Saturday, January 31, 2015

Flying Unicorns Feb Kit of the Month - Mermaid Canvas

 Flying Unicorn's Your Passion, Your Art, February Kit of the Month :

From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist, the Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. The Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.

This month's kit includes some acrylic paints.  Now I am not a painter but I can pop some paint on a canvas and squish it around with my fingers and brushes.  That's actually all I did for the background.  I just did this till I was satisfied. 

I used a piece of bubble wrap on the bottom for the sea floor. 

I added  a multitude of metal Adornments from the kit that were simply painted and glued to the canvas.  Then embellished with Prima SIIC - Say It In Crystals , glitter, shells, and flowers. 

You can see some dimension on the mermaid.  This is Prima Julie Nutting's wonderful SeaSallie Doll Stamp.  I stamped her on a Prima Watercolor paper pad and colored her with Prima's new watercolor pencils.   For the added dimension, I wrapped her body in some teal mesh fabric and tapped it in the back.  This is like adding dimension foam tape to something because it doesn't lie flat on the canvas, which is a cool feature for a mermaid.

Thanks for stopping for a look.  Don't forget to snag your  Mixed Art  soon as possible because they sell fast.  If you prefer to be safe and make sure you get the kits each month, check out the pre-sale option available on the 20th of every month.

Flying Unicorn  Mixed Art
Prima Julie Nutting Mermaid Doll Stamp - Sea Sallie 960810
Prima Bloom Collection Watercolor Paper 980269
Prima Clear Acrylic Block 576080
Prima Stencil - Bubbles 960445
Prima Clear Gloss Gel 3D 961381
Prima Stamp 910471
Prima Art Extravaganza Glitter Set Ebony and Ivory 961602
Prima Art Extravaganza Glitter Set Caribbean
Prima Art Extravaganza Glitter Set Mardi-Gras 916572
Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads Crystal
Prima Forever Green SIIC 576202
Prima SIIC Crystals - Mineral 576134
Prima Mini Sachet Lakeside 565930
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments
Prima Watercolor Pencils
Bubble wrap
Acrylic paints
Ranger Archival ink Black Jet

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month - Feb

Happy Heart Month! How could one not love the month of February, with Valentine's Day, it being a short month and also knowing that Spring is really just around the corner. As Jon Boswell wrote "Winter is a lingering season, a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour." So with this in our hearts and mind, Flying Unicorn is pleased to bring you a passionate February Kit of the Month allowing you to embrace on a creative journey. Without further adieu Flying Unicorn's Your Passion, Your Art, February Kit of the Month :

Enjoy the winter scenery while in the comfort of your cozy scraproom sipping on a cup of tea and altering this wonderful teapot by Kaisercraft - what could be more soothing during these long winter days

From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.

Flowers, vines,and embellishments oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music, make some tea and lock your self away while you create some art
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper and embellishments in between the yummy goodies included will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .
We are thrilled to present great free tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2Crafty Preparing For Valentines Day

 i am  here today featuring a few of the new releases for 2Crafty.  I am doing a little Valentine's Day preparation using some images from turn-of-the-century cards.   While the chipboard pieces have a Valentine theme on my page, they are perfect for projects all through the year.   Hearts are always fun to use. 

My pieces selected for this layout are 2Crafty :
"Leafy Twig Branches"
"Fancy Damask" 
"Beaded Heart Border"

Here is a photo of the  newly released, 2Crafty "Beaded Heart Border" in it's natural state.  I painted it bold red and then inked it lightly with vintage distress ink to give it a softer vintage appeal.   As a finishing touch, I rubbed some gold leaf wax rub on it for a gilded look.

2Crafty " Beaded Heart Border"

Next I used the 2Crafty "Fancy Damask", also a new release.  I kept this more simple and painted it gold.  

2Crafty "Fancy Damask"

My last chipboard used was 2Crafty "Leafy Twig Branches".  These were painted with a few different colors in a sort of mottled fashion using yellow, brown and olive paints. 

Thanks so much for visiting.

2Crafty "Leafy Twig Branches"
2Crafty "Fancy Damask"
2Crafty " Beaded Heart Border"
Prima Art Extravaganza Gold Crackle Gel Medium 961558
Prima Art Ingredients Gold Glass Glitter 961657
Dreaming In Color Silks Acrylic Paints - Pretty Peridot, Solar Gold, Nutmeg
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mists - Pressed Petal 573881
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mists -Antique Gold 573843
Prima Flowers 577459
Indigo Blue Stamps
Prima Stamps
Rub N Buff gold Leaf wax rub

Friday, January 16, 2015

Prima Bella Rouge Card

Prima Wood Foil Embellishments
(The original post can be found here at Prima)

Prima introduced some cool new products at Craft and Hobby Association 2015, some of which were wood foil embellishments.  

I saw the wood foil embellishments and fell in love.  The rich warm color of the wood and gold together is just perfect for a "stand- alone" piece on a card, or stuck in a cluster on a page.  They can be used in vintage pieces or contemporary.  These are one of my favorite releases for the Winter/Spring.

I paired them with the Bella Rouge collection.  

These goodies should be arriving in stores soon. 

Prima Supplies:
579487 Prima Bella Rouge - Tag Me Tags
578930 Prima Bella Rouge -3x4 Journaling Note Cards
580568 Prima Flowers
579739 Prima Wood Icons with Foil - Keys and Doilies
597296 Prima Bella Rouge Brads
847135 Prima Bella Rouge Paper Sentiments

Other Supplies:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Altered Watering Can

Prima's Bella Rouge Collection
( Original Prima Post can be seen here)
The new releases are here and they are spectacular.  The Bella Rouge collection has captured all my favorite colors from bright oranges to greens and yellows that I adore.  It's cheery and straight from the garden of happiness.

I had a decorative metal watering can that needed a spot of color and pizzaz.    I used some of the flowers and embellishments from the collection along with some microbeads.

Watch for the new releases in your favorite store soon.

Prima Supplies:
655350 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Cling Stamp
580544 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Butterflies
580513 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Leaves
580520 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Flowers
580551 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Flowers
580568 Prima Bella Rouge Collection - Flowers
847319 Prima Bella Rouge Collection -A4 Paper Pad
462579 Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients -Micro Beads - Copper

Other Supplies:
Web Weave Trim
wood stick ( skewer)