Saturday, September 1, 2018

Vintage style paper clips for in my Travelers notebook...

Today in my travelers notebook I wanted to make some vintage paper clips to add into my journal. I have some wonderful images from the graphics fairy left over that I still want to use. I am really liking the Kraft coloured paper and doing this collage. I am wanting to incorporate a few other things into this as I have been busy making all sorts of things after watching Nik the booksmith, ArtyMaze and Tracy Fox love junk journals on Youtube. Such fun tutorials to watch. They have some awesome free images on the web sites that I have downloaded to use.

I ended up getting these bigger paper clips this week after watching a few people making little tags with them and thought they would be fun to add into my journal.

I have worked on this page over the last few days just adding bits and pieces here and there when I had a bit of time. I really like doing all the blending with the vintage distress inks. The cutting, stamping and piecing together all the different shades of papers so they make one page. I ended up finishing this page live over on my sandybeached Periscope.

I am adding this over on Paint Party Friday, Hi all.
Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, August 24, 2018

In my Travellers Notebook...

I have been having a lot of fun lately using up some of the extra images that I had printed out from Index Card A Day or ICAD.  I really like using this craft coloured notebook insert from my travelers notebook. Using up my printed vintage images and just collaging bits and pieces together. I fill it in with stamps and washi tape. Just tearing book and dictionary papers and blending it all with vintage distress ink. I used a couple of my new items on this, stamps, tickets and washi tape.

This boat image was too big for my index cards and I did not want to cut it too fit. I had fun using all the tickets and trying to kind of tell a story on the pages.

On this one I had a bit of a butterfly and bee theme. I love using numbers and tags. I typed the quote on my old typewriter. "Whatever makes your soul happy do that."

I made a small pocket out of book paper so I could have my tag hanging out of the side. I have these cool bee trinkets, so I had to add one of those. 

Images are from the graphics fairy and some of the bees are from ephemera vintage garden.

Going to add this over on Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone. 

Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Just fun stuff...

When I do my letter journals and in happy mail. I always like to include some of my art. So to relax and just for fun. I grab a piece of white card stock and put out some blobs of paint. Then I grab a paint brush and make circles with all the colours. Add some collage papers of anything in my scrap box. Some splatters and then random dashes and mark making with my pens. Of course I added some washi tape. I just got this cool domino washi tape. 

For these ones I cut up into ATC or Artist Trading Card size.  They also make great cards or I back them with card stock to make small gift card type cards too. 

A few more of my Index cards or ICAD's from the last few days of July.

Going to add this over on Paint Party Friday.

Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, August 3, 2018

ICAD 2018

Over on Daisy Yellow this year. I joined in on the ICAD or Index Card a Day challenge. It is a 61 day challenge over the months of June and July. This is just a few of the cards from this months challenge.  I really enjoy the daily art making. It seems to inspire me to make even more art. 

For these cards, I used my small Gelli plate. 
Decoart acrylic paints. 
TCW, Dylusion and Andy Skinner stencils.

Linking this up over on Paint Party Friday. 
Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, July 27, 2018

ATC's and Postcards...

Napkin art is such fun to do. I had these awesome napkins with butterflies and dragonflies and that blue was just lovely. Using some Decoupage glue I placed it onto some card stock then cut it up to be 4 ATC and 2 postcards. 

I used some of printed quotes on my coffee stained papers for the quotes, thought they looked good on the blue. 

Adding some of the Decoart Crackle paste really added some great texture. Rubbing in some of the Decoart Media Antiquing cream really made the cracks stand out. 

Adding this over on Paint Party Friday
Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Set of Draws.

I have had this set of draws from Kaisercraft for a while. I had them painted in Gesso so I used some of the Helmar Tacky Craft glue to glue it together. I have used this before on these wooden projects and it always works terrific and holds so well.

I painted all the pieces with Gesso to seal it all.

I then ran a line of Helmar Tacky Craft Glue around all the back edges. I set some heavy books and my container of journals on it and let it dry.

Using some Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste I tore up some music papers and glued them here and there on all the sides, top and back. Covering the joining slots.

I then painted it trying to leave a bit of the music paper showing here and there. Waited for it to dry and sanded the edges and some of the painted surfaces. I wanted it to look a bit distressed.Then using a TCW stencil I added some little detail with a make up sponge in some white paint.

To do the draws I added some music paper with some of the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste and then painted it. Folded the draws up and then painted in the crevices, making sure none of the cardboard was showing.

Then I grabbed the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive  and glued the edges together. Just holding them until they stuck this takes just a few seconds.

I like to add a quote that I type up on my typewriter to my wooden projects. This ended up on the side. I added it using the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue.

I was looking for something to add at the top on the heart and found some thongs (flip flops) and the word chill. Thought it kind of looked beachy my project so thought that will be perfect. I have a beach house stamp, so continuing with that theme I stamped that on some cardstock with watercolour paint. I backed it with a bit of blue card stock that had been painted using my Gelli plate. It matched so thought that looked ok. I painted the word to match.and added a piece of Hessian under the work chill to make it stand out. Added some string that I tied into knots and to adhere this I added the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive in dots under the knots to stick it down, it worked really well.

This was such a fun project to do and now I have a handy little set of draws to store some craft items away.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

vintage letter journal part 2

 Part 2 of my vintage letter journal. The inside.. 

I scanned some of my Nana's recipe book pages on the computer and printed them out on some of the coffee stained paper for my background.

To add my sewn elements, I pop a small dot of Helmar Tacky Craft Glue
 into the back in the middle of my image to hold it in place.

Then I can sew around the edge and know the I will still have my border glue free. This way I don't have to wait for the glue to dry before sewing.

Then on some of my images I added a line of Helmar Fabric Glue and pressed down some lace. I could have sewn the lace on but I liked the option of using the fabric glue, as then I did not have to be as precise with my sewing. I could sew all my images on to the backing then choose after, what ones 
I wanted to add the lace too.

I put a small dot of Helmar Fabric glue in the corner of my printed recipe page and added a pearl brad with some lace.

I then place all my elements on the page to see where I want them to go and take a photo. So then when I move them off the page I have a reference of where I had them all. 

Using the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue
 add glue to the back of my images making sure to get the glue right to the edges. I move the glue with my Helmar paint and glue spreader. 


I then press the image flat with the Helmar paint and glue spreader. This makes it nice and flat and adheres it really well.

So this is posted and on its way around Australia. I am really looking forward to seeing what art the other 3 ladies are going to add to my vintage letter journal. 

*So a bit about letter journals. A letter journal has 4 people. You make a small 8x8 cover and have 4 A4 pages folded in half inside that are sewn in. You add an introduction at the start and add the addresses of all the people in the group in the inside back cover. You do a double page spread in your journal and then send it on to the next person in the group. When you receive a letter journal you do 2 double page spreads in the journal and then send it on to the person after you in the group.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)