Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mixed Media Canvases using Rita Barakat's Heart Wing Stamp



Hi there,

Today I am sharing some Mixed Media Canvases that I created with Rita’s Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp. The stamp measures 5 ¾ x 3 ½. The size of the stamp is perfect for these canvases.  I loved the various layers of texture in the project. The Heart Wing stamp is so versatile. The canvases measure 4 x 6.

I began this project by applying gesso to the burlap canvases.

Next, I added some ink to my craft sheet and inked the Heart Wing stamp with the ink. I stamped the Heart Wing stamp onto watercolor paper and then cut it out with scissors.

I then adhered the Heart Wing stamping to the canvas. I also added some gessoed paper straws.



Next, I added some flowers, scripted bulb and dyed ribbon to the canvas.

Next, adhere a wooden word or sentiment to the canvas.

Then, using a foam brush, apply gesso to all elements of the canvas.


Lastly, using a paintbrush, tap on complimentary inks onto the canvas and repeat all steps to create an additional canvas.

I really enjoyed using the Heart Wing stamp on these canvases. It added great visual texture and looks perfectly distressed. The stamp can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Sunday, January 7, 2018

"Love" Mixed Media Door Hanger


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing this "Love" Mixed Media Door Hanger created with a tag as the base, resin frame, flowers, berry picks, dyed ribbon, charms and pearls.  I absolutely love creating these. They can be tailored to any theme and super fun to create. I added many embellishments and all elements were distressed with gesso. A full tutorial can be found on one of my previous posts, here.


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen Jiles Designs

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mixed Media Door Hanger


Hi there & Happy New Year!

I'm starting this year off with a fun Mixed Media Door Hanger created with an upside down gessoed tag, resin frame, flowers, glittered picks, dyed ribbon, charms, and oxide inks.  I loved how this project turned out. I added many embellishments and all elements were distressed with some quick strokes of gesso. My tutorial is below.  Take a peek.

Step 1: Using a foam brush, apply gesso to a tag. Note: I turned the tag upside down to enable an opportunity to add some dangles to the bottom of the tag.

 Step 2: Transfer stencil pattern to tag with a foam applicator and oxide ink.
 
 Step 3: Add eyelets to tag and adhere resin frame.



 Step 4: Adhere glittered picks, flowers, charms and ribbon to the tag.


 Step 5: Using a foam brush, apply gesso to all elements of the tag.
Step 6: Add ribbon to the eyelets. Using a paintbrush, tap loose complimentary oxide ink onto the tag.


Super fun project!! Loads of texture and rich color combinations. This was such a fun way to begin the New Year.   How did you begin your New Year?

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lifetime Moments Altered Insta Album



Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing an Insta Album that I altered using Rita’s Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp, script from the Fairy Magic stamp set and inks. I loved how this turned out. It was so much fun and a perfect gift giving option for Christmas. I coordinated the stamps with some dyed ribbon, customized stick pens and sentiment diecuts.

I began this project by choosing some inked watercolor paper that I created during a previous project. I stamped a sentiment from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto the inked watercolor paper using black ink.

Next, I inked and stamped the Heart Wing stamp onto watercolor paper and then cut it out using scissors. I also cut out a coordinating strip of inked watercolor paper. I distressed all edges with coordinating ink.

Next, using a brush and loose black ink, I tapped ink onto the inked watercolor paper that I chose to cover the Insta Album and all inked paper elements.


I then adhered the inked paper and strip layer to the Insta Album.


Next, I added the script diecuts, Heart Wing and sentiment stampings.

Lastly, I added some dyed ribbon that I coordinated with the inks that I used and some customized stick pens.

Using Rita’s stamps: Heart Wing and Fairy Magic, always gives me joy and awesome results. 

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen Jiles Designs

Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Explore Everyday" Tag


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing this "Explore Everyday" tag created with Rita’s Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp. The stamp measures 5 ¾ x 3 ½. The size of the stamp is wonderful on various projects and perfect on this tag.  I loved the various layers of texture in the project. The Heart Wing stamp provided great visual texture. The tag measures 6 ¼ x 3 ½.



I began with inking some manila tags with inks and water.



I transferred a stencil pattern to one of the tags using an applicator and distressed the edges of the tag with ink.

 Next, I added some ink to my craft sheet and inked the Heart Wing stamp with the ink.


I stamped the Heart Wing Stamp onto a manila tag and then cut it out with scissors. I created several stampings for future use.



I then layered the tag onto chipboard. Next, I added some distressed corrugated board, dyed ribbon and a metal charm.


Next, I added the Heart Wing stamping to the tag.



Lastly, I added script die cuts, additional dyed ribbon and charms.

I really enjoyed using the Heart Wing stamp on this tag. It added great visual texture and looks perfectly distressed. The stamp measures 5.75” x 3.5” and can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Angel" Altered Ribbon Spool



Hi there,


I have had such an enjoyable time creating with the Castle scene and a Paper doll from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre." I used a 3 tier ribbon spool that I found at a local store for the base of this project and enjoy how it turned out. The spool coupled with Rita’s Paper Doll and castle scene really created a playground of elements that I just absolutely loved together. I’m including a short tutorial below. I shared a previous post that included more stepped out photos for a similar project with the similar products, here.   



I began this project by coloring  the castle scene with inks of choice.  I used an Aqua Painter and Color Box inks. 



After I was happy with the colored scene, I measured my ribbon spool tiers and cut strips of the scene to fit. I reinforced the edges of the scene strips with eyelets and leftover ¼ in strips that I cut away from the full printed cardstock that I colored. 
 
Next, I attached the strips to the ribbon spool with coordinating dyed ribbon and metal pulls.



I then colored my paper doll pieces, cut them out and adhered the pieces together.




Lastly, I secured the paper doll on top of the spool and added flowers, dyed ribbon and a metal “Angel” charm to the top of the spool.


Super fun project! Perfect for your craft space or as a gift to someone special.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs