Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Back with more drips....

Hi lovelies

I'm here again to share another drippy creation for Scrap Matrix....

A drippy girl.....

To create this one I used the following products:

I began by applying white gesso to my page and then sketched a face.

I then used the Prima Bloom Stamps.
I love this stamp set.
Everyone should have this in their collection.....

Firstly I stamped each one onto scrap card and then cut them out.
I use these as masks.

I stamp directly onto the page using archival ink.
NOTE this ink must be waterproof so it doesn't reactivate when liquid is applied.
I then cover that stamped image with it's mask, ensuring it lines up...

I then stamp the next image, overlapping slightly.
See how the mask works?
You are left with layered stamps....

Time to start adding colour....
I used Art by Marlene Watercolours, in both Bold and Bright and Whimsy and Bright.
I layer upon layer the colours until I am happy with the depth and vibrancy.
I aslo sprayed water and allowed the drips to run down the page.

They are just a bit softer.

I also added some drips to her eyes.

I then went in with a fine pen to add some details.

I also added some pen work to a few of the flowers, just to add some highlights.

Finally a few flicks of paint!

Love those drippy flowers....
and I love the white space around it.
Helps the colours to pop.

Keep your entries rolling in.
We love to see how you drip, spray and spritz on your creations.

Much love 

Thursday, 6 August 2020

My first post for TCW!

I'm here to share my very first project with The Crafters Workshop!!! 

I created an art journal page......

TCW provided me with some awesome goodies to play with but the opinions and creations are my own.

I'd created a few in  this style lately and I'd had a ton of people message me to find out how I did it, so I thought I'd show will find step by steps over on their BLOG.....right HERE.

But here's some close ups.....

I used the following TCW Stencils:

I need to come up with a name for this girl, so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 3 August 2020

Getting drippy for Scrap Matrix

Hello there beautiful people!

I'm here today to share my colourful creation for our current 'Drip, Spray, Spritz Challenge' over at Scrap Matrix.

This is such a me page.

So let's go through the process together...

I began with a layer of gesso.

Recently I scored these gorgeous stamps from Scrap Matrix.
I love the grunginess of them, and knew they could work together so well.

I had a hankering to create a rainbow. 
Whenever I see drips, I think of all the pages I've created that had drippy rainbows.
Time to bring it back me thinks....

I grabbed out my fave rainbow colours in Paper Artsy Paint.
I used:

I began with Cherry Red, adding a splodge to the centre of the left hand side of the page, 
I then added water and allowed it to drip down the page.
I then turned the page and let it drip the other way too.
Now dry with a heat gun.

Continue this process through all the colours.

Whilst this is drying, stamp and cut out all the brushes from the Darkroom Door Stamp set - Artist Brushes.
Please note, this ink pad must be waterproof, as we are adding liquid on top and need it to not reactivate.

Now back to our page, I added loads of stamps from ETSA13 for the background.

I added 'journey' all the way across the page.

I then added a few of the circular stamps.

I grabbed a TCW stencil called 'Well Rounded' and rubbed some paint through the paint splat sections.
I kept the colours together, but placed them randomly, ensuring some were half off the page.

Now add splats/flicks of paint again keeping colours together.
If you can't control your splats, cover as you go to ensure they land kind of where you would like.

Now add in the background stamps from the PSA13 set. 
I love these. 
Be careful not to go too overboard, focus the stamps across the centre, coming out slightly.
It's important these look random, so do NOT use a stamp block, just add a touch of ink to a section of the stamp.
It doesn't matter if it smudges, you actually want different depths of ink.
This just helps it all to merge into the background, rather than becoming a focus.

I also added in lots of the stamped word 'Art' and 'Create'.
(forgot to take a pic of this but here's one from the finished piece)

ok let's go back a step...

Once adhered, add paint to the brush tips, and a few random bits to the handles
(my brushes are NOT very clean! so I wanted to recreate this)
I also added some splats or blobs to the page next to the brushes to look like paint had landed on the page from the brush.

I added the quote from the Darkroom Door Set...

Lastly, I added some shadows to the brushes using a stabilo.
You could also use black paint....

There you have it!!

This month's challenge is so FUN!
Colour and drips and spritz and spray.
What more could a girl want?

I have a feeling this month is gonna be a ripper....
just head over to the Facebook Scrap Matrix Shares Page...find the album and load your entry, listing what SM products you have used.
Easy peasy!

I'll be back again soon

PS. A big shout out to all the amazing artists and their images found on Pinterest.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Exciting news!!!!


I made The Crafter's Workshop Design Team!!

How awesome is that?

I've been a fan of theirs for years, I mean seriously tell me a scrapbooker/art journaler who isn't? Not only do they have the biggest range of stencils but their mediums are brilliant. They are based in New York but sell all over the world and are an integral part of the mixed media cohort.

Anyway last year I'd cut back on some of my arty commitments as life was just so busy, and I'd said no more DT's for a while, except for Scrap Matrix, in the hope it would create more arty time for me to focus on what I wanted..... but when this came up I just had to have a go. 

So I sent in my details and was absolutely thrilled and a little shocked to get the invitation to join their talented designers!!!

So.... watch this space....lots more arty goodness coming your way.

Much love


Sunday, 12 July 2020

More Mini Madness......

Hi all
I'm back to share a few more pages from my Mini Book for Scrap Matrix.

I'm loving the playing, the freedom.

I've been hoping to pop in to the Facebook Shares page with a couple of lives but I've been unwell and not able to talk for that long! 
A shame yes, but my family think its a blessing. Lol
Hopefully soon I'll be back to normal and able to create with you.

Until then here's a few more pages...

and lots of Paints from Dina Wakley and Dylusions to create this cute little scene.

But wait there's more.....
that page on the right hand side opens up.... it has a flap.....

and then you get a lovely panoramic scene!
Too cute...

I love that it is interactive.
So the challenge with this was to make the picture make sense on both sides.

I wanted the pictures to be similar but different.
The above image is one page fully extended and then the below image is the other side, once the page is turned.....

So the little owl and trees that were on the right hand side in the first picture, actually becomes the left hand side of the next page.....

Isn't that cute?!

I simply added a few word stickers to finish them off.

I have a few ideas for some more interactive pages so hopefully I can do a live soon.

I'm really enjoying going mini and loving that it frees me up to try new things.
As you know quite a few of them have become larger journal pages.

Many of you have admired my collage scenes, so maybe going small to start with is a good way to start.
Just draw in a few hills and trees and clouds and get the paint out.
Don't worry too much if it looks messy.
It's adding in the pen work that finished the whole thing!!

Why not have a go?

Much love

Friday, 3 July 2020

Mini Madness!!!

Hi creatives

I've popped in today to share my take on the 'Mini 'Madness' Challenge over at Scrap Matrix.
I love this challenge.....some  of you may have seen my 'minis' I created last year in an Art by Marlene Aquatober challenge.
A way to try out ideas and play before heading to your larger scale journals.
If you'd like to see this I did a Facebook LIVE on the Scrap Matrix Shares page.

I was so excited when Vicki sent me a tiny album to play with, and the fact that she made it was even better - what an awesome way to use up some of those papers we have in our stash.

If you'd like your own  little book, contact Vicki as she may do a class on creating these.
(She tells me they are easy)!!

Anyway I've rambled enough, let's take a look at my mini creations.
(I haven't done step by steps today.....there's just too many), so I'll include pics and let you know products used and I'm hoping this month to jump on and create a page live as an alternative.

All of these above creations used Dylusions Paints and Dina Wakley paints.
I used the following colours:

I also added some word stickers and a Jane Davenport Stamp set.

These ones were also created using the above Dylusions Paints and Dina Wakley paints but this time I used stamps by Art by Marlene.

I love how these mix and match...... just perfect for this size and so much attention to detail.

Well hopefully soon, I'll find time to pop in and create a  'live mini' over on our Scrap Matrix Shares page.

Until then get inspired by our current challenge.....

Upload your entry to our Shares page.
Just too easy!!

See you soon