Monday, January 27, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - kraft paper

Today I'd like to share an easy technique for creating on Kraft paper.

I found some inspiration on the internet and gave it my own twitch.
This technique can easily be used on regular white paper as well. 

 A card and an ATC. 

To do: White splatters with an old acrylic marker, white around the edges and within the leaves with a white pigment ink. Finish it off with an acrylic marker adding doodling on the leaves. 

This ATC is going into my technique box with number 412. I wrote on the back what the technique is about, with a link to the internet. 

I hope you find this a useful and fun technique! 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

IENIEMINIE - TINY Art - book 27

I am entering this in the challenge from Art Journey - AJC #108 ienieminie/ tiny art 

I have wanted to create a book like this for a long time now, and decided to make it now for the challenge of Art Journey.

I used a torn piece of gelliprinted paper to be the 'page', and stamped all the images from the INSECTS stamp set.

This is also a book in my series of bookmaking for series 52:
For further info on this series : see this post

 book 27 
This time a book with a spool and stamped images on the paper. 

Here are some photographs of book 26 and 27: 

IENIEMINIE - TINY Art - book 26

I made a tiny little booklet approx 5 x 5 centimeters with hand binded double folded watercolor paper, leftover from card we use on the Art Specially Event for demoing with Magenta. 

The covers are from tiny little canvasses, and fabric adhered to it to cover the front and back and spine. I added some beads to the thread that is wrapped around the booklet for closure.

Inside collaged stamped images with faux postage stamps created with rubber stamps from Art Journey. 

I used a mask to be able to sponge within the centre of the faux stamp.

The backside.

I used a lot of stamp sets and chose images that would fit the tiny pages and faux stamps.

Images of the faux stamps: 

I am entering this in the challenge from Art Journey - AJC #108 ienieminie/ tiny art

This is a book in my series of bookmaking for series 52:
For further info on this series : see this post

 book 26 
This time a tiny little book  (4x4 centimeters) with small canvasses as covers. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Leftovers

Inspiration TIMI challenge time!!

I created a card with a leftover piece of colored paper, to create a background.
 I punched squares from it, with a 1-and-a-half inch punch. I filled up the size of the background and cut pieces off of the inchies accordingly. The cut-off piece was adhered to the next row. I added a layer of gesso with a palette knife just randomly..
Stamping and sponging finished it off.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

2020 #1 Love is in the Air: LOVE hearts with EGL {by Ellie Knol}

2020 Topic 1: Love is in the Air

for Paper Artsy!

 some teasers...more info and pictures on the PA blog.

Monday, January 13, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Magnolia flower

This stamp, the Magnolia branch, is one of my alltime favourites from Magenta!
I stamped it on a background of Nuance powders, and to tone it down I added watered down gesso with a brush. 

Ellie Knol - DT Magenta


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Monday, January 6, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - negative watercoloring

I found this technique from The Homegrown Artist on You Tube,
and decided I can use masks and stencils to achieve the same effect.

Enjoy the process. 
I used a pearlescent watercolor to make the first card. 


Start on a colorful background, not one with too dark colors. 

Draw the lines of the stencil with a pencil and fill in the negative space with a fairly light blue watercolor, the same tint of blue used in the background. Add a darker line with a fineliner; I used black but you can use any color of course.

Reposition the stencil at a different angle, and draw the lines of a second layer of leaves, fill in the negative space with a slightly darker blue watercolor. 

Repeat the process until you are happy with the intensity and contrasts of the leaves. 


This is the first card I've made with the technique; for the first layer I used the masks to sponge around it with Distress Inks.
For more dimension I used a pink Posca acrylic marker. Only 2 layers on this one. 


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