Do you ever create art journal pages that you just don’t like as much as others? I think it’s important to share those just as much as your masterpieces! Technically, there’s nothing wrong with this piece, and I do like it, it’s just not my favorite. There are single elements that I love though! (That ArtFoamies “becoming” stamp for instance!)
Art journaling is such a necessary tool for creativity and experimentation! Practicing new techniques, playing with new supplies, and problem solving fill my journal pages. I often go back and look at pages for ideas of what worked and what maybe didn’t turn out as planned.
For this journal spread, I simply wanted to play and not worry about the results. There is a freedom in playing and not always agonizing about the end result. However, the result of my playing turned into a message…about just that. Be adventurous and take flight! Be courageous to make pages that are more about the message and the process than the final result.
I layered gelli prints (from the ArtFoamies and Gelli Arts Collaboration this month), acrylic paint, stabilo pencil, art crayons, and of course ArtFoamies. I finished the pages with splatters, mark making, and journaling.
Cat Kerr: Becoming
Art journaling is a place where I find myself. Take time to art journal everyday… you don’t have to always create a masterpiece. Sometimes it’s about playing and discovery—not the end product.
Hi, it’s Josefine. Welcome to a new video tutorial for ArtFoamies. It’s close to Christmas and I was thinking about quick and easy gift ideas with an awesome effect. So, I decided to decorate a blank tote bag using Nathalie Kalbach’s Geometric Small foam stamps as well as Cat Kerr’s Balance.
ArtFoamies are great for stamping on fabric. They are squishy, which makes them perfect for stamping on uneven surfaces, like all the folding lines on my bag. Check out my video to see how easy it is:
Because I still had paint in my StampBuddy, I decided to create a few cards in the same pattern. Now, I can give away the bag with a matching card.
Here are a few close ups, so you can see all these great colors and texture.
- Cat Kerr Balance (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p718/Cat_Kerr%3A_Balance.html)
- N*Studio Geometric Small (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p695/N%2AStudio%3A_Geometric_Smalls.html)
- Stamp Buddy (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p119/StampBuddy.html)
- Fabric paint o choice; I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Blue Lagoon and Cerise
- A blank tote
- For the cards: white and black card stock and any decoration you might like, for example washi tape, die cuts, etc.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial and have some ideas for your Christmas gifts as well. See you next time.
HELLLLOOO ArtFoamie Fans!
Lynne here and today, I want to share with you my latest creations for my bathroom.
I was still in the mono printing mode so I used my 8” Gelli Arts plate,
various paints and papers in my creative process.
Versailles Positive & Negative
I also pulled out various papers and burlap
Canvas Corp ~ Flute
Canvas Corp ~ White Burlap
…..then I let the creative game begin!
Close up photos of my Bath Art
Thanks you for stopping by and checking out my Bath Art!
…..HAVE a CREATIVE day!
Hi everybody! Denise here!
Back again with another tutorial for you. I had lots of fun with this one and got to play with many different materials. I even pulled out the sewing machine!
Watch as I create a cute stuffed Chickadee and make scrolled canvas album, all with Art Foamies!
Check out the step by step video for this project:
Hot Glue Gun
McDonald's Keurig cup
1.125" X 2.75" Wooden Spool
Your choice of paper, I used canvas
Crochet hook and thread/wool
Eyelets and setter
Pens/markers for doodling
Double sided tape
Raindrops by Lisa Walton https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p449/Lisa_Walton%3A_Rain_Drops.htmlFoambination - Geometric Border by Einat Kessler https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p377/Einat_Kessler%3A_Foambination_Geometric_Border.htmlMidtown Mini Set by Nathalie Kalbach https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p503/N%2AStudio%3A_Midtown_Mini_Set.html
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone, Josefine here and I wanted to share the next page in my mini art journal with you. If you haven’t seen the first two tutorials yet, you can find the first one, where I created the mini journal, here; and the first page here.
I started with adding a little bit more interest to the background using the Tri & Try Again foam stamp from Balzer Designs. The colors I used were rather translucent, so the shapes would blend into the existing background.
This page already had a circle shape on the right side. I wanted to enhance it a little more, so I stamped Nathalie’s Park Blvd stamp set. This set comes with a positive and a negative side, which allows you to layer it in different colors. First, I stamped the outlines in a bright yellow.
Then the inside in an orange. Can you see the little white mark on the side of the foam stamp? That’s my guideline, so both images are lined up. I added the same guideline to the outside foam stamp and marked the position on the page with a pencil. This way, it was super easy to line up the inside of the foam stamp.
I picked one of the mushrooms from the Woodland Mushrooms set from Red Tin Roof as my focal point. To add a variety of color to it, I brayered two colors for the cap and for the stem at the same time. This way, it looks like an ombre effect on both.
To pull everything together, I added a few scribbles and some more washi tape to the page. It also needed a short sentiment and I thought that “the beauty of nature” and “breathe in” fit perfectly.
Here are some close ups of the page. I hope you enjoyed it and want to decorate some of your started art journal pages as well. Because I bet you have them somewhere ;)
Side note: I always clean my brayer and foam stamps on a scrap piece of paper or on a new page in another art journal. This time, it ended up being a nearly finished art journal page. It looks like a scene from Alice in wonderland, don’t you think?
- Balzer Designs Tri & Try Again (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p569/Balzer%3A_Tri_%26Try_Again.html)
- Nathalie Kalbach Park Blvd (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p504/N%2AStudio%3A_Park_Blvd_Positive_%26_Negative.html)
- Red Tin Roof Woodland Mushrooms (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p440/Woodland_Mushrooms.html
- Darling Daisy Small
- Any acrylic paint you like. I used paint from Art Anthology in Taxi Cab and Mayan Gold, Dina Wakley Media in Lemon, Tangerine and Ruby, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Hey Pesto and Mud Splat
- Washi tape
- Gel pen or other thin pen for doodles in black and white
Thanks so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out all the other inspiration from the design team.
Hello! Nicole here with a new project!
For December I wanted to create something for the winter holidays. However, as I looked through my stamps, I didn’t have anything that was specific to the season, so, I needed to think outside the box! What stamps could I use in a different way to look like they were for the season and Christmas?? I saw the antique tile stamp in a new way: a snowflake! I could picture this stamped in white on brown paper looking beautiful.
Wrapping paper seemed a little simple for the tutorial, so I wanted to also add some tags for the packages. Again, I had to look through my stamps and wondered if I could make any of the herbs look like winter greenery. Yes! The rosemary one would make a great pine tree branch.
Wrapping Paper: brayer white gesso on the antique tile stamp, and then stamp on the brown paper. Stamp all over randomly (or in a pattern, but I didn’t want that pressure to make it perfect!). I put fresh gesso on my stamp each time, but you could stamp again and have lighter and darker snowflakes. I also used the same process to stamp one single snowflake on a gift bag to dress it up. I used gesso because it’s less expensive than white paint and is often opaquer.
Gift Tags: Using a smaller brayer, spread green paint on the rosemary plant but not the words. Stamp onto your tag. When the tag is dry, use the end of a paintbrush to make berry circles on the greenery. After the berries dry, splatter watered down white gesso and/or metallic paint on the tags for snow. (I used both on all of the tags, even the white ones.) Add a sentiment with a stamp for your seasonal greeting.
Packaging: Once all your creations are dry, wrap your gifts! Use colored tissue paper, baker’s twine and then added a tag. Don’t forget to write who the package is for and from on the back of the tag!
This process was so simple, but I absolutely LOVE the results. When I do this again, I’m going to set up a long table and roll out the paper to make a large amount. I made just enough to wrap my three gifts, but now I want to make more. And, this roll of paper was only a dollar at the dollar store.
Add a special touch to your gifts this year with ArtFoamies. You might need to think outside the box, but your results will be awesome.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans!! Thanks for stopping by the blog today to check out my latest ArtFoamie creation….my INHALE Junk Journal. I created this beauty as part of my Design Team submission and was smart enough to video the process for YOU!!
This Junk Journal was more about my discovery of ArtFoamies than anything else. I knew very little about the stamps so I wanted to give ‘em all I had. My “Messy Bessy” self. So, I went to my ‘TOVERS box and pulled out a bunch of papers, Flute, TissueStock, printed cardstock, a dictionary page and a piece of sheet music. I also grabbed a piece of canvas and burlap to throw into the mix. I gathered up a few High Impact Paints and a few other goodies and let the creating begin.
Watch my creative journey with ArtFoamies as I share how I created my “INHALE Junk Journal.
TissueStock ~ Kraft
Flute ~ White
Canvas ~ Natural
Burlap ~ Ivory
Journal Lines on Ivory
High Impact Paint
Emboss It Dabber
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Baked Texture ~ Ancient Amber
Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today. Hope you enjoyed my creative process. Be Creative!
We are so excited to partner with GelliArts® this month. Our design teams joined forces to come up with several fun ideas using Gelli Arts® gel printing plates & ArtFoamies stamps.
Both teams have created inspiring projects that you can create too because all projects come with a tutorial!
The first project is from Nicole who has created Gelli Printing Backgrounds with Gelli Arts & ArtFoamies. She did a lot of exploring and playing!
Check out the video tutorial on how she made these backgrounds HERE!
Lynne has created a beautiful and romantic love hoop! Look at all the details on the background!
Complete details and tutorial on Lynne's project can be found HERE!
The next project is a colorful card by Denise. She added so many layers of goodness on this card!
You can find all the details and video tutorial HERE!
I hope you all liked these amazing projects!
Please make sure to go over to the GelliArts® blog and see their beautiful projects!
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Let us know what you think about the projects in the comments!
Have fun creating!