Hello everyone. Nicole here! Today I have a fun art journal spread to share with you. I created this spread one morning...I was feeling like I was in a funk with everything going on in the world... I just felt sad and unmotivated... I wanted to scrapbook something, but then I didn't... so I grabbed some paint and a chipboard art journal page and just let my hands do the work. I had no idea where I was going with the page... I just selected colors that made my heart feel lighter.
We have a few Art Journals in the shop available for purchase and Gia has marked down the price so if you're thinking about giving art journaling a try, grab it now! They are beautiful and they look gorgeous on my shelf. Click here to purchase yours today! I used the Vintage Vibe Ephemera Pack from the shop too! I fell in love with the butterfly napkin... I carefully cut the butterflies out and adhered them to the art journal spread using matte gel.
To begin, I simply colored the entire page with different colors of acrylic paint. WE have a variety of beautiful colors in the shop. Check them out here. Once the paint was completely dry, I covered some of the colors using white acrylic paint to tone it down some. Then I used Metallic Silver Modeling Paste and a stencil to add the birds and flowers. I love the metallic modeling paste. It is beautiful!!
Once the modeling paste was completely dry, I added the flowers and writing using rubber stamps by Paper Artsy and then I splashed some Raven Coloration Spray here and there.
To complete the spread, I added some cork heart embellishments, gems and a button. I am very please with how this turned out and it definitely brightened my mood! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to try art journaling!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here to share a most fun layout I created using the January Heart Eyes kit! I wanted to create a mixed media background and build up layers on top today, so take a look at what I created.
One of my favorite things about the Heart Eyes kit and the amazing Whimsical products included, are all the different color options in the kit. You can literally pull any color scheme from these beautiful papers and I always say go with your favorites. For my mixed media background I pulled pinks, yellows, and greens, which are the main colors I see in my photos.
I wanted to repeat the hexagons in my background, so I started with a hexagon stencil I had in my stash from The Crafter's Workshop/Balzer Designs. I pressed my Versamark ink pad down over the stencil and then heat embossed the design using American Crafts Zing! powder in clear. Then I used Dr. Martin's Bombay watercolor inks to apply my color. I used Yellow Ochre, Cherry Red, and Aqua.
When you heat emboss a design and then add watercolors, the design then resists the colors that you apply to your paper. For this layout I applied each color one by one, just dropping a tiny bit of color in different areas and spritzing water to the splotches so the colors would run across the page. I love this method so much! Watching the colors react to the water and leave the beautiful pattern behind is so satisfying!
Once my background was complete, I layered photos and ephemera on top of a cutout from the hexagon patterned paper. I also created my title from the foam words included in the kit, and added a bit of journaling at the bottom of my page. I also used a label from the kit to add my date above one of the photos.
My story for this layout is all about my daughter Natalie's first day of Kindergarten. The photos themselves tell the story of how excited and ready she was, and notice how tiny she looks getting on that bus! I had to much fun adding ephemera around the photos, including hearts (because of course!), butterflies, the watercolor palette, a wolf (which is her spirit animal), and a bird (which I include in almost every one of her layouts). Everything about this layout was so much fun to put together!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Have you had a chance to play with your Heart Eyes kit this month? If so, please share with us so we can see!
Hi friends, Theresa here with a mixed medial layout for you. Our product focus this month is the incredible stencil that was included in the August Meadow kit from Alexandra Renke. I absolutely love stencils and made a beeline for my modeling paste and a photo to get started.
To begin my layout, I cut down one of the patterned papers to layer onto the pink paper as a border. I mixed my modeling paste with black acrylic paint and placed a few of the ink splatters around my page. They are placed strategically: at the top of the page, to the right side, and also to the left side of where my photo will be placed. I already have in my head how I want the layout to look and placed the stencils accordingly.
Once I have the black splatters where I want them, I added my title. My title is taken from a Lauren Daigle song called You Say, which I am absolutely playing on repeat right now. Once I had my title in place, I added journaling across the page on the opposite side.
My photo is placed along the right hand side and I added a few of the exclusive die cut ephemera that were included in the kit. The beautiful watercolor florals and butterflies add an amazing depth of color that this layout definitely needed. I have clustered three groupings around my photo.
I wanted to use the stencil again, so I added another layer of modeling paste, and this time I added some Prima Art Alchemy Sparks paint in Fairy Wings to the mix. You can absolutely add most any acrylic paint to your modeling paste to thicken it a bit and make it work with your stencil!
For this layout I wanted to add journaling but notice how I have covered it mostly using my photo and ephemera. Sometimes I like writing just for the sake of getting thoughts onto paper, and then covering them up just to put peace on it. This is a wonderful way to use mixed media as a form of processing thoughts that you know probably aren't permanent. The plus is that you get to make something pretty as well! Here is another look at the full layout.
Have you been inspired to use the stencil? We would love to see, so be sure to share and tag us! Thank you for joining me today!
Hello Clique fans! Here is Réka again and today I am sharing my latest project with you. I made a home decor project and I also used one homemade stencil.
The first step was to print one Christmas illustration from this printables.
After I have used the stars patterned homemade stencil. I totally love these stars.
I added a gold paint on it. Finally I have created a frame with white embossing paper around the picture.It was done. It is easy and simple and I really love the result.
I hope you liked my project. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! See you next time! Réka