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Showing posts from September, 2020

Forest Goodies and Other Projects

 Hello Crafty Friends. I just got the Stamperia Forest Paper and Die Cuts in the mail so I had to play with them right away.   I have a combo creation - journal page and card.  On the journal page I used my 6x6 Dina Wakley Journal and laid a base of gesso.  I then used Dina's pastel crayons and some SU! inks and stamps.  Also added in some TH Dress Ink in Vintage Photo since I don't know how to make anything without it  (seriously).   The eagle is a Stamperia Forest die cut and is coated with gesso.  Did a bit of stenciling and distressing to finish the page off.  I am linking this the the **Art*Journal*Journey* September Texture Theme (last day - can't wait to see what October's Theme will be).  The die cut and the little smears add texture to the already very textured page.   I love the blue and green together and was inspired to made a quick card for my Son-in-law who cut down some tree limbs for us the other day.  The paper in the middle is from the Stamperia Forest

Negative Watercoloring

 Hello crafty friends. This year, I have made a vow to learn how to use water-colors better.  To help with that, I have been doing the new weekly challenge at  Every Wednesday, there is a different technique with a video or tutorial.  I usually have to wait for the weekend due to pesky work!  Last week it was negative water-coloring.  I love it.  A quick way to get a group of flower or other items colored up and a cool look.  I know I didn't do it justice, but I like the results regardless. Here is the page I did in my Journaling Bible.  I drew the flowers using some sheets from Soft Surroundings as my inspiration.   Then I used my watercolors (my cheapest set because it is the easiest) and colored them up.  The page had some bleed thru from the page behind it, and I love how that ink caused the watercolor to take differently.  I added in some gold beads on the middle large flower for texture.   Linking this to **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* - Texture. The scripture

Masking Tape Adventures

Hello crafty friends! This post is all about my adventures using masking tape in my journaling and I am linking it up to the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* blog where this month we are all playing with texture.  Several crafty friends have joined me in trying to learn mixed media better.  We all meet up at in a monthly challenge we call MMJ.  We watch at least two videos on a technique and then try it.  We are on our 5th challenge  - masking tape.   I have lots and lots and lots of texture on these pages.  The first two have a ton of masking tape and the last has just a tiny bit (had to take some off to achieve where I was going in my head - lol).   All have a base of  5x6 Amazon Box cardboard, layered with white gesso then layers of tape (drywall tape used on the top two as well), then paint or paper or both.  I used Arteza Gouche paint and Dylusions spray on the top two.   These are going in a ring journal I am making for my daughter - the backside of each one has a le

Spiders, Farming, a Birthday, and Some Fun with Alice

 Hello friends. I am so excited about Fall being around the corner.  When I go outside it is still hot, but I feel just a hint of the cooler weather around the corner (ok  - I know it is only in my head, but I still love that first Fall feel so much).   On the first creation, I journaled my recent spider adventure in Allie's chicken coop.  I love how fun this page is with the Tim Holtz spider web stamps and die (please ignore the typos - I am not redoing it so I am ignoring them - all my scrapbook pages from this week have at least one but I am embracing them rather than fixing them - lol).  I colored the web, spiders, and chickens with watercolors and splattered on the leftover purple.  The page is 8 1/2 by 11 as that is my favorite scrapbook page size. For extra fun, I added in some crackle medium using a chicken wire stencil which qualifies to share on **Art*Journal*Journey*.   This month we are adding texture to our journal creations. I never thought I would be sad about killin