Thursday, September 14, 2017

Every art journal needs its own special cover

Today on the Imagine blog I'm sharing an art journal cover made using the new Delicata inks.  Check it out when you have a moment.


I used one of Frank Garcia's beautiful frames as the focal point and then just layered it with tons of decorative metal ephemera.  The complete supply list and tutorial can be found on the Imagine blog.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Hugs ~ Renee

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A little artistic relief after Hurricane Irma

After all the Hurricane Irma drama during the past week and a half I needed a little TLC today.  It came in the form of the latest Art Journaling magazine, the fall issue.  Last year I posted some fun portraits I had created using Distress Crayons and stencils.  I ended up binding them together and sent them into Stampington for possible publication.  Well, guess what?  They were published in an article entitled "My Imaginary Friends" and I'm really delighted.  This is what the cover looks like, it  will be available on October 1, 2017.


The artwork of the amazing artist Pam Carriker is featured on the cover

My article is found on page 42.




Thanks for allowing me to share my joy with you even though all of us feel overwhelmed by all the sadness and despair not only in Florida but also Texas and the Caribbean right now.  My thoughts and prayers are with the thousands that have been displaced and suffered loss.

Sending big cyber hugs to you all and thank so many that checked up on me to make sure we were safe and sound here in South Carolina.  I want you to know I appreciated your concern!

xoxoxo - Renee






Saturday, September 9, 2017

Check out these Rose Gold tags!

I apologize for my long silence.  This week I had all kinds of plans to create but have been obsessed with preparing for a possible direct hit from Hurricane Irma.   We won't know the exact extent of the effects of Irma that will be felt here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina until later this week end but at least it won't be the Category 5 earlier predicted, it might just be a tropical storm.  My heart goes out to all those who are suffering in the wake of this frightening disaster!

On a happier note, I do have some tags to share using the newly released Delicata ink in Rose Gold. They will be featured on the Imagine blog today.   I also used Dina Wakley masks and stamps with the Rose Gold, Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green Delicata inks.  The instructions and product list can be found there, I hope you'll check them out!





Take care, be safe.  ~ hugs ~ Renee

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Combining Imagine supplies with the Amazing Teesha Moore stamp

A little nod to the amazing artist Teesha Moore today and her Zettiology stamps.




Making master boards is always fun and saves time later for fast, interesting projects. These snippets of a master board designed using StazOn Studio Glazes will make a great background paper for a giant refrigerator magnet, a focal point on a card or an art journal front cover. Now is the time to cut up those extra pieces of paper and turn them into something beautiful!

   
Directions:
1.      Cut master board remnants into desired sizes. Use a large background stamp with script and stamp onto the panel. On a separate piece of Bristol paper, stamp an image of a girl with Delicata Black Shimmer ink, sprinkle on clear embossing powder. Melt powder with a heat tool.



2.      When cool, color in the image with Memento Markers and cut out.


3.      Glue the image to the panel, add word stickers, using a black marker to outline each word. Ink edges with Midnight Blue and then Celestial Copper ink. Use gel medium to attach metal wings. Glue to a card, the front cover of an art journal or attach magnets to hang on the fridge.





Supply List
Imagine Supplies
Master board created with StazOn Studio Glazes – Blue Hawaii, Emerald City and Gold
Ink- StazOn Midnight Blue; Delicata Black Shimmer and Celestial Copper
Sponge dauber- large
Memento Markers-Blue Hawaii, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black and Love Letter
Tear it! Tape

Other Supplies
Stamps – Teesha Moore Zettiology and Stampers Anonymous
Metal wings from Idea-ology
Strathmore Bristol paper
Finnabair 3D Matte Gel
Stencils by Artistcellar
Cutting tool
Heat tool

For additional step by step photos check out the Imagine blog.  Thanks for stopping by ~ hugs ~ Renee



Paper towels

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Steampunk Style Book Mark for Summer Books









One of our challenges with Imagine for the month of August is to create something with the word “Motion”in mind. I have created a book mark for several reasons. I love the ocean and the constant motion that can be found there, not only with the movement of the water but all the creatures in the sea that seem to be always on the move. The Dog Days of August make me want to head down to the beach with a good, old fashioned paperback novel, for which I need a book mark. This book mark is made with Graphic 45 paper that is called “Voyage Beneath the Sea”; it has a distinctive Steampunk flair to it. There’s a lot of inky goodness on the front of the tag and a surprise appearance of a mermaid on the back. Enjoy your summer reading!
Time: 1 hour


Directions:

Step 1:
Create a master board on Bristol paper that will be the water like background. To make sure that the Glaze doesn’t soak into the paper, apply a thin coat of gesso to the water color paper before beginning.  Make sure the gesso is dry. This master board was created with StazOn Studio Glaze applied with a Smudgees Sponge Mitt and a little water to blend the colors, first Emerald City, then Bahama Blue and then Gold. Each color was applied through a stencil and heat dried in between to set the color.
Cut off the desired portion for the marker.  This one measures 8 ¾” by 3 ¼”. Save the rest of the master board for another project.
Step 2:
Choose a stamp that looks like something under the sea and stamp an image with StazOn Midnight Blue ink at the bottom of the marker.

  

Step 3:
Cut a piece of paper for backing out of sea themed paper, this one is from Graphic 45. This panel measures 3 ½” by 9 ½”. Cut another snippet of paper to glue on the bottom. The seahorse is a die cut from Sizzix that has been colored in with Memento Markers. The stickers match the paper collection.






Step 4:
Adhere the panel to the backing paper; glue some sequins to look like bubbles. Tiny glass beads mimic sand at the bottom of the ocean, On Point Glue is perfect for adhering tiny details like this.






Here is the front side of the finished tag with a tiny bit of glass glitter added to the sand area.








The back is pretty too.

Supply list
Imagine Supplies
Ink- StazOn Midnight Blue
StazOn Studio Glaze-Emerald City, Bahama Blue, Gold
Memento Markers-Tangelo, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Palette knife
Craft mat
Smudgees sponge mitt

Other Supplies
Bristol water color paper
Gesso
Stencil by Artistcellar
Graphic 45 “Voyage to Beneath the Sea” paper collection and stickers
Finnabair Glass Beads-White Gold, Copper, Platinum
Prima Glass Glitter
Sequins
Sizzix Die Cut-Sand and Sea (seahorse)
Spray bottle of water
Paper cutter

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs ~ Renee



Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Steampunk Mirror

I love to recycle or alter items I continue to find in the house that are not really being used.  Some things have just been relegated to the book case, behind books, just barely peeking out.  Sleep often eludes me and I can't stand to just lay in bed, so I sneak into my studio in the wee hours of the morning and use that quiet time to create.  This time I used my new Finnabair Patina Effect Paints in Blue and Red Rust plus a few metal objects to give an old mirror new life.


I won't hide this behind any books now!  Thanks for stopping by-hugs-Renee

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day Three of the Imagine and StencilGirl Products Blog Hop!






Here we are at Day Three of the Imagine and StencilGirl Products Blog Hop!  Have you been leaving comments every day on each of the designers blogs?  I hope so.  This is the final day, you have until Sunday July 23 at 11:59 PM Central Time to leave your comments.
(One comment per blog please)
One winner will be announced on Monday, July 24th on the StencilGirls Facebook page and on the Imagine Facebook page.  Just to remind you of what the prize is:



Here's your list of designers for today:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and leave a comment on each of the designers blogs that have been showcased on the lists over the past three days to increase your chances of winning the prize of a $25 Gift Certificate from Imagine and a $25 Gift Certificate from StencilGirl Products.  Who doesn't need $50 of supplies?



I'd love to share one more of the journal pages I did with my stencils from StencilGirl just to emphasize the versatility of their stencils.  All the same stencils just different results.  Be sure to hop along to the above list to win the gift certificates!



Hugs ~ Renee