Helen G. Designs Stencils | New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

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…

First project is this art journal. I used the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, Happy Flowers ARTplorations Stencil, Say It Big Bloom Stamp Set, Art Marks Stamp Set, and Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set.

In the video, all of those prints are printed with all of my 6 stencils, gelli plate, and acrylic paints. I used some of them on these 2 cards and others saved for future projects.

On this card, I use Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, For The Birds Stamp Set, and For The Birds CUTplorations Dies.

And on this card, I used the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 4 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, and Healing Herbs Stamp Set.

On this card, I use the Make Marks 3 ARTplorations Stencil and Blossom Overture Stamp Set.

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.

GIVEAWAY

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!

A Bubble Tea A Day Art Journal

Hello hello hello everyone! Happy Thursday… Spring is officially here according to the calendar and I surely hope the warm weather will follow soon…

Today, we are taking a break with some bubbly tea at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog… Come over to join us and see more details and steps how to create this Bubble Tea Art Journal.

I created this Bubble Tea Art Journal today using the newly released Bubbly Feels Digital Stamp Set from Super Sponsor Gracillie Design, DecoFoil Transfer Sheet, DecoFoil Stencil, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Gelatos, Acrylic Paints, Sakura Koi Water Colors, Inktense Derwent Pencils, and coffee sleeve cardboard.

I want some bubble tea now after finishing this page…. I hope you all get to enjoy something nice today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and having a break with me today. Have a fabulous day!

Go With All Your Heart Art Journal Tutorial

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.

I stamped the All Your Heart – Say It Big stamp on the page using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad. Then, I dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

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!

Mardi Gras Event | Unashamed Mixed Media Art Journal

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:

Martha Lucia Gomez

Connie Hyde Mercer

Kerry Urbatch

Karen Letchworth

Angie Cimbalo

Jessica Kaiser

Betz Golden

Lindsay Adreon

Donna Idlet

Ceal Pritchett

Helen Gullet —> you are here!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Splitcoaststampers Tutorial | Trust God Art Journal

Hello everyone!!! Today I have a mixed media tutorial video to share with you all. On my art journal page today, I use lots of things I found around my home. Totally easy for beginner to try.

Head over to the Splitcoaststampers Tutorial Site to watch it or to see the step-by-step pictures how to create this art journal. You also can watch it on Splitcoaststampers YouTube.

My hope that with this tutorial, you will be brave to start to break an empty page with things you can find around you!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Creating!

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!