Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Courage" Art Journal Page for Colour Blast

Hey there everyone! 
Just thought I would share my step by step that I created for the Colour Blast Blog this month:
So without further ado here is the page:

And here I will attempt to explain how I did it:
First I gessoed my page and glued down some printed tissue, then selected a colour combination. I went with Envy and Snow White to start with.
 I then laid down the 2 pastes with a palette knife across the page.

While the pastes were still wet, I selected a background stamp and pressed it into the pastes to create an impression.

I also used the excess paste on the stamp to create more texture around the page.

So here is what the page looks like so far.

Next I added some more background using a stamp and dye ink pad to match the main colour (Envy).

Then used the same background stamp with Stazon ink to create some contrast.

 I then splashed around some Shimmer Spray in Envy and Steel and  used a dip pen and some India ink to scribble text across the page.

To make the texture pops a little more, I decided to try and emboss the raised parts of the background. I gently rubbed a Versamark pad across the ridges then added the powder and heated. It did work but is very difficult to show via photos unfortunately.

When I was happy with the background I began to add embellishments.
I used painted chipboard, thread, stamped images, enamel dots,  and a stamped doilie on vellum.
Lastly I just had to splash some black ink to finish it off.
    So here are the final detail shots for you:

    The products I used are:
    Colour Pastes: Envy & Snow White.
    Shimmer Sprays: Envy and Steel.
    Embossing Powder: Steel.
    You can find all the Colour Blast products Here.

    I hope I have inspired you to have a play, until next time, happy scrapping!

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Beachy Layout for Colour Blast

    A big scrappy Hello to everyone!
    I am back with a LO and a small step by step for you all using the fab products by Colour Blast. 
    So here is the next Beachy LO (yes another one!!! Sorry but that is our happy place, as you can see on my little fella's face.):

    And now here is my process, (apologies in advance for the poor pics, I tend to create at night so shadows are an issue when I try to get the process shots, so just try to imagine the real colour LOL)
    • First I coated my page with a layer of clear Gesso. Once dry I randomly stamped about the page with Archival ink and a background stamp. A tip for random stamping....I never use a block as I do not want a perfect image. Tip 2 always use Archival or Stazon ink so it will not react with any wet mediums you put on top.

    • I taped up a stencil because I only wanted to use parts of it, I then spread a couple of pastes through the stencil. 


    • Once the paste was dry I splashed some Shimmer sprays around to create the rest of my background. The colours I used are Bling, Steel and Deep Water.


    • While the background is drying, I embossed my chippies. The panel is embossed with a combination of Bling and Deep Water and the hash words are embossed with Bling.

    • I then worked on layering my paper scraps under my photo, stamped a sentiment, and embellished with a few enamel dots, and my page was complete! 


    Here are a few close ups of the finished page:



    I hope you have been Inspired! 

    The Colour Blast Products and colours I used are:
    Colour Pastes: Steel, Snow White & Bling
    Shimmer Sprays: Bling, Steel & Deep Water
    Embossing Powder: Deep Water & Bling
    You can find all the Colour Blast Products right here!

    Thanks for joining me here today!

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Scrap FX Projects

    Hi everyone, back with a quick share,
    2 art journal gals using some fabulous Scrap FX Stencils.
    First spread is my fave, the page just came together so easily and I love how she turned out:
    Here is the stencil called "Flapper Girl"

    Isn't she just divine?
    So here is the page I was happy with:

    I applied black paint through the stencil, over a painted background to get the girl image on the page. Then added some scribbly details with a paint pen and pencil.

    I used a stamp to add the grungy circles on her head as if she was pensive and deep in thought, (well that was my train of thought anyway).


    In the background I also used another new stencil:
    The "Art Deco Stencil", you can just see it as a shadowy image if you look carefully at my layers!
    The next page I was not overly happy with. The stencil turned out ok but my composition is just a little.... well! But that is what an art journal is for experiment and play!
    So here is the stencil:
    The "Vogue Girl Stencil"
    She really is gorgeous, I have not done her justice here and will be having another shot to redeem my self at a later date!
    Here is the page that is just a little off!

    This time I really just used a pencil through the stencil on a scrappy background in my journal and added the scratchy details after. 

    I added stamps and tried to add colour and texture with paint and water colour.

    I added some highlights with white paint pen then called it quits, I was done!
    Lastly another page having another play with that Art Deco Stencil, it really is awesome for creating backgrounds!

    I used lots of scraps that happened to be lying on my desk at the time and tried to make something interesting out of it. This was the result:

    So that is all from me for now, stay tuned for more FX shares!