Using washi tape

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I saw a pin about how to use washi tape in Bible journalling.  I pretty much just copied it!  I did use a violet pencil on white lace tape at the bottom because I didn’t start in the centre and work my way out!  Oops!   Stickers, stamps, and die cut letters. xx


Take Two

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Take two of the attempt to do the nifty distressed background that I saw on telly that I talked about here.

This time I used Primary Magenta, Pyrrole Orange, and Green Gold fluid acrylics from DecoArts.  This turned out a bit more like the Beatles painting, but I’m still not completely happy.  The image is a Penny Black stamp and the London, post code, and crown are from the London stencil from That Craft Place.

One can find inspiration anywhere!

So the other day, I was watching Pawn Stars with Prince Charming.  There was this fabulous picture/painting/print hanging behind the counter that I couldn’t take my eyes off of.  My crafty attempt to replicate (and I don’t own anything like a Beatles stamp) looks NOTHING, and I mean nothing, like the painting.  I tried to find a link to it, but my Google skills are appalling.  Anyway, I hate to waste paint and I squirted too much onto my craft mat and so the page is far too covered in paint!  It’s been a long time since my little dab will do you days of primary school. I attempted to add some scratches with bamboo skewer which was less than successful in places.

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In an attempt to fix, I liberally spritzed gold ink from DoCrafts which gives it a really lovely sheen if you hold it just right.  The edge and corner is a Crafters Companion stamp and the chair is from Paper Bag Stamps.  The alpha stamps, paints, inks, sprays, and CC stamps are all from TCP.

Luke 11:9

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My second Bible journalling page.  This time I used a Stampotique stamp and washi tape.  I coloured with my pencils again and used a blue Wink of Stella pen for the Aslan/Santa Claus part.  I try so hard to remember God isn’t Santa Claus.

When it all comes together

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I’ve never used decopauge papers before so why would I do something easy like a tag? lol  This awesome mdf clock (comes with the movement) is from the one and only That Craft Place (did you see Lisa on Hochanda yesterday?).  The paper was map paper which you can just about make out under everything else I did to it.  I then used crackle paste (Decoart) here and there and highlighted the cracks with Prussian Blue paint and raw umber antiquing cream.  At this point I searched for a quote that used time and maps…I love the one I found…There’s always time to change your direction.  Perfect…now what?  Oh…Andy Skinner’s shoe print stencil with a bit of rich oak shimmer paint and clear embossing paste.  Yup, like that…Numbers need a bit of definition so out came the guilding wax.  The letters for the quote were die cute prussian blue painted paper (that means it all matches! lol) with black pen outlining them.  I think that’s pretty much what I did!

This is my dt project for this fortnight’s Mixed Media challenge over at That Craft Place.

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Remember me?

door2A saw a pin that sparked this idea.  I’m constantly forgetting things when I leave the house (damn Fibro fog).  I’ve been known to put things on the floor in front of the door so I won’t forget!

This is one of Creative Expression’s MDF door hangers and Steampunk Betty from them as well.  I added the little open top and back box.  I used DecoArt paints and antiquing creams, Cosmic Shimmer paint (on the cogs embossed paper), and copic pens.  All available from That Craft Place!

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Mad Scientists

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I painted this little greyboard rectangle with DecoArts Green Gold which just screamed mad scientist to me, especially once I dry brushed round the edges with black.  Out came a Tim Holtz stamp (I think…this sat on my desk for ages).  I glued some dollhouse miniature bottles on after using one of those stencils that used to come with our compass and protractor sets to do the sentiment.

Psalm 51:10

It’s  not something I talk about a lot, but faith is a big part of me.  I started seeing Bible Journaling on Pinterest and it sparked something in me.  One of the songs last Sunday was Create in Me a Clean Heart, which is one of my favourites.  As we were singing, I thought of this stamp set from PaperArtsy and the rest fell into place.  It’s the second time I’ve used my SN pencils and the first time without blending solution.  I’m very pleased with how the pencils blended since I know nothing about using them! 😉


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13 days late..

Toad & MagicI was mucking about in my journal last month.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints in autumny colours with Neil Walker’s tangled stencil just randomly sponging paints and moving the stencil round.

I adored the background and immediately thought of crunchy autumn leaves.  Added a bit of rich oak paint to clear texture paste and put it through my  favourite stencil from TCP to give some linear lines contrast to the tangled stencil.  I used the same colours of paint and the tangled stencil on white paper (the super smooth from TCP, my go to paper for everything) and then die cut some leaves.  I also used the line stencil with rich oak to suggest veins, but that was less successful.  They were quite bright compared to the paint on the black pages so I used some crackle paste and raw umber antiquing cream to blend them into the background more.  Then I used some Sue Wilson dies on the shimmer paint/tangled stencil white paper and black card to make a place for the verse.

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October is about

trees revealing

colours they’ve

hidden all year.

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People have

an October

as well.

— Jm Storm

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A day without crafting…

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A conversation with an arty (but, not yet crafty) friend inspired this journal page.  Dylusions sprays, Bee Crafty border stamp, The Greeting Farm image coloured with copics, and glass bead gel on drywall tape.

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