Hi all ,
It’s Dannii here from the Art by Marlene Promo team. I am so excited to be sharing with you a quick video tutorial using ArtFoamies.
I created my project with a Manila office folder trimming the extra tab from the top of the folder so that it was even on both sides.
I simply folded one side of the folder into the centre spine using a bone folder then flip the folder and repeat the process with the other side creating a concertina. Next step is to open the folder up horizontally and fold the base nearly to the centre creating the pockets, which we will store the tags in.
You then simply fold the folder up again creating a front and back cover and four pockets on the inside.
I then decided to use my gelli plate and some acrylic paints from my stash to layer paint on the folder and 8 Manila tags. Covering both sides of the folder giving it a painted effect. Whilst layering colours on my gelli plate I also pulled ghost prints between paint changes. These ghost prints were used later to stamp the ArtFoamies designs onto
to create the collage pieces.
Once the folder and tags were covered in layers of brightly coloured paint and were completely dry I used single paint colours to brayer them on my gelli plate so I could load up my ArtFoamies with a nice even distribution of paint and stamped directly onto the tags and folder. This was done in a variety of colours from light to dark including white and black paint for contrast.
Once everything was dry the tags were glued together back to back creating 4 double sided tags and I added some ribbon.
I then grabbed a stack of gelli prints and stamped quite a few ArtFoamies designs in mostly black paint. Which once dry I fussy cut each of the pieces out creating the collage pieces.
That’s when the fun began arranging the ArtFoamies prints and gluing them down to the tags and folder.
Once I was happy with my collage efforts I doodled over the ArtFoamies prints with permanent pens. This helps to make the artfoamies pop from there background.
When all the pen work was completed the tags were placed into there pockets inside the folder and tied closed with ribbon and there you have it! A very simple and fun project to create I hope you give this a go.
Check out the step by step video tutorial
Art by Marlene leaf geo
Art by Marlene circle salad
Art by Marlene CATastrophy
Art by Marlene bird festival
Art by Marlene frilly filly
1 x Manila folder
8 x Manila tags
Variety of paints
Posca and sharpie pens
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi this is Maura Hibbitts from Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Squad!
When I go on vacation, I like to take along an art project or travel journal to capture my experiences. I up cycled a small canvas bag that came filled with some yummy tamales for my project. You could use a purchased canvas bag, or sew one yourself if desired. (Mine is about 8 x 10 inches/20.5 x 25.5 cm) I like how the printing peeks through my stamped design. Now I have a fun bag I can fill with art supplies, or use to fill with found treasures on my vacation.
Start by inserting a piece of cardboard into the canvas bag. This will keep the paint from leaching through the other side.
I found the best way for me to get good paint coverage on the ArtFoamies stamps was to use my gel plate and a brayer to adhere the Quinacridone Gold paint onto the foam. You could also use a palette instead of the gel plate. Do both sides of the bag, and be sure this paint layer is completely dry.
Through trial and error, I discovered I was able to match the stamped images up better if I started with the negative impression, and then stamped the positive with the Cobalt Turquoise Hue acrylic paint. Let dry. As you can see, there are a lot of imperfections in matching the images, but I’m ok with that.
I used a gold pen, and a Posca metallic orange pen to add some doodles to the bag on both sides. I don’t plan to wash this bag, so did not worry about using washable pens, but take that into consideration if you plan to wash your bag.
Now, it’s time to add some embroidery. I used turquoise thread and stitched the bottom of the bag with a Blanket Stitch. Next, on the front panel, I added French Knots inside the circles I’d drawn with the pens, using a yellow orange thread.
My final touches on the bag were to add some charms with embroidery thread, and tie loops of bright orange and yellow orange threads to each section of my blanket stitch at the bottom. Once I’d tied the loops on, I trimmed them to the same length. Now I just have to plan my next trip and decide what to fill my artsy travel bag with!
ArtFoamies - VERSAILLES positive and negative
Canvas bag (I up cycled mine)
DecoArt premium acrylic paint - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Quinacridone Gold Hue
piece of cardboard to fit inside bag
Gold metallic pen
Posca metallic glitter pen, orange
Thanks for stopping by! – Maura Hibbitts
Hello ArtFoamies fans, Aya here with an art journal page!
1- I heat embossed the unicorn and words stamp using bronze embossing powder
2- I distributed the Dylusion paints into the monoprint plate using the sponge
3- I pressed the galaxy stamp on the monoprint plate then stamped it again in my journal to cover the page entirely
4-I wiped the embossed images using baby wipes then I re-heat-embossed them again
5- I added a touch of pink and turquoise paint to break down the overall purple color
6- I splattered black and gold ink into my page.
Art Sponge | https://amzn.to/2OEAjnF
Moleskine Sketchbook / https://amzn.to/2WYsGfn
Dylusion Paints | http://shrsl.com/1g4eg
Artfoamies Happy Unicorn | https://bit.ly/2Ub355o
Artfoamies Out of this World stamp | https://bit.ly/2Ft8haz
WOW embossing powder | https://goo.gl/j9EkG7
White gel pen | https://goo.gl/XdC3HV
Heat tool | https://amzn.to/2V5ZWjA
Grafix monoprint plate | https://amzn.to/2HPXif1
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi all ,
It’s Dani here from the Art by Marlene Promo team.
I wanted to try to play with Art Foamies in a few different ways. I really, never have a set plan when sitting down to art and prefer to go with whatever presents itself in the moment.
However, this video did start with a basic idea to stencil over some book pages and a music sheet... I was really just creating a random background. I then chose 2 art foamies. The large star from the ‘Star Bright’ set and the ‘Flower Geo’. Both are designed by Art by Marlene.
Page 1 used the star foamie as a feature behind a die cut of a meditating girl. It became the focus for the sentiment in the final piece.
The second page shows a foamie used in an interesting way, to change the look of an often used or much loved stencil. I think it really enhanced the background
And the third was of a small tag that was used to pick up the overprints rather than have them end up on waste paper. This would be a quick way to either start another background or create a small quick project on the side whilst doing a larger piece.
I am having so much fun experimenting with Art Foamies. I love the quality if the print that they produce and there are so many different designs. I know you will see many more pages created with them as my art adventures continue.
Art Foamies – Art by Marlene – Flower Geo & Star Bright set
The Crafter’s Workshop
TCW837 – Texture Plate & TCW839 – Wallflowers both designed by Art by Marlene
Grafix Arts shrink film – words – designed by Art by Marlene
Art by Marlene – Bold &Bright watercolor WCBM01
Art by Marlene – die cut block #1 - BM01
Art by Marlene - Washi tape – set #1 WASHIBM 01
Art by Marlene – Sticker book – quotes & letters - STICKERBM01
Art by Marlene – Tags - TAGBM01
Make up sponges
Dina Wakley Media heavy body acrylics
Sharpie – white paint pen – extra fine & medium
Sharpie – black fineliner
Liquitex – matte medium
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils
Prima Marketing Inc - flowers
A very simple and fun project to create I hope you give this a go.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans!
Thank you for stopping by! It’s been almost a month now, so today I made myself go back to the studio and create after loosing my best friend, the peas to my carrots and my GREATEST cheerleader.
I created a challenge for myself as I had no creative direction. I was to create using just one ArtFoamies Stamp. If you are familiar with my creative style you know I like to use A LOT of stamps at once.
I chose to use Rebekah Meier Designs ~ Broken Blocks
Check out my creative process
Other Products Used
Dina Wakey Media ~ Acrylic Paint: Cheddar, BlackBerry, Evergreen, Black
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Fine Tip Applicator
The Crafter’s Workshop
Thank you for stopping by….I hope you enjoyed my creative journey!
Hi ArtFoamies fans, Einat Kessler here to share a fun, easy and creative foam stamp technique!.
Today's step by step video is one of my favorite techniques: Gelli Printing with Einat Kessler Foam-binations. If you're new to Gelli Printing you have to give it a try. And if you're a fan like I am you'll love what you can do with the Foam-binations.
Foam stamps are perfect for Gelli printing. They are flexible not too soft but not too hard and they have the perfect texture for picking up paint. All the mono printing techniques are possible: stamping, ghost stamping, double stamping and even shadow stamping. Once you'll get started you won't want to stop!
Check out the step by step video tutorial for all these cool printing techniques. Mix and match your Foam-binations to create custom colored mono printing backgrounds!
You can create any custom background and paper that you want!
If you're wondering what to do with all these Gel prints that you'll have click here to get a list of ideas!
Mono printing plate and brayer
Have fun creating!