Good morning! Michele here with a multi layer die cut and water colored card! I water colored all of my die cut pieces. I also went a bit water color crazy and did the blue and scalloped pink background too! I layered all of the pieces using Crafty Foam Tape White. ( I love that I can cut it to any size I need!) The last panel was adhered to the card base with E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser. The sentiment was cut out 4 times and adhered using the Dual Tip Glue pen.
Hello everyone! Donna Salazar here with a new video tutorial to share how to make your own watercolor paints using the Pigment Powders in the Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® line. I created a card using those watercolors 🙂 I hope you enjoy the video and detailed card making steps to follow.
These are the palettes that I use regularly and you can tell by the photo which are my favorite colors (normally my palettes are much dirtier but I cleaned them up for the photo – lol!).
How to Make Watercolor Paint from Pigment Powder
The recipe for making these is really simple! It is basically equal parts Pigment Powder, Gum Arabic & Water.
The first photo is of the palette with all six colors straight from my Pigment Powders. The second photo is one (of the many) experimental palettes where I have mixed the colors together in different ratios.
The next two photos I made with liquid gum arabic. The first photo is of the palette all 6 original colors plus some of my favorite color mixtures. These watercolors are much softer and a lot more pigment is releases immediately. On the next batch of watercolors that I make with more liquid gum arabic made the cakes harder. This palette was with mostly experimental colors plus the colors that I use the most.
The video explains how I make watercolors and I share watercoloring tips. It also does a video comparison of the watercolors made with powdered gum arabic vs. the ones made with the liquid gum arabic. Enjoy…
Here are some step by step photos of how I created the card using the watercolor image.
I cut an 8.5 x 11” ivory card stock in half and scored down the middle to create an A2 size (4.25 x 5.5”) card. I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller, distressed the edges and adhered it to the card front with the E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser.
I folded flower stamens in half and applied Crafty Power Tape – 81′ over the ends. I wrapped Girlie Grunge Twine around my fingers three times and added Crafty Power Tape over the middle. I stamped with my Journal Words on cardstock and cut them into strips with notches on the ends. Then inked the edges with Honey Mixed Media Inx and added Crafty Power Tape to the back.
I adhered the lace to the left side of the card, sprinkled Twinkle Dust glitter over the lace and used a stiff paint brush to burnish the glitter into the adhesive.
To add the Girlie Grunge Twine and the flower stamens, I lifted one side of the liner then rolled the embellishment so the adhesive is thick in the one spot.
I used 6 butterflies die cut from book pages using my Cascading Butterflies die (you actually get 9 butterflies in one pass) and doubled them up to create 3 butterflies. I used the E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser to run adhesive down the center of the butterflies to adhere them together then inked the edges with Mix’d Media Inx.
Below is the finished card where you can see how I adhered all the pieces together.
In the photo below you can see a close up of how I clustered the Lace Ribbons bow, Girlie Grunge Twine, flower stamens and butterflies over the watercolor image.
In the photo below you can see how the Twinkle Dust glitter shows through the Lace Ribbons and you can also see some of the dimension on the watercolor Flower Bouquet image.
This is the last close up photo where you can see the little word tags made with my Journal Words stamps and you also get a good view at the colors on the watercolor image.
Hi there, it’s Stephanie here today. My Art Journal is with me at every time and so much beloved. I want to show you how I created a peacock with paper and a little bit of drawing in it. I used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium by Donna Salazar to create this page. I got this product to experience with it and had so much fun with it.
My background its a collage of old paper and book pages. I adhere the papers with the Girlie Grunge Art Medium, a gel and decoupage medium.
To create the peacock I used some paper scraps I turned into strips. On these strips I painted some peacock eyes and feathers. Some strips are long, some strips are shorter.
I adhered the stripes like a fan by using the Girlie Grunge Art Medium. To add the tissue paper scraps I applied the medium directly onto the page, otherwise they would be too wonky to adhere.
Then I drew the body of the peacock on a small piece of white paper, cut it out with a scissors and adhered it in the middle of the fan.
I love such pages because it is a combination between drawing and scrapbooking, both i love. Instead of adding a painted body you can also add a little photo.
The Girlie Grunge Art Medium is a gel and decoupage medium you can use to adhere collages, to mix it with pigment powders, to add a shimmering gloss to your work and also to make some photo transfers. This is a really versatile art medium you don’t want to miss.
I hope you had fun to sneak into my Art Journal again.
Sending many birthday blessings through this layered card I created featuring Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesives Sheets. Not only can you die cut with these sheets but you can easily carry them to your craft gatherings without the bulk of a machine or tool (LOVE that!!).
First I die cut my pieces with patterned paper (card panel and frame) and cardstock (background accent piece and sentiment).
I applied my background accent piece with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″ by pulling the liner back, placing the die cut on the sticky white surface and then placing back the liner to rub the die cut between the two sheets. Remove the liner and pull off the die cut (with its back covered in adhesive). Center the die cut on top of the card panel.
I have always had a love for creating Halloween projects, I can’t seem to put my finger on as to why, but it’s hands down my favorite holiday to create for. And while it seems a bit early still (pretty much the hottest day in the summer we have had to date), I thought it would be a good time to get a start on the fun little treat containers for my fave holiday!
For anything box related I always use my E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser. Its clear line of adhesive is immediately tacky and perfect for use on mixed media and paper construction such as boxes, books and other 3D projects. Of course, great for cards and scrapbook pages too 😉
Once all completed and dressed up with a few sprays of sparkles, fill with your favorite treats and goodies! And I suppose if you have a different favorite holiday, you could always customize them to your liking. 😉
With summer break coming to a close, I find myself needing to send a lot of thank you cards that I never got around to do. Today, I am sharing a fun “snail mail” card, that isn’t too heavy to be over one stamp.
Happy Saturday! How do you like to spend your weekends? I love to spend mine with family, friends and crafting! I have a super quick card to share with you! Here are some of the supplies I gathered:
I started off with way more supplies than I actually used. Are you like that? I tend to be a collection girl and when I pick up a paper pad, I throw in the other coordinating products. Today’s card ended up being a bit more ‘clean + simple’ than I had originally thought.
Since I’m known to be wordy (yes, it’s true — shocking, I know) I decided against a tutorial and to just break down the process. I thought it would be much easier. It’s not a difficult card to make. Just a lot of steps and products. Which is GOOOOOD!! 😉 (Well, the products anyway.)
Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Versamark ink and a gold embossing powder. Heat set. Die-cut using a circle die.
Die-cut scallop circle from yellow floral patterned paper (this creates an open “ring”)
Using the Donna Salazar’s Pennant Set , die cut a rolled flower out of the canvas and a rolled rose out of the denim. I also chose to create another rolled rose out of felt. Secure the ends using DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D. Set the flowers aside.
Using a fish-tail banner die, use that to make a beautiful fish-tail banner out of blue gingham patterned paper.
Cut a strip out of the yellow patterned paper to fit the center of the card.
Now, to secure the flowers I used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium. Since the flowers are fabric/felt they can occasionally be tricky to hold onto cards. I find that using an art medium is really the best thing to use. Just paint a nice blob on the back and hold it in place for a few seconds, allow it to dry. Those flowers will not go anywhere. Yay! (I also used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium to hold my little pearl for the center of the felt flower.)
Stamp: Right At Home
Die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics
Die: Maya Road
Die: Pretty Pink Posh
Die: Avery Elle
Embossing Powder: Wow!
Patterned Paper: Pebble/Jane Hadfield
Embellishments: 28 Lilac Lane
Good morning my crafty friends! Michele here with a fun and simple coffee card! I had to pay homage to my fellow DT member Amy 😉 We LOVE our coffee! I stamped the coffee cup and rings in brown ink and used my Zig water color markers to add splooshes of color around it. Once it was dry I used my Dodz™ Adhesive Dots Mini to adhere my sequins and to keep my twine in place.
I layered the water color panel over a piece of pink and then the kraft card using Crafty Foam Tape in White. It gives an otherwise simple card a bit of depth.