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Secrets in my heart - Guest Designer AnastasiaElena

June Guest Designer is talented AnastasiaElena from Russia. She brilliantly altered metal heart-shaped tin and placed it in the centre of mixed-media canvas - very original idea!!

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Hi everyone! Today with you AnastasiaElena.
I am very excited to be a guest designer.
I live in Saint-Petersburg(Russia). Scrapbooking is my passion for several years. This is my relaxation, my way to express my emotions and also the way to survive tough times. I love to make layouts, tags, canvases, altered objects and ATC's. I like old surfaces and like to create textures. Also I like to reuse old things and create something new with them. In the last couple of years I prefer the style mix of media. I adore sprays, pastes, paints, inks, hot embossing etc. My latest love is Patina Effect pastes and waxes from Art Alchemy series.

For my creation I was inspired by the amazing moodboard, Its colour palette and summer mood. Summer for me is the heart of the year, a time when I save up energy for all grey and cloudy days which so many in our city.

I used my favorite patina pastes set, white crackle paste, metallic embellishments and many other materials.

But I wanted to do not just something beautiful with interesting textures and with using my favorite materials I wanted to do something unusual. So I used some of the old thing.

May be name "The secrets in my heart" will tell you...

Thank you,

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Home decor by Juliya Tirskaya

Hello! Today with you Juliya. I want to show you how to do the decoration for the house.

Cut out fish from thick cardboard.
Prepare a dry twig, which we then hang our decor.
Then i put Heavi Gesso on fish and twigs.

When the gesso is dry, you can apply the paste. I wanted textures, so I chose Texture Paste White Sand.
And I stick a White Resist Canvas, the stripes are associated with the sea.

Add gauze and a little gesso.
Add decor. I introduced the seashore after the storm. When you can find different "treasures" - shells, rusted iron and various debris

I paint all the Gesso on two layers.
Add a little Texture Paste White Crackle.

The paste dried up. Now I can paint!
Take a little paint on the palette and add water. That the paint became liquid. Now you can paint. The paint will flow, in the process I add streaks with a brush with water.

The paint has dried up? excellent!
Now I can add a paste with a patina effect.
Then powder. In the indentations, where it should be darker Very little!

Now I put the Hesso dry brush. Powder gives color and perfectly stretches
I made three layers of Gesso.
A little more powder. Make shadows and add shine.

When all is well dried can be waxed!
With a dry brush, I rubе twig with a powder and add a little to the fish.

I add a cord, punch holes and tie fish to a twig.
At the very end, I add Art Stones.

I admire the result))

Best regards,
Juliya Tirskaya

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