vrijdag 24 oktober 2014

Sweet birdies on a branch

Don't you just love these stamps??


HOW to:
1. Paint some gesso over corugated cardboard, so you have a part of the cardboard to stamp on. Leave it to dry thoroughly!
2. Heat emboss the main image with black. 
3. Add some extra gesso to the birds, to make it pop. 
4.  Heat emboss the birdies with black. 
5. Color around the main image with a watercolorpencil, and spread the color wit a waterbrush. 
6. Tear part of the top layer of the cardbaord off as shown. 

STAMPS USED: 


donderdag 23 oktober 2014

Thursday inspiration for Katzelkraft...

 Two tags with the same stamps and techniques. 

The background has been done with Colorwash and salt. 
I heat embossed the image with black. The color on the tag above was added with a distress marker (barn door), anf on the second tag I added white with a Molotow acrylic marker white. 

I heat embossed the script with white.

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Some more inspiration from half of the DT on the Katzelkraft blog
On Mondays the other half is happy to inspire you to get out your stamps and have fun. 

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STAMPS USED:  
(click on picture)



woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Art Journal page - Rhyme time

 The actual song is about a red balloon, but I wanted it to be blue, to fit the picture... 
Stamp of the girl is from Marianne Design.

The picture is part of a notecard, I tried to make it look as part of the background, by adding watercoloring at the bottom of the page, and gesso to the edges... ... 


dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

Journal page with NEWS paper.....


 I SO love how this turned out. And it's so easy to make! 


I"ll tell you how! 
1.  Take a piece of 18 x 18 cm cardstock and paint gesso generously onto it. While still wet, adhere pieces of newspaper to it, by just putting it partly in the gesso, rubbing it only in the centre parts. Leave to dry. Tear the parts that are not adhered to the background, off. 

2. Add some structure to the background with a stencil and structure paste.

3. Add a layer of gesso over the page, so the pieces of newspaper are faded. 

4. Sponge the background with Distress ink, spray with water to let it run. Leave to dry. 

5. Stamp the flower with a solvent ink on a stirdy piece of newspaper paper, cut it out, and adhere it to the background. Stamp it partly again, also on the newspaper paper, and cut the flowers out that are the highest part of the flower. Color it all. I used watercolorpencils, watercolor and a Molotow marker for the outlines (green). Adhere the top little 3 flowers to the page with 3D glue. Leave to dry. 

6. Stamp the scrabble letters onto the newspaper paper, and cut them out. Find yourself some letters from the newspaper that will form the word PAPER in colors coordinating with the rest of the colors. Adhere them to the page. 



Look at thos yummy colors! 

 I hope you like it!

This page is for Journal 52 for week 37 - Newspaper

STAMPS USED:
Stampendous - flower
Scrabble letters - De stempelwinkel

maandag 20 oktober 2014

Journal page with texture....


"A subtle amount of structure attracts the eye" 


 One reason to be making Art Journal pages is because you can experiment ... with products, inks etc. 
I used some felted flourishes here, covered it with gesso, and wanted it to stay the main focus on this page. 
I did use some stamping in the background, a script from Magenta, stamped with the same color Distress ink I've been using in the background, pine needles. 
This page is for Journal 52 for week 36 - Texture