Hi everyone Joanna here with a new project!
I often use my art journal pages as “palette paper,” particularly when I am gelli printing. The colors and textures that are created with the leftover paint on my brayer, old credit card or other texture tools, often result in the palette paper looking better than the piece I am working on! So, why not use these pages as the backdrop for some fun ART FOAMIES art!
Here's the video tutorial
Links to AF stamps used:
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Hello, Bea here! Welcome to another fun project with some paint, leftover papers and the fun stamp from Martha Harvey. I do love sending out Mail Art Postcards, I just think it is a fun way to sprinkle some joy to the world. So on whatever postal address I can get my hands on, will have a little surprise in their Mailbox.
So whenever I start a project I tend to grab some paints and items I plan to use. Doesn't always means I use everything or I don't grab something else. Sometimes when you working you change mind and that is totally ok.
The first step was to add some paint to the paper and simply scrapping it all over the paper, just two yellows to start with.
Next I did add different reds with a cosmetic sponge through the “honeycomb stencil” it is actually a found object from remodeling, so don't ask where to buy it...;)
as a next layer I did use a homemade stencil with different greens, I did use another leftover paper as a palette, and yes I probably will keep that “palette”. I made sure that I did change direction of the stencil, IMHO it makes the background more interesting.
Once the paint was dry I did cut the whole piece in four cards, they are approx. 4 b 6 inches
Now it is time to pull out that fun Kokpelli stamp, I did use the smaller one from those two. As you can see I use a heat resistant brick to do my embossing work on. But any other heat resistant surface works too.
I have stamped my Kokpelli with the embossing ink and then dumbed quite a bit of black embossing powder onto. As you can see I have a folded paper underneath. That way I can catch the loose powder and put it back into the jar.
Now I'm ready to melt the powder with the heat gun.
We are not done yet, next I will go in with a white acrylic marker. I recommend an acrylic marker, as it is easier to make it really white on top of the other acrylic markers. In some spots I went over twice.
I like to add details, for example I go along the edges with a black marker. Or I add additional faux stitches. This time I did use a black Pitt pen, but a black Sharpie would work too.
I also added some quotes (Tim Holtz Chitchat) and made sure that I give them a bit more of a pop, by adding some black lines along the edges.
I have printed some backings for postcards, but I know there are also stamps out there. So what ever works for you. And just little side note here, I did put them under a heavy book afterwards, so that they are flat and straight.
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Hi Everyone, It’s Jeanine here, with my post for Art Foamies. What an absolute honour to bring you inspiration.
Today I wanted to show you how I made this fun book using gelli prints. I have a video on how I created these gelli prints and art foamies ( I only had two at that time; Marigold Mandala - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p445/Marigold_Mandala.html and Peacock Feather - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p613/RTR%3A_Peacock_feather_small.html ) You can view the entire gelli printing video here: https://youtu.be/_nYdUXWDkCg
I start off by using the Marigold Mandala foamie as a template, to trace around my gelli printed papers, and then cut a stack of them out for my book pages.
I glue the pages together front to back, to create book pages.
Next I score them to create a spine and then glue the scored edges together to make a book and hold together at the spine. I used double sided tape.
Once I was happy with the book, I cut a strip of paper with a pretty print of the peacock feather and sick it over the spine for extra hold and decoration.
I also decorate the front pages more using Dyane Reaveley stickers.
I hope you enjoyed this Video tutorial on how to create this fun art foamie book that you can use as a junk journal or art journal, or even to sketch in.
I’ll see you all next time with more inspiration.
Hello, Everyone! I am happy to be here as a new design team member for ArtFoamies!
I had a great time spiffing up my canvas pillow with these amazing Foambination Cogs and Timeless set with top hats, mustaches and goggles! You know I am going to go for the Steampunk my first time out!
I hope you enjoy the video and learn how easy it is to apply to canvas!
Einat Kessler: Foambination Cog