Thursday, May 21, 2015

Everything has beauty

Okay this post is a little late, but better late then never. :)This is another art journal page that I did at the Art journal class with DeeDee Catron taught last month. DeeDee is now starting to put the classes up on video that can be found here, so those in other states or countries can check out the classes. And the price is cheap 2  video classes for $10! that's $5 a class!

Here is the background Using gesso star confetti stencil and star chipboard confetti by UmWowStudio. Also gray and pink (shocking craft paint). It was our homework to finish the page after we did the background 


Close up

Here is the finish page in my journal.  


I still had the butterflies we used for the gel medium transfer journal page from the begining of the year so I cut some of those out and did a transfer with them. I then stamped the wildflowers silhouette  from Viva Las VegaStamps! on the bottom of the page with Versafine ink pad. I then used Ultra High Gloss clear embossing powder on the wildflowers. It needed something else on the page. I took some  Daler Rowney FW artist acrylic ink in Process Magenta, put a few drops in my paint pallet and add some water and made some splots all over the age. I then cut the paper to fit the journal pages. I used Miracle tape and Glue. I then found a qute wrote it on a piece of scrap paper, glued it on the page and then outlined it with my black Stabilo pencil. 







Friday, May 15, 2015

Viva Las VegaStamps Guest Designer project 2

Hey guys! I'm back again at Viva Las VegaStamps! for another project as Guest Designer! Here is a sneaky peak! of my project on their blog!



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Anything but a Card: Challenge 47 Inspired by the Masters

This month is a fun challenge over at  Anything but a Card challenge blog. The them is Inspired by the masters. What great art master inspires you. choose a painting/sculpture/etc that inspires you.

I love pop art. A couple years ago I as lucky enough to see Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago (the exhibit was awesome). So I used him as my inspiration for my challenge this month. I look on pintrest to find a how to. (I mean its more than putting dots to  paper. lol I found a really easy tutorial on how to do it.  I did one last night but didn't take step by step pictures because of the lack of lighting. So this morning I did another one so I can do step by step. 

Here is the one I did last night




I have a couple pictures of me on my computer, I took one and edited it on Gimp to make it more black and white so i can still see the lines to trace but not wasting too much black ink when I went to print it. lol 



Next I took a charcoal pencil and went around the image.

I then turned it over and taped it to water color paper and used a bone folder to burnish the paper. The led in the pencils transfers on to the watercolor paper very nicely.

The results.

I then went back with the pencil and went over the picture to get what was missed 

I took a black sharpie and went over the pencil lines and also colored in the part of the hat. 
I then took crayola markers and colored in the eyes and used them to make the dots. I did start out using the ruler to make my dots straight, After a while I did away with the ruler.

The finished results.

I know I look a little crossed eye.



So with the one from last night is the same picture but is totally different! I have no idea how that happened. LOL I trimmed it down and took a black ink pad to the edges. I painted a page in my journal black. After it dried I glued my piece to the page with Helmar 450 quick dry(that's what I grabbed) It looked like I was up to no good so I stamped that on a scrap piece of Water color paper using mickey mouse alpha stamp set from rubber stampede. Used Black Mix'd Media ink pad by ColorBox and embossed with Ultra High Gloss clear from VLVS! I  left it alone after I put the page together, but then realized that I needed to do something with the background. So I used a blue color pencil and colored in the whole background and then used baby oil and a q-tip to blend the pencil.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

We moved cards

My mom has been wanting me to make some we moved cards for her. Problem is she has never said how many she needs. But she did tell me she wanted a slot machine on it. lol Luckily I have a couple of them from VLVS! So far I have about 20 of them done. I have a few left to finish up.


I cut some Kraft cardstock into 4x6 postcards. I took the Antique slot machine and stamped in the paper with Flannel gray Ancient page ink page. I stamped both sides of the postcards. I thought I would add a nice border to them after I put decorative papers to them. I The papers I used are Uncharted from The Paper Studio and Here + There by Studio Calico. I cut them at 3 3/4 x 5 3/4. I attached the papers to the cardstock with my ATG gun.

I then stamped on white card stock with black Versafine ink pad Slot Machine Winner  I painted them with watercolors from Artist Loft, the pearlesnt WC from Artist Loft and pearlesent WC from Yatsumo.  After they were dried I cut them out and glued them on to the one side of the postcards. The papers on this side is the Here + There. and where the address will go.


On the other side I stamped out using an alphabet set from Recollections we moved on white card stock. I thought about stamping a house stamp I have bit I found a digi stamp that had 3 houses on it so I printed those and colored them with my Prisma color pencils and used baby oil and Q-tip to blend them. Cut those out and glued them on. I then cut out words " we moved" but then deiced to cut each letter of the word and glue them separately.  It needed something else. So I thought a car. The car I used is an old Stampin Up! set. It does have an antenna and and flower power flag on it but I knew I would cut it off when i try to cut out the car with it, so I just didn't bother with it and cut it off when cutting the car our. Glued that one there and done!



Spread her wings

Viva Las VegaStamps! released 4 new plates for pre order a couple weeks ago. I ordered one plate 1459 (warning that plate though not all bad, it might offend some)  and I also ordered Girl in Princess costume stamp. I got the stamps yesterday at rt Journaling class. When I came home last night After trimming the rubber, I played a little bit and made an ATC.


I stamped the flowers with clear embossing pad and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I stamped the princess, the wing, and the sentiment on a scrap of paper that was on my desk with black Versafine ink pad. Colored her and the wing with Prisma color pencils. I glued the wing to her back. I used foam tape to attach her on to the ATC. I then cut out the setiment and glued that on. I rounded the corners with the WrM corner rounder and used Vintage photo distress ink pad on the edges.

Color my world

I'm back showing you last weeks Art journal page from last weeks class. Since the first Sunday of this month was Easter, we didn't have class that week. We had classes last week and this week ( I have to take a better picture of the page from Sunday's class)

DeeDee is starting to put up videos of the Art journal classes for those who are local that missed a class or two or people from other parts of the country or the world can take. The video classes are really cheap. It is $10 for both classes for the month. That's $5 a class! Got to http://deedeecatron.com/ or UmWowStudio for more information or if you want to purchase(found under online workshops in UmWowStudio).

So to be fair I can't really explain the process of the background we did. but It was fun and I got to work with big kid paints. LOL We used Blicks student grade acrylics. Which is something new for me to use since I have always used craft paint, as it way cheaper than the other acrylic paints. Though I have been tempted at time when at Michael's to get some of the Liquidtex Basics paint when they are on sale, but pass them by. lol . 

I used the chunky heart stencil from UmWowStudio. And its kinda looking ugly I will admit. lol But it does get better! 

See looking better!

Looking even better with mark making and stamps from Viva Lss VegaStamps!

Then I took it home and added some stuff to the page to finish it off and cut to fit in my journal.


I took a white chalk paint pen and added some dots the negative parts of the chevron. i also tracked a few hearts where the stencil was. The globe Was sent to be me by Dede before I had gotten my Cameo (and no its still not set up yet. i really really need to get a long desk or tables and other organization stuff!  But it is registered!) I sprayed it with London Blue Dylusion spray and then set it with hair spray so when I glued it on the page the glue wouldn't go onto the awesome background and make me cry. I did forget to spray the back of the globe, but it wasn't too bad.  I then found my Dymo label  and typed out color my world with it and stuck it on the page. 







Sunday, April 5, 2015

Anything but A card Chalenge 45: Fool's Gold

This month's theme for Anything but a card challenge blog is Fool's gold. Metals, gold or a fool. I had a project in mind for this theme, but I couldn't find what I was looking for in time so plan B.


I did a journal page. The page had some left over Teal Dylusions spray on it. I went through my napkins to see if I had anything gold. I did so Glued that down with Claudine Helmuth's multi-medium. The color from the Dylusion's spray was coming up which I knew it was going to do that, so I was okay. After that was dried I sprayed more of that Dylusions spray through a stencil. Heat set it and then I grabbed my glass bead gel and the circle stencil from UmWowStudio . I let that sit over night. The next day I took a gold gel stick from Faber-Castell and went over the edges of the page. Also to it to the circles. I was starting to look like a hot mess. 

I then took one of my Julie Nutting doll stamps and stamped her on some gold glittered paper from Studio Calico. cut out and glued her to her body. I was a little ticked that I got glue on her dress and made it worse by trying to get it off. I knew I would have to cover that up. I found a quote about fools.  printed it and cut it up and glued it to the page. As you see I put the author of the quote on her dress. lol I added a bow to her hair band. Its made using a mold by Mod Podge and Amazing Casting Resin.  The butterfly is a wood piece by Prima and colored it using gold Inka Gold.



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