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Hello everyone,
I am participating in an art journal page swap where I have specific prompts to follow so I thought I would turn on the camera and film the process while I created this layout.

 I started off by grabbing my Draw and Wash Paper Pad by Art Spectrum and my Ken Oliver Colour Bursts and these will be my starting tools.


Step #1:
To make the background, I used my Colour Bursts in: - Cerulean Blue - Alizarin Crimson - Violet

I did mist the page with a fine mister both before and after applying the CBs.

I added more colour with my Distress Crayons.

I also added gesso through a punchinella stencil for more texture.

Step #2
Add collage elements. Here I added tissue paper ...


..and book pages. 

Step #3
I used Tim Holtz Paper Dolls as my elements to apply 1, 2 and 3 of people.


I decided on this layout I the end. I felt it told a better story.

Step #4
To add the sentiment, I used chipboard alphabet stickers. Here I coloured them in with my Vintage Sepia ink pad.

Wax Resist Background ATCs

Hi everyone,
Catching up on my June ATCs for my Aussie East-West Swappers Groups
Today the technique is: Wax Resist Background and requires a wax roll which can be found alongside  parchment and baking paper in the kitchen aisle of your grocery store.
In addition to the wax roll, I also decided to use my embossing folders to add pattern to the wax roll.

These I sent through my Sizzix Big Shot to create a lovely pattern ...

Which can be ironed on sandwiched in between 2 pieces of paper (wax side down).

Next, I used my Distress Inks to add color and then used tissue paper to rub away any excess ink which is resisted by the wax pattern.

The colors I used are: - Fossilised Amber - Victorian Velvet - Abandoned Coral - Tumbled Glass
Set #1
For my Fossilised Amber backgrounds, I created a bee theme and used a hexagon Alterations die.


Set #2
For my Victorian Velvet backgrounds, I created a tea theme using doilies, crepe paper, tulle and ribbon. I also used the High Tea die-cut elements by Kais…

Gorjuss 'Mini' Art Journal 2018 ~ June ~ A friend is the nicest thing

Hi Everyone,
I am back with the June layout for my 'Mini' Art Journal 2018.
I will be working in my DIY watercolor art journal.
I have a tutorial for you if you want to make one yourself. Check it out HERE

For this layout I went with Stamp No.39 'The Lost Heart' Gorjuss Mini stamp by Santoro.


I was inspired by her teddy bear! Also, the fact that she was all sad and dark made me think that she needed a burst of sunshine in her life so I reached for this Geo Quarters sunburst stencil by Kaisercraft.
I also reached for the yellow from my Distress Crayons and some Americana Acrylic Paint in the color dolphin (aka grey).

After the background was finished, I used my Stampaholic to stamp out the Gorjuss girl and a whole stack of teddy bears from Kaisercraft's 'Teddy Bear Picnic' stamp set.

I used my Koi Sakura water color palette to do some relaxing colouring.


I gave her a red over-coat so that she stands out against the background. 

And I coloured in 8 teddy bea…

Art Journal Swap ~ The Story Teller~ Collaboration with Suzanne Johnston

Hi everyone,
Im back with another art journal layout for my collaboration with my fellow design team member Suzanne Johnston.
Earlier in the year, Suzanne and I swapped an envelope full of die-cuts and prompts and today I picked one of these prompts to make an art layout.

The art journal that I am working in is one I made myself and if you are interesting in making one, please check out my DIY tutorial HERE.
From the prompts, I selected this dress which has a very meaningful sentiment.

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered".



I teamed it with a stamp from my collection called Lady Jude by Kaisercraft.






For the background, I chose the color Antique Linen from Set 3 of the Distress Crayon Range by Ranger.
I then added texture paste through 2 stencils:
- Mosaic by Tim Holtz / Ranger - 03 Mixed Media text by Cadence


Next I removed some of the texture paste text and stamped this rose and coloured it in using Distress Crayons from Set 2 (Festive Berries & Peeled P…