Thursday, February 25, 2016

Butterfly Art Journaling Page- Artists Live Ustream show video recording

I created this art journaling page especially for the Artists Live show on February 22nd.
Although I chose different colours and textures when I created it on the show, the steps are the same.
Below I have both journaling pages (the original and the one from the show).
You can also watch the video recording if you missed the show.

This is the original:

Here is the video recording:

For the background, I used the Momenta Groove Tool Starter Set I figured after you watch my video you might want to buy this product.  So, If you like the product, you can press the link to buy from Amazon. Its pretty reasonably priced. It also has replacement sponges: Momenta Groove Tool Replacement Tip Sponge

This is the one I created in the show using different colours and textures but applying the same techniques.

Dylusion paints- different colors
Stencils- Prima, Tim Holtz, The Crafters Workshop, Prima
Prima Finnabair Stamp- Don'd forget to fly and Rust and Dust
Prima Finnabair Art basics light paste
Faber-Castell- Design Memory Craft- Gelatos
Faber-Castell- Design Memory Craft black stampers big brush pen
Sharpie or Molotow- white acrylic pen
Ranger black archival ink

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Three ATC's- with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Hi Everyone its Keren here with three ATC's designed for the Farber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog.
I've Mixed & Matched Gelatos® and other Farber-Castell Design Memory Craft products to create texture and colour on the background. I also have a step by step video tutorial on how I created these ATC's.
Here is the video tutorial below:

 Here is a close-up of the three ATC's
They've been already sent across some land and oceans to some friends around the world!!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Metallic Gelatos®
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Pastel Gelatos®
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Stamper's big brush pen- black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Stencils 101
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Gel Medium
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Chalk board paint
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Glass Bead glitter gel
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft- Art GRIP Aquarelles Yellow
Faber- Castell GRIP watercolor EcoPencils
Prima Jamie Dougerty Birds stamp set
Prima Watercolor paper pad
Prima Royal Menagerie Script stamp
Words: unknown

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Uniquely You- Blue Fern Studios Layout

My second layout this month for Blue Fern Studios is different from teethe first one in term of both theme and colours.

I used the Serendipity "Contemplation" paper for the background and the "Calling cards" paper for layering behind the photo.

To create a natural texture in the background I used a modelling paste over a woodgrain stencil. Then while the paste was still wet, I spread 3 different colours of Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink embossing powder. I used sage, nutmeg and ginger.

I also used the new whimsy chipboard flourishes as accents. They were simply inked in brown chalk ink.

Blue Fern Studios Serendipity papers
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Imagine ink embossing powder
Prima flowers
Prima Finnabair modelling paste
Prima wood grain stencil
Blue Fern Studios Imagine ink spray: sage
Prima Color Bloom: Worn Leather and Gilded
Prima chalk edger- branch bark
Wooden clip: unknown

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Love- Blue Fern Studios Layout

Hi Everyone,
This is my first Blue Fern Studios design team project for February.

I used the Blush "Key to my heart" paper for the background. The Blush's pastel colours were perfect for this beautiful wedding photo of my cousin. I just love what the photographer did with their hands and I had to use a frame to highlight the heart.

The frame I used is the Folkart frame. I added a Romantic chipboard dangle of a locket above and below the frame. I wanted to make it seem as if the frame is dangling from the top of the page.
I embossed both frame and dangle with Imagine Ink cotton candy embossing powder

The chipboard word "Love" and the heart were simply inked in  pastel chalk ink.
The background was sprayed with Prima's Color Bloom: Sunshine and Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Cotton Candy spray. I also used matching Prima flowers to embellish.

 Blue Fern Studios Blush collection
 Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink cotton candy
Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink cotton candy embossing powder
Heidi Swapp stencil
Prima Finnabair modelling paste
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Color Bloom spray: Sunshine
Prima Chalk ink pastel- pink and yellow

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy- Mixed Media Canvas

Here is another canvas I created a while back and never got a chance to post on my blog.
Its a textured-layered canvas.
It has quite a few layers that have been pushed into the background.
I love combining stencils and stamps on my projects to create a lot of texture in the background. Every little bit counts and add a lot to the piece.

Blue Fern Studios Happy chipboard word
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Finnabair honeycomb and script stamps
Prima Finnabair white gesso
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair stencil
Prima Finnabair Light Paste
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Flower Napkin
Liquitex grey acrylic paint
Old scrapbooking paper
Old book paper

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weeping Willow--- Tree of Life Series

This "Weeping Willow" tree was created a long time ago.
This month I'm sharing a lot of projects that I have not shared here before.
My blog has always been so busy with posts that I never had time to post non-dt projects.

Here is one of the the trees I originally created for the Tree of Life Series.
However after creating it, I found it a bit sad to share as it depicted a difficult time in my life.
Today I'm sharing it because I don't see the sadness in it anymore, its just another one of my art pieces that I love.

Prima Finnabair Black gesso
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair clear crackle paste
Gold Fluid Acrylics- gold, copper, turquoise, silver
Canvas strips
Tissue paper
nuts and bolts

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Friday, February 12, 2016

My Boys- 7 Dots Studio- With video recording from Artists Live

I designed this highly textured mixed media layout using the 7 Dots Studio Lost and Found collection.
 I used some new mixed media products that I recently discovered at CHA from PentArt. They are sold by PentaColor  Here. These products are made in Hungary and are very high quality. They give texture and color all at once. 

I created this layout for my live show on the "Artists Live" Ustream channel on February 8th.  Below is the video recording in case you missed it.

Here are some close-ups

I was able to  make  a very masculine layout using dark earthy tones with paste and sprays.

The title was done using transfer solution from PentArt sold by Pentacolor. You can watch the video to see how I used it.

Dry wall tape
Corrugated cardboard tape
Prima Finnabair mechanicals stars
Jute string

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Two 6x12 Inspirational Canvases

I created two similar canvases using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos.
They measure 6x12 and they each have their own inspirational quote written on them.
The both made their way to Australia and they now have a nice comfortable home in my friend's house.

I love adding circles to my projects. The circular motion ties things together and balances the piece.
Here I both stencilled and stamped circles in the background.

I used old pages from a book to create the "Trees" and then coloured them with the Gelatos.

I love picking meaningful quotes from the internet or from Pinterest. Whenever I see a quote I like, I tend to pin it so I can refer to it when I make these inspirational canvases.

6x12 flat canvases
white gesso
Printed quotes
Prima Royal Menagerie stencil
Prima Finnabair modelling Paste
Prima brick stamp
Ranger black archival ink
Tim Holtz script stamp
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Brush black pen
Black gesso
The Crafters Workshop half-tone circle stencil
Prima Finnabair Soft matte gel
Old scrapbooking paper
Old book paper
Black water-colour pencil
Molotow white acrylic marker

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Live- Laugh- Love- Butterfly Canvas

I designed this canvas a while ago and never got a chance to post it on my blog.
I used a lot of stencils and resist techniques to design it.

The key is to create lots of texture in the background using stencils, paints and stamps.
Then drawing the shape you like.

I used the Acrylic paints and Ranger Dylusions paints all combined.

Book Papers
white gesso
Dylusion paints
Deco Art Inspiration stencil
Ranger black archival ink
Molotow white marker
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
Faber-Castell stampers black pen
Red acrylic paint
Prima stamps
The Crafter's Workshop stencils
Tim Holtz script stamp

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Enjoy the story- Blue Fern Studios February sketch challenge

Hi Everyone,
Below is the layout I designed with the Blue Fern Studios February sketch challenge.
I used the new Timeless collection as it has earthy tones that matched my rock climbing photo.

I rotated the layout because I wanted to give the composition a downward movement. I used the checkered bits chipboard to create this movement and embossed it in BFS Oatmeal embossing powder.

I framed the photo in one of the chipboard Techno squares. It was embossed in Blue Fern Studios Sage embossing powder.

I used a brick stencil and the PentArt iron paste to create the brick pattern in the background. Then I sprayed with textured spray and Empress Gold Color Bloom spray to create color and texture behind the photo.

Finally I used the word Enjoy from the "Enjoy the Journey" chipboard title and I also used one of the arrow words. They were each sprayed with a matching shimmery and textured spray.

Blue Fern Studios- Timeless Artistique paper, calling cards
Blue Fern Studios- chipboard
Blue Fern Studios imagine ink embossing powder: oat meal and sage
Blue Fern Studios imagine ink spray- leaf
Prima Marketing brick stencil
Prima Marketing Finnabair Pixie dust spray
Prima Marketing Finnabair metal cogs
Prima Marketing chalk edger white
PentArt Iron paste- grey
PentArt- texture spray
Corrugated cardboard roll- Unknown
Studio 490 gold embossing paste
Prima Color Bloom Empress gold

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