Thursday, 7 September 2017

My busy messy mind....

My brain has been in creative overdrive here are some the projects I have on the go right now

I am working on two albums right now, this is the first one it is all about Da Vinci also working on designing a bunch of chipboard, I did designed this cover.  Super happy how this worked out, I created in corel draw then printed onto pattern paper (Prima Vintage Emporium)

Once printed on pattern paper (with a toner printer)  I ran through minc with foil.  This turned out fantastic, at this point I wasn't sure if I wanted to leave as if or color.

I decided to color and love how it turned out, the picture doesn't do it justice it doesn't highlight the wonderful shimmer of the foil.  I painted with distress ink and a water pen, gives it a more old vintage feel, plus the color is transparent so you can see the pattern underneath.  I know there is a circle missing there is a reason... but I haven't gotten that far yet.


Here is a close up- so cool.



Project 1, I am making a 3-D church that will be surrounded by a wreath with paper flowers, I want to make the windows look like stain glass, with light inside. I also designed this in CorelDraw then had it cut with a laser engraver and chipboard.



Album 2
I designed a bunch of new chipboard colleges, all travel based, with a geometric edge, arrows, and delicate details.  Click on the name and it will take you directly to my etsy store.

Catch A Wave



Ellipse

Geocaching
Like this one too.


Geometric Earth



Looking Eye



Looking Glass



Mountaintop Flip



Shoot for the Moon



Surf the Wave
I think this is my favorite.




Time Travel



















Thursday, 31 August 2017

Challenge #40

September already, Alex goes back to school on Tuesday September 5 summer went way to fast.  This month's challenge at Mixed Media Monthly is Vintage
Here is the mood board

The month's sponsor is Funkie Junkie Boutique

My creation- an art journal page.  I went with a collage page using paper scrapes, rub ons, sewing, wire, thread, stencil and paint.  This a page for an album I am working on.


Before the picture was added, I stamped bird from Rubber Dance Stamps then colored with pencil crayons and fuzzy cut.  I sponged alchemy paints through a checker stencil, once dry move stencil and sponged with white paint into negative space to make a checkerboard.


Close up of bird, stitching along side of pic, I think sewing always gives a vintage feel.


I used yarn and wire to create texture I love texture.

The finished page has a side flip.


Will a mini folder and envelope.


 Inside is two kraft envelopes.



Get ready for a bunch of pictures, here is the completed album

Page 1 and 2


Mini paper bag album with tags
Flip Flap with photo card

Page 3 and 4


 Pull out album behind bingo card

Pull out journaling card


Flip Flap with mini folder album inside, on the outside is a pull out journaling card.

Page 5 and 6

There is a pull out journaling card on outside of side flip.  Opened side flip


Flip Flap with mini folder album inside.
Flip Flap with two large envelopes inside, there is also a pull out journaling card on front.


Page 7 and 8
Left side is an art journal page with a pull out journaling card.

Here is binder clip with folder album lots of room to add more pages.  Along the top is dome vials to add some memories like sand, or ocean water.



Head on over Mixed Media Monthly and join the challenge.





Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Art Journal Continues...

Here are the next two pages for my Art Journal Album, for this project I am trying to mix art journaling with more structured pages so far I am not sure if it is working.  I am entering this page for Mixed Media Warriors- Challenge #19 Vintage and Old School.

I liked the colors and floral design on teapot.



I have a weakness for large floral print, I made a mini album with a small paper bag, then a flip flap.  So right now super structured!


Inside the flip flap I art journaled added tissure paper and pattern paper strips, cover with clear gesso.

Add some sepia acrylic paint along paper edges and outside edges, wipe off the excess with a baby wipe. Add some lindy's color- starting to look old.


Add some rub ons, fibers, alchemy paint and sewing.


Finished left side.

Finished right side.

Opened mini album.

who would know there is all that color, texture, and messiness underneath.  This is the left side of album.


This is the right side of album.  I am trying to bring in the pattern paper along with some flip flap and pull cards to make the album work as one. Hopefully I have time this weekend to keep on working maybe once it is done i will be able to tell if it works as a coherent album.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Abstract Art Journal

Hello there, its been awhile summer is busy!  We just spent the week at home on a stay-vac and it was fantastic, I have decided away holidays are for the kids but kind of hell for the adults (fighting kids, not enough sleep, driving etc...) now a stay-vac that's for the parents I got stuff done around the house and hung out in the scraproom.  Right now i am working on a art journal album, mixing art journalling with  flip and flaps.  Entering this for Challenge #57 at 13arts- Abstract Art- when i think abstract art I think free flowing, large color blocks, and no strcuture.

I started with a blank sheet of cardstock added some tissue wrap, and ripped up pattern paper. Cover the entire sheet with clear gesso, next around the edges and paper edges smear with sepia acrylic paint, wipe off excess.


Add some sparkle with Lindy's, I like to splatter on color with a paintbrush or spray nozzle then spray with water and move around page with heat gun.


Add some color dots with alchemy paints, add photo and ephemera ink around edges.  Add some rub ons.


Final page, I added some sewing around dots, along bottom and sewed on some fibers.  Around the photo i added some wire, and brads.  In the bottom corner is a flip flap, it has mini folders inside and a pull card on top.



Flip flap open.


I really like how this page ended up looking like an abstract vintage combination journal page.  Really organic looking not at all structured.


My favorite part!!!


Photo cluster, I added alchemy gold wax around picture, again everything is very organic/ hippy like!