Skip to main content

SISC41: Hardcore Hardware: Art Journal Cover

I am very excited about this post! First, it’s my first StampInsanity Challenge of the year! Second, it’s a challenge that is SOOOO up my alley…Hardcore Hardware! I am hoping I find a few extra minutes to make another project for this one. Anything that asks me to add metal or hardware is totally my speed! Third, it’s the cover of my very first Art Journal!

I haven’t just “made art” in so long. Yes, my cards and layouts are art too in my world, but making art like when I was back in college…it’s been a looong time. And I really need to start doing it again. But with baby steps. Alex, one of my friends from Smeared & Smudged asked if any of us wanted to start making Art Journals (in a nut shell). she got a resounding “YES!” from many of the other members, including myself. They seem like such fun. And quite therapeutic. You can learn a ton more about this by going to S&S or HERE to Balzer Designs.  But back to StampInsanity!

I love this quote. It’s one of my faves from SI. And I knew that I just had to use it…buuuut…it needed a teensy bit of tweaking to really work for the cover of my Art Journal! I crossed out the last word…”love”…and changed it to “Me!” because really, this journal will be a story about me. Please click on any of the photos to see them bigger.

I had this journal forever. Seriously, from like the year 2000. I am not joking. It’s fab because it has lined black paper inside. It’s meant to be used with gel pens. How rad will it be all painted up? The cover was flimsy, so I added a piece of cardboard to the top and attached it with glue, brads and eyelets. I quickly brushed on some purple acrylic paint, spritzed Glimmer Mist all over the sentiment and the cardboard and then waited for it to dry. Then I added copper texture paste, silver Stickles and this awesome gold glitter that looks more like chards of gold then regular glitter. Staples, brads and some paperclips (decorative AND functional!!!), a sick piece of spiderweb ribbon at the top, and I was done. It came together quite swiftly, and I loved every moment of it.

This is going to be such a blast! I love making cards…but sometimes I want to keep the images I color for reference. Because of the way the skin was done, or the hair…so now I will have a place to put them, among of a ton of other things!

It’s time for you to check out the rest of the Groovy Gurlz from Ward 2! Please be sure to show some love!!! Hope to see YOUR Hardcore Hardware over at the StampInsanity blog this week! Have an inspiring day!

Ward 2

JacquieforSpecTextBoxBigAlison (that’s me!) forSpecTextBoxBigErica

Rosalien forSpecTextBoxBigJuanitaforSpecTextBoxBigChelsea forSpecTextBoxBig

Jules forSpecTextBoxBigKapree

Comments

Andrea C said…
totally love it, x
Faerielore said…
WOW your journal cover is awesome, i love art journalling, welcome to the addiction hahahaha
Carol said…
As always, fabulous job on the cover!

Popular posts from this blog

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP009: Horse Friends

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush


Directions:
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Travel Home Bear

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots


Directions:
1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink  on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.

2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.

3. Die cut a portion of the colored image wi…