Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Dream Big Journal Page for Artified

Hello.  Finally I have the 'Brusho' tutorial to show you :)  I Absolutely love this technique and its different every time.  The hardest bit is waiting for the glossy accents to fully dry... LOL

You will need some glossy accents and watercolour paper to start with.

Using the 'Glossy Accents' like a pen draw random squiggles all over the page.  I know this next part is hard, but you must leave this to fully dry. I did mine just before I went to bed and they were ready for me to play with the next morning.  Do a few pages because you will want to play with more than one ;)
 Next, start sprinkling the 'Brusho' powders on the page.  These are highly concentrated so you only need the tiniest bit.  If you can see big piles of powder, then you have too much.  Once you have sprinkled the powders over the page, liberally spritz with water.  The colours will intermingle and make new colours and the glossy accents will act like a 'dam' and keep some of the colours separate.  Let this dry thoroughly aswell.
 Once dry it will look something like this...

Now its time to highlight the raised 'Glossy Accents'.  You can use Inca Gold, Rub N Buff or something similar.

 I used 'Archival Ink' in Black to darken the edges and added some splashes of white 'FW Artists Ink.
Background complete, now for the embellishments.

Using my new favorite 'Text Stamp' and black 'Archival ink' I stamped some white chipboard circles.

I used 'Gelatos' to add some shading to my circles, and then went around the edges with black 'Archival Ink'

 I coloured the Whichcraft 'Dream Big' title with 'Black Soot Distress Paint'

 I attached the circles and layered the title on top of some gauze.  

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Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Love Your Path Tag for Colour Blast

Hello. Its Kerry here again with a tag this time.  For the tag base I am using 300gsm watercolour paper.  Using black archival ink I have stamped some background text.

Using the 'Rose Petal' paste and a little water I made a fluid paint and brushed some onto my tag.

I then added some of the colour to a piece of lace.

I repeated the steps with the 'Royalty' paste.

 I glued my colourd lace and some additional white lace onto my tag.

I then took a resin frame and a 'Paper Blooms' flower and an old watch face.  I sprayed a little of the 'Rose Petal' shimmer spray on my non stick craft mat and used a brush to pick up the colour from the mat and a little paste from the tubs to add some highlights to my embellishments.

  I finished off by inking around the edges with black archival ink and a few black ink splashes.  I added some 'Rose Petal' shimmer spray directly on the lace to intensify to colour and added the butterfly and words which were all highlighted with the paste and shimmer sprays in 'Royalty' and 'Rose Petal'

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Live Your Dream With Passion - Journal Page for Colour Blast

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum's today! 
 Its Kerry here again with a journal page to share.

I started in my 'Colour and Texture' Journal, which is actually just an old book I found at an op-shop (thrift store).  I had added some washi tape to the pages and then covered in a layer of white gesso.

I added some random stamping using Black Archival Ink as this is permanent and won't bleed if I add water later.

Next I took the 'Dusty Charcoal' paste and an old gift card.  I dipped the edge of the gift card into the paste and used it to apply the paste to the page in lines.


Then I took the 'Deep Water' paste and popped a small amount on my craft mat and added water and mixed well until I had quite a fluid consistency.  Then I painted the mixture across the middle of my page and allowed the drips to run down the page.

I dried the page off a little and repeated the same water mixing step with the 'Royalty' paste.  I let the drips run in both directions and added a few splatters as well, then I dried the page thoroughly.

I grabbed the 'Bling and Leather' pastes and ran them together through a stencil to add a little more texture to my background.

 Using the same gift card application technique from earlier, I picked up some of the 'Bling' paste and used it to accent the 'Dusty Charcoal' lines I had made earlier.  I inked around the edge of the page with 'Black Archival Ink' and also highlighted the edges randomly with the 'Bling' paste.

 I added a few quote stickers and some bling and microbeads to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by :)