Saturday, May 21, 2022

Focus On Mixed Media Art Journal Pages


Focus on the Good...since it just each of our own preceptive. 
It is like art journaling...some believe less is more and others believe more is more!
I fall into the more is more category when it comes to art journaling!
LAYER, LAYER AND MORE LAYERS!
Let's have fun art journaling!!!
I have included a supply list and somewhere on the project it was used, lol!


BUT FIRST
a few photos to begin with!
START with painting on your art journal page. 
REMEMBER.... to always let your wet items dry completely


Apply bits and pieces of decoupage paper to top of prepared journal pages. 
Add crackle paste to top of pages, dry. 


Stamp Postage Delight using different distress inks.
Apply powder gently from Lindy's Magical Shakers; mist with water. 


Lay stencils on prepared pages; apply crackle paint to top. 
REMEMBER TO DRY!!!


Die cut Artsy Flowers and Bold Text Sentiment from white paper. 
Apply different distress inks to top of die cuts. 
Using different colors of Distress Glaze; apply over prepared pieces. 
Adhere prepared pieces to top of pages. 
Flick black, purple and pink distress spray to top of pages. 


Stamp butterflies on rice paper; ink with distress inks. 
Adhere to pages.
Stamp sentiment to pages. 


Stamp randomly images from Stampers Anonymous around pages using distress inks. 


All bits of line work around images. 




I hope you enjoy Art Journaling.
Have fun and enjoy your own creative style whether it is "less is more" or like me is "more is more".
Pam

Supplies:
Arteza - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Watercolor Sketchbook
Sizzix - 665846 Artsy Stems and 665847 Bold Text #1
Wild Whisper/Pam Bray Designs - Postage Delight Stamp Set
Stampers Anonymous Stamps
Americana Decoupage Paper
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
DecoArt Americana Paint - Colbalt Teal Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Yellow Oxide, Green Gold, Pyrrole Red
Ranger Collage Media
Ranger Distress Embossing Glazes
Ranger - Splash and Speckles Stencil
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet
Lindy's Magical Shakers
Distress Sprays - Black, Purple, and Pink
Rice Paper
White Card Stock

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Baby Nursery Layout with Bo Bunny Willow and Sage Collection


Springtime!!!
New beginnings including many baby nursery's that are being designed!
I am sharing a mix media baby nursery layout using BoBunny Willow and Sage Collection; I hope you enjoy.
Begin your layout using a piece of white cardstock. 
Apply White Gesso on top; this helps move the watercolors around on the page. 
(HINT: Tape the white paper to table using washi tape; this will help it from warping. I also use Super Stock Paper from Creative Scrapbooking.)


Apply Prima Confections Watercolor paints to prepared paper; dry. 


Fussy cut floral images from BoBunny Willow and Sage Collection.
Add to layout with pop dots and adhesive. 


Paper punch border strips; add them to your layout in different lengths using Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker. 


Add a few more of the border strips along with an Ephemera piece to the layout. 


Apply nursery photos on distress color card stock and tissue paper. 
Add to prepared layout using Xyron Mega Runner. 


Die cut two sets of alphabet letters from pattern paper; layer together using Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker to create a shade affect. 
Add to prepared letters to layout. 


Spatter with Prima Confections Watercolor paints. 
Apply rub ons to prepared layout. 


Add a few more ephemera pieces and rub-ons to layout!


Finish by applying rub ons from the 49 & Marketplace Strawberry Lemonade Collection randomly on layout. 
Enjoy creating mixed media layouts! 
Pam

Supplies
Diamond Press Alphabet Dies
Wonderful Words Rub Ons
White Gesso
White Card Stock
White Tissue Paper
Scallop Border Punch
Pop Dots
Ranger Distress Tool

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Dance in the Rain Mix Media Art Journal Pages


Dancing in the Rain!!!
I had so much fun creating this mixed media journal page!
It brought fabulous memories of a bike ride I took a few years ago with my husband with our friends!


It was a beautiful day but then it started to rain and got chilly from the wind, fun times!
It wouldn't have been long, but we were about 4 or so miles into the ride, lol.
I began my art journal pages by spraying my pages and allowing them to dry completely. 
 Stamp the sentiment, bike and borders from Stampers Anonymous with Black Ink. 
Draw circle using my Spinning Circle Stencil and doodle around them with pen. 


Apply watery distress inks over bits and pieces of the stamped images. 


Stamp images using distress inks from various stamp sets.
(I have added the ones I used along with links in the supply list.)


Stamp a few butterflies with black ink. 



Lay my Swirly Filigree Stencil on the prepared pages; apply paste to top. Dry


I plan on placing a few photos on the top page to memorialize the day along with journaling to finish. 


I hope you have enjoyed the process and enjoy creating special times in your art journals. 
Make sure to add your own journaling and photos. 
Pam

Supplies:
Pigma Micron Black Pen
Blending Tool
Arteza Watercolor Sketchbook










 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Spring is in Bloom Tag with Gel Press


May is in full bloom which means so is Springtime! 
Hydrangeas are blooming, dragonflies are flying, and everything is coming alive! 


Speaking of blooming... 
When you create with the Gel Press it reminds me that creating is watching a project bloom. 
Every time I apply different mediums and textures to the Gel Press and do a pull with paper, I am always so surprised at the creation that has been created. 
***This paper pull was created with using 3 Americana paints; brush on randomly
using the Gel Press and Brayer. 


Die cut a tag from the prepared paper. 
Lay stencil on top; apply crackle paste. Dry


Add border element to top of tag. 


Apply some rub-ons on here and there on prepared tag.
Add bow to tag. 


Paint chipboard frame using Prima Tropical Confections to match fussy cut piece. 
Fussy cut images from pattern paper. 


Adhere fussy cut pieces to prepared frame. 
Add to tag.



Finish tag with dragonflies and element strip at the bottom.
Enjoy Pam

Supplies
Sizzix XL Tag
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Scribble Frame Leaves
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
DecoArt Americana Bahama Breeze, Burnt Umber, Bleached Sand
Ranger Burlap Stencil
Prima Tropical Watercolor Confections
Bo Bunny Willow and Sage Pattern Paper
49 & Market Spectrum Elements
Tim Holtz Eccentive RubOns
May Arts Gold Ribbon
Pam Bray Designs Dragonfly Panache - (available with me for purchase)

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Celebrate Embossed Card


Happy Mother's Day!!!
LET'S CELEBRATE!


Begin by applying Versamark to inside of embossing folder. 
Run through die cut machine. 
Add Emerald Creek Crafts/Pam Bray Designs Purple Dana to top of embossing powder. 
Emboss. 
Punch border at the bottom of embossed piece. 


Die cut jars from Sizzix Bottled Up Die using chipboard. 
Press bottles into Versamark; apply Emerald Creek Crafts/Pam Bray Designs Pink Columbina and 
Turquoise Cavalli Embossing Powder to each of the bottles. 
Heat emboss. 


Adhere purple and teal card stock to top of card base. 
Add embossed piece to top. 


Adhere pattern paper to top of one jar. 
Adhere border strip to top of card base. 
Add prepared jars to top of card with pop dots. 
Add brad
Add "Celebrate" sticker to white card stock; mat on purple and teal card stock. 
Add to front of card with pop dots. 

Supplies
Creative Expressions Coffee Stain Embossing Folder
Sizzix Bottled Up Dir
Paper Studio Celebrate Life Sticker Book
Ranger Veramark Ink
Scallop Border Punch
Brad
White, Purple and Teal Card Stock
Chipboard
Natural Twine
5" x 6 1/2" Cream Card Base


Contact your local scrapbooks and asked for the MASQUERADE EMBOSSING COLLECTION!
OR
Order your set from Emerald Creek Crafts HERE
Thank you! 
Pam

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Summertime Layout with Diamond Press - National Scrapbook Day


HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!!!
LET'S CELEBRATE ALL MONTH LONG!
Grab some white card stock along with your favorite Diamond Press Inks and Stamps.
 Let's begin celebrating some summertime fun!


Begin by applying inks on craft sheet, mist down with water. 
Spatter on white card stock; dry! 
Die cut nesting circles in different sizes and add to dry background paper. 
Die cut letters using one of the alphabets sets from #797234 Variety Alphabet Dies Collection. 
Adhere to layout. 
Die cut and stamp leaves from Diamond Press #797057 You Grow Girl Stamp and Die Kit; add to layout. 


Die cut white card stock using #797219 Summertime Borders Stamp and Dies. 
Stamp images using various Diamond Press Inks. 
Add borders to layout!
Die cut leaves from 


Stamp sentiment from Diamond Press #797057 You Grow Girl Stamp and Die Kit using black ink.
Mat using pattern paper. 
Place on layout with pop dots. 

Supplies:
Diamond Press #797057 You Grow Girl Stamp and Die Kit
Diamond Press #797219 Summertime Borders Stamp and Dies
Diamond Press #797234 Variety Alphabet Dies Collection
Diamond Press Ink Pads
Layered Circle Dies
Graphic 45 Pattern Papers
Distress Inks 
White Card Stock
Adhesive and Pop Dots
White Card Stock

Make sure to check on this Saturdays Art Journal Page 
Enjoy Pam!!!