September 26, 2016

Circles and Butterflies create happy thoughts!


Hello dear friends!
Today I'm sharing a new page I created in my Denim Journal
 for Finnabair CT with a video tutorial.

I really love that I can add more and more pages in there and they can be worked out of the journal - it makes my job easier!

For my page I used watercolor paper which I cut to Denim's size. I incorporated the two things I enjoy most having on my journal pages: butterflies and circles.

The circles are the leftovers from a chipboard board I had in my stash and I used my favorite shades of Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints to color them.


In order to create a mixed media background I used Heavy White Gesso with stamps to create texture (you will see this technique in my video below) and Modeling Paste with the Honeycomb Stencil. I also used some clear stamps with black Archival Ink.


The butterfly is handmade and I love this tiny Star Brad I used to decorate it, it's so cute!
For my quote I used a die cut element from the 7Dots Studio Verano Azul collection, as well a sticker with a big star to embellish my page with some black thread.

Last thing to do was to glue three Melange Art Pebbles to add more interest to my page. Luckily I found in the jar the perfect size of pebble to fit the chipboard circles. I love how they look in there!

In the video I made especially for you, you can watch how I put together this journal page.


***you can visit this post for full supplies list with links.

I hope you got some inspiration from toady's project and create your own page in your Denim Journal!

Thank you for visiting
Have a lovely crafty day!
xxx
Athanasia

September 24, 2016

Black art journal page for Prima guest spot

Hello :)
I'm sharing my new page for my Denim Journal I created for Prima
based on new Finnabair Art Recipe.
Our NEW Finnabair Art Recipe for September includes a wonderful mixture of sparkling
All of these products are absolutely amazing by themselves, but adding them together creates something even more special.

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 I always enjoy working on black background - Black Gesso is my best friend! I used it to paint the whole page and added Gold Crackle Paste with the Honeycomb Stencil to add more texture. I used the Acrylic Paint-Opal Magic Blue-Gold to paint a few spots here and there with the Silicon Brush 1' and made splashes with Heavy White Gesso.


To embellish my page, I used a piece from the Vintage Center Mechanicals and some Mini Roman Numerals. I also created my own embellishment circles with a stamp from the Cling Stamps set - Tea on the Deck, velum paper and black embossing powder. 
As a center piece, I used a black feather which I painted with my favorite colors of Mica Powders. I sprayed some water on the feather and applied the powders with a paintbrush. As a final touch I spread Gold Leaf and Frosted Mica Flakes all over the cluster. I used the 3D Gloss Gel to attach them. When my page was dry, I added it into my Denim Journal.



Thank you for visiting
Have a lovely crafty day!

xxx
Athanasia

September 17, 2016

Art journaling with Gel Press and Vivids

Happy Sunday dear friends!
Today I'm sharing a video tutorial on how to create this art journal page 
with amazing ColourArte products and the Gel Press!

ColourArte products: 

African Jade Vivid Ultra Metallic
True-Silver Vivid
TW-222 African Jade
TW-256 Tahitian Blue
TW-242 Meridian Blue
TW-165 Siam White


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Stamps by Finnabair
Stickers by 7Dots Studio
Chipboard by 2Crafty






I hope you will enjoy my video and get inspired! 
Don't forget to leave me a comment, as well give me thumbs up on my You Tube channel  :)


Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!
xxx 
Athanasia