Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sanity Art Journal Spread

Here's the last art journal spread for Lin's journal this week.  I used Stencil Girl stencils, Dylusions paints, a black glaze pen, white Sharpie oil based marker, red and black china markers and some vintage text.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

A Sunny Summer Day Art Journal Spread

This is an art journal spread for Lin's journal.  She has the journals, so I'll glue this in when her journal comes back to me.  The pages are 5" x 8".  I started out sticking down some old alphabet stickers (small rectangles) and then the sticky grid that was left from around the letters.  I scrunched up some white tissue paper and glued it down with white gesso.  I covered the letters and the sun frame with the white gesso as well.  Then it was time to add color.  I finger painted with the Dylusions paints and then started stenciling with stencils from Stencil Girl, Joggles and Hero Arts. I used a black glaze pen to add dots, and journaling. I added light coat the gold Heidi Swap spray through a stencil.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Garden Fairies Art Journal Spread

This is a spread in my art journal.  It's kind of a test run for the art journal page swap I'm hosting.  One of the participants in this swap has a fairy tale theme.  I will do something similar to this for that swap.  The fairy images were purchased at Etsy.  I used Stencil Girl stencils and Dylusions paint.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Strong and Bold Art Journal Spread

This is a spread in my art journal.  I used several Stencil Girl Stencils,  a Dina Wakley stencil, Dylusions acrylic paints, washi tape, Dina Wakley word stamps, a crown charm, glitter bead gel, and various markers. 

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Mixed Media Birthday Card

I finished this birthday card tonight.  I've been cleaning off my brayer (when making gelli prints) on a vintage book in the French language.  I used one of these pages for the background.  I tore it out of the book, so the left edge is torn. The paints are Dylusions. The woman image is a stencil from Stencil Girl.  I used a Dina Wakley alphabet stencil.  The book page is adhered to a 5x7 white card.  First I had the card front in a hot pink, but it looked off, so I added the black paint around the edges.  The stickers are from Tim Holtz.  I printed the black/white checks off on my computer.  I outlined the words with a black glaze pen.  I have several more brayer cleaning pages stenciled with this image that I'm going to use in my art journals.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Create Art Journal Spread

Here's another art journal spread for Lin's journal.  I got in some new stencils from Stencil Girl - Klimt Trees and Rembrandt's Words - and was ready to play with them.  The images are from Crow About Studio B at the Mischief Circus website.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Simplicity Art Journal Spread

This is an art journal spread that will be glued into Lin's art journal.  She still has her journal, but I am in the mood to create.  I used stencils from Stencil Girl, The Crafter's Workshop, Dina Wakley, and Joggles.  The large flowers are Victorian scrap.  I have been away from home for my nephew's graduation.  It's good to be home and to be able to create.  Thanks for coming by my blog.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Frida Tag

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the May swap is a Frida tag swap.  This is my design.  I started out with the smaller tag - stenciling color with Dylusions paint and stencils from various manufacturers.  I added some glitter bead gel on the left side of the small tag using a leaf stencil.  My plan was to add the Frida image in the die cut frame.  The framed image was a little big for the tag, so I put the whole thing on a bigger tag.  I gelli printed the big tag and overstamped it with a text stamp.  The paper flowers were white so I painted them with the same yellow used on the small tag.  The frame was also overstamped with the text stamp.  I used versafine ink and it smeared a little on top of the painted die cut, but that's OK.  The word and phrase are Tim Holtz stickers.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Stenciled and Gelli Printed Tags

This afternoon I wanted to play with my stencils, gelli plate and Dylusions paints.  These tags are the result!  They are for sale in my Etsy store.  Thanks for coming by my blog!