Saturday, September 23, 2017

Art Anthology Art Journalling - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have an Art Journal page to share with you made using lots of awesome  Art Anthology products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

Art Anthology products were new to me and I was so excited to receive a selection of their products in my latest DT kit from Scrapping Clearly. Whenever I try a new product I start by using it on an art journal page. I rarely have a plan, I just go with the flow and let the paints guide me.

Lately I've been doing my art journalling on loose cardstock with the aim to bind them together with my Zutter bind-it-all. Although I love art journals I find them to be very big and bulky in my small workspace and also I often accidentally spill paints on other pages - which is annoying. So I made this page on a piece of 6" x 6" marshmallow cardstock. 
Firstly I painted blue and purple Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium across my page using a silicone brush (these brushes are so good to use and easy to clean between colours!). These paints are somewhat transparent - sort of like a tinted gel medium. Then I added some stencils - firstly a bubble stencil with brown Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium (this is also transparent and has loads of shimmer).  
Next I added a dots and dashes stencil with orange Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium. Then I added some of the red Art Anthology stone effects in places. Next I added some spritzes of yellow, pink and teal Art Anthology Colorations color spray.
After drying this off properly I added a Cherry blossom stencil with yellow Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium - see the wonderful shimmer!! As I was creating I added any paint leftovers to a scrap piece of cardstock - this is always useful for cutting, stamping and adding to your page, and you dont waste any paint!! I also added some stamping using some fun Dina Wakley circle patterns stamps.
I used my Fude ball pen to draw a boarder around the page. I cut up the scrap page and added it to my page too.
Here are some close-ups of my page - I love how it turned out!!



Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

Prima Finnabair art basics mixed media silicone brush 1 inch
Art Anthology Colorations color spray (patience, timeless, peacock feathers)   
Art Anthology Sorbet (poppy, chocolate, sunshine) 
Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium (reef, mardi gras)
Art Anthology stone effects (brick)
Ranger Archival ink pad, black
Cardstock  
Dina Wakley stamps - circle patterns (circle collage, etiquette anion)
Fude Ball pen  
Stabile aquarellable black pencil  
Tim Holtz Idea Ology Small Talk Sticker Book  
KaiserCraft mini designer templates - cherry blossom, dots and dashes, and bubbly

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tags - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing 4 tags I made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
I dont often make tags but I always admire what others create so I thought I would give it a go, and it was a great excuse to use some of the Prima Tag Pad I purchased many years ago and have never used!! 

The first 2 tags I made were masculine coloured. I started by selecting some chipboard and adhering it to the tag. I also added some magic mesh for dimension. I then applied some Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium (blue, brown, and purple) across my page using a palate knife. These paints are somewhat transparent - sort of like a tinted gel medium.
Then I added some Lindy's Magicals (blue, black, gold, brown and pink). To finish I added some stamps, beads applied with soft gloss gel, twine and a metal charm, black paint splatters and I used a Fude Ball pen to define the edges.Here is the finished tag. 
 
For the second tag I gesso'd over the chipboard after I had adhered it to the tag and I added some twine before painting (I also used a stencil). I used  Lindy's Magicals (blue, black, gold, brown and pink) to add colour. To finish I added some ribbon, black paint splatters and I used a Fude Ball pen to define the edges.Here is the finished tag and a closeup. 
 
The next 2 tags are more femenine. I started by selecting some lace and the chipboard, adhering it to the tag and applying gesso (the gesso stops too much paint and water being absorbed by the chipboard).
Then I added some Lindy's Magicals (pink, purple, yellow). To finish I added some stamps, beads applied with soft gloss gel, a metal charm, black and white paint splatters (from a paint pen), ribbon, and I used a Fude Ball pen to define the edges.Here is the finished tag and closeup.
 
For the last tag I've used Lindy's Magicals (blue, green, purple, yellow). To finish I added some stamps, rocks applied with soft gloss gel, black and white paint splatters, lace and I used a Fude Ball pen to define the edges.Here is the finished tag and closeup. 
 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Denises flourish 1 medium and small: Code IDD0002 and IDD0003
Edward relief collection : code IDC0009
Loolabelles chevrons #2: Code IDDL0022
Explore Adventure Discover : code IDW0100
Smile Laugh Live Love : Code IDW0087
Loolabelles nested arrows : code IDDL0018
Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042
Nats hearts : code IDD0043
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn