Sunday, 8 December 2019

Stop wars

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my first December post for VivaLasVegaStamps! Today I have an artjournal page to show you.

The background is a gel printed piece of paper from my stash. I randomly stamped it with Distress Oxide inks, black VersaFine and some grey StaZon. I stamped the Stormtrooper and Toto on my page and on some watercolour paper. After colouring the images with watercolours and som coloured pencils I cut them out and arranged them on my page. I added some colour under his brush and some shading under their feet. A border drawn with a graphite pencil finished it off. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
A gel printed background from my stash
Distress Oxide Inks
StaZon ink
Versafine Ink
Watercolour paints
coloured pencils
graphite pencil

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Edison's latest wonder

Hello everyone,

welcome to my blogpost for AALL & Create for which today I have made an art journal page. I have used all Bipasha Bk stamps and some old favourite materials to make the background and to colour the images.

and here's how:

First I stamped the bits and pieces of the stamp sets that I wanted to use to collage. I didn't use everything in the end. 

I wanted to use the pylon from this set so I stamped it on tissue paper so I could cut out exactly the part I wanted and glue it where I wanted without it being visible. 

I chose the lightbulb moment stamp to use as a base for my page and stamped it on a square piece of card stock.

I added the pylon on the left and added some of the wires at the top with a black pen. I then sealed everything with clear gesso.  I used Dylusions ink sprays to colour my background. I did use a brush to put it on though. After it dried I used a brayer and white acrylic paint to roll over some of the colour and tone it down. I did some more of that later. I also used a white pen and added some detail and some splatters. 

Next I coloured the collage pieces; these were also painted with clear gesso so I could use my Big Brush Markers by Faber Castell to colour them. 

Here is the finished piece. I added more white details and splatters, glued my collage pieces in place and replaced the protractor with a lightbulb. The eye and both lightbulbs big and small have glossy accents on them so they are nice and shiny. I still wasn't happy though and decided at the last minute to add some modelling paste through a stencil. I had to brayer over some white paint though as Dylusions keep coming through everything and I ended up with yellow and blue modelling paste. 

I have used the following stamps:
#227 - Masculine Miscellaneous by Bipasha Bk
#228 - Phonebox and Phonelines by Bipasha Bk
#23 by Bipasha Bk

#27 by Karen Haselden

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This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday ! I can't believe it is December already.. not long nog until the dreaded 'C' word... lol.
For today's projects I have made an Art Journal page and a postcard.

Aren't these snow peeps adorable ! I made a background for them with Distress Oxide Inks and my gelli plate. I just added some white splatters and a black drawn border around the page. The snow peeps were coloured with Copic Markers. 

This new released set called 'The Wintertimes' is HERE in the shop. 

This card was made with Miss Sassy Pants; she is from an older set but I still adore her. I messed up her hair and thought I just cut it off and give her a hat. I think it suits her personality ! She was coloured with Copic Markers and placed on a background that was made with shaving foam and Distress Oxide reinkers.
The sentiment is by Tim Holtz. 

You can still buy Miss Sassy Pants and her sisters, you will find her HERE

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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Faith, trust and a little pixie dust

Hello everyone,

and welcome to the December Challenge of Country View Challenges. The theme was set by Evelyn and she chose 'stars'. I have made an art journal spread  in my Moleskine journal which is still one of my favourite journals.
We would love you to play along with us but make sure to read the rules etc. before doing so. You'll find all the details HERE.

Of course there is a YouTube Tutorial for this journal too. You'll find it HERE or you can click on the pic below. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 28 November 2019

An art journal page for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

For this weeks Guest Design team post I have made an art journal page. You might have already seen this on Hochanda but today I am sharing it here; there is also a video if you'd like to see how this came together.

I love how this turned out and it was a joy to make. 

Here's how : (Link to video below the photos)

First I stamped the bicycle on acetate and cut it out, I used StaZon for this. 

I added acrylic paint to the page and then stamped both stamps partially on it. 

I also stamped some of the images or parts of them separately to colour, cut out and layer on my page. 

I used this stencil to print with Distress Oxides. 

Here is the finished project again. 

If you'd like to see the whole process then click HERE or on the pic below:

I have used :
Stamp #228 - Postbox and Phonelines by Bipasha BK
Stencil #38  by Bipasha BK

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This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you ! For today's Vera Lane Studio post I have made three little projects.

The first is a clean and simple card with this week's release called 'Be wise'. I just printed, coloured and cut her out before adhering her to a white card. I also used some pattern paper and a bit of washi tape. The word smart is from the sentiment. 

This little owl is also from the 'Be wise' set. He is so cute ! 
I printed, coloured and cut him out. Adhered him to the ATC after sticking a die cut on it which is his branch to sit on. A clippings sticker finished it off. 

You'll find the 'Be wise' set HERE

I also made a quick postcard with a piece of patterned paper and this girl which is from an older set called 'Besties' She is still availabe on request. Again I printed, coloured and cut her out and simply adhered her to a postcard sized piece of patterned paper. 

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Monday, 25 November 2019

A trio of ATC's

Hello everyone,

welcome to my post for VivaLasVegaStamps! today where I have a trio of ATC's to share with you.

I sprayed the cards with Distress Oxide Sprays, dried them and then randomly stamped them using different Oxide Inks and a VersaFine ink. Then I stamped the images, coloured them a little and cut them out. They were adhered to the cards. I then doodled around the cards and the sentiments. 

I used the following stamps:

other materials:
Watercolour paper
Distress Oxide Ink sprays: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Inks : Picked Raspberry, Weathered Wood, Fossilized Amber 
Versafine Clair: Nocturne
White paint pen
Black pen

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