23/10/2020

DAY 3: Breaking a blank page - three stages of an art journal page


It's Friday and day three of my first Seth Apter teamie post! Or rather, day three of a series of posts. I thought what to do and came to the conclusion that maybe I should keep things simple. Kind of starting from the scratch and continuing upwards. 

So as my first set of posts I decided to break making of an art journal page into three stages. I recorded a video of each stage and will share those videos and stages over the course of three days. Here's links to first (link) and second days (link) in case you missed them before or if you were waiting until the third post to watch all three one after the other! 

You can find Seth Apter's site here (link) and more about the Creative team here (link). I've included a list of products to the end of the post with links to Seth's own store. 


If the first day was easy peasy so maybe the circle is closing and this third post is also easy one. In another way, though, as it's easy because almost all the work is done already! To me the biggest thing in an art journal page is usually making the background layers. As that's something I already did in yesterday's post, today it's just layering elements on top of each other and the page is done.

I start with one of the two sheets I made yesterday cut and adhered to my journal. On the course of making the page I also add a piece of the other layered background in the make but also cut a piece of one of the sheets I created in the first post. So it's kind of bringing everything together in that way, too.


As you can see from the video and pictures, I mix in different elements in my page. For example I happened to have a piece of die cut kraft cardstock in my table and I included it in. It's something I do, work with the elements that are close by, already at hand, so the page is done speedily. I also mix bought embellishments with hardware store finds. Anything and everything that catches my interest! 

I hope you have liked the series! Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Materials used: 

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Azure
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Burlap
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Carabelle Studio 4,8,15,16,23,42 stamp
Prima Marketing Vintage Vanity Book clear stamp
GummiApan Alphabet and Numbers stamp
Prima Marketing Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
Posca PC-1M white
Prima Marketing Finnabair Mechanicals Mini Hardware
Sizzix Thinlits Stackable Flowers
Tim Holtz idea-ology Halloween Paper Dolls 
Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk Snarky sticker book
twine
kraft cardstock
old book page
paperclip
washers 






22/10/2020

DAY 2: Breaking a blank page - three stages of an art journal page


Welcome back! This is the second day of a set of posts making up my first Seth Apter teamie post! I thought what to do and came to the conclusion that maybe I should keep things simple. Kind of starting from the scratch and continuing upwards. 

So as my first set of posts I decided to break making of an art journal page into three stages. I recorded a video of each stage and will share those videos and stages over the course of three days. If you missed the first post, you can see it here (link).

You can find Seth Apter's site here (link) and more about the Creative team here (link). I've included a list of products to the end of the post with links to Seth's own store. 


In my first post I showed three easy ways to break a blank page. The idea was to get rid of that perhaps scary white and blank page with a fast, easy layer. So in this second post I'm adding more layers. Now that the page has already something on it, I can just start building layers. 

I made four sheets in total in my first video, but continue with just two in this stage. I'm using different mediums and different steps in the making of these two sheets. They are layered, finished backgrounds which I then could turn into projects. And that's exactly what I'll do in my last video, take one of these two sheets and turn that into a finished art journal page. 

But for now, please see the video below to see how I continued working on the backgrounds!

Thank you for stopping by today! Please be back again tomorrow to see the final video! 


Materials used: 
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Azure
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Burlap
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Carabelle Studio 4,8,15,16,23,42 stamp
Prima Marketing Vintage Vanity Book clear stamp
Prima Marketing Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
Posca PC-1M white

21/10/2020

DAY 1: Breaking a blank page - three stages of an art journal page

 

Hello hello and welcome to my first Seth Apter teamie post! I'm so excited about this! My first post is actually a set of posts. I thought what to do and came to the conclusion that maybe I should keep things simple. Kind of starting from the scratch and continuing upwards. 

So as my first set of posts I decided to break making of an art journal page into three stages. I recorded a video of each stage and will share those videos and stages over the course of three days. 

You can find Seth Apter's site here (link) and more about the Creative team here (link). I've included a list of products to the end of the post with links to Seth's own store. 


In this first post I'm tackling something perhaps intimidating. That is a blank page. I'm showing three easy ways to add a first layer to a piece of cardstock using Seth Apter's Izink dye sprays. They are just basic, easy techniques but there's a reason to it. If the blank space is scary, the best way to get over it is to just add something on top! No need to make special techniques or think too much, just slap some color in there and continue onward! 

I was using the sprays for the very first time in this video, kind of exploring the possibilities a little as well. You can see the three easy ideas in the video below.


Like I said in the beginning, this is just the first post of three. So, please be back tomorrow to see how I continue two of the sheets I created in this video! There's more layers coming. And in the third and last video I make the finished page. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Hopefully see you tomorrow! 


Materials used: 
Prima Marketing Art Basics Clear Gesso
GummiApan Alphabet and Numbers stamp
Carabelle Studio French Lily Background stamp

20/10/2020

Mother of wings - Craft Stamper


Hiya! Yesterday I shared a card I made for a November 2019 issue of Craft Stamper. It was the other project in a Masterclass article about five techniques with leaves. Here's the other project in the article. 

Where the other project was a card, I made something a bit more complex with this one and made a canvas. There's similar elements in both of the projects, though. I used all of the five techniques I thought for the article in this piece. Can you spot them all?

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely Tuesday.


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, WOW! Embossing Powder





19/10/2020

Soul sister - Craft Stamper


Hi there and colorful new week! I have a fun week planned for you as the end of the week marks my first Seth Apter team posts! I'm so excited about them and can't wait to hear what you think of them. But before we get to the new stuff, I'm sharing something older today and tomorrow. 

Both of the projects are done for and published in Craft Stamper magazine. They were made for a Masterclass article about leaves which was published in the November 2019 issue. In the article I shared five techniques with leaves and showed two projects using those techniques. This smaller one, a card, is called "Soul sister". 

Please be back tomorrow to see the other project, a canvas! Thank you for stopping by today! 


Materials: Prima Marketing, WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Ranger






16/10/2020

Nordic fox cards - Sizzix


Fri-YAY! Today I have two cards to share. They are made using Sizzix dies and I recorded a video while working on them. 

I started by making a stencil using Thinlits "Mixed Media #6" die. I also cut some flowers out of yellow and dark blue cardstock and the stems out of kraft cardstock. As you can see from the video below, I also stamped some foxes on top of the kraft cardstock and cut those out. The foxes are done using Framelits with stamps "Wilderness" set, whereas the flowers are cut using Thinlits "Stackable Florals" die set. If you wish to see how I used that self-made stencil and built the cards, please see the video below.


Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely Friday and great weekend! May it be a crafty one! 

Ps. Don't forget about the Facebook live tomorrow! Tune in on 3 pm CET - or 9 am EST or 4 pm Finnish time!


Materials from Sizzix: 


Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, P13 Paper Products, Prima Marketing, Paper Garden, Sinelli, Tim Holtz









 

15/10/2020

Cosmic ATCs - WOW! Embossing Powder


Heippa! Today I'm sharing something I made over 6 months ago, oopsie. These were made as small examples for then new WOW! embossing powders, the other set by Seth Apter. The set is called "Cosmic", so probably no wonder I started thinking of nebulae and stars. 

To show off that beautiful sparkle and shine the powders have, I made them on top of black surface. The composition of cards is really simple - some powders and splashes to the background, piece of embossed die cut starry lace on top with a stapler and finish the cards using a metal star and some text stickers. I wanted to give the powders the maximum possibility to shine! 

To get that beautiful nebula look I used another product from the Seth Apter range in the cards. That's the mixed media brush! I pained some embossing ink to the cards and then added the powders on top. The brush allowed me to get an area with a lot of powder, like the dense dust area and other areas with less powder, getting that starry look.

Thank you for stopping by today! 


Materials: WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Prima Marekting, 7 Dots Studio




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