Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mixed Media Tag - "Watercolor Flower"

I made this background a few month's back following a tutorial by DeeDee Catron. I liked it so much, I decided to recreate it on a tag.



 
One of my favorite techniques is using stamps to create watercolor paintings. The trick is to stamp the image with a light colored water-soluble ink, then color it with watercolors. I really like how this flower from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set turned out. It really looks like I painted it myself!


Be sure to click the links above to check out DeeDee's tutorial as well as my journal page if you haven't seem them! Also, the complete supply list is linked at the bottom of this post.

 I was going to add a little word sticker, but I like the flower image so much I wanted it to stand out on it's own.
 Another of my favorite techniques: using different drywall tapes and texture paste thru stencils for texture, then going over it with a glaze to catch all the cracks and crevices.


THANKS FOR LOOKING!
~Jenn
Supply List:
For the Gelli Print:
Gelli Plate: http://amzn.to/1MtMw4g
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint:
Sky: http://amzn.to/1MDen8v
Turquois: http://amzn.to/1MtMJEN
Crafter’s Workshop Stencil 6x6 “Palms”: http://amzn.to/1MtMNnR
Homemade chevron Stencil
SUPPLIES:
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/1MtMOYW
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso: http://amzn.to/20phKnD or http://tinyurl.com/h9rtcrs (better price)
Drywall Joint Tape: http://amzn.to/20qep7N
Circles Drywall Tape: http://amzn.to/1NodM9w
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: http://amzn.to/1KNpa8M or http://tinyurl.com/ha4g6r5 (better price)
Crafter’s Workshop Specimens Stencil; http://amzn.to/1TrkjUl
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin): http://amzn.to/1knMKDH or
 http://tinyurl.com/z6rhyvh (better price)
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Turquois: http://amzn.to/1OkE51G or http://tinyurl.com/hw4abya (better price)
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in Teal: http://tinyurl.com/jqa8bya
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Night: http://amzn.to/1MDeoJE
Black Staz-On: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
Distress Ink in Spun Sugar: http://amzn.to/1Trly5N
Distress Ink in Peeled Paint: http://amzn.to/219k69C
Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set: http://amzn.to/1STbqmT
Distress Marker in Ripe Persimmon: http://amzn.to/1STbvqG
Distress Marker in Mowed Lawn: http://amzn.to/1ROy3Hw
Distress Marker Tube Set of 12 (has all Distress Marker colors I used in this video):http://amzn.to/1STbDGw
Peerless Watercolor in Scarlet Lake: http://tinyurl.com/hv8z4bs
Peerless Watercolor in Scarlot Vermillion: I couldn’t find a single of this, see set listed below.
Distress Marker in Picked Raspberry: http://amzn.to/219kq8n
Peerless Watercolor in Warm Sepia: http://tinyurl.com/z6okagn
Peerless Watercolor Set of 40 (this is the set I have): http://tinyurl.com/zf38k8d
Peerless Watercolor Set (This is the set I have, but smaller and on a palette):http://tinyurl.com/zq6ovtf
Simply Simmons Watercolor Brush: http://amzn.to/1STc7fR
Golden Heavy Body Paint in Titanium White: http://tinyurl.com/jxxdvk2
Golden Gesso: http://tinyurl.com/zfsaksu
Liquitex Basics Acrylic in Neutral Grey Value 5: http://tinyurl.com/zzrtwvq
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Sets (great value, lots of colors): http://tinyurl.com/gt4mjyq
Golden Heavy Body Paint in Payne’s Grey: http://tinyurl.com/hjmejsu
Coats & Clark Black Thread: http://amzn.to/1STbMtM
Janome SchoolMate Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/1STbPpj

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge (from Amazon): http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Collage Pauge (from Joann’s): http://tinyurl.com/jqzbuhs
Plastic Palette Knives (from Amazon): http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Plastic Palette Knives (from Joann’s): http://tinyurl.com/h4gy8v8
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Golden Gesso (from DickBlick): http://tinyurl.com/zfsaksu
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
 

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com
Write to me (be sure to include a return address!):
Jenn Engle
PO Box 385
Leesport, Pa 19533
USA

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Brutal Memory"

I think this may be the quickest, most simple page I ever made. It took me about 15 minutes INCLUDING drying time! They don't all have to be overly complicated, right?

As long as I get out what I'm thinking or feeling, that's all that matters. And this quote fits my feels perfectly for today.


 
It's easy to go about the day to day not thinking of the past, or the people we have lost, but sometimes memories just beg to be recognized. They come out of nowhere, hit you in the chest and knock the wind out of you.


 I lost a close friend a few years ago. Sadly, these days I don't think of him much. But some days... It comes from a song, a smell or a memory out of nowhere. For a split second, I almost forget he's gone.

Yesterday was his birthday and I'm reminded that some people don't make it out. Some people never get the 'better days', or see the light at the end of the tunnel. While it does make me sad, it also makes me remember I seem to have been given a second chance at life. I don't know why I got a second chance and he never did. I suppose I could go crazy wondering. For now, when the memories get to hard to handle, I'll just paint it out in my journal and try to keep moving forward. Some days, that's all you can do.


Supplies:
Liquitex Gloss Gel: http://amzn.to/1PhDmwu
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “African Jade”: http://amzn.to/1ou2UxH
Finnabair Stencil “Weaving”: http://amzn.to/1ou2YNX
Instant Coffee: http://amzn.to/1PEO4Lw
Donna Downey Stamp Set She is: http://www.donnadowney.com/products/she-is-stamp
Tim Holtz Clock and Camera Die: http://amzn.to/1QahUwT
Dina Wakley Matte Gel: http://amzn.to/1QahVkp
First Aid Gauze (the link is for cheese cloth, which works just a good and is pretty similar):http://amzn.to/1Qai07H
Black Staz On: http://amzn.to/1O4t1jo
Black china marker: http://amzn.to/1Qai3jR
Black watercolor pencil (links to a set): http://amzn.to/1ou3TxK
Simply Simmons Watercolor Bush Round: http://amzn.to/1ou44t3
Simply Simmons Watercolor Brush Set (love this set): http://amzn.to/1ou45gw
To colorize the first aid gauze I used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
 

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://tinyurl.com/jrlsey7
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
 

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com
 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Our Memories"

This is a page out of my Vintage Altered Book that I am using to house my old family photos. I am scanning the originals and putting the copies in my book.

This is a photo of my Grandparents with my mother. My mother was even able to tell me the exact address of the house they are standing in front of. I asked her where she thought they were going because my Grandmother is carrying her purse and my mom has a dress on. My grandmother never drove, so they must have been going to walk somewhere because it looked like my grandfather wasn’t dressed to go anywhere. My mom wasn’t sure, so I asked her if she had any story I could include with the photo. She told me that my grandmother walked to the grocery store to do her shopping every Saturday morning, rain or shine. She also told me she would wait for her to get back because my grandmother always brought her back comic books.
 
These are exactly the types of stories I want to include in this album. I was pleased all around withhouse this page came out. Be sure to check out the process video!



Process Video:
 
 
Supplies:
 
Finnabair White Crackle Texture Paste: http://tinyurl.com/j3ucjjf
Tim Holtz Honeycomb Frameworks Die: http://amzn.to/1QcrusL
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hk9zdy7
First Aide Micropore Tape (to tape the spine): http://amzn.to/1QcrVDB
Baby Wipes (these are Care Bear ones, but they are cheap): http://amzn.to/1O7cPhm
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Teal Zircon: http://amzn.to/1O7cVFI
Silks Acrylic Glaze Set (includes Teal Zircon, good deal): http://amzn.to/1QcsvkA
Sizzix Thin-lets Border Die: http://tinyurl.com/h8rv6bh
Black Thread: http://amzn.to/1TXAGYa
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Darice Honeycomb Embossing Folder: http://amzn.to/1O7d3Fa
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Vintage Mint: http://amzn.to/1mobFaX
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tibetan Poppy Teal": http://amzn.to/1TXAKXE
Crop-A-Dile: http://amzn.to/1O7d9fW
Tim Holtz Ideology Reinforcers; http://tinyurl.com/heamt6j
Finnabair Vintage Trinkets Brads: http://tinyurl.com/zb2j83o
Tombo Mono Multi Glue: http://amzn.to/1LlEXNR
Corner Rounder Punch Set; http://amzn.to/1TXBRqy
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Midnight Rendevous Raven
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Blue Hawaiian Blue: http://amzn.to/1TXCbFD
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Delphinium Turquoise: http://amzn.to/1TXC9O6
Dylusions Ink Spray in Slate Grey: http://tinyurl.com/jmo55td
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Black Emerald: http://amzn.to/1TXChx6
Fabric Elements Resist Fabric Fat Quarters: http://tinyurl.com/jp2ozja
First Aid Gauze or Cheescloth: http://amzn.to/1TXClwJ
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio’s in Cest la vie Cerise: http://amzn.to/1TXCm3L
Black and White Mini Alphabet Stickers: (Similar) http://amzn.to/1O7ebZr
Tim Holtz Distress Tool: http://amzn.to/1O7efIF
Recollections Repositionable Tape Runner: (similar) http://amzn.to/1O7eUcX
Recollections Signature Floral Embellishments (small white): (similar) http://amzn.to/1O7fhEn
Tim Holtz White Number plaquettes: http://amzn.to/1Qcuoho
 
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
 
Thanks so much for looking!
~Jenn

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Artist Trading Card - "Love"

This is a Valentine ATC I made to play along with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge for February.
 
This is the Challenge color inspiration for this month:

In the video, I don't show how I made the background or the heart embellishments. I will try my best to explain my process. Be sure to check out the supply list below!

The Background:


How I Made the Hearts:
First, I put down some freezer paper. Then I took the Crafter's Workshop "Spilled Hearts" Stencil and some Golden Molding Paste. I applied the molding paste (in a fairly thick layer) thru the stencil right onto the freezer paper. Then, I let the hearts dry for at least 12 hours until they were completely dry. When they were dry, I used a thin metal spatula to get underneath the hearts and picked them up. It is important the paste is completely dry because if it’s not, they will get ruined when you try to peel them up off the freezer paper. Et voila! Instant heart embellishments.  

You could do this with any kind of stencil that has a lot of open space. My mind is reeling with the possibilities!




Here is the Step by Step Process for this ATC:


The Lindy's Stamp Gang Colors Used in this Project:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”: http://tinyurl.com/zqavwam
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”: http://tinyurl.com/h2qrep6
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”: http://tinyurl.com/gnoqne
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray "Tibetan Poppy Teal": http://tinyurl.com/zd5sdfp
Supplies for the Hearts:
Dina Wakley Spilled Heart Stencil: http://amzn.to/1RleUwJ
Golden Molding Paste: http://tinyurl.com/h5p3vkg
 
Supplies for the Backgrounds:Watercolor ATC cards: http://tinyurl.com/j7k49rv
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”: http://tinyurl.com/zqavwam
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: http://tinyurl.com/ha4g6r5
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”: http://tinyurl.com/h2qrep6
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hk9zdy7
 
Supplies:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”: http://tinyurl.com/gnoqnen
Liquitex Gloss Gel: http://amzn.to/1PhDmwu
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hk9zdy7
Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel: http://amzn.to/1RjuTeI
VersaMark Clear Embossing Pad: http://tinyurl.com/hn753l9
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pomegranate: http://amzn.to/1PhDnAq
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in "Teal"
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in “Navy”
Tim Holtz "Curiosity" Stamp: http://amzn.to/1Rjvey4
Tim Holtz Little Corner Stamps “The Journey”: http://tinyurl.com/zpwcukc
Tim Holtz Distress Tool: http://amzn.to/1RjvjBC
Black Staz-On Ink; http://tinyurl.com/gmrtmwy
Ink Blending Tool: http://tinyurl.com/zel3xgd
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Vintage Mint: http://amzn.to/1mobFaX
Sizzix Thin-lets Border Die: http://tinyurl.com/j3y98fu
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tibetan Poppy Teal": http://tinyurl.com/zd5sdfp
Staz-On in "Timber Brown"; http://amzn.to/1Rju2e6 or http://tinyurl.com/gmrtmwy
Crafters Workshop “Well-Rounded" Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/hwpswc3
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Jewelry Round Nose Pliers: http://tinyurl.com/hb8l5ov
Tim Holtz Idealology Adornment Arrows: http://tinyurl.com/zzylp3v
Thin Brown Jewelry Wire: http://amzn.to/1Rjunxh
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets; http://tinyurl.com/gnoqnen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Tim Holtz Word Stickers Chit Chat: http://tinyurl.com/j4y8xto
Janome School Mate Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/1QnHmt4
Coats & Clark Black Thread: http://tinyurl.com/jn4yz3h
Tombo Mono Multi Glue: http://amzn.to/1PyZwbt
White Fun Foam: http://amzn.to/1Rle5Uz or http://tinyurl.com/hmlr2ws
Staz-On Ink Stamp Cleaner (similar, this one has a dauber top instead of a spray top): http://amzn.to/1RjvH34
 
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://tinyurl.com/jrlsey7
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
Thanks for looking!
~Jenn 
PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Keep Moving Forward"

I learned two things while making this page; not to give up on a page and Dylusions Paints and acrylic glazing are not friends.


After I covered my page with paints, I added a black glaze. Ideally, I wanted it to catch on the modeling paste and grunge it up a bit. Well, it seemed to react strangely with the Dylusions Paints. The Lemon Zest turned this odd grey color. It seemed to me like the Glaze seeped into the paint and discolored it. Although, I only really noticed this reaction happen with the Lemon Zest, maybe because it is a lighter color. I might experiment with the orange and red Dylusions and see what happens.

I had a plan for this page and It really threw me off when this happened. I decided to walk away for awhile, because I was about to toss the whole page completely.

I didn't get re-inspired to work on it until about a month later. But, I am glad I didn't just throw it away because I ended up really liking it.





I also learned how delightful the Dylusions Paints and the Dina Wakley Media Paints are together. It's like they are made for each other.
Process Video for this Page:

Supplies:
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: http://amzn.to/1n6XEQa
Crafters Workshop Ronda Palazari Stencil “The Story”: http://tinyurl.com/hxze4ck
CraftersWorkshop Stencil “Love Post”: http://amzn.to/1nQpjoH
Dylusions Paints:
Lemon Zest: http://amzn.to/1Nc3l3G
Squeezed Orange: http://amzn.to/1RUlkSK
Bubblegum Pink: http://amzn.to/1RUlmdo
Cut Grass: http://amzn.to/1RUlx8B
London Blue: http://amzn.to/1ZBJveE
Crushed Grape: http://tinyurl.com/z5rnep5
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic:
Blackberry Violet: http://amzn.to/1ZBK9ZQ
Magenta: http://amzn.to/1ZBK7Bh
Sky: http://tinyurl.com/zfa8uoc
Turquoise: http://tinyurl.com/zfa8uoc
Lime: http://tinyurl.com/zfa8uoc
Americana Craft Paint Bahama Blue: http://tinyurl.com/je9sr5f
Dina Wakley Stamps “Woodcuts”: http://tinyurl.com/hu5zf7p
Stamping with Archival ink in "Watering Can": http://amzn.to/1QLlMkW
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid: http://amzn.to/1L3PsoS
Golden Heavy Body paint in Mars Black: http://amzn.to/1QLlZo9
Golden Heavy Body Paint Introductory Set (good deal): http://amzn.to/23Oiq7P
Crafters Workshop Stencil “Well-Rounded”: http://tinyurl.com/hwpswc3
Heather Kindt: Art Ambassador Stencil "Book Text": http://tinyurl.com/jza6rv6
Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers: http://tinyurl.com/gwxdbb2
Shipping Tags: http://amzn.to/1S5NWdp
Heidi Swapp Ink in Navy
Staz-On ink in Black: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
Fude Ball 1.5mm Black Pen: http://amzn.to/1QLn2UZ
 
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge (from Amazon): http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Collage Pauge (from Joann’s): http://tinyurl.com/jqzbuhs
Plastic Palette Knives (from Amazon): http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Plastic Palette Knives (from Joann’s): http://tinyurl.com/h4gy8v8
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45

Thank so much for lookin!\
~Jenn
 
PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com