Monday, 11 May 2015

White Board Embellishments

Hi and welcome, hope you are having a good week so far. Yesterday afternoon I fancied getting inky/painty, had noticed Tando-Creatives colour theme for May which sort of fitted in with a bag I'm crocheting at the moment so thought I'd make a couple of board flowers as embellishments to hang from the handles with some beads etc.

These are decorated on both sides, so there are a total of 4 designs.

 Below is the colour chart for Tando-Creatives challenge.

I started with 2 flowers from Tando's Floral Grab Bag, punched a small hole in each one and gave all 4 sides a coat of white gesso.

On one side I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape and then painted one flower with Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Mermaid and china.

The other side was just painted.

Then added some Beach Hut and Inky Pool.

And then some Chartreuse.

The side without the tissue tape I stamped with the largest flower stamp from P.A. HP1004 in versa-mark and then white embossing powder.

On the other side I stamped the medium sized flower from Heartfelt Creations 3374 in versa-mark and used platinum embossing powder.

To both sides I added touches of Treasure Gold that I had mixed to make a purple colour--- ruby and sapphire.

Now onto the second flower, both sides were painted in Plum and Pansy.

On the first side using Tim Holtz Holiday Knits layering stencil and Dusty Concord D.I. I stencilled across the centre and then brushed the wet ink with perfect pearls mica powder.

Then added a blue bird and the word happiness with rub-ons. Then lightly rubbed with Inka-Gold in platinum.

On the reverse side I stamped using Archival Cornflower ink and the register stamp from Studio 490 Love to Make Art set. Then once dry added grunge paste through Tando's  Bird and Branch mask.
Once thoroughly dry I coloured the grunge paste with a mix of paint and Distress Markers. This side also had a little Inka-Gold added.

All 4 sides were given 2 coats of satin glaze to give them a little protection.

And once threaded on either cord or plaited crochet cotton should hang and twist nicely.

Now all I need to do is finish the second handle of the bag before attaching with beads and either some crocheted flowers or maybe something made from needle felting.

Thanks as always for stopping by, enjoy your week and take care Jane x


  1. WOW!!!!! these are gorgeous Jane! LOVE your bag too!!! Thank you for joining us over at Tando my lovely xxx

  2. They are all glorious Jane!!.. Love them all, just discovering them since I'm really running out of time at the moment.
    By the way thank you for following me too on Pinterest, I've just got the notification :)
    Wishing you a lovely end of summer, I really love all your creations as you know!!
    Coco xxx