dinsdag 28 april 2015

NEW catalog Magenta !

Magenta is ready for the summer with a brand new catalog,
we hope you will enjoy it!

maandag 27 april 2015

Clover and gesso ..



I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp - CAS

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STAMPS USED: (click on picture)
OWN DESIGN!
Clover Silhouette

https://www.magentastyle.ca/store/product_info.php?cPath=398_492&products_id=15401&osCsid=h9cdb269m24epmc4setf2j6k71

donderdag 23 april 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - 11

Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the March theme was: 
Making Your Mark (Doodles &Mark Making)
 Art challenge Borders
The Journal Prompt:  "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."

 
 Not really happy with this page, but hey, they call ths playing and experimenting!
It was!

I used some custom-made stencils to make these monoprints..

woensdag 22 april 2015

12 tags of 2015 - April

This time I did not make a tag, but a card with the inspiration from the Tim Tag for April, 
2 cards actually. 



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I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. 12 tags of 2015 - April
2. Country view challenges - use kraft card
3. Stampotique Designers challenge #190 -  stitches

dinsdag 21 april 2015

Dag aan dag...

draagt Hij ons! 

Vandaag voor mij een ongebruikelijke kaart, een beetje CAS, maar wel helemaal af .. 

maandag 20 april 2015

The question is: Beeswax or NOT ?!


The BIG question....  
De GROTE vraag ...

which one do you like more : the card  
without ...
welke vindt je het mooist : de kaart zonder ...

or with beeswax ? 
... of met beeswax? 


Let me make the decision for you! 
Please watch the process  ...  

warning - a lot of steps, get yourself a cup of coffee.. 
and ENJOY!

and NOTE : I'd like you to watch my craft sheet through all this! 
Gesso, beeswax, decoupage glue, perfect pearls! They just wipe off! 
Except for the beeswax - I heated it with a heat tool to melt, and wiped it off. Easy peasy!
I use a craft sheet (very big one, very sturdy, very affordable too) from CRAFTSHEET.nl  
Happy with it. It covers my whole creating area! LOVE it! 
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Laat mij de keuze voor je maken - volg de stappen - 
waarschuwing - veel stappen, dus haal zonodig een bakje koffie, en GENIET!

NOOT : Kijk hoe de craftsheet dat ik gebruik zich gedraagd onder alle processen. 
Gesso, beeswax, decoupage lijm, perfect pearls! Een droog doekje erover en schoon. 
Met uitzondering van de beeswax: heat tool gebruiken om het te smelten, droog doekje erover en schoon. 
Ik heb sinds kort een craftsheet van CRAFTSHEET.nl, het beslaat mijn gehele werkblad, is stevig en ook nog eens niet duur! Heerlijk! 
(heb geen aandelen)
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I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - make your own background
2. Mixed Media Monthly - April showers
3. Mixed Media World - use bright colors

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Gather all your supplies....(you see : I made a list)
...from paper napkins to... 

 .....the beautiful stamps from Designs By Ryn 
...and ....YES, the melting pot (for adding beeswax)!  

Start by tearing pieces of the tissue paper and  tissue wrap paper.

Using decoupage glue, adhere it to your cardstock...  

.... keep adding more until you're happy. 
Keep in mind that this will just be for filling up the background:
 it will get muted down with gesso. 

Dry top layer with the heat-tool.
 Rub down the tissue paper with a piece of paper on top. 
(this will prevent the tissue paper from tearing)...

Add another layer of decoupage glue.  

This will be the collage with the shell..  (happy??)

Add some color to the background with watercolor crayons 
Apply a watered down layer of gesso. This will let the color run and blend. LOVE this!

  Again - this will be the collage with the shell..  (happy??)

Grab some adirondack inks (or any other water-based ink) to coördinate with the colors.  
Sponge the edges with it... 

 ..adhere some cheesecloth ..

 Grab some watercolor pencils to coördinate with the waterbased ink
 (my colorchart already knows which coordinate). 

 Color the heart and edges of the shell with it ....I used a blue, a green and a rust pencil... 
Also add some of this color in the background (the butterfly for instance).


 
NOW (don´t tell Ryn!) I did something to my tool (drops stamp) to be able to use it partially!  
 I cut it in parts! 
I'm happy! 

  Stamp the drops randomly in the background,\
... also stamp some on a seperate piece of cardstock, cut these out,.and adhere them to the background, 
Adhere the shell. 
Here you can see that I've added some white to the edges of the shell with an acrylic marker. 

I was unsure whether I would still like it after applying beeswax,
so I decided to photograph the finished card, just in case... 


NOW ONTO THE BEESWAX!
Add a thin layer of melted beeswax to the whole card. 
Let all the extra beeswax drip off the surface back into the melting pot by heating it with a heat tool. 
Add a thicker layer of beeswax in places where you want to be able to stamp into the beeswax...
I used the edges of the Honey Locust Leaf stamp to add texture to the beeswax: 
heat the beeswax with the heat tool inch by inch and press the stamp into it .

.., and add shine with perfect-pearls.  
   


 The drops are awesome!

The finished project! 


 I HOPE YOU LIKE IT !!??

Last Guest designer post for Designs by Ryn - Thanks Ryn!



Edited to add: 
I won at the Mixed Media Monthly challenge!
 HAPPY!

woensdag 15 april 2015

The Original Documented Life Project - 10

Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!

 I am doing the Original Documented life project, the March theme was: 
Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)
 Art challenge As A Layer Element Cover Up Good Stuff!
The Journal Prompt:  Surviving the Elements 




I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Our Creative Corner - color your world
2. Stamps and Stencils - anything goes
3. Katzelkraft - stencils

STAMPS USED: 
Frame - Katzelkraft
Bubbles / plant - Lavinia Stamps



dinsdag 14 april 2015

Warning ! Put on your sunglasses for these greens!

Beautiful greens from DecoArt acrylics on a gelliplate! 

For this first card I got inspired by Anneke , maybe you don't see why... but when I saw her gelliprint, I knew how to use these colorful prints i made a while ago...

I finished them off with some distress inks and ..  


...some beautiful stamps from Magenta! 


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Some close-ups: 


I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Our Creative Corner - color your world
2. Stamps and Stencils - anything goes 
3. Mixed Media World - use bright colors
4. The mixed media card challenge - flowers

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STAMPS USED: 

https://www.magentastyle.ca/store/product_info.php?cPath=398_492&products_id=15401&osCsid=h9cdb269m24epmc4setf2j6k71 
23.276.K Mesh

0623 bubble wrap

42.200 Texture - Chicken Wire