I love this chipboard alpha and all the possibilities that comes with it! I have two examples to share with you today – one simple embossing, using the Zing Silver Glitter embossing powder. I did just like Emily, pressing the chipboard onto the versamark pad and then adding the embossing powder and heating. I loooove this embossing powder!
My second example is integrating the chipboard into the background. I started out by deciding an approximate placement of my photo and then glued the chipboard letters down onto my background.
I then painted the whole thing with gesso. According to my first plan I wasn’t going to paint my entire background, but as the plans changed during the process, I ended up covering it all.
Next, I painted my page and the chipboard with acrylic paint.
Before the paint was dry I used some damp tissue paper to wipe some of the paint away from the letters.
I also added some glimmer by painting the letters with Glimmer Glaze in the transparent colour Icicle. It’s really tricky to capture in a photo, but perhaps you can see some of the shimmering here?
Or in this image, where the colours are really off?
I’m truly enjoying seeing all the different takes on how to use this alpha! Have a wonderful day!
The November Project Art kit contains 8 wonderful Pitt Artist pens, feathers and tags and cards to play with in your journal.
The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens contain pigmented India ink and have brush nibs. The ink is acid free, waterproof when dry and odorless. They can be used in so many different ways, and I’m giving you a few examples here today.
First of all I want to show you that you can use them for stamping. Just colour your stamp…
My first page is a page full of flowers. I used a black pen and drew a whole bunch of simple flowers. When drawing a line that isn’t perfect I often find that it looks so much better if I just add another line, pretending that it’s not supposed to be perfect. That’s what I did here… two or more messy lines instead of trying to achieve a perfect look.
I then used the three darkest pens from the yellow set to colour my flowers. The pens mix and blend really well and I started with the darkest colour around the edges and close to the center of the flower, and then used the lighter pens to blend.
I then used the fourth yellow pen, the lightest one, to fill the center of the flowers and I added tiny dots with the dark orange and a black pen. It’s a good idea to let the yellow ink dry a bit before adding the orange, or the ink will spread.
I then coloured the dots with the blue pens, and I took out the Inktense Pencils from the June Project Art kit and coloured the leaves.
I also used a blue Inktense pencil for the background.
To finish my page, I added some white dots, using a white Sharpie Poster Paint pen.
For my next page I used a background that I started last month, but never completed. I glued down torn book pages using the matte medium from the July kit and then painted the page with gesso. Now, I started out by using one of the November stamps – my new favourite stamp! It’s perfect for colouring and I used one of the blue pens.
I added ink with the pen and then diluted it and spread it with a brush and some water. Around the stamped images I used the purple pen.
It’s also possible to lay down some of the ink on a glossy surface, such as this lid that I saved from the kitchen, and to pick the ink up with a brush, diluting it before adding it to the page. I did this when painting the lighter purple colour further away from the stamped images.
I took one of the tags from the Project Art kit, painted it with gesso and added some texture using the stencil from the October Project Art kit. I then cut the page in my journal, to be able to put the tag under the stamped images. Remember to check your opposite side before cutting through your journal page. My opposite page was still blank and I’ll figure out a way to work that cut part into my design, or just cover it up.
To finish my page, I added yellow to the tag (gelatos + Pitt pens), stamped “let’s go” and added a feather that I coloured pink using mist, a star die cut from the silver vellum of the Andromeda add on (love it!), some white messy thread and a couple of the stars from the November Day in the Life kit.
Next, I wanted to play some more with the feathers in this kit. I used a palette knife (from the October Project Art kit) and spread the gesso onto my page, creating a fairly thick layer.
I then put the feathers down into the gesso, only gently pushing them down. I didn’t want them to be completely covered in gesso, but I wanted them to stick to the gesso when dry.
I then used Dylusions spray ink to add colour to my page. Any mist would probably work great for this. I love this look!
I cut out some words from a patterned paper and punched circles out of the star transparency in the Andromeda add on.
To finish my page I splattered black mist and a pearlescent acrylic ink, over my page.
I realize as for the themes of my pages… that most of the time I don’t do all that much journaling, but much of the meaning of the page is only in my head. For both these pages I have used only a few words (“let’s go” and “today, tomorrow, everyday”) and I know why I created these pages and what they mean to me, even if it’s not all written out.
For my next page I really wanted to play with the Pitt pens. I have a lot to learn when it comes to doodling… but I still wanted to give it a try. Again, I started out with several messy lines, rather than trying to create something perfect.
I then added some simple doodeling to the letters, and some more journaling.
I coloured the letters using the blue pen set. They’re really fun and nice to work with!
Next I added doodling and used the yellow/orange pen set to create a background. It’s kind of therapeutic and very relaxing to add colour a pattern like this.
…and then I added even more doodling, using a black pen and the white Sharpie. I’m not sure about this last step… I actually think I prefer the look of the page in the image above, but I’m totally ok with that. That is what my journal is for – experimenting.
My final page started out with something that was almost completely covered up in the end. I just drew a very quick face, to try the pens out.
I wasn’t really liking it, so I covered most of it with gesso, using a palette knife.
I then used a pencil to draw in the left part of the face again. I quickly brushed some matte medium over the pencil, to fix it and prevent it from bleeding later on.
I used a stencil and gesso to add some texture.
When the gesso was dry, I added Dylusions Ink Spray. I used a brush and some water to spread it around.
I then added some black mist, unscrewing the bottle and using the tube to “paint”.
I gave her some yellow hair, using the Pitt pens.
And I added some patterns using the Pitt pens + a stencil. (This does wear your brush tip out a bit because the edges of the stencil is a bit sharp. I believe you can get a new nib by taking it out and turning it, but I haven’t tried it myself yet.)
I layered a couple of feathers on top of one of the paper feathers from the main kit.
And this is my finished page.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these examples on how to use the kit. If you have any questions, please stop by the message board or leave a comment here and I’ll do my best to answer you.
Hellooo…! While the crop challenges are still running, we aren’t giving you any rest… here is another challenge with a fun sketch from Stephanie!
I used the November kit + add ons for my take on the sketch. I first drew the circles using a pencil, and then added machine stitching and gesso. When the gesso was dry I gently splattered some mist around the circles. To give them a little more definition I also added some drawing with one of the Faber Castell pens from the November Project Art kit.
You have until November 19th to play along! Please link your layout to this blog post. The winner will recieve a $10 coupon to use in the Daisy Boutique!
Hi everyone – it’s Project Art-time again! This month the kit contains a couple of awesome palette knives, a 6×6 stencil designed by Ronda for Crafter’s Workshop, two bottles of Ferro Metal Effect colour and some lovely book pages.
The Ferro is a really thick waterbased paint, or texture paste, that can be used on most surfaces. It is permanent when dry and it is actually said to be weather proof and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s really fabulous for adding texture, but it is also possible to dilute the Ferro with water.
Let’s take a look at what I did with the kit this month – my journal is really filling up!
For my first page I wanted to try diluting the paint with some water and painting a thinner layer. I used both the Gold and the Green Gold on this page and I have to say that after just adding the Ferro I wasn’t at all convinced that this was a good way to use the paint.
Buuuut…. then I added some splashes of black Distress Paint (from the August Project Art kit) and I also spritzed some water on top of the paint to make the paint spread a little more… and the effect of the black paint on top of the textured background suddenly made me love this page.
Something I’m curious to try is to paint my background black and then apply the Ferro on top!
I wanted to add some hidden journaling to my page, and I took one of the journaling cards from the Twin Set add on and I also cut a piece of patterned paper, slightly taller than my journaling card. I folded the patterned paper and glued the folded part onto the back of my journaling card, so that it would create a cover for the journaling.
For my finished page I stamped some journaling (“sometimes I’m trying to save the world”) and I added circles die cut from one of the patterned papers. I used a couple of the golden arrows from the Cable knit add on to close the cover for my journaling.
The stamping did not at all turn out perfect, but I actually like the grungy look.
To start my next page I took one of the found book papers from the kit and I glued it into my journal, using the matte medium from the July Project Art kit. I only added some medium to the middle of my book page, and I didn’t glue it down perfectly and I didn’t glue it down all the way to the edges. The purpose of this was that I could then take the book page (after drying completely) and rip it off the journal page, thereby leaving only torn pieces of the book page.
I added a thin layer of gesso on top of the page and then started sketching a face.
I started painting using Distress Paint.
And then added small amounts of other acrylic paints…
…and some coloured pencils a white Sharpie.
The background is Distress Paint too.
I decided to create a simple embellishment using the Ferro and I covered a small cardboard circle completely with the Ferro in Green Gold, using one of the palette knives.
I then added some messy white thread and one of the golden arrows from the Cable knit add on on top.
I also decided to paint the girl’s hair using the Ferro in Gold. I diluted the paint and covered the entire hair with a thin layer of paint. I love the effect! It’s not easy to capture on a photo… but perhaps you can see some of it here?
The finished page… I added some stamping too and I may add some words too. I just didn’t feel them coming today.
For my third page I started out with gesso and then added a layer of blue Distress Paint. Before the paint was dry, I added Ronda’s stencil on top and used some damp tissue paper to wipe some paint away.
I then added some brown mist, using another of the shapes on the stencil, I added some stamping using one of the small stamps from the kit and on top of it all I added a thick layer of Ferro in Gold, using another stencil.
I really love how the golden Ferro looks when applied in a thick layer like this!
To finish my page I added one of the really fab tags from the Cable knit add on, and I used letter stickers from the Twin Set add on and from the Project Art kit, to write my journaling.
My next page was started with some orange mist and some black Distress Paint.
I then added some Ferro Green Gold, using the palette knife and the stencil.
I also added some blue Distress Paint and some more of the orange mist (accidentally creating the green down to the right - love it!).
I then added a piece of patterned paper, a photo from my walk the same day, and a couple of die cut leaves that I coloured with the diluted Green Gold paint. I stitched around the circular hole in the patterned paper and I used my pen around the edges. I also added a tag from the Twin Set add on and some journaling.
There are so many ways to use the Ferro and another example of what you can do is to apply a thick layer and then make marks or stamp into the Ferro (just make sure you clean your stamps right away!).
I tried writing in the Ferro and then adding black Distress Paint, wiping the excess off and only leaving the paint in the marks I made.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’re having fun with your Project Art kit and I would love to see what you create using the Ferro!