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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a blessed day!
I started with stamping the feathers with VersaMark ink pad on a watercolor paper, sprinkled some black glitter embossing powder, and then heat it up with craft heater.
I put the paper in a box and then start sprayed it with blue, teal, purple Marabu Mixed Media Spray Paints. I also sprayed some water to blend the colors. I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.
On a white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Purple Delight pigment ink, dried it with craft heater, and then I cut it with one of the Circle Dies. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added some matching colors sequins.
On the mixed media page, I added some white gesso with palette knife, and while it was still kindda wet, I stamped it with bubble wrap plastic. I dried it quickly with craft heater. The tricky part drying gesso with craft heater, if it gets too hot, it gets bubbly. So… try to move the craft heater around and keep it on distance so it won’t be too hot.
After the page was dry, I spread a thin layer of the yellow and red acrylic paint with brayer. I dried it again with craft heater (be careful, acrylic paints is the same with gesso). And then, I added some red cherry gelato and lemon gelato, then blended them with my finger. I also created that moon with coconut gelato that I scribbled the circle on the page and smoothed it with finger.
Next step, I stamped the flowers with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad with first and second generation stamping technique. I covered the bottom page to create the flower border silhouette. And I dried the whole page with craft heater again to make sure the pigment ink dried well.
Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!
Hello hello hello everyone… Mother’s Day just passed and I hope you all had fabulous time with your loved ones celebrating this special day. But… we don’t stop there to show how much we love our moms, or anyone who has the mom role in your lives.
Hello hello hello everyone… Today… I have a very exciting and happy news to share with you all…
My new line of stencils – Helen G. Designs – goes live today at STAMPlorations store today!!! YES… you read it correctly! I am designing stencils and Shery is offering me an a spot at her store. I am overwhelmed with joy and grateful. Here’s a little story about what drives me to start designing:
Designing has been something I’ve been dreaming of doing since I was at middle school when I started with dress sketches. I never thought that this designing dream would come through now. This idea of designing stencils was started with my love for mixed media projects when I joined STAMPlorations team. I love using stencils to create some backgrounds for my projects so I started to make my own. I sketched some shapes on my table using one of the sketch apps, and then I turned them into some stencils that I cut with my electronic cutting machine. I am still at learning stage of designing but I love doing it! I hope that through this opportunity, I can keep learning, growing, and continue designing more.
All of my designs are inspired by drawings that you can do with pencil or makers on projects. The sky is the limit to use these 6 stencils and with them creating backgrounds will be easier!!!
Hope you will like them and enjoy to create with them. Thank you so much for your supports and love. I cannot wait to see your projects!”
To celebrate this new release, STAMPlorations Girls have created projects with the stencils for the new release blog hop. I also have some projects to share with you all…
Technique I used to create the background is called monoprinting with stencil or other will call it stamping with stencil using watercolor paint. After the background dried, I stenciled the x on top of it with Archival black ink and blending brush.
Shery is so kind to host a giveaway for my new stencil release day!!! It is simply to visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations Blog Post and all the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs where you all will see AMAZING PROJECTS!!!
And here are the Prizes to win:
ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store
TWO (2) winners of their choice of 2 Helen G. Designs stencils.
The Commenting closes on May 8 and the winners will be announced on May 10 in the April winners post at STAMPlorations Blog.
I hope you all be inspired by each project that they shared using my stencils. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your supports and love!
Hello everyone… I don’t know about you but I always celebrate “Valentine” all month long! And today I have a heart themed art journal tutorial to share with you all.
I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial post how to create this Go With All Your Heart Art Journal at STAMPlorations Blog.
On my art journal, I use the similar technique to create my background using things you can find around you. You can watch it on my YouTube video.
I started with a layer of white gesso and made marks using toilet paper roll, coffee sleeve, plastic knife, and old credit card. After that, I dried it completely with craft heater. And then I added some colors on the page using Color Burst Powder and water.
I tilted the page to let the color fill up the page and mixed together and dabbed some extra color off with paper towel. I dried the page one more time with craft heater.
I stamped couple images from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set on the page using Memento Luxe Ink Pad. This is mixed media pigment ink and slow drying, so I speeded up the drying with craft heater.
Next step is adding some thin layer of white gesso on the page to mute the background and also this give some extra texture and distress look on the background. I use mini cooking rubber spatula for this step.
On corners of the page, I added some dots on the page using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil, acrylic paint, and make up sponge. I layered and overlapping the paint on the page.
I mixed texture paste and fine glitter to create glitter paste. I added it in the middle of the page with Glass Heart ARTplorations Stencil and spatula. I dried it with craft heater. When using craft heater with texture paste, you need to be very careful to not heat it up too hot becuase it will be bubble.
I scribble some Red Cherry Gelato on the heart and sprayed it with some water. I used the brush to mixed the color on the heart. I wiped it off some extra with paper towel. I dried the color with craft heater.
I added some of the DecoFoil glue on the heart randomly, dried it, and then added some of the Gold Foil Transfer Sheet on the heart. I used bone folder to transfer the foil on it. You also can use your finger if you want to.
I added the shadow around the heart with watercolor pencil and damp brush. For this step, you can also use your finger and water to smudge the watercolor pencil pigment. It is easy and simple.
Before you all go…and grab some products at STAMPlorations Store, use the code STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out to save 20% OFF on your order today. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by STAMPlorations Blog today.
I hope today’s tutorial inspire you to start a project. Have fabulous day!
Welcome to Joy Clair – Mardi Gras event! This is a special event featuring their stamp sets. And today, I have an art journal to share with you all.
There are many things I did in the past that make me feel ashamed of myself… But when you know the truth that God is gracious and kind enough to forgive us and reveal His love for us. I won’t be unashamed anymore, there will no more judgement in Christ Jesus!
On this mixed media art journal, I use the newly released Color by Faith Collection, Unashamed Stam Set. This is a great set that can be used for Bible Journaling, cards, tags, home decors, and any other projects.
I used this mixed medias technique to create the base background. I added another layers on it using the Crisscross ARTplorations Stencil, VersaFine Clair Verdant Ink, VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad, and blending brush.
I stamped the streamers, chains and sentiment from the Unashamed Stamp Set with Versafine Nocturne Ink Pad and Tulip Red Ink Pad.
I stamped more on the page with some images from the Mardi Gras Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad.
Then I added some gold and white splatters using Gold metallic acrylic paint and white acrylic paint, water, and brush.
I stamped the makes, feathers, gems, streamers, and sticks from the Unashamed Stamp Set on Rinea Foil Papers (Pastel Pack and Sapphire/Gold) using Rinea Ghost Ink Pad and StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad.
The ones I stamped with Rinea Ghost Ink Pad, I let it dried for 10-15 minutes and then using baby wipe to wipe it off. The ones I stamped with StazOn Ink Pad, I let it dried completely. After that, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.
I added all the foil pieces on the page with some Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue. It is one of my favorite glue to use on mixed media page.
I am not usually create with bright colors, but I like how this page turned out.
BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY
I hope you enjoy my project today. Your next stop will be my friend, Martha. Make sure to visit all the team blogs and leave a comment on their Unashamed Projects for chances to win the giveaway prize from Joy Clair!!! Here is the full list of the blog hop: