Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Scrap Fx second blog post #2

Hello everyone, 

how are you my dear blog reader?

Now we are almost at the end of this July month. That means, it's time for my second blog post for the company ScrapFx. I have created a layout in mixed media style and an art journal page.

Beautiful things are never perfect... is the title from my art journal page.
I created my page of a watercolor-paper sheet in the size of DIN4.
I started playing and creating with lots of acrylic colors in the shades of
blue, green, yellow and orange.
After everything was dry I stamped with the beautiful stamps from ScrapFx and Archival black jet and blue Ink from Ranger. Then I added the white acrylic color stripes and some stencil images. The next step was adding my focal point, the beautiful women transparency images, the leadlight window transpareny and the title also from ScrapFx. Final touch black acrylic Ink drops.

My next inspiration for you is a scrapbook page in mixed media style,
with a photo from an amusementpark in,Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Forgotten place
is the title of my layout.
I started on a scrapbook page from the serie "Under the stars" from 13arts, 
which I covered with two layers of clear gesso.
After that I added black gesso and a mix of glazing medium and color glow to my page.
Now my background was ready to create with the beautiful products of ScrapFx.
First I started with adding white acrylic color to stencils from ScrapFx.
After that I stamped with creme white and light green acrylic colors and the round and leaf-stamp of ScrapFx. Then I decided to add yellow acrylic color to my background.
For my embellishments I used chipboards from Scrap Fx which I covered with the same light green 
acrylic color from the stamping part. For a little bit glamour I added gold glitter ink.

A closer look:

I used from Scrap Fx:

Please my dear blog reader use this link to the site:

I also used:
13arts under the stars paper.
13arts scrip stencil.
13arts mediums (gesso, color-glow, glazing-medium, gold glitter ink, black and white ink, gel-medium)
Posca-pen, Old Holland acrylic color. Tim Holtz stickers.

For now I will say thank you so much for visiting my blog post.

Stay safe.
Have a beautiful day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

13rts stamp special dt member post#1

Hello everyone, 

For the special blog post for the company 13@rts, the July theme is: stamps.
I am a stamp-lover and I like to use stamps in my art.
For this scrapbook layout I designed my own black and white collage paper with the beautiful stamps from 13@rts. 
I started on monochromatic collage paper and black jet Archival ink from Ranger. 
The stamp images are randomly added on the collage paper. After the ink was dry, I thorned the collage paper in stripes and I added the collage paper with gel medium to my white background paper. For the colors on my scrapbook page I used the watercolor set from 13@rts. The embellishments are pieces from the ephemera pack unforgettable

I used from 13arts: 
Victoriana- stamp

Here is the link to 13@rts:
Thank you so much for your visit my dear blog reader.
Have a beautiful day.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Scrap Fx Australia blog post: August #1

 Hello everyone,

and welcome to my first August blog post inspiration .

For us here in Europe, the month of August means holiday time. Time for the family, vacation by the sea and and and... but due to the pandemic, this year the holiday wishes could not be fulfilled as some would have wished. At the request of the government, we stayed at home and complied with the Covid 19 rules.

Luckily, there were many Facebook live creative workshop offers that I've been doing. I also bought a pair of online workshops. which I am now following.

It's always nice to learn new techniques or to come back to old hobbies.

I created for you a scrapbook page on paper from 13arts

with stamp and transparency images from ScrapFx .

This page is easy and perfect for beginner..

Short description:

I added two layers of clear gesso to the paper from 13arts.

Then I stamped with different stamps from ScrapFx and

Versafine Black Ink. 

After that I immediately added WOW embossing powder on the stamp images.

The WOW embossing powder must be melted with the heat tool.

For beginners I always recommend the product, where you feel the safest with, is a perfect product to start with.

This can be spray ink, watercolor or acrylic color...

In my case I used Spray Ink with a pipette and black gesso with a palett-knife.

After that I glued the collage paper and transparency on my background.

Cardstock words, photo and a brad as my embellishments.


I used from Scrap Fx:

Circle collage stamps

Chicken Wire Stamp

Doll Figure stamps

Hypnotic Circles stamp

Label Maker Positive transparency

Journal Phrases transparency

Loopy Script collage paper

Here is the link to ScrapFX: .scrapfx.

Thank you so much for your visit.
Until then.

July Scrap Fx Australia blog post #1

Hello my dear blog reader, 

after we had a very warm June here in The Netherlands, the new month started with lots of rain. Had I already mentioned that I love rain? Yes, I belong to the people who prefer the rain. I also always say there is no bad weather when the rain falls. I love the smell of freshly fallen rain, the sound on the roof and the deep green colors of the plants. But anyway...

Let`s start with the inspiration for the month of July.

First I created a scrapbook page with a photo of my son Joshua
and two minimalist art journal pages.

I started my scrapbook layout on a dark brown cardstock which I painted with black gesso.
After that I added with my palett-knife light blue, yellow and light purple acrylic color to my page.
Then I started stamping with the new stamps from Scrapfx. Therefore I used the same colors, also
light blue, yellow and light purple. 
My way of working is quite simple: I go from black (background) and end up with white or light shade colors.
You know already that I love bright colors too. So I added to a stencil from Scrapfx  my favorite red 
acrylic color. After that I outlined the number stencil from ScrapFx with a white ballpen and I filled the empty space of the  numbers with white acrylic ink. 
Then I added the funky peps designed by Michelle Logan and the beautiful transparency from ScrapFx
to my background. 
The next step was my focal point for the photo of my son Joshua.
Mark-making, scribbeling and splatters so much fun to do... and such a beautiful layering on my page, too.
For my embellishments I used chipboards from ScrapFx. First I painted the chipboards white and then red. Tim Holtz tiny stickers as title.
Done !!

 my next inspiration are two art journal pages.

The pages are 14 cm by 19 cm.
I used white watercolor paper.
Sometimes I really love to create minimalist art and
this workwise always feels to me like a new start, so refreshing. No overfilling and over-excitation of colors and texture. The red circle on black from Jiro Yoshihara from 1965 is an amazing minimalism painting and very impressive. So I chose his painting as inspiration for my art journal pages.
This month relase from ScrapFx comes with lots of round stamps.
Perfect for a minimalist page.

I used from ScrapFx:
Symbology SMALL chipboard

Please my dear blog reader use this link for the products from ScrapFX: 

Thank you so much for your visit
Have a beautiful day.

Friday, July 10, 2020

July 10.2020 blog post for 13@rts

Hello everyone 

and welcome to my blog post here on the blog from 13arts.
My name is Heike from Heike`s AugenBlick and I am your host for today.

For this layout I decided to work with a photo of myself. The photo was taken after my first hairdresser visit after the lockdown. I have the luck that I have been wearing my hair for about eight years now in a short grey haircut. I must say I am a big fan of short hair. 
But anyway, I will tell you a little bit about my creative steps:
After I chose my paper sheet "This moment" from the paper collection "Travel the world",
I added clear gesso to my page. I always work with two layers of clear gesso.
The clear gesso ensures that no liquid is absorbed by the paper anymore.
A perfect layer between paper and mediums. 
Then I decided to add another paper sheet to my background paper, but this time I torned it.
This paper became also two layers of clear gesso. I glued my torn paper with gel medium to my background paper.
After I found the perfect position for my photo (focal point) I have searched everything together which I used for my decoration (embellishments). The next step was creating texture 
on my background. Therefore I used the stencil Horiscope and a mix from modeling paste and 3D powder. I sprinkeled some colored grit in the wet paste. I like to air dry my mix, I think the paste looks smoother. 
For my flower chipboards I used the mini watercolorset "Travel the word" and clear ultra thick embossing powder. 
For my seahorse chipboard I used multipurpose medium and brokant hologram blue.
For the shells and explore word chipboard I used black gesso 

After my modeling was dry I stamped with black Archival Ink.
Now it was time for my paper layering behind my photo which I glued with multipurpose medium.
My next step was coloring with the mini watercolorset and the woodbine spray. After drying with the 
Heat tool, I glued my focal point and embellishments. 
The final touch gold glitter paint and sequin in turquoise, also white pen strips to some of the black splatters.

Happy day...

A closer look:

I used from 13arts:
MULTIPURPOSE-MEDIUM-500ml I use this medium as glue
Modeling Paste  I like to use very thick paste so I mix 3D powder to the modeling paste.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog post today.
I hope you feel a little bit inspired to create with the beautiful products of 13@rts.

As so please show us your end result on our social media page.
Here is the link to Facebook 13@rts ARTelier: facebook.


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