Tuesday 21 July 2020

Snowman Glasses Holder - Eileen Hull Inspiration Team

 How cute are these snowmen that are created using Eileen Hull's new Snowman Die.

The die set includes a scored piece that creates a basket when fixed between the two snowman.

 But I found that if you fold all of the scored lines in towards the centre, you create a rectangular box, with a slot in the top. Now if you are anything like me..................I'm always loosing my reading glasses, so these cute little guys are now looking after them for me.

 I cut everything out of cardstock including the base, as it was too bulky with Matboard. I inked around the edges of the snowmen, dressed them and doodled with a white Gelly Roll.

To make the snowmen a little more sturdy I cut two more out of Matboard and glued them to the back of the dressed snowmen before adding them to the base.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

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Thursday 9 July 2020

Imagination Crafts New Releases

Scrape layers of the Green and Taffy paint down the canvas using a palette knife.

Dry and repeat the process using white gesso, to knock back the strong green colour, and add an etherial look to the canvas.

Freehand paint in some long grasses and stems, so you can extend the height of the flowers.

Place the stencil over the top of the stems, and just use the flower heads, randomly moving to create organic flower heads.

Keep adding flowers until you are happy with your canvas. Dry and add white highlights using a No10 white gelly roll pen.

This technique will give you a very sketchy organic look to your canvas.

Finish by using a blossom stencil across the bottom of the canvas, stippling the flowers in white/blue.

Dry and dry brush using white gesso to knock them back into the rest of the foliage.

Using the same technique as the canvas base, scrape down the Platinum randomly down the canvas to add a sheen.

Finish by adding the gold wax around the edge of the canvas to create a golden frame to your work.

To finish off go around the main flowers and grasses and add shading using a purple polycolor pencil.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Imagination Craft New Releases

Start by marking out your canvas, to create a frame ready for the stencilling.

Paint the frame with gold paint, being careful to paint the sides of the canvas as well.  This leaves three white spaces to add your stencilling to.

Play around with the stencil until you have the desired placement and stipple paint through.

When completely dry finish by adding white highlights with a No10 white gelly roll pen, and a scribbly border using a black micron pen.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Imagination Crafts New Releases

Start by adding three blobs of blue, cream and green onto your canvas.

Blend them together to create an ombre.

Using white gesso create fluffy white clouds in the sky.

Then using a mix of the green and the whie gesso, create a field grasses for your stencilled roes to sit on.

Use a black paint pen to add birds and also a few random dots inbetween the grasses to create an illusion of insects flying around.

Finish by adding white highlights with a whie paint pen.

Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Christmas Mittens Box from Eileen Hull

Thanks for coming to the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education Teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club.
But wait- there’s more- the Release Party continues! You won’t want to miss the Facebook Live at Eileen Hull Designs at 12:00 noon Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1! Join the chat- and a random commenter will win the Snowman die. We are so glad you joined us to celebrate the Chapter 3 release.
Please hop with us through all of the projects and leave comments on the different designers' blogs. A lucky commenter will win the Mitten Box die…

You can head over to Eileen Hull HERE and find the full list of all taking part below.

I used the Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Box, Mitten for the above project.
Item #664510
Happy Crafting
Elizabeth x