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Delightful Dreams Art Journal Page

May 19, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step by step tutorial for this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Creating the Basic Texture

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil onto a panel of watercolor paper

Step 2: Adding Color and more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape strips to the page
  • let Distress Stains (Cracked Pistachio, Gathered Twigs) drip down the page
  • add some Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso to random spots
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot to the xo part of the Make your Mark stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • ink up the edges with that same black ink
  • water-down some of the black ink and add some splatters

Step 3: Adding a Die Cut and a Sentiment

  • cut out the beautiful Mandala from kraft cardstock
  • add Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age and white gesso to grunge it up a little
  • the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Distress Stains (Gathered Twigs, Cracked Pistachio)
Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso
washi tape
Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot
Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age
Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials

Masks, Moving and Mandalas

May 6, 2020
Hello everyone, Annette Green here today continuing in my Greenville Planner. The house is sold, the deal is done, and now we’re in the process of saying goodbye to friends and family before we move next week. All this while we continue to wear masks and abide by the social distancing orders we’re currently under. It’s interesting, to say the least.
I used the Mandala stencil to create a background element for my next page in my planner. It’s the perfect size. I swirled several colors of Distress Oxides through the stencil until I was happy with the outcome.
Next I stamped randomly using the two text stamps in Words and Layers set, then inked over the top with Antique Linen then around the edges with Vintage Photo. As you can see, this is the back side of my previous page from last month with the flip-out panel.
Here’s a closer look.
For the right hand page, I cut the tabbed page using Planner Essentials 3 twice; once from ivory card stock and the other from tan pattern paper. Before adhering the paper to the card stock, I die-cut the mandala from the tan, then again from some green pattern paper, then adhered everything together as shown. I swirled a bit of the same Oxide inks into the mandala’s spaces to coordinate with the left hand page.
Here’s a closer look at that.
For the edge of each page, I used Planner Essentials 8 and the Reinforcement Variety Pack for the holes. Next, I added my main photos but instead of adhering them down, I added them to the page using clear tape as a hinge to make room for a few more photos and some hidden journaling spots underneath.
Using the Planner Essentials 6 dies, I cut several journaling blocks and added some rules for writing. Some of the photo flaps have smaller, secondary photos.
Here I’ve added Enjoy This Moment and the heart die-cuts from Planner Essentials 8. I love this little photo of our dog Suki. It shows that while all the craziness is going on, our pets seem to carry on contentedly.
I added This Is My Life from Planner Essentials 6 to my left hand page. To add some visual interest and pop of color, I added the fold-over tabs and a star to each photo flap for easy lifting. These are from the Planner Pocket 3 – Tag and Topper set.
Finally, I wrote all my journaling in the available spaces under the photo flaps. This is a great way to maximize the space, while keeping your pages confined to a two-page spread.
Here’s another look at the finished layout. Although it’s a rough time right now, I’m happy to be documenting it for the future. Hopefully this pandemic will start to wane soon and we’ll all be getting back to our normal routines. I don’t know about you, but crafting has been my therapy during this time. Thanks for following along today. Have a wonderful day!

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Bloom Card

April 15, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Bloom Card.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of the new dies and stamps from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Story Telling stencil to the left hand side of the square and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife as much or as little as desired. Once the paste has dried, distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Square out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 1 1/2″. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of patterned paper. Cut the circle down to 1 1/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bloom sentiment from the A Field of Flowers stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Mandala out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the Mandala down to 2 1/2″.

Step Six. Die cut the Blooming Branch from the Blooming Branches die and die cut the branch out of cream cardstock.

Step Seven. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the film strip out of a piece of black cardstock. Trim the filmstrip down to 3 1/8″.

Step Eight. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the arrow strip out of a piece of pattern paper. Ink the edges of the strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower branch from the First Sights of Spring stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour paper. Colour the flower branch using the Watercolor Palette and a waterbrush. Fussy cut the flower branch out.

Step Ten. Cut a small piece of cheesecloth.

Step Eleven. Adhere the 4 1/4″ stitched square to the 4 3/4″ stitched square.

Step Twelve. Adhere the mandala to the left hand side of the 4 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the 1 3/4″ stitched circle to the middle of the mandala. Adhere the 1 1/4″ stitched circle to the 1 3/4″ stitched circle.

Step Thirteen. Staple the arrow strip to the film strip in two sections as desired. Adhere the bloom fishtail 1/2″ from the bottom and 1″ from the left of the 4 1/4″ square. The fishtail will sit slightly underneath the circles. Adhere the arrow strip and film strip to the middle of the circles.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the arrow strip and films trip. Adhere the bloom branch to the middle of the cheesecloth.

Step Fifteen. Foam square the flower branch as desired overtop of the bloom branch.

Step Sixteen. To finish the card, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Bloom Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Cream Cardstock, Mini Stapler and Cheesecloth
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