Friday, February 27, 2015

HKC - I Am Made New by ~Donna

Hello my peeps! Today is my BIRTHDAY and while I'm off with my family celebrating I have a canvas to share with you. Can I just say that I am loving the Take Me Deeper prompts? I have so many things on my plate these days that pull me away from my studio but committing to participate in TMD is feeding my artistic soul and helping me to get into the word regularly... Plus I think it is making me a better artist! There is something special that happens when you are not just reading the word but giving your interpretation of what the word is making you feel on canvas. If you haven't joined His Kingdom Come, I highly recommend it.

This is the canvas that I made this week

I had a lot of fun making this canvas. It is only an 8x10 but I put so many layers on this that it took me an entire day to make it. I began by creating a peeled paint background. Normally I use Fast Finish Decoupage over the background and with several layers it becomes shiny. But for this canvas I wanted there to be a significant difference between the background and the heart so I added a matte medium over the background.

When I made the heart I began by using some Liquitex Flexible Modeling paste to create a dimensional heart shape. I decoupaged pieces of bible pages over the heart and then added the color with some Liquitex Basics paint. I added Liquitex Heavy Gloss Gel over the top to make the heart look "shiny and new" and I even added some of my Twinkle Dust Glitter to add extra sparkle. I also added a touch of my Brown Pigment Powder from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L mixed with Fast Finish Decoupage around the heart for added depth.

I stamped out the bible verse with Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Sparrow, cut the words into strips and adhered them to the canvas. 

I used several different Stencil Mask fonts from Hazel & Ruby to add the title. I like using fine black marker around the letters first before I add the color and shading around the letters so that it helps to make the letters show up even more. I used watercolor pencil and Brown Pigment Powder around the stencil masks and blended it with Fast Finish Decoupage. I dry brushed some white paint over the letters after I was finished to make the letters stand out against the background a little more and added a bit more fine black marker.

I finished off the outside edge of the canvas with Bluejay Mix'd Media Inx CHOX and blended it towards the center. The Bluejay CHOX are really close to the Light Blue Liquitex Basics paint that I use on the background of most of my canvases so I combine these two often.

Product used:

Pigment Powder - Brown

Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Bluejay, Sparrow
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer

Hazel & Ruby - Stencil Masks - Multiple
Liquitex - Basics acrylic paint, Flexible Modeling Paste, High Gloss Gel, Matte Medium
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Artist Book with Video Tutorial by ~ Elena Olinevich

Hello everyone. Today I have a special book to share with you. I made for someone, an Artist like me. So this book has many sheets for drawing with oil pastel and I decorated the cover for it:

I used a denim pocket, added some lace and made the flowers from Canvas and Burlap Ribbons using Donna's Dies  and colored everything with Pigment Powder.

You can watch it from start to finish video tutorial:

It was really fun to give a new life to the damaged brushes

I enjoyed placing the flowers over and there, and yes, it was really hard to work with the hot gun, and I burnt my fingers, so if you want to repeat it, please, be carefull.

While adhering the lace trim I made a loop, it is not seen on the video as the recording has stopped without any reason. After everything was finished I added a small piece of pastel onto the loop:

So easy to take and to start drawing/ Also I placed a pencil into the pocket:

So easy to do, but I like the result, and you?

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Rose Creations Dies

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
Denim Ribbons
Lace Ribbons
Texture Ribbons (Burlap)
Pigment Powder - Pink, Blue, Gold

Other Products
Prima Marketing flowers and Embellishments
Denim Pocket
Soft Gel Medium
Heat Gun

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Picture Perfect Art Journal with Video Tutorial by ~ Misty Russell

Hi!  Misty here today share an altered journal I created.  Altered journals are one of my favorite type of projects.  

They make for perfect little gifts and they are so easy to create.
This particular journal was made even easier thanks to Donna's beautiful fabric pieces! 
My favorite is the Lace Trim, but I'm also in love with the pennants...
Here I've used the Canvas Pennant as a pocket and embellishished it with the Lace Trims and 3D foam keys...
 I'm seriously amazed at how much abuse the foam keys will take.  I won't bore you with the how to's (because I have a video sharing my process), but they have taken several layers of painting and embossing and they turned out just how I wanted them to....nice and grungy!

With all of my journals I like to distress the pages to give it an aged look.  Thankfully with the Distrezz it all it only took a couple of minutes compared to the half hour it used to take me when I used to use a simple distressing definitely made my life easier!

To see how I created it, check out the video below:

DSD Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Pennant Set (Canvas Flag)
Lace Ribbons
Canvas Ribbons
3D Foam Swirls
3D Foam Keys

Mix'd Media Inx (sparrow, peridot)
Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder (leather, peridot)

Distrezz it all

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Crafty Power Tape)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Peeled Paint Technique by ~Donna

Hello my peeps! Today I have another Quick Craft Tip for you... how to make a peeled paint background for your mixed media projects. I'm using one of the super thick pages from my new Denim Art Journal from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L as the base of this project and I've added a stick  to the top (one of the many gathered by my grand son, Hunter) to use to hang it on the wall.

This is the finished wall hanging:

You can watch the video for the Peeled Paint Technique HERE.

Last week I shared a Quick Craft Tips video on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog showing how I made the little denim flowers and how I made the embossed letters and you can see that post HERE.

Today I'm going to show you some additional stepped out photos of some of the techniques I used on the background.

I began by adding a few stars with my new E-Z Stars Runner.

I sprinkled some of my Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Jasmine over the stars, returned the excess powder to the container... 

Then I heat set the stars.

I added a few more stars, used my Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Denim and heat set those too.

I added some script using my Dear Sir stamp with my Stormy Mix'd Media Inx... 

I added Clear embossing powder then heat set the script.

I adhered some of my new 3D Foam Swirls adhesives to some clear acrylic and covered the sticky side with clear gesso and let it dry. Then I used the foam adhesives like a stamp.

I used my Mix'd Media Inx in Jasmine, used Jasmine Embossing Powder and heat set the swirls as well.

And here are a couple close ups of the finished project...

Product used:

Denim Art Journal (inside page only)
Pigment Powder - Brown, Blue, Pink & Gold
E-Z Stars Runner
3D Foam Swirls

Mix'd Media Inx - Jasmine, Stormy
Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine, Denim

Stencil Masks - Central Park Alpha

Liquitex - Basics paint
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Mom's Garden" Mixed Media Layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi, it's Tracey back to share a layout I've created featuring Donna's amazing products. I just adore working with these girlie grunge goodies and have come up with a new hand-crafted flower using her Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Texture Ribbons (organza), along with her Spellbinders Rose Creation dies, and Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx.

"Mom's Garden"

Tips and Techniques
My Open Organza Rose is created with Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Textured Ribbons (Organza). I cut two each of Donna's three smallest Spellbinders Rose Creations Dies from the organza ribbon. This ribbon is nice and wide so it can be used to cut the flowers. I then colored the individual pieces with Mix'ed Media Inx, using the darker Adobe for the center and Vintage for the outer petals. The center is a DODZ™- 3D 1/4" sprinkled with Donna's Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter.

These delightful sparkly flourishes are created with Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Swirls. I peeled off the top paper, sprinkled with Pralines & Cream Twinkle Dust Glitter and they were ready to adhere to the page. I added an amber rhinestone to each end for even more sparkle.

The orange rose buds are created with Donna's Bitty Blossoms Dies using mulberry paper and colored with Mix'd Media Inx.

You can see more of my handcrafted flowers described above. I just adore Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Lace Ribbons. Here I've curved it around my flowers, brushed randomly with Donna's Clearsnap Smooch Spritz that I used on the background and adhered a rhinestone in the center of each loop.  

My background was stenciled using a glittered molding paste. I then spritzed with Donna's Clearsnap Ice Rink Smooch Spritz. Finally, I splattered with more mist, black gesso, and white drawing ink along with random stamping with Donna's Dear Sir stamp using Stormy Mix'd Media Inx. I also scattered a few iridescent sequins around the clusters. 

A close-up of the bottom cluster. I dyed some white roses with Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. Normally I grunge up my flowers with gesso, but I wanted these vibrant colors to pop, so I decided not to add the gesso this time.

I cut this butterfly from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pennant Set Canvas using one of her Spellbinders Wonderful Wings dies and spritzed with her Caramel Latte Smooch to color. Of course I had to rough up the edges to add a grungy feel. 

The page edges are stamped with Donna's Cotton Lace rubber stamp in Stormy Mix'd Media Inx, then sprinkled lightly and heat set with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder. I love how you can see some of the grungy dark grey beneath the creamy white embossing.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

~ Blessings ~

DSD Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Pennant Set (Canvas Flags)
Lace Ribbons
Texture Ribbons (Organza)
3D Foam Swirls

Mix’d Media Inx ~ Storm, Adobe, Vintage
Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder ~ Jasmine
Smooch Spritz ~ Caramel Latte, Ice Rink, Sea Breeze
Twinkle Dust Glitter ~ Pralines & Cream

Bitty Blossoms
Rose Creations
Wonderful Wings

Donna Salazar Designs
Cotton Lace Stamp
Dear Sir Stamp

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ DODZ™ - 3D 1/4”
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Clearsnap ~ Foam Blending Tool 

For a complete product list, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace.

Friday, February 20, 2015

HKC- Love One Another by ~Donna

Hello my peeps! One of the many benefits of me participating in the "Take Me Deeper" challenge on the "His Kingdom Come" site is that I have a lot more regular posts than I've had in the past! The 8x10 canvas below is my project for this week's bible verse, John 13:34-35 and is one of my favorite to date even though it is a really simple design. 

This canvas was one that I had started but had made a mistake on so I set it aside. After I had removed a heart that I had adhered to the painted canvas the glue reacted with the paint and made the crackle texture once it dried. I gave it to my daughter to play with and she added the 3 other hearts but left it half way done so I went back in and added the outline, shading, the words and the edging. Maybe I like it so much because it was a joint effort between me and my daughter and we've never done anything like that before. She has, however, claimed this canvas as hers since she worked on it with me... LOL!

I mostly used Liquitex Basics acrylic paint for this canvas. I added watercolor pencils mixed with Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage around the hearts for shading. I used my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX around the edge of the canvas to give it that distressed/vintage look. 

Here are some close ups:

Product used:

Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Driftwood

Liquitex - Basics paint
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quick Craft Tips using Pigment Powder & Denim Ribbon

Hello my peeps! I've got a new Quick Craft Tips video over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today. 

The first technique shows you how to give letters some sparkly goodness using our new Pigment Powders

And the second technique shows you how to make super fast and adorable denim flowers with our new denim ribbons.

Head on over to the blog HERE to see the video.

In a couple days I'll be sharing more techniques and close up shots of this canvas so come back for more girlie grunge goodness!

Product used for the techniques on today's video:

Pigment Powder - Brown
E-Z Stars Runner

Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna: