Friday, November 9, 2018

Build your background for a Fall layout

Hi everyone !

It was about time to create a scrapbooking layout ! If you had visited my blog in the past, you may have seen a page with a similar picture... Well, I love my daughter, my dog, and these French woods, so I used a picture taken the same days than the other layout to create a layout for the Art Anthology blog :

For this one, I create the background using Art Anthology Colorations sprays to color the stamps, splash some colors on the paper and splatter inks all over.

You may recognize the scripture stamp by Bo Bunny , flower bouquet by Stampendous and flowers stamps by Inkadinkado (very old one). 

I used various papers from the Ledger pad by Prima, Corrugate Neutral yellow paper and green cardstock by DCWV, Walnut stain distress ink, Petaloo wild roses, Prima flowers, Um Wow chipboard and Doodlebug pearls.

You can watch me create this layout on my new video tutorial here or on my YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time, have a wonderful day and see you soon for another project !

P.S. : here are some affiliate links of products I used :

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Create a Dia de los Muertos pumpkin with Art Anthology

Hey !

It's my second pumpkin this year ! If you have seen the other, completely different, click there.
Last year, I made a skull candy, now it's a pumpkin for the Day of the Dead...

I used a lot of Shine mediums for this project that I made for the Art Anthology blog, in several colors :  Ocean BlueCanary YellowRuby RedAzalea PinkTeal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I also use Onyx Black Shine to outline and fill the eyes.

You can watch me create this pumpkin in my new video :

Thank you for your time, and have fun with your October decorations...
see you soon !

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween ATCs

Hello !

Halloween is getting closer and I'm so not ready for it ! Luckily, I had a project to create for the Art Anthology blog to jump on this Halloween creativity !

SoI made ATCs this time, starting with white cardstock gessoed, sprayed with Juicy and Timeless Colorations sprays.

Once dry, I used a baby whipe to remove some of the ink over the Wheel stencil and outlined the design with a purple pen

I added some diamond pattern with one of the Argyle stencil stack and Fiji Velvet medium before stamping a web, a spider and some owls on the ATCs.

A small stamped frame and journaling, both painted in Fiji, and a teal cardstock for the back and the ATC was done !

Take a look at my video tutorial to see me create those and maybe it will inspired you to create some yourself !

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project... Have a great day !

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Alter a pumpkin with clay and paints

Hello there !

Today I will show you a project I created for my next workshop in Houston (BTW contact me if you interested in attending one with me). It's an altered pumpkin, with the rich colors of Fall, purple and gold :

The base is a plastic pumpkin, half-covered with lace. I added lot of embellishments created with moulds and paper clay.I have two tricks to work fast with clay. You cannot let the clay dry in the mould or the clay will be too rigid to be added to the pumpkin. What you can do is add starch into the mould with a brush, put your clay into the mould and place it in the freezer for 10mn... It will be so much easier to remove the shapes ! You can glue the clay embellishments right away with a fast glue like Zip Dry or Tacky glue with the help of a heat gun. I also glued some Prima Art stones to add more dimensions.

In these close-ups, you can see that I used the Large Fleurish and the Medallion mould (for a large selection of Prima mould, you can click here). I also use the Baroque 6 mould to create the stalk of the pumpkin.
Once everything was dried, I covered all with white gesso, and then with purple paint.

The last part was to add light touches of Finnabair's Spark Fairy Wings paint (it's a green gold) on the embellishments and lighter touches on the lace.
The purple looks deeper depending of the light...

This pumpkin will be a great add to your Halloween or Fall decorations, so jump in and create one ! Or better ask me to join this class...

Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoy this project ! See you soon !

P.S. here are some affiliate links to products I used in this project :

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dream the impossible : An art journal spread

Hello there !

I'm back with another journal spread for the Art anthology blog, using the Hexi stencil stack as focal point on my pages :

I started with the medium Hexi and Glorious Colorations spray, followed by the hollowed Hexi and Tango Velvet, and then the larger Hexi with Dazzle Clear Coat.

Once each coat was dried, I added some Waimea Bay Colorations spray and wipe the excess from the Hexi pattern.

I played also with a graphic stamp to add some dimension to my pages, from the Geometric stamp set by BoBunny and added black distress ink to the edges.

Title is made with a die cut and alpha stickers.
I made a video tutorial to help you with these stackable stencils, so feel free to take a peek at it :

Thank you for stopping by my blog today ! Have a great one !

Monday, September 17, 2018

How to decorate a chipboard frame with Art Anthology

Hello !

It's time for another project for the Art Anthology blog ! This time I decorate a chipboard frame using mediums, ink and stencil...

The base is a standing chipboard frame (BoBunny) that I covered with white gesso, then painted with Amber (from the Rust texture set).
Do you remember the flower tutorial I made a while ago ? I create roses with punches, but as you see in this project, you could make petunias too ! Take a look at the previous tutorial to make roses here. You will see how to make the petunias in the video of this frame project at the end of this post.

I use three different colors for the flowers : Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and Dragon Fruit Velvet mediums by Art Anthology.

The pink background was create with Bone Stone Effect medium, the Gothic stencil with gel medium and the Patience Colorations spray. Can you see the rich texture and dimensions this combo create ?

I added only few embellishments to this project beside the flowers : some clay ferns and a wood title, colored with Amber.

Take a look at my video tutorial to know more about this project here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this new project !
Have a wonderful day and see you soon...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faux leather book with Art anthology

Hello crafters !

Let's finish August with another mixed media project for the Art Anthology blog, one that will completely upgrade a very basic wooden box... I started with a plain book shaped case and ended with a faux leather book !

The technique I used in this project required simple things : a rubber stamp and texture paste, plus few paints.
I first cover the book box with gesso, then only the front cover with Mud Texture paste, that I let dry almost completely. Then I pressed the book cover stamp and remove it carefully. I used the Chocolate Sorbet and the Cocoa Shine mediums to color the cover.

Once dry, I added some metal embellishments, like corners, flowers, leaves and dots, painted with the Teal Velvet and the Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set.

Using two different shades of brown make the imprint design really pop from the background and gives an antique look to the project.

Really love the Teal/copper combo to create this oxidized look on the metal embellishments...

If you want to re-create this look on your next project, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my channel BonjourScrapValerie :

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this project will inspire you to make something today !
See you soon...