Altered Art Journal Pages 1 & 2 ~ Same Paint Different Styles

Jun 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: July 19th     TIME: 2:30      PLACE: The Crafty Scrap­per     CLASS Length: 3–4 Hours     LEVELS: All In this class you will alter one page (front and back) of a Wendy Vec­chi Art Jour­nal Cov­er Page. Some of the prod­ucts you will use in class are vin­tage papers, The Crafters Work­shop Sten­cils, Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Gold Emboss­ing Paste, Dina Wak­ley Scrib­bly Birds stamps and Dina Wak­ley Media Paint. Page one is full of tex­ture, mut­ed col­ors and accent­ed with a wood­en cameo, seam bind­ing bow, vin­tage rick­rack and inspi­ra­tional words stamped onto vin­tage paper. Page two is bright and whim­si­cal. I will show you how sim­ple it is to cre­ate sil­hou­ettes and hand paint­ed whim­si­cal doo­dles. The tips and tech­niques you learn in this class can...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Jun 20, 2014

Last Sep­tem­ber Col­orado was real­ly hit hard with unex­pect­ed flash floods.  Dams broke, roads were washed out, rivers took con­trol, and lives were lost.  It’s just so dev­as­tat­ing.  Com­plete towns were evac­u­at­ed, lives lost, peo­ple unac­count­ed for, homes & busi­ness­es demol­ished. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is host­ing a silent auc­tion to help Cross­roads Min­istries. This non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion has pro­vid­ed a total of 725 flood relief assists but their funds are deplet­ing.  Any assis­tance would be appre­ci­at­ed. Up for auc­tion are many great pieces from var­i­ous artists. I’ve donat­ed auto­graphed copies of  all three of my books Delight In The Details, Delight In The Sea­sons and Delight In The Art of Col­lage, plus sev­er­al oth­er items.   This shab­by chic bird­house was shared on my blog in July of last year. If you want to read how I cre­at­ed it...

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All The Gals ~ Collage

Jun 19, 2014

Here is a small 4″ x 6″ col­lage I cre­at­ed using one of the gals stamps from Dina Wak­ley’s new All The Gals stamp set and her new Media paint. First, if you have not tried her paints you are real­ly miss­ing out. These paints spread like but­ter and are heavy enough to cre­ate peaks and brush­strokes in your art. They are AMAZING. To cre­ate this lit­tle art jour­nal page I first cov­ered the left side of the water­col­or paper using pieces of a dress pat­tern and Mul­ti Medi­um as my adhe­sive. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped one of the All The Gals stamps onto the water­col­or paper. Using water­col­ors, I paint­ed the gals stamped image as well as all around the back­ground of the stamped image. Using a sten­cil and Dina’s Media paints...

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All The Gals ~ Stamp Set

Jun 17, 2014

I final­ly got my hands on Dina Wak­ley’s “All The Gals” Media Stamp set and good­ness I love them just as much as her “Scrib­bly Birds” stamp set. These gals have such expres­sive faces and are per­fect to water­col­or, which by the way is a new love I’ve recent­ly dis­cov­ered. My plan is to cre­ate mini col­lage pieces from each of these gals using vin­tage papers, sten­cils and inks. Once the col­lages are com­plet­ed I’ll share some pho­tos. Until then, if you don’t have this stamp set… go get...

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Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces

Jun 16, 2014

If you are like me you love an awe­some deal and here is a great one. Bethany Lane has this hip, cool and casu­al, set of Vin­tage Sil­ver and Gold Cam­era Neck­laces that will dress up your out­fits beau­ti­ful­ly. They are only $8.99 a set which is a great price for two neck­laces but it gets bet­ter… use this COUPON CODE: LISA3BL$5off and that makes this set only $3.99! Crazy I tell ya. So hur­ry up and get yours before they sell out. The cam­era dimen­sions are 1.5″ W x 1.5 L x 0.3″ H and made of a nice heavy met­al. Each neck­lace has a suede cord­ing that is 28″ long. Hap­py Shop­ping!...

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Paper Clay Beads

Jun 10, 2014

These paper clay bird beads are a fun and unique way to cre­ate your own hand­made sum­mer neck­lace, bracelet or ear­rings. All you need to have on hand is Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush­es (Medi­um & Fine Tips), Mul­ti Medi­um,  20 Gauge Wire, Jew­el­ry Tools and a Sty­lus. Mold the paper clay into the size bird you need for your project. Mine range in sizes from 1″ to 1.75″. The­ses mea­sure­ments are from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail. The width mea­sures .5″ and a bit small­er. This mea­sure­ment is from the top mid­dle of the back to the bot­tom mid­dle of the bel­ly. Using a Sty­lus poke a ver­ti­cal hole all the way through the bird from the bel­ly to the top mid­dle of it’s back. You...

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Are YOU Going to GASC in Arlington, TX?

Jun 7, 2014

If you are attend­ing the Great Amer­i­can Scrap­book Con­ven­tion June 12th — 14th in Arling­ton, Texas I have a spe­cial offer just for you. Start­ing today through Tues­day, June 10th, you can avoid ship­ping costs on any items pur­chased in my Etsy shop. Your pur­chased items will be avail­able for pick up in the Maya Road booth June 12th, 13th & 14th. If you find some­thing you like con­vo me and I will cre­ate a Reserve List­ing just for you that excludes the ship­ping fee. I have list­ed sev­er­al new ear­ring and ring designs shown below, leather bracelets, neck­laces and have my ever so pop­u­lar Hand­made Frozen Char­lotte Dolls.   I look for­ward to see­ing every­one at the con­ven­tion. It’s always so nice get­ting to chat with cre­ative...

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Solitude Leather Bracelet

Jun 6, 2014

I made this bracelet the oth­er night and love it so much I thought I would share a quick tuto­r­i­al so you too can make one. Just a lit­tle note… the crys­tal and pearl beads are from old neck­laces I’ve found in thrift shops or flea mar­kets and the gold heart charm and red and gold glass bead are some mom and dad found. You can find sim­i­lar items I’m sure but if you real­ly want that vin­tage charm you need to dig around thrift shops and flea mar­kets for items you can take apart. Cut a piece of 15m Suede leather cord that is dou­ble the length you wish your bracelet to be. Fold the cord in half, at the bent end about .5″ down from the bent area wrap tight­ly a piece of...

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Scribbly Bird ATC Collage

Jun 5, 2014

If you only have a short amount of time for some cre­ative play this ATC takes less than 30 min. from start to fin­ish to make. Apply glue stick adhe­sive to an ATC and cov­er with vin­tage ledger paper. Apply Mul­ti Medi­um to the left side of the ledger paper and attach a torn piece of dress pat­tern Apply Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink around the edges of the ATC Attach Washi Tape and Vin­tage Stamps Using Jet Black Archival Ink, Stamp Scrib­bly Bird image onto a book page and cut out. Using Twin­kling H2Os and a Tim Holtz Water Pen paint onto book page, let dry. Using a glue stick adhe­sive attach the Scrib­bly Bird to the ATC Cut vin­tage images out of book and apply to ATC using a glue stick. Accent edges of...

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Scribbly Bird Silhouette

Jun 4, 2014

Here is a fun ATC to cre­ate. Cov­er an ATC with vin­tage sheet music using mul­ti medi­um as your adhe­sive. Using Dylu­sions Ink Spray and a paint brush apply the ink spray over the sheet music blend­ing sev­er­al col­ors togeth­er. Ink one of Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Bird stamps using Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp image onto ATC.  Using black acrylic paint, paint over the entire stamped image to cre­ate a sil­hou­ette. Using Wendy Vec­chi’s Dots & Stripes Bor­ders sten­cil and green acrylic paint accent the edge of the ATC using the Stripes sten­cil. Cre­ate a hat out of an old book page and apply Dylu­sions Ink Spray onto the page. Dry the hat with a heat tool then out­line the hat and edge of the ATC using black acrylic paint. Add a cut out word from...

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Sing Your Own Song

Jun 3, 2014

I was­n’t kid­ding when I said I LOVED Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. Here is anoth­er piece I made over the week­end. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the bird image onto a 6″ piece of water­col­or paper, then filled it in with acrylic paints. I paint­ed the entire back­ground with teal acrylic paint. I used the Kalei­do­scope sten­cil by Ron­da Palaz­zari and some of Wendy Vec­chi’s Crack­le Tex­ture Paste to add tex­ture to the piece. Once the paste was dry and did it’s mag­ic I inked it with Archival Inks and Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink. Using Mul­ti Medi­um I attached some vin­tage sheet music and an image from a book. Next I cov­ered the sten­ciled areas and the branch image with bits and pieces of a dress pat­tern. Once the mul­ti  medi­um dried I...

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Scribbly Bird Obsession

Jun 2, 2014

I have a huge obses­sion with Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. I’ve col­lect­ed glass birds since I was in the 2nd grade and have aban­doned bird nests sit­ting in my stu­dio win­dow. So when I saw Dina’s stamps she got me instant­ly. My favorite way to use them at the moment is to sim­ply stamp the bird images onto water­col­or paper using Jet Black Archival Ink then sim­ply col­or them in using Twin­kling H2O’s and a Tim Holtz Water Brush. Super sim­ple and no messy clean up. Here is what my fin­ished col­lage of paint­ed birds looks like. I real­ly like how the brown, gold and teal col­or com­bi­na­tion looks togeth­er. These are mini 2″ square pieces of water­col­or paper that I stamped and paint­ed. I think they look super cute and this size is...

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