I love Paper artsy stamps and have used them here for the birds and flowers. The background was random painting in yellow and green with Dylusions Paint. I then used a stencil with leaves from Dyan Reavely. Sweet result.
I loved using only Heartfelt Creations on top of the Dylusions Inks. I usually like to make 3d flowers with their stamps but as I am into journaling at the moment, I tried to use these products for the page. The color came out very sweetly, I think. I set the flowers in HC coffee cup stamp and die.
Very bright and a little random, this page should make one simile - such pretty colors from Dylusions paint. Flowers are Heartfelt Creations dies. Paper flowers of Debi Payne fussy cut and pasted. Spellbinders border die cuts at the bottom.
After watching Nika in Wonderland on YouTube , I tried to do something similar with Dylusions Paints that I have just purchased. I love the brightness of these paints and I was stretched to draw the flowers myself - not something I do with confidence. I am happy with the bright page that resulted.
I have completed an art journal based on an old museum booklet. I made a cover in fabric for it. Here is the result and then the process. This picture shows an elastic tie I made for the book too.
First, measure the book on top of a piece of fabric of your choice. It should be big enough to cover the inner front and back cover to half the size or more of that book cover, on the inside.
Lay the fabric right side facing you and turn in the sides so that you see the back side of the fabric facing you on the folded side and the area where the book spine faces you. You are seeing the right side of the fabric.
The inner hem can be stuck down with iron on tape. Now lay the book on this piece of fabric and draw a chalk line along the top and bottom of the book. Sew a line of stitching on the top and bottom line.
Now turn the back of the item to face you. Turn down the fabric above the seam you have just made and iron it down and use iron on tape to stick the excess fabric down. Do this to the bottom edge too. Now turn the whole thing inside out and you have a completed book cover. Iron for a nice crisp effect. The cover is done.
You can see the front cover and the first page
Dylusions Paint was used for the base of this page. Lovely, bright colors are a result of using this gorgeous paint. Dyan Reavely Stamps are the focus. Faber Castell Big brushes were used for the coloring.
This page was done on acrylic paint. Stamps were added with archival ink in similar colors. Tim Holtz Stamps were used. The flowers were stamped and die cut. I used Crafters Companion for that. The small bush of flowers is Cottage Cutz. I colored around the edges with black and white to frame the picture.
The first picture is the result and the second is the first phase.
I have completed one of my journals and intend covering it in fabric. Meanwhile I have worked on the final page. This will be opposite the fabric cover inside the book. Doodles and flowers. I used collage on a painted surface
When starting an art journal page, one never knows where it is gong to take you. However, as the page progresses you move into the space and find your way with colors that suit other ones you lay out. This page has prints underneath and colored blooms from DebiPayne flowers as a focal point.
Many artists speak about the doodling they constantly work at. After watching a large range of Youtube doodlers, I added my own piece. I used Paper Artsy doodle type flower stamps and various inks- Distress ink for the background and Faber Castell Big brushes for outlines.
This page turned out more like background paper without a focal point. I stamped the Paper Artsy lovebird stamp all over the page and it created a lovely paper background. I liked it as it is and didn’t add anything more other than a sentiment.
Such cute birds! These are Paper Artsy bird stamps and flower shapes turned into birds. A whimsical, cute outcome based on acrylic paints, this page turned out quite nicely. It should make you smile anyway.
This page was first covered with magazine collage pieces and matte medium. Covered in white gesso and painted with Distress inks. I added Tim Holtz coffee theme stamps. I used Faber Castell Big brushes for coloring and outlines.
Somehow the sea theme often comes up after creating backgrounds in blues. This piece has many layers including shimmery Stickles paints. The die cuts are Heartfelt Creations. I used random stencils and paints to cover a stippled gesso on paper background.
Work and coffee themes include any feature and coffee mugs or pots. This page used Tim Holtz coffee and pencils stamps on a background of various paints. I always use a gel medium over my pages as this allows for shadowing with Indian ink afterwards.
Sewing, machine embroidery, paper-craft, and stamping are my hobbies. At the moment die-cutting paper craft is my favorite, and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.