Jun 22, 2022

Art by Marlene Seahorse Neon Gel Print Journal Page


Hi friends!  I'm back today on my journal kick to share a funky new journal page I made in my new Art by Marlene spiral journal.  This journal measures almost 8" square and is filled with watercolor paper, but I decided to work with gel prints from a session I had with my mom this weekend, and simply mounted my finished page onto the blank book page.  

I shared some of my coloring in a reel HERE for @topflightstamps on Instagram.   The stamps I used are:
MPBM67 - Birthday Bash
MPBM61 - Sunny Days
So-Fish-Ticated - 10 - Underwater World
So-Fish-Ticated - 16 - Sally Seahorse
So-Fish-Ticated - 13 - Sea Creatures
These products are discontinued sadly, and only a few are still available at Topflight Stamps, but I just love them and had to have a play.  I'm hoping to do several sea themed pages in this journal, so stay tuned!

I used Prism markers to color Sally Seahorse on Bristol paper.  These markers work best on this paper.  I use Bristol for 95% of everything I do because it accepts water well and stamps beautifully. 

The border die cut is from the Floral Style set from the Marlene's World collection.  The bubbles and seashells are from the Sea Creatures stamp set.  I used a very old alphabet stamp set for the sentiment and stamped it onto a scrap of my gel printed page.  For the gel print, I used neon paints by Master's Touch (a Hobby Lobby brand) and the Marlene's World Plus Sign stencil MASKBM20.  I love this cool XL stencil!  Marlene has a line of neon paints and I can't wait to get my hands on them.  I wasn't super happy with the HL brand because the paints were transparent.

I really hope this page makes you smile today and perhaps encourages you to play with watercolor using your own brush markers.  :)  I look forward to sharing the rest of this journal with you as it develops!  Hugs, Autumn

Here's a tag I made a while back and a fun mixed media video tutorial posted HERE.   

Jun 12, 2022

Jofy Stamps Journal & Card Tutorials


Hi friends!  I hope your summer is off to a great start.  And for my sweet Aussie friends, I hope you're staying warm.  <3  We've just returned from a lovely beach vacation in Florida and I'm feeling more inspired than I have in ages.  There's nothing like going away to make you appreciate home.  We've been traveling so much for months with my youngest's basketball league and I'm glad to have a break.  I'm cleaning and organizing in my art room to make it a vacation destination within my own home.  He he!  Lately I've been doing some bright and cheery projects with the new Jofy stamps by PaperArts.  This first card was made playing along with Jo's facebook live in her Jofy Jamboree group.  You can join HERE and find the video replay HERE. I used PaperArtsy stencil PS085 and Jofy stamp set JOFY111.  I stenciled with Distress Oxides in Faded Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass. 

Today while I was waiting on the live, I made a card version of the journal spread I shared yesterday.  This is for my awesome crafty friend Bonnie.  Happy Birthday BB!

And here's the journal spread.  I blogged it for Topflight Stamps HERE and shared a video tutorial HERE.  All of these products are available at Topflight.  I mixed in a Tracy Scott stencil, PS189, and another Jofy stamp set, JOFY63. 

A few weeks ago, I shared another video post for @topflightstamps Instagram with the same Jofy stamp set.  I showed how to make simple gel printed backgrounds and made a couple of cards with the prints.  You can find the video tutorial HERE.  This one is real time and I'm talking you through the process.  I'm getting braver!  Ha ha!  I do hope these videos and projects will inspire you to make some happy art of your own.  I appreciate your support of my blog and YouTube channel.  Big hugs, Autumn


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