Friday, 24 March 2017 art journal page

Welcome back! 
I am still on a roll with creating pages in my calculus textbook art journal.

This page is full of colours and layers. I created while away at a 4-day retreat and the 
Silhouette Script stencil from Crafters Workshop and the Tim Holtz Motivation stamp from Stampers Anonymous I used were borrowed from another crafter.

I started by dry brushing some gesso over the pages and letting it dry. The first 3 paint colours were applied with a brayer. I then added some contrasting colours with a few different stencils & some random stamping with archival ink.

I stamped the sentiment on some tissue paper with black Archival Ink before applying with some matte medium. I used paint to stencil a chevron pattern over the edges of the tissue paper to help it blend into the background.

I used black Dylusions paint for the 6x6 Silhouette Script stencil.

This was pretty fun to create and I love all the bright colours and how they layered together.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Rooted Love

Hello friends!
Have you heard about Wild Whisper? They are Canadian company that designs paper collections for crafters. They also carry coordinating boutique items for their collections including stamps sets, wood veneer, sequins, chipboard, cork & embossing powders. 

I recently bought the Rooted Love paper collection and journal cards from the lovely ladies at Wild Whisper and could NOT wait before I got creative with it.

I chose a medium Etcetera thickboard tag from Stampers Anonymous & the large bride & groom from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls collection.

I started by painting some gesso over the tag then applying some molding paste through the Heartstruck Layering Stencil from Stampers Anonymous.

Next I began applying Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans & Worn Lipstick with a water pen & Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany.

 I gathered up a few journal cards from the Rooted Love collection and grunged them up with Distress inks & oxides.

I trimmed up some of the journal cards so that the images were isolated before I grunged them up.
Lastly I added the happy couple from the paper dolls. 

Here is a close up of the tag showing the Distress Oxides & Stains.

Here's another close-up of the stenciled image and the Oxides & Stains.

The finished tag - Rooted Love: Two People, Two Lifetimes, One Love.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Lucky Is A State Of Mind

Happy St Paddy's Day!

What better way to celebrate the day then with an wee Irish  hipster monkey.

I stamped my image on watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Oxides. The hat and 'shamrock' were made with stamps from the Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set.

The background was made with Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint & Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and gold Perfect Pearls. I used the smooshing technique to get this lovely background.