Breaking out the art foamies and my dylusions paints

Breaking out the art foamies and my dylusions paints

Hello, there crafty folks,

It’s art journal Wednesday and this week I kept it short and sweet. I have been tired lately from day job work and I needed a little unwind one evening. I just received a new batch of Art Foamies and I decided getting paint all over me was just what I needed. For this project I:

  1. Grabbed two sheets of mixed media paper
  2. Took out several of my favorite dylusions paint colors
  3. Used my new gelli plates from the Dylusions Dina Wakley collaboration
  4. Picked two new art foamies to use.

I first applied the Dylusions paints to my Gelli plate, only 2-3 colors at a time and then flipped it onto the mixed media paper to make the background. This was quick, messy and fun!. I then grabbed my Art Foamies and dabbed them in black paint and stamped them onto my paper. I was first using my Gelli plate as my palette but that just didn’t hold enough paint for me. I then switched to by stamp buddy (the applicator that comes with the art foamies) and that did the trick. I did one sheet with a rose and the other with a start. I have really been in the mood lately to just make backgrounds and use my stamps on them to stash away for ATC swaps, happy mail, journal swaps or just for use later for a quick page.

You can see the photos below of how they turned out

Also here is my process video to get more detail on how I got these looks: https://youtu.be/YYGsfW91D_k

 

As always thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear from you. Let me know if there are other posts you’d like to see, projects, how-to’s or just say hello.

Supply List

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

Dylusions Paint (Black, Turquoise, Crushed Grape, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime,
Cherry Pie)

http://bit.ly/2NZcxB3 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2KesCRa (Blitsy)

Dylusions/Dina Wakley Gelli Plate Kit
http://bit.ly/2lDprc7 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K9QkmB (Blitsy)

Non-Affiliate Links

Art Foamies Website

Art by Marlene: Rose
http://bit.ly/2NZ6Y5F

Art by Marlene:Star Bright
http://bit.ly/2M7qUmv

 

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It’s Art Journal Wednesday with a Sewing Machine Art Journal Crossover share!

It’s Art Journal Wednesday with a Sewing Machine Art Journal Crossover share!

Hello,

Phew, what a week last week was. I was on vacation but had family in town and it was wonderful. I got to spend some really great quality time with my niece and nephews and spend a day at the beach, a few days in the pool. We really all need that, to just unplug every so often to recharge. Well I am back with a new art journal share this week. It’s not alcohol lift-ink this time, I thought I would give you folks a break and do something in my Dina Wakley Media Journal with scribble sticks, art tags and my sewing machine. That’s right, you heard me, I put my journal thru the sewing machine and I am hooked. The wheels are churning and more goodies i’m sure will follow now that I have a taste for it.

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Gdi7V59A9aE

Here are some shots of the journal page. Such fun!

If you notice the girls face is from my previous post on Dina Wakley backgrounds:http://sidestreetdesign.com/2018/07/journaling-on-the-go-dina-wakley-scribble-sticks-stamps-background/

I hope these photos will get those wheels turning and you will try your own hand at sewing in your journal and play with new mediums together.

If you want to find the goodies I used here is my supply list:

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

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

Dylusions and Dina Wakley Gelli Plate Set
http://bit.ly/2KuNU10 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iseu65 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2N47SOM (Joggles)

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

White Picket Fence- Distress Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2Jsn4SL (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2uzuo9P (Blitsy)

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint- Penny 1 oz
http://bit.ly/2KYBoI9 (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2NlYJ3x (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Jqob5z (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links

Brother Sewing Machine XR3774
https://amzn.to/2L2zhmM (Amazon)

Sticky Thumb Dots (Adhesive dots)
https://amzn.to/2K9k17l (Amazon)

Technique Junkies Stamp- Wasted (Grunge Background)
http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted

Technique Junkies Stamp- Stencil Rings
http://techniquejunkies.com/stencil-rings/

 

 

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Another Alcohol Lift-Ink Test, but with ArtFoamies!

Another Alcohol Lift-Ink Test, but with ArtFoamies!

Hello wonderful crafters,

I know I know, my fourth post in a row on Alcohol Lift-Ink but I am hooked. This time I had played with rubber stamps and stencils as you have seen but I wondered, would it work with my Artfoamies. Guess what, it did! but it has to be clean. If you have paint caked on your Artfoamies it probably won’t work, but if you have some clean ones give it a go. For this play, I used my 8″ x 10″ Yupo Alcohol Ink white cardstock paper. I wanted very bright colors, so I grabbed some of my neon alcohol inks in Lemonade, Raspberry, Pool, and Gold. I blended them using the Alcohol Ink Blending Solution and added some shimmery gold accents. I first tired a butterfly Artfoamie that didn’t give a very clean print but still had a cool aged effect. Next, I tried a new circle Artfoamie and that gave a clear print and very cool transfer onto a Dylusions Media Tag.

You can see the video here: Alcohol Lift-Ink and Artfoamies Play

Check out the colors:

 

I hope these last few posts have really gotten you excited about the Alcohol Lift-Ink and wanting to give it a try. It is just such a great new technique to add a great ghosting look to your tags, cards, whatever you can think of. Now, this will be my last post for a week or two as I have some family coming into town and I am going to take some downtime to spend with them, so as always happy crafting! Stay inspired, and create art every day.

Below is my supply list.
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)

Alcohol Ink (Gold, Lemonade, Pool & Raspberry)
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)

Dylusions #10 size Journaling Tags Mixed Media
http://bit.ly/2umE5Jc (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2LhKb41 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NiTcL2 (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:
Rebekan Meier- Butterfly Tile:
http://www.artfoamies.com/store/p425/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Butterfly_tile.html

ArtbyMarlene- Circle Salad:
http://www.artfoamies.com/store/p494/ArtByMarlene%3A_Circle_Salad.html

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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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