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Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com When it comes to Christmas I am quite traditional in my colour scheme. I tend to go with Red and Green most of the time and that is what I have done with this journal page.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather together your journal page, paints and brayer.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Taking your Postbox Red Paint and apply a small amount to your craft mat with a spatula and run your brayer over the paint to cover your brayer. Then brayer over your page. Do not worry if there is white showing it does not matter, in fact it is best if there is some. Repeat the above instructions but with the Cutgrass paint. (You do not need as much green paint as the red.)

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Using the Journal Block and a pencil create a border all the way around your page. The depth of the border is up to you.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Using the Holly border stamp from Christmas Borders set; add some holly coming down from the top of the page. I used Archival ink in Jet Black for this.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Using Dylusions Black Marble Paint, paint the border in that you created earlier. Now leave your page to one side to dry thoroughly.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Stamp, cut out and colour your images. I used: Ruby Rainbow – Body and legs. Christmas Accessories – Santa hat. Holly days – Hair. Escape – Head and bowtie. Puddy Cats – Cat. One Two Tree – Swing base. Dear Santa – Robin and presents.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Using your Dylusions inks in a waterbrush, colour the holly leaves and berries at the top of the page. I used the same coloured inks as paints I used. (Postbox Red and Cut Grass)

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Create your swing – Sit your strip across the page where you would like it. Once happy with where it is to go, stick it down. Create the chain part with a Dylusions black paint pen. (It’s up to you what type of doodle you do).

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: To create the crossed legs for the swing, cut the legs from your character and cross them over each other and stick down. Stick down all your other stamped images.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Using the white Dylusions paint pen add some white pen work around the black border.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Using the black Dylusions paint pen add a sentiment or saying to your page.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Add a touch of Glossy Accents to the holly berries.

Winter Wishes by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Sandra Botham

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/

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Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley

In the Arizona desert, the only way I get to see colorful Fall leaves is if I make them. Did you know you can use Dina Wakley Media acrylic colors to get beautiful earthy, Fall hues? Here’s what I did:
Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley
Step 1: Use a Mini Ink Blending Tool, White paint, and the Almost Ikat stencil to apply a white stenciling onto a sheet of 8x5x11 Watercolor Cardstock. When the white stenciling is dry, brush on a combination of these colors: Fuchsia and Cheddar (together they make a pretty rust color), Ruby, and a dash of Evergreen. Let the piece dry.
Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley
Step 2: Stamp leaves from the Scribbly Leaves and Pods set with Jet Black Archival onto the colorful background. Cut out your amazing Fall leaves. Grab a size 8 Kraft tag and use Gilt paint, a Mini Blending Tool, and the Almost Ikat stencil to apply gold stenciling all over the tag. Fold the tag so it makes a little tag book. I don’t ever measure this, I just guess.
Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley
Step 3: Staple some paper into the fold so you have a little book. I used graph paper.
Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley
Step 4: Decorate the book with your leaves. I also used a piece of a tag that I had painted with Turquoise dots from the Spaced Dots stencil and some Dina Wakley Media printed tape to add interest behind the leaves.
Autumn Leaves Mini Book by Dina Wakley
Step 5: Paint a piece of crinkle ribbon with Turquoise paint. When it’s dry, you can use it to close your booklet.

Dina WakleyDina Wakley is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  Her Dina Wakley Media line includes artist quality opaque paints, gesso and gel mediums, tools, stamps, and stencils.  You can learn more about Dina on her website DinaWakley.com.  View upcoming classes and events with Dina on our events page and see more projects featuring Dina’s collection on our Dina Wakley Media Pinterest board.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page By Carisa Zglobicki

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki

Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I’m so excited to be on the Ranger blog sharing a mixed media piece using brand new Dina Wakely Media products! I was absolutely giddy when I saw her media tapes because like many of you probably, I’m a little bit of a tissue tape junkie. I love the tapes with her scribbly text and fun Dina style prints on them. Black and white is perfect because they become so versatile and you can color customize them for whatever suits your needs. I was inspired by Autumn all around us and want to show you how I created this fall inspired art journal page.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
Today I am working in the Dylusions Black Creative Journal. This journal is so much fun to work in with the black pages and I love the square size of the pages. It’s fun to see how paints become more muted or vibrant against the black background. Because of this I do not prime my pages with gesso since that would defeat the purpose of working in the black journal. But if you prefer, you could always use Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso. To start, I randomly added the tape to my page to start my background. I love the different prints of the tape and it will give me a nice layer of texture as a base to add my color on top.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
The great thing about the tapes is that I don’t have to use any gel medium with them. They adhere so well, especially once you burnish them into the page with your fingers. I didn’t have any lifting as I added my layers on top, which is a huge bonus in my book. A lot of times, when I’m using tape, I have to use a gel medium with them so I know they won’t lift or move underneath layers. I pulled out three Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints in Evergreen, Cheddar and Fuschia. These colors are the perfect Autumn palette. They remind me of the gorgeous colors we’re seeing right now in the mountains. Fall is my favorite season and the colors of the leaves inspire me to work outside of my normal cool colors palette I normally gravitate toward. Using the stiff bristle brush, I do a little color blocking with all of the colors on my page. Right now I’m just building up my background with some color and I love that I’m still able to see the prints of the tapes in the background. At this point, I also spritzed my page with some of Dina Wakley Mica Sprays in Evergreen and Ruby. I love the shimmer in these sprays over the top of my paints.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
Next I grabbed some of Dina’s new Texture stamps with her Archival Ink Palette and stamped around my page randomly. I’m not worried about placement here as I just want some random texture all over. I also grabbed two Tim Holtz stencils (woodgrain and speckles) to add more texture, this time with paint colors Umber and White. I felt I needed to brighten my moody page up some with white so I used that with one of the stamps and then again with the stencil. I dried this with my Ranger Heat Tool and then added a layer of Crazing Medium for some subtle crackle texture.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
Now comes the fun part and the reason for my pretty paint blocking and textured background. Using a Stabilo all pencil, I’m going to draw some simple leaf shapes on my page. I kept it super loose while trying to create some aspen leaf shapes (since those trees are very Colorado and that’s where I live) along with some basic leaf shapes. I drew some big and I drew others small. I also sketched in some branches, but those go away in the next step.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
Once all my leaves are outlined, I am going to start blocking out my shapes by painting around them in white. As I was doing this, I no longer liked the look of the branches so I allowed those lines to blend and melt into my paint. Since the Stabilo pencil is water-based it reacts to wet mediums that you use over it. This created beautiful texture as the white blended with the black pencil to create different shades of gray. Along with the brushstrokes, I felt at this point my leaves were starting to look as if they were floating down from the trees as they do when they start to fall off the trees. I loved the effect! I also add a splash watered down Gilt Acrylic Paint using the splatter brush. I love the golden accent and it just adds to the texture of the leaves across the page.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
To finish my page, I wrote in my quote with the Ranger Fude Ball Pen. It is one of my favorite fall quotes by Emily Bronte: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree.” It was the perfect quote for this page as I love how the leaves look as if they are floating across the page. The Fude Ball Pen is great for my journaling because (as often happens) I am able to wipe it away with a baby wipe if I make a mistake; and it’s a bold tip so my writing is crisp and clear.

Autumn Leaves Art Journal Page by Carisa Zglobicki
Here is a close up of the left side of my journal spread.

I filmed the entire process for you, as well, so you can see each step as it comes together. I love sharing my process and letting you see the entire page come together in a little speed video as I talk you through what I’m doing. That’s it for me. Thank you Ranger again for inviting me to share my art with your readers using my favorite Ranger products. I hope you have been inspired to break out your art journals and create fall inspired beautiful mixed media art using the entire Dina Wakely Media Line!

Carisa ZglobickiCarisa is a mixed media artist, card maker and watercoloring enthusiast.  You can find her blogging at Inky Fairy Designs and Blitsy as well as follow her on Instagram and YouTube where she shares works in progress and process videos. Her work has been published in magazines such as CardMaker, Stamper’s Sampler , Take Ten and Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton

Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com
Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Today I want to share with you a Fun Fall Foldable. I hope you’ll create this foldable with me!

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of Ranger Mixed Media cardstock with a paper trimmer using the following measurements:
1″ X 9″- (Band)
4 1/4″ X 11″-(Foldable)
2 3/4″ X 8″- (Inserts)

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Using a Score Buddy, score each cut piece from step one with the following measurements:
Band
Score 1 1/2″ and 4 3/4″
Foldable
Score 1 1/2″, 4 3/4″, and 7 3/4″ (Or measure 3 1/4″ from the last score line if you have the small Score Buddy)
Inserts
Score all 3 pieces at 4″

Then fold each piece.

Let’s start with the BAND first.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Spray the band on both sides with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Cherry Pie sprays. Dry with a Heat it Tool.

Stamp the cat from the Dylusions “Bits and Bats” stamp set using a Dylusions Journaling and Ranger Black Archival Ink. Cut out with Tim Holtz scissors.

Select some Fall-colored paper and cut a variety of leaves from Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings Sizzlit using a Die Cutting Machine.

Glue Band together. Glue leaves from Autumn Gatherings Sizzlit and the cat to the band with Glossy Accents. The band is completed.

Now let’s work on the FOLDABLE.
 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Spray one side of the foldable with Dylusions Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine sprays. Dry with a Heat Tool.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: On the other side of the foldable add random marks using Black Gesso and a palette knife. Make some marks thicker than others. Set aside to dry.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Once the Black Gesso is dry on the foldable, use your finger and cover the Black Gesso with White gesso. Before the White Gesso dries wipe some of it off with a baby wipe to show a little of the Black Gesso underneath. Using the White Gesso will allow the Dylusions paint to be more vibrant.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: With your finger add Dylusions Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Melted Chocolate paint over the Gesso on the foldable. Before the paint dries wipe a little off to show the Gesso underneath. Set aside the foldable to dry.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: After the foldable is dry. Close the foldable. On the front stamp the cobweb from the Dylusions “Bits and Bats” stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Let’s put the INSERTS together.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Spray the inside of all 3 inserts with Dylusions Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine sprays. Dry with a Heat Tool.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Spray the outside of one of the inserts with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, and Squeezed Orange sprays. Dry with a Heat Tool.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Spray the outside of the remaining 2 inserts with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange, and Tangerine Dream sprays. Dry.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Lay the inserts on your Craft Sheet so that the dark orange inserts are on the top and the bottom and they open from the right. Lay the light orange insert in the middle so that it opens from the left.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 13: Stamp FALL on the light orange insert that’s in the middle using Dylusions “Dy’s Alphabet” stamp set and stamp the spider from the Dylusions “Bits and Bats” stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 14: On the other two dark orange inserts, stamp the solid leaves from the Dylusions “Doodle Parts” stamp set and the cobweb from Dylusions “Day of the Heads” stamp set using Black Archival Ink. Set aside.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 15: Spray Dylusions Cherry Pie, Pomegranate Seed, Pure Sunshine, and Postbox Red sprays on the third piece of Ranger’s Mixed Media cardstock. Let the puddles dry to create texture.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 16: Apply Dylusions Black Marble paint with a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Foam through the Dylusions “Cobwebs Large” stencil on the previously sprayed red Mixed Media paper.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 17: Place the Dylusions Medium Flossie mask on the red cobweb paper and choose where you want to trace and cut Flossie out.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 18: Cover the inside flap of the inserts with scrap paper or sticky notes and spray Dylusions Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine sprays through the Dylusions”Alphabet Border Large” stencil.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 19: Inside the inserts, stamp the cracked wall stamps from the Dylusions “This Old House” stamp set.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 20: Flip the inserts over on the back and tape the inserts together with painter’s tape or removable tape.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 21: Flip the inserts back over. Glue Cobweb Flossie down inside the inserts using Glossy Accents. Dry completely.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 22: Remove the Painter’s Tape or Removable tape from the back of the inserts and also remove the scrap paper from the flaps. Cut the inserts apart using a Paper Trimmer.

Now let’s put it all together.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 23: Position the inserts on the light orange side of the foldable making sure Flossie’s body lines up. Glue the inserts onto the light orange side of the foldable with Glossy Accents. The dark orange inserts are on the top and bottom and the light orange insert is in the middle. The small scored area is on the top.

Using Dylusions White Linen and Black Marble Paint Pens add highlights and accents to the foldable.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Step 24: Close the foldable and slide the band around it. Now your project is complete.

 Fall Foldable by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Jade SuttonHi, My name is Jade Sutton. I live in North Carolina with my wonderful husband and two beautiful feline girls. Creating art is my passion. About nine years ago a friend invited me to a scrapbooking crop. I loved creating scrapbook pages, but I wanted more. It was then I discovered the world of mixed media. Since then I have attended many mixed media classes, which have influenced and inspired my art. I enjoy creating ATCs, cards, art journaling pages, mixed media projects, and photography. You can find more of my art on my Blog: https://jadesuttonart.com/, Instagram, and Facebook.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

This is the finished page. It’s all about Halloween, my favorite time of the year.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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.

Change of the Season Journal Pages by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

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

Miranda

Miranda van den Bosch

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/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Journal Page by Anita Houston

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comCombine 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.comStep 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.

Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com
Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com
Playing in the Autumn Leaves Art Journal Spread by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com

Anita HoustonMy name is Anita Houston, aka, The Artful Maven, and I have been crafting ever since Jr. High School along with my mother. Touching, manipulating, and creating pieces to make something wonderful makes me happy! I love everything paper, paint, wax, metal, wood, and all things Ranger. I was fortunate to be selected to go to Ranger U in 2012, and have been teaching and designing Mixed Media Art ever since. You can see my work on my website at : http://www.artfulmaven.net/.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa Hayselsen

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa Hayselden

Awe hi there everyone, Kassa here, eeeeeep! Excited to be back again – and as the sun is shining over here in the UK (summer is finally on the way hurray!) I thought I’d share a little of it with you all…through my ‘watercolor style’ happy art!

As I take you through this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, I share my tips and techniques of how I emulate ‘watercolor art’ using the amazing Dylusions Acrylic paints, which are perfect for the job!!!I

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 1: Before I start my art I do a sort of plan – not that I stick to it ever – as a rule I don’t, but today I did! Well nearly! I take some scrap paper (cut to the size I will eventually work on) and stamp the various sized daisies. I did this three or four times till I found a ‘shape/flow’ I was happy to work with. As you can see it’s no masterpiece! It’s simply ideas thrown down onto scrap paper (the more you do this the easier it becomes – trust me:-))) Tip:Archival ink is great as it won’t smudge when applying the paint and the color Hydrangea is a soft shade that is perfect for watercoloring as its soft tones sit perfectly under the softness of a translucent paint. When the black Fude ball marker doodle lines are placed over the top of it later to add shade, there’s a much needed ‘pop’ and emphasis.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 2: Trim the watercolor paper to 8″x 8″. Using the largest daisy from the ‘Fancy Florals’ set, stamp the first daisy off the edge of the paper. Also stamp out another daisy on scrap paper and trim out the petals – these ‘scrap paper’ petals will sit over the corresponding petals on the watercolor stamped daisy and ‘mask’ the daisy when you stamp your second image – this masking technique gives the illusion of one image sat behind another, giving a depth to your art. Remember to stamp the image you want in the foreground first.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 3: Then taking one of the partial petals stamps carefully ink up just one petal at a time to stamp in the gaps of the large daisy – use all the various-sized petals as it gives the daisy movement not being totally uniform.

Step 4: Now ink up another of the large daisy (I did not ink up three of the petals this time) and I stamped it next to the first daisy – remember to mask the petals again.

Step 5: I took the medium-sized daisy next and stamped then masked, once masked I added more individual petals from the partial petals stamp.

Step 6: The smaller daisy was from the ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ set and just finished off and filled in gaps – so strange because I did an even number of flowers and not my usual odd number, but I did go for a three, two, one combo so that’s why the ‘flow’ works!

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 7: Now I gather all the colors of paints I need as I like to work fairly fast where necessary. I take a little of each paint and mix them with a little water, thinning them down thus giving the ‘watercolor’ effect when laying them down on the paper. You will see that even watered down and translucent the paints do not lose any vibrancy at all! I use three brushes basically, one for mixing the paint, one for laying down clean water on my paper, which I use a separate clean pot of water for too, and one for painting with. I do use finer brushes to add detail at the end. Keep changing your water! Holding your brush towards the brush tip keeps your worm more precise (best for detail) but holding way further down the handle leads to a lovely loose flow…

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 8: First I start with my lighter colors, Lemon Zest in this case. I add a little clean water with a paint brush to where I am about to add paint – the centre of the flower, then…

Step 9: …lightly dab the paint into the watered down flower centre. You will see the paint flow/bleed and spread before your eyes. If you have put too much water down and the paint is flooding into places you don’t want it to, the corner edge of kitchen roll dipped into the ‘flooded’ paint/water soaks up excess nicely. If the paint is too thick, it won’t readily flow and spread. Also, if you don’t put enough water down initially or it dries before you get to it there will be no natural color flow/bleed. (Practice on the scrap of watercolor paper you have trimmed earlier – I always practice on the paper I am about to use as every paper and paint reacts differently)

Step 10: Now quickly, whilst the yellow paint is still wet, drop a tiny amount (less is more. You can always add more) of the Squeezed Orange paint into the yellow centre (brush in more clean water with your clean brush into any areas you wish your paints to flow to. I have added a little between the petals and an odd tiny drop in the middle of the paints to keep the flow/bleed of paint going.

Step 11: I do the same, add the yellow with the rest of the flower centres and between the petals, then add deeper colors, Tangerine Dream, Post Box Red, but very little of these as these colors are so strong they will take over the gentle yellows. Just keep adding the clean water to re-wet any area you are going to work on if it’s dried before you get to it.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 12: If the reds have taken over – no worries before it dries add a few tiny drops of the yellow into it, and watch the color burst!

Step 13: Now it’s time to extend your background into the surrounding area, simply add the clean water to where you will add the yellow paint, I build this up bit by bit, standing back to see if the shape I’m painting looks balanced as I build the layers.

Step 14: And – exciting bit now! Whilst the background is still wet add a few splats of the light oranges, Simply load your brush with the paint and gently tap the paint into the yellow – the tiny splatters will bloom and look kool!

Step 15: The petals are painted in the same way, adding water but only a touch of the Bubblegum Pink as again being a strong color only a little is needed. Start by dabbing the pink into the inner edges of the petals and as the paint spreads out towards the outer petal edges leave some white space.

Step 16: Now the darker, shading colors are layered over the Bubblegum Pink in the inner petal edges and sometimes to an outer edge. The water will let the paint spread naturally down the petal, so do not use much of the shading paints or you’ll lose too much of the initial bright pink layer. Start with Cherry Pie, then Pomegranate, Crushed Grape, and After Midnight.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 17: When the petals are dry, I add a touch of water to where I will paint in Fresh Lime as a highlight color (usually in a few of the white spaces and a touch over the Bubblegum Pink) Vibrant Turquoise and After Midnight are added without thinning the paint down so it is dense and rich, which makes for a fabulous contrasting touch.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 18: Now it’s time to stand back and take a long look at your art, maybe with a cuppa tea so you can see everything with eyes that have rested for a while. Then maybe you may see areas that need more layers of perhaps, brighter color, shading or even highlights – just follow the above steps and layer to your hearts content, the watercolor paper will take the lush layering.

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa HayseldenStep 19: And here is my fav bit where everything pulls together what may look flat and in need of that something you just can’t put your finger on usually happens with the doodle pen. Hold your pen loosely and doodle various sized scribbly circles, dots, dashes, lines, ‘n’ just plain old scribbles! Plus don’t forget the paint splats with the watered down White Linen and Black Marble (if I’m patient enough, I prefer to let the white splats dry before adding the black ones to stop the splats mixing) And use the end of your paintbrush to add big and little dots of the Lemon Zest paint into the big and little scribbly circles and tiny yellow dots throughout the background! Hahaha! I held myself back cos I soooo wanted to add Vibrant Turquoise splats too – but I went for the less is more option, rare for me :-))) and teehee did you notice I decided to turn my picture round!!! Hahaha 😀

Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa Hayselden
Sunshine and Daisies by Kassa Hayselden

Awe thanks so much for stopping by today, I can’t wait to see your watercolour style art using your Dylusions paints. I know you’ll looooves how the color blooms, flows and merges, ‘tis very exciting and makes me soooo happy – mwah xoxo Kassa


Kassa Hayselden

My name is Karen Hayselden (Kassa). I’m from a glorious part of England – Yorkshire, where I loooves to drink copious amounts of Yorkshire tea swaperoo’d for red wine in the evenings. I live there with my hubby, beautiful daughter Chloë and my furry gang of 3, a pug named Sammy and my 2 large breed boisterous Leonbergers, Leo and Ruby…..lol Ruby the Leonberger often likes to get involved with ‘our’ art, tis her big nose she manages to shove into most projects, and more often than not her swishy tail is covered with gesso, paints and glitters! oozing colorful girliness! When it comes to art, I’ll give anything a go but my real love is mixed media filled with tiny detail….details that take me into my own little world and imagination – a happy place to be…..creating what I call my ‘Happy Art’……oh not forgetting coloring in, sooooo relaxing! And oh, doodles have to be in there too! – Sharing with lovely friends has to be the best part! How lucky am I – I only live 15 minutes away from the home of Dyan Reavely – Art from the Heart – and how exciting I’m teaching regular monthly workshops there – you can guess what we get up to…………we have Fun! Fun! Fun! with amazing Ranger Ink Lush Stash eeeeek! Up to our elbows and knee deep in it – YeY!!!!
My Blog:  http://kassadh.blogspot.co.uk
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/kassa.hayselden
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/karen.hayselden/
My Pinterest:  https://uk.pinterest.com/kxoxoh/

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Raid your stash and pull out your favorite 6 – 8 background papers, gelli prints and/or shaving cream prints, printed ephemera sheets or decorative papers.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Mix the ICE Resin by using the markings on the mixing cups, fill the cup with Part A resin to the ½ oz line. Add an equal amount of Part B hardener on top of the resin and fill to the 1 oz line. Working on a Studio Sheet, use a household sponge to apply a thin coat of resin over the back of the papers. Then flip over and coat the front. Let the papers cure overnight.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Spray Media Boards on the canvas side with water and then Distress Spray Stains. Dry with Craft Heat it Tool. Spray again to intensify the colors. Dry with the Heat Tool.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Using Manganese Blue Archival Ink, stamp the Honeycomb image randomly over the covers. Add some texture by putting Translucent Gloss Texture Paste through Flourish stencil with a Palette Knife. Let dry. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink directly to the sides of the board to create a black border.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Cut two pieces of 3” x 3” resin paper and use Matte Medium to glue a sheet of resin paper to the back of each Media Board to create the covers.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Tear six pieces of resin paper to approximately 3” x 3” each. Line up torn pages and tape them together on the front and back with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. Note the placement of the covers – this will help when you go to fold it.

Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Pull together assorted flowers, hearts, birds, buttons and found objects.

Step 8: Decorate pages using die cuts, resin coated ephemera, buttons and brads by gluing with Matte Medium. Here are close ups of all of the pages.
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com
Resin Paper Mini Book by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.com

Kathy BioHi! My name is Kathy Paglia and I work on sourcing and product development here at Ranger. I’m married to my very patient husband. We have three fabulous teenagers and one silly dog. I love paper, bright colors, texture, shiny things and dark chocolate.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Today I am trying something a little bit different for me. I am going masculine with this layout.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 1: First I start off as I always do which is protecting my pages underneath with wax paper. Then I get my Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp some images from Dylusions Basic Backgrounds.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 2: Next, I am grabbing my Dina Wakley Media White Gesso and a large Square stencil from Dylusions. I am randomly stenciling this all over the background.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 3: I choose my paints, keeping masculine in mind. I know masculine doesn’t automatically mean blue, but I really liked how Dylusions London Blue, Calypso Teal and Dirty Martini looked together.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 4: I want to grunge it up a little so I am going to try adding some Ranger Distress Crayons to it in Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. Working it in mostly around the gesso stenciled area.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 5: To grunge it up even more I am going to take some Dylusions Slate Grey Ink Spray. I drip it along the top of the page and tip my book upright allowing it to run down, adding sprays of water to help the process. Again I really tried to work it in among the gesso stenciled area.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 6: With the Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen I am going to trace some of the circles that were stamped.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 7: Next, I added some more layers to my pages using the following Dylusions Ink Sprays and Dylusions Stencils: Dirty Martini Ink Spray with Large Arrows stencil; Calypso Teal Ink Spray with Circles stencil. I also wanted to include some London Blue Ink Spray but not through a stencil. So I unscrewed the top and used the straw-like part to draw some lines on the page.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 8: To add some more black and another layer I took the Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped two images from the Dylusions Inbetweenies stamp set.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 9: I like the look of shading the edges of the pages. To create this look I am taking Black Marble Dylusions Paint and applying it to the edges of the page with the Ink Blending Tool and Foam Applicator.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 10: On Ranger Watercolor Paper I am stamping the three men from Dina Wakley’s stamp set Scribbly Fellas with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I loosely scribbled on them with some ink. I have the Tim Holtz water brushes filled with Dylusions Ink Sprays. I love coloring with these. I used the waterbrushes with Slate Grey and Black Marble.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 11: I tore a page out of my small Dylusions Journal, making sure to tear from the middle of a signature so no other pages fell out. My plan is to use this as I place to write my journaling. It measures 5” X 8” and I folded it at 2 3/8” x 6 ¼”. The inside of this I painted with Dylusions Dirty Martini paint. I also used Dirty Martini Dylusions Ink Spray with the circles stencil. On the outside I used Dylusions Dirty Martini, Calypso Teal, and London Blue paint.
Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 12: Before adding Dylusions Ink Spray on the outside of this sheet I fold it and add a mask from the Dylusions stencil set Suits Small.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 13: I use Calypso Teal with the small Arrows stencil, then Dirty Martini with the small Diamond Border. I then filled in the masked heart area with London Blue and Calypso Teal, outlined with Black Marble.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 14: Now to make a closure. I painted some paper torn from my Dylusion Journal and painted it with Dylusions Dirty Martini and Calypso Teal. Then punched two circles about ¾”. You don’t need a punch to do this, you can freehand draw them and cut them out yourself. I also punch a smaller circle in the middle of these circles.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 15: On the folded card I measured 1 ¾ “down in the center and 1” up from the bottom in the center. I then punched a small hole in these spots. Take a piece of thread, twine, thin ribbon, whatever you choose. You will also need two small eyelets. I am sure you all remember how to do this from many years ago. In case you don’t or are new to all this I will try to explain the best I can. You will put an eyelet in the center of the punched circle. You will then sandwich the thread between this circle and the folded paper, making sure the eyelet goes through the hole in the folded paper as well. Now take your eyelet setter and set the eyelet. I am sure you can find further instructions with a video online if needed.

To close the folded paper/envelope you wrap the twine around the circles.
Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 16: Inside I wrote some journaling about my thoughts on women and men and finding the one for you. It’s all a little personal and my thoughts. You can write whatever you wish. Or you can just do a quirky quote as I usually do.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 17: To adhere this envelope of sorts to my journal page I used Ranger Wonder Tape (double sided tape).

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 18: Next, to adhere my stamped images of the Scribbly Fellas, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 19: I wanted to add some more white to my pages to balance it out with the all the white from the stamped images of the Scribbly Fellas. I am taking Ranger Pigment Ink in Glacier White and adding some stamped images on my pages from Dina Wakley’s Funky Journal Shapes stamp set. Adding some Distress Crayons in Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers around the white stamped images just to soften it up a little.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 20: Using Slate Grey & Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray in a waterbrush and creating shadows around the stamped Scribbly Fellas.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 21: Here I just did some more doodling with my black Dylusions Paint Pen.

Scribbly Fellas Journal Spread by Denise LushAnd there you have it. My take on a masculine page.

Denise LushHi, my name is Denise Lush and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, 2 kids, 3 cats and 1 dog. It’s a full house but a happy and fun one! In the basement of this full house is my happy place where I get to play. I always say I need to live a hundred lifetimes in order to do all the things I want to try. So many artistic areas that I want to explore. But for now I mainly scrapbook, draw, zentangle, and paint. Art journaling/mixed media has become my absolute favourite creative outlet. I just love playing with new art supplies and Dyan Reaveley’s products have quickly become my new obsession.  Check out more of Denise’s work on her Instagram: @deniselush.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 1:
Hi everybody! For this layout I wanted my page to be a little different. I wanted to add some interest to the edge of my page, a decorative edge. I took my ruler and lightly drew a line where I wanted my page shortened.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 2:
I chose a stamp from Dyan’s Dylusion stamp set “Further Around the Edge”. I am stamping this along the penciled line I drew.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 3:
Now here’s the part that’s just a tiny bit hard. Cutting along the scalloped border. This requires a little patience, at least for me it did. I found it easier to just cut above the stamped image first.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 4:
It would be a lot easier to cut if it wasn’t in a book. But cutting along the edge has made it more manageable. It is difficult but in the end so worth the hassle. I love that edge.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 5:
I love layers in art journaling. One great and easy way to add layers to your art journaling is by using Tim Holtz’ tissue wrap. To do this I just use Ranger Multi Medium in a Matte finish, applied with a brush.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 6:
I always protect the pages underneath by placing deli or wax paper under the pages I am currently working on. Then I am ready to bring on the color. I covered the entire background in Dylusions paint colors Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape using the Ranger Ink Blending Tool with the Foam applicator.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 7:
With the Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam applicator I added more layers with paint, spray and stencils. I used Bubblegum Pink paint with the Floral Medley stencil; Cherry Pie paint with the Circles stencil and Crushed Grape Dylusions Ink Spray with the Arrows stencil.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 8:
The nice edge that was created in the beginning has become faded from the layers of paint and ink sprays. So I decided to retrace the lines with the Dylusions Paint Pens.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 9:
I am taking another stamp from “Further Around the Edge” to go along the top and bottom of the two- page spread. When I reach the spine I take the stamp off the block to make it easier to get it stamped in the crease of the pages.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 10:
I chose a different stamp from “Inbetweenies” to go along the right side of the spread. I stamped this one twice, turning it around for the second line so it had a slightly different look.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 11:
Took yet another border stamp from Further Around the Edge and stamped it along the top, underneath the first stamped border. Then I took my black and white Dylusions Paint Pens to fill in some areas and doodle along the borders.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 12:
I was dying to try the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons so I grabbed Festive Berries from Set #2 and rubbed it onto the outer edge of the circles I stenciled with the Cherry Pie paint, and made some larger circles as well. OH MY! I think these babies are going to be lots of fun. They look so beautiful with the Dylusions paints!!!

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 13:
I stamped the upper part of the body from “These Boots Are Made” on the piece of paper that was cut away when creating our edged border. I will paint this stamped image with Crushed Grape, Postbox Red and Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Paints. I also stamped the head from ‘The Eyes Have It’ and used the following paint colors for this image: Crushed Grape, After Midnight, Calypso Teal, Postbox Red, Lemon Zest and Bubblegum Pink.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 14:
I took a sheet of paper that I had torn out of my Dylusions journal and painted it with White Linen Dylusions Paint. I dried it with my Ranger Heat It Craft Tool and applied a 2nd layer of White Linen paint.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 15:
Next I stamped some images from Doodle Parts in Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink; some waves/swirls from Doodle Delight and a skull from Pin Up Queen. I felt my page needed more black and white imagery within the focus/image of the spread.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 16:
I wanted a little black and white in my background as well. I spread some White Linen Dylusions paint on my Craft Sheet so I could use it to stamp images from the ‘Basic Backgrounds’ stamp set. Once finished I used a baby wipe to clean the paint off my stamp right away.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 17:
I did the same thing with some Black Marble Dylusions paint on my Craft Sheet using the letter jumbles stamp from the Basic Backgrounds stamp set.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 18:
Once I laid the images out on my spread, (although I had wanted the head dressing to be mainly black and white) I felt it needed just a little pop of color. So I added some Bubbblegum Pink to the flourishes and Crushed Grape to the waves.
Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 19:
To attach the cut out stamped images to the head of the woman I put a bit of Matte Multi Medium just on the base of each piece. That way it’s free and raised up off the page creating dimension.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 20:
I picked a quote and wrote it out with a small paint brush and Black Marble Dylusions paint. I then used the white Dylusions Paint pen and traced over it. It reads ‘Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says “Oh Crap She’s Up”’

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 21:
Added a little Bubblegum Pink to the skull as well and adhered it to the page with Matte Multi Medium.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 22:
I decided it needed a little something else so I stamped a hand from Dependable Dotty.

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise LushStep 23:
And there you have it, the layout is complete! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try yourself!!!

Denise LushHi, my name is Denise Lush and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, 2 kids, 3 cats and 1 dog. It’s a full house but a happy and fun one! In the basement of this full house is my happy place where I get to play. I always say I need to live a hundred lifetimes in order to do all the things I want to try. So many artistic areas that I want to explore. But for now I mainly scrapbook, draw, zentangle, and paint. Art journaling/mixed media has become my absolute favourite creative outlet. I just love playing with new art supplies and Dyan Reaveley’s products have quickly become my new obsession.  Check out more of Denise’s work on her Instagram: @deniselush.