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Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 1: I’ve used Fresh Lime, Calypso Teal & Pure Sunshine Dylusions paints, to fill in the blank page on the left and connect it with already colorful image on the right, choosing the similar colors.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 2: Using the same color ( Calypso Teal), I’ve decided to add more pattern to the center of the spread, with Dylusions Small Stars Stencil.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 3: To add numbers, dates & images on the page, I’ve used the Creative Dyary Stamp Set.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 4: Then I used Anatomy of a Page Stamps and Black Marble Permanent Mixed Media Archival Ink to stamp a design across the pages.
I wanted to make circles of the dates pop up, so I’ve made highlights and shadows using Dylusions Paint Pens.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 5: To finish off the page, I’ve added quotes using Shut up & Color Stamps.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Step 6: Next, I added Creative Dyary Stick Its.
With White Linen Dylusions paint and a Fan Brush, I’ve added splatters over the flowers and decided to frame the page, by adding Black Marble Dylusions paint on the edges of the paper.

Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

Nika Rouss Self taught Mixed Media Artist from Greece. Also known as Nika in Wonderland on YouTube.
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‘Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott

Hey there this is Tracy Scott here all the way from London in the UK with a project for you in my black Dylusions journal. How can you not fall in love with all of the Dylusions paints, stamps and stencils, the colours are so vibrant and the stamps and stencils so versatile. Grab a cuppa tea, sit down and let me take you through how I created this fabulous art journal page in my black Dylusions journal using my favourite Dylusions supplies…

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather up your favourite Dylusions paint colours and your black Dylusions square journal.
Using your fingers start to spread the paint colours on the page. Do not worry if the paint is thicker in some areas. Use the same finger painting process for all your colours until the page is covered with yummy color.
Dry with your Ranger Heat Tool and don’t worry if some of the thicker paint bubbles (this just adds some texture to your page)

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Grab your favourite Dylusions stencil (I’ve gone for large alphabet) White Dylusions paint and the Ranger blending sponge and handle. Stencil the pattern randomly all over the page to break up some of the color.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Next I grabbed one of my Dylusions quotes stamps sets and a Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad. I randomly chose one of the quote stamps and stamped in various places across the page. Do not try to get a perfect stamped image of the quote you just want parts of the quote to show in the background.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: I chose to use the lemon zest paint for the next step as I wanted to create some random paint marks on the background (I found a piece of old foam tube that was perfect but you could use bottle lids and found items around your home for this)
Make random painted stamp marks all over your page.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Using the same technique and black Dylusions paint I repeated the process with a cardboard tube adding random marks over the page. I just love Dyan’s doodle bloom flowers and for my next step chose my favourite and a Ranger black archival ink pad. I stamped the flower randomly across my background.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Going back to the yellow paint I added some painted dots to my background using my fingers. Switching to the White Dylusions paint I then fingerpainted a large white circles onto my page. I then continued finger painting the large white circles randomly over the entire page.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Next, I grabbed my Ranger Fudeball pen and began to outline my white circles with scribbles. I painted black smaller circles were added to the inside of the white circles. I repeated that until all of the white circles were finished.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: I love the small Dina Wakley Media Line paint bottles. The applicator tip is perfect for drawing or scribbling. I chose white. I scribbled some messy flowers into my background using the White Dina Wakley paint. I repeated the previous step but this time chose to scribble circles onto my background.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Look how beautiful our background is now that we have all these lovely details together!!!

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: For the next step I took the fabulous Dylusions survivor stamp and stamped it twice onto white card using Ranger black archival ink. I used a circle punch and punched out various parts of one of the ‘survivor’ images I placed my 2nd ‘survivor’ image on my page(do not glue down at this point) and drew a border around it which I filled in with black Dylusions paint then adhering my stamped image down on top, I added some red pen to her lips using the red Fudeball. I also adhered the punched circles at this point randomly to the page. Using my white Dylusions paint pen I edged my black shadow area with a stitched design around the outside.

Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: For my quote I use Tim’s worn text alphabet and stamped and embossed using Rangers embossing ink pad and Ranger black embossing powder. The quote reads ‘She stood in the storm and when the wind changed she adjusted her sails’. Each letter of the quote was cut out individually and adhered to my page before outlining with black pen. I also outlined my punched circles with black pen to make them pop.

Tracy ScottMy name is Tracy Scott and when not at the day job as a finance officer in East London UK I love nothing better than getting inky and painty. Colour is my passion and as long as it’s completely bright and over the top then I’m all over it. The brighter the colours the more I love it…nothing dull and brown for this girl I’m afraid !! I am passionate about art journalling and mixed media and love to share my knowledge with all like minded arty friends!
Find me at my blog: www.heartistry@studio7.blogspot.com
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Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch

After a long chilly winter and spring it’s time for some warm weather, warm colours, flowers, holidays, picnics, outdoor activities…it is time for SUMMER. My project for today is all about summer. So let us dance in the sun and wear flowers in our hair…

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I have made a spread in the new Dylusions flip journal (large). I start with the background and some warm and cheery Dylusions colours. I use Pure Sunshine, Cherry Pie, Tangerine Dream, Funky Fuchsia and Pomegranate Seed and add the paints with the Mini Ink Blending Tool to my page. I add the paints quickly, not bothering about blending the colours yet.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: In the next step I start blending the colours with the Blending Tools by switching between the colours until I am satisfied with the result.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: After all the paints are blended, it is time to use some stencils. Use colours you already used in your background. If you introduce a new colour this will be the focal point of your creation and that is not what you want. Add some stenciling to the background using a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Foam with Pure Sunshine paint and the Fresh Dots stencil.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: The next stencil is Leaves together with Funky Fuschia. My last stencil is Old School Numbers with White Linen. White and black are not considered as new colours but they make the other colours pop. The background is ready for now. I use about 3 to 4 different stencils. You might be tempted to use more, but it is still a background and if you use too many stencils your background will be too distracting.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Time to pick out the stamps and start colouring. I stamped some images from Puppy Dog Tales, Cat Among the Pigeons, Always and I Can See Clearly on some Watercolour Paper. I coloured all the images with the Dylusions Paint Pens, Distress Markers and Distress Crayons.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I love the Fancy Florals (an older stamp set, but still available), stamp several flowers with Jet Black Ink and some of the images from Doodled Delight, on some watercolour paper and colour them with Dylusions Ink Spray in Pure Sunshine, Cherry Pie and Tangerine Dream.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Let the ink dry and start doodling on your flowers with the paint pens colours, Black Marble and White Linen. Make sure the ink is completely dry before you use the paint pens to get the best results. The flowers really look beautiful when you add some doodling in black and white. Cut them out and now you have a large stack of coloured images ready to glue onto the page page.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Before I glue down the images I thought that the page needs something extra, a border. I decide to use this border from the small Arrow Border stencil set. The page looks so much better with the border. Add the border using the Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Black Marble Paint.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Glue down all the images with the Dina Wakley gel medium and collage glue stick. I found this lovely quote about the summer on the internet. I wrote it down on my page with the White Linen paint pen.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: For the finishing touch I decided to doodle around the border.

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Close up of Page 1 of the journal page

Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Close up of Page 2 the journal page

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/

Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Step 1: Begin your project by finding an assortment of rocks. They can vary in size and in color, but ideally, the smoother the surface, the easier it will be to write on. If you choose to stamp out an image on the rock, use Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and use a clear stamp. Do not use an acrylic block to apply the stamp, just ink the clear stamp and press directly onto the rock. By not using the acrylic block, it makes it easier to press the image down, especially if the rock is not a completely smooth surface. Once the ink is completely dry, go in with your Dylusions paint pens and begin coloring in. If your stamping becomes smudged when you go to take your clear stamp off, simply use the Ranger Solvent Cleaner to remove the ink before it dries, and begin again.

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Step 2: You can also choose to freehand your images! If you don’t want to stamp out an image, you can just go ahead and draw your own original images using the fine tip nib of the Dylusions Paint Pens! Decorate small rocks and use them as garden identifiers, just as I have done here! I labeled the rocks with the fruit or vegetable that it corresponds to, and then drew and fun image to match. I’ll use these rocks to remember what I planted and where, it also brightens up my garden with fun colors!

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

The rocks don’t have to be used as harden identifiers, you can decorate your rocks with inspirational messages too!
 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch

Animals are agreeable friends. The theme of my project is animals. Dylusions has a fun collection of animals stamps at the moment. They are so cute and adorable and fun to colour. I love to use them over and over again. And they are practically perfect for every occasion.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Working in my large Dylusions journal, I used the inks to make the background. I started with spraying some water on the page so the colours blend a little easier. Just spray the colours on one of the pages and make large puddles of ink. Then close your journal and press the cover lightly. Open your journal and you will have two coloured pages. Use a kitchen towel to remove the excess ink and leave your pages to dry.

Place the Circles Stencil on the journal page and spray some water through it. Flip over the stencil and press the wet side of the stencil onto the page. Let the water soak in for a few seconds and dab off the water using a kitchen towel. Instead of adding colour to your page you are removing colour (bleaching technique). This way you can make extra layers and more depth to your pages.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Place another stencil on the page (Diamonds in the Rough) and spray a little ink through the stencil. Flip over the stencil again and press onto your page. This time I used Bubblegum Pink.
The third stencil I used is the Modern Script with White Linen Ink Spray. Instead of flipping over the stencil I moved it up and down a bit to get ink splatters on my page.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

This is how the background turned out.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: At the bottom of the pages I used Dina Wakley Mixed Media Tape and on top of that some of the Dylusions Creative Dyary Tape. This makes a bottom for the animals to sit on.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: I stamped the dogs (Puppy Dog Tales), cats and birds (Cat Among The Pigeons) stamps with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on watercolour paper.
Add a thin layer of colour first. I used the Dylusions paint pens. Do not add the colour straight onto the paper but a little on my Craft Sheet and pick up the colour with the waterbrush.

Let the first layer dry and add more layers of colour to create more depth. I keep on adding layers until I am satisfied with the result. That means that I will add six to seven layers of colour.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: You can add the paint pens directly on the stamped image for more colour saturation. Keep a waterbrush nearby. As long as the paint from the paint pen is still wet, you can blend it out easily. Once dry it will be permanent. When all the images are coloured, cut them out using the Tonic Mini Snips.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Glue all your images on your pages with the Ranger Mini Collage Glue Stick.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: At the top of the page I stamped one of the leaves from the Oodles of Foliage Stamp set. Because the background is quite dark I decided to remove some of the ink first using a wet brush. Make one of the leaves wet and dab off the water with a kitchen towel. This is called the bleaching technique.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Now all the leaves are bleached out I let the page dry and colour them using the Bubblegum Pink Ink Spray this time.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: I found this quote about animals by George Eliot on the internet and decided to use it on my pages.
I first wrote down all the words with pencil and then traced them with the White Linen Paint Pen.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Add some extra lines to make the letters more bold. Then colour in all the words with the White Linen Paint Pen.

Animals Are Your Best Friend by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: And voila this is how the finished project looks like.

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/

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Hi, it’s Victoria…I’m delighted to be here on the Ranger Blog with you today. My journal pages are often inspired by seeing or hearing something that triggers my imagination. I found this great quote by the cinematographer Conrad Hall, and knew it would sit beautifully with an image of an abandoned, rusty American car I’d seen…and the page was born! Dylusions paints are perfect for enabling me to create backgrounds that echo the textures and colours for the images I like to use – I love their versatility.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 1: Choose an image and quote that really inspires or resonates with you. My image was online, so I downloaded and resized it to fit my journal page. Printing it onto normal A4 printer paper ensures it will sit flat on the page, however you could use thicker or textured cardstock if you wanted to add some dimension to your design.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 2: Cut out your image, and choose the Dylusions paints for your background. Your selection should mirror the colours in your image – you can see how mine echo the greens, greys and browns in the car’s paint and rusty bodywork.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 3: Put scrap paper behind your journal pages, and some of your paints onto your Craft Sheet – you’re going to use them dark to light, so it helps to lay them out in this order. Using a larger paintbrush (I used a 1” flat brush), start with the darkest colour and work quickly, applying the paint in long, straight strokes. Clean your brush on kitchen roll after each colour. I started with Black Marble…

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 4: …followed by Melted Chocolate…

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 5: …Dirty Martini…

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 6: …Fresh Lime, Slate Grey and finally White Linen. Cover all the page, blending the colours as you add them. I added the leftover paint to a couple of tags – one using a palette knife and the other with a brush.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 7: Here’s a closer look at the page after all the paints were applied. Using my image as a visual reference when I’m painting helps me to get the colour balance I want. When I was doing this background for example, I could see that it was turning out to be quite dark, so I needed to add more Slate Grey and White Linen than I’d anticipated, and used an extra flash of Fresh Lime at the end to lighten it up. I also ensured that enough brown/black tones were showing through to mirror those in the image. The key however is to work quickly and not overthink the process.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 8: It’s likely that you will have applied a lot of paint, so leave the page for a few hours to ensure it is completely dry before starting the stencilling. Stencil over the spread using two or three of the paints you used in your background. I did very little stencilling here because there was already a lot happening on the painted surface and didn’t want to distract from the effect I’d created. I stencilled in Dirty Martini and Slate Grey, and then made a few finger marks with the leftover Slate Grey.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 9: Adhere your image with Matte Collage Medium, waiting until it’s dry to trim any excess that overlaps the edge of your page. Add some random marks to the background with Melted Chocolate – I used a palette knife; the paint pot lid and the bottom of a Dylusions ink spray bottle – and use a small paintbrush to splatter Black Marble over the page. In both cases, ensure the marks overlap the image every now and again to add cohesiveness to the page. Some of the black paint splatters may be quite thick (I like the texture this adds), so ensure this paint is completely dry before moving on.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 10: Plan the placement of the text/quote in relation to your image. If you look closely on the photo, you can see that I’ve placed the first letters of each line on the page so that I know I’m spacing the lines equally (and I’m not going to run out of room!)

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 11: Stamp the text with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I prefer to stamp one letter at a time – I can place the letters exactly where I want them, and I’m more confident that I’ll get a consistently good quality stamped image. The ‘Clearly Alpha’ stamps have an etched line fill, so I used a fine detail paintbrush and Black Marble to paint over them, giving me a block colour instead, and ensuring they really stand out against the background. Use a Black Marble paint pen to add any definition to the letters’ edges that might be needed, and then add highlights with a White Linen paint pen.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Step 12: Dilute some Slate Grey and Black Marble onto your Craft Sheet using a Mini Mister, and add shading round the edge of your image. The combination of a fine detail brush and my finger works well to create a smudged effect. For the final step, use a Mini Blending Tool with foam to edge the pages with Black Marble.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Here are a couple of close-ups of the completed page – I love the way the Dylusions paints have blended, and the way in which the background mirrors the colours in the car’s paint and rusted metal.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

I really enjoyed creating this for you…I hope it inspires you to create a page like this for a quote or image you love.

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Beauty in Imperfection by Victoria Hills

Victoria Hills I’m Victoria Hills…I’m from Yorkshire, where I live with my husband, two boys and Black Labrador, Larry. I’m a newcomer to all things art, design and mixed media; in 2014 I left a career of 20+ years in the corporate world to focus on bringing up our boys. Shortly after, I was wandering round a craft shop and found a mixed media magazine – I bought it, and was immediately hooked. I started designing and making cards, and then in 2016 bought my first Dylusions products and began art journaling. I love creating designs that bring together words and images that catch my imagination, and am continually inspired (and a bit intimidated!) by the amazing work that I see out there. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Now that SPRING is here, the days are slowly getting longer and on some days it feels a bit warmer, it inspired me to make a spread about spring in my journal.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I wanted the word SPRING to cover the whole page. Because it’s always hard to rub away pencil-lines on backgrounds painted with acrylic paints, I did the handlettering first. When I was satisfied with the size and shape I went over to paint the background.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: I used Dylusions paints for creating the background. I used London Blue, Lemon Zest and White Linen. The London Blue and Lemon Zest blend to a lovely colour green. By using the White Linen while I was blending, I was able to create more pastel-like colours.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: When you look closely to the background, you will still be able to see the word spring. I traced the lines with Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen and coloured the letters using Black Marble Paint and a brush.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now that the word is coloured, I started on decorating the borders using the Oodles of Foliage Set. The new leaf set is really very cool. Don’t you think so, too? I love using leaves, they always add a little extra to your pages. You can colour the leaves green or black…they always look fabulous.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: I took 6 images from both the Mini Me and Mini Moo stampsets. I wanted an image for every letter in the word spring. The new images are so lovely and quite a few of my favorite ones from older sets are now available as a mini. I decided to give one new arms, so I could make her climb down the letter N.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I also cut off the legs and glued them down again, this time a slightly bit tilted.

Cut out all the images and glue them down to your page with the Ranger gluestick.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: After I glued down all the images, I thought there was something missing in the background. I found this cute flower in the How Does your Garden Grow set. I coloured all the flowers using a Tim Holtz Waterbrush and the Dylusions Paints Cherry Pie, White Linen, Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest and Tangerine Dream.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: After colouring all the flowers, I traced the line again using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: For the final touch, I wrote down “is in the air” with the Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen. Now I am satisfied with the result. I really enjoyed making this spread and I hope you will, too. Happy Spring!

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/

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Today I want to show you how you can brighten up your Easter decorations by using the Dylusions paints. I made some cheery decoration for my Easter branches.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I bought some plastic easter eggs and gave them a nice layer of gesso using Dina Wakley’s White Gesso.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: After the gesso is dry, use the Dylusions paints to colour all the eggs. I used Pure Sunshine, Tangerine Dream, Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest.

For decorating the eggs, I use the Ranger Enamel Accents and Dylusions Paint Pens.

I used the Enamel Accents to make dots, stripes and circles. The Enamels are thick acrylic paint, so you really get some nice structure when you use them on your eggs.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: The ribbon on the eggs get another colour with the Dylusions Ink Sprays. I used Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine and Tangerine Dream. Just spray some ink on the ribbon and let it dry.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: The new die cuts have a perfect size for using them as decoration in your Easter branches. I picked out a few different designs and coloured them with Distress Markers, Dylusions Paint Pens and a little Distress Crayons.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: To make a skin colour I used Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber and blend them together with water. If you use too much Coral your skin gets to pinky and to yellowish if you use too much amber. I always try out on a little piece of paper first to see if the colour turns out ok.

I usually add 3 to 4 layers of colour before I am satisfied with the result.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Punch out some circles and take some pieces of ribbon or rope. Furthermore you’ll need some glue and tape.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Tape down the rope and glue a circle on top of it so the backside of the image looks nice too.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Decorate your Easter branches with the eggs and coloured die cuts and have a cheery Easter this year.

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/
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Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch

Be different is the name of this creation. Being different as in “ standing out of the crowd,” but it has another meaning also. With the Dylusions stamps you create new images over and over again and those will be different than the ones you’ve used before…LOL. Well, that is what I like about the Dylusions stamps. You can swap heads and bodies over and over again to make new fabulous images.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I’ve started my creation with trimming the pages using the journal block and and an extra sheet from the large journal inserts (picture 1). Colour the extra page with Pomegranate Seed, Tangerine Dream and Bubblegum Pink (picture 2). Use the Mini Ink Blending Tool by Ranger to blend the colours on your page (picture 3). Add structure to your page using the Cobwebs, Holes and Direction Stencils. For adding the arrows of the Direction Stencil I used White Linen. For a background I normally I use the same colours I already have used before. Adding a new colour will draw too much attention and this colour will be part of the foreground instead of the background. White and black are always ok to add. The will make the colours pop (picture 4).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: I used the leaves from the Doodle Parts stamp set to stamp some leaves at the top and bottom. Allthough I used the Archival Ink Jet Black, I always colour the black part again using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen. Add a little highlight with the Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen.

Stamp the toadstools and image on the smooth side of the Watercolour Paper. Start with a wash of colour using either watercolour pencils or distress crayons or Dylusions ink (anything soluble in water will be fine). After the 1st wash I add more colour and depth using colouring pencils.

Cut out all the images and glue them on your page with the Ranger Glue Stick.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: For the next page I used Polished Jade, Crushed Grape and London Blue Paints. Add the paints with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and blend all colours together (picture 1). Add structure to the page using the following stencils Circles, Hearts and Number Jumble. (picture 2).
After adding the stencils your pages will look like this (picture 3). Use the Journal Block and the Dylusions Paint Pens to draw a border (picure 4).

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Step 4: I taped the extra page to the large spread using Dina Wakley’s Mixed Media Tape. I add a border using the flowers from the Anatomy of a Page Stamp Set (picture 1). I coloured all flowers using colouring pencils. Cut out all the flowers and glue them to your page (picture 2). The rest of the border will be made with a stamp from the Ocean Backgrounds Stamp Set and coloured with the Dylusions paint pen Black Marble (picture 3).

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Step 5: The colours reminded me of the ocean so I decided to add a catfish or should I say a mercat. Well, this is just the fun of using the Dylusions stamps, isn’t it. You can create new creatures. For my mercat I used the head of the Puddy Cats, the body of Always and tail of Doodle Delights.

I also used the tiny fish background stamp and a squid from the Under the Sea stamp set. All images are coloured with colouring pencils, cut out and glued to my pages with the Ranger gluestick. The image on the left is made with the passage of time stamp set.

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Step 6: For the middle page I used the Slate Grey, Funky Fuchsia and Pure Sunshine paints. The stencils are Cobwebs, Fresh Dots and Flower Pop Used the same colours as for the background and added a little Black Marble (picture 1).

I love the flowers in the Anatomy of a Page stamp set, so I used them again. Stamped them on the page and on a separate sheet of watercolour paper. I coloured all flowers with colouring pencils, cut them out and glued them to the page (picture 2).

For the flowers and toadstools I used the same colours as in the background (picture 3).

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Step 7: The toadstools are from the Shrooms stamp set. I like the combination of Toadstools and Flowers, so I had a great time colouring these (picture 1). The body is from the Shrooms stamp set too. The head is from the Oh, Deer stamp set. It’s so funny to swap all the heads with the different bodies in the Dylusions stamp collection (picture 2 and 3).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: I love the combination of Slate Grey, Funky Fuchsia and Pure Sunshine. It ‘s one of my favorite colour combinations of this moment. The colours really look lush, don’t they.

At the top of the page I stamped the leaves from the Branching Out stamp set and coloured all the leaves again, using the Dylusions paint pen, Black Marble.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: The paints that I used for this spread are Postbox Red, Funky Fuchsia and Crushed Grape. The stencils are Direction, Raining Cats and Squares. Again, I used the same colours of paints and added a little white to make it a bit more interesting (picture 1).

The trees are from a older Christmas stamp set, called One, Two Tree. I stamped on a piece of watercolour paper and coloured them using colouring pencils. Cut the trees out and glue them to the page (picture 2).
For the image I used 2 different sets, the Eyes Have It and I Can See Clearly (picture 3).
Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: On this page I used other elements of the Analomy of a Page stamp set, but I admit I was tempted to use the flowers again, because they are so awesome.

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Step 11: And here are all the pages toegther again. The quotes are from Dyan’s sweet sayings on the How About Never stamp set. The other quotes were found on the internet and handwritten with the Dylusions Paint Pens.

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???

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Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Apply strips of Adhesive Foam to the canvas, creating a frame shape. Peel the protective paper from the foam. Apply a coat of Opaque Crackle paste to the top & sides of the Foam Tape.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Dry with a Heat Tool. Note: Keep Heat Tool about 8” from the surface and keep it moving. As the paste dries and becomes matte you can move the Heat Tool closer to the canvas. We want the paste to dry not bubble. As the paste dries, it will crackle, and the black foam will show from between the Crackle Paste. Let cool completely.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Paint the inside of the frame with Black Gesso. Let dry. Apply various colors of the Foil Sheets to the cracks by randomly pressing sheets of foil onto the sticky, exposed areas of foam, colored side up.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Cut a Dyary Die Cut in half. Color the Die Cut with Dylusions Paint Pens. Attach the Die Cut with an Adhesive Strip to the inside, bottom of the frame.