Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Art Journal Play

Hi all! 
Michelle with you today with a few art journal pages created with lots of Artified goodies.
I had loads of painterly fun creating, so much so, I failed to take picks of my process, so sorry but I promise to remember for next time!

First up is "Shine Shine Shine" using some Geli printed papers, Washi Tape, vintage papers, stamps, stencils and paint a plenty!

I started with gesso and paper layers then added more paint through stencils, stamping and Washi Tape then used the black as a unifying colour to bring all the elements together. I applied paint with a palette knife brushes and my fingers till I was happy with the composition.
Here is a little bit of detail for you:

The focal point was made with a Kraft card and a few Dina Wakley stamps. 

Next up "Me...".
For this one I made a stencil out of a magazine image, then used that shape to create my figure out of old book paper.
I had a bit of fun splashing paint around and stamping on a Gessoed page, then stuck the figure down with Matt Gel Medium.

I added some paint to the figure through a few stencils and added details with a Stabillo all pencil and paint pens.

The shadow around the figure I did with the pencil and a touch of water applied with my finger to blend.

A few more stamped images and the page was done!

Now for my last page to share, "Be....".
Used a lot of scraps here and had some fun with paint and stamps, this one was very quick and easy to create.

I started by adding old book paper shapes across the Gessoed page, then added my paint colours with my palette knife. I then rubbed the paint off through a stencil with a baby wipe to leave interesting patterns underneath.
Lots of layers of paint and stencilling created the background, then it was time to focus on the foreground of the page.
I wanted something simple but I also wanted it to cover a lot of, what was, a very busy background. 

I went through my scrap paper stash and came up with some old black lined paper....do not ask me where I got that from....no idea!
I punched out the circles with an old punch and laid it across the double page so that the circles framed just enough of that busy background. I then added some paint on a stamp to make the paper part of the composition and added some stamped words and the page was done!
Here are the links to all the products used on my pages for easy reference:

So there you go, my sharing here is done, see you next month! 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Never Change by Kerry Fellowes

Hello.  Its Kerry here today and I am so excited as today I get to play with a bunch of NEW products that we all got to drool over from the CHA or Creativation videos from January. Without a doubt the stand out product for me from all these new releases were the Distress Oxide Inks.  They are completely different from any other inks I have played with, so lets get started! 

I have taken a piece of 300gsm watercolor paper and cut it into a tag shape. I took some Distress ink in Cracked Pistachio and 'smooshed' it onto my craft mat and sprayed both the tag and the ink with water.  Using a brush I dabbed and flicked the ink onto the tag leaving plenty of white space then used my heat tool to dry off.

 I did the same again using Broken China Distress Oxide remembering to leave some white space and dry off again. 


Using the Fossilised Amber I have added some ink around the edge with a sponge. I have added a few splashes of water to the tag and then lifted some of the colour off with a paper towel.


Repeat the  process again with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and that completes the background and dry off, you will now start to really see how these inks layer on top of each other.

Another item I was really impressed with was the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.  The package is huge and there are all shapes and sizes in the pack.  I picked out these cute little girls and wanted to give them some wings.  I stamped the butterfly from the Carabelle Studio Believe in Magic stamp set and coloured them with the Distress oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Fossilised Amber.  I cut them in half and stuck them onto the back of the paper dolls.


I added a little bit of random text stamping to the tag to add some interest to the background and then used some of the NEW Tim Holtz Design Tape to 'ground' the Paper Dolls.

 To finish off the tag I have coloured some seam binding with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade.  I placed the seam binding on my craft mat then just added the Distress Oxide on top and activated with water, I scrunched the seam binding as I dried it to give it a crinkled look.  I repeated the process with the Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxides on a separate piece of seam binding.

And last of all I have adhered some Chit Chat stickers for my sentiment.

You will find links to the products below:
- Distress Oxide Ink Pads
- Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
- Tim Holtz Design Tape
- Carabelle Studios Believe In Magic Stamp
- Chit Chat Stickers

The Distress Oxides are unique as you can layer the colours one on top of another and as long as you dry between layers you can get some AMAZING effects.  I will add a couple of extra pictures at the bottom of this post of some 'Rust Paper' I made using the Distress Oxides and a link to the video on how they were made :) 

 Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, 10 April 2017

'My Sanity' Art Journal page by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone, 

My turn up on the Artified Blog with a fun and colourful (tongue in cheek) Art Journal page.

Featuring loads of awesome Artified goodies including Tim Holtz layering stencils, distress paints, prima watercolour confection pans and a gorgeous Stampotique unicorn stamp.

Here are just some of the wonderful products used to create my Art Journal page, follow on for the step by step tutorial.

Step 1 - Using Dina Wakely heavy body white paint paint/glue old book paper and medical gauze to your page to add texture and depth.

Step 2 - while you are waiting on your page to dry, stamp your unicorn onto smooth watercolour paper with archival ink and colour with your prima watercolours using a paint brush. Fussy cut your unicorn out. I also drew a couple of bears to ride the unicorn in keeping with my funny saying and coloured them as well. 

Step 3 - Add some more texture to your page with modelling paste and your Tim Holtz Layering stencils. 

Step 4 - Once your paste has dried, using the side of a ruler ( i added black indian ink to the side of the ruler) and spritz my page with water in the middle, then pressed my ruler to the page to create black lines 

Step 5 - Add some circles to your page using stamps, toilet rolls, plastic lids etc and ink, start colouring the larger circles with watercolours or distress paint. Then start colouring your page using distress paint and water colours spritzing with water when needed.

Step 6 - Add some visual interest by gluing some colourful strips of paper. and then using a baby wipe over the top of a stencil to take away colour from your page.

Another chance to add some stamping !

Step 7 - Last steps - Add a large grungy circle in the middle of your page with a ink nib pen and Indian ink so that your unicorn can sit inside it and you can add your quote around the circle. 

Here are some close ups !!

Here are some links to the products in the Artified Store:

Unicorn by Magda Polakow

Well that's it from me today!!

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my Art Journal come together :-) 

Elisa xx