Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Journey Tag Decor



Hi there,
Today I'm sharing some tag art décor created with a beautiful art drawing from Rita's book, "Magical Theatre." The base for this tag art is the mushroom scene located on page 25 of the book. The Magical Theatre book is jam packed with fun ideas for backgrounds and paper dolls, and completely loaded with beautiful art by Rita. I really enjoyed playing with the mushroom scene and look forward to playing with additional scenes and the lovely paper dolls that are included in the book. Take a peek at my tutorial below.




I began this project by printing and coloring the mushroom scene on white cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter and Ann Butler ColorBox inks: Desert Sand, Limelight and Canyon. I directly applied Ann Butler's ink to a craft sheet and used the loose ink with an Aqua Painter to apply the ink to the printed scene.


 Next, I continued coloring and blending the inks until I was happy with the end result.

 

I then used a stencil and white paint to transfer a script pattern to the colored scene.





Next, I cut the colored scene into (2) 4 3/4 x 8 pieces and adhered the pieces to chipboard. I snipped the corners to create the tag effect and punched a hole in each tag using a Cropadile.

 Using a sponge, I applied white paint to the edges of the tags to distress them.



Next, I added some dyed ribbon to bind the tags together and to accent the tags.

I then applied Ann Butler's Limelight ink to the wooden words with a paint brush, distressed the edges with white ink and adhered them to the front of the focal tag.

Lastly, I added charms to the ribbons to enhance the overall design. I really enjoyed playing with the mushroom scene from Magical Theatre by Rita and Ann Butler ColorBox inks. Both products complimented each other well and provided the perfect balance for this tag project.

Rita's book and the Ann Butler ColorBox inks can be found using the links throughout the tutorial and using the links below.

Magical Theatre: Create & Play with Movable Dolls

Ann Butler ColorBox Inks

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen Jiles Designs

Friday, September 22, 2017

Love Noted Journal




Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a journal created with Rita’s Hot Air Balloon Artfoamie stamps. The Hot Air Balloon is sold in 2 pieces; the hot air balloon and the basket. The hot air balloon measures 5 ¼ x 4 ½ and the basket measures 2 ¼ x 2. I coordinated the stamps with some oxide inks, wooden embellishments, paper straws and dyed ribbon to create the journal. It measures 7 3/4 x 5 ½.





I began this journal cover by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: abandoned coral, picked raspberry, lucky clover and antique linen.







After inking the watercolor paper, I resprayed the remaining loose ink with water and inked the Hot Air Balloon Artfoamie stamps with the ink. Then I stamped onto some blank watercolor paper. I created several stampings of the hot air balloon and the basket to create several color variations for use in the project. I cut the stampings out and set them aside. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon with the journal.






Next, I trimmed the inked watercolor paper down to layering size and distressed the edges. I then embossed the inked watercolor paper using a crackle stamp, Versamark and white embossing powder. The embossed watercolor paper was adhered to the front of the journal.






Next, I adhered 1 of the hot air balloon stampings to the front of the journal. I then adhered paper straws to the back of another hot air balloon stamping and added it and the basket to the journal.







I applied some picked raspberry ink to the wooden word and adhered it to the journal.  I added dyed ribbon and additional wooden embellishments to finish the journal.

I loved creating with the Hot Air Balloon stamps. The images were crisp, versatile and perfect for this journal project. The stamps can be found using the link below:
Hot Air Balloon

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wonderful Things Keepsake



Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a little Keepsake that I created with Rtia Barakat's Fairy Magic stamp set and oxide inks. I absolutely love this stamp set.  It's perfect for all types of projects of all sizes. This keepsake measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. It's a great gift giving idea and always perfect for art décor in your crafty space too. The base of this project is a shadow box that I found clearanced at a local craft store.


I began this keepsake with inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: broken china, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I trimmed my watercolor paper down to a layering size.

 
Using black ink, I stamped fairies and sentiments onto the inked watercolor paper and then heat set the ink. I stamped multiple fairies and sentiments to be used in other projects. A fairy and sentiment were then cut out with scissors.

 
Next, I distressed the edges of the watercolor paper, fairy and sentiment with coordinating oxide ink.

 
Next, I applied oxide inks to resin embellishments using a paint brush.

 
Then, I adhered some jeweled adhesive paper to the shadow box as the base layer of the keepsake.

 
Next, I adhered the inked watercolor paper layer and resin embellishments to the keepsake.

 
I then added the “Wonderful Things” sentiment and fairy to the keepsake using 3D tape.


Lastly, I adhered coordinating flowers, clear beaded spray stems and a crystal charm.


This was a super easy and fun project that came together very quickly.  The use of the fairy and sentiment added just the right touch to make this gift special.  The stamp set can be found using the link below:


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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Imagine Mixed Media Journal




Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a journal created with Rita Barakat's Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp. The stamp measures 5 ¾ x 3 ½. The size of the stamp was perfect for this journal.  I coordinated this fun stamp with some oxide inks, dyed cheesecloth and dyed ribbon. The journal measures 7 3/4 x 5 ½.

I began this journal by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: worn lipstick, wilted violet, and fossilized amber.  These colors complimented each other well.









After inking the watercolor paper, I resprayed the remaining loose ink with water and inked the Heart Wing stamp with the ink. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result. Then I stamped onto some blank watercolor paper. I created several stampings of the Heart Wing to create several color variations.





I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon and cheesecloth to be used on the journal.


Next, I trimmed the inked watercolor paper down to layering size and tapped some cracked pistachio oxide ink onto the inked watercolor paper. I adhered the inked watercolor paper to a coordinating layer of cardstock. I also cut the Heart Wing stampings out and inked the edges with cracked pistachio ink.



Next, I added dyed honey comb die cuts and cheesecloth to the journal. I then layered 2 Heart Wing stamping together with 3D tape and adhered the Heart Wing layer to the journal.



I applied some wilted violet ink to wooden words and adhered them to the journal.  I added dyed ribbon and a crystal charm to finish the journal.




I really enjoyed using the Heart Wing stamp on this journal. 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