Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Second Art Journal Page :)

Another Art Journal Page from me to share. I knew I wanted to use the Fox from the free set of stamps received with the new Get Stamping Magazine and thanks to a friend reminding me of a favourite film of mine I found this Quote from Fox and The Hound.

"Darlin' forever is a long long time and time has a way of changing things"

So here is my completed Page:

I covered the pages in Gesso first and then scraped Kaisercraft Tropical  Water Acrylic Paint on top.  Once dry I sprayed Dylusions Sky Blue ink Through a 6x6 template called Mini Cubist by Crafters Workshop.

I then used a framed Stamp from the set, Stamped it on to card stock and coloured the edges in  Promarkers Lush Green so It would stand out and then Apple Green for the inside. I did the writing with my Black Glaze Sukura Pen. 

I did the same with this part of the Quote, but when Stamping the Frame I felt it was too large so stamped a part of it and then  joined it to make it smaller if that makes sense. Once stuck down I used my Promarker True Blue to go round the outside of the frames so they stood out. 

More about the background I used the Tree Stamp from the free set and  only inked the leafy part and stamped all over the pages before sticking down the Journalling and the leafs I did using Dylusions Rubber Stamp set called Doodle Parts, which I stamped using green ink but went over some of the leaves with a my Promarker Lush Green. I also used a boarder stamp from Dylusions Further round the Edge Set which I stamped around edges of the pages.

Here is the Fox, isn't it so cute, I used Promarkers Raw Sienna, Cocoa and Burnt Orange to Colour them in. The second fox on the left of the page I stamped and cut out then coloured the reverse of the image, you can see he isn't as cute but I think it has character lol.  

I learnt a lesson in making this page and that is to have more patience to let paints etc. dry and also stick the next page to last to double up as when doing this page I caused some damage to my last page. Thankfully I was able to restore it and it doesn't look to bad, but still wishing it had not happened. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Art Journal Page :)

Art Journal page from me this morning to share inspired by this quote from Jennifer Grace on her Onwards and Upwards Blog Event.
And inspired by Vicky Papaioannou's Art Journal Style and this page in Particular. Check out her blog and amazing Videos which are stunning.
Well on to my Page:

I painted the pages with Gesso first and then a some Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Paint. 

I used Kaisercraft Tropical Water and Dylusions Dotted Flowers 5x8 Stencil to add some dimension.

I used  some Bird and Cloud Stamps which I got free with the New Magazine that has come out called Get Stamping. I stamped the clouds on to paper and stuck them down and used Texture Paste to add texture.and went round them with Sky Blue and Black Promarker to make them stand out. 

For the Quote Soar Higher Every Second Is A Chance To Change Your Life I found a font called  Baroque  Script from 1001 Free Fonts site that I liked and copied it first in pencil and then went over it with my Black Promarker and then Azure Promarker. 

The Balloon was another free stamp from the set which I stamped on to paper coloured in with Lipstick Red, Gold, Mulberry and a Green Promarker and then stuck down and went over with Glossy Accents. This was fun especially on the second Balloon I did my youngest cat trod on it before it was dry and left a foot print so I had to add more in the hopes it would be ok lol. 

The houses were another stamp from the free set. Again I stamped on to paper, cut them out and coloured them in can't remember colours off the top of my head this time lol for all the bits I used Soft Medium Gloss to stick them down and gave a coat over just to make sure they actually stuck down for good. I only used a thin layer so they aren't that shiney. Oh and I also dabbed some Blue Stazon ink on the brazed side of a Script Embossing folder to use as a stamp. At first I wasn't sure as it hadn't worked as well as I had hoped but now the whole page has come together I am rather pleased. 

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to reading peoples comments :) 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

4th Canvas Finished which makes a Complete Set :)

Morning Folks, I spent yesterday making my 4th Whimsy Girl Canvas as I felt one more would complete the set. :) No doubt I will make more some time in the future as they are fun to do and each Girl looks to have a different personality. 

So the Canvas started out here, Drawing my Girl on to lined paper as I find it helps with my proportion sizing. Then Tracing her on to Card and out lining her with my Black Glaze Sukura Pen. This took me an hour too do. 

Next up is the Colouring, let me tell you it is a challenge to find the colours I want to use  as I have the complete collection of Promarkers including the limited edition ones and I keep them all in a large shoe box so searching through them all can take a while. 


And here is my Whimsy Girl all coloured up, the actual colouring took  me an hour and a half.

I then gather my chosen papers which happened to be both sides of  Echo Park's  papers called Sunshine and  Big Dots from the Splash Collection. I went round the circles with a Black Sukura Pen and gave false stitching and drew a line down each strip to make the paper strips stand out more. And I used Kaisercraft Black Paint for the edges and to do her eyes. Then used White Kaisercraft Paint for the White dot in the eye. 

For the Sides I used the Zig Zag side of the Big Dots paper and then the Black and White Zig Zag  paper called Sailing  from Three Bugs in a Rug's Under The Sea Collection. 

And after a total of 5 1/2 hours, here is my completed Canvas and so worth it.

And here are all four Canvas's together. 

So that's it from me for the moment, thank you for stopping by and if anybody fancies having a go at making their own Whimsy Girl Canvas why don't you check out Megan's Blog, this link will take you straight to her sign up Workshop Page

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Second and Third Whimsy Girl Canvas's :)

First up is my second Canvas using Echo Parks Yellow side of a Paper called  Sunshine  from the Splash Collection and strip of  paper from the same Collection Called Big Dots. I used my Black Sukura Pen to add false stitching. 

For the Whimsy Girl I drew her out on to lined paper and once happy with her I traced her on to Cardstock and coloured her in with Promarkers. For the Eyes I used Kaisercraft Black Acrylic Paint to colour the main Eye, Eye Lashes and Eye Brows and The Kaisercraft White Acrylic Paint to add the White dots. 

For the Sides I used the Zig Zag Side of the paper called Big Dots  from Echo Parks Splash Collection and the Zig Zag side from a paper called Sailing from a paper collection called Under The Sea by Three Bugs in a Rug.

I do feel this Canvas needs something else besides the glitter. Thinking Black edging like on my first Canvas, but fear I may ruin it if I do anything else. 

My Third Canvas started off with a Yellow Paper with Stars on from a 6x6 paper pad by K & Company which seemed to be school themed. I used a Black Sukura Pen to go round each of the Stars so they stood out and then I used a Green Dotted Side strip of paper called Rad Plaid from Echo Parks Little Boy Collection. And again used a Black Sukura Pen to go down each of the sides to make it stand out more. 

I used the sane tracing technique to draw out my Whimsy Girl and Coloured her in with Promarkers and The Kaisercraft Black Paint again for the Eyes, Eye Lashes and Eye Brows and White Paint for the dots. 

For the sides I used another sheet from the K & Company Paper Pad and some more of the Zig Zag paper called Sailing from Three Bugs in a Rug. Can you Tell I love this paper as I have used it for all three Canvas's so far. :) Think I need to add some Black edging but will see. They look rather good all sat together and I like how each of the Girls look to have a different personality.

Watch this space for a forth Whimsy Girl Canvas as I think one more will make the collection Complete. I have Her drawn out ready in my Lined paper pad so just a case of transferring her to card stock and letting the colouring and creation flow.