Hello ArtFoamie Fans.
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!
Today, I wanted to share with you some
Quick and Fun Tags.
They are great to keep on hand to create a Special Card
or use to adorn a Gift Bag!
I hope you enjoy my creative journey……
Art by Marlene ~ Textures and Doodle
Balzer Designs ~ Big Numbers ~ Small
N Studio ~ Fancy Blocks
Flute ~ Kraft C & E
Kraft Tags ~ Value Pack
THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint ~ Iridescent Gold
8 X 10 plate
Multi Medium ~ Matte
THANK YOU for stopping by to check out may latest
Hope you have a creative day!
Today I'm sharing 4 Art Journal Backgrounds Using Einat Kessler Foam-binations. These stamps are so easy and fun to use on any size art journal. You can create countless combinations and backgrounds using acrylic paints, sprays or inks.
#1 Adding layers to an existing background I never waste paint so when I work with stamps or stencils I always use the leftover paint on a new art journal spread. This way I create more backgrounds just by cleaning my brush or stamp. For the first page I used my Foam-binations to add bold and colorful images to the background. This added even more layers that I can later build on when I finish my page.
#2 Think outside of the box I started the second background in the conventional way of stamping. I sprayed the page and added Foam-binations prints in different colors. But then I had an idea...why not use the side of the stamp too? The side is not as smooth as the front so the print came out with a beautiful texture. What a revelation! Always try to extend the limits of your material you never know what you'll find!
#3 Acrylic paint resist The third background is full of amazing Foam-binations prints. I used smaller stamps and even large stamps. The way to use a large stamp on a small space is simply to apply the paint to only part of the stamp and then print. Once the background was finished I sprayed it. Spraying the page after stamping created a resist effect with the acrylic paint, since they don't absorb the spray. All the prints look like they're embossed to the page!
#4 Bold colors, bold imagesWhat I love about Foam-binations is they're size. You can create such bold backgrounds and if you use bold colors the effect is even better!
I hope you liked these backgrounds and I'm sure you'll create amazing pages!
Hello and happy new year! This month I’m creating a fun journal spread that uses SEVEN different ArtFoamie stamps! I absolutely love how I was able to use each one in different ways to create completely different looks, and in the end they all worked together perfectly on my pages. I used a brayer for application and also paint brushes.
Check out the video tutorial to see the different ways I applied acrylic paint to the ArtFoamies.
Besides the ArtFoamies, layers of acrylic paint, ephemera, sketchy marks, gesso, and splatters create the layers of my pages. I topped it all off by typing out a poem and adding a simple word sticker.
Balzer: Ring Hopscotch
Einat Kessler: Woman Power
Rebekah Meier: Script Heart
Rita Barakat: Heart Wing
Guinea Fowl Feather Large
Other Supplies Used:
I hope you have a wonderful, creative new year!
Hello, and welcome back. It’s Josefine and today I’m sharing the last page of my mini art journal with you. I loved this process so much, maybe I need to come up with a new mini journal for you. But for now, here is the last page.
If you haven’t seen the earlier posts, here are the other pages:
- The journal itself
- Page 1
- Page 2
I started by adhering some Tim Holtz Christmas tissue paper to my page. Even though Christmas is over, those supplies still come in handy.
Then I added a variety of ink and paint to the page. I made sure that the colors match the original background, so I picked greens and blues.
On to decorating the page. I used Rebekah Meier’s Coffee Stain and stamped it to the page twice.
Then I colored the inside of the circles with a white crayon.
For the focal point, I picked one of the flowers from the Lilly Pond set and stamped it inside the circle.
And outlined it with a black acrylic paint pen. The black was a little too harsh for me, so I stamped over it with the same flower.
I added a few more details with the other flower from the Lilly Pond set and adhered a sentiment to the second circle.
Here it is, the last page in its entirety.
I hope you enjoyed my mini art journal and all its pages.
- Rebekah Meier – Coffee Stain (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p652/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Coffee_Stain.html)
- Red Tin Roof – Lilly Pond (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p436/RTR_Lilly_Pond.html)
- Acrylic paints of choice – I used Dina Wakley Media in Lemon, Blushing, Evergreen, Peacock
- Ink sprays – I used Marabu Art Spray in Caribbean and Reseda
- Crayon – I used Marabu Art Crayon in white
- Tissue paper, for example the Tim Holtz collage paper Holly
Don’t forget to come back and see what the Design Team comes up with next.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!
Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by the blog today to check out my
Valentine Day Cards.
OH THE FUN I had putting these cards of LOVE together.
I began my creative journey with a piece of collaged paper
using various pieces parts.
I pulled out a jar of White Gesso and painted my collaged paper.
When dry, I dropped Cupcake Glimmer Glam
onto the surface using a pipette.
I then lightly spritzed with water to help spread the color.
When I was happy I dried the color.
Then I ran a Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink pad
over the paper and spritzed with water and dried.
Next, I brayered paint onto my ArtFoamies…
Art by Marlene ~ Heart of Heart
Balzer Designs ~ Writer’s Block
and let the stamping begin!!!
Here are closeups of the NEW paper!
I then pulled out a piece of wallpaper and applied a layer of White Gesso.
Using the Heart of Heart stamp
I stamped onto the wallpaper.
I then cut the NEW paper into 4 x 6 pieces and let the card creating begin.
I used my ‘Tovers papers. What is that you might say….
It’s the papers created by stamping off,
braying off and being used as a paint palette as accents!
Now…..I like my art to say something!
So I pulled out a set of Everyday Quotes 2
and stamped away.
A few of my finished cards….
I hope you have a FABULOUS DAY….
…..and be creative!
Other Products Used
High Impact Paint
Glimmer Glam ~ Cupcake
Value Greeting Cards ~ Kraft
Distress Oxide ~ Vintage Photo
Archival ~ Jet Black
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Prills ~ Minnie Pearls
Hi Everyone, Einat Kessler here! Today we'll explore ArtFoamies stamps and Other Mediums. Art Foamies stamps are perfect for acrylic paints but you're probably curious if you can use them with other mediums. Yes, you can! The high quality foam is compatible with lots of mediums that you use with rubber or acrylic stamps. BUT it will also work with mediums that will NOT work with rubber or acrylic stamps. Making the ArtFoamies stamps much more versatile!
Usually it's very hard to stamp with distress inks especially with acrylic or rubber stamps. Their designs are too delicate to pick up any color. ArtFoamies are perfect for that! You can apply the distress ink on the stamp and stamp. You can even stamp in layers of distress inks to enhance the effect.
ArtFoamies can use water for printing and stamping! Wet them with water and stamp on Distress ink for a really cool resist effect.
Have you ever tried stamping with alcohol inks? impossible right? Wrong! You can stamp with alcohol inks using ArtFoamies!
Distress stains or markers
Apply them to ArtFoamies and stamp!
Apply gel medium to ArtFoamies and stamp. Then spray or add distress inks for an amazing resist effect.
Apply Inka gold on ArtFaomies to add shimmer to any stamped image!
Well... I guess exploring ArtFoamies and other mediums surprised you. Did you think you could use all these mediums with stamps? You couldn't before but you can now, with ArtFoamies stamps.
Einat Kessler Faombinations
Distress inks and markers
I hope you were inspired to try new mediums with your ArtFoamies stamps and not just acrylic paints!
Hi, it’s Josefine. I was in the mood for playing with my Gel Press and create some mono prints. While I was getting ready for it, I wondered what I should do with those prints. I bet, I’m not the only asking herself that question – what to do with all those prints?
That’s why I thought I could share some ideas with you. First, here is the video that shows you how I created all those prints and then what I did with them.
First up, I created bookmarks. These are great as presents or just a little extra when you send a letter to someone.
I also decorated a journal cover with quite a few of the prints. I got that idea from a crafty friend and loved it so much that I had to try it. This is now also the home of the mini journal that I’ve been creating throughout the last couple of weeks.
A set of blank greeting cards can come in handy. The moment you need one, you might not have time to create one from scratch. The mono prints are great for backgrounds and focal points alike. You just need to add a sentiment and it’s good to go.
- Nathalie Kalbach – Batik Pattern 1 (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p395/Nathalie_Kalbach%3A_Batik_Pattern_1.html), Chicago (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p399/Nathalie_Kalbach%3A_Chicago_positive_%26_Negative.html), Versailles (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p397/Nathalie_Kalbach%3A_Versailles_Positive_%26_Negative.html), Weave (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p650/N%2AStudio%3A_Weave.html)
- Marta Harvey – Fleur-de-lis Hexagon (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p634/Marta_Harvey_Art%3A_Fleur-de-lis_Hexagon_Pattern_%28and_fill%29.html)
- Mono printing plate, for example Gel Press 5x7 & brayer
- Acrylic paints – I used Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cerulean Blue Deep, Zinc White, Diarylide Yellow, Teal, Red Light and Golden State Fluid Acrylic in Hansa Yellow Medium and Leaf Green
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my video and got some ideas on what to do with your mono prints. See you next time.
Welcome ArtFoamies Fans!
Lynne here to share my ArtFoamies Christmas Tree.
I had been to the “real world” lately
and stopped by a Joann Store.
While wandering around I came across
this Unfinished Wood Decor-Tree
My creative juices began to flow and I knew
I had to have it.
When I got home I couldn’t WAIT to begin
creating my Christmas Tree.
So, I pulled out a few ArtFoamies
Art by Marlene ~ HexaGone
Rebekah Meier ~ Mesh
Ann Butler ~ Stripes
Nathalie Kalbach ~ Versailles Positive & Negative
and several different greens
to create depth with color.
Next, I needed to decide what to use for the different layers of the tree.
I chose 3 different fabrics
and 2 types of Tissue Stock
and a page from my vintage Farm Book.
I cut the chosen materials into 2.5” stripes
and taped them down to my craft mat.
I applied the various colors of green with a brayer.
And randomly stamped with my ArtFoamies onto the strips.
Next, I painted the entire Wooden Tree.
When dry, I began applying the various strips to the painted tree base.
The stamped papers were adhered directly to the tree
with Multi Medium.
I used a basting stitch on the fabrics to create a ruffle.
I accented the paper layers with pieces of ruffled lace
and the fabric ruffles with Pom Poms.
And I topped the tree with a crocheted star.
Then, I finished off the tree by covering the back with burlap.
I can’t wait to begin decorating for Christmas.
My new Christmas Tree will be a
BEAUTIFUL centerpiece on my dining room table.
Once again THANK YOU for stopping by!!
Hope I’ve inspired you to pull out your
ArtFoamies and CREATE!