adventure | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, Jana back again. I have a new Layout to share. This one is a mixed media light version. Sometimes I just want the DieCuts to stand out and the beautiful Colors. So for this one I decided to add only some watercolors in the background. Just a hint of color…

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I started this Layout with a tiny photo and some matching DieCuts from the “Field Notes” Collection. I wanted to use green and blues for this project; you´ll find a lot of them in the collection.
The photo shows me and my little one, 2010 I think, and he loved the camera at the computer. He was so fascinated to see himself at the monitor, so cute!

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I wanted to add the foundation paper to a patterned paper because I already knew I wanted to use a small amount of Elements (mainly because of the small picture) and only a touch of color behind everything. I wanted to help the white foundation paper to stand out even without a lot of mixed media on it and a colored border is just perfect!

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I also grabbed the watercolors to create my own blue shade for my background. I wanted to get as close as possible to the blue in the flowers. So I mixed blue with white and a touch of purple with a lot of water.

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Before I added any color to the background I went over it with a big wet brush. I knew I wanted to have everything centered, so I added a few wet brush strokes to the paper; the watercolors started to run and flow in the water and this is totally relaxing to see. I added some different shades as splatters and also splattered plain water into the wet colors. This is giving you a lot of variations and different color intensities.

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I wanted to create some black accents to the background, so I grabbed one the of the new stencils, the one with the hearts, and one of my silhouette sketch pens and started to scribble down some hearts. This is an easy way to add some shapes to your background without getting to messy or to lose the control of the media you´re adding.

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Once I was happy with my background I started to add the DieCuts, the title and my photo. I created a flower/leave cluster around my picture and added a leaf and a flower to the long title. I love the black handwritten words from Vicki!

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Some of the scribbled black hearts were kinda lost on the paper, so I decided to fill them with more black scribbles, I love how this is looking and it is making a big difference. Because I really love to add black and white to my colors I grabbed two more watercolor stickers and one bigger Die Cut.

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To finish this Layout I added my journaling under the title and two more stickers, which I placed directly on the photo.  I really love how this Layout turned out and I really love this new collection from Vicki!

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I also have a process Video, ready for you to watch, up on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by today

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Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Watercolors

“Field Notes”
12×12 Paper Pad
Watercolor Sticker
Thickers – Black Words
Thickers – Chipboard
Ephemera Icons
Stencils

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happy heart | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share this Layout with you. I just got the new Collection “Field Notes” from Vicki and I am so in love with all of the pretty things. I had a look into the gorgeous papers and I really liked the soft pinks and yellows, so I wanted to create some layered flowers with matching colors behind it and some black and white accents.

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I started with a CutFile from Paige Evans and three different patterned papers from the 12×12 Paper pad. Because if knew I wanted to use some soft colors behind the flowers I decided to work on a white sheet of the Foundations paper, I also added a thin layer of Matte Acrylic Gel to it.

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The next step was to create some matching colors with the Art Crayons (Warm Set), I added two or three different colors together to get the perfect shade. I really love how easy that works with the Crayons. You just need to scribble some of them on some plastic and add water. This is so easy but so effective. Art Crayons are one of my favorite products when it comes to mixed media.

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I added a lot of water to the Art Crayons because I wanted to create some running color stripes under the flowers. Three flowers, three areas of color and I am totally happy. There is magic happening…

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There are two new stamps and die sets in the new collection and they are awesome. I grabbed one of the leaves stamp and stamped it in black on white cardstock. Fussy cutting for the win! I really love the pop of black next to the soft colors from the patterned paper and the art crayons in the background.

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The photo shows my mum, two of my three boys, my niece and my nephew back in 2005, just hanging out in the garden and having a great time. I placed the photo in the middle from the flowers and the leaves. The new DieCuts are just the cutest things and I really love how the bird and the mushroom are getting back to the nature theme from the photo. I also added some black & white Watercolor stickers to the background.

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I tried to stay in the same colors as the flowers with the elements. Some pieces were placed behind the photo just for a touch of color and more dimension/layering.

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Some Puffy Stickers were added to finish this Layout. I placed two colored circles to the middle of two flowers, the yellow one got one the labels on top of it. My title is “happy heart” from the puffy stickers and I am totally happy how this layout turned out.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. There is a process video up on my YouTube channel

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Supplies:
Foundation Paper
Matte Acrylic Gel
Art Crayons Set Warm
Field Notes
12×12 Paper Pad
Puffy Stickers
Watercolor Stickers
Ephemera Icons
Ephemera Journaling
Stamp and Die Set

my person | paige evans & silhouette

Hi everyone,  I have a new Layout to share. I started this Layout by cutting out the Hanging Flower Basket on white Cardstock, I resized the CutFile just a tiny bit; I made it a bit smaller.
I knew which photo I wanted to use, so I started to look into the patterned Papers I have and ended up with the 6×6 Paper Pad from Oh my Heart and the 12×12 Paper Pad from Pick me Up.

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Because of the bright yellow in the picture I decided to fill the flowers in the basket with a yellow paper from the 12×12 Paper Pad and all of the leaves were filled with smaller papers from the 6×6 paper pad. I chose a gradient paper and filled the bottom leaves with the darkest color, and then it gets brighter and brighter towards the top. I really love how the photo looks in the basket; I also filled the basket with a very light pink paper.

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I had a look into a Die Cut pack from Kaisercraft (Wildflower) and added some pink flowers to the basket and I really love how pink works with yellow and the green/blue tones here. To finish this page up I only added a few more things, one Die Cut from Pick Me Up and two sets of Alpha Stickers. The “Lemonade” Chipboard Thickers and the Foam Mini-Alpha “Happy Life

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The last thing I’ve added here were some Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters in gold. I really had fun and I really love how this layout turned out.

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i also have a process video for you to watch CLICK HERE

Jana Maiwald-McCarthype

Pick Me Up: 12×12 Paper Pad, Ephemera Die Cut, Lemonade, Happy Life
Oh my Heart: 6×6 Paper Pad
CutFile: Hanging Flower Basket (Design ID#267965) Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo

Art Journal | #verrücktersommer

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Hallo ihr Lieben, heute möchte ich mit euch mein fertiges ArtJournal teilen… Ich bin durch meinen relativ bescheidenen Sommer nicht dazu gekommen irgend etwas tolles zu machen oder zu erleben… aber ich habe es dennoch zu Ende gebracht und freue mich darüber. Der verrückte Sommer ist eine Aktion von Alexandra Renke gewesen und ich bin total dankbar das ich dabei sein durfte. Vielen DANK nochmal an dieser Stelle das ich mit deinen tollen Produkten arbeiten durfte!

Hier kommt nun also eine kleine Bilder Flut… und am Ende findet ihr auch noch ein Video und den Link zum #verrücktensommer (roter Faden)

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ja, das war mein sommer 2018 und mein Art Journal… hier im folgenden Video gehe ich noch etwas näher auf die Seiten ein und was ich mir dabei gedacht habe oder so…

hier nochmal der Link zum „Roten Faden“ da findet ihr alle die dabei waren und die Blogposts, also falls ihr mal schauen wollt 🙂

Ich wünsche euch einen schönen Tag
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Junque Journal | Vicki Boutin

Hi there, Jana here with you today and i have some fun new Junque Journal Pages to share. I grabbed the August Prompts and worked on the second week; Bright and Bold Colors, Plastic Wrap, Numbers and white Gesso wash.

Here are my supplies for today: Watercolor Refills, Junque Journal, Watercolors, Acrylic Paints, Stencils, Big Stencil Brush, Gesso and some Die Cuts

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I decided to work with three different watercolors and three different acrylic paints. I wanted to mix them together so I looked for matching colors. I really love to mix and match different types of Medias. This gives you a nice look of different layers and different tones.

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I primed all of my Watercolor Re-Fill Papers with a thin coat of the perfect Gesso, I wanted to add a lot of water and I just wanted to get sure that the paper will not curl up. I added watercolors to my first page and I also added water to the paper, that allows the colors to mix and blend and of course to move around… this gives nice mixes of the colors and a nice blended crossing between the colors.

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I tried to stamp with the Plastic Wrap through one of the stencils, but I failed. Lesson learned. I grabbed some white gesso, the big stencil brush and a stencil instead and added a nice white image to the bright watercolors.

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My first try was to add the colors to the paper in circular motion but this worked to not that good. I took some of the watercolors with it and it kinda mixed together and the gesso was not white anymore (You can see it on the following picture in the lower right corner). The second try was to just dab the gesso through the stencil and this worked perfect! I added some white gesso splatters to finish this background.

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To finish this page I only added a few things, a black number, a label (with the Medias/Tools on it) and a brush lettering quote. I love how the black looks on the colors.

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The second page was also made on a gesso primed watercolor paper. I tried the Plastic Wrap stamping with watercolors. I love this new technique. I have stamped with all kind of different things but never tried some plastic wrap; so much fun!

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I used the same elements to finish this page.

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For the third page I decided to stamp with acrylic paint and this gives you a totally different look then the watercolors. You can see more details from the plastic.

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Before I finished this page I added some matching acrylic paint splatters, I love how this looks. You don´t need much stuff to create some very interesting pages, right? This page also got a black number, a label with used materials/tools and a quote. I am totally happy how all of the pages turned out. It´s nice to try some new things from time to time and the Junque Journal Prompts are always good for it!

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Here is a little process video for you to watch, enjoy it!
CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by

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Supply List:
Junque Journal
Watercolor Re-Fill Papers
Perfect Gesso
Watercolors
Acrylic Pop Paints Set 2 and Set 3
Big Stencil Brush
Stencil
All the Good Things “Frames” Pack

Hey Zebra | Vicki Boutin

Hey everyone, Jana here with you today. I had a little break because of some health issues and I am so happy to finally craft again! It´s a real nightmare when you can´t do what you really love, right?!

Today’s project is inspired by the new Junque Journal August Prompts… Vicki made a new set of activities for the next four weeks and they are fabulous; It´s more of mixing and trying new things.
I grabbed all six of the first week’s prompts. Pastel Colors, tool – bubble wrap, flowers, in the middle, color blocking, kraft and rose gold.

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My supplies for today, Foundation Paper, Art Crayons, Acrylic Paints, Bubble Wrap, a Kraft tag, some white clouds, fussy cut flowers and some bits and pieces from the Icons and Frames Pack. The photo for today’s layout shows a Zebra, from a trip my hubby and the boys did in July (I couldn´t join them, but they send me a lot of photos)

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I started with mixing my Acrylic pop colors with white paint, because the colors should be pastel I needed to calm them down. I also mixed some Art Crayons with white acrylic paint, this works great!
Before I started this project I had a look in the pattern papers and fussy cut some of the flowers out from the “picked for you” Paper and so I knew what kind of colors I wanted to use.

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I grabbed the bubble wrap and pressed it into the wet acrylic paint, flipped it over and stamped it in the middle of the Foundation Paper. I love how this is looking and the acrylic paint dries pretty quickly.

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After that first layer was dry I decided to add some stencil brush work. I mixed some Art Crayons together and applied it through the stencil with the big stencil brush on top of the bubble wrap stamping. It´s a nice tone on tone detail and I really like it.

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To finish that background I decided to add some rose gold splatters. I watered the glaze down just a tiny bit, so much easier to get some nice small splatters. Another nice detail in the mix

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I centered all my elements in the middle from the page. The big Kraft tag is the base for everything; I placed the photo on top of it and added two clouds to it. The flowers and DieCuts were placed around it to create a nice balanced scene. My journaling was written on a yellow label from the Frames Pack and to complete this project I scattered some epoxy dots from the Finishing Embellishments Pack.

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I really had fun with this Layout and I hope you´ll like it too
there is a process video for you to watch on my YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/4DxBKB4_Vbg

Thanks for stopping by today

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Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Art Crayons – Neutral and Warm Set
Acrylic Pop Colors – Set 1
All the Good Things – Icons Pack
All the Good Things – Frames Pack
All the Good Things – Finishing Embellishments
All the Good Things – “Picked for You” Paper
Stencil Brush
Stencil – Flowers
Rose Gold Glaze