Friday, February 17, 2017

Art Journal: Creativity Takes Courage by Cheetarah


Hi everyone, I'm back this week with some more Banksy inspiration, this time for our February challenge. I made the art journal page in my pocket journal based on this month's mood board which is this:

Isn't it fantastic?? Words like reds, oranges, greens, blues, pinks, purples... ALL the colors! Spray paint, art, graffiti, artists, surrealism, banksy, stripes, splatters, drips, dots and more inspired me to take some fun stamps and my distress paints and play! A list of stamps and materials are at the bottom of this post. 


I took a page on which I already had some paint and texture on and dabbed some more distress paints in well, ALL the colors and had it run over the page from left to right. I dabbed them straight on the paper  and used a mini mister to get the paint run. Did this in layers and dried each time so the paint wouldn't get mixed/muddy. Then took some fun mixed media / texture stamps and stamped them randomly on the page with Staz-On inks. Then took out my Dali Stamp and worked out on where I wanted him placed with a stamped image on a clear sheet. 


Before I did that I wanted to convey a graffiti sprayed wall and used some Paper Artsy fresco paint in Hint of Mint the middle and with a mini mister I let some watery paint drip down. On it I stamped the "create art every day" phrase with Staz-On jet black. I spattered some of that fresco paints over the page as well as Liquitex black and gold INKS! I adhered Dali to the page and then into my pocket journal. Here are some detail shots:

I noticed the page I was working on had some script text with modeling paste on it as well which gave a lovely sub texture under all the layers of paints. Fun thing to discover :)

I added some black distress crayon to outline the page after I adhered it in my journal.

Create art every day!!

Hope this inspired you to play along with this month's challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Stamps used:

Others: 
Staz-On Jet black, royal purple, cherry black, mustard, rusty brown, azure, cactus green 
Distress paints fired brick, wilted violet, blueprint sketch, mustard seed, twisted citron, fossilized amber 
Fresco paints Hint of Mint 
Liquitex inks Black and gold 
Alcohol markers
Distress Crayon in black



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Challenge Inspiration by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

It's Susanne here and I'd like to share two Artist Trading Cards today. I used our monthly challenge theme as my inspiration.


 I love the stripes and the turquoise colour splashes!

I cut two 2.5" x 3.5" cards from heavy weight watercolor cardstock. I used a pink acrylic spray to give it some color. While this dried, I picked a gelli printed deli paper with orange hues and cut it to strips. I adhered those with Gel Medium and added some texture with the Dictonary Page, after it was dry. Now it was time to stamp the main images (Whimsical Horned Boy, Whimsical Lettered Man ). I used StazOn Jet Black ink. Of course I wanted to have these gorgeous turquoise splatters on my ATCs. I used Dylusions Paint "Vibrant Turquoise", thinned it down with a little bit of water, and added the splatters with a brush.
I used WOW! Opaque White powder to add the title and the sewing border on this card.

I added some doodling to this card with an acrylic fineliner.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to enter our February challenge!
xx Susanne.

http://clayscrapkreativ.blogspot.de/

Supplies:
Viva Las VegaStamps!:
Whimsical Horned Boy
She was a dreamer
Whimsical Lettered Man
Sawtooth Stitching Lines
Dictonary Page 
WOW! Opaque Bright White powder
Gelli Plate
StazOn Inks

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Born to Be Wild



HI, hi!!  Michele here with a quick gelli print background technique for a fun Banksy card.

Let's jump right in and get started!


You might notice I took some inpiration from this months inspiration challenge...you still have time to link up!


I have been using my gelli plate a LOT lately...I LOVE the background I can create with it.


I used Dina Wakley acrylic paint and a brayer to put a nice layer of paint on my plate.


Then lay your paper right in the paint and apply pressure all over to pick up the paint.  You can also lay a stencil in the paint first to get an awesome pattern.


Don't clean you stencil right away though becasue there is still precious paint on it to apply another layer on you background.  This stencil is an Um Wow Studios creation!


I always like to create multiples, I mean while you are all painty your might as well!!


When everything is dry and trimmed the stamping begins!

I used my white Signo pen to add some doodling.

Marioneete Girl is stamped in archival ink and then heat embossed with Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.


You will also notice some splatters!!  Done with the same Dina Wakely paint.


Now...we are also hosting a swap over at Viva Las VegaStamps!  If you visit our Groupies Facebook page you will find an event with details.  There is a short window to get involved in this months OR we will have another one starting in March.

Our February theme is Bansky and we are swapping mail art.  I made some envelopes inspired by our inspiration challenge also.

Join us PLEASE!!!  We love a good swap!!

Until next ime...get inky (or painty-LOL).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Banksy takes over the post again!

Hello Again!
Welcome back to another Mail Art Monday!



Today I want to share the Envelopes I made for the VLVS Banksy Mail Art swap on the
(I hope some of you joined in!)


To start I created a pair of A2 sized envelopes using my Envelope punch board and some blue watercolor looking scrapbook paper.  

Next I stamped all 3 of my Banksy stamps in black Stazon ink. (stamps listed below)



I masked off my address block, with an business card that I often use as a mask. 
(Hence the ink all already all over it...lol)
I traced around this with a black Micron pen.

Now to enhance the blue color, I used Distress inks in salty ocean and tumbled glass. 
The stencil I used was by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous (THMS055)


Next, I added a few flicks of picket fence and black soot distress stains. 
After I removed the mask I added a few doodles around the inside of the address lock with my white gel pen and a black Micron. 


I hope you all enjoy these fun envelopes, and I hope you feel inspired to get inky!



Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

She flies with her own wings

Hello everybody,

Today I am sharing a mini art journal spread. It took some time to make this because I started with totally different colours, decided I didn't like it and had to paint it over ! Oh well, happens sometimes doesn't it.


I painted the pages with 2 shades of green, a blue and a purple acrylic paint. I used Amsterdam but you could of course use whatever you have. I did mix in a little white here and there to get a gradient. 
I stamped the circles with white paint. Normally I would use VersaMark ink and white embossing powder but I didn't want to heat up the left page too much as I was afraid for the paint on the other side to bubble... 




Next I stamped the typewriter keys with black ink. I always think you have to have black and white on your pages. The face was stamped on photo paper with StaZon; I don't know why I did that because card stock and Archival would have worked just as well. 

I also stamped the sentiment several times on a piece of paper which I then punched circles off. I was going to use it as it was but decided to colour them the same as the background because they stood out to much. 
I adhered everything else to the page and added some thread under the face and that was it ! 



Here's a detail of the stamped image with white paint. It looks totally different to when you use ink or embossing powder. 



Here's a detail of this lovely face. 

I used the following stamps for these pages:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Don't Waste Time Being Normal - Art Journal Page by Fiona

Hello VLVS peeps! Fiona here with you today to share a little art journal spread I have created. I also have a little step through picture process for you.


I had no idea what I was creating when I started this and I'll teach you the value of gesso at about step Five!

 To begin with, I knew I wanted to use the UmWOW Studio star stencil as I wanted to create a sky effect. I masked the pages off so I didn't get a sharp edge line from the edge of the stencil when I sprayed. It sort of worked LOL


 I also flipped the stencil over and used up the extra spray that had accumulated on the top and pressed out down to make a revers pattern of the stars across the middle of the page. So you can see that my "star sky" was now all over my page .... Oh well ....


I rectified this slightly by adding some different pigment ink colours through the stencil. I made sure I chose a darker color too so it would stand out just in the sky area. Again there was so much ink left on top of the stencil that I just couldn't bear to waste so I got out my baby wipe and wiped it across the stencil and created another layer of stars.


I applied some gesso lightly to the areas I wanted to stamp on. This helps the stamped image stand out but also gives the ink some tooth to grip onto. This is where I stuffed up...... I stamped an image of the boy in the boat no worries but the glider .... well let's just say this is the point where gesso is your friend! Now I have clouds in my sky!!


I emphasised the "ocen" part of my page with some more spray but rather than spraying it, I simply added it via the dip stick.


Some more stamping .... of course ..... because once you start you just can't stop. I used my title or quote stamp to create not just a title but also a part of the ocean. I love doing this with stamps.


Then I got all fancy and added some texture! This is a mixture of 1 part Glossy Accents and 1 part water. It makes a really runny sticky glue. Then I add some micro beads and mix it all up. This allows them to be added to the page easily with my brush..... the hard part is leaving it all to dry!


While I waited .... I did some more stencilling with some heavy gesso to add some textured stars to the top of my page. When it was all dry I traced around some of the stars and added some black gesso lightly over the top (now it was night time!) and I drew in some waves in the ocean with a graphite pencil ... a 4B I think .. nice and soft.


And then it was pretty much all done.


 A few black ink splatters to finish it off and I had made something LOL!


VLVStamps used:

I hope you enjoyed my little creation. See you all again soon xx