Category Archives: Art journals

TCW – Unicorn

hello everyone!

Today I am back on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com)  sharing with you this art journal page.  it is by far one of my favourite art journal pages I have created in a long time.

Click here (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/blog/2017/09/art-journal-page-unicorn/) to jump on over to their blog for the full tutorial on how i created this page.  I absolutely love how it turned out so much so it has inspired me for my next page already.  i will be back on the 22nd of September to offer you more inspiration using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and paints!

in the meantime you can check in regularly with me on my Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments/) or you can check out my  Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/dianahetherington/)  feed to see what else i am up to during the month!

diana

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mixed media monthly challenge #40 – vintage

hello everyone!

can you believe it is September 1st!!! holy moly that was a fast summer wasn’t it… let’s hope for some beautiful temperatures to take us into the fall season!

today i am here to share with my creation for this months Mixed Media Monthly challenge #40 – vintage

Please note though I  have received some of the products from Sizzix, The Crafter’s Workshop and Impression Obsession that I have used on this project, my opinions of the products are solely my own.

so before i go into the details of how i created this vintage art journal page i want to share a couple of things with you….. first off take a look at who our sponsor is this month!!!

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yes!! it is The Funkie Junkie (https://scontent NULL.fykz1-1 NULL.fna NULL.fbcdn NULL.net/v/t1 NULL.0-9/20264527_10209571695357231_1784606768953479936_n NULL.jpg?oh=08184221ff54b35d067458cee54d3a1b&oe=5A148905).. the place where you can get those much desired and sought after supplies!
and the second thing i wanted to share is this months image..  remember to add it to your post  if you want the chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/09/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-40-vintage NULL.html)

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okay now that those details are over let’s get into how i created my page

i first started by layering some  texture paste through the stencil and let it dry.

i then rubbed some  distress ink directly onto the paste and then blending it with the blending tool. i repeated this throughout the whole page

then removing the cover of the ink spray i flicked some from the end of the straw thingmajig!

i added some more water and watched the magic begin. loving the effect on this texture paste !!!

once my page was completely dry i added some modeling paste through the butterfly collage stencil

so while my paste was drying i cut some butterflies out of a vintage book

and applied some  distress ink to them. i wasn’t sure yet which one i was going to use so did a few and figure i would add the extras to my diecut folders

i then decided to use this beauty of a quote direct to my page and how did i do that and get such a nice crisp image you ask??

why by using the stamp platform of course !! i love that i can put my art journal pages right in there and stamp!!!!

i then sewed around the outside of my page, added a few bits of torn vintage paper and for the final step i added some crackle glaze to bits of the page for the aged effect

and once again here you have it… my finished vintage art journal page for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #40!!!

don’t forget to play along with us and add your project HERE!! we love seeing what you create and we also love hearing what you think of our projects!

diana

Supplies used:

Sizzix – Bird & Butterflies thinlit by Eileen Hull (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661901/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-6pk-birds-butterflies)
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw554&post_type=product) & TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw746&post_type=product)
Impression Obsession – Delight in the Beauty (http://www NULL.iostamps NULL.com/YB/J17083 NULL.html)
DecoArt – Crackle Glaze (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/crackle-glaze)
Ranger Ink – Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Dylusions Black Marble Spray

 

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mixed media monthly challenge #39 – photo inspiration

hello everyone

today i am here to share with you some mid month inspiration for the August – Mixed Media Monthly challenge #39 – Inspiration Photo!

this month we had the pleasure of partnering up with Indigo Blu

IndigoBlu is a manufacturer of – High Quality “Quintessentially English” Rubber Stamps, paints, stencils, etc…

i had received  the Floral Fantasy (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a5-rubber-stamps-c5/floral-fantasy-a5-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1750)and the Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a6-rubber-stamps-c7/country-house-a6-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1968)set and for my first challenge i had used Floral Fantasy….. for my second i wanted to use both!

but before I go further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

now when looking at the County House stamp i couldn’t not see it as a door to a fairy home!  so i started my art journal page by stamping and layering my flowers on one corner, the fairy door on the bottom and then taping off a tree i started making a fairy home

i mixed a bit of paint with texture paste and applied through the stencil

and then i coloured my tree using some watercolour pencils

added a few more flowers and butterflies to the page

a little fairy sitting on a tree stump chatting with the butterfliesand here you have it, my finished page!

don’t forget to play along with us.. you have lots of time left to upload and share your creation for a chance to win this months generous prize packet from Indigo Blu

Diana

Supplies used:

Indigo Blu – Floral Fantasy ,  (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a5-rubber-stamps-c5/floral-fantasy-a5-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1750)Country House (http://www NULL.indigoblu NULL.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a6-rubber-stamps-c7/country-house-a6-red-rubber-stamp-by-kay-halliwell-sutton-p1968)
TheCrafter’sWorkshop – TCW742 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw742-hard-textures/),  modeling paste, paints (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/)
Derwent – coloured pencils (https://www NULL.derwentart NULL.com/en/lb/4428/artists-pencils)
Sizzix thinlit- fanciful fairy  (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/660095/sizzix-thinlits-die-fanciful-fairy)

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Eileen Hull journal – life is a journey

hello everyone!!

today i am here to quickly share with you a project i created using the newly released Journal die by Eileen Hull featuring her very own paper release!

I had created this quick project back in April but just found out I hadn’t clicked publish!!!

When you are looking for a quick an easy way to document that special memory/trip, look no further than for Eileen’s Journal Die and her paper pack.  It is such a simple way for one of all ages to put together that special book.  There are lots of places to document in writing as well as for adding pictures or drawings…you can even colour some of her papers so perfect for adding your own special touches

i was so involved in creating and just adding pages that i didn’t stop to take very many pictures but here are the step outs in case you want to create your own!

  1. Die cut two journal pieces from the Paper Leather
  2. Select two sheets of the paper with the camper on front and trim down and glue on one to fit onto front of the journal cover.  With the second sheet, cut out the camper and flag and pop dot over the first camper
  3. Cut 10 sheets of cards stocks 10 inches x 8 inches and score in the middle using a bone folder
  4. Cut various piece of Heartfelt paper into 4 3/4 by 7 3/4 keeping the left over bits.
  5. Apply using glue stick to different sections of your folded cardstock
  6. Glue your two journal bits together overlapping the first creases
  7. Using the cover of the paper pack, trim out 2 sections of 5 squares high and two squares wide and score 1/4 of an inch to each side of the centre on both. this will give you a 1/2 inch centre for your book.
  8. Place double side tape onto inside of each side of your 5 square sections (4 strips total)
  9. Remove the double side tape from strip that will be on your back cover, place ribbon and then press to the back cover.
  10. Place an elastic around your journal pages and then around your journal covers and then remove the double sided tape and attach to your front cover the 5 square section.
  11. Trim ribbon and tie together for a closure