Friday, May 12, 2017

Vintage Art Journal Page...Limited Edition

Hello there, so happy to be posting my first Art Anthology DT project. I so enjoyed playing with all of the different sprays and paints, especially with some of the paints being somewhat translucent. With so many colors and textures to play with, including stencils, I'm so looking forward to creating more projects.

With that, as many of you know, I've done some art journaling in an old library book for practice, but I finally found the courage to create in my Mixed Media Art Journal by Finnabair.  I took a page out by removing the wire rings from the Journal, I did this to create at liberty without making a mess onto the other pages. Keep in mind that I do have the Cinch tool that can easily reattach the rings...although I will not be reattaching it until I complete the entire journal. I have decided to designate this journal to my love of vintage and vintage shabby chic.

Please stop by the Art Anthology shop for more details on the products and the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration from the design team. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.

Enjoy...























Have a fun and creative day!


Monday, May 1, 2017

She was herself again...contented spirit! - Tag

Hi all, here's my latest DT project for Mixed Media Warriors. Below you will find this month's MMW mood board challenge #16 - Sunny Walk! Having had a gloomy and cold winter season, I'm so enjoying the sunny days of this beautiful Spring weather, with the birds chirping, the soft breeze of warm fresh air and everything starting to bloom, I'm content to say the least.

Stop by the Mixed Media Warriors blog and join in on this month's challenge. You will find the step by step tutorial posted below on Snapguide.

Enjoy...





















May Mood Board



Have a fun and creative day!



Saturday, April 15, 2017

You Make Life Beautiful - Art Journal

Hi everyone, back with another Art Journal page. My inspiration for this page is my family... my husband, my boys and our dog. They truly do make my life beautiful in so many ways, couldn't imagine my life without them.💕

For the background I used gesso mixed in with a variety of Deco Art paints and some BoBunny stamps. I fussy cut the hearts and the quote from DCWV paper pad "Collage Art". For shading I used Faber Caster Big Brush markers and for highlights the Deco Art paint pen. Love using a spatula and my fingers as paint tools, there's just something about messy paint fingers that makes me smile.

Enjoy...











Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Art Anthology Dream Team

Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that I will be joining the Art Anthology Dream Team. My term will be starting in May, so excited and honored to be part of this talented design team! I love the beautiful colors of the colorations sprays which I've used on some of my previous projects, not to mention the stone effects, Lava being my favorite. Art Anthology has a nice array of sprays, paints, stencils, stone effects and so much more. Looking forward to sharing more creative ways in using these awesome products.

Please stop by the Art Anthology Blog for more inspiration from the team, with step by step tutorials using Snapguide or YouTube. Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter for updates on upcoming events.







Have a fun and creative day!!!



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Keep Life Simple... Art Journal

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT project for Mixed Media Warriors, as always drawing inspiration from this month's mood board posted below. One thing I found myself really enjoying when it comes to creating an art journal page is using inspirational quotes. Positive quotes are great way in opening our minds to self reflect in everyday life... be it ourselves, family and/or friends. As for the theme, there's always something so peaceful, quiet and soothing about the ocean and what lives within it.

I love to mix and match all kinds of mediums, as it's a great way to see what works best together. Below I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Ink Oxides (love) with the addition to Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (love) and gesso. Using my heat gun I was able to make the gesso somewhat bubble giving it some awesome background texture. The ink oxides have a beautiful soft chalk texture look without the chalkiness feel and the magicals have certain rough, yet awesome texture when it's not fully diluted, which I found to be a perfect combination, as you'll see posted below.

As for the tag pocket, it's a great way to store a special memory...a trip to the aquarium, the beach or a boat ride out to sea.

Enjoy... 


TH Distress Ink Oxides...cracked pistachio, iced spruce, broken china and faded jeans.
TH "Small Talk" stickers and Untiy Stamp...Quieter You Become. 


LSG magicals...ocean breeze, raspberry lemonade and plumeria pink. 
For the foliage TH Distress Ink vintage photo and Ink Oxide fossilized amber.



Hope you feel inspired to join by referencing the beautiful mood board below!





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, March 13, 2017

"Shine" Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, today I would love to share with you my first Art Journal page. This has been something that I tend to struggle with, so I never even attempted it until now. My biggest issue is getting started, focusing on an idea and finding ways to implement it, not to mention my fear of ruining pages of my mixed media art journals, as these books can be quite costly. Stopping by my local library, I found a section of old books that were selling for a dollar, so I bought several and decided to use one of the books for my practice journal.

I started off by covering several pages with gesso and went from there. I'm still trying to figure out what works best together, between watercolor, inks, sprays, paints an so on. Below I used a bit of everything, soon realizing using the Neocolor water soluble crayon for the hair was not my best idea, but it is what it is...practice, practice and more practice!!! :)

Enjoy...




I covered the pages with a light layer of gesso, some stamping and Art Anthology sprays.

I used Steampendous face stamp "The Look", some stencils and  Dylusions paint.

For shading and highlights, I used various Prima chalk inks and Neocolor crayons.

For definition a Sharpie thin black marker.

Quote... Impression Obsession stamp (E17095) - Shine the unique light that is only yours to shine. 




Have a fun and creative day!!!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mini Art Book

Hi everyone, here today with my first designer post for Mixed Media Warriors challenge, my project is inspired by this month's "Spring" mood board. I created a mini chipboard book that I plan to use for small little works of art. I found this book at Michaels that came with metal rings for the binding, I decided to switch it out with a ball chain instead, it can easily hook and unhook when I need to pull out a page.

Looking forward to playing with it!

Please visit Mixed Media Warriors for more inspiration and hope you feel inspired to join us!


Enjoy...



























 Chipboard pages inside...


Supplies:
Recollections chipboard album
Prima papers "Royal Menagerie" and pink flowers
Sa Crafter's chipboard - bird and green flowers
Petaloo small script flowers
Hobbyshop Sandra - Barok background chipboard
Michaels chipboard sayings
Craft Embellishments -  metal butterfly
Tim Holtz "small talk" stickers and distress tool
Hero Arts small "script" stamp
Wow embossing powder - Earthtone Pepper
Color Box embossing powder - Rootbeer
Lumiere paint - Super Sparkle
Art Anthology Sprays- Siesta Key, Valentine and Timeless
Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Key Lime Pie
brads and misc. teal embellishments
teal ball chain
lace and cheesecloth
gesso
clear gesso
soft gel medium and 3d matte gel



Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Beauty of a White Heart

Hi everyone, in lieu of Valentine's Day, I decided to share a meaningful piece of Art, it is in remembrance of my beautiful mom. Although she passed away many years ago, there are many days I feel as if it were yesterday. She was an amazing woman who had such a pure heart...the Beauty of a White Heart! She was honest, kind and good natured, such a gentle soul to be around, who always tried to see the good in people. She inspired me in many ways and continues to inspire me to be the best person I can be. Life is not perfect, all we can do is try our best to be kind and respectful of those around us. 

Every time I look at this piece, I get a warm feeling inside that makes me smile. I feel blessed to have had this woman in my life. She will forever be missed!

Enjoy...



Whenever possible, remember to...

"Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



I use my phone to record my videos, I was zoomed in and somewhat off camera, I didn't notice until I was finished.
I uploaded it anyway in hopes you will get the gist of it!
If not, sorry! :(





Have a fun and creative day!!!