Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mixed Media- Cubism


This week's Splitcoast Stampers Mix-ability Challenge. MIX388 is to be inspired by the art of Georges Braque.

I made two entries in my Bible junk/art journal.
I started with a couple of prints that I made using my gel plate and STAMPlorations-ARTplorations
All Bloom Stencil


I drew a drawing with a guitar theme. 3 curved lines make the guitar, plus the circle and half a circle. I added a heart and lots of lines. Then I traced it to make a pattern that I could use to cut my mono print into pieces to add to my page. After I cut out the pieces and glued them down I water colored the in between spaces with complimentary colors. "Vision" is the monthly theme of a facebook(bible/journaling/gel press) group that I am part of. 
I was thinking that cubism style is party because the artists see things a whole lot different than reality. I decided to play along with the vision theme and add the words for
 "BE THOU MY VISION" one of my favorite hymns. I pulled out 7 or 8 alphabet sets and used a different set to make a poison pen letter look. 




I used a sharpie marker to go around the panels. I also added music notes. \




The second journaling page was actually the one I started on at first.  I didn't get a photo of the print I cut up. but I used the same stencils as I listed above. I kinda got carried away with the colors. the red really stood out and I really didn't like it. That is why I made the second one. But as I have mentioned so many times, "If I don't like it, it isn't done." So after finishing the other page I saw this page sitting on my desk. I got out markers and started doodling. I doodled the piano keyboard. I added flowers to the one guitar and drew lines on other and added music notes and a treble clef in another. I also went around the edges with a sharpie marker. I added the words SHOW ME. Not only does it go along with the scripture that I picked it also had meaning to me because I live in the SHOW ME state. 




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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy July 1st

I used two  STAMPlorations - ARTploration Stencils
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I made 2 prints. One print didn't complete turn out, but I knew it was going to be covered so I cut the print and turned it so the blank space was towards the center. 




These two prints were the background for a self-portrait that I made with a pencil sketch. I added my one of my favorite bible verse



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If you would like to laugh, here are some of the self portraits I did yesterday. I like how today's looks a lot better. Each time I did it, I found things I would do differently "next time".  But seriously don't be afraid to laugh at these. I did.








Sunday, June 21, 2020

He will hold me fast

A layout in my Bible junk/art journal.
I made this print using my gel press and ARTplorations ALL BLOOMS STENCIL



I drew a Father's hand holding a small child's hand. 



On other side of the layout I took two prints and made a pocket.




Cover of the lyrics fold out. 











Monday, June 15, 2020

Reminder post for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge - Loose stenciled watercolor gel print

It is not too late to join the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge for June


  • You can link up an unlimited number of projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 

Prizes: $15 gift certificate to winner / $10 gift certificate to runner up / $5 gift certificate to 3 randomly picked entries


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I did the technique I like to call watercolor gel printing. Doesn't it have an artsy feeling?

If you would like to add either of this wonderful stencil to your collection or any of the other fabulous STAMPloration products you can use my discount code to get 20% off.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Father's Day Card

When I think of Mother's day cards I think of flowers. But I don't usually think of flowers when I think of Father's day, but this year, that is exactly what my card started with. I made this print using my Gel Press printing plate.  Orange and Yellow acrylic paint, and my ALL BLOOMS stencil from ARTplorations/STAMPlorations. 




I did a watercolor wash over the top of my monotype with a dark blue and dark brown watercolor paint. 



Then I embossed it using my Tim Holtz gears embossing folder. I went over the raised areas with black stazon ink and I rubbed inka gold on parts of the print. I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut the images and sentiment from STAMPlorations TRUE NORTH set. The vertical panel was another monotype that I made on my Gel Press Printing plate, blue and brown acrylic paint and leaves. I stamped the word DAD out of the same print using STAMPlorations SKETCHY ALPHABET. 



STAMPloration products used: 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Cozy and comfortable. Quilts in the warm weather.

This week at Splitcoaststampers for the MIX-ability challenge, the challenge is to cozy up and make a quilt project. Here are 3 that I made as samples for that challenge. 

All three projects were made from leaf monotypes that I made using my gel plate, acrylic paint and leaves from my yard. 

For my card I cut my prints into one inch squares and made a quilted background. I added 3 white blocks and sentiments and butterflies from:

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Isn't this a fabulous set? I love butterflies so this set really makes me smile. 



My second project is a page in my new Bible Art Junk Journal. I made the quilt background from 1 inch squares of my leaf prints. After I glued them down, I ran the panel through my cuttlebug. It was kind of hard to see the embossing so I went over the top with black ink. And as I did that I thought
OH NO, I ruined it. But like I have been saying for years, "IF I DON"T LIKE IT, IT MEANS IT ISN'T DONE." So I kept on going. I added some inka gold. I was almost afraid to use my inka gold because it had been so long since I had used it, that it had mold growing on it. I got a paper towel and wiped out the mold and pushed on. I  added the scripture panels and the butterfly panels. (HEY RECOGNIZE THE SAME BUTTERFLY?) and I went over the hole project with Aleene's tacky glue When it dried, it almost felt like leather. Just those couple of extra things was all it took for me to love it. Not my usual colors on my card or this journal page, but I really like how they look.




My last project was made from more leaf prints.
This verse kept going through my mind today. I love how it looks on this page. This page is more like my usual colors.


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Monday, June 1, 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge June - Faith art card

Time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge for June.


  • You can link up an unlimited number of projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 

Prizes: $15 gift certificate to winner / $10 gift certificate to runner up / $5 gift certificate to 3 randomly picked entries


I made a faith art card using


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I used paint and my gel plate to make my print.. 
Then I hand lettered Mark 9:23b
"All things are possible for one who believes."




If you would like to add either of this wonderful stencil to your collection or any of the other fabulous STAMPloration products you can use my discount code to get 20% off.