Thursday, September 28, 2017

Finding Nemo Meets Dylusions

This is what happens when Dylusions' Under the Sea critters meet the theme "movie quote".

I know its the seaguls that are famous for the quote "mine mine mine..." but I'm sure the little crabs said it too! As well as "hey hey" :) lol Will just have to watch the movie again!


The background was made using Distress Ink Sprays (Dylusions Ink Sprays and watercolours can also be used) then stamped with the long spotty (used as seaweed here) Stampers Anonymous Classic Borders and IndigoBlu Ink Splats stamps. I also stamped Darkroom Door Polka Dots background stamp with water, not that it showed very well. Looks fine in the photo!


More layers were added using Tim Holtz layering stencils (Splash, Bubbles) with Distress Inks in Picket Fence (white), Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed. 


Next was the circle from Tim's Brush Strokes stamp set. This solid looking stamp set is fantastic for kiss stamping, adding large areas of colour and using as word bubbles :)


Using Yasutomo Mineral Multi (Mixed) Media Paper and Archival black ink, I stamped the crabs and fish from Dyan Reaveley's groovy stamp set.

I coloured them with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. This unique paper doesn't soak up the ink, but lets it sit on the surface allowing the colours to blend beautifully as it dries.

Too much water and ink creates a bit of a mess (as you can see with the crabs) but that doesn't matter when they're being cut out.


Cutting the Mineral Paper was different to other mixed media paper. Made from rocks instead of cotton or trees, its a paper similar to Yupo but thinner/lighter, and is so smooth the scissors glide through easily, hardly any friction at all.

I used the Kuretake Hikkei Brush Pen (black marker) for extra details on the fish and crabs, as well as the words. I also used my white Sharpie for the eye highlights.


Overall, the page turned out ok :)


It was alot of fun using these critters... they always make me smile! Hope Jo likes this new addition to her book :)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a happy day!
:)
Jenny


Retail Therapy...
The following are a few treasures used in the creation of this art journal page.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Silhouette Art for Roz

Deciding what to create for Roz's book of silhouette art wasn't easy... I went from seadragons (cos I had a couple left from last time) to fairies, then wildflowers in the style of Rackham (cos his illustrations are incredible), then diecut cities (so I could use Tim's village dies).


But the page soon decided for itself once I started... I've been favouring greens and turquoise lately so when I took out the Dylusions acrylic paint, it wasn't really a surprise when the page turned seagreen!

Dylusions paint is beautifully fluid. I haven't used it for ages... the colours blended and overlapped wonderfully. I didn't take any photos before the page was finished so can't show you what it looked like before... it was just lines and swishes of green, yellow and blue. I left it to dry overnight wondering what I was going to do. It was just a mess!


The next day I gathered all my stencils that resembled leaves, bubbles, swishes, coral and anything watery.
I used my round mini blending tools with Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint Oxide, Chipped Sapphire and Picket Fence.

The sea dragons were cut out from watercolour paper by my clever Dad on his scrollsaw a couple of year ago. Its great to share his wonderful creations this way :) Its on my to-do list to learn how to use his groovy machine.


The sea grass I hand cut from tissue (left plain) and scraps of card (stained with Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress ink). The leafy sea dragons and grasses were glued down with Ranger's Matte Glue n Seal.

One leafy sea dragon was stained with Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress ink and the other two were painted with white paint to add a bit more contrast. The paper took on a green wash while gluing seagrass.


I felt that being a journal page it should have something meaningful about it...  Tim's Design Tape, Chatter, came to the rescue cos I couldn't think of anything! I love the simplicity of this tape, its full of positive inspiring words in black and white.

Not quite technically correct but I'm happy with it :)

Thanks so much for this fabulous theme and this time in your journal Roz, its been wonderful!


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