Fairy Mirror

A little decorative mirror I put together for the July 2019 Mixed Media Place Challenge.

For this project I was inspired by the colors found on the July, Mixed Media Place, mood board, most specifically the yellows, reds, and seafoam green. Especially since the green on the ReneaBouquets Fairy “Belle” was a fantastic match!

Below the mood board you’ll find a process video, some close up photos, and a product list.

Process Video:

Close-ups:

And, because she happened to come along, Lucy (Great Dane) is helping to demonstrate how well the mirror works!

Products:

  • ReneaBouquets
  • Beautiful Board
  • Fairy Belle (Small)
  • Mulberry Paper Roses
    • Yellow & White Curly Roses
  • Double Sided Print, Premium Paper Butterflies
    • Salted Caramel
  • Dusty Attic
    • Chipboard Flourish (I don’t know which one)
  • 49 & Market
    • Blossom Blends
    • Aloe
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Wax Cire Cera
    • Firebird
  • Rust Effect Paste
    • Cream
    • Moss
    • Cool Grey
  • Flowers
    • A Victorian Christmas
    • Item #583507
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Paint
    • Ground Espresso
    • Black Soot
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Mirror (I bought it at Dollar Tree)
    • Cabochons

    A Strong Woman …

    “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” ~Gina Carey
    A quick tag I did for the July More Than Words Mini Challenge using my gel plate, some stencils, thread, a Dina Wakley stamp, and my printer for the quote!

    Process Video:

    Font: BP Typewrite Damaged

    Products used on finished tag:

    • Gel Press Gel Plate
    • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Peacock
  • Stamp + Stencil
    • Essential Silhouettes
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Ink
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Mini Blending Tool
  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Harlequin
    • Splotches
    • Tracks
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop A Dile
    • Craft Knife
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • Stamp Platform
  • Americana
    • Bright-Orange
  • Master’s Touch
    • Gold
  • Daler Rowney
    • Neon Pink
    • Neon Green
  • The Paper Studio
    • Rick Rack Scrap Pack
  • Other
    • Black Thread
    • Pink Thread

    Paints found on other gel press pages

    • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Eggplant
  • AC
    • Vicki Boutin
    • Sugared Strawberry
    • Juicy Pear
  • Daler Rowney
    • Neon Orange
  • Americana
    • Gloss Enamels
    • Black
  • DecoArt
    • Lavender

    Stencil used on other gel press pages

    • Homemade
    • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Stamp + Stencil
    • Essential Silhouettes

    Coffee Magnets (ReneaBouquet July Swap)

    For the month of July, ReneaBouquets had a magnet swap, and I decided to make a coffee themed set!

    After the process video there are some close-up photos & a product list.

    Process Video:

    Products:

    • ReneaBouquets
    • Beautiful Board
    • Grid
  • Glass Microbeads
    • Gold
    • Dark Red
  • Mini Dusty Teal Mulberry Paper Roses
    • Ranger
      • Embossing Powder
      • White (Super Fine)
      • Black (Super Fine)
      • Enchanted Gold
      • Gold
    • Archival Ink
      • Black
      • Chrome Yellow
    • Emboss It Dabber
    • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Spray Stain
      • Ground Espresso
      • Weathered Wood
      • Gathered Twigs
      • Blueprint Sketch
    • Distress Oxide
      • Ground Espresso
      • Weathered Wood
      • Faded Jeans
      • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Water Pen – Nib
    • Stampers Anonymous
      • Mini Flourish Stencil
      • Tonic
        • Tim Holtz
        • Stamp Platform
      • Prima
        • Ingvild Bolme
        • Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink
        • Worn Jeans
      • Finnabair
        • 3D Gloss Gel
        • Simon Says Stamp
          • Embossing Powder
          • Ultra Fine Steel Navy
        • Embossing and Watermark Ink
          • Clear
        • Stamp Set
          • Coffee and Tea
        • JudiKins
          • Diamond Glaze
          • MicroGlaze
        • Liquitex
          • Clear Gesso
        • E6000
        • Unknown/Unbranded
          • Magnets

          Beach Junk Journal

          A little, beach themed junk journal I made for the ReneaBouquets Mood Board Challenge this month.

          Flip Through Video:

          The Process Video will go here when I’ve finished editing & uploading it!
          Process Video 1: Cover & Construction
          Process Video 2: Ephemera & Such!

          And here are a few close ups:

          I received that beautiful, floral applique (along the spine & other bits on the inside) in the ReneaBouquet Canvas Swap (Oct. 2018) from Wendy M.!  (Thank you, Wendy!!)
          A close-up of the beautiful mermaid from ReneaBouquets!

          A ReneaBouqet Beautiful Board Starfish!

          Here you can see all three paperclips I quickly altered using ReneaBouquets Beautiful Bits – Seashell.

          A closer look at the layers of lace! The scalloped lace I used on the edge of two of the pages I just received from Jenn D. in the ReneaBouquets June (2019) swap! (Thank-you, Jenn!)

          Products:

          • ReneaBouquets
          • Beautiful Board
          • Tiny Starfish
        • Beautiful Bits
          • Seashell
        • Printed Beautiful Board
          • Tiny Ocean Orchid Starfish Mermaid
        • 13@arts
          • Acrylic Modeling Paste
        • Shimmerz
          • Paste-eez
          • Puttin’ On The Glitz
        • Creameez
          • Berry Hot
        • Prima
          • Frank Garcia
          • Golden Coast
          • 12 x 12 Paper Pad w/ foil
          • Ephemera (Item #995126)
          • Ephemera (Item #995133)
        • From Swaps
          • From Wendy M.
          • Floral Applique
        • From Jenn D.
          • Scalloped Lace (white)
          • Kraft Tag & Sleeve
        • From Yvonne (scrapbook.com swap … Sept. 2018)
          • The ribbon used to tie the journal shut
        • Webster’s Pages
          • Adrienne Looman
          • Designer Trim
          • Plum Seed
        • The Paper Studio
          • Bright Lace Ribbon Scrap Pack
        • American Crafts
          • Vicki Boutin
          • Blue Hawaiian Acrylic Paint
        • Ranger
          • 4″ Brayer
          • Tim Holtz
          • Mini Blending Tool
          • Distress Oxide
          • Tattered Rose
          • Antique Linen
        • Distress Spray Stain
          • Mermaid Lagoon
        • Tonic
          • Tim Holtz
          • 5″ Scissors
        • Heidi Swapp
          • Stencil (it doesn’t appear to have a name…)
        • Momentum Brands (pretty sure I got it at the 99¢ store)
          • Happy Holidays
          • Decorative Ribbon
        • Mod Podge
          • Antique Matte
        • Art Glitter Glue
        • E6000
        • Beacon
          • FabriTac
        • JudiKins
          • Diamond Glaze
        • Unbranded/Unknown
          • Paperclips
          • Pink & White Bakers Twine
          • Hairclips

          Adventure

          For the More Than Words July (Main) Challenge: Discover & Stash

          Discover made me think of maps, right away. Maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something. After that I didn’t really have a plan, I just went where my stash led me.

          Stash:
          Clipboard – I don’t know how old it is, but I’ve owned it for almost two years now.

          I think Tea Dye was one of my first Tim Holtz ink pads I bought! Way back when I wasn’t sure what “distress” really meant, but hey, “this Tim Holtz fella has stuff to make new stuff look like old stuff!” My husband could actually make a pretty good case claiming Tim was an original “supplier” that got me hooked leading to an entire spare bedroom being filled with paper craft related items! I love Tim Holtz so much I have hoarded his papers waiting for just the right time. I have been working on accepting the fact that it’s a lot more productive to make the right time myself rather than expect a sudden epiphany. Plus, I’m having a much harder time remembering EVERYTHING I own…so if I can’t even remember everything, how will I ever use everything?

          Anyhow, all but 11 of the items on the product list are at least a year old (and that includes adhesives, the 3D Gel, the wax & such), of those 11 items, I think 5 have “appeared” within the last 6 months.

          I used as much from my stash as I could, and I can’t tell. You’d never know anything was “missing.” I tell myself I should stop buying until I get my stash knocked down, but every time I think that something new is released & I realize I need to just stop thinking nonsense and do more projects!

          Process Video:

          Close-ups:

          **Postcard Image from: Public Domain Pictures

          Products:

          • ReneaBouquets
          • Glass Microbeads
          • Rose Gold
        • Creative Embellishments
          • Moroccan Lattice Panel
        • 13 arts
          • Ayeeda Mist
          • Patina Bronze
        • Lindy’s
          • Magical Shakers
          • Grab A Guy Gold
          • Bratwurst Brown
        • 7 Gypsies
          • Architextures
          • Ornate Garden Stakes
        • Silhouette
          • Cameo 3
          • Design Store
          • Design ID #34811
        • Ranger
          • Perfect Pearls
          • Blue Patina
        • Archival Ink
          • Jet Black
        • Tim Holtz
          • Distress Ink
          • Tea Dye
        • Distress Spray Stain
          • Rusty Hinge
        • Mini Blending Tool
        • idea-ology
          • Tim Holtz
          • Paper Stash
          • Memoranda
          • Lost & Found
        • Ephemera Pack
          • Expedition
        • Sanding Block
        • Tiny Attacher
        • Small Talk
        • Tonic
          • Tim Holtz
          • Paper Distresser
          • 5″ Scissors
        • Stampers Anonymous
          • Tim Holtz
          • Harlequin Stencil
        • Prima
          • Finnabair
          • Metallique Wax
          • Bronze Age
        • 3D Gloss Gel
        • Julie Nutting
          • Tag Pad
          • Hancock
        • Fancy Pants Designs
          • Me-ology
          • Button Set
        • Dear Lizzy Date Stamp
        • Mod Podge
          • Antique Matte
        • JudiKins
          • Diamond Glaze
        • Art Glitter Adhesive
        • Krylon
          • Workable Fixatif
        • Liquitex
          • Clear Gesso
        • Unknown/Unbranded
          • Twine
          • Metal Stars
          • “BINGO” Card
          • The “other,” non-Tim Holtz, ephemera
          • I got the roll of map paper at Hobby Lobby, so it’s likely by The Paper Studio.

          Dragonfly Express

          The Dragonfly Express! (This photo was taken in full sunlight.)
          This project actually had two sources of inspiration. The first was the ReneaBouquets June 2019 Mood Board Challenge, the second inspiration was the Creative Embellishments June 2019 Challenge. (Both sources of inspiration are below) I actually saw the Creative Embellishment challenge first, and I have a thing for hot air balloons. A looking at them from the ground thing, not an actually getting into one thing.
          Anyhow, I also really wanted to use this dragonfly I had been working on, and a hot air balloon doesn’t need any help flying, so it (slowly) transformed into a flying ship! Besides the flying in the Creative Embellishment inspiration, I also love the whimsy of the image, and the Ferris wheels made me think of actual wheels!
          Creative Embellishments Inspiration
          ReneaBouquets Mood Board

          Process Video:

          The following photos were taken in a more shaded area, because my front porch had a convenient hook I could use to get some greenery in the background and not have to hold the project in one hand while shooting with the other! LOL!!

          ReneaBouquets Glass Microbeads for the dragonfly’s eyes and ReneaBouquets Beautiful Beads on top of the masts.
          ReneaBouquets Tiny Anchor and Creative Embellishments Pipes and Gears pieces.

          And here are some photo of the dragonfly while it was still grounded! [Note: I found the dragonfly in my yard, buried in the dirt by a tree, apparently left by the previous owners. It was shortly after finding it that I came across a Finnabair DT members (I think) post in Instagram who used Finnabair’s Leaves to build butterfly wings (I think it was a butterfly) and a solution to my broken wing dragonfly was born!]


          Products:

          • Ship
        • ReneaBouquets
          • Beautiful Board 
          • Tiny Nautical Anchor Laser Cut Chipboard
        • Beautiful Beads
          • Magic Stones
        • Creative Embellishments
          • Steampunk Pipe Corner
          • Gear Cluster Set
          • Gear Cluster Set 2
        • Ranger
          • Tim Holtz
          • Distress Oxide
          • Hickory Smoke
        • Distress Spray Stain
          • Rusty Hinge
        • Dylusions
          • Ink Spray
          • Melted Chocolate
        • Heidi Swapp
          • Color Shine
          • Tinsel
            • idea-ology
              • Tim Holtz
              • Metallic Kraft – Stock
              • Hitch Fastners
            • Prima
              • Finnabair
              • Rust Effect Paste
              • Brown Rust
              • Red Rust
              • Gold Rust
            • Metallique Paint
              • Rustic Brown
            • Metallique Wax
              • Brushed Iron
              • Bronze Age
              • Vintage Gold
            • Opal Magic Wax
              • Turquoise Satin
            • Sizzix
              • Big Shot Pro
              • Tim Holtz
              • Embossing Folders
              • Waves
              • 3D Foundry Metal
              • Riveted Metal
              • Diamond Plate
            • Silhouette 
              • Cameo 3
              • Premium Blade
            • Nicapa Cutting Mat
            • Best
              • Double Sided Tape
            • Spellbinders
              • Tool ‘n One
            • We R Memory Keepers
              • Crop A Dile
            • JudiKins
              • Diamond Glaze
            • Art Glitter Glue
            • Liquitex
              • Clear Gesso
              • Black Gesso
              • Matte Super Heavy Gel
            • Apple Barrel
              • Black Matte Paint
            • Unknown/Unbranded
              • Fishing line (used for hanging)
              • Kraft Cardstock
              • Chain
              • Eyelets

              • Dragonfly
              • ReneaBouquets
              • Glass Microbeads
              • Black
            • Prima
              • Finnabair
              • Mechanicals
              • Woodland Leaves
            • Mould
              • Mechanica
            • Opal Magic Paint
              • Rose-Gold
            • Metallique Paint
              • Royal Blue
              • Romance Pink
            • Opal Magic Wax
              • Vintage Silk
            • Metallique Wax
              • Bronze Age
            • Wax Cire Cera
              • Indian Pink
              • Blue Lagoon
            • Rust Effect Paste
              • Brown Rust
              • Red Rust
              • Gold Rust
            • idea-ology
              • Tim Holtz
              • Swivel Clasp
            • Ranger
              • Glossy Accents
            • JudiKins
              • Diamond Glaze
            • Creative Paperclay
            • Amazing Cast Resin
            • Liquitex
              • Black Gesso
            • Unknown/Unbranded
              • Gears

              Transition

              “Transition” – My entry to the February Mixed Media Place Challenge
              When I first saw the challenge board for the February Mixed Media Place Challenge I was immediately drawn to the mushroom. I don’t know why, but I love mushrooms…artistically. For food I can tolerate them to an extent. A very small extent! (except the white ‘button’ mushrooms, those are just a big ol’ NO!). Okay, that’s all besides the point, so back to my canvas.
              I loved the color of the mushroom, and I am so over winter that I had no desire to do a winter themed project, but I also love the sepia of the top left photo, the close up of the water drop (I think that’s what it is) in the top center photo, and the color of the leaves of the top right photo. The mushroom and the three top photos were my main inspiration for my project. At first I had thought I would somehow use mushrooms, but after I did the paint pour I realized I needed something more. I don’t know how I came around to gears and rust paste, but it was something like this:
              “I like the sepia and gold leaves, they look old. Those leaves look metallic. Rust is old. I have rust pastes. I also have some gold wax…and some metal flowers…and I made a bunch of resin gears & butterflies to have on hand…”
              Basically, I think in run-on and/or incomplete sentences. The thoughts just go sometimes, and this time I went them!
              I added the cabochon’s because the white space needed something, but I didn’t need more color! (Plus, they are what I thought of with the top middle photo!)
              Mixed Media Place February Challenge Board (Feb. 19 – Mar. 19)

              Products

              • Creative Embellishments
              • Baby’s Breath Chipboard
            • Prima
              • Finnabair
              • Rust Effect Paste
              • Brown, Red, and Gold Rust
            • Metallique Wax
              • Vintage Gold
              • Peacock
            • Mould
              • Mechanica
            • Heavy Body Gel
            • Ranger
              • Dina Wakley
              • Acrylic Paint
              • Peacock
            • Cell Creator
            • Liquitex
              • Pouring Medium
            • Daler Rowney
              • Acrylic Colour
              • Mixing White
            • 7″x14″ Stretched Canvas
            • White Gesso
            • Master’s Touch
              • Acrylic Paint
              • Gold
            • Beacon Fabri-Tac
            • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
            • Art N Glow
              • Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin
            • Amazing Cast Resin
            • Unknown/Unbranded
              • Cabochons
              • Metal/Filigree Flowers

              Rattan Heart

              Rattan Heart created for the Creative Embellishments February Challenge

              Over on the Creative Embellishments Blog the February Challenge was a color challenge, and this heart is what I came up with!

              To color the rattan heart I used three different sprays, Shimmerz “Pretty In Pink” and “Sweetheart,” and I watered down the “Rose-Gold” Prima paint to make the third spray. After they were dry I had to add some lace…because Creative Embellishments had it as a twist, and I’m not one to “skip” on twists!

              It was after I had the lace on I decided to add make the inner and outer edges a bit darker with the “Rose Gold” Icing Paste!

              After that is was a matter of arranging the flowers and working in the chipboard from Creative Embellishments!

              For the Corner Flourish 4 (which has been cut apart) I put on a coat of white gesso, sprayed it with Shimmerz “Ruby”…twice, then I put on a layer of “Aged Mahogany” Distress Oxide and spritzed it with water! The berries were just coated in a layer of “Rustic Brown” paint, no gesso, because I wanted the paint to soak in some to “dull” it a little.

              Products:

              • Tres Jolie February Mixed Media Kit
              • Scrapberry’s – Rattan Heart
              • Creative Embellishments Corner Flourish 4
            • ReneaBouquets
              • Vintage Burgundy Roses & Gardenias Flower Set
            • Creative Embellishments
              • Berries
            • Prima
              • Flowers (Item #594718)
              • Finnabair
              • Icing Paste
              • Rose Gold
            • Opal Magic Acrylic Paint
              • Rose-Gold
            • Metallique Acrylic Paint
              • Rustic Brown
            • Heavy Body Gel
            • Shimmerz
              • Coloringz
              • Pretty In Pink
            • Spritz
              • Ruby
            • Vibez
              • Sweetheart
            • Ranger
              • Tim Holtz
              • Distress Oxide
              • Aged Mahogany
            • Unknown
              • Lace

              Altered Jar!

              An altered jar I made, mostly just to see where it would go, but also entered in the May (2018), Reneabouquets Mood Board Challenge on Facebook.

              The jar I’ve had sitting around for a while, the top I found while digging up part of the yard last month, and the butterfly was left hanging on a stump by the previous owners. I washed everything up and set them aside without any plan for them at the time, but I decided to see what I could glue together this month.

              After I added the Moulds to the jar, I coated everything with white gesso, then started layering on the paints & when I thought that was too “bright” I decided I should FINALLY try out the Baked Textures!

              That mass of “netting” on the underside of the top piece is actually some “spider web” I picked up at the 99¢ store this past Halloween! I needed something to…cover…the top of the bottle, but I also wanted something different. After I got the “web” on I just randomly dribbled some JudiKins Diamond Glaze on and added the Silver Pink Shard Glitter Glass from Reneabouquets!

              To add some shine to the butterfly, that was painted with Vicki Boutin paints, I added Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass from Reneabouquets!

              The jar was painted with Prima’s Opal Magic “Blue Gold” on the bottom side of the flourishes, and Prima’s Sparks “Mermaid Sparkle” above the flourishes, while the flourishes themselves were painted with Opal Magic “Yellow-Blue” before having a layer of “Ancient Amber” Baked Texture added!

              A close up of the beautiful, handcrafted flowers from the Reneabouquet Shop! For the coloring of the lid, I mixed some “Mermaid Lagoon” Distress Oxide with some Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze, spritzed in a bit of water for easier mixing, and painted it on! And that rust all over? “Chunky Rust” Baked Texture! Absolutly Awesome!

              Product List:

              • Reneabouquet Exclusive Products: 
              • Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass 
              • Silver Pink Shard Glitter Glass 
              • All of the flowers and leaves! (From a couple “Teal and White” sets) 
            • Seth Apter/Emerald Creek: Baked Texture: 
              • Ancient Amber (Keyhole & Flourishes – After painting Yellow-Blue) 
              • Deep Sea (Butterfly Body) 
              • Chunky Rust (for the rust) 
            • Ranger Perfect Medium™ brush 
            • American Crafts – All The Good Things Collection – Mediums – Acrylic Color Pop
            • American Crafts – Mixed Media Collection – Glaze – Iridescent
            • Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Embossing Ink Clear
            • Prima – Iron Orchid Designs – Vintage Art Decor Mould – Large Fleurish
            • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Opal Magic – Yellow Blue
            • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Opal Magic – Blue Gold
            • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Mermaid Sparkle
            • Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon
            • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
            • Creative Paperclay
            • The netting is actually “spider web” from the 99¢ store I bought back at Halloween.