Friday, November 20, 2020

Starbound!

 Who else is excited that it is FRIDAY??!!!  I look forward to the weekend even though I am working from home because I can create freely!!

I am sharing a card I created today, it has a celestial background...one that I had created previously but it spoke to me for this project.





Coloring is with Prisma Colored Pencils.


The background is black cardstock with gesso and Distress Oxide inks.  I added a few 'stars' with a white Signo pen.


The boy and dog are outline with a Stabilo All pencil for a tiny bit of definition.

I hope you take the time to look up at the stars...and maybe make a wish!

See you next month with some HOLIDAY CHEER!!!  Until next time...get inky!!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Covid19 Wall Hanger ► Majo

Good Morning, my friends!

 

Actually I wanted to start to show you some Christmas cards, but Covid19 seems to occupy my mind. So I decided to create another little canvas for my studio ….

 


 

I started by inking the canvas and stamped the image on a piece of tissue. I adhered it with Acrylic Liquid Medium and painted it with the same colors I had used for my background.

 

I stamped the “Stay the Fuck Home” sentiment, unfortunately it’s a bit hard to see. For more texture I used the Coronavirus from Plate 1524.

 

The sentiment underneath my lovely lady was also stamped on tissue, it makes it so much easier, since the canvas is just a bit rough.

 

I inked the edges in a darker color, added the string and some wooden charms and ready is yet another wall hanger.




 

I have used the following stamps:

 

17898

Sentiment underneath from Plate 1524

Sentiment in the background from Plate 1524

Coronavirus from Plate 1524

 

Stay safe, my friends, find time to craft and enjoy ♥

 





 

 

 

Winged Beauty

A journal page taking flight.

Supplies:

Belly Dancer

Feathered Wing Right

Feathered Wing Left

Field of Stars 

Black Permanent Ink

White card stock

White Journal Page

Scissors

Distress Oxides: Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber & Broken China

Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Lilac, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean & Mermaid Lagoon

Black pen for outlining

Glue Stick



Directions:

1. Stamp both wings in black on the white card stock and once dry, fussy cut the wings and the belly dancer out. The Belly Dancer's background is trimmed completely off to just allow for the figure.


2. Using Distress Oxides and a blending brush, color in the figure and a bit on the wings. Wings were left mostly white except for the Blue China shadows.

3. Prepare the background of the journal by using Distress inks. I used my craft mat, swiped each color on it, then sprayed water.  I then dabbed the journal page into the various ink colors to get the effect I wanted of a sky. The inks used: Wilted Lilac, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean & Mermaid Lagoon.


4. Using the Field of Stars stamp, I inked up using Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves Distress inks and stamped across the background.


 

5. Position the wings to connect to the belly dancer as if they were coming out of her back. Once satisfied with the position, glue down the wings to the background slightly off center and tilted as though she were flying.


 6. Once everything is attached and dry, use black ink pen to carefully outline the figure.


Add sayings if you like.  For me, I liked how graphic she looked.

--Mercy

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The ocean - art journal page

Hello everyone,

Today's art journal page features some landscape stamping which is not my usual style, but nevertheless I enjoyed the process of making it. So here we go with a little tutorial and some technical tips about how to arrange a landscape composition.

When I started my page, I had a rough image in my mind how this page should look like. I already knew my focal image - this man with his dog - and so stamping and cutting this was the first thing I did. Also, I inked up the edges with a black marker which would help the image blending easily into the scene later. At this stage I wasn't sure if I wanted the image to be colored or not, so I left that decision for later.

Next, I chose some stamps for my background scenery: a rower and a pier. And here's my little tip about arranging your composition: When you are not sure where to place your images, first stamp them on some transparency. I always use a slow drying ink such as Versafine as this can be wiped away from the foil afterwards. You can then move the foil or foil pieces to get a good idea how it looks in different positions. In my case I wasn't sure about how high I wanted to have my horizon line. This technique helped me to figure out where to place the stamps.

Ater I added the two stamped images to my page, I added some texture to the sky. Therefore I used the new plus sign stamp (not only as a whole but also just parts of the stamp) and heatembossed that.

Finally it was time to add color. I diluted some Dylusions ink sprays with water and added them to my previously wetted page. I left a lot of white space on the page which I really liked in the end.

Once I was done with my background, I needed something for my focal characters to sit on. I grabbed a piece of tissue and tore it into pieces and strips. Then I crumpled these up and glued several layers down to the bottom of the page with matte medium, making sure to retain the crinkled texture. After it had dried, I added a few more Dylusions inks with a brush and ended up with the perfect ledge for the man and his dog. I also added a few lighthanded lines to the horizon.

That was the point where I decided that they need a little color and grabbed my watercolors. Then I glued them down with foam tape, added a matching quote sticker and called this project done. Here are some close-up shots of the finished page.

 

 

Stamps used:
Man And Dog Sitting (18968)
Plus Sign Background (20571)
Pier or Dock Silhouette (19716)
Man In Row Boat Silhouette (19712)
Recommendation for creating landscapes: Plate 1460

Other material:

- Art journal (Hahnemuehle DIN A4 watercolor book)
- Versafine ink (nocturne)
- Versamark ink
- Dylusions ink sprays (calypso teal, vibrant turquoise, periwinkle blue, chopped pesto, slate grey, melted chocolate)
- watercolor
- embossing powder (Ranger - frosted crystal)
- tissue paper
- matte medium
- Studio Light Sticker (Jenine's mindful art collection)
- black brush marker and fine tip marker

See you soon!

 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

It's a story

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the blog where today I am sharing a mini journal spread. 




For this spread I used the normal Distress Inks, I added them onto the pages with a blending tool after I heat embossed the swirls. I added stamping, splattering and black paint around the edges. 
This cool chick is one of Tina Walker's scribble girls and I stamped her, coloured her and cut her out. I then adhered her to the page. The sentiment is also from Tina. 




I used the following stamps:


Other materials: 
Distress Inks, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick
Inks : Versafine Clair - Morning Mist, Nocturne and Summertime
White pen
WOW embossing powder
Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers
Black acrylic paint

Thank you for stopping by today ! 







Thursday, November 05, 2020

More Pride, More Acceptance!

 November already...YIKES!  But here we are.

Continuing on with my love for Tina Walker's Scribble girls, I have a slimline card to share with you.






Stamped in archival ink and colored with Posca Paint pens.

The slimline die is from PhotoPlay Paper and I used a gelli printed piece from my stash.  Of course I used Dina Wakley paints and sprays.


And these sentiments are perfect for this crazy election time here in the US.
I am finding that I just love the slimline card, it is a fun size to create on!!

I will see you all soon.  Until next time...get inky!

Monday, November 02, 2020

Tags for Christmas and trees!

 Liven up the holidays with this fun wooden tag, perfect for gifts, on trees and anywhere a little Christmas spirit needs to be added.  These are using some wooden stocking ornaments that I found at the Dollar Tree, but I have seen similar ones at various other crafting stores for under a dollar.


Supplies:

Waving Santa Item 4820

Black Pigment Ink

Black, Clear, white and silver Embossing Powders

Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China & Blueprint Sketch

Silver colored Christmas Pick of holly leaves

A few foam snowflakes, one slightly larger than the other

Wooden Christmas Stocking Ornament

Heat Gun

Glue

Star Brad and Jewled Brad

Die cut "Believe" on Paper

Directions: 

I stamped directly on the wood using pigment black inks, then embossing them with black embossing powder. This allowed me to hand color the stamped images with some of my regular markers.

 

  Using my Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China and Blueprint Sketch with a blender brush, I applied the inks around the embossed, color stamped image. Once there was coverage and a mixture that I liked, I embossed over the background with a clear embossing powder for a shiny textured surface.

Using white pigment ink, I embossed the "white fur" on the top front section of the ornament. I found some decorate silver leaves at the 99 cent store, which I cut down a sprig and glued on the back of the ornament so the leaves were "coming out" of the top of the stocking.  After, I grabbed some foam snowflakes (I bought those from Michaels), layered those on the toe of the ornament, punch holes through them and through the toe, then slid a jeweled brad into the hole. Since I had a star brad and a previously die cut out "believe" in paper, I proceeded to use silver embossing powder and embossed those to get a shiny metallic surface.

 
 
After gluing down the "Believe" punching the hole for the star (to later add the star brad), I was pretty much done. Piece of red and white bakers twine and some black ink to darken the edge of the ornament completed it.
 
 
 Happy Ho-Ho-HO!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Happy Birthday ► Majo

 

Hello friends,

today I show you a birthday card for a special friend, she can take a joke. My bouquet of flowers is just a tad different, but fun nevertheless.

 

I started by inking watercolor paper and used this base to stamp all my images. After fuzzy cutting them I adhered them to a piece of cardstock. I had applied Gesso on it and created a background with a stencil.

I stamped the birthday greeting (Unfortunately I swiped over it with black ink on my hand, too late to start all over. Please, just don’t look) and put together my
bouquet of flowers.

 



  
I have used the following stamps:

20590

20594

20592

14307

7952

Flowers from plate 1471

 

 Stay safe, be happy and find time to craft.

Thanks so much for stopping by