Saturday, July 11, 2015

Note to Self -

Hello my fellow bloggers,
Today is my first day sharing with you as a design team member for the Kraaft Shaak. It is my honor and privilege to be chosen for this amazing team. After you read this post, I hope you will consider following Heather and all the designers. They will blow you away. Please join our friendly Kraafters Kommunity on google plus too. It is a safe and friendly environment for sharing art and crafting with friends. Anyway on to the project.
 I received this wonderful mixed media kit which Heather sells at the Kraaft Shaak and have been having a ton of fun playing with it. I can't imagine all the things I can make with what's inside the box. If you'd like to preview a box I have a video here. So let's get started, shall we?
My first project is this cute easel blackboard/corkboard. I had a good time applying all of the products to this. First I had to mask off the cork and blackboard.
 Then I painted it with a coat of gesso. After the second coat of gesso, I applied the chalkboard paint in a golden green. Then came the crackle paste which takes about five hours to dry.

Just be prepared to be patient. Once dry I applied some glazing medium, taupe and cobalt green.
After those were dry I used some archival ink's in the colors of watering can and coneflower to accentuate the crackle. Everything is then coated with matte gel to seal in the crackle coat.
 I then created the flowers and embellishments. If you'd like to know how to make those I have a video here.
For the leaves and vines I cut watercolor paper I had painted with Magicals using a die. The florals  are applied with heavy gel medium. I added Color Bloom spray ink in Tea-stain, Soft Teal and Summer Sky to the flowers for some shimmer. The flowers are on 120 lb watercolor paper.
Cork side
Thumb tacks

Didn't this really turn out cute? The little bird is from the dollar store. He looks so comfy sitting atop this antiqued easel.

The products used can be found at the Kraaft Shaak. Please visit and tell Heather I sent you. Oh yes, don't forget to sign up for  the news letter. That is where you find out about coupons.

Gold Green Chalk Paint
Crackle Medium
Matte Gel
Colorbloom Spray
Watercolor paper
Inica flakes Art ingredients
Magicals merry go round green
Copper paint
Memory Box die
Rubbernecker stamps
Archival ink

Oh and before you go...Bonus
Here is a glimpse of what I did with some more of the supplies in the kit. Stay tuned for a post tomorrow.


Shel C said...

A gorgeous finished project Peg! I sure do love that little easel blackboard. I must gete one of those :)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh Peg - what a great project. I just love the color. You actually just made me LIKE Golden Olive Chalkboard Paint!!!!

what kind of notes will your mini me leave for you I wonder???

Sheri Whitfield said...

Love love LOVE this project! So cute and useful, too! Great job, Peg!

Barb said...

Congratulations on joining the team.Your chalkboard is lovely Peg. I enjoyed reading how you did it and watching your flower video on youtube. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

rose tresures said...

Awesome project Peg!!!! I love it! It is so fun and I love all the colors. Can't wait to see more.

Beth Sinn said...

That's a really cute project Peg! I hope you get a lot of use out of it!

Susan Salyer said...

This is beautiful and congrats on the DR position.well deserved your art is the little bird...rooster sonething????,

Nanette Church said...

Peg, this is too cute! Love the sentiment! So glad you are on this DT.

Maria Meade said...

See Peg I told you it would be gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing you vast talent with all of us.
Big Hugs!!

TaborTooth said...

Awesome, just awesome, Peg! ! Don't ya just love that crackle paste?? one of my faves! love all the flowers and using thumb tacks for their centers is brilliant! !

Dana S. said...

So cute! I love all the texture in the frame and that blue is stand-out!

VickiRossArt said...

Really cool! Love the colors