Friday, August 24, 2012

studio 490 art parts with a twist...

THANKS so much 
to everyone who ordered book #7...
I signed & Rick shipped... LOTS!

our PO guys love to see Rick come in with his arms loaded...
since it's a small town PO, 
they are worried about their jobs...
so the Oglesby, Illinois PO guys & gals say 
"thanks" too!

today I thought I'd share another art journal page,
 with an art parts twist...

since art parts are nice & thick...
they are super simple to trace around to add an element to your journal page...
with lots of art parts...
there are a million possibilities...
and an added benefit...
it's another way to use & reuse art parts...
as patterns...
I have used the heart several times...love it!

this page is cut from my fav Ranger Specialty Stamping paper...
it fits my large art parts pages journal...

I created the background with the distress stains...
I like to mist the page with water before adding the stains...
the script, the sentiment, teeny tiny text  & bubbles were stamped with archival inks, to make sure the images stayed crisp & didn't bleed when I misted water over them...

I used french ultramarine archival for the teeny text & the bubbles...
to make them more subtle & in the background...
the more layers...
the better...

I used my new stencils too...
this time with the black soot distress ink, on a blending tool...
after my background was looking good, then I traced around my large art parts star...

here's the finished page...
it's actually flat...
but it looks textured/dimensional...


we have LOTS going on around here...

we got 3 giant boxes of art parts for upcoming classes...
here's the contents of just one of the boxes...



and we need products to use on those art parts...
like this new Rock Candy dry glitter...

12 jars should be a good start for classes...
and 6 jars for me...

this stuff is sugary MAGIC!


and besides delivering to the PO...
Rick has been drilling a few hundred of these guys...
they are a nice solid base for the funky art angel workshop...



how about a GIVEAWAY?
I have a copy of my new book for a random commenter...
just leave a comment & I'll draw a winner on MONDAY...

that's it for today...

hava a wonderful INKY weekend...

I plan to...

make art!
wendy
ps...sorry GIANTS fans...
go BEARS!

72 comments:

peggylee said...

Wendy, I so love this art page, you amaze me with your talent, a big thank you for always sharing and inspiring us to create art...love the art parts-cool way to use them...this is a must try.

Peggy Lee
Whitefield, NH

Connie Mercer said...

every thing looks so user friendly~love that!!! amazing page with the star!!

ros said...

I'm so glad I found you. Gorgeous art ♥

PiHi said...

I wish I could participate for that class...

Marijane said...

Your Journal page is lovely. I love the "softish" colors you are using and the lined part of your stencil (used at the top) almost makes it look like a page from a spiral bound notebook. You must love running your hands through all those goodies that the postman brought!

Anita Houston said...

I can't believe you kit all those art parts yourselves...wow! Your journal page is absolutely fabulous! Love the background and the star!

Terry said...

Love that journal page! All the images are right at home! Would love a copy of your new book! Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

Nancy said...

Oh! This reminds me I want to use Art Girl's ArtPart as a stencil on a journal page! Ohhhh, maybe this weekend!!

I absolutely LOVE this page, Wendy! Beautiful!

Oh, and I need to order your stencils, too ... busy, busy weekend ahead!

Dorothy said...

I would love a book!!!

Mallrat said...

I love the idea of using the art parts to trace from .. love the journal page !! have a great weekend Wendy :)

Sue C said...

Wendy your journal page is just amazing ! I love how you've created depth even though it's flat! Sue C x

Donna Lange said...

What a great art journal page - thanks for the inspiration and chance to win your new book!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love this journal page, it's my most favorite so far!! Thank you for the tip about tracing our Art Parts, I wouldn't have even thought of that...ohhh the wheels are spinning now!

Wilma said...

Awesome journal page and great giveaway;-)
I sure hope for an inky weekend here, you are giving me so much inspiration! Thank you so much!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Loving all the new products and your journal page is gorgeous. Shame I don't live nearby, I would love to take a workshop. Good luck with them and all your new releases. Great giveaway too. Tracy x

Julie S. said...

It really does look textured and dimensional - cool stuff. Yay for hel;ing the PO workers, too!

Helen said...

The journal page looks amazing! I think thoe boxes will keep you busy for a while - hope youDO find time to make art. also, I want to say thank you again for my giveaway from last week, which arrived today - that's pretty good going! Will be inking them up this weekend. have a good one! Helen.

Vic said...

Great page and what a fantastic tip to trace Art Parts!

Myrto said...

Wow! I wish I could attend one of your classes! But I am too far away - how about giving some classes in Greece?

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wendy. Do you ever sit down & just relax? I love your journal page. The colours are so soft & muted. Great tip using art parts to trace round. Now I need even more of each design: 1 to look at, 1 to trace round, Lots to use. x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love love the journal page , gorgeous colours too....would love a chance to win your book! Trace x

SusanK said...

That journal page is just scrumptious! Can't wait for the Funky Angel class in a few weeks! And I'd love, love, LOVE to win Book #7!

Lesley said...

I would soooo love to take the funky angel workshop....but might be a bit hard seeing as i live in the UK!!!!
Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Jean said...

Thanks for the daily inspiration! I plan on getting inky myself this weekend! How about coming to Mass. to teach that funky angel workshop??? I have just the store for you!
Thanks for the chance to win your new book!!!

Dawn Louise said...

Amazing, always such an inspiration, just love your creations x

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

When I first saw your page I thought it was bound in a binder. Then I realized it was your stripe stamp - LOL! I love how this turned out.

Elaine Allen

Redanne said...

Loving your journal page, the star does seem to be dimensional. Also, Rick is a very handy person to have around - those stands look so professional. Would love a chance to win your new book.....A x

julie case said...

Love your journal page! Thanks for the tip for tracing, I can't wait to try it myself!

marilyn said...

Beautiful page. Would love to win a copy of your new book.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

That page does look dimensional! I could've sworn the star was an Arts Part! Already got the book (thanks for the goodies!). If I should win, just pick another name.

Janet said...

I'm intrigued about the art angel workshop. I'm hoping it will be available online too.

finnella03 said...

Amazing love the page. Wish I could join one of you classes. Rachel x

Karen Goulet said...

I would love to come and see you in action at one of your classes!
I really like the vintage feel of the page you made. Oh..and the Rock Candy dry glitter...I can't wait to get some of that so I can use it on my art parts.
Thanks Wendy...Rock on!
Karen :)

Swedie said...

Love your star page - you always have such fun ideas! Who wouldn't love to win a copy of one of your books!! Thanks for the chance.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

sue said...

I was going to order your new book. I think I will wait, maybe you will pick me!

Heidi said...

Waiting patiently for you to teach in buffalo again...then I get to see your art...and you in person!

Kate said...

What a lovely journal page. Awesome background! I would love the chance to win your new book!!

marci said...

Thanks for everything you share - wish I had time to do all the projects you show, but alas, I must go to work to pay for this addicting hobby. Thanks for the giveaway - I would love to add this book to my collection.

michelle said...

Amazing page and why do I never think of these things.

Please do not pick me I ordered a book :0)

Tona said...

I would have never realised that your project was flat if you hadn't mentioned it.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book!

suzieq23 said...

Wendy, I just love all your new products (toys)! I was at the Queens Ink this week and spent a bundle on stencils and stamps and....I have already signed up for your classes there in October. Cannot wait! Sue

Mieke said...

So happy that I found you!! You make georgeous art work!
Mieke.

Eileen Bellomo said...

I just received book 7 and can't wait til I have time to relax with a good cup of coffee and the book. Should my name be drawn I'll just gift it to a friend.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love that journal page, such beautifully soft, muted colours xx

Cheryl said...

Love the look of your page. The colours are amazing, as well as the dimension it conveys.

Unknown said...

Love Love Love your art and it's so much fun to learn from you! Thanks!

JoanQ said...

Wendy, love the page and the colors! Makes me want to sit down and play right now! Thanks for the inspiration.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous journal page!!! Really makes me want to reach out and touch it!!! (ps. don't include me in the drawing - someone else needs your fab book!!)

Julia S-W said...

Wow - my first time here via Sandra's blog. Love your page and wish I was coming to a class to play AND learn! I'll now be coming back.
Juliax

Kristina Anderson said...

Cute journal page. You always provide such great tips and techniques. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to more next week. Have a great weekend!

Primitive Seasons said...

Wendy girl, you just amaze me with the different way you use products. This is the first year I haven't bought the book as soon as it was in your hands but money is tight and winning it would be so wonderful. Good luck to everyone.

Mary

Erin Glee said...

Oh how I wish I could take a class with you! They look so fun!
Rick is such a Sweetheart to help so much : )
Thank you for the chance to win your new book!

Jane said...

I wish wish wish you would teach a class in Arizona. I love your art parts! and Stamps!, books, all of it.

Heather said...

Dont you just love getting those goodie boxes in the mail?! Just to open those up and seen all the potential for ideas, it's like Christmas in every box!

Jomama said...

I love to visit your blog and see what new projects you have created!! Your art is truly awesome! Thanks for a chance to win your book!

Kari Leach said...

I love your blog, so inspiring. You are such an amazing artist. I can't wait for the flower stencil to come to my local store.

BethW said...

I would love a copy of your book! am always inspired by your vision of the world.

Athanasia said...

Hi! Love your art, so inspiring. I would love to have a copy of your book :)

Elena said...

Hi sugar! I am at Eileens house in New York (while my town is going through a hurricane!). I meant to order #7 before I left but I forgot!!! She received hers yesterday and its great!! And ofcourse I am totally jealous she has one before I do!

Can u paypal me the invoice for one please?? I dont have the rock candy dry glitter yet (believe it or not!). Do I want it?? LOL?

restonhooker@gmail.com said...

All your ideas have my head spinning. I'm going to have to quit my job to make time ... Keep up the fantastic work!

Lisa Kind said...

Love your journal page. And that glitter looks interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!

vicki follett said...

I love this art page! it is beautiful. I also see that you are coming to visit the Queen - Queen Patti that is. are those art parts for your visit then? Thanks for sharing your work, just wish I had more time to indulge in creating

Debby said...

Way cool art journal page! I got my book and other goodies the other day. Thank you again so very much!!

Carol Gibson said...

Love your page. Thanks for
sharing.

Suzette said...

Wow all that stuff looks like soo much fun! I can't wait to see examples for your classes coming up. I'd so love to wing your new book, thanks for a chance to win!

Suzan VonEssen said...

Da Bears! Da Bears! Oh, and I love your art and would love to win Book 7, thanks!

bkazoo said...

Love the 12 for class and 6 for you! I think that means it must be a great product.

bkazoo said...

Love the 12 for class and 6 for you! I think that means it must be a great product.

Dawn B. said...

Love it, as always! Again I say, how very versatile these products are-love them!!!!!! I want I all, but may have to get another job lol

Mooffie said...

I would LOVE to do one of your classes...now are you coming to the UK, or shall I come to you (imagine the excess baggage charge coming home!!!) I love your blog. Thanks for the ideas Ruth

Marcia Neat said...

I hope I'm not too late I've got everything crossed I would love to win one of your books
Marcia Neat

Flo S. said...

I also hope I'm not too late. Fingers crossed. Thanks.