Monday, 20 January 2020

Prima/Finnabair
Blue Color Theme
Altered Dragon
'Treasures'

Hello dear friends!
LOVE color themes! For our blue color 
palette feature today I have created this
 super cute dragon altered with my favorite
 Finn metallique paints and waxes. This
 dragon is ceramic. First I prepped the
 little guy with black gesso. Next I added
 lots of texture with some art stones and
 texture powder which I mixed with black 
gesso and 3D gloss gel. I applied this mixture 
randomly on the body of the dragon. I added 
an extra pair of moulded wings to his body. 
Next I added color with metallique waxes. 
I adorned the back of his body with some 
chipboard elements which have been 
painted with metallique paints. I then adorned 
his face with a cute pair of glasses and 
added a regalia crown on his head.












Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya

Friday, 17 January 2020

Graphic 45 
Storage Box/Desk Organizer
'Life's a Journey'

Hello dear G45ers! 
Happy to share with you my project for the
 #G45Box challenge this month featuring 
the beautiful Life's a Journey collection! 

I have altered a simple and easy
wooden storage box starring the fabulous black
and white pattern papers in this collection.
I will use this box to store most of my
G45 supplies and loose staples.





Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

Other Supplies used:
Wooden Storage Box (Mail Organizer with drawer)
White Chalk Paint


This was originally a 'mail organizer' box and it 
measures 26 cm x 14 cm x 21 cm. Paint the box 
randomly with some white chalk paint giving it a 
shabby chic look.
Tip: When choosing a box to alter, make
sure to get one with a drawer. Use the 
drawer as extra storage for all those loose
G45 metal embellishments. 


I was not fond of the shape of the top
 section of the box and thus decided to 
cut a different shape from the G45 
black chipboard as shown in the
 picture below. I used a border rectangle
 cutting die (optional) to trace the shape
 of the corners.



Trace the shape of the sides of the 
box onto the pattern sheets 
with a pencil, cut and glue onto the box.


Remove the handle from the drawer.
 Mat the wood dividers that slide in an 
out as well as the drawer with the pattern 
sheets. 


Line the inside of the drawer with
 some G45 black chipboard.



The claw feet and door pulls add
 a nice touch to the box.


Perfect storage, keeping all your 
favourite G45 supplies close at hand.



The drawer comes in pretty handy for 
all those loose metal embellishments. 


Tip: Remember to keep your G45 
packaging. These are awesome
for use on projects. I also usually
 ink on them or mix paint/texture pastes, 
great to use and then just throw
away afterwards.

Some more photos...







Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting! 
Tanya 



Thursday, 16 January 2020

Prima Pretty Mosaic
Floral Umbrella Ornament
'Tea Time'

Hello dear friends!
Prima never ceases to amaze 
me with their AMAZING collections! 
This NEW line Pretty Mosaic is exactly
 that, PRETTY in every sense of the word! 
I have created my love for off the page 
a mini Floral Umbrella Ornament with my 
Silhouette (design ID 262831 and assembly instructions here if you have the machine 
and wish to make your own cute little
 umbrella). I filled the umbrella with lots
 of die-cut leaves, swirls and butterflies
 which I cut from the collection. I adorned
 the rest of the umbrella with the collections
 beautiful flowers and wood 
embellishments.













Prima Product List:
849320 Pretty Mosaic Collection 12x12 Sheet "Queen Bee"
642198 Pretty Mosaic Collection 3x4 Journaling Cards 
642204 Pretty Mosaic Collection 4x6 Journaling Cards
645274 Pretty Mosaic Collection Wood Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Prima Capri
Altered Sailboat
'Relax'

Hello dear friends! 
only have one word for Frank Garcia's
 NEW collection Capri...WOW!!!!!!
 Such a STUNNING collection with the
 most BEAUTIFUL flowers! I created this 
Sailboat, altered with some of my favorite
 Finn products and of course this new
 paper line. I prepped the little boat with 
white gesso. Next I painted the edges with 
some Impasto Paint in colours Mint 
and Mediterranean. I adorned the rest 
of the piece with the collections flowers,
 fishing net, sea shells, starfishes, string,
 gauze and resin embellishments. Next
 I randomly applied thick coats of 
white crackle texture paste and then
 I finished it off with touches of 
art stones on all the embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya