“Quiet” Art Journal Page- Mission Inspiration 2018 August Mid-Month prompts

“Quiet” Art Journal Page- Mission Inspiration 2018 August Mid-Month prompts

Welcome,

Happy Wednesday folks. Today I am back with an art journal share. This is another art journal page that comes from prompts from the monthly Mission Inspiration facebook group I am in, run by Mike Deakin. The mid-month prompts really offer a challenge or more freedom, depending on how you look at it. All you get for these is a word and no other guidelines. For some, this may make it harder, or for others easier. I find it’s a great way to break a blank page. If you are in your art journal and that white page is really glooming at you, stop and walk away. Grab your favorite book or magazine, open to a page and read. A word can easily jar your creativity tree and an idea will fall loose and onto the page of your journal. This month’s mid-month prompt was “Quite”. When I think of quiet I think of a cozy corner with a magazine, a good cup of coffee and just some much needed me time. That is where I went with this month’s prompt. I based it around a photo I have of me from 2014 sipping a really good cup of coffee in a coffee house. It also gave me a great chance to try out some of my new distress oxide colors like ground espresso!. It was quick, fun and just what I needed to scratch that afternoon journal itch.

I hope the page will give you some inspiration and a new way of tackling those blank white pages.

You can find the video on my youtube channel here: August Mid Month Mission Inspiration “Quite”.

Here are some shots of the page:

 

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.

Affiliate Links:

Canson XL Media Journal
http://bit.ly/2vh0pUe (Blick Art Supplies)

Dina Wakley “Hey You” Stencil
http://bit.ly/2OZUjRg (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nu3nkO (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
http://bit.ly/2ML2fZd (Blitsy)

Distress Oxide- Antique Linen
http://bit.ly/2Pn41NL (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2MqXlAA (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2L9mr1k (Joggles)

Distress Oxide- Broken China
http://bit.ly/2N0gSUJ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2PncvVh (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2L6BZmp (Joggles)

Distress Oxide- Old Paper
http://bit.ly/2MrIcz6 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2MzOWdd (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2nPKsBe (Joggles)

Distress Oxide – Iced Spruce
http://bit.ly/2OOuQcS (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2BwYvFo (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MzUpRw (Joggles)

Distress Oxide- Ground Espresso

http://bit.ly/2BpYxil (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2L7tEir (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2wdaYZg (Joggles)

Distress Oxide- Walnut Stain
http://bit.ly/2KkYGUg (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2ttyZL4 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2lycAI7 (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:

Tim Holtz Classics #6 Stamp set
http://bit.ly/2Cbs67X (Stampers Anonymous)

Tim Holtz Newsprint & Type CMS266
http://bit.ly/2NL4MiW (Stampers Anonymous)

Visible Image (UK)
Ink Splats clear stamp set
http://bit.ly/2wS0uj5

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Tis the season for Yupo Paper and Alcohol Inks, but how do you use them

Tis the season for Yupo Paper and Alcohol Inks, but how do you use them

Good Morning,

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!

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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.

Affiliate Links:

Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tool:
http://bit.ly/2oFxQx9 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Q7SC59 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2LX8y6T (Joggles)

Alcohol Ink Mini Felt Applicator Refills:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Ch2mXy (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NOMuge (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – Translucent Sheets 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2NLGipm (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Q6dHwq (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets (Adhesive Back)
http://bit.ly/2wGbvDi (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2PwGOIc (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper- White Cardstock 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2Ld6lrK (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2uuEA3s (Blitsy)

Alcohol Lift-Ink
http://bit.ly/2N3onty (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2LWr9zP (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NNHw43 (Joggles)

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

Alcohol Inks (Valencia, Amethyst, Citrus)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2L5klDS (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KXnG3r (Joggles)

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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:https://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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