I prefer living in color…

This week I wanted to step outside of my norm. I grabbed my Caran D’ache Neocolor ii and started scribbling on this serene beauty, Vera Lane Studio, Peaceful Picasso digistamp. Just a few colors and a waterbrush is all that was needed.

This piece really opened the door to a new style for me! It’s loose and freeing! I also feel she is one of my best! I encourage everyone to step outside the box soon and try something new! Who knows what will happen? I would love to see your work people! Tag me!

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stephanie 🎄

ATC Christmas Lit Pair – ODDBALL

I used a couple of the new Oddball Art Stamps digistamps to create a double ATC set for our theme Christmas Lights. They are painted with Brea Reese watercolor and glitter inks and the lights are drawn with Brea Reese fine liner pens and alcohol markers.

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stephanie 🎄

Peaceful Picasso

Peaceful Picasso is the new release digistamp set on Vera Lane Studio this week. Isn’t she gorgeous?! She is such a beautiful image to work with…with the added wreath and sentiments she can be used in so many different ways. Cards, ATCs, wall hangings and so much more!

This piece in my mixed media art journal has been painted with Brea Reese glitter inks in the following colors: ocean green, pink, violet, raw umber, cadmium yellow, and neutral grey. I also added golden accents for the berries with the Kuratake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in red gold. Inktense pencils were used to add a bit of dimension to the leaves in the wreath.

I wanted to make an atc with a retro feel to it. I think I achieved that look with the Peaceful Picasso image. To get the muted tones used in this atc I just mixed a bit of water with Brea Reese glitter inks. Brea Reese fine liner pens were also used on this as well. I added some Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges to age it a bit.

Hope you enjoyed my post. Until next time…

stephanie🎄

Lots of Sparkle! | Polkadoodles DT Wk. 48 Challenge Inspiration

 

This week over on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog the optional theme for this weeks challenge is LOTS OF SPARKLE!

I created a few projects for this one! The first on is a couple of gift card holders. I used embellishments and papers from the Winnie in Winterland bundle. The sentiment on the gift card holder on the right is from the Winnie White Christmas Bundle. After assembling the gift card holders I coated the outside of the envelopes with some super sparkly glitter paint.

My second project is corrugated steel tree shaped ornament I added some holographic green glitter to and added a precolored embellishment from the Winnie in Winterland Bundle.

I hope you enjoyed these two glittery projects as much as I enjoyed making them! Make sure you head over to join in the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.

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stephanie

Christmas Lights | Oddball DT Inspiration

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This was a fun lil 4×6 card to make! The theme for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge is Christmas Lights !

I used Brea Reese Glitter and Watercolor Inks to paint the card. The light strand border is drawn with Brea Reese Fine Liner Pens and Watercolor Markers. The Oddball Art Co digistamp image is A Very Merry Jones Christmas image #354

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stephanie

The most wonderful time…

This week I thought we could revisit some holiday themed Vera Lane Studio digistamp sets.

Tree Gal on 4×6 watercolor paper is definitely ready for Christmas! She has quickly became one of my holiday favorites! Her expression and that amazing head full of tree hair…or is it a hat? And she’s a FAIRY!!! I love fairies! I painted her with Brea Reese Glitter Inks. She has a friend in the same set named Countdown that will probably show up here sometime in December.

This warm toned beauty above is part of the Oaxacan Angels digistamp set. I normally work with much cooler colors but truly enjoyed all the warm tones in this beauty. She will warm the heart of whoever receives her. She is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and accented with a white gel pen. I added some fun art fibers for the tassel.

December, this classy candy cane inspired cutie is decked out in her holiday best and ready to celebrate. She is a member of the Vera Lane Studio Birthday Club Collection. The trees are from the Tree Lot set. There are 11 trees in that set! 11! So many ways to mix and match them up with other Vera Lane Studio digis! I kept this 4×6 card pretty simple and felt the white space was perfect for a snow scene. Just a little silver glitter shadow under the trees and December to give the illusion of snow 🙂 This card was painted with Brea Reese inks as well.

I hope you enjoyed traveling back in time with Vera Lane Studio digis today. I know I did. I love VLS and can’t wait to share more goodies next week!

Until next time…

stephanie🐙

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an image  to a premade ornament.

Items Needed:

  • Premade unfinished ceramic ornament (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Laser Printer (this is a must)
  • QOR Watercolor Ground
  • AD Marker Blender Pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Oddball Art Stamps A Christmas Wish Image #408
  • Watercolor Inks or Paint – I use Brea Reese Glitter Inks
  • Waterbrush
  • Various Art Fibers or Ribbon for hanging

 

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Allow to dry completely. Sometimes takes up to 24 hours.

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Step 3:

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Allow transferred image to dry completely before moving to step 5.

Step 5:

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Finished Ornament:

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You may want to spray with a fixative and add a clear coat to protect the ornament. I added some white accents with Uniball Signo white gel pen.  Add ribbon and display.

Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. Check back next week for more watercolor goodness!

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stephanie