Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mixed Media Butterfly Denim Journal Cover for LWP

I'm really excited to be creating once again a video for Live With Prima. Although its not an actual live show, Prima is now showcasing video tutorials on Thursdays for the LWP shows.

Today I created the cover for my new Finnabair Denim Journal using a butterfly as the center of my composition.

Below is a step by step video tutorial on how I created this project.
Thanks so much for watching!!

 I love butterflies and so I often use them in my projects. As the denim is a pretty thick fabric, it took all the mediums really well. I was able to apply many layers of texture and color without worrying about warping or damaging the cover.

I really love how this journal turned out and I can't wait to design some pages in it.

963378- Finnabair Vintage Vanity Denim Journal:
891649- Ingvild Bolme Junkyard findings Jeans buttons
963886- Finnabair Mechanicals heart locket pendants:
892210- Ingvild Bolme Junkyard findings Jeans plates
582883- Woodgrain 6x6 stencil:
961404- Finnabair Art Basics Light Paste:
961428- Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte gel:
963040- Finnabair Art Basics heavy gel:
891794- Ingvild Bolme Junkyard findings heart gears
961510- Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste antique silver crackle: 
962562- Finnabair Art Ingredients silver micro-beads:
961695- Finnabair Art Ingredients zinc glass beads:
963101- Finnabair Metallic Acrylic paint silver spoon:
963163- Finnabair Metallic Acrylic paint green olive:
963644- Finnabair Metallic Acrylic paint opal magic green-gold:
963170- Finnabair Metallic Acrylic paint emerald green:
588823- Color Bloom 2 Fairy pond:
588861- Color Bloom 2 Brimstone wings:
588830- Color Bloom 2 Dragonfly blue:
588878- Color Bloom 2 Magic stone:
573751- Color Bloom pearl white:
963897- Finnabair Art Basics silicone brush:
963873- Finnabair Art Basics double sided texture brushes set 1:
963866- Finnabair Art Basics double sided texture brushes set 2:

extra material: plastic butterfly

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Altered Paint brush--with Blue Fern Studios

My second project this month for the Blue Fern Studios blog is an altered paint brush.

I took a wide old paint brush and embellished it using many different types of chipboard pieces. 

I took a wide old paint brush and embellished it using many different types of Blue Fern Studios chipboard .

I used pieces from the following chipboard sets: Cogs and Gears, Moving Parts, Roman Clock and Wind up.
I also used one of the Tattered Butterflies as the focus and then I cut the chipboard word Heart to get the word Art. It was perfect for this piece and I still have the word "he" for another project.

The chipboard and paint brush was first covered in black gesso and then embossed with the following Blue Fern Studios embossing powders: Peacock, 14 Karat, Heavenly and Magenta.
Finally I added some touches of gold paint to fill in the areas where the embossing powders could not reach.

Paint brush
Blue Fern Studios Roman clocks:
Blue Fern Studios:
Blue Fern Studios Wind Up
Blue Fern Studios Moving Parts
Blue Fern Studios heart
Blue Fern Studios Tattered Butterflies
Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder Heavenly:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder Peacock
Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder: 14 Karat
Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder: Magenta
Ranger embossing dabber:
Prima Finnabair black Gesso:
Prima Finnabair metallic acrylic paint ancient coin:

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mermaid Mixed Media Shadow Box Canvases for Blue Fern Studios

Hi Everyone,
I'm on the Blue Fern Studios blog with two altered projects this month.

For my first project I created a pair of mermaid shadow boxes by altering two 6x6  canvases. I have a step by step video tutorial below to show you how I created them.

Here is the step by step video tutorial below:

I used two 6x6 canvases and reversed them to create the shadow box effect.
I love creating these type of projects as they are perfect for displaying on a mantlepiece.

I used the Seaside Cottage collection and various embossing powders and glitters to embellish these canvases.

I used real shells and starfish as embellishments and even added some netting to make it look as if it is under the sea.

6x6 shadow box canvases:
Fish Netting:
Blue fern Studios mermaid chipboard:
Blue Fern studios seaside cottage collection:
Prima Finnabair Light paste:
Prima Finnabair Metallic paint gold rush:
Prima Finnabair Mica powder:
Prima Finnabair soft gloss gel:
Prima Finnabair 3D gel:
Prima Distressing tool:
Prima Finnabair Mica Powder Deep water:
Fab scraps stencil
Blue fern studios Blue Ice and mermaid glitter
Prima color bloom fairy pond:
Prima color bloom dragonfly blue:
Cheese cloth:
Ranger alcohol inks caramel:
Ranger alcohol inks butterscotch:
Prima Marketing Finnabair heavy gel:
Prima copper micro beads:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mixed Media Art Journaling Page for Artists Live

This is the art journaling page I made live on Monday October 10th on the Artists Live Ustream channel 

I used different mixed media tecniques and products and you can see the video recording below.

Here is the video tutorial:

and Here is the new journaling page I created during the show.
Although its the same design, the colours differ and it is a little bit brighter.

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Art Journal- recycled paper journal from Ecuador

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Island Time- 7 Dots Studio

Hi Everyone!!
I'm up on the 7 Dots Studio Blog with a brand new layout using the Fortune Teller collection.

 I used the Fortune Teller collection again for a tropical theme. The deep blues and browns are perfect for this photo of my kids in Bahamas. 

The texture in the background was created with the Fortune Teller dots stencil. I mixed modelling paste with bronze coloured mica powder to stencil and then sprayed gold and blue ink for some added splatters. Finally, I used lots of tags and stickers to frame the photo 

UmWow Studio- Homegrown flair
Blue Fern Studios chipboard title

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