Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Getting my GROOVE ON!!

I was SOOO EXCITED when I opened my "HAPPY MAIL"
containing my new GROOVE tool along with a few other goodies!
I couldn't wait to play....
I LOVE trying new products to see how they works!
So, I chose not to watch any video....
just open the box and begin PLAYING!!
See.....I used the "ink sponge" to apply my paint
but I TOTALLY loved how it worked!!

Now, that I had tried it....
now it was time to bring my creating on!!!
I sanded the papers...using the course sand tip
applied paint through a stencil....using the ink tip
(yup I did it again)
I even used the ink tip....to apply INK!
I must say....some times when applying ink...
I didn't turn the tool on...
especially when I was inking the fabric flower.
I truly enjoyed my creative process
and my new GROOVE tool...
Now, the one thing you have to remember is....
this is a battery operated tool.
If you apply too much pressure, while using
the tool, it will bog the it down!
It really doesn't require much pressure
to get the GROOVE tool to spin it's magic!!

I hope you have enjoyed my creative process....
'cause I KNOW I did!!

Products Used:

Groove Tool
ephemera collage kit

Perfect Paints

Ranger InkWendy Vecchi's Archival Ink
Tree Branch
Potting Soil
Distress Stain ~ Peeled Paint

Creative EmbellishmentsBirds
Flourish 32

The Crafter's WorkshopHexagon (small)

Bo BunnyGratitude

Friday, July 10, 2015

MORE art journaling LOVE!

I've been having sooo much fun watching 
and being inspired.

Now, I like to use Donna's video as a 
jumping off spot...
My inspiration for this journal creation 
As I didn't have alot of items Donna used SO
 I decided to create a list...
Black Circles
Cherry Blossoms
Lots of White
a stencil with Mist

I began by using pages from an old ledger
to cover my Journal.
I then painted on a thin layer of Gesso.
When dry....
I applied a layer of Perfect Paints ~ Perfect Glaze Medium.

I didn't have any "wrapping" papers so I chose to use
some Vintage Lace Curtains instead,
applied with Multi Medium ~ Matte.

I then mixed a bit of Perfect Paints ~ White Stucco with
some Tattered Angels Crushed Shells,
when all mixed,
I folded in a bit more White Stucco,
and applied, with a palette knife,
over the vintage lace curtains.
Then I applied another layer of Gesso with a palette knife
randomly on my journal.

I couldn't wait to apply my black circles....I used a jelly jar.
I applied them randomly on my spread.

Now was the time to add the PINK....
PINK??? not usually my "go to" color.

I used an eye dropper full of Cup Cake Glimmer Glam
and splattered away. FUN!!

Next, I used another item on my list
a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop ~ Quartrefoil Reversed
and some mist ~ Coffee Shop by Tattered Angels.
AHHHH....not sure why this step scared me sooo much!

It felt like something was missing.....MORE PINK!
So I became the mad scientist.....
to match the Glimmer Glam.
Added a bit of Perfect Gel Medium
and did the "brush on, wipe off" technique...

I still needed more and applied the above mixture through
TCW Cherry Blossom stencil...
NOW...I was getting some where...
I bit of edging with Potting Soil ~ Archival Ink
some dripping Crushed Stones....

I need to add my numbers....
so I created my own inclusion from
a Canvas Corp Brands ~ Mini Kraft Bags
and a Scalloped Ivory Tag...
a bit of gloop and glop...
some spray
a bit of stamping
and some more of that vintage curtain...

then it was time for my quoto.
I stamped on a gessoed piece of torn and tattered
dictionary paper...
added more curtain pieces parts....
and there you have it!!

Hope you enjoyed my creative journey....
cause I know I did!!