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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!!

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Technique Junkies August Blog Hop!

It’s August 1st and that means it’s time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for August 2016.

Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!  So stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new August Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

My first card uses the Metallic Magic Technique from December 2002 for the background.   I then ran it through a We R Memory Keepers Geometric folder and used the new “Grand Greetings Set of 5 for my sentiment on gold My Favorite Things card stock.  These new release sentiments are perfect for card fronts.

August - HB

My second card uses the “180 Degree Technique from Bodacious Backgrounds CD” with the “Hipster Cats #S718” stamp. The inks were Hero Arts Cup of Joe and Sand.  The sentiment isn’t a new release, but a great Technique Junkies stamp called, “Better Things SDX063” which I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum powder.
August-Cats

My next card uses two techniques.  The background is “Marbling Rainbow from April/May 2004” and the focal image featuring the gorgeous “Horse #SD706” stamp uses “Polished Mulberry from June 2003 Newsletter”.  The marbling was done with reinkers and alcohol.  My sentiment is another new August release called, “Move Your Soul SDX082”.

August-Horse

My final card  uses the “Marbled Smooch Technique from October/November 2010 Newsletter featuring “Just Look Up SD722”. He’s simply stamped on the background and colored with metallic gel pens.  I added stars from My Favorite Things Dies and finished off with Wink of Stella.

August - Puppy

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.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Kathy Stacy – That’s me!

Lanette Erickson

Beth Norman

Pam DeChellis

Judy Jackson

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon

Robin Redd  

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!

 

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #141

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to make an easel card!  If you’ve never made an easel, here’s a great tutorial from Split Coast Stampers. 

Sketch141

I used only the sketch this week and turned it around for fun. My image is called, “Precious Gift” which I colored up with Sakura Glaze pens.  These are so luscious.  The design paper is DIY by Simple Stories.  I finished off with some faux stitching and a few enamel dots.

Sketch 141

You have until Sunday, March 6th to enter Sketch #141 at From The Heart Stamps.  Hope to see you there!

A Day For Daisies: Photo Inspiration Challenge

It’s Friday and for our new challenge at A Day For Daisies we are using this gorgeous photo to inspire you.


Mucha Love Inspiration

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Mucha Style Bachelor Button 1.”  Based on inspiration from Kelly Latevola, another ADFD Designer, I brought my image into Photoshop Elements and added texture and color digitally. I then colored the image with a combination of Sakura Metallic and Gold pens, edged the image in Krylon Silver pen, added some stickers, pearls, and ribbon for embellishment and called her done!

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Photo Inspiration” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, October 1st at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

MUCHA -wm

From The Heart Stamps – Sketch Challenge 82

Happy Monday!  Okay – Monday’s aren’t usually my favorite day, but today, I am sharing my card for Sketch Challenge #82 as a Guest Design Team member at From The Heart Stamps.   The sketch challenges have changed a little and I really like the change.  Now you can either just use the sketch, just use the twist, or you can do both.  Of course, being the over achiever I am, I chose to do both the sketch and the twist, which is to use paper strips or washi tape.  Okay, Okay – I admit, I used both paper and washi – what can I say.  Don’t you just love this gorgeous story board presentation of the sketch challenge the team at From the Heart Stamps has created?  I am so honored to be a part of their guest design team program for October and November.

I’d love your support and hope you will grab an adorable image at From the Heart Stamp store and get to playing!   Your entry using a From the Heart Stamps image will earn you a $1.00 to buy more of these great images and wouldn’t you know it, Faith has added some really great new images that would go perfectly with this twist.

6. Oct Sketch082-Inspiration-Board

 

For my card, I used the sentiment from Pumpkin Pigwit and hand cut the tag after I colored it with a Sakura clear jelly roll pen. The circles are cut with a My Favorite Things Die.  The washi is from my stash as is the bakers twine and enamel dot.   Now, let’s see what inspiration you come up with using the challenge sketch, the twist, or both!

From The Heart Stamps -Sketch 82

From The Heart Stamps -Sketch 82

Exploring Art Journaling 4: Day 26, 27 & 28

It’s coming to the end of the month and I only have a few more days of this great Art Journaling Class by Christine Urias at Scraptime.ca.

For Day 25 we made some collage sheets which we used on Day 26 to create a puzzle patterned page.  Once cut up we decorated them with the Molotow Markers and colored them with Sakura Glaze and Moonlight pens.

4 - Day 26 - Collage sheets

Day 27 called for Silver Molding Paste colored with Archival inks, however, I didn’t have Silver paste, so I used my Ferro in dark silver and some pearlized modeling cream, which I did color with some Archival Inks.  I finished it off with some Tim Holtz rub-ons.

 

4 - day 27; Archival over embossing paste

 

Day 28 was also a substitution.  It called for Oil Pastels, however, not having any I used some water-based wax pastels that didn’t create the resist that was intended, but still worked okay. I’m trying to play with lettering because I really dislike my hand writing so I created this title using Sakura Glaze Pens and Molotow Markers.  I also used some Car’an’dache’ Neo II Crayons and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray to create the background.

4 - Day 28; Oil Pastels & Watercolor

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