donderdag 26 november 2015

alarm clock *13arts*

Altered an alarm clock with a photo of my two girls.

Found an old alarm clock at a local flee market.
Removed all of the inside and gave it some coats with gesso.
Added some magic powder to the gesso to get a more firm coat.

Painted the flowers with the colors.

Added the paints and some water to let them blend a bit.

The chipboard word "love".
Gave it a coat with the white Splash ink.

I used the Splash ink white, black and turquoise.

Some extra gesso as a finishing touch to get a more fresh look.

I wanted to use this long shaped ornament on another project but I pressed to hard so it brook.
Can't throw anything away and decided these two pieces could be well used for this project! lol

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

dinsdag 17 november 2015

two mini winter cakes *13arts*

Today I have two mini cakes in two different styles.
They can be opened so there is some room for a little note or present,
perfect for the holidays or any other special occasion.
One is painted with the new colors from the store, pastel and chalk dirty pink.
The other is with the new paper collection, Winter Tales.
Which one do you prefer?

My favorite set for creating some texture:
glass filler, fine grit, mika flakes, microspheres and glass beads.

I started this pre-made cardboard mini cake by painting it all with two layers of gesso.
Painted with the new colors, pastel dirty pink and chalk dirty pink.
Made a mix of gesso, modeling paste and some magic powder to imitate some whipped creme.
Added all the glass filler, grit, beads and flakes for the texture.
Some gesso and splash white as a final touch.

Some decorative pink crystals.

Added some purple mika flakes to the flowers.

Love all the textures.

And here is my paper mini cake.
Started this one by decorating the sides with the new paper collection, Winter Tales.
Also the mix of gesso, modeling paste and magic powder to imitate the whipped creme.

Yummy textures! 

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

zondag 8 november 2015

create magic - art journaling *13arts*

Playing in my art journal for the november challenge at 13arts.
No plan, just playing and creating my own kind of magic! :)

If you want to join us, all the information can be found HERE

I started these pages with painting with the colors first.
Once dry, I added some white gesso by using an old credit card.

I used black gesso for the beautiful doily stencil.
And look at the other awesome new stencils from 13arts! 
You can find these and other new products in the store HERE

Randomly added some gesso.

Black gesso for the stencil, a bottle cap for the circles and a black fine liner for the small circles.

13arts products used:

Hope this post will inspire you to create your own magic! 
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 4 november 2015

chest of drawers *13 arts *

Another altered project on my blog today.
This piece, about 35cm high, got a lot of paints and gesso! :)
This piece will be in my, soon to be, scraproom.
My darling oldest daughter will leave the nest in january.
Of course I will miss her like crazy, but the idea of my own place makes me very happy! 

Started this project by glueing some paper towel with gel medium.
Glued all the embellishments, the gears and flowers.
Gave it all two coats with gesso.
Added all the paints and once dry, an extra touch with gesso, using a sponge.
Just love this technique. 
Starting with lots and lots of paints and ending with some gesso to create that more watercolor and softer look. 

The right side of the drawers.
I glued only the right side of this side with paper towel to create more texture.

Detail of the right side.
Had these paint tubes in my stash for a while.
Emptied the tubes in small containers. 
Don't want to waste any paint, right! :)

The left side of the drawers.
Here I glued some paper towel as well.

Detail of the left side.

Top view of the drawers.

Before all the paints I took a paintbrush and randomly painted the flowers with gesso.
Not all over but on several spots.
This will give the flower, after all the paints, a nice marbled look.
An extra coat with gesso to finish it off. 

These, original white, flowers are also in the 13 arts store.

For this flower I used more colors.

For the fronts I glued the paper towel all over.
I used an old credit card and a sponge for the final layer with gesso.

Love how the colors have blended.
I only used three colors for this project.

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

vrijdag 30 oktober 2015

imagine - art journaling *13arts*

In my art journal today.
Made with the paints and mediums from 13arts.

Started to create the background with a mix of gesso and magic powder.
Made it real thick and applied it randomly to the pages.
Once dry, you can see the awesome effect from that magic powder:
Look at all the great cracks!
Had a stamp of the grass and I also drew some extra with a black fine liner.

After all the paints and stamping, I gave it another coat with some gesso to create a softer look.

Just love the textures created by the magic powder!

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

zaterdag 24 oktober 2015

Trade Secrets - Helen Tilbury

Helen Tilbury, from her blog, Scrap Addict, invited me to participate in a Blog Article Series called “Trade Secrets” where she is working through the various areas of papercrafting, sharing her knowledge with “How to” posts on each different genre (ie layouts, cards, etc). 
This month she is talking about Off-the-Page projects, commonly known as OTP’s.
Not only is she sharing what she has learnt herself but she is ALSO shining the spotlight on others
‘’in the know” & compiling articles based on information given to her by each guest designer,
regarding their favourites & their process. 

Please support us both by popping over to see
my article in full, plus lots of other interesting content shared by Helen.

My article on Helen's blog: HERE

maandag 19 oktober 2015

pumpkin *13arts*

Today a fall project, an altered pumpkin.
Found a bright orange plastic one and it had to be altered.
Took me quite some gesso but now it's more an Ingrid piece, don't you think?! :)

Started this project by covering the pumpkin with kitchen paper towel and a lot of gesso.
Added all the buttons and gears.
Mixed some glass filler and gesso and randomly applied it to the project.
Now it was time to add all the paints.
For the light green color I mixed the matte lime with the matte pistachio.
For the next step I sprayed the big 13arts paper flowers with the orange paint.
Glued all the other embellishments, a light touch of gesso and it's done!

Here is the original pumpkin.

The mix of gesso with the glass filler gives a great texture!

For these paper flowers I randomly applied some gesso before the paints.
Once dry, I again applied some more gesso to get this look.
This way it's easier to get and keep the whiteness of the gesso.

Some 13arts twigs with a touch of gesso.

Lovely textures.

Some cherry blossom flowers.

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx