Monday, April 6, 2015

The What If Art Journal Page


What If??
Today I'm showing you what I did with the April 2015 StencilClub stencils from StencilGirl. They are designed by Jessica Sporn and SO FUN!! Sometimes people see a "theme" in a stencil and aren't quite sure what to do with them. Today I'm going to show you how to look beyond the "theme" and pick the parts you want. For this project I only used the large stencil.


This Art Journal page turned into the "what if" page and the "what didn't I use" page :)

Let's start with some Faber Castell Gelatos. I have been using these since way back when they were a "kiddie" product. Now they have grown up and I still love them and their creamy texture!


what if I add some water....okay--before and after.


Now what if.....I add some DecoArt Media Line Crackle Paste through a stencil...


If is dry now....hummmm, pretty white...what if I add some more Gelato???


what if I rubbed it in instead of wetting it??


Now I'm happier with the color....but Gelato's are water soluble....I want the color to stay. What if...I add some DecoArt Media Line Matt Medium to seal it??



 Problem solved! Sealed....yet I'm still not where I want to be. What if....I add a glaze so some of it goes in the cracks. I used DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish mixed with some craft paint. Now I was asking myself WHAT IF I MESSED IT ALL UP?????!!!!


I waited about 3 or 4 minutes and carefully wiped the glaze away with a paper towel. Oh I think I like it! But I want to see more of the fine crackle. I used the Ken Oliver Click It Ink Pad (which I love) and skimmed it over the top. AWESOME! But....what if....I add a different kind of Crackle...DecoArt Media Line Crackle Glaze???


After I saw that glaze dry I saw something MAGICAL!!! BIG BIG cracks! I LOVED it....but what if....I add some DecoArt Media Line Antiquing Cream to the whole page? I did, see the second photo below and then wiped it away.


OMG!!!!! What if....never mind, I LOVE it!!!!!
I have to tell you, ALL these layers and my paper held up to the abuse. It now feels like a fine piece of leather.....now I'm wondering...what if I would have just done this on a canvas....oh well, next time!





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Monday, March 30, 2015

Color Burst and Stencils YES!



Just popping in with a quick post to continue where I left off with Ken Oliver's Color Burst last week in the StencilGirl Blog Hop.

I had so many ideas and was just playing. Here I wanted to see what would happen if I used the Color Bursts over a page with gesso on it. I also wanted to use the one piece I had left over from my post HERE

I started in my Moleskine DLP planner wetting the page completely with water. Then I put random bursts of color with the Color Burst.



The final product.....after tilting my book around:


PRETTY! As I said last week, these Color Bursts could be my "go to" travel supply!!!! 
Now I have to use a stencil...just HAVE to :)

I chose the Ribbons and Circles stencil by Mary Beth Shaw. I let my page dry COMPLETELY and then laid the stencil so it covered my entire spread. Using a baby wipe I wiped away the color showing through the stencil to give me a textured background.


The final results......I added the LOVE piece I made HERE with Color Burst and stencils as a tip in to my page.


Yes...I think I LOVE Color Burst!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!!



Stencils Used:

Ribbons and Circles

Friday, March 27, 2015

StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Blog Hop


Welcome to my second project in the 
You can see my first project HERE.

I decided for my second post to try using Masking Fluid with Ken Oliver's Color Burst. Why not start out with a stencil? I used the Vintage Typewriter and Jumbo Vintage Typewriter designed by Carolyn Dube.


I started by tracing letters onto the Ranger Watercolor paper and then filling them in with the Masking Fluid. Remember...the stencil is just a guide--no need to be perfect!
This is what they looked like when they were all done:


The masking fluid dried quicker than you would think so it was right up my alley! When I was done, I wet the paper and I mixed up some Color Burst. It doesn't take much to get amazing vidid color! Here is what it looked like after I put the color on with the Masking Fluid in place.

Here is what they looked like after dry. To remove the Masking Fluid you just rub it with your finger. I then erased any pencil marks that were still visible.



 But what to do with them.......hummmm....a card! That's it!
Sometimes I miss my papercrafting life...okay a lot of times :)
Since I am begging for Spring to come, I thought a Pop-up Spring card was appropriate. You can see other's I have made HERE and HERE. One of my favorite card shapes :) Just Google "spring card" and you will get tons of ways to make one.



And my favorite thing about this card is that it folds flat to mail!!!!!



So what do I LOVE best about the Color Bursts.....I think these are the PERFECT travel art supply. So lightweight, no liquid and instant color when you are ready. My mind is reeling with other ideas to use them....I have one more ready now, but that will have to wait until Monday after the hop is over. See you back here then, but before you leave make sure to leave a comment (hopefully about my project) to be entered to win the StencilGirl GIVEAWAY!

Thank's Ken for letting my play with your new toys!!!!!
Make sure you stop by the other blogs on the hop today!!

Friday Hop List

Find Ken's Products HERE  (Color Burst coming soon)
and visit the StencilGirl website HERE.

GIVEAWAY
 It's a week long blog hop of Color Bursts!  Prizes and inspiration await! Each team has fantastic giveaways Leave a comment on each StencilGirl Talk post and our team members posts to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from StencilGirl!  
Then head over to blogs on Ken's Team to find out about their prizes! 
(one comment per post please)
StencilGirl GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday, March 29th.

Stencils Used:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A BIG Fat Colorburst and Stencil Beautiful MESS!

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Blog Hop!

Where to begin........oh did I have fun with Ken's products!!!! I started thinking I would sit down for a minute to play and then a few hours later this is what my desk that was empty when I started looked like!

Needless to say...I have a "few" ideas on how to use Color Burst with stencils :) Let's start with this one.....why I decided to do this I have NO idea...but I am SO SO SO glad I did!!!!! A touch of Color Burst into Golden Molding Paste--OH MY!



As you can see in the photo above and below...I had to try out my new Molding Paste with a stencil. I used my Doodle It Tornado Flowers to test it.


To say that I had my usual "shiny object syndrome" while playing with these products was an understatement. Yes, fun but FOCUS Maria--you need to do a project :)

After I had the Molding paste, I used my Doodle It Bigger stencil to make some small pieces to play with.


I don't know what possessed me to dunk the entire piece in water....but it worked so I won't question it. You can also see that I was using the top of my Molding Paste as a palette....very in the "moment".


After it was wet I used a bit of the Color Burst mixed with water to color my piece--switching colors from time to time. I LOVE how it oozed into the Molding Paste.



Here is a look at how the transformation went with each piece:


Okay....now lets talk about that Click It stamp pad!!!!! Mr. Oliver where oh where were you went I was an avid scrapbooking INKING QUEEN!!!!???? GOODNESS, you need to get yourselves one (ALL) of these!!!! In LOVE!!!


After I my mini pieces were done, I ran the ink pad over each one....why, I have no idea...but I LOVED what it did to them!!! Seriously, this ink pad is AWESOME!!!!! I also showed above a little sample I did to just try them with a hand carved stamp. Here is a close up after one was inked.


So....what to do with mini masterpieces :) Make pieces of art of course!


I mounted each piece on a piece of foam core and cut around it with an X-acto Knife. Then I used two Bass Wood Canvases from Walnut Hallow as my base. I painted them black and did the edging with gold. Perfect place to mount my works of art. I added some gold lines as an accent and they were done. Easy!


As you can see...I had "a little" fun with Ken's products and stencils!! As a matter of fact, I will be back in the hop on Friday with another project! See you then....but before you go, make sure to leave a comment (hopefully about my projects) to be entered to win the StencilGirl GIVEAWAY!


It's a week long blog hop of Color Bursts!  Prizes and inspiration await! Each team has fantastic giveaways Leave a comment on each StencilGirl Talk post and our team members posts to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from StencilGirl!  
Then head over to blogs on Ken's Team to find out about their prizes! 
(one comment per post please)

StencilGirl GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday, March 29th.
Find Ken's Products HERE  (Color Burst coming soon)
and visit the StencilGirl website HERE.


Thursday Hop List



Stencils Used: