Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tropical Vibes Only Art Journal Layout :D


Tropical Vibes Only Art Journal Layout using the stunning NEW tropical grunge stamps from Lisa Horton! I also posted a matching card making video over on my CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl channel last Saturday too :D I tried to add in little captions throughout the video so you can follow along with the techniques I'm doing :D Hope you like my layout :D :D :D

Creative Expressions products used in this video :D
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mists - Electric Blue, Lime Burst and Bright Sunshine
Lisa Horton Stamps by Creative Expressions - Silhouette Garden, Tropical Grunge and Butterfly Splash
Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost Aurora Sparkle
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Silver Stars
Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet
Woodware Fine Tip Applicator Bottles
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
That Special Touch Mask - Moroccan and Flower Bed
Cosmic Shimmer Golden Jewels Gilding Flakes
Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders - Golden Mint and Peacock Green
Cut N Dry Foam
Rub it Scrub it
Ranger Heat it Craft Tool

To see the process behind this art journal layout, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my YouTube channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D


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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Watercolour Palette :D


A quick video shwing how I made my own custom magnetic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Watercolour palette :D I love using my Nuvo Mousse for different techniques, and I thought this would be a great way of having all 12 of the colours I own at my finger tips :D Hope you liked the video :D I think I use this in Tuesday weeks video on my CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl channel too :D :D :D 

Main products used in this video :D
Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Lemon Sorbet, Citrus Green, Spring Green, Aquamarine, PacificTeal, Cornflower Blue, Old Navy, Royal Aubergine, Pink Flambe, Peony Pink, Orange Blush and Gun Metal Grey :D
A small plastic box (the one I've used is for business or playing cards)
12 empty half pans (I got mine on Amazon)
12 flat round neodymium magnets
Tonic Funky PVA Glue
A Palette Knife
Some Magnet Sheet

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my YouTube channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D



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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Pure Imagination Art Journal Layout :D


'There is no life I know to compare to pure imagination' Love this quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory :D I started off with an ink spray background, that already had some stamping on it in my 6x6 art journal (I coloured all the pages in one of my 6x6 journals a while ago, but never go round to finishing the pages, that's why a lot of my videos start with a pre-coloured page :D) I started with a little bit of Distress Oxide stamping, and then I added my quote using a mixture of alphabet stickers :D I used the Truly Scrumptious stamp set along with a few others to create the basis for my scene, then I drew in the ground and any extra lolly sticks with a fine black pen :D

To add colour to the elements in my scene, I used the Tonic Aquaflow pens, I was recently sent these by Tonic Studios (Thanks so much!!!) And I've been really impressed with them!! You can still even get a blend with them when working on really absorbent paper (like the crappy thin paper in this sketch book from Tiger lol) And a cool thing I discovered (this works best with the purple Aquaflow) if you paint over the top of Distress Oxide, it oxidises that section (so partial oxidation!!) I thought this was really cool!! And I'll be using this technique again in a video on my CRaFTi channel later this week :D I tested it with a few different colours of the Aquaflow pens, but the purple by far gives the whitest oxidation :D I carried on embellishing my layout with the addition of some Embellishment Mousse, some Glimmer Paste, and also the Aqua Glimmer Gloss pen too :D I finally added the finishing touches with a white gel pen (I think this really brings the page to life!!) and a few circles of glittered double sided tape (I make this with the Nuvo Sparkle dust :D) Hope you like the layout :D :D :D

Main products used:
Creative Stamping Issue 39 - Truly Scrumptious
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Pacific Teal and Royal Aubergine
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Sapphire Blue and Amethyst Purple
Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Paradise Blue
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Calypso Teal, Crushed Grape and Purple Twilight (Colorwash)
That Special Touch Masks - Lattice and Every Which Way
DYMO labeller
Apple Blossom Floral Frames Sentiment Stamp Set
Spellbinders Stephanie Low Snail Stamp and Die Set
Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet and Broken China

I think that's the majority of the products I used :D I only filmed this yesterday, and I still struggle to remember lol :D

To see the process behind this art journal page, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D



Also if this is the first of my channels that you've found, and you're also interested in Card Making, why not pop over to my other channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Pebeo Fantasy Paints Cascading Butterflies :D


For a change I thought I'd post a card making video today, as it's using the gorgeous Pebeo Fantasy Paints which are quite Mixed Media :D I will also be posting the same video on my CRaFTi Channel (as it's card making) so sorry if you subscribe to both :D I've tried to list all the products I've used below, and I've linked the paints at both a UK and US stockist too :D :D :D I've done quite a few cards using these gorgeous paints! And I love that if you get them from Hobbycraft at the moment, not only are they HALF PRICE!!! You can also get them in smaller bottles, so you get more colours for your money! And if you're using them in this way, these are gunna last you ages because you only need tiny amounts applied with a cocktail stick :D

So my basic process for these kinds of cards, is to die-cut multiples of the shapes I'm using a stack them together using PVA glue, I then use some glue to paint over the surface to create more of a non-porous surface, this just prevents the paints from seeping through the card quite so much, it's not particularly a problem, you'd just have to make sure you put something underneath your work to catch the seeping so you don't ruin your surface :D So I just find adding a layer of glue to seal the card first works great :D I like to add little amounts of lots of the different colours and types of paints, and I recommend watching the two Joggles videos I've embedded below, as these are what inspired me to buy these paints, then I just adapted Barbara's teachings into my card making to make them suit my style :D Hope you like the video :D :D :D There should be more videos using these paints again now too, because the weather is getting warmer, so I can open my window when working with them, these paints are oil based so they have a relatively strong odour, it is bearable, but if you're using them for a whole day, I reckon you'd have quite a headache by the end of the day lol :D :D :D

Links to products used:
Sue Wilson Cascading Butterflies Die
White Card
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Avery Elle Merriest Stamp Set
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops - Midnight Blue
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting Machine 

Pebeo paints at Hobbycraft (UK):
Vitrail Glitter Medium
Prisme - Moonstone and Caribbean Blue
Vitrail - Deep Blue
Moon - Metal Blue, Silver and Turquoise

Pebeo paints at Joggles (US):
Vitrail Glitter Medium
Prisme - Moonstone and Caribbean Blue
Vitrail - Deep Blue
Moon - Metal Blue, Silver and Turquoise

To see the process behind this ArTi card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel ArTi PoTeNTiAl :D



Also if this is the first of my channels that you've found, and you're also interested in Card Making, why not pop over to my other channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D 

Here's my Pebeo Fantasy Paints Playlist over on my CRaFTi channel, showing you other cards I've used them on :D



Before embarking on your journey using Pebeo Fantasy paints, I highly recommend watching these two videos below :D I have literally watched them 10 times each!! I love the way Barbara explains things she's a fantastic teacher!! She also inspired me to start Art Journalling :D

Alchemy and Magic with Pebeo Paints



3D Alchemy with Pebeo Paints 



Tonnes more photos below :D


Pebeo Paints used from left to right:  Vitrail Glitter Medium, Moonstone Prisme, Deep Blue Vitrail, Metal Blue Moon, Silver Moon, Turquoise Moon and Caribbean Blue Prisme : D