Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, YouTube video

Playing in my journal… out of the box

Today I’m sharing a video of last weekends playtime in the craftroom. I had nothing in mind when I sat down to play other than I needed to do something with colour! And the result… well I’m very happy with the final page. The video doesn’t cover the doodling which I did the day after to allow for everything to dry properly.

Here is the link to the video. 

Hope you enjoy watching the page emerge. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Brushos, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Deb’s Patwits circle journalĀ 

Hello there

I have another circle journal page to share for the Patwits envelope journal. This time it is Deborah’s journal and her construction is similar to mine but bigger! 

I decided to go all Teesha Moore style. I started with painting the envelope with the Bora Bora paint.
I then cut a piece of paper to the size of envelope (not the base where it opens) and added a base of Autumn fire Paperartsy fresco finish paint and then added all the magazine collage papers.  I then added stamping to them using a mix of number and word stamps from my Hot Picks stamp sets. 

I then stamped the queen stamp onto some paper I had coloured with Paperartsy fresco finish paint. I then added that to the envelope and added black paint for the borders and then some doodling and the sentiment.  I used white paint pen to add the dots. 

I then added some dots through the stencil for the inside part of the envelope still visible as it needed some pattern too!

Next I decorated a tag to peek out of the envelope.  The envelope is partly sealed which means it fits perfectly in the gap and sits in the middle! 

I decorated both sides … but the back gas a message for Debs so only showing the front of the tag here…

I used brushos and distress stains to add colour and then black paint through a stencil to add the zig zags.  Then I used gesso to mute a bit of the colour and pattern and added Darcy’s feather stamp and gilded it with the gilding flakes.

I added the tiny dots to add some interest to the left hand zig zags and then stamped the sentiment from the same Darcy stamp set onto a scrap of paper I had stamped a background onto with Distress oxide. I cut that out and added that on the top. 

And a sneak peek of the other side of the tag…  I used distress oxides and another Paperartsy stamp set to create this autumnal leaf tag! I stamped the leaves with a mix of archival inks to make it a red and brown leaf and then clear embossed… I love my stamp platform for making these techniques so easy!

So there you go… another Patwits circle journal page complete. I hope Debs likes my experimental Teesha Moore style page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Timeless Textures

Circle journal for Chris

Today I finally get to share what I made for Chris’ circle journal. She had made her journal using cardboard envelopes… so fab and very unlikely to fall apart with using mediums on them as they are nice and sturdy. She also had a fab idea of giving some prompts and the one I had for mine was to include numbers of different kinds on it. So I went to town with the numbers!

Here was the first layer I created.

I used plenty of soft and earthy colours of Fresco finish paints to create the background and then added stamped numbers from lots of different Paperartsy sets.

Then using an Andy Skinner stencil I added some iridescent medium. Then I left it to dry.

The next day I added some more paint to tone down the background a little and added some stencilling, splatters and marks with the edge of a credit card.

I must admit I still wasn’t sure what to so with this page next. I grabbed some paper that had an index from an atlas on it, ripped it and added distress oxide in fired brick and vintage photo and then the mojo started to work properly. Next thing I knew I had been sewing on the machine and by hand, stamping the main image. Stamping and embossing with frantage and I had this lovely sewing themed page.

The finishing touches were to add some Tim Holtz stickers (including some number ones) adding some inktense to them.

I am so pleased with how this ended up. I really had no idea where to go with it but it came together beautifully and I enjoyed making it immensely. Just hope Chris likes what I did.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks

Nautical themed ATCs – 254-258

Today I’ve got 5 ATC’s to share with you with the theme of Nautical. They were made for a Facebook swap in a group I am in. I’m excited to see what comes back from others too. 

This first one started as a piece of map that I added some acrylic paint to. I then added some stamping to it using a Hot Picks Paperartsy stamp which features a fish.

I added this paper to a plain background and added some sewing along the edge to add some texture and made sure it was adhered. Then along the other side I added some iridescent medium through a stencil that looks like bubbles.

The next one has some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap on it and some of the opal magic art alchemy paint underneath. This gives part of the card some sheen which is lovely.

I added the word travel through a stencil using modelling paste which provides some nice texture.

The feature image is the lovely fish from Indigo Blu and then I layered the paper onto another painted paper and then onto a black gessoed card.

Next are two lighthouse ATCs … this first one is distress oxides on a map and then the stamps from Creative Stamping magazine. These were added onto a piece of paper which had some gelli printing bits on it too.

The second one is also distress oxides as a base but also some netting and machine sewing. I love all the layers and soft finish to the image and colour. 

Finally a sepia one… book print onto some cardstock and plenty of distress inks.  Then added a little painting with cracked pistachio distress oxide onto the boat.

Also added sewing to this too and some white gel pen. 

So these were my five nautical themed cards.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Print Poetry

Happy Fathers Day (239)

Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!). 

Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with! 

And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.

I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp. 

I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too! 

Here is the ATC! 

I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.

Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink. 

I did finish one card in class…  I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Print Poetry

Arty session with the gang… male cards

Hi there. 

Tonight I have some time with my local crafty friends for playing with mixed media.  The plan for tonight is some cards suitable for men.

I find male cards difficult but still need to make them.  So thought this would be the good push I needed. 

Card one is this green hot air balloon one. I kept this relatively simple with some distress inking and embossing.

Card two is a vintage seaside one using distress oxides.

Then onto card three which is a brushos background, an indigo blu stamp and then some embossing for the sentiment.

And finally the painted card. I sort of threw everything at this… stencilling/stamping/doodling.

I used a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp for the focal image.

So these are the samples which I’ve prepared.  Will have to see what we actually create tonight in between the chat! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

    Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Washi tape, YouTube video

    Replacement Patwits journal pages

    Unfortunately one of our circle journals never made it back to its owner … and the lovely Chris who organises us all is without her journal. Some of us have made her pages to bind into a journal in the hope that it goes some way to replacing the lost artwork. 

    Here is what I made… 

    I added black gesso through the stencil, then some washi tape and then lots of bright brushos and added Matt medium to stabilise them. I love how this dragged some of the gesso across in streaks too. 

    I then stamped onto separate panel the Hot Picks image and adhered that. Then stamped the sentiment below. I kept this page quite simple with just a little bit of gold pen accents.

    The other side however was far more detailed and I’ve done this on YouTube so you can check out my process. 

    However here is the finished page.

    The whole process took several hours but I managed to get the video down to about 10 mins.

    I was on a roll and thought why not make another page. 

    I love paper piecing the Clare Lloyd girl. And the colours for this page really spoke to me.  The reverse side I have a different feel but with similar colours with the fun Lin Brown house stamp.

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine