Witching Hour – Mixed Media Art Journal

Hey Hey!!! I’m not sure about you guys but thank goodness it’s almost the weekend!!! As you may be aware I recently taught at a scrapbooking Retreat in NSW and the theme was Halloween. So I thought why not create a Halloween theme art journal page for my TCW DT project. I also have a process video so please be sure to check it out. I have to apologise for the quality of the video…. the crafting room was a little dark.

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

To begin I started by blending Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet.

Next I used TCW381s Mini Quatrefoil stencil and using a baby wipe, I used the ghosting technique. This technique lifts the top colour off giving a ghost like effect. I also added some flicks of water and pat dried it with a towel.

Then I used a permanent black gel pen to outline parts of TCW790s Micro Bricks.

Next I stenciled TCW723s Scary Web with Distress Oxide ink Black Soot.

I felt like the page needed something else so I went back and used Distress Oxide ink Ground Espresso over TCW790s Micro Bricks.

I used my alcohol markers to colour the stamped images I used. I used Dylusions Two Heads is Better Thank One set and Visible Image stamp set Glimmer of Light. Once I cut them out I used TCW9011 Gel Medium Matte to adhere them to the pages. I also mixed a small amount of TCW9001 White Gesso with some water and splattered onto my pages.

Farrel xx

 

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Take Risks Art Journal Page

Hello there my lovelies!!! Today is my turn on The Crafter’s Workshop’s blog and I have created this art journal entry. I also have a process video which you can watch at the end of the blog.

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

I begin with building my background using Dylusions Paint in Squeezed Orange and Vibrant Turquoise and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. I use my rubber brayer to apply light coverage to my art journal pages.

Once dry I add some splatters using the left over paint. Then using a make up sponge I apply TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with TCW773s Connected Dots.

Next I randomly apply Vibrant Turquoise paint with TCW764s Scrambled Numbers and dry with my heat gun.

The next layer I use TCW361s Mini Tiny Circles with Squeezed Orange paint.

And for the last layer I use TCW336s Mini Letters with Funky Fuchsia paint.

At the moment I am loving having a border on my art journal pages so here I used some washi tape around the edges and applied TCW9022 Black Gesso with a paint brush.

I stamped my sentiment and image onto some white cardstock and used a Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil for some shading. Then added splatters using TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice paint which I watered down.

Thanks for dropping in

Farrel xx

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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Halloween Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hello there lovelies, today I am sharing with you all another altered frame. I am having so much fun with these frames that I decided to create a Halloween themed frame and even better that the colours are similar to the Dusty Attic mood board.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

For the frame I used Micro Bricks 6×6 stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop with texture paste and then painted the frame using black gesso. Once it was dry I used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and Prima Art Alchemy Waxed to highlight the bricks. I stamped onto the glass with a Tim Holtz stamp and stazon ink, then used Dylusions Spray Tangerine Dream.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Halloween Frame

For the haunted house I used black gesso, clear crackle varnish and a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray – Silent Night Silver. For the windows I painted some scrap pieces of chipboard using Prima Sparks paint in Dragons Eye.

The dead tree and crooked fence is a combination of Distress Inks in the brown tones. For all the other chipboard I used black gesso with a combination of Art Alchemy Waxes, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and Prima Sparks Paints.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Altered Frame Dusty Attic

I wanted to add some more texture to the frame so I bought some Autumn moss from my local Spotlight store and used strong liquid adhesive to adhere to the glass and then adhered all my chipboard pieces layer by layer.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Frame Dusty Attic

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

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I hope I have inspired you to create a Halloween theme project using your awesome Dusty Attic products. Remember that there is a spooky 20% all Halloween products on the Dusty Attic Website so be sure to get your order in!!!

Farrel 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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Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hey Hey my mixed media followers!!!

Today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with this  mixed media altered frame. I created this frame to demo at the Dusty Attic Retreat last month and I had so much fun creating it.

I have had such an overwhelming response to the frame that I am teaching it here in Perth next month and also at another retreat in October in NSW so I won’t be able to giveaway too many details.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic altered frame

The frame I used is a shadow box photo frame and I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste along with Prima Rust Effect Paste and some Prima Sprays.

FTailor Dusty Attic Altered Frame close up

The centre of the frame I used some chipboard pieces, Jumbo Cogs, Monarch Butterflies, Mini Number Grid, embossing powder, Dusty Attic Rusting Powder and some inks.

Farrel Tailor DA altered frame

I added some Dusty Attic Pearls, Tim Holtz Stickers and also added some stamping to the chipboard pieces.

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Thanks for dropping by xx

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