Thursday 28 July 2016

Escape Journalling

Hi everyone!

I hope you are doing well. It's a busy busy day at Peanut headquarters and I'm taking a breather from work to share a journal page I created a while back but never got around to posting

My idea of an inspirational page is to create something with freedom and honesty along with adding in things which are powerful to me. And for me the journalling on this one is the power point.

I wanted a bold and striking feel to the pages with an urban edge and bright, clear colours. I used a selection of my favourites from the Art Alchemy paints which are the usual suspects of teal, hot pink, orange and mauve.

Sculpture Medium is great for giving texture 3D properties and durability to bend into various forms. Here I used the Clear Sculpture Medium with cotton to create the 3D hair on my image, painting  the medium around the edge of the image and coiling lengths of cotton into it. I painted over with more of the medium and layered with more cotton to build up the texture.

Using oil pastels onto a gessoed surface and blending with fingers is a great way to create journal backgrounds. I used the new Art Alchemy acrylic paints around the pastel details which added rich metallic colour.

Beige Sculpture Medium was used to create the messy swirls, I simply drizzled onto the page to create texture then added doodle details on and around the dry medium.

Prima Products:
Art Basics: Double-Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 - 3 pcs 963873
Sculpture Medium -  Neutral Beige 963026
Sculpture Medium  -  Clear 963019
Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Gold Rush 963071
Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Pink Blush 963217
Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Black Berry 963149
Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Brass Hardware 963095
Oil Pastel Crayons 814328
Royal Menagerie - Diana 583354
Royal Menagerie - Helena 583330
Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (17 fl. oz.) 961374

Have a wonderful creative day

Sunday 24 July 2016

Top Embossing Techniques Video Tutorial

Hi sweeties!

I hope you are doing well. I have some embossing inspiration for you today with this texture rich Birthday card I created for the WOW! "favourite embossing techniques challenge this month. Plus there is a start to finish video tutorial which encompasses some of my favourite quick and easy embossing techniques.

The card's background has been achieved using the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing ink pad along with a selection of gorgeous blue hued embossing powders.

And in the video tutorial I give you a few ideas for pimping up your embellishments!

As you can see you can create some fabulous effects and textures with embossing powder which are great for all your projects.

I hope the tutorial has inspired you to have a play with your embossing supplies. Enjoy!


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