I’ve been a member of Pinterest for a while now but I’ve never really used it because my computer was very slow at loading.
Yesterday I downloaded the Pinterest app on my Kindle and realised how easy it is to work and so much faster than the website version!
So I’ve finally been sucked into the Pinterest void :/ I’m going to use it to store cool techniques and art ideas I find online.
I thought I’d share the link on my blog for my profile incase you want to follow me (then I can follow you too!)
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I have another page to share with you, this one was also created using the new paints. I’ve come to the conclusion I like making journal pages on loose sheets! I may have to work like this in future.
This page was created using a variety of colours and stencil designs, I chose the words to go with the page because that what art feels like to me.
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The other day in the pouring rain and gale force winds we braved the elements and visited the local Range store for new acrylic paints.
My stash of paints were starting to run down and I was in dire need of new! Instead of replacing the colours I’d run out of I bought completely new shades. Normally I like to work with primaries so instead I went for more tropical colours.
Anyways the reason I’m telling you this is because I decided to have a play with the new colours and created this journal page using the paints and a various stencils:
And a close up:
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And so we arrive at the dreaded letter U in the latest challenge over on The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge. And what a challenge it was! I ummed and ahhhed, then finally wimped out and went with the word UNDERNEATH and created a page hiding underneath another page of sorts.
As per I took photies and will share how I made the page.
First of all I created 3 tags by stamping them on the front and back using 3 different background rubber stamps, colour was added using distress stains.
Next I cut the page in my journal right down until all that was left was a little flap:
I added colour to the page using spray inks and distress stains:
The next thing I did was repeat stamp a text background over the page and flap and then added a strip of script washi tape:
Next I stuck the tags onto the little strip of the page that I had already cut down:
Next I added some more washi tape both to the tags and page, then I glued on 3 hearts that I had previously die cutted and decorated:
Then I decorated the fronts of the tags in exactly the same way as I had decorated the tags underneath and added twine to decorate and affixed the dictionary definition to a small tag:
Definition close up:
I added a strip of wall paper design to the main page, then glued on a larger red heart and added the true love quote which is actually a strip of washi tape:
On the back of the small definition tag I added a small heart shape cut from textured wallpaper and 2 strips of washi tape:
I had lots of fun with the creation this page and enjoyed the challenge, here are some close up shots:
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I made this storage contraption using 8 empty boxes of Felix cat food which I joined together to make one large printers style tray. My biggest shelf to date!
Step 1: I cut all the boxes down to a 2″ height and then used masking tape to stick all the boxes together:
Step 2: I glued on torn book papers all over the boxes both front and back and left it to air dry naturally for a week:
Step 3: Once dry I painted it with a wash of white gesso, then I watered down some green acrylic paint to give it a thin coating on the inside of the boxes.
The outside was painted with burgundy tan acrylic paint that I mixed myself by combining 2 colours together. Once it was dry I then stencilled on the outside of the frame with a bright green colour acrylic paint.
Now I need to decide what to store on it! Any suggestions?
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