Monday, October 28, 2019

Live Fully...Art Journal Page for Scrapping Clearly.

Hey All!
I am back with another art Journal page, created with loads of goodies from the Scrapping Clearly store.
So without further ado here it is:

"Live Fully"

This is an Art Journal page done in my 8x8 Dylusions Journal. On a "Gessoed" page I used Scribble Sticks to create the circle in various colours from blue/greens to yellow/pink, I then added loads of water to activate the colour and move it around for a smooth blend. I added a little shimmer with Nuvo Mica Mists in Fresh Pear and Nebula Blue.

Once dry, I added the stamped face (on Tissue paper) to the circle with Gel Medium, then used The Crafters Workshop Stencil "Rose Bouquet" and Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint in Fuchsia and Magenta to create some flowers around the face.


Once this was all dry I added details with paint pens, a Stabilo Pencil and more scribble sticks (particularly to the face). I still felt it needed something more so I went a little crazy with the Inkadinkado Cling stamps: "Ferns" to add some foliage to the flowers.

I then stamped the Title with my trusty Alpha stamps from years gone by and I called the page done!

Items used:
Inkadinkado Cling stamps "Ferns"
Alpha Stamps
Black Archival stamp pad
Gold, White & Black Paint Pen
Stabilo Pencil

And that is all from me this Friday.....hope I have inspired and you all find a little time in your day this weekend to play!
Till next week!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

"May we be Strong..." art Journal page for Scrapping Clearly

Hello Everyone,
I am back with a quick and easy Art Journal page in my 6x6 Dina Wakley Art Journal. 
Creating in this journal is so quick and the pages take a whole lot of punishment!
So without further ramblings here it is:

"May We Be Strong...."

I always Gesso my pages if I am using acrylic paint or inks and this is no exception, I threw a bit of paint around on this one but wanted it soft and subtle. I used Jane Davenport's paint colours in "I Love You Pink"  and "Minty Fresh" with a little Dina Wakley paint in "Sky". The stencil I used was by Carabelle Studio "Petals", though you can barely see it in the background.

I stamped the girl form Jane Davenport's stamp set "Poppy Girl" 3 times on tissue paper and added all three to the page once the background was dry using Gel Mat Medium so that the tissue disappears into the background.

Once the girls were dry it was just a matter of adding a little colour and details with more acrylic paint.
Add random stamping with an old typewriter print stamp from my stash, 
then shadows with a Stabilo All Pencil and water. 
At the last minute I thought it was missing something so added more stamp details using an Inkadinkado Stamp "Branches" and splashed around some Gold Marabu Art Spray.
Once I found a title from an old Dina Wakley Stamp set I was done!

Items Used:
Acrylic paint: "Sky"

And that is it from me, hoping I inspired you to get creating this weekend!
Until next time stay Creative!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

"Fractured...." Art Journal Page for Scrapping Clearly.

A Big Hello to Everyone and welcome to my very first project for Scrapping Clearly!
 I hope I can inspire some creativity today with an Art Journal Page.

Truth be told, I have a lot of Journals on the go, but this one is currently my fave.... a 19x25 journal by Art By Marlene. I just love how you can take out the pages to work on so you no longer have to worry about spoiling the pages before or after....yes I am messy!

So here it is:


I used lots of acrylic paint, all found in store, stencils a plenty and of course stamps. 
There are loads of layers and it did go through many ugly stages, before I had to stop.

I started by stamping the faces on tissue and getting them on the page with Gel Medium.
Once dry, I stamped randomly with a Carabelle Studio Stamp called Mixed Media Strips. I then started throwing the paint around using, predominantly, Dina Wakley's acrylics in Black, Turquiose, and Ancient. For the touches of red I used  Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Medium in "Desire".

I applied the Ancient coloured paint through a 6x6 stencil by The Crafters Workshop called "Infinite Lace". I then added some more stamping and made some marks with white and black and Turquoise Posca Pens. I also added more scribbly details to the faces just for fun.


Lastly I created a title using an old alpha stamp set and I called it done!

Items used:
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint: Turquoise, Black and Ancient.

I hope I was able to inspire you all today, see you next time, 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Soul Journey 2018: "Handpainted Canvas Tote"

Hi everyone.....I am back after a long spell recharging the old batteries! 

I have been creating believe it or not, just not posting as much here. I have cut back on my DT commitments to create just for the fun of it, getting back to the reason we all start our creative journey! I feel so much better for it, and feel that the projects I am working on are much more "Me" somehow....I can seriously recommend a creative vacation to everyone!

So getting back to why I am here.....Soul Journey 2018! When I was asked to participate in this year long concept I was blown away, not only by the fabulous concept but also the high quality and talent of all the other teachers all gathered for a very cool journey of the soul!

What is Soul Journey? I hear you ask? Well Soul Journey is a year-long FREE event where guest artists make wonderful projects all based around the theme of mental health, self-care and love and of course happiness. It is the brain child of the very giving Annette Poucher and her team of lovelies, and it is not too late to check it out!
Here is the FB link with all you need to know and it is not too late to join in so what have you got to loose? 

So lets get on with it shall we? I have created a hand-painted arty tote and also a process video so you can all create one too!
Most of the  materials used can be purchased from Art And Soul Studio
So enough of me here are some pics and the video at the end, hope you enjoy!


 Materials used:

Acrylic Paint: Dina Wakley
Stencils: Stencil Girl, ScrapFX, Crafters workshop & Donna Downey
Foam Stamps: ScrapFX & Art Foamies
Paint Markers: Posca,  Sharpie & Liquitex
Canvas Bag

And last but not least the video:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Art Journal Page for the April "13 arts challenge".

Whoo Hoo I did a challenge!!! 
First one in a long long time! I chose the latest challenge by 13 arts for this month....a mood board and look at that fab colour scheme!
You can see the details here if you want to join in.

I do not have many 13 arts products but the ones I do have did suit the challenge. So off I went on a creative journey with limited supplies...a challenge indeed!

I was inspired not only by the colour scheme but also the fab flower.
Here is my project an art journal page full of grungy flowers.

The 13arts products I used are:

Ayeeda Mists: Pastel Coral, Chalk Yellow Amber, Chalk Grey, Pearl Old Gold.
Ayeeda Paint: Red Caffeine 
Word Stickers: Vintage Moments

Thanks for popping by, and if you get a chance, why not head over and create a little something for this fab challenge?
Happy creating Everyone!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Guest Design Post for Art and Soul Studio

Hey there everyone, sorry I have neglected the blog a little but life has got in the way!
So I am here to say Happy New Year to you all!
Now to start with I want to share a guest post I did for Art And Soul Studio back in December before the Christmas insanity set in!
This is a handmade art journal one signature thick using an A4 envelope that I painted as the cover….very simple and lots of fun! 

There are a heap of lovely layers on the cover and watercolour paper pages on the inside. I am going to work on filling it when I am away in January with very limited supplies, really pushing myself for 2018!

The front and back cover is all created as one piece with out thinking just doing layer over layer and keeping bits I liked!

A few details for you.

The main focal point is Dina Wakley's Stamp "Scribble Girl" with a few scribbles and paint shadows added.

Inside is one signature…. all simply joined together using a basic pamphlet stitch.

hope you liked it…and please note for those who know me.......I even used Purple LOL!

Materials List available at Art And Soul Studio:
A4 Envelope, Tissue Paper, White Gesso, Paint: Matisse Structure : Metallic Gold, Southern Blue Ocean. Atelier: Pthalo Blue Shade, Prussian Blue. Dina Wakley: White, Black, Sky, Blackberry, Cheddar. Neons Fluorescent Pink, Marabu Art Spray Gold, Stencils: Stencil Girl: ATC Mix Up 1 9x12, Crazy Quilts Calm & Frenzy, Stamps: Scrap FX: Squared, Dina Wakley: Splatter Girl, Posca Paint Pen Black & White, Stazon Jet Black ink Pad 

PS: If anyone would like to join me I am teaching the technique to make a similar junk journal at Artified in Victoria on 17th Feb. Why Not come and play?  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 art Journal Page for Scrap FX.

Hi everyone it’s Michelle back to share an art journal page I created using the fabulous new
Dramatic Dancer Stencil from Scrap FX as the main focus of the page.
Dramatic Dancer stencil - Click Image to Close
Isn’t she just so fabulous??
I just love how “Arty” she is, it makes my page look so cool, but the technique is so basic!
I also used the Fancy Feather Stamps in the background to add movement.
Fancy Feather stamps - Click Image to Close
So here is the page:
I wanted the page to look like she was creating a rainbow of colour till she moved into the drama of the darkest colour, really like how it turned out!
I started with a gessoed background and laid down the Paynes Grey Acrylic paint to start with. Then used the stamp in the wet paint to create feather images across the 2 pages.
Then once that was dry I added the bright lighter colours using watercolours as I wanted lots of drippy goodness.

I sprayed some Marabu Art spray in gold across the page and through the Flower Pattern Stencil (small), adding splashes as I went.
I stamped some script with a stamp and Stazon ink.

Now time for the Dancer! I mixed Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint with some Impasto Medium to give it some body, then applied it through the stencil.

I stamped the Quote on to some tissue paper then added it to the page with Matt Medium.

The page is now complete!
Scrap FX Goodies used:
Hope you enjoyed my little project and found some inspiration!
Thanks for visiting and please do come on back now!!