Tag Archives: acrylic ink

Happy Anniversary-the Sequel

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Happy Anniversary-the Sequel

So- this is the card I gave my ex for our 3rd and last anniversary. It is what it is- I used a manila folder as the base and glued some wrinkled tissue paper on it with mod podge for my substrate. From there- just basically a lot of acrylic paint and some gelatos and whatnot.

Not much of a tutorial, I know-but i wanted to share it with you in case you see something here that you might want to try on your next art project.

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I did the lettering with black india ink and a paintbrush.

Thanks for playing!

Altered Book

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Altered Book

Wow! Has it really been almost a year since I posted anything on my blog?!? I don’t know how anyone manages to blog on any kind of regular basis. With a full-time job and so many other things to do- i’m lucky to have time and energy to do any art, much less blog about it. Hopefully I can do better now since I find myself with a fair amount of extra time I used to devote to other things.

On to the show!

I got this book at my former place of work from a stack of free publications-this one being all about some of the best businesses in Charlotte. Stay tuned and you will see a page devoted to my new employer!
This is the cover:altered book 1altered book2Here is the first two pages that I have decided to work on.

I started with some gesso here and there, followed by random circles I painted on with Dr. Martin’s acrylic ink in Red Violet and Amsterdam acrylic paint in Greyish Blue.

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From there I basically just smeared , dripped and painted layers of paint and ink-with some washi tape and random rubber stamps. I finished it with some artistic scribbles with a black uniball pen.

All in all it’s not my favorite,but it was fun.

Thanks for playing!

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Texture Time

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I know, I know, I am a total blog slacker. I am just waayy too lazy!
But, hopefully this piece was worth the wait. I did something I haven’t done before on a canvas- mixed modeling paste with dimensional elements.
Another thing I need to do is take pictures of my process, but it is what it is today…:( I can tell you I started by mod podging some dress pattern paper to the canvas  and cover it with various coats of acrylic paint before using course modeling paste to attach different elements, such as, cardboard buttons and butterflies, hard acrylic letters and numbers, Jolees shutter elements, and a red glitter branch .In addition I used a Michelle Ward stencil an embossing pad along with Tim Holtz Distress powder to add even more texture and dimension.

Once the paste dried I spread a liberal amount of green glitter glue in various places, followed by burnt umber acrylic ink and glimmer mists. For the finishing touch around the edges, Amsterdam acrylic paint in greenish blue. All paint , paste, ink and glitter glue was applied with my fingers. My favorite tools!
I am super happy with the results, and my favorite art is just running my hands over it to feel all the textural happenings!
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Foamboard Art

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So I had a fair sized piece of foamboard left from my Christmas project and I decided to throw some art on it. Of course.
   I started by using some of the spraypaint I had left with some 6×6 stencils, covered that with some paint and Liquitex acrylic ink, more stencils with ink sprays,some dress pattern papers ,stamped with some Martha Stewart bird stamps, random doodles..Christy Tomlinson pattern stamp etc…..Also the white dots are done with inkssentials enamel accents. Whew! Talk about the longest, run on sentence!
  Oops! I almost forgot to tell you about the tag. It’s one I did previously with various layered stamps and a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp.
   Now on to the photos!!

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Art Journaling with Acrylic Inks

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Acrylic Inks are fabulous for art journaling and act like watercolors, but they are permanent once dry.

Here I used Liquitex Inks over a stencil that I layered gel medium over -then stamped over that after it dried-followed with brushing on the inks in layers of color. I can’t get over those colors!

Oh Joy-Colors!