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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Thank you for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more artsy fun!

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.

Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Step 4:

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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

 

 

Off with Their Heads!! | VLS Inspiration

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It’s another new release week over on Vera Lane Studio Etsy store! This week Janet has brought us even more of her whimsical Wonderland awesomeness with Wonderland Set 2. Set 2 is a such a perfect compliment to Wonderland set 1 and the Wonderland accessories bundle. Check them out below!

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I created a bookmark featuring the Queen of Hearts, the Tweedles and Cheshire and I also added the teacups from the wonderland accessory bundle. I thought the Tweedles would look adorable sitting in the teacups! I painted the entire piece with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and added some whimsical fibers to the top. As I was finishing the bookmark I thought why not make them all balloons carried by the Queen. I mean it’s Wonderland…why not right?!

I also wanted to share a few ATCs I made for the Wonderland ATC swap over in the Vera Lane Studio Digistamp Facebook group. Again both are painted with Brea Reese products and I used digistamps from the Wonderland set  and accessories bundle.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week and check back soon to see what I’ve been up to! Believe me I can’t wait to share all the beautiful digistamps coming up in the next few months on Vera Lane Studio!

stephanie🐙

Have I Gone Mad?

This month over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group our monthly swap theme is Wonderland. I created three ATCs but can only share one with you today. I’ll post the others in the VLS group and on my Instagram later in the week.

Products used:

  • VLS Wonderland Set 1 – Mad Hatter
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper trimmed to 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Violet Pearl accents
  • Filbert Brush
  • Waterbrush

Brea Reese Products used:

  • Fine Liner Pens – Prussian Blue, Violet
  • Watercolor marker – violet
  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Writer – violet, lake blue, ocean green, silver (applied with brush)
  • Metallic Pens – silver, mars black
  • Prefilled Glitter Ink Brush Pen – mars black
  • Glitter Inks – lake Blue, crimson, cadmium yellow, violet, neutral grey, raw umber

Come join the fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

👻HAPPY HALLOWEEN👻

Today being my favorite day of the year I wanted to share another Halloween ATC I made featuring Vera Lane Studio’s revamped vintage digistamp set Stella Luna. The cat in this set has such an awesome personality!!!

They are painted with some of my favorite shades of glitter ink by Brea Reese I used lake blue, medium magenta, ocean green, gold and violet. Her skin tone is a mixture of raw umber and neutral grey with a touch of pink.

The background was created using two different designs of printable digital papers by Papercakes by Serena Bee. I combined both sets October Nights & Spooky Pastel. They are printed on metallic paper by Neenah. I finished the ATC by adding a few pieces of Halloween confetti and handwritten “witchy” sign.

Come play on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group!

Hope you enjoyed my post. See you soon!

stephanie 🐙

Zombies are Coming ATC

I wanted to share one of the ATCs I’m working on for a pocket letter I am currently working on. I absolutely love how Brea Reese inks work on wet surfaces and how well they blend together to create such awesome effects such as the border of the card!

You can view the process video here. If you enjoy the video please like & subscribe 🙂

What was used to create this creepy cute ATC:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks: neutral grey, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, violet, ocean green, phthalo green, ultramarine blue, lake blue, medium magenta, and crimson.
  • Brea Reese Fine Liner Pen: mars black
  • Oddball Art Stamps image #53 Zombie Chibi Girl
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Canson watercolor paper

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stephanie

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Skullies!

Last week Skullies was released on Vera Lane Studio . The project above is in my handmade cotton art journal. The background and each skullie is painted with Brea Reese glitter inks.

I just love these lil characters on the ATC I created for the Mixed Up Halloween Swap. I used Vera Lane Studio digistamps from the following sets: Skullies, Lil Tricksters, and Stella Luna. The background and sentiment are from Papercakes by Serena Bee. ATC is colored with Inktense pencils.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will join us over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

stephanie🐙