Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Just play in your Art Journal !

I am up on the Art Anthology blog again today, so please have a look on their blog. (Saves me some precious time) .. 
Just sneak peek here:

and the SNAPGUIDE tutorial :

Check out How to Just Play in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Summery flowers..

While enjoying the warmer sunny days, there is always the joy of exploring nature. I am a nature-minded person, so I enjoy it to the full! 

Background has been made with a gelliplate and Nuance powders.
I've used a stamping tool,  to first stamp the image. I filled the image with white acrylic paint, let it dry, and stamped the image again. I stamped the image in the background with second-generation stamping.

I added some color to the centres of the flowers with coloring pencils.

Ellie Knol - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gelatine prints and how to use them in your art...

Happy to be up on the Art Anthology blog again today, with some happy collaging with monoprints. ..I am showing you what to do with all these beautiful papers lying around in your studio, gathering dust!

When making monoprints (or gelliprints), you end up with a lot of beautiful papers! Colorful, shiny, textural happy paper… 
..even the papers you’ve used to cleanup your brayer, are very useful to collage with, or use them as backgrounds. 
I’ve used this one to create an art journal page… 

...and went through stages, changing plans,
(I had to, as a full cup of coffee went over the project; I was not happy with that person, you might guess !)

and ended up with a colorful page with stenciling and layers of stamping and colors. 

 For al the stages it went through, please see the SNAPGUIDE:Check out How to Use Your Gelliprints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And while making monoprints, you sometimes have paint on a stamp, after making marks with it on the gelliplate?
 Use it to make a one-of-a-kind background!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Backgrounds are always a good start for a card...

... AND white heat embossing always make for beautiful contrasts with a colorful background! 


Magenta products used:

Monday, September 11, 2017

The bliss of Sorbets and Velvets!

An easy but so versatile technique: use your acrylic blok to stamp (or smoosh) paint onto paper,
or any other surface for that matter. 

It's an all shimmery yummy textural happy background!

... AND you can actually stamp in the wet paint too!
With a script stamp for example!

The first finished card!


The second one:

Only difference with the previous one (except for the color) : I misted the paint ánd the cardstock with water before smoooooooshing.

Lazy days of summer are nearly over!

For more info on the technique itself, please see the Snapguide tutorial I created JUST for you! 

Check out How to Smoosh Sorbet and Velvet Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Out and about with Magenta... a workshop from me...


I've made a new workshop, called WS0003 RESIST,
to be taught here at my house;
 I might have done a few sessions of it by the time
you read this post.  (it´s 21/8 today) .... 

It's always fun to teach workshops in making backgrounds and complete it with beautiful stamps! 
This is one of the samples I've made for the workshop, but the candidates can use any (Magenta) stamps after making the background.
There's different extra's too, different colors, and tips to change it or make the technique work better. 
Still not sure what the substrate will be we will be working on .. I have to give that a think! 

3 stamps from Magenta featured here: 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Reminder for the September TIMI challenge

Reminder to come join in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!

...which is : anything goes!
Remember to include rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!

The sponsor is Uniko and you can win 3 stamp sets..

This card is a another monoprint with some script (from Magenta) stamped onto it. Simple, but elegant :) 

Still love to make these! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

... while walking through a dark wood... might meet the Magenta fox! He is harmless, don't you worry! Even the ants just continue their journey! 

The background has been made with Nuance powders on a gelliplate. I splattered with water-diluted white acrylic paint when dry. 
To get the fox to 'jump' off the background I fussy cut it out of white cardstock and adhered it with 3D tape. 

I added white with an acrylic marker to the branches and colored it a little with a colered pencil to accentuate them. 

Magenta products used:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

2017 Topic 12: Hybrid Inks at Paper Artsy

Playing with hybrid inks.... 
Distress Oxide inks on a gelliplate!

3 sneak peeks of 3 projects.. 6 projects in total on the Paper Artsy blog. 

GO ... have a look! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

New TIMI challenge for September

Another month has gone, so a new TIMI challenge for September 2017; 

which is : anything goes!
Remember to include rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!

The sponsor is Uniko and you can win 3 stamp sets..

My card is a monoprint with some script (from Magenta) stamped onto it. 

Still love to make these!