Monday, 19 November 2018

Vintage Altered Notebook

Hi Crafters

Today I wanted to share with you all a new piece I have been working on an altered notebook

I have been wanting to do something along these lines for a while now and while I was still in the vintage/shabby chic mood I thought I would go for it and have to say I am very pleased with the outcome.

Here is a closer look at the notebook

As you can see I have used a number of different textures and materials on this piece and I think they work so well together.

For this piece I have used the following:
From Artful Days

From my own stash
Blank Notebook 
Paper Flowers
Clay Embellishment-Key hole
Metal Charms and Corners
Fabric Scraps
Prima 3d Gloss Gel
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Vintage Photo 
Dylusions Ink Spray - Melted Chocolate
Decoart Media - Crackle Paste
Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic - Payne's Grey 
Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic  - Titan Buff
Indigo Blu - Miss Moneypenny Metallic Paint
Matt Medium

I hope this has given you some inspiration and you like what I have done with this notebook

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges:

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Vintage Shabby Chic Plaque

Hey Crafters

Well now I have got over the terrible stomach bug going around I thought I would share with you a new piece I have been working on.

This piece I did following a online workshop over on Mixed Up, which is for members only and we got to purchase an awesome kit with everything we needed to achieve this piece from Artful Days.

So here it is 

I loved every second of making this and the video to follow to make this was brilliant and so easy to follow, Katy did an amazing job.

Here is another photo of the plaque (with flash)

If you like mixed media art and would like to check out Mixed Up you can do so 
>> HERE <<
for only £5 a month you get access to some amazing resources, workshops and more, it really is worth it. Also don't forget to check out Artful Days there is plenty of amazing pieces for mixed media art all at affordable prices and of high quality.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Steampunk Butterfly Canvas

Hi Crafters

Today I have a new mixed media piece to share with you all that I have been working on and is now completed and ready to be seen.

Steampunk Butterfly Canvas

I love love love how this turned out and I had so much fun working with the different textures, Here are some close up pictures 

I also took a photo of the canvas from the side and another with the flash on to show off the colours

For this piece I have used the following products:
20 x 20cm Blank Canvas
Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Steampunk Butterfly, Large Gear Set, Steampunk Clock Corner
Prima Marketing - Typo Bulbs 
Imagination Crafts Rusty Patina Pastes - Rusty and Verdigris
Metal Cog Charms
Indigoblu Metallic Acrylic Paint - Miss Moneypenny and Kingfisher Blue

I hope this has inspired you.
Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 9 November 2018

Galaxy Altered Paint Brush Canvas

Hi Crafters

Have you ever had those days where you sit in your crafty area, and what to make something but your mojo is missing and you can not think of what you would like to make or what mood you are in?

Well the day I created the piece I am sharing with you today was one of those days, I sat for sometime looking around my craft room, until I spotted the paint brushes and thought ooo yeah lets have a go at altering one of these....... So with no plan what so ever and just grabbing materials already on my desk I went for it.

Here is what I created

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and I will be hanging this in my craft room in pride of place above where I work.

Now for some close-up pictures of the canvas

For this piece I used the following products:

20 x 30 cm Blank Cavas
Black Gesso
Texture Paste
Sand Texture Paste
Paint Brush
Clay Embellishments ( I made myself from Prima Moulds)
Indigo Blue Metallic Acrylic Paint - Aladdin and Kingfisher Blue
Imagination Crafts - Artsy Stones - Medium and Large
Prima - Melange (Art Pebbles)
Star Sequins
3d Gloss Gel
Dylusions Paint - Grey Slate
Do crafts Artiste Acrylic - White 
Royal Langnickel Crafters Choice Acrylic Paint - Silver 

I hope this piece gives you some inspiration, just remember anything is possible and if you don't have a plan don't be scared just go for it and see where it takes you. Sometimes the un-planned projects turn out to be some of your best work.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Rusted Steampunk Pumpkin

Hi Crafters 

Sooooo today I have another altered Pumpkin to share with you all ( yes I know Halloween is over but I am a little behind on posting these new creations and lets face it I LOVE HALLOWEEN and it is more Steampunk ;))

Lets get to showing this little beauty off to you all

How awesome does this look, I absolutely loved working on this piece and working with the Rusty Patina Paste from Imagination Crafts.... This was my first time using these pastes and will not be my last I love love love the look and the texture is amazing.

Now for some more pictures 

I wanted to capture as much of the detail on this as I possibly could so you could see what I have done.

What did I use?
Imagination Crafts - Rusty Patina Paste - Soot, Rustique, Verdigris
Imagination Crafts - Stencil Brushes
Tim Holtz - Cogs Bigz Die
Metal Cog Charms
That's Crafty Surfaces - Bits & Pieces Greyboard - Small Cogs

Just goes to show that you do not need a lot of crafty products and materials to create something .

I hope you like my Rusty Steampunk Pumpkin as much as I do and it gives you some inspiration to do some rusty effects of your own.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Shabby Chic Canvas

Hi all

Today is new challenge day over at Happy Little Stampers , this months Mixed Media challenge theme is 

So for this months challenge I have done something a little different to my usual and gone for a bit of a shabby chic look.

Now for some close up photo's of the canvas

The products I used to make my canvas are as follows:
8x10 Canvas (used the reverse side)
White Gesso
Paper Napkins
Matt Medium
Creative Embellishments Chipboard Pieces - Bird Cages, Branch, Vine
Pearl Acrylic Paint
Chocolate Brown Acrylic Paint
Gold Acrylic Paint
Paper Flowers
Gloss Glitter Varnish
3D Butterfly Embellishments

I hope this has inspired you and I look forward to seeing your challenge entries. 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers and you are our random winner, your prize will be doubled

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges:

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Halloween ATC Swap

Hey Hey All

I thought I would share with you all my recent ATC's that I created for the Halloween ATC Swap organised by Charmed Cards and Crafts.

They had to be Halloween and have texture everything else was up to us, so of cause I had to take part and here they are 

I love love love how they turned out and I really did not want to part with them lol but I did send them on to Karen ready to be swapped.

Here are some close-up individual pictures of the ATC's 

I hopE you like what I have done with these ATC'S and they give you some inspiration.

Now while doing this blog post I  had a message from Karen with some BAD news, the ATC's have gone missing in Royal Mail GRRRR! all she has got is an empty envelope mailed to her.... The envelope has come un-sealed even though I asked the Post Office to tape it for me as I always do and they always have done UNTIL NOW!!!!.... So my awesome ATC's are missing and so is the self addressed return envelope which we include in, for Karen to send our swaps to us.

I am beyond devastated ..... Going to fly off into my dark little corner and cry for a while 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 3 November 2018

October Mission Inspiration

Hi Crafters

Today I thought I would share with you all a new art journal page I have done after following the October Mission Inspiration by Mike Deakin.

I have been a followers of Mike's for some time and love the mission Inspiration prompts but have not got around to trying one until now... For October Mike put together 2 versions and of cause I went with the Halloween one.

Here are the prompts

Now for what I have done following these prompts 

I love how this page turned out especially as it was my first time taking part int he Mission Inspiration, the quote I have added to my page reads " Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees TONIGHT IS HALLOWEEN" The quote is by Dexter Kozen.

The products I have used for this page are as follows:
Pebeo Dyna Acrylic Paint - Iridescent Green Yellow
Dyusions Paint - Pure Sunshine, Tangerine Dream
Indigo Blu Acrylic - Aladdin
Black Gesso
White Ink Pad
Damask Stamp
That's Crafty - Skull Stencil 
White Gel Pen

I hope you like what I have done and it gives you some inspiration, If you would like to check out Mission Inspiration you can fdn the group >> HERE <<. Each month new prompts are released.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX