Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!
I spent the day trying to get rid of a cold and headache, and ended up recycling an old art journal page I started a while ago. It ended up being a good day.
The original page started with some white Gesso on the Kraft coloured pages in the Dina Wakeley Media Journal. The Gold stars were stenciled with my own stencil design using Icing Paste from Prima.
And that was it. nothing else.
So I started to add some Impasto paint sponsored by Trocraft to work with. The paints are amazing and I loved working with them. And those gorgeous pastel colours – just so pretty.
Impasto paints are heavy bodied paints, making them really thick, they are heavily pigmented paints for awesome colour ways.
They are great for creating texture and can be applied with a palette knife, a brush, texture tools or your fingers.
You can water them down a bit should you wish to, and they mix really well into pastes. So yes these are amazing paints for art journaling and mixed media.
I added some Mont Marte acrylics too in bright pink, orange and Turquoise.
And then some gold leafing applied with some tacky gel.
A few palette knife streaks using navy paint and black modelling paste. But the majority of the soft pastel coloured page was done with Impasto Paints (Manor Blue/Mint/Dusty Rose/Lavender)
And then I tested a new set of Graphite pencils I got recently. Its a cheap set – but works really well and I love them.
So all in all my headache is still present, I feel crappy but I wished this piece of art was on a canvas for my wall. So there’s that.
Not bad for an otherwise not so great day.
Disclosure: The Prima Impasto Paints were given to me by Trocraft South Africa to work with. The opinion expressed about the product is my own and I do not get paid for it.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on the TCW Tacky when dry gel medium then you are missing out.
This amazing product can be used with your stencils to create amazing foiled effects.
For this layout I used my Hello Sunshine stencil and my Louann stencil for the dots.
I used the tacky when dry gel applied through the stencils and left to dry for about 30minutes.
Then used my Couture Creations Hot foil, place the foil on top of the gel, burnish with my bone folder and then carefully remove the foil to reveal the foiled stenciled images.
This range of papers come with gorgeous stamps as well.
Fussy cut flowers in a gold metallic paper look amazing with all the gold elements.
More stamped elements combined with gold glass glitter.
Gold foiled stencil work on old book paper look amazing.
This layout was created with left-over papers from a double page layout I created. I lvoe using all my scraps to create with, not wasting anything.
Paper and products available from The Funky Llama South Africa.
If you are not subscribed to the Short Cuts Craft News letter then you probably missed this tag I created for them using my Moroccan Tile Stencil and Expanding Mousse.
The background was an old one I created using Tsukineko Dye ink reinkers and just worked on top of that for a stunning end result.
Simply apply the mousse through a stencil and heat using a heat gun to create a stunning texture and end result.
TIP: Use a good heat gun with lots of heat for a good result, the smaller slower heat guns don’t work as well.
I finished off the tag with a few random bits and pieces from my table and some fun heritage people from Tim Holtz.
I also added some gold and silver Distress Crayon touches around the people – and look ow amazingly they sit on top of the mousse and add shimmer.
The Expanding Mousse and Metallic Distress Crayons were kindly sponsored to me by TroCraft South Africa. All other products used are my own.
Products used: Gel Medium Little Birdie
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte for Enroute
Hop on over to the Imagine Blog to see how I created this fun mixed media card
Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.
- Craft Mat
- On Point Glue
- VersaFine Clair – Morning Mist
- Memento DewDrop – Lady Bug, Lilac Posies
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Lady Bug
- Memento Luxe – Love Letter
- Kaisercraft – Embossing Folder, Die-cutting machine
- Heart die-cuts: Couture Creations
- Masking tape
- Wooden heart
- Silver leaf material
- Jowilna Nolte – Circle stencil and not square stencil
Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!
Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps
Here is the blog hop order for today
Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant
I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.
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.
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.
step 2 – On your craft sheet add a small amount of texture paste and POP paint in Burst.
step 3 – Mix the paint and texture paste together to give you a nice thick consistency of coloured paste.
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.
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.
And a second version using some of my Haze paint combined with watercolour paint to create a purple flower.
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.
Other: Flower stamp: Carabelle, Stencil: Jowilna Nolte, sewing machine, VersaFine, StazOn
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.
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.
step 1 – I selected Burst, Zest and Lush for my project.
These colours are perfect for some bunny fun and Easter – bright and light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIP: I did not cut the leaflets shorter but rather trimmed the overhanging pieces down once the gel medium was dry.
step 6 – Once the gel medium was dry I started adding stamped images, a bunny cut out from patterned paper and ink splats.
step 7 – Stamped wording and stenciling using copper texture paste adds more interest.
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.
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!
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.
Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.
Time: 1 hour
Step 1 – Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.
Step 2 – Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.
Step 3 – Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.
step 4 – Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
step 6 – Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.
step 7 – Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
step 8 – Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
- Craft Mat
- VersaFine Clair – Glamorous, Pinecone
- Tsukineko Dye Inker – Crimson, Poppy Red
- Creative Medium – Shimmer
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, Tangelo
- Cardstock – white
- Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
- Kaisercraft – patterned paper
Hi everyone, Jowilna here on the blog today sharing a Documented layout with a hint of colour. I simply love this range but wanted to add a touch of colour.
I started off creating my mixed media inked background using re-inkers.
The effect left a hint of cream, yellow, a beautiful grey and even some blue and green colours visible once the ink had dried.
A variety of Collectables elements added the yellow tones and for the blue/green I added some scrunched up thread under my photo.
This multicoloured thread gave me the interest and hint of colour I craved.
A couple of coloured splats offers the accent colours support and makes for a nice detail.
Mini Typography stenciled detail works well on the background. I could have added the stenciled details in a colour come to think of it.
It just shows you how versatile this range is – perfect for everyday moments, school days, vintage, heritage and boys.
Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you have enjoyed seeing the versatility of this range as showcased by the Design Team the last couple of weeks.
Some more amazing designs heading your way with this month’s ranges…so come back soon.
Live Creatively – Jowilna!
Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – P2461 Measurement | P2466 Qwerty | CT898 Collectables | IT030 Typography Mini Template | PL501 White Pearls
Other: Re-inkers, thread, sewing machine, watercolour paint