Saturday, January 24, 2015

Journal from a Composition Book!

I sure hope everyone on the Design Team is having as much fun as I am with the products we received from our partner DecoArt this month!!!  The products are high quality and clean up is a snap with soap and water!
Today I have altered a Composition Journal for my design team project on the Altered Pages Blog!
First, I covered the book front and back with gesso. I love starting with gesso when a book has a smooth shiny surface.
 The gesso gives the paint something to hold onto! Let it dry.
Then with the DecoArt DecouPage I added an interesting Vintage Text - Dictionary Page, making sure to get out all of the bubbles. Once the page was dry I added some texture here with DecoArt  Modeling Paste and Punchinella on the front and back.  Then let it dry thoroughly.
Once dry, start painting with Media Fluid Acrylics:  Primary Magenta, Antiquing Cream and Cadmium Red Hue and Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Celebration Pink. Leave interesting areas of the text unpainted.  For more texture and contrast spray with irRESITable!
Back and front of the journal, ink around the edges and the spine of the journal with brown.  
This is what I had planned... got this far and felt it wasn't finished... so I kept going.
Add bubbles to the page with a small bottle top dipped in Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Black.  Also painted a frame around the areas of test not covered in paint.
Decided the Leaky Shed Queen Swallow would look great on the journal.  I inked Leaky Shed Queen Swallow with black ink and heat embossed her with clear embossing powder.
Add the Washi with DecoArt Matt Medium.  Finally a little washi tape with a little 

Here is my journal!

Have fun Creating!!!!

Composition Book
Vintage Text - Dictionary Page
Ink - Black and Brown
Tacky Glue
Tacky Glue
Leaky Shed Queen Swallow
Giant Glitz Rhinstone from Mailbox Muse Kit All Dolled Up
Clear Embossing Powder
Washi Tape

DecoArt Supplies:
Modeling Paste
Media Fluid Acrylics:  Primary Magenta, Antiquing Cream and Cadmium Red Hue
Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Celebration Pink and Black

Matt Medium

Friday, January 16, 2015

Some of My Favorits from CHA!

In no particular order these are some of the products from CHA I cannot wait to try/use!!!!
Faber Castell Texture Gems

New Hot Air Balloons from The Robin's Nest

New Products from Art Anthology~

Alene's New ULTIMATE Quick Dry Glue be released soon!

Bling from A Gilded Life

Petaloo DIY Flowers! To be released in April.

New Kaiser Craft Papers!
I didn't get pictures of all my favs.... next CHA my camera needs to work overtime..

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Yarnia by Patons - Best of Show at CHA 2015~~~

When I walked up to this display at CHA no one had to tell me the story...
I have read the books and watched the movies over!  I was in AWE!!!

Here we have scenes from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  Everything has been knitted! The doors, animals, hair, clothing, tent and more!

The Train Station

Children were evacuated from London during WWII.  Mom's leaving their children at the train depot, they are sending them to the country to get them away from the city!

Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy are sent to their uncle's in the country. 
Don't miss the train tracks!
Through the Wardrobe we see the lamppost and the faun.
Stepping through the Wardrobe.
Winter in Yarnia!
The first thing seen in Yarnia is the  lamppost, including the knitted flame!

 Mr. Tumnus with his red scarf is the first creature Lucy meets in Narnia.

All the characters are made of yarn including the Fox

and the Beavers!

The White Queen is there with her wolves!

 Winter in Yania!

Even the red birds in the trees are yarn!

Preparing for the Battle for Yarnia
High King Peter the Magnificent, Queen Susan the Gentle, King Edmund the Just, and Queen Lucy the Valiant.
WAR Queen


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Back from CHA! Make-n-take with Mark Montano!

As a designer it is always a dream to go to the CHA Mega Show each year!  I was very fortunate to have the opportunity this year to attend!  I am so thankful for those that made it possible!
I had the opportunity to go to the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim earlier this week!  I met a lot of people that I have known virtually for several years. One of the individuals I met was Mark Montano at a DecoArt make-n-take! 
Mark Montano and Pla Schneider at DecoArt make-n-take! 

Working on a make-n-take bracelet with Mark Montano at DecoArt!

Supplies: Wooden Bracelet, Wax, Sand paper,  DecoArt Chalk Paints: Legacy, Relic and Whisper.
First paint Legacy on the wooden bracelet, let dry.  Wax over the Legacy. Paint second color, Relic and let dry.  Sand it down showing some of the first layer. Wax over the sanded paint.  Paint the third color Whisper, let it dry.  Sand it again showing.  Now for the magic.  BUFF the bracelet with a paper towel using a lot of pressure.... the beauty of the paints will show!

A few more picutures from the DecoArt display at CHA!


Over the next few days I will be sharing more from CHA!  Keep watching my blog!