Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Tam's back with more drips.....

Hi lovelies

Tam here again to share another drippy creation.....

A drippy girl.....

To create this one I used the following products:

I began by applying white gesso to my page and then sketched a face.

I then used the Prima Bloom Stamps.
I love this stamp set.
Everyone should have this in their collection.....

Firstly I stamped each one onto scrap card and then cut them out.
I use these as masks.

I stamp directly onto the page using archival ink.
NOTE this ink must be waterproof so it doesn't reactivate when liquid is applied.
I then cover that stamped image with it's mask, ensuring it lines up...

I then stamp the next image, overlapping slightly.
See how the mask works?
You are left with layered stamps....

Time to start adding colour....
I used Art by Marlene Watercolours, in both Bold and Bright and Whimsy and Bright.
I layer upon layer the colours until I am happy with the depth and vibrancy.
I aslo sprayed water and allowed the drips to run down the page.

They are just a bit softer.

I also added some drips to her eyes.

I then went in with a fine pen to add some details.

I also added some pen work to a few of the flowers, just to add some highlights.

Finally a few flicks of paint!

Love those drippy flowers....
and I love the white space around it.
Helps the colours to pop.

Keep your entries rolling in.
We love to see how you drip, spray and spritz on your creations.

Much love 

Monday, 10 August 2020

Using Sprays with Jen

Hi Everyone!

I’m here to show you my take on this month’s challenge. 

     (Thanks to all of the artists on Pinterest for sharing their work and inspiring us.)

I thought I would show you the difference between some of my favourite brands of sprays.  I’m using Dylusions Ink sprays, Ranger’s Distress Oxide sprays, Lindy’s (Stamp) Gang sprays and my new favourite, Dina Wakely’s Gloss sprays.

I started by cutting some watercolour paper into 10cm x10cm squares.  I’ve used the smooth side of the paper and sprayed two colours from each brand onto them.

I’ve used Dylusions’ Vibrant Turquoise and Rose Quartz.

Distress Oxide’s Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet. I flicked the Wilted Violet over it.

Lindy’s Bachelor Button Blue and Autumn Maple Crimson (I love the names of their colours). I took a couple of photos to try and capture the shimmer. I'm not sure I succeeded.

And Dina’s Gloss sprays in Olive and Night. I flicked some White over it as well. (Isn't it delicious.)

I then cut out circles using a die and stuck them onto white card. I stamped some images from my Paperartsy stash and coloured a couple using Dylusions’ Rose Quartz, Cut Grass, Fresh Lime and Lemon Zest.

I cut them out and attached them to the cards along with some Tim Hotlz stickers and gold metallic thread. 

Dylusions Sprays.

Ranger's Distress Oxide Sprays.

Lind's Stamp Gang Sprays.

Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays.

They looked a little plain so I asked the rest of the Design Team for some suggestions and decided to add some lines on opposing corners. 

I really enjoyed playing with the Gloss sprays so I did another one using all the colours I had, (Olive, Night, White and Eggplant), but this time I used the rougher side of the watercolour paper.


I hope this has inspired you in some way.  Don’t forget to show us your creations on the Facebook page.  Add them to the Album and you’ll be in the draw for a chance at a prize.

I’ll be back later in the month to show you another of my creations.   Stay safe and be happy.



Saturday, 8 August 2020

say yes to new adventures. by Lynn

Hi everyone, today I would like to share an art journal page I made for this months challenge - Drip, Spray, Spritz

Here is my page:

I got the new Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and couldnt help myself but have a play.   They are super awesome and had such fun.  I sprayed and let them do their own thing.

Before drying completely I sponged off with a paper towel roll

Loved it and did one more roll - OH NO - took too much off!!!

So started again - applied gesso and waited for it to dry

Again sprayed the gloss sprays and used a credit card through the Fuchsia colour and splashed with the white

Using the white gloss spray and a dauber I made some circles.  The white is opaque and comes up so vibrant.

I have then used some crayons to colour the circles and create shadows around them.

I decided to add some bigger circles - this time using Paper Artsy Snowflake paint.

Once dry I have added some quotes from Tim Holtz Small Talk, Numbers stamp from 13 arts and graphite sticks around the circles and edge of the page.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have time to enter this months challenge.

Until next time - happy crafting 

Lynn Good

Friday, 7 August 2020

Turn Mistakes into Beauty with Lisa Amiet

Hello all,
it's Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you. 

I have created this art journal page for this month's challenge

I have used the challenge as inspiration for this page.

I have started with a blank page in my art journal,
a quick coat of gesso to the page to seal it.

I have used my new 'Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays'
in Turquoise for the centre of the page, lots of sprays and splatters.
I have then used my Eggplant spray around the edge of the page.
Then I have used the White spray in the centre, as a base for my girl.

Once this had dried I used the 'Jane Davenport Faces Stamp',
to stamp her face out. 
It has heaps of options for different facial features, 
so I have stamped those also.
I have then used 'Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint in Lemon',
that I have watered down a little to give it some movement,
 and I have painted and dribbled her hair on. 
I have also used the 'Eggplant Spray' to paint her dress,
 and to colour her lips.

Lastly, I have used one of the quotes from the 'Dina Wakley Collage Words',
adhered to the top of my page.

I hope that you like what I have created,
 and that it inspires you to get a little messy this month!

Until next time!


Scrap Matrix Products used:

Jane Davenport Faces Stamp