Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mixed Media Thank You Tag

Hi, everyone, oh.... I can't believe that the school ends in  two weeks. This week, we are giving thank you cards and gifts to kids' favorite teachers, coaches, and office staff. At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge,  we'd like to see your gift ideas for teacher appreciation. From tags for store bought things to homemade thank you gifts, cards, or anything else you dream up - please share what you come up with.

I was inspired to create a thank you tag this week.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Thank you Tag Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 6001

My kids and I usually make simple and cute thank you cards together for teachers and friends. This week, I wanted to try something different with some mixed media elements.

To start this project, I applied Gesso on this #8 tag, then stenciled the background with Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Modeling Paste.Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Thank you Tag Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 2

The edges of the tag were distressed and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I also randomly applied embossing ink on the background and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Thank you Tag Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 3

 Tim Holtz embellishments and Alpha Parts were attached with Tombow Glue. As the final touch, randomly apply some  Distress Paints on the embellishments.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Thank you Tag Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 4

I hope you are inspired, and create something beautiful and unique for your child's teacher or anyone you are appreciate. 
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Thank you Tag Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp

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Thank you for stopping by and joining this challenge. Happy crafting!

Meihsia ^_^



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Art Journal Faces Illustration

Hey, my dear blog friends, I am so happy that you are back here. I'd like to share some art journal faces I am currently doing this month. You can always check what projects I've been doing at my Facebook page Meihsia Liu. "Like" my Facebook page if you really do :D Thank you!

These three paintings have been on my desk for awhile and I am still trying to give them some more details. I always create the background with ColorBox Spritzer or Smooch Spritzer on my art journal. I also love to create with Izink inks since the Izink colors are amazing.

red hair 

yellow bird 

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I am linking my post to: PPFArt It Friday and AJE. Remember to check my Facebook page for latest projects. Thank you for dropping by and leaving your comment love. 

Meihsia ^_^





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Yellow Color Scheme Art Journal

Hello, my dear crafty friends, this week, we have XYZ alphabet challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Usually we focus on just one letter, but this week we’re giving you three. You could also be inspired by the end (as this is the end of the alphabet), zoo animals, yellow, or yarn. Can't wait to see what you come up with! 

I decided to use the sunny yellow color on my art journal page this week.

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I always love to create my projects with bright colors. On this art journal page, I was inspired to spray Distress Spray Stain and apply Distress Paint Mustard Seed on the background to create the sunny yellow scheme after preparing the page with Gesso .

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Some sentiments by Tim Holtz Stamps were added to remind myself to be brave and own my dreams.


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The background was also stenciled with Prima Flowers stencil and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. The embellishments were glued using Tombow glue. 

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I distressed the edges of the page with ColorBox Art Dauber and Distress Paint. 

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Art Journal Mixed Media 1

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Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^