Sunday, September 27, 2015

Trio Art Journal Page

I started out this background smooshing some pink paint around and lifting some back off with a stencil and baby wipe. I put a few drops of white, black and gold acrylic inks down and mashed the pages together and pulled them apart.  I added some purple perfect pearls mist and some gold spray ink.  I used some Stencil Girl stencils in the background.  The stamped images are from Dina Wakley. I added some circles and Tim Holtz word stckers.  I finished off with a Stencil Girl stencil around the edges.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Houston Art Journal Page

Having some fun in my art journal last night!  For the background I used a Stencil Girl stencil that has different sorts of cars, buses and train representations.  I stenciled it in different colors with the stencil rotated various ways. I printed an old map of Houston off from the internet and applied it in various places. The city view stencil is from the Crafter's Workshop.  After the paint dried I went back in with a white glaze pen.  I used another Stencil Girl stencil in the background that looks like dots and dashes.  I like the graphic feel of the car images in the background.  If you don't look closely, I think you could miss the fact that the images are of cars, etc.  I'm glad you stopped by my blog!  Thanks!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Modeling Paste Leaves Page

I wanted to try something different, so I used a Stencil Girl leaves stencil with modeling paste.  I colored them with various paints.  I painted the background orange and then covered it up with vintage text.  I used a few more Stencil Girl stencils, added some circles and details with a white gel pen.  Thanks!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Greeting cards

It seems like I always need some sort of a card for something. I made some greeting cards that are pretty generic that can be used for almost any occasion.  I started out with a sheet of watercolor paper.  I stamped the Dina Media round stamp and embossed with black embossing powder.  Next I applied watercolor.  I cut up the sheet into card size pieces and I didn't like them.  No problem!  I cut the watercolor paper into strips and more or less randomly glued the strips to a card front.  The cards looked kind of plain, so I stamped the round stamp again in different places on each card.  I followed that with some black watercolor speckles.  I have a Tim Holtz stamp set with many different salutations that I can use to add a message to each card.  I popped up the "thinking of you".  Using the thick watercolor paper strips also adds texture the the cards. These cards will also work for both genders. Try this!  I think you'll like the results!  Thanks!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Journal play!

Just playing around this morning in one of my art journals!  There's some vintage text and strips cut from an old calendar in the background.  Mostly Stencil Girl stencils and one The Crafter's Workshop template.  I used modeling paste, stencils, Dylusions paint (my favorite paint), Dina Media paint, a geli print and a few pens.  It's relaxing to just play in a journal!  Thanks for viewing my play!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Junk Journal

I bought a Carolyn Dube DVD on how to make Junk Journals.  So I made one this weekend!  I used cardboard from a box for the covers.  For "pages", it has envelopes, scrapbook papers, geli prints, vintage text and journal pages, cardboard cut from boxes, tags and blank cardstock.  I'll show a few of pages as they are now.  I will be arting all of them up!
This photo shows a page with a vintage ledger,
This photo shows a calendar page on the left, more or less blank papers, and an pocket for a tag made out of part of an envelope.  I'll post the pages after they've been arted up!  Thanks for coming by my blog.

September Art Journal Page Swap

For September, the person's theme is fairy tales.  I couldn't really think of a way to do a fairy tale, so I did fairies instead.  The doilies and German scrap are available at Collage Stuff.  The beauty of white doilies and white German scrap is that one can color them to match the project.  Thanks for coming by my blog!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Swirls and Hearts Journal Page

I started out with my Golden Fluid Acrylics in the squeeze bottles and used them to draw on my page.  Instead of using water to get them to drip, I used a purple Perfect Pearls Mist.  Lots of shiny purple that you can' really see in the photos. Next I used modeling paste and the Dina Media heart stencil.   After that it was filling in with Stencil Girl stencils, little paint rings, and splashes of black paint.  I had fun creating this page.  Thanks for coming by my blog!