Monday, April 22, 2019

Mail art challenge postcard

For this swap I will create one postcard for one swap partner using at least 7 of the 15 items/ideas listed below. I choose to work with 7 items on the list. The words in read are the items that I choose to use and I will combine these. The list of items/ideas:
book page
comic book word/s (Zap! Bzerk! Yowch!)
foot print or shoe print
washi tape
ledger or graph paper
honeycomb shape
egg or ovals
coffee or tea

I combined the items as follows:
orange ~ greeting cut at 2,25"
book page
insect: ladybug cut at 3,25", dots
flower: yellow
washi tape

The red dots are scraps form the ladybugs.

postcard ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
card stock ~ orange, yellow, red
su card stock ~ soft suede
old book page
create a critter cartridge ~ ladybugs
cricut sampler ~ greeting
die cut ~ flower
washi tape

Door postcard

The background is made of photo card stock or paper and I guess alcohol inks. It is one of these diy backgrounds that I received from a swapper. I decided to use this background for this postcard. I wanted to cut an ATC card out of it, but I got the measurements for the ATC card wrong. So I decided to use it in some way for this postcard.

I want to be able to open the door on the postcard, so I used double sided foam tape on the door and hopefully it will work.


material used:
card board ~ recycled
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ light green, yellow, blue

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Add a die cut to your ATC

A nice bird nest from the Zooballoo cartridge for this ATC. I wondered if it would cut out nicely, because of the small size. All went well and it is so cute on the ATC. The bird nest is cut at 2,25".

I used a handmade postcard that I received and recycled it to the base and background of this ATC. You can see some of this postcard at the borders. I have also used a background created with photo card stock/paper and alcohol inks; I've received this from a swapper. I used small pieces of a magazine for the eyes of the birds.

handmade sachet for ATC card

handmade envelope

material used:
handmade postcard ~ recycled
paper ~ green
su card stock ~ soft suede
paper ~ yellow
magazine scraps
Zooballoo cartridge

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Handmade art journal go round R42

The prompt for this round is "ribbon". I did both half of the spread different. Somehow I associate ribbon with card making and scrap booking. And that is what I did on both pages; also using mixed media and added acrylic paints on the base to create a background. You can't see it probably, but I did did quite some journaling on the pages before I added gesso and acrylic paints to the pages.

I searched for scraps and embellishments (left). I found an old handmade note card had I once received and kept, because of the stamped image. I decided to recycle the stamped image. And of course I added ribbon to both art journal pages. So there you have it:))

This is my take on the prompt:

patterned paper (scraps)
handmade note card ~ recycled
van bleijswijck ~ white
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ light green, blue

Mini handmade art journal R39

Prompt: rainbow

material used:
van bleijswijck black gesso
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ red, blue, yellow, pink
da vinci colour pencils
washi tape
masking tape
staedtler marker ~ black

Spring day edition

Even a hedgehog watering the plants. And the flowers are clearly happy. So cute😂 I used Give a hoot cartridge for the images. Images are cut at 2,5''.

postcard ingredients:
card board ~ recycled
craft sensations card stock ~ beige, pink, orange
su card stock ~ soft suede
paper ~ black, yellow, green
van bleijswijck acrylic paint ~ green, blue, yellow
da vinci colour pencil ~ cheeks
give a hoot cartridge
staedtler pigment liner 0.5 ~ black, brush

Saturday, April 13, 2019

June art journal page ~ books

About the prompt for this art journal page ''books''.
When a certain group have the urge to write a lot, they will end up writing more lies than truth. In fact, someone only has the urge to write a lot when all he has to write is lies.

These books are not about full truth, so these are empty books...blank pages, which is almost ALL books. One of these scientist said to a journalist: ''To rewrite that what is written, is to burn all libraries''. Unless you fall for the deceptions and live by it. That makes that you choose to live a lie based on lies!

I prefer to work with matte acrylic paints. Van bleijswijck acrylic paints are matte acrylic paints and they are a lot cheaper than the Marabu decormatt brand. The differences in price and quantity is huge! Van bleijswijck gesso primer is also matte, which is fine when adding other layers of paints.

art journal page recipe:
card board
gesso ~ white
van bleijswijck acrylic paints ~ turquoise, brilliant green, black
folkart acrylic paints ~ coastal blue, violet pansy
staedtler pigment liner 0.5 ~ black