Art Journal – Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Hey there my crafty followers!!! Today I am up on the Helmar blog with this art journal page.

FTailor Helmar Adhesive

To create the background I applied some acrylic paint to some canvas paper

acrylic paint background

Next I stamped 49 and Market Going In Circles Stamp with Versafine. This is a small stamp so used it a few times till the cardstock was covered.

49 and market stamp

I then sealed the cardstock with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray. I am an impatient scrapper so I used my heat gun to make sure the fixative was dry but you could set it a side for a few minutes.

Helmar Fixative spray

I then applied my Distress Oxide directly onto my page and sprayed with water until I was happy with the effect. Then dried it with my heat gun.

Distress Oxide

To adhere my page to my art journal, I used Helmar Spray Adhesive. I always use a scrap piece of paper under the piece I am spraying, this just protects my work surface. I left the sprayed cardstock for about 2 minutes and then placed it in my art journal.

Helmar spray adhesive

I stamped the paint splatters using Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamp set and then choose a few of the splats to add Helmar Tacky Craft Glue. Then sprinkled the glitter on top.

Helmar Tacky Craft Glue

I also used Darkroom Door’s Artist’s Palette stamp set for the paint, brushes and the sentiment. I used watercolour paints to add colour and then adhered them using Helmar Acid Free Glue.

Helmar Acid Free glue

And here is the finished page

FTailor Helmar Adhesive

Thanks for dropping xx

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Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hey Hey my mixed media followers!!!

Today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with this  mixed media altered frame. I created this frame to demo at the Dusty Attic Retreat last month and I had so much fun creating it.

I have had such an overwhelming response to the frame that I am teaching it here in Perth next month and also at another retreat in October in NSW so I won’t be able to giveaway too many details.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic altered frame

The frame I used is a shadow box photo frame and I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste along with Prima Rust Effect Paste and some Prima Sprays.

FTailor Dusty Attic Altered Frame close up

The centre of the frame I used some chipboard pieces, Jumbo Cogs, Monarch Butterflies, Mini Number Grid, embossing powder, Dusty Attic Rusting Powder and some inks.

Farrel Tailor DA altered frame

I added some Dusty Attic Pearls, Tim Holtz Stickers and also added some stamping to the chipboard pieces.

Dusty Attic Products

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Monarch Butterflies

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Jumbo Cogs

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Dusty Attic Pearls

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Dusty Attic Rusting Powder

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 Dusty Attic Texture Paste

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Thanks for dropping by xx

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Art Journal – Adventure

Hello Everyone! I am up on the TCW blog today with another art journal page. When I started my art journal page, I didn’t really have a clear idea on what I wanted to do but decided to just go with the flow and see how it turned out. I find a lot of the time I over think what I want to achieve and it was nice to just let it go. So with that said, this is what my “let it go” looks like.

I’m not sure about you guys but I have a lot of pages in my art journal where I test new products. I wanted to start covering those pages with new projects and this is how I do it. I start by painting TCW9002 Black Gesso all over the page.

Once the black gesso is dry I then apply 2 different coloured shimmer sprays. Against the black these sprays just “pop”.

I used a heat gun to dry in between both colours. Next I used TCW9014 Iridescent Silver Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with TCW267s Mini Ledger 6×6 stencil. I used a sponge dauber to apply the paint to the page.

Once the paint was dry I then mixed another spray with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to create a light brown tone.

Next I applied it through TCW454s Mini Specimens 6×6 stencil. I only used the round patterns on the stencil.

I used my heat gun to dry the stencil areas. I love how the paste took on on some of the colours from the sprays. To finish off the page I added some stamped images and splattered with a white spray.

Thanks for dropping by xx

 

 

Curiosity Art Journal Page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hey there lovelies!!!! I am up on the TCW blog today and for this post I decided to go a little grungy and am so happy with how it all turned out. I do have a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see me in action. Continue reading

Living the Dream – Dusty Attic

Wow can you believe it is already AUGUST?!!! I seriously have no idea where this year has gone! So today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with my interpretation of the August mood board and can I just say this month’s board is absolutely stunning!!! I used the colours for my inspiration and was lucky enough to have the perfect photo to match!!

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For my layout I am using some of the chipboard from the new release and Jen has done an amazing job creating these little beauties. I actually had to stop myself from adding more chippy!!!

Farrel Tailor Living The Dream

For all of my chipboard pieces apart from the wordpl@ay #1 piece, I applied a coat of white gesso and then added colours using various Prima inks and sprays. I also applied some inks to the Dusty in Bloom flowers.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Chipboard

For my background I used a stencil and modeling paste to add some texture. I also heat embossed the frame around the photo and then added some highlights with inks.

Farrel Tailor DA Oars and Mesh

Dusty Attic Products

Creative Script

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Wordpl@y #1 Black

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Starfish #2

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Perforated Mesh

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Oars

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Living the Dream Frame

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Life Bouy

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Dusty in Bloom Bonnet Blue

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I hope this has inspired you to join us this month for the mood board challenge and remember you can go in the chance to win 1 of 2 $50 Dusty Attic vouchers. Head on over to the blog for more details.

xoxoxox

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See Possibility Art Journal Page – Helmar

Wow can you believe it is already August?!!! Today I am up on the Helmar blog with an art journal page. I had the theme of underwater and have been dying to use the Dylusions Plenty of Fish in the Sea stamp set so I thought this theme was perfect!!!

See Possibility Everywhere by Farrel Tailor

To start the page I blended Distress Oxides Iced Spruce, Broken China and Faded Jeans using my blending tool and then spritz some water. I then used a paper towel to light dab off the water.

Distress oxides - FTailor

To seal the page so that I can apply other mediums, I sprayed Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray.

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative - FTailor

I wanted to add something else to create that underwater feel. So I added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Time Travel Teal and Guten Tag Teal.

LSG magicals - FTailor

I use a heat gun to dry and then put aside. Next I used my stamp platform to stamp some images from my Dylusions stamp set Plenty of Fish in the Sea. I then used my alcohol markers to colour them in.

Dylusions stamp and alcohol markers - FTailor

I added some stamping to the background of my page using Distress Paints – Broken China, Picket Fence and Spiced Marmalade. I used a Finnabair stamp set Net and Wire and a Dylusions stamp set Basically Square. I then used Black Gesso to create my page border and added some final touches using Uni Posca Pens.

Uniposca Pens - FTailor

Next I used my Dylusions Art Journal Block and Dylusions Small Leaf stamp to add some sea plants along the bottom of my page.

small leaf stamp - FTailor

To adhere my sea creatures I used Helmar Craft Glue.

Helmar craft glue - FTailor

To finish off the page I then added my title using some Tim Holtz stickers and then gave one last spray using the Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray.

If you would like to see my process video please click on the video below. Thanks for dropping xx

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