Hi Bea here from Bea Grob Mixed Media and More. I find it always helpful to try out the new supplies in a Artjournal and that's excactly what I did. I have been inspired by the quote “Your wings already exist. All have to do is Fly.” I do love quotes and words in my Artjournal and use them quite frequently.
I did first start with the Butterfly stamp for Rebekah Meier and some Distress Ink .
I did place it somewhere in the lower third and wasn't overly concerned about a perfectly stamped image. I knew it will be only peeking out in the end.
Next I did spray a stamp by Sarah Matthews with some water before applying Distress Ink.
When I have loaded my stamp with Distress Ink (Peacock Feather) I did twist the stamp a bit while applying the ink to the page. I wanted a more blurry impression and also some movement
Still need more background “noise” going in so I did use the stamp from Cat Carr and yes I did use it upside down, it wasn't about the text, but rather I wanted some pattern going on.
For a background it was still a bit to clear, so I decided to spray the page with more water.
Much better now, that all the patterns and colors mingle around.
We are not done yet, I did grab a Mixed Media paper and this time I wanted a clear and crisp image, which I did stamp again with the same violet.
I also did stamp a head in black and a crown in yellow onto the same paper.
I did cut out my Butterfly. To make it stand out better I do like to go around the edges of my elements, so here I'm using the same ink and go along the edges of the butterfly.
Now for the head I needed a body which I did draw on some old bookpage, just a simple shape, nothing fancy.
I do like to give my Butterfly a little bit of dimension by pulling it over a pencil.
To glue down all the elements I did use some Tacky Glue. I did glue everything down really, except the Butterfly, which I did glue only in the middle.
Time to add the quote, I did use some markers in black and white.
So here is my finished page, I hope you enjoyed and go now to do your own page with some stamps from Artfomies.
Strathmore Visual Journal, Mixed Media paper, old bookpagesDistress Inks , Face stamp, Crown stamp, Marker in black and white
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here today to share with you some easy techniques that will jazz up those so-so prints you sometimes get when you’re creating with your Art Foamies stamps. Most of the time, you’re probably getting great looking prints, but if you’re like me, you occasionally have some that you just aren’t happy with. Well, never fear! You don’t need to throw those prints out. Instead, let me share with you some simple ways to go from “so-so” to “fabulous” with almost all your Art Foamies prints!
Here's the step by step video tutorial how to fix your prints!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Everyone, It’s Jeanine here, with a project for Art Foamies.
Today I wanted to show you how I made really easy and elegant card.
I start off by masking my card front to create a neat border.
Next I add some colour to the card, by applying acrylic paint in patches that blend together evenly.
Once I let the paint dry, I Stamp a second generation print, with white acrylic paint using Flowery Tree from Balzer Designs - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p288/Balzer_Designs%3A_Flowery_Tree.html
I let that dry and then use the Rose art foamie by Art by Marlene - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p388/Art_by_Marlene%3A_Rose.html ,ink it up with embossing ink, and stamp that on the card front. Next I sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set it.
Perfectly elegant. I hope my friend enjoys this with her birthday gift.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to create this easy and elegant card, using 2 beautiful designs from art foamies.
I’ll see you all next time with more inspiration.
Hi everyone Heather here with my first DT project!
Today I'm sharing a tutorial how to add stamped images to cotton pillow cases.
enjoy creating custom décor pieces for the home. This is a set of cotton pillow cases that I added a design of Romantic Roses on Ferns, at the border edge of the pillow cases. To prepare these pillow cases I washed them with NO fabric softener, tumbled dry and them ironed them on high setting with steam. To create this design I used ArtFoamies sponge stamps:
Fern Leaf, www.artfoamies.com/store/p193/Fern_Leaf.html ,
Rebekah Meier: Mesh,www.artfoamies.com/store/p356/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Mesh.html ,
Art by Marlene: circle salad, www.artfoamies.com/store/p494/ArtByMarlene%3A_Circle_Salad.html ,
Art by Marlene: Leaf Geo, www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/ArtByMarlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
Here is how they look on the pillows
In this close up view you can see the soft images of ArtFoamies Fern Leaf, www.artfoamies.com/store/p193/Fern_Leaf.html, in the background. That was the first pattern layer I put on in a gold mix of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. Next is a soft overlay of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Gold, using the ArtFoamies, Rebekah Meier: Mesh, www.artfoamies.com/store/p356/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Mesh.html , to soften the appearance of the first layer. Over these soft layers I added the roses in DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Cobalt Teal and a mix with white, using one of the ArtFoamies designs from Art By Marlene: Circle Salad, www.artfoamies.com/store/p494/ArtByMarlene%3A_Circle_Salad.html. For the last layer of this design I used one of the leaf designs from ArtFoamies, Art By Marlene: Leaf Geo,
www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/ArtByMarlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html , with a combination of DecoArt Media Acrylics Green Gold and Veridian. As a final touch I added a couple of dots of DecArt Media Acrylics Hansa Yellow Med, to the centers of the roses using the handle end of my paint brush. To finish my project I heat set the paint by ironing on the reverse side of the fabric, at the cotton setting for about 3 minutes, and without steam.
Here's the step by step video tutorial:
Here is the pillow case shown with a custom designed bamboo tissue box on the night stand beside it. The tissue box was also decorated with ArtFoamies stamps.
I hope you enjoyed the project!
Of course the ArtFoamies are perfect for journaling but wow, I was blown away at how easy and fun they were and instantly transform a page into a mixed media journal page. I love that I can use paint instead of ink for these kinds of projects and is what drew me to the stamps in the first place!
Check out this page I created using several different sets of stamps and lots of paint!
First, we prepare the surface with DecoArt Paint, Dimensional Effects Paste and some pen work. Creating a surface to stamp on.
Grab a few ArtFoamies stamps and your choice of paint.
Brayer the paint on the entire surface of the stamp.
Once you have good paint coverage on the stamp, turn it over onto the page where you want the image to appear.
Ink up a second stamp to use on the chipboard.
Paint the surface of the chipboard window with DecoArt Metallic Sheen. Then using the second stamp and a darker paint stamp right on the front surface.
Do the same on the chipboard dress form
What an amazing page it makes!
Supply List: ArtFoamies: Balzers: Big Numbers https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p318/Balzer%3A_Big_Numbers.html Cat Kerr: Rustic https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p714/Cat_Kerr%3A_Rustic.html Einat Kessler: Foambinations Retro Border https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p379/Einat_Kessler%3A_Foambinations_Retro_Border.html
Other Supplies: DecoArt Americana: Soft Black, Desert Cactus, Warm White. Extreme Sheen Metallic Pain: 24K Gold Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Fiskars: Brayer
Hi ArtFoamie Fans….
All I have to say is
SPRING IS COMING….!
In celebration….I pulled out my ArtFoamies
and whipped up a set of Spring inspired coasters.
I began with
Art by Marlene ~ Flower Trio
I pulled out my bin of Dina Wakley Media ~ Acrylic Paint
and a few Canvas/Burlap Coasters.
I hope you enjoy my creative process!
Other Products Used
Dina Wakley Media
THANK YOU for stopping by the blog to check out
my latest creations using ArtFoamies Stamps!
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be joining the design team for Art Foamies, one of my very favourite art products on the market. I’ve used foam stamps in my mixed media art for over 20 years but Art Foamies are a step above what I’d been used to using in my projects and the Art Foamies STAMP BUDDY is one of the main reasons why.
Let me share a quick project with you to show why I’m such a fan of the STAMP BUDDY. I wanted to create a large supply of floral images to use as collage elements in my mixed media art. I decided to test out the STAMP BUDDY to see how many sheets of paper I could fill with stamped images with only one application of paint to the STAMP BUDDY.
Using a palette knife I loaded up the STAMP BUDDY with a variety of colors of acrylic paint until the whole surface was covered.
Randomly using the floral and leaf ART FOAMIES stamps, I started filling up page after page of cardstock. I thought I’d run out of paint on the STAMP BUDDY after about six sheets of cardstock were filled, but, no, it was still giving me great prints so I dug out some more cardstock and kept on going.
As the STAMP BUDDY got a bit drier after filing a dozen or so cardstock pages, I misted it with water and carried on printing. You might not have to do this but I live in a very dry climate and paint often dries too quickly.
I ended up with TWENTY sheets of cardstock filled with ART FOAMIES flowers and leaves and other images! Wow! I was so impressed how the STAMP BUDDY made a small bit of paint go SO far. And now I’ve got 20 pages of images to cut up and use in my art journals, on canvases and in other mixed media projects.
Here are the supplied I used:
ART FOAMIES stamps (assorted flowers and leaves)
Acrylic paints (I used my favourite Gelli Arts ® acrylics)
8.5 X 11 cardstock (white)
Spray mister with water
I can’t say enough about how the STAMP BUDDY facilitates getting incredible prints with ART FOAMIES stamps. It stood up perfectly to the heavy use I put it to, cleaned up in a breeze and is ready for my next project.
Cheers, everyone! I’m off to cut up some of these prints which you’ll see in future posts. Stay tuned!
Hi! This is Jennifer Gallagher from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Squad.
We are raiding our stashes this week. What good artist or crafter worth their salt doesn't have a considerable stash of supplies just waiting for inspiration? In my stash I found a few sets of Sizzix Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz that I haven't used in ages. These dies, along side a few of my go-to supplies, were the inspiration for these beautiful note cards.
I adore my n*Studio ArtFoamies and wanted to show you a new way to use them. Begin by spraying a few colors of Dylusions Ink Spray onto a watercolor note card. Don't be stingy with the spray! You will want a nice base of color to work with.
Next, spritz some water onto your artfoamie making sure the entire design is wet. Gently press the artfoamie onto the note card. After a few seconds, remove the artfoamie and dab a paper towel onto the card to pick up the excess moisture. (Dab - don't wipe!) Because the ink sprays are water reactive, we will be pulling ink off of the card leaving the design of the artfoamie behind. Repeat until you have a design you like.
Choose a few sentiments from the die set and run them on black cardstock through your die cutting machine. Fix your sentiment onto your note card with a liquid glue like Tombow Mono.
This is a fun way to use your artfoamies so be sure to try this at home and share your creations with us! Get into that supply stash and get creative.
Dylusions Spray Inks: Peony Blush, Vanilla Custard, Rose Quartz, Mushy Peas, Periwinkle Blue, Laidback Lilac
Strathmore Watercolor Notecards
Nat's Space Oddity ArtFoamie https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p659/N%2AStudio%3A_Space_Oddity.html
Nat's Santa Fe Small ArtFoamie https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p659/N%2AStudio%3A_Space_Oddity.html
Tim Holtz Alterations Dies - Thinlits for Sizzix - "Friendship Words" and "Celebration Words"
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Thanks for stopping by! - Jennifer Gallagher
Hi Bea here from Bea Grob Mixed Media and More.
I always make sure that I have something with me to be creative while I'm abroad. So I decided to make an Artjournal to take along with a cover embellished with the wonderful stamps from ArtFoamies.
Kraft tex paper fabric, Watercolorpaper, Acrylic Inks and Acrylic Paint.
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
I hope you enjoyed the video!
We are so excited to welcome our new design team!
These girls are super talented and creative and we can't wait to share all their projects with you!
Let's get to know them!
I'm a Mixed Media Artist and formerly hand weaver from Switzerland. Color was and is always the reason for me to work, whether with threads, on canvas, with paper and what not. I have passed several Fiber and Art related educations in Zurich, but also commercial school or the latest addition Educations for Educators Level 1.
Since 2003 I run a big art & art craft show with about 50 + artists, first in an old Knight house, since these year in an old armory.
I love to inspire people with my art, through my tutorials on YouTube or in my classes and workshops in my studio.
I am a mixed media paper artist whose passion is teaching and inspiring others through many forms of art. I am known for my vintage, steampunk style as well as paper dresses from 8" tall all the way to full size. I have my own brand, "A Vintage Girl" which was a seven-year journey, I have been in the craft industry for 10 years and have worked for many companies and am proud to be a part of the ArtFoamies team.
Joanna Grant is a Canadian mixed media artist living in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. For 25 years, she has been creating mixed media and abstract art using recycled materials. She draws inspiration from her love of music, travel and nature, and is known for her fun, funky and colourful art. Joanna is a published artist and a popular instructor, teaching both in-person and online workshops to students worldwide.
My name is Jeanine du Plessis, I live in New Zealand with my husband and my toddler daughter. I am a stay at home mom / YouTube video creator / foodie / aspiring health and fitness enthusiast / lover of all things colourful.
I wouldn’t say that I am a professional or even an artist, I am just someone who finds the time in each day to create art, try out new techniques, something I have seen on YouTube or journal my thoughts. My art style is messy, fun, raw and unapologetic. I like to sometimes just sit in front of a blank page without the faintest idea of what it will become, and just get some paint down. I don’t believe there are any mistakes in art, only lessons to be learned. Inspiring people to create is my main goal! It’s a feeling I chase! I believe art is for everyone, and that skills should be shared. I also believe in art therapy, since experiencing its magic first-hand. I just want to create beautiful art and share it with whoever wants to look.
I started my painting adventure in the mid 80's with learning brushstroke work, tole painting, stenciling and faux finishes. I have a varied background of retail sales and home decorating consulting. I get great pleasure sharing my skills and seeing others get excited about what they have accomplished. I work mostly in acrylics on canvas, fabric and wood, at my home studio, Brushstrokes In Motion, in Clinton, Ontario, Canada. I also enjoy being a paint party Consultant for the Social Artworking program by DecoArt.
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.
We hope you're excited as much as we are!
We're sure you'll love the new design team's projects and inspiration!