Sunday, May 27, 2018

Day Dreamer.... art journal page with video tutorial

Hello everyone,

today I will share with you my new art journal tutorial in whimsical style.

Weeks ago I started with a new serie of this cute little art journal pages.

15 cm x 15 cm.

I used on the background an old technique, called Bokeh.

The name Bokeh comes from the photography (the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light)

Lots of tutorials about this technique can you find on YouTube.

TIP: It`s always fun to try new techniques, but once in a while go back to the

 beginning with a new perspective.

As a mixed media artist , I use a wide range of materials, which I have been

collected for a long time. Many mediums are still coming out of my painting period.

I chose a bright color scheme for my background which is for me a perfect combination to the

 black and white photo. My art journal pages are always embellished with little animals

(butterfly, birds, bunny, or, or, or...) I think that`s just too cute by the little children.

Day Dreamer...

I used for this page:

Ranger glossy special stamp paper.
Schmincke Acrylic Ink: Cobalt-blue, Titanium Yellow Green Shade,Scarlet, Brasil-brown
Posca Pen: white, sky-blue.
Gouache deep gold
Liquitex Aqua-green, Cadmium red
Twinkling H2Os: kiwi, guatamalan, hot cinnamon,
Stabilo pen
Pentel black brush
Prima modeling paste and black gesso.

black gesso the final touch that really set the tone for the page, this is my favorite step of the process.

Color Box Ink black
WOW clear embossing powder.
Tim Holtz stamp
DYL leaves stamp.
Hero Arst unicorn pigmebt Ink
Versafine onyx black Ink.

There is also a video tutorial for you...

My dear blog readers thank you so much for reading my blog post.

Have a beautiful day.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Art Journaling You Tube Hop Video

Hello lovely blog readers,

here is my video for the Hop on You Tube.

Thank you so much for watching ...

Please read also my blog post for this Hop..

xoxo Heike

Art Journaling YouTube Hop.... Together,,,

Hello and welcome my dear blog readers,

today I want to show you a special blog post.

 I was asked by Keren Tamir if I would like to join in for the

 Art Journaling YouTube Hop  which is organized by her.

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There was no time for me to think about it, I did not want to miss that chance.

That`s why I`m so excited....

But before I will start with my  story behind my art journaling,

I will say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the sponsors.

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One of this prizes can be yours... by following the rules..

Rules: 1. leave a comment on each video.

           2. Subcribe to each art journaling hop artist channel.

The winner will be chosen randomly from different channels.

Easy right!!!

I will show you a video tutorial where I create a page for my

fariytale, whimsical art journal book in the size 15 cm x 15 cm.

With fashion kids photos from magazines or pinteres.

TIP: open your heart and mind to something new like a new art journal technique.

I have three different art journal books.

One book is  from Ranger and two handmade books. All these books are different.

I use one book for my urban and architecture sketches which I combine with

vintage photos, stamps, watercolor and washi tape. I like to use images, stamps

and drawing elements to communicate my feelings and mood.

TIP: convey all of your emotions in your art jounal. Trust your intuition.

My second art journal is a handmade art journal in the size 24 cm x 32 cm.

I used these pages to test new colors or try to see how new stamps and stencil looks.

For me is this art journal an exercise book....I can mess this up, my journal is for my own

 self-expression and creative development, so there are no wrong pages...

TIPS: to keep colors vibrant, dry between each layers,

 this helps to prevent making colors muddy.

 Using stamps is a great way to add visual interest to your background.

Using highlights (White pen) or shadows (black pen) help make your art journal

page more dimensional.

Be creative with washi tape and tissue paper.

Different paper made a different color result.(watercolor-paper, special stamp paper....)

Never think that you are not good enough to enjoy a creative life...

There is beauty in imperfection...

Let be creative together...

I used for this page: 13@rts clear Gesso, Ranger collage medium, Lindy`s spray,

Finnabair modeling-paste and black gesso, regular white cardstock, Acrylic- medium,

Lindys spry: bells of Irland green, hags bWart Orange, Yellow Rose of Texas, Hi Maintenance

Magenta, LaBlanche Germany stamp, Archival Ink. vivid chartreus and catus flower,

AALL&Create stamp, Carabelle studio stamp, Art Journey stamp, Versafine onyx black ink,

 Archival jet black ink, Hobbyshop stencil 063, Posca pen, Faber big brush pen, Ranger DYS 34223,

Lindy`s embossing powder prima donna purple, WOW embossing powder earthtone olive

and primary sherbert, Ranger emboss it, Stabilo pen, Ecoline nr. 100, Gouache deep gold,

tacky glue, Scrap fx Australia silhouette.

Order of the Artist: Tusia Lech,
                                Tiffany Solorio,
                                Sanda Reynolds
                                Maka Art
                                Heike`s AugenBlick
                                Asia Marquet
                                Keren Tamir
                                Einat Kessler
                                Vicky Papaioannou
                                Jenn Engle
                                DeeDee Catron
                                Athanasia Papantoniou
                                Olga Heldwein

Thank you so much for reading my blog post.
Enjoy the day.
Until next time.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone and welcome on my blog,

Happy Mother`s day to all my blog readers.....

on the blog from Mixed Media & art the current challenge is a fantastic mood board,

in deep rich blue with elements of rust.

OMG I feel in love... and today it is a raining cats and dogs day...

perfect for a crafty day...

The photo in the middle below and also the sketch were my inspiration.

Here is the mood board...

Deep.Inside is a fantastic name for this challenge.

Blue is one of my favorite colors in combination with Quinacridone Gold.

step by step .....

I started with Paynes Gray and Ultramarine Acrylic color  for the whole background.

After drying I stamped some flowers from Unity Stamp Company with Cobalt Achival Ink.

After then I colored the flower with Vermillion Acrylic and Fresh Orange.

Amsterdam extra heavy medium to a stencil was my next step.

After drying from the medium I colored the medium with twinkeling H2O`s.

A little bit text stamp work with Versafine onyx black. ready was my background.

For my layering I used: Laces, Chipboard, DIE cuts, metallic embellishments.

My title...

Sometimes I wonder how you put up with me.

Then I remember oh, I put up with you.

So we`re even....

I wish you all a fantastic day  with awesome memories...

Good luck everyone for the challenge by Mixed Media & Art

Here is the Link: mixedmediaandart

Thank you so much for reading my blog post.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Play Layout inspiration.

Hello and again for today.

I have for you a mixed media layout which I designed for the new challenge blog


Here is the Link:

Exciting that there is a new challenge blog.

Sharon a talented mixed media artist is the owner from this site.

She invites me for a guest design.. Thank you so much my dear friend.

Here my dear followers is the mood board.

All about the center...

I created for this first challenge a mixed media layout.

My May Challenge Monthly Tip:

First I am always looking for the perfect photo (the center of the layout).

The selection can by influenced by: my day-mood or my day-color

or my day-song....... or in this case the mood bord form the challenge blog.

For me the most important thing is  the background work.

As for the old Masters I prefer to start on a white paper.

Stamps and stencil with waterproof Ink is always my first step.

The photo is my guideline that means I put the photo on the paper over and over again,

 to control where I have to stamp, where I have to add color, where I have to work with the stencil.

The embellishment part is dependent from what I have designed in the background.

Sometimes I glue my photo directly on the paper with a title and done,

or I add laces, sisal, wire and and and ....

I wish everyone best luck for the May challenge.

There are awesome prizes to win.

Lindy`s, 7 Dots studio, Lemon Craft and Worth Products...

I used for this layout:

Archival Ink, Distress Ink, Acrylic Ink, 13@rts gold Ink, Ecoline Nr 100,

lots of leaves stamps, Chipboard ....

I hope you feel a little bit inspired.

Dear Sharon I would like to say thank you so much for

being a guest designer for your first challenge..

Thank you so much for visiting my blog post.

Have a nice day.



More than Words May DT layout with video tutorial

Hello everyone,

and welcome May.

May is one of my favorite months of the year. Why?..

Well first of all it is not too hot outside,

the gardens are in a tender of green shades,

the birds are singing and also one or the other butterfly comes flown by.

I am enjoying my morning coffee in my garden and that is

pure quality of life for me.

But anyway...

The beginning of a new month means also a new challenge.

I have for you as inspiration for the new More Than Words challenge

a stamp background layout with video tutorial.

Our challenge theme is: Memory and Frame


My fair Lady ...was the first musical I saw...

I think I was about 12 years old. It was also my first movie with the actress

Audrey Hepburn.

I was deeply impressed by this beautiful women.

When I came across this photo I knew it !! 

That photo is perfect for our May challenge..

For the creative part of the challenge. I made a frame stamp images background.

I used for this page:

Ranger special glossy stamp paper 30 cm x 30 cm.

Archival Ink: Sepia, Coffee, Jet Black, Watering Can.

Original Different Color: Roots

StazOn: Jet Black

Lindys Stamp Gang Spray: Gag Me With a Spoon Gray, Steampunk Sepia.

Tim Holtz stencil Nr. 034 and Flashcards.

TCW stencil.

Prima black gesso and Finnabair stamps.

For more information behind the challenge go to the blog from MTW.

Here is the link:  morethanword

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Enjoy the video...

I hope you feel a little bit inspired and you will join us this month.

Thank you so much for your time to visit and read my blog post.

Have a lovely May month.

Many hugs and kisses...


Scrap The Boys May challenge layout with video tutorial.

Hello my dear blog reader,

now it is again a week ago that I was with my hubby in Rome.

This time, only we two alone, is so special and pure joy.

So we could enjoy the old Masters and the old culture of Rome

and of course the friendliness of the Romans.

But anyway:

On the blog from Scrap The Boys there is this month an amazing color mood board

to play with. Lots of blue and green: very beautiful.

I made a layout from my first grandson.

I used for this layout:

Distress ink, blueprint sketch.

Archival ink, garden patina, ultramarine, forget me not, vivid chartreuse, aquamarine.

Tim Holtz stencil. Nr 100, 004, 020. and word stickers

La Blanche Stamps.

Posca pen black and white.

WOW clear embossing powder.

Distress paint, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon.

Prima Finnabair black gesso.

Echo park stickers.

Here is our mood board:

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To catch up all the beautiful inspiration from the whole team from STB,

here is the link: scraptheboys.

I made also a video tutorial over my DT member page.

Enjoy the video:

I hope you fill a little bit inspired to join us this month.

I see you on the blog from Scrap The Boys.



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