vrijdag 27 februari 2015

12 tags of 2015 - February... no 2

... as you can see, I was inspired by the technique Tim used on his tag. A few pictures from an antique booklet, some black and white stamped images, some black and white scrapbookpaper... bookpaper (music) ... and VOILA!

I am entering this in the following challenge: 
1. 12 tags of 2015 - February
2. Bumblebees and butterflies - got inspired by Tim in the use of glue and seal, and now Brenda used it here as well, LOVE your art Brenda...

donderdag 26 februari 2015

12 tags of 2015 - February

I am entering this in the following challenge: 
1. 12 tags of 2015 - February
2. Bumblebees and butterflies - got inspired by Tim in the use of glue and seal, and now Brenda used it here as well, LOVE it!

zaterdag 21 februari 2015

The Original Documented Life Project: - 5

 I am doing the Original Documented life projectthe January theme being: 
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
 Art challenge for the 5th week:  Under Paper 
The prompt is: What Lies Beneath? 


 I am enterimg this art journal page of approx 20 by 25 cm in the following challenge: 
1. Craft StamperStencilling
2. Our creative corner - tic tac toe - I chose paints, stamps and stencils. 

The underpaper that I wanted to use, was just too smal, so I tore strokes, and adhered it to the page to make it fit. 
A thin layer of gesso was applied over it to tie everything together...  

With use of a gold structure paste and punchinella I made some circles. I was not happy with it, so smeared it over the page to get this golden shine over the background, and removed some of it with the punchinella and a wet cloth. Further coloring was done with distress inks that coordinated with the original colors in the underpaper. 

Now the fun started, yes, with my new stamps and stencil from Designs by Ryn!!
I added white structure paste over the beautiful maidenhair stencil, while drying it took up some color from the underlying distress inks. 
I added stamping of the water droplets, and colored some of them with a watercolorpencil, and of course added some highlights with a acrylic marker.  

Only thing I missed now was a script, but Ryn does not have scriptstamps, so I grabbed one from Art Journey. I stamped the leaves with it over the stencil. 

In real life it's way more colorful, and shimmery.


 I am enterimg this in the challenge on
1. Craft StamperStencilling

donderdag 19 februari 2015

Beautiful rope background stamp....

... in the new release at Magenta! 

 It is beautiful all by itself, it doesn't need much!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1, Artist trading post - Alphabet Soup


STAMPS USED: (click on picture)


zaterdag 14 februari 2015

PAINT and stencils

I love making monoprints, especially using as little paint as possible, it gives such a subtle feel to the prints. 
I chose to only add a script stamped to it, to show all it's beauty. 

I am entering these two fairly CAS cards to the challenge of
1. Paperartsy - paint 
2. Craft StamperStencilling

vrijdag 13 februari 2015

A fox in the woods..

So adorable.. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
2. Craft StamperStencilling


STAMPS and stencil USED: (click on picture)



zaterdag 7 februari 2015

Book bird...

Some bookpaper, gesso, a watercolor pencil... and of course these beautiful stamps..

.... that's the recipe here. 

STAMPS USED: (click on picture)

dinsdag 3 februari 2015

Nature always intrigues me..

The background was created from the leftover piece of paper 
from ironing off some clear embossing powder. That's why the script is backwards- doesn't bother me... I like it.. 
 It acts as a resist for the sponged distress inls. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Hero Arts -  nature

maandag 2 februari 2015

A bird on a branch collage...

Stencilling on an existing background is so much fun. 

I started off with a background that had some color on it 
from leftover inks on my craftsheet... 

...and added some color in corresponding colors with the beautiful new mask/stencil from Magenta. 
(It has 3 parts: an open heart stencil, the flourished heart stencil and a mask of the heart. Versatile., in other words.. 

 PanPastel gives such vibrant yet subtle coloring. 
I used the following colors:
Panpastel Red Iron Oxide 380.5
Panpastel Bright Yellow Green 680.5
Panpastel Phthalo Blue Shade 560.3
 I've also stamped some script in the background.


The finished collaged card: 

STAMPS (and products) USED: (click on picture)


 for branch