Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Happy Friday! I hope that you are having an AWESOME day!
You know I LOVE creating crafts and art with recycled things so when a found a BIG piece of packing cardboard floating around the house…well, I had to CREATE something! Anything! So I got colourful and had a LOT of fun!!! Supplies: -BIG piece of brown recycled cardboard
- Claudine Hellmuth’s BLACK Gesso. (I am SO sad that her products are going out of sale. Not sure what I am going to do!)
- Maimeri -gloss medium ; These are a WONDERFUL art brand of mediums. WONDERFUL texture & quality!
- Faber-Castell –Gelatos
- Viva Decor – Inka-Gold
- Kuretake – ZIG White Opaque Writer & waterbrush
The video above shows you VERY quickly the steps I took. Yup, there’s an APP for that! *grin* Basically, I gave the cardboard a nice coat of black gesso and then using the Dutch Doobadoo Stencils and Maimeri -gloss medium, I created my background pattern. After applying the medium you can let it air dry or if you are impatient like me, you can use a heat gun. I just can’t wait to continue CREATING so I LOVE my heat gun! I then rubbed on Viva Decor – Inka-Gold over the stencilled areas. I then used Metalic PanPastels to rub onto the stencil areas to achieve a vintage look. I LOVE to mix products, mediums, and colors to see the effects that I can achieve! I then used PanPastels to create a velvety look to my leaves. Using Gelatos I lightly drew in my colors and then using my Kuretake watercolour brush I moved the colours around till I was happy. To create extra shadows and textures I used PanPastels and did everything from lightly applyling with a applicator to rub in to the creases with a rag. Using the Kuretake – ZIG White Opaque Writer I wrote my message, and outlined and highlighted the whole piece. SO easy and fun!
Aren’t the colours and textures so FAB!!!
Now I have a new happy piece of art for my dining room as I ‘patiently’ wait for spring!
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Other things in the News….
Thank-you SO much for all of your WONDERFUL comments on my birthday post!!! I sat there reading every post with tears rolling down my cheeks because I could relate to everyone of your beautiful stories. Thank-you SO much for sharing! I can’t tell you how much it meant to me!
“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”
― C.S. Lewis
The Let’s Celebrate blog post winner that was randomly picked is Marilyn Ritchie. CONGRATULATIONS Marilyn!
Marilyn please email me at email@example.com .
Have a BEAUTIFUL week-end and remember, if you spread your wings you will fly!
- Distress the edges of the paper with a distressing tool like your scissors and ink the edges. I do this technique to tons of projects. It adds a softness to the look and takes away all the white lines from the papers you just cut.
- Take an edge punch and randomly punched the edges, not really caring that the punches were aligned or even that the paper looks like like the punch. I did this the tan paper all around the edge of the layout and also to the darker brown paper placed vertically behind the cluster. Just a pop of each paper is visible, so it adds just a hint but that little touch add so much.
- Add in grainy texture by applying a quick drying glue (like ZipDry) around the edges of the papers and layers and sprinkle on flower soft. I used a light brown color.
- Take some phrase stamps like those from Susan K. Weckesser saying "Create your Day" and "Don't go through life, grow through life" and stamp around the edges of the paper and at corners of strips in the foundation of the cluster.
Here you can see some other texture applications I used in the cluster to add interest.
- Paint Splatters
- Layers of paper
- Inked edges of paper
- Distressed edges of paper
- Metal bits
- Crackle paint on chipboard
- Flower soft
- Items with texture already like the flowers and the jute.
- Paint Splatters
Don't be afraid to try out an item in a new way or add things together to create something new. Layers of papers mixed with other items add such a wonderful depth to your projects. I have been told before and I fully believe there are no mistakes in scrapbooking just chances to expand your creativity!!
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - Prima
Number Stickers - Glitz
Rubons - BoBunny
Jute - Canvas Corps
Flowers - Petaloo
Wood - Prima
Chipboard - Memory Maze
Metal - Prima
Cork - Fancy Pants
Stamps - Susan K. Weckesser
Ink - Ranger
Punches - EK
Stains and Mediums - Ranger
You can also view this article at Susan K. Weckesser.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|10x10 canvas was painted with yellow acrylic. Modelling paste was added through the Houndstooth Stencil from Want2Scrap.|
|Live In Color paper was embossed using Spellbinders Cane Weave M-Bossabilities folder.|
|Add gesso over seam from paper to canvas. Using permanent ink, stamp text and image in upper right.|
|Add torn pieces of newsprint. Add green ink over gesso.|
|Add dark yellow ink over raised modeling paste.|
|Add image from paper napkin on right. Add tissue paper over newsprint to blur the text.|
|Ink over tissue paper, blending colors.|
|Print "Happiness" quotes on tissue paper. Tear edges and pre-position quotes to test final arrangement. Fussy cut large flower from Susan K. Weckesser's Live In Color paper.|
I realized at this point that I needed to do something to make sure the newsprint did not show through when I added my quote, which was printed on tissue paper, at the top of the canvas.
|Use a pencil to outline area that will be under the quote.|
|Use yellow acrylic paint to cover the area, leaving uneven borders.|
|Add quote...I used matte finish Mod Podge...then ink over top, blending colors.|
Some finishing touches: I used the 3 different stitch stamps from the Grandma's Needlepoint set to create a little more visual interest in the background. On top of that, I layered a piece of Chickenwire Chipboard. I used a black pen to add an outline and detail to the flower before I added the text (printed on tissue paper) on top!
It just makes me happy!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member
Susan K. Weckesser Products Used on Mixed Media Happiness Canvas:
- Chickenwire Chipboard Embellishment - Want2Scrap
- Houndstooth Stencil - Want2Scrap
- Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, Cane Weave
- Spellbinders Shapeabilities,You Are Here
- Action Wobbles
- Decoratve napkin, Mod Podge, tissue paper, modelling paste, acrylic paint, inkjet printer, washi tape, punchinella (stencil), newspaper, black pen, misc stamp pads, misc stamps.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso