Funky Fairy Houses – an art journal page

Feeling like a bit of creative play this weekend? Why not join me at Bella Paperie this Sunday for an art journal class?

 

We will be creating a cute page full of funky fairy houses. Don’t worry, if you don’t think you can draw houses (even though you so can!) I do have a plan for you. If you don’t wish to draw fairy houses then the techniques will work just as well with something else (mushrooms, owls, flowers), just bring some alternative inspiration material. Spend a bit of time on Pinterest and you are sure to find something to inspire you.

 

We will be working in an A4 sized journal and please have on hand –

  • a variety of collage papers – scrapbook papers or book papers will work perfectly. We won’t be using napkins this time around though.
  • a couple of your favourite stencils with small patterns
  • a variety of mark making tools like lids will be useful
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • Liquitex matt medium
  • palette knife
  • approx. 1” wide brush
  • variety of smaller brushes including approx. #4 round if you don’t have paint pens
  • scissors/X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • rubber
  • black permanent pens in a variety of widths if you have them
  • paint pens/markers in a variety of colours, if you have them
  • coloured pencils, markers or permanent markers will be handy
  • white Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • 2–3 matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect).
  • small sponges for paint
  • spray bottle
  • non–stick craft mat
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • container for water
  • heat tool
  • gloves

N.B. Please ensure you bring ‘matt’ paints along – glossy ones tend to stick in an art journal

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, April 2nd and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

Hello Flutterbye!

Come join the Stampendous Blog Hop……

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are using the very versatile Flutterbye stamp designed by Laurel Burch.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye

 

I’ve created a bright, watercoloured card to inspire you. These cards are so quick and easy to make but look like you might have spent hours on them.

  • Start your card by stamping the image onto some watercolour paper using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.
  • Once cool, get out your watercolours and swish some colour over the image.
  • Once the paper is dry add a greeting. I’ve added a simple ‘Hello’ from the Stampendous Happy Messages set.
  • Give the butterfly a bit of bling with some self-adhesive gemstones.
  • To finish the card, tie with some ribbon in a contrasting colour, mat with complimentary cardstock and attach to a card front.

Make sure you also pop over to the other blogs to see what the designers have created –

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the March blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of March. The prize will be LBCP001 Cling Flutterbye rubber stamp.

Good luck!

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Butterfly art journal page

I’m happiest when immersed in creative play and I’m lucky to be able to share this through social media and in person classes. This coming Sunday I will be teaching how to create this page using a range of different techniques and a couple of mystery kitchen staples.

 

I’d love you to join me! Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911. Class costs $30 and you will need to book.

 

We will be working in an A4 sized art journal and please have on hand:

  • Dylusions spray inks, please bring whatever inks that are non-shimmery you would like to use. I used yellow, pink & orange sprays but anything non-shimmery will work
  • A couple of your favourite stencils that feature patterns of different sizes which you can use for stencilling with texture paste.
  • Butterfly stencil if you have one or something with an image you would like to add to your page.
  • Shimmery watercolour powders that will be used to paint the butterflies or image of our choice. Lindy’s or Ken Oliver metallic powders are perfect. I will have a limited number of both to share.
  • I’ll bring the quote I have used on my sample printed onto paper, but if you would like to use something different please bring along small stamps, stickers, rubbons for use.
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • Palette knife
  • 1” wide brush
  • Variety of smaller brushes
  • Soft lead pencil (6-8B) & eraser
  • Black permanent pen
    White Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • Gift card for scraping paint
  • spray water bottle
  • Paint palette
  • Non–stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Container for water
  • Heat tool
  • Gloves if you don’t wish to get colour on your hands

Thanks to everyone who entered the Aussie Stampendous blog hop competition last week – congratulations to Crece Thomas!

Stampendous Pink Your Life Blog Hop

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are featuring a cute Pink Your Life set, designed by Nicoletta Zanella called Whisper Wall. I love this sweet quartet of pretty girls; I can just imagine them chattering away.

This month I decided the quirky hats needed a touch of paper piecing so here are some steps to create my card:

  • stamp image onto white cardstock and colour with pencils, leave the hats white for the next step.
  • stamp just the ‘hats’ portion of the image onto a variety of patterned paper and trimmed out the hats.
  • glue the hats over the stamped image and you are ready to layer up the card.
  • angle the main image a touch for a bit of difference.
  • stamp the greeting ‘Hello’ from SSC109 Happy Messages onto the patterned paper layer.
  • give the greeting a bit of pop by drawing some lines around it with a black pen.

Make sure you also pop over to Julie’s blog, The Stencil Specialists, Dot Leathbridge’s blog Ink Art Designs and Donna’s blog, Luv2Emboss to check out what they have created for the hop!

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the February blog hop post during February 20 to 25. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after February 25th. The prize will be PLCP008 Whisper Wall Cling Rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Stampendous Sunflowers – An Aussie Blog Hop

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. As I mentioned in my last post, I will be designing some inspiration cards for the regular blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

 

This month we are featuring the brand-new set of stamps and dies featuring beautiful sunflowers. These stamps and dies are so easy to use – the dies take away all that painful fussy cutting, so you get more creative time.

Make sure you pop over to Julie’s blog, The Stencil Specialists and visit Dot Leathbridge’s blog Ink Art Designs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the January blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after January 31st. The prize will be CRS5094 Sunny Vase Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5094 Sunny Vase Die Set.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.