Secret by Ola Khomenok

Hello dears!
Today I would like to share with you this mixed media collage. I always looking for new elements and materials to use in my art works. So this time I decided to use a few pieces of broken glass. When I saw these pieces, they reminded me a pretty long part of my life when I felt just like a broken glass. But all this in the past. I believe that our art not just to create a beautiful stuff, but also to heal our souls. So this collage it’s some kind of therapy :)

Few words about the process:
I started with gluing a pieces of cardstocks to the canvas and covered them with a clear Gesso to protect the paper before painting. Next I applied some texture using White Sand paste, Crackle paste and Light paste through stencils. After drying I colored the background with India inks. The second layer was a 7 Dots Studio tags cluster. I coloured the broken glass with alcohol inks. Next I glued all the elements to the background and added some final touches with word stickers. I’m in love with those stickers, using them you can create a little story in your art work.







Have a nice day!
Ola Khomenok

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cold Country – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Lost and Found – Lab Notes
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Lost and Found – Vignette
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Yuletide – Gingerbread
Homegrown – Happy
Fortune-teller – Soul

Vintage Hoop by Ola Khomenok


Hello dears!
Today I would like to share with you my new altered hoop, with a photo of my grandparents, when they were young.







I decided to turn an embroidery hoop to a Vintage frame, which can hold my family’s memory. I describe the process in a step by step photo tutorial.

1.I starched a piece of Vintage crochet map on the hoop

2.I glued the edges on the back side of the hoop

3.I added a random layer of White Gesso on the fabric

4.I created a dimensional layering under the photo, using a few papers from Homegrown and Fortune-teller 6×6 pads

5.I also decided to add a little bit of Crackle white paste on the fabric

6.For the background under the photo cluster I choose 7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Charted paper

7.I added texture to the background paper using Home Grown floral stencil and modeling paste

8.I placed the photo cluster and added a few pieces of Vintage crochet

9.Next, I added Bigshot die cuts and started to build the whole composition. The bigger elements, like flowers, I placed around the photo and added a few tags between the cluster layers. The smaller elements I located in a line from the photo to the edge of the hoop. To make my composition more interesting, I added a lot of small embellishments, like brads, wooden teapot and etc.

10.To complete the decoration of my hoop, I prepared a several custom made embellishments: Fortune Teller chipboard die cuts and paper clay elements I coloured with Art Alchemy Metallique paints and Mica powders.

11.Then I glued all elemants to the hoop and added some shading with acrylic paints.
12.The final touch was to add red and black glitter, micro beads and splashes with white gesso diluted with water.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Fortune-teller – Charted
Fortune-teller – Pad 6×6
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Floral Stencil
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12

Fly Free by Heather Thompson

Hiya, Heather here today. Today I am sharing a video tutorial featuring the Homegrown Collection. Here at the house we can always find some amazing creatures of nature, between the flowers, birds, ducks, frogs and bugs, there is always something unique and picture worthy. One morning I had a set of dragonflies land on one of my hanging petunia’s. The shape they had formed was beautiful, an upside down heart, truly perfect nature right there.

Here are some closeups of the details and textures that helped transform this piece.





So the video is my creative process as it transforms from a piece of paper and a few pictures to texture and details you can feel and enjoy.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Homegrown – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Chipboard
Homegrown – Pad 6×6
Homegrown – Wool
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – Word Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Burst Stencil
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Thoughts Keeper – Clear Stamps
Lost and Found – Clear Stamps