tiistai 17. helmikuuta 2015

Sähkökitara pahvilaatikosta - Electric quitar "out of the box"

Tein pojalle rokkitähden naamiaisasuun sopivan kitaran pahvista, Tarkempia selostuksia tästäkin Fiskarettesin blogissa suomeksi.

My son had a costume party at school on Friday. He wanted to be rockstar and needed a quitar. I didn't have much time to make one so I decided to make it from cardboard box.  I draw the parts of the quitar on the cardboard and cut them out. I used some black vinyl and aluminium tape to cover the cardboard. Also used some toothpicks, brads and white yarn :) I wish I had been able the make the strings out of wire but I didn't have any silver ones left :(  Also it's quite plain one - but my son loved it and that's what really counts :)






sunnuntai 15. helmikuuta 2015

Be Yourself - Mixed Media Tutorial

Taas tuli tehtyä yksi 30 x 30 cm mixed media -työ, jossa hyödynsin mm. Fiskarsin upeaa kennolävistäjää. Suomenkielisiä ohjeita löytyy Fiskarettesista TÄÄLTÄ!

I made another 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches)  mixed media canvas piece and this time I made it for my son. He has an Asperger syndrome and gets bullied at school sometimes because he's different. I wanted to remind him with this piece that it's important to be yourself even if it means you're a bit different.  I hope this will help him with the social issues he's having and he gets strength to be himself  as he truly is a special boy <3 p="">

First I punched out some hexagon with the XL sized Fiskars Squeeze Punch from Post-it notes and arranged them at the center of the canvas to create a "mask".



Then I punched out some hexagon from Prima Marketing papers and glued them with gel medium. I trimmed the excess paper of with Fiskars scissors and used the scissors to distress the edges. Then I removed the post-it pieces and left the piece to dry overnight.


Here's a closeup from the edge, which has been distressed with scissors blade.


Next Day I sprayed some Distress Stain sprays over the piece. I used Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Rusted Hinge.


After sprays were dry I took Black Soot - Distress Marker and draw lines on the edges of the hexagons. I blurred the lines with my finger.  I also added some Distress Ink: Black Soot on the edges.


Closeup from the blurred Distress Marker lines.


I used the same shades of Distress Stain Sprays as earlier on canvas and sprayed them on aquarelle paper. Then I stamped the text with letter stamps on there and cut the letter out individually.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink: Black Soot and glued them down with gel medium. 

Finally I used Fiskars Fuse and some Sizzix Bigz -dies to create black chipboard embellishments on the edges of the canvas piece.  I also added some golden gilding wax on the edges of the chipboard pieces to give more metallic feel. Then I added some gilding wax on the top the canvas too and signed the piece.


Closeup from the letters.


Closeup from the chipboard pieces and the gilding wax shimmer.



lauantai 14. helmikuuta 2015

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää - Happy Valentine's Day!

Tein tämän tagin Fiskarettesiin jo aiemmin ja nyt ystävänpäivän kunniaksi halusin sen blogissakin vielä esitellä! Lisää tietoa miten tämä shaker -tagi on tehty löytyy TÄÄLTÄ!

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää!

XXX

I made this shaker tag to Fiskarettes blog but now I wanted to share it here in my blog also!

Happy Valentine's Day!





maanantai 2. helmikuuta 2015

Art Journal - haaste #4 : Rays of Sunshine

Mixed Media- haasteeni on edennyt jo neljänteen sivuunsa saakka. Tässä välissä tein 2 sivua, jotka jäävät valitettavasti täällä blogissa julkaisematta. Toinen niistä oli aiheeltaan poliittisesti liian polttava enkä tahdo sotkea politiikkaa ja blogiani keskenään - ja toinen oli niin henkilökohtainen etten ainakaan vielä ole sitä valmis jakamaan julkisesti :( Mutta neljännellä sivulla aihe on taas hieman kepeämpi tunnelmaltaan vaikka tässäkin toki sydäntäni puran ;) Eli näin synkän kaamoksen keskellä aloin miettiä, mitkä asiat tuovat sitä positiivisuuden valoa ja iloa elämääni vaikka muuten tuntuisikin pimeältä ja ahdistavalta. Tarkemmin sivun tekemisestä on juttua  Fiskarettesissa!

My Art Journal challenge is showing progress and this is page 4. Unfortunately pages 2 and 3 won't be published at the blog... at least not at this moment :( The second page was very political and I don't want to mixed political issues with my creative blog and the third page was too personal for me to share it. But this fourth page is again something I want to share with you. We still have the polar night effect here in Northern Finland and there isn't much daylight at this time of the year.  So I started to think what things in my life bring me joy, lightness and happiness even during the dark periods of life - the little rays of pure sunshine  - like I call them ;)

I used lots of different techniques and medias with this page. First a layer of patterned paper and light layer of gesso on top of that. Then I added some Gelatos to give some color on the background. I used a Tim Holtz stencil to make the rays and baubles with texture paste.  For the red baubles I mixed
some inks to the paste to color it. The rays I colored with Distress Stain sprays and also added some golden UTEE here and then. As a final touch I wrote the journaling between the rays and added some Fiskars heart-shaped punch-outs to embellish the page.

Now it's already the first week of February and time to make a new page again - love this project! It's my best New Year's resolution ever  - mainly because it's the funniest and cheapest therapy I know *LOL*







tiistai 27. tammikuuta 2015

Valentine mixed media tag

Tein pari mallityötä Fiskarsin työkaluilla Fiskarettesiin myös ystävänpäivää silmällä pitäen. Ensimmäiseksi julkaisin namurasian ja nyt on vuorossa mixed media tyylinen tagi, jossa on käytetty mm. L-kokoista sydänaiheista Fiskarsin Squeeze Punch - lävistäjää. Tarkemmin tagista voit suomeksi lukea Fiskarettesien blogista täältä!

I published few Valentine ideas in Fiskarettes blog this week and wanted to share them here in my personal blog also. First project was this Valentine Favor Wrap.

Second project is a mixed media tag for a friend. I have used a tag from Prima watercolor paper tag pad where I applied some gold and pink Gelatos. First I rubbed the Gelatos on my craft mat and then sprayed some water over them and mixed with a brush before adding the color to the tag to get the watercolored look. After the background was dry I stamped some love themed texts with Archival Ink to cover the entire tag.  Then I used the heat gun to make it dry faster and the ink is secured.

Then I took some texture paste and applied it through Tim Holtz Hearts stencil on the center of the card. Again I used the heat gun to fasten the drying process. After the paste was dried I sprayed some Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Stain Sprays over the hearts. I dried the surface with a heat gun between the colors and after the final color spraying I also added some Perfect Pearls pearlecent spray on the top layer. Then I added some drops of white Dylysions spray as a final touch for the background.

Then I punched 4 hearts with L-sized Fiskars Squeeze Punch and sprayed them with same sprays that I used with the tag's background. After I dried the hearts with heatgun, I took the Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush: White -marker and made some dots on them and also added some white for the edges to really make them stand-out from the background. Then I attached the hearts to the tag with some gluedots and also added some white of the edges of the tag.

As my tag was stained from the back during the process, I mounted it to a white cardstock and cut it of with a few millimetres from the edge of the tag to make nice frame for the tag.  I used Fiskars circle punch to make a new hole on the top and added some red and white ribbon to finish the project.

It was so fun to make that I'm thinking about making some more with different colors to give with friends with their valentine gifts.


As you can see the white Dylysions spray dots and white Stamper's Big Brush marker really pop out from the colorful background and freshen the color scheme.


The texture paste hearts and puched hearts give a nice structure for the tag,





Valentine Favor Wrap

Fiskarettesissa esittelin tämän kivan ystävänpäivän lahjaidean jo viime viikonloppuna. Rasia on tehty Fiskars Fusen stanssilla ja koristeluihin käytetty myös muitakin Fiskarsin työkaluja.  Tarkemmat ohjeet tekemiseen löytyvätkin suomeksi Fiskarettesien blogista täältä!

I made this Valentine treat bag for Fiskarettes blog and used a variety of Fiskars products to make it.

First I used Fiskars Fuse and the Favor Wrap die to create the template for the box out of white cardstock. Then I used a paper trimmer to cut pieces of patterned paper for each side of the box.

On the front of the box I punched a heart-shaped window with Everywhere Window Punch: Heart.  Then I placed a piece of acetate on the backside of the window and glued the box together. After the adhesive had dried, I took a clear treat bag and put some wrapped candy inside. Then I placed the bag inside the favor wrap and closed the lid with a gluedot.

Then I used the Standard Tag Maker Punch to make a tag out the patterned paper. I mounted the tag on white cardstock and cut few millimeters from the tag to make a nice frame for the tag. Then I made a hole for the tag with the Circle Hand Punch for the tag. If you use only the pattern paper for making the tag - you can also use Tag Maker's build in system to make the hole for the tag.

Then I punched 2 hearts with L-sized Squeeze Punch - one from white cardstock and other from pink cardstock.  The white one I added to the gift tag and the pink one on top of the closure of the favor wrap. Then I made another hole with the circle hand punch on the top of the favor wrap and  added some white twine to attach the tag to the box.

As a final touch I used Faber-Castell White Stamper's Big Brush -marker to line the patterned paper pieces and soften the contrast between white cardstock and the patterned paper.




tiistai 20. tammikuuta 2015

Värikäs kortti mixed media tyyliin

Fiskarsin lävistäjiä, Gel mediumia, Priman Chalkboard-maalia, gelatos-värejä ja mustetta ... mitäs siitä syntyykään? No aikakin tällainen värikäs onnittelukortti mixed media -tyyliin!

Some Fiskars punches, gel medium, Prima Chalkboard paint, gelatos and some ink... what is this recipe for?  It's obviously for a colorful card in mixed media style!


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