Saturday, May 18, 2019

Arizona Art Journal Page

Welcome back! I've been homesick lately, which lead to perfect inspiration for my next art journal page! I was fortunate to receive these Arizona stencils from Stencil Revolution a few months ago, and I finally put them to use!

Overall this page took about a week to complete, but that's also because it took on many different life forms before the final product! I hope you watch the video and enjoy the full process and transformation :)

Stencil Revolution AZ State: Stencil Revolution AZ Flag: Dylusions Art Journal: Dina Wakley Collage Paper: Dina Wakley Washi Tape: Drywall Tape: Golden Acrylic "Carbon Black": Liquitex paint White: Dina Wakley paint "Fushia": Dina Wakley paint "Eggplant": Dina Wakley paint "Ocean": Dylusions "Squeezed Orange": Dylusions " Vibrant Turquoise": Gouache Reeves set: White gel pen: Ken Oliver Craft Mat:

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Welcome Baby Card

It's spring which means it's baby season! There are a lot of new adorable babies being born where I work, so it's important to stock up on those baby cards.

My favorite (and really, the only) stamp set I use for baby cards is "New Family" by Mama Elephant. The images and sentiments are so sweet and also very easy to color and cut. I thought a baby bunny would only be fitting for a baby born near Easter 😄

I did a quick color with Copic Markers. The bunnies are colored with Warm Grey (W) and I used the lightest pink shades (RV) for the blocks and rattle. I added clear Wink of Stella glitter to anything colored pink to give it a touch of shimmer.

The patterned papers are from a wonderful DCWV paper stack called "Little Miss". I've had it for many years but still go back to it again and again... it's a perfect stack for baby mini albums and scrapbook pages! With the yellow paper I die cut the rectangle using My Favorite Things "Pierced Rectangle Frames" and the green paper is die cut with Lawn Fawn "Hillside Borders".

Lastly, I added the very simple cloud stenciling using Simon Says Stamp "Clouds for Days" stencil with Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass" and a very light hand!

I'll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Spring Mood Board". Thanks for the inspiration!

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Copic Markers - Warm Greys, Light Pinks

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

She is not fragile like a flower

Working with the most basic colors has proven to be a challenge for me. I'm pushing myself to explore black and white in paint and I'm loving the outcome, even with a very basic page. I hope to begin incorporating a lot more texture on my monochrome pages, but I know that will take time and practice as well.

I actually created this spread over a month ago but forgot about it! At least I already pictures taken on my phone :)

I used a variety of black, white, and grey acrylic paints. I didn't allow drying time between the colors so the paints would mix more easily. I also incorporated a lot of water to mix the darkest colors together.

She is not fragile like a flower...

I stamped a Unity number stamp (Stenciled and Reconstructed) using white paint and also dabbed white paint through a simple grate stencil.

... She is fragile like a bomb.

I added some paint splatters with Dina Wakley Turquoise paint... I only did this because some very old turquoise paint rubbed off from the stencil and hey, I went with it.

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