Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our First Mixed Media Kit

Our very first Mixed Media Kit is now available in store. HERE

My Hubby made a video of all the goodies you get in the kit.

 Our first Guest Designer was the lovely Marelle Jackman, she has created 3 beautiful projects using the kit which are below. I hope you like them as much as I do.

For this canvas I started by placing the book paper, one layer of the spotty paper serviette onto the gessoed canvas, and mod podged over the pieces because I wanted some of the text to show through.

I then used some watered down gesso over the top after the mod podge had dried.
I used the Gelatos (from Artified) and sprayed them with water to create an uneven blending effect.
I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint in Classic Teal from Artified on the canvas and blended it with a little spray of water to add depth of colour.

I then randomly stamped the Finnabair doiley stamp from Artified over the canvas.  

I hand drew a large heart onto the book paper and cut it out, and glued it onto the middle of the canvas and when dry, painted around the heart with Derivan black paint.

I then glued some wooden hearts and stars onto the book paper heart, and placed a Trinket Number 1 from Artified in the middle of the heart.

Next I applied Claudine Helmuth Studio paint from Artified in "Dash of Red" over the top of the wooden embellishments with a fine paintbrush also available from Artified.
When the paint was dry, I covered the area inside the heart with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish and allowed this to dry overnight.  

I decided to place my quote around the heart.  I used Authentique alphas - 
"Beauty is not in the face Beauty is a light the heart"

I have enjoyed creating this canvas as a Guest Designer for Artified, and I thank Melissa for the opportunity.


This time I thought I would work with a small canvas - I love the effect I got by using texture paste with an old paintbrush and stippled the texture paste so the effect was rough and textural.  I added some Gelatos in Metallic Melon and blended this with my finger. I then sprayed Dylusions Pure Sunshine and Funky Fuschia over the top and sides of the canvas.  When this was dry I used the new Amy Tangerine fine washi tape which is available at Artified to boarder my canvas.
For my quote I used script Authentique alphas which I feel worked well.


For this small canvas I thought I would show you how to make the Gelatos appear soft on the canvas.

On my paint palette I "drew" some of both of the colours of gelatos : Metallic Blueberry and Metallic Melon and then added some texture paste to form a soft coloured texture paste.  I applied this to the canvas and let that dry.  I used some pink skeleton leaves from my stash and glued these to the canvas.  I then used the trinkets from Artified and attached them to the left hand edge of the canvas.  I dabbed some gesso that had been watered down over the trinkets and then rubbed some more off with a baby wipe.  

Then I glued the three words embrace imperfection and trust over the top of the leaves.

I outlined the leaves and the words and a couple of the trinkets with Black Pilot Permaball pen.

Then I used some of the fabulous new Amy Tangerine narrow washi, available from Artified to border the front of the canvas and then again on the sides of the canvas.

I hope you enjoy my projects - I thoroughly enjoyed creating them for Artified.

Friday, February 7, 2014


I need to make room for all the new CHA releases that are due next month, so....

Sale ends Monday 10th February 2014
Midnight (Melbourne time)
*excludes Pre Orders


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PRE ORDERS for Dina Wakley and TCW

We have Pre Orders open for Dina Wakley's new range with Ranger and also the new CHA relaeases from TCW including Balzer Bits.

PREORDER products availabe here

PRE ORDERS to be ordered seperately to any orders of in stock items in the store.

PRE ORDERS recieve a 10% Discount 

PREORDERS will be sent out as soon as they arrive in store.

Dina Wakley Stamps, Stencils and Masks are due early March
TCW Stencils and Balzer Bits are due early March

PREORDERS for the above ends Feb 15th 2014

** You can order from any of the Pre Orders sections as the cut off date is the same in one order, Pre Orders need to be a seperate order if you would like to order something else from the store please place another order, Thanks. ** 

Balzer Bits


 Dina Wakley