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

Kaisercraft Open Road

Sharing the beautiful and versatile Kaisercraft Open Road range in a single page layout with you today.This layout is also featured on the cover of the Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine for December
and you can download your copy here

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and although this range is more for the Australian Market and those who have traveled down under, I can still see myself creating a multitude of beautiful traveling layouts using photos from South Africa.
A truly versatile range perfect for nature, camping and just hitting the open road.

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Layout Instructions:

[step 1] Use white cardstock as the background for this layout.

[step 2] Cut P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper to measure 19cm x 30.5cm (7 ½ “x 12”). Adhere this piece flush on the left edge of your background cardstock.

[step 3] Add texture paste through the IT457 Fern stencil vertically centred on the left edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper.
Leave the paste to dry. Once dry add dark brown ink and mist with water. Leave the ink to dry or use a heat gun to heat set.

[step 4] Adhere the barcode strip flush against the right edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper piece.

[step 5] Add machine sewing on either side of the barcode strip as well as on the left edge of the P2446 UNCHARTERED (reverse) paper.

[step 6] Cut out various elements from the P2450 OUTBACK paper. Ink the edges of all the elements.

[step 7] Cut out birds and leaves from the P2446 UNCHARTERED paper.

[step 8] Adhere your photo 10cm (4”) from the left edge and 10cm (4”) from the bottom edge of your layout.

[step 9] Arrange the cut out birds, and badges on your layout as well as the leaves from your CT896 Collectables pack. Adhere all the elements and use foam tape to raise some of the elements.

[step 10] Add sticker elements and finish off your layout with Split Pea Rhinestones and more ink splats.

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Paper: Open Road Collection P2446 Unchartered, P2450 Outback,
KC Products: CT896 Collectables, SS353 Sticker Sheet, IT457 Fern, RS407 Split Pea Rhinestones
Other: Brown ink, Texture Paste, Sewing Machine, White Cardstock

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!