Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Color Wheel Art Journal Page

Hello crafters! Today I have a fun color wheel tutorial to share, made with Distress Paints in one of my art journals. 

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Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I worked in my Small Creative Journal, but you can also work on different surfaces, or make a large card. The color wheel was made with Tim Holtz new Wheel stencil och painted with Distress Paints. This was a fun project to work on! I added stamped words and sentiments, die cut arrows, background stamping and splattering.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add paste through Tim Holtz Wheel stencil.

Start by coating a double page spread with gesso. Let dry and then apply texture paste through the Wheel stencil. Let the paste dry before you do the other side. Don't worry if there is a small gap in the center. 

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paint with Distress Paint.

I used Distress Paint for the coloring, one color per wedge. Start with the outer rim and add more water to the mix to make continuously light shades as you come further into the wheel. 

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paint the color wheel with acrylic paint.

Continue with the blue and green shades.


Stamp the title with Tim Holtz Worn Text and stamp sentiments, words, and birds here and there on the background.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass.

I wanted just a little bit of texture and stamped Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Background with Shadow Grey ink here and there around the circle.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Splatter with Tim Holtz Watercolor pencils.

After a day or two, I decided that I wanted a hint of color on the background too, and splattered with Distress Watercolor Pencils. Dip the pencil in water and flick a paint brush against it.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I added a border around the page with a black pen.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used mainly the pure shades of paint, but in a few places, I mixed a little bit of one of the neighbouring colors into the paint.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp sentiments.

I needed the word 'in' in the title and cut the letters from one of Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Sheets. The arrows are die cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault World Travel set.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Splatters are always fun. 

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This is a great exercise to see how many shades you can get from one color paint, by just varying the amount of water. 'Magical' comes from Simon Says Stamp Forest Scenery.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And the greens.

Layers of ink - Color Wheel Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The blues. I hope this project inspired you to make your own color wheel. You can also use other coloring media. 



Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 


Anna-Karin

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Pastel Textured Card

Hi friends! I hope you weekend was good! Here it was Mother's Day yesterday and I got two pretty Lego roses from the boys. 

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This week we have a Lots of Texture theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. I hope you will join us! I love texture and add a lot of it to most of my projects. There are so many different ways in which you can add texture. 

Don't miss the last project by our May guest designer Wanda Hentges.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a card with more subtle, pastel textures, than what I normally do. Texture was added in different ways: to the background with water and stamping, by using papers with different textures, die cut textures, a ribbon and the texture from the old book paper. The background paper is Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper which has a lovely matte texture with a very smooth finish.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink the paper with Distress Ink.

Start by dragging Distress Ink across the Specialty Stamping Paper. I made several different backgrounds. Smooth the ink out with an ink-blending tool.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Mist with water.

Mist with both fine mist and splatters. Dabb off with a paper towel to get this beautiful texture.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Smear Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet and mist with water. Press the papers into the ink here and there. 

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background.

When the paper is dry, stamp with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background and Latte Pawsitively Saturated ink. Aim for an uneven look.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut roses with Vault Boutique.

The roses were die cut from left-over watercolor paper that had been colored with Paper Artsy Infusions Colored Stains. The doily was die cut from inky paper. The dies come from Tim Holtz Vault Boutique set.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Assemble the paper roses.

Assemble the flowers using the tweezers from Tim Holtz Shaping Tool Kit. Fold down the petal with the tweezer once the glue is dry.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp sentiments with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Cappuccino ink and cut into strips. Glue the roses to the background and add idea-ology Bouquet Findings flowers and pearls.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. DIY paper roses.

The leaves were die cut from old book paper.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the flowers at an angle to add dimension.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the edges and mount on kraft, peach and cream papers. Here you can see the background texture better, all those little dots and splotches of water and ink.

Layers of ink - Pastel Textured Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The second application of ink and water will give interesting and often unexpected results. 

Join us this week in our Lots of Texture challenge! You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






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Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Earth Tag Tutorial

Hi stampers! Today I have a tag to share with various fun techniques. It is one of those projects that proceeded without much of a plan. 

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Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tag has an earth theme with lightbulbs turned into hot air balloons exploring the world. The background is made with a combination of stenciling and stamping. The globe is heat embossed and shiny and the lightbulbs are glittery and dimensional. Arrows are a great way to create movement. 


Start by die cutting the globe from Tim Holtz Vault World Travel set from heavystock paper and from Simon Says Stamp Acetate.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink and emboss with various powders.

Ink the base globe with Simon Says Stamp Embossing ink and sprinkle Wow embossing powders on top. I used Tarnished Teal, Sea of Tranquility and Crusty Copper. Repeat until you are happy with the look. Ink the land masses with Distress Ink and emboss with several layers of clear powder. Sprinkle some of the colored powders into the last layer. Always be very careful with heat embossing and do not touch the melted powder until it has cooled down completely.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with alcohol ink.

Ink the acetate with Patina Alcohol ink, to make it look like the ocean.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut another circle from old dictionary paper and place under the acetate. Then glue all the pieces and place under a book until the glue is dry.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tag was die cut with Tim's Framed Tags. Ink the die with Archival Ink Red Geranium before die cutting. It was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Ledger Paper Background stamp.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles.

Ink with Distress Ink through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add white circles.

Clean the stencil and place it back on the tag. Trace around the circles with a white paint pen.

Layers of ink - Earth tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles.

Stamp the sentiment with black ink and stamp circles from Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stamp set on some of the circles.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp lightbulbs.

Stamp the lightbulbs from Tim's Curiosity Shop on Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film. Cut out, heat with a heat tool and shape the bulbs. Add Nebula Stickles Glitter Gel to the back.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the globe to the background and draw a circle around it with a black marker. Staple the lightbulbs to the background.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The stamp in the circle in the upper right-hand corner is meant to be the sun.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The globe is very shiny, as you can see here, with the acetate in the background and the layers of embossing powders.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I placed some of the arrows so the pointed to specific places. The arrows are die cut with Vault World Travel.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The main sentiment comes from Tim Holtz Random Quotes. I also added some design tape Trims to the tag.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tag is quite dimensional because of the lightbulbs / hot-air balloons.

Layers of ink - Earth Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The techniques can be used for other dies and stamps too and for other types of projects and themes.




Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 


Anna-Karin

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