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Monthly Archives: July 2010

  • Art Deco Cardmaking

     Art Deco Lady & Glass Paints

    While out shopping a few weeks ago, while my DS Josh was at his Holiday Club through Church, I came upon these exquisite Art Deco Images in Clinton Cards, these I just had to have for my card-making. Whilst putting it together I stumbled upon a flower I made, basic, using the Relief paints onto acetate. I used no Glass paint on yet and after playing around decided to leave as it worked truly well left as it was layered upon patterned papers. This effect has helped balance out the colour balance and interest in design along with the Lady herself. I know it is one small embellishment using our craft materials we sell online, but it just goes to show how little a topper can do! I used the Silver (800) and White (100) relief paint to make the little flower topper embellishment.

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  • Making Toppers With Glass Paints

    "Bird Song"

    This Bird card was such a joy to make. Choosing the papers and embellishments was fun and alluring. I used a Glass Painted Bird Topper that I had made a few ago. I simply used the Decorfin Relief Paint to draw the image (taken from a cardigan of my darling daughters) and also for the two pastel green flowers using the White Opaque mixed with Green. Then once dry filled in the simple shapes with White Opaque, Black and Light Blue. One the glass paint was fully touch dry I adhered to some decorative Papermania Hot Red paper with some ribbon to suit and added on paper roses to finish along with a sentiment of my own "Bird Song". I finished with decorating the inside also as feel that doing this just completes the card.

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  • Fairy Cardmaking

    "Fairy Happy Birthday"

     Using the Rembrandt Watercolour Paints I painted in this beautiful stamped image I bought from Lili of the Valley. I started to work with layers of papers in this card which now seems to be a new path in my card-making.

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  • I am Happy!

    i order from iartsupplies a quite big order.  everything got on time with lots of nice supprises there. no damage no missing things. everything was perfect!!!!!!!! my name is yiorgos   i am from cyprus, here are some of my oil paintings.


  • Lets make Cards Challenge



    A 'MASCULINE' card using glass paints...

    For this new challenge we have chosen the theme "MASCULINE". What you need to do is to make a card marketed towards the Male.

    To help you on your way we would like you to choose any Ancient Design for this. If your not sure what we mean just do a google or yahoo images search. Of course you can design your own, as long as it is of this 'Celtic' style .

    Below is an example of a wedding card I have recently done. I suppose it is not strictly male, but it does have a male slant to it.

    I  transferred the design by tracing over it with silver Decorfin Relief Paint, and then thickly applied the glass paintafter the relief paint had dried. When painted thickly it dries with  stunningly smooth shiny surface and is just divine - I love it! I had to be careful though not to go over the outlined gutta out-liner paint ( relief paint). If you do you can just get some white spirit or ox gall and a paper towel or a cotton bud to clean up your mess. I had to do this quite a bit as I can be quite clumsy at times...

    Finally if you haven't used these before don't forget to do this in a well ventilated area as these paints are solvent based.

    If you need any more tips, just look at our tips section or just have a look around on the Internet. I you find any good ones or think of any let us know! Its all about sharing...

     I just kept my card simple and used a standard blank card. You can use on its own or incorporate patterned papers to fit with your design chosen. You can use one or two designs together if you wish. It is completely up to you. You can add your own sentiment for any occasion and use any other materials if you wish. If you find you need some craft paints or canvasses that we sell on iartsupplies you can get 15% off for this challenge, just enter this code 'DECORFIN' (in capitals) at the bottom of the checkout page.

    The challenge is all about the Glass Painting and we are looking for results of the glass painted topper, Layout,  as well as colour used to suit the masculinity and use of Ancient Design.

    This MASCULINE Challenge closed Friday 13th August at 9pm.

    Sadly we only had one entry and have extended the entry date to October 31st.

     The winners will be announced shortly after that, along with the coupon codes for the prizes on You can enter as many as you wish!

    1st Prize £200 Coupon Won by Michelle (WELL DONE!)

    2nd Prize £100 Coupon - 3rd Prize £50 Coupon

    To enter just register on this blog and upload your makes to the 'Masculine Entries' category.

    Below shows the card I have recently made for a Wedding taking place in Ireland, made to order.

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