Wow I hadn’t realized how long it had been since I posted-after leaving my last position in the industry-I really hadn’t felt the need to create anything scrapbook or papercraft related.
I wanted to create a little album to use all my extra photos and instagram pictures. I colored the canvas letters with Zig Art and Graphic Twin Mid Green and colored the flower with Peach Pink. The flower already had the resist done so I simple colored it and then used a baby wipe to bring out the white.
Products used: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss papers, assorted buttons, chipboard and canvas letters.
I almost always have several art journals going at any given time-although I never really considered them as art as they were just where I let my mind wander without having to be perfect and pristine. I have a formal background in art and then switched to graphic design so its hard for me to look at this as all I see are the pencil lines that I forgot to erase and there is no shading or light source. But this was something that I just did without over thinking it. I watched several videos that my friend Susan did and it was really interesting for me to watch how another person’s creative process worked.
Pens are all from Kuretake-several of them are not available in the US as Kuretake produces many art/calligraphy pens that are sold in Japan and Asia only. I started out with a black zig writer and a millenium pen but they weren’t giving me the look I wanted and they aren’t meant to work on slick surfaces. I switched to the artist sketching pen and Bimoji pen(the packaging is totally in Japanese so I have no idea what it says – LOL and this from someone who is half Japanese. I love Japanese art products.)
Recently, I made some big changes on the path that my career in the art/papercrafting industry was headed. I left a position that I really enjoyed for the last several years as I felt it was time to try something new totally on my own. So wish me luck!
Since I always use same black Zig writer pen by Kuretake-so I decided to try using something new. I had several of the Zig brushables so I used them to see what I could do that I hadn’t really done before. After seeing the Kuretake booth at the CHA show and the hundreds of products they manufacture-the wheels in my mind were just turning and turning. I love pens and I just wanted to have one of each. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
I created 2 totally different projects using the Pure Red and Spring Green pens.
On this card I used the Pure Red Brushable on a heart rubber stamp instead of using an ink pad. I just scribbled on the color and stamped on some old book paper.
On this card-I used the Pure Red Brushable directly on the book paper. I cut out a circle and made a spiral paper flower, but I colored in all the edges prior to rolling it up. I used the Spring Green pen to freehand draw some leaves.
I have been looking at all the ornaments done with various polymer and salt clays on Pinterest and I thought I would share mine. One word of advice-make sure you use some type of clear ink-I used Versamark by Tsukineko and make sure you clean your stamps right away to remove the residue left by the clay. Also, it is really hard to get a clean impression with super fine detailed stamps as the clay tends to stick in the corners.