Sunday, January 14, 2018

December 2017 8.5x11 art journal page

Theme: ending
I used this technique to create this art journal page.

art journal page ingredients:
aquarel paper
hema postcard card stock
old book page
stampin back stampin set ~ flowers
versafine ~ onyx black
distress paints
spray inks
glimmer mists
sharpie ~ white
copic marker multi liner
marabu matte markers
posca acrylic markers

Rubber stamp image travelling book ~ round #37

My page in the mini rubber stamp image travelling book.

material used:
hema postcard card stock
gorjuss girls mini stamp
whiff of joy rubber stamps ~ greeting
studio g clear stamps ~ flowers
stazon ink
water colours
ctmh exclusive inks ~ orange, petal, sunny yellow, citrus leaf, chocolate
h2o ~ smokey, harvest sol

Gorjuss challenge #3

Theme: zodiac

postcard recipe:
kraft card stock
acrylic paints ~ blue, black
folkart acrylic paint ~ amarillo escolar
gorjuss girls clear stamp
postcard rubber stamp
versafine ~ onyx black
ctmh exclusive inks ~ chocolate
finecolour markers
copic markers
copic multi liner

12 Months of tags ~ january winter

I went for a more scrapbooking type of decorated tag. It wasn't for a special reason; it just went that way:) The golden border on the right is ribbon. The edges are distressed with ink.

decorated tag ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
patterned paper
rubbernecker rubber stamps ~ snowflakes, tree
su stampin' pad ~ not quite navy
glue rhinestones

November 2017 8.5x11 art journal page

Theme: remember.

art journal page recipe:
card board ~ recycle
clear stamp
su stampin' pad ~ green galore, glorious green
ctmh exclusive inks ~ star spangled blue
stazon solvent ink pad ~ jet black
wax resist crayons
pems super brush pens
artigo lakstift marker 1 mm
charcoal pencil
templates ~ swirls
craft sensations 3D pearl paint ~ yellow, orange
handmade embellishments
stickers ~ butterflies

Art journal 101 technique #3 ~ mixed media

For this art journal technique swap, we're going to create one, 5x7" art journal page using a mixed media technique originally compiled from mixed media artist Dina Wakely's Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Colour and Composition. 

I don't have the book. The host of this swap described the process, step by step. Below you'll read more about the materials and process.

We had to use the following materials for this art journal page. I added colours and specific brands I used to the list. So that was not manditory!:
aquarel paper
dylusions ink spray ~ fresh lime, london blue
tattered angels glimmer mists ~ pink bubblegum, cosmos, sweet clover
versafine ~ onyx black
stazon solvent ink pad ~ jet black
su stampin' ink pad ~ brilliant blue, not quite navy, ruby red
rubber or Cling Stamps (background patterns, and focal images
artistcellar stencils
sheet music or page from a book
a manila tag
white Stabilo Marks All pencil, white, fineline Sharpie, or white gel pen
golden gel medium ~ regular matte medium

The step-by-step process we had to do for this art journal page:
  • Cover your work surface with the nonstick craft sheet or other protective covering.
  • Spray one-third of your paper with one color ink.
  • Spray one-third of your paper with your next color ink.
  • Spray one-third of your paper with your third color ink.
  • Let it dry or dry it with a heat gun.
  • Wet a paint brush and draw large circles on the inky paper. Use a lot of water of this, then lift up the paper and let the water run off the sheet. Blot the paper and your work surface with paper towel, or you may use another piece of your paper to blot. Dry completely.
  • Use your coloured sprays (any colour, any combination) to create your stenciled images. Lay your stencil down over the page and spray different areas of the stencil to add visual interest and texture.
  • Stamp background type stamps over parts of your paper using permanent ink.
  • Stamp, ink, and or stencil your tag. Cut it up into pieces or use it as it as is, as an element for your page.
  • Use your stamps to stamp some images on clean white Bristol or card stock and cut them out. They will also be elements to add to your page.
  • Tear a few strips of sheet music or book pages.
  • Now use the strips, tag, and stamps to collage your page! Glue everything down in an arrangement that pleases you.
  • Use the white pencil, pen, or fine line Sharpie to add journaling elements to the squares and your collage. If you don't know what to write, write about how this experience made you feel.
Did I succeeded to use all materials as suggested on the list?
I created my own manila tag using hema post card card stock. I decided to create a smaller tag to fit the 5x7" page, other wise it would be large and to much to add to the art journal page. Because of the size of this tag I used ink pads to add to this tag. I basically distressed the tag with different inks using an ink distress tool.
I let me tell you, it was a challenge and I sure had a lot of fun😃 

Flip book ~ travel

I guess a flip book is another mix & match craft. Just another moment to play around with different card stock, papers and craft supplies. You take a moment to enjoy life, dream and let the mind flow. Enjoy😊


materials used:
kraft card stock
patterned papers
k&company clear stamps ~ que sera sera
stazon solvent ink pad ~ jet black
3D embellishments
metal embellishments
3D stickers
paper flowers
journaling tag
patterned masking tape