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

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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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Just Create Art Journal Page – TCW

Hello Everyone!! Today is my turn on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with a mixed media art journal page using some of my favourite TCW stencils.

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

To start off I applied TCW9001 White Gesso to my pages as I had some marks on the paper that needed to be covered. I then used a brayer to apply some Paper Artsy chalk acrylic paint in Beach Hut and Inky Pool.

Next I used TCW790 Micro Bricks in the 6×6 stencil with Distress Paint Picket Fence.

Once that was dry, I then used TCW737 Love Sonnet in the 6×6 stencil and Distress Paint Spiced Marmalade.

Once I was happy with the background, I then added some stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps and black archival ink.

Next I stamped onto some tissue paper using Dina Wakley Splatter Girl stamp set and black archival ink. Then torn around the stamped images and using TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss I painted the area that the tissue paper was going on and once placed on the pages I then painted over the top of the tissue paper making sure the tissue paper was flat.

Here are some close ups

I hope this has inspired you to use your favourite TCW stencils and get creative!!

xx

 

COFFEE – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone, it’s my turn on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog today with another mixed media art journal page. Here in Australia winter has arrived and I thought I would create a layout that was inspired by “Coffee”- which I am sure most of you would agree is essential for a cold winters day.

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

To start my pages I painted TCW9002 Black Gesso with a paint brush over both pages and dried with my heat tool.

Now to build my background…. I mixed TCW9023 Blue Jellybean and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and then used a brayer to apply to both my pages.

I mixed TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and using the brayer again applied to my pages.

Once I was finished with the colours I then mixed a small amount of water with TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and using a small paint brush, I splattered all over the pages.

I realized afterwards I may have gotten a little carried away with the paint so now I am using a baby wipe with TCW9002 Black Gesso and just dabbing around the edges.

Now for my stencil and I absolutely love this one! I used 6×6 TCW796 Fresh Coffee and stenciled “Fresh Brewed” for the top of my art journal page and “COFFEE” for the bottom of the page. I used a make up sponge and  TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Next I stamped my coffee images using Tim Holtz stamp set Fresh Brewed Blueprint onto some white card and then used Distress Crayons to colour them.

I used one of the stars from  TCW796 Fresh Coffee and my Distress Crayon to add to my ice coffee image.

To finish the pages I adhere all my coffee images using a liquid adhesive. I also added some shading using Black Soot Distress Crayon around the coffee cups.

Thanks for dropping and I look forward in sharing my next project with you soon xx

 

A Little Broken – Art Journal Page for Helmar

Hi fellow crafters! Today I am up on the Helmar Creative blog with this art journal page.

FTailor Art Journal Page

To start off my page, I sprayed the following Dylusions Ink Sprays Polished Jade, London Blue and Calypso Teal. Then used a paper towel to mop off any access.

Dylusions Sprays

Next I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey onto my The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, TCW427s Mini Quartrefoil Revd.

TCW stencil

Once the sprays were dry, I then stamped randomly onto my page using Dyan Reavely’s Basically Square stamp and stencil set and black archival ink. I also used my Dylusions Acrylic Block around the edges and created the white dots with a white Uni Posca paint pen.

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The next step was to stamp some images onto some white cardstock. I used the following Dylusions stamp sets – Passage of Time, How About Never and Flight of Fancy. Then I used some alcohol markers I bought from my local Aldi store to colour in my images.

Dylusion Stamps and alcohol markers

After fussy cutting my stamped images I then used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue to adhere all my pieces to the art journal page. This is my “go to” adhesive as I find it is strong and quick drying.

Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue

Then to finish off the page I sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray. Before receiving my design team kit, I had never actually heard of this spray but oh my gosh do I love it!!!! If you are like me and love using different mediums in your art journal pages, sometimes you will find that your mediums will make your pages stick together. I was previously using a wax but it wasn’t really doing anything and I found I kept tearing my pages apart. Please do yourself a favour and get this Fixative spray. It not only seals your page so you can add more mediums over the top without ruining your hard work underneath but it also stops the pages from sticking together…. it is just amazing!!!

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Here are some close ups of the finished page

A little broken Art Journal Page

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A little broken - F Tailor

FTailor Art Journal Page

Thank you for dropping in and I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal.

Farrel xx

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You Are Braver Than You Believe – The Crafter’s Workshop

Hi there everyone! I am back with another art journal page which I created for The Crafter’s Workshop.

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

To start my page, I used a wet paint brush and applied the paint in the following order – Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal and London Blue.

Once the paint was dry, I then painted White Linen onto my Darkroom Door background stamp – Alphabet and stamped onto my page randomly.

Next I used a make up sponge and applied my Lemon Zest paint to TCW764s Number Scramble

To add more definition I used the stencil to create an outline of the numbers.

I added a grid stamp over the stenciled area and then used TCW9033 Marcasite Silver Modeling Paste and TCW739 Trendy Images for my focal point.

Next I used a palette knife to randomly apply Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer Gel to my Deer Head.

While it was still tacky I then rubbed over the Deer Head with Thermoweb Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil – New Penny.

Next I drew around the deer head with a bronze Sharpie pen but felt it wasn’t bold enough, so I went around it again but with a black Uniposca paint pen.

To finish off the page, I stamped a quote from Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes stamp set onto white cardstock and adhered it to the layout.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial xx

Beautiful Dreams Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone! I am back again today on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with this art journal page I recently created.

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

For my background I randomly added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Time Travel Teal, Polka Purple and Autumn Maple Crimson. Then sprayed with water and put aside to dry.

Using a make up sponge, I applied TCW9002 Black Gesso over the top of TCW775 Scalloped Mandala 6×6 stencil.

I liked the pattern the make up sponge made so I continued the dabbing all over the page.

I thought my page needed something else to break up the black so I used TCW261 Art Is 6×6 stencil and TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. I used another make up sponge to dab through the stencil. Because I had already used the Scallop Mandala stencil, I laid it on top of the script stencil so I knew where not to apply the gold paint.

Next I painted the chipboard feathers and chains with TCW9002 Black Gesso. Because chipboard is quite thick, I split the chipboard in half first.

Now to add colour to the feathers and chains. I started off by added art alchemy waxes and then added some TCW9036 Champagne Gold Modeling Paste by using my finger in a dabbing motion.

Next I added some Fluro Pink acrylic paint and finished them off with TCW9001 White Gesso.

For the chains I also used art alchemy waxes in White Gold and Rich Copper but it needed to be a little lighter so I added Brushed Iron as the end. I used a liquid glue to adhere the chains and feathers.

To finish off the page, I added a quote from Tim Holtz quotes sticker book and inked around the edges using Salty Ocean Distress Oxides. Then used some Uni Posca pens to draw around the edges of the page.

Here is a close up of the finished page

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

Farrel xx