Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fun Snowman Banner with a Stencil

Hello Stencil Lover's!
Here's a fun little winter project for you!

The happiest thing about snow is snowmen.
In Particular, THIS Snowman, from StencilGirl Products.

I wanted to make a winter banner so I started 
with a pale blue cardstock and a plan. 
I repeated the snowman and snowflakes on several sheets of cardstock
with ink, paint, markers and Liquid Pearls.

I cut out the banner shape leaving room for a fold over space.
I glued each banner flag over a length of twine
and tied lace and ribbon in between for fun and texture.

No snow in my yard yet...but I'm ready!

My grand babies will love it!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

StencilGirl Meets Distress Crayons

Hi Stencil Friends!
It's Day 3 of the StencilGirl and Tim Holtz Hop.
Today we are featuring Distress Crayons.

I used the Distress Crayons, Stencils, Canvas Paper and Moleskine Notebooks.

First I took a large sheet of the canvas paper and started layering 
the Distress Crayons in a few shades of blues.
(Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire)

I used my fingers, a dry soft cloth or the Ranger Ink Blending Tool...
Just to experiment with different tools.

I used my Curlicue Stencils... the Curlicue Floral, Curlicue Wide Borders,
and later on in the process I used the Curlicue Daily Border Starters and the Fly 6.

I made a nice soft textural base and did a light coat of gesso over it.
Mostly because I wanted to see what would happen.

Next I used that soft cloth and blended those blue Distress Crayons, 
as well as Cracked Pistachio and Picket Fence.
I loved the ghostly impressions of the Curlicue Stencils underneath.

I thought I'd like to rub some away, so I went a little darker and heavier
with more marks and more blending.
How do you like the canvas texture coming through too?
Yes! I love it!

I held the bird stencil down and with a DRY cloth softly rubbed the crayons away...
but not to the layer of gessoed canvas.

On the border I used a WET baby wipe which
 took more of the crayon away so it was almost to the gesso layer.

Huge Difference!

I played with the piece, subtracting the blues and adding some 
pinks and yellows in...(Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber).
Don't you love layers and layers of goodness!

I came to a place where I was happy with the colors and textures of my canvas.
Somewhere in the process of playing with this
 I had decided I was going to cut and glue and make book covers.

I traced the book on the back of the canvas....
 And Glued.
Super Duper Simple!

I freehanded words for titles. It would be easy to stamp or stencil them too.

I tried a washi tape spine on one book, but it wasn't really necessary.

I've already given away the small journals.
I always keep one that size in my purse.
They make a perfect little gift for someone special.

Here's my bonus material!

As I was learning about Distress Crayons I watched YouTube Videos
and tried a few techniques in my Daily Journal.
I used Modeling Paste here...

I laid the crayon down heavy over the raised design and wiped it with the wet baby wipe.
I love how the purple crayon (Seedless Preserves) collects around the edges.

Again I used the modeling paste on parts of this green page.
I blended the Crayons (Peeled Paint)
along with green Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters).
Then used the wet baby wipe to take away parts.

This last one I used a heavy layer of white Distress Crayon (Picket Fence) 
and let it completely dry.
Since it was such a thick layer that took awhile!
I used this as a resist because I rubbed Distress Inks over it
(Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet)
and the inks soaked into the background paper 
differently than the Distress Crayon design element.

I added some collage elements for a fun little page in my Daily.

Thanks for visiting today.
I hope all the projects the last few days has really motivated you to go out and PLAY!

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October 20: Distress Crayons 
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 2017 Challenge To Create Prompts

Hello Art Friends!
October Prompts!
Feel free to jump in anytime!
Use the hashtags indicated below!

Join Us on Instagram: Janet HERE Maria HERE
Use the #'s: #challengetocreate #creativeeveryday
Saturday = PP-Planner Prompt
Sunday = Quote

Monday = Mandala

1 Weekly Quote INKTOBER
2 Monday Mandala
3 Doodle Leaves
4 Spaghetti
5 National Bird Day
6 Flower of the Month-Marigold
7 PP-Use a Glue Stick
8 Weekly Quote
9 Monday Mandala-Columbus Day
10 Camouflage
11 Moroccan Pattern
12 Use Tertiary Colors
13 Create Your Own Creature
14 PP-Add a Leaf
15 Weekly Quote
16 Monday Mandala
17 Architecture
18 Use a Paper Doily
19 Favorite Art Supply
20 Family
21 PP-Add a Poem
22 Weekly Quote
23 Monday Mandala
24 Doodle Turquoise
25 Hieroglyphics
26 Obsession of the Month
27 Bird of the Month-Owl
28 PP-Add Yarn
29 Weekly Quote
30 Monday Mandala
31 Pumpkin

Happy Autumn!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 2017 Challenge To Create Prompts

Hello Friends! 
Hope you are having a beautiful September!
Maria and I are still plugging along.
Jump in anytime!

Join Us on Instagram: Janet HERE Maria HERE
Use the #'s: #challengetocreate #creativeeveryday
Saturday = PP-Planner Prompt
Sunday = Quote

Monday = Mandala

1 Weekend Plans
2 PP-Repeat Pattern
3 Weekly Quote
4 Monday Mandala-Labor Day
5 Back to School
6 Flower of the Month-Purple Aster
7 Doodle-Gold
8 Mosaic
9 Use Tissue Paper or Napkin
10 Weekly Quote
11 Monday Mandala-911
12 Lettering
13 National Uncle Sam Day
14 Apples
15 Favorite Singer/Music
16 PP-Bucket List
17 Weekly Quote
18 Monday Mandala
19 Use Secondary Colors
20 Shoes
21 Serenity
22 Quilt Pattern
23 PP-Sew on Your Page
24 Weekly Quote
25 Monday Mandala
26 Imperial Trellis Pattern
27 Bird of the Month-Blue Jay
28 The Colors of Fall
29 National Coffee Day
30 PP-Obsession

Happy Arting!