Friday, June 24, 2016

Heart Wall Hanging

For the Helmar Creative Team (more pictures and details on the Helmar page)
 I have made a wall hanging out of a wood scrap. I love making my own embellishments for my art and for this I made a heart with crackle and paper layers.  

I painted a layer of Gesso and then used some Modeling paste through a Tim Holtz Argyle stencil to get the triangles.  Decoart Sea Breeze painted over the top and then I used my fingers and lightly added Desert Turqoise over the top of the texture. I added some Gesso to some gauze and cut some hessian to size for under the heart.

Then added some DecoArt paint and then crackle glaze to the cut out heart. When the cracks appeared I rubbed in some Antiquing cream in white to enhance the cracks.

For the wire work. I got my pliers and the wire and fitted it over the side of the heart just wrapping it around and around. I then gathered up some paper beads and wired them up too. Hubby drilled and placed the eyelets for me. I just popped dots so he knew were they had to go.

I got my typewriter out and added a quote to the side with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste, just adds that little element that I like. The quote reads 'We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice'.

Time for assembly. Using the Helmar Tacky Glue I layered the hessian and then the gauze.

Then because of the wire I used the Helmar liquid scrap dots. That worked perfectly to hold the wire and give me the dimension that I needed for the heart to sit straight with the wire underneath.

Grabbed a word band from my stash and added the gear with more of the Helmar Liquid scrap dots. It really is the perfect thing for when things just can't sit flat. Added wire to the top and my strung paper beads and glittery beads with little birdcage to the bottom.
So hope you liked my wall hanging today. I sure had fun making it and doing all the little elements.

I am linking this up with Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

My ICAD 2016

#1 Mixed tape
I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July. I am up to day 15 so here are my first 10 cards. Will post the next 10 next week.

#2 Pyramid
#3 Snoopy

#4 Typewriter
#5 Cloud

#6 Top Ten List

#7 Off Prompt
#8 Island
#9 Compass
#10 Cobalt Blue
Posting this up for Paint Party Friday. Love going around and seeing what everyone else is up to. Might find some other Index card art.

Have a great day.
Vicki-Ann :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I printed out some new collage sheets from The Artstronauts Club. Always awesome to play with some of Teesha's collage sheets and lots of scraps from magazines and prints of my art cut up. Its fun to see what you can put together to make a page. I thought this kind of looked like it was underwater so tried to find a quote with water in it. Thought this quote worked well.

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
By Henry David Thoreau.

I had a painted background with some DecoArt Americana paints. Loved the colours but it has been done for a while and have not known what to do next. Till today and just started playing with collage. Have not done any collage for months, felt good to get the scissors out and create some new characters.

This is before the quote. I nearly just left it like this but I do like it with the quote added.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ICAD 2016 is coming..

I am getting excited. Its nearly time for this years Index Card A Day challenge with Tammy and all the wonderful group over at Daisy Yellow. It starts on June the 1st so not long. 
I always enjoy the challenge of a little small art on an Index card, with a prompt every day. It is not a daunting size and to be able to do anything and not even follow the prompt if you like, is just fun. I always create something that I would never do otherwise and I have fun copying them on the printer to use in my collage art afterwards. Gives me so many images to have fun with. 

This will be the 3rd year that I have participated here are a few of my favourites of the index cards that I have done so far.


So grab some index cards and join in the fun, hope to see you there. 

Have a great day
Sandy :) aka Vicki-Ann :)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Watercolour mini book.

Recently I watched Tammy from Daisy Yellow on Periscope. I am really enjoying watching her live feeds on my IPAD. Just snippets of fun art that make me want to get my art journal out and play. The last one I watched Tammy do she made these great little watercolour tiny art books. So thought I would have a go at these too.

So then because I could and it was very relaxing I made another one in pinks and purples. Just have
to sew it up. These are made by tearing up a page of watercolour paper. Then I just painted randomly on the paper using my Grumbacher watercolour paints. It was fabulous to get the watercolours out again. They are so pretty and love the randomness of watercolour.

Have a great dayVicki-Ann :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Wall Hanging...

Things have been busy around here this month. I have been really loving making these different styles of wall hangings.This one was fun to make and love the bright spots of colour this is adding to my walls. I have had a few people ask me to make them one.  I used my rolled music paper beads in between on the wires just to add some interest. This was made using Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste to see all the details on how I made this head over to the Helmar Design Team page. 
Everything always looks fabulous when I use my favourite colours in the DecoArt Americana range. Sea Breeze that colour just makes everything so pretty.  I just spread 5 sheets of paper over my desk and had fun with the colours. The Andy Skinner stencil in that Orange Flame colour really pops. Little swirl over the book paper circles in the centre of the flowers and then a little swipe of Gesso over the top. Adding layers makes everything pop. 
Splatters to finish in black and white watered down Gesso and my papers were done. I didn't have to worry about splatters going everywhere with so many papers on my desk anyway.  

Linking this up over at Paint Party Friday  Hi all will be popping around to see what you have been up to its my favourite bloggy time of the week. 

Paint Party Friday
Have a great day,
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Assemblage art doll wall hanging.

I have been using more of my scrap wood pieces and have made another Mixed Media wall hanging or alternatively this one could be called an assemblage art doll.  I made this using Helmar glues, scrap wood and some of my hand rolled paper beads for the arms and legs. I am enjoying reusing wood that was only going into my wood fire. A friends son makes wooden stair cases and gave us bags of off cuts, that is only waste for them. So he gave them to us for our wood fire. Makes me smile to think what people would think of what is being made from the off cuts from their staircases.

First I sanded my wood pieces then painted them with DecoArt Gesso then a layer of  Deep Burgundy acrylic paint.  The music paper was applied using Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. I also like to type up a quote on my typewriter and add it to the sides just to add a bit of interest.

Using some Helmar Tacky Craft Glue I made some paper beads to use for my arms and legs.

To see more details and info check it out over on the Helmar design team blog.

Paint Party Friday

I am going to link this up at Paint Party Friday Its the 6th birthday party celebrations how exciting is that. So come on over and join in the fun. Hope to see you linking up over there. I am off to check out what everyone else has been up to this week.

Have a great day,
Vicki-Ann :)