Category Archives: Art journals

TCW – looking forward

hello everyone!

today I am sharing with you a quick art journal page I created using an old ‘mop up’ page.  these are the best jump starts to any pages. I have  so many…

what is  a mop up page….well basically any time I create anything instead of cleaning up my stencils in water I first add the left over paint / paste to a blank page or two…. nothing like it to kick start the next art journaling session!!

so for this particular page i added some extra stencil marks with water and with paint before setting it aside to dry

I have been provided  with some product to create this project however the opinions I share are solely my own

for my next piece i had another page that i had started so i layered on some waxes and just kept playing until i had a background i liked

and then i had another idea!!!  i started by going back to my background page and added a focal point using some black texture paste

but then i had yet another idea but not the stencil that i wanted… BUT did you know that TCW has blank stencils that you can make your own stencils!!! oh yes they do!!!

next i went back to my other piece and decided that i wanted to save it for another project but that circle i cut out added some wings to it and then i cut the individual wings out… 

next i took out some wax and applied to my black texture paste areas for a bit of shine

are you still with me!!! if so here is where it all gets put together…..my finished page

I have been provided  with some product to create this project however the opinions I share are solely my own

i think that in life we sometimes forget the important things….we forget to tell those we still have with us how much we love them… how we treasure them and the memories created with them….and we sometimes beat ourselves up over things in the past…when instead we must understand that we can’t go backwards but must live forward….

my art journal pages are very special reminders for me for such things…

well that is it for me.. hope you have enjoyed my mop up, zigzag, bouncing here and there layout and that you take a moment to create and share your heart …

until next time my friends,

diana

Supplies used:

TCW Stencils

TCW631 – doodlebloom (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw631-doodle-bloom/)

TCW617 – dream girl (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw617-dream-girl/)

TCW616 – angel wings (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw616-angel-wings/)

TCW340 – stencil sheets (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-3-stencil-sheets/)

TCW278 – circle explosion (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/)

Mixed Media Products

TCW9009 – black modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/)

TCW9012 – shimmery goodness (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9012-shimmery-goodness-8-oz/)

 

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Eileen Hull Christmas Journal

hello everyone!

today i am here to quickly share with you a so easy to put together project to keep those quick little snap shots for the season

as much as i really want to do a December Daily i just know it is not something i will keep up so this is the perfect solution (for me!)

so i started by die cutting my journal out of some chipboard. i then die cut another couple of pieces from a new line of paper from Kaisercraft.. i fell in love with the vintage look.

i then began gathering some old, and i mean old and i discovered easy to tear journal pages from an old book gifted to me. i started adding pieces of Christmas paper here and there and i also roughed up the edges of the papers and on some even added some ink

i then cut a few pieces to embellish my pages preparing for pictures that i really hope to take this Christmas season

now all i need to do is take along my little instax camera and i should be good to go and document!!

are you documenting your Christmas season!! if so do share it with us over at Eileen Hull Design’s Facebook (http://eileen%20hull%20fan%20club/) group. we love seeing what folks are creating!

until next time friends,

diana

TCW – Christmas Project

hello everyone!

today i am here to share with you a quick project i created to decorate my desk using one of the new stencil releases from The Crafter’s Workshop

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

so i stared out by applying some Dylusion paints in three shades of blue to my canvas.

once it was dry i laid down my snowflake stencil and using spread in a thinnish layer some Shimmery Goodness. i absolutely love how this stuff dries clear and iridescent but added a shimmer all at the same time!!!

now it was time to build my snowman which i built using some paper leather sheets. i absolutely love the durability of these little sheets!

for the buttons on my snowman i took and idea that my friend shared with me regarding drilling holes to make buttons!! how clever is she!!!!  i then just kept building my snowman and for my final step i die cut some snowflake and pop dotted those along with ‘wish’ and a chit chat sticker.. told you it was a quick and easy project!!!!

here are a couple of close ups for you to enjoy!

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

Supplies:

TCW
TCW720 Snowflakes (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw720-snowflakes/)
Shimmery Goodness (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9012-shimmery-goodness-8-oz/)

Sizzix
thinlits:  vintage tidings (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661605/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-3pk-vintage-tidings), paper snowflakes (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-PAPER-SNOWFLAKES-MINI-Thinlits-Die-661599-661599THS), paper snowflakes (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-FESTIVE-GREENS-Thinlits-Die-662425-662425THS?currency=USD)

Idea-ology
wood slices (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-WOOD-SLICES-TH93662-TH93662?currency=USD)
tiny bells (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-TINY-BELLS-Findings-TH93658-TH93658?currency=USD)
metallic holiday talk stickers (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-METALLIC-HOLIDAY-TALK-Stickers-TH93642-TH93642?currency=USD)

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TCW- art journalling- don’t regret

hello everyone!

today i am here to share with you an art journal page i created using a lot of different The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. This is another one of those pages where you doodle, stop, take a boo and then doodle some more.  to me a page isn’t finished  until i apply the quote.  so let’s see the process i went through to create this page

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own. 

i wanted to use this mixed media tape on my page so chose a couple of stencils and paints and started

now this was a good place to start..coloured mixed media tape and a mop up page (though the one shown is not the one i used)

but the green one in the background of this picture is the one i used. the top one will be in a future post!

i then started working on building layers on my background. i layered many many times and stencils before i got to this point.

my main focal point/stencil used for this page was the Stencil Screen Print. it has so many different patterns on it and if you mix and match the large stencil and small stencil with paints you have endless layers on your page. i love that.

i just had to share this picture with you…. while i was creating and lost in the process my friend snapped this picture of me. this is truly me in my element….enjoying the process and just being….

at this point i had used various stencils and paints to layer and layer this page….. after i was done doodling a little bit i decided i needed one main focal point and chose the dragon fly from that stencil

i then inked the outside of it with my white gel pen and using my black stabilo pencil i outlined my media tape

now it was just time to add a quote…… typically when i see a dragonfly i see it as a message from another so i added what i felt an appropriate quote , a fine back ground stamp and that is what finished my page….

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

Supplies:

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils – TCW737 – Love Sonnet (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw737-love-sonnet/) TCW278- Stencil Circle Explosion (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/), TCW730 – Scandinavia Garden (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw730-scandinavian-garden/), TCW525 – Stencil Screen Print (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw525s&post_type=product)
The Crafter’s Workshop Heavy Body Paints – various colours (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9020-raspberry-sorbet-heavy-body-paint-4-0z/)
Rebekah Meier mixed media tape (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-mixed-media-art-tape-1-5-x-8-yd)

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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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