Being Creative – The Crafter’s Workshop

Hey there everyone, today I am up on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with another art journal creation.

I’m not sure about you but I find sometimes I experiment in my art journal with different mediums and techniques but don’t actually do anything with that creation, instead I move onto a new page. So I thought why not go back and find these pages and try and complete them. And this is what I came up with for today.

So my art journal pages had a mixture of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers which have been on there for about 12 months!! So I decided to add a border to break up the colour, for this I painted TCW9002 Black Gesso and dried with my heat tool.

Then I applied TCW9010 Silver Gesso using a make up sponge through TCW248s Stencil Cubist. I tried my best to keep the stencil within the border.

Next I sprayed Dylusions Spray Black Marble through TCW662s Tile Mania. I didn’t want the whole area covered so I focused on the center of the pages. I used my heat tool to dry.

I wanted to add some stamping to my pages so I used Carabelle Studio – Dutch Tulips stamp set and Versamark. Then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then coloured the tulips using some Dylusions sprays and a paint brush.

I felt that the white embossing powder was a little bold so I toned it down using a grey toned alcohol marker. I also stamped some butterflies from the 49 and Market stamp set – Butterflies Are Free and some black embossing powder.

To finish the page I stamped Darkroom Door’s – Being Creative stamp onto some white cardstock and cut the quote into pieces. I glued this strips to the page and used a black paint pen to add a border around each piece.

I hope this has inspired you to finished those art journal pages xx

 

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Go with your heart Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone and happy Thursday!!! Today I would like to share my newest art journal creation for The Crafter’s Workshop using alcohol inks and TCW products. I also have a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see me in action.

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

I had previously applied TCW9002 Black Gesso to a page in my art journal which I used for today’s entry. I trimmed my Darkroom Door Synthetic Sheet in the lightweight so that the black gesso was a border around my sheet.

I used TCW809 Ocean Window in both the 12×12 and 6×6 and applied Alcohol Inks through the stencils using a felt blending tool. The colours I used are Pool, Lemonade, Pistachio, Current and Pink. I added some blending solution to the blending tool for the area on the 12×12 stencil.

Once it was all dry, I added some stamping using Darkroom Door stamps and black archival ink. I then applied TCW9049 Tacky When Dry Gel Medium through TCW541s Believe Script 6×6 stencil randomly around my page. I let the gel medium air dry for about 15-20 minutes.

Then I used a sheet of Decofoil in Lapis Watercolor and rubbed over the areas of the stenciled gel medium.

To finish off the page I added my butterfly stamp, sentiment stickers by Tim Holtz and adhered my finished sheet to the art journal page.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today, below is the process video.

Farrel Tailor xx

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Mixed Media Father’s Day Tags

Hello Everyone!!! Today is my turn on the Helmar Creative Blog and I was given the theme of Men. So I decided to create some tags for Father’s Day.

Farrel Tailor Helmar Fathers Day Tags

To start with the tags I used Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye and stamped it on my craft mat. Then sprayed some water and smooshed my tag through the ink.

Tea Dye Distress Oxide

I used the same technique using Frayed Burlap making sure I dried between each colour.

Frayed Burlap Oxide

I then sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray to seal those colours and then added Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink. This spray stops the colours from turning into a muddy mess.

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray

Crushed Olive Distress Oxide

I used the same technique again with Peeled Paint Oxide Ink and used my heat gun to dry.

Peeled Paint Oxide

Then inked around the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.

Vintage photo oxide

Next I added some stamping using black archival ink and some Tim Holtz stamps.

stamping

I wanted to add some texture so I stamped this Darkroom Door stamp onto some calico and frayed the edges.

DRD measuring tape

Then used Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere it to the tag.

helmar Fabric Glue

To add some height I used Helmar Scrap Dots adhesive to the back of my gentleman and placed them onto my tag.

Helmar Scrap Dots

Then to finish the tag off I stamped some letters onto some white cardstock and used Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides. Then adhered them to the tag using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Helmar Craft Glue

Here is a close up of the finished tag.

FTailor mixed media tag

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this project has inspired you xx

Farrel Tailor Helmar Fathers Day Tags

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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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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

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