Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flying Unicorn September KOM

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!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shimmerz Shabby Mixed Media Altered Canvas

Hi Friends: :)

It's Song here today sharing a shabby chic mixed media canvas I created using the very yummy Shimmerz sprays and Inklingz.

I have some tree branches in my craft room and I decided to put them to use. I layered a thick coat of heavy matte gel medium on the canvas to "glue" those branches down. Although it does take a while for all the gel medium to dry, but it totally worth every second. Not only it will make sure the branches are really stuck to the canvas, but also creates those beautiful textures in the background.

The background colors are spritz in color Truffle and 4 Leaf Clover. I cut up some trims and layered the cut out on the branches. I colored the trims a little with some Inklingz Blue My Mind just to add a bit more interest and contrast. After the paint is dried, I added some mulberry flowers and two little Prima resin angel. The flowers are painted using Inklingz Giddy About Green, Beets me, and Tarnished Treasure. To make the little angel look aged, I used Inklingz Burnished Buckle on them. After the paint is dried, the paint will settle into all the details and grooves, adding the aged look.

Here is the tutorial:

Thank you so much for looking <3
Song :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Flying Unicorn Mojo Monday

(Join the challenge here:

Happy Mojo Monday! Lets begin  the week  with  explosive creativeness!  Here is this week's mojo monday sketch created  by me (alda) and  an amazing  off the charts  inspirational layout by Song


Play along for your chance to win!

The Rules:
01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as inspiration ( it does not have to be a layout it can be a card, a tag etc )
02. You must post your creation in this thread in order to be eligible for the 10.00 GC
03. You may use your project for any other monthly forum challenges except for the Anything goes challenge
04. Your project must be posted no later than 8:00pm on 08.24.2014
05. All other standard rules apply .

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas For Flying Unicorn

Hi Friends :)

Today I want to share a mixed media canvas I created for Flying Unicorn August KOM. The canvas is from the mixed art kit add on. The main color of this month is purple, and it really got me in love with purple now. 
I first tore some beautiful Pion Design papers that are included in the main kit this month, and collaged those paper pieces onto my canvas as background. Although I ended up cover most of it, but if you look closer at the finished canvas, whatever is showing from the paper is really adding some subtle texture to the canvas. 

Then I used modeling paste and snow paste to add texture. While they are drying, I added some ribbons to the canvas. I love the little purple flower spray in the Small Art, Big Passion add on. When I got it, I knew I would use it on this canvas :) I used some petaloo and prima flowers too. Of course it won't be complete without beautiful Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments. Every time when I start using metal embellishments, I always have to remind myself to stop because I can just keep adding them. I gessoed these metal pieces a little and applied the same colors on them as I used for the background. 

Here is the tutorial on how I made the canvas, enjoy :)

Thank you so much for looking :)

Song <3