Friday, December 15, 2017

How to make a Mini Art Journal from and Envelope - Video Tutorial

 Hi there!

I have some news for all the journal lovers of you. From this Friday on I will share a video about how to make and fill a mini journal every Friday during the next weeks. We will play until this journal is finished!
The ones of you, that are following my instagram page have already seen some sneak peeks. Today we start by making the journal from an gelli printed envelope. 


 My envelope measures 23cm by 16cm (9" x 6.25"). I hope you enjoy the video:



Here are some photos of the inside:



xx Susanne.

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Card with Brushos and Rubber Dance

Hi there!

I am over at the ColourCraft blog today with a wintery greeting card. You will find a full tutorial over their!


xx Susanne.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mixed Media Thoughs #11 - Watercolor Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new video in my series "Mixed Media Thoughts".  I used my watercolors combined with white acrylic paint...


Here are some close-ups:








xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Viva Las VegaStamps!
Pastel Pencils
White Acrylic Paint
Archival Ink
StazOn Ink


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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Card with Distress Inks and Embossing - Video Tutorial

Hi there!

I'm sharing a video today over at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog. I worked with a lot of different powders, Distress Inks and Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix.
You'll find a video over at the WOW! Embossing Powder.


Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

All the supplies are listed over at the WOW! blog, too.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Art Journal Page Video with Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Hi there!

I'm sharing a new video on my YouTube channel today with Gansai Tambi watercolors, acrylic paints, Rubber Dance stamps and STAMPlorations stencils.


The whales are my own paintings. I scanned them to my computer and printed them in different sizes and directions.

I hope you enjoy the video! If you like it I'd be happy if you give me a thumb up :-)


I have also two coupon codes for you:

Free Shipping at
SRFreeShip
(on orders over 15€)

20% off at
STAMPGIRLSUSANNE






Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
STAMPlorations stencils
Rubber Dance Stamps
Acrylic Paint
Archival Ink
Staz On Ink
Pastel Pencils

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My Mixed Media Thoughts #10 - Art Journal Page with Watercolors

Hi there!


It's time for a new video in my series "Mixed Media Thoughts".  I used my watercolors combined with white acrylic paint...







xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Viva Las VegaStamps!
Pastel Pencils
White Acrylic Paint
Archival Ink
StazOn Ink


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, December 4, 2017

Use Brushos for your Art Journal Background - Video tutorial

Hi there!

I'm sharing an art journal process video today. One way to create nice backgrounds is to use texture paste together with Brushos! I used this technique for this art journal page.



Enjoy the video:


Here are some close-ups:






Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Round in Circles Stamps (free shipping with SRFreeShip at rubberdance.com, on orders over 15€)
Sizzix Butterfly Duo (Tim Holtz)
Neocolor Crayons
STAMPlorations stencil (20% off your order with STAMPGIRLSUSANNE on stamplorations.com)
StazOn ink
Acrylic Paint
Gesso
Brusho Crylstal Colours


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Art Journal Page with Watercolours and STAMPlorations

Hi there!

It's time for stencil sunday over at the STAMPlorations blog today and also time for a new Mixed Media challenge!
I created an art journal page with my brand new Mijello wtaercolors!  Hopefully you like it!
I love to work with bright colours and I like the untraditional look of this Christmas page.






Supplies:
ARTplorations:
Evolution
Christmas Reindeer  
STAMPlorations:
Art Marks,
Christmas Bell Medley,
Believe

Friday, December 1, 2017

Art Journal Page Video with Brushos

Hi there!

I am sharing an art journal video today over at the ColourCraft blog.







xx Susanne

Supplies:
ColourCraft:



Others:
Viva Las VegaStamps!
Tim Holtz Word Block Dies by Sizzix
WOW! Opaque Bright White Powder
Black Fineliner

WOW! meets Pink & Main - Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!!!!
 
The WOW design team are excited to be sharing our collab with the fabulous Pink & Main team that is now available in our store https://wowembossingpowder.com/
 
To celebrate the new products to the store we are having a fun Blog Hop. Set yourself up by getting a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the inspiration the design team has to showcase using the Pink & Main products. 
 
We have also invited along the Pink & Main design team so you have double the inspiration!
 
Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered to win!!!! We will be giving away a $25 US or £25 sterling gift card to the WOW Store. The winner will be posted on our blog 31st December back here on the WOW Blog.
 
I made a shaker card with these beautiful and cute sea creatures by Pink & Main.
 
 
If you don't come over from Riikka's blog check out our line up:

1. Blog hop starts here @ WOW 
5. Susanne (you are here)
7. Yolie
 
I used WOW! opaque bright white powder together with Brushos to create an underwater background, with the bubbles. I embossed the cute creatures with different WOW! powders and coloured them with Brushos. I love that I didn't have to cut them out, because their are dies that are coordinating with these lovely stamps.
 

I arranged my elements and prepared a shaker window. I filled my card with tiny beads and WOW! Sparkles.


The sentiment is also stamped with WOW!  "Oceanic".

 
Thank you for hopping along!
 
 
xx Susanne.

Supplies:
WOW! Embossing Powder:
WOW! Sparkles:
Pink & Main:
Stamps & Dies: Seas The Day
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - Watercolor Art Journal Page

Hi there!

A nice welcome to the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop! The STAMPlorations Design Team is showcasing some awesome new stencils today designed by Sanna Lippert!
I was really happy when I saw them, because I love her style!

https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/11/stencil-blog-hop-with-sanna-lippert-designs.html

I created an art journal page with my Gansai Tambi watercolours this time. The stenciling is made with black and white acrylic paint.


If you just jumped right in, start our blog hop on the STAMPlorations blog. You have time to hop around and leave your comments until December 4. The first winner will get a $20 gift certificate, two more winners will get 3 stencils out of this series of their choice! Not bad, isn't it?

If you are not a winner.... use my special discount code on your next order at stamplorations.com and you will get 20% off your whole order: STAMPGIRLSUSANNE





Thanks for hopping along!
xx Susanne.

Supplies:
STAMPlorations:
Trendy Butterflies 2
CUTplorations:
Flutter Zen 1
Flutter Zen 2
Others:
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Acrylic Paints


Mixed Media Thoughts #9 - Intuitive Art Journal Play with Watercolors

Hi there!


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








xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Colourcraft Aztec Metallics
STAMPlorations stamps (20% off with STAMPGIRLSUSANNE at stamplorations.com)
Visible Image Stamps
StazOn Ink
Archival Ink


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 27, 2017

Mail Art Envelope with Distress Oxide Inks and Viva Las VegaStamps!

Hi there!

I'm sharing a mail art envelope tutorial today over at the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog. I used Distress Oxide Inks together with their fabulous stamps. I also used a STAMPlorations die and the amazing WOW! Sparkles on this project.
Details and tutorial is here.


xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Viva Las VegaStamps!:
Whimsical Thatched Heart
Happy Mail Enclosed
Chevron Banner
Unicorn 
Others:
Distress Oxide Inks
STAMPlorations "Birthday" die (use "STAMPGIRLSUSANNE" for 20% off your next order at stamplorations.com)
Archival Ink
WOW! Sparkles

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.

Supplies:
Collage Paper
Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Gelatos
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:


http://www.rubberdance.com/shop?shop_section=163311

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

Supplies
Rubber Dance Stamps:

Others:
Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
Gelli Plate
Tim Holtz Stickers