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Monday, 9 October 2017

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 1

Hello, Anne here to welcome you to Destination Inspiration #1 for October!  The contents of the travel bag for this month are:

Product - Crackle Paint/Paste
Technique - Die Cutting
Colour - Any Fall colours you fancy
Substrate - Corrugated Card

Now I will admit, up front, I read the details wrong and went on to create my project, using the corrugated card for my die cutting.... oops, not a great start, but with no time to create another project I hope you will forgive my misdemeanor... I created a little wall hanging.
Since Calico Craft Parts are our Sponsors for this month I wanted to use one of their Printers Trays to create my project.
I die cut two ATCs from chipboard and the Steering Wheel by Seth Apter (a gift from a lovely friend) from corrugated card.
I painted the printers tray in Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Mahogany Chalk Acrylic Paint (part of Seth Apter's Limited Edition range).  I painted the little frame with Buff and then added a good coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Paint.  
Once the Crackle Paint was dry I applied a coat of the Mahogany to create these lovely crackles.
To create my autumnal colours for the base of the ATCs I used Seth Apter's monoprint technique, you can see the layers as I built them up.  It doesn't look very pretty to start with but if you persevere and keep adding layers until you like it, it really does work and it also creates some lovely texture.

To create the layers, you need two pieces of cardstock.  Apply paint to your first piece of card, in this case I used Paper Artsy Midnight Fresco paint, I added Key Lime Fresco paint to the second piece and quickly laid the second piece of card over the first, pressed lightly (as you would with a Gelli Plate).  I like to start with a dark and light colour for the first layers but you can start with light colours, or any colours that takes your fancy.

You can see from the above, that layer 2 is still quite dark, I used Mahogany and Green Patina before moving on to more autumnal tones - Smoked Paprika, Terracota and some Buff to tone it all down. 
I chose the parts of the finished cardstock that I liked the best and die cut two ATCs.  These were attached to the chipboard ATCs and I used a brown marker to go all around the edges.
To colour the steering wheel parts I used Imagination Crafts Rusty Patina Texture Paste in the rusty colour and also the turquoise colour.
I assembled the die cuts on top of the ATCs and added some Prima hardware to the centres just to add some interest.  I hope you can see a little of the turquoise patina colour on top of the brown.

To finish off I added some of Tim Holtz's chit chat stickers.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Terminal 1 and I also hope you will join in Jennie's wonderful challenge this month - Crazy for Autumn Colour which you can find HERE.

Take care and enjoy your crafting!  Hugs, Anne xx

42 comments:

  1. Wow, Anne, these are absolutely amazing!! The colors are spectacular!! The texture and design are stunning!! I love, love them!! So creative and fabulous!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment Lisa, my friend! xxx

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  2. Ooohhh!! I love the backgrounds you created for your ATCs Anne. Fabulous technique and such awesome colour!! A totally brilliant project .. so artsy and unique .. Love it!!! x

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret, you are very kind! xxx

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  3. This looks amazing .... love the colours and the texture. Great step by steps too xx

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  4. Totally fabulous DI post and I love the wonderful details Anne xx Your wall hanging is stunning with wonderful colours and I love the die cuts...great step by step and very inspiring xx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  5. A fabulous project! Anne. Love the rust with the turquoise patina. A great idea to use a calico art parts printer tray as a frame - lovely weathered crackle effect. Really great use o the travel bag ingredients.x

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    1. Aw, thanks Amanda, it was great fun to do! xxx

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  6. Fantastic effects on this beautiful piece Anne. The rusty colours look amazing next to the bold turquoise and I love the effect of the die cut corrugated card (and why not use two ingredients at the same time, nothing wrong with that me thinks)... I adore the "art" brad detail. Fabulous project ad great step by step!

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  7. Definitely forgiven! I love your fabulous crackled frame, and the tray provides a great setting for those magical paint-layered ATCs. The rusty corrugated gears look so cool with the metal additions - beautifully done!
    Alison x

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    1. You are very kind Alison, thank you so much! xxx

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  8. This is beautiful, Anne and what a wonderful tutorial! I love the autumnal colors you've chosen. Beautiful together and so lovely on your wall hanging. Love the Seth Apter die cuts fine in corrugated paper. Don't apologize! Perfect usage of the paper!

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  9. Wonderful. Love the depth that the printers tray provided and the texture from the crackle and corrugated cardboard. Just brilliant.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to look Seth, I really appreciate it! x

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  10. Love all the paint layers Anne, adore the colours and textures and the crackle is a lovely touch. You framed the ATC's beautifully. Love your mixed media piece Anne. Hugs. Tracy x

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  11. I think this looks super. Wonderful colours Anne and I love that you can hang it on the wall.
    Toni xx

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  12. An amazing project and tutorial! Thank you very much !

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  13. Wow, Anne! This project really shows your grungy side, and I love it! Great colors and fabulous crackled frame. I am so happy you used the corrugate to make your gears--I'd never have realized your slip had you not said anything. All really fabulous and a little bit different from your usual style, proving that you are such a versatile artist! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Sara for your kind words! xx

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  14. What a fabulously innovative creation - I love it! So clever to use a printers tray for your gorgeous monoprinted ATC's and wonderful design with Seth's dies! Eyecatching! xx

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  15. Incredible design Anne! Wow! I'm going to have to die cut some corrugated board soon! This is an amazing result. I love your monoprint and beautiful color palette here. Such an inspiration for a dreary Monday. Big hugs, Autumn

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  16. Soooo cool! Lots of texture and fabulous colours. Love the die cut corrugated card and the crackle to the printers tray - a marvellous piece! xxx

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  17. What a wonderful wall hanging Anne! Love the mahogany red - and beautiful panels you created inside - great fall colors and I love the layering of the Seth Apter Die cuts! Such a creative design and great use of the Travel Bag supplies! Julia xx

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  18. Love your project and I certainly forgive you for die cutting your corrugatd card. That steering wheel is great and the colours too with that pop of turquoise which really sets off the autumn colours. Elaine xx

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    1. Thanks so much Elaine, so pleased you like it! xx

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  19. Brilliant Anne as ever! Loving your choice of colours and the way you've used Seth's dies. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  20. It's so fascinating to read your creative journey whenever you create these masterpieces. Thanks for sharing the colors you used, as I would certainly have been at a loss as to which to start with. The crackling is just splendid, makes you want to reach out and touch it. Admire how you used the corrugated paper to make the wheels, and did indeed see turquoise through the rust. What a unique shadow box you will have to display among your treasures, and what fun you must have had creating. These are new dies to me. As ever, your work is phenomenal! TFS & Big hugs. (DH made a Halloween card last night! Yay!)

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    1. Thanks so much Mary, so pleased you like it - well done to DH too for making a card! xx

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  21. Well I think it looks fabulous!
    And such beautiful colors

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  22. Very cool design Anne! Beautifully balanced and wonderfully hued with yummy texture. So pleased to see both Seth and Spellbinders highlight this gem. Nicola x

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