Monday, 20 November 2017

November Soulful Project

Hi all, Tanya 
I'm here to share my take on this months Soulful project.

I used the oxide inks and blended to create a night like background
Next i stamped with versamark and embossed with gold powder.
To finish of the background I mixed some coarse glitter into some gel medium and applied it randomly
 I then stamped a man from a old Tim Holtz block stamp out of the stash and painted it with water color.I put it all together and added a few bits and bobs and there you have it...
Well its a just a quick share today, i hope you get inspired and join us on Soul Sisters, remember to be eligible to win you need to add your entry to this album....
November Soulful Project

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Fairy Good Life By Karen Arribas

Hello and welcome to another of my lessons here on the blog. I've decided to do something completely different and create a shadow box piece of art. I've been wanting to create this for a while and decided to give it a go. Enjoy!

Materials used:

Shadow box - Large house box kit (8cm x 14.6cm x 5cm)
Collage papers - I used 7Dots Studio, Graphic 45 (seasons collection) and Blue Fern Studios (Garden Life)
Memory Hardware - Artisan powder (Marquise Blue)
Ranger Perfect Pearls (Biscotti)
Fairy and wish jar (from a dollar shop)

Firstly I painted it with white Gesso (there are actually 6 pieces but I attached the bottom piece whilst painting to make it quicker)

I then started to add collage papers to build texture and interest (this is from 7 Dots Studio) 

For the bottom piece I wanted to add a grass like effect (this is from a a bouquet of flowers and what it comes wrapped in). I then made some little mushrooms from white card.

I wanted to build different raised layers I added a cut out flower on card to make it more sturdy. This Flower is from Graphic 45 (Seasons Collection)

As you can see all the elements are coming together and the flower looks raised from the background. I cut up a number of small pieces of card and glued them together to create a small pile and stuck it on the back of the flower to create the more 3D effect.

I wanted to add colour but wanted a more antique look. I used Memory Hardware Marquise blue Powder which is great on wood, its quite subtle but you can build layers of colour. I just shook it and then used my fingers to spread it around.

Next I added some twigs to the roof and leaves to the side (these were taken from my garden). I used craft glue to stick them down.

My inspiration was the fairy with the wish Jar, I wanted to put her in a fairy house all of her own so .......voila!

I hope you enjoyed this lesson? it was actually quite easy to make and obviously you can really go to town on these little boxes. I look forward to seeing your projects in the art and soul FB group, let me know if you have any questions. See you next time!


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Heidi Williams - Guest Post

Hi everyone, 

A different post today!

Please welcome Heidi Williams as our guest blogger today showcasing her recent haul from the store, featuring Lost Coast Stamps, Oil Pastels, Carabelle Stamps and a Kaisercraft Stencil.

Heidi is starring today as part of her recent win from the September Soulful Challenge on our Soul Sisters facebook page.

Let us find out a little more about our lovely Heidi!

Hi My name is Heidi Williams I love to create all different projects from mixed media to scrapbooking and now my love of drawing.I feel very privileged to be able to do this guest DT spot this month.I have used some of the products that I won for a challenge on soul sisters.Come and check out my blog with the project ..I hope you enjoy my canvas I have done.

The link to Heidi's blog...

Here is a pic of Heidi's haul from the store using her $75.00 voucher.

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Heidi's gorgeous Canvas.

and some close ups!

Thank you for joining us today to welcome the first of our Soulful Challenge guest bloggers, Heidi Williams.

Make sure you leave her some love..


Elisa xxx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Faber-Castell - Big Brush Pens

Hello Soul Sisters
Today I am sharing with you the Faber Castell Big Brush Pens that are in the Art and Soul Studio Shop.
Stamping is the technique I would like to share with you. Yes you read that right I did say stamping. Instead of using ink pads just use your big brush pens to colour in your stamp.
I used my misti so that I could do a shadow stamp.
Maybe you would like to use two different colours on your stamp.
The first image is where I used two side by side. The second image is where I used two side by side but wet the paper before hand, make sure it is damp but no pools of water. The third image is where I stamped twice with two different greens over the top of each other.
How About using four colours on your stamp
 This technique is still stamping but once I stamped the image I sprayed water to get the colour in the background. Once happy with the background colour I heat set it.
Another watercolour stamping technique is to stamp the image then either leave it to dry naturally or hit it with a heat gun (make sure it is 100% dry or this technique wont work), once it is dry using your big brush pen (scribble on your mat and spray water) create a watercolour effect with your paint brush.
I hope that you found this helpful. There are many other things you can do with you big brush pens, maybe you can go on an adventure with them. 
The stamps I used are:
Happy Creating

Sunday, 12 November 2017

My first Technique Post.

Hello Soul Sisters....
It's Leanne Jago here with my first blog post for Art and Soul Studio.
I'm a little nervous but a bit excited. I have created a process video with one of my favourite techniques to add some subtle texture to any piece using Stencils. But first a sneek peak...
 I'll also add some picks of other projects where this technique has also been used...
Now to watch how this was created....


Products used from Art and Soul studio...
Liquitex Gesso White, Flexible Modelling Paste.
Matisse Black Gesso, Transparent Gesso.
DecoArt Media Matte Medium.
Dylusions Paint - Cut Grass, London Blue. 
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Blushing, Ocean. Heavy body Acrylic paint Lapis.
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks.
Dyan Reaveley's for Dylusions Old School Stencil,
Scrap FX Puddles stencil.
Stabilo marks All pencil - Black, Graphite. 

As promised some picks of other projects where this stencil technique has been used.
 Again removing black paint....
 YEP.. addicted to adding and removing black paint....
this one is part of the original art journal page created for the November Soulful challenge.... 
Just a reminder of the November Soulful challenge...
Thank you all for visiting and please leave a message on any techniques you would like to see... 
Live with Respect... 
Leanne xo

Friday, 10 November 2017

Having Fun with Yupo

Hello Soul Sisters
For a little while now I have wanted to play with yupo, which is a synthetic paper, mostly used with alcohol ink. Well I decided to do something different.
I used yupo with my ecoline liquid watercolours. I had a lot of fun playing, I could have kept going but I did make myself stop.
Here is what I created with my playing but I will share my process as well.

The process is really, really easy and its so unpredictable.
I used the 5in x 7in pad. Comes with 10 sheets and I know that I could have easily used all ten but only used 4.
Step 1: Using a soft brush and clean water add as little or a lot to the paper. I covered my yupo all over and then added my liquid watercolour with big fluffy brushes.

Sorry about the quality of the photo the camera didn't want to focus on the image. How cool would it have been if the design stayed like this

Step 2: Keep adding water and colour until you are happy then start drying your creation. You will notices when you start drying the colours will fade in places but they stay true colours.
If you want to add more colour or water during the drying process do so, it will add another layer to your finished piece.
Here are some close ups of what happened after I finished drying my four pieces.

Just a word of caution: the darkest parts of the purple have not actually completely dried, they are sticky. I am trying to think of what I can use to take the stickiness away. It doesn't matter how many times I dry it then returns to being sticky.
The colours I used are 201, 318, 311, 545, 548 and 579.
Happy Creating

Monday, 6 November 2017

Art Journal Page by Lynn Good

Hi everyone, today I would like to share an art journal page I created based on this months quote:

I have created this page:

This was one of those pages that started off with a technique and took a path of its own.   I wanted to have a crackle effect and used Decoart Crackle medium.  this is applied between to layers of paint and cracks the top layer on a black Dylusions art journal page that I had ripped from the book.

I have used three different paint colours - Dylusions After Midnight, Dylusions London Blue and a Making Memories paint - Cornflower.  These we applied over a Dylusions Black.

Once dried I then ripped them up and glued them randomly to another  art journal page

My intention was to leave the middle blank - just painted and all the stars would go there - but again this took a turn of its own and I decided to use the quote from the inspiration board after I had printed in a A4.  I glued this down the centre of the layout and edged the word pieces in black.

The star were made from a punch and diecut out of silver glitter paper.

Here are some close ups:

Below are the products that I have used with links to the store.

Dylusions Paint - Black

Dont forget to have a go at creating a project based on the quote and inspiration board and link it to our Soul Sisters page in the November album for your chance to win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting :)

November Soulful Project

Hi all, Tanya  I'm here to share my take on this months Soulful project. I used the oxide inks and blended to create a night li...