Saturday 25 February 2023

Dreamy Dragonflies

Hi There! I am here with a journal page I created for a class recently. Here is how I made it. 
i began by giving the page a coat of  white gesso, then added some Dylusions paint with a wet brush, spraying with a little water to get a more pastel effect.

Next I stamped some of the Doodle Art Mandala stamps onto stamping tissue using Versafine Clair ink
I cut them out and added them to the page using matte medium.
Using the circles Big one inkable and peacock Feathers distress ink I added a bit of stencilling to the background.
I stamped the Script background stamp onto stamping tissue using versafine clair ink and tore it into pieces, adding them around the page with more matte medium. 
I did the same with the dotty circle stamp.
I had some doodle art dragonflies that I had coloured in with pastel ecolines  and cut out. I added them to the page along with the ticker tape sentiment stamped on to white card with black ink. A splatter of white paint and some faux stitching with a posca pen finished it off.
Here is the finished page again. 
I used:
Dylusions paint in Peony Blush, Lemon Zest and Blue Lagoon
Versafine Clair ink in Black, Summer Breeze, Purple Delight and Golden Meadow

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 18 February 2023

Look at you Journal pages


Hi There! I've been having a play with my dylusions paints that I got recently and made this journal page in my mini Dylusions Journal. Here's what I did:

I began by painting the page with Bubblegum Pink and Laidback Lilac Dylusions paint. 
Once this was dry, I used a white scribble stick through the 4" easy frame heart to add two hearts. 
Next I drew several hearts using the posca pen and the Hearts 6x6 inkable around the edges of the page.
I used black soot distress oxide and the texture disc to add some darker areas to the page.
Next, I stamped some of the texture borders around the page and added some lines in black pen around the larger hearts. 
Whilst the ink dried, I cut out two of the faces from the faces #4 transparencies and added white posca pen to the eyes. I used matte medium to attach these and a sentiment from the wordy stickers to my background, and finished with a splatter of white Dina Wakely gloss spray.
Here is the finished page again. 
I used:
Dylusions paint in Laidback Lilac and Bubblegum Pink

Somehow this reminds me of 80s discos. I think she might turn him down though 😂
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 11 February 2023

Mandala medley

Hi There! I thought I would show you how I made this colourful mandala card. 

On a 14x14cm square of card I stamped a medium sized mandala stamp 3 times overhanging the edges and clear embossed (The embossing isn't necessary if you want to speed up the process.)
Next I stamped the mandalas I had chosen to use on to a stamp and mask sheet and cut them out
I used the masks to cover the mandalas I had already stamped and then stamped over them until the whole of the piece of card was covered in mandalas. If you are embossing it is worth adding the embossing powder after stamping each 2 or 3 mandalas and heat embossing as you go.
if not embossing it is worth heat setting the ink with a little waft of the heat tool at this point. 
next I used the distress inks to paint the mandalas 
whilst this dried I stamped and embossed a sentiment in white on black card and cut it out
I used a pale grey ecoline to add a little shadow around the edges of a few of the circles, and covered a few less than perfect bits of stamping with a sequin or three. I added the sentiment on sticky pads and mounted it on to a card blank. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
14x14cm square of card
Distress inks in Peacock feathers, Fossilized Amber, Crackling Campfire and Uncharted Mariner 
15x15cm card blank
black card for matting and layering and adding a sentiment 
Versamark embossing ink

On Wednesday evening I completed another page in my Grafix media journal, this time on black Duralar. You can see the live here
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 4 February 2023

Wild and Free Bee Tag

Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this mdf tag for Bee Monarchy day. 
I began by painting the MDF tag using acrylic paints. Some of these were shimmer/metallic and some were not. I painted them onto the tag blending the edges.  

Next I used black gesso through the full honeycomb inkable and added a little more around the edges.
Once this was dry I added some stamping using the crowns and honeycomb stamps from the bee Monarchy set using a brown versafine Clair ink.
on a scrap piece of card I stamped the bee 3 times with versafine clair black ink. I coloured them with ecoline pens and cut them out using the die set
I stamped a sentiment from the small words set and added that and the bees to the tag using ultra thick gel medium. 
Here is the finished tag with a little yellow ribbon though. 
I used:
Dylusions paint in lemon Zest and Tangerine dream
Dylusions shimmer paint in Pure sunshine
Versafine Clair in black and brown

Thanks for looking!