Hi Everyone, It’s Jeanine here.
Today I wanted to show you this art journal page.
To start this page off, I stamped Peacock Feather - https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p613/RTR%3A_Peacock_feather_small.html on gelli printed paper with black acrylic paint, and cut around the feathers (Fussy cut).
I glued on some gelli prints with a bunch of TCW Stencils used for the background, and cut around a girl I have drawn out.
Next I coloured the drawn girl using acrylic paints and markers.
When I was happy with the girl, I used the feathers I cut out and stuck it to the girls head to create a grown, adding some pearls to the crown to make it sparkle and look more complete.
Next I wanted to create a silhouette on the opposite page, and for this I used the girl I cut out and stuck her upside down at the top of the page. To give her the feather crown, I stamped the feather stamp on to her head in white acrylic paints to complete the ghost silhouette look.
List of Products used:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’ll see you all next time with more inspiration.
I am a real fan of using deli paper in my mixed media art! It has a wonderful way of just “melting” into the background of your piece when it is used as a collage component.
If you haven’t tried deli paper it is much like tissue paper, except that it has a slightly waxy finish on one side. You can find it at restaurant supply stores, some grocery stores and, of course, online. And it is a match made in heaven, in my opinion, when paired with my ART FOAMIES! Let me show you what I mean.
I often use deli paper as my “palette paper” when I am doing gel printing/monoprinting. It’s great for this purpose as I can wipe off my brayer on the deli paper between layers of paint. I am always surprised at how great some of these “deli prints” turn out, with no effort on my part.
Using some black acrylic paint, a brayer and some leafy ART FOAMIES, I stamped over the painted side of the deli paper with great results! I then cut out the leaves, sometimes on the outside of the stamped image in order to have more color showing, and sometimes along the edge of the stamped image.
The next image shows an incomplete art journal page. I had already done a grungy background and then added a small collage piece I had made many years ago and found again only recently. Since it didn’t have a home, I thought I’d add it to a journal page already in the works.
I wanted to add some thing to the journal page to tie the background to the added collage and make it more cohesive. I felt it just needed a little something more. That’s where the leaves come in! I placed them on the page in a way I felt integrated the overall piece better.
Because deli paper is very lightweight, it was easy to glue the leaves in place with just a glue stick, but you could also use matte medium.
I love how the deli paper almost “melts” into the background, giving the impression that it’s been there all along, rather being added as a collage element afterward. And if I added a coat of matte medium OVER the leaves, they’d “melt” even further into the background. Isn’t this a great look?
The bold, crisp print of the ART FOAMIES stamps really works well with deli paper and I am definitely going to be using my ART FOAMIES in more projects like this one.
Assorted ART FOAMIES stamps
Black acrylic paint
Deli paper (plain or already painted)
Glue stick or matte medium
Art journal page – a work in progress is ideal for this project
ART FOAMIES stamps used:
Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
Until next time!
Hello Heather here with a new project. For this project I have chosen a Dollar Store flat sided glass vase that I thought would look even better with a nice design on two sides. I will be decorating it using ArtFoamies Dragonfly Wing, Multi Leaf and Rose Silhouette, all by Rebekah Meier, and DecoArt Amaricana Acrylic paints.
To prepare the surfaces for painting, I washed the glass with vinegar, then rinsed and dried it. To give the acrylic paint a good surface to bond to, I taped off a rectangular area of two sides of the vase and created a matt finish using etchall.
For the background of my design I used the ArtFoamie Dragonfly Wing by Rebekah Meier. I loaded my stamp buddy with silver paint and blotted the ArtFoamie to load it then stamped the pattern on the entire taped off area on opposite sides of the vase, drying it with a hair dryer before turning it over.
Next, I applied some light grey to the Multi Leaf ArtFoamie using a flat brush, then layered some leaves at random over the Dragonfly Wing patterned background.
When the background leaves were dry I used the ArtFoamies Rose Silhuette and applied DecoArt Americana acrylic paints. I used a round brush and applied Cranverry Wine and Burgundy Wine to the flower bud. For the stem, leaf and thorns I used forest Green, Antique Green and Wasabi Green, applying them with a round brush. Over the grey leafy background I blotted one taller rose, then reloaded and added a second shorter one.
Once the rosebuds and stems were dry I added a few more leaves in Antique green with Forest Green stems, using a round brush, but just applying the paint to the top three leaves of the Multi Leaf, ArtFoamie.
Clear Glass, 4 sided vase from The Dollar Store
Etchall Glass etching paste https://www.amazon.ca/Etchall-RWD11304-R-Etching-Creme-4Oz/dp/B0042TAGPO/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=75316604766783&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&hvqmt=p&keywords=etchall&qid=1559240087&s=gateway&sr=8-1
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints http://decoart.com/products/
ArtFoamies Stamps By Rebekah Meier
Dragonfly wing https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p372/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Dragonfly_Wing.html
Multi Leaf https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p775/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Multi_Leaf.html
Rose Silhouette https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p776/Rebekah_Meier%3A_Rose_silhouette.html
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for watching.
Hi Bea here from Bea Grob Mixed Media and More. It is travel season, so it is appropriate to have your own jazzed up Backpacker.
While doing the usual shopping chores I came across this canvas backpacker/shopping bag combo and I immediately knew I need that to alter for myself. So what better then some acrylic paint and those awesome stamps from ArtFoamies.
Of course you can adapt that idea to other types of shopping bags.
Backpaper and Acrylic Paint.
I have used following ArtFoamies stamps:
I hope you liked this project!
Hi! This is Tania Ahmed from Nat Kalbach's Creative Squad!
This month the Creative Squad was asked to play along with Nat’s Foam Stamplifier Challenge and my prompt was Print! I love printmaking and I love ArtFoamies stamps, so it was almost as if this prompt was made with me in mind, haha!
I put together a little mini album made using 12x12 cardstock that I stamped on using Nat’s ArtFoamies and a 5x7 Gelli Arts® plate.
Apply a thin layer of acrylic paint to Gelli Arts® plate.
Use the Gelli Plate to ink the Art Foamies and then stamp on to cardstock and repeat until the paint just begins to dry on the plate.
Pull a print with the remainder of the paint that is left on the plate.
You can use this clean off paper for collages.
Apply more paint to plate and repeat steps until you are happy with your print.
Score your cardstock at 3”, 6” and 9”.
Rotate paper 90 degrees and score again at 3”, 6” and 9”.
Cut up to the score lines as shown below.
Accordion fold the paper which will form a little 3” x 3” journal/album.
Tape or glue the backs of the pages together to make it a little more sturdy. You get leave some sides free to use as pockets.
To finish off the book spine, add washi tape for decoration!
Mid Century Squared https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p793/N%2AStudio%3A_Mid_Century_Squared.html
Far Out https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p796/N%2AStudio%3A_Far_Out.html
Gelli Arts 5x7 plate
12 x 12 card stock
Gelli Arts paint ( snowbound, mixed berries, fresh water, jet black, cosmic blue)
Tim holtz washi tape Ideaology
Thanks for stopping by! - Tania Ahmed
Hi Everyone, It’s Jeanine here.
I have a fossil inspired peace for you today that you can easily frame or make into a card.
To start this off, I cut cardstock into the size I desired for a square card. Then I masked the edges of the card front. This will adhere the card to the table or craft matt securely and also act as a barrier border around the edge, making it look really neat and professional.
Apply your favourite modelling paste to the inside frame in a medium thick even layer. I used TCW Light and Fluffy modelling paste.
While this is wet, stamp into the modelling paste with your art foamies. I used the Sea side collection, which comes with 6 small foamies. https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p324/Sea_Side.html
Heat set this or if you have patience (I don’t), let it dry naturally.
Next get some colour on the textures. To do this, I used the Ken Oliver Color Bursts and some Nuvo shimmer powder. I also grabbed Distress spray stain and Heidi swapp Color shine spray to create some dept.
Once I was happy with the colours, I removed the masking tape by heating it with a heat tool to make sure I don’t rip the paper.
Lastly I sprayed the card front with gloss varnish, you can skip this step, but I like to be safe.
List of Products used:
I hope you enjoyed this process as much as I did making it. I hope you will give it a try for yourself and explore with different foamies.
Hi everyone Heather here with a new project for you!
I decided to get ready for spring and make a flowery wood sign!
This sign has many layers of stamped images that I did with ArtFoamies. You can change the colors and match them to your decor if you are hanging the sign inside your house.
Here's the demo piece I did in the video. As you can see you can play with the words on your sign.
wooden sign boards from Micheals
DecoArt Americana paints https://decoar.com/products/
ArtFoamies, Art By Marlene, Circle Salad. www.artfoamies.com/store/p494/ArtByMarlene%3A_Circle_Salad.html
ArtFoamies, Art By Marlene, Leaf Geo. www.artfoamies.com/store/p389/Art_By_Marlene%3A_Leaf_Geo.html
ArtFoamies, Rebeka Meier, Script Heart small. www.artfoamies.com/store/p370/Rebekah_script_Heart_small.html
ArtFoamies, Rustic Letters. www.artfoamies.com/store/p286/Letters%3A_Rustic.html
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this project.
Hi ArtFoamie Fans, Lynne Forsythe. THANK you for stopping by to check out my latest art therapy/creation!
Can i just say LIFE has been a bit challenging of late so, last weekend, I CHOSE to do something for me, so I went junkin’! LOOK at what I scored, a bag with these large spools of Herculon fibers for FREE! I couldn’t wait to play with these fibers.
I pulled out a spool of tan yarn and I wrapped it around a 5” x 7” Art Board. When satisfied, I cut the yarn and taped it to the back of the canvas.
I then liberally applied Multi Medium Matte all over the front of the canvas. As the Multi Medium dried, I pushed the yarn onto to the canvas to make sure it was adhering to the canvas. I then applied various paint and colors, ending with a layer of White Gesso. LOVE the look!!
Now, what to do??!??! I began digging around in my bucket of ArtFoamies and I pulled out Rebekeh Meier’s ~ Script Heart.
I applied Acrylic Paint ~ Eggplant to the ArtFoamies stamp using a brayer and stamped onto a piece of paper from a Farm Book. When dry, I cut out the stamped heart and adhered it to a piece of cardboard for stability.
I then pulled out a set of chipboard wings ~ Winging it and painted them with White Gesso. When they were dry I adhered Tissue stock to be backside with Multi Medium Matte.
I cut off the extra Tissue stock and using a Fude Ball 1.5 outlined the wings and stamped heart.
I then assembled my canvas. I added a bit of cheesecloth behind the heart and finished it off with “just breathe”. Something I have to work hard at right now!
A FEW CLOSEUPS
The Crafter’s Workshop
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Vintage ~ Distress Collage Medium
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black
Fixative ~ Snow Cap
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
THANK YOU for stopping by to check out my latest creation using ArtFoamies!!
Hi everyone Joanna here with a new project!
I often use my art journal pages as “palette paper,” particularly when I am gelli printing. The colors and textures that are created with the leftover paint on my brayer, old credit card or other texture tools, often result in the palette paper looking better than the piece I am working on! So, why not use these pages as the backdrop for some fun ART FOAMIES art!
Here's the video tutorial
Links to AF stamps used:
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello, Bea here! Welcome to another fun project with some paint, leftover papers and the fun stamp from Martha Harvey. I do love sending out Mail Art Postcards, I just think it is a fun way to sprinkle some joy to the world. So on whatever postal address I can get my hands on, will have a little surprise in their Mailbox.
So whenever I start a project I tend to grab some paints and items I plan to use. Doesn't always means I use everything or I don't grab something else. Sometimes when you working you change mind and that is totally ok.
The first step was to add some paint to the paper and simply scrapping it all over the paper, just two yellows to start with.
Next I did add different reds with a cosmetic sponge through the “honeycomb stencil” it is actually a found object from remodeling, so don't ask where to buy it...;)
as a next layer I did use a homemade stencil with different greens, I did use another leftover paper as a palette, and yes I probably will keep that “palette”. I made sure that I did change direction of the stencil, IMHO it makes the background more interesting.
Once the paint was dry I did cut the whole piece in four cards, they are approx. 4 b 6 inches
Now it is time to pull out that fun Kokpelli stamp, I did use the smaller one from those two. As you can see I use a heat resistant brick to do my embossing work on. But any other heat resistant surface works too.
I have stamped my Kokpelli with the embossing ink and then dumbed quite a bit of black embossing powder onto. As you can see I have a folded paper underneath. That way I can catch the loose powder and put it back into the jar.
Now I'm ready to melt the powder with the heat gun.
We are not done yet, next I will go in with a white acrylic marker. I recommend an acrylic marker, as it is easier to make it really white on top of the other acrylic markers. In some spots I went over twice.
I like to add details, for example I go along the edges with a black marker. Or I add additional faux stitches. This time I did use a black Pitt pen, but a black Sharpie would work too.
I also added some quotes (Tim Holtz Chitchat) and made sure that I give them a bit more of a pop, by adding some black lines along the edges.
I have printed some backings for postcards, but I know there are also stamps out there. So what ever works for you. And just little side note here, I did put them under a heavy book afterwards, so that they are flat and straight.
Thanks for stopping by!