Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Choose your own path- Art Journaling page

Here is another Art journaling page I created in my recycled paper journal I bought on my trip to Ecuador.
I just love the natural texture that the recycled paper gives the background.

I used book paper to create the tree, birds and ground. I ripped pieces of each paper and built it piece by piece.
I used fluid acrylics to cover and shade the background, adding some darker shades on the edges and lighter ones in the center. Then I used a brown stampers big brush pen to create shade behind the tree and birds.

Finally I did some hidden journaling with a brown pen. It blends into the background so you can't see it. I also used a black Posca marker to outline the shapes and add some visible journaling.

Art Journal- Ecuador
Golden and DaVinci fluid acrylics
Book pages
Prima Matte gel mdeium
Prima white gesso
Black Posca pen
Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
Faber-Castell Brown Stampers Big brush pen
Dylusions black acrylic paint
Sharpie brown acrylic marker
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller word stickers

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sand-Castle---- Mini-Album for Blue Fern Studios

For my second project this month for Blue Fern Studios I created this Sand-Castle mini-album.
The mini album already comes like this and its made out of MDF material. However you could easily make and cut these shapes out of cardboard or other material to create your own mini album.

For the background and embellishments I used the following Seaside Cottage papers: Gala, Splendor, Glory and Calling Cards. 

For the cover I used some Blue Fern Studios flowers and some seashells. I also used a few of the following chipboard pieces: Seaside Seashells, Seaside Treasures and By the sea. For the title, I used the Summer Vacation chipboard title and cut out the Summer word out of it. All the chipboard pieces in the album were either embossed with Oatmeal or Breeze embossing powders and then lightly edged with brown distress ink.

For the next pages I used the Destination Label and the Sweetheart frame chipboard pieces which were both embossed with the Oatmeal Embossing powder.

For the following two pages I used the Seaside Lanterns, Memory Frame and Circle Links. All of these chipboard pieces were embossed with the Breeze embossing powder.

For this next page I used the Lane street sign to frame my photo and the and one of the Jubilation corners for the following page. I also use a chipboard shell above the photo which can be seen from the front cover. All of these were embossed with the Breeze embossing powder.
For the last page, which is the back of the album I used the Chipper chipboard frame to frame the photo. The frame was embossed in Breeze embossing powder.
As a final touch I added some snow texture around all the page edges.

Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Flowers
Blue Fern Studios embossing powders
Kaisercraft MDF sand-castle mini album
Prima stencil
Prima Finnabair Light Molding paste
Prima Finnabair snow texture
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Butcher cord and cheesecloth

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Steam Punk Winged Boxes- 7 Dots Studio Challenge and Video Recording for Artists Live Show

Hi Everyone,
Its that time again for the 7 Dots Studio monthly challenge and this month's theme is:

I recently created these two winged boxed canvases on my Artists Live Ustream show while having this challenge in mind.
Below you will find the project and the video recording in case you missed the show.
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However if you can't make it, we always record our shows!!

Here is the recording of a video on how I created these Winged Boxes live during the Artsits Live Ustream Show on Monday September 5th"

I love all styles of mixed media but combining the techniques with a Steampunk theme is one of my favourites. I used the elements from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller and combined them with metallic and resin embellishments to create these mini 4x4 canvases. I used rust paste to give it the rusted look.

Below you can see close-ups of the boxes and all the texture and color  I gave them.

4x4 canvases- clearance Michaels
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller word stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller element stickers
UmWowStudio Homegrown Tick marks stencil
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller Victorian Flourish
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller Fancy background
UmWowStudio Fortune Teller wild at heart flairs 
UmWowStudio Homegrown flairs.
Prima Relic and Artifacts Chilvary
Prima Metals for wood plaque 
Prima vintage mechanicals bottle caps
Prima Bottle caps
Prima Rust paste
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings Light bulbs
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings
Prima Vintage mechanicals
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients micro-beads bronze
Prima mechanical pocked watches
Prima Finnabair white gesso
Prima Stamp-n-add angel wings
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Glass gel medium

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Frolic in the sun--- Layout for Blue Fern Studios

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here and I'm on the Blue Fern Studios blog for my September post.
This month I've created a layout and a mini album using the Seaside Cottage collection.

Since I love the beach so much, Seaside cottage is one of my favourite collections and I loved using it again.

Here is my layout:

For the background paper I used the Seaside Cottage Glory paper.
I used a picture of some seagulls flying in the air. It looks like they are Frolicking in the sun and dancing in the sunset. Thats why I used that chipboard title. The title was sprayed in gold ink.

The photo was framed with the Marseille frame which was painted in white gesso, then stamped with the Brocade texture. I used the same technique for the flutter medley and added it to the side of the frame. Then I embellished with matching Blue Fern Studios' flowers and added bits of the Persian ornament chipboard in between the flowers.

Blue Fern Studios papers
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios flowers
Blue Fern Studios cotton candy spray
Prima Color Bloom Empress Gold
Prima light paste
Prima stencil
Prima white gesso

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Travel Far and Wide- Art Journaling

Hi Everyone,
This past week I really felt like I needed to do some art journaling.
My soul was craving it and so I created this page and another one which I will post later on in the month.

The journal I'm using is one that I bought in my last trip to Ecuador.  The pages are made out of recycled paper and so they are highly texturized.
I just love the texture each page has and it adds a lot of interest to the spread.

I used die-cut and sticker elements from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Collection.
I used Prima's rust paste to add color and texture to the background.

7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Word Stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller element stickers
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller die-cut elements
7 Dots Studio Home Grown die-cut elements
Prima Finnabair rust paste
Prima Finnabair white gesso
Prima Finnabair matte gel medium
Ecoline white paint
Posca black and white markers
book pages
Faber-Castell Stampers big brush pen brown
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink

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