Monday, March 21, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Bird Postcard


This stamps is amazing all on its own, on a colorful background. Add white highlights and the postage stamps and it's all it needs. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Mixed Media Collage material

Today's inspiration from me (Ellie) will be creating a basic surface for your stash to easily tear and use as collage material on any project.  

What am I talking about? 

Creating background papers for collage. I saw a You Tube video from Susanne Rose, the owner of Rubber Dance as you certainly know, creating background papers on rice paper on the gelliplate. 

I had an 'aha' moment and decided to share this way of making collage papers. 

Basically you need a very thin paper, rice paper, or even thinner: tissue paper. The better it collages without showing an edge where it gets decoupaged to, the better it is to use in collages.   

I mostly chose background and script stamps as they can easily be used in a background as collage material. 


To show you how I use this on a project, I've made a collage in an art journal with gesso and color.  

Tear the paper to pieces, easy way is to use a thin wet brush and mark the line you want it to tear, then tear along that line. 
Use (water diluted) decoupage glue to adhere some of the tissue paper to the page. 
Leave to dry.

Scribble with Neocolor II crayons onto the page as shown. 

Use gesso on a brush to blend the colors. Clean the brush when the gesso gets too colored. Leave to dry.
Add a layer of white gesso to tone certain areas down.
I also scribble in the wet gesso with one of the used colors. 

When happy with the result, dry it thoroughly. Add white marks with an acrylic marker and tiny black spatters (watered down black gesso) to the background. 

Color the focal point, adhere them to the page and add a sentiment.. 

Voila.. another colorful page in this Neocolor II designated art journal of mine. 

Rubber Dance Stamps:
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Monday, March 14, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - colorful libelle


The recipe for this card: 

- stamp and heat emboss the urban stamp with white on a very colorful Nuance background. Cut to size. 

- stamp the dragonfly to white cardstock and color it in the same color scheme. Fussy cut it. 

-Adhere to cardbase as shown and stamp the alfabet letters "libelle' on the cardbase. 

A close-uo.. 

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Monday, March 7, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - acrylic paint resist


As you may know, I LOVE to try out new techniques! 

This technique card is about acrylic paint resists color; this time on a piece of cotton.

HOW to: 
-Tear a piece of cotton in the size you want to color.  
-Position the cotton in a stamping tool and stamp the leaf image with white acrylic paint; several times so you get a nice crisp image.
- Take it out the stamping tool and leave to dry. 
- Sprinkle Nuance powders and mist with water, (sprinkle more Nuance if needed and spray with water) until you are satisfied with the coloring. 
- Leave to dry,

Stamp a script onto the background as shown with a black ink to finish it off. 

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Bird Ready For Spring Journal page

 The birds are in our gardens; looking forward to spring... I am too!  

Playing with color and stamps in a journal makes for joyful time spent.. 

The picture above is where the coloring of the stamped and fussy cut images still has to be done!

The background is a playful one with Neocolor II crayons... 
How? Scribble Neocolors II onto the page, spread the colour by wetting it with water-diluted gesso. Try to do each color with a fresh load of gesso as it will turn muddy otherwise. For interest, add pure gesso in a few spots. 

Add more stamping in the background with Mixed Media Stamps!
What is the 40 for? It's our house number in the street, the row of circles are the 'stones' around the border .. 

I am ready for spring! 

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