Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tando Wednesday

Hello!
I wasn't sure if I'd get this post prepared in time - Josh has been taken ill and was re-admitted to hospital yesterday - hopefully by the time this post is published he'll be doing well and responding to drugs...

so, today is technique day again over at Tando and Joanne and I are exploring the results of the viva decor terra and ferro range of pastes on the grey and white board Tando Range.

The ferro paste is coarse and grainy and comes in metallic colours...the terra is a much creamier consistancy and comes in a more earthern colour pallette.

For my first piece this week I have used the ferro and terra paste on the greyboard - this is an 8x8 sheet of greyboard and over the next few weeks will be adding to the project so...watch this space as they say...

One part of the board was coated with the ferro paste and the remaining clear board with the terra paste.  I then used the edge of the spatula to draw lines into the paste and a bottle top to make rings in another part.  I then applied heat - the terra went dull but the ferro bubbled up, the most surprising thing was that the paste bubbled up within the rings giving it a raised circular appearence - fab!  The entire piece was then painted with black acryllic paint and heat dried again, then perfect pearls were added and spritzed....heated again to dry.

For my second piece this week, I took a white board atc.......

this time the base was terra paste which was then stamped into and then heat dried before painting with black acryllic paint...perfect pearls were then added and spritzed and dried...to finish off the raised sections were coloured using inka gold in green lava....

Now what to do with it......


A bit of this and that and a saying and its done....anyone want a swap??

Do pop on over to the Tando blog and see what the mega talented Joanne has come up with...

TFL xx

7 comments:

Traceyr said...

Fabulous ATC Carol.

I'm loving the effects on the first piece of chipboard too can't wait to see how it ends up. You have got some lovely textures with that terra and ferro!

Well wishes sent to Josh and look after yourself too. x

:)

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Hoping Josh is now on the mend Carol

Love what you've done this week and boy is that saying true.

Sue

Janet said...

Great ideas to try out Carol,hope Josh is feeling better today.
Janet x

Karen said...

Wow, some beautiful backgrounds there Carol...I love the textures!!! Your atc looks just fabulous & that quote is sooooo true isn't it my lovely! You take care of yourself sweetie, HUGS xxx

[handmade+art] x2 said...

great ideas!wonderful result!

Hazel said...

You are so talented and creative - gorgeous crafting. Sending hugs for you and Josh x

Gez said...

Lovely to see how to use these products..can't wait to see how your board turns out :) Love, love, love your Atc :)
Keeping my fingers & toes crossed for Josh..xx