Monday, 6 June 2016

'HAPPY' by Jo Nevill

Hi, it’s Jo here and I’m showing you a the gorgeous Wink of Luna pens.


Products used :



To make this card, start off making a card base from dark grey card.  This card base measures 4.25” x 5.5”. 

Cut a piece of patterned paper 4.25” x 3.5”, die cut a couple of decorative panels and a strip of glittery tape and adhere to the card base.


Die cut two butterflies.


Colour the butterflies with the Wink of Luna pens.


Glue the butterflies to the card using the Zig 2 Way Glue Pen.  Add some silver sequins to the card using the Zig 2 Way Glue Pen.


Here is my completed card !


Thank’s for popping by !





Thursday, 2 June 2016

Stunning Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Tag


Hi, today it’s my turn again to show you how I made my creation step by step. And I’m having some fun using the Gansai Tambi watercolors and the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor in the shape of a tag. I also cutted out a circle that I used to trace around, each time drawing 3 circles slightly overlapping. I used the Zig Millenium marker as this one is waterproof when dry.


Then I took out the nr 54 olive green and nr 47 dark brown Gansai Tambi and colored my tag. First a light layer, afterwards I colored in the circles a bit darker. I also had some splotches of color on my tag.

I then took the Gansai Tambi Starry colors nr. 901 Blue gold and nr.903 Yellow gold. I used the nr. 903 Yellow gold to create a big drip, the nr. 901 Blue gold to make a little shade where my focal image will be glued down.

I then used the same two golden Starry colors to color in my focal image: a butterfly that was embossed on black paper using a clear embossingpowder.
 

To finish off my background I stamped little pieces of a stamp. I used the Zig Art and Graphic marker as this made it easy to just ink up the pieces of my stamp that I wanted to use.

When my stamping was done it was just a matter of gluing everything together and add a sentiment.

Thanks for watching, I hope you give it a try.

Used materials
Watercolor paper
Plain black paper

 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Scrapbooking with fabricolors pens

Hello fellow readers!

Here I will show you my project using my collection of ZIG Fabricolors; I was in the mood to do some scrapbooking, so I grabbed a couple of craft tags and my pens and just let my imagination run free.




 Products used :



I started doodling on the fabric, with different colours.







Even if I don't use the violet and gold flowers, I will save this for a projects in my art book. They are too pretty to waste them. Mixing colors with the gold and silver tones look amazing.






I painted some red, and then let it dry for a while before painting silver dots; then a teapot appeared. 



I drew the little mushrooms using the brush tip of the black pen. I coloured the background in yellow, and added some details in golden.  I also added some stitch work around the artwork to add some interesting effects to the tag.





I glued the little pieces of fabric together adding some nice embellishments.








It was a quick and easy process, just doodling following my instincts, and putting everything together. Different for me as I'm not used to working with fabrics. 



Hope you have all enjoyed and gathered new ideas for your art crafting :D
Take care!








Friday, 13 May 2016

How to do brush lettering



Hi Everyone,


Can you hear wedding bells?


Make a stunning statement and learn how to master the art of brush lettering to personalise your own wedding card and much more!  


To help guide you, print the brush lettering guide below to follow the lines or a normal A4 lined paper. 

(click on the picture below and save it to be able to print it)


Your guide should be composed of ascender line, waistline, baseline and descender line.




Step 1: To start, you can train doing thick and thin lines as below, for a more natural hand controlled and pressure.



Step Two: Then you can move on to the letters. Before using your pen onto your piece, you want to lift up the pencil lines so that they can act as a light guide for you, but you will not require heavy force once the ink is in place.
This is only an example of letters that can be made, there is a variety of different layouts/styles! You can feel free to use your own style or handwriting!




Step Three: Take a deep breath and do your lettering with your pen ink using your very light pencil lines as a guide.
You can use a Brush Writter, a flexible fibre tip brush ZIG Fudebyiori, ZIG Wink of Stella / Wink of Luna, ZIG H2O Waterbrush with Gansai Tambi or also ZIG Calligraphy Pens… There are many alternative to do brush lettering.

Write quickly, without thinking about it too much. The point of modern brush lettering like this is spontaneity!



Step Four: Once you are finished writing, allow your ink to dry, then erase your guidelines.




You can now impress your guests with your home made wedding cards!









Friday, 6 May 2016

I'm Stuck On You! Pearlescent Watercolor Cactus



Hello there fellow readers!
Here I'm on the blog again to show you a new project I accomplished, a card I made mostly using my Pearlescent WatercolorJewel Box.

First, these were all the products I used:

 






I thought about drawing a set of cacti for my card, so I started trying out the colors in Emerald, Turquoise and Amethyst. I mixed them with quite a bit of water, and let that drying for a while, before applying more colour, dipping softly the tip of the waterbrush, to create texture and natural shapes, as the cactus prickles

I started a new cactus, and built tipical patterns on the body, adding the Emerald and Turquoise colors.




Even used Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli, adding little stains and more thorns on my cacti. Adding bits of water in each stain of color will replace the ink around the water drop. Brushing the colour with a dry tip will stand out the sparkling of each colour.


Used Ruby in this flowerish design, not using much water so the colour shines out.


I Made a few more designs, stroking my waterbrush in small hints of colour, as I painted using dots, stippling all around the water brush.

Then, I tried to draw a plant that would look like an Aloe Vera, but in red; Used a mix of Coral, Pink Diamond, Ruby and Copper to paint it, still using this pointillist technique.



Therefore, I added more dots using Pearl and Black Pearl colours to one of my cacti.



I did cut every shape, and I decided where I was going to place each cactus on my card. Then glued them using my 2 Way Glue pen (and some pieces are attached using foam, to build a second layer, so the card gets an interesting look).
 



Glued my sentiment, funny one this time, related to the theme we have here :D

So, the results look awesome, and I'm pretty impressed with all this bright brilliance these watercolours gave to my illustrations, it's such a fantastic effect. Sure it transformed my card into a jewel :)
 

And here I show you my final card, to which I also added some strass jewels, and all the products I needed to paint my cacti garden :D