Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mixed Media Tags with Gelatos

Let's have fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, my dear crafty friends. Our DT member Tracy suggested “winged things” as the theme this week. Would you use a favorite bird stamp? Add fairy wings to something? Create a tag featuring a spring scene? accent a scrapbook page with butterflies? There are so many possibilities from airplanes to angel’s wings…

I created two mixed media tags with butterflies for this spring.
 

 
It is always so fun to create spring projects with flowers and butterflies. I cut two watercolor paper tags, and colored the background with Gelatos and water mixture. You can also use the pre cut #8 manila tag.


After pasting the cheese cloth with Gel Medium, I attached the Prima Flowers and some vintage trinkets on these two tags.



The printed sentiment was cut from the Cosmo Cricret stickers. The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts in Ransom were also attached on this tag.



 Love the beautiful colors of Gelatos and the great textures of modeling paste and cheese cloth.
 


The same techniques and similar products were used on my second tag.






I have a goal to make 100 simple and fun tags in 2014 as they are just like the smaller version of my art journal pages to record the colors and techniques I am having fun with. There are already 28 tags and these two tags will be the number 29 and 30. Love what I've completed so far.

Supply List:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. 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. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Meihsia ^_^



 

Friday, April 11, 2014

On My Desk Today - New Izink Inks and Colorbox Blends

Happy Friday! Friends! Recently I received new products - Izink inks, ColorBox Blends and many more goodies from Clearsnap. I used them a lot on the art journal and I love the beautiful colors they've added on my journal. I just can't stop playing coloring.



The new Colorbox Blends are very easy to use with the foam sponge applicators that keep my hands clean. I'll try the Blends on different surfaces later soon since I only experiment them on the paper but they can be also used on wood, clay or fabric.



The most exciting part to me of this spring new releases from Clearsnap is the new inks from Izink.  I've always love to use Izink inks on my mixed media projects and the new 15 colors really make me want to try them all.



As always, I used different methods to apply the inks on the paper such as dropping or brushing the inks and water mixture. These acrylic based pigment inks are just so easy and fun to play with. 



Links: PPF, AJED, Clearsnap



I'll be sharing more journal pages once I finished playing these new colors. Hope you guys all have a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
 
Meihsia ^_^
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

It's a Journey

Hi, my dear blog friends, hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we'd love to see your JOURNEY - whether it's about your own creative journey, process, life in general, or your next vacation. This word is so inspiring, and conjures up so many images and thoughts we can’t wait to see how you interpret the challenge.

I created the mixed media cover of a mini canvas album for my vacation.

I love traveling and documenting my journey in a trip journal. This week, I decide to alter the cover of this Maya Road 4" X 4" Canvas Album Book with some mixed media elements to record my vacation.


To start this project, I took off the cover from the album because it's easier to apply mediums on the surface of this canvas cover.



The Mod Podge was applied on the cover to protect the surface. It is also a great gel medium to adhere the embellishments.


Use a pallet knife to apply the modeling paste on the surface to create the texture.


I then sprayed Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist and dropped Izink ink on the background.




The Prima Flowers and vintage trinkets were attached to add more interest on this canvas album.


Hope you like my creation and are inspired to create something fun and beautiful for your journey.
Supply List: 
Please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. As always Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^