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February 2014

Art Journaling: Where there is love...

Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett

Here's the art journal pages I finished yesterday for another swap.  I really like this one and wish it was in my own journal LOL!

I took a couple of "in progress" photos while things were drying so you could see the layers.  Here's the fist layer...collaged papers...
Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett

 

Then I added some dripage and marks....
Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett

 

And then stuck a bird on it....
Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett

 

Ok, two birds.  ;)
Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett

 

And stamped out a great saying...

Art Journal Swap February 2014 - Erin Bassett
DecoArt Americana paint colors used: Kelly Green, Desert Turquoise, Golden Straw, Pumpkin, Vivid Violet, Ice Blue, Melon, Dioxazine Purple, Razzleberry, Snow White, Cinnamon Drop, Yellow Green.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

sponsor: DecoArt

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Doodled Daily Gratitude

Daily Art Journal - Gratitude1

If you've been following along with how I decided to do The Documented Life Project this year...I'm calling it my Soul Journal...you've seen that I intended to use the monthly calendar section as a blessings and gratitude journal.

Here's how January turned out...
Daily Art Journal - Gratitude1

And here's how February is going so far...
Daily Art Journal - Gratitude1
Daily Art Journal - Gratitude1

 

Now I know that a lot of you are trying to squeeze in art into your busy schedule, this is a great way to do that! It doesn't take long and it really sets the day off right when I sit down and focus on what touched my heart yesterday.  I tend to work on this at the begining of my morning quiet time before the day gets started.  There's just something about sipping on coffee and opening your heart up that focuses me on what's really important for the day.

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Mixed Media Post Card Swap

I love a good stencil, so I've been adding a few Stencil Girl ones to my collection with their monthly kits.  (disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.) I used the 9" x 12" peacock stencil from the January 2014 kit for these postcards I made for a postcard swap. 

Erin Bassett Post Card Swap 1

 

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(disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.)



Here's a close-up of it...

For the swap we needed to have a 6 word sentence that's a life memoir on it, so this was mine.
Erin Bassett Post Card Swap 1

I used Golden's fluid acrylic in Iridescent Silver Fine with the stencil...the paint is pretty light unless you get it in the right light and then it shines.  I love it!  The background was done with my gelli plate and some DecoArts paints in Pink Bubblegum, Cinnamon Drop, Razzle Berry.  I also finished the pieces off with my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens...I even used the black one for stamping since my regular black stamp pad is too dried out. 
Erin Bassett Post Card Swap 1

 

Ok, no more pink & hearts for a bit LOL!  I got a little crazy about that this Valentine's season.  ;)

 

Sponsors: DecoArts, Faber Castell

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Handmade Gelli Print Valentines Using the ScanNCut

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

For Valentine's Day this year I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine Inspired Gelli Print papers to use in handmade cards.  Here's the finished results...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Supplies: Gelli Plate; Brayer, Paint used: DecoArt Americana - Titanium White, Pink Bubblegum, Cinnamon Drop, Razzle Berry; Golden - Quinacridone Magenta

 

 I used my ScanNCutâ„¢ to create the cards...to create it I just took the heart shape, duplicated it, and then overlapped them slightly where the card's spine would be.  Next I scanned in my gelli printed paper so that I could line up the cards and the painted part of the paper I wanted to use.

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut

Here's how it looked when it was cut out...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut
Next, I just added some embellishments...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Quick and Easy AND cute!  So easy that kids could even do it!
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

 

 

 

Sponsors: Brother International, DecoArt, Faber-Castel

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

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