Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Shimmery Art Journaling Page on Black Journal for Artists Live Ustream channel

I created this double art journaling page live on the Artists Live ustream channel. 
You can join us every Monday on our channel at 2pm EST, 6pm GMT. We have a rotation of many talented designers. Each week you will learn new techniques and will watch a different artists creating a new and unique project.

Here below is the original project I created for my show on June 20th, 2016
You will also find the video recording below and the new project I created.

This is a shimmery art journaling page on a black paged journal (Dyan Reaveley's). I used lots of different mediums and techniques as she creates this highly textured project.

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Here is the video below
The top image is the original spread and the second image is the new spread I made on the show.
I apologize that I did forget one step at the end of the show and it is to splatter some white paint on the background. For that step I used both my Posca white marker and white Alcohol ink.

Here is the second spread. As you can see, It doesn't have the white splatters.
I also used a different title sticker and Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces as I didn't have the same ones as the original.
The rest of the process is the same.

Dyan Reaveley's black art journal: 
Prima Marketing Finnabair Mica Powder blue, purple, pink
Prima Marketing Finnabair Mica Powder 
Prima Marketing Finnabair Light Paste: 
Prima Marketing Finnabair glass beads cobalt blue: 
Prima Marketing Finnabair fine glitter a bloom and mart gras
Prima Marketing Finnabair granite texture paste: 
Prima Marketing flower stencil: 
Lindy's stamp gang sprays sea mint green and bodacious blush
Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame leaf swirled frame
Blue Fern Studios peacock embossing powder
7 Dots Studio Verano Azul stickers
7 Dots Studio wonderland stickers
Ranger Perfect medium
White Posca pen
white alcohol ink

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Have an amazing day!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

7 Dots Studio Challenge- Urban Theme

Summer holiday is the time of the year, when we mostly do our best not to stay in big cities. The weather usually encourages us to stay outside enjoying summer. So despite it we have an urban theme for you Create any project, that is about a city, use at least one of the many 7 Dots Studio products and join our challenge And most of all – have fun

You can enter the challenge HERE

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Urban theme
- 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 July 2016, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the July. One lucky person will win four 6×6 designer pads!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My Trip to Ecuador- May 28 and 29, 2016

A few weeks ago, 
I flew to Quito, Ecuador to teach at the store Novelerias y Manualidades.
I had an amazing time not only teaching but also meeting some wonderful people.
There's a lot of talented students in Ecuador and I feel privilege to have taught them.

Below are some pictures of my teaching experiences. I did tour the country a little bit but those pictures are on my Facebook page.

The day before the event, we gathered up at the store and made some flower  make-n-takes so we could pin onto our aprons.
Here are the pictures below. (warning, this is a long post with lots of pics LOL)

After finishing the make-n-take we went to set up at the venue. 
Here I am counting Prima flowers for the classes:

Let the games begin!!
First picture of the event. Class has started!!
First Project:
A layout using papers, chipboards and embossing powders from Blue Fern Studios and Flowers and Mediums from Prima Marketing.

First class done! look at the gorgeous layout creations!!!

Working hard on the second class: An inspirational canvas:

Wow!! look at everyone's creations!!

Third class: Vintage Bottle and Box
Very intense class but amazing results!!

Look at all the beauties!! each bottle and box so unique!!

Last class done!!
Beautiful butterfly canvases from everyone. So many different colours and textures: I love it!!

Me and Isela the owner:

Dirty hands are a sign of hard work!!

Had an amazing time!!
thank you so much Isela for this wonderful experience!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dream Big- Art Journaling

Hi everyone,
Here is another art journaling page I doodled on the plane.
Like I mentioned a few days ago, I took my art journal on my last trip so I could doodle on the plane while I was bored.

This one turned out a bit whimsical and very bright.
Its not my greatest accomplishment but its bright and makes me feel good and that's the most important.

As the flowers were almost gigantic, I had to write the sentiment "Dream Big" as it has a double meaning in this case.

Dyan Reavleys art journal
Faber-Castell Artists PITT markers
Prima script stamp
Black and white molotow acrylic marker
Golden Fluis Acrylics
Ranger Fude-ball pen
white gel pen

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Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Gypsy Soul- 7 Dots Studio

Hi everyone,
I've created this glittery layout for the 7 Dots Studio blog using their new collections Homegrown and Fortune Teller.

I really enjoyed creating it and I have a video below to show you how. 

I have a video below to show you how I created it Enjoy!!!

I've been in a dreamcatcher mood lately and so a lot of my projects have had this theme. I really wanted to create a dreamcatcher and frame my picture with it. The feathers from the Fortune Teller clear stamp was perfect to create the bottom part of the dreamcatcher.

Prima Flowers and gems
Blue Fern Studios embossing powders and chipboard
Studio 490 gold embossing paste
Prima Color Bloom sprays
Ranger archival ink
Ranger perfect medium
Galaxy Gold marker

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

Friday, June 10, 2016

Just let them flow- Art Journaling

Hi Everyone,
Below is an art journaling page I created on a plane ride during my last teaching trip.
I took my art journal and some markers so I could doodle on the plane.

Before I left, I prepped a few double pages with different colours of  Golden fluid acrylic paints so I could just doodle to my hearts content.
This is the first page I did and I have to say its my favourite. 
I don't usually draw faces, and as you can see its pretty amateur. However I'm so happy with her and how she turned out. She's exactly how I imagined her.

The meaning of this page is regarding thoughts in my heads. I have so many thoughts and ideas and I just want to let them flow out of my head and onto my art.
The outward movement of the hair gives it that flow that I wanted.

Dyan Reavleys art journal
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Faber-Castell Stampers big brush PITT pens
White and black molotow acrylic marker
White acrylic pen
Faber-Castell DMC gelatos
Ranger Fude ball pen
Prima stitched line stamp
Tim Holtz numbers stamp
Galaxy marker-gold

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Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Listen to the music of the soul--- Artists Live- Art journaling Show

I loved creating this art journaling page yesterday on the Artists Live Ustream Channel.
Its a highly textured double page spread with a lot of meaning for me.

Below is the video recording of my project. Its a live recording so I do talk with the audience.

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Here are some more closeups so you can see the textured details:

Art for me is like music. It penetrates deep in my soul and makes my soul sing.
It is so expressive that I feel sometimes it wants to shout so loud.
This Art journaling page expresses what I feel, how loud the art/music shouts out of my heart so it can resonate far and loud.

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Have a fantastic day!!