Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Late Night Stream - Stencil Folder Storage Covers - Inside

Hi everyone!

My stencil storage is expanding exponentially and I really need to do something about it. Firstly, the A5 folders that I currently use for my 6"x6" (and smaller) stencils is not working. The stencils are the same size as the width of the plastic sleeves and so they're all tearing while I'm trying to insert them or remove them.

I have already made another folder for my 6"x6" stencils and it's working great, however as I used cardstock for the hinges I'm finding that I cannot put as many stencils in as I would like. So I have decided up update it.

I am using Tyvek envelopes to use as the hinges because it's a lot thinner and stronger! So more durable and more stencils!!!!

Anyway, that's later on. Tonight I live streamed painting the inside chipboard covers of the folder. I have previously streamed painting the outside covers and you can watch that recording by CLICKING HERE.

I am currently working on cutting all the materials required for the pages, as well as documenting dimensions and quantities, so expect a supply list soon!

You can watch the full process video on painting the inside covers on my YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Jo Sonja's 'aqua' flow acrylic paint
Reeves 'sand' acrylic paint
J.Burrows 'teal' acrylic paint
Reeves 'deep turquoise' acrylic paint
Derivan 'phthalo green' acrylic paint
Winsor & Newton 'phthalo turquoise' acrylic paint
Reeves 'paynes gray' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'titanium white' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'iridescent precious gold' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'copper' acrylic paint
The Crafters Workshop 'reversed chicken wire' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini cone flowers' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'moving vines' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini numerals' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini art is' stencil
KaiserCraft 'birch' template
Dylusions 'diamond border' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini organic matter' mask
The Crafters Workshop 'mini organic matter' stencil
Heidi Swapp 'gold' Color Shine




















Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back soon if you want the dimensions for the folder :)

Smiles
Jen


Friday, June 15, 2018

Art Journal Page 202

Hi everyone!

Today's art journal page is based on the tag #8 - background reveal technique (see previous post HERE).

Even though I had issues with the masking fluid today I was much happier with the result of the journal page than I was with the tag LOL.

This is what the page looked like with all that paint sponged on it:






I'm not having much luck with this new craft room! I keep losing things (still looking for the ring cluster stencil) and can't find where I've actually stored tools and products yet *sigh*. Oh well, the more I play the more I'll get used to it, I guess :)

You can watch the full process video on my YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Global Colours 'cool yellow' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'orange' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'cobalt hue' acrylic paint
Reeves 'rose madder' acrylic paint
J.Burrows 'teal' acrylic paint
The Crafters Workshop 'cosmic bubbles' stencil
SimonSaysStamp 'ring cluster' stencil
Various sized Stampin' Up! circle punches
Dylusions 'diamonds - small' stencil
CreativePL 'mars black' acrylic paint
Black uni POSCA 0.6mm pen
Black Faber-Castell PITT Artist brush pen










Thanks so much for stopping by and stay tuned for more!

Smiles
Jen

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Having Fun With Shipping Tags #8 - Background Reveal

Hi everyone!

After 5 months of no crafting, no tag challenges (except for one that I did at Mandy's) I found it very hard to get back into the swing of things for this one. From start to finish I was not enjoying it at all. When I finally did the journal page based on this tag challenge I was much happier! Thank goodness the tags are only a guide and I'm learning from them also!

I did like how the sponged application of the paint looked, if only I didn't continue to cover it up LOL.






So today started out with just sponging on the mediums until I got sick of that LOL. Instead of the sponging technique this tag ended up being the background reveal - a technique I just love!

So I decided to get the gesso out and go over what I did! Pretty much did the same as before but without the masking fluid. I added the colour, traced some butterflies and painted around them to leave the coloured butterflies as the focal images. I'm not a fan of going over something I've created just because I didn't like it, but I did it for this one, given that it was a challenge LOL.

Don't give up on this one just yet - the journal page worked out great, and that's the whole point of the tags, to give something a go and try to create a page based on it.

For all our tag challenges head on over to our FaceBook group JOURNAL TECHNIQUES by CLICKING HERE.

You can watch the full PAINFUL process on my YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Ranger clear Emboss It embossing ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Dylusions 'diamonds - small' stencil
Global Colours 'cool yellow' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'orange' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'cobalt hue' acrylic paint
Reeves 'rose madder' acrylic paint
J.Burrows 'teal' acrylic paint
SimonSaysStamp 'ring clusters' stencil
Darkroom Door 'blossom' stencil
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid
CreativePL 'mars black' acrylic paint
Black uni POSCA 0.6mm pen
Black Faber-Castell PITT Artist brush pen
Memory Box  'drifting butterflies' stencil













Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Friends Art Journal Page Live Stream

Hi everyone!

Well, I bit the bullet and am now going live on YouTube!

As of 1 August 2018 Ustream will not be a free streaming platform so we had to come up with an alternative solution. I have never really been into watching live YouTubers, mainly because of the chat. It seemed to go so fast and there were always trolls (bored kids) popping in and causing havoc.

Anyway, we had a go at YouTube and it seems to have become more user friendly and there are more options to assist with the audience, quality, recordings, etc.

Firstly I streamed unlisted from my main YouTube channel (ozegran). I streamed twice on this channel before I decided that maybe I should just stream live from my other YouTube channel (Jenny Potter) because that's where I uploaded all of my old Ustream recordings. Makes sense to me! So I went live publicly today!

I didn't realise how much work goes into these multi-layered pages! This 3 page layout took me around 10 hours to complete. There was a lot of fiddly work, going over the white to make it nice and bright. Anyway, I love how this spread turned out, but I don't think I'll be doing another one too soon LOL.

You can watch the full process on YouTube by clicking the links below:

Friends Art Journal Page - Part 1

Friends Art Journal Page - Part 2

Friends Art Journal Page - Part 3

Products used:

Unknown script stamp
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'bitty grunge' stamp set
KaiserCraft 'flutter' background stamp
KaiserCraft 'perfume' background stamp
KaiserCraft 'windsor' background stamp
Ranger/Dylusions 'put a bird on it' stamp set
The Crafters Workshop 'cosmic bubbles' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini botanicals' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini reversed chicken wire' stencil
The Crafters workshop 'mini tile texture' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini whimsical vines' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'fairywings' stencil
Dylusions 'dotted flowers' stencil
Dylusions 'circles' stencil
Dylusions 'diamond border' stencil
Dylusions 'put a  bird on it' stamp set
Dylusions 'curious corrin' stamp set
Reeves 'oxide chromium green' acrylic paint
Reeves 'lime yellow' acrylic paint
Reeves 'pale olive' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'quinacridone magenta' acrylic paint
CreativePL 'scarlet lake' acrylic paint'
Global Colours 'cool yellow' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'cadmium yellow deep hue' acrylic paint
Mont Marte 'ultramarine blue' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'cobalt hue' acrylic paint
CreativePL 'cobalt blue' acrylic paint
Reeves 'blue lake' acrylic paint
Reeves 'violet' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'purple' acrylic paint
Reeves 'pale powder blue' acrylic paint
Craft Works 'purple' acrylic paint
Global Colours 'orange' acrylic paint
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
Memento 'gray flannel' dye ink
Ranger 'manganese blue' archival ink
Sharpie 'white' paint pen (extra fine point)
Ranger/Dylusions journal block
uni POSCA white pen
uni POSCA black pen
Pentel white paint marker
Faber-Castell black PITT Artist fine point pen
Stamp positioning tool
KaiserCraft 'Le Chateau' stamp set
Stencil Girl 'tall birds' stencil
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
























Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen