Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
As I am looking for a new place to live, this piece is really reflecting my dreams now.
Monday, March 14, 2016
I started out by colouring an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper with various colours of Distress inks in shades of blue, green and a touch of yellow. I smooshed the colours onto the paper randomly and then added more ink using a blending tool where I felt it was needed.
After the texture paste had dried, I covered the page with some clear gesso. I knew from watching some demo videos about the Distress crayons that they blended better on a primed surface so decided to 'seal' the page with clear gesso before starting to colour with the crayons. I then cut the paper in half to fit in my art journal (4 1/2" by 8 1/2") and coloured the embossed areas and the page edges with Distress crayon in the same colours as I had used on the background.
The Distress crayons are very creamy and blend together beautifully and the best part is that even though they are water reactive, they will not bleed or blend when wet unless you physically move the pigments with your finger, brush or blending tool. No more having to worry about the colours bleeding or getting muddy if you accidentally spritz some water on your pages or when you add your sprays!
I then adhered the background pages into my art journal and while they were drying started to work on my embellishments. I die cut the Sizzix Globe die from some cardstock coloured with various sprays in my stash (Prima Color Bloom and Lindy's Stamp Gang) and backed the globe die with a circle cut from watercolour paper that I'd applied a flat blue watercolour paint wash to.
I die cut the word 'cherish' using Tim Holtz's Handwritten Love die and then used the negative die cut as a stencil to stencil the word onto a piece of cardstock. I added some Glossy Accents overtop of the stenciled word, coloured the background with Distress ink and fussy cut the sentiment.
I coloured another piece of cardstock with some Old Paper Distress stain and when dry stamped the words 'pale blue dot' onto it using an alphabet stamp set from Michaels called Whimsy Double and clear embossed the words.
I fussy cut each word individually and added some blue glitter glue over top of the embossed word 'blue'. All of the elements were then mounted onto some dimensional foam tape and adhered onto the background in my art journal.
As a finishing touch, I randomly scattered some gold confetti stars from my stash here and there on the pages.
So that's my art journal page, I hope you've enjoyed reading about my process and that you will get a chance to play in your art journal soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope that you will join in with our current challenge here at Mixed Media Mojo, Springtime with the twist of Watercolors.
Have fun and happy creating!
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Hello, I hope everyone is well, and finding lots of happy time to craft!
Today I thought would share how I made my Spring Tree for the Springtime challenge with a twist of watercolours.
I stamped the lovely "Life's an Adventure" using black Archical ink (it is waterproof) onto watercolour paper and used Aqua Marker pens to colour her. I did not use the pens directly onto the paper, instead I dabbed a little into my palette and added a teeny bit of water. I then added some pink flowersoft to accentuate her hair band.
I die cut a lot of small flowers, and then used a coloured pencil to edge them in a slightly darker shade. I used Liquid Pearls in Buttercup to make the centre of the flower. I bent the flowers up a little to try and make them look more realistic and not so flat.
I then Moulded green plasticine into a small hill shape, and scratched it up to look like grass.
When you have decided the size you would like your tree to be cut a length of 2mm thick brown wire to make the trunk and firmly place it in the centre of the hill.
Cut shorter lengths of 1mm thick brown wire and very tightly twist it around the trunk where you would like your branches to be.
I hope that I may have inspired you a little....
Don't forget to add your Springtime project into this months Challenge
Monday, March 7, 2016
I started by painting the background with watercolours.
I stamped some background flowers by colouring the stamps with Pitt pens and then I stamped the main flowers and butterfly with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white powder.
The images were coloured with Inktense pencils and a water brush, then I went round the outlines of the embossed images with a fine black marker pen.
Below are some close up photos.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Mayoori here, sharing my Spring wreath.
1.I started with a dollar store thermocol wreath and covered it with dry wall tape. ( can also use white tissue paper- just that dry wall tape is easier.)
2. Then covered the whole wreath with white gesso .
3 then added some thin strips of cheese cloth like ribbon.
4. added lots of flowers to make a thick cluster and then gave a thick coat of gesso.
5 Sencil the remaining part with crackle paste. and added some purple , blue and red shimmer paint , watering them so that they spread around.
6 finally added some shimmer and shimmer balls and butterflies.
7 the flowers are all handmade.
Hope you will like it. Done forget to play along with our March Spring challenge.
Have a lovely spring.