Thursday, February 27, 2014

Altered Clothespins

I got these two big, colored clothespins from Michael's. I used papers from the DCWV Vintage Collector and Recollections Simply Pastel paper stacks. They were super easy to make. I'm not exactly sure what I'll do with them yet but I'll figure something out. I made a new YouTube video showing them in more detail.

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by guys xoxo

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RandisCrafts Name Canvas

Please check out my YouTube channel for details on this canvas

I won't write about it too much here but if you have a question from the video let me know and I will answer you promptly :)

Thanks as always for stopping by xoxo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Handmade Hanging Wall Decor

My latest project. I bought a plain wood plaque at AC Moore. I painted it brown and then put on some pattern paper from DCWN Dark Romance

It has a haunting love theme with tarot cards, a poem and a love spell label, all from the collection

I even hung some cute jewelry trinkets from the poem, glued down a few white flowers with gold stickles, and finished it all off with some texture paint around the edges of some of the embellishments

Thank for stopping by :) xoxo

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Craft Toys!!!

Today I picked some new stuff to craft with. First, I got two stacks of DCWV pattern paper, Dark Romance and Sunday Afternoon.  They are beautiful papers and I can't wait to make something with them.

Also, I picked up some new trinkets.  They will add lots of interest to my projects.

Lastly I got some new art tools. A watercolor pan set, watercolor pencils, paint pens and alcohol inks! I'm so excited!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Handmade Paper Flowers

I may do a YouTube tutorial on these. They were made with a couple of flower punches, pattern paper, and hot glue. Very simple and pretty

Update On the Conquer Typo

Before my fix. Ugh how didn't I notice this at the time???

So after noticing my typo last night I immediately went to fix it this morning.  I gently pulled off the 'R' and the 'E' in the word Conquer

Then I glued the the letters back in the correct order lol there's no project that can't be fixed :) thanks for dealing with this mini tragedy with me lol xoxo

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Life is an Adventure

This is my latest canvas art. I used pattern paper from DCWV Once Upon a Time stack. I glued down some scrap pieces of paper and tissue paper. Over that I sprayed the background of the canvas with sprays from Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, and Recollections. I tore the extra paper from around the dragon and pasted him on the canvas. Then over everything I added some modeling paste with stencils and a little bit of background stamps

The title is made with Thickers and SN@P! alpha stickers. Which I just noticed a typo!!! I will fix that and update you tomorrow on how it goes. I glued those letters down very well lol

The dragon was already printed on the paper but I felt like it didn't stand out. So I painted him and his fire so it would all blend with the background canvas colors

The top corner has some Trico flowers, a Tim Holtz trinket chain, and other embellishments from my stash, including a polymer clay heart I made myself :)

The bottom corner also has Trico flowers and trinkets from my stash. I put a light covering of Gesso over the embellishments in both corners. I needed to tone down the flowers since this is for my brother. I don't want it to be too girly lol

I know my pix aren't the best but I will be improving that, I promise. Thanks for reading xoxo

Mixed Media Slideshow

This is my first YouTube video. I plan on putting my face and voice on future videos but I thought this slideshow would give me a feel on how the editing process goes. I hope you enjoy it. If you want to see any of these projects in more detail please leave a comment and I will do a video on them.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My Second Mixed Media Canvas

This is my second Mixed Media art project.  It's also on a 8" by 10" canvas that I bought from AC Moore.  The background is textured with scrap paper, washi tape, burlap pieces, and lace.  The sprays I used were Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mint Green, Primrose, and Peach as well as Recollections Simply Pastel Yellow Shimmer. The LOVE words were from a card making kit from Me & My Big Ideas which I picked up on sale at Michael's during their Valentine's Day Sales.  I sprayed one set of words with Tattered Angels Almost Black Spray and the other set I mixed texture paint with blue acrylic paint.

The flowers are from the dollar store as well as a couple from a Recollections collections.  The corners also contain trinkets from my stash as well as a polymer clay bird that I made from a Martha Stewart mold.

The frame and key are from Micheal's $1.50 bins.  The LOVE alpha stickers are from SN@P!  The hearts are handmade from polymer clay.  All the trinkets are finished with the white texture paint from Martha Stewart

This was a great project to make.  I am still honing my skills but I love how it turned out and it looks so cute hanging on my wall at home

My First Mixed Media Canvas

This is my first mixed media canvas art. It's on an 8" x 10" canvas.  The background was first colored with blue and purple Gelatos but then I went spray crazy.  I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in Primrose, Mint Green, and Peach as well as Recollections Simply Pastel in Yellow Shimmer.  The texture in the background came from scrap patterned paper, burlap pieces, and lace.  I also used a small checkered stencil with White Texture Paint by Martha Stewart.  I bought the wood word "Imagine" in the discount section of Michael's.  The flowers are from my local dollar store and the piece also contains many trinkets from my stash.  I am very happy with the outcome of this project especially since it was my first try at Mixed Media art :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Welcome to my blog!

I want to thank you for visiting me on my new blog. I've never done one of these before but I'm going to put all my effort into it :) I love paper crafting, Scrapbooking, mixed media and altering projects, painting, stamping, and card making. I plan on using this blog to showcase my projects and share tips with others who share these interests. If you have questions or suggestions please leave me a comment. Let the fun begin!