Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Colour Makes Life More Beautiful - for Scrap Matrix Design team

Hi everyone, today I would like to share my art journal page being my second project for this months challenge at Scrap Matrix.

I recently purchased this awesome Tracy Scott stamp - ETS43  and couldn't wait to have a play.

I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and create with greens.  Yellows I can deal with - greens scare me!!!!  So I have used Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays - Slimed, Lemon, Eggplant, Olive, and Ocean.  I love the way these react to each other 

and if you wipe across with a paper towel roll before they are completely dry the effect is awesome.

I have then added contrasting colour Fuchsia

To push all this to the background I have used a Paper Artsy Stencil PS201 and the white gloss spray with a dauber.

and again wiped across with a paper towel roll so I didnt get such a defined look.

Using the Paper Artsy Smoothy Cardstock I have stamped the Tracy Scott Stamp ETS43 and coloured with Paper Artsy Paints - highlighting with flourescent pencils.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the page.  Once dry I have highlighted and outlined with white and black pens 

and addd a quote from Art by Marlene

Here are some Close Ups

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I have given you some inspiration to enter this months challenge.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi everyone, today I would like to share an art journal page I made for this months challenge over at Scrap Matrix - - Drip, Spray, Spritz

Here is my page:

I got the new Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and couldnt help myself but have a play.   They are super awesome and had such fun.  I sprayed and let them do their own thing.

Before drying completely I sponged off with a paper towel roll

Loved it and did one more roll - OH NO - took too much off!!!

So started again - applied gesso and waited for it to dry

Again sprayed the gloss sprays and used a credit card through the Fuchsia colour and splashed with the white

Using the white gloss spray and a dauber I made some circles.  The white is opaque and comes up so vibrant.

I have then used some crayons to colour the circles and create shadows around them.

I decided to add some bigger circles - this time using Paper Artsy Snowflake paint.

Once dry I have added some quotes from Tim Holtz Small Talk, Numbers stamp from 13 arts and graphite sticks around the circles and edge of the page.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have time to enter this months challenge.

Until next time - happy crafting 

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Mini Madness - Little Album for Scrap Matrix

Hi - back to share my second project for this months Mini Madness for Scrap Matrix!

I find making these little albums very therapeutic!  When I have an event and take alot of photos, I print them out 8cm x 6 cm and they fit perfectly in here with room to journal.

I start with book pages, butcher paper, A4, Cardstock - whatever I have- and even some cut offs that I have made for other projects.

I use a Gel Plate, stamps, stencils and mark making tools to create the pages:

Whilst making this page I also painted a little canvas - I will show at the bottom of the blog what I did on this.

I have used Paper Artsy Paints and a combination of stamps that I have in my stash.

Some I leave white space as they provide a great contrast in the book.

This one is a combination of stamps, toilet roll ends, and Tim Holtz carve tools

Stamping into ink and also using what is on the stamp to place the opposite image.

Once I have completed enough pages I cut them to fit inside the book.  The size you make is entirely your choice - the bigger you go the more paper you will have make!

To make the cover, I have used some heavy duty cardboard and made two covers and a spine, which I have joined with a sticky backed paper.

Once all pages are cut, create two signatures and attach with waxed thread.

I have added some silk ribbon to the spine to hide the waxed thread

Some pages I have made longer so they can pull out and hold more photos.  I have also used paint pens to add some marks and details

I have painted the inside and outside of the covers with Paper Artsy Paints and covered with pages that I created.

Now it is all ready to add some photos :)

I hope that this has inspired you to have a go - little albums on the coffee table are always a hit with visitors!

Oh and the little canvas - I have created this for my husband to place by his computer :

Lynn Good

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Scrap Matrix DT - mini madness month.

Hi everyone, Lynn here with my take on this months challenge over at Scrap Matrix - and I had a big mental stumbling block on this one that I will explain later on!!

I have done some little cards and tags

I had no idea what to create (My mojo was on holiday I think!). So i thought lets just put some colour down and see what happens.

I thought back to my class with Tracy Scott and did just that with my finger and Paper Artsy Paints

This is the point where it is "ugly" and you need to work through it.  So I start to apply stamps from Tracy Scotts ETS33 and ETS35 sets

No method at all just anywhere.  I then used Paper Artsy Paint - Little Black Dress and blocked out the areas around the stamps. 

Starting to like the page a little more at this point - but White Pen is needed:

Loved this but still lacking the lift I was looking for so back to the white pen again - excuse the photos, those that know me know I am only able create at night and not the best photos.

And then I got to the point of - I cant cut this up I love it too much, but it is so busy what am I going to do with it?

So here was my mental stumbling block.  I spent a couple of day just looking at it before take the plunge and putting it in the guillotine!!!   

I cut it into small squares for gift tags and rectangles for cards.  I have backed them with cardstock and added some Tim Holtz Small talk stickers to them.

I had some pieces left over so thought I would put them in my art journal page to complete later.
I painted the page with fluorescent orange paint and added the squares and a couple of flip covers to put photos and journalling.

Products Used:

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go this month - here is the moodboard for inspiration

Once you have created your project - just upload to the Scrap Matrix Shares page on Facebook.

Til next time
Lynn Good