Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dandelion Souls and Fairy Wishes

Hello There! Today I want to share this Art Journal layout I created for Yvonne Blair Designs! Her beautiful stamps add such an amazing touch to any project and I absolutely love using them in my Art Journals!
For this lovely layout I chose two of Yvonne's stamps. Both are available at Impression Obsession Stamps HERE. Click on picture to take you to the stamps shown specifically.

First I prepared the journal pages with white gesso and let dry.

Next I used A stencil by Art Anthology "Bubbles" and embossing ink to create the circles. First placed on left and embossing ink was applied thru stencil. Then I used an irridescent blue embossing powder and heat activated, This leaves some of the ink on stencil, flip over and rub on to right side. repeat the embossing powder.

These are closer views for you to see the technique.
Next stamp flower stamp randomly in the middle of both pages at the bottom using black archival ink. Make sure to continue stamping until nothing shows before re-inking stamp. This will create a more fade-out look.

Next, I took my wooden fairy embellishment and applied Art Anthology medium paint with a sponge to one side fairly thick. This was then used to stamp on the page on right side and set aside to dry.
Next, I added many various sprays and watercolors in shades of blue, pink, purple, and turquoise, mixing with small sprays of water and drying between colors with a heat tool. (light to dark)
To finish up I added some splattering of white acrylic paint and the amazing sentiment stamped onto color-coordinated cardstock!
I hope that you enjoyed my post!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Romantic Layout "To The Moon"

I created this layout and titled "To The Moon" using A Swirlydoos kit and Sin City Stamps!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

ATC Birds Trio for Sin City Stamps..

Hi Everyone!
It's Jenn with you today to share this great little trio of ATC's created using Sin City Stamps Birds and Clocks set.
This set is one of my faves!
 I just love the detail of all of the gears.
For your own set of these and many more head over to Sin City Stamps online!

How these were made...............................................................................................................................
If you are unfamiliar with ATC's they are also known as Artist Trading Cards.
They are about the size of a playing card and are often traded among designers.
For this set, scraps and stash were used in the backgrounds in order to showcase the amazing detail of the Sin City Stamps!
Supplies used:

First, stamp birds in black archival ink onto heavier card.
Next apply and use heat embossing powder for added texture and strength.
Set These aside.

Next, scrape small amounts of white gesso onto cards using a paint scraper or old credit card.
 Do not cover entire surface.
Dry and then add patterned tissue tape.
Add a bit more gesso here and there and then use a text or texture stamp to add another layer.

Now the real fun begins!
 This is the part of creating ATC's I truly enjoy.
Just gather some bits and pieces and scraps of paper, string etc. and start building layers!
You can add stamping and ink splattering in between each layer as I did for even more texture.

Once you have all your layers down, add your birds with foam dots, some inspirational words, and emboss random areas in gold!

 I hope that you enjoyed this project and that you are inspired to create some ATC's of your own!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Majestic Goddess

Majestic Goddess

Today I want to share a mini canvas I created using a repurposed leather piece found at a thrift store.
For this project I used the following products:
White and Black Gesso
 Art Basics 3D Matte Gel
Paper flowers (handpainted by me)
Metal rose embellishment
Prima IOD Molds (headpiece and neckpiece)
Melange stones
 Mini Art Stones
Bling pieces
Art Anthology Stencil Lotus by Marleen van Meerendonk
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Glorious, Gilded Gold, and Plush
Art Anthology Minx in majestic and Allure
Art Anthology Velvet in Mayan Gold
Art Anthology Sorbet in Vegas Gold
Art Anthology Gemstones in Fluorite
PearlEx powder in 658 Aztec Gold

Check out How to Create Mini Mixed Media Majestic Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Magnify Your Imagination wall hanging

Today I am sharing with you my first project as a member of the Amazing Creative Paperclay Design team! 
For a full tutorial please visit the Creative paperclay blog here!.
You can purchase Creative paperclay at our online store here, or at your local Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joann's stores.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautiful Corrosion

Today I would like to share with you this canvas created for Art Anthology Dream team!

"Beautiful Corrosion"
I love the look of old, worn, weathered, and rusted metals. When I happened upon this group of gold metallic flowers at my craft store I was quickly inspired to create just that! This is the outcome! It was actually very simple and below I have included a Snapguide tutorial how it was done!

In this close up you can see the "clumping" effect that adds to the corrosive look. This is achieved by taking your heat tool to the Art Anthology paint. Remember to do so slowly, just until it starts to bubble a bit. Once it is cool you can go over again until you get the look like!

Please head over to Art Anthology Adventures in Art on facebook and share what you make with us! We love to see your creations too!

As promised here is my tutorial! Check out How to Create Corroded Metal Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Dream Layout"

Today I am sharing a layout I have made for the More Than Words Challenge which is Black and White + 1 and the inspiration word "Dream".
I chose to start with a black background and added white and a touch of teal. I chose a selfie to do this piece. I really liked this challenge and all of the inspiration of the MTW designers!!
I used several great products for this layout including:
Yvonne Blair Designs Stamps for Impression Obsession "Dream in colors that don't exist"
Heavy Black cardstock
Heavy White Cardstock
White Gesso
Many different patterned Black and White Papers (all cut into circles of various sizes)
Paper Straws
Prima and Kaisercraft Flowers
TH Flourish Stencil
Several different Stamps on background with both black and white ink
Texture Paste
Large Wooden Button (Flair)
Gemstone stickies
Nuvo Drops

First.. A look at the layout in its entirety...

And now for some closer views that showcase all of the details of this piece.......