Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mixed Media Thoughts #8 - Intuitive Art Journal Play

Hi there!

It's time for a new video in my series "Mixed Media Thoughts". I hope you enjoy it :-)

xx Susanne.

Collage Paper
Acrylic Paint
Pastel Pencil
Rubber Dance Stamps
Viva Las VegaStamps!
Gel Medium

About this series:
I'm sharing some of my intuitive art journal spreads in this series. All videos will NOT be part of any Design Team work. I pick the supplies that I wanna use right in this moment.
Art Journaling is a very big part of my creative life. It means, I find time to get some mental relief, I write down the thoughts or quotes that are imortant for me.
Creating in my journal is also some kind of art practicing. I learn a lot about the different mediums, I am using, and I develope new ideas to use in prospective work.

Of course I will always give you a list of supplies. I know how frustrating it is, if you see a tool in a video and can't find out what it is. You will find the supplies in the video description.

I hope I can give you some inspiration. Art journaling doesn't have to be perfect!!! The result must have a meaning to YOU.
Your body needs movement your soul needs colours, patterns and words - no perfection!

If you are interested in the first video check out the playlist here.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Make Watercolour Illustrations with your Stamps

Hi there!

Rubber Dance had a gorgeous new release a few days ago and one of the stamp sets are designed by me.... hurray!
I am a BIG penguin fan and so happy, that Bibi made them into stamps:

They are on sale until tomorrow!
That means they are 20% off.
You can save the shipping costs, too, if you use this code:
(on orders over 15€)

Today I'd like to share something else you can do with your stamps, than just stamping and colouring. Turn them into watercolour illustrations:

Here is what I did:
I stamped the penguins with a light watersoluble ink (Distress Ink works great). After that I coloured the penguins with watercolours. I used a wet in wet technique to create some texture with different colours. I also sprinkled some colour on top of the images after they were dried.
Finally I used a black fineliner to bring back some of the outlines and details. It's always good to stamp a reference of your image onto a piece of scrap paper, so you can see where to put the eye or other details.

I used a gelli printed background for these cards and added some additional stamping to create a little more texture.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
Gelli Plate
Tim Holtz Stickers

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Altered Playing Card with the Gelli Plate

Hi there!

It's stencil sunday over at the STAMPlorations blog today! I created an altered playing card this time.
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My base was an old playing card from my kids. I primed it with gesso and printed it with the gelli plate. I added some more colour with watersoluble crayons before I stamped my images. Finally I added a tag as embellishment and a sticker title. 

Have a nice sunday!!!
xx Susanne.

ARTplorations: Daisy Play
STAMPlorations: Trendy Birds 2
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paints
Idealogy Stickers (Tim Holtz)
Archival Ink