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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Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal

Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal

Hello,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend. For this Saturday’s art journal share I am showing a page from my Dina Wakley large media journal. This week I just felt like going big and really spreading out. It also gave me a chance to play with some of my larger 12″ x 12″ stencils, which I don’t get to use that often. For a while, I had been feeling an urge to do a large spread with an elephant on it, in this case, a Ganesh image. It just felt right and I love how it turned out. Below for your viewing pleasure is my link to the video on my youtube channel, some still shots, and of course, my list of supplies used. I hope this page will get you to dust off those large journals and just have a weekend play. Happy journaling!

Youtube Video Link: Ganesh Scribble Sticks Art Journal Page

Journal Page:

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Supply List

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

Dina Wakley Large Media Journal
https://bit.ly/2Keu0En (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2yxHYjf (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KgYlSR (Joggles)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 (Elephant, Peacock,
Cheddar, Elephant)
http://bit.ly/2to7eTZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tvvvH6 (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/2MOtyOF (Joggles)

Dina Wakley “Gilt” Paint
http://bit.ly/2Mg4Eq8 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2MPhZad (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KfMUxK (Joggles)

Dyan Reaveley Dylusions White Paint
http://bit.ly/2luJCc9 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Ke7n2L (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2K2lgoG (Joggles)

Distress Ink- Pumice Stone
http://bit.ly/2K3wt8n (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tnwz0i (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2tnbSlg (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray “Antiqued Bronze”
http://bit.ly/2tyhB6O (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tkJHDC (Joggles)

Ranger- Heat It- Craft Tool(Heat Dryer)
http://bit.ly/2MOzRlj (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2KfjrnK (Joggles)

—-Non-affiliate links—

Stencils:
-artistcellar.com mini chakra stencil
http://bit.ly/2KeGdss

-mandala stencil (by me- e-mail for custom order
(sidetreetdesign@gmail.com) or go to my etsy shop
and use custom order button (etsy.com/shop/sidestreetdesignllc)

-Kaiser Craft “Script” 12 x 12 stencil
http://bit.ly/2yxZC6g (Scrapbook.com)

Pens/Pencils:

PC-3M White Posca Market
https://amzn.to/2MSpAVt (Amazon.com)

Aquarellable Stabilo All 8046 Black Pencil
https://amzn.to/2K2Ra4y (Amazon.com)

Elmers Gold Paint Pen
https://amzn.to/2K4TibM (Amazon.com)

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“Inner Whispers” Art Journal Wednesday

“Inner Whispers” Art Journal Wednesday

The last week or so has been pretty stressful. I’ve been very busy in my day job, and I’ve had some testing going on for my cancer screening. It’s just my standard yearly maintenance/follow up, but it weighs heavy on the brain as anyone who has dealt with cancer will know. Needless to say, my mind has been abuzz with those pesky “inner voices”. Those little words of worry and stress. Therefore, I decided it was time to shush them up and turn the negative into a positive.

This week’s art journal Wednesday page was inspired by this. Unlike my typical videos, there is no talking. I just closed my studio door, turned up the toons, popped on the camera, played, and this page was the result.

I used my large Dylusions journal for the first time. I love the paper. I also used Dylusions paints, a stencil from Mike Deakin Art and some digi downloads from Mike Deakin Art. There is also some use of Art Foamies created by Art by Marlene.

Here is the link to the youtube video:

Inner Whispers Art Journal Page

Here are some stills for you:

I hope this page inspires you. It helped to relax me and get those voices calmed. Thanks as always for checking in and happy crafting!

This section showcases thru my affiliate links some of the items I use in this project. All proceeds earned when you click thru my link to their website go back into helping me maintin my blog and Youtube channel. Thank you for your support so I can share more fun crafting projects with you.

Find these items on Blitsy:

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Art Journal Wednesday Circle Journal Quote Page

Art Journal Wednesday Circle Journal Quote Page

For this Art Journal Wednesday I had fun playing in my 8″ circle journal. I enjoy doing pages that are quick, so I can fit them in throughout the day and get a bit of art and me time.

This particular page revolves around a new stamp I purchased from Darkroom Door. I found it at my local craft shop, and it reads “I am creative, you can’t expect me to be neat too!”. Doesn’t that capture our essence as art journalers? After this page, I was covered in splatter, and it felt wonderful.

So be sure to check out the video here to see all the fun, and I’ll list some of the materials I used it.

This section showcases thru my affiliate links some of the wonderful items I used in this projects. All proceeds earned when you click thru my link to their website go back into helping me maintin my blog and Youtube channel. Thank you for your support so I can share more fun crafting projects with you.

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Find these items at Blick Art Materials:

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April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Once again this month I come to you with a challenge art journal page from the Facebook mission inspiration group. This time we have the April mid month mission inspiration page. The mid month ones are even more of a challenge because instead of a list of prompts you get one word to use. This really gets the creative juices flowing. With spring in the air I wanted to use some vibrant colors, so with a little collage and some Dylusions paints, this page came to life.

This is what this month’s mid month challenge was:

You can watch how I made the page in my video:

Here are some stills of the page:

 

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!

This section showcases thru my affiliate links some of the wonderful items I used in this projects. All proceeds earned when you click thru my link to their website go back into helping me maintin my blog and Youtube channel. Thank you for your support so I can share more fun crafting projects with you.

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