Monday, February 20, 2012

kits, journals, water brushes & more...

but first...

THANK YOU!

you asked...
we listened...

the #1 "kits for art" is a huge SUCCESS!
I'm so glad you liked it...

we've heard from store owners & customers too that it's so convenient...

to make art!
awesome!

here's kits for art #2...
it's shipping this month...

it includes all the art parts & clearly for art needed to complete this project...

also in the package are the instructions & some step out photos...

you can follow along exactly...
or you can use the kit for a starting point & customize it with any colors, inks, papers or backgrounds you choose...


kits for art #3 will ship in April & it will include
my new Embellish Your Art Blossom Bucket pieces...

included in the kit are...

the cute clear resin bottle, the shutters and a black metal corner...

I'll remind you when April comes!

yesterday I was playing around with tim's new water brushes, distress inks, paint dabbers &

when I taught @ The Queen's Ink in Maryland last fall,
Hels Sheridan came over from the UK for the weekend...

she introduced me the Stabilo all pencil & I ordered some as soon as I got home...

I got black, red & yellow...
I have no association with them, just passing on a fun find...

keep in mind that was October...
I just got them out to play yesterday...

these pencils react (bleed) with water...

I found that they are PERFECT
when combined with tim's new water brushes...

I am certainly NOT an expert...
but I thought I'd show you 2 journal pages anyway...
since you're my art friends...

the background was created with the distress stains & water...
like the technique I showed in this post...

the doilies are from the cake decorating section of Hobby Lobby...
just glued on with Glue N Seal...

ignore the paper clips...
I needed them to keep the pages flat for the photo...


the left side...

I used the pencil around the doilies...
and to write LOVE...

by using the water brush, I was able to easily add shading...
so even though the page is really very flat...
the pencils/water add lots of depth...

the cute word stickers are new from tim...
they are called chit chat...

my alphabet stamp seemed to fit well...
randomly stamped in jet black archival...


the right side shows the shading around the hearts...
the water brush makes it simple...

the white dots were created with a stencil &


that was fun...
so...

then I started another...
it's not finished, but what the heck...
I'll show you anyway!


on the left page you can see that I outlined the flowers with the pencil, then used the water brush...
this time I used the detail water brush...
love the fine point it has...

because I used distress ink on the flowers...
and then added water...
you get cool outside the lines watercolor-ish shading...
now there's a word...

note to self...
do not go over the edge of the stencil...
it leaves a mark....duh...


and the right hand page...

the giant mask is from idea-ology...
I think I'll play a bit more & finish it later...



I'm jumping all over subjects today...

I wanted to share a video that my friend Lynne did...
she uses clearly for art...
and Perfect Pearls...
check it out...

I think it's fun to see how people use the same products...
very inspiring!

THANKS Lynne!


tomorrow I'll have another video to share,
using a fun new technique with

I hope you can pop back in tomorrow...

now about those winners...

I'll be sending new rubber to...

Blogger SusanK said...

Floor plans....thank you SO MUCH!!! Cool project...off to check out the videos for more tips on using CFS.

February 17, 2012 1:00 PM


and a set to...

Blogger mrich2500 said...

Here's hoping you will be teaching somewhere close to me ;) Would love to win a stamp set!

February 17, 2012 10:42 AM


please send your shipping info & we'll get these off to you...

my email is wbv1213@me.com


have a GREAT Monday...
see you tomorrow...with that video...

until then...
make art!
wendy

31 comments:

Marva said...

Oh these are awesome journal pages Wendy! Congrats to all the winners!

SusanK said...

Love the journaling pages - haven't tried that yet. I'm psyched...new rubber! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

Crafty mop said...

Love your pages Wendy you have managed to get real depth , popping of the page it looks fantastic ....the hearts and colurs are wonderful .....more please love it x

ellen vargo said...

Has the journaling bug bitten you? Your pages are *amazing* !!! A totally new and different (and, might I say.... *awesome*... new look! WOW!

Redanne said...

Loving your journal pages Wendy. Thanks for the tips on the pencils too. Personally, I cannot get enough of your Art Parts - just adore them and Hels is a great inspiration for using them too.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous journal pages.

Sarah said...

How much fun and colour is that - wonderful and I love the idea of you just dabbling, playing and being you in your journal...a girl has gotta have some fun!

Dawn B. said...

Very cool pages! I'm drooling over the next art parts kit!

Mallrat said...

I am so loving the journal pages you did. The color is vibrant. I may have to get me some of those pencils. I hadn't seen the water brush by Tim Holtz, it looks amazing for projects I do now. Thanks Wendy .. have a great day !

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing and CONGRATS to the LUCKY winners!! =)
I LOVE your creations and can't wait to see the video tommorow!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Minxy said...

Absolutely loving your journalling pages, especially the first.

Meme said...

Thanks for sharing the information on those pencils, I will be going shopping later to fine them!

congrats to to the winners!+

mrich2500 said...

Thanks for the chance to win...so darn excited that I had to email and then came back to finish reading the blog post...LOL!

sue said...

Thanks for the new ideas. Always looking for new ideas.

Heidi said...

The journal pages look great! I'll have to check out the videos too.

Helen said...

Oh my she journals as well!! Love your journalling... and thanks for the tips. Well done to today's winners.

Vic said...

Your journal pages are wonderful! Congrats to the winners!

SHIRLEY HALL said...

I love the kit. Your journal pages are awesome!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, LOVE the kit ... looks like a must-have!

Your Journal pages are fabulous ... so inspiring!

Off to view the video ... thanks for sharing!

Nancy D. said...

Love & appreciate your rambling randomness about all your lovely projects!

Sandra said...

thanks for the info on the pencils - they look neat ...
as usual - thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! Love the art journaling. Have some of those pencils and I have some water brushes I bought a long time ago. Will have to try that. I made some flowers with CFA and need to do some more. Of course I made my black ones and then found my gold mixitive. DUH

Kathy Eddy said...

Lovin' your journal pages Wendy! It's fun to play in them, isn't it! I have just started myself. The pencils Hels suggested look fun and I may have to order a few.

Dawn said...

aLove the journal pages, this is something I can do in my smashbook! Thanks Wendy!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

fatmi said...

I like the first card its wooden color is really so beautiful.

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Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, gorgeous journal pages!! And I love the little bird in the first pic.

Rita said...

Fabulous Work Wendy. How I wish I was nearer you. Hugs Rita xxx

Cher said...

oh my word! Dy rubbed off on you? WONDERFUL journal pages! SOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty! luv luv! cute kits too...I guess I missed where u can order these...but very fun! congrads to the winners! keep it up woman...luv yer style!

Wanda H said...

Wendy, these pages are fabulous... even the unfinished one is gorgeous already!!!! What fun!!!! On my way to watch the video!!!

Lori said...

Awesome journal pages, love the colors you used. I have yet to try art journals, but I really admire those that do!

jan said...

BEAUTIFUL Journal Journey!!!! Your pages are awesome and inspiring!