Saturday, November 12, 2016

Today I choose Happiness...

Hi all, I have been wanting to get my sewing machine out and sew in my art journal for a while so this week it was time to do just that. 

I got 2 dictionary pages out and glued them on to a piece of cardstock with Helmar Decoupage and craft paste. Then I painted them with different blues in Decoart Americana paints. I used 4 different blues and blended them also with white to get different variations. Added some circles with a stencil from TYPO. 

I bought this wonderful word papers on clearance at Kaisercraft and could not wait to use it. So it went on the background over the piece of Hessian that I had added some gesso and paint.  I also bought the paper with the quote on, It was a 12 x 12 sheet with all different quotes cards. 

Will link this up with Paint Party Friday and Art Every Day Month and pop over and visit and see what you have been up to this week 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Have you tried Periscope. I have been doing a few live periscopes and having some fun. I am very new to talking and painting, drawing and explaining the things that I am doing live. Chatting to people that pop on to watch and ask questions. I was live on periscope last Sunday morning using my small 3" x 5" Gelli printing plate.

If you would like to check out the Periscope replay <------- click..

I had fun and ended up with heaps of prints. I did some decortated envelopes for happy mail, worked directly in my art journal and some prints over some old card stock that I will add layers too.  I am going to use them in my art journal, letter journals and the deli paper ones to make some small bags to include in happy mail. I show the bags on the scope.  So it was a very productive morning now I just have to make the deli paper bags and they are so fun to make.

I loved the scrap paper that I had taped down on my desk (photo below) will be using that somewhere. I am so glad I popped a new piece down on my desk before I started.

Hope you can pop over and see the replay leave me some hearts by tapping the screen. Don't forget to follow me to get notifications for when I will be on live, so you can drop in and have a chat with me. Hope to see you there soon.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

In my art journal..

Thought I would add more of the art journal pages that I have been doing in the last few weeks on to my blog for you all to see. These are all painted with Decoart Americana paints.

Stencils and random circles. Doodled hearts and splatters.

Andy Skinner stencil and Finnabair stamped heart. Music paper collage. 

Finnabair stencil for the black spots, Dylusion stencil for the letters. 
Random circles and splatters. 

I am having a great time just playing with colour, paint and stencils and just having fun with it all. 
Linking this up with Paint Party Friday.. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birthday Owl...

 For the last 2 years for my daughters birthday instead of giving her a card I have painted her a small canvas of an owl. We both love owls and as you know they are one of my favourite things to add to my art. She loved him and he sits on her computer desk on a little stand. If you want to see more details head over to the Helmar Creative Team Page. 

I used the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. Collaging the background with music paper, book paper and some Tim Holtz washi tape. Then on some book paper I drew the owl and painted him with DecoArt paints adding doodling with a stabilo pencil and black pen. I cut him out and added him to the page with the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste adding more doodling around him to blend him in to the background. I drew the legs and feet adding a piece of collage with the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste to the bottom of the canvas so that he had something to stand on. I added some dangles to the top left of the canvas and coloured them in.  

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fun in my Art Journal...

In the last few months I have been very busy in my art journal. So thought I would add a few of the pages I have done on my blog.

I painted this with DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints and used a Dylusion border stencil for the triangles and the half circles. I loved the colours in this one.

Then well, it was butterfly time with some circles and a TCW stencil in the background. Lots of splatter fun on this one. The big flower at the side and the middle of the circles is collage pieces of my art, glued on with Helmar decoupage.  

I have a thing about circles at the moment I just like doing them so this time more of my former art cut into circles. Then I joined them with lines and added words on the lines.

I just love to play in my art journal and I have so many more pages to add to my blog. I add them all on my Instagram page as I go. You can follow me there at sandybeachart. 

Adding this over to Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone will be around to visit as many of you as I can
I always look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Collage fun.

So I often get asked what do you do with the ICAD cards when you are finished with them. Well I like to copy them on my printer for collage. Such fun images to go in my collage art journals. I make the journals out of watercolour paper and have them for the size that they fit in my fauxdori. They are the Travelers notebook size.  I am in The Artstronauts Club it is fabulous for collage. Teesha is very generous with her wonderful collage sheets and I love cutting and piecing pieces together to make something new. 

Thought I would show a bit of a progress shot in the picture below. 
I got a bit stuck with this one and it was a few weeks before I came back to it and finished it off with the bird in the bottom left corner and the writing. More dots and lines a few more trees and it filled that big spot that at the time I had no idea what to do with. 

It was a fun page and I have done another one that I will pop on my blog in the coming days,.
This is my Fauxdori that I made out of my old leather handbag. I just love the soft leather on this and I am glad I was able to reuse the leather. Its great to take with me in my handbag and slot different notebooks into as I need them. 
Linking this up with Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Owl Wisdom and Helmar

This is a recent Art journal page that I had fun making for the Helmar Creative Team.

I painted my background just using a spatula. I just spread random colours of my favourite DecoArt paints over the pages. I added some stamping with a Prima stamp, newspaper print. Then in one of the same colours as the background I used the reverse chicken wire stencil to just give it some interest. 

I drew the owl on some book paper in pencil that I had added a layer of Gesso and paint to. I spread the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste to the page and then on the back of the owl to glue him on the page. I did this to the hearts too just drew them on the painted paper cut them out and added them to the dangles on the left page.   

I doodled around the owl going around him a few times and added some squiggles

I like to add dangles here and there to my pages. I added the quote in the middle as we all know that owls are very wise. This little owl started out on one of my index cards he was also on one of my Bookmarks a few weeks ago. I so enjoyed painting him that I thought he needed his own art journal page. Think he might have to go on a canvas next.

Hope I have inspired you to get out some book paper and a pencil. Draw some of your own little characters and add them to your next art journal page with Helmar Decoupage and craft paste.

I go into more detail with a list of everything I used over on the Helmar Creative Team page.

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone.

Have a great day
Sandy :)