Broken Wings

Sharing a W.I.P. this afternoon, been playing around with Dylusions paints, Visible Image stamps and the Visible Image Monoliths.

I’ve had the monoliths for awhile and had put them safely away, this is always a dangerous approach for me, crafting and tidy doesn’t mix for me!!!

Anyway, this is the start of the monolith, I was hoping to have had more done but not had much time to craft last few days.

I’ve not completed the bottom of the monolith yet because I’ve not decided how I’m decorating the other side yet!!



Broken Wings, Mixed Media, Visiblr Image stamps, Stamping, Stencils


Step by Step

Painted a monolith with black gesso and glued the two pieces together.

Cut a piece of watercolour card stock to fit the monolith.

Applied Dylusions paints, colours used After Midnight, Calypso Teal and Cut Grass, with a blending tool to the watercolour card stock.

Used a Tim Holtz stencil with the Dylusions paints, same colours as above, to add some interest to the background.

Used Indigo Blu Crackleglaze background stamp with grey Archival ink, stamped over the whole background. Used first and second generation stamping to vary the effect on the background.

Used HobbyArt texture stamp to add the flecked/mottled effect around the edge of the background using black Archival ink.

Used an antistatic bag over the background, to eliminate embossing powder where I don’t want it.

Stamped the elements from Visible Images ‘Learn To Fly’ stamp set, using Smokey Gray Versafine ink and heat embossed with detailed clear embossing powder.

Used Black Soot Distress ink around the edge of the background, wiped away Distress ink from the embossed areas. The embossed areas act as a resist with the Distress ink so the ink never dries so if you don’t wipe away excess you’ll end up with mucky fingers when touching??

Adhered to the monolith using red super sticky tape and PVA glue. 



Broken Wings, Visible Image Stamps, Mixed Media, Dylusions 

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Kaleidoscope Hearts

Morning, sharing my latest mixed media canvas.

Got colourful with paints and heart die cuts to create this canvas.


Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace, Visible Image Stamps



 Step by Step

Cut several hearts in 4 different sizes, using Tattered Lace Essential Hearts die set. For this 10×8″ canvas, I used 3 large, 5 medium, 5 small & 22 X-small hearts were used. Don’t throw away the waste, keep to use as a stencil later.
 Cut a stencil from the scrap card stock using the Tattered Lace Brickwork die, this die leaves the design in the card stock so makes a super quick stencil.
Cut a section of the Tattered Lace Honeycomb Lattice, this can been cut from scrap card stock as it will painted later. You need two pieces for opposing corners of the canvas, trim the Honeycomb Lattice die cut to the desired size and shape.
Use the brickwork stencil to apply the modelling paste to the canvas, as shown in the picture. Used my spatula to lightly tap the modelling paste, to create some additional texture. Allowed the modelling paste to dry completely before applying any paint.
Adhered  the Honeycomb Lattice pieces to the canvas using DecoArt Matte Medium, as shown in the picture. Matte medium left to dry before applying the paint.
Painted the hearts with the Dylusions paints, using a blending tool – colours used Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and London Blue.
Once the paint was completely dry, used black Archival ink to stamp the hearts, I used a stamp from Tim Holtz Butterfly Melange stamp set. I didn’t re-ink after each stamping some hearts, using second or even third generation stamping.
 Used a stencil to add further interest to the hearts, I used Tim Holtz Speckles and Black Marble Dylusions paint with a blending tool to apply.
 Used a black paint pen, Derwent Graphik Paint Liner, to draw sketch line on the hearts as shown in the canvas.
Gave the canvas a coat of white Gesso, heat set before applying any paint.
Applied the background colours, used Dylusions paints – Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime & Calypso Teal. 
Once the paint was completely dry, used a green ink spray with a stencil, I used Tim Holtz Speckled stencil, to add interest to the background. Allowed to dry throughly.
Used the waste from die cutting the hearts as a stencil, used White Linen Dylusions paint with a blending tool.
Used various circle stencils, Imagination Crafts & Creative Expressions, along with Dylusions paint, Black Marble & Calypso Teal, to add depth to the background.
Dry brushed the Honeycomb Lattice sections with Black Marble Dylusions paint.
Use a plastic card to apply lines, used Dylusions Black Marble paint.
Used black Faber Castell Pitt pen to highlight the brickwork sections.
Used a black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to draw sketch lines on the white stencilled hearts.
Used a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to highlight some of the black stencilled circles.
Arranged the die cut hearts on the canvas, adhered with a hot glue gun.
Used White Linen Dylusions paint to splatter the canvas, loaded a paintbrush with white paint and flicked.
To add some shadow around the die cut hearts, used a black Faber Castell Pitt pen to make them pop on the canvas. Smudged the ink with a cotton bud to soften the edges.
Stamped the sentiment, used Visible Image stamp from ‘This Is Me’ stamp set, onto white card stock using black Archival ink.
Adhered the sentiment to the canvas using Pinflair 3D Glue Gel.
Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace Dies, Visible Image Stamps
I’ll be entering the following challenges –
The Artistic Stamper – August Anything Goes (must include some stamping – die cut hearts have been stamped and sentiment is stamped)
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Morning, sharing an another art journal page today.

Still playing around with the Dylusions paints, they are scrumptious.

Step by Step

Used Dylusion paints in Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime and Calypso Teal with a blending tool, applying in blocks randomly over th entire page.

Used a black Faber Castell Gelato to section off the colour blocks., using my finger to soften and smooth out the line.

Used black Archival ink and stamped the colour blocks, with stamps from Visible Images, Dylusions and a My Craft Studio scroll stamp.

Stencilled areas of the page with White Linen Dylusions paints using an Imagination Crafts stencil.

Cut two tag shapes, one large and one smaller, from white card stock, used Dylusion paints. Using the same colour paints as the journal page, applied with a blending tool.

Stencilled areas of the large tag with Dylusions White Linen paint and an Imagination Crafts stencil. Stamped the large tag with the eye from a Visible Image stamp set using black Archival ink.

Stencilled areas of the small tag with Fresh Lime Dylusions paint using an Imagination Crafts stencil. Used a Creative Expressions stencil with White Linen Dylusions paint to create further interest on the smaller tag.

Used black Archival ink to stamp various textures and images, using stamps from Visible Images & Hobby Art.

Used white card stock to stamp the two sentiments, both Visible Image stamps, cut them out as above.

Doodled around the edge of the individual words using a black Sakura Micron pen.

Stamped around the edge of the other piece of text using black Archival ink, inked the edge with Black Soot Distress ink.

Matted the tags and text onto black card stock, trimmed and punched a hole using a Crop-A-Dile.

Attached the black cord to the tags.

Adhered the tags and text to the page.

It felt a little too dark at this stage, so added some white circles using a Dylusions stencil, White Linen Dylusions paint and a blending tool.

Now the white circles seemed to in your face!! So used a dotty Imagination Crafts stencil and Black Marble Dylusions paint over sections of the page, tags and text.

Finally, used a Derwent Graphik Paint Liner in black around the larger white circles.

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Sisters of Craft – August Anything Goes

Great Impressions – August Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – August Anything Goes

Paper Artsy – #14 Colour Mixing – excellent blog post on colour mixing, never knew Issac Newton gave use colour wheels!

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