The color challenge for May is such a beautiful palette and although it's not my usual combination of colors that I am drawn to... I really enjoyed working with them and the colors work wonderful together.
My inspiration for the page is from the new stamp set from Darkroom Door that I got my hands on last week ... I knew straight away that those gorgeous flowers needed to be embossed and cut out.
So I started with some 300gsm XPressit watercolor paper and used clear embossing ink to stamp the images. Obviously Black is my go to embossing powder - love it - sprinkled it on, hit it with the heat tool and melt those gorgeous embossing crystals.
Next I tipped a little Creme Brulee Cream, Pop Rock Purple & Tilt a Wheel Teal into my palette then painted it direct to my flowers.
On the background, I started with Creme Brulee and 'created' drips down the page
I added the Pop Rock Purple next - after drying the previous color - applying the same to create drips
And finally the Teal
For my Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, I used Midnight Pewter embossing powder and double embossed it to get a nice thick glossy coating
I have created a short video that you can view here showing you the whole process
all filled with great product, fun techniques and a bucket load of information!
Friday Session 3 ..... Magical Bloom Cards ....
Join me in creating up to four vibrant cards using the gorgeous Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals (an amazing pigment dye powder) and some beautiful floral stamps by Paper Rose. This class explores some fun techniques using heat embossing, watercolour and lots of arty fun.
Class includes: Cardstock, XpressIt Watercolour paper, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals and embossing powder, an embossing ink pad, stamp from Paper Rose and lots more!
Students bring: basic tool kit, heat tool, messy mat, round #10 or #12 paintbrush, foam tape, black archival ink, acrylic 6 x 4 stamp block, water spray, paper towel and wet wipes.
Saturday Session 3 .... Mark Making Art Journal Techniques.
Join me in creating a super fun art journal page or a double scrapbook layout using current ‘on trend’ mark making techniques that you can use in scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, project life and all facets of paper crafting. This class will explore colour, ‘mark making’, collage and stencilling and you’ll create a cool page too! Learn how to give your projects dimension and a real visual punch.
Class includes: 3 random drop Dina Wakley paints, Stabilo All Pencil, Imaginarium designs stencil and lots of super cool ephemera!
Students bring: Please bring your basic tool kit plus large Dylusions Journal or A3 thick mixed media cardstock or two 12 x 12 inch heavy white cardstock sheets, favourite word stamps, Tim Holtz round blending tool and four sponges, heat tool, messy mat, palette knife and old store card, small selection of brushes, black archival ink pad, black journal pen, white journal pen, apron, paper towel and wet wipes.
Do you want to know how to create some of the hottest trends in mixed media papercrafting right now? In this class, I will guide you in creating up to 10 amazing backgrounds using some great techniques that you can then use in card making, layouts, art journaling and so much more! Learn something new or revisit a fave technique … this class is all about run, experimenting and creating fabulous unique backgrounds.
SPOILER ALERT *** includes using a Gel Press
Class includes: cardstock, Imaginarium Designs stencil, texture paste, gel medium, Lindy’s Stamp Gang new Magical Shaker and so much more!
Students bring: your basic tool kit plus heat tool, palette knife, gloves if you want to keep your hands clean, apron, paper towel and wet wipes.
What an incredible weekend at the Autumn Escape Retreat here in Taupo, New Zealand.
To say I have been welcomed with open arms is an understatement -
Thank you ladies....
and to teach alongside these two incredibly talented women ...
Aida Domisiewicz & Gerry Van Gent ...just amazing.
As I mentioned to the ladies over the weekend, I will be sending out a newsletter in a week or two with some special things on offer - If you are interested or want to know whats going on and where I am teaching in the next few months, just subscribe and watch your inbox for once off specials :)
So I'll leave you with a few highlights ... lots more over on Instagram and Facebook
Hi Gang! Today I thought I’d give you a closer look at the scrapbook page I created using the stunning April collection and show you how easy it is to make! Have you had a go at creating something with the gorgeous Lindy’s April Color Challenge colors yet?
Let me talk you through all the details!
I started with a little gesso stenciling on Marshmallow cardstock before applying Chateau Rose to the background using a stamp block – this is simple – grab your acrylic stamp block, paint on some color & stamp direct to your page!
Once dry, I used a brush to splatter on Hydrangea Blue, Blue Hawaiian Blue and Rusty Lantern Lime.
I wanted to create a couple of tags as well so I punched them out using 300gsm Watercolour paper then applied the sprays direct to them allowing them to dry.
I used the super cool Stampotique stamps as well on this page. I used ‘whatever‘ in grey archival ink lightly on the background and ‘Daniels Hearts‘ was stamped on acetate and used as an embellishment. I also lightly stamped ‘Row faces‘ on the tags once they were dry.
Once I had finished the page, I covered the photo & embellishments and then gave the project a splatter of Blazin Black just to give it a pop!
If you have a minute or two, I have created a process video for you to view.
You could have heard me squeal with delight when I heard about the product showcase with Stampotique Stamps!I love the quirky, funky and slightly odd stamps by this great company and knew straight away that I wanted to add another page to my Art Journal.I started out giving my journal a good coat of gesso and then stamped the Heads in Archival Ink across the bottom of my page. I then added Black Forest Black NEW Magical Shaker in a wash across the background before sprinkling it on to create depth and activate those awesome colours. I then added some Blazin Black Flat Fabio with a brush across the top & allowed it to drip down.Once dry, I masked off the centre of Oh Boys and used the NEW Black Forest Black Embossing Powder to highlight the circles. I added a little gesso to the centres too.The Prom Queen was stamped on old dictionary paper before being coloured in with Magical Shakers in Bavarian Blue, Lederhosen Laurel, Polka Purple & Oom Pah Pah Pink.I finished off with a few ‘whatever‘ stamps and popped it aside to dry!So that’s my quirky little Art Journal Page! Thanks for stopping by!
Hey creative peeps … Natalie here… popping in today with a short post
showing you something cool!!!
I’m one of those people who will find a million other things to do when deadlines are looming… I work best under pressure lol. BUT when I am “procrastinating” … I open my Art Journal, this is my happy space, where I get ‘warmed up’ I guess.
I love using paint in my Journal so decided to make my own using White Acrylic Paint and the NEW Magical Shakers… It was super easy and I loved the finish!
As soon as I got my new Shakers, I updated my swatch book … this is the perfect way to see exactly how the colors work and react with water.
Start by mixing White Paint and a sprinkle of the Magical Shakers
… mix well
and go for it!
I created the background by randomly adding Magical Shakers mixed with paint, and spreading the color with a palette knife.
I mixed some Black Forest Black with Clear Gesso to get some black splatter
This was so much fun and the results are pretty cool!
I have created a little You Tube video of the process for you to check out..