Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mini Art Journal Page: WISDOM

Hey guys!

Today I created in my Mini Art Journal!!! I had so much fun with this page and it does reflect this moment of my life that I have to analyse the decisions that I make and that requires a good measure of wisdom. So, as usual I decided to put it all in my art journal! Here is the final page:



I really love this one!!! I have also recorded a YouTube video of me making this mini spread:




I didn't gesso this page and went straight into it with my craft paint. I used only two colors of Ceramcoat: Tahiti Blue and Light Foliage Green. I used a baby wipe to spread and blend them; i really like how they blend together. I used one scrip stamp and three stencils, with Archival Ink in Jet black and Modeling Paste. 


The images are from The Graphics Fairy... I really love their collections of collage images and they are all royalty free and safe to use for personal and commercial use! I also glued everything with gel medium.


The quote is by Socrates and reflects pretty much what I was feeling while creating this spread... I printed out and torn and inked the edges. I also used a Stabillo All Pencil in brown and a water brush to finish my page!





Thanks for passing by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

KIF Tag Swap

Hey guys!!

Today I have tags!!! So, I have joined the KIF Tag swap (https://www.facebook.com/events/559295294190546/) and I had so much fun making them. We need to make 3 tags per person in our swap group. I have 4 partners, so I made 12 tags in total, 4 of each style.

Here is Tag #1: Butterflies



A pretty simple tag, but I really liked how it turned out! I used distress ink, water, stamp and modeling paste through a stencil. Here is the process video:






And close ups!



Tag #2 - Fly freely


This one is a little more elaborated... I used layers of paper and chipboard for the cage. I also used dictionary pages to cover the tag as my first layer. The patterned paper is by Ephemera's Vintage garden from the Wimsy and Botany Collection. The bird image is from The Fairy Graphics. For the bird cage, I used my Homemade ink sprays. Here is the process video:




And the close ups!




Tag #3 - Artful Tag


For this tag, I used the same layer paper technique from the previous tag, but this one I added 6x6 patterned paper by Prima Marketing from the Almanac Collection... This is one of my favorite collection by Prima! I also added a quote from the Tim Holtz  chit chat sticker book and a butterfly that I painted with metallic acrylic paint. Here is the process video:




And the close up!


I hope my swap partners like their tags! I will be mailing them first thing on Thursday, because tomorrow is a holiday here in Trinidad...

Thanks for passing by!










Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mini Art Journal



Hey guys!

Today's project is a Mini Art Journal!! I love art journaling!!! I have been doing it for almost two years now... One of the first "pages" I saw on YouTube was Jenn's... She is Mixed Media Jenn on YouTube. So, she has just finished her mini art journal series and she made a flip through video. That video really inspired me to try my own mini art journal. Jenn uses a small Moleskine, but I decided to make my journal. I mainly used primed canvas for the cover and watercolor paper for the signatures. My journal's final size is 5 1/2'' x 4'' and I just loved how it turned out!!
Here is a link to Jenn's channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/jenniferengle22

Well, I started by choosing my paper, cutting and folding it create my signatures:




And I used a piece of primed canvas sheet for the cover:



Now on to decorating the cover... I started by using craft paint for the background and adhering a napkin to the cover with matte medium. I also used stamp, gold paint, stencil and gold embossing paste. Here is a video on how I made the cover:



Here are a few close ups of the cover:



On this second part, I attach my signatures to my cover and finish it by adding a couple of accents to the front. Here is the video:



Off camera I glued the first and last pages of the journal on the cover itself, with that I made sure my ribbon doesn't get loose and added a little butterfly to the front.

The products that I used for this project:

-Primed canvas sheet
-Craft paint Ceramcoat in Flesh, Toffee Brown and Orange soda
-Decorative Napkin
-Liquitex Matte Medium
-Tim Holtz Reflection stamp set
-GOLDEN Iridescent gold acrylic paint
-a metal butterfly from my local craft shop
-Tim Holtz quotes band
-needle and thread
-eyelets
-satin ribbon


Challenges linked to this project:

Simom says Satmp - Wednesday Challenge Blog - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/


Thanks for passing by!












Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mixed Media ATC box - Steampunk!




Hey guys!!!

Today I decided to make a Steampunk ATC box! It was really great process... even though it was my first ATC box! I downloaded the template from Templates by Chia and it took me about 40 minutes to complete the box and the ATCs. The images come from The graphics Fairy. This project is also my entry to the Anything goes challenge blog over at Through the craftroom Door.

Here are some close ups:





And the You Tube Video:



Here is the List of Products Used in this project:

-Cardstock
-Stampedeous Flourish Stamp set
-Ranger Embossing ink
-Ranger Embossinng clear powder
-Distress ink: Brushed corduroy, salty ocean, crushed olive
-Deep Red Roman clock STamp
-Tim Holtz Spinners
-Tim Holtz Quote bands
-Glue stick
-playing cards
-gesso
-Craft paint: Ceramcoat in: Apple green, Tahiti blue
-baby wipe
-Tim Holtz Reflections stamp set
-Tim Holtz Chit chat sticker book


Other challenges:

Get Creative challenge blog - http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for passing by!!!




Sunday, March 20, 2016

Envie Addicts United! - March

Hey guys!

This was my mail art for Gumbek over at Atcsforall.com. My partner has received it so I can now post the process video that I made while creating it... Unfortunately I lost the close up pictures for it, but here is the video!



The products that I have used:

-envelope
-cardboard
-Distress Stain in Spiced marmalade, walnut stain, mustard seed
-Tim Holtz's Reflections Stamp set
-Tim Holtz's Curiosity stamp 
-Tim Holtz's On the railroad stamp set
-TCW stencil Bee clock
-Tim Holtz's Bubble stencil
-Distress ink in Black soot, aged mahogany, brushed corduroy
-Ranged embossing ink
-Embossing powder


Thanks for passing by!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Vintage Tag - Gentleman's memories

Hey guys!

I am trying my best to update my blog and give it a little TLC... This was a quick project for this morning and I had lots of fun making it. Even though I struggled with it a little bit, I love the final results!



For the background I used Distress Stain in Peacock Feathers and Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy. I also used a stamp from Tim Holtz's Reflections stamp set. The images come from Ephemera's Vintage Garden Gentlemen and Scholars Printable kit and the MEMORIES sticker is from Tim Holtz's Big chat sticker book. Here are some close ups!



I have a YouTube channel now!!! You can check out how I made this tag right here:



Thanks for passing by!



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Silhoette Swap ATCs


There is a YouTube video linked to these ATCs, if you guys are curious how I made them, please check it out:



Here is where you can find me:
Po Box: Alessandra Matthew
            PO Box 9416
            TT Post National Mail Centre
            Piarco 350462
            Trinidad & Tobago
Atcsforall.com – Silhouette Swap group: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32251

Products:
Playing cards
White cardstock
Distress Stains in: Walnut stain, seedless preserves, mowed lawn and spiced marmalade http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/tim-holtz-distressed-stains.html#.VuA68ZwrLtQ
Distress Inks in: Brushed Corduroy, worn lipstick, crushed olive, seedless preserves and salty ocean http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/tim-holtz-distress-mini-ink-kits.html#.VuA7HJwrLtQ
Tim Holtz Reflections Stamp http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/479069.html#.VuA7XpwrLtQ
Tim Holtz Butterfly trio stamp http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/479063.html#.VuA7cpwrLtQ
Archival Ink in Jet Black http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/121277.html#.VuA7oJwrLtQ
Distress inking tool http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/360105.html#.VuA7-ZwrLtQ
Tim Holtz Framed Silhouette Die/stamp set - http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/230523.html#.VuA8QZwrLtQ
Sizzix Die cutting machine - http://www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com/121076.html#.VuA8epwrLtQ

Please, if I forgot to mention any product, let me know in the comments area!
Thanks! 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Madness - Day 3 (vintage)


Art journal Page in my Moleskine Journal


ATC (Available to trade at AFA)

Here is my You Tube video showing how I made them!