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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Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone!!!

Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media art journal cover I created using some amazing TCW products and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces. My inspiration for this cover is from the Dusty Attic September Mood Board.

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To start the background I applied TCW 9001 White Gesso using a dry paint brush. Then to blend the edges a little bit, I used a baby wipe. Once the gesso was dry (which doesn’t take long as it’s only a light coverage) I then used TCW202s Mini Harlequin stencil along with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste using a silicone brush.

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I then dried the modeling paste using my heat gun. Once that was dry I then used some 13arts Water based inks mixed with water in colours – Yellow, Scarlet and Bordeaux. Again used the heat gun to dry and then applied some stamping using black archival ink, Stampers Anonymous stamp and Darkroom Door texture stamp.

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Once I was happy with the background I then covered my small doily from Doily #5 with TCW9001 White Gesso and covered the small Fleur de Lis with TCW9015 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Black Licorice

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Next I lightly sprinkled some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers – Bavarian Blue and just lightly sprayed with water. I then coloured the cheesecloth with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust – Cobalt and Navy and some water. And now to assemble!!! As you can see I have cut the painted black doily chipboard in half, added the cheesecloth and some art stones. I adhered all my pieces using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive

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Last of all I adhered the Fleur de Lis chipboard along with the black title from Wordpl@y #3 black chipboard in the center.
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Thank you for dropping by xx

 

In the limelight layout – Colour Blast Australia

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Well today is my last post up on the Colour Blast blog…it has been an amazing journey working for this great mixed media company and I wish everyone all the best.

So here is my layout using 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days range along with some awesome Colour Blast products.

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Here are some process shots but for full details you can click here to view on the Colour Blast Blog.

 

Products Used – Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts – Sunflower and Peacock, Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso, Colour Blast Stormy Weather Paste, 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days paper, die cuts & Sticker sheet, Funky Flairs Studio Capture Flair, Dusty Attic Criss Cross Stencil, Dylusions Old School Alpha Stencil, Watering Can Archival Ink, Stampers Anonymous Stamp set – Reflections

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Thanks for dropping by and thank you to everyone who has supported my Colour Blast journey over the last 12 months.  Until next time – Stay Crafty!!!

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Together Mixed Media Layout – Colour Blast Australia DT

Good Morning my crafty Peeps!!! Today it’s my turn over on the Colour Blast Blog and I am sharing my latest scrapbooking layout using Colour Shimmer Dusts and Colour Sprays.

I was trying to figure out what I could create for my DT project and I thought why not challenge myself by using colours I struggle with…..ha ha I know crazy right? But I find sometimes if I’m in a little bit of creators block this helps get the creative juices flowing.

So here is my layout.

 

 

For full details make sure you click on the Colour Blast Blog link at the top of the page.

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Hopefully this has inspired you to create this weekend and until next time – keep creating!!!

Happy Mail – Colour Blast Australia DT

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I’m back with another DT project this time for Colour Blast which is up on their blog today, you can click on the link below for full details.

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So I decided to created some happy mail for a beautiful friend of mine featuring my favourite….Colour Shimmer Dusts and Colour Watercolour Shimmer Cubes! I also used the Stampers Anonymous Stamp set Papillon (which is also one of my favs!!)

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This fun and super easy project was created by using the blow through a straw technique. I did seal the envelope first with White Heavy Gesso and once I was finished I sealed it again with hairspray – This was to make sure that if the envelope got wet during transit that the dust wouldn’t run.

Here are some process shots.

Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this inspired you to do create some happy mail.

See you next time xx