Friday, March 29, 2019

Fleur de Butterflies An Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today. A simple monochromatic page that pops with the use of Viva Las VegaStamps!

Stamps Used:

This page came together quickly using an ink smooshing technique and washi tape. If you want to see exactly how I made it, you can watch the video at the bottom of this post.

Stamps Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Washi Tape
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint
Ranger Archival Inks
Sewing Machine

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Guest Inspiration Team : Preeti D.

Hi folks :)
Hope you are doing well.
Dutt Preety (Preeti D.) here from the Guest Inspiration Team. 
I'm happy & excited to share my first project for Viva Las VegaStamps! 
I've created a Grungy Art Journal Spread- "Art Is..." using some gorgeous VLVS! rubber stamps. 

1. Applied Heavy white gesso to the pages to prepare them for mixed media work
2. Sprinkled on Lindy's Gang Magicals on the pages & spritzed them with water to get an organic looking background

3. To create interest & texture in the background, did background stamping using multiple VLVS! stamps & archival ink
4. Prepared a masterboard using alcohol inks & then stamped over top with some more VLVS! stamps to create texture, then cut it into strips & distressed the edges of the strips

5. Stamped the quote and focal image onto watercolour paper, lightly coloured it with Zig markers, fussy cut these & distressed their edges
6. Created the focal clusters on both pages by layering die cuts, stamped strips, images & twine. Adhered the elements using soft matte gel
7. Darkened the edges of the pages with black archival ink & created white splatter using watered down gesso. 

VLVS! Supplies: 

Other Supplies:
Lindy's Gang Magicals: Sassy Sapphire, Merry-Go-Round Green, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Ocean Breeze Blue & Bling-y Blonde
Kuretake: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Ranger Distress Inkpad- Black Soot
Ranger Alcohol Inks 
Scrapman Dies
Canson XL Watercolour Paper
Prima- Heavy White Gesso, Black Gesso & Soft Matte Gel

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Guest Team Inspiration : Julia

I wanted to make unusual and colorful postcards with unusual and fancy stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps.

I stamped various funny characters on white paper and cut them out.

And prepared backgrounds for postcards.
 I took the gray paper, dyed it with acrylic paints and sprays, and then made holes in them with a special paper die.

On the reverse side I also decorated the cards with stamps.

Good luck!


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One for the books...

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Today, I want to share a super fun art journal page. I have this punched to go in a happy planner. I wanted something to record books I've read on.

Stamps used:

I started with my blank art journal page, and stamped my dragon 1st in memento ink. (On a second piece of paper, I created a mask of the dragon)

With the dragon masked off, I stamped my library card. I masked off the 1st library card, and then stamped it a second time.

I used distress oxide ink to color my background and for the stenciling.

Next I should have stamped my library return dates, but I did this out of order so I had to remark everything.

With all the masks removed,  I used blick alcohol markers to color my dragon. I also used nuva glitter pen to add a little glitter.

I hope you all enjoy this page as much as I do.... now, to fill it with books.

What are you reading?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle "Anything You Can Get Away With"

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share today. It might turn out to be the cover of a mini art journal, we shall see.

Stamps Used:

I started out on a piece of watercolor paper and mixed some colors of fluid acrylic paint. I stamped with some white paint the Cross Marks Background stamp, then used my palette knife to scrape some gesso across my whole card. 

I stamped out my main image and wrote and colored them with watercolors. I glued everything down and ran my whole piece thru the sewing machine. And that's it! Super simple.

Other Products Used:
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Blick Gesso
Jane Davenport Watercolors
Liquitex Acrylic Ink

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Dream Big" Art Journal Page | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here to share my latest VLVS design team project with you. Today I am sharing a whimsical style art journal page that I created called "Dream Big".

I used a range of stamps to create this page, with the feature being (of course) that gorgeous Unicorn. The majority of the stamps I used come from plate #918 and plate #1437.
(For a full linked list of stamps, please see end of post.)

In addition to the VLVS stamps, this page used fairly limited supplies - Ranger Distress Oxides; a Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Brush Marker; and a Stabilo All pencil.

I love the "painted" look that stamping with Distress Oxides gives, especially when layered over the soft, blended background.

If you would like to see how I created this page, there is a process video available on the Viva Las VegaStamps YouTube channel:

VLVS stamps used:
- Unicorn
- Dandelion Silhouette
- Flower Border
- Flower Book Plate
- Pure Imagination
- Dream Big
- I hate reality
- Bursting Stars
- Sky of Stars Background

Other materials:
- Jane Davenport art journal
- Ranger Distress Oxides
- Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Brush Marker (clear)
- Stabilo All pencil (black)

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this, I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!

Friday, March 15, 2019

More From Wonderland

I'm BACK with more from Wonderland!!

If you visited my last post I promised more with the Alice in Wonderland stamps and today I am sharing a couple of cards I created.

The background on this card is Distress Oxide Sprays and a harlequin thinlit from Sizzix.

The window behind the mad hatter is from Authentique paper.

Stamps used:  Cheshire Cat Sitting, That's a Horrible Idea, Possibilitarian, Alice Drink Me, Mad Hatter , Queen of Hearts

OHHHH! And look at this tag!!!

More Distress Oxide Spray and thinlit die for the background.

BUT how perfect is that Um Wow Studio chipboard word paint with Distress Paint...HEART.

I {HEART} these Alice in Wonderland stamps!!!

Until next time...get inky!!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This book belongs to:

Hello everyone,

Welcome to today's blogpost.

I have made a bookmark this time and filmed the process for you. I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial !

Here's the VIDEO or you can click on the pic:

I have used the following materials :
VLVS! Stamps: 

Distress Oxide Inks 
- Twisted Citron
- Mustard Seed
- Faded Jeans

Archival Ink:
- Watering can

Black Pen

Thank you for visiting today !