Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"My Little Chickadee"

Happy Tuesday! 

Below is a link to my newest video...a fun mixed media page.  It's all about the chicken...it seems I had to make a chicken page.  Got some inspiration from my friend Susan who has been liking chickens lately.  Well, I hope you enjoy the video and I have listed all the products I used below.  Life is sure busy and we all need some inspiration sometimes and what better place then Facebook and youtube. I hope this inspires you to create more chickens!  If you do create a chicken lets share!
Thank you!


List of Products used in this video

Hot Pressed Water Color Paper
Uni Posca Markers
Uni Ball 153 Black/White Gel Pens
Caran D'Ache Water Color Crayons ( Neocore11)
White Acrylic Paint 
Dewent Inktense Water Color Pencils
ZIG Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Clear
Heidi Swap Cutouts
Sew Stamper (Self Inking Stamps on a roller) 
Daniel Smith Water Color Brush #12 Round
Studio G Pigment Ink Teal
Stazon Black
Distress Ranger Inks  (Tea Dye, Peeled Paint,Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans)
Inkadinkado Stamps Clear #99121 
The little checker board stamp I think I got long ago in a $1 bin it does not have a name on it...I'm sure you can find one in any craft store.  

I think that's it but if you have any questions please email me.  Gypsy4designs@yahoo.com or leave me a comment below.  Have a great day!  xo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Short Tutorial Art Journal Page "Rose Bride"

This page was lots of fun, but I think I got carried away...that happens to all of us sometimes.  You start out with a simple idea and then it starts to snowball into something bigger.  This page took awhile and my camera was not doing well, so I lost some footage. It would have been a more in-depth tutorial if I had it all, but at least I saved some to show you.

Here is the list of products I used for this journal page.

Dylusions Journal (my favorite store bought journal so far)

Prismacolor Pencils for the face (which I drew on graph paper, then scanned to my computer and then printed out on card stock). I like to scan all my faces onto the computer so I can then print them out when I want them in different sizes...the size I draw them in may not be the size I need for a specific layout. This way I can reuse the faces over and over in different projects.

Faber Castell Gelato for the Roses and to start the background

White Gesso for the first layer over the journal pages

Dylusions Ink Spray (Bubblegum Pink)

6" Swirly Stencil

6" Stencil of a Rose

Punchinella stencil

Wallboard Joint Compound for the Roses and the brides dress

Golden Glass Bead Gel for the pretty butterflies I used the Liquid Pearls over the glass beads when they were dried and it gave them the shimmer.

My homemade butterfly stencil...I got the picture online.  There are sites that offer free stencil pictures for you to download.  A sheet of glass and a heat tool with a plastic file decider from the dollar store.  They come in a pack of 6 or 8 for $1.  I also bought some stencil sheets from Hobby Lobby but they didn't work as easy... they are a lot thicker.

Liquid Pearls...(White and Silver) (they look like pearls so I used them to decorate the butterflies and the brides headpiece, eating and necklace.

Golden Titan Buff fluid acrylic and White Acrylic paint

Ranger Distress Ink pad Tea Dye

Rubber Stamp from Hero Art with a saying on it and also a block stamp with 4 random designs

Uni Posca Paint Markers 8 pack...I used the white and black

Uni Ball White #153 gel pen, the black and white of these pens are fantastic and go over any surface I have tried them on so far.  I get them from Jet Pens, they are an online store.  I think that's where I got the Uni Posca Paint Markers, but I am not entirely sure, you would have to check.

Old book of music that I ripped up a page into pieces and glued down with Decoupage glue.

Some glitter for the headpiece roses and the very flakey glitter for the headpiece and the dress

Please let me know if you have any questions because I may have forgotten something.

Thank you!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Inspirational Story...

This is a great story about a wonderful lady...wether you are an artist or not.  It's never too late to follow your dream and be all you can be.  I just loved this story and I know it sure inspired me today.
Follow the link below and Enjoy!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Look and See! Springtime Inspiration is all around us!

Everywhere you look there are beautiful colors, it's truly amazing.  Just let your palette soar with the colors of spring...try new and wonderful things.  My next art journaling page will be filled with these colors... I'm so inspired I just feel the need to create another springtime picture.

Lets see who else can bring more color into their work this spring.