Friday, 30 April 2021

Art Journal page by Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Designs


Hi everyone, 

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest project, a gel printed art journal page!

So while on a crafting retreat/camp in the mountains with a few friends I pulled out the old A4 gel plate with the intention of creating some unique collage paper and ended up using old music paper and book paper as well. I just loved this colourful print and thought it would be a great background for an art journal page. 

I have been meaning to use Katzelkraft - Lamas stamps for a while now and loved this little one prancing, perfect pairing with a snarky sentiment from the Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk Sticker book.

I find when you have a bright and multilayered background, try to keep the rest really simple, make the main stamped image your focal point and try to draw the eye to it. I hand coloured my prancing lama with watercolours and colour pencils, keeping him fairly clean and simple. I added a large white circle along with a lightly stamped mandala to act as my focal point.

Here is a close up :-) 


A list with links to the Ink Art Design Shop:

https://www.inkartdesigns.com/product/tim-holtz-snarky-small-talk-stickers/


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Hugs

Elisa xx




 

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Embrace Change - Art Journal page - Ink Art Designs

 


Hi everyone,

My turn today to share another project for Ink Art Designs.

I went straight to my Dina Wakley White Art Journal and Colour Artist Inks from Bee Arty and gathered my Art by Marlene stash!

I wanted to create a multi-colour background in a different way, masking off long rectangles and painting them with different coloured inks. Add some collage paper, stamping and the gorgeous Black Diamond Glimmer Paste from Nuovo.

I love to add gold foil flakes to a lot of my projects, adding a bit of bling and more texture. I also love sewing on my projects and it doesn't have to be neat!! 

I love the end result, a unique and quirky art journal page with loads of colour!





Here are all the awesome Ink Art Design goodies that I used to create the art journal page:


Other products:

Colour Artists Ink - Bee Arty (Colour Blast)
Gold Flakes
White Gesso
Black Diamond Glitter Paste

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Hugs 

Elisa xx





Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

 


Hi everyone, 

My turn to share inspiration for Ink Art Designs today with a very blingy art journal page!

I love working with shapes in my art journal and my favourite of all shapes is the circle. 

For this page I cut a circle from a piece of Art by Marlene Collage paper and stuck it to my page. I then stenciled in black ink around the edges and painted the rest of the page with black gesso. 

I love using Staz on Ink when stamping on Acetate, be gentle and don't stamp with too much force as this smudges your image. Let the image dry before moving it, sticking it or using it lol

Add some yellow ink and pink paint pen around the circle and once dry, scribble around in wild circles with a black fine tip marker. 

Now my trick to easy foiling without a fancy expensive machine, use a simple glue stick - go around and around the circle with the glue stick, a line layer of glue will do. Then using tweezers lay your foil sheet or foil flakes over the glued area, wait til dry then use a stiff hog bristle brush and dab vigorously with the brush over the foil area distressing the foil giving a patchy affect. ( I like to call this Elisa's distressed foiling on the cheap) works a treat and looks great.

Here is a close up of my project.

 


Products used to create this page: - 



Acetate Sheet A4
Art by Marlene Sticker Book
Life of Colour Paint Pens
Lemon Artist Ink
Fine Black Pen
Gold Foil Sheets
Staz-on Black Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you head over to the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground on Facebook to keep up to date with all things Ink Art Designs.

Hugs

Elisa Ablett







Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Kevin and Larry's Bad Decisions by Elisa Ablett

 

KEVIN AND LARRY GET INTO SOME TROUBLE!


Hi Crafters, 

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest project, a bit of a cheeky art journal page. I just love these fun 'Jungle Animals' from Katzelkraft Stamps and think Kevin and Larry will have a whole load of adventures together. 

For this page I wanted to create a scene for the background with watercolours, I have a few of the awesome ColourCraft Brushos and I used 'Sandstone' for the ground. I just love how you get all the different speckles of colour out of one little tub. 

For the sky and trees, i used my pan watercolours with a round brush and oil pastels over the top.

I stamped around the edges of the page plus added little plants using Art by Marlene - Exclusive Textures stamps, perfect for those little added touches to your projects.

Lets take a closer look!



Take a browse of the products in the Ink Art Designs Store:







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Make sure you leave some love in the comments.

hugs

Elisa x










Saturday, 27 February 2021

Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

 


Hi everyone,

My turn today to share a project for Ink Art Designs as part of the design team.

I have been itching to create something with the new Dina Wakely stamp set - Say Yes 2 for a while now and I decided to pair it with another stamp set from Rubber Dance called - Loose Florals 2 to create this art journal page.

I stamped the face stamp onto old book paper and coloured using watercolour pencils, neocolour II crayons and oil pastels. 

For the background I used tissue paper, inks, the background stamps from the Dina Wakely set and Life of Colour Paint Pens. 

I decided I wanted to add a lovely bunch of flowers for hair and went with Colour Artist inks and Dina Wakely paint on cardstock then stamped the Loose Florals 2 stamp set over the top once dry. Then all you have to do is a bit of fussy cutting and glue to your page. 

I added my quote which is a Tim Holtz Small Talk Quote from the sticker book and few pieces of scrap paper and washi tape to finish.

I also love adding highlights using a fine white paint marker.

The last thing I like to add, especially to a portrait or face stamp is shadows using a black watercolour pencil - Stabilo All purpose.

Here are some more photos:-





Products from Ink Art Designs







Thanks for stopping by the blog today, don't forget to visit the shop to see all the new arrivals!

Hugs 

Elisa x






Sunday, 14 February 2021

Life was unreal - Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett


Hi everyone, 

My turn to share an inspirational project for Ink Art Designs as part of the design team there. 

I created an art journal page, which could also be a card front (with a different sentiment) using a gorgeous stamp set from Rubber Dance called flowers-gone-wild

The background was a gel print that I had created and put aside to use at a later date and I just love the mellow teal and lemon painted background along with the black ink.

I stenciled using a Tim Holtz stencil as well as black ink around the edges of my project to create a frame for the flower. I also used a handmade collage paper using white tissue paper and stamped using a lacey background stamp. You could use Rubber Dance stamp set - lace-borders to create your own collage paper! 

Add a touch of old sheet music paper and some random stitching in black cotton for texture and warmth. I tend to call this stitching .... Elisa's dodgy sewing...ahem ok a better way to describe it might be - distressed sewing perhaps ?

Add some white highlights to your stamped image with a white gel pen or paint pen to finish off your project. I added a little bit of orange splooshes to the bottom of the project and to the middle of my stamped flower.

 

Here are some of the products used from the store....



Thanks for stopping by the blog today, 
make sure you head on over to the Stamping Playground on Facebook to 
keep up to date with all things Ink Art Designs....

Elisa x


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Reach for the Stars - Art Journal Page for Ink Art Designs



Hi everyone, 

My turn to share a project for Ink Art Designs today.

I created a bright and funky art journal page using a load of Art by Marlene products and a great print from my gel plate. 

On a recent craft trip away with my gorgeous friend Tanya, I pulled out my gel plate to create a few prints with a few of her stencils while I could and WOW the pink and purple print was one of my favorites. I definitely had to use it on a page. 

Two of my favourite stamp sets EVER, and that is a big call because I am a stamp hoarder, is the Exclusive Textures and Girl Boss, they are so versatile and you can use them over and over again. You can mix and match to create all different characters and backgrounds.

Here is a close up!


I used watercolours to add colour to my stamped feature girl and to add pops of yellow all over the page. Art by Marlene Whimsy Bright travel palette is perfect with its bright colours. Add details to your page with a white gel pen.

Here are some of the products used from the Ink Art Designs store along with the links:

Please do visit and check out all the great products. 

https://www.inkartdesigns.com/product/maskbm12/

aquarelset-watercolour-art-by-marlene-whimsy-bright/

product-category/inks-paints-sprays-gesso/dina-wakley-paint/




Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave a comment and say hi!!

Elisa x







Art Journal page by Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Designs

Hi everyone,  Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest project, a gel printed art journal page! So while on a craf...