I have been playing with watercolours, ink and heat embossing today.
This was my fun, colourful project for day 2 of the YouTube artist/crafters event #lovesummerart.
To me Summer is about bright colours, flowers, butterflies and also warmer days where I can go out without having to don my winter coat, thermal gloves and hat ;)
We don't get a lot of warm dry days here in Scotland.
I would love to hear what Summer means to you.
Anyway here is my project. I hope you like seeing these pretty tags.
I also have a video of how these tags were made so please do check that out.
Yesterday afternoon I had fun making a simple frame page in my altered children's board book.
I wanted to make something that was quick and easy, but at the same time, would help me use up some of my scrap drop paper and stamp off pieces. They make interesting, but messy looking backgrounds - What fun!
Here is the result of my fun afternoon :)
Thankfully the finished page looks a lot different from my random glueing down of scraps. It did start of looking very chaotic. I had my doubts about this page at this stage...but I think that about all my pages when I first start them ;)
I let the page dry before continuing on.
Next I decided to give it a thin coat of whitewash. I used plain old white acrylic paint and used water to thin the paint down. Once I felt the paint was thin enough, I applied one coat to my page, then dried and trimmed up the rough edges around the page.
Once this stage was dried, I looked out some scrapbook paper. I chose a 6 x 6 sheet from a Wild rose studio paper pack called Peach blossom. It was very handy that my book is also square shaped and larger than the paper pack, so I didn't have to do any measuring and cutting. Don't you just love it when things happen that way :)
All I had to do was centre it and glue it down.
I had my central panel and fancy frame around it.
Then the fun of completing the page could begin.
As you can see from the first picture, I did a little finger painting in black around the edge of the page. That really helped in making the frame stand out. I outlined the central panel with a black sharpie marker and did some scallop doodling around that.
To finish the page, I added one of my hand painted doodle flowers (I have a YouTube tutorial on how to make these. I will post it at the end of this post)
I drew a stem and leaves with a black sharpie marker. I wanted to stay with the non coloured look, so no green leaves for this little lovely :)
Next, I added some stamped butterflies using jet black StazOn ink
The butterflies are a set by Stampin' Up called papilon potpourri.
I also lightly stamped parts of the butterflies around my frame.
The last thing to be done was to add a sentiment.
I had my doubts at the start of this page but now I am really happy with the results. It's a simple page but it was great fun and that's how art should be :)
I hope you like this page too.
Thank you for reading.
Greetings from central Scoland. It's a grey day outside, so I will be brightening things up for myself by working on some art projects.
Today I wanted to share with you my latest completed work, which is page 1 of an altered children's board book. I was inspired to take on this altered book project by Ilene McInnes on YouTube.
My first page is a mixed media acrylic painting of a girl :)
I have a video playlist of speed painting this page Video playlist
A variety of mediums were used to create her, including acrylic paint, gesso, markers, pencils, stencils and mod podge to seal the page.
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I have finally finished this mixed media piece. I threw everything at it - watercolour crayons and pencils, watercolour sealant, normal pencils, markers, acrylic paint, modelling paste, homemade texture paste, stamps, heat embossing, stencils, lace, scrapbook paper, liquid pearls and embellishments lol. It was a lot of fun. Finished it off with a coat of mod podge to seal :D
I hope you like her :)