Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Having Fun With Shipping Tags - Layers #1

Hi everyone!

Well, after all those ICADs and journal pages I think I was drained of all creativity! Actually, I've been cleaning windows and my craft room, that's why I've been away for a couple of weeks.

I was playing around with backgrounds on shipping tags before I started cleaning and thought I would create a weekly/monthly (don't know yet) challenge over on my Art Journal Techniques FaceBook page.

What I thought I would do was upload a shipping tag that I'd played around with on YouTube, post the link to my FaceBook Art Journal Techniques page and start it off with this as the first challenge. You could even go further with the challenge and create a journal page using the techniques used for the shipping tag. You can join the Art Journal Techniques FaceBook group by clicking HERE.

You can watch the full YouTube video by clicking HERE.

So...for today's tag I decided to play around with layers.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Basics 'brilliant yellow green' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'light aqua green' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'light green permanent' acrylic paint
Unknown script stamp
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
Scraps of paper
Chromacryl gel medium
The Crafters Workshop mini 'mod spirals' stencil
Pebeo 'iridescent green yellow' acrylic paint
Dylusions 'leaf flourish' stencil
Global Colours 'brilliant gold' acrylic impasto
The Crafters Workshop mini 'receipt' stencil
Creative PL 'mars black' acrylic paint
The Crafters Workshop mini 'reversed branches' stencil
HunkyDory 'fairy sparkles' stamp set
Ranger 'gold tinsel' embossing powder
Versamark clear embossing ink
Versafine 'onyx black' ink
Ranger 'queen's gold' embossing powder








Thanks so much for stopping by! And don't forget to join our Art Journal Techniques FaceBook page!

Smiles
Jen

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dylusions 8x5 Creative Journal Cover

Hi everyone!

Painting the cover of my small Dylusions journal in deep red! I don't think there's one page in this journal which looks remotely like the cover LOL. I also covered the inside pocket and inside cover.

I did have a lot of fun with the covers, even though there wasn't much done to it. Not as many layers as I usually do anyway.

You can watch the full process, with voice over, on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Basics 'alizarin crimson hue' acrylic paint
J.Burrows 'expresso' acrylic paint
Derivan Matisse 'turquoise' acrylic paint
Derivan Matisse 'Australian blue gum' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'bronze' acrylic paint
Finnabair heavy gesso by Art Basics
Chromacryl gel medium
Tim Holtz 'postale' tissue wrap'
Sheet music paper from an old music book
Dylusions 'diamond border' stencil
Dylusions 'letter jumble' stencil
Creative PL 'mars black' acrylic paint
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper 1/4"
























Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Monday, November 6, 2017

Art Journal Page 186

Hi everyone!

I was lost in the world of Pinterest today and came across this amazing piece of art! It looks like it's a canvas but I wanted to try and replicate it, without all the bulk in my black Dylusions 8"x8" Creative Journal. So I set about trying to make it look dimensional, as well as using similar colours because I think they add to the overall affect. The links below are to the pin on Pinterest as well as the artist on Instagram.

Pinterest pin
Instagram artist

OMG! I made quite a mess on my desk today while working away on this journal page (see pic below), and you will see from below that the amount of product I used was unbelievable!

You can watch the full (voice over) process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Tim Holtz 'bundled sage' distress paint
Americana 'soft jade' acrylic paint
Derivan Matisse 'Australian blue gum' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent blue green' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'bright aqua green' acrylic paint
Sennelier 'turquoise' abstract acrylic paint
Unknown script stamp
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
Tim Holtz 'antiqued bronze' distress paint
Tim Holtz 'clockwork' layering stencil
Global Colours 'brilliant gold' acrylic impasto
Dylusions 'bubbles small' stencil
Tim Holtz 'brushed pewter' distress paint
Tim Holtz 'black soot' distress paint
Simon Says Stamp 'married' stamp set
Paper Xtra 'item #45792' heart stamp
Tim Holtz 'walnut stain' distress paint
Creative Expressions 'vintage artist' stamp set
Pebeo 'iridescent silver' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'bitty grunge' stamp set
Brilliance 'starlite black' pigment ink by Tsukineko
KaiserCraft '13th hour' stamp set
Ranger 'olive' archival ink
Tim Holtz 'antique linen' distress paint
Tim Holtz 'gears' layering stencil
Pebeo 'iridescent precious gold' acrylic paint
Versafine 'smokey gray' ink
Versamark clear embossing ink
The Crafters Workshop 'mini receipt' stencil
Stamp-it black embossing powder
The Crafters Workshop 'mini tile texture' stencil
Pebeo 'iridescent blue black' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent green blue' acrylic paint
Nuvo 'aquamarine' embellishment mousse
Nuvo 'fresh copper' embellishment mousse
Nuvo 'mother of pearl' embellishment mousse
Inka-Gold 'turquoise' metal gloss paint by Viva Decor
'white fire' Treasure Gold non-tarnishing wax gilt
Portfolio 'black' water soluble oil pastel
Portfolio 'blue violet' water soluble oil pastel
Portfolio 'cerulean' water soluble oil pastel
Portfolio 'white' water soluble oil pastel
'gold champagne' Gelato
Ranger clear Emboss It dabber










And here's a pic of my craft desk when I'd finished the page LOL:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Art Journal Page 185

Hi everyone!

Still working in my old repurposed book as well as working with texture and sprays by using plain old kitchen paper.

Once I had all the sprays down I thought I could use the page as an underwater background, so I printed out some fish, sprayed them with the same colours as the background, and then I didn't know where to go with it, so I slept on it, came down to my craft room the next day and just went with the fish theme.

You can watch the full process, voice over, on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Derivan 'turquoise' student acrylic paint
Derivan Matisse 'Australian blue gum' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent green blue' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent silver' acrylic paint
The Crafters Workshop 'mini chicken wire reversed' stencil
Creative PL 'mars black' acrylic paint
The Crafters Workshop 'mini tile texture' stencil
Global Colours 'white' acrylic impasto
Dylusions 'vibrant turquoise' ink spray
Dylusions 'London blue' ink spray
Heidi Swapp 'peacock' Color Shine
Kitchen paper
Chromacryl gel medium
Derivan Matisse transparent gesso
WOW! embossing pen
Ranger 'queen's gold' embossing powder
Black PITT artist brush pen
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Ranger 'silver' embossing powder
Tim Holtz 'bubble' layering stencil
Reeves 'titanium white' acrylic paint
Black 0.9-1.3mm POSCA pen
EK Success 1/8" circle punch
Stampin' Up! 1/2" circle punch
Unknown 3/8" circle punch
We R Memory Keepers QuickStik
White extra fine point Sharpie paint pen
Fine point black Stabilo pen











Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Friday, November 3, 2017

Blind 3 Colour Challenge on Ustream Today

Hi everyone!

It's Friday again, and yet another stream. Today we decided to do the blind 3 colour challenge and I closed my eyes and selected three colours of paint. I had chosen two very close shades of yellow so I decided to throw one back in and choose another. The three colours I picked were:

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Iridescent Red Blue
Fluorescent Pink

Ouch!

So we just put down some paint, added some stamping and texture and then I thought that it was a great background to add black as a contrast. So I just painted the border black, feathered it with a wet baby wipe and voila!

Next we decided to add a silhouette image so, as our friend Eileen doesn't like flamingos, and flamingos are pink, we decided to do a silhouette of a flamingo. I printed the flamingo out onto copy paper, cut it out very carefully so I could use it as a mask. I then decided that I had cut out the flamingo so well that I should include it on the page.

Then someone said we needed a cracked egg (guess who that was, yep Eileen) so I drew an egg, added some pink spots, drew some cracks and then used some yellow ink for the yolk seepage. It looked too yellow so I added some of the fluoro pink and it turned out just like the yolk of an egg!

Now for the title? DREAM was already there as one of the texture components of the background so we added 'or NIGHTMARE'. And voila! The page was done!

You can watch the full recording of the LIVE USTREAM (with chat) show by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Basics 'cadmium yellow medium hue' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent red blue' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'fluorescent pink' acrylic paint
Reeves 'mars black' acrylic paint
Global Colours ''white' acrylic impasto
White Gelly Roll pen
Medium point 'white' Sharpie paint pen
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Faber-Castell black PITT artist brush pen
Liquitex Professional 'cadmium yellow light hue' ink
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'definitions' stamp
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'memories' stamp
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'dream' stamp
Hero Arts 'friendship writing' stamp
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'sequence' stamp












Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen