Thursday, 25 May 2017

Be Beautiful Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hello Sassy lovelies!!! 

I'm back with another mixed media tutorial for you all today. Last week I featured the amazing Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks and I thought I would do another art journal page using them again but in a different way. I also wanted to show you how to use the incredible Prima Watercolor Resist Pen. 

So let me give you a quick run down of how I created this page and at the end of the post there is a process video if you wanted to see me in action.

So I started by drawing my tulips with a pencil and once I was happy, I then went over it using the Prima Watercolor Resist Pen. This pen is amazing!!!! You have to wait for the liquid to dry and for the best results leave it over night. But I am an impatient scrapper so I used my heat gun and then let sit for about 15 min before I moved on to colouring the flowers. 

So how the Watercolor Resist Pen works is once it's dry, it acts as a seal so you can use this with your watercolour paints or pencils or crayons....anything really.

 So the next thing I did once my resist pen was dry was to use the Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to colour in my tulips. The colours I used were - Magenta, Lemon, Lime, Sky, Night, Tangerine and Blackberry. I used my water pen to take the pigment from the stick and used them as a watercolour medium.

Next I used the Distress Oxides for my background. I started by blending Broken China and Faded Jeans with a blending tool and then sprayed with water. But I found using my water pen was much easier and I was able to get into the small spaces as seen here with Cracked Pistachio

Once that was all dried, I then had the pleasure in removing the harden liquid from the Watercolor Resist Pen...and all you have to do is use your fingers and rub it off.

I then used Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Clear Stamp set Special Words and Icons with Versafine Black Onyx. And to finish it off I used my black and white Uni Posca Pens for highlighting.

Here is the process video

Thanks for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to be creative 
Farrel xx


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Carpe Diem Recipe Planning - Part 4 with Kylie

Hi friends! I hope your week has been lovely.
Kylie back with part 4 of Recipe Planning. Week 4!! Hasn't the time flown?? I have been super busy in my recipe planner this week, adding in all my fave recipes. I thought long and hard about how I was going to label each divider, and decided on 
& Baking.
I really wanted to keep it easy.But you can customise your own to suit yourself!

Using my trusty typewriter I added to each label from a tab sticker in the sticker book and onto each divider.

Because the tabs on the dividers don't stick out a whole lot, I punched some extra tabs that were larger, and adhered above them.I liked this effect but you may be happy with just the tabs on the dividers themselves.

I totally love these recipe sheets! As you can see, again I have used my typewriter to write up my recipes. My handwriting isn't the neatest, (yeah um like eww!) 

I added a small pic for fun as well.

The side tab of the recipe sheets is really handy also for adding in smaller details of your dish.

You can mark in its difficulty and give it up to a 5 heart rating! It's also handy to add in any tips.

I've been super happy with how this is all coming together! Those decorative stickers are the best!

I hope you have enjoy my post today.
Until next week,
Kylie xoxo

Monday, 22 May 2017

Agnus | Pocket Page Insert with Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love collection

Hi again :) I loved using the Elle's Studio 'Live Laugh Love' collection to document our March memories and because I still had heaps of great pieces left over I decided to using this collection to create an insert to record our little puppy's first day at the park.  

I cut a 12x12" A design page protector in half vertically to create a simple 6x12" insert and like the way it works between my previous pages

Besides adding photos, I pretty much let the products do all the work for my insert and the hardest part was deciding which patterns to use.

After creating lots of backgrounds and cards for my earlier pages, I was left with quite a few 2x4" strips from the 6x6" paper pad which I paired up to create some two toned cards as backgrounds for my horizontal photos.

I used the white alpha stickers and enamel dots to create a simple filler card, and loved the way it pops against the coloured background. I also added a hand stitched border to define a couple of the smaller photos on the page.  

Going with printed journal strips over the cut-out and die-cut pieces to record the details of the day and finishing things off with some of the awesome puffy stickers..

I mirrored the majority of the photo placement on the reverse side of the insert.  

This side also shows how I used the stitched border to secure a tab to my insert. To achieve this I simple stuck two patterned paper strips to the outer edges of both photos before adding the stitched border to each pic. Once stitched, I adhered both photos and paper strips together and cut out a v shaped notch from the edge. I cut a small slit on the front side of the page protector to allow the photos and tabs to slip inside the pocket. 

Once again allowing the products to do the work... I finished things off with more fun patterns, some puffy stickers and a cute wood veneer piece. 

Products from the Sassy Store...
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love 6x6 Paper Pad
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers 
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Bits & Pieces
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Cutouts
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Wood Veneer
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Lil Snippets Word Labels
Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love Woodgrain Paper 12x12
Elle's Studio White Alpha & Number Stickers
Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Date Stamp
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Enamel Dots
Thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Spread Your Wings Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Happy Thursday Sassy Scrapper Fans!!! 
It's almost the weekend and I thought I would share with you all a quick mixed media art journal page I created featuring the ever so amazing Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks.

There is a process video at the end of the blog so make sure you check it out and all the products used have been linked back to the store.

So lets get started!
The art journal I am using is the Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Creative Journal Kraft 8x5. I love this size as it's not too small that you can't fit anything on the pages but at the same time it's not too big that you are struggling to fill the page. 

The first step I did was to use some quick release die paper I had laying around in my stash for my base background and I covered it with white gesso as I wanted a light background.

Once it was dry, I then added colour to my background using the Dina Wakley scribble sticks and blended them with a wet paint brush till I was happy with the result. 

I set that aside and stamped on white paper using Darkroom Door stamp set - Hummingbirds and coloured in the 3 birds using the scribble sticks

Next I cut the birds out and adhered them to my page using Prima Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel. I then used one of the sentiment stamps from the Hummingbirds Darkroom Door stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black.

So I wanted to try a few different techniques with the scribble sticks. I decided to see how well they would go mixed with gel medium. I had to wet the tip of the sticks to get the maximum pigment out and was really happy with the result. I used Tim Holtz Diamonds stencil with the paste I created.

The next technique was splattering, so I drew a little amount onto my non stick craft mat and with a wet paint brush, mixed it around and splattered onto my layout.....again I was super happy with the outcome.

The last step was to doodle around the edges using the scribble sticks and I have to say, this is where they are at their best!!!! Because they are hard with the fine tip, it makes them super easy to draw with.

Process video for this art journal is below.

Thank you for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to create.
Farrel xx