Monday, January 23, 2017

Just three...

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 

Day 4, Just 3 
Decoart Americana paints and marks with spots and lines with pens and stamping with a small Prima stamp. I like the way this looks kind of weathered. 


I decided to make some stencils with a craft knife. I cut out these half circles some squares and triangles. I figured that I wanted some simple shapes to work with for this challenge and that I could cut them out myself. I just used the cardboard that my coffee capsules com in. 



The best thing about these stencils there is no cleaning and that with the added layers of paint they seem to be just getting stronger.
Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 

This is my cover I might change this at the end to look more like something I would do.. 
I have used all Decoart Americana paints on my pages and I am loving trying out different colour combinations.

Day 1, Petal-like
I thought with the prompt of petal I kind of drew some petals like they had dropped off the flowers.

Day 2, Needlework
I used my hand carved stamps for this one and added some circles of scrapbook paper. 

Day 3, Concentric
Cut circles of dictionary paper and added a quote

I am very late linking this up with Paint Party Friday but am going to pop around and check out what people have been up to this last week. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Letter Journals

I thought I would show you what I have been working on since September last year when I joined a facebook group for letter journals. It's been fun and I have met so many fabulous people. I joined this group and when I did I thought everything I do I am just going to have fun with. No pressure just fun stuff and I really have had some fun. Some letter journals have themes but the ones I love the most are just the free style ones that I can just paint what I feel like on the day. So here are some samples of the work I have done in the 5 letter journals that I have done so far. I love my Decoart Acrylic paints and think that shows up in my letter journals.

These are the 5 filled letter journals that I have filled with some lovely art work from all over Australia, America and Canada. 

The following art is all mine that I have either done in my letter journals before sending them off or in other people's letter journals. 

I made my own stickers with my printer and joined them up with some fun pen work.



Think this one is my favourite cover of a letter journal.




The theme to this one was inspirational quotes.




Spring themed letter journal.


I had these numbers on my desk from a Typo bag it was a bingo card so I cut them up and collaged them on. 


Flower theme.


Painted some gum tree flowers for an Australian themed letter journal

I really enjoy this group and can see me getting quite a collection over the next year. I am currently in 3 more letter journal groups one international and 2 Australian. There is a maximum of 4 people in the group and it takes a few months for the international ones to get posted around. 

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wood block Christmas decorations.

This was a project that I did for Helmar for Christmas. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy and art filled New Year. 

I have made some decorations to sit on my shelf. They could easily be adapted to be hung on the tree or on the wall. This is out of more recycling of the wood off cuts that we get from a friend that builds staircases.
   

First I sanded all the edges of the wood off cuts and painted the back and sides with Gesso. Then I painted the sides with True Red Decoart paint. Using some Christmas music themed paper I covered the front with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste and using the paint and glue spreader smoothed it out so there were no bubbles.I painted some book paper with some watered down Gesso. Then I drew a snowman and Angel and fussy cut them out. I pieced a tree together in some layers of different Christmas themed scrapbooking paperpaper.
I used some Decoart modeling paste at the bottom of the snowman and the Angel on the backgrounds to give it some texture and was going for a look of snow and a cloud. 


I painted the background added some rub-ons and drew some dangles at the top. Then I added my images of the snowman angel and tree with my Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste and paint and glue spreader. 
I added the words with my Alphabet stamp set and added a bit of glitter to the stars. 




So hope you enjoyed my Christmas project. I enjoyed making these and adding my Grandmothers tiny Christmas tree in the photos.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Helmar

I was live on Periscope doing some Gelli printing on some deli paper and I loved the way this print turned out with the flowers. It was so pretty so I decided to use it in the background to make a small canvas for my Helmar Creative Team project. You can find more details and list of products used over on the blog at Helmar Creative team.


On Sunday I was live on Periscope doing some Gelli printing on some deli paper and I loved the way this one turned out with the flowers. It was so pretty so I decided to use it to make a small canvas. 






I used the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste and spread it over the canvas panel with the paint and glue spreader. Then placed my deli paper print over the top and used the paint and glue spreader to get any air bubbles and lumps out. 

I painted some music paper with some Gesso then painted the background with some Decoart paints using the paint and glue spreader. Then I stamped the Tim Holtz butterfly stamp on top of that. I put that on top of some canvas material using some Helmar Tacky Craft Glue waited for that to dry and then sewed it on the side with black cotton on my sewing machine. 


I threaded some twine through the wooden letter banners. Then tied some bows through 2 buttons to hold my banner at the sides. I used the Helmar Scrap Dots on the back of the buttons, as it was over the top of the twine so with the dimension this worked great. 


Using Helmar Tacky Craft Glue I placed my sewed butterfly panel on top of my canvas.



Any time I do a canvas I always finish it off with 2 coats of  Helmar Krystal Kote Matte Varnish 
this protects it from dust and fading and keeps it from yellowing. 
Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

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

Periscope

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 :)