Friday, July 29, 2016

Gelliprinting with Fresco Acrylic Paints and Infusions

A post about colormixing, for Paper Artsy this time!
That can be very messy, but o SO fun! 

I did a tutorial on mixing colors; not just different colors but also different mediums; Fresco Acrylic Paints and Infusions.
I’ve used the gorgeous Hot Picks stamp collection!

First I’ll show a step-by-step on the backgrounds, then all six cards.

Let’s go! 


Step One:  Add two tiny dots of Fresco Acrylic Paint Snowflake and Beach Hut onto a round 8” gelliplate. Mist with a tiny bit of water. Brayer it over the entire plate. I chose to not mix the colors that well.
Step Two:  Sprinkle a tiny bit of Royal Blood Infusions onto the plate; additionally mist with a tiny bit of water. Brayer over it in one direction until you are satisfied with the mixing of it. 

Step Three: Now for the fun part: pull a print.
 Additionally brayer all the inky goodness from your brayer onto cardstock. 

Step Four: Add some stamping to it, and assemble to a card. 


An example of mixing Snowflake and Yellow Submarine Fresco Acrylic Paints, plus Sunset Beach Infusions


 An example of mixing Snowflake and Glass Blue Fresco Acrylic Paints, plus Sunset Beach Infusions


Now for the other 3 cards: 

It's so easy to do! Just go play! 

TIP - To get a crisp stamped image on surfaces with acrylic on it, is difficult sometimes. When stamping on these backgrounds see to it that you are able to stamp multiple times with a stamping tool. I've made my own. 

The sky is the limit here, right?!

Hope you can use this as inspiration to create your own unique projects!


Stamping with watercolor pencils can be so much fun!


Magenta products used:

Lavender Silhouette

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

An Art Journal Page....

I played with some stencils, bookpaper, gesso, a custom made mask (flower) and of course stamping on an art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters.
I had fun..


Magenta products used:


Friday, July 22, 2016

Zonnebloem in het groen..

I chose to showcase this beautiful sunflower stamp from Inkerbell on a piece of beautiful scrapbookpaper. Green, yes green! 

Vandaag heb ik gekozen om de mooie zonnebloem mooi uit te laten komen op een mooi stukje scrapbookpapier. Groen, ja groen! 

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Zomaar een bloemetje ...

Zomaar lekker een fleurig kaartje gemaakt - de zon moeten we deze zomer veel missen, dus dan maar op een kaart! 

Stempels zijn van Inkerbell Stamps, van de sheet "Glimlach van de natuur". 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blast from the past

Blogging about a previous post for Emerald Creek's "Blast from the past".

I chose this post from my blog: Playing with stencils and mixed media
WHY? Because I had a lot of comments on this one.. and because I LOVE it of course! 

It was a tutorial, creating a masterboard, and this is just a part of the bigger background. Go check it out if you haven't seen it! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

3UP July 2016 for Paper Artsy!

You know me by now, I think...
I like challenges.
It makes me have to think outside the box. 
SO, when I saw this 3UP challenge for July, I thought - why not? 
When I received the to-be-used stamps, I saw - to my astonishment -  that they are Lynn Perella stamps.
How on earth was I going to use these?!
They are so different to any style of stamps I have ever used!
I really prefer nature related stamps!


BUT, to be honest.. I amazed myself in finishing this project so fast, and it was such fun, that I am now really feeling different about this type of stamps. I couldn't have imagined that!! 

The difficulty about receiving a package is also, that you have to limit yourself to just that product, and the color it contains. 

After making a list of possible techniques, objects and materials I could add, I went with the flow, and was SO happy!  
Yes, I always tend to do difficult things first, rightaway, haha. 

I started by making backgrounds with the different colors of Infusions, 2 reds, a blue and yellow, tried do some mixing as well. 
The blue had my preference immediately. If you go through the writing in the description of the steps you will discover why, I'm sure! 

The finished project- an altered CD-tin and CD:
I still need to add some music to the CD; from Vivaldi, or Bach maybe?!


Start by heat embossing the woman with black, and the orrnament stamp with white.  

The heat embossing acts as a resist for the color. Before adding the Infusion powder, cover any surfaces that you want to keep white, like the face, with a medium; I've used Teykol. Goosebunos or even matte medium will work too!
Sprinkle a tiny bit of the Infusion powder onto the surface, not covering the whole of it!  
Mist water over it, and use a brush to manipulate the colors to blend a little (upper part of background, or leave the water alone to do it's job all by itself (lower part of the background). 

Let the puddles run, by tilting the card. When dry, clean up the face and other areas you've covered with medium; and also the white heat embossing. Use a dry cloth, as otherwise the Infusions will react to the wetness. 
LOVE all the different colors in the Royal Blood Infusions
from purple to deep blue, and even some greenish teal tints.
 Cut it out to fit the tin.

Add white heat embossing to the edges of the tin. Add background stamping; I've used a script stamp and a bubble stamp. I added color to the bubbles with a watercolor pencil.  

Make a second background, and stamp only the woman, not the ornament, and leave out the heat embossing of it. Also add a second-generation stamping of the woman on the left habd side of the CD background. Stamp with the same script stamp as used on the lid of the tin. Cut it to size and adhere to the CD.


Some more photo's !

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. A vintage journey - monochromatic

Gods vrede is met jou!

De mooie zonnebloem op een monoprint. 
Ik heb de kleuren van de stempelafdruk zoveel mogelijk afgestemd op de achtergrond.

Alle stempels zijn van Inkerbell!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flora and Fauna

Background has been made with a round gelliplate and distress inks. 

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge- Flora and Fauna

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Teal and brown...

I am entering this in the challenge on 
1. Indigoblu - teal and brown 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Reminder TIMI challenge July 2016

The reminder of the TIMI Challenge for July 2016 is up! 
It is Take A Stamp : Anything Goes! 

Please remember stamping must be included on the project somewhere!
....AND only ONE project per post!

Another tag, just as in the introduction post
All stamps are from Stampers Anonymus! 

The sponsor this month is Calico Craft Parts
The Prize is a bundle of laser cut MDF embellishments and substrates, all with a  nautical/beach theme!

Go...  make something crafty with stamps ! 

Backgrounds with stencils..

Spray inks and the beautiful 12x12 stencil from Magenta (and some salt crystals) make for beautiful backgrounds!
(the butterfly is not from Magenta)


Magenta products used:

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guest designer at TIOT...

... as a card of mine was one of their top 3 in May.  The challenge is "Happy Holidays".

For me a real vacation is spending some time at the sea!  

The stamps are some golden oldies from Artemio!