I have been to Walt Disney World many times, so I am always trying out new ways to document my vacation. Lately I have been interested in Urban Sketching, so I thought I would give it a try while at Disney. I used a Moleskine Watercolour book. Ideally you should sketch while you are at the location, however, I quickly found out that it wasn’t possible most of the time. So I would take a photo of what I wanted to sketch, and once I was sitting by the pool or hanging out in the lobby I would try and catch up with my sketches. A few times I was actually able to sketch at the location. I would make notes on the pages of what I wanted to sketch, so I knew where I was in my book.
It wasn’t until I got home that I went over the pencil sketches with a black, waterproof pen. I then started painting in the sketches with Watercolour paints. This is all new to me, so it has taken a few pictures to get used to painting the pictures vs. using the paints for abstract backgrounds.
I still haven’t finished painting in the pictures. I enjoyed making the sketchbook, but next time I might bring one a little larger and focus more on specific buildings or areas, vs documenting our vacation.
On the next episode I am making Urban Sketched Cards!
Today I am showing you another way to use the Waffle Flower Gemstone Stamp Set. I wanted to make Sparkly Gemstones so I bought some fine glitter and foil papers. You want to paper still to be smooth enough to stamp the image. I used the Ranger Black Archival Ink to stamp onto the glitter. I then simply cut out the gemstone and added it my my card. Simply and sparkly!
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On the next episode I am sharing my Disney Sketchbook!
Today I am featuring the Waffle Flower Gemstone Stamp set and showing you how to stamp the layered gemstones. I used the Distress Inks since they are available in light, medium and dark and work well on top of one another. However, you can use any inks you have.
On this card I only stamped 2 of the layers, leaving off the black outline. I used the Gemstones as a background on the card, therefore used lighter colours.
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On the next episode we are making sparkly gems with the Gemstone Stamp Set!
I am loving the new Art Foamies Stamps designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. However, some of them are quite large, great for art journals, paintings or working with fabric. But I wanted to use them to make some cards. I started with some 8 1/2×11 pieces of cardstock. I use a thinner cardstock that I buy in packs from Michaels. I organized my stamps from largest to smallest. Starting with the large stamps in lighter colours I randomly stamped onto the paper. I would stamp a few times before adding more paint. I then switched to another stamp and another colour. The rule I used was the large stamps got light colours and the smaller stamps got bolder colours. Once I was happy with the sheets I let them dry and then cut them in half and folded them to make my set of cards! This is a great way to use those larger stamps to make cards!
Today I am showing you how to make a card using Dylusions Paints and the Crafter’s Workshop Raven Mosaic template. I started by picking 3 colours of the Dylusions Paints that work well together. Such as a Pink, Yellow Orange or Blue, Green, Yellow. I applied 2 colours of the paint to the card using a baby wipe. This way you get a very thin layer of paint, that dries quickly. Be sure to use enough paint so you can blend the colours together.
Once dry I used the 3rd colour to add texture using the Crafter’s Workshop Raven Mosaic template. I then used a Liquitex Heavy Body paint to add the Raven.
On the next episode I am making a set of cards using Art Foamies Stamps!