Oddball Art Stamps | New Release InspirationĀ 

Dontcha just love unicorns?! And fairies? This lil cutie both wrapped up in a sassy and awesome package. She is one of the new releases from Oddball Art Stamps.

Cinda as a Unicorn – image #384

I also added Twinkles the unicorn in the fronton this art journal layout.


Twinkles – image 358 A

To create the art journal layout in my Dina Wakley mixed me journal I used several Brea Reese glitter and watercolor inks. Added a lil washi on the side and bottom after I trimmed around the top page with the lil Twinkle unicorn.

The skin color palette is Tim Holtz distress ink and thrill stars are silver confetti stars.

I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you’d like to see on my blog.

stephanie šŸ™

Creepy Cuteness Galore!

It’s the final week of Black & White with a Pop of Color on Vera Lane! My design team post is filled with fun! 

The Girls on the Block were so much fun to paint black and white with just a touch of color.

Products used:

  • Brea Reese– glitter inks and waterbrush pens
  • Cason watercolor paper
  • Paper clips
  • Laminating film
  • Tacky Glue


Click on Girls on the Block thumbnail to get the digistamps. 

I absolutely love Eddie Scissorhands! He was definitely suited for the black and white theme. 

I only used the Brea Reese black glitter pen to paint him. Just rubbed the ink on my palette and watered it down to get the grays. The topiary is painted with phthalo green watercolor ink and gold glitter ink pen.

The lil monsters were painted with the same Brea Reese black glitter ink pen. I also used orange and crimson glitter inks. Aren’t the just creepy and adorable?!

 

Click on thumbnail to get the backyard monsters digistamps. Eddie Scissorhands is available by request by messaging Janet Klein on the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. The Little Witch is also available by request as well.

The little witch digistamp set was painted with Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks. I will do a tutorial on them in the future. She can’t wait until Halloween and I can’t say as I blame her. It’s my favorite time of year!

Hope you enjoyed my design team post this week. Be sure to leave a comment on what you’d like to see on the blog. Also come join us over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group We have themed ATC swaps every month! 

stephanie šŸ™

Art Has No Rules

 


Click/Tap image above to watch the time lapse video on how I made this 5×7 Mixed Media Canvas.

What You Need:

  • Brea Reese
    • Texture Paste – matteĀ metallic – mars black
    • Modeling Paste – Glossy Dimension – silver
    • Glitter Ink – medium magenta, violet, lake blue & ocean green
    • Heavy Body Acrylic – Ā Unbleached Titanium
    • Heavy Body Acrylic – Ā Paint Writer – mars black
    • Texture Sand
    • Water brush
  • Watercolor Canvas – Ā 5×7
  • Art-C – wooden letter embellishments
  • white gesso
  • Stencil
  • PaletteĀ Knife
  • Liquid glue
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Washi Tape

How-to:

  1. Use washi tape to adhere the stencil to the watercolor canvas
  2. Use palette knife to spread mars black texture paste over the stencil
  3. Remove washi tape and lift stencil. Allow to dry overnight. Clean stencil asap.
  4. Make lines of glitter ink across the top of the canvas. I used four colors and allowed them to mix. You can use as few or as many as you want.
  5. Tilt canvas forward (have your work surface covered) and spray with water and watch the magic happen
  6. Allow to dry or use a heat gun (because I’m impatient)
  7. Rub with gesso randomly over the canvas and allow to dry
  8. Draw random designs with your paint writer. I drew circles and lines.
  9. Sprinkle texture sand over the canvas. It will stick to the gesso and paint writer.
  10. Use your finger to apply silver modeling paste to the wooden letters. Allow to dry.
  11. Use your finger to apply unbleached titanium white heavy bodied acrylic to the wooden letters randomly.
  12. Glue wooden letters to canvas

And you’re done!

I had so much fun making this quick and easy mixed media piece. Its perfect for your craft room or giving as a gift to another creative friend!

 

stephanie šŸ™

links

breareese.com

Listen to Your Art

Technique: Wet on Wet Watercolor

This week I bring you another lil black and white with a pop of color journal page featuring Vera Lane Studio digistamps and Brea Reese Glitter Inks & Texture Paste.

These are the Brea Reese products I used to create the pop of color and texture on my art journal page.

 Click the image below to see the video of my process. 

Click me to watch the YouTube video:)

You can find Brea Reese products at your local Hobby Lobby in the art section or by contacting them at BreaReese.com

Brea Reese products used:

  • Glitter ink- medium magenta 
  • Glitter ink- lake blue
  • Glitter ink- cadmium yellow 
  • Texture paste- Matte metallic black

I honestly can’t believe how highly pigmented the inks are. I mean for less than $5 per color it’s amazing! You will see in my video above you don’t need much product at all! As for the texture paste, it’s a wonderful way to add a bit of dimension & color to your mixed media projects. Oh and let’s not forget… sparkle too! I used my finger to rub accents of the texture paste near the quote and at the bottom of the page.

There will be a lot more Brea Reese products in my future projects! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on!

Quick overview of my wet on wet watercolor process includes:

  1. Adding water to my journal page. 
  2. Adding Brea Reese glitter inks to the area where there only water. The inks won’t travel outside the area with water. It’s amazing watching the colors move and blend together! (Go watch the video!)
  3. Using a heat gun to speed the drying process because I’m impatient šŸ˜

The beautiful digistamp and sentiment, Le Petite Artiste, I used this week is from the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. Just click the image below to get yours!

Click me!
I colored her only with Caran d’Ache Neocolors ii in black. I just colored a bit on my nonstick surface with the black water soluble crayon. I added a little bit a water from my waterbrush and just used varying shades of black and gray to color the tiny artist. 

We have a themed ATC swap each month over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. This month the theme is Black & White with a Pop of Color and I’m the host! You still have time to join in the fun! The swap concludes at the end of the month.

Click the image below to join us in the fun over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

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Hope you enjoyed my post! 

stephanie šŸ™

Links

Brea Reese

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http://breareese.com/

https://www.instagram.com/brea_reese/

Vera Lane Studio 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1438967136411430/

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