Hello my ArtFoamies FRIENDS!!
It’s been SUPER COLD up here in NH!
and I’m dreaming of SUMMER…..
so I whipped up this pillow to don my Captain Chair
I began my creative process by pulling out my 12 x 12 Gel Press
a few DecoArt Americana paints and a brayer.
I applied a layer of Baby Blue paint to my gel plate,
then I stamped into the paint with the ArtFoamies ~ Botanical stamp.
When complete I centered the pillow cover on the plate and rubbed.
Then I lifted it off. PLEASE NOTE: Dry paint after each layer.
Next, I applied Celery Green to the gel plate and
stamped into the color with ArtFoamies ~ Leaf Vine.
I placed the pillow over about 3” of the color on the plate and rubbed.
I repeated the process around the entire edge of pillow cover.
Next, I applied Celery Green paint directly to the ArtFoamies ~ Leaf Vine
and stamped all over the center (blue area) of the pillow
reapplying paint as necessary!
I then applied Cool White paint directly to ArtFoamies ~ Textures
and stamped 4 images in the center of the pillow cover.
and 4 images in the corners.
I finished off my pillow case with a vintage button.
combining ArtFoamies stamps
Art by Marlene
with a Canvas Corp White Canvas Pillow Cover Square 16 x16
I hope you’ve enjoyed my creative process.
I can’t wait to put out my chair and pillow
when there is grass on the ground instead of snow!!
THANKS for stopping by….
Hi, it’s Josefine. You know what I love about mono printing? You can add one layer or as many more as you like and you always get a unique result. It’s so much to try different techniques and see what happens, that moment of surprise when you lift your paper and see what it turned out like.
This time I mono printed on a tag using several layers. They all have one thing in common – texture made with ArtFoamies and stencils.
And isn’t the image from the calendar just perfect for that mix of color?
The shimmer of the paint fits so nicely and I love that you can see all the different layers and patterns. Basically, you can look at the tag for a while and still find something new in the background.
- Rita Barakat: Landscape doodle
- Nathalie Kalbach: Chicago positive & Negative
- Nathalie Kalbach: Manhattan Positive & Negative
- Nathalie Kalbach: Maze Hex
- Pebeo Acrylic decoMarker
- StencilGirl Products Boho Mandala Circle, Boho Star Circle Stencil
- Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Alizarin Crimson Hue, Light Blue Permanent, cerulean blue hue, Light Green Permanent, Brilliant Yellow Green
- Pebeo Studio Acrylics Iridescent Blue Green, Iridescent Violet Blue
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial. And don’t forget to come back for more inspiration from the ArtFoamies design team.
Hi everybody. Denise here!
Today I am working on a two page spread in my large Dylusions Journal. Sometimes art journaling is just simply for fun and experimenting. But sometimes it can be a way to get thoughts and feelings out and help us work through difficult times. So if you're feeling low or frustrated and needing an outlet, give art journaling a try.
White Posca Pen
Pink and white Gel Pen
Wink of Stella - clear
Black Ink Pad
Porcupine Quills https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p617/RTR%3A_Porcupine_Quills.html
Marigold Mandala https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p445/Marigold_Mandala.html
Woman Power https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p602/Einat_Kessler%3A_Woman_Power.html
Foambinations Retro Border https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p379/Einat_Kessler%3A_Foambinations_Retro_Border.html
Doodle Patterns https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p747/ArtByMarlene%3A_Doodle_Patterns.html
Alphabet Soup https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p749/ArtByMarlene_%3A_Alphabet_Soup.html
Thanks so much for taking the time to watch my video.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today!
I wanted to share my exploration with a Stamp Buddy.
Stamp Buddy you may ask….
A Stamp Buddy is a way to create consistent stamped images.
Check out my exploration using
Rebekah Meier’s Butterfly Tile
I hope you enjoy my process.
So, the next time you order an ArtFoamie, make sure to get a Stamp Buddy!
Hope you have a creative day!
Hi there. Josefine here and today I’m sharing a super fun art journal page with you. I love just playing around without thinking too much and then see what comes out at the end. This page was one of those. I picked colors that I knew I would like and then some fun ArtFoamies patterns.
Here you can see how everything came together:
I really like the different patterns in the background of the page.
Even though the letters didn’t stamp crisp, it still looks like I meant it ;)
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Dutch Houses
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Alphabet Soup
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Funky Faces
• Nathalie Kalbach: Geometric Smalls
• PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Key Lime, Slimed, Peach Nectar, Vintage Lace, Hey Pesto, Snowflake, Mustard Pickle, Magic Moss
• Pebeo Acrylic Markers
How often do you just throw paint onto a page? Have you ever tried it? I encourage you to do so :)
Hi everybody. So happy to be joining you today to share with you a tutorial using ArtFoamies with embroidery! I do love how this turned out and can see it being used on many items. You could embroider pillows, bags, clothing, or just a print to hang! The possibilities are endless. So check out this tutorial and see what ideas come to your mind!
Step 1: To start I cut a piece of Cross stitch fabric to fit my hoop.
Step 2: Next I trace the inner circle of my embroidery hoop so I know where my image will be seen.
Step 3: Once my circle has been traced, using black paint on my Rose Art Foamie I stamp the image where I want it place. I also stamp a second print onto a piece of paper and cut it out to use as a mask.
Step 4: With my mask covering my rose, I then decide where I want my leaves placed and stamp those as well.
Here I have all my stamping done.
Step 6: Place your fabric back into your embroidery hoop and begin adding color with your embroidery thread. I didn't use your basic cross stitch and I also ignored the holes. I want slanted line going straight across the area as you will see in the picture below with my finished rose. You can do whatever stitches like. This tutorial is to show you another way you can use your art foamie, not a tutorial on cross stitching. I would need a tutorial myself for that one!
* Notice I did not complete the entire rose. This is because that area is not going to be seen on the front.
Step 7: Now continue to add thread to your leaves. I used a couple shades of green to add a little dimension in the color.
4" Embroidery Hoop
Cross Stitch Fabric
Art Foamie, Rose, small https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p471/Art_By_Marlene%3A_Rose_SMALL.html
Art Foamie, Leaf Geo, https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/Art_by_Marlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello ArtFoamies fans! February has snuck on me… has it also on you? While I don’t usually go all out decorating for Valentine’s day, it’s fun to put up a few decorations for a “galentine’s” party, surprise valentine breakfast, or even a romantic evening at home.
Banners are a fun way to add a little holiday decor to a space. For this tutorial, I’m using three ArtFoamies heart stamps to create a really quick and easy valentine banner. I kept it pretty simple, but you could add some letters to spell L-O-V-E, doilies, fancy ribbon, or even cut pictures of people into hearts—the sky is definitely the limit. The ArtFoamies hearts are a starting point to even more creation!
Use a gelli plate as your stamp pad. Simply brayer combinations of paint onto the plate, stamp your AftFoamies on the plate, and then stamp on some white card stock. Simple! Add more paint to change colors, or clean off the plate with deli/copy paper to start with fresh colors. I love the marbling and blending that happens when the gelli plate is used as a stamp pad.
After the hearts dry, cut around them with scissors leaving a small white border.
Grab a tape runner and various colors of card stock. Stick your cut out hearts on the card stock and then cut around them again leaving a colored border. You don’t have to do this step - but adding the extra layer of card stock not only adds interest and sets off your stamped creation, it also adds more weight so your hearts hang flat and don’t curl. (As an added bonus, it also covers the back of the white card stock. My white card stock had messed up projects on the other side! I was able to recycle it into these hearts.)
Punch holes and thread the hearts with baker’s twine. Finally, hang your banner! (Note: Use some wash tape around the end of the twine for easier threading!)
Ideas for extra hearts!
I made more hearts than I needed for the banner, so I brainstormed a few other ways to use them.
Spread some ArtFoamies love this month….Happy Creating!
Hello! I cannot believe its time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! When I saw this ballet shoes ArtFoamie, I just knew it would make a really cute Valentine card. I’ve always loved making homemade Valentine cards!
Stamp ballet shoes in desired colors. I used a paint brush and painted all the different parts with the colors I was going to use. Also, stamp a few extra hearts. Then, use the swirly small stamp to make some background paper. Stamp all over the black card stock with pink. I stamped several times before re-applying the paint with a brayer. Then, splatter silver paint all over the card stock.
While the paint is drying, cut the card stock for the card base and inside liner.
Base: 10 inches long by 7 inches tall
Inside: 4.75 by 6.75 inches
Then, score each flap of the card 2.5 inches in from the sides so they meet in the center. When the background paper is dry, cut it to 4.75 by 6.75 just like the inside liner and then in half. Adhere the liner and the outside background paper. (Paper will meet exactly in the center leaving a pink border around the edges.)
When the ballet shoes are dry, cut them out and cut the heart in half to go on each side of the center. Cut a large heart doily in half and adhere to the card front before adhering the ballet shoes. Then, cut out one of the extra hearts and adhere it to one side only of the card front with some foam adhesive. (Note: every piece on the front is cut in half, meeting in the center except this last heart layer which is kept whole.)
Tie a ribbon around the card! You could also add a sentiment on the front or inside, but I chose to leave mine blank. This way, I can use them for Valentine’s Day or even another occasion.