Thursday, October 8, 2015

Just a little happiness

Today I would love it if you went over to the Art anthology blog
 and checked out my project.
I used Art anthology Dimensional Gems and colorations along 
with some stamps to create this bright art journal page.

There is even a 
snapguide with step by step instructions!

So what are you waiting for? go check it out and leave me some blog lovin!!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Rainy day blossoms tutorial

I want to teach! I love to teach!
Great way to start a tutorial huh?
I am saying this because I have decided that I need to stop letting life get in my way and start teaching........ the first step to making that happen is to share tutorials...
I have done THOUSANDS of tutorials lol! with all of the design teams I have been on, I rarely have time to share tutorial here, BUT I hope to change that.
I hope that I can share at least one tutorial here every week. sometimes it will be step out photos and sometimes a link to youtube. would you like that?
Leave me a comment telling me what kinds of tutorials you would like to see.

So lets get started!
I want to show you how I created this:
"Rainy day blossoms"

Heres how it is done:
of course in classic Kristie form, I forgot to take a photo of the first step, but its pretty simple.
Draw your flower shapes with a pencil then use a glue gun to "trace" the lines creating a dimensional version of the drawings.
Then use your fingers to spread some Vaseline onto the canvas in random places.
Paint over the entire canvas with Art anthology "Lime aid"

Wait just a few minutes then wipe the canvas. the vaseline will act as a mask and those 
areas with not be painted.

Spread some more vaselina onto different random places, then
paint the entire canvas with Art anthology "Garnet".

Then wipe away the extra again.

Add spots of vaseline again, and paint the entire canvas with Art anthology "Lemon Tart"

Wipe away the extra paint

Tilt the canvas up and spray with water, then wipe one more time.this will 
remove any left over vaseline.

I used a black Faber castell big brush pen to color the glue.
And then several paint pens to add some doodles.
Then tilt the canvas again and spray with Art anthology colorations
"Waimea bay" and "Ink spot" 
lay the canvas flat and allow the ink to dry as it is, dont dab it or spread it out.

and thats it! 
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks so very much for stopping by to see me today!
I hope you have liked my tutorial!
Now go add some color to your life and make some awesome something!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Learn a new technique with me!

This month over on the Art anthology blog, we are learning about "Layers". 

Each artist is doing a step by step tutorial on how to use Art anthology 
products to create layers of color.

My technique was to use Art anthology products to create a faux encaustic technique.
I love the haunting look of encaustic art, so I wanted to create my own version.... 
without the hot wax.

Here is my project

Check out the snapguide tutorial on the Art anthology blog.
and please leave me some bloglovin too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Just a little whisky

My hubby loves to sip a little whisky from time to time........
so what do I do?
I save the bottles!
and turn them in to awesome art projects using Art anthology products!

Visit the Art anthology blog for step by step instructions

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A little taste of Mexico

Mexican inspired artwork
I love the look of Mexican artwork, the warm oranges and bright colors make me happy.
so I created this peice of beautiful art work.

I love the warm pinks and oranges against the cool teal, the overall look is very pleasing to the eye.
Its all pretty simple to make, and I honestly think that anyone can do it.

You start by gluing down the pieces, I used some Lace, nails,a wooden sun, jewelry findings and some stones.
Once everything is glued down, paint the entire thing with a heavy coat of Gesso.
Then get that heat tool working and dry it so you can do the fun part!

I used Art anthology Gemstones "Garnet" in the center section

Then, Velvet "Terra Cotta", and sorbet "Kenyan copper" 
Then sprayed with Colorations "Juicy"

The outside edge is painted with "Veridian" and 
then sprayed with Colorations "Peacock feathers"(my fave!)

Once everything was dry, I used Rub and buff to highlight the  raised parts.

That is all!
Easy peasy lemon squuueezy!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Butterfly journey

Today over on the art anthology blog,
I have a tutorial on how to create this butterfly canvas

It really only takes a few supplies and just a few easy steps to create this.

It is a fun project that comes together quickly, so head out and make one for your self!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Playing with my paints

Art anthology has the most beautiful mood board up on the blog this month!
I just love this color combination it is so soft and feminine.

I have jsut the project in mind for this one!

come join in on the fun and use this mood board to make something beautiful!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Etching with Art anthology "Stucco and mudd"

Hello my artsy friends!
Today I would love to show you a step by step guide to how I created this beautiful etched canvas using the awesome Art anthology mediums!

Just look at all of that amazing texture and color!
It makes me so warm and happy!
If you would, please visit the Art anthology blog for a step by step snapguide!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Color theme wall hanging with Art anthology

Today I want to show you how I created this colorful wall hanging using Art anthology products

Isnt it beautiful?

I was so in love with the Art anthology Paint swatch color challenge colors 
this month that I wanted to create something to hang in my living room with 
those gorgeous colors!
If you head over to the Art anthology blog,
 you can see a step by step guide on how i made it.
then you can go and make your own!

thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Art anthology and Heartfelt creations

this week, Art anthology and heartfelt creations teamed up to create together!
I took one look at the items I received and knew what I was going to do. I love when that happens!

Here is a sneak of my project

Good! :)
Now head on over to the Art anthology blog to see the entire project as well as a snapguide for step by step instructions.

thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Create an easy card background!

Today I would like to show you how I created this easy card background using Versamark,Staz-on re-inkers, a beautiful stamp from Hero arts and Spellbinders dies
Here is what you are going to need
Staz-on re-inkers
Staz-on ink pad
Spellbinders dies
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Glossy cardstock
Lets get started!
Start by inking the stamp with versa-mark and stamping onto glossy cardstock

Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and use a heat tool to melt the powder

Spritz the cardstock with 91% alcohol

Drip Staz-on re-inkers

Spray with 91% alcohol

And dab with a sponge

spray again with the alcohol

Look at how gorgeous that is!
I just love it!

Die cut the background

stamp the image with Staz-on ink

and die cut

Adhere the layers as shown
And that's it!
Its so pretty huh?

thanks so much for stopping by!
Now get out your supplies and create a gorgeous background of your own!