Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Gummiapan, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils

Finishing off a journal page

Quite some time ago I wiped off a few stencils onto a page in my Dylusions journal and also added some texture paste that I had coloured through a Seth Apter stencil and then just left it be… well on Friday I decided it was time to finish that page and this is what I ended up with.

I added Inktense over the full page using the blocks and then adding water to give it a wash. I also added some white gesso and then more Inktense using the pencils and waterbrush to activate.

I added a little bit of stamping using the Gummiapan text stamp and archival inks. I also added some doodling with charcoal which added some interesting effects.

Then I added some sentiments/titles using the distress oxides and clear embossing powder. These are some Visible Image stamps.

Of course I also added splashes … I’m addicted to my fan brush! … of both white gesso and the dark blue inktense.

Super happy with this page and how it ended up… not bad for a work in progress of about 18months!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Gummiapan, Visible Image

My favourites of 2017 pt 4

Final list of favourites for 2017 today… And today it is techniques! Yes what techniques have been my favourites for this year?

Well first has to be masterboards! Whether for ATCs or cards I have been churning out masterboards rather a lot and love creating them so much… want to see some… Here goes… 

I mentioned embossing yesterday in terms of products…. well embossing has been high up on the list of techniques this year.  Even if only embossing the sentiment the versamark, powder and heat tool have been to hand rather a lot! Here are just some of the embossed projects! 

And of course stamping remains my go to technique regardless of what type of project I make. I rarely make anything without a stamp making an appearance somewhere. I don’t really have a favourite stamp but new companies I’ve enjoyed this year are the #badassartchick ones which I subscribed to for funky and interesting stamps and the Gummiapan text one I bought I love too. I also have a few Visible Image stamps I bought this year which are fun.  Of course I’ve loved Paperartsy and Stampin Up stamps too and continued to add to my collection of those too. And I must mention that Creative Stamping magazine have had some fab sets this year too. 

Finally sewing… not exactly featured heavily this year but I have been known to add sewing to the list of techniques especially when doing mixed media. It might only be a small project but this landscape ATC comes to mind when I think of sewing.  So it’s on this one piece of artwork I will finish my favourites of 2017 series. 

Hope you have enjoyed my slightly different round up of the year and will be joining me for more creative fun in the next year. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Decorative Dots, Gummiapan, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Petal Palette, Visible Image

Painty cards

More painty background cards. These were made with the paint left on the palette from the cards I shared yesterday and another project I am working on. They were made in a couple of stages and finally got finished last night. 

The backgrounds were lots of different paints all from the pink and purple colour family with a little bit of blue thrown in… especially with the extra paint from the other project. I love all the layers this created. I’d also added some stamping although kept that quite simple with some stars and the Gummiapan text stamp.  Then I had to decide what to do with them. 

The first I decided to use a new Visible Image stamp of the camera and stamped and cut that out. I used my stamp platform to ensure it stamped perfectly as it’s quite a large and detailed image. 

I decided it needed some relief to the background so added the diecut wonky circle from black cardstock and then the sentiment that I embossed and affixed using a brad. I mounted it onto black and then decided to emboss some vellum to create a textured background.

The second card I decided to add a strip of the vellum that I had cut off the first card and again used a brad to affix it. 

I decided to heat emboss the main image onto the background directly and used the beautiful leaf sprig from my new Stampin Up Palette of Petals set I got on pre order from the new spring summer catalogue. 

I also chose a sentiment from that set and heat embossed that onto a label and mounted that on black card along with the whole panel.

With all the art alchemy paints added to the backgrounds and the feature images I think these are fun modern and edgy cards but still full of sparkle and shine. 

Happy with these … And my new stash. I’m going to have lots of fun with the new stash I have recently purchased.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Gummiapan, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown

Pink heart inchies

A quick post to share the inchies I made for UK stampers forum as today has been a bit busy doing shopping, gift wrapping and ironing… so it’s time to share something pre prepared!  

I painted the card with metallic pink paint and then stamped the pattern using a Lin Brown Paperartsy stamp. Then I added copper thread and the heat embossed and fussy cut Gummiapan heart. 

They are soooooooo cute! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Playing with my new distress oxides

So of course whilst in Harrogate I had a little spend… And bought some of the new distress oxides and some other goodies too…

I was quite reserved. I only bought 7 of the new colours not all 12 and once again … I love them!!! And at some point may have to buy most of the other 5 I didn’t get!

I had a little play with them on Sunday night with some panels of watercolour paper I had cut into squares (And a scrap of cream card too top right hand side but thats for another project!)

I then grabbed my new Tim Holtz stencil to add more pattern to some and a Gummiapan stamp (my current favourite text stamp!) to add yet more texture.

Once I had got them like this I knew I just wanted something simple to finish off the panels… Tim Holtz wildflowers stamps are the perfect accompaniment.

So these are perfect panels as card toppers. Will finish them off another day with appropriate sentiments etc… but for now the distress oxide obsession continues!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal #3

Time for a new circle journal round to start and this time we are making journals where envelopes are the feature.

So here is my journal.  I used some cream envelopes which are 5×7 and stuck them together and then sewed it and added washi tape to the spines. 

I then added a cover from some kraft cardstock and glued the inside of the journal and the cover together. 

Then I set to on decorating the cover.   I used the fresco finish paints to lay down some colour and then added some stamping in the paint too.  Then I used a Paperartsy stencil to add some iridescent medium.  Then finally I added the title and the stickers. 

Then the inside page I went for a purple colour scheme. I also went a little Darcy heart crazy! Then inside the pocket created by the envelope I added a card onto the back of which I put my “rules” for the journal.

So my journal is off on a journey to other lovely artists for the next year. Looking forward to seeing what happens to it and to receiving and playing in the journals I get.

Happy crafting!

Catherine