Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Desert Scene Shadow Box

 Happy autumn! Regardless of the season, my heart is always in the Arizona heat :) So today I'm sharing a desert themed shadow box created for the newest Stampotique Challenge - NATURE.



I used my favorite desert-y Stampotique stamps, which includes "Road Runner", "Cactus Row", and "Home Sweet Home". I colored the images with Scribble Sticks and Neocolor II Crayons. 


I also have a process video so you can watch how it all came together. Click here to watch!

Thank you so much for joining me.

SUPPLIES:

Stampotique “Road Runner” - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/4060.html

Stampotique “Home Sweet Home” - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/10005.html 

Stampotique “Cactus” - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/4059.html

Winsor Newton Cotman Brush Set - https://amzn.to/3iVjOlv

Tim Holtz Boxes - https://shrsl.com/2iocm

Liquitex Basics “Titanium White” - https://amzn.to/3hS5Qj2

Liquitex Resin Sand - https://amzn.to/3j842UB

DecoArt “Burnt Umber” - https://amzn.to/33XflIS

Dina Wakley paint “Lemon” - https://shrsl.com/2ioco

Dina Wakley paint “Fuchsia” - https://shrsl.com/2iocq

Dina Wakley paint “Blushing” - https://shrsl.com/2iocu

Dina Wakley paint “Cheddar” - https://shrsl.com/2iocv

Dina Wakley paint “Tangerine” - https://shrsl.com/2iocw

PaperArtsy paint “Caribbean Sea” - https://shrsl.com/2iodp

Distress Embossing Dabber - https://shrsl.com/2iocy

Distress Emboss Glaze “Fossilized Amber” - https://shrsl.com/2iod0

Distress Emboss Glaze “Weathered Wood” - https://shrsl.com/2iod3

Distress Emboss Glaze “Broken China” - https://shrsl.com/2iod7

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - https://amzn.to/2G0NXkR

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks set 1 - https://shrsl.com/2iod9

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks set 2 - https://shrsl.com/2ioda

Caran D’ache Neocolor 2 Crayons - https://amzn.to/3hORfEU

Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel - https://amzn.to/3cnKJnq

Archival Ink “Jet Black” - https://shrsl.com/2iodc

MISTI stamp tool - https://shrsl.com/2iode

Ranger Craft Mat - https://shrsl.com/2iodh

Hot Glue Gun - https://amzn.to/302oLRU

Wagner Heat Tool - https://amzn.to/33Q7FYP

Ranger Heat Tool - https://shrsl.com/2iodn

CutterBee detail scissors - https://shrsl.com/2iodj

Palette Knife set - https://amzn.to/3iUgGq7






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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Be YOU - Mixed Media Card and Video

 I'm excited to share a card today that's a bit outside of my usual card-making comfort zone. Today I created a very mixed media inspired card. I took my usual techniques that I incorporate into an art journal page but translated it onto a slimline card (also a new shape for me!).

The challenge for the next two weeks the Stampotique Originals Facebook Page is GIRLS! So pull out your funky girl stamps and create anything you want. Enter your project to the challenge album on facebook and you have a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Stampotique store!

For my card I used the very cool "Algae" girl stamp and colored her with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I paired her with a great "be you" chipboard shape from Dina Wakley. She definitely looks like a girl who doesn't care what others think!

For details on how I created the background, please watch the process video here! Enjoy!





Supplies used with links to shop:

Stampotique "Algae" stamp - https://www.stampotique.com/
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils - https://amzn.to/3fJLTcS
Faber Castell stencil "Collection 102" - https://shrsl.com/2fhib
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Cheddar" - https://shrsl.com/2fhgh
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "White" - https://shrsl.com/2fhgi
Dina Wakley acrylic paint "Buff" - https://amzn.to/3kw0Ene
Dina Wakley acrylic paint "Mineral" - https://shrsl.com/2fhgk
Dina Wakley chipboard shape "BE YOU" - https://shrsl.com/2fhgm
Dina Wakley stencil "Tornado" - https://shrsl.com/2fhh3
DecoArt paint "Carbon Black" - https://www.dickblick.com/items/00777-2121/
DecoArt paint mist "Carbon Black" - https://www.dickblick.com/items/00778-2122/
DecoArt antiquing cream "Carbon Black" - https://amzn.to/30HsYLG
Distress Texture Paste - https://shrsl.com/2fhgx
Distress Embossing Glaze "Weathered Wood" - https://shrsl.com/2fhh0
Distress Emboss Dabber - https://shrsl.com/2fhh1
Liquitex Heavy Gel - https://amzn.to/3krYWDu
Nuvo Drops "Ebony Black" - https://shrsl.com/2fhh5
Versafine ink "Onyx Black" - https://shrsl.com/2fhh6
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - https://amzn.to/33G1Leg
Simon Says Stamp black cardstock - https://shrsl.com/2fhha
Embossing Buddy - https://amzn.to/30F6POa

My Everyday Supplies Used:
Wagner Heat Tool - https://amzn.to/3a8IByK
MISTI Stamp Tool - https://shrsl.com/2fhhk
Fiskars paper trimmer - https://shrsl.com/2fhho
Teflon Bone Folder - https://amzn.to/2DrJS8r
Ranger Craft Mat - https://shrsl.com/2fhhu
Tim Holtz Glass Mat - https://shrsl.com/2fhhv
Tombow Mono Multi Glue - https://shrsl.com/2fhhw
Tiny Attacher - https://shrsl.com/2fhhx
Cutterbee Scissors - https://shrsl.com/2fhhz
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock - https://amzn.to/3ipRK9g


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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Stampotique New Releases!

 Happy September! So many wonderful things happen this month like my birthday (!), beginning of autumn, and today we have new releases from Stampotique!




The card above features the new stamp "Pot Garden" #13067 which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut to place on the card. I did some very simple mixed media for the background here. I used the Rays stencil from Tim Holtz with some Liquitex Modeling Paste that I tinted with Wild Honey Distress Paint. The pink splatters are from Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Magenta"


I had fun with this art journal page, especially the background! I focused on texture on the background which I covered with a white wash and then painted with blue hues of Arteza Metallic Acrylic Paints. I used the Stampotique "Tomas" #6280 which I also painted with Arteza paints. The fun phrase is the new Stampotique "Snarky Quotes" #13068.

I had fun with this tag, because I just love the new "Me and You Soup" #6277 stamp so much! This tag also uses the Tim Holtz Rays stencil and the background is colored with Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays in Cheddar and White. I colored the silly stamp with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and fussy cut him to add to the tag. The fun quote is also from the new Stampotique "Snarky Quotes" #13068 set.


Happy September everyone!!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

3 ATCs + Video with Stampotique

 Welcome back to a new Stampotique Originals challenge! The current challenge over at the group facebook page is PETS! This is something I can get behind :)

I used a favorite of my older Stampotique stamps that's called "Smitten Moustache Monsters". Even though I've owned it for a while I've never inked it up, so this Pets challenge was perfect.



As you can see, the ATCs go together and use almost all of the same supplies. Each of the monsters are colored using the same colored pencils as well (I used Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils).


I used text from an old Brownie scouts book from the 1950's for the base of the background. The main paint colors are Dina Wakley's "Marine", "Turquoise", and Paper Artsy's "Bougainvillea." The metal accents were painted with Distress Paint "Cracked Pistachio."

I have a process video for you to see them all come to life! Enjoy!





SUPPLIES USED:

Stampotique Originals "Smitten Moustache Monsters" - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/4040.html

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils - https://amzn.to/3kySivn

Strathmore Watercolor Paper - https://amzn.to/2PQM5fS

Liquitex Heavy Matte Gel - https://amzn.to/2CkwJ06

Dina Wakley paint "Marine" - https://shrsl.com/2fqw6

Dina Wakley paint "Turquoise" - https://shrsl.com/2fqw8

Paper Artsy paint "Bougainvillea" - https://tinyurl.com/yxlm2nvd

Distress Paint "Cracked Pistachio" - https://amzn.to/2XUV6ZY

Distress Crackle Paste - https://shrsl.com/2fqwm

Tim Holtz stencil "Stripes" - https://shrsl.com/2fqwr

Versafine Onyx Black ink - https://shrsl.com/2fqwx

Idea-ology Film Strip - https://amzn.to/2PP3p4Y

Liquitex Gesso - https://amzn.to/3kBul6y

Glossy Accents - https://shrsl.com/2fqx1

Palette Knives - https://amzn.to/3fPwbNp


My Everyday Supplies Used:
Wagner Heat Tool - https://amzn.to/3a8IByK
Distress Heat Tool - https://shrsl.com/2fqwe
MISTI Stamp Tool - https://shrsl.com/2fhhk
Fiskars paper trimmer - https://shrsl.com/2fhho
Teflon Bone Folder - https://amzn.to/2DrJS8r
Ranger Craft Mat - https://shrsl.com/2fhhu
Tim Holtz Glass Mat - https://shrsl.com/2fhhv
Tombow Mono Multi Glue - https://shrsl.com/2fhhw
Tiny Attacher - https://shrsl.com/2fhhx
Cutterbee Scissors - https://shrsl.com/2fhhz
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock - https://amzn.to/3ipRK9g
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

George's Birthday Tag using Batboy + Video

Welcome Back to another Stampotique challenge! The challenge for the next two weeks is to use black and white people stamps... this means you don't color them in. I cheated a little bit and colored in Batboy's hat, but that's it I promise!

As always, you can join the Stanpotique Originals challenges over at their facebook page. 


I created this tag for George's 3rd birthday, which is why I added the big number 3 and Batboy was the perfect birthday boy addition. I had fun making the messy background. You can see how I did it all in my youtube process video. Thank you for watching!





Supplies:

Stampotique "Batboy" #6077 - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/6077.html

Liquitex Gesso - https://amzn.to/396wBNO
Inksentials Tag - https://amzn.to/2CMQayq
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Cheddar" - https://shrsl.com/2e1pv
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Turquoise" - https://shrsl.com/2e1px
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Fuchsia" - https://shrsl.com/2e1pz
Dylusians paint "Fresh Lime" - https://amzn.to/2ZFPTGw
Nuvo Mouse "English Heather" - https://shrsl.com/2e1q1
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stencil "301 Collection" - https://amzn.to/2OzG2Mh
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stencil "101 Collection" - https://amzn.to/2DVt49F
Faber Castell PITT Pen "Light Cobalt Turquoise" - https://amzn.to/2WxJD1L
Faber Castell PITT Pen "Dark Chrome Yellow" - https://amzn.to/2WyDen7
Ideaology Layers "Urban" - https://shrsl.com/2e1q6
Wagner Heat Tool - https://amzn.to/32qMmOp
Ken Oliver Work Mat - https://amzn.to/2CN3HGg
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors - https://shrsl.com/2e1qd
Fiskars Small Hole Punch - https://shrsl.com/2e1qe
Tombow Mono Multi Glue - https://shrsl.com/2e1qg
Scotch Foam Adhesive - https://amzn.to/2BaXKCP

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stampotique Challenge 354 - Circles

The newest Stampotique designer's challenge is CIRCLES. Create a project using circles or in the shape of a circle. Participate in challenge #SDC354 over at their facebook page!


I created this circle themed underwater tag using Stampotique Mini Sealife Cube stamps. I used a variety of stencils with circles to create the background. Then I traced three large circles and painted over the rest of the background. 


The stamps were colored in with NeoColor II crayons and fussy cut to place in the large circle windows. 



That creepy octopus is my favorite! I also created a process video that you can watch here. Enjoy!





Supplies Used:

Stampotique Sea Life Cube #6232 - https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/6232.html
Inkssentials Tag - https://shrsl.com/2bz8u
Faber Castell Stencil - https://shrsl.com/2bz7j
Dina Wakley paint Marine - https://shrsl.com/2bz7m
Dina Wakley paint Lemon - https://shrsl.com/2bz7q
Dina Wakley gloss spray White - https://shrsl.com/2bz7t
Dylusions paint Bubblegum Pink - https://shrsl.com/2bz7v
Dylusions paint Vibrant Turquoise - https://shrsl.com/2bz7w
Blending Foam - https://shrsl.com/2bz8v
Liquitex Gesso - https://amzn.to/3cYMYfC
Caran D'ache Neocolor II Crayons - https://shrsl.com/2bz7z
Pitt Pen Black 199 - https://shrsl.com/2bz80
Pitt Pen White 101 - https://shrsl.com/2bz83
Archival Jet Black ink - https://shrsl.com/2bz86
Ranger craft mat - https://shrsl.com/2bz8a
Tim Holtz Glass Mat - https://shrsl.com/2bz8c
CutterBee scissors - https://shrsl.com/2bz8f
Winsor Newton Cotman brush - https://amzn.to/2UHIiEK
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Stampotique Challenge - Use a Stencil + Video

Welcome back to another Stampotique Originals challenge. This time the challenge is... Use a stencil! I actually used just one stencil in a few different ways, but of course you can use as many as you'd like. If you don't own a stencil... make your own! 

Here is the ATC I created using the adorable new Beertie stamp...



I used this adorable new stamp called Beertie (#5866), isn't he the cutest?! I colored him with Neocolor II Crayons and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. The background uses a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop called Hexagons. First I inked through the medium hexagons, then I heat embossed in gold the smallest hexagons, and then I cut one large hexagon to mount the bee.

I also put together a video of my process. You can watch it here! Enjoy!






Supplies Used:

Stampotique "Beertie" #5866: https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/5866.html

The Crafter's Workshop Hexagon Stencil: https://amzn.to/2MLWgB3
Strathmore Watercolor Paper: https://amzn.to/30v8wy0
Caran D'ache Neocolor II Crayons: https://shrsl.com/2bsv2
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks: https://shrsl.com/2bsv3
Distress Oxide Wild Honey: https://shrsl.com/2bsv6
Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade: https://shrsl.com/2bsv9
Versamark Watermark Ink: https://shrsl.com/2bsva
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder: https://shrsl.com/2bsvb
Embossing Buddy: https://amzn.to/3dSpeex
Wagner Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/2MP9ZXS
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Cheddar: https://shrsl.com/2bsvw
Ranger Craft Mat: https://shrsl.com/2bsvk
CutterBee Scissors: https://shrsl.com/2bsvm
Lawn Fawn Twine: https://shrsl.com/2bsvp
Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2MPH1Hc
MISTI stamp tool: https://shrsl.com/2bsvr



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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Stampotique Anything Goes Challenge - Christmas Cactus + Video

I'm so excited for today's post! I have been keeping a secret for 4 months and I can finally share... I am now a very happy member of the Stampotique Design Team! I am so excited to be a part of such a talented team and working with such a wonderful stamp company!


Today marks a new release of stamps and the start of a new challenge that everyone can get behind... Anything Goes! You can join the challenges on the Stampotique Facebook page. I used the brand new Christmas Cactus stamp and Snowglobe stamp to create a fun desert-theme Christmas card.


It's difficult to capture in photos, but there is acetate on top of the globe to give it a snowglobe vibe. I've also put together a video creating the card. Click here to watch the tutorial!





Supplies Used:

Stampotique "Christmas Cactus" #13065: https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/13065.html
Stampotique "Snowglobe" #16015: https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/16015.html
Stampotique "Alpha Background" #7431: https://www.stampotique.com/stamp/7431.html

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils: https://amzn.to/37isiOB
Strathmore Mixed Media paper: https://amzn.to/30wfeE0
Acetate (scrapbook pocket page): https://amzn.to/2MJlBvw
Stickles Star Dust: https://shrsl.com/2bsrc
Tombow Mono Multi Glue: https://shrsl.com/2bsrd
Archival Jet Black Ink: https://shrsl.com/2bsrf
CutterBee Scissors: https://shrsl.com/2bsrg
Mineral Spirits: https://amzn.to/3cOTjKI


Some supplies listed are affiliate links that help to support the upkeep of my site. Thank you for your support!

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Monday, March 23, 2020

What seems ordinary

Hello! I have another art journal page and process video to share. Enjoy!









Materials used
Dyan Art Journal: https://shrsl.com/26gum
DecoArt Mister in yellow, cyan, black: https://tinyurl.com/yx7g39k6
Liquitex Acrylic White: https://amzn.to/2WAiBrm
TCW593 stencil: https://amzn.to/2UtCQ7t
Dylusions Paint London Blue: https://shrsl.com/26gw4
Dylusions Paint Bubblegum Pink: https://shrsl.com/26gvz
Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise: https://shrsl.com/26gup
Unity Stamp chicken wire
Archival Ink Jet Black: https://shrsl.com/26gx4
Dina Scribbly Bird Stamps: https://shrsl.com/26gx6
Neocolor II Crayons 40 pack: https://shrsl.com/26gx7
Neocolor II Crayons 15 pack: https://amzn.to/2Wx8gwt
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers: https://shrsl.com/26gx9
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors: https://shrsl.com/26gxa
Ranger Heat Gun: https://shrsl.com/26gxb
Ink Bending Foam: https://shrsl.com/26gxc

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Mixed Media Tag with new goodies!

Hello everyone! I hope you're doing well, staying positive, and keeping healthy! I have a new mixed media tag video to share with you all... this time with a voiceover! Enjoy!


And please enjoy the tutorial video!





And your materials list is found here:
Ranger Ink Inkssentials Tag - https://shrsl.com/265qs
Distress Crackle Paste - https://shrsl.com/265qy
Dina Wakley Paint “Sand” - https://shrsl.com/265qz
Dina Wakley Paint “Mineral” - https://shrsl.com/265r0
Dina Wakley Paint “Buff” - https://amzn.to/3df5CRY
Distress Paint “Picket Fence” - https://shrsl.com/265r2
Design Memory Craft Honey Medium - https://amzn.to/38SgKRb
Distress Embossing Dabber - https://amzn.to/3d4zDnc
Distress Glaze “Hickory Smoke” - https://shrsl.com/265ra
Ideaology “Urban” layers - https://shrsl.com/265re
Ideaology “Junk Drawer” baseboards - https://shrsl.com/265rf
Lawn Fawn twine “silver sparkle” - https://shrsl.com/265rj
Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel - https://amzn.to/2Qm8d2J


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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Art Journal Quickie - Video

Hello! I have a new video up showing my process for this art journal page. Nice and quick and painless! Enjoy!






MATERIALS:
Some links are affiliate links, which does not change your shopping experience at all. It may help me with a few extra cents to help fund this site. Thank you for your support!

Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dina Wakley Paint "Eggplant"
Dina Wakley Paint "Lime"
Dina Wakley Paint "Marine"
Dina Washi Tape Set 4
Dina Washi Tape Set 3
Small Talk Stickers
Tiny Attacher Stapler
Ranger Heat Tool
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Liquitex Basics Titanium White
Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel Medium
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

New Year New Art Journal Page

Happy New Year! I've decided to kick off the new year with a very quick art journal page using my favorite (bright) color combinations. The entire page took 25 minutes, which includes in-between drying time.


I found a blank canvas page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, gesso'd it, and got painty!


I started with Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints in the colors Blushing, Turquoise, Lemon, and Lapis. I applied the paints dry (without water on my brush) so I got the messy brushstroke look and also overlapped some of the colors without them mixing too much.


Once the acrylic paint was dried, I added small marks with my Liquitex Paint Markers in Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, and Fluorescent Blue. I also added small streaks of gold with my Kuretake Starry Colors watercolor palette. 


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MATERIALS:
Some links are affiliate links, which does not affect your shopping experience at all. It does leave me a few cents to help pay to keep my site up and running. Thank you for your support!

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Lemon, Blushing, Lapis, Turquoise
Liquitex Paint Markers Yellow, Blue, White



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