Enjoy the little things – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing with you another project I created using this month’s product partner, Altered Pages and a TCW stencil. If you would like to check out more digital prints you can head on over to Jean’s website at www.alteredpages.com

So let step you through my process in creating this art journal page….I absolutely love this image called Cinco de Mayo

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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.

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I started off by placing some scrap paper underneath sections of TCW749s Floating City stencil where I didn’t want my paste to go. Because my art journal is 8×8 inches I had to stencil twice. I used washi tape to keep my scraps of paper from moving. I used a palette knife to spread on my Colour Blast Australia Stormy Weather Paste and used a heat gun to dry.

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Next I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to add colour to my sky and the buildings. For the sky I sprayed some water onto my tray and drew the sticks in the water to create a watercolour consistency and applied with a small paint brush.

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For the Buildings I drew the scribble sticks directly onto my buildings and used a wet paint brush to blend the colours. I also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia and Rusty Lantern Lime. I also applied the sprays with a small paint brush.

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Once I was happy with the buildings, I then moved onto the water. For this I applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray Sassy Sapphire, 13arts Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Indigo sprays using water and a paintbrush.

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I wanted to add a little bit of a shimmer to my water so I used a dry paint brush to tap some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust Peacock onto my page and activated it with water.

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To finish off my canal, I tapped some scrap paper to my Floating City stencil  (just to make sure I didn’t get any paint where is shouldn’t go) and used TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a sponge to dab my waves. I did this technique several times until I was happy.

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Now for my gorgeous Cuban princess!!! I printed her onto normal A4 computer paper and after fussy cutting her, I then adhered her to a thicker card using Grafix Artist-tac adhesive sheets and then added some foam tape before adding her to my page.

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To finish off my page I stamped a quote using Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes and black archival ink. I cut the quote out into individual strips and adhered to my page.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to get creative with some digital images and stencils xx

 

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Leave a little sparkle – Art Journal Page

Happy Thursday All!! And today I am sharing with you an art journal page I created for Sassy Scrappers (click here for full process steps over on the Sassy Blog)

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The stencil I used is by The Crafter’s Workshop – Mini Harlequin  along with Ranger Texture Paste.

I used 13arts Ayeeda Mists – Pearl Turquoise Light, Chalk Indigo, Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Turquoise which you can find over on the Sassy Scrappers online store.

Other materials I used are Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, Dylusions Black Marble and White Linen spray, cheesecloth, Black Uni Posca Pen

The butterfly is a free printable I got from Pinterest (click here for the link)

Thanks for dropping by xx

 

LOVE art journal page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hello my peeps!!! How lucky am I to be able to share with you one of my favourite art journal pages on my birthday?!! I couldn’t think of a better time to be sharing the “LOVE”!!!

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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. Click here to see what the other amazing team have created.

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I started my background by tearing a page from a dictionary and adhering it using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium. Once I gave it a quick dry with my heat gun, I then started applying my acrylic paint. I used my fingers to apply the paint as I love the effect you get and I love getting my hands messy lol. So I started from light to dark – Fluro Yellow, Fluro Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Pink and last of all Fluro Purple.

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Next I used TCW737s Love Sonnet stencil and not using the whole stencil, I applied TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic paint using a make up blending sponge.

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Once that was dry, I then applied TCW9022 Grape Jelly acrylic paint through the circles of TCW754 Distressed Details. Using the same stencil, I then used the mesh pattern and TCW9016 Spun Sugar acrylic paint on both pages. On the left page I did however flip the stencil over and sponged the reverse side with paint.

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I added a scribble circle stamp and cross stamp from VivaLasVegaStamps Plate 1495 and used Versafine Black Onyx and added some doodling around the stamped images using paint pens.

Next using TCW9015 Black Licorice acrylic paint and TCW527 Word Association, I sponged the word “LOVE” and also the stars on the bottom left hand page and top right hand page. Then to finish it off I put the stencil back over the stars and used a yellow paint pen to trace around the stars and I also used a pink paint pen to highlight “LOVE”.

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you would like to see me in action please click on the video below.

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

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!!!

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Gorgeous Art Journal Page – Colour Blast Australia DT

A week ago today I was up on the Colour Blast blog with my newest art journal page….yep a week ago (so sorry for the lateness in sharing)

For all the details including process shots you can click here but here are some pictures of my page.

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Materials Used:

  • Colour Blast – Colour Sprays Indigo and Grape, Colour Embossing Powders Steel and Stormy Weather, Colour Shimmer Spray Royalty, Heavy Gesso White and Black.
  • StencilGirl Products 6×6 stencil – Pretty as a Peacock
  • Black Archival Ink
  • various black and white patterned washi tape
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Papillon and Ultimate Grunge
  • 2 pages out of an old book
  • Scrap Fx Chipboard title

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – Stay Creative!!

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