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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Autumn Tags a Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project

Autumn is my favorite time of year! 
Now, and when I was a kid,
if I find a pile of faded dead fall leaves in my walking path,
I stomp on them just to hear the crunchy noise they made under my shoes.
and I tell you what products I used to create these autumn tags.

Thanks for visiting.




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ideas you can use with Office Metal Tags on your art Projects!



Hello my arty friends!
Here are a few examples of what you can do with Office Metal Tags
for your junk journals, and/or scrapbooking pages.
Spritz your favorite mist, or tea stain the white
portion of the office metal tag; then apply some digi paper, or stamp
an image on top of the tag; add a fussy cut an element; and finally apply
some Shimmerz Paints, Pasteez-Sale of the Earth to
seal your applications and it will render a cool
faux encaustic look without the hassle of real encaustic wax.
The butterfly example above is the result of a heavy application of
Pasteez-Salt of the Earth.

A selection of sizes of the Office Metal Tags 
can be purchased at
A Tattered Dream on Etsy here.
Not only can you purchase office metal tags in a variety of sizes,
but the shop has an abundance of trims, fibers, and
junk journal papers too. 

Thank you for letting me share. 



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shabby Chic Summer Place Junk Journal and new You Tube Channel


Summer’s over but I’m not quite done with it yet.
Today I'm sharing my shabby chic Summer Place Junk Journal. 
It’s stuffed with old things I used to hold dear:
a collage featuring an old ticket to a play I attended;
stained Battenburg doily;
Pansies I dried years ago and now have a home in my journal;
a letter from Grandma which included a dollar to buy ice cream on the way home from the neighborhood pool;
a post card from my favorite Pre-Raphaelite Artist;
and some music sheet to, “ A Summer Place” by Percy Faith. 
When I was a young child, my mom would play this song when she set up to oil paint
or do some chores.
Then and today, it still resonates with me.
I feel all is right in the world and it still brings a tear to my eye. 
I can't use my theme some to a Summer Place on YouTube, so I had to choose another classical piece of music to use in stead. Thanks for viewing with me.




All the chipboard, and linen fabric in the junk journal was treated with yummy, creamy Shimmerz Paints.

Let me tell you what I used.
Chipboard:
Acritonez-Three Sheets to the Wind
Inklingz – Pugnacious Purple, Precious Posey, and I Love you Onyxly
Shimmerz – Orchid-stra

Button:
Blingz- Gold Glimmer
Shimmer – Berry-licious

Coffee dyed paper and white linen fabric:   I combined the following two products to achieve a dusty lilac color.
Vibez- Princess
Shimmeringz-Heavy Metal


Some close ups.









Thanks for letting me share with you.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Arty Tag for Shimmerz Paints


Hello everyone!
I am up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog today
sharing an Arty Tag made with
Texturez. 
Texturez is this versatile product
that will render either a crackle effect, 
or a highly textured effect.
Stop by and let me show you
how you can achieve both effects using
this one product.

See you here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dress Pattern Vintage Tags for Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project


Sharing some dress pattern vintage tags with you here today using Shimmerz Paint Products.


Pattern paper was applied on cardstock and sewn along the edges. Some Spritz Truffle, Shimmeringz Bronze Bombshell was spritz on top of the tags and allowed to dry.  Some Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts was applied with a wet brush on top of the spritz.  Apply your favorite stamp,  white embossing powder and set with a heat gun.  One of the tags has a little postage stamp collage on top.

These tags quite simple to create and they look vintage enough to insert in my next vintage junk journal.

Thanks for letting me share with you, and stop by and visit Shimmerz Paints to find more inspiration and some new products too.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A One-Day Travel Junk Journal for Shimmerz Paints - Design Team Project

Hello everyone!
I'm up on Shimmerz Paints Blog with my new monthly project featuring my one-day travel junk journal to accompany me on a beach city trip with my darling nieces.
Come on visit me here and I'll share more photos and ideas with you too.












Friday, August 11, 2017

Scrapki -Wyzwaniowo August Challenge - Home Decor


The August Challenge at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo ("Scrapki") is “Home Décor.” Since I won the June Challenge, I was invited back to be a Guest Designer at Scrapki in the month of August.  I was overjoyed to learn the name of the Challenge and was only too happy to start another junk journal using the Home Décor theme.  The cover of my journal is from a magazine cover.  I used a white Tyvek envelope and cut it down on one side to accommodate the size of the journal. I left the flap part of the envelope on the back cover intact to store future ephemera.  Blue and white Toile tissue paper was applied to the inside covers.  There is one signature inside the journal, and I used the three-hole pamphlet stitch to bind the pages to the journal.

Let’s turn a few pages and I’ll show you what’s inside.



On the first page, is a decorative mirror tuck spot to tuck in paint chips, photos, ideas,  etc.  My favorite element on this page is the Dusty Attic lamp chipboard.  I printed a photo of a ginger jar and cut and molded the pattern paper over the base of the chipboard lamp. I painted the lamp shade with Shimmerz Acritonez,”3 Sheets to The Wind,” than white embossed a floral stamp on top of the shade.  This technique gave the lamp shade a lacy etched glass look.  And, finally I added Shimmerz Paints, miner 49er gold.  I love how the pale gold color enhances the lamp motif.

I debated whether or not to add the Table of Contents of the magazine to the junk journal, but when I re-read all the sections, I was captivated by their titles….they evoked feelings.  How could one of us, not want to see the words, “Artist in Residence” in their junk journal? J

Most of the pages for my junk journal came from home décor magazines, and old reference books.  One book had pages in blue and white featuring titling patterns, and another was a book of fonts.  On those pages of the magazine or reference book pages that looked unattractive, I added sample fabrics.  There are paint chips, some tags, and a blue and white Toile envelope to store more ephemera as I design my rooms.  There are charms and lacy bits too.

The page above features a photograph of an Envelope Art ("EnveArt")I created using a photo of Marie Antoinette.  I printed the EnveArt on a white paper page and sewed in into the signature. The bag as two openings and I am able to store some more goodies in them too.  The fabric swatches on the opposite page are fabric flips.  You can flip each piece up to view.

Belly bands made from scrapbook papers and ribbon are used to hold photos of some pretty room vignettes and other paper ephemera. There are hidden pocket pages with journaling tags inside with a lacy pull tag.



See photo below: Another favorite part of the journal for me is my homemade journal paper to write home décor information.  I debated whether or not to tea dye the papers, but thought it would look too muddy against the blue and white.  My journal papers are made using newsprint paper.  I spritz Shimmerz, “Rocka Fella Blue” and “Heavy Metal” on top of a large lace stencil, then turned the stencil upside down and slapped the stencil on top of the paper which revealed the design.  I then lightly drew horizontal lines to write on.  I like how this technique turned out and will use it again on future junk journals.

Thanks for letting me share.  Please drop in to say hello and see how my fellow Scrapki friends interpreted the August Home Décor Challenge.