Brushos, Dies, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks

Art coins

So there is a new trend a Facebook friend had picked up… Art coins. They are like circular ATC and so of course I’ve made some to join in with a swap.

I started by making a masterboard with fresco finish paints and some Paperartsy stamps onto mountboard.

I then cut it into quarters and die cut a 2.5″ diameter circle from each.

Next I decided to add some contrast colour with a stamped flower. I added gamboge and ost Red brushos to some cardstock with water. Then once dry I stamped the Jofy flower. Then I added some more colouring with brusho before adding some stamping (number stamps) in coordinating colours.

I fussy cut them out and then added doodling to each of the bases.

I added copper thread between the flower and the coin and adhered them together.

I then used Tim Holtz rub one for the titles. I added them to bookprint and the adhered them to the flower with glossy accents to add some fun dimension.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks

Finishing off Rebecca’s journal

Last piece for Rebecca’s journal…

This time bright and warm fresco paints over a patterned paper piece…

Lots of text stamping and some stencilling. Splatters and grungy edging to provide a graffiti style page.

Love how all of the art work works together but also are completely separate pieces.

Hopefully Rebecca likes them as much as I enjoyed working on them.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, YouTube video

Brushos ATC’s flower numbers

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a video with you… so today I have one making three ATCs for the UK stampers forum swap. And as per the theme of the last few days I have been a bit brusho mad!

So follow along with my process on the video.. and here is the final results

Really happy with all of these and how bright and cheery they ended up.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Baked Texture embossing powder, Deco art fluid acrylics, Paperartsy - Ellen Vargo stamps, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Washi tape

Next circle journal page

I had to do the other side of the journal page that I shared yesterday and chose a completely different colour scheme.

I chose to cover even less of the background with paint and instead layered up some papers and washi tape to create the main base and then added some paints to it. I also added rub ons and some doodles.

Then I assembled lots of layers for under the main image of the Darcy heart.

I chose to use some neon pink painted card and some alcohol ink coloured vellum along with some copper thread. I heat embossed the heart onto some painted paper and then added gold pen around the edge to give it a gilded look.

This more junk journal approach really spoke to me when I made it… and contrasted lots to the previous page.

I also have a little extra for Hazel as I made a little piece for inside the envelope too…

This is again very different from the other pages. I really wanted to play with the Chunky Rust embossing powder from Seth Apter. This gave me the perfect opportunity.

First I created an earthy and rustic backgroynd with paints and stamping. Then I added the lino print style house onto another piece of painted paper.

I then took a piece of card and added lots of layers of the rust embossing on it. I also added more of it to the panel in a more organic way around the edges. Love how this looks.

So overall three very different pieces of art for Hazel in her cool journal.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, YouTube video

The other part to the circle journal

Earlier this week I shared the page I made in Marie’s journal… well I had to do both sides of the envelope so today I am sharing what I did with the other side. I also have an apology for the wobbly video as I kept bashing the camera! Ooops.

Anyway… check out the video here to see the process…

And here is the final piece…

Absolutely love this … and the fact it is such a contrast to the other side of the envelope. This side was a much softer page and more about nature and flowing … the other side more graphic and edgy…. which do I prefer? Neither and that is the joy of art journalling… Everything can be different and take you in a different direction and style.

Here is a close up of the yummy textures and colours…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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UK stampers forum postcard

Today I have a postcard to share that I made for a swap. It was an anything goes swap and I decided to go for a sewing theme using paperartsy stamps.

I started with the patterned gingham paper and then layered up the stamping around the outside and added the focal image and the embossed label.

I also added splatters in the pale pink and blue and lots of faux stitching in pen to add to the sewing theme.

Quite a clean and simple type postcard for me… love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine