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

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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Supplies

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

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!

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

Minted Copper wooden Heart

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I have been inspired by a lot of trends lately, but one trend that has stood out is colour – and specifically green and mint. Not strange at all as that is the
Pantone colour of the year and all shades of green is popping up everywhere. So instead of kicking against it (lets face it green is not my favourite colour)
I am embracing the beauty of it and making it work for me.
This week I played with some gorgeous wooden cut out shapes and also working no a little decorating project – so the 2 tied in perfectly.

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Wanted to give the wood a distressed look on some way and opted for a variety of failed attempt until i got to the one look that I truly loved.
I say failed attempt as nothing is ever wr9ong or right – it’s just not quite what I liked. So after a few hits and misses here is what I truly love.

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step 1 – Paint your wooden product is 2 layers of Minted Pop Paint.
TIP: Since the paint is a really nice creamy thickness one layer is really enough, but for a nice solid colour I added 2 layers
and leaving the paint to dry between layers.

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step 2 – Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the heart with 60grit sanding paper. I just sanded it by hand until i was happy with the look
and with how smooth the surface felt.

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step 3 – Add a small amount of copper paint and brayer the paint onto the heart.
I ended up brayering in different directions to give me a nice random effect.
TIP: Because of the uneven surface the paint onto took in certain areas which I loved.

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step 4 – Using white texture paste through a stencil add wording or images to your heart.
Carefully remove the stencil and let the paste dry completely.

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I love the crispness of the white paste against the copper and mint.

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The perfect accessory for your home or office and even a gallery wall in shades of copper and mint.

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The warmth of the copper really compliments the mint paint in the background.
TIP: You can also add some wax to the heart one you have stenciled it for protection against dirt and grime.
Until next time – happy painting and decorating.

Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Minted pp0506
Other: Wooden heart (Short Cuts Craft), copper ink (Delicata), roller, stencil (Kaisercraft), texture paste.

Stamped year end card

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Today on the Chiswick blog I am sharing a quick card using one of my favourite stamps from the Chiswick range.
It also happens to be the perfect stamp to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 ….tell me when you spot it….
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Upon closer inspection the stamp revealed that it does say 2017 but a bit scrambled up – 1720.
So for me personally it is quite significant – 2017 is going to be a good good year!stamped-card

This quick card is perfect for a someone special – wishing them a good end to 2016 but an even greater 2017.
step 1 – Tape a folded card to a piece of scrap paper using washi tape.
I added the tape just over halfway and made sure it was straight.
Ink the top half of your card using your Chiswick dye inks and a sponge applicator.

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step 2 – Add some water splatters to the dye inked portion and leave to dry. The water reacts with the ink and causes a beautiful effect.

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step 3 – Carefully peel off the washi tape from the inked card.

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step 4 – Stamp the Chiswick stamp onto the bottom portion of the card using a grey ink.

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Decorate the stamped card using a pre-printed acetate card sewn to the top half of your card and some cut flowers.

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And there you have a gorgeous end of the year card – celebrating the new year pretty in pink.
What are your hopes and dreams for the coming year?
Here’s wishing you many more stamped cards and stamped projects with lots of inking goodness.