Art Journal, Bella Paperie, Darkroom Door, Darkroom Door Stamps, Mixed media

Perfectly Imperfect – Lotus bloom art journal class

Our lives are never perfect so why do we expect our art journals to be?

Robyn Wood - Perfectly Imperfect art journal page - Lotus bloom

 

This Sunday I will be teaching a class that focuses on some simple tricks to keep that inner critic at bay while creating a soothing art journal page featuring a trio of lotus blooms.

While we create, you will immerse yourself in having some colourful, painty fun in your art journal. We will paint, stamp, stencil and sketch away to create a page that will bring a patch of calm to your weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you already art journal – bring along your usual kit, if not check the requirements list below for a guide on what to bring. You will need an approx. A4 sized journal to begin with – please check in store for details.

 

Supplies list:

  • I will provide you with the reference images of lotus flowers that I have used. If you would like to paint something different please bring along some images to use and you will need a main image approx. 13cm across plus a single or two smaller images approx. 4cm across. Profile type images will work best.
  • a couple of your favourite stencils, some with open patterns plus text, numbers or words
  • Liquitex white gesso
  • texture paste
  • palette knife
  • approx. 1” wide brush
  • variety of smaller brushes including a small fine one
  • graphite paper or similar if you wish to trace a flower instead of drawing one
  • pencil & rubber
  • Stabilo pencil if you have one
  • black permanent pen
  • white Sharpie paint pen or white gel pen
  • matt acrylic paints in warm & cool colours plus a deep blue and black (Distress & Dylusions paints are perfect). You will need the main colours for your flowers plus some others that are in the opposite colour family.
  • small sponges for paint
  • texture type stamps if you have them. I have used chicken wire & mesh from Darkroom Door.
  • clear Versamark ink & white embossing powder if you have them.
  • non–stick craft mat
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • container for water
  • heat tool
  • gloves

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 10am – 2pm, May 7th and costs $30 with some supplies provided.

Bella Paperie, Card making, Darkroom Door Stamps, Gelatos

Mixed Media Card Class – Come & learn all about Gelatos

This Thursday, April 27 I will be teaching a mixed media themed class at Bella Paperie where you can learn more about the luscious Gelatos from Faber-Castell.

We will be stamping on fabric, stencilling, spritzing and smooshing to create a unique set of cards using a bunch of techniques that can be used over and over again.

 

Supplies to bring –

  • If you already have Gelatos, please bring them along, Ranger Distress Crayons are a suitable option if you have them instead.
  • Usual cardmaking kit including foam adhesive & liquid glue
  • Black archival ink
  • Fine permanent black pen (optional)
  • Distressing tool
  • Small spatula
  • Paint brush for gesso Variety of small brushes
  • Water container
  • Paint palette
  • Spray bottle
  • Baby wipes
  • If you would like to save waiting you are encouraged to bring your own stencils. I will be using the Tim Holtz Bubble, The Crafters Workshop Mini Spikey Circles & Craft Emotions Poppy Fields stencils. Other stencils with floral patterns and ones with random patterns will also work well with the technique.

Bella Paperie is located at Shop 33, 302 South Pine Road, Brendale. Phone 3205 5911 to book. Class runs 9.30am – 12.30pm, April 27th and costs $25.

Card making, Inspiration, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

Come play with the whales – an Aussie Blog Hop for Stampendous Stamps!

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be creating a project to inspire you for the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists. This month we are using the cute Stylized Whale stamp designed by Fran Seiford.

 

I’ve created a watery, shell encrusted card to inspire you. I had some marbled paper scraps so it was perfect for the whale.

  • Start your card by stamping the whale onto some patterned paper. If you don’t have anything suitable, a swish of blue and green stamping dye ink or watercolour paint will give you a nice random background.
  • Fussy cut the whale.
  • Keep a portion of the paper to use as a torn layer.
  • Emboss a panel of white cardstock and ink slightly with blue and yellow dye ink.
  • Colour a scrap of cheesecloth with brown dye ink.
  • Stamp a greeting using blue ink and fussy cut close to the word.
  • Layer the card elements onto a folded card base.
  • Add some shells of different sizes – make sure you add some tiny ones as ‘barnacles’!

 

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

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 April 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 April. The prize will be Cling Stylized Whale rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS You can subscribe to my blog to receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye
Card making, Colour, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

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!

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

Card making, Uncategorized

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.

Card making, Uncategorized

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.

Card making

Stampendous Sunflower Stamp & Die Set

My year is off to a creative start with some new products landing on my art table. First up are this wonderful new Sunflower stamp & die set by Stampendous. Check back on Wednesday to see how I have used them for The Stencil Specialists blog hop competition. Julie has invited me to design cards that will inspire you to create – woohoo…another reason to take time out for stamping and cardmaking!

Make sure you follow Julie’s blog here so that you can keep up to date with recent releases and product competitions featuring Stampendous products. We plan to run a new blog hop competition in the final week of each month which will be open to Australian residents only.