Monday, May 2, 2016

Art Journaling Tribal Elephant Face

Hi Everyone,
Here is an Art Journaling double page spread I created. Its a piece I experimented with as I had this idea in my head for several days.
I really wanted to use an elephant in my art as I used to collect them when I was younger.
I really love how it turned out!!

Although I had this idea in my head for quite a few days, It took me a few tries to get it the way I imagined it. I wanted to create a page with an elephant head on it. I wanted the elephant to look tribal as if it was painted by natives to the land. I also didn't want to use the full two page spread in my art book, so I cut off parts of the page in a curved shape. I haven't created the pages on the back or front of this spread so the background is just white.

I used Brushos to paint the head of the elephant. I sprinkled them on the head and then sprayed water.  Then I sprinkled coarse sea salt and kosher salt on the wet areas to create a textured background for the elephant's skin. This is a salt technique and you can see a video on how to do it right HERE on another art journal tutorial.

I added metal adornments in certain areas to make it look even more tribal. I had to cut some of the pieces in half to make them fit in the middle of my book.

Other texture was done with Finnabair's Rust paste and Tim Holtz distress inks.

Ranger Dyan Reavley's art journal
Prima Finnabair clear Gesso
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair rust paste
Prima Finnabair metallic paints gold rush and patina
Sharpie white acrylic marker
Painters black marker
The Crafters Workshop stencil
Metals: unknown
Coarse sea salt and Kosher salt
Prima Oil pastels
Tim Holtz distress inks: walnut stain and spiced marmalade
Viva decor gold pearl pen

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Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love Life- Art Journaling Page

I've been in an art journaling mood lately and I created one just for fun!!
I bought this fun new border stamp from Dyan Reavely and used it for this double page spread.
I used Ken Oliver's colour bursts to create the water-colour background.

The butterfly is part of the Tim Holtz perspective stamp set and I stamped it on water-colour paper using archival ink. Then I used Prima's water-colour confections to colour it in.

Dyan Reavley's art journal
Tim Holtz stencil
Tim Holtz perspective stamp
Prima water-colour confetti
Dyan Reavley's border stamp: further around the edge
Ranger Archival ink: olive and viridian
white marker
Kaisercraft die-cut words
Ken Oliver  color burst
Prima Finnabair Light paste
Prima Finnabair white gesso
coarse salt
white cardstcok

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy- Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection

Hi everyone,

Blue Fern Studios has a new collection called Tranquility and I created this layout with these papers.

I used the bourbon stamp to create the textured background. I stamped and embossed using the Auburn embossing powder.

The Shrine chipboard frame was first embossed in Mushroom embossing powder and then stamped and embossed with the Auburn embossing powder.

The romantic dangle was embossed in the Chilli Powder embossing powder. I also used it to stamp and emboss the butterflies in the background.
All the flowers are also from Blue Fern Studios as they've now started selling matching flowers to their collections.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Tranquility- peaceful
Tranquil blooms
Romantic page dangle chipboard
Shrine frame chipboard
Optimist word set chipboard
Bourbon street stamp
Embossing Powder auburn
Embossing powder mushroom
Embossing powder chilli powder

Other Products
   Ranger distress embossing ink
Ranger walnut distress ink

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Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rusted Art Journaling Page with Salt technique- Artists Live Ustream channel

Hi Everyone,
Here is a mixed media Art journaling page I created live on the Artists Live Ustream channel yesterday.

The background was designed with a very cool technique of using coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt) to create texture.

Here is the video recording in case you missed the live show:

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Ken Oliver Color Bursts- 
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust paste set: 
Prima Adhesive rub-ons
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder gold-
Prima finnabair mechanicals grungy butterflies: 
Prima- Finnabair Heavy gel- 
Tim Holtz alphabet stencil:
Tim Holtz perspective stamp:
Tim holtz distress ink rusty hinge
Tim Holtz distress ink-walnut stain:
brown marker
coarse salt

Thank you so much for visiting my blog
Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

7 Dots Studio April Challenge

Come join us this month on the 7 Dots Studio blog  for our challenge.

Our theme this month is

"In Motion"

and you can interpret it any way you want.

The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – In Motion
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till May 2016, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the March. One lucky person will win Fortune-teller Collection Kit and 2 stencils!!!
We will randomly choose also one person, who will receive 10EUR coupon to our store.
Good luck :)