Hi! Misty here to share some of the projects I’ve been working on this month. First is an art journal cover I created for one of my nieces friends. She is attending her first year at a University nearby and she wanted a journal to write and draw in. So this is what I came up with…
I didn’t do anything special to the chipboard on this one. I just painted with some gesso and/paint. I did add some gold perfect pearls to add the light inside the lamp though.
Here, I fussy cut the picture and arranged it so that it looked like she had her hands around the lamp post.
Hi Again! Scarlett back today to share up my other project. When it was all said and done I looked at the finished canvas and thought to myself geesh, seems pretty simple looking, but believe me there were layers of love poured on to this!
This is how I started out working on my canvas. Patterned and tissue papers were adhered, paint was splattered on randomly, stamping was done with the Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383), and lastly I stenciled with my all time fav stencil Random Dots (2013172) and some paste for texture. Then you know what happened? It sat. I stared at this canvas for quite some time because quite frankly I liked where I had gotten it and didn’t want to mess it up. Have you ever had that fear? Apparently it was all for good reason though; I needed to wait for this month’s release, specifically the Jigsaw Heart Large (2014193).
Once I saw it a lot of ideas came in to my head for how to use it on this canvas. The new dilemma was to narrow them down. ;) I finally settled on the one you see above and set to work. More layers needed to be added to the background. I grabbed my Hash Stamps (2014137) to add some more pattern/texture/depth of color with some denim colored paint. Then I added some raindrops through the Clouds and Raindrops Stencils (2012169) with some Yellow Cadmium paint. Yep, I did indeed use yellow, the trick is once those layers were added I went over my entire canvas with a glaze. The only portions not covered were the scribble circles. Pretty neat, right?
The puzzle pieces were coated with gesso, painted gold, stamped with the Chicken Wire stamp (2013382) and then dusted with glass glitter. I thought that was kind of appropriate to go along with the whole beautifully broken theme. On the velum butterflies throughout the canvas I used some of the hearts from the Lots of Love chipboard (2014197) and coated them with a bit of glitter glue. I can already see myself picking these up over and over again.
Here you can see the full Jigsaw Heart a bit better. It was painted and altered the same way as the puzzle pieces above. I used the Graffiti Alphabet (2013198) for my phrase and colored it with a paint marker. To highlight it I used a white gel pen.
This is just a different angle to see the dimension of the piece on the canvas. It was adhered using gesso so it worked in a dual purpose way. Not only as an adhesive, but also primed the chippie for me to paint.
One last shot to take in some texture, stamping, and to see how the inner portion of the scribble circles look up close. They had a different glaze applied inside them.
Hi ScrapFX Peeps! Scarlett here today with a couple of quick and easy mixed cards to share up using the adorable Star and Heart Spangles stamps. Check them out!
I was super excited to have a play with the Star Spangles stamp (2014214). I think it’s such a fun design and has so many possibilities for backgrounds, cutting out embellishments, and more! My brain is pondering. ;) Here I’ve used it for my main card design and stamped it using three shades of mists to create a rainbow coloring. Quick and easy.
Before I cut out the piece I outlined my stamping with a black NeoColor II and used a waterbrush to smudge the lines a bit. With the coloring left on my brush I outlined the stars. Each star has some glitter glue inside it to give the card some shimmer because I think stars should be sparkly, don’t you?? To finish off the card I simply added a few little embellishments and this fantabulous G’Day Mate chippie from the Aussie Map Pack (2014005).
For my next card I switched to the Heart Spangles stamp (2014213) and instead of stamping it with something such as mist or ink, I stamped it INTO something – specifically some heavy gesso I spread on my card base. This is one of the best features about ScrapFX stamps! They can be used for so many mixed media techniques other stamps simply cannot stand up to. I love stamping into mediums and the foam stamps are perfect for this technique.
In this shot you can see how just a thin layer of the gesso provided enough coverage for me to stamp in and create some lovely texture. I sprayed mist over, wiped it away from the hearts with a baby wipe, and painted them gold. The card was finished off with a few embellishments and the Love and Laughter mini wordlet (2014212). I think the longest part for both of these cards was simply the drying time. I love that and I was able to use bits and pieces of items around my table too.
I do have one more project to share up with using this month’s new items but I couldn’t get a good shot of it with my phone since it’s a big project. Do I have you in suspense??! I hope so. :) I’ll be back really soon with it as my tech savvy son will be home to help me with camera syncing woes. Until then y’all take care and thanks so much for stopping by!!