Friday, 28 March 2014

Mixed Media Art Canvas - A Place Of Hope

Created in my Lyrics Journal.  These lyrics are taken from the song "Afterlife" by "Avenged Sevenfold"

Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media Vellum Finish Paper)
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Teal, Titanium White, Carbon Black)
Reeves: Synthetic Flat Brushes - #10, #6
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Teal Zircon, African Jade, Pretty Peridot, Olive Vine
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Crimson
Liquitex: Light Modelling Paste
Palette Knife
Prima: Donna Downey Poppies Stencil
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Posca Paint Pen: Black Ultra Fine
Caran D'Ache: Neo Colour 2 Water Soluble Wax Pastel - Ice Blue
Rubber Stamps: Darkroom Door (Weathered Stripes); Impression Obsession (Beauty Text); Traci Bunkers Alphabet (Crap Toy); 7 Gypsies (Disclaimer); PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2)
Archival Ink: Manganese Blue, Leaf Green
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Tafetta Smooth White Cardstock - 160gsm
Spellbinders Dies: Nestabilities Circles
Blue Painters Tape
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Sequin Mesh

Friday, 21 March 2014

Mixed Media Art Canvas - Journey

A mixed media mini canvas.  Filmed for You Tube:

5 x 7" Flat Canvas
Golden Gesso
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Hansa Yello Medium, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop (Mini Hexagons)
Stamps: Jo Capper Sandon for Stampotique (Bees), Darkroom Door (French Script, Alphabet Medley)
Taffeta Smooth Cardstock 160gsm
Stamp Positioner: Woodware
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Moonbeams, Sunburst, Ginger Peach
Gold Leaf
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue & Fine Tip Applicator
Archival Ink: Maroon, Jet Black
Versafine Ink: Oxyx Black
Posca Paint Pen: Black
Copic Sketch Marker - Colour 100 Black
Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer Tool

Monday, 17 March 2014

Postcard Art - A New Direction

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is arrows, and also recorded for You Tube

Cardstock: Taffetta Smooth 325gsm
Liquitex Ink: Pthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade), Turquoise Deep
Sticky Fingers Liquid Lustre: Lime
PaperArsty Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint: Limelight
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Chevron), Kaisercraft (Dictionary Meanings)
Archival Ink: Manganese Blue
Die-Namics Die: Arrows
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Summer Days : Flowers)
Golden: Soft Gel Medium, Matt Medium
Brushes: Reeves Flat Brush #10, Art Master Detail Brush
Computer Generated Text (Font: 1942 Report)
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearlescent Magenta
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens: Blue / Lime
Posca Paint Pen: Black Ultra Fine (PC-1MR)
Golden Fluid Acrylic: Carbon Black

Friday, 14 March 2014

Art Journal Page - Just Be Yourself

Created in my Lyrics journal, and recorded for You Tube.
Inspired by lyrics from "The Middle" by Jimmy Eats World.

Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
VersaMark Ink Pad
Versafine: Onyx Black
Archival Ink: Leaf Green
Ranger Spritzer Bottle (filled with water)

  • Stampin' Up (By Definition), 
  • Creative Expresions (Journal Alpha); 
  • Stampendous (Swirl Background)

Embossing Powder: Gold Detail
Crafter's Workshop Stencil: Balzer Designs (Mini Solace)
Pan Pastels: Blue Pthalo Shade, Violet Shade
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam
Pan Pastel Soft Knife & Cover
SpectraFix Pastel Fixative
Computer Generated Text: (Font - 1942 Report)
Golden: Soft Gel Medium
Craft Punch: 1" Circle (Woodware)
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearl Turquoise
Bottle Cap (For stamping circles)
Posca Paint Pen - Ultra Fine Black
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Art Journal Page - Broken Wings

Created in my Lyrics Journal, and recorded for You Tube.
Inspired by Lyrics from "Broken Wings" By "Mr Mister"

Journal - Strathmore Visual Mixed Media
Twinkling H20s - Periwinkle, Teal Zircon, Sea Spray, Wine & Roses, 
Archival Ink: Aquarmarine, Manganese Blue, Jet Black
Versafine: Onyx Black
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Ice, Guatemalan green, Olive Vine, Fern, Sky Blue, Vavoon Red
  • Indigo Blue (Wild Meadow Stamp Set) 
  • Stampin' Up (By Definition Background)
  • Memory Box (First Flight)
  • Crafty Individuals (Swirl on Border of page)
  • Alphabet Stamps: PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2)
  • SeeD's (Typewriter Alphabet)

Stencil: Imagination Crafts (Poinsettia)
Die Cut - Memory Box (Delicate Fern)
Alphabet Stamps: PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2), SeeDees (Upper Case typewriter font)
Ranger spray bottle (containing water)
Golden Matt Medium
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Stickles Glitter Glue: Mermaid, Lime Green
Mircon Pen - Black 01

Friday, 7 March 2014

Art Tag - Whimsical Cats

A Mixed Media Art Tag created for You Tube:
Cardstock: Taffeta Smooth White (325gsm & 160gsm)
Craft Punch - Tonic Studios
Dylusions Colour Wash Spray (Pre Ranger colours) - Sky Blue, Grass
Rubber Stamps
Prima #850132 (Background); Stampotique (France Papillion: House / Jo Capper-Sandon: Flowers), Hunky Dory (Cats, Tree and Sentiment)
Stamp Positioner - Woodware
Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Winsor & Newton Artist's Watercolours - Cad. Red, Cad. Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Olive Green
Pens - Micron Black (005); Posca Paint Pens (Black, White)
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Reeves Flat Brush - 6, 10
Artmaster Detail Brush
Polka Dot Ribbon - Ebay find

Monday, 3 March 2014

Art Postcard - Life

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is "Newspaper", and also filmed for You Tube.  Since I don't buy newspapers, I used a commercially produced scrapbook paper with a vintage newsprint design.  This was torn up and added as part of the background.

Cardstock: Taffetta Smooth White  325gsm for the postcard & 160gsm for the fishtail die cut
Newsprint Paper - From Stash (Manufacturer Unknown)
Die - Die-Namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Spray Inks: Sticky Fingers (Autumn Gold); Glimmer Mist (Frost)
Archival Inks: French Ultramarine, Potting Soil
Versafine Ink: Black
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Black (Brush Nib)
Viva Ferro Paints: Iron; Amber Gold
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint: Carbon Black
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist: Biscotti
Distress Tool: Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Ideaology: Gears, Numerals
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Black Soot
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Damask); Tim Holtz (Stuff To Say)
Stamp Positioner: Woodware
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Ribbons from stash - Blue Polka Dot, Twill Tape (manufacturers unknown)
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Scor Tape

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Art Journal Page - Beautiful Day

My latest You Tube Video Created In My "Lyrics" Journal
Strathmore Visual Journal (9 x 12")
Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint - Sherbet, Moonlight, Ice Blue, Vanilla
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint - Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta
Lumiere Paint - Halo Pink Gold
Stamps - Impression Obsession (Beauty Text); Stamps By Ryn (Circle Cluster Set); Autumn Leaves (Snap Alphabet), Traci Bunkers (Duality Alphabet), Zettiology Alphabet
Archival Ink - Blue Violet, French Ultra Marine, Chrome yellow, Saffron
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paint - Yellow Sparkle, Rich Gold
Stencil - Stencil Girl (Border Circles)
Sakura Pen - Gelly Roll Stardust (Violet Sparkle)
Golden Matt Medium
1" Circle Punch (Woodware)

Butterfly Tag Book

For this project I folded and cut a piece of plain white cardstock to create little pockets, and added tags and embellishments to it.  I used a range of distress inks to add colour,  and used stamps with butterfly / nature theme, which were mostly by Darkroom Door.  On the cover, I added some die cuts and a stamped sentiment, coloured with Distress inks to match the background.  Each of the tags were finished with some lace, and I added a small piece of satin ribbon for the closure.

Banner Project

This was part of a swap last year (as were many of my recent posts) with my friend Laurel.  I used Spellbinders dies to create the banner pennants, and a Sizzix alphabet for the letters.  Then embellished it with various laces, trims, flowers and pearls from my stash before pegging it to a length of seam binding.

Vintage Flowers

Handmade flowers made using plain circle dies, and an ornate circle die.  These were coloured with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stains and Inktense pencils, then layered together before adding the centre embellishments. I was inspired by this tutorial for this project: Circle Blooms

Password Journal

This project was inspired by this You Tube Tutorial: Password Journal
I used 7-Gypsies paper, a Distress Inked die cut, trim and various trinkets & brads to embellish the cover.  I used my Dymo label machine for the text, and a Bind-It-All to bind the book together.

Altered Pencils

A really quick gift idea I found on the internet.  Regular pencils have been wrapped with scrapbook paper, then bound together also with scrapbook paper which was decorated with flowers and pearl trim.

Shrink Plastic Key Ring

Created using frosted Shrink Plastic.  I used a large Sizzix heart die to create the shape, and Distress Ink to add colour, then stamped using Archival inks.  The stamps are Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz and Stampotique.  After shrinking, metallic accents were added with acrylic paint.

Mini Book - Birds

Another gift item.  I used distress inks and various stamps to decorate the inside pages of the book, keeping the colour scheme shabby and vintage.  The covers were decorated using black fimo clay pieces and black UTEE, then coloured with Perfect Pearls.  A piece of seam binding was coloured for the closure.
Front Cover with Seam Binding Closure

Front Cover Without Closure

Back Cover

Inside pages

Ornate Fan

I used a die by Marienne Designs to create the pieces of the fan, cut using white gold dust card stock, and pink Bazzill card stock.  I then decorated it with additional die cuts, marabou feathers, swarovski crystals, pearls & cameo embellishments.  The little stand shown on the last picture is also a die cut from Marienne Designs.

Watercolour Miniature

Created last year as a gift with various stamps and Marvy Le Plume pens using a watercolour technique, then framed.

Lavendar Sachet Bag

Created using fabric, trim and flowers from my stash, then filled with lavendar flowers.  This was inspired by this You Tube tutorial: Handmade No Sew Scented Sachet Bags , and was another gift item created for a swap.

Crystal Stick Pins & Pin Cushion

Another gift item.  I used an idea found on You Tube for this project.  Here's the link to the video that inspired me: How To Make A Pin Cushion  The base was an empty tin which was weighted with stone, then decorated with scrapbook paper, fabric, laces, trims, flowers, brads & crystals. The stick pins were created with beads and Swarovski crystals.

Altered Canvas Bag

This was part of a swap with my friend Laurel.  I used Adirondack Color Wash Sprays, Stewart Gill and Lumiere Paints, stencils and stamps, as well as a selection of laces and trims from my stash.