Saturday, 6 January 2018

art Journal page for visible Image

Hi Everyone,. today I am sharing with you an art journal page that I have created for the Visible Image Design team using the awesome stamp - Curious Cats.

I created the background using ripped up background papers that I created with my Gelli plate together with books pages, dictionary pages and music sheets.

I have used a permanent black Fineline ink for the images and a white paint pen around the eyes and nose.   The edges of the art journal have been coloured using a Neocolour II watercolour crayon.

Here are some close ups:

Here is a link to the stamp collection used:

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting

Off the page project for Scrap FX

Hi everyone,I am up on the Scrap FX blog to share a steampunk project I created using the suitcase available in store.

I started by placing the pieces randomly around the layout giving a general idea of where I wanted things to go.  I then photographed this so I could use it as a reference later.

I then used a cogs stencil and gloss gel medium on the flat surfaces.
Once dry I glued down all my pieces and then I covered everything in black gesso.
I then started adding colour using Finnabair Acrylic Alchemy Paints and Art Sparks Paints.  Final touches were added with Finnbair waxes.

Here are some close ups:

Below is a list of the products that I have used:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mini Album - for Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing a small album that I have created for Scrap Matrix Design Team using the Paper Artsy Stamps created by Tracey Scott  ETS01 & ETS09

This is a premade album that I have had in my stash forever.  I removed the pages and painted them using the Dina Wakley Paints

with my gelli plate and butcher paper I have created some backgrounds also using the Dina Wakley paints and stencils

I have then cut them and using decoupage I have adhered them to the pages.  Once dry I then began stamping

Using the same Dina Wakley paints - and a Dylusions paint Tangerine Dream I have coloured the stamps.  I added the final touches - white lines using a white paint pen.

Here are some close ups

I have added plain card stock pages to the edged on the pages to create additional pages in which photos can be adhered to without losing the stamped images.

I have linked the products used to the shop:

Dont forget you have until 15th January to enter into our Paper Artsy Challenge found in our facebook page - Scrap Matrix Shares.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time - Happy Crafting

Saturday, 23 December 2017

water colour layout by for Art and Soul Design Team

Hi everyone, I am here to share a layout that I have created based on the moodboard for this month.  This is my last layout for the design team and I would like to thank everyone for their input as a team and for creating such a wonderful place,.

How divine is that!!!!!!!  I have used the photo, the colours, the watercolours and the stamps:

I began with watercolour paper and applying Prima Confections watercolours using water to move the colours around, drying in between the layers.

Once this was dry I stamped around the paper using a script stamp, circles and some images.  I wanted the images to blend into the background so used chalk ink on these ones.  The script stamp I have used black archival ink.

Once all was dry I began to build up my photo mat.  Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have some crafting time this christmas holidays to enter this months challenge.
  Here are the products I used and links to the shop.

Watercolour Paper
Prima Watercolour Confections - Odyssey
Prima Watercolour Confections - Shimmering Lights

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Paper Artsy art journal page for Scrap Matrix Design team

Morning and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I still cant believe how quickly this year has gone.

It is Paper Artsy month at Scrap Matrix and I have created an art journal page using the wonder Paper Artsy Stamp created by Darcy - you can find the stamp in the store here

I began this page by cutting up some paper from an old encyclopedia and gluing them to the art journal page.

I have then added colour using Dylusions paints - Lemon Zest and Calypso teal

and the pushed the colour to the background using Dylusions Paint - White and a brayer

I have then stamped on heavy duty cardstock the images, coloured them in with Dylusions paint pens.  I then fussy cut them out and stuck them onto the art journal page.  I apologise for no photos of this step but technology got the better of me - again!

I have adhered everything to the page using Finnabar Soft Matt Gel - I also applied this to the top of the image and around the image as I can then use the Stampers Big Brush pens and have some time to blend them around - the gel allows this time.

Here are some close ups:

To make the images "pop" I have outlined them with a white paint pen.

I have also done some dots, dashes and scribble marks on and around the flowers.

I have used Faber Castell Pitt Pens - Olive, Walnut Brown and Warm Grey around the images to also get them to "lift" off the page.

Here is a link to the products that I have used and are available at Scrap Matrix

thanks for stopping by and I hope that you get a chance over Christmas to have a go at our challenge this month - dont forget to tell us which Paper Artsy stamps that you have used - you can then be in with a chance to win a voucher from Scrap Matrix!