söndag 17 december 2017

Mixed media Christmas baubles - video tutorial

Hello!

I have a new video tutorial for you :)
You´ll find it on my YouTube channel HERE.





Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 16 december 2017

Mixed Media and Arts December Challenge - guest designer

Hello!


I´m happy and proud to guest design for Mixed Media and Arts this month!
The mood board of their December Challenge is just gorgeous, and this is my piece inspired by it.
You´ll find more information about my piece, and inspiration from other fantastic designers HERE.



Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Melina


torsdag 14 december 2017

Steampunk Owl - process video

Hello!

I made this piece for The Paper Crafting a while ago.
Many of the products are from That´s Crafty!

You´ll find the video HERE.





Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina






onsdag 13 december 2017

Acrylic art journal page, with process video - DT-work for That´s Crafty

Hello!

Another page in my MDF/acrylic book is finished. You can watch my video tutorial
on That´s Crafty YouTube channel HERE.





Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 9 december 2017

Christmas Cards - DT-work for Rubber Dance

Hello!

Today I´m on the Rubber Dance blog with these Christmas cards.
I made the poinsettias using leaves from Crazy Flowers #1 and Crazy Flowers #2.
You´ll find more information on the blog post HERE.


As always you get free shipping at Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

onsdag 6 december 2017

Flutter your feathers, mixed media tag - DT-work for That´s Crafty

Hello!

I´m over at That´s Crafty blog today with this mixed media tag.
You´ll find more photos and a step-by-step tutorial HERE.



Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you back soon!
xx Melina

fredag 1 december 2017

Spread in my 4x4" Gelli print journal - Rubber Dance December Colour Challenge

Hello!

It´s December! I can´t believe how fast time flies!
It´s time for a Rubber Dance Colour Challenge again.
I used the colours as inspiration and made this little art journal spread using



Here´s what I did:
I have a little book/journal that I stitched together using Gelli prints.
On this spread i had this really soft print (a ghost print) that I thought would be 
perfect as background for the soft pastel colours this month.


I started by stamping my flowers and masking them to build my composition.


I cut the inner piece of this stamp loose, so I can use it separately. 
It´s easy to just pop back in place when I want to stamp the whole flower :)


I used watercolour pencils and a water brush to colour my images.
Finally I stamped the quote (or reminder to myself) from Beautiful Words.



As always you get free shipping with the code MDFreeShip at Rubber Dance 
on orders over 15 Euro.

More challenge inspiration and information on the Rubber Dance Blog HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina




torsdag 30 november 2017

Steampunk Owl - DT work for The Paper Crafting, process video

Hello!

Today I have my last article as guest designer in The Paper Crafting magazine.
You will find more photos and a process video HERE.


Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

onsdag 29 november 2017

Let it snow, Shadow box with process video - DT-work for Rubber Dance and That´s Crafty

Hello!

I made this shadow box using stamps from Rubber Dance,
 and surfaces/mediums from That´s Crafty.


You´ll find my blog posts and so much wonderful inspiration from my teamies on the 

Hope you´ll enjoy the video!
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

onsdag 22 november 2017

Creating yourself, art journal page - DT-work for That´s Crafty

 Hello!

Today I share a step-by-step on how I made this art journal page over at That´s Crafty blog.
Hope I see you there!


Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

onsdag 15 november 2017

Winter Angel sculpture using That´s Crafty products - process video

Hello!

I made this sculpture using products and mediums from That´s Crafty.
You can watch the process video at That´s Crafty YouTube channel, HERE.






Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

lördag 11 november 2017

Using my scraps, art journal spread with process video

Hello!

I made this art journal spread today, just for me - just for fun. No plan...
You can follow my process in the video.





You can watch my process HERE.

I have used Entangled Heart from Rubber Dance.
Other stamps and mediums from That´s Crafty.

As always you can use coupon code MDFreeShip at Rubber Dance for free shipping world wide
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

fredag 10 november 2017

Autumnal cards, tutorial - DT-work for Rubber Dance

Hello!

Today I have a tutorial for you over at the Rubber Dance blog.
Hope to see you there!


For these cards I used the wonderful I Love Leaves stamp set.

As always you´ll get free shipping at Rubber Dance with the code
MDFreeShip on orders over 15 Euro. 

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

onsdag 8 november 2017

ATC using That´s Crafty Light texture paste - process video

Hello!

That´s Crafty has released their own brand Light texture paste, and today 
I tried it out on this ATC.

You´ll find the process video HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

fredag 3 november 2017

Fish canvas, with process video

Hello!

This is my take on

Stage 4 "Brilliant Decoration" - Joint project "Creative Art"

For this stage the rules are:
Bijouterie - no scrap material
Shine - in any form


You can watch my process on my YouTube channel HERE.
I used a piece of wood for the fish head and bits and pieces from old bijouteri 
for the fish body (or the remains of the fish body ;))






https://mixedmediaandart.blogspot.se/2017/10/stage-4-brilliant-decoration-joint.html
And here are the pieces I made for all the previous stages:

https://minaskreativa.blogspot.se/2017/10/dragonfly-mixed-media-canvas-with.html

https://minaskreativa.blogspot.se/2017/10/nature-necklace-with-inspiration-from.html

https://minaskreativa.blogspot.se/2017/10/the-story-teller-mixed-media-wall.html




Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina






"Be amazed", mixed media canvas - step-by-step for Mixed Up Magazine

Hej!

Translation in right sidebar.

Det här är min canvas som tidigare har publicerats i Mixed-Up Magazine.


Här beskriver jag stegvis hur jag har gått tillväga när jag gjorde denna lilla canvas.


Jag arbetar på en Mixed Media canvas. Skillnaden mot en vanlig canvas är att denna är hård överallt och alltså inte mjuk i mitten. Mycket praktiskt!
Pappret som jag börjar att grunda med är vanligt hushållspapper som jag har använt när jag gjorde ett försök att rosta metall med vinäger. Pappret fick så fin färg och fina mönster att jag sparade det. Jag limmar det på plats med gel medium.


En virkad duk (som redan är färgad efter ett annat projekt där den inte kom till användning), sugrör och nät av olika sort limmas fast för att skapa intresse och struktur i bakgrunden.


Allt får ett lager med gesso, och sedan sätter jag fast metallbitar, säkerhetsnålar och art stones.
Sätter även dit en rund metallbit från toppen av en champagneflaska. Allt limmas med gel medium.


Allt målas åter igen in med gesso och några pappersrosor sätts på plats. Jag försöker att spara några fläckar här och var av bakgrundspappret. 


Sedan börjar jag leka med färger i olika lager och omgångar, och med rust paste. Jag väljer också ut  metallbitar som jag målar med rust paste på sidan om.


Allt limmas på plats och jag ger rosorna lite turkos färg också.


De små metallbitarna målar jag med rust paste på plats där de sitter.
Avslutningsvis limmar jag dit micro beads på utvalda ställen.


Allra sist sätter jag dit citatet efter att ha färgat in även denna lilla pappersremsa i 
samma toner som resten.





Här är det färdiga resultatet.


Produktlista:
Sugrör i papper (Clas Ohlson)
Gesso (Talens)
Gel medium (Liquitex)
Metallbitar "Vintage trinkets" (Prima/Finnabair)
Art stones (Prima/Finnabair)
Distress spray, "Cracked pistachio" (Ranger)
Dylusions spray, "White linen", "Calypso teal" (Ranger)
Distress ink, "Walnut stain" "Rusty hinge" (Ranger)
Rust paste (Prima/Finnabair)
Micro beads, "Copper" (Creative expressions)
Citat, "Small talk" (Tim Holtz)
Övriga metalldekorationer, nät, virkad duk, säkerhetsnålar och pappersrosor
är tagna ur mina gömmor, okända märken.

Tack för besöket!

Melina