Thursday, September 17, 2020

It's time for Halloween ► Majo

Hi folks, finally it’s time to start into my favorite season:

HALLOWEEN

I made a page for my smaller Art Journal book.


I started by stamping the beautiful lady, masked her and stamped the harlequins and the waybill on top using different colors of ink. I added the birds and the sentiment (a few times) and computer generated the/her  question.

After rubbing off the masking I colored the lady and ready is yet another page I my little book.

 



 I have used the following stamps:

12744

18920

19416

8709

13039

I wish you all a nice weekend, please find time to craft and stay safe

 





Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Scribble Girl Bunch!

 I just LOVE Tina's Scribble Girls and this new collection is SO.  MUCH.  FUN.

You will notice in this ATC trio I am sharing today some matching washi tape!!  OMG!


Stamps used:  Scribble One Earring, Scribble Girl Pigtails, Scribble Girl Big Lips, One Human Race, More Pride, More Acceptance, Round Brushstrokes Large, Brush Hatches


These super fun ATC's are created on a piece of gelli printed card stock.

Subtle background stamping and then the girls!!!

Their 'bodies' are created with custom washi tape by Tina Walker and outlined with my trusty Stabilo All pencil.

These new sentiments are perfect for these three!!

And of course they are colored with Posca Paint pens...don't they look like abstract paintings??


Thanks for the visit!

Until next time...get inky!

Mixed Media Tag - Boy on swing

Hey everyone,

Today I'm sharing this vintage mixed media tag and a super fun stamping technique with you.

 

I cut my tag from a piece of watercolor paper to a size of 6 x 3,5 inch and simply added some stamping. 


Next, I spread some texture paste with a palette knife in various spots of the tag. The paste I used is quite thick (an older one, already starting to dry in its container). I would recommend using a heavy body paste or gesso for this technique, but honestly I haven't tried out a thinner one. Now comes the fun part: I took a stamp and stamped right into the paste before it's dry. You will lose some detail, so the stamp shouldn't be too delicate, but even the numbers that I picked worked well.
Make sure to clean your stamp immediately with water. A stiff brush can also be helpful. You really don't want that texture paste to ruin your stamp, right?

After the paste was dry, I started building some layers of color with some Lindy's Gang Moonshadow Mists.


I added some more stamping with the numbers, but this time in a more common way. For a little color pop I sprinkled acrylic spray over the tag.

After browsing through my stamps I chose this guy on a swing as a focal image, stamped him dirctly on the tag (no fussy-cutting this time) and added a little color with some ZIG brush pens. I also darkened up the edges with some Oxide Ink and Archival Ink. 

I added the little die cut birds and a quote, embossed in gold onto black cardstock. To finalize my tag I adhered it to some cardstock and added a bow.






Stamps used:
Vintage Boy on Swing (19729)
Numbers Set (19659)
Writing Circles Background (19567)
Don't Waste A Moment (19786)


Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- Black cardstock
- Archival Ink (jet black, pebble beach, seafarer)
- Versafine Ink (onyx black)
- Versamark Ink
- Distress Oxide Ink (ground espresso)
- texture paste (heavy body)
- Lindy's Gang Moonshadow Mist (treasure island aqua, van dyke sepia, buccaneer bay blue)
- ZIG real brush pens
- embossing powder (Altenew - antique gold)
- die (Memory Box - small flock of doves #99015)
 

Hope you're giving this technique a try and that you found some inspiration here.

See you soon,


Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Sweetie

Hello everyone,

For today's project I have made a mini journal page. These are really just postcard sized pieces of paper that I stick in my journal. I really like how this one came out.


It was made with a piece of watercolour paper. I recently bought some Infusions powders and I had a play with them to create this background. I also used some white gesso to tone it down here and there. Next I added some modelling paste; this is a graphite one and it has little sparkles in it. 
I added a tiny bit of stamping and some black paint around the edges. I stamped the girl and the sentiment, matted them both on black card stock and adhered them to my panel after putting down some washi tape. 




I have used the following stamps:


Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Wednesday, September 02, 2020

More Halloween cards with Josefine

And more, and more, and more ;)
I ordered all the latest plates-o-rubbers and just had to start playing with the Halloween set and the mark maker set (my two favorites from the release). And what better way to play than to combine the two?

I started by stamping the gravestone cross in a nice, black ink - once onto my card base and then on masking paper.


Then I added the masking paper on top of the stamped cross and stamped the lines with squiggles in a light grey on top. This way it looks like the lines are behind the grave once I removed the masking paper.


Next, I used the sentiment "No Tears for the Creatures of the Night", stamped it with Versamark ink, and embossed the sentiment. Since I created multiple cards at the same time, I decided to use different colors of embossing powder - one in white, one in purple, and one in orange.


As a final step, before mounting everything onto a card base with a black frame, I added a few orange and purple splatters to the background. 


And voila, new Halloween cards using the two new plates :)


I love how the colored embossing powder looks on the lines.



I have a feeling this is going to be a great Halloween season :P

Stamps used:


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Penholder ► Majo

 

Hi Folks,

it’s been some time since I made a penholder. Now I needed one for a friend in her “special” colors. 



I used Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmelade Distress Inks. 

 I  applied the ink on my worksheet, added some water and just by dipping my watercolor paper into it, I created my background. This takes some time, since I had to dry each layer to avoid a muddy color.

 I stamped all my images and added sentiments in an according color (Barn Door) to give it more interest.


 
The box is not hand made. I painted the edges and added washi tape on the inside to have a smooth transition.



The bottom of my box:


 

 I have used the following stamps:

  19421

19425

19430

19603

19634

19832

19979

 

Have a good start into the new week, stay safe and healthy and find time to craft!