Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Using Scribble Sticks and Watercolor Pencils

If you did not see my three minute video on how to use Rita Barakat stencils, please find it here:

This is the follow up of coloring in my girl! I took a ton of pictures of each step that are self explanatory. This is the stencil I used on the video and what she looked like after I connected all the lines:
 I used these to color in her face:
 I added several shades and I colored in her eyes with Scribble Sticks:
 I used a wet paint brush to smooth out the texture. I traced around her face with a darker color:
 I filled in her eyebrows with one of the darker pencils. I used the black pencil to give her eyelashes (I love a lot of eyelashes!):
 I used scribble sticks to fill in her lips by tracing around the edges and pulling the color into her lips with a wet paint brush.
 I colored in the stars:
 Now it got fun! The hair! I absolutely love to create hair! I used scribble sticks and a wet paint brush to color.
 I finished her with a little bit of glitter streaks in her hair and white dots on the purple strand:
I can not draw, but this stencil made it super easy! I can't wait to create more in my art journal with Rita Barakat Stencils! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

How to Make Glittered Titles!

One of the things I like about white titles is how easy it is to add colored glitter to them to make them match a project. I really wanted to amp up and create a bright fun layout with my son and I. he is bright and fun so a layout needs to reflect that, right?
All the supplies I used are from Bad Girls Couture and the adhesive from Supertite (You can actually take 10% off any order over $5 with coupon code: Supertite-Golden).

 I used the Dual Tip Max-Glue Pen to adhere the glitter to the letters.
 I like it because not only is it clear, it also has a nice tip with a comb to move the adhesive around.
 I applied my adhesive to the title:
 I sprinkled a generous layer of glitter on the wet adhesive.

 Once the title was covered I went in with the flat side of a craft spatula and pressed the glitter down.
 I applied another layer of glitter and let it dry.
 I simply removed the title once it was dry and applied to my layout.
 I really like that with this technique I could glitter different words in my title different colors!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mini Album

I have had beautiful pictures from a recent trip to Utah that have been needing a home. Nothing seemed to fit until I got my hands on the February Bad Girls' Couture Kit ! I saw it and I knew it was what I was going to use to create the perfect home for my treasured memories of my trip to Utah with my daughter!

 We love a good road trip and one of the things I collect are the "You are Here" Mugs from Starbucks. Now, I have been to Las Vegas a ton, but I did not have the mug -- until this trip :-)
 Of course my daughter was silly so I have to capture it! The buildings in Salt Lake City were absolutely amazing. This was one building that was the mirror of another building right next to it. Basically it was the same building just facing one another. It was really cool!
 Though we are not Mormon we did visit the grounds. Everything on the grounds was beautiful. We took a tour and were impressed. We even got to witness newly weds taking pictures in front of the church. It must have been so special to them to get married at the popular church. I am sure their marriage has extra blessings because of it.
 We had a wonderful time visiting downtown and seeing the other side of the tracks (so to speak). The historical financial district is now where the rest of the population hang out that are not part of the church. We found a fabulous pizza place that made delicious Gluten free pie!
 On our way home we stopped by the Young Living Farms. I have been using YL for a few years. I was blown away by the tranquility and perfectly kept grounds. The Lavender Fields were in bloom. Not only were they pretty the smelled spectacular!
 The entire reason we really went was to attend the summer Mixed Media Convention. It was so much fun, but not the best part of the trip. We had a great time spending time together. A picture of us seemed fitting to end the mini album with:
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Technique Tuesday Round Up

Every Tuesday I do a quick (2 - 3 minute) technique on my channel! Here are a list of the ones I did in February!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Vacation Chunky Mini Album

One of my favorite things to do is travel. I love a good road trip! I often will go back to my home town. It is about a 12 hour drive and we have our favorite stops along the way. Half the fun is getting there! We love the journey. I created a mini album of our trips to California last summer. This is how I made the first page:
One of my favorite things is the tall base Architexture stickers from 7gypsies. They can double as a stencil and hold up nicely to sprays and paints. Here is where you can find all the supplies to make a mini album like this: Canvas Corp Brands Shop

I uploaded a video on my channel showcasing the rest of the album. Please check it out! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Make A Tote with Deco Fabric Glitter Pens!

When I attended Creativation 2018 I was able to get my hands on some fabulous goodies to play with. I absolutely love the Glitter Fabric Pens! Here is how I made this great bag!
To start the fabric paint flow in each pen I had to shake it and press the tip down.
I lifted it ever so often just to check and once I saw the pigment to the tip I knew it was time to color!
Every so often I had to shake the pen to get more paint. I colored one flower in and then did another flower in a different color. This seemed to allow  the paint some time to nap after working so hard! I added a few crystals to each flower using Supertite Instant Glue 

Once The gems were applied I outlined each flowers Nuvo Dew Drops.
I used coordinating colors on each flower:

 I love how it turned out!

Supertite  (use code SUPERTITE-GOLDEN for 10% off of all orders over $5)

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Aged Shadow Box

Im over on the Rinea blog today sharing a sweet little shadow box I made. I used left overs scraps of foiled paper and the 3 D Rolled Star Die to create the center piece that I topped off with a Lisa Kettell Design head. The container is acutally a tin can I have stored flowers in for about a decade. I used one of the Prima paint systems to rust it up!

This project is quite stunning and came together relativly quickly! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Technique Tuesday!

I am starting a new series on my blog, "Technique Tuesday", in which I share a quick tip with you that is between 1.5 and 3 minutes long. This week I share how to stamp the perfect title. I use this layout as the example:

How many times  have you wanted to stamp directly on something and been concerned it would go on crocked? This was a real struggle of mine for years until I learned this one simple trick and I am sharing it with you here: 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Color Burst Layouts!

I created two layouts in which I used Colorburst as the background! I may never buy pattern paper again! Here is the first one:
 For this layout I used a red and yellow Colorburst. I drenched it in water because I really wanted it to run. I used a heat gun to push the color around and was quite pleased with how it turned out. 
 Am I the only one that finds teenage birthdays (or just birthdays in general) challenging? I love the little clay resin piece from Lisa Kettell Designs ! It is the perfect finishing touch to the layout.

I then created this layout using Tim Holtz Distress crayons in a red a blue color and layering Colorburst on top of it. I colored half the side where the picture is red and the other half blue. I rubbed it out a little with my damp finger. I added Colorburst over the color they matched and extended it out just a little with my sprinkling. I misted it heavier  closest to the spot the picture was going to go and lighter farther away. I did not use a heat gun because I did  not want to push the color around. I let it dry and added Nuvo drops from Tonic.
 I die cut stars from Rinea Foiled Paper and added them to the bottom corner of the page.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Colorburst Tips!

I get a lot of questions on how to use Colorburst without ending up with a puddle of muddy brown. I am going to share with you three principles that will help you achieve the beautiful colors you want on your projects. These tips do not only apply to Colorburst, but to any kind of water based paints and mists. 
1) Keep your blue tones together. Only use blue with greens and even yellows if you are going for green.
2) Keep your warm tones together. Only use red with pinks, oranges and yellow if you are going for orange.
3) Only use purple with blue OR red. Purple will turn everything brown. If you mix purple with blue and green you will get brown. If you mix it with red and orange you will get brown. So, either use it alone of with just blue or just red.

These cards along with the products I used are featured on the Brutus Monroe Blog .

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!