Monday, September 1, 2014

Flying Unicorn Sept OTP - Dress Form


Hello friends!
We are THRILLED  to reveal the September  kit of the month and invite you to  join us once again at Flying Unicorn to share your creativity and inspiration using our September Kit. 

 Here is my OTP for Sept.  I used the Maja Design FIKE collection for my bodice and the hat.  The hat template is found in the Flying Unicorns templates from Tammy found here





I sprayed the dress form white first.  After that, I started to decorate with the Maja Design papers from the FIKA collection, which is my favorite from Maja ( though I seem to say that every-time I use any of their collections). The bodice is  Tva Froknar.

In order to make the paper mold to the dress form, I misted the papers with water, then adhered to the dress form using Prima's Art Basics Soft Matte Gel , by Finnabair.
Once wet, the paper actually molds nicely. 


I made the hat using a template that can be found on the Flying Unicorns site -posted by Tammy Henderson.  

I added a metal Adornment from the Flying Unicorns to the bust-line.    The lace has been inked with Prima Color Blooms Tea Stain to give an aged antique appearance. 


The large purple flowers are some older Prima flowers.   The metal frame came from the Sept Kit and is a metal adornment from the Flying Unicorns exclusive stock. 

The hat is Maja Design Fika -Kladdkaka with the hat band being from the paper called  - En kopp.

The brown flowers are actually not quite as brown.  They are Prima Parchment flowers and I enhanced with Color Bloom Mists in Worn Leather.   The mist was perfect and created the richness I was hoping to capture. 



Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:
Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month - Sept.  Off the Page project ( dress form Darice)
Maja Design -Fika collection - Dress Bodice is Tva Froknar
Maja Design -Fika collection -Hat - Kladdkaka
Maja Design -Fika collection  - Hat band - En kopp
white paint
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Worn Leather 573829
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain 573836
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments
String pearls
Prima Flowers - Parchment 551971
Prima Leaves -
Prima Roses Large - Purple PE390
lace
feathers


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flying Unicorns Media Add on for Sept and Challenge

Hello friends!
We are THRILLED  to reveal the September  kit of the month and invite you to  join us once again at Flying Unicorn to share your creativity and inspiration using our September Kit. 

I also run a doll challenge at the Flying Unicorns so please consider joining - I'd love to see you here !
Our main kit  is always wonderful and perfect on a stand-alone basis.  Why not add to the fun with the Mixed Art kit?   

From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and this month we have included a circle canvas ready for you to get your mojo going. Oh and an extra special wooden paint palette has been included for you to use or alter with paints Flying Unicorn Adornments and mists galore.



So this is how I used the  Mixed Media kit  - by mixing it with elements from Our main kit .
 My canvas says  "You make the word a happy place".
I thought I'd use Valentina, from Prima -Julie Nutting to help me illustrate my canvas. 



One tool I adore and find to be necessary when using the Nutting Dolls is the Prima Stamp block.  I have several other stamp blocks - and I often "go it alone" with no stamp block, but I've gotta say when stamping the dolls, I get a far better stamp quality and have far more success at a better image on the first try.   Gotta say the handle on the stamp block makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

There are two sizes of stamp blocks...the smaller 4x8 is perfect for doll stamps while the larger  6x8  block is made to accommodate the Bloom Girls and other large stamps you have at home. 
Here is the journaling I did for the canvas.    I used a Prima stencil that came with August's kit of the month (Prima Stencil - Decor 1 575915) after inking the lightly with Clearsnap Peaches Mixed Media Inx.

I attached them to my canvas using the Prima - Finnabair Art Basics Clear Matte Gel medium.  I just brush some to the canvas, add my paper piece and then brush gel medium over the top to seal it in place.


This is Valentine all decked out in Prima Something Blue   She is a lovely stamp.


This photo gives you a better image of the  cluster and the dimension of Valentina's dress.

Thanks so visiting.


Supplies:
Prima Something Blue Collection  paper- "Goin to the Chapel" 813475
Prima Flowers -Songbird Vines - Pink 539054
Prima Stencil - Decor 1 575915
Prima Finnabair Opaque Modeling Paste 961411
Prima Something Blue Typewriter Keys -573058
Prima EverydayVintage Paintables  4x6 cards -813963
watercolor paints
Clearsnap  Mixed Media Inx - Peaches


Flying Unicorns Introduces the September Kit

Hello Uni's and friends!

We are THRILLED that our September Guest Designer is the seriously talented and very sweet Gabrielle Pollacco!!!! Yes! Gabrielle is joining us once again at Flying Unicorn to share her creativity and inspiration using our September Kit. On September 01, 2014 we will share her incredible inspiration , until then we are thrilled to present our September Your Art Your Passion Kit of the Month.









From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and this month we have included a circle canvas ready for you to get your mojo going. Oh and an extra special wooden paint palette has been included for you to use or alter with paints Flying Unicorn Adornments and mists galore.





Flowers, chipboard, and vines oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music up order that pizza for the family and lock your self away while you create some pure yumminess!



Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. With the 6x6 collection of Studio 75 , Flying Unicorn Adornments, more flowers to a vine metal die manufactured by Cottage Cutz, sweet hellos, welcome to fall, thank you, and birthday cards , will be reaching friends and family doorsteps soon.







We are thrilled to present great tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our September Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!






Kits and Add On Kits are limited so do not delay in getting yours!