Art and Soul Studio

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I feel very lucky I was chosen to be on the Art and Soul Studio Design Team so check out the Blog and check out who else made the team 
The team has some awesome talent on it so make sure you keep up to date with what's going on

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Trust for Colour Blast

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My project was a gift for a friends birthday and this quote is perfect for her
I didn't want to do to much to the frame so I kept it simple and let the photo stand out

I used Colour Mica Powder Espresso with water over the frame 

Then went outside and sprayed a good coat of the Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative It's fantastic to stop the Colour Mica Powders from coming off without having to use it with another type of medium and this way you don't loose the gorgeous shimmer

On the background of the frame it had a fabulous texture so I used Some Colour Paste Blush just with a palette knife 
I didn't want it too thick so you can still see the texture
The Colour Paste Blush is so pretty

I had this flower in my stash (well I have lots of them) and it went perfect with everything 
I wanted to put it on the corner of the frame so I added a couple of piece of cardboard to the back of it

As you can see it needed the two pieces for the height

Then I ran some pearls through some glue to lay over the frame

I had some plain white leaves and wanted to add a bit of sparkle to it so I used some embossing liquid on the edges of the leaf then dipped it into the Colour Embossing Powder Snow White then heated it with my heat gun till it melted 
I had lots of sparkle everywhere but my leaf looked so pretty and added the pop of sparkle it needed on the frame

Here you can see the difference between the leaves

Well I hope you enjoyed my project

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Birds of a Feather for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

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This month on Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog our sponsor is WOW 

Make sure you check out their site and see the great range of products they have including a huge range of embossing powders
I happen to have one of their moulds that's what I used
 Also don't forget to check out the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog to see all the creative work the Design Team have made and enter to win

With the Feathers Mould I used paper clay 
It's such a light medium to use and is great on a canvas 
I love how detailed the feathers come out

I decided to add a chipboard house to the top of the canvas like a bird house for the paper clay birds that mum gave me

I used a stencil of lanterns but I thought they looked like bird feeders

Once I glued everything down with some Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive Glue (it's great because it really does dry quick and it's very strong)

I then used some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts in Sunflower, Candy, Lollipop and Amber 
Adding a little bit of one coloured powder at a time 
Sprinkling it with the tip of a small brush then spraying water and drying each colour before adding the next colour 

I used some Colour Mica Powder Cool Mint  mixed with some Dorland's Wax Medium over the top of all the raised edges 
And by heating it, it went into the grooves as well so it made the feathers details stand out more

Making sure to get colour in the grooves of the feathers as well
I added a few white flowers because if you've seen my work and know me you know there has to be some flowers somewhere LOL 

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Beautiful Moment for Helmar

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This would have to be one of my favourite photos from my daughter's wedding
her, dancing with her dad 
She was so emotional 
She hates to be the centre of attention but I think a little of that emotion was the fact that this was it, she was no longer our little girl
This project is for the Helmar Blog so make sure you check out the rest of the blog while you're here and see the other fantastic projects that the Design Team have created and get some inspiration then visit the Helmar Website to find out where to get your glue supplies

I started with a frame that didn't have a back to it so I found a canvas that fitted and used Super-Tac Glue to adhere the two together
I then painted the frame and canvas with Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso 

I then used a Colour Blast stencil which aren't on the website yet and some Colour Paste Snow White 
I love the shimmer the paste has it's so pretty and it's subtle enough for this wedding photo because want make sure that stays the focus

I used the Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish Spray over the frame and canvas after using some rub-ons on the edge of the frame 
I wanted the frame to have a nice shine to it and the gesso is matte (unfortunately the shine doesn't show up that good in the photos) 

I used the Fabric Glue on the scalloped tulle ribbon (this colour matched the bridesmaids skirts and the flowers they had in their hair and bouquet) 
I also used it on the flower mum made out of the tulle that I stuck in the middle of the bow

I used the Fabric Glue to adhere the crocheted flowers to the canvas

Then used the Super-Tac Glue to glue the beads onto the centres of the flowers

I used the Super-Tac Glue to stick my very old thickers onto the canvas (I knew if I kept them they'd come in handy one day and this font is so perfect for this project)

The Premium Craft Glue I used to stick some tulle to the canvas then the cardboard to the canvas

I always use the Acid Free Glue to adhere my photos down to the other side of the cardboard
That way I know my photos are safe for a very long time

Well that's it I hope you enjoyed my process

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18 for Memory Maze

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Well my baby turned 18 this month so I made him a sign in book where his friends took a photo 

with him and then wrote him a message along with it 
I didn't do the cover till after the party and everyone had signed so that it didn't get ruined 

Make sure you visit the Memory Maze Blog and check out all the great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team each week and see all the latest Chipboard and other goodies that are put out for your favourite store to get in stock

I started by painting all my chipboard and straws with black gesso
Then used the Checkerplate stencil with some modelling paste for some texture on the background

Then repainted it with the black gesso again

I painted all the chipboard I used with black gesso 
Then I stuck the Clock with Cogs on I had to cut it in a few places to fit through the rings
I liked the way it over hung on the book it made it look different not just a standard book

Around the Checkerplate stencilled area I used the Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Gold for a little sparkle

Then on all the Mini Clocks and the hands on the Bike, Cogs, Clock Moustache I used gold leaf because at his party he had black and gold


I used the Story Alphabet for his name and the numbers 18

Then the little frame that is around his photo was from the Mini Clocks It was around one of the clocks (he's posing in this photo it was the day he tried on his suit for his sister's wedding and I love the photo)

Products I used

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