Monday, February 24, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - distress ink technique

All of these cards were stamped the same way, just the colors vary. You will be able to stamp two cards from every application of ink to the craftsheet.

step 1:  dab 4 colors distress ink onto a craft sheet, in a square, not overlapping; the size approximately the size of the stamp. 

card 1

step 2 - mist with a little water 

card 2  

step 3 - put stamp in ink and turn it about 90 degrees. Stamp onto cardstock. Brush with waterbrush over background to soften the lines behind the foliage. Leave to dry. Paint white acrylic paint over the lines in the background to soften them even more. Leave to dry.

card 3

 step 4 - Finish it off by adding color with a marker with the same color of distress ink used to stamp (edges), and with watercolor pencils (leaves). Also stamp some postage stamps. 

card 4

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - a sandpiper

Stamping with a colored ink changes the way one looks at stamps. Here the blue instantly gave the water it's color I wanted. Using a stamp positioner made it easy to stamp the bird in black to make it pop. I also added some black to the water and used other black stamping to make a collage of the stamping ..

I LOVE using postage stamps..
... apart from the cancel postage stamps also a ticket stapled to the card. 

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Inspiration TIMI challenge for February..

TIMI challenge .. for February!!

I have a mixed media page today.. a gelliprint leaf on deli paper used to make a collage on bookpaper ..
. The stamp is from Paper Artsy. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - art journaling

A play page this time...
one from an art journal I tore apart.. the binding was so bad... 
I decided to make cards from the pages. 

I am entering this in the challenge on The Flower Challenge - add leaves

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Monday, February 3, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - art journaling on gelliprint

 I adhered this gelliprint from my stash in my art journal as a starting point. 

I stamped the Fall Leaf Twig on the page to create a border down the bottom of the spread.  I covered the spread with a transparent gesso.
Splattering white acrylic paint is always fun.. it turns out to be everywhere on my craft sheet... 

I added color to the leaves and the gelliprint's background with watercolor pencils. I drew white around the images with an acrylic marker to make them pop. 

 I finished it off with some journaling by stamping the Good Friends sentiment stamp on a strip of leftover gelliprint paper. 

... some close ups... 

You can see the bubble stamp and the flowery mask on the gelliprint . 

 I LOVE to just play in my art journal; it's not always a masterpiece, but who cares?! 

Have fun creating!

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