Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trust- Art Journaling Page with Prima's Christine Adolph's products


I was asked to create a project for the Prima Marketing blog using Christine Adolph's products.
 I realized I wanted to create a project that is more focused on mixed media. I felt like I wanted to express my own style in the project and mixed media is what I love and what I’m passionate about. 


It was a great way to use Christine’s line in a different way than the usual rub and foil. It still came out shimmery and bright which Is perfect because I love colour. 
However it represented me and my style. Below, is a step by step video tutorial for this project:



Here are some close-up pictures of the journal page. I really love ho the Color Bloom sprays seeped into the stamped grooves. It almost looks as if I actually used foil.






Products and Links
Prima Mixed media book:  https://goo.gl/7wGAKJ 

Prima Christine Adolph stamp 9:  https://goo.gl/BtB6Ve
Prima Finnabair Art basics Soft Matte Gel:  https://goo.gl/rFnTcI
Prima Color Bloom Poppy Field:  https://goo.gl/VzoJ4e
Prima Color Bloom Pot Marygold:  https://goo.gl/CZ0twU
Prima Color Bloom Spring Dandelion:  https://goo.gl/9xHdBS
Prima Color Bloom Magic Stone:  https://goo.gl/BfiVBf
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Rich Copper wax: http://amzn.to/2kUNYcR
Prima black chalk edger: http://amzn.to/2kAfc5i 
Prima Finnabair heavy white gesso: http://amzn.to/2kAiqpg
Prima Christine Adolph rub-ons: http://amzn.to/2lSNCBl
Prima Memory hardware artisan powder: https://goo.gl/FXwHxR
Prima artisan powder brushes: http://amzn.to/2kLLLyc
Prima silicone brush: http://amzn.to/2ljRMpd


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Butterfly Art Canvas- For Mixed Media Moods along with Artists Live


Hi everyone,
We are really excited this month as a few of the Artists from our weekly Artists Live show will be collaborating with Our Mixed Media moods.
Each artists created a project inspired by this month's Mood Board below.
I will also be creating a second project inspired by this mood board live on the Artists Live Ustream channel next Monday February 27th at 2pm EST, 6pm GMT


This is my first project and it has a step by step video tutorial linked below:


Below is the Mood Board. Isn't it gorgeous?
I got inspired by the paint brushes and the butterfly of course. I got inspired by the colours and especially by the blended stains in the top middle picture. I used alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create a similar effect. You can see my inspiration in the video as well!!



You can find all the info about the mood board challenge on DeeDee's blog HERE

and scroll down below for the links to all the other inspirational videos from 5 other phenomenal artists.

Here is my video:



Here are some close-ups of the project:






Links to the other videos:
Riikka's video : https://youtu.be/M8haOLHbsfE
Heather's video : https://youtu.be/XADghyoCBio
Yasmin's video : https://youtu.be/njR64VSoaBY




Products and Links
9x12 canvas board: http://amzn.to/2kmT8Qs
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks: fairy wings (green):  https://goo.gl/vIYFVv
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks: Magical pond (blue): http://amzn.to/2kthTFS
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks: Dragon's eye (brass): http://amzn.to/2kGA5wA
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks:Raven black: http://amzn.to/2ktlIKY
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks:Ginger magic (copper orange): http://amzn.to/2kGAgIg
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks: Mermaid sparkle (light blue): https://goo.gl/mgDp86
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paint sparks: Unicorn's hair (light gold):  https://goo.gl/8IwmRM
Prima Finnabair Art Basics black gesso:  https://goo.gl/wX1VST
Prima Finnabair ARt Basics soft matte gel:  https://goo.gl/9UgSNk
Prima Finnabair Mechanicals grungy butterflies:  https://goo.gl/d2xnRT
Prima Finnabair Mechanicals knobs:  https://goo.gl/4uqXC4
Yupo Paper: http://amzn.to/2kGFCDg

Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks:
Caramel: http://amzn.to/2kn6ZWP
Mushroom: http://amzn.to/2kGn71O
Lake mist:  https://goo.gl/NI9LA3
Stone washed: http://amzn.to/2kGADm3
Slate: http://amzn.to/2kGugzf
Stream: http://amzn.to/2lg9Vnc
Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol blending solution: http://amzn.to/2ktmYOc
Cheery Lynn Designs: exotic butterfly: https://cheerylynndesigns.com/exotic-..
other products: old paint brushes


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Book of Gratitude- Blue Fern Studios



I created another one of my books of gratitude for someone who is going through something difficult in life.

I used the Valentines Party from the Heartland collection to cover the book.
I used the Majestic chipboard frame as the centre of my composition. I embossed it with breeze embossing powder.


Finally I embellished around the frame with Prima flowers and bird resins.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10 Crackle Texture Tecniques- with Video Tutorial


I created a video tutorial a bit different form my usual.
Usually I create start to finish project video tutorials but I had the idea of creating a video that would show the same idea 10 different ways.
I love crackled texture and so I thought of 10 different techniques I could show you step by step.
These are not the only techniques out there but I figured with 10 is plenty to try and play with.

Below are the pictures of the 10 techniques:



and here is the video tutorial:


Here are the close-ups of each technique in the order of which I showed them on the video. Below each close-up is the list of products I used and some extras so you can achieve the same textures.



Technique #1:
Prima clear crackle stamp: goo.gl/FgRkFZ
Link to several crackle stamps: goo.gl/TX9x2F



Technique #2
Prima Finnabair Art Basics white Heavy gesso: goo.gl/vLyvpO



Technique #3
Prima Art Extravagance clear crackle paste: goo.gl/TuHksE
Prima Art Extravagance copper crackle paste: goo.gl/QtiiIF
Prima Art Extravagance gold crackle paste: goo.gl/iktEgI
Prima Art Extravagance white crackle paste: goo.gl/hLLDk7
Prima Art Extravagance silver crackle paste: goo.gl/055n6I


Technique #4
DecoArt crackle glaze: goo.gl/dC0Oxw
Ranger crackle accents medium: goo.gl/tWsiB9



Tecnique #5
Any heavy body acrylic paint



Technique #6
Prima crackle stencil: goo.gl/lSw8Hn
Tim Holtz crackle stencil: goo.gl/oRdSlX
Kaisercraft crackle stencil: goo.gl/Miz6Hh
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Modelling paste: http://amzn.to/2kRgIBV
DecoArt black modelling paste: http://amzn.to/2l2brcC



Technique #7
Prima crackle stencil: goo.gl/lSw8Hn
Tim Holtz crackle stencil: goo.gl/oRdSlX
Kaisercraft crackle stencil: goo.gl/Miz6Hh
TIm Holtz vintage photo distress ink: http://amzn.to/2kcr7Lc


Technique #8
Prima crackle stencil: goo.gl/lSw8Hn
Tim Holtz crackle stencil: goo.gl/oRdSlX
Kaisercraft crackle stencil: goo.gl/Miz6Hh
Prima color bloom magic stone: goo.gl/kAmcjf



Technique #9:
BoBunny-Pentart- crackle paste primer: goo.gl/e9Q0HY
BoBunny-Pentart- white crackle paste: goo.gl/YyKyms
BoBunny-Pentart- black  crackle paste; goo.gl/IUBOna



Tecnique #10
Prima Finnabair Soft Matte gel: http://amzn.to/2l2cUQa
Prima color bloom magic stone: goo.gl/kAmcjf
Prima Color Bloom sprays: goo.gl/Iv9Adc


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Photo Collaage Wall Hanging for 7 Dots Studio


Hi Everyone,
I'm on the 7 Dots Studio Blog today with a new project.
I created a photo collage wall hanging using recycled flower boxes. I glued the boxes to each other using gel medium and held the sides using paper clips until they were dry.





Once the the frame set-up was done I spread the placement of my family photos in different boxes. I cut papers from both 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown and Fortune Teller collections to fit into the remaining boxes and to frame the photos. 


Finally I framed some of the photos with several chipboard frames and embellished around the collage with flowers, metals and chipboard embellishments.
These pictures were taken recently during a family vacation and the colours fit perfectly with the teal and turquoise tones of those collections.






Products
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x12 elements
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown stickers
7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown 6x6 pad
Blue Fern Studios Frame garden celebration
Blue Fern Studios Roman clock frames
Blue Fern Studios Swan Frame
Blue Fern Studios Stars & Berries frame
Blue Fern Studios Frame Memoires frame
Blue Fern Studios embossing powder
Prima Flowers
Foam tape
Wooden Family word: Michaels

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