Hello everyone. Heather here with a video of how I painted this home décor book stand using ArtFoamies sponge stamps and DeccoArt Americana acrylic paints.
The project piece was a wooden book stand that I found at the Dollar Store.
The paints I used were DecoArt Americana. Colors, Moon Yellow, Antique Gold, Petal Pink, Plum, Ocean Blue, White, Bluegrass Green, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Olive Green, Antique Green, Wasabi Green and Jade Green.
The ArtFoamies stamps that I chose are Mesh, by Rebekah Meier, https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p356/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Mesh.html Rudbeckia, https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p157/Rudbeckia_.html Rebekah Meier: Rudbeckia https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p764/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Rudbeckia.html Hummingbird, https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p176/Humming_Bird.html and Forget Me Not flower stem.
Hi everyone. It's Bea from the ArtFoamies Design Team. Today I'd like to show you how you can use your stamped imaged as a base for doodling. If you don't know where to start with doodling, this is a fun way.
First I did start with a watercolor Background in my Art Journal. I did use some metallic watercolors, but you can of course use any other watercolors you have. As you can see I made a simple light colored background.
Next I did cover my stamp from RedTinRoof: Mandala Crochet with a blue acrylic paint.
I then did stamp c the patterns several time onto the dry background. I also did stamp of the page, which makes it a bit more interesting.
Now comes the doodling part, I did start with a black Muji pen. It is a gel Ink Ballpoint pen. It glides really easily but you have to be aware that it isn't waterproof.
As you can see I did add outlines to the outer part of the stamp. And no it isn't perfect, but that is part of the charm too. Doodling hasn't to be perfect, it is more about the repetition.
I didn't use only black, as they come in many colors I decided to use them too to fill in more
I did add also some additional swirls and doodles to the background.
Art Journal mine was about 5,5 x 8 inch Watercolor paper 90 lb
Metallic Watercolors for the background
Art Fomies Stamp: https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p593/RedTinRoof%3A_Mandala_Crochet_.html
Gel Ink Ballpoint Pens in several colors
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello ArtFoamie Fans!! Lynne Forsythe here with another ArtFoamies creation.
I was SUPER EXCITED to receive some “NEW to me” ArtFoamies and I couldn’t WAIT to play with them!! Sadly, I HAD TO wait a while as I recently moved my studio and myself to my new home! 35 stairs up….and YES I count them EVERY TIME!
I have been encouraged SEVERAL times to GO BIG! As I am starting a FRESH, NEW chapter in my life, I thought NOW would be a good time to do so! ALSO, I wanted to make a flower from fabric.
I used N*Studio ~ Signals ~ ArtFoamies
You can see how I created the BIG flower and accenting ferns below.
Other Products Used
The Crafter’s Workshop
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
Multi Medium ~ Matte
I hope you have enjoyed my creative journey…..I was HAPPY with the end result!
NOW, I plan on going BIGGER!
Hi this is Maura Hibbitts from Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Squad!
How fun is it to mix and match several Art Foamies into a project? For me, it’s a blast! I love to create layers with colors and designs, and I am mixing and matching to my heart’s content as I transform a calendar. I use a large calendar to keep track of all my art deadlines, and I’m going to need a new one soon, so time to get started!
First step is to apply a layer of gesso to the kraft calendar and let it dry completely.
I wanted a colorful background to build my layers onto, and came up with this idea. I took my 6x6 gel plate, and added a layer of paint with the brayer, then “stamped”my plate onto the calendar. I repeated this several times with one color, then added new colors. I also overlapped my blocks of color to make it more interesting.
Now, it’s time to stamp a repeating pattern onto my calendar with the Midcentury Squared Art Foamie (love this pattern!) and black acrylic. I brayer the paint onto the gel plate, press my stamp into it to get a good solid layer of paint on it, and then line it up and stamp the bold pattern. My gel plate acts like a giant stamp pad, only with paint. Use the heat tool if necessary to speed up the drying time of the layer.
Next layer is white acrylic with the Signals Art Foamie. I repeat the previous step in order to get another overall pattern that I am mixing and matching with the black.
Every calendar needs a bit of glitz and glamour, right? The Jazzed Art Foamie is perfect with a shimmer of gold. I randomly stamped this image onto the calendar, again using my gel plate like a giant stamp pad with the paint.
I mixed and matched three different patterns onto a very colorful background, and at this point it was looking a bit wild. I decided to tone it down and pull it together by rubbing on some transparent fluid acrylics with my fingers, and using a baby wipe to remove it a bit if I got too heavy fingered. Once my cover was dry, I stamped the months on the pages and started writing in the dates.
Check out the details to see how easy it is to mix and match Art Foamies to create delicious layers! Each design remains visible, but is linked to the others.
I toyed around with the idea of adding a focal piece to my calendar, but decided I like it just how it is. I now have my own personalized, colorful calendar which will be fun to pull out and use for planning.
Mid Century Squared - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p793/N%2AStudio%3A_Mid_Century_Squared.html
Signals - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p794/N%2AStudio%3A_Signals.html
Jazzed - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p799/N%2AStudio%3A_Jazzed.html
Kraft Large Monthly Planner
6x6 Gelli plate
DecoArt Americana Neon acrylic paint - Torrid Orange
DecoArt Americana multi surface Satin paint - Apple Green
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint - Indian Turquoise
DecoArt Metallic Extreme Sheen - 24 K Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
Hansa Yellow Medium
DecoArt Chalky Gesso - White
Thanks for stopping by! – Maura Hibbitts
I love making projects with dollar store “finds.” It’s so rewarding when you can achieve big-ticket looks with your art and crafty projects but only spend a few bucks to do it. This project is a great example of that.
I started with a cotton tote bag that I had been given when I attended the Creativation trade show in Phoenix, AZ in 2017. It was at that show that I met Emmie and Ian, the owners of ART FOAMIES, so it is great to be able to use their fabulous products to embellish this ordinary bag and have it as a keepsake of when I met these wonderful people.
Here’s how this project came together.
I wanted to preserve some of the graphics that were already printed on the bag but to embellish it further to make it more fun and interesting. Here are photos of the front and back of the bag before I got started.
I also had picked up some fun neon colored iron-on patches from the dollar store when I was shopping for their inexpensive fabric paint in bright colors.
I used some of the black fabric paint (poured into a dish) and a small paintbrush to paint out the advertising on the large balloon you see on the bag.
Then I used the same small paintbrush and watered down the fabric paint in the dish and splattered the black paint all over the bag, both sides (including the straps).
Next, I did the same splatter technique with four other colors (neons in pink, orange, yellow and blue) on both sides of the bag and the straps.
Don’t worry if some of the splatters are a bit wonky or if they run. This is supposed to be a fun and whimsical project, so perfection is not expected.
Next, I poured out some dark purple fabric spray paint into a dish. I used the brayer to apply the paint to the ART FOAMIES heart stamp and stamped each of the four iron-on transfers. Cutting the hearts out with pinking shears gives them a fun look. These will be applied to the back of the bag.
I used a pencil and ruler to find the center of the back of the bag and marked it lightly in pencil, and then laid out the hearts in a pleasing pattern.
When I was happy with the placement of the hearts, I ironed them into place. (Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your iron’s heat seating. The patches I got did not have instructions so I just used a medium setting on my iron and checked periodically during the ironing process to ensure that all the edges of the patches were held securely in place.)
For the next step I used the purple fabric spray paint (poured into a dish) and a beige ZIG acrylic marker. I also used another ART FOAMIES stamp, this time a leaf pattern, again with the brayer. I positioned these stamps around the iron-on patches in a pleasing pattern.
NOTE: when stamping on fabric you may not get as opaque a finish as you’d like. You can either try to stamp over top of the first impression you made, or you can use some of the fabric paint and a small paint brush to fill in color where it’s needed. I did a combination of these two choices to get the color coverage I was looking for.
I used the ZIG marker (beige) to help sharpen up the areas of the stamped leaf pattern that I didn’t want to be purple, or where there was too much splatter showing through. (See the next photo of the back of the bag BEFORE I used the ZIG marker and you’ll see what I mean.)
Now, on the front of the bag, I repeated the process with the ART FOAMIES leaf stamp, purple paint and beige marker, working around the existing screenprinted images.
With some colourful dollar store buttons, embroidery yarn (beige to match the bag) and a needle, I had SO much fun embellishing the bag, it was hard to know when to stop! Just think what else you could be using for this project besides buttons. The sky’s the limit.
So, I am still debating whether to add even more to the bag or leave it as is. I am tempted to add some sparkle in the form of glittery dimensional paint, but will leave it for a few days and see if the urge passes or not. LOL!
Tote bag (canvas, cotton or other material)
Dollar Store iron-on patches (4 in neon colors)
Dollar Store fabric paints and sprays
Dollar Store buttons
Dollar Store embroidery yarn (beige) & a needle
Paint pen (I used a ZIG acrylic marker in an off-white color)
Small paint brushes
Fabric scissors or pinking shears
Art Foamies stamps used:
I hope you’ve been inspired to challenge yourself to see what you can create with dollar store supplies, a recycled bag and, of course, your ART FOAMIES stamps! Happy creating, everyone!
Upcycling is so much fun, we can make just about anything our heart desires using things that others either discard without thought of another use or something that you would not normally think of.For this project, I had a box from a local liquor store that had all these great dividers in them. My mind goes immediately to shelves and cute little unit to put in the house for little things.
Step One and Two.
Spray paint the entire outside of the box, I used Rust-Oleums Metallic Copper spray paint. It took two coats to cover the vibrant green color on the box.
I placed the box where I wanted it to go but felt like something was missing. So back to the drawing board.
Time to break out the ArtFoamies stencils and give it a new look on the sides.
Tip: Always tape your stencils to the surface with masking tape. It holds the stencil in place and easily removes from most any surface.
Using modeling paste for dimension, spread on the left side window. Once dry, move to the right side and repeat. This gives you the look of two windows on the side of the box.
Time to add another stencil, I chose the birds on a branch to give it a nature look under the windows. Using the same process as before, tape the edges, fill with modeling paste. Once finished, let it all stand and dry.
I am not coloring it, as I wanted white in the first place and was going to use white paint. I decided to use the past instead for dimension.
Now that it is dry it will be ready to put back in place at home.
Red Tin Roof Gothic Window https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p874/Stencil%3A_RedTinRoof_Gothic_Windows_2.html
Red Tin Roof Tweet
DecoArt Dimensional Effects Modeling Paste
Rust-Oleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint
Hello ArtFoamies Fans!! I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS summer. I have spent my summer moving! Needless to say, I have had troubles finding all my stuff! So I decided, instead of creating more ArtFoamie papers, I would go to my STASH of already colored papers from previous ArtFoamie projects.
I pulled out a sheet of music I had stamped, Rebekah Meiers Designs ~ Artfoamies stamp ~ Fern Impressed onto. I then applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage over the stamped image
I used some of the leftover pieces from a previous project, Fern Impressed on fabric, and applied them to a large tag I had previously stamped on using N*Studio ~ ArtFoamies stamp ~ Mid Century Squared.
I, then, created various flowers for my tag. I accented the centers with Prills.
Other Products Used
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
Multi Medium ~ Matte
I hope you enjoyed my creation! THANK YOU for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS creative day!
Hi Bea here from Bea Grob Mixed Media and More. I always wondered weather you can use watercolor to stamp with those ArtFoamies. So I thought I give it a try with some cards. I did use also some embossing ink and powder for the focal point.
Medium weight watercolor paper, watercolors any color or brand you like.
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
I really hope you'll give it a try!
Hello everyone. Its Heather here from The ArtFoamies Design Team. With this still being a summer month, I thought this great beach bag would be a good project to paint this fun and colourful flamingo design on. I hope you like it!
First I started with the Croquet stamp and a mix of white with a small amount of metallic gold and burnt sienna, to make a sand like color. I applied the paint onto a stamp buddie for blotting my stamp. I also then added a few touches of burnt sienna using a paint brush. This gave me a nice varied shading of colors for the sand area. After stamping I lightly brushed a thinned layer of my first color, just to tone down the darker areas.
Next I added some palm trees from the ArtFoamies, Summer Flamingo packet. I use Phthalo Green and Yellow Green lt for the leaves and a mix of Yellow Green lt plus a small amount of Quinacridone Violet to make a brown, for the trunk. Last, I brushed some striping on the trunk in metallic gold.
Now its time to add these cheery flamingos! This is also in the ArtFoamies, Summer Flamingo package. For the main body and head areas I made a mix of Cadmium Orange Hue with a small amount of white, and patted it on with my flat brush. I added small amounts of Quinacridone Violet under wing and head to blend in as a shadow. Next, I patted some Primary Yellow on the beak and legs.
For the last steps, I took my flat brush and some of the brown I made for the tree trunks and made a couple of wiggly horizontal lines at the base of each trunk to make the trees appear to look more grounded and not floating. Next, I used the Flip Flop ArtFoamies stamps from the Summer Flamingo package. I bordered the beach design with these, on the outside edges of the bag, using a variety of colors from my pallet and filling in the straps using a round paint brush, after I stamped the flip flop. On the back of the bag I added 2 palm trees and a pair of flip flops with striped straps.
For this project I have chosen the ArtFoamies stamp kit, RTR summer Flamingo, (https://wwwartfoamies.com/store/p493/RTR_Summer_Flamingo.html) and Balzer: Croquet (https://wwwartfoamies.com/store/p417/Balzer%3A_Croquet.html)
The paints I used are DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (https://shop.decoart.com/decoart-media-fluid-acrylics) in the following colors:
cadmium orange hue
yellow green lt
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Happy Stamping with your ArtFoamies!
Hello everyone, Joanna here with a new project!
I love making something from nothing and an uninspired page in my art
journal that had been used as palette paper for some leftover paint
was a great start.
I challenged myself to make something pretty out
of it, using only simple doodling and mark making and limited
supplies. My ART FOAMIES stamps, added over the blah background,
became the focal point for the mark making and doodling. It is so
much fun to find new ways to use your ART FOAMIES stamps like this and
I found the process of doodling and mark making very meditative and
Art journal (any size)
Black acrylic paint
Brayer & dish for the paint
White gel pen
Black permanent markers
ART FOAMIES Used:
Art By Marlene
I hope you enjoy the project!