Monday, November 13, 2017

Abstract Art

I am back to day to share another piece of abstract art with you using the wonderful products available in the Scrappingclearly store.

Today's creation uses product from Jane Davenport's range  - her collage papers, and acrylic paints from Winsor & Newton

Abstract art work is all about randomness and using different and odd pieces to create an image that is pleasant to the eye, it is a very individual process and every piece is truly unique.

To create this I have used good quality french mixed media paper.
I have found when creating a larger piece, I have become what one would call a paper snob, this is because the better the paper, the better the products work.

I started by taking the Jane Davenport collage paper and tearing it into random size pieces and the adhering them over my page (this piece is A3 in size). The glue I have chosen to to use is the Dina Wakely Gel Medium. I have also secured my page to a board and water bathed it to prevent buckling you can secure it well with low-tack washi tape, I have used masking tape.

Once the gel medium was dry I layered random spots of paint over the page and, while the paint was wet, I added some clean sand into the paint. The paints used here are Winsor and Newtons Cadmium Yellow Medium Series 3Cobalt Turquoise Series 3 and Permanent Rose Series 3

Once the paint was dry I just shook off any excess sand, I didn't remove it all as it adds texture to the page. I then added random spots of shellac over the page, making sure to add it over some of the sand areas but not all.
There you have an easy but effective piece of abstract art.
This technique can also be used in your art journals.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scarppingclearly DT share

Good morning everyone

Today I would like to share with you a painting that I recently completed using the amazing Windsor and Newton and Liquitex Acrylic Paints which are stocked in store at Scrappingclearly.

Did you know that you can use acrylic paints just like watercolour paints, yes that correct they retain the pigment colour better than watercolours all you have to do is use lots of water and blend the acrylic paint done as you will see in the following photos.   

I started out with an A2 size piece of mixed media paper one thing I will share with you about paper it does pay to buy the best you can this paper is a french paper with linen in it and oh wow it works a treat.

 I then started to sketch my duck in pencil I always us an F lead as it is softer and leaves no damage when erased.once I had my sketch completed I mixed my colours up and started to paint the duck in.

As you can see you wont need heaps of colour.

As I started to fill in the duck using a large water colour brush, you can see how similar the paint looks to water colour. 

As more detail is added

The colours of the watered down paint are brilliant as can be seen from the head details.
if using acrylics as watercolour you do need to remember they don't blend with each other as readily as watercolour and they do dry quicker. 


When I had my duck to the stage I thought it was complete I then added a layer of Iridescent Bright Gold from the Liquitex range watered down to a wash over the body of the duck and the applied a layer of glad wrap over that and allowed it to dry what that does is leave texture lines in the paint adding depth to the image.

Just look at the sheen from the Iridescent Bright Gold paint isn't it awesome.

Then I just added some splatters to the page to finish it. And now it is at the framers waiting to be framed. As you can see I have used a board and masking tape to secure my image, I have also given my paper a water bath on the board prior to using to allow it to stretch and shrink back to a flat surface which prevents the paper buckling when the paint is added. 

I hope you have all enjoyed seeing the creation of my duck painting and will now have more inspirations in using your acrylic paints in your creations, as these steps can also be used on your scrappbooking layouts and art journaling.

Until next time happy creating Kim    

Friday, April 7, 2017

Some exciting news to share

I have some very exciting news I thought I would share and that is I have 4 yes 4 of my scrapping pieces in this months Scrapbooking Memories and to really top it off I have a double page step by step for 2 of my mini canvas's so here are my pages.

This page is of the beautiful Sugar Pine Walk

This is of my beautiful cousin

and my double page step by step

Hope you have enjoyed my share

A Beautiful Day

Last Saturday I spent the loveliest day with my beautiful daughter and a friend from Queensland Jenny Wade. Malina spent the afternoon riding her beautiful horse Ziggy and this photo shows how beautiful the day was.

This photo is sitting along side the arena.

And of  cause I have to share a photo of the beautiful Ziggy (Dionisii)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In My Garden Clearsnap & Susan K Weckesser Blog Take Over

Hello and welcome to my blog takeover post from the Susan K Weckesser design team, my name is Kim Kendell and I am from Australia. I am so excited to be sharing with you how awesome the Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Dye Ink Pads work the the Susan K Weckesser stamps and papers.

I have created a simple yet effective card that can be used for many different occasions, below is my card.

I just love how easy it was to use the Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Dye Ink Pads to color the stamped image. How I did this was to use a makeup sponge and dabbed it onto the stamp pad then on to my stamped image.

What products have I used to create this card are listed below;
White card stock
Susan K Weckesser Color Burst 12 x 12 PaperSusan K Weckesser In My Garden Stamp Set
Susan K Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Dye Ink Pads -  Premium Ink Dye - Kiss, Premium Ink Dye Fresh and Archival Dye Ink - Mystery
Thank you for looking at my post for Susan K Weckesser and Clearsnap, Kim Kendell

Friday, December 9, 2016

Susan Weckesser and Mixed Media

Hello everyone its been a while since I blogged but I have been super busy doing bits and pieces today i am sharing with you an art journal page I have completed using the amazing stamps and pattern paper from Susan Weckesser.

I just loved the The Happy Homestead stamp, In circle me stamp and the the Live in Colour pattern paper.

I have completed lots of layers before taking the The Homestead stamp and stamping on to tissue paper and then using gel medium to adhere it to my page and then I took the flowers from the Live in Colour paper and cut them out and clustered them into the bottom corner of my LO. I have also used the In Circle Me stamp and just rolled it up and randomly inked across my page as you will from some of the close images.  

You can see how I have randomly stamped using the In Circle Me stamp from the below image.

Below show how I have used the Live in Colour pattern paper to make the collage of flowers,

And this final image shows the effect you achieve by stamping onto the tissue paper using the Happy Homestead stamp,

Products used 

In Circle Me Stamp

I hope you have enjoyed look at my creation and I look forward to sharing more with you.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Susan Weckesser and A Little Bit Tickled pink

Hi Everyone its Kim here again sharing a simple yet effective card I have made using the amazing papers from Susan Weckesser.

To Make this card I have used the following products plus some soft tulle 

You just take an ordinary kraft blank card and cut a piece of the Color Burst pattern paper to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the front then adhere with double sided tape then take the Live in Color Tags and cut out the Tickled pink one and adhere with foam mounting tape on one side then lay the tulle under so it pocks out the top and the bottom then adhere the other side of the tag down with double sided foam tape and there is your pretty and simple quick card.

I hope you have enjoyed my share.  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Scrappingcleary and Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

Hi Kim here today and I am sharing with you the Heidi Swapp Memory Dex how amazing is this for recording your daily notes and memories.

There is an amazing range of products you can use in your memory dex. 
I have used products from project life kits as well.

Here I have used the envelopes from the planner range.

I have used the memory dex dies to cut my photo to the right size and then the memory dex punch to add the notches needed to add the photo.

Memory Dex cards are just amazing and there are so many different ones you can use.

How awesome does this look as it starts to fill up by the end of the year it will be over flowing. you can anything to your memory dex.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing this. Kim Kendell 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

And the winner of the Susan K Weckesser Inc prize is .........

So now to announce the winner of the complete package of the NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. designer Color POP Inks by Clearsnap Inks. (YES All 8 new colours!)

Is Jason Anesbury from Australia

Jason please contact me with your address details

My Garden in an Art Journal

Hello everyone today is my day to share with you an art journal page inspired from my garden. My garden is a rather large one with lots of space I will share a picture or two below with you.

The art journal I have decided to use is a 5 x 7 one which is an awesome size with the stamps I have elected to use which are the beautiful In my Garden set.

I have also used a selection of pink blue and green paint along with gesso the awesome Susan K Weckesseer Stamp Pads (these are just an awesome size)

So how have I created my page firstly I painted the page pink and blue, all very random and every where don't be afraid to use your fingers to smear the paint.

I then let that dry and added some gesso

I then smeared some green paint on the page but forgot to take a picture

So then I took a black stamp pad and the stamps and just randomly stamped all over the page with flowers which I feel is how my garden is lots of randomness.

I then took the awesome Susan K Weckesseer Stamp Pads  and a water colour brush and coloured some of the flowers all very randomly.

this is my finished page

Now to share a picture of my inspiration with you, this was from spring last year.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog post and I will be back later in the month to share another page inspired by my garden 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Create Your Own Rainbow Contest

Create Your Own Rainbow Contest

Do you create your own rainbow?
I sure love to!
Whether the day is cloudy and grey or I am feeling a little blue, I love to get crafty, artsy, and a little bit creative to put a smile on my face. It really does work.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



We are having a contest and we want to see how you create your own rainbow! Someone is going to win a complete package of NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. designer Color POP Inks by Clearsnap Inks. (All 8 new colours!)
Here's the details:
1) Share a picture of how and/or why you create your own rainbow on Facebook or Instagram. You can share it on Susan K. Weckesser Inc. FB page.
2) Make sure to tag @susankweckesserinc with the hashtag #createyourownrainbow .
Find me on Instagram HERE!
3) Leave a comment on this blog just saying, " I create my own rainbow!"
4) Tag a friend who creates their own rainbows too!
But there is more!!!
All of the Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team members are having this Create Your Own Rainbow Contest own their blogs too!!!! And they are all giving away Color POP Mini inks away too! So go check out their blogs! We can't wait to see how you create your own rainbow!
Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team:
Joyce Shaulis

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Sketch at Scrappingclearly

Morning all today I am sharing the August sketch from ScrappingClearly

I can't wait to see your takes on the sketch.

Below is my Take on the sketch 

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Bust is not a Bust with Tattered Angles

Hello everyone today I am sharing with you a bust that I have created using Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist products.

I have sprayed the bust with mists to add shimmer and highlights to it. I painted the bust a with High Impact Paints

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Scrappingclearly July Moodboard

Hi All Kim here today sharing with you the awesome July moodboard, I just love the warmth of the colours in this moodboard.
I have chosen to create a Tag from the colours and warmth of the board

I have drawn the greyness of the winter and the brown of the colour of the images

 I love the silver Heidi Swapp mist I have used to colour the flowers so they appear frosted

I have also used the silver mist to create the colour on the chipboard 

You can see the silver of the mist on the chipboard bird her and the winter feel of the colours

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and stay tuned for some new exiting swap news coming up this week.
Kim Kendell


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