Hi everybody. Denise here!
Today I am working on a two page spread in my large Dylusions Journal. Sometimes art journaling is just simply for fun and experimenting. But sometimes it can be a way to get thoughts and feelings out and help us work through difficult times. So if you're feeling low or frustrated and needing an outlet, give art journaling a try.
White Posca Pen
Pink and white Gel Pen
Wink of Stella - clear
Black Ink Pad
Porcupine Quills https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p617/RTR%3A_Porcupine_Quills.html
Marigold Mandala https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p445/Marigold_Mandala.html
Woman Power https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p602/Einat_Kessler%3A_Woman_Power.html
Foambinations Retro Border https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p379/Einat_Kessler%3A_Foambinations_Retro_Border.html
Doodle Patterns https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p747/ArtByMarlene%3A_Doodle_Patterns.html
Alphabet Soup https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p749/ArtByMarlene_%3A_Alphabet_Soup.html
Thanks so much for taking the time to watch my video.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans!!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today!
I wanted to share my exploration with a Stamp Buddy.
Stamp Buddy you may ask….
A Stamp Buddy is a way to create consistent stamped images.
Check out my exploration using
Rebekah Meier’s Butterfly Tile
I hope you enjoy my process.
So, the next time you order an ArtFoamie, make sure to get a Stamp Buddy!
Hope you have a creative day!
Hi there. Josefine here and today I’m sharing a super fun art journal page with you. I love just playing around without thinking too much and then see what comes out at the end. This page was one of those. I picked colors that I knew I would like and then some fun ArtFoamies patterns.
Here you can see how everything came together:
I really like the different patterns in the background of the page.
Even though the letters didn’t stamp crisp, it still looks like I meant it ;)
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Dutch Houses
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Alphabet Soup
• Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk: Funky Faces
• Nathalie Kalbach: Geometric Smalls
• PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Key Lime, Slimed, Peach Nectar, Vintage Lace, Hey Pesto, Snowflake, Mustard Pickle, Magic Moss
• Pebeo Acrylic Markers
How often do you just throw paint onto a page? Have you ever tried it? I encourage you to do so :)
Hi everybody. So happy to be joining you today to share with you a tutorial using ArtFoamies with embroidery! I do love how this turned out and can see it being used on many items. You could embroider pillows, bags, clothing, or just a print to hang! The possibilities are endless. So check out this tutorial and see what ideas come to your mind!
Step 1: To start I cut a piece of Cross stitch fabric to fit my hoop.
Step 2: Next I trace the inner circle of my embroidery hoop so I know where my image will be seen.
Step 3: Once my circle has been traced, using black paint on my Rose Art Foamie I stamp the image where I want it place. I also stamp a second print onto a piece of paper and cut it out to use as a mask.
Step 4: With my mask covering my rose, I then decide where I want my leaves placed and stamp those as well.
Here I have all my stamping done.
Step 6: Place your fabric back into your embroidery hoop and begin adding color with your embroidery thread. I didn't use your basic cross stitch and I also ignored the holes. I want slanted line going straight across the area as you will see in the picture below with my finished rose. You can do whatever stitches like. This tutorial is to show you another way you can use your art foamie, not a tutorial on cross stitching. I would need a tutorial myself for that one!
* Notice I did not complete the entire rose. This is because that area is not going to be seen on the front.
Step 7: Now continue to add thread to your leaves. I used a couple shades of green to add a little dimension in the color.
4" Embroidery Hoop
Cross Stitch Fabric
Art Foamie, Rose, small https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p471/Art_By_Marlene%3A_Rose_SMALL.html
Art Foamie, Leaf Geo, https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/Art_by_Marlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello ArtFoamies fans! February has snuck on me… has it also on you? While I don’t usually go all out decorating for Valentine’s day, it’s fun to put up a few decorations for a “galentine’s” party, surprise valentine breakfast, or even a romantic evening at home.
Banners are a fun way to add a little holiday decor to a space. For this tutorial, I’m using three ArtFoamies heart stamps to create a really quick and easy valentine banner. I kept it pretty simple, but you could add some letters to spell L-O-V-E, doilies, fancy ribbon, or even cut pictures of people into hearts—the sky is definitely the limit. The ArtFoamies hearts are a starting point to even more creation!
Use a gelli plate as your stamp pad. Simply brayer combinations of paint onto the plate, stamp your AftFoamies on the plate, and then stamp on some white card stock. Simple! Add more paint to change colors, or clean off the plate with deli/copy paper to start with fresh colors. I love the marbling and blending that happens when the gelli plate is used as a stamp pad.
After the hearts dry, cut around them with scissors leaving a small white border.
Grab a tape runner and various colors of card stock. Stick your cut out hearts on the card stock and then cut around them again leaving a colored border. You don’t have to do this step - but adding the extra layer of card stock not only adds interest and sets off your stamped creation, it also adds more weight so your hearts hang flat and don’t curl. (As an added bonus, it also covers the back of the white card stock. My white card stock had messed up projects on the other side! I was able to recycle it into these hearts.)
Punch holes and thread the hearts with baker’s twine. Finally, hang your banner! (Note: Use some wash tape around the end of the twine for easier threading!)
Ideas for extra hearts!
I made more hearts than I needed for the banner, so I brainstormed a few other ways to use them.
Spread some ArtFoamies love this month….Happy Creating!
Hello! I cannot believe its time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! When I saw this ballet shoes ArtFoamie, I just knew it would make a really cute Valentine card. I’ve always loved making homemade Valentine cards!
Stamp ballet shoes in desired colors. I used a paint brush and painted all the different parts with the colors I was going to use. Also, stamp a few extra hearts. Then, use the swirly small stamp to make some background paper. Stamp all over the black card stock with pink. I stamped several times before re-applying the paint with a brayer. Then, splatter silver paint all over the card stock.
While the paint is drying, cut the card stock for the card base and inside liner.
Base: 10 inches long by 7 inches tall
Inside: 4.75 by 6.75 inches
Then, score each flap of the card 2.5 inches in from the sides so they meet in the center. When the background paper is dry, cut it to 4.75 by 6.75 just like the inside liner and then in half. Adhere the liner and the outside background paper. (Paper will meet exactly in the center leaving a pink border around the edges.)
When the ballet shoes are dry, cut them out and cut the heart in half to go on each side of the center. Cut a large heart doily in half and adhere to the card front before adhering the ballet shoes. Then, cut out one of the extra hearts and adhere it to one side only of the card front with some foam adhesive. (Note: every piece on the front is cut in half, meeting in the center except this last heart layer which is kept whole.)
Tie a ribbon around the card! You could also add a sentiment on the front or inside, but I chose to leave mine blank. This way, I can use them for Valentine’s Day or even another occasion.
Hello ArtFoamie Fans.
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!
Today, I wanted to share with you some
Quick and Fun Tags.
They are great to keep on hand to create a Special Card
or use to adorn a Gift Bag!
I hope you enjoy my creative journey……
Art by Marlene ~ Textures and Doodle
Balzer Designs ~ Big Numbers ~ Small
N Studio ~ Fancy Blocks
Flute ~ Kraft C & E
Kraft Tags ~ Value Pack
THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint ~ Iridescent Gold
8 X 10 plate
Multi Medium ~ Matte
THANK YOU for stopping by to check out may latest
Hope you have a creative day!
Today I'm sharing 4 Art Journal Backgrounds Using Einat Kessler Foam-binations. These stamps are so easy and fun to use on any size art journal. You can create countless combinations and backgrounds using acrylic paints, sprays or inks.
#1 Adding layers to an existing background I never waste paint so when I work with stamps or stencils I always use the leftover paint on a new art journal spread. This way I create more backgrounds just by cleaning my brush or stamp. For the first page I used my Foam-binations to add bold and colorful images to the background. This added even more layers that I can later build on when I finish my page.
#2 Think outside of the box I started the second background in the conventional way of stamping. I sprayed the page and added Foam-binations prints in different colors. But then I had an idea...why not use the side of the stamp too? The side is not as smooth as the front so the print came out with a beautiful texture. What a revelation! Always try to extend the limits of your material you never know what you'll find!
#3 Acrylic paint resist The third background is full of amazing Foam-binations prints. I used smaller stamps and even large stamps. The way to use a large stamp on a small space is simply to apply the paint to only part of the stamp and then print. Once the background was finished I sprayed it. Spraying the page after stamping created a resist effect with the acrylic paint, since they don't absorb the spray. All the prints look like they're embossed to the page!
#4 Bold colors, bold imagesWhat I love about Foam-binations is they're size. You can create such bold backgrounds and if you use bold colors the effect is even better!
I hope you liked these backgrounds and I'm sure you'll create amazing pages!
Hello and happy new year! This month I’m creating a fun journal spread that uses SEVEN different ArtFoamie stamps! I absolutely love how I was able to use each one in different ways to create completely different looks, and in the end they all worked together perfectly on my pages. I used a brayer for application and also paint brushes.
Check out the video tutorial to see the different ways I applied acrylic paint to the ArtFoamies.
Besides the ArtFoamies, layers of acrylic paint, ephemera, sketchy marks, gesso, and splatters create the layers of my pages. I topped it all off by typing out a poem and adding a simple word sticker.
Balzer: Ring Hopscotch
Einat Kessler: Woman Power
Rebekah Meier: Script Heart
Rita Barakat: Heart Wing
Guinea Fowl Feather Large
Other Supplies Used:
I hope you have a wonderful, creative new year!
Hello, and welcome back. It’s Josefine and today I’m sharing the last page of my mini art journal with you. I loved this process so much, maybe I need to come up with a new mini journal for you. But for now, here is the last page.
If you haven’t seen the earlier posts, here are the other pages:
- The journal itself
- Page 1
- Page 2
I started by adhering some Tim Holtz Christmas tissue paper to my page. Even though Christmas is over, those supplies still come in handy.
Then I added a variety of ink and paint to the page. I made sure that the colors match the original background, so I picked greens and blues.
On to decorating the page. I used Rebekah Meier’s Coffee Stain and stamped it to the page twice.
Then I colored the inside of the circles with a white crayon.
For the focal point, I picked one of the flowers from the Lilly Pond set and stamped it inside the circle.
And outlined it with a black acrylic paint pen. The black was a little too harsh for me, so I stamped over it with the same flower.
I added a few more details with the other flower from the Lilly Pond set and adhered a sentiment to the second circle.
Here it is, the last page in its entirety.
I hope you enjoyed my mini art journal and all its pages.
- Rebekah Meier – Coffee Stain (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p652/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Coffee_Stain.html)
- Red Tin Roof – Lilly Pond (https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p436/RTR_Lilly_Pond.html)
- Acrylic paints of choice – I used Dina Wakley Media in Lemon, Blushing, Evergreen, Peacock
- Ink sprays – I used Marabu Art Spray in Caribbean and Reseda
- Crayon – I used Marabu Art Crayon in white
- Tissue paper, for example the Tim Holtz collage paper Holly
Don’t forget to come back and see what the Design Team comes up with next.