Life in Technicolor

There’s a new challenge starting today on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog! The theme is: Life in Technicolor. I made a few design team inspiration pages in my art journal.

All of the digistamps used in my art journal pages can be found in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy shop. Use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10%

Each page was painted entirely with Brea Reese Glitter and Watercolor Inks. I believe I used all 14 colors in this project! They are so much fun to paint with and mixing the inks gives you an endless amount of colors!

We have monthly challenge on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog and Facebook group. Come join in the fun and enter to win!!

stephanie 🐙

So Much Sparkle!

There’s so much sparkle on Vera Lane Studio Facebook group this month! The theme is add a lil sparkle! We have an ATC swap each and every month Teresa Morgan is the host for August!

The ATC above I made using the Oh, La, La digistamp set. The digistamp set is avail by request in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop. Her dress definitely cried out for some sparkle! I used the Red and Neutral Grey glitter inks from Brea Reese.

The entire card was colored with Brea Reese Watercolor & glitter inks and fine liner markers.

The ATC below was made with Pumpkin Boy and Cat digistamp set. Brea Reese glitter ink and fine liner pens were used to paint the adorable lil trick or treater. I can’t wait for fall and Halloween. So you’ll probably see lots more as we get closer 🙂

Come join in the monthly Vera Lane Studio swaps and fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

A Little Sparkle


Sprinkle and Sparkle have arrived at Vera Lane Studio this week! They have to be the cutest lil garden fairies I've ever seen!

Sprinkle & Sparkle

I recorded a video this week of the project below. You can see exactly how I painted Sprinkle & Sparkle below in the video here. I used Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Watercolor Markers. Absolutely love how vivid and beautiful their inks are!


The above ATC is for the Vera Lane Studio Facebook groupAdd Some Sparkle Swap. Come join in the fun! We have monthly themed swaps!

Until next week…

stephanie 🐙


Look at all that Sparkle!!!

DIY Brea Reese Color Mixing Chart


I decided to make a very useful tool for watercoloring. It has been very helpful! I made my own Brea Reese Watercolor Ink color mixing chart.

I have links to the PDF files below to download the charts I made.

Supplies:

  • Print chart on Watercolor paper
  • Gather all 14 Brea Reese Inks (glitter or Watercolor)
  • Waterbrush
  • Paper towel for blotting (can later be used in a mixed media piece. No waste!)

Process:

  1. Paint the square/rectangle where each color intersects. As shown below.
  2. Next I painted the square next to Pink … pink. Then painted medium magenta on top of it. I found it easier to clean my brush in between each color.
  3. The colors in the left column will ALWAYS be the color that is on the bottom.
  4. The colors listed at the top will be the second color added. Make sense?
  5. DO NOT paint all of the base color at once. The inks need to still be wet to blend properly.
  6. You can watch the time lapse video on my YouTube channel here. Please subscribe & comment if you feel the video is useful 🙂
  7. Be careful to not let the inks from separate boxes touch. That will contaminate your mixing.
  8. FYI the process of creating this chart will take about 2 hours, so set aside some time. It’s definitely worth it. I promise!

Links:

Brea Reese Watercolor Inks Chart

Brea Reese Glitter Inks Chart

Hope you enjoyed this post…

stephanie 🐙

Luz Cannon & a Blue Haired Lady

This week over on the Vera Lane Studio its a new month! And let me say this month is gonna be sparkly! My first project features Luz Cannon and some cute bats from the Eddie Munster digistamp set. The background is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. Luz and the bats are painted with Brea Reese Watercolor Inks.

You can find the set here. The Luz Cannon set is available by request from Janet on her Etsy shop.


Ester Jean is all dressed up in her sexy evening gown. The entire piece sparkles! It is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks.

Ester Jean can be purchased here.


The image above is full resolution and can be saved and used for cellphone or tablet wallpaper. I have her as my wallpaper background on my iPhone.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post.

stephanie 🐙

a little universe | inspiration | Oddball Art Stamps


Today I bring you an inspiration post for the 2 week challenge reminder on the Oddball Art Stamps blog. Our theme is: A Sky Full of Stars. Full details on the blog.

I used Spooky Sue and Stars & Bubbles digital stamp images from the Oddball Art Stamp Etsy shop.

The background is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks in the following colors

  • Lake Blue
  • Violet
  • Orange
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Phthalo Green
  • Pink
  • Neutral Grey

The lovely Spooky Sue is painted with Brea Reese Watercolor Inks in the following colors

  • Raw Umber
  • Lake Blue
  • Violet
  • Ocean Green
  • Pink
  • Cadmium Yellow

I used The Brea Reese fine liner pen in Ocean Green to write the Neil deGrasse Tyson quote.

Accented the page with white uni-ball signo pen. Also added some Glossy Accents over the Stars and Bubbles.


LOOK AT ALL THAT SPARKLE!! Brea Reese Glitter Inks ROCK!!

Hope you’ll join us over on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge!

stephanie 🐙

Distress Oxide Background |Technique a Week | Oddball Art Stamps

This is my first week doing a technique a week project for Oddball Art Stamps Blog. I chose to show how I create a quick and super easy abstract background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.

You need:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:
(Reinkers or stamp pad)

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Salty Ocean
  • Seedless Preserves

Spray Bottle filled with water
Watercolor Paper: I used Canson
Heat embossing gun
Easy to clean surface to work on

  1. Squeeze a few drops (I used the reinkers) of Salty Ocean on your work surface.
  2. Spritz with water
  3. Place Watercolor paper on top of drops and press down. Lift paper and move around repeatedly.
  4. Dry with heat gun
  5. Repeat process with the two remaining colors.

Ta Da! Abstract Background ready for your artwork to be added to it.

Click here to watch the video of my process on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you find this video useful.

I added the Oddball Art Stamps image #205. Use discount code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% off your purchase from the Oddball Etsy shop.

Future video on how I painted Sorry Sally. I had a happy accident with this one. She didn’t start out as a zombie. We all make mistakes and I will show how I recovered from this one.

Hope you enjoyed my technique! I would love to hear what other techniques you’d like to see in the future.