Find Beauty In Chaos Art Journal Tutorial

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all have been having an amazing new year!

It is a journey to learn and to grow. It is a journey where we can find beauty in chaos of every day life we go through. Believe me, my friend, you can do it!

Today, I have an art journal page and a tutorial to share with you. Head over to the STAMPlorations Blog to read the full tutorial post and pictures.

So… I started…with creating the base background. Using a brayer, I added the acrylic paints (purple and teal) and mixed media metallic art screen ink (silver and gold). I dried each time I added layer of color with craft heater. And then, using my finger I added the white gesso to add extra texture on the page and to mute some of the colors. I dried it again with craft heater.

I mixed the texture paste and fine glitter to create glitter paste. I added it on the page using the palette knife and Rosegarden ARTplorations Stencil. I dried the roses with craft heater. But be careful when you dry the texture paste, cannot be over heated, it will bubbly.

I scribble the Distress Crayons on the flowers and then using the water brush I blended the colors. If you don’t have water brush, you simply dib your finger in the water and gently rub on the pigment. It works, too. After all colors blended well on the roses, I dried them again with the craft heater.

I added some paint splatters all over the page with the Marabu Art Spray.And then dried the paint with craft heater.

I stamped the images from the Mixed Media Elements 5×7 Stamp Set around the page borders using the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad. Be careful not to touch the stamped image becuase the pigment ink takes time to dry. I speed up the ink drying with craft heater so I can continue to stamp.

Next, I stamped the sentiment using the Beauty In Chaos – Says It Big Series Stamp and VersaFine Clair Charming Pink Ink Pad. And I dried it with craft heater. 

Using the Shutters ARTplorations Stencil and a make up sponge, I added the blue mixed media metallic art screen ink on the page. Dried them again with craft heater.

Next step is stamping the arrows from the Mixed Media Grunge 5×7 Stamp Set around the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis Ink Pad. And then I dried it with craft heater.

To make the sentiment quote pop up, I traced the outline of the letters with Sakura Micron Pen. This is my favorite pen to write on mixed media page. It has india permanent ink.

I added more paint splatters on the page with white acrylic paint and fan paint brush. I dried the whole page one more time with craft heater. And the art journal page is done. I hope you enjoy this post today. For more inspirations, visit the STAMPlorations Blog.

I hope you all will join the STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge. The more you link up, more chances you have to win the prizes!!! And… if you use any STAMPloratios products, you can also link your project at the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

You don’t have any STAMPlorations products yet??? No worries… you can use the free digital stamp from STAMPlorations on any of your projects to join their challenges all month long. Go ahead to grab it here today!

Or… you can get STAMPlorations stamps, dies, or/and stencils with 20% OFF for your order today by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day.

Joy Clair New Release Day 1 | Psalms 118 Bible Journaling

Hello…hello…hello…everyone! Today, starting this new week, I have a Bible journaling to share with you all. It is my first journaling page in 2019 from the book of Psalms 118:26-27.

And… it is an exciting day becuase it is a new release day at Joy Clair family! They have lots of new Everyday Stamp Sets and new Color By Faith Bible Journaling Stamp Sets. They will be showcased by 2019 Design Team Members. Head over to Joy Clair Blog for details of the new release and to see more inspirations. Read all the way to find out how you can enter for the giveaway!

On my Bible journaling page today, I use the new Hosanna Color By Faith Stamp Set. This stamp set is beautiful and great for Bible journaling, making cards, and even for planner. It is also great for the Easter themed projects.

I started with creating the background by adding the acrylic paints directly on the ESV Journaling Psalter Bible page with the brayer. It is no need to use any clear gesso when using acrylic paint on the page, they won’t bleed through.

The acrylic paints dried quickly also but can always use craft heater to dry the paint if you need to. On my page, I let it air dry and the advantage of it is the page won’t be wrinkle.

Once the background dried well, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad and acrylic block.

I stamped the leaves on the page using VersaFine Clair Verdant Ink Pad and Green Oasis Ink Pad.

I wrote on the page using the green metallic Arteza Gel Pen.

I added some thin layer of white gesso around the page using my finger to create the white frame.

And then using the same gel pen, I doodled the frame on the verses I focus on which is Psalms 118:26-27.

I added some paint splatters on the both pages using white acrylic paint and Marabu Spray Paints using my fan brush.

I hope that this project inspired you today to create projects and art journaling.

Check out full reveal at Joy Clair Blog today… And which one is your favorite? I can’t even pick one because I honestly LOVE them all! 

To celebrate this new release, Joy Clair is having a givaway. They will be picking one winner for each day of the release – a total of four lucky commenters from Joy Clair new release blog posts and their designers’ blogs. Here’s the list of Day 1 New Release Blog Hop:

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullet

Betz Golden

Karen Letchworth

Lindsay Adreon

Connie Hyde Mercer

Ceal Pritchett

Kerry Urbatch

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful day!

Graciellie Design New Release Part 2 | A Card, An Art Journal, and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Today I have couple more mixed media projects showcasing the new release from Graciellie Design to share with you all.

My clean-and-simple card is made with the new Love, Love, Love Digital Stamp Set. This stamp set is versatile, it is perfect for either masculine and feminine style. I am a big fan of wood slices, and I LOVE that heart wood slice!!!

This digital stamps can be used with any software, even Microsoft Word. For this card, I used the print-and-cut steps from Silhouette Design Software to print the heart wood slice and sentiment and then cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.

I used Catherine Pooler’s Designs Ink Pads (Icing On The Cake and Over Coffee) as watercolor paint. I dabbed the ink on craft mat and pick it up with water brush to paint the heart wood slice image. I dried it with craft heater.

Then, I added some glue in the middle of the heart using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, let it completely dry, and then added a piece of Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Red. I rubbed it gently with my finger, removed it, and ta-da… there we have a foiled red heart.

I added some white acrylic splatters and gold metallic paint on the heart and embossed background cardstock with fan brush.

I added the embossed cardstock on a white card with permanent adhesive glue, then I added the heart with 3D foam tape, and the sentiment strip on the card with permanent adhesive.

For my second project today is an art journal that I created using the new Let Go Digital Stamp Set. This is one beautiful stamp set that has fabulous encouraging sentiments to use on any type of projects. Sky is the limit!

The sentiments in this set are uplifting and encouraging. They personally remind me to have faith in what God has provided for us in this new year as I walk in through it day by day. He has stored better things for us!

I use the same print-and-cut technique for the pieces I used on this art journal page. I printed them on mixed media paper so I can use various mediums and coloring mediums on it.

First, I created the background by adding a piece of light blue tissues paper on my Canson Mix Media Journal page using gel medium and foam brush. I trimmed the extra with scissors.

White the gel medium half way drying, I added some of the Deco Foil Gold and Teal Transfer Sheet randomly on the page. I simply burnished them with my finger on the page.

I added some white gesso on the page with my finger. I painted the black frame around the page with Stabilo Woodsy Black Crayon and waterbrush. And then using the bubble wrap, I stamped the bubble wrap prints using white gesso.

I colored the Bird House and Bird images with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I blended some of the colors on the birds with waterbrush. And then, when the colors dried, I use UniBall White gel pen to trace the dots and hearts on the birds so they pop up.

I added the images and sentiments on the page with Art Glitter Dries Clear Permanent Glue Adhesive. And then I added the shadow around them with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Grey Brush Pen and waterbrush.

That’s all my projects today featuring the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design.

Head over to Graciellie Design Store to see all of her digital stamps and digital papers, including the 5 new digital stamp sets and 1 new digital papers. You will love these new stamps and papers! And… You do not want to miss this gorgeous Heart Bundle Digital Stamps is on sale this week only!!! They are so perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day, or any occasions encouraging cards, or Bible journaling, or even for art journal.

GIVEAWAY

Celebrating this new release, Gracie is giving away a $15 Gift Card to her store. To enter this giveaway, head over to Graciellie Design Blog to read all the details and leave comment at every blog.

What is your favorite digital stamp(s) or/and digital paper(s) from Graciellie Design?

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Simon Says: Use Something New
Anything Goes Week 368-369

Mixed Media Art Journal | Shine Your Light

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… This week we were learning about being salt and light at our church youth meetings. Though we might have read the message from Matthew 5:13-16 many times, read it one more time will give us more insight to what Jesus say about who we are, our identity, and our roles in community.

My mixed media art journal today is inspired by God’s word in the Gospel of Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

First, I added some watercolor paint on my Mixed Media page with watercolor paints, and I dried it with craft heater.

Next step, I added some paint splatters on the page with Heidi Swap Color Shine Spray and Marabu Art Spray. Dried it again with craft heater.

I used flat brush to add some of the brush strokes on the page with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive, let it sit to dry in couple of minutes, and I added some of the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Teal on it.

For the image and sentiment, I use the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design called Dreamy Girls Digital Stamp Kit and the little flower on her, is a little peek of a new digital kit releasing it soon!!!

I printed the girl image on regular copy paper, and printed the sentiments on mixed media paper 90 lbs. Next, I colored the girl with Primacolors Premium Pencils and Colorless Pencil. After that I fussy cut it with micro-tips scissors. I added it on the page with Dina Wakely Gel Medium.

I fussy cut the word Shine withmicro-tips scissors, and then I trimmed the words, Your & Light, with paper trimmer into 2 pieces. I added them on the page with gel medium. Next, I highlighted and added shades on them with Faber Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

I finished the page by adding more shadow around the page with the Stabilo Woody Black Pencil and smudged it with my finger.

Thank you for stopping by today… Don’t hide your light, let it shines bright wherever you go…


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Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says:  Take Flight

Happy National Coloring Book Day ~ Blossom Bliss Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Blossom Bliss Blog Hop! Happy National Coloring Book Day!!! Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Design Team to celebrate this fun coloring book day and I have 3 coloring project to share with you all!

My first project is an encouragement card. I using one of the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book pages that I colored it with Prismacolors Pencils. The sentiment is from the Faith Expressions Stamp Set. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out the watercolored background panel and the coloring page.

My second project is another card with the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page that I colored it using Pearlesscent Watercolor Paint. It looks so pearly and glittery in real live…

The butterflies are from the Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set. I stamped them on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and then colored them with the Pearlescents Watercolor Paint. Then I fussy cut them with scissors. I curled the wings little bit with stylus for extra dimension to them and then I added them on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

And for the sentiment is from the Fond Expressions Stamp Set that I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and trimmed it into sentiment strip.

And my third project is an art journal. I applied thin coat layer of clear gesso on the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page and then colored with Distress Crayons and waterbrush.

I cut out the black frame with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and then I added the colored page on the back of it.

I stamped the sentiments from Faith Expressions Stamp Set and Fond Expressions 2 Stamp Set on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and trimmed them. I drew the lines around the word to make a thin frame.

On the background of my art journal, I added the acrylic paints with brayer, and then I applied some white gesso with palette knife. Next, I added black acrylic paint using Crisscrossed ARTploration Stencil and make up foam on both corners.

I sprayed some of the Marabu Spray Paints on the page for extra splash of colors. I dried the whole page with craft heater.

And then, without using stamping block, I stamped randomly the script from the Mixed Media Element Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Black Ink Pad on both corner.

Final step, I added the framed colored page in the middle of the page with dries-clear adhesive glue. And then I added the words around the page with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for more inspirations and details on this new Blossom Bliss coloring book. Also… Celebrating the National Coloring Book Day, Shery is sharing a Blossom Bliss sampler that available for you to download, print, and color — GO HERE to donwload the sampler!

GIVEAWAY PRIZES

One lucky crafter will win a $15 gift certificate to the store and a copy of Blossom Bliss: Ready-to-Color Floral-Themed Card Fronts. One lucky commenter will also win a $10 gift certificate.

How about more ways to win?

You can participate in the STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Linky Party by linking up your finished project(s) that you created using the Blossom Bliss page sampler. You can link up 3 projects. Link Up Party open until Thursday, August 9, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all enjoy the projects and be inspired. Have a wonderful day!


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Desert Rose Art Journal – Graciellie Design New Release

Hello everyone… May brings all the beautiful flowers. We have some that already blooming, and some are coming up soon… Inspired by flowers, today I have a Desert Rose Art Journal for this month that I created using the new digital stamp.

This new Desert Rose digital stamp is design by from Gracie. She has beautiful digital stamps and papers collection at her Etsy store, Graciellie Design.

I use this digital stamp on my May art journal. They are just so pretty!

I open the files with flower picture editing program, resized them into 3 sizes and then printed them with my inkjet printer on a heavyweight white cardstock. After that I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolored Pencils and brush. I colored each of the bottom and tip of the petals and leaves. And then using watercolor brush and water, I pulled the pigment to fill the rest of the image. They turned into watercolored flowers. I set them a side to dry.

For the mixed media background, I started with adding acrylic paints (yellow and red) on my Canson Mixed Media journal page with brayer.

And then using used bubble wrap, I stamped it randomly on the page with black paint.

Once the paint dried, I added the homemade texture page on it with an old credit card. I spread all over the page thinly. And while the texture page still wet, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Clear Stamp on it to give the wall texture on it. I cleaned the stamp right away with warm water so the texture paste won’t stuck on the stamp.

I added some Heidi Swapp Gold Screen Ink on brick texture and let it dry.

For the sentiments, I resized them to be big enough for the page. I printed them and trimmed them into rectangles. I drew the frame line using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.

All the pieces are ready to be put together. I added the flowers and sentiment with Aleene’s Tacky All Purpose Glue on the texture page. I finished the page with some white paint that I added it on the page using fan brush.

I love finding inspiration from the nature, especially flowers 🙂 I hope you all also can enjoy this art journal today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!


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Art Journal Journey – Flora and Fauna

Challenge Week 332-333 Anything Goes

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Call On The Lord Mixed Media Art Journal

Joy Clair Color By Faith

Hello everyone… I am here today with a mixed media art journal on Psalms 116: 2 “Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.”

He is one faithful God who never fail. We can find amazing stories in the Bible to proof He had heard His people. They cried out to Him and asked for His helps, and He came to help and save them. He has heard my prayers in the past, and I have faith in Him that He is listening to my prayers right now. And He will do that in the future, too.

I created this art journal using the Call On The Lord stamp set. This stamp set is one of the new Color By Faith stamp collection. I started the process by added some of the acrylic paints using brayers, bubble warp, and palette knife. Using these tools is a fun way of creating layers of background with some texture.

You can visit Joy Clair Blog today to read the full post and tutorial how I created this art journal page.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!


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Simon Says: Anything Goes

Take It Maket It Challenge February