Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faux leather book with Art anthology

Hello crafters !

Let's finish August with another mixed media project for the Art Anthology blog, one that will completely upgrade a very basic wooden box... I started with a plain book shaped case and ended with a faux leather book !

The technique I used in this project required simple things : a rubber stamp and texture paste, plus few paints.
I first cover the book box with gesso, then only the front cover with Mud Texture paste, that I let dry almost completely. Then I pressed the book cover stamp and remove it carefully. I used the Chocolate Sorbet and the Cocoa Shine mediums to color the cover.

Once dry, I added some metal embellishments, like corners, flowers, leaves and dots, painted with the Teal Velvet and the Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set.

Using two different shades of brown make the imprint design really pop from the background and gives an antique look to the project.

Really love the Teal/copper combo to create this oxidized look on the metal embellishments...

If you want to re-create this look on your next project, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my channel BonjourScrapValerie :

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this project will inspire you to make something today !
See you soon...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Altered Chinese fan with Art Anthology

Hello everyone !

I know it's been a long time since my last mixed media project, but the waiting is over ! Here is my new one, an altered wood fan that I created for the Art Antology blog !

A lot of textures and dimensions in this one ! And a vintage vibe... This look totally make me think of the Chinese-like object from the 50's. With a shabby hint.

I used different mediums on it : Rose Velvet medium, Patina Texture set with metallic and stone texture, Mud Paste, white gesso... I also used two stencil : Cherry Blossom and Floral Tiles. All of that by Art Anthology.

If you want to know more about my creative process on this project, I made a video tutorial for you. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! I hope you liked this new project and you will come back soon to see few more...
Have a great day !

Monday, August 13, 2018

Black and gold Thanks card

Hello everyone !

I'm back from France and will start soon to create again ! Meanwhile, let me show you a card I made with the Modern Metallic stack by DCWV :

I just played with the papers, cut out few flowers and assembled it to create a Thank You card...
By the way, Thanks for visiting my blog after this Summer break !

I will be pretty busy with back-to-school stuffs for few more days, but I promise I will return with new projects very soon... Meanwhile, you can take a look at the other cards I made with this stack : Hello card or You&Me card.

So have a great day, and see you soon !