Hi everyone, Heather here with a fun altered project!
For this project I have chosen this bamboo tissue box holder from the dollar store. I thought it would make a usable and decorative piece on a night stand or side table and can coordinate with other custom décor pieces in the room. I am designing with ArtFoamies, Darling Daisy small, Gracious Dragonfly small, a leaf from Art By Marlene: leaf geo and a flower from RTR:Dandelion mix. For my paints I have chosen colours from DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
To apply my design I added my paint to my ArtFoamie using a flat paint brush. This way I was able to blot and blend the paint where I wanted it in my design. On the white daisy I add a small amount of gold near the center edges of petals to create a shadowed effect. I also added two tones in flower center. I then blotted these daisies on in random order across the sides and ends of my tissue box, reloading fresh paint each time.
Once I had all my daisies in place, I added green stems using the chisel edge of my flat brush.
The next element I added was the leaves, selected from ArtFoamies Art By Marlene:leaf geo. I applied the paint to my ArtFoamie using a brush so I could make the stem a deeper shade than the leaves. I stamped them all around the sides of the tissue box in between and overlapping the daisies in places.
As a finishing touch to the flower, I added some yellow dots on the gold side of the center of the daisies, using the handle end of my brush dipped in the yellow paint.
After applying leaves to my flowers I felt that the design needed to be grounded so I added some grass at the bottom using the edge of a dandelion flower from ArtFoamies RTR:Dandelion mix. Using my paint brush I applied a couple mixes of green tones to the edge of the flower stamp and stamped that all along the bottom edge of the tissue box.
To add some contrast to my design I used ArtFoamies Gracious Dragonfly small. With my paint brush I applied three shades of turquoise to my stamp. With using a brush I was able to create a nice bordered edge on the dragonfly wings. I stamped this dragonfly on one end of the tissue box and three on the top of the box, wiping off and reloading paint each time. The last step I added was a dot of green with the handle end of my paint brush, on the dragonfly eyes.
I also added three dragonflies on the top of the tissue box, plus partial daisies around the tissue opening and a few blades of grass using the chisel edge of my brush with green tones. To protect my painting I sprayed the box with Kryon Matte Finish spray sealer.
My supplies list
ArtFoamies Darling Daisy Small: www.artfoamies.com/store/p162Darling_Daisy_Small.html
ArtFoamies Art By Marlene:Leaf Geo: www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/ArtByMarlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
ArtFoamies RTR Dandelion Mix: www.artfoamies.com/store/p642/RTR%3A_Dandelion_mix.html
ArtFoamies Gracious Dragonfly small: www.artfoamies.com/store/p21/Gracious_Dragonfly_small.html
DecoArt Media fluid acrylics
Kryon Matte Finish spray
#12 flat brush
Bamboo tissue box from the Dollar Store
I hope you liked this video! Thanks for stopping by
Hi Everyone!!! Lynne Forsythe here to share my latest Art Journal spread using “papers” I created for my Courage Tag. The idea behind my tag was to challenge myself to use just one ArtFoamie stamp. This is not an easy thing for me because I like to utilize various shapes and designs in my creations. For the challenge I chose, Rebekah Meier’s ~ Broken Blocks
Then, I chose 3 different Dina Wakely Acrylic Paints and proceeded to collage with paint. You can check out how I created my “papers” HERE
I had quite a bit of left over “paper” after I created the tag, so I figured I’d try my hand at an art journal page. It was definitely outside of my creative box….which is a GOOD THING!
OTHER PRODUCTS USED
Dina Wakey Media ~ Acrylic Paint
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Fine Tip Applicator
The Crafter’s Workshop
I hope you enjoyed my process video! And THANK YOU for stopping by!
Hello everyone, Aya here from Marlene's design team with a new project!
I have watercolor papers from Art by Marlene ring-bound journal
I started by ink blending, I am not careful with ink blinding just getting some colors down into the paper
Then I sprayed some water on the paper to distress it a little bit
I inked up the artfoamies leaves sold stamp using clear embossing powder because it will trap all the ink underneath the images then I heat set it
I created sharp lines using a bone folder or you can just fold your paper
The fun part, using different ink in top of your stamped images so I can get different colors when they blend together
I added flowers stickers around my page and a bicycle photo in the middle after I cut into half
I splatter some watercolors to finish up my page
Artfoamies Art by Marlene: Leaf Geo| https://bit.ly/2Y4IbSU
Studio Light Art By Marlene 3 Ringbound Journal| http://shrsl.com/1kzot
Studio Light Art By Marlene Watercolor Paint Set| http://shrsl.com/1jk5d
Altenew Four Scoops Mini Cube Set| http://shrsl.com/1l6xb
Distress Oxide |http://shrsl.com/1fyj1
Makeup brushes for blending | https://amzn.to/2VePmuA
Glitter alphabet stickers | http://shrsl.com/1l6xl
K&Company Watercolor stickers | https://amzn.to/2VG0QGX
Thanks for stopping by!
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!