Saturday, 12 April 2014

Art Postcard - Happily Ever After

A postcard sized mixed media piece using Stampotique stamps.

Cardstock: Taffeta Smooth White (325gsm & 160gsm)
Tumble Dyes: Grass Green, Turquoise
Silks Acrylic Glaze: Sky Blue, Key Lime, Raspberry Wine, Boysenberry
Stencil: Dutchdobadoo - A5 Circles
Ranger Cut N'Dry Foam
Brushes: Reeves #10 Flat & #2 Flat;  Art Master 0.05

  • Prima (Finnabair, Sunrise Sunset Collection- #960117); 
  • Penny Black (Background Swirls); 
  • Stampotique (Monsters - Line Up)
  • Octopode Factory (Alice: Tiny Elements)
  • Cat's Life Press (Happily Ever After Text)
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Brilliance Ink: Pearlescent Lavender, Pearlescent Purple
Stamp Positioner - Woodware
Golden: Soft Gel Medium
Pens: Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brish Pen (Black); Sakura Micron (Black 08); Posca Paint Pen (Black)
Pergamano Detail Scissors
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Fuchsia, Deep Violet
Stickles Glitter Glue: Diamond

Monday, 7 April 2014

Art journal Page - In The Arms Of An Angel

Created in my Lyrics Journal.  This song was played at my dad's funeral and therefore this page has special meaning to me, and is the reason it had to be included in a journal I am dedicating to song lyrics.
Lyrics from: Angel By Sarah McLaughlin
Stratmore Visual Journal (9 x 12") Mixed Media Paper
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Teal
Prima Color Bloom Sprays: Tangerine, Summer Sky
Prima Stencil: Finnabair Elementals (Diamonds #960551), (Doily #960988)
Prima Stamps: Finnabair Clear #960834,
Alphabet Stamps: Tracy Bunkers (Label Maker)
Angel Photograph (Gift From A Friend)
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Golden: Soft Gel Medium
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen: Ruby Sparkle
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearlescent Turquoise
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Spectrafix Workable Fixative
CarbOthello Pastel Pencil : Black

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Art Journal Page - Little Bird

Created in my Lyrics Journal and recorded for You Tube.
Lyrics from:
Little Bird By Annie Lennox
Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media paper)
Dylusions Sprays (Pre-Ranger Colours): Burnt Orange, Vanilla Custard, Hot Pink
Rubber Stamps: Impression Obsession - Beauty Text
Archival Inks: Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Monarch Orange, Hydrangea, Deep Purple
Stencils: Crafter's Workshop (Mini Cosmic Swirl); Stencil Girl (Circle Rays, Tall Birds)
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Sunburst, Pink Anthurium, Spicy Tomato, Iris Petal
Patterned Papers: Fancy Pants (Aged Florals -Love Bird); First Edition (Daydream)
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Scissors: Tim Holtz, Pergamano
Washi Tape - Unbranded Ebay find
Stabillo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils - #335, #385 & Black
Paper Stump
Dies: Memory Box (Nestled Bird, Flying Birds, Resting Birds)
Sakura Stardust Pen: Violet Sparkle
Posca Paint Pens: Pink, Yellow, Purple
Computer Generated Text (Printed onto Matt photo Paper)
Craft Knife, Cutting Matt, Metal Ruler
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam

Friday, 28 March 2014

Mixed Media Art Canvas - A Place Of Hope

Created in my Lyrics Journal.  These lyrics are taken from the song "Afterlife" by "Avenged Sevenfold"

Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media Vellum Finish Paper)
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Teal, Titanium White, Carbon Black)
Reeves: Synthetic Flat Brushes - #10, #6
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Teal Zircon, African Jade, Pretty Peridot, Olive Vine
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Crimson
Liquitex: Light Modelling Paste
Palette Knife
Prima: Donna Downey Poppies Stencil
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Posca Paint Pen: Black Ultra Fine
Caran D'Ache: Neo Colour 2 Water Soluble Wax Pastel - Ice Blue
Rubber Stamps: Darkroom Door (Weathered Stripes); Impression Obsession (Beauty Text); Traci Bunkers Alphabet (Crap Toy); 7 Gypsies (Disclaimer); PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2)
Archival Ink: Manganese Blue, Leaf Green
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Tafetta Smooth White Cardstock - 160gsm
Spellbinders Dies: Nestabilities Circles
Blue Painters Tape
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Sequin Mesh

Friday, 21 March 2014

Mixed Media Art Canvas - Journey

A mixed media mini canvas.  Filmed for You Tube:

5 x 7" Flat Canvas
Golden Gesso
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Hansa Yello Medium, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop (Mini Hexagons)
Stamps: Jo Capper Sandon for Stampotique (Bees), Darkroom Door (French Script, Alphabet Medley)
Taffeta Smooth Cardstock 160gsm
Stamp Positioner: Woodware
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Moonbeams, Sunburst, Ginger Peach
Gold Leaf
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue & Fine Tip Applicator
Archival Ink: Maroon, Jet Black
Versafine Ink: Oxyx Black
Posca Paint Pen: Black
Copic Sketch Marker - Colour 100 Black
Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer Tool

Monday, 17 March 2014

Postcard Art - A New Direction

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is arrows, and also recorded for You Tube

Cardstock: Taffetta Smooth 325gsm
Liquitex Ink: Pthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade), Turquoise Deep
Sticky Fingers Liquid Lustre: Lime
PaperArsty Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint: Limelight
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Chevron), Kaisercraft (Dictionary Meanings)
Archival Ink: Manganese Blue
Die-Namics Die: Arrows
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Summer Days : Flowers)
Golden: Soft Gel Medium, Matt Medium
Brushes: Reeves Flat Brush #10, Art Master Detail Brush
Computer Generated Text (Font: 1942 Report)
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearlescent Magenta
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens: Blue / Lime
Posca Paint Pen: Black Ultra Fine (PC-1MR)
Golden Fluid Acrylic: Carbon Black

Friday, 14 March 2014

Art Journal Page - Just Be Yourself

Created in my Lyrics journal, and recorded for You Tube.
Inspired by lyrics from "The Middle" by Jimmy Eats World.

Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
VersaMark Ink Pad
Versafine: Onyx Black
Archival Ink: Leaf Green
Ranger Spritzer Bottle (filled with water)

  • Stampin' Up (By Definition), 
  • Creative Expresions (Journal Alpha); 
  • Stampendous (Swirl Background)

Embossing Powder: Gold Detail
Crafter's Workshop Stencil: Balzer Designs (Mini Solace)
Pan Pastels: Blue Pthalo Shade, Violet Shade
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam
Pan Pastel Soft Knife & Cover
SpectraFix Pastel Fixative
Computer Generated Text: (Font - 1942 Report)
Golden: Soft Gel Medium
Craft Punch: 1" Circle (Woodware)
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearl Turquoise
Bottle Cap (For stamping circles)
Posca Paint Pen - Ultra Fine Black
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Art Journal Page - Broken Wings

Created in my Lyrics Journal, and recorded for You Tube.
Inspired by Lyrics from "Broken Wings" By "Mr Mister"

Journal - Strathmore Visual Mixed Media
Twinkling H20s - Periwinkle, Teal Zircon, Sea Spray, Wine & Roses, 
Archival Ink: Aquarmarine, Manganese Blue, Jet Black
Versafine: Onyx Black
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Ice, Guatemalan green, Olive Vine, Fern, Sky Blue, Vavoon Red
  • Indigo Blue (Wild Meadow Stamp Set) 
  • Stampin' Up (By Definition Background)
  • Memory Box (First Flight)
  • Crafty Individuals (Swirl on Border of page)
  • Alphabet Stamps: PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2)
  • SeeD's (Typewriter Alphabet)

Stencil: Imagination Crafts (Poinsettia)
Die Cut - Memory Box (Delicate Fern)
Alphabet Stamps: PaperArtsy (Words, Plate 2), SeeDees (Upper Case typewriter font)
Ranger spray bottle (containing water)
Golden Matt Medium
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Stickles Glitter Glue: Mermaid, Lime Green
Mircon Pen - Black 01

Friday, 7 March 2014

Art Tag - Whimsical Cats

A Mixed Media Art Tag created for You Tube:
Cardstock: Taffeta Smooth White (325gsm & 160gsm)
Craft Punch - Tonic Studios
Dylusions Colour Wash Spray (Pre Ranger colours) - Sky Blue, Grass
Rubber Stamps
Prima #850132 (Background); Stampotique (France Papillion: House / Jo Capper-Sandon: Flowers), Hunky Dory (Cats, Tree and Sentiment)
Stamp Positioner - Woodware
Archival Ink - Forget-Me-Not
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Winsor & Newton Artist's Watercolours - Cad. Red, Cad. Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Olive Green
Pens - Micron Black (005); Posca Paint Pens (Black, White)
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Reeves Flat Brush - 6, 10
Artmaster Detail Brush
Polka Dot Ribbon - Ebay find

Monday, 3 March 2014

Art Postcard - Life

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is "Newspaper", and also filmed for You Tube.  Since I don't buy newspapers, I used a commercially produced scrapbook paper with a vintage newsprint design.  This was torn up and added as part of the background.

Cardstock: Taffetta Smooth White  325gsm for the postcard & 160gsm for the fishtail die cut
Newsprint Paper - From Stash (Manufacturer Unknown)
Die - Die-Namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Spray Inks: Sticky Fingers (Autumn Gold); Glimmer Mist (Frost)
Archival Inks: French Ultramarine, Potting Soil
Versafine Ink: Black
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Black (Brush Nib)
Viva Ferro Paints: Iron; Amber Gold
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint: Carbon Black
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist: Biscotti
Distress Tool: Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Ideaology: Gears, Numerals
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Black Soot
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Damask); Tim Holtz (Stuff To Say)
Stamp Positioner: Woodware
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Ribbons from stash - Blue Polka Dot, Twill Tape (manufacturers unknown)
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Scor Tape