here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

metallic embossing paste + lots of distress =

a very fun art journal page...

while you're reading...

keep in mind...
this can also be used as a card too...

I cut 2 pieces of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper to
 4 1/2 x 6 1/2...

these fit my art parts pages...
that I use as covers for another art journal...

I misted one of the pages with water, 
then added some scattered straw distress stain
then pressed the 2 pages together to make 2 backgrounds...

make sure to dry...

here's the 2 backgrounds...

the one on the left already has my white embossing paste applied thru the 3 fresh flowers stencil...
that's a story for another day...

the page on the right is today's tutorial...



I wanted to mix the new distress paints with the distress stains, markers & inks...

you'll see that they work together like magic...

lay the layered flower stencil in place, 
then use Cut N Dry foam to pounce broken china distress paint thru the stencil...

***you can start with either of the flowers stencils***

I chose the stencil with the open center to use first...

remove the stencil & dry...




here's the result...



now place the other portion of the layered flower stencil over the painted stenciled flower...
you'll see they are a perfect fit...

this stencil will cover up the painted areas & protect them...

spread the metallic gold paste over the stencil to fill it in...
I use a palette knife...

remove the stencil & allow the paste to dry...

***clean the stencil & your palette knife***

***you'll see that the gold metallic paste looks like "butterscotch" right from the jar...
but let it dry & it magically turns into a beautiful metallic gold***...

here's the dry paste...


use the honeycomb background with pale ochre archival to stamp over several areas of the background & dry...

I made sure to leave some areas unstamped...


here's a better shot ...

see how cool the raised metallic paste 
looks paired with the opaque distress paint? 


to create a stem, 
I used a stem from the 3 fresh flowers stencil...

***these stencils mix & match very well***

was pounced over the stencil with Cut N Dry foam...

***see the stencil tape? it protects the close open areas where I don't want to add any paint***...

***post-its work just fine too...***


remove the stencil...
dry the paint...

stamp "begin" with jet black archival...
it's from the art journal basics set...

***archivals are AWESOME!***


next I added some bricks to the background
on the blending tool...

on a side note...
Rick asked where I saw blue bricks...
I had to tell him that...

THERE ARE NO RULES
 when you...
MAKE ART!


to add the tiny dots...

I dispensed some brushed corduroy stain onto the craft sheet...
picked that up with the detailer water brush & tapped it on my finger over the page...

I LOVE the tiny dots...

I added some light shading to the page edges 
with rusty hinge on the blending tool...


I used black soot on the blending tool to add the numbers in 3 areas with the classic words stencil...

see that cute flower center?

replace the stencil...
use the one that has the open center...
block off the areas outside the circle with stencil tape or post-its...

then ink this unmounted mini collage stamp with jet black archival & press the stamp over the flower center...

***it's easier to use the stamp UN-mounted***

totally flippin...cool &
 the mini collage stamp set is on SALE!

make sure to dry the archival!





tim's new  remnant rub pointing finger was a perfect fit...

I also added some doodle lines around the edge to create a frame effect...

and stamped my new small bee with jet black archival...

to color the bee body,
 I used the rusty hinge marker
the scattered straw marker on the wings...

hmmm...
this idea just popped...

maybe I'll add Glossy Accents to the wings?


and here's a side shot to show the texture created by the paste...




the flower & background, 
done the same way would be a GREAT card...

just add whatever sentiment the occasion needs...

the embossing pastes adds great texture, 
but no weight, 
so the pastes work very well for cards you want to mail...

now it's time for me to start getting demo supplies packed...
and find something to wear...

this weekend is the
 convention in Akron, Ohio...

if you're in the area...I hope you'll come & see us!

we'll be stocked with all the coolest supplies & we always have LOTS of samples to inspire...

let me know that you're a blog friend & 
I'll have a little gift for you!



and just a little request...
if you live in Ohio...
TURN THE HEAT on PLEASE!
wearing a winter coat in April sucks...

get out your stamps, stencils, inks, paints, markers & stains so YOU can...

make art!
wendy
ps...oops...
almost forgot...

for those friends who are not on Facebook & asked that I post here...

this is version 2 of the card I shared in the previous post...

the heart is this large heart stencil...

instead of a stamped flower like on the original card,
 I used the wildflowers stencil...
& changed the sentiment to WISH...

same basic design...
but I did use BROWN!

see the tiny harlequin leaves?

same mini collage stamp as above...


my plan is to see you here next week 
with some gift ideas
 for Mother's Day & grads!



31 comments:

Martha Richardson said...

Thanks for the tutorial...the next purchase on my list is the metallic modeling pastes! LOVE the black & white so I know I'm going to love the metallics

Helen said...

What a great journal page, and thanks for the 'how to' .... have a fun weekend - hope you don't get too cold!!

Kaz said...

Love love love the gold just pops out xx

Kaz ;0)

Sharon Y said...

Love it. Was so fun to watch it come together step by step. Thanks.

Dorothy said...

Wow!! Great piece of art!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning so many wonderful layers that all come together so well xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, the flower looks amazing!! I have your black and white paste, now I have to get the metallics!! The entire design is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Hels Sheridan said...

as ever Wendy you have created a masterpiece... and being as I haven't played with 490 for a few days, I am going right now.. I am... I am off to play.. you inspired me... again! xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous pieces Wendy, both the flowers are very striking and the gold paste works beautifully. Love the step by steps, thank you. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

I love this Wendy!!! The Gold Paste is truly my favorite!!! It's so regal and just pops! It's a showcaser! I love the background too! So inspiring...just what I need to get some motivation to get back on the creative wagon!

Michael said...

Thank you for the tutorial!!! I've been hanging with Lori Hassler and Nancy Crissinger and have had trouble getting into the journaling. You just made it look so easy! Love the brick accent.
Michael

SusanK said...

Another rainy, cold day here so I'm heading to the art space for some overdue play time. Love all the details...you make it look so fab!

Marijane said...

Darling... both journal page and card! I love the striking look of the bit of harlequin mini-collage stamp that you used. When I clicked on the link to SSS to check out the set I found, much to my surprise, that I already have that set and didn't recognize it! I guess I either have too much stuff or I don't think outside the box enough - I think it's a little of each!

michelle said...

Love love love this page. . . I need to find time to play with the paste I have some now just can not seem to find the time! I will send you some warm weather if you will send me some time?

Kate said...

Fabulous tutorial. Your journal paged turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Kate

SusanH said...

Love these - thanks for the ideas - I'm going to have to try some of this out!!

Tona said...

This is fantastic. I love all the layers that work so well together.

Vic said...

Wow, my head is spinning! I love all the layers & texture.

sue said...

Love the flower! What a great idea. Can't wait to try it.

Julie Steed said...

Coolness! I love that brick stencil, too. I really need to add that to my collection.

I had a nice surprise yesterday. I found a brand spankin' new pack of your Clearly for Art Modeling Film hidden away. Looking forward to playing with that today!

Debby said...

Your pages turned out fantastic!! I have to make a card for my mother in law for her birthday. May have to lift this idea. Thanks in advance!!

Wanda H said...

LOVE this!!!! and I just got that flower stencil so will be able to do this!!! I think the blue bricks are fabulous!!!! Have fun at the show!!!!

Kelley said...

This is so cool! Thank you for the tutorial. More supplies for my list. :)

Redanne said...

Wow Wendy, even though you added lots of lovely layers behind the flower, it still rises to the occasion and is stunning with the gold paste! Absolutely gorgeous...... thank you for sharing your second card too. Hugs, Anne x

Lynn Hardy said...

Thank you for showing your lovely second card. I've just bought some white paste and the heart, brick wall and dots & stripes stencils (having seen your earlier heart card). I'm looking forward to having a play now!

Wilma said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and inspiration!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I completely forgot that the flower stencils worked with each other! Duh! That's why I had to have it in the first place. lol And, I think your blue bricks are inspiring!

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So nice to see you again at Akron's Adventures In Stamping. Pleasure talking to you. Your designs are awesome!

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