Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Mission Inspiration

Its May and over on the Facebook Group mission Inspiration there was a new challenge. The Challenge is to do the list of the 10 things listed. To watch me make this page go to my youtube channel and watch it next week!

Here is my finished page.

The journal I'm using is something I made using mailers from a casino here in Vegas. They're 8 page booklets. I thought they would make a cool journal, so I glued 4 of them together.

Step 1 was adding gesso. I use d DecoArt Media Black Gesso

Step 2: use 3 gelatos or water soulable pigments. I used  passion fruit, iced coffee and metallic icing gelatos from Faber Castel
tep 3 blow paint with a straw. I used Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink Process Magenta on the top and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Interference magenta. The Interference magenta really didn't spread well so I had to spritz some water the blew through the straw. 

This is when it was starting to be a hot mess.

Step 4 Use a stencil with a medium of choice. I used a stencil from Plaid with Moss Pearl Dazzling Metallic by DecoArt. It was getting better

Step 5 Add texture with molding paste. I used a stencil that I cut from my Cameo with DecoArt Media Black Molding paste 

Step 6 Add a collage element. I used an ad from a magazine. 

Page got a lot better, and no longer a hot mess

Step 7 play with pen or pencil. I used the white Stabilo all pencil

step 8 add a border. I used coconut gelato ( should f waited a little bit more for the molding paste to dry. but it worked out. lol) around the pages
tep 9 use verbage. i used a sticker from Cosmo Cricket Art Tiny text 

and Step 10 Use Stickles or glitter glue. I used Distress Stickles in Rock candy for her skin and Distress Stickles in spun sugar for her dress. Also added some Stickles to the top and bottom of the verbage.

ATC backgrounds

If you are a subscriber of my youtube channel (if your not you should be. :D) You know I've been making ATC backgrounds for a swap next year. Yes I know a year away. but I'm doing it for an event here in Vegas, Pita Fest. And during the fest there will be some swaps going on, ATC's, tags and photo mats & inserts (one of Kathy King of paper phenomenon's creations) I'm participating in the tags and ATC swap.I don't know how many are doing the swaps, but I'm making a bunch.

Like all the other backgrounds I did, I start with stuff we get in the mail from Casinos here in vegas. On one side I glued napkins, the other side, book paper. then I gesso both sides. From there I use different colors of craft paints. and stencils. In this batch of the video I did, I used DecoArt craft paints. Also used Various stencils. The video of me doing these will be out June 11. :)

Americana paints used:
Citron Green
Bahama Blue
Calypso Blue
Peacock teal
Dragon Fruit
Lemon Yellow
Snow White
Lamp Black

Stencil used:
Americana stencil: Dangles
prima stencil. I don't know the name of it.
Dina Wakley: Spinners
Andy Skinner: Alphabet spaghetti and Snake's web

Monday, May 9, 2016

Color me Positive and Journal 52 week 17

Here are the pages from week 17. In the coming weeks Youtube videos on me working on these pages will be out.

Color me positive. I really like how this came out. :)

Journal 52 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Color me positive and journal 52 week 16

Here are my pages for week 16. In the coming weeks Youtube videos on me working on these pages will be out.

Color me positive week 16 

Journal 52

Friday, April 29, 2016

Secret Sister Swap Summer edition!

I know I said after the last swap I would start another round in April Well obviously that didn't happen. It was probably good to have a month break from the swap. Now I'm up for another round. How about you? :D

This swap is a one on one swap.  Its a secret so SHHHHH!! No one will get the same person. Example: Lucy and sally won't get each other. At least I hope not I draw names out of a hat. It is open for international people too. If you are in the states and don't want an international partner due to postage. (believe me I understand. ) please let me know when you sign up.

As for stuff to send to your Secret Sister.  You can buy stuff for your sister, but since this is come clean in 2016 please let a good chunk of it be from your stash. Making things is also encourage.

Deadline for signups May 30 I will get partners out on May 31. Deadline to mail your packages to your Secret Sister by June 30 That gives you a month, plenty of time to do go through your stash, shopping and making gifties for your Secret Sisters. Also this will give you a little early Christmas (or Hanukkah present (that's if the post office does its job and gets it to you on time or coal for them!) LOL I Will be tweeting reminding everyone in the swap to get crackalacking and get those packages in the mail. I am the secretary after all! :D Please no flakers!

Communication is key! PLEASE let me know that mailed your package to your secret sister. and once you get your package please let your sister and me know that you got it.

 Please e-mail me at with the subject line SECRET SISTER SWAP (this way I won't confuse it with the junk mail! lol) with the following (this will be sent to your Secret Sister. 
Mailing Address:
Social handles
And a little about yourself, to give your Secret Sister some idea, if they don't know you already.
What's your style(s)?
Favorite Paper Line(s)
Favorite Designer(s)
Favorite color(s)
Favorite Candy and or snacks?
What are you into? Do you make cards, scrapbook, art journal, or all the above. I know we are all mixed media artists.
Anything else you want to add to let your Secret Sis to know.
Dislikes? What you DO NOT like, (like for me  I do not like steampunk, or green, )

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RIP Prince

here is my tribute page to Prince. Products used

DecoArt Media White gesso
Americana craft paint Zinc
Americana craft paint Purple Rain
Dylusions Crushed Grape
UmWowStudio raindroop stencil
DecoArtMedia White Modling Paste
UmwowStudio Chipboard Couple under Umbrella
DecoArt Media Black gesso
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Silver Spark
Silks Jasmin
White Gelly Roll