Stenciled Celebration Cards.

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I absolutely love creating paper projects using my POP paints. This range of paints is truly so versatile and with the new bright and vibrant colours you can’t go wrong.
Today I created some vibrant celebration cards that can be used for birthdays and other special occasions.
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step 1 – Stamp your sentiments from the Chiswick stamp set onto white cardstock using permanent black ink like StazOn or VersaFine. Trim the sentiments to the size you need.
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step 2 – On your craft sheet add a small amount of texture paste and POP paint in Burst.
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step 3 – Mix the paint and texture paste together to give you a nice thick consistency of coloured paste.
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step 4 – Create a coloured background. I used a variety of paints and inks to create a colourful mixed media background.
Stencil a pattern on top of the coloured background using the orange texture paste mixture.
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step 5 – Leave the paste to dry completely. Adhere the stenciled background piece to a folded card.
Stamp flowers onto white cardstock and use some of your watered down Burst paint to paint the flowers.
Adhere the flowers and sentiment to the card and finish off with sewing and a few diamante.
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And a second version using some of my Haze paint combined with watercolour paint to create a purple flower.
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And in a few minutes I created a couple of different cards using the same supplies – multitasking and creating a range of the same cards all at the same time really saves time and
you can build up quite a nice stash of cards ready to go at any moment.
Products used:

POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184

Other: Flower stamp: Carabelle, Stencil: Jowilna Nolte, sewing machine, VersaFine, StazOn

Easter Art Journaling Page with a twist.

After a bit of a break we are back with weekly inspiration on the blog using our fabulous range of products from Chiswick.
And with the Easter weekend around the corner here’s some fun art journaling inspiration for you.
I have been collecting medication leaflets for the past 2 months – and since I accumulated quite a bit of them I thought it a good idea to start using them.artjournalpage_step7

These leaflets found inside tablet boxes remind me so much of the tissue paper techniques I love doing so much.
And paired with anything that showcases typography and I am happy as can be. Warning: these don’t always have the most flattering of words on them,
but then again does it really matter? Art is art… and its what you make of it right? Right!
Fast forward and here is the art journal page I created… something fun and meaningful for Easter.

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step 1 – I selected Burst, Zest and Lush for my project.
These colours are perfect for some bunny fun and Easter – bright and light.

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step 2 – Start by painting the leaflet left with orange (Burst) first in the middle section.
I did water down the paint slightly for a nice translucent effect.

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step 3 – Then move onto painting the top of the leaflet with the Zest. Overlap the Burst slightly with the yellow to give you a seamless crossover
blending the two colours into each other. Again water down the paint slightly.

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step 4 – Lastly paint the Lush (green) at the bottom of the leaflet again blending the colours into each other.
Leaf to dry completely or use your heat gun to heat set the paint.

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step 5 – I used two leaflets to complete my art journaling page.
Use gel medium to adhere the leaflets to the page of your art journal.

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TIP: I did not cut the leaflets shorter but rather trimmed the overhanging pieces down once the gel medium was dry.

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step 6 – Once the gel medium was dry I started adding stamped images, a bunny cut out from patterned paper and ink splats.

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step 7 – Stamped wording and stenciling using copper texture paste adds more interest.

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I used my Chiswick letter stamp set to add the stamped wording.
Using an ink pad made for detailed stamps, you can even pick up the detail from the stamps on top of the textured background.
How gorgeous are those alphabet stamps? Perfect for art journaling titles and quotes.

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If you are going away for the Easter weekend why not pop your art materials in a bag and create something beautiful and meaningful.
All you need is a few goodies from Chiswick and you can recycle and create at the same time!

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I hope you are inspired…until next week! Live Creatively.
have you bought your Chiswick POP Paint and Stamps yet?
Then head to your nearest craft store for some retail therapy.

Products used:
POP Paint 28ml – Burst pp0019
POP Paint 28ml – Zest pp0013
POP Paint 28ml – Lush pp0018
Clear Stamp – Scripty letters rs3182

Where there is Love Art Journal page

With the month of love heading our way it’s time start pulling out all those love themed crafting projects.
Today I am sharing some art journaling inspiration using POP Paint and stamps for a bright and love filled spread.detail1

I wanted a fun and happy page with a few key elements and a nice focal point. Not too bright but with the right amount of colour
and I think I achieved exactly what I had in mind.

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step 1 -Dry brush some Burst (orange) POP Paint onto your background in a random fashion.

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step 2 – Once the orange is dry, dry brush some Blush POP Paint over it and leave to dry.

step 3 – Trace a heart shape onto your background using a pencil. Use a coloured dye ink spray and remove the nozzle from the bottle
and trace around the heart shape. Leave to dry.

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step 4 – Use Onyx POP Paint and some stencils to add details. Lift a small amount of black paint with a sponge dauber and tap off the excess.
Pounce through the stencil design to transfer a thin layer of paint onto your page. Leave to dry.

TIP: The thinner the layer applied the quicker it will dry.

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step 5 – Use your fine print stamps and black ink and stamp over your entire page for some added details.

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step 6 – Add some stamped heart and sentiment details to finish off your page. Use a white gel pen and draw some details on your page.

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POP paint makes for amazing coloured art journaling pages and can be used in a multitude of ways.
What have you done with your POP Paint lately – and what colour combinations have you tried?
The possibilities are endless.

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Products used
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Burst pp0519
POP Paint 500ml-Onyx pp0508
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Other: art journal, black paint, white paint pen, ink, stencils

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

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

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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Layered stenciling – a feast of patterns Art Journaling page.

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Today I am sharing some amazing layereing using the gorgeous  The Crafters Warehouse Stencils and Modelling paste on this fun
art journaling page. Take a look how easy it is to achieve amazing results with only a single stencil…
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I love how this page turned out with all its colors and patterns mingling with each other and then leaving the focus on the winged heart.

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Here’s how I created the look…
step 1 – Using my favorite circle stencil and Memento Luxe inks pads in 3 colors i created my base background.
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step 2 – Add 1 colour at a time to your stencil and mist with water. Flip over the stencil and stamp the image onto your journal page.
Start with your lightest color first working your way to the darkest of the 3 colors.
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step 3 – Once your background is dry start adding your layers.
I used my TCW 384 Well Rounded Stencil and stenciled my first pattern in orange ink. Repeat this 3 times .
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step 4 – Repeat the stenciling over the same image this time using bright pink ink over just two thirds of the same image.
This gives a beautiful deep and rich look.
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step 5 – Use a dark brown ink and stencil circles around the first image.

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step 6 – Add some modelling paste to a palette. I added some ink to color my paste a beautiful blue.
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step 7 – Mix the ink into the paste until fully colored.
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step 8 – Apply the colored modelling paste through a different pattern on your stencil onto white cardstock.
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step 9 – Carefully remove the stencil and leave the paste to dry. Once dry cut into a heart shape to use on your journaling page.
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Cut out a large stamped heart and adhere the smaller heart with the modelling paste mon it inside the cut out heart.
Add stamped wings under the heart and adhere in place.
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add some additional ink splats and stamped details to finish off your page.

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Layering different stencil patterns on top of each other is an easy way to achieve an interesting patterned look.
Combine different colors for added interest – and you will find out just how versatile your stencils really are.

POP Paint Art Journaling Page using printed cards.

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Remember a few weeks back I shared these gorgeous feather prints with you here
and then said that I would probably use them for a father’s day card or something. Well today was that something day…
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I absolutely love how they turned out and they simply had to be used.
So today I cut them up and turned them into a modern art journaling page – just for fun.
This way I can forever have these prints in my art journal and as a reference guide to what I did.

 like keeping a record of techniques and experiments and what better way than to keep them creatively side by side in my art journal.

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I combined my prints with some creative play on a kraft background that will be adhered to another page inside my journal.

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step 1 – Cut the printed cards into smaller sizes using your scissors only – even if they are not straight they are perfect.

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step 2 – Create a random pattern onto the kraft paper using some acrylic paint combined with POP Paint.

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step 3 – Adhere the cut up cards to the center of your kraft panel creating different heights and even overlapping some pieces.
Add additional highlights using a medium sized paint brush and POP Paint.

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Once the paint is dry use a graphite pencil to add highlights, a small paint brush to add ink splats and some staples for texture.

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And so you can turn those fun experiments into works of art with a modern twist.

Products:
POP Paint 290ml-Skyfall pp0305

Altered Book Spread – Jowilna’s Advanced Class.

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I love using book paper in my projects, and what better than using an entire old book to create something beautiful. I used a spread in my old book to create an altered page – combined with stenciling, texture and All-Purpose Inks I create loads of interest.
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step 1 – Use a stencil and texture paste to add some texture to the spread. Leave the paste to dry.
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step 2 – On a sheet of white smooth cardstock add some more stencilling and then add colour using All-Purpose Inks. Leave the sheet to dry and then cut into small strips.
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step 3 – Adhere the coloured and texture strips to the book spread using gel medium and leave to dry.
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step 4 – Use a pipette to add colour to the spread. Once you add the colour lightly mist it with water and let the ink run and blend. Leave the ink top dry or use a heat gun to dry. Lift the book up to make the ink run to add even more interest.
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TIP: I mist the pages with water, then drop some colour onto the wet page and then mist again with water.
This way the ink blends and spread.

step 5 – Stamp a leaf image onto white cardstock and then add colour using all-purpose inks to add colour. Use a heat gun to dry the ink.
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Adhere the leaf to the spread, add additional embellishments and stamping.
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An altered book spread is a beautiful and creative way to use your old books and turn them into works of art.

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Stamp and Ink – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

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I was using this gorgeous stamp set from 49 and Market and what came to me was ‘tarred and feathered’. Often whilst using my stash, certain words come to mind, phrases or sayings that can spark an idea. So tarred and feathered it was!

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For the tarred portion of this project I used my gears stencil to create some texture and from there on the project was built up layer by layer. Let’s take a look…step9

step 1 – On a sheet of watercolour paper, use your texture paste and apply a pattern onto the background. I used this stencil from Kaisercraft

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step 2 – Once the paste is dry, use a pipette and two colours of All Purpose Ink and add some colour. Mist the paper with water and then add the ink one colour at a time over the wet areas and let it flow and bleed.
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step 3 – Use Cool Grey All Purpose Ink and your pipette and paint lines around the gears to create shadows.
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step 4 – Once the grey ink is dry use your Graphic pencil and add shading.
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step 5 – Stamp feathers onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Ink.
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step 6 – Colour the feathers in using your 3 shades of All Purpose Inks and blend the colours. I used a small paint brush for better control over the colouring process and smooth lines.step6

step 7 – Once your feathers are dry cover them in a layer of dimensional glaze. Lightly sprinkle the wet glaze with some light blue micro beads and leave to dry
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step 8 – Once the glaze dries the beads are encased in the glazed and gives a beautiful dimension to the feathers.
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TIP: Please note that normally I would always adhere my element to my base making sure the edges are glued down really well before glazing them. Otherwise the glaze runs off the edges, makes the element curl up and the glaze run off the edges. But this time I knew that it would be ok it something weird happened, although I was confident it wouldn’t. Instead the glaze made the feathers curl, giving them a beautiful shape.

step 9 – Adhere the feathers to your art panel background and finish off with more stamping and a twine bow.
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This layering technique will translate really well into your art journal, so have fun, experiment and don’t forget to layer, layer and layer your inks.

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