Sunday, 25 June 2017

We Love to Create Challenge #13 Anything Goes/ Mixed Media Goes

So it's the start of a new challenge on the We Love to Create Blog. We like to keep things nice and simple over there and the theme is Anything Goes/ Mixed Media goes. One lucky winner will receive a prize from out generous sponsor Premium Craft Brands.

This week I used my wonderful PanPastels in my Art Journal, to create this busy pastel coloured background and rough, bold flowers.

I started my coating my page with gesso, I found this was a must for using the PanPastels in this journal or the PanPastels would become muted and lost in the paper. 
Once dry I blended Orange Tint, Permanent Red Tint and Blue Tint over the top, overlapping and blending then together where they met.

I stamped over the top using various stamps from The Artistic Stamper. By mixing some of the Blue Tint and Red Tint with gesso. I spread the mixture in a thin layer over my craft mat, pressing the stamp into the mixture and transferring it to the journal. 

I stamped out two circles as the start of my flowers with Distress Ink, building on them with Titanium White, Violet, and Magenta Shade PanPastels. I blended them all in together using a water brush adding more pigment from the pan as needed.

I finished off by drawing in my flowers and some extra swirls with a black Stabilo pencil, as well as doodling with my white pen.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Pebeo Fantasy Pour canvas

I had never done this before and I did it really badly, really, really badly spraying rubbing alcohol over the paints because I wanted it to move more and I thought it was a good idea. Let me tell you it's not it's a very bad idea, My eyes and my throat hurt by the time I was done, Just don't do it.

My lovely boy got me (with the help of his dad) some Pebeo Fantasy Moon and Prisme paints for Mothers day, which was great as it's something I had never used before. I painted an old canvas with a coat of black gesso and then a coast of very fluid black acrylic, after that I just poured lots of different coloured paints over the top, moving them around with a palette knife and spraying them with the rubbing alcohol (don't do it, it's a very bad idea)

I do really like the result.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

We Love to Create Challenge #12 Anything Goes/ Mixed Media Goes

We have a new challenge starting today on the We Love to Create Blog, They like to keep things pretty simple and the theme is Anything Goes/ Mixed Media Goes. I loved seeing everyone's entries for the last challenge and can not wait to see what everyone comes up with this time. For one lucky person, there is the chance to win a prize from our generous sponsor Premium Art Brands.

For my piece this week I created a small canvas, to celebrate the fact that I have seen the sun and felt the sunshine. Hmmmmmm I wonder how long it will last.

To start I mixed a little Orange Tint with some gesso and painted the whole canvas. When I scraped the pigment from the pan I used a pallet knife and was very careful to only scrape across the top and not to dig into the pan. After that, I laid my new favourite brick stencil across the top and applied some Burnt Sienna to the canvas, just on the sides leaving a blank area in the centre.  

I took the three pairs of sunglasses and the word fun and coated them in gesso, before making a gesso and pigment mix to paint them with again. The two colours I mixed were Violet and Magenta Shade. 

I then stamped over the top with some background stamps and Versa Mark ink. I gently swiped the same colours over the top.  After I sealed everything I doodled over the top with black and white pens.

I was exploring adding Pan Pastel to Gesso to create this small canvas board and looking at how it covered chipboard pieces. For me, it's another win for Pan Pastels as it was easy to do both these things. 

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Oh No! not more notebooks

I am so sorry, but yes more notebooks. Did I mention I am really enjoying to make these at the moment, and that they make great gifts. Made in exactly the same way as the last ones xxx

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Light Bulb Tag

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For my post today on The Artistic Stampers Blog,
 I have a tag to share with you all, pop over and take a look.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

We Love to Create Challenge 11- Anything goes/ Mixed media goes

Wow! so happy to be here and be able to say we have a new challenge on the We Love to Create Blog. They like to keep things nice and simple over there and the new challenge, challenge #11 is Anything Goes/ Mixed Media Goes. There is a chance for one lucky winner to receive a prize from our generous sponsor Premium Art Brands. 

Not only is this my first post for We Love to create, but it was also my first real play with Pan Pastel products. First impressions are that I absolutely love them, they were so easy to use, although I will have to learn to be nicer to my applicators (oops!). I am looking forward to learning more about this versatile product, and hope to bring some of you along for the journey.

The first thing I had to try was stencilling, as it's one of my favourite things to do. I cut a piece of card to fit my card blank and laid a stencil over the top. over the stencil, I applied some Magenta Shade and Light Blue Pan Pastels. Blending over the top with a large sponge to blend and mix the colours together. On two book pages, I stamped out two large flowers with archival ink and the words it's all perspective. To colour the flowers I added a layer of Titanium white and build layers or Magenta Shade and Violet on top. I used a lot more Violet than Magenta on the flowers. Once I have glued everything in place I went around all the edges with a black Stabilo pencil. 

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Note Books

I am really getting back into making these notebooks. They make such handy gifts for people especially if you're like me and leave it to the last minute to find/make a gift. 

 * I cut my chipboard for inside the cover to the sizes I needed
* Then I cut files down to size for the pages, once they are cut I glue them together. I like to weigh these down with something heavy while they dry to keep everything together.
* The covers were made from a sheet of A3 card which I decorated with stamps, stencils, paints and sprays. The sprays I used will always react to water so I made sure to seal them after I was finished. 
* Cut the card down to fit the chipboard pieces and glue together to form the cover. Punch holes and attach the ribbon for the closure and then glue the pages in place. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

I love watching the Art Sherpa Paint.

I love watching the Art Sherpaa, Cinnamon Cooney. It's my little guilty pleasure as I often watch, but very rarely do I bother to get my paints out and have a go. I have learnt so much watching these videos and I am sure I would learn a whole heap more if I actually painted along. 

When I do join in I like to paint along in my journal and tend to go completely off track, Cinnamon will say do this to make this wonderful effect and I, for example, will do a quicker circle with a bottle top that just happens to be next to me on the table. I really must try to focus more next time. 

You can find her Youtube channel here
and this video I was watching here

I am sure I will to this one again someday as I really enjoyed it and mine looks nothing like the original, I still have so much to learn.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Colorista colouring pad card

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I made this card using the leftover piece from a different card I had made, which I posted recently. All I did was cut the piece in small squares which I glued into place on the card blank and doodled around with a black pen. 

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Wet Wipe Card

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I have dried out and used wet wipes to create this card over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, Why not pop over and look for more information.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Colourista Colouring page

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I have a new card to share with you all using a page from a Colorista Colouring pad, I really enjoy colouring on this pad, but hate the idea of leaving them in the pad doing nothing so often turn them into cards.

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Colorista colouring page 2

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For this card, I used the section of colouring page I had left over, It was coloured in using Spectrum Noir pens. I just mounted the section of the colouring page I had left to a piece of kraft card and doodled/drew in the rest of the image with a black fine point pen. 

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Floral Fantasy Challenge on The Artistic Stamper Blog

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WOW May already, I feel as if April went by way too fast, a new month means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog. This month's theme is

Floral Fantasy

It took me a while to work this one out and decide what I wanted to make, In the end, I got stuck on the idea of florals being individual flowers but not wanting to make something with traditional flower images, Then I decided I was making myself freeze creatively by over thinking and I should just have fun with the them. So I turned the Lightbulb stamp into flowers.

I cut a piece of card to fit my card blank and covered it with a layer of purple paint. I laid the floral mask over the top and sponged through some blue paint. Once dry, using black and white paint I stamped different sized circles. All the paints used were Dylusions paints.

After stamping the large lightbulb twice and drawing in some bottoms, I painted them in with a layer of gesso to act as a barrier between the purple and the colour I painted over the top. I also stamped the word smile from the framed words set in three places on the background.

Sorry for the badly out of focus picture, But here I painted a layer of green paint over the light bulb flowers and using a mask I stamped inside the light bulbs with a calligraphy mat stamp and a black ink pad. 

I also decided to stamp inside the light bulbs with orange paint and one of Lesley's small flower stamps, and then I scribbled gentle around the light bulbs and the words, to highlight them and help them stand out from the background.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing what everyone makes.