Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how to celebrate the change of seasons with these Dylusions Journal Pages!
Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how to celebrate the change of seasons with these Dylusions Journal Pages!
I love this time of year, autumns foliage, cobwebs, acorns, chestnuts, pumpkins, hot cocoa, warm jumpers and scarfs. Autumn is very inspiring and I love the colours, so for today I created a set of three journal pages with Dylusions products showing the change of the seasons.
In this little tutorial I will show you how I have created my pages.
Step 1: Go to the middle of a signature in your journal and trace your journal block with a pencil and cut this piece off. Repeat on the other side.
Step 2: Choose a few colours that go well together. Here I have used Pomegranate Seed, Tangerine Dream and Pure Sunshine. Use the Mini Ink Blending Tool with Foam to apply the paints to your pages. Apply all the colours to your pages.
After applying the first layer of paint, I’ll go back to add some more layers of paint to get a smooth blend on the edge of a colour until I’m satisfied with the result. This normally means that I use the Blending Tool with Pure Sunshine and blend the paint into the Tangerine Dream, then use the Blending Tool with Tangerine Dream and blend it into the Pure Sunshine.
Step 3: Choose a few stencils and apply some of the paint (use the same background colours you already used before) through the stencil with the Mini Blending Tool.
The stencils I’ve used are Direction, Cobweb and Leaves. I know it’s hard, because there are so many fabulous Dylusions stencils to choose from, but I normally don’t use more than three to four stencils, because it gets very distracting if you use too many different stencils on just one page.
Step 4: Use the large autumn leaf mask from the Nature Stencil Set and place this on your background. Apply some Black Marble Paint around the leaf.
Move the leaf stencil over the page and apply the Black Marble Paint around it.
Next, I used the other part of the leaf stencil from the Nature Stencil Set. I have placed the stencil on a leaf and stamped a cobweb and a spider in all the leaves, using Jet Black Archival Ink and my Journal Block. Both stamps are from the Eat, Drink and Be Scary stamp and stencil set.
This is the finished page. It’s all about Halloween, my favorite time of the year.
For the end of summer page I used the following stamp sets: Always, Autonomy of a Page, Passage of Time, Rose Colored Glasses and Doodle Blooms. All images are coloured with colored pencil. I did some doodling and wrote a quote using the Dylusions Paint Pens.
The paints I used are: Chopped Pesto, Lemon Zest, Dirty Martini (and a drop of Pure Sunshine) and Black Marble. The stencils used are: Flower Pop and Raindrops.
The last page of the changing of the seasons. In the first steps I showed you how I created the background and which colours and stencils I used for this page.
Stamps: Rose Colored Glasses, I Can See Clearly, Put a Bird On It and Doodle Blooms. All images are coloured with coloured pencils.
Hope you liked my set of pages with the Dylusions products.
See you next time
My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???
My Blog: http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Guest Designer Tammy Tutterow shares with us how to capture the look and feel of fall with this quick and easy mixed media card!
Capture the look and feel of fall with this quick and easy mixed media card. It combines Archival Ink colors perfect for fall leaves, a bit of shimmer for early morning frost, and a punch of foil for the warm fall sun.
Step 1: Choose an assortment of fall colored Archival Inks. Scribble the ink pads randomly onto a Craft Sheet. (Colors shown: Potting Soil, Dandelion, Orange Blossom, Library Green, and Red Geranium.)
Pour rubbing alcohol into a small bowl. Use a Distress Splatter Brush to pick up the rubbing alcohol. Splatter the rubbing alcohol onto the Craft Sheet. The rubbing alcohol will react with the ink and create droplets of color. (Remember, Archival Inks are not water reactive so you cannot substitute water for the alcohol.)
Lay manila cardstock on the wet ink. (I used an extra large tag, but you could use a cardstock sheet or smaller tag.) Lift the cardstock up out of the ink, taking care to not drag the cardstock through the ink. The result will be a watercolor-like random speckling and dots of color.
If you have areas that need more color, continue blotting the cardstock onto the ink.
When you are happy with the coverage, set the cardstock to the side to air dry. Clean the Craft Sheet with more rubbing alcohol on an art rag.
Step 2: Add shimmer by misting assorted colors of Mica Mist onto the cardstock. Blot the excess with a dry cloth. (Colors shown: Pearl, Evergreen, and Buttercup.)
Dry the cardstock with a Heat Tool.
Step 3: Die cut two leaves from the cardstock.
Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the edges of the leaves using an Ink Blending Tool.
Lightly brush over the embossed design of the die cut with the ink pad.
Step 4: Cut one piece of Kraft Cardstock 11” x 5 1/2”. Fold in half to create a 5 1/2” top fold square card.
Cut one piece of copper Vintaj Arte Foil to 5 1/4” x 5 1/4”.
Cone one piece of pattern paper to 5” x 5”.
Cut one piece of vellum to 4 3/4” x 4 3/4”.
Tear a corner off of the piece of vellum.
Ink the edges of the Kraft Cardstock card, pattern paper, and vellum with Potting Soil Archival Ink using an Ink Blending Tool.
Step 5: Adhere the Copper Arte Foil to the center of the card front. Adhere the pattern paper to the center of the foil and then the vellum to the center of the pattern paper.
Die cut a banner from the inked cardstock. Be sure to look at the back side of the cardstock. The bleed through on the back of the cardstock can have a really wonderful watercolor look. It is a nice choice for bringing in the same colors as the leaves without having too much of the same look.
Adhere the banner to the lower left corner of the card front on top of the vellum. Add a Tiny Attacher Staple to the end of the banner as an embellishment.
Step 6: Mist one yard of Crinkle Ribbon with water. Tap over the ribbon lightly with assorted colors of the Archival Inks. Although the Archival Ink doesn’t generally react with water, you will get a light color bleed on the wet ribbon. It is just enough to make the color soft and vintage looking.
Step 7: Dry the ribbon with a Heat Tool. Create a bow with the ribbon.
(Need help learning how to tie a great bow? Check out my easy bow making tutorial: http://tammytutterow.com/2014/12/tutorial-fluffy-bow-and-template/
Adhere the die cut leaves and bow to the left edge of the card.
Gather a few small twigs from outside. Tuck them around the leaves and bow. Secure with liquid glue.
Step 8: Finish the card by stamping a sentiment on the banner.
Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi shares with us how to make this personalized onesie using Archival Ink!
Step 1: Place a cardstock scrap behind the area that will be stenciled. This will prevent ink being transferred thru the fabric to the back.
Step 2: Determine the center of the onesie and place a Post-it in place. This will be the GUIDELINE we use to keep the letters straight. Painter’s tape can also be used to create the straight line.
Step 3: Starting with the center letter “T,” line up the bottom of the T with the Post-it. Move the rotating window in place over the T. You’ll see that the area is masked off and the background is protected by the rotating window.
Step 4: Ink the Mini Blending Tool with Violet, then place the blending tool over the “T.” Twist and turn to add ink. The window was designed to be used with the Mini Blending Tool and it’s a perfect fit.
Step 5: Position the “I,” again, lining it up on the Post-it, as the guide. Move the rotating window in place & stencil the “I.”
Step 6: Continue with the “E.”
Step 7: Now moving to the left of the “T,” position the “A” and stencil.
Step 8: Position the “K” and stencil.
Position the bottom portion of the wreath stencil, centering it below “KATIE.”
Step 9: Mask off any areas outside the area to be stenciled with post-its. Good safety measure!
Stencil the wreath with Leaf Green.
Step 10: Use the Heat-It Tool to dry and heat set the Archival Ink. This makes it permanent and washable. You could IRON, but that’s a 4 letter word here. The Heat-It tool is quick and easy!
Step 11: Sew a button on to accent the wreath.
Stencil the name, following the steps as above. Make sure to use Archival Ink. I switched it up and used a different ink color for each letter. This time I added his birthdate below the name, using the numbers from the inner circle of the stencil. They’re stenciled with Black Soot Archival.
Wendy Vecchi is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink. Her designer series archival inks and embossing powders take inspiration for a vintage country garden color palette. Wendy also designs a line of stamps, stencils, Art Parts, and Clearly for Art with Stamper’s Anonymous. You can learn more about Wendy, get a link to her blog, see projects and videos by Wendy, and check out her teaching schedule on her Ranger Designer Page. Be sure to follow our Wendy Vecchi Pinterest board for even more inspiration!
Guest Designer Sandra Botham shares with us how to make this Dylusions autumn style canvas !
Hi there everyone I have a canvas, Dylusions style, to share with you today. I love to create with Dylusions and I am hoping that you will join me to create this autumn style canvas.
Step 1: Gather together your paint colours, your canvas board and 3 different sized brushes.
Step 2: Taking your lightest colour (Lemon Zest) and your largest paint brush randomly brush paint all over your canvas board. No need to totally cover it, so do not worry if you leave white patches. With your medium sized brush, paint your middle colour (Squeezed Orange) randomly over your canvas, making sure you join to some of your lightest colour.
Now take your smallest brush and add some of the darkest colour (Pomegranate Seed) to small areas of the canvas. Again joining and blending with the 2 previous colours.
Go back in and go over all the colours again to deepen the colour, starting with the lightest and working up. Where the colours meet, rub the area with your finger to blend them together better. Keep going until you are happy with your depth of colour and blend.
If you feel some of your areas are too bright you can go over them with a very small amount of White Linen paint, blending in as you go.
Step 3: Take a small amount of Black Marble paint and add it to your craft mat. Add a spritz of water to make the paint runny, and mix together with your small brush. Flick the brush over your whole canvas in random areas.
Step 4: Using the Branching Out stamp set and a Jet Black Archival ink pad, stamp the closed leaf stamp around the top of your canvas and a small amount down the sides.
Step 5: Due to the nature of a canvas board the black is not a deep black and so I colour over all the leaves with a Black Dylusions paint pen. This gives a much deeper coverage and helps your background colours to stand out.
Step 6: Using the black paint and a Mini Blending Tool go through the Cobwebs stencil on the bottom left of your canvas. Taking the smaller cobweb stencil from the Dylusions Halloween stamp/stencil set, repeat the step above but this time on the right hand side.
Step 7: Add some tissue tape to the bottom right slightly up from the bottom (this is to ground your character). Using the Stabilo pencil, create some shading along the tissue tape. Simply draw a rough line and the smudge the line to blend.
Step 8: Using the Dylusions white paint pen add any highlights you would like to do. I added highlights to the cobwebs and the leaves.
Step 9: Taking some blank canvas use a baby wipe to add some Squeezed Orange paint in random areas.
In the same way add some Melted Chocolate paint to the areas left and blend with the orange. Leave them to dry.
Step 10: Using the Larger leaf stamp from Around the Edge stamp set and archival ink, stamp the top 2 leaves all over your pieces of canvas.
Step 11: Cut the leaves out, leaving a tiny border around.
Step 12: Taking some white card, stamp out the stamps you wish to use. Cut the clock part from the head stamp.
Step 13: Colour your images with the medium of your choice. Stick your characters down with a glue stick but leave a slight gap at the top of each head so you can tuck your leaves in.
Step 14: Cut half the backing from your canvas leaves. Add some canvas leaves to one head.
Step 15: Then add some leaves to the other head and to the bottom right of your canvas.
Step 16: Taking your mini blending tool with a tiny amount of Black Marble paint on, gently edge the whole of the outside of your canvas.
Step 17: Your project is finished.
My name is Sandra Botham and I am from Yorkshire, England, where I live with my Husband and 2 children. I am a coffee addicted, book loving, Art Journaler. Where my art is concerned I do not mind trying anything but I totally love the Dylusions range by Dyan Reaveley. I love to art journal, doodle, colour and create photo books too. I started my art journal journey taking classes at Dyan’s studio – Art From The Heart – in Harrogate, England. I am now totally honoured to be a tutor at this studio where I regularly teach workshops.
My Blog: http://redkittybcreates.blogspot.co.uk/
My Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Sandra-Botham-Red-Kitty-B-Creates-204709782932926/
My Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/redkittybcreates/?hl=en
I also run a Dylusions Facebook Challenge page with the backing of Dyan: https://www.facebook.com/groups/708335769240903/
Guest Designer Anita Houston shares with us how to make this Autumn inspired Journal Page using Ranger products!
Combine older and newer Dina Wakley Media stencils and stamps to create an Autumn scene in your art journal, using lots of Ranger’s coordinating Paint Dabbers and Dye Ink Pads.
Step 1: Use a two-page spread in the Large Dylusions Creative Journal, and add strips of Dina Wakley Media Tape along the length of both right and left sides. Add more strips in groups of threes along the bottom. Take the Mighty Wave stencil and lay it across the upper portion of page, and lightly rub the Java Bean Paint Dabber through only the top two rows of the waves. Do not squeeze too hard…think of it like dry brushing. Do the same on the other page.
Step 2: Take the positive portion of the Sun Rays from The Basics stencil, and line it up in a dip between hills on the left page. Paint that in with Pearl Metallic. Remove the stencil, and paint in the rest of the rounded area to complete the sun. Let that dry.
Step 3: Place the negative portion of the sun rays stencil on the sun, and ink around it first using Lemon Twist, then Buttered Popcorn, and then Cheese Puff carrying it over to the right page. Ink with Pink Gumball from the bottom of the sky on the right page, and then ink Grape Soda, Blue Yonder, and finishing with Blue Ribbon at the very top edge of the right-hand sky.
Step 4: Ink over the land portion first with Electric Lime, and then add Emerald Isle and Java Bean randomly over several areas especially up by the hills and the borders of the pages. Ink over all the land area with Lemon Twist.
Step 5: Take the brown cardstock and die cut the Twisted Edge first on the left side of the paper. Then turn the paper upside down and die cut it again while lining it up with the first die cut, so that it resembles a tree. Do the same thing again so that you have two trees. Trim them from the paper, and then cut off some of the swirl branches so that you have a definite looking trunk. Adhere the swirl branches you just cut to other areas on the top of the tree, or even roots, using Gel Medium. Take one of the trees and cut it in half down the middle of the trunk, so that you now have three. Pounce Java Bean paint over the trees, creating texture with the paint. Let them dry.
Step 6: Ink over the #12 tag with Lemon Twist, Cheese Puff, and Classic Cherry Die Inks, creating a marbled look. Stamp the two images of the people and two sets of wings onto the tag with Black Tie ink. Cut these out, and ink the edges of all the pieces with Classic Cherry. Adhere the wings to the people using Gel Medium.
Step 7: Adhere the trees to the journal pages with Gel Medium, the whole tree in the upper middle, and the half trees each on the upper borders of the pages along the paper tape. Apply about a 1/2 teaspoon of White Gesso to the Craft Sheet, and mix in the same amount of Lemon Twist Paint. Mix this up, and apply it to the branches of all the trees in circular shapes using a paintbrush. Let this dry, and clean the Craft Sheet and brush.
Step 8: Take the Layered Tree Stencil and place it below a tree, and lightly (think dry brushing) pounce Buttered Popcorn paint through some parts of the leaf portion of the stencil. Move the stencil and keep pouncing so that it looks like scattered falling leaves are under the tree. Do the same to the other trees, then randomly and ever so lightly pounce the paint around the land area. Pounce the same paint, more heavily now over the circular gessoed areas in the trees. Lay the same stencil over the yellow leaves you just created, and repeat using the Cheese Puff paint, but pouncing it very lightly over the yellow leaves so there are just dots on the yellow leaves. It’s tricky to find the same portion of the stencil you used the first time, so try to remember how you’ve laid it. Again, pounce the Cheese Puff lightly over the land, and then over the trees. Repeat all the same steps using the Classic Cherry paint. Add in a little bit of Lily Pad paint to the trees and land as well. Let this dry, and clean your stencil.
Step 9: Adhere the people to the pages, the one with closed wings on the left bottom page, and the one with open wings in the middle of the right page, using Gel Medium. Lay the walnut/onion looking portion of the Basics Stencil, underneath the person on the left page, so that half the stencil is on the journal and paint that in with Buttered Popcorn, and make sure her feet are in it so that it will look like she is standing in the middle of a pile of leaves. Do the same underneath the other person, so it looks like they have just jumped up from the pile of leaves. Let this dry.
Step 10: Lay the Leafy stencil over the pile you just created, and tape off a border over the stencil using washi tape so that you don’t accidentally stencil in where you don’t want it. Pounce Java Bean paint over the stencil. Do the same to the other pile. Tape off another area of the Leafy Stencil so that it looks like flames from a torch (best description I could think of) and stencil this in above the flying person’s hands, so that it looks like they have thrown leaves in the air, using Buttered Popcorn. Add a few more of those leaves around that pile of leaves so that it looks like they were rustled when the person jumped up. Add Cheese Puff paint and then Classic Cherry very lightly through the same stencil over the same leaves you just created. Let this dry. Clean your stencil, but don’t remove the tape yet.
Step 11: Place the Leafy Stencil back over the same areas, and apply Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through it with a palette knife, over the leaves. Clean the stencil, and now remove the tape. Place the Layered Leaf Stencil over the trees and randomly stencil in some leaves using the Transparent Gloss Texture Paste as well. Let this dry, and clean the stencil.
Step 12: Shake the Buttercup Mica Spray until all the mica is dispersed, and pour a small amount out onto the Craft Sheet. Pick it up with the paintbrush, and paint it over the leaves underneath the trees, around the borders of the tree branches, and in the areas around the leaves on the piles. Then splatter the Mica Spray all around the land by tapping the end of the paintbrush. Let this dry and clean your paintbrush.
Step 13: Stamp the three sentiments using Black Tie ink, and add the word Autumn to the ‘celebrate life’ sentiment as well as exclamation points to the ends of each, using the Label Letters. Use a Red Fude Ball Pen to trace around the people, and trace around some of the leaves on the ground, and a few in the trees. Use the Black and White Paint Pens to doodle around the sentiments and the wings of the people.