Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mixed Media - Friend's are Like Flowers....... =)

So for today, I decided to showcase
a Mixed Media project I completed on April 10, 2015th
This is the first one I have down in a long time....
so I guess, including my journal art page, it
is my {THIRD} project I have done like this.
Of course, I got the how to's from Vicky Papaioannou
but the design part of it was all me.....
I hope you like it.
The quote used was " If Friend's Were like Flowers, I would pick you"

I really {LOVED} how this one turned out.....

I am learning as I go........ it is a {HUGE} learning process,
and for me, a perfectionist, I am reminded
from my mom that I need to just let go and remember
that it is art work and it is not suppose to be perfect.

I love how the distressed edges (from the Pitt pens) 
{REALLY} make it pop and look 3D like....

One of the things I really have learned is to let the
layers dry completely! You can really ruin your pens
if the layers are wet or even damp.
Artist Loft Canvas 8X10
MME Lost and Found "Blush" DP
MME Jack and Jill "Quite Contrary" DP
Old Book (for stems)
Perfect Petals Spellbinders
Circle Punches
Heart Punches
Golden Gesso
Fasber Castell Gel Medium (AMAZING)
Golden Moulding Paste
Rhonda Palazzari Stencil
White Gel Pen
Black Stickers
Faber Castell Gelato in "Tangerine"
Faber-Castell Pitt pens in Cobalt Green,
Walnut Brown and Black
Distress Paint in "Mermaid Lagoon"
Tim Holtz Heat Tool
I hope you {ENJOYED} this piece of work!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Journal Art - Giving it a Try!

So it has been a minute since I have posted
and for that I apologize.

I took a bit of a {CREATIVE} break,
something in which I think I needed.

 I was suffering from some major lack of
creative mojo but  I think it is back now.

I have currently given up my design team
positions for now. I was finding it hard to do with
 my work schedule. That and I don't
have access to a creative space at my place
(other than my dining room table, that I used
to ink images up) so I have to go
to my mom's and use her craft room.

So my days off were strategically planned to make
sure I got everything done that needed to be done
and well quite frankly, after doing that for 2 years,
it was not fun and I was getting stressed.

So for now, I am going to concetrate on doing my own thing
for a while. One thing I really wanted to do
was start an {ART JOURNAL}.

I found the most amazing
lady, Vicky Papaioannou of Clips N Cuts. She also
has a YouTube channel where she shows her
amazing work. I am addicted to her channel.

She also makes some phenomenal cards as well.
So today, I am going to show you my first
journal art page that I completed on April 9, 2015.

I started off pretty simple but I am
really happy with the results of it,
being my first time completing one.

The quote I used is "Being Creative Makes my Soul Sing"

Sorry for the lighting here, all of these pictures were 
taken without my proper lighting...... it 
{REALLY} does make a difference........

Changing up the sizes of the lettering makes the piece
look {UNIQUE}. I used a mix of stickers 
and chipboard letters........

Mixed Media is an awesome way of using old books
you have lying around. I love the {VINTAGED} look of typed letters
and distressed edges...... simply fantastic!

I love the texture of the stencils and the moulding paste.

The texture of this background was achieved with
the Tim Holtz tissue paper.... I absolutely LOVE
this stuff, it is {GORGEOUS}..... 

You HAVE to seal it though, with Gesso if you
are planning on adding colour to your background.....

Moleskin Sketchbook
Golden Gel Medium
Golden Gesso
Golden Moulding Paste
Tim Holtz Distressing Paint
"Mermaid Lagoon" 
"Mowed Lawn"
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Distressing Ink in Walnut Stain
Faber Castell Pitt pen in Black
Black Stickers
Chipboard Letters
Old Book
Spellbinders "Hearts" Diecuts
Paint Brushes
Tim Holtz Heat Tool

I really hope you {love} my first ever
journal art page. I really enjoyed doing a project
that had no specific due date attached to it =)