Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Halloween

The theme for October over at the Oddball Art Challenge is Happy Horrors. Perfect for this time of year! The sweet girl, fussy cut after coloring with Prismacolor colored pencils, came from Oddball Art. (Big Eye Girl Eve Has Something To Say) The rest of the images came from a set by Hampton Art. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, Tomb Sweet Tomb. (Out of stock.)
I did a journal page in my Paper Blanks book with lots of Distress Oxide inks, some splatters, stamping, and gel pen. The dark shadows were created with a Stabillo pencil. I popped the sentiment up for some dimension and added a few heart embellishments.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Horrors

The theme for October over at the Oddball Art Challenge is Happy Horrors. Perfect for this time of year! All of the images came from Oddball Art.
I love using the PNG images as it is easy to combine several images to create a pleasing layout. I lightened the background image and set the others on top in the right sizes. Then I created a sentiment and added it to the word bubble. I colored with Copics and edged with Distress Inks. Then, I distressed the edges and added just a bit of clear gel pen to the eyes and blood.

Copic Colors
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Open if you Dare!

I am so happy to have completed another journal page. Oddball Art is really responsible for that. I normally created "pretty" things for cards, but these images really lend themselves to larger spreads.
Both of these images, Bride of Chucky & Bride of Franky, are free if you sign up for the creepy cute chronicles. Just go HERE to join and subscribe. The wall and sentiments are from other sets. Everything was colored with Copic markers.

I colored everything on Copic friendly paper and then glued to 61/2 x 81/2 journal. The coffin was created separately to make for an interactive page.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Happy Hauntings

It's been forever since I've completed a journal spread. I certainly have started many, but this was a two day marathon. I got the idea that I wanted to do an image transfer and some printing on tracing paper. With my Oddball Art Co, by Lizzy Love images, I was able to do just that.

This is how the transfer started:
In progress
After removing paper.

Here are close-ups of the two pages:
Left side
Right Side

The mummy was colored with Copic Gray markers and fussy cut to glue to the page. The trees, also from Oddball Art, were printed on to tracing paper. That worked better that I could have imagined. The background color was from Distress Oxide Inks, the images were watercolored after dry with regular Distress Inks. I used a few stamps from Hampton Arts as accent pieces.

A bit of a better explanation:
I looked up several of them, got confused, and did them all at the same time, LOL! I did the full colored background first, resized/flipped and ran the image with my laser printer. I added some gel medium to the page and set the image on top, and smoothed the best I could. Then, after it dried, I added some gel medium over the top, then added another layer when that was dry. I waited overnight to be sure it was totally dry to add water on top. It didn't budge and I was feeling that I had ruined it. However, adding water many times and letting it soak, I found that if I used my fingernail, I could get it started. It is just a bit time consuming, LOL!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Art Journal Fairy Wishes

So, where have I been you might ask? Well, it looks like nobody visits this blog, so my focus has been on cards. Yet, the most popular blog of the three I have was my Zentangle blog. Loads of visitors, but I tired of doing it. I have done many art journal pages over the past year, just not posted. But, today, I thought I might just start putting them here again.
I got a set with stencil and stamps with some magazine a long time ago. Sorry, I don't remember which magazine or the issue, but I wanted to play with some gold embossing through a stencil. The background and stamping were done with Distress Oxide inks. I added paint pens, shimmer pen, and white gel pen to liven things up a bit.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Birds of a Feather

Lost my art journaling mojo, and haven't posted a page in a long time.  Week #46 is to do a page of a favorite Leonard Cohen song. I loved his music, being a teenager in the 60's. My favorite song is Suzanne, but I did Bird on the Wire (which wound up on a tree). I randomly opened one of my journals to a half completed page and went from there.
The birds were die cut from a set called Birds of a Feather from Designer Craft Dies that I cut from some paper I had created a long time ago. I couldn't even remember how I made it, but felt it was in my stash way too long and should be used. I added some enamel eyes with some white paint dots.  The rest of the page just developed from there.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day Three - Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103, day three, Distress Crayons. Okay, I have to admit that I jumped ahead of where I was because I just couldn't wait to see what I could do with these crayons! I took a tag and added some texture paste through a wall designed stencil. When dry, I added some gel medium. Then the fun with the crayons began. After smearing around a lot of colors, I did a second paper on white cardstock. I added the crayons directly through a stencil and sprayed with Distress Inks. Then, I die cut out a silhouette from Julie Nutting and edged with Distress Inks. I glued it over the tag, added some MicroGlaze and some string. A short sentiment was added from an Idea-ology Small Talk set.
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