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Journal Page with Kim Dellow Stamps

Published February 14, 2016 by isisimaginings

I’ve got so many of PaperArtsy’s new releases on my wish list, but the ones I immediately had to have were by Kim Dellow. These are Kim’s very first stamp sets for PaperArtsy & they are gorgeous.

I had been adding leftover Fresco paints to pages in  my mini journal, so I added some stamping & stencilling & made a quick two page spread…………….

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Thanks for looking.

Kirsten

Moth Fab With Hearts

Published March 12, 2015 by isisimaginings

Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….

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I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.

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I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..

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Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………

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Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….

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I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……

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The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….

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I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.

I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.

K.

PaperArtsy Challenge #4 Miniature Art

Published March 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

Good morning. The PaperArtsy challenge this week is all about things in miniature & yet again, there was incredible inspiration from all the designers. I had a few ideas, none of which I’ve had time to make, but yesterday I came up with this, my first ATB………………

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The block was made from kraft card, using a WRMK board, which I borrowed from a friend to try out. Very easy to make boxes with it, but scoring heavy weight card irritated the carpal tunnel in my left hand & I don’t like the ‘link the two sides together’ closure – sorry, can’t think how to describe it. Anyway, I still want the ATB dies. I painted this one – it’s the smallest size ATB, btw – with black gesso & set it aside.

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I created a masterboard following Leandra’s series of YouTube videos, using a variety of Fresco paints & a brayer.

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I added various colours, including Orchid, Turquoise, Caribbean Sea, Cheesecake & Guacamole………..

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Then stamping with assorted PA stamps, including Lin Brown & Ellen Vargo sets……………..

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I chose images from Darcy Wilkinson’s Eclectica 11 & Eclectica 12 sets, & painted them with Lin Brown’s new limited edition Frescos………..

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I painted the Lin Brown owl from & sat him in flowers I’d cut from the masterboard with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die……..

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I glued the ATB to a spool I’d painted with black gesso & Fresco Old Gold, then I sanded it & added Little Black Dress Fresco to the sanded areas……

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That’s it, thanks for looking. I’d like to enter this into the PaperArtsy challenge.

PaperArtsy Challenge #3; Paint

Published February 22, 2015 by isisimaginings

Happy Sunday to one & all, yet again I’ve left my entry into the PA challenge almost to the last minute. There’s been so much fantastic inspiration on the PA blog for this challenge, but when I saw Clare Lloyd’s wonderful ledger book portrait last night, I knew that was the one I wanted to attempt. I also knew it would take me ages to finish, so I decided I would copy Clare’s page, even down to using similar colours, because that would give me more time to work on the face.

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The background is Bora Bora & Turquoise Fresco paints over black gesso. I painted a rough face shape with Honeydew Fresco, added a few details & some colour – Orchid for the hair, Turquoise for the eyes –  to get me started. (Already, my ‘inner critic’ was screaming so loud I’m surprised the neighbours weren’t complaining)………

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After this I got so engrossed I forgot to take photos, but trust me, I spent HOURS on this face. Thank goodness for opaque Frescos, I kept painting over & redoing the facial features because I couldn’t get them right, but each time the Honeydew paint covered up perfectly what was underneath.

I used Sky & Limelight Frescos for the shading with baby wipes & a water brush.

As with the first face I did, everything is wrong with this one, but if you just glance at it quickly, it doesn’t look too bad. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself)

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I finished with stamping using various PA stamps; EDY01, EEV05 & EEV06, ESN02 & I painted the centres of the spiky circles with Guacamole & Limelight Frescos.

Thank you so much to Clare for the inspiration & I would like to enter this page into the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.

A Journal Page For Sam

Published February 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

A few weeks ago I received a lovely surprise in the post; a gorgeous A6 journal from my Twitter friend, Sam.  She altered the cover with various mixed media items, mostly by Deco art & you can see how she did it in her blog post HERE. She sent me the blue one & I’m thrilled with it. I adhered the little card she sent with it to the inside cover & then made a quick page while I was waiting for other things to dry………..

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I gessoed the page first, then stamped Topknot from Stampotique & covered her with masking fluid. Applied Zesty Zing, Limelight & Yellow Submarine Fresco paints with a cosmetic sponge & wiped off the masking fluid, the added the black & white details…………….

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Thank you so much Sam, I LOVE my little journal.

K.

A PaperArtsy Challenge Entry

Published February 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

For the first time in MONTHS , I have actually made something for the current PaperArtsy challenge, the theme of which is ‘Shiny Stuff’……………….

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The challenge closes in less than an hour, so I better get a move on.

Grunge paste scraped randomly with a palette knife onto a piece of greyboard. Gesso, then Fresco paints; Guacamole, Limelight, Old Gold. (Thanks to Sam & my other Twitter friends for their help with colours) I used a paintbrush, baby wipes & my fingers to blend the paints.

I added Florentine & White Fire Treasure Gold to some of the Old Gold areas……………..

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This week saw the launch of dozens of new PaperArtsy products – if you missed the excitement, start HERE – and one of the many things I loved was a new JoFY stencil, so I used the one I do have – PS007 – to create the same result, using Eggplant Fresco paint, adding white dots with a Signo Uniball pen.

I used Wendy Vecchi’s black embossing paste through PS008 & when it was dry, brushed clear Wink of Stella on top……………

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My original idea was for something brighter & the ‘shiny stuff’ is quite subtle, so I hope it’s acceptable. Thanks to everyone on the PA blog for all the inspiration.

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I’m entering this into the PaperArtsy Challenge HERE.

Thanks for looking.

K.

A Birthday Card For Linda

Published February 2, 2015 by isisimaginings

Thank you all so much for the lovely & supportive comments on the face drawing I shared the other night, I greatly appreciate each & every one.

I made tonight’s card at the start of January, it was the first non-Christmas project I’d made in months & I really struggled to come up with an idea. In the end, I went to the PaperArtsy blog & basically copied this lovely card by Joanne Wardle. Thank you Joanne!

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I brayered Hint of Mint PA Fresco paint onto watercolour card, sponged Ice Blue FF through the PA stencil, ELB001 & splattered FF Old Gold on top. Chartreuse FF was applied though stencil ELB002 & the ‘W’ is from JOFY Collection 21.

Linda was kind enough to say she liked her card. And she was even kinder when she sent me a photo of it, because I completely forgot to take one before I mailed it to her. Thank you Linda! I hope you had a lovely birthday.

K.

Cards & Tree Decorations

Published December 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Hello, thanks so much for all the kind comments on my recent posts, I appreciate each & every one.

I made today’s cards back at the beginning of December. Some needed to be mailed early & some I was just playing with ideas.

This one is copied from somewhere, but I can’t remember where. I used Brusho colours & I think the original was distress inks………..

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Same as above, but with white embossing, which I masked off before adding the colour……….

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The background on this card is a Hero Arts stamp – Beaded Curtain? – I inked it with distress inks. The large star was die cut from white card onto which I brayered Diamond Sparkle Medium……

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More white embossing & Salty Ocean distress ink……….

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White sparkle embossing & Brusho………..

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To finish, two MDF Christmas tree decorations………

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PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze (am rubbish at using Crackle Glaze at the moment) & Fresco paints, Sparkle Medium, Glossy Accents.

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Thanks again.

K.

 

‘Snow Good, I’m A Bad Blogger

Published December 22, 2014 by isisimaginings

 

Yes, it’s been ages. I can’t seem to get back into the blogging habit, but I’m going to schedule a few posts of Christmas projects for the next week & see how it goes.

First up is the project that was made at the Lisa B Designs Christmas party classes almost three weeks ago. I only made mine yesterday……………..

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I’m so out of practice that I hardly got any crackle, despite three attempts. I used Ice Blue Fresco paint from PaperArtsy, with Snowflake Fresco on top………..

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The poinsettia are from a stamp by Anna Marie Designs. I edged the letters with silver Treasure Gold.

That’s it. Thanks for looking.

K.

 

PaperArtsy Challenge–Inspired by Linda Cain

Published June 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Evening, hope everyone’s had a great Saturday. It’s been yet another week of amazing inspiration over on the PaperArtsy blog & it took me an age to decide what to do. In the end I went with Linda Cain’s gorgeous shadow box tray from Wednesday night.

I didn’t have a shadow box, so I used this photo frame instead………….

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I sanded it a little, gave it a coat of gesso, then painted it with Little Black Dress Fresco paint.

I decided on a blue colour palette & used silver acrylic paint a well…………….

 

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I used Ellen Vargo, Lin Brown & Lynne Perella stamps on the background, stamped with Cornflower Blue Archival ink

I had a bit of a disaster the first time around when I came to stamp the focal image. Stamped with black Archival & this was the result…………….

 

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Not good.

So I started all over again & stamped with Onyx Black Versafine. Much better…………

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Thanks for looking & thank you Linda for the inspiration. I’m entering this in the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.

See you next time.