Create a Cute Chocolate Bulldog Watercolored Card – Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products. To see how I create this fun card head on over to the imagine crafts blog.2017_October_JN_Chocolate_detail1

 

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Imagine
Other
  • Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp (Chiswick), Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp, Cardstock, Button, Diamanté, Washi tape, Heat gun

Chiswick Mixed media cards from a Master-board.

On the Chiswick blog today with some weekend inspiration making mixed media cards using loads of products from Chiswick.
Combining different product is a great way of combining and experimenting with different products and what better way to just to play and have fun.
I combined some POP Paint with the beautiful stamp sets from Chiswick to make these fun cards.

The concept of a Master-board is to create a large sheet of mixed media artwork and then cut it into smaller pieces to use on other art works.
This is how I approached my cards I made.

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These smaller pieces used on cards make for beautiful backgrounds and quick cards. And often these pieces look much better than the original piece of art created.
So the moral of the story is to just create – it will look amazing once it is cut down.

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Hop on over to the Chiswick blog for a full step x step tutorial on how to create these cards.

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All products available from Short Cuts Craft and other craft stores.

These master-boards are great fun to play and experiment with products and designs.
And once they are cut up into smaller pieces they look amazing and become small works of art.

Products used:
Fine Print Clear Stamp RS3181
Life Lessons
Clear Stamps RS3184
POP Paint 290ml-Dove pp0310

Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

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One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.
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Step 1 – Adhere some metal tape to a piece of scrap cardstock.
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step 2 – Place the cardstock piece inside the embossing folder and roll through your embossing machine.
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step 3 – To add colour, lightly swipe your ink pads across the embossed surface. Start with black StazOn and leave it to dry. Then add a layer of orange StazOn ink and blend it using a soft cloth. Leave the ink to dry and then add Brown StazOn ink to finish it off. Add another layer of grey StazOn ink to define the embossed details.
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Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock and adhere it to the front of your embossed panel. Adhere to a folded card and finish off with diamante.
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Have you seen the huge selection of embossing folders from Kaisercraft available through The Wholesaler?
Amazing how a few ink strokes can change the look of embossing and create something truly unique.

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NEW Chiswick stamp sets.

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Today is an extremely special day as Chiswick introduces a new range of stamps – four sets in total – designed by me.
I am truly blessed to be supported by wonderful South African companies that I work for and this has been a really special journey.stamps

set 1 – Life Lessons
Life lessons is perfect for card makers and scrapbookers. The set covers anything from celebration sentiments to build your own subtitles for layouts
as we ll as a heart and some stars for added details.
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Next up is Fine Print
Fine print is perfect for added details to any project. A large background stamps for subtle detail and some fun circles and paint splats for cards and layouts, not to mention art journals.

Here I stamped the large circle from the Fine Print set and combined it with a sentiment from the Life lessons set
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Scripty Letters
This alphabet set is the creme de la creme for all projects. I can see titles stamped on my layouts, phrases on cards and words in my art journal.
The engraved details are amazing and they stamp perfectly using Versafine ink. You have to see them in action to believe how awesome they are…

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Nifty Digits
Nifty Digits is the matching numbers set – because what alphabet doesn’t have numbers?
These are perfect for birthday cards, layouts and anything you need to add numbers onto…. truly versatile with some unexpected details!

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Thank you for taking a look – and for all the wonderful support! It’s been a wonderful blessed day and year!

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Until tomorrow have a great evening or day wherever you are!

Kaisercraft Factory 42 Layout – Dubble page

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Its been a while since I have blogged, for various reasons, one of them being technology. It has been a trying time getting computers fixed, built, and new for the next ten years.
And I am happy to say and confidently, and full of faith that all is well in the land of technology now.

Today I am sharing this page using the Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. I love everything about this range and can’t wait to get stuck into it some more to create some beautiful layouts.
This one was a special layout and perfect for a father’s day gift in a frame.2017-08-16 Double page fathersday layout_JN

I used a combination if inks to colour loads of cogs and gears for this layout. On top of them I added a collection of buttons, washers, brads and diamante.

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The nice thing about this grouping of elements is that I could use old and new elements from my stash to complete the layout – getting rid of years of accumulated embellishments  is such a win!

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have you been inspired by this range for layouts, cards or mixed media projects yet?
Hop on over to the Kaisercraft blog to find more inspiration from the design team.

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | P2374 Ironworks | P2372 Machine | RS448 Antique Gold Rhinestones
Other: Distress Oxide Ink | Gear die-cut | Brads | Photo turns | Buttons | Diamante | White Cardstock | Embroidery Thread | Heart Stencil

Kaisercraft Design Team.

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I am so happy and excited to annouce that I made the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2017/2018. It is such a honour to be a part of this Dream Team
and I look forward to working with this amazing talented group of guys and girls.
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Thank you once again to everyone for their support – the real and true people who are behind me and that believe in me!
You know in your heart who you are.
Love always!

Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

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I love the magical effect of All Purpose Ink and how easy it is to create stunning effects. On the blog over at The Wholesaler I am sharing a resist technique using All Purpose inks and Texture Paste – simple but magical. Hop on over and try it for yourself. resist with texture paste

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you can read all about my process on their blog and how just playing on any media surface can result in magical effects.

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Index card art using POP Paint.

On the Chiswick blog I am sharing all about Index card sized art daily and how I created this little art work using POP Paint. detail2

Hop on over to see how I created this work of art using paint and a few stamped butterflies. Simple, elegant and so much fun for a quick art and creative session.
detail3I love how these colours of paint just work together for a fresh and inspiring piece – with a powerful message simply cut from an old dictionary.

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Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Macaroon pp0504
POP Paint 500ml-Buttery pp0514
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Minted pp0506

A purpose for ink – Jumbo tag.

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I am so honoured that this project made for The Wholesaler using their range of Products was chosen for the cover project for our local scrapbooking magazine here in South Africa.
The project is a jumbo tag covered in coloured paper towel inked with All Purpose Inks.
I also took the actual photograph for the cover of the magazine – which was a double honour of acknowledgement.
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The range of All Purpose inks is truly versatile. I love using them to add a splash of colour to my stamped images, die-cuts, flowers and so much more, but I especially love its versatility for creating unique papers. Instead of using white cardstock for this technique, I used paper towel and colour it to create some unique paper for a large creative tag.
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step 1 – Select four colours of All Purpose inks to use. You will also need a pipette, water misting bottle, paper towel and a craft sheet to work on.

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step 2 – Lightly scrunch up the paper towel and place it onto your craft sheet. Use your pipette to add drops of All Purpose Inks to the paper towel one colour at a time. Start with the lightest colour first. Spread out the drops as per the sample.
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step 3 – Add the autumn leaf colour next, I work in colour families when adding colour. Lightly mist the ink with water to make it blend and spread further into your paper towel.
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step 4 – Add the mint screen and sky blue next. Mist the entire piece of paper towel with water and leave it to dry completely.

TIP: Leave the paper towel to dry naturally, when it is wet it becomes really fragile so I avoid handling it until it is dry.

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step 5 – Once the paper towel is dry, the colours become lighter. You can also now smooth out the paper.
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Lightly mist it with water and leave to dry again.

step 6 –  Die-cut a swirl out of white cardstock and add the same All Purpose ink colours. Mist the cardstock piece with water and add drops of All Purpose Inks to the wet areas using a pipette.
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step 7 – Once the paper towel is dry, add some glue to the large tag, place the paper towel carefully onto the tag and smooth it out using your hands.

TIP: Adding adhesive to paper towel is almost impossible. So add your adhesive to the surface and then add the paper towel to the glued surface.

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step 8 –  Die-cut a sentiment out of white cardstock and use your All Purpose inks and a small paint brush to paint the sentiment
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step 9 – Adhere the sentiment to your tag and then add some dimensional glaze to it. Add decorative flowers and swirls to your tag to finish it off.
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Products used:

TAPI-040 All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
TAPI-038All-Purpose Ink – Sky Blue
TAPI-053All-Purpose Ink – Autumn Leaf
TAPI-095All-Purpose Ink – Tuscan Beige
KCDD131 Kaisercraft Cutting Dies – Love
ADCO 724824 Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss
LBCR56218Obax – Blue
LBCR56236Cornelia – Grey
LBCR57657 Ellen – Pastel
LBCR57867Katharina – Pastel
LBCR57939 Lavinia – Pastel
LBCR48802 Jeweled Pearl Daisies – Jamaican Sea
Other: Large tag, white cardstock, glue stick

Art Journaling page bright and dark – POP paint.

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On the Chiswick blog today I am sharing a fun art journaling page. This page started off as an experiment and it morphed into a fun colourful page with a darker side.
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I created the background with 5 colours of acrylic paint but my main focus was using POP paint colours in Signal Red and Flamingo
as my base.
colourful medley art journaling pagestep 1 – Paint a few large patches of Flamingo paint onto your background

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step 2 – Once the Flamingo is dry, add layers of red paint on top.

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step 3 – Once the red paint is dry, add several other colours of paint.
I used a flat paint brush and added flat paint strokes to cover the pages of my art journal.
Leave the layers of paint to dry thoroughly and completely.

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On top of my background I added some painted black circles,, Flamingo circles, scribbles and ink splats on top of a layer
of crackle paint. A dark art journaling page to reflect my mood last week – and that’s OK. What started off as a happy bright and vibrant page
turned into an outward expression of how I felt. And that really is the purpose of art journaling – isn’t it?

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Products used
POP Paint 500ml-Flamingo pp0502
POP Paint 500ml-Signal
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