Category Archives: Art journals

Unsung Hero with Emerald Creek & altered pages!

hello everyone!!

i am here today to share with you a project i created for Emerald Creek in partnership with Altered Pages

so i knew as soon as i seen the artful nudes and fairy wings they would become the focus piece of my art journal page. here are few of the step outs for you to see my process

i started out by fussy cutting the two main pieces and then i cut out a skirt for my nude.

once it was cut to fit my artful nude lady i covered it with some Art Anthology Sorbet in various colours to match my lady

i then set that piece aside to dry and started working on my background page. i applied some sorbet through my TCW stencil

and then i carefully used the Kimilise stamp and and various shades of StazOn ink to edge my piece

next once everything was dry i used some heavy gel medium and some of the quarry bits and added a touch of crystal to my piece to which i infused with lots of reiki love

then it was just a matter of adding a few final touches to my fairy lady.. who i happen to believe is one of many unsung heroes who have come before us. They paved the way for us today.

and so here you have my finished piece after adding a few butterflies and some stitching

i think she is absolutely the coolest thing… love the attitude on her face!!

i had a lot of fun creating this project. i hope you have enjoyed and that you too are taking time to create. you can find a link to most of the products used below!

until next time my friends

diana

Although these companies have provided me with some product to create this project the opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies used:

Emerald Creek:  Moissaniete  Gemstones (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Moissanite-Gemstones-p/qs-mo NULL.htm); Kimilese stamp (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/s0210r NULL.htm)

Altered Pages printables:  Fairies wings (https://alteredpages NULL.com/products/jar-fairies-wings-digital-1008); Artful nudes (https://alteredpages NULL.com/products/1168-artful-nudes-printable)

Art Anthology: Sorbets (https://alteredpages NULL.com/products/sorbet-paints-art-anthology9) various colours

TCW stencils TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=TCW554&post_type=product)

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A Rose is a Rose

hello everyone!!

today I have created a project that brought back some fond childhood memories.  I remember being a little girl and there was a perfume I believe in the Avon book that my mom bought called ‘A Rose is a Rose’…… that is the inspiration for today’s page created for The Crafter’s Workshop in collaboration with Altered Pages.

have you enjoyed browsing The Crafter’s  Workshop blog this month and seeing what my fellow teamies have created!! i know i sure have. so much inspiration right!

so for this second project of the month from me i decided i wanted to use 1651 – flowers, letters,numbers. (https://alteredpages NULL.com/products/1651-flowers-letters-numbers-prikntable) . there was just something about that rose i knew i needed to use it. here is what i did.

i stared out my edging my page using a stencil and some modelling paste.

once it was dry i chose to use some oxides onto my edges of my page,

wet them down and then allowed them to dry

while my page was drying i cut out and glued my pieces to some chipboard and then i inked all those edges with oxide ink

i then wanted to add some flowers in my background so using the same oxide colours i inked some flowers with two different colours

i then sprayed the page again with water and dried it

i then inked the edges of all my altered page bits using the oxide inks

after layering and gluing my bits down, i then stamped some script onto my page

as you can see i also added some glitter and seed beads using gel medium. you see it goes on white but it does dry clear!

but it was still missing something…so out came my final stencil

and here you have my finished page

 

Supplies used:

TCW stencils:  TCW754 – distressed details (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw754-distressed-details/); TCW727 –  flower dance; (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw727-flower-dance/)  TCW261 – stencil art is (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-art-is/)

TCW mixed media supplies: TCW9005 – modeling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/) and TCW9011 – matte gel medium (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9011-matte-gel-medium-8-oz/)

Remember, we would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member

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TCW – All Seeing & All Knowing

hello everyone!!!

can you believe it is October!! like seriously where has this year gone!!

i am here to share with you  a project i created for The Crafter’s Workshop (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/blog/) this month using Altered Pages digital images along with TCW stencils!

to see a few ‘how’d you create that’ moments, please do join me over at The Crafter’s Workshop!
until next time my friends,

diana

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mixed media challenge #41 – colour

hello everyone!!

can you believe yet another month has gone by and we are presenting you with yet a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge … this one is all about colour

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as well, we have partnered up with Rubber  Dance Stamps.

Original original new banner  Rubber Dance offers a unique line of Red Rubber Stamps, UN-mounted, without cling cushion!. they are lovingly made in Norway and they are shipped world wide.

now for my project i was sent the quirky Funny Fungi!!! (http://www NULL.rubberdance NULL.com/funny-fungi)

here is what i created and how i created it!

i started out using some paint on a 8″ round Gel Press reusable gel printing plate. i just dabbed paints here and there

and using my brayer, spread the paint until i had  covered the circle and then laid my sheet of paper over, pressed and pulled. i also mixed some paints to the side on my craft sheet, brayered and pull…and just kept adding until i was satisfied.

i then added in some stencils and i am sorry to say but by this point i was so lost in the process i forgot to take pictures but here is where i was after the first couple of stencils on a second sheet i created at the same time

so once i had created my back ground circle it was time to focus on my stamp! i dug out some distress markers and just coloured

once i was finished coloured i had a bright idea so out came some more makers, my ruler and archival ink

i cut the little mushroom out from the center of the stamp and then stamped and coloured round the whole circle!

as i was creating my piece i couldn’t help but think how we are all so very different in this world; whether we are people, flowers, trees or mushrooms… we are all our own kind of beauty so that is where my quote came from that i printed out and added to my page

that is it for me for today! do drop on over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) page to see what my fellow teamies have come up with and play along!

until next time

diana

 

unicorn in the sky with diamonds!!!

hello everyone,

i am back today to share with you the second page i have created this month for The Crafter’s Workshop!

i did a video while i was creating this page and shortened it to share it here with you. you can check it along with a few close ups this month on The Crafter’s Workshop page!!

 

Diana

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