Monday, May 18, 2015

TOMBOW USA MIXED MEDIA WEEK



This week is Mixed Media week on the Tombow USA Blog!!  And I love mixed media!  I had so much fun with this!!
I made a mixed media canvas for my project and I used all Tombow products to do it!!  This project is super easy and a lot of fun!
Supplies:



I started by coloring my Gelli Plate with all of these Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I sprayed some water on top and put my white cardstock right on the plate.  I used a brayer to be sure I got color all over the paper.

The paper came out beautiful!  I let it dry.  Usually when I make a mixed media piece, I go over some areas with gesso.  But I had a great idea!!  I used some Tombow Wide Trac Correction Tape instead!  I used the correction tape and scraped it with a palette knife just like I do with my gesso.

The next step in my process is always using spray ink and stencils.  I have this manual air pump to spray the ink with my Tombow Dual Brush Pen through the stencil!  Sweet!!

When that is dry, I start stamping.  Again, I used my black Dual Brush Pen to ink up my stamps.  I even put the ink on a circle cup I have and stamped some circles on my piece.  

Then I used my Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere my book paper and picture.  Mono Aqua glue is the best for paper adhesion.  Remember, the markers are water based so the glue will reactivate them.
I used the Aqua glue on all the edges of the paper and behind the picture and book paper and adhered this to a canvas!  I went around the canvas with some distress ink, the only non-Tombow product I used.

And that's it!  A perfect mixed media piece of work using *almost* only Tombow products!!  I really challenged myself with this piece and I love it!  I am going to put it up in my house!

I can't wait to see what you make!!
xxDaniella



Sunday, May 17, 2015

MAKE CARDS WITH YOUR MIXED MEDIA BACKGROUND



Last month, I blogged about Making Your Own Mixed Media Backgrounds for Bella Crafts Publishing.  This month I talked about making cards with your backgrounds.
Talk about taking it to the next level, right?  I am in LOVE with how these cards turned out!

On the left, all I needed was a white marker and on the right, I used one of my "Big Bold Blossoms" Stamps (and lots of other things).  You can see my full tutorial on the 
Bella Blog now!!

I hope this shows you just 1 of the million possibilities you have when you make your own backgrounds.  And if you are interested, I highlighted the link to my new stamps too!!

Keep being awesome!
xxDaniella

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BIG BOLD BOUQUET



Hello!  Today I am sharing an art journal spread I made, with my new "Big Bold Blossoms" Stamps From Sin City Stamps!

Supplies:


First, I stamped 3 of my flower stamps several times on white cardstock and cut them out.

Next I painted the Radiant Gel paint on my art journal pages.  I waited about a minute and sprayed a little water on it.  When you lightly wipe off your water with a paintbrush, you get both brush strokes and water drop marks.  I've only done this with acrylic paints.  How cool is that for the background!

Now I painted my flowers with Twinkling H2O's.  I used 3 different orange colors, 1 yellow color and 2 green colors.  I love how shimmery these are!!  And mixing the colors is so smooth and delightful!  These are so fun to work with!!

Because it was overcast and rainy I had to take the pictures inside and you can't see all of the sparkle :(  The Twinkling H2O's have Mica in them and they sparkle like crazy!  The Radiant Gels are iridescent paints and shine!!  I will try to remember to take a better picture to show you how shiny this is!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I really hope you check out all Sin City Stamps has to offer, and while you there you can get a set of my stamps!  There are 8 large red rubber stamps for just $20!
xxDaniella

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TOMBOW MAY FLOWERS CHALLENGE



This week the Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you, so wake up and smell the 

flowers!  The challenge is "May Flowers"

For this challenge, I made a card using Tombow's Recycled Color Pencils and my new



You could win this awesome prize!!


 I started by stamping the face on ivory cardstock.  Then I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and cut them out.
 
 
 
 
 
Next I used the Recycled Color Pencils to color the flowers.  I started with yellow in the 

center and worked my out, then I colored pink and finished with dark pink.  When you color 

with pencils you should color in circles so you don't get lines in your coloring.
 
 
I also colored a little bit of pink pencil on the cheeks of the face.  There is no way to do that 

without leaving some circular marks.  In the picture above, I pointed out the cheek color and

 the lines in the flower.  No matter how hard I try, there are always some marks.  And I have

 a solution!  Use a paper towel and "buff" you coloring!
 
Just take the paper towel and put it around your finger and "buff" the coloring!  It makes 

your coloring positively shine!  And the Recycled Color Pencils by Tombow are AWESOME

 to use!  They are so soft and they color wonderfully!
 
When I was done coloring and buffing, I cut a piece of patterned paper and attached the 

face to it with the Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.  I also used it attach the 

flowers.  I cut some of the leaves off of the flowers and adhered them in different areas too.
 
This was a super fun project to make and I love how it turned out!!
 
Now, it's your turn!

Add your wonderful creations to the Link Up Here!  You have You have from Monday May 

11th through Sunday May 24th at 11:55 pm EST to enter.  The winner will be announced on

 Tuesday May 26th right here on the Tombow blog!
 
Good Luck!!

xxDaniella







Saturday, May 9, 2015

TOMBOW USA AND PAPER ISSUES BLOG HOP

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Paper Issues Blog Hop!
You probably got here from Kathy Skou’s blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Paper Issues Blog to start!

I made a travel journal with the papers and embellishments from Paper Issues, and Tombow USA adhesives.
The papers are from the Paper Issues store.  They are from Webster's Pages and Crate Paper.  And we also got an AWESOME embellishment kit called a "Swag Bag".  How cute is that??  I used Tombow's Mono Aqua Liquid Glue for the pockets I made in the book because it is the best for paper to paper adhesion.  I used my favorite Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive, and the new Adhesive Dots to adhere the embellishments to the book.  And for the small stars on the front I used the amazing Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive.

I made a video about the making of this book, but I was far too ambitious!  I made a 45 page book with the products from Paper Issues!  I hoped for a short video but it turned out to be 20 minutes *sigh*.  I had sooo much fun making the book though!  If you want to see what I did with all of my "Swag Bag" embellishments, check out the video!




And of course there is a giveaway!!




The Paper Issues prize: $20 Gift Card to the Paper Issues Shop

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts and go to the Paper Issues Facebook Page and tell us which project was your favorite! You have until May 12 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 13, 2015.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Paper Issues on Facebook!

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Heather Joyce.

Thanks for visiting!  Have fun and good luck!!
xxDaniella

Friday, May 1, 2015

TOMBOW USA AND ART IMPRESSIONS BLOG HOP

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Art Impressions Blog Hop!

You probably got here from Dana Warren's blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I was so happy to get the Art Impressions Tuscon Try Fold Set to use for the hop!  This set has 3 stamps, that when stamped in a certain way (instructions come with this set), make a beautiful 3 sided card!  There is also a cute sentiment to put inside.
I know, you are thinking...That isn't a Try Fold card Daniella!!  But I thought it would be fun to use the stamps together on a 6"x6" card!  Is that a gorgeous Tuscon scene or what!?!?  The stamps layer together perfectly when used on a flat card.  They actually create depth have so much detail.  

I used 3 sets of Tombow Dual Brush Pens to "watercolor" my scene, Brights, Secondary and Landscape.

I picked several colors from all the sets and applied the colors to my craft sheet.  You could also use a Tombow Blending Palette to apply and mix your colors.  Using the blender pen that comes in each Dual brush Pen Set, you pick up 1 or a bit of all 3 colors and apply to your image.  You create a wonderful watercolor effect and make your own custom colors!  The blender pen is amazing!  This beautiful Tuscon scene looks like it was water colored!


I am so in love with this!  I finished this card off by adhering it to a card base with my Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.

You could win this awesome prize!!




The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.

To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:59 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Art Impressions on Facebook!

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Diane Zechman!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost.





MOXXIE NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP


Hey! It's May 
and a beautiful time of year to share with you our 2015 Spring Releases!

 Make sure you read to the bottom to find out how to WIN one of these fantastic NEW lines!!

To start you off we'll show you the ever so fabulous and highly popular

All Star Baseball line!

It's a Home Run hit with this line! Not only does it cover all the bases (get what I did there?) for your favorite baseball player, but the B-sides of this line are perfect for celebrating this July or any other patriotic moment. Plus, what's more American that Baseball?

Next up we have the ever so popular Magical Moments!

This fun, bright, starlit line is sure to be a big hit with the little and big kids alike!
This line covers all of your magical moments at home or on vacation.

I made this card with this line.  It is soooo fun to use!


                                             Last, but totally awesome, is the Fast Pitch line!


This line has the perfect colors and sayings to make your awesome player the star of the page just like they are on the field! Balls, stitched patterns and fun sayings, this line is off the bat and outta the park!

Join us in showing off these fun new lines!
You can leave a comment on each of our designers' blogs for an extra entry into our giveaway.


What's the prize you ask?
You can PICK which line you receive if you WIN!

How do I WIN you ask?
Just leave a comment on the Moxxie blog hop post. 

You get extra chances to WIN by commenting on our designers' blogs and sharing with your friends. Just let us know how you shared in a comment on the Moxxie blog.

Good luck!
xxDaniella