NEW Acrylic Paint from 13@rts

Hello my dears! Today I'm here to share with you an art journal page I have created using the NEW 13@rts Acrylic paints designed by Olga Heldwein.

 "Life is Tough My Darling, But So Are You"

There is nothing better than jast slapping paint onto a page and seeing what comes of it!

 This page was exactly that. It actually covers up an older page I had created a few years ago. I find that I'm not fond of these "older" pages and so my technique is to cover them up with something I do like.

Currently, I like paint .... lots of it and lots of colour! So that is what I did. Topped off with some of my favourite marks.

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A Little Handmade Book

Hello my lovely peeps. I'm here with you today to share a little art journal that I made incorporating my "Strength in Numbers" collection. I am really enjoying my book making at the moment. I'm not sure what I'll put in this little one yet but it was so much fun to make.

I used an old book cover as the cover of the journal.

Then I sewed three signatures into the spine.

Each signature is made up of different pages, sizes and embellishments.

I also sewed on some extra tabs to help turn the pages with.

The process is very easy once you get every thing lined up. As long as you have a sewing machine and some patterned paper along with an old book you can make one.

I'm still not sure what I'll put into my book. i have a heap of photos from my trip to Paris where I met Olga, Tehri and Marta. maybe i can use this little book to create a memorable album of my trip.

I just love the way the papers sit against each other in each signature.

It's almost a shame to cover them with photos.

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Strength in Numbers Art Journal Page

Hello I'm here with you today to share a little art journal page I have created incorporating my "Strength in Numbers" collection. from 13arts.

I have had so much fun exploring the different ways I can utilize this collection. I designed it to be versatile so it could be used for scrapbooking, art journalling or any other mixed media and paper craft your heart desires.

For this art journal page I have incorporated one of the images from the 12x12 paper "Synthesis". I enhanced it by adding some colour to the already coloured sections. 

I used some of the Shiny powders to make it shimmer. It's a bit hard to capture it in the camera.

And I added a title using the chipboard pieces. The background is coloured with some Ayeeda Acrylic paint over tissue paper to give it some texture.

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A Mini Album for 7 Dots Studio

Hello! I'm here with you today to share a really fun and cute little mini book I have created for 7 Dots Studio to share some super silly photos I took in a photo booth with some friends at a retreat last year.

I just love going on retreats with my girls. We always get up to so much mischief. I'm not sure very much scrapping happens but we have plenty of laughs.

I used the gorgeous "Dreamscapes" collection designed by DeeDee Catron for this little mini book. I loved how the pinks and yellows in the collection tied in perfectly with the photo booth photos.

I also used some ephemera pieces to collage onto the background and added some coordinating colors for some interest.

I added some Die Cut Elements and some Sticker Elements to finish it all off. Then for the cover I added a tag from the 12x12 tag set and some cute little UM WOW Studio chipboard.

I just love this little treasure. It is so full of wonderful memories.

A tutorial for VLVS!

Hello today I'm here to show you how I created some collage paper by stamping directly onto the gel surface with the amazing VLVS! stamps.

I then used the collage sheets to make a little mini album.

I embellished the cover with some more stamping.

 And added some little Um WOW Studio chipboard dudes on as well.

I think i might add some pages into this little one and turn it into an art journal or a little sketch journal.

Here is the video showing how I created the collage paper.

And here is the list of Viva Las Vegastamps! I used

Artist Gang Tuesday - Vase on a Shelf, Art Journal Page

Today I'm here with you today to share an art journal page I have created for Donna Downey's Artist gang Tuesday.
I have used Donna's lovely stencil "les Fluers" and her signature stamp "Wild Poppy Silhouette".

I created the idea based around some old scrapbook paper I had lying around. I wouldn't use this paper in a million years and Donna always says "You have to just use it" so that's what I'm doing over the next few weeks ... or years .. yeah years, it will probably take years to get through the stuff I've collected!

The video shows you how I incorporated it into my journal and then used the stencil and stamp to create a feature piece.

I really love the outcome and now I even really love that patterned paper.

Catch you all again next month xx

Daniel Smith Watercolors

A Trio of ATC's for 7 Dots Studio

Hello my 7 Dots Friends. Fiona here with you today to share a trio of tiny Artist trading cards I have made to share with my fellow 7 Dots team members.

The beautiful Keren Tamir sent me a little ATC the other day all the way from Canada. She made it from our latest collections and it was so cute that it inspired me to make some more. Especially because I'd like to send one back to her.

I chose to use the stunning "Hazy Days" collection. Every time I pull out a piece from this collection it still takes my breath away. the colours are stunning and DeeDee did such a great job bringing my negative scans to life! I still can't believe how cool they look.

I did a little bit of gritty modelling paste scraping through the gorgeous birds on a wire stencil and some stamping to make the base of the cards interesting.

then I added some textiles for added texture and finished them all off with some Die Cut Elements, Stickers and word stickers.


I am really wrapped with how they came out and I can't wait to send them out to some friends on the team. see you all again soon xx

Brave Heart a Journal Page For VLVS!

Hello my gorgeous peeps! I'm here today to share a journal page I have created with you all.

 This time I have kept it classic black and white with one. the one is the pink and boy does it pop!

 I wasn't too sure about this one when it first began. I was deliberately trying to not use too many colours so i started with the black.

 Well actually I started with the white modelling paste through the stencil but when it came to adding colours I held back and started with the black then added the pink.

The stamping was sort of all ready in my head so it followed the black and pink easily. All that was left was to add a few pink details. The heart and her dress and one or two wings and it was done!


See you all again next time xx

Process Video 7 Dots Studio Layout

I absolutely adore the colours DeeDee has embedded into this collection. They are so bold and beautiful and compliment the rusty browns and yellows she has used to coordinate  the design.

This layout was so much fun to create. I can't say I've ever combined these colors before in a layout. I was a little apprehensive to begin with but boy do i like the final outcome!

I have also recorded the process of me creating this page as a sort of tutorial for you to watch. 

All in all it actually came together relatively quickly. I just love it when a page "gets it" and decides to just fall into place for you.

I hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to give this new collection a go.

xx Fiona

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