Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

I have recently started a new art journal. It has a cover with images I don’t really like because they don’t have an artsy look. So I decided to create a new cover! I first had to cover the images that were on the journal so I painted it with three coats of gesso. Then I sprayed it with different colors using different stencils. Don’t forget to dry the layers when you work otherwise they will be one big blur. I added more color with Gelatos that I rubbed with my finger. Finally I added embellishments. Some of the embellishments were hand made with Mod Podge mold and melt. A really easy and fun technique to create your own embellishment. I didn’t just want to write art journal on the cover so I added a quote about art by Pablo Picasso with a pen nib and black ink. That is a great way to write on a treated surface like …

Steampunk Metal Man Box

You already know I love creating crafts with a steampunk look. This time I thought why not take it a little bit further and create a 3D craft which will have a steampunk style. Since I’ve been creating Father’s Day videos all week as part of a DT assignment I got that theme stuck in my head and decided to create a masculine project. I first covered a chipboard box with torn pieces of patterned paper. Then I started working on the steampunk metal man. I used an old car light bulb for the body and some flat head screws for the legs. I attached it all together making sure it’s balanced so the metal man could stand. I created the head from a bottle cap and the face from clock parts. I attached the head to the body and let it dry. Then I added the hands from the same screws as the legs and embellished the body with more clock parts and gears. …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: 42 is just a number

I’ll be celebrating my birthday on Monday and I’ll be 42 years old. I don’t know why but it feels kind of old. I know in my head I’m young but I loo back at all the things I’ve done and it seems like it’s not enough… So I decided to create an art journal page to cheer myself up and remind myself that 42 is just a number!   I started with creating a numbered texture on white cardstock with Spellbinders M-bossabilities Letters and Numbers folder. I tore some pieces and glued them to the page with gel medium. Then I covered the page with gesso. I sprayed the page with spray paints and then enhanced the color with matching distress inks. I added more numbers with two sizes of numbers stamps. Finally I cut the number 42 from patterned paper and added color with the same distress inks I used for the background. I wrote the sentence on a …

Having Fun with Burlap

I recently got the 6X6 Burlap Paper stack by MME and decided to play with it. I tried different materials and techniques on it and I have some conclusions. I sprayed the first page with color sprays. I have to say the shimmer is only slightly showing because the burlap is basically a type of fabric with large holes that absorbs all the shimmer. However paper glues to it with no problems. Foe some reason burlap reminded me of vintage so I embellished all the pages with a vintage look patterned paper scraps. The second page was stenciled with acrylic paint. I recommend using a large stencil pattern because a smaller pattern will not be visible. The last page was sprayed and finger colored with acrylic paint. I also added more paint with Gelatos. I cut a burlap with a Large Sizzix die, which worked beautifully. However I also tried cutting the burlap with a Spellbinders die and that didn’t work at …

Interactive pockets mini album

You all know how much I love creating interactive mini albums, well…this case is no different. This time it’s a Basically Bare DT project with the Krafty Keepsakes vintage mini album, which is a really fun envelope mini album that is just waiting to be played with! First I had to remove the rings binding so it’ll be easier to work with the envelopes and later cover them with paper. Then I started to create my pockets. The idea was to add more pockets to the original pocket which is the envelope itself. I folded each envelope in a different way creating 4 interactive pages full of pockets. Then I started covering them with Bo Bunny The Avenues patterned paper. Finally I added embellishments from the collection as well as metal clocks, tabs and Prima flowers. I also created tags for journaling to go into the tags. Make sure to watch the step by step video tutorial to see how …

Altered Steampunk Notebook

Altering things is so much fun and environmentally good because instead of throwing stuff away you reuse them, upgrade them and alter them into something new and exciting! I always have a small notebook with me to write ideas, doodle things and make lists, so instead of living it as it was I altered it into a steampunk extravaganza. This is a DT project for Spellbinders that I had a lot of fun creating!                                 Steampunk is basically a genre in art that combines Victorian age machines and mechanical parts with fantasy, science fiction and more to create art. So to create the steampunk look I used clock parts, springs, metal parts and embellishments in a collage of “moving” parts. I also created a dark look to the cover to enhance that look.                           …

Mixed Media Canvas layout

Hi crafty friends! I want to share with you a really fun project I created for Basically Bare… a canvas layout. This is not a layout on a framed canvas but a layout on a 12X12 canvas fabric for scrapbooking! This is so much fun to play with… For those of you who never created a page from canvas let me assure you it’s not as scary as it might look. You just need to look at it as working with a 12X12 paper, add all the fun things you can do with it that you can’t do with paper and you get the perfect mix for an amazing project! I started by unpicking slits I made in the canvas. That created a really cool look of unraveled threads that you can’t get when distressing or tearing paper. I did the same thing on all three edges of the canvas. Then I sprayed the canvas with different color sprays. At this point it’s important to remember …

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