Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Mixed Art - Flying Unicorns March Release

Flying Unicorns March Release......

"Where there is Hope, there is Faith.  Where there is Faith, miracles Happen. "

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.

This month the canvas is an 8x10.  I used a whole lot of ink on this and created my background from old book pages.  The junky old book is from 1895 so it is very very brittle - cool looking but brittle as all heck.   Before it had a chance to crumble to pieces, I placed it onto the canvas and help it secure with a lot of gel medium. 

The incredible richness in the flowers comes from a lot of misting.  Misting and drying.
These are the original flowers.  With some Prima Color Bloom mists, they transformed into rich, golden posies.

The crackle effect was achieved by coating a thick layer of Prima Gold Crackle Texture gel onto the canvas and letting it air dry.  Then after it was dry, I ran my Tim Holtz Distress pad  in Vintage Photo over the canvas.

My lace was also sprayed with Color Blooms and the Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments was polished with Rub-N-Buff  to make the metal etching pop a little.

Thanks a million for visiting.  Grab your kit ASAP because they fly out the door quickly.

You can alway pre-order on the 20th of every month to ensure your box is available.

Kits and Add On Kits are limited

Flying Unicorn March Mixed Art 
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments
Prima Art Basics Soft Matte Gel 961428
Prima Art Extravaganza  Gold Crackle Texture Paste 961558
Prima Flowers - Yellow 713331
Prima Flowers Luna Luminous 574666
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Berry Wine 580308 ( Find all Prima mists here)
Prima Color Bloom Mists Antique Gold 573843 ( Find all Prima mists here)
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain 573836 ( Find all Prima mists here)
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Empress Gold 580315 ( Find all Prima mists here)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade , Rusty Hinge
13Arts Micro Beads Ayeeda Power3D - Gold
Prima Say It In Crystals
FabScraps Chip Board
Clearsnap Mixd Media Inkz -  Mixed  Berries
Prima Clear Stamp - Messy Stamp 961893
Old book pages

Flying Unicorns March Kit of the Month - Your Passion Your Art

We are welcoming spring with arms wide open. Flowers will begin to bloom, the bright sunshine, longer days and sweet soft warm breezes. Spring is just around the corner. Without further adieu, we proudly present our March Your Passion. Your Art , celebrating the romance of Spring!

We are enticing spring to arrive with our kit this month and what a better way to spend a beautiful spring day then on a bike ride. We offer as our Off the Page Project a bicycle ready for you to alter!

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 on its own! So turn up 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, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies 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!

Friday, February 27, 2015

FabScraps Floral Delight

FabScraps Floral Delight
This is FabScraps Floral Delight collection.  It is cheerful and bold.  It reminds me of a formal celebration, so I created a fancy cake using  a hat box journal card from the collection. 

Attached are detailed instructions as to how I created this card with all it's elegant layers and details. 

1.    I used a prefolded 5in x 7in white card as my background.  Cut a strip from FabScraps Floral Delight Collection- Delft  paper  - C74004 to fit card lengthwise 2x7in strip.
2.  Punch two strips of white cardstock to be used as edging on strip from step 1 above.   Ink edges of the punch cardstock blue and glue to card.
3.  Pick hat box die cut from the FabScraps Floral Delight Journal Die Cuts -M74001A.  Add cardboard or dimensional foam tape to the back of the diecut and glue to card. 
4.  Glue a piece of scalloped lace under the bottom of the hat box to turn into a "cake".  
5.  Punch some strips of cream colored cardstock and outline the edged of the hat boxes to make them appear as layers of a cake.  Accent with string pearls.
6.  Decorate left side of "cake' with a bow, floral berries, and leaves or punched pine sprigs.
7.  Tuck wooden chevrons into the cluster and top with rolled flowers or small flowers. 

FabScraps Floral Delight Collection- Delft  paper  - C74004 2x76in strip
FabScraps Floral Delight Journal Die Cuts -M74001A
Edge Punch
Ribbon - Cream Color
Scalloped Lace
Pearl Floral Berries
White cardstock or prefolded card 5x7in
Cream cardstock  5x5in
Punched leaves or pine sprigs
String Pearls
Wooden Chevrons
Blue Ink

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prima Watercolor Pencils

Prima Watercolor Pencils
( You can see the Prima post here)

If you are new to watercolor pencils like I am, fear not.  Super easy.  I would not lead you astray. There are so many possibilities with these pencils.  
- Use them with the Bloom Girl Stamps
- Gussie up the  Julie Nutting Stamps
- Accent the Finnabair Stamps
- Create a quick card with some watercolor effects 

I chose to accent a Finnabair stamp. Finnabairs cling stamp heart from "Trust the Magic" reminded me of those pastel candy conversation hearts commonly found around Valentines Day.  That was my inspiration.  I wanted to create the feeling of looking at conversation hearts, just made from watercolor and not all that sugar.  

Thanks for looking. I appreciate you.

Prima Products:
962036 Prima Finnabair Stamp -Trust The Magic Cling Stamp 962036
961701 Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Beads Butter 961701
961428 Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel 961428
576714 Prima Watercolor Pencils  - The Basics 576714
980269 Prima Bloom Girls A4 Watercolor Paper Pad
962029 Prima Finnabair Stamp  - Old Town
951030 Prima Princess Collection 6x6 paper pad
580421 Prima Watercolor Brushes 

Other :
Chunky embossing powder
white cardstock
Edge punch