Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!
Lynne Forsythe here with my last post as part of the ArtFoamies Design Team.
Today, I have the second video in my 2 part video series.
I am using the stamp off sheets (‘Tovers) from my previous video where I transformed a Flea Market Find linen napkin, into a BEAUTIFUL work of art that will look LOVELY in a basket filled with goodies on my families Thanksgiving table!
But today, I will be showing you how I collaged my ‘Tovers to create a new “paper.”
And cut into pieces parts to be used on my Art Cards
The ArtFoamie used is Adrinka Mini Set
POP over and watch my collaging process.
I hope I inspired you to be CREATIVE with ARTFOAMIES!!
PS….A HUGE Thank you to Emmie Roelofse for producing the
MOST AMAZING FOAM STAMPS
Also to Einat Kessler for heading up our Design Team.
Lastly, to the AMAZING Designers who’s FANTABULOUS designs
OTHER PRODUCTS USED
Multi Medium Matte
Hi, Marsha Valk here from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Squad.
I have piles and piles of prints sitting under the desk in my workspace, waiting for a fun project to use them on. So for this month’s theme, I dug out a couple of prints I made previously using Nathalie’s Buenos Aires Tile and Santa Fe Positive Negative Art Foamies!
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but whilst sorting through the pile of prints, I came across an illustration I did a couple of years ago. I decided to use it for my project.
I scanned the illustration, loaded the image into the Silhouette Studio software on my laptop and traced the image and made it into a cut file.
Then I mounted one of the stamped sheets of paper onto a Silhouette cutting mat, fed it into the machine and let the machine cut out all the little houses.
I let the Silhouette cut the same houses from three different sheets of stamped paper. I added more stamped images with black ink to two of the sheets before cutting.
With all houses cut three times, I started arranging the little village onto a blank piece of paper, mixing parts from all of the different background papers.
Once I was happy with the arrangement I glued everything down.
I wanted to add black outlines to the cut-outs, but because some of them are super tiny, I was afraid my pen would slip. I didn’t want to mess up the original, so I scanned the collage and doodled on top of a print instead.
Buenos Aires Tile Foam Stamp https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p403/N%2AStudio%3A_Buenos_Aires_Tile.html
Santa Fe Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p400/Nathalie_Kalbach%3A_SantaFe_Positive_%26_Negative.html
Various Nat Kalbach rubber stamps
White cardstock (I used A4 size)
StazOn Jet Black
Silhouette electronic cutting machine (I have an old one, but I believe it’s similar to the current Silhouette Portrait)
Black fine liner
Thanks for looking! - MarshaThanks for looking! - MarshaThanks for looking! - Marsha
Hi Everyone and WELCOME to the ArtFoamies Blog.
Lynne Forsythe here with the First of a 2 video series!
I wanted to make something Thanksgiving related with the BEAUTIFUL color so Fall!
I pulled out a Flea Market Find, a large Linen Napkin.
A few Perfect Paints
and an ArtFoamie ~ Adinkra Mini Set
and I let the playing begin!
I HOPE you will pop over and check out my HOW TO Video
Make sure to come back and check out Part 2 of my video series!!
Have a CREATIVE DAY!
Hi ArtFoamie Lovers! It's Niki Green, and I just love creating with ArtFoamies.
I love to paint terra cotta planters, but sometimes it's really difficult to achieve the look I'm going for when painting on a curved surface, so I've discovered that it's much easier to collage on painted and embellished papers. Read on and you'll see what I mean!
My first step was to paint the pot with one coat of black gesso and one coat of black paint.
My next step was to load up my stamp buddies with a variety of paint colours (Dylusions) and started to stamp with Art by Marlene's Circle Salad.
I got some great effects, and since I didn't want to waste any paint, I stamped a bunch of images onto plain white paper.
I cut out and outlined each print with a black and white gel pens, to make the colours pop a bit more, and then gave them a spritz with some varnish to make certain the pen work wouldn't fade when I added gel medium.....which is the next step.
I adhered the circles randomly with TCW Gel Medium (Matte) and watched my vision come to life.
I decided to paint the rim of the pot blue, because, let's face it; you can never have too much colour! And then I added tiny blue dots randomly with the end of a paintbrush.
Once it was dry, I sprayed it with a glossy sealer.
terra cotta planter
TCW gesso, paints, gel medium
Cover stock paper
Sakura gel pens
Thank you so much for stopping by!
It’s Dannii here from the Art by Marlene promo team for Art Foamies.
Today I wanted to bring you a fun tutorial on creating a cover for an altered art journal using art foamies to decorate.
The first step is to select your altered books to cover. Once you have made your selection lay your books down onto a piece of calico and decide the size required, and if you would like a flap on your closure.
Then simply trim the calico to size leaving it a little bigger then the book as the calico will shrink.
Give the calico 2 coats of gesso drying in between each coat.
Then once the calico is dry select a few sheets of art by Marlene collage papers and tear them up into smaller pieces. Gluing them down with Matt medium until the calico is covered.
Dry with a heat tool until completely dried.
Select 3-5 colours of acrylic paint and brush on top of the collage paper making sure you have an even distribution of colours across the calico.
Now the fun part begins using a gelli plate brayer your chosen colours down and choose a selection of Art Foamies. Stamp onto your calico using a different paint colour with each art foamie design
Once the calico is decorated with your art foamies. Use paint pens and ink markers to trace around and highlight the stamped images. Then dry with a heat tool .
Once completely dry flip the calico over and lay the book down and mark the size and position of the book with a pencil.
Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the spine and trim the excess calico close to the drawn line and round the edges of the flap.
Then using ribbon or in my case painted calico strips that are long enough to wrap around the book a couple of times. Thread the ribbon through the hole leaving a small tail of approx 3-5cm
Add a second hole punch next to the first and thread your second ribbon through the hole leaving a small tail. Then flatten the tails to either side of the spine.
Using a strong tacky white glue cover the inside of the calico within the pencil lines avoiding any glue on the flap.
Place your book cover down onto the glued area and wrap the internal book pages with grease proof paper to avoid any excess glue getting onto the book pages.
Now smooth the calico onto the cover using your palm or brayer pressing firmly to avoid any air bubbles and not forgetting the spine of the book. Making sure you have great adhesion to the cover and wiping off any excess glue around the edges.
Put the book aside to dry completely.
Once the cover is dried select your focal art foamies and load your gelli plate with black paint. Stamp your focal onto the front cover I used Art by Marlene flower trio for the focal.
Using the art by Marlene alphabet soup stamp out your text on the front cover, then dry with a heat tool.
Using paint pens out line and highlight the stamped images
Then to finish the project off use a make-up sponge and edge the cover with black paint.
And that’s it a wonderful decorated art foamie cover on your new art journal
Art foamies that were used for this project
Art by Marlene flower Geo, Art by Marlene hexugone
Art by Marlene Leaf Geo, Art by Marlene bird festival
Art by Marlene fenced. Art by Marlene Hamsa Hand
Art by Marlene circle salad Art by Marlene Alphabet soup
Art by Marlene flower t
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have ago covering your own books and art journals
Thank you for stopping by.
Hi ArtFoamies lovers! I'm Niki Green and I'm addicted to ArtFoamies.
I'm also a dog lover and my Golden Doodle, Jet, has a lot of stuffies that she leaves all over the house. So when I saw the Doggie stamps, I knew right away what I wanted to create with them .
I covered a wooden crate in some thick white mural paint to give it a base coat. ( you could also use white gesso)
I love bright colours, so I used Dylusions Paints and added a couple of coats of Vibrant Turquoise, Bubble Gum Pink, Funky Fuchsia, and Crushed Grape.
Next I added some warm colours to my Stamp Buddy. I used Tangerine Dream, Lemon Zest, and Cherry Pie.
I then used many of Doggie ArtFoamies and stamped them both ends of the crate. And because I love my dog, I used the Love Stamp by Flutterby to fill in some of the spaces between the pups.
To jazz up the sides of the crate, I used the other 2 stamps that are included in the Love set. With the addition of some of The Crafters Workshop Spun Sugar paint to my stamp buddy, I stamped away!
Doggies, Doggies 2, Doggies 3
The Crafters Workshop Paints
Jet is very happy with her new stuffie crate, and so am I. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hi ArtFoamie Fans….Lynne Forsythe here. In Northern NH fall is in the Air, the trees are beautiful, the temperatures have cooled and it’s time to pull out the sweaters and sweatshirts! I just LOVE all the colors of Fall.
Every year, I like to decorate a faux pumpkin and this year is no different.
I pulled out a plastic pumpkin outta my stash, an old pattern a few jars of Perfect Paints and a few ArtFoamies Stamps….
Leaf Vine ~ Balzer Designs
I laid out one of the pattern pieces, brayered on a bit of Perfect Paints ~ Cajun Pumpkin onto the ArtFoamies Polka Dot and randomly stamped onto the patter.
I repeated that process with the ArtFoamies Leaf Vine.
I painted the pumpkin white and when dry, I tore the pattern into strips and collaged them onto my pumpkin using Multi Medium ~ Matte.
When my collaged pumpkin was dry, I dry brushed on a bit of Perfect Paints ~ White Gesso.
Using Perfect Paints ~ Aged Copper I painted the stem on the pumpkin.
But my pumpkin looked naked. First, decided to create a different stem using burlap. I then decided to make a flower, so I found some of the leftover stamped pattern and cut out a circle.
Next, I cut the circle into a spiral.
Finally, I rolled the paper and adhered together with Multi Medium ~ Matte.
But every flower needs leaves! So, I pulled out some of the leftover leaves and added them behind the spiral flower.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my 2019 Pumpkin!
The best thing about foam stamps is that you can mix paints and create an effect right on the stamp before applying it to the project. This allows you create shadows and realism.
When creating the brick effect on a project put the acrylic paints on a mixing surface, a dollop of red, then a little black and mix until you get the right brick color. Then place your foam stamp in the paint lightly, making sure the surface is covered. Then apply it to your project.
Look at how great the effect is on this album. With the use of chipboard bricks on the chimney with the dimension, then using this technique really rocked the brick look overall.
ArtFoamies stamps used:
A Vintage Girl
A Vintage Girl “Home Sweet Home” chipboard album
“A Vintage Girl” Brick chipboard set
DecoArt: Metallics Acrylic Paint
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
May Arts Ribbon
Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Paper Collection
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone, this is Danielle from the Art by Marlene's design team and I'm here to share a little mixed media card I made.
I decided to take out my Art foamies and have a little play!
Started off with a blue acrylic background and when it was still wet, I stamped a star foamie from the "Art by Marlene: Star Bright" set all over the page.
When it was dry, I used the universe foamie from the "art by Marlene: out of this world" set, rolled on some black acrylic paint and stamped it on the page as well.
Then added some die cuts from one of the first Art by Marlene signature collections by Studiolight and finished the page off by adding a hand lettered quote, some white doodles and some black shading
I think it came out adorable 🥰
Art by Marlene: Star Bright
Art by Marlene: out of this world
Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to another fun Design Team project for ArtFoamies. Today I share with you how you can use the stamps and the stencils in a Mixed Media project.
Those stamps and stencils are really versatile for any project and any medium. I did use the stencil with gesso and the stamp with watercolor. So check out the video below.
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
I hope you liked the video. Thanks for stopping by