Friday, February 26, 2016

7Gypsies Wanderlust Artist Book

This videos shows a detailed flip-through of the Wanderlust Artist Book I made for Canvas Corp Brands. Following the video are lots of photos. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Polished Stone Technique With Tattered Angels Paints

This is a simple technique for making paper look like polished stone or pieces of agate! These are the supplies I used in the following video:

Glossy pages from a magazine or travel brochure (request free US travel brochures here)
Polycrylic Gloss Varnish diluted by half with water (available from Amazon)
Rubbing alcohol (or surgical spirits) diluted by half with water (available from Amazon)
Water soluble graphite pencil (available from Amazon)
Tattered Angels paint as follows (available at Canvas Corp Brands)
Plain Jane Baseboard Mist - Purple Pansies & Sunburst
Plain Jane Simply Sheer Mist - Peony & Safety Orange
Chalkboard Mist - Seven Seas & Ruby Slipper
Glimmer Mist - Key Lime Pie
Glimmer Glam - Tinsel & Cupcake
Glimmer Glaze - Blue Cheese
Decor & DIY Paint - Crystal 

Check out these gorgeous results!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Coloring the Trashy Junk Mail Journal

I recently made a fun junk journal out of junk mail that was destined for the trash. In this video you can see how I added some color to all those fun junky pages!

Here are some of the products I used:
White Gesso
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in raw sienna applied with an old gift card
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in primary magenta, diluted and brushed on as a wash
Homemade spray ink in some kind of blue 
Something sort of purple, may have been another homemade ink
Oil or wax pastels or crayons (I'm not exactly sure) from a kids art kit
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits and an old rag

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

More Citra Solv & NatGeo Fun!

These gorgeous papers are the impressive result of not very much effort! All you need is some Citra Solv Cleaner/Degreaser and a National Geographic magazine.

Check out these awesome results: