Hello, my crafting family,
It is so good to be back with you. I have been ill for about five weeks and just not in my studio at all. I am finally feeling like my old self again and so happy to be back journaling with you. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying the spring weather. Today I am going to share some work I am doing in the new Dina Wakley Media White Journal. This is her new small journal released in 2019. I was able to start playing with this journal at a recent retreat I went to with Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley. I thought I would use this journal now to practice color use, composition and when I want to do a quick two-page spread. Working small just makes it fit better into our hectic schedules.
The best way to see how I made this page is to watch my Youtube video: Collage Tissue page in the Dina Wakley Media White Journal
I will try my best to give you a general idea of my process below:
First I printed some helpful sheets from the Ranger Ink website to catalog my Dina Wakley Media Paints (sheet for colors) and then I also printed the Dina Wakley Color Theory packet (theory packet).
For my composition, I decided I wanted to use triadic colors so I took out my Dina Wakley Media paints and Scribble Sticks in Peacock, Cheddar, and Eggplant. I also grabbed Mineral as I wanted a neutral. I used the mineral and eggplant to do a general wash on the back of the page. I then brought out my Ranger Ink Gelli plate and used that in combination with the Dina Wakley x’s and petals stencils to create patterns on the plates to add to my background. I used gel plate rollers and brushes to add color thru the stencils on the plate. I also used white Dina Wakley tags to lift off some of the paint thru the stencils so I could add other colors and then used the Gelli plate as a stamp for my journal.
Once I had the page fully dry from all the background layers I took out the collage tissue. I tore up some strips of the script collage tissue, and using the Dina Wakley Gel Medium I applied them to the page. I then took some of the blank tissue that comes in the packet and stamped images on it from the new Dina Wakley Media Soul Whisperings stamp set in black archival ink. Now before I applied my stamped images down I took out my cheddar scribble stick and wet the end of a brush and used that to splatter. Then I dried the page well and then added my focal images and quote.
To close out the page I drew a border around the pages with my Stabilo all pencil. I find I love adding borders now as a way to frame the page.
Here are the finished shots of the page.
So with four colors and some collage paper, I had a quick journal page. This was a very relaxing project and I am hooked on the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper. It is such an easy way to add layers and texture and to get your hands messy! Now it’s your turn to break out some of your favorite colors and explore. Enjoy!
I also want to make sure I give a shout out to the wonderful Dina Wakley. Now if you don’t know who she is and you want to learn more about her I will post her link to her website just below. If you want to learn more about some of what I did in this video I was inspired by my retreat classes with her so be sure to check out when she is coming to your area and take a class with her. These wonderful teachers Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley earn their living by teaching and sharing their love of creating so definitely take a class from them and let’s keep supporting them!
Dina Wakley’s Website
Dyan Reaveley’s Website
Below you will find my affiliate links to the supplies I used. Please note if you make a purchase thru these links I do receive a small portion of the purchase. The funds from this help me continue to grow and run this blog and my Youtube channel. Thank you for your continued support!
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Hello, my crafting family,
I am finally back with you. Phew. This has been an awful season for those of us with allergies. My cold took me out for three weeks, one of which I spent a full week in bed. It feels so wonderful to be back and crafting with you. I am just in time for March’s Side Street Design Studio Monthly Art Challenge. I had a lot of fun making the page for today’s share. I am finding that I think some of my favorite pages I do when journaling are ones that include photos of me that hold a memory. Perhaps it’s that closeness that makes them so special.
Well, without further ado here is the prompt card for March: Download your copy
You can see my process video over on Youtube: March 2019 Side Street Design Studio Challenge
This month I got to play with some of Tim Holtz’s new goodies. My super speedy shipment from scrapbook.com came just in time. I used his new collage paper, journal cards, and distress archival inks, along with some old staples like distress collage medium in vintage and matte finish.
Here are some photos of my finished journal page:
For those of you who don’t know what Side Street Design Studio is, it’s a group I created over on facebook where I release a prompt card each month, on the second Saturday and you can join in and post what you make from the prompts. Come join us.
Below is the complete list of supplies I used. Please note these links are affiliate links and any purchases you make, I receive a small commission from which allows me to keep running my Youtube channel and blog and sharing my love of art with you.
I am back and in this post, I share a way to use up some of the scraps we have left from our busiest card making time of the year.
So, last weekend I made about thirty (30) handmade Christmas cards. When I was all done I had all these lovely bits of scrapbook paper left over that were a bit on the small side. I hate to waste the paper so I started brainstorming on what I could do with them.
I knew I had some Artist Trading Coin swap mail coming up so I decided to use the bits for my background. I got out my 2.5″ hole punch by The Paper Studio (Purchased at Hobby Lobby) and I punched out four (4) pieces of watercolor paper and then four (4) pieces of scrapbook paper. Then the magic began.
1. I glued the scrapbook paper to the watercolor paper.
2. Using a small hole punch I punched a hole at the top of each card.
3. Prior to starting the project I pulled out my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Paper Dolls and pulled out the smallest ones I could find.
4. I also pulled out my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Ephemera Snippets and poured that on my desk.
5. I then went thru and matched a doll to ephemera for each card.
6. Next I grabbed my Tim Holtz Christmas Remnant Rubs and picked a phrase for each coin and rubbed it on.
7. Next I grabbed my Glossy Accents and used that to seal each card.
8. I let the coins dry overnight, as you are not supposed to heat them.
9. I then took my Potting Soil Archival ink and went around the edge of each one carefully to hide the white.
10. Next,I pulled out some if my Lawn Fawn twine and make a loop/string for each coin which now could also be an ornament.
11. My last step was to paint the back of each piece with some gold paint, and I signed it using a uni-ball black pen.
That was it. I had some simple ornaments that were also artist trading coins for swap mail and I was able to use up some of my stash which was also great.
If you want to watch my process video you can see it over on my youtube channel: Artist Trading Coin Ornaments
Here are some still shots for you of the finished treats:
I hope these cute little mini art pieces gave you some inspiration. For your convenince, a list of the supplies I used is below. Thank you for crafting with me and Happy Holidays
Today I am back, and this time I am on a supply hunt. I am on the hunt for the perfect white pen to use in my art journals. Yes, the elusive mission of trying to find a good white pen that will work over medium and on dark journal pages. This post and hunt was prompted by a recent trip to Hobby Lobby in which I purchased some Gelly Roll pens, and some Ranger Letter It pens in the hopes of finding a good white art journaling pen. The funny part about that one that you see in my video is that I didn’t realize the “Letter It” pens were embossing pens. They were black with white caps, and my brain read “white pen.” So lesson learned. That just means though I’ll have to do a tutorial now comparing the Letter It embossing pens to the Versamark embossing pens. Oh darn!
In my testing and review I ended up comparing the Gelly Roll 08 by Sakura, The Dylusions Paint Pen in White linen and Two (2) white posca paint markers in a 3m and 5m size. I tried all these pens on a Dylusions journal page that had been painted black, a piece of black cardstock, a black Dylusions art journal tag that I had used distressed oxides on and the black Dylusions’s journal.
You can see the results live in my video here: Hunting for the best white art journaling pen
Below are the photo results of the testing:
Order of testing was: Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, 5m White Posca Paint Marker, 3m White Posca Paint Marker, Letter It pen then the Gelly Roll pen.
Order of testing was: Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, 5m White Posca Paint Marker, 3m White Posca Paint Marker,and then the Gelly Roll pen.
On the tag the dashes running down the right side and the circles are the Gelly Roll pen, the dashes across the top and flowers around the hole are the Dylusions White Linen paint pen, the lower part of the tag top zigzag is the 3m Posca White Paint Marker, and below that is the 5m Posca White Paint Marker.
From outer ring in was the Gelly Roll Pen, The Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, The 5m Posca White Paint Marker and lastly the 3M Posca White Paint Marker.
So my final opinion based on testing is that the Gelly Roll was really good I will be using that a lot. The Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen is always lovely when my patience allows it to work properly and the posca pens were okay, they tended to fade.
I hope this little review is helpful and gave you some ideas of what to and maybe not to buy if you were thinking about it. These could all act differently with other mediums under them. Part of the joy of journaling is exploring right!
Thanks for stopping by and happy journaling!
As always listed below are the list of supplies I used to create this page. Some are affiliate links, some are not. Any items bought thru the
affiliate links help support my Youtube channel and blog. I am not paid to promote these items, these are items I grab and use anyway,
so it’s just a little-added bonus that allows me to create and share with you.
Dylusions Paint Pens (White Linen)
http://bit.ly/2p241GZ (Ranger Ink)
Posca White Paint Pen (3m)
Posca White Paint Pen (5m.1)
Dylusions Black Creative Journal
http://bit.ly/2w126FT (Ranger Ink)
Dylusions Black Journaling Tag #12
http://bit.ly/2QmJuta (Ranger Ink)
Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
With the recent release of Alcohol Lift-Ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger there seems to be a revival of our love for alcohol inks, but with all new products come new questions. Recently I have published two videos to try and help answer or demo how to use certain papers with these products. The first video was testing alcohol ink on plan 5″ x 7″ white Alcohol Ink Yupo cardstock from Ranger. This video came from a question on my Youtube channel where a viewer wanted to know if there was a correct side to using the paper.
Here is the first video if you want to watch the quick demo: Is there a right side to the white cardstock Yupo Paper?
I did a feel test first and both sides felt the same. After testing we saw that the ink did react the same on both pages. It’s good quick watch if your interest in peaked.
Here is what the results looked like:
Now from this video, another fabulous question came up. How does the alcohol ink react on the translucent Yupo paper. Now I didn’t have any on hand, so I just had to stop by our new Hobby Lobby, coupon in hand, to grab a pack so I could test it out.
From there I did this second video: Testing Alcohol Inks on Yupo and Foil Tape Sheets
In that video, you will see I decided to use Alcohol Ink on three paper types. I had the White Yupo Cardstock, the Translucent Yupo Paper, and the Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets. I figured why not try a few at a time and see how they work. Once the testing was all dry I took out my Alcohol Lift-Ink and gave that a try as well. A two for one special. Below are some stills of the results. I think I may love the translucent Yupo paper now. The wheels are turning.
I hope these videos will help inspire you to grab your alcohol inks and try them on some new substrates for this upcoming fall and holiday season. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear and see what you use your alcohol inks for!
Below is the list of items I used in my video
Some items are affiliate links and any purchases
made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.
Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tool:
http://bit.ly/2oFxQx9 (Ranger Ink)
Alcohol Ink Mini Felt Applicator Refills:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger Ink)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – Translucent Sheets 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2NLGipm (Ranger Ink)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets (Adhesive Back)
http://bit.ly/2wGbvDi (Ranger Ink)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper- White Cardstock 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2Ld6lrK (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2N3onty (Ranger Ink)
Alcohol Blending Solution
http://bit.ly/2KYnuFj (Ranger Ink)
Alcohol Inks (Valencia, Amethyst, Citrus)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger Ink)
Happy Wednesday folks!
It’s that time again. I saw a late night post releasing the August Mystery Box by Ranger Ink and I jumped at the chance to have it again. What a great treat to come home to in the middle of a hectic week. I couldn’t wait to open it and I was not disappointed. Lots of great craft supplies to use this coming fall and holiday season. Check it out below and I hope you can snag one next month too!!!
Here is the video: Ranger Ink August Mystery Box Unboxing
Here are some goodie photos:
Here is my affiliate link to the Ranger site Ranger Ink Industries In case you want to go shopping (It helps support my website and Youtube channel, just a fun bonus to playing with supplies I already love! 🙂 )
Items in August Box:
Dylusions Large Cobweb Border Stamp/Stencil Combo
Dylusions Dear Santa Clear Stamps
Ranger Black Cardstock 10 sheets 8 1/2 x 11
Distress Stain in Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass
Stickles in Purple and Gunsmoke
Clear Fabric Medium
Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Copper and Biscotti
Stickles glitter glue in Silver and Gold
Stickles Dry Fine Glitter in Thistle and Platinum
Ranger, Liquid pearls in lime green
Thanks for stopping by I hope you snag one next month! If you do tag me would love to see what you get and what you do with it.