Art Journal · Other

Mixed Media Tag | Dragonfly

Hello everyone! I created this tag earlier on but did not have the time yet to write a blog post and edit the video, but here they are! In the meantime I did submit it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and it was in the spotlight! How amazing is that!

Here you can view the whole process of making the tag:

I already had a background lying around, waiting to be used. To add more interest, I blended Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves over a stencil from the dutch brand Dutch Doobadoo. For more texture, I applied modeling paste through a stencil from Tim Holtz. With my Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens I distressed the border of the tag and the sentiment.

I colored the dragonflies from Crafter’s Companion with the same Distress Inks used for the background. I mounted them on top of the tag with foam squares for dimension. The dragonflies seem to be hard to get, but here is an alternative.

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This tag was in the spotlight!

Art Journal · Other

Art Journal | Bloom

For this art journal page I digged up my gelatos and choose some vibrant happy colors.

First I prepped my page with gesso, this helps with distributing the gelatos. With a stencil and baby wipe, I removed some of the gelato from the background to create some interest. For the border, I used modeling paste and a stencil.

The flowers I stamped on a separate piece of paper, colored them, and cut them out. With a Posca Paint pen I added some white details to the flowers. I glued the flowers to the page with some gel medium.

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