Friday, 17 May 2019

"Free" ~ a fanciful layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, 3arts fans!

 It's Friday, yay! I hope you have some relaxing weekend plans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing my latest creation using the On The Wall paper collection. 
I was in the mood for something kind of fanciful and "off the wall," :) so I chose to scrap this photo of a whimsical store front window at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. The glammed up mannequin amongst dinosaurs bones intrigued me. 

Here are my steps:

First I cut a 5x12 inch strip of the On the Wall Bubbles paper and used an old punch on the edges and then distressed them a bit.  That strip was layered on top of the On the Wall Dripping paper with words, B.  Next Clear Gesso was used to prime the papers to prepare them for wet media products. At about the same time I lightened a focal section of the layout with watered down White Gesso.

After using a heat gun to dry the papers, I chose the His Time Stencil because it seemed fitting for the page. I pushed Modeling Paste through the stencil in 3 primary areas. Working in threes is a rule of thumb for me.
 While I was drying the modeling paste, I chose the Yellow Amber Water Ink to highlight the pattern of the stencil. By applying the ink with a small watercolor brush, I moistened the water ink with a mister and tilted my page to help the ink move in an interesting pattern. I am crazy over this color of Water Ink, so you'll probably see it often!


I also had some Brown Water Ink in my palette tray, so I used a mosist towelette to dab some of that here and there on the layout. I kept the towel nearby so that I could use it near the conclusion to add hints of the second color for depth. Once my focal area was definite, I stamped around that area with the wispy stem stamp from the Rose for You Stamp. The Beautiful stamp is from the same collection.


My photo was layered on a scrap from the On the Wall A4 Frames and a couple of paper doilies, then adhered to corrugated cardboard to give it height. I added Sisal ecru for texture before gluing the photo collage to the layout.
Next I began working on my florals. The larger ones are from13 Arts white flowers, set of 4 and the small ones are from my stash ... probably 10 years old. The cute little lightbulb is something that my husband found in the flower bed while I was busy working on this page. When he showed it to me, I grabbed it, washed and bam, added it to my page with Multipurpose gel medium. I used the regular Gel Medium for adding my Gold microspheres at the end.

All the chipboard pieces were chosen to loosely mimic the dinosaur bones, so I had planned ahead exactly where I wanted to place them. They were tucked in while the glue holding the photo collage was still wet. And of course, I chose the Free title because it seemed fitting.

Next came the fun part of just adding extra water ink here and there wherever looked right. Then I began splattering with 13 Arts SPLASH White Ayeeda Ink,  SPLASH Old Gold Glitter Ink andSPLASH Old Silver Glitter Ink. Of course, it is important to cover your photo while doing this step. A little on the photo is okay but you don't want to ruin it.

Just a nice shot of the dimension and also how I added bits of the Water Inks to the florals, the chipboard and wherever I thought was needed.

This close-up shows the use of the moist towel with leftover Brown Water Ink. On the chipboards stems to the left, I also made sure to add some of the SPLASH Old Gold Glitter Ink.

Aw, one last shot of that cool lightbulb found out in the flower bed! Always be on the lookout for clever things to add to your designs! And don't forget to add a little texture at the end, such as the Gold microspheres.

Here are the 13 Arts products used: 
Clear Gesso

Thursday, 16 May 2019

My garden, a 18x24 canvas

Hello everyone!! It´s Ana, from Spain, I would like to share with you my new project, a 18x24 canvas called “My garden”. I adore to use negative space in my works so here you are.

I have used, basically some papers from HIS & HERS REMASTERED COLLECTION, tons of pearl pigment and some flowers and moulds.


I have stamped it with FLOURISH GARDEN STAMP.

 I have cut some flowers from HIS & HERS REMASTERED COLLECTION.

 I have painted too, the chipboards with GEL MEDIUM and PEARL PIGMENT CYAN GREEN.

To create more texture, I have added some flowers and moulds.

I hope you enjoy it!!! Thank you so much for your time.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

"Always" by Kareen

Hello everyone!

Today, I'm sharing with you a very simple layout. You always wanted make
a mixed media style, but you don't like ink or watercolor? On this page, I don't use
any ink for the background and I gave it a mixed media look. I used the Aqua Flora
Collection which is perfect for mixed media style as the paper are already
with watercolor effect on the background!

I made a video process of my page so take a look! 

And here is my layout : 

Some close-ups : 

Thank you for stopping by!
See you soon and be creative!

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Remember the good things

Remember the good things

Hi Friends!

 I was born in May so at such times I run back a little over the last years. When I look at this picture I see in my eyes the determination what I missing now. In that time I felt good in my own skin and I need to remember  myself. The weekdays are hard but it is worthy to see the good things.

At first came the ground coat the clear gesso and than I used stencils, stamps and rainbow colors to work up the background. I painted the chipboards with a vintage vivid paints.

The ordering is ready. The ornamentaly elements can come.

The cuts are also from Art Journey papercollection wich I cutted with Sizzix.

I really like the paper flower so I glued a lot of wonderful pieces of them

In the next step came the butterflies and flowers from Vintage Summer A4 paper,
Violete Glitter and 3D balls.

Next I applied Mica flakes.

More metall elements and pearls. Never enough!

The layout is ready.

We'd like to encourage you to show us your projects!
You can share them in our ARTelier FB Group
You can also tag us on Instagram (@13arts).

Thank you for watching :)

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Thursday, 9 May 2019

Imagine - A Project by Fiona

Hello my beautiful 13Arts friends. Fiona here with you today to share a little project I made using the glorious "Blue Magnolia" collection.

Again I have been experimenting with decorating embroidery hoops. I am really enjoying the experience. i think I'm definitely addicted to this substrate.

After applying a layer of clear gesso over my calico background, I stenciled a section of the image from my 6x6 stencil using white gesso. After it had dried I collaged on a stamped image I had made onto tissue paper onto the background. I used the gel medium to collage it on. With a white gesso base it stood out perfectly.

With LOTS of fussy cutting later I had all the beautiful flowers from the Blue Magnolia collection ready to arrange along with some gorgeous butterfly's to compliment.

I also added a little bit of raw chipboard and some molded angel wings that I colored blue with the Watercolor set. I added a little bit of splash ink in the white and some splashes of colour using some Pastel sprays.

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Thank you for popping in and checking out my latest creation. See you all again soon xxx

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Beautiful memories


na dzisiejszą inspirację przygotowałem coś czego w tym roku byt wiele nie zrobiłem - layout. Zdecydowałem się na użycie kilku odcieni brązów, więc złapałem za akwarele i papier z kolekcji "His & Hers Remastered" oraz bazowy z kolekcji "On the Wall"


for todayis inspiration I've prepared something that I haven't done much this  year - layout. I decided to use several shades of brown, so I grabbed watercolors and paper from the "His & Hers Remastered" collection and the base paper from "On the Wall" collection.

Po pokryciu papieru bazowego przezroczystym gesso nakleiłem na niego kawałki taśmy washi z motywem taśmy filmowej. Następnie dodałem odbitki stempla z tarczami zegarów. Całość delikatnie pobieliłem białym gesso.  Następnie odbiłem stemplem kilka motyli.

After covering the base paper with clear gesso, I put pieces of washi tapes on it with a film strip motif. Then I added stamp prints with clock faces. I gently sipped the white gesso. Then I stamped a few butterflies.

Używając farb akwarelowych dodałem trochę koloru - wybrałem brązy "warm brown" i "dark brown" z dodatkiem koloru "grey blue". Na to dołożyłem wzory z masek używając tuszu Distress w kolorze "Vintage photo".

Using watercolor paints I added a bit of color - I chose a bronzes "warm brown" and "dark brown" with a little bit color "grey blue". On top of that I addedpatterns from the stencils using "Vintage photo" Distress ink.

Główną kompozycję zbudowałem używając pasków papieru i motyli pochodzących z kolekcji "His and Hers Remastered". Uzupełniłem wszystko napisem z tekturki i naklejki. Na koniec dodałem kilka chlapnięć brązowym tuszem kreślarskim.

I built main composition using strips of paper and butterflies from "His and Hers Remastered" collection. I filled everything with word from chipboard and sticker. At the end I added a few splashes of brown ink.

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