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!
I am not a big card maker, it just truly is not my thing. But with the ArtFoamies stamps I was so inspired to make my own stationary envelopes. What a great way to surprise my pen pals and what an incredibly easy project. It doesn’t have to be hard to be creative!
First step is to get the envelopes you want to stamp.
Using your DecoArt Americana Paint and roll it out to use on the ArtFoamies.
Using just the pressure of your hand, push down the stamp on the front of the envelope. So easy and leaves a great impression.
The final result is wonderful, the possibilities are endless.
Artfoamies Supply List:
DecoArt American Acrylic Paint
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:
Thanks for stopping by!
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
Thanks for stopping by
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!