Friday the 13th – Alcohol Lift Ink Skull Stencil Background

Friday the 13th – Alcohol Lift Ink Skull Stencil Background

Hello folks,

I am back with a special post for Friday the 13th! I was sitting at work today thinking about the awesome new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink and about Friday the 13th, and about the cool new skull stencils I got and I couldn’t wait to get home to have a play. I got home, tucked into my studio and made a quick messy alcohol ink background on 8″ x 10″ Yupo paper then tried the Alcohol Lift Ink thru one of my new skull stencils and cool doesn’t cover it. I found my new addiction folks, but I need to do it sparingly until Ranger gets stocked back up on their fabulous alcohol inks.

First layeredrd the alcohol ink with blending solution on the background

Next, I then stamped with the Tim Holtz Newsprint stamp and the Dylusions Cobweb stamp using black Archival Ink.

Last,ly I laid down my stencils and used the felt applicator with Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker on it to go thru the stencils to create the white areas.

…..I hear those wheels turning!!!

Full video here on my Youtube Channel: Alcohol Lift Ink Skull Background

This will be great cut up for a nice card front and maybe some artist trading cards!

Here is the list of all the goodies I used:

Some items are affiliate links and any purchases made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker
http://bit.ly/2NDLR9H (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Jj94L8(Joggles)

Alcohol Ink (Copper, Purple Twilight,
Amethyst, Citrus)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2L5klDS (Blitsy)

Yupo Paper 8″ x 10″
http://bit.ly/2Jcizvq (Ranger)

Alcohol Ink Blending Solution:
http://bit.ly/2KYnuFj (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2m7AIl9 (Blitsy)

Felt Applicators:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger)

Archival Ink (Black)
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr(Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u(Blitsy)

Dylusions Stamp & Stencil Cobweb Border
http://bit.ly/2KXTQRz (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2zD4TKs(Joggles)

Tim Holtz Cling Stamp- Newsprint & Type
http://bit.ly/2NL4MiW (Ranger)

Non-Affiliate Link:

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

6″ x 6″ Spirit Board
https://www.etsy.com/listing/492572021/halloween-stencil-series-spirit-board?ga_search_query=spirit+board&ref=shop_items_search_1

12″ x 12″ Skull Swoop
https://www.etsy.com/listing/524473265/skull-swoop-stencil?ga_search_query=Skull&ref=shop_items_search_2

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New Product: Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink Review and Play

New Product: Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink Review and Play

Hello there lovely fellow crafters.

I am so excited for my video share today for art journal Wednesday because it is a new product review. I was able to get my hands on the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift- Ink by Ranger before they sold out and it came in the mail last week. As you can imagine, I could hardly wait to dive in and give it a play. Today I will be sharing with you some tags that I cut out of the Ranger 8″ x 10″ Alcohol Ink Yupo paper and used for my demo/testing. I had to wait for a not too hot day as well because it is so important when you use the Ranger Alcohol Inks to make sure you are in a well-ventilated room, or you will be “extra happy” with your work when done if you catch my drift. Therefore I braved the Florida 90 degree humidity threw open my window and below is how my tags turned out.

Some key items to note:

  1. Make sure the stamps you use have been cleaned, or the residue will transfer.
  2. Give the paper a bit of drying time before stamping if in humid weather
  3. If you stamp, remember to dab with a clean paper towel a few times to reveal the image then rub
  4. If you use the Lift-Ink Reinker, you can put it on a felt alcohol ink applicator and use it thru stencils. The more you rub thru the stencil with the felt the more that will come off before you clean up with the paper towel.
  5. Lastly, have fun layering! Looks awesome with alcohol inks.

Here is the link to my Youtube Video to watch me play: Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink Testing/Review/How To Video

Here are the stills. The photos don’t do them justice. It is so hard to capture the lusciousness of the metallics and swirls. Amazing!

Alcohol Lift-Ink with Theories Stamp on Alcohol Ink Yupo paper tag

Alcohol Lift-Ink with Theories Stamp on Alcohol Ink Yupo paper tag (Detail)

Alcohol Lift-Ink with Theories Stamp on Alcohol Ink Yupo paper tag (Detail)

Alcohol Lift-Ink with Theories Stamp on Alcohol Ink Yupo paper tag (Detail)

Second tag using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Theories Stamp and Alcohol Lift-Ink on Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper Tag

Second tag (All the shimmer!)

Second tag using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Theories Stamp and Alcohol Lift-Ink on Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper Tag (Detail)

Lift print from the first tag on Distress tag. Removal and Stamping all in one! Gotta love it!

Lift print from the second tag on Distress tag. Such a cool ghosting effect. I may have over stamped on this one.

 

I hope you enjoyed these photos and they brought you some inspiration. If you can, get your hands on this Alcohol Lift-Ink because it is addicting and so much fun!

Here is the full list of all the goodies I used in my video to make these tags.

Some items are affiliate links and any purchases made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2N3onty (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2NNHw43 (Joggles)

Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker
http://bit.ly/2NDLR9H (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Jj94L8 (Joggles)
Archival Ink (Black)
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u (Blitsy)

Alcohol Ink (Mushroom, Pebble, Gold,
Caramel, Rust, Crimson, Slate)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2L5klDS (Blitsy)

Yupo Paper 8″ x 10″
http://bit.ly/2Jcizvq (Ranger)

Alcohol Ink Blending Solution:
http://bit.ly/2KYnuFj (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2m7AIl9 (Blitsy)

Felt Applicators:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Distress Tags (Mulit-pack)
http://bit.ly/2m9vtl1 (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Layering Stencils:

Harlequin
http://bit.ly/2N7Ro7B (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2u9Zwxl (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NG9LBB (Joggles)

Chevron
http://bit.ly/2NH3bec (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2N6T417 (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamp Theories
http://bit.ly/BlitsyTimHoltzTheoriesClingStamp (Bitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KO0y8w(Stampers Anonymous- Non Affiliate Link)

Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamp Entomology
http://bit.ly/2KA4ZI0 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KNh3EP(Stampers Anonymous- Non Affiliate Link)

Technique Junkies Stamp “Wasted” (Non-affiliate link)
http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/

 

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Journaling on the Go- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 & Stamps background

Journaling on the Go- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 & Stamps background

Hello lovely followers and a Happy 4th of July for those of you in the states.

Today is another art journal Wednesday, but for this week I thought I’d do something different. I have been trying to figure out how to color in some of my favorite stamps for some premade cutouts to keep with me in case I want a quick journal page or to take on the go. I’ve not enjoyed coloring in with watercolors or my markers so far, still figuring that one out. I decided instead to have a play on some of the watercolor paper in my Dina Wakley Mixed Media Journal. I tore out three pages, I gessoed them, I used scribble sticks and my gel plates from the Dina Wakley/Dylusions line to make the background and then I stamped on top of those. I am now addicted. I had so much fun that next, I am going to do the same but use one of my Dylusions journals and Dylusions paints. What I found interesting about the ones I did on the Dina Wakley media paper, is that maybe because they were gessoed and then I used water on them, they softened and I could tear the images out and they left this really soft cotton edge. So if you haven’t tried this method yet, it is a great, fun way to play with your Gelli plates and experiment with the journals you already have. Now I know what your thinking, I TORE OUT PAGES, yes I know it was tough but it made for a very fun afternoon and a new way of looking at my journals.

You can find the full video here on my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/p6v2FNPMEII

Here are photos of the project in three phases. First, you will see the pages with just the scribble stick backgrounds, then the stamped pages, and lastly the torn up pages.

Olive, Peacock, Eggplant

Cheddar, Olive, Eggplant, and Ocean or Peacock (can’t remember!)

Elephant, Eggplant and Marine

Dina Wakley Scribbly Mini Birds and Interesting Faces Stamps

Supply List:

(Below are my affiliate links, all purchases made thru these links help support my youtube channel and website)

Galeria White Gesso Primer
http://bit.ly/2tGyCvP (Blick Art Supplies)

Dina Wakley Small Media Journal
http://bit.ly/2KuNU10 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iseu65 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2N47SOM (Joggles)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2
http://bit.ly/2to7eTZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tvvvH6 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MOtyOF (Joggles)

Black Archival Ink:
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u (Blitsy)

Wakley Dylusions 3 Gel Plate Set
http://bit.ly/2lDprc7(Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K9QkmB (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Kh7VJu (Joggles)

Dina Wakley- Small Scribbly Birdies Stamp
http://bit.ly/2MuQIJd (Ranger Ink)

Dina Wakley- “Interesting Faces” Stamp
http://bit.ly/2IzIDk4 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2N49Kag (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Isgj2V (Joggles)

 

 

 

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June 2018 Mission Inspiration Art Journal Page

June 2018 Mission Inspiration Art Journal Page

Hello,

Happy Wendesday. It is time once more for an art journal share. This week’s page comes from the facebook Mission Inspiration group run by Mike Deakin. Each month a set of prompts are given and are used to build the page. The color scheme this month was funky and vibrant, and trying to incorporate some nature turned out to be a great challenge.

You can find my process video here: https://youtu.be/TBLg5wcuhOw

You can read this post on how I made the leaves: DIY PAINTED LEAVES

Here are some still photos of the page to help spark that imagination:

Happy Journaling

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Find these items at Blick Art Materials:

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DIY Painted Leaves for Art Journaling

DIY Painted Leaves for Art Journaling

With Spring in the air it felt like a good time to make some DIY painted leaves. For this month’s June Mission Inspiration Art Journal page, a prompt was to include something from nature. That is where these lovely magnolia leaves come into play.

Step 1:
I picked leaves that still had some elasticity to them, not totally dried out. I then brought them in, gently washed them, laid them between two paper towels and put a book on them for a few hours to press.

Step 2:
Once the leaves were clean and pressed I got out the paint pens I purchased at Walmart to have a play. I used colors that were part of the theme from this months journal prompt.

Step 3:
After I did one leaf in just paint pens I decided to see if I could paint the leaves. I grabbed some craft paint in yellow and lime green and applied two coats. Once the leaves were dry, I thought about stamping and that was my next step. I took black archival ink and used it to stamp the leaves. It really brought them to life.

Step 4.
Once I was sure the leaves were dry and the archival ink was dry I went and did some splattering as well adding e blue and some Tim Holtz mica spray for shimmer.

Step 5.
I let the leaves dry well overnight and in the morning I applied mod podge to the front and backs. This will preserve them for some time.

Stay tuned for my post on Wednesday to see how I used these leaves in my journal prompt from the facebook Mission Inspiration group. (June 2018)

I hope this gave you some crafting ideas and I’d love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Swap mail is a great way to make new artist friends. A quick search on facebook for artist trading card groups (ATC) will allow you to find other artists willing to share these tiny treasures with you.

An artist trading card (ATC) is a small card that is only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and can be made from any material you choose, but typically it is on paper. Most groups will have a monthly theme to help determine what will be on the card, and then a quantity as well whether it’s 1 or 2. Two people get paired, and there is a deadline you must mail the cards out by.
Now it is not required, but often the traders will put extra goodies in the cards for their partner.

This last month in April I swapped with a friend that lives in Sweden. We met thru an ATC exchange and now swap several times a year. It is always fun.

So our theme for April was Spring and below are the cards I sent her.

They were watercolor paper, with scrapbook paper, Tim Holtz paper dolls and some lovely embossed flowers.

Then I received her wonderful cards and goodies.

As noted in swaps you don’t have to add anything other than your cards but it’s nice to add a little extra surprise for your partner. It can be something from your area they may not have where they live. You can put in scraps of paper or some ephemera from your stash. It really is a great way to share Happy Mail and meet other people.

Happy Trading!

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