Hello ArtFoamie Fans. Lynne Forsythe here and I’m SUPER excited to share my premiere creations as a part of their Design Team.
I stumbled onto ArtFoamies via a E-newsletter put out by Julie from Blazer Designs. I was intrigued, so I went to their website and placed my first order and have been in LOVE since that day!
To begin my creative process I collaged some ‘Tovers onto a 12 x 12 piece of Kraft Cardstock with Multi Medium.
When my new “paper” was dry, I applied a layer of White Gesso with a fan brush. When it was dry I applied another layer of Multi Medium over the entire surface.
Prior to receiving my box of DT goodies, I received some High Impact Paints and High Impact Paint ~ Metallic from Tattered Angels. I couldn’t wait to see how they would work together and this was the perfect time! I applied various paint colors onto a Paper Palette. With my brayer, I applied the colors onto a few ArtFoamie Stamps I had chosen.
Rebekah Meier Designs
Art by Marlene
Now of Never
The beauty of ArtFoamies is they stamp FABULOUSLY onto textured surfaces.
I wanted to add another accent color so I chose to drop bits of Tanzanite ~ Glimmer Glam onto my new “paper”.
I then spritzed the drops of color with water to make the color move.
Now each time I use an ArtFoamie stamp, I stamp off onto a piece of paper. Today I chose a sheet of Ivory Cardstock. I will save it for another project.
When my new “paper” was dry I cut it up into ATC size pieces.
I decided instead of making ATC’s I would whip up a few cards. I chose to stamp on the card face with Art by Marlene ~ Fenced.
Here is one of my finished cards.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative process, now to see what I will make with the leftover “paper”.
Other Products Used
High Impact Paint
High Impact Paint Metallic
Hi, Nicole here!
If you can’t tell from some of the lighting in my video, it was a dreary, rainy day in Houston, Texas when I created this journal spread. I spent a couple of days in and out of the rain walking to my flower garden. We decided to plant milkweed this summer, and I finally had a caterpillar ready to make a chrysalis! The rain, my hope for butterflies, and this Geo Flower stamp from ArtFoamies inspired my page.
After creating some background layers with ephemera, butterfly tissue, green striped tissue, a dot stencil, and acrylic paint, I stamped the Geo Flowers three times. They turned out a little bolder than planned, but after I painted them they looked perfect!
I drew some stems, grunged up the page, added some number stickers, splattered, and journaled. Then, I created a small tag with leftover bits from the layers and added the message: replace fear of the unknown with hope.
Fear of the unknown and change are something we all struggle with. Taking time to journal and create are such valuable tools as we wait for our wings. I had to rescue my chrysalis and bring it inside. It was a little beat up from the rain and the leaf it was hanging on was about to fall off the plant. It’s now hanging from a chopstick in my kitchen, and I love looking at the bright spots of gold. I hope it makes it into a butterfly, so I can watch it stretch its wings and fly.
Hi, it’s Josefine. Welcome to my first video tutorial for ArtFoamies. I really enjoy working with a Gel Press to create mono prints and thought that this would be the perfect technique to share with you for my first video.
As part of that, I created a mini art journal made out of one single sheet of paper and then I used the ArtFoamies to decorate the background and to stamp the foreground for my cover.
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I hope you enjoy the video!
How did you like this folding technique? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and was so excited about it that I bought the book that included this technique (and hundreds of others…) after I was done with this project. It’s from Alisa Golden and called “Making Handmade Books”, in case you are interested.
Now it’s your turn. Get out your mono printing plate, some ArtFoamies and create your own little art journal.
Here are a few close ups from my project:
- Balzer Deluxe Small: https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p709/Balzer_Deluxe_Small.html
- Lisa Walton Japanese Crest Set: https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p658/Lisa_Walton%3A_Japanese_Crest_Set.html
- PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints in Jade, Prawn, Butter, Butternut, Glacier Ice, Slimed, Blue Lagoon, Green Patina, Venice Blue (or pick the brand/ colors of your choice)
- Gel Press of choice ( I used Ranger Gel Printing Plate 3 Pack)
- Decoration for the cover: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Quote Chips
- Washi tape of choice
Hi Denise here...
Art Foamies and Distress Oxide Inks, match made in heaven I think! I love the results I got using this combination! The backgrounds you can create are endless! I was a while trying to decide what I wanted to do with the paper I had created. I decided to finally do something that seems to be a big craze lately....Artist Trading Coins!
1. I like to start with my lighter colors of Distress Oxide ink first. Just apply some ink on your piece of plastic, spritz with water and then smoosh it onto your piece of watercolor paper. I heat dry the ink inbetween each layer of color as to be careful not to make mud.
2. When you are happy with your background color start stamping with your Art Foamies. For stamping I chose brighter, more vibrant colors. The Art Foamies I used are Dandelion Mix by Red Tin Roof and Foambination Gemetric Patterns by Einat Kessler. For the larger Art Foamies I put ink on the plastic, spritz with water, stamped the Art Foamie into the ink and then stamped onto my paper. This gives it a more watercolor feel. For the smaller ones I just stamped my Art Foamie directly onto the ink pad and onto the paper. And the Art Foamies clean up so easily. Just a little spray of water and stamp onto paper towel! Easy as that!
3. For my final bit of stamping I used Hero Arts pigment ink in Unicorn with Cat Kerr's Art Foamie, Rustic. I applied the ink directly to the art foamie and it turned out Fabulous!!!
4. Your next step is to cut out some circles! I used a Making Memories circle cutter but you can use whatever you like. A circle punch, Silhouette, Cricut, scissors, whatever you have. I also doodled around some of the stamped images with a paint pen and stabillo all pencil. Just so they would pop out even more!
5. I took my circles to the sewing maching and sewed around the edge of each circle three times. I like the messy look and added detail it gives. This is totally optional. I then chose pictures to glue down and added some rub ons. I kept it really simple and I love the outcome!
If interested in the Youtube video as well, here is the link:
1 sheet of watercolor paper, 11x15 inches
Distress Oxide Inks, colors of your choosing
A piece of plastic, could be packaging from a stamp set or stencil, a piece of acetate
Spray bottle with water
Dandelion Mix by Red Tin Roof https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p642/RTR%3A_Dandelion_mix.html
Foambination Geometric Border by Einat Kessler https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p377/Einat_Kessler%3A_Foambination_Geometric_Border.html
Rustic by Cat Kerr https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p714/Cat_Kerr%3A_Rustic.html
Hero Arts Pigment Ink, Unicorn
Circle cutter, punch or scissors
White Paint Pen
Black Stabillo All pencil
Sewing machine / black thread
Images (photos, stickers, magazine cut outs, downloads ,etc)
We are excited and thrilled to introduce to you the first ever ArtFoamies Design Team!
These group of talented designers will be inspiring you with amazing projects and step by step tutorials every week.
Let's get to know them!
Hi. my name is Denise Lush and I am from Southern Ontario. I was born and raised in Newfoundland but moved to Ontario with my now husband at the age of 19. We have two amazing kids, a handsome dog and three beautiful fluffy cats!
I have always loved being creative. I remember when I was a little girl I would draw and color pictures of food and cut them out to use when playing with dishes and playing house. Imagine a bowl full of pretend peas! lol
I love to try new things and wish there was enough time in the day to do all the things! I like to paint, draw, play with clay, gelli print, art journaling, collage and mixed media! I love it all!
Hi, my name is Josefine (aka HolyLise on social media), I’m a blogger, designer and teacher with focus on card making, art journaling and mixed media projects. I discovered my creative side in 2014 when I moved from Germany to the US to be with my very supportive husband and our Rat Terrier “Freedom”. Since then I’m constantly inspired by all the great artists that I follow and enjoy experimenting with different mediums and techniques. The messier the project, the happier I am. I also teach mixed media classes in my local craft store and online, as well as at craft conventions like Creativation and Scrapbook Expo.
Hi EVERYONE!! My name is Lynne Forsythe and I hail from a small town in Northern New Hampshire and have been "creating" since I was a child. I discovered paper crafting about 9 years ago.....and have never looked back! I love trying new things, then sharing them with anyone who will listen. I like to remind people that “It's good to step outside of one’s creative box.” If I were to classify my style, it would be Distress/Texture meets Shabby and ALWAYS has flowers! <3
I've been published in several magazines and currently design for Canvas Corp Brands, UmWowStudio, and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. I have also created numerous video tutorials and have taught extensively across the United States.
Hi! I’m Nicole Watson, a Midwest girl who married a Southern boy now living in Houston, Texas. Art has always been part of me … from collecting random bits of paper at a young age, to selling my first painting in high school, then discovering mixed media while studying art and design in college. Other stops along my art journey include scrapbooking, card making, freelance photography, and layout/graphic design. Creating in my studio and sharing my work with others gives me life, purpose, and is healing to my soul.
Wow! What a talented group of designers!
We're so excited to see what they create!
Hello ArtFoamies Fans!
We're happy to announce our first ever design team call!
We're looking for creative artists, enthusiast crafters and imaginative designers who love creating all types of projects to become ArtFoamies Ambassadors!
It doesn't matter what you create, scrapbook layouts, mixed media, altered art, art journaling, fabric prints, mono-printing, wood projects, sewing, glass projects and whatever you're passionate about!
You'll need to:
Have a blog
Have a YouTube channel
Know how to create video tutorials
Have a large presence on social media
The design team term will run from September 2018 to January 2019
As an ArtFoamies Ambassador you'll need to create 2 projects a month, one of them one of them a video tutorial. You'll need to promote ArtFoamies on social media and on your YouTube channel and blog.
We'll need to:
Send you a box full of ArtFoamies goodies to play with.
Promote you on all our social media networks.
Promote your projects on craft and trade shows.
and we will!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
3 photos of your best projects
Full name and address
Links to your: Blog, YouTube and social media platforms
You have until July 31st!
This call is opened worldwide!
We are so excited and can't wait to see your entries!
Hello Foamie peeps,
Alana from Red Tin Roof Designs here.
I love giving gifts in a gift bag with a handmade card, but what if the bag and card is handmade all in one?
I made three paper bags in one sitting and will use the back of the bags as a space for a special message.
Since it’s still winter here in Canada, I decided on using my Artfoamies snowflakes design pack with blue and white combinations.
With this project you can make as many bags with varying sizes as you want. Any fluid acrylic paint is great for using with Artfoamies stamps. I also used my Gel Press, brayer, some tissue paper and light white card stock.
Place dots of blue and white paint on your Gel Press and roll it flat with the brayer. Lift some paint with the stamps and stamp on your bags and also some on white paper for cutting out later.
Some of the bags can be placed on the Gel Press and pressed on the negative image that’s left behind. Remember, you can also make extra images on tissue paper for other projects.
Play around and experiment, there’s no rules here. Splatter some paint on the bags and round it off with your own personal arty crafty style.
Your bags are now ready for a thoughtful message on the back. Staple it, use ribbon or even a painted clothespin to close it in a pretty way.
Enjoy making your bags.
Have fun till next time.
My dad built this beautiful little cupboard for my son's birthday. All I had to do was paint it. :) My son LOVES Dr. Who., hence the theme here. My son and I are also knitting a Dr Who Scarf together (The one around Dr. Who's neck with all the colours.) Sometimes he knits on it and sometimes I knit on it. I mostly knit on it while he practices the violin. Very soothing actually. Now back to how I painted the little cupboard.
I used Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Adhesive Sheets to make the "Free to use to Public" sticker and also the round police sticker. I used normal white printer paper to print the labels and then stuck it onto the "Mixed Media Adhesive Sheets". After the paint was dry, I used a varnish over the whole cupboard, including the stickers.
I used CHALK PAINT. Ol Navy and Black. I used Pebeo white fabric paint for the stamping with my own custom ArtFoamies Stamp.
Here is the birthday boy with the finished project.
Comment on this blog post to win the Dr. Who ArtFoamies Stamp I used here.
So this Autums projects included apple harvesting, fruit drying, Canadian Thanksgiving and bathroom wall stamping with ArtFoamies. What a beautiful time of the year. The Fall colors make me so very happy. We have so much to be thankful for.
If you wanted to try stamping with some ArtFoamies on your wall, make sure your prepping is done right. Walls covered with acrylic based paint first, works the best. If you do have an oil based surface lightly criss-cross with sandpaper where you will be stamping. This will give the surface a very light "tooth" to grip the paint that you will be using on your ArtFoamies.
I love using lots of colour. This picture doesn't show it very well, but the walls are painted a very light sea-green. (Acrylic based) I used a variety of opaque acrylic based paints with strong pigments for the stamping. Even Pebeo's fabric paint. Once you wait 72 hours for the paint to cure - it won't easily wash off. I also used Decoart for some lovely colours.
ArtFoamies that I used were: ArtByMarlene -Circle Salad and Geo flower. Balzer - Spot-on and Swirly large. I think I might add some pen lines or leaves to the mix. Why not? Life is too short not to. My kids were worried about me stamping the bathroom wall with lots of colour, but they loved it in the end.