Tuesday, 13 June 2017

posting again soon!

Hi Everyone
I apologize for being quiet lately...75% of my studio is at the old place and I am living at the new place. Another two weeks and we should be fully moved in to the new place then look out blog...I'm going to be busy! Happy Arting!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Dyary May 15 to 21

Another fun page in my Dyary. Used Dylusions Paint Pens, Dylusions Stickers, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Dylusions Dyary Stamps, Dylusions Dyary Inks, Tim Holtz Tiles Stencil, Tombow Markers, Sakura Black Glaze Pen and Sharpie White H20 Paint Pen.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Dylusions Dyary May 8 to May 14

Well, had a busy week so got a bit behind in my Dyary...so here is Mothers Day Week:
Lots of awesome products used as follows: Bubblegum Dyary Ink, Ranger Glue Stick, Dylusions Paint Pens, Dyary Tape, Dylusions Adhesive Canvas, Sakura Pens Glaze Black and Gelli Roll White, Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest, Dirty Martini, Polished Jade, Chopped Pesto, Bubblegum Pink...Dyary Stamps, Dyary Stickers, Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool, Dyary Stick Its, Tim Holtz Tiles Stencil, Dylusions Stencils Holes Small, Old School Alpha Small, Leaves Small, Fronds of Foliage Small, Dylusions Round the Edge Stamp, Staz-on Jet Black Ink, Sharpie Paint Pen H2O White, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Dylusions Dyary Cover Modification (Step by Step Photo Process)

I corrected the covers colours on the leaves and flower as I found them to be too neon and clashing with the rest of the cover. I think it is much better this way.
Cover with Colours Corrected

I decided that I wanted my first Dyary to look a little different than the norm so I decided to modify it. Here is the end result and all the following photos illustrate how I got there!

The Beginnings
Some Tools and the elastic cut off from the Dyary 
Back of Cover with Cardboard applied
Front of Cover with Cardboard applied
Back Cover with Gesso

Front of Cover and Inside Flap with Gesso
Note that I do not normally use Gesso with Dyans paints as they have very good pigmentation. I am using it in this instance as the cardboard is recycled, thin and would dull the vibrancy.
Dyans Brayer Technic

Front Cover with Stencil Layers
Inside Flap To Match Right Inside Page
Back Cover Prepped to Match Front Cover
Back Cover and Outside Flap Finished to Match Front Cover
Krylon Applied to Front and Back of Cover to Avoid Scratching Paint with Extended Use
Note that this would be the only time that I would apply Krylon as it is not needed on any interior pages.
Flap with Holes Punched, Rivets Applied, Ribbon Threaded Through, Velcro Adhered and Corner Metal Protectors Applied.
So of course, when you are experimenting, hindsight is 20/20...lol. I should have tapered the sides of the flap with less of a slope so that it would bend more readily around from the back to the front. As a result of this oops, I decided to embellish it further and sort of hide the error (always a learning curve when creating).
Cover with Leaf Stamp
Flower Preparation For Cover
The Last of the Products Used

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dylusions Dyary Inside Right Cover

Well, I've been at it again but this time I thought I might show you a sort of play by play. At the bottom of this post is a list of every product I used.

As promised, here is a list of every product used:
Dylusions Dyary
Dylusions Stencils: Triangles sm, Holes sm, Modern Script sm, Old School Alpha sm, Stained Glass sm
Dylusions Colouring Sheets Collection 3
Dylusions Paints: Vibrant Turquoise, Funky Fuschia, Polished Jade, Fresh Lime, Crushed Grape, White Linen
Dylusions Dyary Tape
Dylusions Dyary Clip
Sakura Glaze Pen XPBG#849
Tombow Markers: 452,685,443,703,133,055,373,623
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool
Ranger Wonder Tape
Tim Holtz 5" Mini Grip Scissors
Zig Wink of Stella Brush
Sharpie H20 Paint Pen White
Zig 2 Way Glue Pen

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Dyary May 2017 Week 1

A new month has arrived and with it came snow?! I am still having a blast doing Dyary pages and trying to keep my life organized with some creativity. For this weeks page I used the following products: Dylusion Dyary, Dylusion Dyary Stamps, Dylusions Paint Pens, Dylusions Dyary Die Cuts, Dylusions Colouring Sheets, Dylusions Dyary Stickers, Dylusions Dyary Stick Its, Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest & Squeezed Orange, Ranger Round Blending Tool, Memory Box Stencil and Tombow Markers.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Dylusions Dyary Inside Pocket

While I am waiting for this week to be over, I thought that I would start to tackle the inside of the Dyary. I used Dylusions Paints Vibrant Turquoise, Funky Fuschia and Fresh Lime. Dylusion Stencils are Hexagon Large, Dotted Flowers, Blocks Large, Triangles Small, Diamonds Small, and Old School Numbers. The Believe is from Dyan's Coloring Pages, the Arrow from Dylusions Stickers and the images stuck in the pocket are Dyary Die Cuts that I have colored with Tombow Markers. The tape that I used is Dina Wakleys that I stuck on a Ranger Kraft Sheet and used the leftover paints on the daubers and some of the stencils I had already used. The white pen is a sharpie and the Believe is colored with Funky Fuschia and the letters are gone over with the Dylusions Paint Pen London Fog. I placed the Dyary Clips on the envelope to remind me to use them as they are so cute!

Monday, 1 May 2017

A person's a person no matter how small. Dr Seuss

Eek, now what will I do...I have caught up with my Dyary! This is the last entry for April. I love everything Dr Seuss and somehow I felt the quote fit so well. For this page I used Dylusions Paint Pens, Dyary Stamps, Dyary Tape, Dyary Stickers, Dylusions Mini Moo Stamp, Dylusions Around the Edge Stamp, Dylusions Small Heart Stencil, Dylusions, Dylusions Small Old School Alpha & Number Stencils, Dylusions Paint Bubblegum Pink & Tangerine Dream, Penny Black Decorative Die "Uplifting", and Tombow Markers.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Dyary Page 4

Well this page took a bit longer than the others...probably due to the fussy cutting, coloring and perhaps a bit of over thinking! Considering all that, I think it turned out fairly well.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Dyary Obsession!

So am having so much fun with the Dylusions Dyary that I just can't seem to stop...but that's okay as I had some catching up to do...This time I used Dyan's Canvas Images, Sticker Book, Color Sheets, Washi Tape and Paint Pens.....fun fun fun!
Inspiration is from "Art From The Heart" store in UK and I believe it is a page that Dyan herself did.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Dylusions Dyary page 2

Really having a ton of fun with my new Dyary. Life has been busy so I have a lot of things I wish to permanently record! This page was inspired by a photo of a journal page I found on Pinterest by Marg Maher.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Dylusions Dyary

Hi Everyone
I have been super busy with selling a house, buying a house, organizing kids new school, starting a new job and making mover arrangements! Finally had time to sit down and be creative. Love love love Dyan's new Dyary...such great fun. Can't wait to do her workshops in May at Scrapbook Centrale.
Oh...and if you have not invested in her paint pens then what are you waiting for, they are awesome!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Gearing up! oops, cancelled!

Heading to Scrapbook Centrale in Dollard des Ormeaux this weekend. Really looking forward to two days of creativity and relaxation with Julie Fei Fan Balzer! Will post some results when I get back.

Sadly this workshop is cancelled....on a positive note though I will get to see Dyan Reaveley in May instead.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Dylusions Facebook Challenge March 2017 Take Two

I really wasn't happy with the first attempt at this challenge so decided I would have another crack at it. This page is titled "Ladies of Leisure". I was so excited to be able to use the new Dylusions Stamps, Mini Me and Mini Moo. The stencils are small triangles, honeycomb and one of the new ones which is old school numeric. Paints used are Dylusions lemon zest, postbox red and pomegranate seed. I used Dyan's black marble and white linen paint pens, her journal block and large journal. The images are glued down with a ranger glue stick. I colored the images with Tombow markers 885,847,992,055,985,N95,451 and N15.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Dylusions March Facebook Challenge

Hello, just sharing a page I did for this challenge. Working on another one as this one seems to be missing a little something, something! The challenge is yellow, red and journal block.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

DWM Stamp Homage to Frida

I recently bought this stamp of Dina's called Homage to Frida and quite honestly did not know who Frida was so decided I should inform myself. If you would like to learn a bit about this artist then here is a link to a biography for Frida Kahlo. I used my small Dylusions journal, Dina's stamp, Dina's paints Ocean, Ruby, Forest as well as some Tombow markers. Stencil used is one of Dyan's which is small diamonds along with a few of her new paint pens. After reading a bit about Frida, I decided that the first journal page I would create about her would be of her in perhaps her younger days at Casa Azul shortly after her accident. Artsy Link to Artist Frida Kahlo

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dylusions Build A Page From Leftovers!

Last Fall I had the pleasure of taking some workshops with Dyan Reavley at Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal. One of these workshops was called Art Journal Inky Extravaganza and as the name indicates it involved all of Dyan's lovely Ink Sprays. When you take a workshop with Dyan, one of the first things you remember is that it's a kitchen roll not paper towel! In this workshop you use a ton of her sprays, a kitchen roll, some mop up pages and just about everything else Dylusional you can think of! Well, all that lovely ink I could not let go to waste, so I kept every single piece of kitchen roll that I dabbed up with. Really awesome that Dyan uses 2ply!
So I had a mop up page in my journal from that workshop and decided to use it for this project.
I took a few of the pieces of kitchen roll and made them 1 ply by separating the two pieces. I then adhered them to the mop up page with matte medium, tearing and fitting as I went.
As you can see, you get some of the texture from the kitchen roll, plus some wrinkling which adds dimension and intense colors because of the sprays both on the mop up page and the kitchen roll..so far so good I think.Note that the combination of sprays plus kitchen towel and matte medium will generate some color bleed so when completely dry it may actually end up darker which mine did but that is the surprise so to speak.The sprays have such incredible pigment that they do reactivate even six months later, awesome!
I then took lime and Dyan's Diamond Large stencil to create a lattice, stamped and embossed the leaves, cut out and colored the roses ( all from the "Branching out" stamp set) also from that leaf set. It needs something else but not sure what yet!
I guess it was butterflies....I must be hoping for summer.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Dina Wakley Media Products Page

This page first got started in a workshop with Dina where we threw ink that was on a piece of string then had to figure out what we saw...it was definitely comparative to a Rorschach test for me lol but I persevered and the beginnings of a page emerged. I pulled it out yesterday and finished it...here are the results.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dylusions Silhouette Page with Flossie and Bert

Had a mop up page in my journal and it was pretty pale in colors so I decided to switch it all up and create a new page! Used quite a few Dylusion Paints: white linen, vibrant turquoise, bubblegum pink, fresh lime, lemon zest, postbox red, cherry pie, black marble and after midnight. Of course, it is in my Dylusions journal. The stencils that I used of Dyan's are honeycomb small, triangles small, holes small, Flossie and Bert. I also used some Tim Holtz stencils which are rays, numeric, bricked, tracks and typo. The outlines etc of Flossie and Bert are done with Dyan's white paint pen. Lots of great playing time today. Thanks for checking it out, cheers, Jenn

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dina Wakley Media Sketched Faces Journal Page

Hello Everyone!
This page is about 90% wonderful Dina Wakley products, 7% Tim Holtz, 1% Dylusions, 1% Ranger and 1% Julie Fei Fan Balzer...but don't do the math lol! Dina Wakley's products are as follows: blushing, lime, gilt, ruby, cheddar, tangerine, lemon and night for the paints; fractured circles, almost ikat, mini favorites and spaced dots for the stencils; blank media tape and stamps are sketched faces and leaves & pods. I used Tim Holtz's Big Z hexagon die, blank tissue and big chat stickers. Dyan's dylusion journal, DecoArt's black modelling paste and matte medium, Julie's writer's block art foamie and a Ranger glue stick!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Water-colored Sketch 2

Really had a lot of fun doing this second one and then applying the water colors. I used Prima's Tropical water colors to do this one. They are lovely to work with and apply. Paper is 140 lb cold press.
I had forgotten to do the background so here it is with a light background wash of a few colors in Prima's Classic Watercolors.

Attempt 2 at Coneflower sketch

Slowly getting the hang of it I think.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Practicing Sketching Coneflowers

One of my favorite flowers is a coneflower. I am practicing sketching them and this is my first attempt. They will eventually end up on a journal page but working it out first. Personally, this one looks more like a sunflower to me, oh well.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines Dylusions meets Tim Holtz Page

Decided to create a valentines day page with Tim Holtz's Birds and one cat and went with a more comical approach. Had a Dylusions page that I first did the background on while attending some workshops with Dyan. I took it further to create this page using more of her stencils and paint. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Scribbly Birds on a Windy Day!

As per usual, used a ton of various products to create this page. Dina Wakley Paints: White,Turquoise, Lapis,Lime,Blushing,Lemon,Ocean,Fuchsia and Elephant. Dina Wakley Stamp is her large Scribbly Birds which I adore! Dina Wakley Stencil is Mighty Wave which I found was similar to blowing wind when used sideways. Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Composer as well as his Sizzix BigZ Die Feather Duo which comes with the embossing folder. I love when he does those combos to create more texture so simply. Also the phrase is Tim Holtz's Small Talk Stickers. The small feather is an Art Foamie Stamp called Guinea Fowl by Balzer Designs. The tissue paper is adhered with Art Deco's Matte Medium.  I hope you enjoy this page; it was a lot of fun to create.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Dina Wakley Media Front of fold page Spread

This is the front of the folding page spread that I recently did. I somehow have to learn that less is more but I get so excited playing that I forget to stop, lol! The following products were used for this two-fold page:
Dina's paints (Tangerine, Gilt, Night, Magenta, Blushing, Cheddar, Lapis, Elephant, and Ruby. Dina's stencils (Wheels, Fractured Circles, Circles Paint Comb), Dylusions stencils (Large Triangles, Small Holes), Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (Melange, Plain), Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers, Dina's Stamps (Scribbly Fashion Figures, Scribbled Text Elements, Scribbly Wings), Gesso, Paint pens and Kaisercraft Film Strip Washi Tape.