Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Something Wicked Art Journal Page


Hey Quietfire Fans! I'm thrilled to be back on the blog today sharing with you my Something Wicked Art Journal Page which features a variety of Quietfire Stamps. Grab a cup of your favourite fall beverage and learn how to recreate my art journal page at home. 

To start, choose a page in your art journal. Rip out a couple of dictionary pages from a dictionary. Randomly tear them up. Apply Matte medium to the art journal page and adhere the ripped up dictionary pages to the page. Apply a coat of matte medium over top of the dictionary pages. If needed, dry with a heat tool.



Cut three pieces of cheesecloth in varying sizes. Adhere one piece of cheesecloth in the top left corner using matte medium. Adhere the second piece of cheesecloth in the bottom right hand corner using matte medium. Adhere the third piece of cheesecloth to the middle of the page. Let the matte medium dry. With the medium dry, place the bricked stencil in the top left corner around where the cheesecloth is. Using your platte knife, put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Repeat this twice more where the other cheesecloth is. Place the bricked stencil once more on the left hand side of the page as desired.  Using your platte knife, put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Repeat this one more time but this time on the top right side of the page.


Once the texture paste has dried, apply a coat of white gesso to the entire page.


Sprinkle Black Forest Black (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Cuckoo Clock Cardinal (Lindy's Stamp Gang) and Orange (Magenta Nuance) powders in the bottom right corner, top left corner and the middle part of the page where the cheese cloth is. With the powder down, spritz with water. Set the page aside so that it can dry. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and randomly stamp onto your art journal page as desired. Reapply ink as many times as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Dotted Harlequin Background stamp and randomly stamp onto your art journal page as desired. Reapply ink as many times as needed. Using a Black Soot Distress Crayon, rub it along the edges of your page with your finger.


Die cut a 3 1/4" stitched circle out of white cardstock. Place the Harlequin stencil overtop of the circle. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink through the stencil. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Something Wicked stamp and stamp onto the circle. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder overtop of the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a creepy tree out of black cardstock.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Boo stamp from the Something Wicked 2018 Stamp set. Stamp the boo sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock. Fussy cut the sentiment out. Ink the edges of the sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the cat stamp from the Something Wicked 2018 stamp set. Stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Sprinkle Midnight Black embossing powder over top of the cat. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the cat out. Ink the edges of the cat using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the bat stamp from the Something Wicked 2018 stamp set. Stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Repeat the previous step ten more times. Sprinkle Midnight Black embossing powder over top of the bats. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut all the bats out. Ink the edges of all the bats using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Foam square the creepy tree 1 1/4" from the right and 4 1/4" from the bottom of the page. Foam square the Something Wicked circle slightly to the left of the tree. The branches will hang over top of the circle. Adhere three of the bats around the Something Wicked sentiment.


In the bottom right hand corner of the page, foam square the boo sentiment and the cat to the right of the Boo. Adhere three bats around the Boo.


In the top left hand corner of the page, adhere the last five bats.


To finish off the art journal page, paint on Soft Gloss Gel in the top left corner, bottom right corner and in the middle where the cheesecloth is. Sprinkle Micro Beads in Black over top of the gel. Set your page aside to allow for the gel to dry.


Here are a few close up's of my Something Wicked Art Journal Page.








Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my project! I hope that I've inspired you to want to recreate my art journal page at home. 


Quietfire Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot & Carved Pumpkin, Distress Crayon - Black Soot, Distress Collage Medium - Matte and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber, Jet Black Archival Ink, Texture Paste Opaque Matte, White Gesso and Mister
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Midnight Black Embossing Powder
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles and Halloween Scenery
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Bricked and Harlequin Layering Stencil
- Magenta Nuance: Orange
- Lindy's Stamp Gang: Black Forest Black and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal
- Prima Marketing: Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel: Transparent and Art Ingredients - Micro Beads: Black
- Misc: Dictionary Book Pages, Cheesecloth, White Cardstock and Heat Tool

- Katelyn


























Monday, September 24, 2018

Autumn Is Lovely



Happy  2nd Day of Autumn!!!  It's Wanda with you today sharing an Autumn card.  Our temperatures here in Southern Iowa are even feeling fallish.  I'm so glad there are not supposed to be any "hot" days this week and hopefully they'll stay away but not become winter too quickly.  


I cut a piece of Mixed Media Cardstock (Ranger Ink) to 5" square and worked up a Distress Oxide (Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon) background onto it.  Put inks on craft sheet, spray with water, press in paper, drip some water on paper while drying, lightly tap paper into left over ink to create droplets, dry adding more drips of water as you dry.


I pressed the paper in the ink for the large areas of color just wiggling the paper a little so the colors stayed in their areas.  For the droplets of color I turned the paper to add those over different areas. 


After determining where I wanted the quote to go I cut a window in my background large enough for the quote to show through.  


The quote I used is from the new Autumn Collection.  I stamped it onto a piece of Mixed Media Cardstock large enough to fit behind the oval.  I inked the stamp with both Oxide Ink colors for a nice blend.


On a scrap large enough to die cut the word, Autumn (Four Season Die Set), I worked up a background with Distress Oxide Ink (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye).  After drying I sponged Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to the center. 


After die cutting the word and setting it on my background, I thought it wasn't dark enough.  I sponged Distress Ink Ground Espresso over the word.  You can't really tell the original colors but there is variation to the color that I really like.


The Crackle Background was stamped around the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Later I also inked the edges.


I die cut the leaves from Mixed Media Cardstock.


The leaves were colored with Distress Inks (Ranger Ink) by putting the ink on a craft sheet, spraying with water, and dipping the leaves into the ink.


Once dry, details were added to the leaves using Distress Ink (Ranger Ink) and Susan's Garden Tools and Leaf Pad (Elizabeth Craft Designs).


Ok, full disclosure :-)  When putting things together I got a little smudge of ink on the quote panel.  To hide that I spritzed with Distress Markers.  I think it looks great and I'm glad I needed to do something!!!


I hope you've enjoyed today's card!!!!

Hugs, Wanda



Monday, September 17, 2018

With every leaf a miracle or "Emboss Everything"

Hi, there!  Fall is definitely in the air though it's not cool enough for the changing of the colors.  That is my absolute favorite thing about falls - besides sweaters - and hot drinks - and the dying of bugs - I like a lot of things about fall!  

This is the about the only time I reach for my oranges and browns - probably the least of my favorite colors.  But they are just beautiful and perfect for autumn inspired cards.

My first step in making the card above was to clear emboss the grid lines on black cardstock.  I then went back and colored in some squares with an embossing pen - it gives the card texture but oh-so-subtle.  I love the shiny black on black look.



 (picture of the pen I used and the embossing powder before I heated it up)


The little leaves were die cut with a watercolor scrap I scribbled with waterbrush markers and die cut (Impression Obsession Little Leaves) and I also added a layer of ultra thick embossing powder.

The quote was white embossed... just changed my title to include "Emboss Everything" - didn't realize how much I did that until I wrote up this description! Lol!





Grid Background - Mounted


Leaves, Set of 6 - Mounted


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Be Brave - Something Wicked - Halloween Witch Easel card

 
Suzanne came out with 6 new stamps sets and some single stamps and they are all fabulous. Since it's my urn on the Quietfire Creations blog this week, I thought I'd something for Halloween BIG GRIN.

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Brave, Bold, Be Yourself" 4pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using one of the newest quote/sentiment Design Element stamp sets from Quietfire Design. ("Something Wicked" 6pce set) 


Cut my card structure to 10"h x 7"w. Scored and folded my pumpkin toned cardstock to create my easel structure, scoring at 2.5" and 5" along the 10"length. This is the basic structure. Painted the upper 2.5" area with purple to match my witch design.  See below for structure diagram and printable line drawing of witch.
Outlined my design with a black marker. Painted my pumpkin and witch with watercolors.

Stamped the "Boo" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Die cut the "Be Brave" from white cardstock, inked with Versafine "Toffee" and embossed with Emerald Creek "Mirror Gold" embossing powder.

On the floor: Stamped the quote using the black on the pumpkin cardstock, clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" die set. Sponged some purple around the edges. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.

Stamped the bats with the black.

Stamped the cat with the black, clear embossed and fussy cut it out, leaving a piece below the cat to fold and act as another stopper. Adhered to floor.

Tied a multi loop purple narrow ribbon bow. 

 

 


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Real Voyage


Hello on this beautiful Tuesday!!!  I hope you are having a good week!!

Today I'm sharing a journal card with you.  I intend to make a bunch of these 4" x 6" cards and then bind them into a book.  


For the background I started by gluing part of a world map from an old atlas onto a 4" x 6" piece of watercolor paper.  I lightly brayered paint (Fresco Finish Sherbet, Mermaid, Teresa Green) over the paper being sure not to cover everything up.  Stenciling was done with the same colors of paint.  After being sure the paint was completely dry, the quote was stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black using the stamp platform so I could stamp a few times to get a nice, dark quote.  The Grid Background was stamped with Archival Ink Peat Moss along all 4 edges.  Next came a bit more stenciling to help blend in the breaks in the grid stamping.  I die cut the Flourished Oval Frame and Butterfly from white cardstock.  The butterfly was embossed with Baked Texture Ancient Amber embossing powder.  The frame as well as around the edges of the card are embossed with Baked Texture Patina Oxide embossing powder.


Quietfire Supplies Used.... (click the picture to go to the item on the Quietfire Website)







I hope you've enjoyed today's post!!!

Hugs, Wanda


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