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Fly Free – Technique Junkies Art Journal Page

The Crafty Nurse here today with an Art Journal page I made using some of the great April Release stamps from Technique Junkies.  The inspiration for this page was from Susanne Rose, mixed media artist.

Steps:

  1. Gesso Page
  2. Create a background using Inktense blocks or pencils
  3. Mellow out color with white gesso over whole page
  4. Choose stamps as background base. I used Star Power #S147, Here We Go Round In Circles #SS030 and Age Spots Spots #SD087
  5. Add depth with texture paste through stencil.  I used: Bubble Stencil and Square Fade.
  6. Color with thinned acrylic paint.  I used: Liquitex Fluorescent Pink, Blue & Green.
  7. Apply Black paint over texture, remove with baby wipe.
  8. Add additional stencil markings using paint
  9. Stamp desired image on Tim Holtz tissue tape.  I used: Row of Birds #SD788
  10. Collage image onto page using Matte Medium
  11. Color image/birds. I started with a base of Pitt Pens, which are an India Ink and permanent when dry. I then used the perfectly transparent Art Anthology Sorbet’s in Baby Blue Eyes, Vegas Gold, and Sunshine.  Sorbet’s add such glorious shimmer.  Outline image in black pitt pen and smudge to incorporate into the page.
  12. Stamp Sentiment “Art of God #SD799”.  I added some “oomph” by going over sentiment in Sakura Black Glaze.
  13. Add additional stamping with paint using background stamps, corrugated paper, credit cards, and other mark making tools.
  14. Finish the page with black and white spatters.  I use Liquitex ink.

Left Page

Close Up

Thank you so much for joining me today here at The Crafty Nurse’s Blog.  We hope you’ll join us on our new Facebook Page so we can share out love of techniques and stamps.  To get you on your way, shop the Technique Junkies store using

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Happy Arting!!

The First Sin – Technique Junkies

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful August summer day! I created the background using “Acrylic Gesso Technique from Artistic Effects CD”.  My focal image is one of the new August release stamps called, “Fancy Fruits SS057” that is currently 15% off until August 8th!

For my sentiment I pulled out “That’s What She Said SS012″ specifically using the “I feel a sin coming on” as a quip to Eve and the apple”.  The gold spatters finish off the card.

 Thanks for stopping by the Design Team Blog today.  I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the Design Team Blog Hop showcasing the August Release.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

The Crafty Nurse

Mixed Media Challenge Butterflies & Blooms

I’ve been playing today with mixed media from a lesson by Rae Missingman via Lifebook 2016. This is “layers of love”, a great way to build up lots of layers.  It’s perfect for the Mixed Media Challenge.

MMMC#24

I used a variety of Golden, Liquitex, FW Pearlescent’s, craft paint, Posca Pens, Gel Pens, book paper, stickles, china markers, dylusions, and stamps.  If you haven’t heard of Lifebook 2016, I encourage you to join up – if you like mixed media, it’s a wonderful course that lasts the entire year.

Taught by Rae MissingmanLayers of Love

Here are a few other projects I’ve done in this course and apply to the challenge theme.

Taught by: Paula AgnewAcrylic Floral

Taught By Angela Kennedy Black & White Girl

Taught by Wyanne Thompson Not Normal

Taught by Martha Leverwatercolor

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Mixed Media Challenge: Butterflies & Blooms

 

Technique Junkies – Gelli Printing Fun

Hello fellow Technique Junkie Friends.

Today I’m bringing you the results of some of my Gelli Plate experiments.  This is such a fun process and fabulous as backgrounds for your stamping projects.

Today, I’m featuring the May Technique Junkies release called “Life Full of Love #SD682”  available at the Technique Junkies Store for %15 percent off until May 8th.

 

April6-2016 copy

I hope you’ve had a chance to see all the fabulous cards that the Technique Junkies design team put together for the May Hop.

As always, stop by and check out all the new goodies at the Technique Junkies store.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

Sketch Saturday Challenge #376

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Little Claire, who is offering 9 digital images as a prize to our random winner.  WOW, thanks Little Claire.  You have until Friday, September 4th to enter for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Little Claire digital image, “Meadow Girl Silhouette.” I went a little mixed media for my card today by using a print I made from another project which I painted, stenciled, inked, and otherwise just played on.  I then die cut this with My Favorite Things frame die.  For the image, I created stripes of Distress ink in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon. The sentiments are an older Stampin’ Up set applied to flags labels I cut out.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

Little Claire-wm

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of April and that means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built!  Today, Debbie is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Anything But a Card.”

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner.  Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!

For my “Anything But a Card” I chose to do an Art Journaling Page.  I started with some cheap craft paints in pink, peach and purple and applied it with random strokes.  You see some circles, lines, and otherwise haphazard application.  I added some white paint and stenciled some darker paint using a sponge. I then stamped Repeat Impressions, “Rose Heart Wreath 101-P” and sentiment from “Hugs & Kisses Stencil 1215-H” in archival black ink so it won’t smear.  I colored the image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s and a water brush to give that sparkly feel.  To finish off the page I added some pearlized Modeling Cream through a Heidi Swap heart stencil and splattered some black ink spots about the page.

I sure hope you break out your creativity for “Anything But A Card” this week at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

Journal Page - DCC Anything But-wm

 

Journal Page - Close up

Technique Junkies Journal Page

Hey Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a page I made in my art journal using a few gorgeous Technique Junkies Stamps called, Let’s Face It 1 – #P006Classy Swirls #S505, and Mae West Sentiments #PS004.

I started by stamping the Let’s Face It on book paper with archival ink and colored her in with Silks. To make the background I used a brayer to add Dina Wakely acrylic paint and stamped the Classy Swirls also with archival ink, but this time in Cobalt Blue. I didn’t use the entire stamp, but portions of it while just holding it in my hand. I then added some molding paste through stencils and applied the face on with gel medium.  I splattered both black and gold ink as well as edged the page with gold Krylon.  To highlight the molding paste I took Viva’s Inka Gold Metallic Rub and applied it direct to paper with my fingers. I love that gold shimmer.  To ground my picture I added some Faber Castell Pitt Pen around the image and smoothed it out with my fingers.  Because there was gel medium on the page if you work quickly, it moves well and allows that shadow to be developed without harsh lines.

Journal Page - Let's Face it I; PO006 & Mae est Sentiments PS004 - wm

I sure hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new Technique Junkies site as well as the Design Team blog, where there are some great tutorials.

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse!

 

Creative Jumpstart Week 4 – Canvas

I’ve been working on my week 4 project and decided to do a canvas.  I was partially inspired by May Flaum  and by instructor Jenn Mason who taught a great out of the box class  working on black gesso.  I was fairly pleased with how this came out as it was my very first canvas.  One of the things I did that I wouldn’t do again is cover the focal embellishment with Matte Medium.  You can see that it didn’t dry clear, which shocked me so there are little white clumps that look funny in closeup.  I also had some odd reaction with the spray paints – the orange “broke”.  Kind of like oil and water.  Not sure what happened.

The products used were: Liqutex Spray Paints, Liquitex fluid ink in Deep Purple & Naphthol Crimson, FW Pearlescent by Daler Rowney in Genesis Green, Molotow Markers in White, Black and Grey, Dina Wakely Paint in Blackberry Violet, Stencils from Heidi Swapp (hearts) and Club Scrap (sentiment), rub-ons, Tim Holtz grunge hearts, Rose from I am Roses, wire and metal from stash.

Canvas Creative Jump Start 2015

 

Canvas Close

Creative Jumpstart Week 3

Here is another Journaling page inspired by the classes at Creative Jump Start 2015.  It began with the extra paint left over from my week 2 page.  I was in the mood for some stars so I used all kinds, die cuts, cork, fabric, metallic, watercolor, and design paper.  I also used stencils, toilet paper tubes, acrylic paint, spray paint, and what ever else I could grab.

Creative Jump Start Week 3

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Mixed Media Mojo: Happy New Year 

Creative Jumpstart 2015

We are on week 2 at Creative Jump Start 2015, and I just finished an art journaling page using many of the the techniques from class.  This page uses a magazine picture that is applied with matt medium, gesso’d and then colored with paint, paint pens, and markers.  It’s a very simple page, but I like it.

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Mixed Media Mojo: Something New

 

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