Τρίτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2011

Σας είχα υποσχεθεί να σας δείξω και το βιβλίο που ταίριαζε με τις πειρατικές προσκλήσεις.

Να το λοιπόν, το βιβλίο ευχών για τη βάπτιση του μικρού Νικόλα. Το άλμπουμ καράβι από τη Σφραγιδομανια, όπως και το όνομα και το κρεμαστό "κάνε μια ευχή". Έφτιαξα και τον πειρατή της πρόσκλησης κρεμαστό σε shrink plastic και έδειξε πολύ ωραία σαν σύνολο.



Το καράβι το έβαψα με την τεχνική faux wood (βλ. distress inks + glimmer mists) . Όλες οι σελίδες είναι διακοσμημένες με ανάλογες σφραγιδουλες, χρωματισμένες με distress inks και water pen. Επίσης τις ψέκασα με glimmer mists για λίγη γυαλάδα.



Για το τραπέζι έκοψα σημαιούλες πειρατικές και με ένα λευκό acrylic glaze ζωγράφισα το ίδιο γελαστό κρανίο που έχει και το εξώφυλλο του βιβλίου. Παρεμπιπτόντως, τρόμαξα να βρω πειρατικό κρανίο που να μην είναι τρομακτικό - αυτό τουλάχιστον γελάει και αντί για σταυρωτά κόκαλα έχει σπαθιά... Ελπίζω να μην το παρακάναμε με το πειρατικό θέμα!






Να σας ζήσει ο κούκλος!

Παρασκευή, 17 Ιουνίου 2011

And a little of art journaling.....



Πέμπτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2011

Green Isles Crafts: Grid Prompt Page and Book Giveaway






Check this out! She is a very talented lady and she posts an art journaling inspiration every day! Now she also has a blog candy A BOOK of art journaling techniques!

Κυριακή, 12 Ιουνίου 2011


One of the jobs that I consider tiresome is the construction of invitations. This happens because I can never keep it simple. And of course, using different tecniques is fun when you make the prototype but very boring when you have to repeat it x times. But it happens that sometimes the recipient is worth the effort.

The invitations I will show you were made for a baptism (christening), of a dear baby boy whose parents are close friends. I also made the wish book and the paper part of the decorations but these are an other post.

The theme was pirates, so I had to improvise into something that was of pirate origin but happy enough to fit a cute baby boy.

I used black and white canson paper to cut the invitation in two different sizes in my craft-robo.I distressed the white paper using distress inks and water and finally ironed it flat. I passed the invitation through my printer, stamped the little pirate and the compass , colored them with promarkers and added glitter and glossy accents for a shine. I added a brad to the compass and paper pierced the parrot and glued it with dimentional dots to give a 3D impression. I embossed with antique embossing powder the white poles and then put everything together using Mod Podge.

The "envellope" is made on a similar basis, except that I colored the ship with Derwent Inktense pencils, as the promarkers stain the back side of the paper as well.




Κυριακή, 5 Ιουνίου 2011


Hello everybody! It has been an art journaling week, although I have an other project running that I will show you in due time!

For the whole week I am playing with my paints and colors and I am very happy with the process.

My new journal seems to be exactly the right size for me and is getting fat very fast. Here are some of my pages.





And the following collage is made by my daughter, who sits along with me and learns the principles of art journaling!




Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2011

As most of my readers already know, my last passion are sprays and paints. I have two art journals and a technique book currently running , but as I have started to experiment with many layers, I needed a heavy journal.

As a faithful shopaholic, I tried to buy one at first. I made my research but came up with nothing. Unbelievable isn't it? Well, I found several, mostly in US, but they were similar to the ones I already own. The ones I really liked were expensive and their transport costs were a laugh( plus that I couldn't find anything else to intrigue me from these shops!!).

The night before the last,after watching some tutorials on You Tube, I decided to give it a try and make my own. I always keep a spare heavy paper pad (300gsm) at home, so I had my pages. For the cover, I recycled a used medical folder, reinforced it with chipboard and covered it with canvas.

And I used my new shimmerz to paint it - yes they arrived already! I am very happy with the result - I even managed a fair stitching! Unfortunately the shimmer does not show in the picture, but my new journal has vivid shiny colors!






And of course I had to make the first page immediately. I used my favorite stamp set from studio 2 mers, washi tape, punched clouds, coloringz and oil pastels. And believe it or not the technique that Kelley showed us (gesso only the middle of the page) is perfect with coloringz (while it does not work nor with color washes neither with glimmer mists).