My first is an entry for the Mixed Media Challenge for Time Flies.
My page began with Dylusion’s Paints in Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise applied with the blending tool. I added some Tim Holtz Stencils, a few Close to My Heart Stamps, and marks with a cap and a credit card. It’s a really basic page but just trying out some of the techniques I’m learning.
My next project was inspired by Andrea Gomoll from the Creative Jumpstart Course on Frida Kahlo. It was done with watercolors. Frida painted a lot of vibrant colors and self portraits and the flowers are supposed to mimic a hat.
My next project is a cover page for the beginning of a journal as taught in Wanderlust 2016. This is an entire year of classes taught by multiple teachers and I’m already have a blast. I didn’t have the tools that were used in class so I’m not as happy with it as I thought, but again, I’m learning so hopefully will get better. I was excited to learn more about collage, balance, and placement.
I’m back with you today with a little more inspiration from Pat’s August release. I had so much fun during our blog hop this past weekend today I’m featuring another card using “Let’s Face It 5” from the Palettini Collection.
The background started with Distress Paint in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. Once that dried I applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Stencil using the “Stencil Turn” Technique on the Sensational Stencil CD.
For my image I stamped “Let’s Face It 5 #P030” on book paper using Adirondack Espresso Ink. Her face is colored with Liquitex Fluid Ink in Burnt Sienna diluted with water, the lips are Twinkling H20’s in Hopeful Honeysuckle, and the Eyes are FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic in Genesis Green. Okay, Okay – yes, I have a lot of inks…..
For her headpiece, I stamped it on Amy Tangerine’s Rise & Shine paper and clear embossed. I fussy cut the head piece and applied it back onto the image. Once everything was dry, I applied Tim Holtzs’ “Distress Glaze” because all my mediums were water based and I didn’t want it to run when I applied the Gel Medium.
Once the gel medium dried, I created depth by applying a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown around her head piece. This is a great way to complete your paper piecing so it doesn’t look disconnected or out of place. To finish, I colored the flowers with more FW Pearlescent Paint in Waterfall Green and called her done!
I thrilled you stopped by today and encourage you to subscribe to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for tons of inspiration.
I also want to remind you there is still a few days left to take advantage of the 15% off all new August Stamps at the Technique Junkies store.
By for now,
The Crafty Nurse
Hey Junkies! It’s the Crafty Nurse back with a little inspiration post for you today featuring more of the June release stamps from Technique Junkies.
Today I’ve got a great summer card for you using the Gel Medium Resist Technique found on the Sensational Stencil CD.
I began by watercoloring the “Seahorse” stamp using distress inks. To create the background, I applied gel medium through my stencil and allowed to dry. My color was added using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays in gold, brown and blues. The gel medium picks up some of the spray colors which I think looks great. You’ll find more details and other options in the Sensational Stencils CD for this technique. The starfish is cut out from the “Tide Pool Starfish” stamp and the tag is an Avery Elle die.
Here’s a close-up of the gel medium.
I hope you’ll find some time this week to play with your Technique Junkie stamps. Don’t forget to stop by the TJ store and see all the fun new product Pat is carrying in addition to stamps.
See you again soon,
The Crafty Nurse
Happy June 1st fellow Junkies! With summer almost here, the Technique Junkie Design Team is kicking off those anticipated warm sunny days with a blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for June. In addition to a bunch of cool new stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink. As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all June Release Stamps for one week! WooHoo!
I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new June Release stamps you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.
My first card uses the Alcohol Stencil Tutorial on the Sensational Stencils CD. This is a super cool technique and really easy. I started by making a bunch of card bases using different inks and moving my Crafters Workshop Cell Therapy stencil around. To create the card, I stamped Tide Pool Starfish #S632 image on the alcohol stencil background in Archival Sepia ink. I pulled a few other starfish from the other sheets to pop up and cut out a Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Seahorse inking all those edges. I also used those other sheets to stamp my sentiment “Winds of Change #SD621” using black archival ink. I created a scalloped frame by hand and cut it out to highlight the sentiment.
My second card uses the “Gel Medium Resist” technique also from the Sensational Stencil CD. After stamping the “Tide Pool Starfish #S632” on Bristol Smooth paper I added a heavy body gel medium through the Crafters Workshop “Cell Theory Stencil.” I then applied several colors of distress ink over the dried gel and added the twine and bubble die.
Here’s a close up of the technique using “Gel Medium Resist”
My final card uses the “Gelato Wipe Tutorial,” from the Sensational Stencils CD. Don’t these CD’s have tons of great techniques? I used three different colors of Gelatos on each card and finished using this beautiful stamp from the June Release called “Different Flowers.” Both are heat embossed on a heavier Bazzil Vellum and wrapped around the card base. I finished off with a few sequins and gems and called her done!
Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.
If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place! Gorgeous project Marilyn!
The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com
Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com
Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog
Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com
Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com
Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com
Judy Jackson http://judysstampart.blogspot.com
Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com
Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!
Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies June Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off June Stamps for the next week only!