill the bottle and lid not as shimmery as I wanted but in certain light you can see the sparkle

Then I used one of the Colour Blast Linked in Metal Die using book paper

Then using the Colour Embossing Powder Deep Water I embossed some paper clay pieces and then stamped a little stamp heart I had onto the lid and then three times onto the spoon

I tied the spoon with some twine to make it look like that's what you will drink the potion with

Here you can see the beautiful colour of the Deep Water Embossing Powder

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon x


Flower Nymph for Helmar

Hey Everyone

This time on the Helmar Blog I created a cage filled with flowers and a Nymph hiding in amongst all the of them

Make sure to visit the Helmar Website to find out your closest stockist
And remember to check the Helmar Blog for more inspiration from the other Design team members 

I've had this Prima Bird Cage for ever a friend and I were going to do them together but then she opened a gift shop and hasn't crafted since so I thought it's about time I used it 

Mum and I went shopping in a big cheap craft store and they sold lots of flowers and materials wool etc so we bought lots of flowers and some of this mesh 
Mum got some bit and pieces 
I used the Fabric Glue adhere the glitter mesh to the back of the cage

 I stuck a few layers of cardboard using the Premium Craft Glue (it's my go to at the moment) together so there was height and the Nymph would stand out amongst the flowers 

I painted the paper clay Nymph with Finnabair Acrylic Paint Sparks and stuck it to the back of the cage and material with the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

I used a lot of different sized gems which I scattered around the whole cage as well as used them in the Nymphs eyes so I used the Gemstone Glue to adhere them over the flowers and on the bottom of the cage

With the Nymph it has detail that stands out so I used Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk Wax
It's such a pretty colour and not too bright just enough to make the details pop

I used Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk Wax on the Heart as well and added a large flower to go with it

Helmar Products I used

 Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon x

Today for Memory Maze

Hey Everyone 

This was a fun little project for the Memory Maze Blog with colour but also my favourite rust and owls

Make sure you visit our Facebook page so you don't miss out on anything new

I started of with the Door Wire Stencil and some crackle paste on a mini canvas I set it aside to dry on it's own as it has ha better crackle when you do this

Once the background was dry I used some Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink in Citrus, Slipper and Spice
Dripping the colours down the canvas and adding a little water to spread the colour over the whole canvas

Then with the 2 piece vintage oval frame I painted it with some brown acrylic paint then some Rusty Paper Paint dabbing it randomly then I added some Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Artisan Powder in Trianon Patina in random spots

I cut 2 of the outer Hearts a pair so they sat in each other then used the Artist Inks again to paint them 

I painted the flowers behind the owl with the citrus as it needed some more brightness behind the owl
The owl I used Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Artisan Powder in Umber, Clay and Black and mixed in a bit of Colour Blast Colour Spray Mocha and the leaves I used the Grass Artist Ink

From the Globes set I took the little vintage timer out and painted it with Artisan Powders and then a bit of the Mocha Colour Spray and a bit of Cobalt Shimmer Dust mixed with a fair bit of water

I added a few white flowers because you can never have enough flowers LOL

Memory Maze Products Used

 2 piece vintage oval frame

Thank you for visiting I hope you come back soon x