Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal Crab

We are inspired by the summer and challenge you to create with summer theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. For some people this time of year means pools, beach time, and warm weather. Some love to travel and enjoy vacations. Other people just soak in the sunshine. What do you make to celebrate it? Are you inspired by the colors? The themes? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

I created an art journal page with a sea creature on it since summer reminds me of our family vacation, sunshine, ocean and sea creatures.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 600

On this art journal page, I started with applying Gesso on the background then sprayed the background with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain and ColorBox Art Screen Stencil. The edges of the page were distressed with Distress Paints using ColorBox blending tools.

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Some Tim Holtz embellishments were pasted on the page. I also decorated the page with Tim Holtz rubs using Tim Holtz Rub Tool Stylus.

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The crab was stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Crab Sketch and colored with Sakura Koi Watercolors. The Crackle Paint was added on the crab for some texture. 

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I hope you like my page and are inspired to create something with summer theme. 


Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 1

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by, my dear friends. Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^







Thursday, June 25, 2015

Art Journal Faces

Hello, friends, I'd like to share two faces I am drawing this week. I am having such a good time to draw even they are not done yet. 

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These two girls were sketched with pencils and colored with new ink pads of  ColorBox® Full Size Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins from Clearsnap,  Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad Blue Jay and Sakura Koi Watercolor on canvas paper.

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 Links: PPFArt It Friday and AJE

I hope you like my paintings and enjoy your creative time, too. Thank you for looking!

Meihsia ^_^





Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stop and Look Mixed Media Art Journal

Hello, my friends, so happy you are back. The new challenge theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Stamp and Mist. Stamps and mists (color washes, etc) are two products that used a lot on paper crafts. Color sprays and stamps are also a great combination. You could emboss or stamp an image and spray over it, or use mist to ‘ink’ a stamp. This week, share us your project that features at least one stamp, and one mist or color wash/spray.

I was inspired to create a sunshine garden journal page.

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Distress Spray Paint is one of my favorite art mediums to create mixed media projects. On this art journal page, I first applied Gesso on the page, then I sprayed Distress Spray Paints on the page to create the misty background.

To create the patterns, spray the Distress Spray Paint over Layering Stencils. The sentiment was stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp and embossed with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder.

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I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons randomly on the background. The metal flowers from Prima Flowers were colored with Distress Paints. The hearts were die cut and distressed with red pigment ink using an Art Dauber.

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The leaves were cut with the burlap from Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces. I glued all the embellishments with Tombow glue.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Have fun!
Thank you so much for looking! Meihsia ^_^