Video: How to Create A Welcoming Canvas with Faber-Castell Gelatos

Guten Tag canvas using Faber Castell gelatos and stencils

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to have you hear. Today I’m sharing a new project that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. This welcoming canvas is featuring stencils and Gelatos from Faber-Castell. My idea was to create a canvas for my door or entry room. I haven’t decided where to hang it yet πŸ˜€ In my video I’m sharing the techniques I used to create the bright background with all the texture. You’ll see step by step how easy it is, so you can create a door canvas for yourself. And now, sit back and relax while watching my …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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Video: Create your own floral background with So Suzy Stamps

So Suzy Stamps with Jane Davenport water colors

Happy Mother’s Day everyone. I bet we are all mothers of some sort, for example I’m the mother of a little fur bay, the mother of dragons (I have gazillion plush dragons) and mother of my own ideas (yikes, cheesy… LOL). For this special occasion I had to create something with flowers and such. I love watching all these videos were someone is heat embossing a floral background and then water coloring it. If you follow The Ton you have definitely seen it. I don’t have a floral background stamp, so I made my own (and will never do it …

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Taking time out of my busy days for a new art journal page

Art Journal page with Stencilgirl and TCW stencils, Liquitex and Dylusions paint

Sometimes life is really busy. For me it is right now, phew. The last week was just full of work, but I still managed to do something for 5 minutes everyday. It just helps me to close out the day and calm me down, at least a little πŸ˜› This art journal page is rather simple and basically every of the progress pictures was made on a different day, lol. But it’s the result that’s important, not the time needed to finish. I started with an Art Anthology stencil and some Dina paint. I love applying heavy body acrylics with …

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Monica’s Birthday Link Up Party – Vintage Mood Board

Monica's Birthday Link Up Party Vintage Mood Board

Yay, my crafty friend Monica is celebrating her 50th birthday this month and we all wanted to celebrate with her. But instead of receiving a ton of gifts, she is giving a way some fun goodies! Check out her blog for more details on how to join the give away. But now on to my birthday project for her. Monica is a huge fan of Tim Holtz and loves vintage themes. Her mood board (left) shows some great inspiration matching these favorites. So I decided to use things that match her favorites. I started by coloring a piece of water …

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Video: How to Create an Art Journal Page Full of Bubbles – Wanderlust 2017

Dylusions Art Journal page

Hi everyone, it was about time for an art journal page again πŸ˜› As you might know, I’m joining the Wanderlust 2017 online classes. This page was inspired by one of the latest classes and because this is one of the pages that I really liked, I wanted to share it with you. Wanderlust is amazing! It’s just so different then all the YouTube people I usually follow. Not that they are bad or anything, don’t get me wrong! I love all of them. But this is just so different. The artists that are showing their work and techniques are …

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Throw on a Crown for Snark Madness

So Suzy Stamps on a wood panel Close Up

Hello, is it me you’re looking for *sing* πŸ˜› LMAO, I love my snarky mood swings. Welcome to Snark Madness, aka a new snarky project, this time a mixed media piece on a wood panel. I was at a local art store not too long ago and picked some of them up. I started by applying two layers of clear Gesso to the wood panel and picking my colors for the background. I decided to go with a yellow, orange, red theme, so I applied a thick layer of yellow paint first. While the yellow was still somewhat wet, I …

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Stencilgirl Products on Gel Press Left Over Pages

Stencilgirl on gel press left over pages

Do you know that feeling? Your just sitting in front of your journal and all of the sudden the page is done and you don’t know really what you did to get there? This was one of those art journal pages that came together just like that. I remember that I wanted to test my new stencilgirl products and that’s about it πŸ˜› Basically, I was using my clean off page from my last gel press session for the background. You know the ones were you’re sitting hours creating one gorgeous mono print after another and the one that you …

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How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal …

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Review of new Jane Davenport products from Michael’s

Jane Davenport Acrylic Paints

You might have seen it already, Michael’s introduced some new mixed media items. They are all from Jane Davenport and range from art journals, to coloring mediums, washi tape, stencils, stamps and more. I got my hands on a few items (I still need those butterfly markers :P) and wanted to share my first impression with you πŸ˜€ I’m not good in painting anything remotely realistic, that’s why I was super happy to find a face stencil inside the acrylic paints. And coloring a face seemed to be a good idea for testing the paints. Because the acrylic paints didn’t …

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