Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I'm Creating a Semi-Transparent Art Journal

Hi Everyone! I have all these plastic pages sitting around so I decided to create one big art journal with them. These are covers to a booklet that we give out to clients at work. When they are scanned the covers are ripped off and thrown away.  I decided to keep them all.

The plastic has a lightly frosted side but you can still through it. Here is an art journal page I create for a Design Team post for The Crafters Workshop.  You can see the entire post HERE.


The stencil I used is called TCW779 Wild Roses. The stencil is so beautiful but I only wanted to use the roses.  In this situation all I used was painters tape. It's a great way to only use part of the stencil design.
 
 
That's it for today!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

on my mind, out of my mind, oh no my mind

Oh no my mind is right!!!! Working during beautiful warm sunny days all I'm thinking is I'm missing them. My mind is outside when it should be at my desk working. Summer goes by so fast. We really only have 8 weeks of good summer and this year it hasn't been that hot.

Here is a project I started. It's a 12" x 12" wooden pallet sign that I picked up on sale. I created a gorgeous background on it then I screwed up.  I was adding a quote with a TCW stencil and I hit the stencil by mistake and it all smeared. Since the modeling paste is so hard to clean up off wood I decided just the smear it around. Now it sits waiting to see what I'm going to do with it.


There are times I don't care whether modeling paste smears. Sometimes it can give the project extra texture.  Here is a page from my art journal.  You can see the TCW Octopus is a little wonky and the grasses and stones at the bottom are smeared.


During June I had family here from Florida. We had quite a few fun activities. We had family paint ball day with Goblies. Goblies are biodegradable paint balls filled with non-sticky plant based goo. All nontoxic. We bought them at Michaels.  The paint is washable and when the shirts were washed the paint was gone. We had fun throwing the paint balls at each other. You do have to wing them hard to get them to pop. It was easier to just smoosh them on each other. I did not get paid for this post I just wanted to share it.




 
Even in my hair .....
 
 
 
 
We also made slime. I don't have the recipe. I just had fun making and playing with it.
 
Someone added white paint to theirs.
 

This is mine.

 
 
The went by so fast and we all had a lot of fun.  Dinners, fires and Smores, ice cream, and play time. Perfect!!!
 
And when I'm on the phone at work I doodle.
 


 
That's it for today!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
(especially if you have read until the end)
 
 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Where do you find a PINK OCTOPUS?

I found one here on my tag. Couldn't resist creating one with an unusual color. Who knows maybe there are pink ones in this world!!!

 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
 
To create it I used TCW781s Scrollwork on the background. I love to roll on the color with a brayer, take off the color through the stencil with a baby wipe, dry it, and then add more color and more wiping. Just layer upon layer.
 
Next I added the Octopus (TCW607s) and while I was waiting for it to try I added TCW568s Moving Vines.  When everything dried I painted it.  
 
That's it. Pretty simple and colorful. This one is going to my art sister Sherie!!!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Laugh: An Art Journal Page

Here is another Instagram art journal page. The background was created with TCW stencil called Moving Vines, Ranger Oxide Inks, and black acrylic paint for the words (same stencil). Created in Dina Wakley's Media Journal.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

You can see I work on a tiny spot on my table because it's full of supplies. Do you clean up before you start another project? 

 
The words were created with black acrylic paint and when it dried I outlined it in a white Signo pen.
 
 
Any questions just leave me a comment! Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Be The Sunshine - An Art Journal Page

I love Instagram. I find it easy to use and once I start scrolling I could be on it for hours. What I post there I rarely post here so I thought I would change that.  There will be no tutorials but I can tell you what supplies I used to create the project and link them to where you can get them.

You can following me on Instagram searching for karenlizhenderson or click on the link on the top right-hand side of my blog.

This is an art journal page the I used (again!) the Joyful Sunflower stencil, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks for the background using the Bricks Stencil, various acrylic paints for the Joyful Sunflower and the Love Sonnet stencil, Dina Wakely Media Journal



The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

As you can see I added the Bricks and the Love Sonnet stencils in different directions. Never be afraid to turn the stencils in different directions. You'll be surprised how they look.

This page was created in Dina Wakely's Media Journal. My all time favorite journal because of all the variety of different surfaces inside (canvas, burlap, cotton rag, watercolor paper and kraft).  Confession...I have tons of art journal but none of them are full. They all have tons of blank pages. I do believe I will finishing this one!

That's it for today!
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