Ocean Goddess Art Journal Page

Hello and happy Thursday everyone!!! Today I am sharing an art journal page I created for Sassy Scrappers using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers and Dylusions Paints. Make sure you check out the video at the end of the blog!!

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When I started my page, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but after using the magical shakers for my background I decided to do an under water theme….. I’m not much of an artist when it comes to drawing and this was my first time drawing a mermaid (will definitely need to to practice some more lol) she isn’t perfect but I wanted to show some different techniques when using the shakers.
So to build the background I used Polka Purple, Guten Tag Teal, Lederhosen Laurel and Bavarian Blue. I sprinkled randomly onto my page and spritz with water. I did use a heat gun to dry but if you have the time, let it air dry as the results are amazing.

I then drew my mermaid onto some watercolour paper and used the above magical shakers plus Bratwust Brown and Oom Pah Pah Pink to colour in my mermaid and adhered her to my page.

I then decided that I wanted to do a bit more to the background so using a wet paint brush I played a little more with the shakers until I was happy.
 
Next I used Dylusions Paint Dirty Martini and Fresh Lime to paint some seaweed and used a paint pen to draw some weeds. Then I mixed a small amount of water to White Linen to splatter onto the background.
To finish off the page I added some sparkle using a glitter glue – you can use Ranger Diamond Stickles and just like that my page was finished.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to create something special!!!
Farrel xx
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Adventure Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone!!! I’m back today to share with you all a mixed media layout I created for The Crafter’s Workshop using one of my favourite stencils from the new 2017 Summer range….TCW744 Wanderlust.

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started my layout with the dabbing technique using a piece of old plastic packaging, water and Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China. I used my heat gun to dry the inks in between each colour.

Distress Oxides  dabbing distress oxides

Once I was happy with the background of my layout, I then used TCW744 Wanderlust with Dylusions Black Marble spray. I did use washi tape to tape off the areas I didn’t want the spray to come through. I then decided that the colour wasn’t as bold as what I had expected so I used a make up sponge to apply TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Paint….much better!!!

Wanderlust stencil with Dylusions spray Black Licorice heavy body paint

The next step I used TCW9008 Clear Modeling Paste and mixed a small amount of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker – Bavarian Blue to create my own paste to put through the 6×6 Wanderlust stencil. I used the small one as I didn’t want the title of my layout to be too big as my photo was trimmed down.

Clear Modeling Paste  

I then set my layout aside to dry and started to work on my chipboard. I covered my chipboard using a make up sponge and TCW9003 Gold Gesso. I then used a paint brush to water down TCW 9001 White Gesso and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Paint and splattered onto my chipboard. I used my heat gun to dry and then cut into 2 pieces using scissors.

Gold and white Gesso

I used TCW 9001 White Gesso to brush around my photo very lightly using my index finger and then once it was dry I used iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to adhere my chipboard pieces and cheese cloth and photo to my layout.

To finish it off I then splattered some Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber using a little bit of water a small paint brush.

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Thanks for dropping by

Farrel Tailor

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Dream Catcher Canvas – August Mood Board for Dusty Attic

Hello Again!! Today I am sharing with you a canvas board I created using the Dusty Attic August Mood Board which is on their blog as inspiration.

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It’s always a challenge for me to create something that isn’t boy related due to having 3 boys so I found this a challenge but loved every moment of it. I wanted to create a canvas focusing on the dream catcher image and the colour tones….and this is what I came up with.

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There are so many layers to this canvas..I just love it!! And I got to use some molds a very dear friend of mine made for me. I loved how the crackle varnish created more texture to the dream catcher.

Here are some close ups.

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Dusty Attic products used –

Clear Crackle Varnish

Chipboard – Circle Mesh Small, Wordpl@y #2 – Black, Indian Arrow #1 and Dream Catcher #1

Other products used –

Finnabair Opal Magic Violet-Gold paint, Glass Beads, White Gesso, Prima Flowers, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Oom Pah Pah Pink, 8×8 canvas board, Blue Fern Studios Chesterville – George paper

Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to create using the Dusty Attic Mood Board.

Farrel xx

A Dream is a Wish Art Journal Page – TCW DT

I am super excited to be sharing with you all my first creation using some amazing stencils and TCW mixed media products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created my art journal page.stenciled-art-journal-farrel-tailor

*The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.*

I started by building my background, I stamped onto some tissue paper using black archival ink and the Darkroom Door stamp – Measuring Tape, then adhered to my page using TCW9011 Clear Matte Gel Medium.

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Once it was dry, I then blended Heavy Body Paints in TCW9017 Lemon Custard, TCW9018 Orange Slice and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet using a make up sponge I bought from one of my local cheap shops. These paints are such a dream to use and dry very quickly which is always a positive!!

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Next I used the TCW735 6×6 Lacy Tiles stencil and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Paint. I did originally want to only use parts of the stencil but I ended up falling in love with this design and decided to fill in the gaps with the stencil.

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Once the background was dry, I then used TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste to stencil through the TCW726 6×6 Onion Blossoms stencil. This paste is amazing!!! It’s so thick and but not too heavy on the page.

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To finish off the page I added some lines on the onion blossoms using a white paint pen and added a title using some stickers.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create something special in your art journal.

A Dream is a Wish – Art Journal Page

Hello Lovelies!!

I am super excited to be sharing with you all my first creation using some amazing stencils and TCW mixed media products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created my art journal page.

(please excuse the auto focusing on the video – I had changed the settings and didn’t realise until I was editing. I have fixed this so I won’t be touching the settings again lol)

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Materials Used:

TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – TCW9017 Lemon Custard, TCW9018 Orange Slice, TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet

TCW9011 Clear Matte Gel Medium

TCW735 6×6 Lacy Tiles stencil

TCW726 6×6 Onion Blossoms stencil

TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste

Uni Posca 0.7mm white and black paint pens, Tim Holtz small talk stickers, Tissue Paper and Darkroom Door Measuring Tape Stamp

Thanks for dropping by until next time – Stay Crafty!!!

xx

Mixed Media Card using Distress Oxides – Sassy Scrappers DT

Hello again

I am back to share with you all a card I made for a very dear friend of mine featuring my all time favourite ink pads….Distress Oxides!! There is a process video which you can watch also.

This is what I created, I don’t do cards very often but after making this I may have to start creating them again as I had so much fun.

For the background I started off by inking my craft mat with Distress Oxides – Worn LipstickWilted VioletCracked Pistachio and Broken China. I sprayed them with some water and using the dabbing technique, I gently dabbed my cardstock onto the colours until I was happy.

I splattered some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide using a paint brush and then inked around the edges using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide.

My next step was to create the flowers and I used my mini black archival ink and Vicki Boutin’s Floral stamp and die set. Then using my water pen, I painted the flowers using Worn LipstickWilted Violet and Fossilized Amber.

The sentiment and leaves stamp set is created by Richard Garay – Make Amazing Happen and I used my mini black archival ink for stamping. Then to finish it off I added some white thread and mounted my flowers using foam tape.

You Fill My Heart – The Dusty Attic DT

Hello there Lovelies!!

 I am super excited to be sharing with you all my very first design team project for The Dusty Attic!!!!

I have created this masculine scrapbooking layout using some amazing chipboard and other mixed media products.20170801_100221

How amazing are these chipboard pieces for boy layouts?! I started off by building my background using a TCW stencil from their new release and some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I then stamped randomly using a Kaisercraft Graffiti Stamp with black Versafine.

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I used Aged Teal Embossing Enamel on my String Circle Frame piece and then cut into 2 pieces….this way I wasn’t wasting any of the chipboard behind the photo.

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I cut random pieces from the Diamond Panel chipboard and painted with black gesso. I then dabbed some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using my finger. I also cut the small Filmstrip in half and inked with my versafine and splattered using Frozen Jack Frost spray.

The Dusty Attic Materials Used:

Dusty Attic Chipboard String Circle Frame

Dusty Attic Filmstrip Small

Dusty Attic Chipboard Diamond Panel

Dusty Attic Chipboard Wordpl@y #4 – black

 

 

Other materials Used:

Blue Fern Studios Chesterville Preston pp, Kaisercraft Graffiti stamp, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal, Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays – Midnight Rendezvous Raven, Frozen Jack Frost & Sassy Sapphire, TCW745 – 6×6 Riveted stencil, TCW9002 Black Gesso, TCW9004 Light & Fluffy Modelling Paste, Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel

Feel Free to view my process video

Thanks for dropping by xx

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