Howdy folks , Lisa here with a quick hyperlapse video and sharing a piece I created using the Art By Marlene Tulip Art Foamie..
've used multiples of this fabulous foam stamp and stamped them using black Archival Ink. Then a little individual colour to each bloom..
Creating a simple background with acrylic paints and stencils, I then layered up the tulip and arranged them to create a bunch.
A flower pot and a.little acrylic paint and this baby is almost finished. Just a few Art by Marlene die cut blooms , a title and this baby is done..
Thanka for dropping by to check out this piece.
Hi Bea here from Bea Grob Mixed Media and More. This time I did reuse some vintage fabric. I had it in my stash since a while, so I decided turn it into some Towels with stamping. If you want to learn more about how I did it, check out the video below.
The video contains some product placement just for information. As I member for the ArtFoamies design team I do get their products, all the other supplies are my personal supplies.
Acrylic Paint and Fabric Medium
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
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Hi everyone, Joanna here with a video tutorial on how to make a tool for mixed media projects
I was inspired to create this post by the wish to help others who are
new to mixed media art and art journaling feel more comfortable as
they design their pages. It's often hard to know where to place your
stamped images and a bit intimidating when you know you only get one
chance to get it right, or risk ruining your page. This little video
on how to create your own mixed media tools can help with that.
Transparency sheets (acetate, or clear page protectors)
Black acrylic paint
Brayer or brush
Assorted ART FOAMIES stamps
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Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!
Lynne Forsythe here with another creation using ArtFoamies.
I received purchased a bit of watercolor paper from Seth Apter. I thought I’d try my hand at a bit of watercoloring with my newly acquired Prima Watercolors. I traced a few flowers on the paper, cut them out and began coloring. How relaxing to watch the water move the color around the paper.
When I was finished with my watercolor beauty I knew I wanted this to go on a card. With that thought, I pulled out Rebekah Meier’s ~ Cross-Grid ArtFoamies Stamp and my new to go to product, White Gesso. I didn’t want a heavy background but something that would make my watercolor flowers POP. I just LOVE the look I achieve when I stamp with White Gesso
I used a brayer to spread the White Gesso onto the Cross Grid stamp.
I then pulled out a Kraft Greeting Card and stamped on the face of the card. JUST PERFECT! Sometimes simple is the BEST solution.
I adhered my watercolor work to the front of the card with Multi Medium and added a sentiment by Yvonne Blair/Impression Obsession.
TIP: If you are not able to wash your stamp immediately, spritz it with water to keep the Gesso from drying onto your ArtFoamies Stamp.
Thank you for stopping by! Hope I have inspired you to pull out your products and CREATE!
Hi! This is Marsha Valk from Nat Kalbach’s Creative Squad!
Vacation Mode to me means: Slowing down. Reading a lot. Perhaps doing some sketching (but only if I feel like it). Eating yummy food. Seeing the sights and visiting at least one museum. Enjoying the sun! It has been a while since my last vacation abroad.
Much like Nat does on her travels, when I’m on vacation I observe and photograph lots. And because many of Nat’s Art Foamies are inspired by her travels, I thought about my last vacation and had a look at the photos I took.
Among them I found three of my feet. I always take ‘fromwhereIstand’ / ‘Ihavethisthingwithfloors’ type photos wherever I go. In fact, I remember taking pictures of my feet in foreign places well before hashtags and even before digital photography!
Nat’s positive/negative Art Foamies always remind me of pavement and flooring, so that’s how I came up with the idea of recreating my #fwis pictures with collage.
I started creating the pavement with the Downtown Positive and Negative Foam Stamp and the Mini Chicago Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set.
Because I’m not very fond of cleaning, I only used one Stamp Buddy and mixed my paint colours directly on there using an old plastic card.
For a lighter shade I added more white, and when I switched stamps, I added more grey. I stamped on regular printer paper because it’s nice and thin for collage.
I cleaned the Art Foamies with a baby wipe in between stamping, and I rinsed them with water once I was done stamping altogether.
Once the prints were dry, I cut them into the shapes of the pavement in the photos, using the pictures as my guide. I adhered the shapes to heavyweight cardstock cut to 4.1” x 5.8” (A6) sized pieces.
I traced my feet and any relevant details in the photographs onto tissue paper to transfer them onto the collaged pieces.
I placed the tissue paper pencil side down on top of the collage and then burnished the pencil lines with a bone folder.
Then I used acrylic paint and paint markers to colour inside of the pencil lines and pastel pencils, Stabilo All pencil and a brush pen to add some shadows and depth.
Downtown Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p500/N%2AStudio%3A_Downtown_Positive_%26_Negative.html
Mini Chicago Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p470/N%2AStudio_-_Chicago_SMALL.html
Cardstock (140 lb. 300 g/m2)
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Black, Elephant, Fuchsia, Gilt, Lemon, Marine, Medieval, Night, Sedona, White
Posca pen (black, blue, light blue glitter, white)
Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pen Warm Grey
Pentel water brush
Stabilo All pencil (black)
Pastel pencils (Bruynzeel Design and Conté à Paris)
Liquitex Matte Medium
Thanks for stopping by! – Marsha Valk
Hello everyone. It's Heather here from the ArtFoamies Design team. I'd like to show you how I created this "Made In Canada" design on a 16x20 inch canvas art board using Artfoamies rubber stamps and DecoArt Americana acrylic paints.
I started with a 16x20 inch gesso treated canvas art board. I divided it into sections like a Canada flag, painted it red and white, then traced on a maple leaf outline in the middle. Inside the maple leaf I painted a sunset scene. Next, using ArtFoamies mini tree from the 4 tree stamp set, I added some evergreen trees at the bottom area of the inside of the leaf opening, to appear like they are in the foreground of the scene. Then I laid out my ArtFoamie stamps to see how I would like to create the design.
Once I had my layout, I started the background with the ArtFoamies, Fenced stamp and black paint, to create the appearance of lumberjack plaid. Next I added various clusters of trees using ArtFoamies Christmas tree, Douglas Fir and the 4 tree set, to imply forest areas where my animals would be. I applied light, dark and medium shades of greens to create some dimension to the trees.
And as the name is "Made In Canada", I added the ArtFoamies Made In Canada stamp, using a deep red for the leaves and shadowing them on the bottom edge with the grey that I used on the letters.
Next I started adding the animals. I used my brush to apply the colours where I wanted them to create shadowed and tinted areas on the animals. First I used ArtFoamies Moody Moose and baby, then the Elk, the Betty Beaver and the Nanuk polar Bear and baby. Yes my black bears are actually polar bears....lol. After I stamped the animals on I used a round brush to create more details and shadows on their bodies. I also added some green grasses and lines to imply ground areas under trees and animals.
Here is the list of supplies I used for the Made In Canada design on canvas:
A 16x20 inch canvas art board. From any art supply store.
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints: Burnt Umber, Antique Green, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Terra Cotta, Raw Sienna, Ocean Blue, Cadmium Orange, Melon, Country Blue, Cherry Red, Napthol Red and Lemon Yellow.
I hope you enjoy creating this design with your ArtFoamies as much as I did.
Who doesn't love ATC's?
Welcome back to another fun project with Artfoamies. This time I made a whole bunch of ATC's. I love working in series, I think it is a fun way to try out different design ideas. So let's dive in.
I did start with the white card stock, the size is determinate by the amount of ATC's you want to make. An ATC size is 2,5 x 3,5 inch. I did apply the Distress ink in mustard seed directly to the script stamp. I did stamp over the whole page and also made sure that I turn the stamp. I'm more looking for an allover all texture, not concerned about the readability.
Next I went in with the Distress ink in picked raspberry and the Gone Dotty stamp. Again making sure to cover up the whole page. I then went in with the Distress ink in twisted citron and the Flowery Tree stamp.
For my next step I made sure that the ink is really dry by using a heat tool. I then used the Distress Ink in mermaid lagoon and a foam tool to fill in the white parts. I simply went over all the page also over the already stamped parts.
And that is what the page looks like after all that stamping and coloring. The next step is to cut to the right size. I usually cut them 2 and 3/8 of inch by 3 and 3/8 inch. I just love to stack them to a piece of black or craft color in the right size. It just gives that finished look for me. But that is personal preference.
To mount the background I use either tape or glue, both work well. I also like to add an additional border with a black marker. The faux stitching is my all time favorite doodling.
For the metal dragonflies I use a glue that is meant for metal. The words I have printed on my computer.
I also added some plastic rhinestones, just because....
And voilà here you have 9 slightly different ATC's for the next swap
Card stock white black and craft colored, Distress Ink in several colors
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Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!!
Lynne Forsythe here with another creation using ArtFoamies!!
I LOVE to collage, whether it be paper, fabric, color or
whatever else I find interesting
I find it to be VERY healing for my soul.
Shuts my brain off and allows the creativity to just flows!
I am so inspired by Tina Walker and her mini books,
so when I happened upon a box of cardboard mini books from Creative Imaginations (now that goes back a ways!!)
For my color collage I used my Gel Press and
Sarah Matthews ~ Egg Yolk
Won’t you take a few minutes and check out how I put my mini book together!!
Thank you so much for stopping by the ArtFoamies blog!!
Till next time…..be Creative!!
I’d like to share with you a technique I have been using for many years that I think you may find helpful when you are stuck with what to do with your art journal pages. You may have a background you got just so far, but now you don’t know what to do with it. Or, you have a page that, despite your attempts to keep adding layers and texture, etc., you still don’t like it.
This technique also makes use of all those little pieces of art you may have lying around. You know the pieces. Those ones that you never quite found a home for. They are finished but don’t live anywhere and you love them and hate to discard them but they tend to pile up.
Well, here’s what you can do with those pages and those finished pieces, and a bonus I found, by happy accident, was that my ART FOAMIES stamps played a key role as the finishing touch on what is now a fabulous art journal page.
Here’s the finished page for you to take a quick look at, then let me show you what I did to get here.
Firstly, I should admit that I have a TON of art journal pages (finished or semi-finished backgrounds) just sitting around with nothing on them. I mean dozens and dozens and dozens, in multiple art journals. I guess I have an obsession in making background pages in art journals. Perhaps there’s a therapy group I should join. Anyway, my goal is always to fill those backgrounds with interesting collage work and inspirational quotes and much more but somehow, with my busy life, that doesn’t happen as often as I create even more backgrounds. You can do the math here to see how I get myself in trouble! LOL.
Here are a few examples of what I am talking about
I also have all kinds of little finished pieces (mixed media collages mostly, some from long ago). They pile up and pile up and I don’t have the heart to discard them, but they need a home!
Here are a few examples of these collage pieces. They are typically made from almost 100% recycled materials. The first one is the finished image for this project. It was made with a 6X6 piece of recycled cardstock, covered in reclaimed gift wrap. Vintage images and salvaged pieces were used to create the main character. The flowers were re-purposed scrapbook embellishments. The other two are also finished pieces without a home.
To create the finished art journal page you saw above, all I did was choose a finished background page in my art journal. This one, I was not too crazy about, so I didn’t mind it being mostly covered up. In essence, the journal page becomes a border, or frame, for the collage piece that sits on top of it.
Using white glue I adhered the finished collage piece to the journal page, centering it (more or less) on the page.
It didn’t feel quite “finished” so I created some ART FOAMIES collage elements by stamping in black acrylic paint on a gel print and cutting them out.
Then, I just glued them around the collaged piece in a pleasing arrangement to tie the whole journal page together.
How easy was that? I now have a home for this collage and have FINALLY used up one of my dozens and dozens of background art journal pages. It’s SO much fun finding use for old pieces in new projects. Here are those other two pieces, now mounted on their journal pages. I just have to find the right finishing touches for them as well, but at least they have a home now.
ART FOAMIES STAMP USED HERE:
I hope this post has been a jump start for you if you have faced these same challenges yourself.
Thanks for viewing!