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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Spread Your Wings ATC’s – Helmar

Hi there everyone, today I am up on the Helmar Creative Team Blog with these Artist Trading Cards. I have to admit to you all this is the first time I have ever created ATC’s and I think I have found my addiction lol.

Helmar ATC

So let’s get started…… I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp onto some old paper I tore out of a book.

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Next to adhere the stamped images I used Helmar Spray Adhesive on the back and placed them onto some scrap cardstock.

Helmar spray adhesive

Next I sealed some white cardstock using clear gesso and my silicone brush. Then dried it with a heat tool.

TCW clear gesso

Now for the fun part…. building my background. For this I used the stamping technique where you stamp the Distress Oxide Inks onto your craft mat and spray with water. Then stamp your cardstock onto the inked area, making sure you dry in between colours.

Distress Oxides Antique Linen

The colours I used was Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.

Distress Oxides Gathered Twigs

Distress Oxides Vintage Photo

I had started stamping with Faded Jeans but the colours where turning to mud so I decided to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and now I am able to add the Faded Jeans ink perfectly.

Helmar Fixative Spray

Distress Oxides Faded Jeans

Next I trimmed some Kraft cardstock to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and trimmed my background cardstock a little smaller. Then inked around the edges with Distress Oxides Ink Black Soot.

Distress Oxides Black Soot

To adhere all my butterflies and quotes I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue. Then added some washi tape.

Helmar Craft Glue

I needed some dimension so I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere my 3 butterflies.

Helmar Scrap Dots

To finish off the cards I splattered with Dylusions Ink Black Marble. Here is the finished product.

Farrel Tailor ATC close up

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

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#Journey Mixed Media Tags

Hey Everyone!! Today I get to share with you all my first creation for Helmar.

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Bare Feet & Salty Hair Mixed Media Layout

Happy Monday Everyone! Here in Australia we have been experiencing some amazing summer weather so I thought I would create a layout using one of my favourite photos of the 4 men (big and small) in our family.

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I tore a sheet of Corrugated Card and with a dry brush I light added some white gesso.

For the chipboard, I used Creative Layers #1 and Mini Captions #13. I covered the chipboard pieces with white gesso and then sprayed them using Prima Color Blooms sprays – Summer Sky & Soft Teal. I felt it needed another colour so I lightly spritzed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia and fell in love with how it turned out. I also added some Dylusions Black Marble spray for the words “Feet” & “Hair” just to highlight.

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For the background I used TCW662s Mini Tile Mania stencil with Clear Modeling Paste by The Crafters Workshop and Finnabair Stone Effect – Pumice. The sprays I used are Prima’s Color Bloom Summer Sky, Soft Teal and Dragonfly Blue. The colours were perfect on top of Blue fern Studios wanderlust – mountain view.

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To finish it off I added some stamping using Finnabair Rust & Dust stamp set and both Art Stones and Mini Art Stones as well as some splattering using LSG Steampunk Sepia and the Color Bloom sprays.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to see my work xx

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