Monday, August 3, 2015

Art Journaling

Hello, it's Ann from the Design Team here at Linnie Blooms and from the blog at http://annmakes.blogspot.com.  Today I am showing you a couple of pages I have played with in my Linnie Blooms Journal.



I used some bright colours that make me happy and feel like summer:



I covered the first page with a coat of white Gesso, let that dry and then had fun with some spritzes of colour.  I sprayed on some colour ,added a few sprays of water and let it drip!   I just played with that technique until i was happy with the result.  I let the paints dry and then used a stencil with some black craft paint for the silhouette.   I stamped the quote onto a scrap of vellum and adhered it to the page with some sealer.




The second page was actually done first and I left the canvas unprimed.  I dabbed some fluid acrylics through a stencil for the background.  Then I played with a damp brush through the remaining paint on the stencil.  When the paint was dry I used a rubber stamp with some black ink and stamped the cat.  I went over the cat image with a black pen to cover any spots that were too light.  The eyes were coloured with a metallic green marker.  The quote is a clear sticker that I had in my stash for the longest time.  I used some extra sealer to make sure it would stay stuck to the page.



I hope that you are inspired to play along in a journal too.

Thanks for stopping by.
Please come over to my Blog at: http://annmakes.blogspot.com and my YouTube channel to see the other projects I am working on.

Supplies:
Linnie Blooms Mini Mixed-Stitched Book
Page 1:
DecoArt® Media™Misters in: Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan, and Primary Yellow
DecoArt® Crafter's Acrylic ™Paint  in Black
DecoArt® Stencil Andy Skinnner 6"x6" "Vogue"
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp "City-Central"
Page2:
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™in:  Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacridone Magenta, Hansa Yellow Light
Stamp (my stash)
Ranger's Archival Black Ink(used ion both pages)
Faber Castell Black Pitt Pen
DecoArt®Americana stencil 6"x8" "Daisy Chain
Quote Sticker (my stash)
Respect Green Metallic pen
Decoupage by DecoArt® glue-Sealer-finish (used on both pages)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Garden Flag with Cloud Imagination

Hi Trish here and The Linnie Blooms Garden Flag too!

Today, I wanted to play and create something I did from my childhood and that was lay in the grass and watch the clouds roll bye creating beautiful different shapes. I always wanted a ladder to take me to the clouds so, I could play. My friends and I would scream out when we saw a shape we knew it was fun to use our imagination. Do kids still do that?  Any Hoo!  I still go out in the backyard and look up into those clouds to see what I can find (every once in a while I let out a scream-when I know what it is).

 
I had so much fun playing with the Linnie Bloom Canvas Garden Flag, So
 much space to cover, I just want to keep going and going. Today, I used Paint from Art Anthology, Texture from Ranger, Whipped Spackle from Faber Castell, Stencils from Stencil Girl and the Linnie Blooms Canvas Butterflies(I think the hanger is from 7Gypsies)


I LOVE the Linnie Blooms Canvas Butterflies, you receive 4 in a pack. They are very durable especial when you are pulling and bending and painting and they are not falling apart.
 
It was fun to let loose today, I feel extra happy, I have 22 hidden items in my clouds can you find them? 
 

 
Keep letting your imagination play
 
Happy Day
 
Trish    




















http://linnieblooms.blogspot.com/2015/07/Garden-Flag-with-Cloud-imagination

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Play more Tag

Hi everyone!!!

Noe here to show you my newest project for Linnie Blooms Design Team Blog!! 

For my project today I wanted to make a tag using Luggage Tag from Linnie Blooms store ... I love decorate tags that serve for many things ... to give a gift, to give a message or  as bookmark !!


I created my background painting Luggage Tag with my Gelatos and Izink inks ... 


Then I stamped some stamps of texture. I played with my inks in a piece of watercolor paper and stamped over it one sentiment of Stamping Bella that I love.. 


To make the flower just follow THIS tutorial.


Shabby Trim is the perfect end to my tag!! Love Shabby Trim!!



LB products used:

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Canvas Sunflower- Mini Album Cover Embellishment


This little denim album was one of those projects (and we all have them) that got left incomplete and abandoned when creativity took me in another direction. I didn't know how to embellish it so I moved on and it remained unfinished.  When I made this canvas sunflower, I knew it was the perfect finishing touch. Let me show you how easy it is to make.

Directions:
1. Coloring the Canvas- Iron all the canvas pieces. Prepare your work surface & protect your hands with disposable gloves. Place the canvas sunflowers on your craft matte or newspaper. Using a sponge applicator to apply Distress Ink to color the sunflower and apply strong pressure to allow the ink to absorb into the weave of the fabric. Remember to color both sides of the canvas flowers as they will be folded to construct the 3D flower. Set flowers aside to dry thoroughly or give them a bit of help and dry them with a heat gun. Color the canvas leaves with Distress Ink. I suggest applying multiple shades of green & yellow ink to the leaves unevenly (aka splotchy) in order to give the leaves a more realistic appearance.

2. Stamping the Design-
Use permanent ink to stamp a background pattern to the canvas sunflowers and leaves. Remember to stamp details to both sides of the canvas flowers as they will be folded to construct the 3D flower. I used a wood grain stamp to cover the petals.

3. Folding-
Fold the sunflower canvas in half and press with your fingers while holding it for 20-30 seconds to set a mild crease in the canvas. Next, fold 1/3 of the folded sunflower over to form a small petal. Repeat the process of folding for the remaining two canvas sunflowers. You should have three identically folded pieces which when laid side by side form a complete circle.
 

4. Sewing- Use a needle and thread to tack the fold at the center and stitch it securely to prevent it from unfolding. Repeat the process of securing the fold for all three canvas sunflowers. Next, begin stitching the petals together at the center point to form the sunflower. There is no need to overlap because the three segments will form a circle when joined. Finally, embellish the center of the sunflower with a button and attach the canvas leaves to the underside of the sunflower. If desired, sew a ladybug button on the sunflower.

5. Inking the Edges- When the sunflower is stitched and assembled, use a sponge applicator to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the tips of the petals to add depth and dimension to the sunflower.

6. Assemble the Project- Glue or stitch your sunflower to embellish your chosen item. You may embellish a candle holder, gift bag, hat, journal cover, etc.

 A Closer Look:
 

Linnie Blooms Supplies:
canvas sunflowers, canvas leaves
Other Supplies: Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade) -Ranger, sponge applicator, StazOn brown ink (Timber Brown) -Tsukineko, woodgrain clear stamp (Architectural Accents) -Tattered Angels, Papermania leaf clear stamp -Docrafts, wooden button, needle & thread, glue gun, iron

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Inspire -- Linnie bloom scrapbook page

Hello Bloomers

 Today I am sharing this layout made on  linnieblooms scrapbook page. It is always fun and challenging too .





I started with giving some texture with stencil and modelling paste.
 then applied ranger distress ink tea dye with a piece of foam.and then sprayed some water


 then applied hampton art pumpkin spray, let it spread through spray of water and then dried the canvas with heating tool.

then applied decoart metallic teal paint with brush a  spread it with water.
also applied some decoart metallic copper and antquing cream to add the colors similar to the pic.

Finally added embellishments,-- flowers, brads, doily, shimmer and embossing powder.

Thanksfor visiting . and enjoy crafting.

Mayoori

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Deeply Blessed canvas hanger

Hi Everyone...Dawn here with another sweet project.  My friends say I am very girly girl...I guess they are right from the look of my recent projects. :)   
This was another really fun project...I wanted to see if the Texture Paste would work on canvas...and I just love the Linnie Blooms blooms. I left them the natural canvas color this time. Love the results. 




                                          I used the Linnie Blooms 6x12 blank canvas.


I used a couple of different stencils and transparent Texture Paste and filled them in using a pallet knife. Then I let it dry.  (Be sure to use the "transparent" paste) 




When the Texture paint dried I used Distressed Ink and a blending tool to cover the canvas...and the transparent Texture paste works as a resist. So cool!  I then used a clear Wink of Stella brush pen to "bling" the words and flower. 

The shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen is so beautiful in person. Hope you can see it in the pic.
I used a hanger with clips to hang it and a rub on for the word "deeply" I wrapped the hanger with some ribbon to add a little more color to it also.

I hope you like my project. Visit me on my Facebook page at Morning Star Crafts and Collectibles and my blog at sunrisescrapbookandvintage.com

And don't forget to check out Linnie Blooms Facebook page for more ideas and store to find all these great canvas products and more!    

Thanks, ~Dawn

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sponged Nature Hanging



I LOVE inky techniques!  And...I especially love to try inky techniques with Linnie Blooms' awesome pre-sewn canvas products!

I was inspired by all the GREEN and SKY and foliage around my neighborhood and decided to create this cheerful little wall hanging, using the items below:




I just LOVE Linnie Blooms picket fence, tree, 5" x 5" blank square, heart, miniature clothespins and Shabby Trim!

...and that little yellow button added just the special touch of sunshine to the project!

In addition to these items, I also used these additional supplies:

Clearsnap, Inc: Archival Dye inkpads (Wicked Black, Mudslide, Glacier Lake, Moody Blue, Tree Frog, Grasshopper, Pinetree, Squash, Pumpkin Pie, Fireberry)
Clearsnap, Inc:  Color Blenders
Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-tac Permenent Adhesive
Needle and thread
Scrap paper
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin with the background.  Draw a scalloped edge on the scrap paper and cut out. to create a cloud stencil.  Place the stencil just below the top edge and gently sponge both blue inks along the edge.




Move the stencil down and angle slightly.  Sponge ink again along the edge.




Continue until the entire square is covered in clouds.  Aren't they adorable?! This one of my favorite inky techniques...and now you know how easy it is to do!




Next we will do the pieces. Using a technique called "direct-to-paper" (DTP), add  Squash and Pumpkin Pie to the fence.




Cut out  a small section in a paper scrap as shown below. This creates a "mask", which only exposes the area in which we want to add ink.  The remaining areas remain covered.




Place over the fence and dab Mudslide along the edge. Move the paper as needed and continue for each fence post.




It should look like this when you are done. Pretty cool, eh?!




Tree and heart are next.  Now that you are so skilled using a simple paper mask, sponge the tree trunk in Mudslide and then move the paper around and sponge the three greens on the leafy parts.





Simply add Fireberry to the heart using the DTP technique.  (Look how many cool inky techniques you are learning!!)

When dry, sew  the cute yellow button onto the heart.




And now to the cool assembly.  I wanted to add a 3-D vibe to the hanging so I folded and pinched the tree and fence before gluing....just like this!





One more step... Use DTP along the edge of the Shabby Trim to add a little Pinetree grunge.



Now glue all the pieces onto the cloud background....clip the trim onto the hanging when dry!