September 26, 2016

Circles and Butterflies create happy thoughts!

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm sharing a new page I created in my Denim Journal
 for Finnabair CT with a video tutorial.

I really love that I can add more and more pages in there and they can be worked out of the journal - it makes my job easier!

For my page I used watercolor paper which I cut to Denim's size. I incorporated the two things I enjoy most having on my journal pages: butterflies and circles.

The circles are the leftovers from a chipboard board I had in my stash and I used my favorite shades of Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints to color them.

In order to create a mixed media background I used Heavy White Gesso with stamps to create texture (you will see this technique in my video below) and Modeling Paste with the Honeycomb Stencil. I also used some clear stamps with black Archival Ink.

The butterfly is handmade and I love this tiny Star Brad I used to decorate it, it's so cute!
For my quote I used a die cut element from the 7Dots Studio Verano Azul collection, as well a sticker with a big star to embellish my page with some black thread.

Last thing to do was to glue three Melange Art Pebbles to add more interest to my page. Luckily I found in the jar the perfect size of pebble to fit the chipboard circles. I love how they look in there!

In the video I made especially for you, you can watch how I put together this journal page.

***you can visit this post for full supplies list with links.

I hope you got some inspiration from toady's project and create your own page in your Denim Journal!

Thank you for visiting
Have a lovely crafty day!

September 24, 2016

Black art journal page for Prima guest spot

Hello :)
I'm sharing my new page for my Denim Journal I created for Prima
based on new Finnabair Art Recipe.
Our NEW Finnabair Art Recipe for September includes a wonderful mixture of sparkling
All of these products are absolutely amazing by themselves, but adding them together creates something even more special.

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 I always enjoy working on black background - Black Gesso is my best friend! I used it to paint the whole page and added Gold Crackle Paste with the Honeycomb Stencil to add more texture. I used the Acrylic Paint-Opal Magic Blue-Gold to paint a few spots here and there with the Silicon Brush 1' and made splashes with Heavy White Gesso.

To embellish my page, I used a piece from the Vintage Center Mechanicals and some Mini Roman Numerals. I also created my own embellishment circles with a stamp from the Cling Stamps set - Tea on the Deck, velum paper and black embossing powder. 
As a center piece, I used a black feather which I painted with my favorite colors of Mica Powders. I sprayed some water on the feather and applied the powders with a paintbrush. As a final touch I spread Gold Leaf and Frosted Mica Flakes all over the cluster. I used the 3D Gloss Gel to attach them. When my page was dry, I added it into my Denim Journal.

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Have a lovely crafty day!


September 17, 2016

Art journaling with Gel Press and Vivids

Happy Sunday dear friends!
Today I'm sharing a video tutorial on how to create this art journal page 
with amazing ColourArte products and the Gel Press!

ColourArte products: 

African Jade Vivid Ultra Metallic
True-Silver Vivid
TW-222 African Jade
TW-256 Tahitian Blue
TW-242 Meridian Blue
TW-165 Siam White

Stamps by Finnabair
Stickers by 7Dots Studio
Chipboard by 2Crafty

I hope you will enjoy my video and get inspired! 
Don't forget to leave me a comment, as well give me thumbs up on my You Tube channel  :)

Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!

September 1, 2016

Complexity and Simplicity

Happy September!
Our new challenge at Scraps N Pieces is up!

"Opposites Attract"

My art journal page is about Complexity and Simplicity.
I tried to include in one page two different styles...

For this project I used ColourArte products (Primary Elements, H2Os, Silks and Vivids) to color it
and Finnabair Art Basics Products (White Heavy Gesso and Modeling Paste), stencils and stamps.
Chipboard pieces by 2Crafty Chipboard.
You can find a journal like this at The Journal Shop.
The butterflies are handmade by me :)

So, I hope I see your creation at Scraps N Pieces blog, 
for a chance to win a beautiful collection by Crafty Impressions.

You can create any type of project as long as it's relative with our theme
 "Opposites Attract"
for example black-white, male-female, day-night, past-present, etc.

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!