‘Texture’ Challenge at Country View Challenges

This month the theme for our challenge at Country View Challenges is ‘Texture’. I have created a beautiful canvas with a faux rusted effect, very tactile and full of visual interest. I began by masking off a circle in the centre of my canvas and…

Once Upon a Time Canvas for Country View Challenges

It’s time for a new challenge at Country View Challenges and the theme this month is Texture. I have created a pretty box canvas: I began by adding Tim Holtz collage paper to a box canvas, then added some acrylic paint in shades of blue…

Floral Easter Plaque

It’s time for my second project for the Spring/Easter challenge at Country View Challenges. This time I have made a pretty floral plaque: I began by taking a MDF plaque and gave it a coat of Chalky Finish paint in ‘Refreshing’. Once dry I added…

Steampunk Patina Plaque

Tonight is my last project for the Artful Days blog. A steampunk mixed media plaque with a patina paint finish. Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created it. Artful Days Shop Artful Days on Facebook

‘Letters’ Mini Wall Hanging

Here is my second project for the Country View Challenges based on the Letters and/or Numbers theme. This time I made a mini wall hanging from a canvas board: I attached some Thickers chipboard alphabet stickers to a canvas board and painted with black gesso.…

Hochanda Sneak Peeks for Artful Days

Artful Days is coming to Hochanda on Monday March 4th 3pm!! I have been busy behind the scenes creating some sample projects using the amazing products that Jules will be demoing on the show…..here are a few sneak peeks to whet your appetite!! Hop over…

Opulent Artist Trading Coin Card Toppers

Today I am sharing another mixed media project for Artful Days. I have made some Artist Trading Coins and used them as card toppers. Here’s a sneak peek: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created…

Fairytale Unicorn Tag for Artful Days

I’m over on the Artful Days blog again this evening with a beautiful mixed media tag. Here’s a sneak peek: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for the full picture and a step by step walkthrough of how I created it. Artful Days Shop…

Christmas Soldier

Today’s post is a quick one showing how I decorated a plain wooden soldier that I picked up from my craft store. I used my gorgeous DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter paints to create a magical sparkly finish. I removed the soldier’s arms to make it…

Peace at Christmas

I have another festive home decor project for you today, using some of the beautiful resin shapes and texture products from Artful Days. Combined with some simple MDF and super shimmery metallic paints, these make a wonderful decoration that will be treasured for years to…