Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Hello fellow Crafters !

Today I would like to share an extra terrestrial  Art Journal that I have created for VivaLasVegaStamps!

I have lots of photo's to show how I did this so get yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and join me:

I will start with the finished project :

And here's how I did it: 

I painted my page with gesso.

I then used a stencil and model paste to create a 'wall'.

Here is it,  I wasn't worried about the blue stains from the stencil as I was going to paint over it anyway ! 

I painted the page with white for the wall and blue around the edges, trying to make it blend into each other.

Here is a close up of the painted 'wall'.

Next, I used a Faber Castell big brush Marker to make the 'grouting' of the 'wall' stand out more. 

Onto background stamping now. I used the fabulous journaling set ( plate 1455 ) and blue, grey and black Archival Inks. A complete list of all the stamps I used will be at the bottom of this post. 

Here is the result. I did add some more towards the end...

I then stamped the Area 51 Warning on pattern paper with Archival ink and the cute little alien on white card stock with Memento Ink as I was going to colour him with Copic Markers.

I distressed the edges of the poster and used a blending tool and Pumice Stone Distress Ink to go around the edges to make it look old.  I cut out the alien but discarded the text that is around the circle as this was impossible to cut out and very difficult to stamp separately onto the 'wall', as you can see underneath the alien. 

And here is the finished result. I did stamp the word 'warning' from the Area 51 stamp a few more times by scribbling on it with a green Big Brush Marker. I also used black and white India Ink and did some splattering ! 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Hope I gave you some inspiration ..


  1. Great puece, your wall looks so real!

  2. You are really inspiring all of us, Corrie. Time to make a video, my friend!

  3. this is fun and I love that you shared all the steps!