čtvrtek 31. března 2016

Double Journaling with ColourArte Silks

Welcome, crafty folks. Today I´m sharing my two latest art journals featuring fabulous ColourArte´s Silks. What are Silks? Amazing acrylic glazes rich in pigment and shimmer. The right stuff for your mixed media projects.

In the first project I used the following: Teal Zircon, Bolivian Blue, Vintage Mint and Cinnamon Brown.

Art Journal He Was Fishing Out Her Wishing Well

Some close-ups:

A step by step tutorial:

Before I started working I had made Silks sprays. Just add water and Silks in a spray bottle. The more water you add, the less intense the colour will be. It´s totally up to you. Here we go:

First I treated the  paper with clear gesso and let it dry. Next I applied white gesso with a sponge here and there. When dry I started to add colours. I used dilluted Silks in sprays.

 I didn´t want my page to look busy and chaotic so I decided to blend the colours using my brayer covered with white gesso.

Next I did some more spraying with Silks in blue tones.

Then I added some random stamping using black archival ink. I also made some blue splatters all over the spread.

I needed some texture and this time I went for a fabric circle. A bit torn and distressed. I cut it into parts and glued on the paper using gel medium.

I painted the fabric with white gesso and did some shading. I used H2O Wisteria and pigment powders in dark grey.

Then it was the right time to break the blue surface with an oval vintage shaped pic. I glued it on the smaller fabric element. Next I painted a frame chippie with Bolivian Blue Silks and attached it on the photo to emphasize lady´s head. I also added some silver micro beads, metal stars and black&white word labels on fabric background.
I made some black&white splatters here and there. As the final touch I glued on the sentiment saying:
He Was Fishing Out Her Wishing Well.

ColourArte´s  products used:

The second creation I´d like to showcase today is another art journaling adventure but this time I worked with different colour mood. I was playing with Silks:

Mango Mamba
Apricot Nectar
Bolivian Blue
Cinnamon Brown

My Private Universe

Some close ups:

A step by step tutorial:


 First I covered the paper with clear gesso to avoid colour soaking. I let it dry and place my fave washi tapes all over the paper. Next I applied a random layer of white gesso and let it dry. Then I glued on some chippie frame left overs. I painted them with white gesso again and let it dry. This is a very easy way for creating a great texture.

I started to add colours using Silks sprays (Silk and water) and pigment powders. I also used water in a spray here and there. 

I made some splatters in gold, blue, white, grey and apricot. Next I did some random stamping using brown and black archival ink. I attached some metal stars and sentiments.
Hoping you´re inspired by now :)

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Happy crafting with ColourArte´s goodies!


pondělí 28. března 2016

It´s The Season of Mischevious Fairies

Happy Easter Monday! Hoping you´re enjoying super Easter with your family and friends. Today I´m sharing my latest art journaling made for Vintage Crafting and I-Kropka blogs. It´s full of bright spring colours.
More details are here.

Some close-ups:


I-Kropka product used:
Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Easter Crafting!

úterý 22. března 2016

Stamping Tuesday with Visible Image using February Heirloom Kit by Scraps Of Darkness

Hello, dear stampers and kit lovers. Today I´d like to share my latest mixed media tags featuring the fabulous stamps by Visible Image and super thick papers with amazing patterns from February Heirloom Kit by Scraps of Darkness. Simply, a brilliant combination of the best available.

I cut out the two sizes of tags and stick them together. I applied a thin layer of clear gesso. I also added some white gesso spots. I let it dry and used modelling paste over the TCW Rebekah Meier Design Stencil. When dry I started to add colours using LSG sprays and pigment powders. I did some random stamping and started to build up the cluster.

 I also glued on some white thread and Prills. I added Metal Key Charms, Industrious Stickers, Always and Forever Wedding Collection Resin Flowers, As the final touch I made some white, pinkish and black splatters. I fastened the C´est Joli Ribbon.

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  • 10 double sided papers from the Blue Fern Studios Timeless Collection
  • Craft & You Vintage Time 12x12 Cut-Apart Elements
  • Craft Consortium Always & Forever - Large Metal Key Charms
  • Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Aubergine
  • Prima - Finnabair Clear Stamp - Messy
  • May Arts Brown Sheer Ribbon w/Ruffled Edge (1 1/2 yards)

Some close-ups:

I´m entering the following challenge with these tags at JUST TAG IT.
I used my fave stamping technique here and that is a fragment background stamping. A perfect stamped image is not the point. All you have to do is simply stamp any part of the stamp to create the desired background. I love using any sentiment stamps for such purpose. See the stamps below. Just click on the image and you´re in the online shop.

Please, remember the new stamps will be available to order from March 25th. 

Have a nice day!

Happy creating!

pátek 18. března 2016

Last project for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

All good things come to an end one day. It´s sad but it´s time to thank and say goodbye to the awesome ladies in Faber Castell Design Memory Craft DT. It was a great adventure and pleasure to meet you all and work with such fabulous mixed media goodies.

Here´s the very last project I made. It´s an art journal spread and you can find a step by step tutorial here.

Some close ups:

Thank you for popping by!

Have a perfect weekend!

středa 16. března 2016

March ATC Challenge at ArtGrupa

Welcome, atc lovers. I´m hosting March Challenge at ArtGrupa. The theme is beads. Any colour, size and shape. Just use what you´ve got in your stash. More details are here. As an inspirational project I created the atc set:

Hoping you will join us!

Happy time!

úterý 15. března 2016

March Challenge at Words and Paintery

Do you love challenge? I´ve got a brand new one for you to join. March Challenge at Words and Paintery. More details and awesome inspirational projects from talented DT is here.

I created an art journal spread about an extraordinary girl.


Some close ups:

Have a nice day!

pondělí 14. března 2016

Finnabair Art Recipe For Prima Marketing

Hello! Today I´d like to share what I cooked in my mixed media kitchen. The Art Recipe is simple:

For more delicious inspiration and a step by step tutorial visit Prima blog. All yummy ingredients are available here and here. Get your apron on and start cooking!

Canvas Dangerous Ideas Were Nesting In Her Mind

Some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy creative spring!