Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Traveller - Idea-ology Jewellery

Hi Folks

***Sorry this post hasn't gone out in time with the guest post on AVG - I had left it in draft - doh!! slap wrist :) But better late than never, right?! 

For this guest post I knew I wanted to do something different. I love trying new things and I was desperate to dig into my stash of Tim Holtz Idea-ologly pieces. I also love old style relics, the kind of thing you may see in ancient, magical, fantasy, fiction films! So after some serious playing around with bits and pieces, The Traveller was born...

Other than the chain and wire, all parts are Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces.

I used the wire to be partly integral to the joining up of the design. It actually goes through the centre and holds the top sections together and swivel clasp is completely dependant on it. 

To get the aged rust and patina effects, I used TenSecond Studio VerDay set.

The layering consists of the following in order:

Layer 1: Compass piece
Layer 2: Wings with a small Mini Gear nestled right next to it (you can see better in the photo below)
Layer 3: Swivel Clasp for bail with mini cog on the wings at the bottom. This creates a level base for the word band.
Layer 4: Word Band
Layer 5: Slightly larger Mini Gear
Layer 6: Spinner
Layer 7: Brad

Hopefully in this picture you can see the layers better. I also used Glossy Accents to also help secure this together. So it is not whole reliant on the wire.

The Swivel Clasp bail, I removed the chain part and kept the main ring to join to the chain.

And here it is, again lol. Hope you enjoyed, any questions please ask. And a big thank you to A Vintage Journey for asking to guest for them, especially in their anniversary month!



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Believe in Magic

Happy Sunday!!

New challenge up on the blog at Mixed Media World. As always we have fabulous prizes over there and great challenges! You really need to check out this months moodboard, it is stunning! I have chosen to follow the colours.

I have altered one on those blank little boxes that you can buy at The Range, the perfect base for a bit of mixed media magic. I have chosen colours and textures from this gorgeous moodboard:

Isn't this beautiful? Perfect frosty mornings, layers of greys and blues... stunning isn't it!

I built up from a layer of black gesso, adding texture and some Scrapiniec pieces and with art stones.

I used Tulle, that stuff I can't remember the name of that florists use... :) any answers please let me know in the comments, I really can't think want the name is for it - the spike-hairy looking stuff lol

The paints and colours I used were Lindy's Magical Shaker Barvarian Blue, Art Alchemy Deep Waters, Treasure Gold Pewter and Sapphire.

Then topped a luscious layer or Glass Glitter in Midnight Blue, and Micro Beads in Black (I always think poppy seeds when I see them). And my favourite sentiments are from 7 Dots Studio, I just love how unique and different they are, but also what great value!

So this is it for me for today, please stop by the blog and check out my gorgeous teamies work, they are always breathtaking. 



Friday, 10 March 2017

Altered Denim Journal Cover

Hello out there!!

Hope everyone is well, it's Friday and all is well in the land of Georgie.

Today I'm sharing a cover of my denim art journal over at Mixed Media Place

I must admit I do not feel too pleased about the final look of this piece but I did enjoy the process of creating and that is what this is all about right? We don't always get it spot on every time and rather than leaving it in the dark I thought I'd still share it. 

Anyway, I'll leave you with some close ups :) :


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