Friday, July 3, 2015

International Fairy Day Blog Hop | Fairy Garden Canvas with Rebecca Baer™

Good Morning! Last week I held my annual leslierahye's International Fairy Day Blog Hop! I created two projects for the hop...one you've already seen here for my own blog. The 2nd I created over on the Rebecca Baer blog...I thought I would share that canvas here today :

Today I made a fairy garden using Rebecca Baer™ Stencils, stencil gel and brushes. Beautiful textures can be created with the stencil gel and the collage stencils! Follow along to create your own fairy garden.

RB Classique(TM) Angles - Product Image

I began by prepping my surface. I was using the back side of a small stretched canvas so I applied gesso to the wood, and back side of the canvas. Applying gesso prepares my surface to take mists, acrylics and adhesives without having to use a large amount of product. After the gesso dried I began layering on newsprint and torn corrugated cardboard [a tip to remove the paper on to reveal the ripples of the corrugated board, mist the surface with water and let it set to soak in, the top paper will then easily pull off.].



Once dry I began applying stencil gel to the canvas on the edges of the stretcher frame and on the surface. The stencil gel dries clear leaving areas that will be semi transparent under the mists. I used the Enchanted Vine Stencil and the Moroccan Tile and Vine Stencil  along with Rebecca Baer's Stencil Gel to create this beautiful texture.

Enchanted Vine Stencil - Product ImageRB Stenciling Gel - Product ImageMoroccan Tile & Vine Stencil - Product Image

Next I applied mists in pinks, blues, purples and greens to create a mystical fairy garden.

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I added gold distress paint to the stencils and textures and wiped with a cloth to enhance the texture designs. Additional paint was added to create small patterns across the canvas. I added more visual texture with some of the swirls by misting a contrasting color like white or gold over the top. 


I completed the canvas with die cuts and handmade flowers and liquid pearls tucked in here and there. A die cut "believe" captures the essence of the fairy garden where you only see the shadows of the little winged beings today...as the flitter about the flowers and gates in the darkness of the summer sky!



I hope you enjoyed my Fairy Garden Canvas today! All supplies mentioned are available In Rebecca Baer's® store at the link below! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the rest of the posts along the blog hop! You can get back to the list here : 


http://leslierahye.blogspot.com/2015/06/international-fairy-day-blog-hop.html


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Delightful Thursday | Birthday Party!

It's Delightful Thursday and the Digital Delights design team is sharing inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog today! 

The new release is packed with fairies and celebration themed images! They are awesome! I am working with my favorite little bird Bobby! Party Bobby is so sweet with his little flowers! The new Happy Daze papers are BEAUTIFUL! I used the one digital paper, layered my sentiment over the top from the Cheers Sentiment Set and printed it.  I think this would be a great card for any birthday coming up! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card!

Party Bobby
Happy Daze Digital Paper Pack
Happy Daze Digital Paper

Cheers sentiment set

Markers:Spectrum Aqua
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: foam tape

Be sure to check out the rest of the team as they use this delightful New Release!
We have some new team members added this week!


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Delightful Thursday


It's Delightful Thursday and the Digital Delights design team is sharing inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog today! 
Good Morning!! Today I made a quick and easy shaped card with Moonlight Fishing. I simply cut my base in a circle following the curve of the moon. I mounted my card on a black card base also cut to a circle with a fold at the top to hinge the base. I added a little wooden star to the end of his fishing pole!  I "water colored" my card with my new Spectrum Aquas markers! LOVE them. Prepare to see more work as I get more skilled at coloring!

Moonlight Fishing
Paper: Bazzill
Markers: Spectrum Aqua
Accessories: Foam Tape,wooden star

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Steampunk Cards with Rebecca Baer™


Good Morning! Today I've created a pair of Steampunk cards using Rebecca Baer™ Stencils and brushes. Steampunk is probably one of my favorite themes and I LOVE Rebecca's Steampunk Clockface Stencil that I used for this project! Here is my process for this card...

I began by creating a unique color burst background with some water and pigment powders that have a wonderful watercolor feel. I then took my Steampunk Clockface Stencil and misted over the surface with a brown opaque mist.
Steampunk Clockface Stencil - Product Image

You see here that I moved the stencil around and layered it over the entire sheet of mixed media paper. I dried this layer completely before proceeding. 

Next with the RB Artiste Stencilers™ I gently brushed black acrylic paint into the stencil covering the bottom layer and revealing only parts of the under layers in the stencil. I completely covered my sheet of paper in this manner. 
RB Artiste(TM) Stenciler - Product Image



Once I was happy with that I came back over the darker areas with Ironworks Petite Stencil and gold paint to add a little surface texture to the project. I then went around the sprockets with Liquid Pearls adding more texture to the card.
Ironworks Petite Stencil | ST-817 - Product Image

This large piece of mixed media paper was trimmed into A2 size piece and mounted onto black card bases...a diecut label and sentiment were added to both cards to finish. This would make a fantastic card for a man in your life or for another Steampunk Enthusiast!


I hope you enjoyed my Steampunk cards today! All supplies mentioned are available In Rebecca Baer's® store at the link below! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out posts from my teammates each Tuesday and Thursday!



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

International Fairy Day Blog Hop!

Happy International Fairy Day Everyone! Welcome to my annual Blog Hop celebrating this fantastic occasion! This blog hop is dedicated to all things Fairy! I am often asked where did International Fairy Day began? This quote from FaeNation sums it up: 
"The most important day in the calendar, June 24th – this day is the second ever International Fairy Day. Founded by artist Jessica Galbreth, Fairy Day is a holiday for believers, collectors and the young at heart to celebrate all that is Fae and reconnect with their imagination and child-like wonder. It is the perfect day to glamour bomb, make a fairy altar, take a walk in unspoilt countryside or even just reread your favourite fairy books. See the Fairy Day website for more ideas."
I have collected some of my favorite bloggers and crafters to join me in this fun celebration! I hope you enjoy the projects we've done. Below you will find a list of bloggers..be sure to hop from project to project--keep my screen open as there may be one or two without the list on their blog. 

Today I'm creating with some of my new and favorite toys and sharing a quote from the fairytale man himself Hans Christian Anderson : "Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly fairy, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." After the month of rain and floods and storms that we've had this just seemed appropriate! We all need a little sunshine, freedom as we approach our celebration of independence here in the states and a "little flower!" While my word of the year is sparkle, I will forever be marked by the word bloom and all that it means. I hope you enjoy my project. I created a little plaque for my work area. I started with a spritz of water and some Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in Pthalo Green on Mixed Media paper! This is an AMAZING little product and I can't wait to get the new colors in July! That one little bottle has all of those colors in its little bottle...just a touch of powder, a little more misting and a little patting and voila! an amazing background! I stamped a little field of daisies in the corner. I printed the Hans Christian Anderson quote and stamped a light music background over it. The pages were trimmed and mounted on some black and shiny sequins and beads were added for a bit of sparkle! Love it! I hope you do too!

Now hop along and see what my amazing crafty friends have shared!


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Delightful Thursday

It's Delightful Thursday and the Digital Delights design team is sharing inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog today! 

GOOD Morning! Today's card from Digital Delights I created this fun gate-fold scene with precolored images from Digital Delights. I love Ready for Battle Sparky and Cowardly George! They are so cute. I brushed on sparkly perfect pearl mists on the armor and castle. On the castle background and the gates I brushed on watered down dylusions mists to create a wash for the sky and grass. I scored a thin strip on the side to fold neatly and adhered it to the edges of my card so that each side opens. Little notes can be written on the reverse side of Sparky and George! The whole scene was matted on some blue and then onto a heavy base card square. I hope you enjoy my project!
Castle
Ready for battle Sparky
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Foam Tape, dylusions mists, perfect pearls mists

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Prejudice is a burden art journal page with Rebecca Baer®

Good Morning! Today I've created a journal page using Rebecca Baer™ Stencils and brushes. Rebecca's small stencils are perfect for art journaling and her brushes are a dream to work with.


For this project I began by laying down a thin coat of gesso on my mixed media paper so that my inks and colors rest on top of the surface rather than absorbing down into the paper. This way use less product to achieve the deep colors I love.  Using a wide brush in the RB Classique™ Angles set, I brushed thinly and quickly but completely to get a full coverage.
RB Classique(TM) Angles - Product Image

Next I applied watercolor crayons to the surface with no particular pattern in mind. You will see below that once water is applied and the colors are all blended it looks NOTHING like the pattern. I used the RB Classique™ Angles brush to get a smooth blend of the colors.



Next I grabbed my Mixed Elements Honey Comb Small Stencil [I just can't get enough of this stencil]  and began layering mists on the background I had created. For this technique I applied a LOT of mist in some areas and dried it with my heat tool to create those darker pools of ink.
Honeycomb Stencil - Product Image


For this journal page I will share a quote and only need a single element to the side that enhanced my page. I love this Blooming Daisy Stencil| ST-502 in the medium size for this project. It's almost the full size of the page and it complements well with the whole natural feel of the Mixed Elements Honey Comb stencil that I've used. Using gesso I painted several layers through the solid part of the stencil to provide a lighter area to paint over the sunflower so that it will pop rather just blend in. There is so much ink on this page that the wet of the gesso mixes with and activates the mist below making the gesso appear blue green! 

Blooming Daisy Stencil | ST-502 - Product Image

Next I layer on acrylic paint to color the daisy to look like a sunflower using the small brushes in the RB Classique™ Angles set

Using the tip of the brush I added little "seeds" to my center.

Using the detail portion of the Blooming Daisy Stencil I misted a copper sparkly color, blotted it and then went back with a white mist...you can just see a hint of the details. I printed off my quote, misted it lightly with the colors I had used, cut it apart and adhered it to the page. 

Finally to add some pop to the colors I went around the words with a white paint pen and a Payne's grey brush pen. I added Payne's grey to the edges of the Daisy as well to help it pop! 

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page today! All supplies mentioned are available In Rebecca Baer's® store at the link below! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out posts from my teammates each Tuesday and Thursday!



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