Saturday, November 23, 2013

journal art by suswan aka allywhitecat ..wendy vecchi challenge SHE SAID MAKE ART

she said to make I did.
I have not had a lot of funds this year so I used what I had available.

okay let me explain the photos
I use a mixed media heavy weight paper 9" X12 " Mixed media from Strathmore I paid between $9.00-$12.00 for this. It is important to get a heavy weight that can handle the damage of all the goodies you want to pile on there :)

I have not tried Wendy's paste yet not that I haven't wanted to most of my friends know my money has been harsh this year so I needed to come up with a thinker substance than just gesso so I added the Golden to my Blick this Golden Gesso is a slight bit thicker because it has grounds in it meaning bits of texture as in thickness.
I also compensated by the style brush.
I have a beat down fan brush which leaves streaks so I used this to add the effect of thicker gesso.
I also added my Ranger Distress scattered straw into the gesso mixture giving it a off white look and also after stirring added Ranger Distress Old Paper
I began tearing news paper and layering onto the gesso paper and while it is wet use a brayer. as you use the brayer many torn pieces of the newspaper de solve if you will into the gesso mixture keep brayering until you feel good about it using you fingers when you are finished to rub the remainder of the gesso on the paper...ALL THIS WORK BECAUSE i NEED TO BUY PAPSTE LOL
I used Victorian velvet  Distress ink,Shaded lilac, and old paper...then when it looks smooth..stop and use your heat gun just for a few minutes...while it is still moist ...drop one to two drops Terra Cotta,stream,pool,butterscotch and a dark red the name is worn off adirondack alcohol inks onto the wet gesso ..spray with mini mister and they spread to rounds ball shapes.
This is the milled lavender sprayed with mini mister
you can see the thick coats of gesso and paper
began stamping
This stamp is from Wendys set I Am My Art you can find at
the item no is LC 050
The flowers on the bottom art from her stamp set Art Rules  the item no is LCS002

Now a you remember the ticket swap where we used the paint brush and painted with ink our tickets in Tims group??? well that is what I did with the stamps you see stamped using scattered straw and broken china.:)

The script set you see on the left is from a beautiful stamp set from Wendy and called A Form of Art
and of course I had to use my favorite set from Wendy Celestial Art item no. LCS054
that is the hanging stars.
The flower you will see in the right bottom is from the stamp set Art In Bloom item no SCS 057
you will see polka dots over the Art In Bloom flower this is from a beautiful stamp set called All About Art ,item no LCS 011
The little stamp undere the heart is from a beautiful stamp set called Art By The Number item no LCS005
one more...get back here...
the little flower over the hearts below Mr. Poe is from the stamp set..Art in Bloom which I gave you the item no. up above.

Now Mr. Poe!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where oh where did you come from Mr. Poe??? well for the people out there that do not have a wonderful Edgar Allen Poe set....
I belong to the wonderful red rubber club at smeared ink and if you love journal art you will love their stamps...for many of the people in Wendy's you may not like them all..but there are one of a kind very unique for journals type stamps there...have fun too..if you join get what you want as you browse through and don't be afraid to ask questions.
The never more
quote the raven
the raven
Mr. Poe
the chicken wire all came from this set and there is so much more to it another raven more more more :)
well I am down to the hearts....Wendy Vecchi stencil and Tim's Barn door acrylic dabber.
So there it is my journal page for Mrs. Wendy Vecchi.
love and hugs Wendy and Rick
susan s

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New post new journal

I am making me a stencil journal to hold my new and old stencils My life needs a clean up!
.This is made off a manila blue folder using Dylusions, acrylics and gel pens.
 I used a Wendy Vecchi stamp  from my studio 490 collection.."take a moment and imagine the possibilities"...I love this stamp. Powerful words.....
and a stamp I sell from my store ....
the french script I love so well..En Francais
would love to see you visit my stampin up store :)
well let me back track...
I began reading this awesome book my mom got me from her book club called Journal Your Way by Gwen Diehn.
oh wow what a cool I have not read it all...basically I am reading it...but skimming over and found a few project ideas I what can I say I started just messing around the one of them but making it my way..just like the cover says lol.
I have been very homesick for the country I was born in and raised most my life in northern New I have been thinking of visiting as as I thought such positive thoughts I made a page for my new manilla folder journal.
I received my new stencil girl stencil of the month this week and thought perfect....
you can sign up for the stencil of the month by going to this link
so here is my first page...of my new journal.
susan s

Monday, November 18, 2013

Delight in Flight

Hi and welcome. I received a happy mail day in my life today.
1. from my friend Carla. I received my prize and some awesome geletos oh my goodness...thank you so very much Carla I love your beautiful jewelry and I made a new journal page using the geletos markers you send.
2. my new stencil girl stencil
It is gorgeous I added pieces of that to my journal page also.
again Thank you Carla I am so proud of everything....and the mail travels both ways :).

Delight in Flight
Is a journal page made with geletos from Carla and the ones Angela sent me..I am hooked on them!
The stencil is Whimspirations by Joanne Sharpe.
well here  is my piece.
The stamps are from unity Delight in Beauty by Joslyn Nielson
hope you like it.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Journal art By Suswan and JAHMS Journal art honoring my stamps

JAHMS is me...journal art honoring my stamps
My stamps have made me happy..brought new friends in my life..swaps have occurred I learned many techniques with my stamps so I am creating a library through my Journal art.I could keep I decided to take one stamp make a journal page with it, some acts or tags or what ever and go to the next. In the mean time if I want to retire the stamp I can send it to a friend or store it away for a while.
The stamp I chose for this page is from
sorry about the shadow.
This is the journal page I have made for it

 Thanks so much for stopping in hope you leave a comment
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susan s