Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Sneak Peak

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Fall Challenge pages 5&6

Hi All

It is not at all shocking, but I am behind again. I found these two pages difficult. The first was about birds and the second was about something that scared you. Unfortunately for me birds are what I am scared of, especially the flappy kind. My partners parents kept soooooooooooooooo many chickens at one time, and he found it hilarious that I refused to enter there garden.

When I was working on these pages I wanted to use lots of odd bits of paper I had lying around. For the first page I painted it with black acrylic and glued tissue paper over the top, over that I ripped up and glued some tags  I had previously made. Once everything was stuck down, I doodled in places with a white paint pen and some pit pens, and finished it of with a quote.

The second was done in pretty much the same way, only this time I did not paint the page to start with paint. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Sneak Peak

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Resist Journal pages

Hi All

So today I played catch up with the fall challenge I have entered. The challenges keep coming and I am struggling to keep up,  but it is definitely worth it.

This challenge was to use resist techniques or journal about things we find hard to resist. I tend to keep most of my pages quite impersonal, so went with resist techniques, and ended up doing two pages.

 On the page above I stamped the jumbled up letters for irresistible with black ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. The result was very patchy but looking back I am glad I carried on as I really like it. Over that I spayed with blue and green sprays and waited for it to completely dry, then wiped over my embossing as it acted as a resist.  I then placed a grid stencil  over my page in different areas, dabbing an embossing ink pad over the top, which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sprayed a sliver spray through the same grid stencil and wiped the excess from the embossing. To finished I stamped out Stamping is Irresistible on different scraps of paper and glued them in place.

On this page I repeat stamped the word irresistible and heat embossed it with white embossing powder, trying to ensure I got really good coverage, and then sprayed over the top with both silver and orange sprays. Once dry I wiped over the page as the embossing acted as a resist. I did not really want to do anything else to this page , but felt it looked unfinished in my journal, so I just painted a black boarder and a little witch on a hill.

Thank you for reading

Friday, 9 October 2015

Dish Rag flowers

Hi All

 I have recently joined in with an art journalling challenge on facebook, called Fall in love with Art Journalling - Fall Challenge. It's very quick and great fun, even though I always feel I am playing catch up. Recently one of the lovely ladies playing, asked for more details on what everyone was doing instead of just posting the pictures, so I thought I would add them to my blog as posts.

This week the prompt, was to use fabric. Which really stretched me creativity as fabric is not something I would ever really think to use, nor is it something I really have at home. On a trip to the shops, it suddenly occurred to me that I could use dish rags to make flowers, so a little detour to the pound shop was required.

On a cereal packet base, I had covered with gesso, and then covered some areas with black paint, I applied cut grass, fresh lime, and crushed grape, Dylusions paints with a brayer. The cut grass looks very blue in this picture over the black paint. Once dry I stamped one of my most favourite stamps ever, It's a JOFY one, I think from plate 09 across the bottom curving it slightly so give the impression of hills.

Then using the same colours I painted in the grass, leaves and bobbly bits on the stems. I also added dots of paint over the rest of the page, and outlined everything with a black paint pen. While waiting for that to dry I pulled apart the dish rags and smeared more of the purple paint over them, cutting it into circles once it was dry, I tried to make all the circles different sized and slightly irregular. Once everything was dry I glued them in place added buttons to the centres and drew the stems with the same black paint pen.

Thank you for reading, all comment are really appreciated.
Gem x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Colour Burst Christmas Tags

Hi All

Now I know most people are shaking there heads at me right now, but I love Christmas and it will be here sooner than we think. Every year I try to make my own gift tags, One year I an determined to make enough.

I recently treated myself to some of Ken Oliver's Colour Bursts, I have seen them in action before and had a little play with a friends and it never ceases to amaze me how bright and fun they are to play with.

I cut the tags from different pieces of card from my stash, to see how the colour burst would react on them. These were mostly a pearl and a coated card stock, on which I sprinkled a small amount of the power and sprayed with water. The first and second ones were only sprayed a little, the third and fourth were quiet heavily sprayed with water.

I liked the backgrounds just as they were. So I just stamped and embossed  
an Icicle from The Artistic Stamper with Black embossing powder over the top and edged them with Distress Ink. 

 Thanks for reading
Gem x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Artistic Stampers monthly challenge- October/Clocks

Hi All

This month the challenge on The Artistic Stampers Blog is Clocks, I hope you feel inspired by mine and the other creative teams pieces and join in the challenge.

It a journal page from me, I guess technically its the side of a cereal box, that I had previously covered with Gesso, but once I have a pile of them I will turn them into a book.

I started by scrapping Toffee and Caramel Fresco Finish paint over the card. I then stamped over the top using Distress inks (Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo) and The Artistic Stamper stamps, Chicken Wire, Cogs and Tick Tock.

I stamped out the words "The hours are going by" using black archival ink and Decay alphabet lower case, also from the Artistic Stamper. After I cut them out I edged them with distress ink.

I copied and painted the body from previous pages, and cut a dress from glassine paper, which I stamped over with a script stamp, I also stamped and cut a clock face to represent the girls face. to finish off I stamped and embossed some cogs for both the dress and the base of the page to act as flowers, afterwards I went around everything and added some doodling with a black paint pen.

Thanks for reading