Monday, April 15, 2013

CLEARLY...it's an art journal page...

I recently got tim's new remnant rubs...
this is my first time using them & let me say...
I'm "clearly" in LOVE!

here's a tiny peek at a recently completed assignment...

and added the remnant rubs to customize it...

HOLY COW...
QUICK, SIMPLE & FUN...



I had a few ideas for the rubs brewing...
but this one made me run to the studio...

how would the rubs look on
 a CLEAR art journal page?

here's what I made...
I'll show you how...

it's the same clearly for art material as the sheets, 
but die cut & ready to use...
(you'll see the holes on the left)

I designed the pages to use for clear cards...

and they are also a fun small-ish size art journal page...
they fit the art parts small creative covers perfectly...

there are 6 pages in the package...
so...enough for 3 clear cards...
6 journal pages or 
you can create a whole 6 page CLEAR art journal...
I just *might* have to do that...

you can also cut your journal pages to any size you need 

 I applied tim's text remnant rub 
across the center of the page...
I had no clue where this was headed...
I *might* add borders later???

 this page was an experiment...
but since I liked the end result...

I turned it into a blog post...

the rubs are AWESOME!

they are easy to apply & they stick really well...

here's the art journal page so far...
I like it already!


next I decided to use the new distress paints 
to stencil OVER the rubs...

with a piece of Cut N Dry foam, 

after the paint dried, I added another section of leaves...

the photo below shows how to use post-its to block off any areas that you don't want to paint...
I used one under the stencil to protect my page & one 
over the stencil to block off the leaves I had just done...


after the leaves dried, I decided the text looked too even...
so I added more text rubs & a few small image rubs to the bare areas...

***this is cool...
 because you are working with a clear surface, 
you can test drive the clear page over the rubs 
before committing...***

sitting on my desk, all ready to go...

this was a reject left over from a project...

 I had salty ocean, broken china, wild honey & rusty hinge distress paints left over on my craft sheet & I laid the flower in the left over paint & picked up the little paint dots...



and I did the back too...


now I just needed to heat the flower to soften the CFA material & shape it...

to edge the page...
and let that air dry...

before I started this page,
I had done a small CFA test strip
to make sure the rubs worked on clearly for art...

didn't want to waste that...

so I stenciled a few more leaves, 
let them air dry, then cut them out...
heated them to create dimension...
and they were ready to add to my page...



here's the finished page again...
NOT the easiest thing to photograph...
since it's clear...

I added a small Blossom Bucket bottle cap to the flower center...
and a waterproof pen to add the vein in each leaf...


 the cool thing about creating a journal from scratch,
is that you can make the page from any surface...

and make the pages any size...

it's fun to mix them up & create a surprise element for viewers...

here's what the page looks like from the back...


NEXT...

a couple 
***tips***

use a small amount of paint...
not a saturated foam for stenciling on CFA...

hold the stencil tight against the surface...

if you want more coverage, apply a second coat, 
after the first is dry...

allow the distress paint to air dry...
it only takes two minutes or so...

the distress paints work well on plastic!

clean the paint from the stencil before it dries...

when using the distress paints to edge the page, 
use a barely moist dabber top...
and let it air dry...

this page was plan A...
and since this was so much fun...

in the works are plan B & C...
with some twists...

try it...
create a CLEAR art journal page...
I think you'll like it!

well today is the 15th of April...
a sad day for my USA friends...
TAX DAY...

ugg...
lol...

I have an idea to make it better...

how about a 
prize package 
for a random commenter?

I'll send someone a stamp set...
and some other fun art supplies...

CLEARLY I love comments...
so a comment is your entry ticket...

simple...

CLEARLY
I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts...

while I...

make art!
wendy
ps...when does the giveaway end?
hmmm...not sure...
I'll have Rick choose a winner when I post again... 
later this week...

THANKS for popping by!







86 comments:

karenm said...

CLEARLY, I need to get my hands on these rubs, and what a great idea on how to use the sheets of CFA in a different way. I shall be trying this one out.

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm the second!!! Hopefully will bring me luck! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Your art is always an inspiration and I'm always surprised to see how imagination uses all products! BArbarayaya

Donna Lange said...

Thanks for those ideas on using the remnants rub-ons, I've been hoarding mine! That clear bottle is genius! Thanks for a chance to win.

Penelope Q said...

I see Spring in this & it is nice to be able to follow the steps!

Gabrielle said...

What a fabulous idea! Those rub ons look such fun and the idea to make a clear journal page is CLEARLY one we should have thought of before! Genius! Hope you are both feeling on top form again! x

Neil said...

What a great idea for custom bottles. Must give that a go. Your clear page is fabulous too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, I really love how,you can still see the text background through the paint. Looks fabulous on the Clearly For Art. Love this. Hope you are now both feeling 100%. Tracy x x

Dorothy said...

those rub ons are awesome!! I love your page!!

Pauline Butcher said...

What a total inspiration you are Wendy, your projects are always so fabulous, and this clear page is just too yummy. I obviously need to get my hands on some of Tim's rubs, they look really cool. Hugs P xxx

Kathy Jacobson said...

Wendy, I love your work and tutorials! Keep them coming! I'm scared to start but you make it look easy! Thanks for the opp to win! Do you come with the prize pkg ;)

Kaz said...

Wow the remnant rub ons look fabulous..... I love using them they are really versatile! Love your page to Wendy, awesome as always :0) thanks for the inspiration xx

Kaz x

Julie Steed said...

I love your page! I need to go shopping (and file a tax extension!).

RRPI said...

Clearly we love your posts and your give aways are ALWAYS most generous.
Mostly, I love to see your art & read your posts! You're prize enough.

Sharon Y said...

Clearly I'm going to have to try these. Thanks for the tutorial and tips. Thank You for the inspiration!

Leslie M. said...

Great use of the rubon's!! Got my brain rolling - thanks so much!!!

Helen said...

CLEARLY I need to try this - CLEARLY it looks fabulous and CLEARLY I need to be your winner this time, ha ha!! Thanks as always for some gorgeous art to drool over, and the giveaway opportunity.

darcydaydream said...

I Clearly need them in my Stash!...thanks so much for the ideas...
Christine in Darcy...x

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Love the leaves on the CLEARLY for art. Looks so clean and fresh, nice for spring. Ideas are churning!

Claudine C. said...

Wendy,
Thanks for the tutorial, clearly for art is my all time favorite stuff. I love it so much! These little journal pages are to die for, I'll be looking for those at my next visit to my favorite craft store. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mallrat said...

That bottle rocks ! I just found me some rubs at the local store I never thought of using them on plastic .. yay .. time to play !! Thanks Wendy .. have a great day :)

SannaS said...

that bottle is YUMMY, FAB idea!! absolutely brilliant art journal page, love it!! =)

thanks for the chance to win!
hugs, SannaS

Barbara Thompson said...

Clearly this project looks easy to put together!! Love this project but then love everything you create. We're getting a scrapbook store here in our little town and she will be selling your stuff! I'm sooo excited!!

Snowflakescrapper said...

Awesome! Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Snowflakescrapper said...

Awesome! Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

OOh that was a cool page! Thanks for sharing some ideas. May have to give that a try later on. Thanks for a chance to win too that is always a bonus!

Paula said...

must. try. this.
paula
xx

SusanK said...

Love the idea of using the new distress paints on the CFA! CFA is one of my favorite mediums to use on 3-D projects. Since I rarely get a good 'do' when heating the first time around, by the 2nd or 3rd time I know what I want and how to achieve it. Maybe this week I can get into my art space and just let things happen.

Carol Gibson said...

What a great journal page. I love that it looks great from the back too. I would have been afraid to use the Clearly for art as a journal page because of how the other side would turn out. I'm needing a new art journal so I'm going to give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love that bottle too.

Tori Burgess said...

I love using rubons and the clear journal page is Clearly a great idea! Love how it came out. Thank you for sharing this technique.

michelle said...

Tax Day it is and this cheered me up after I spent an hour and half waiting in line to mail my MIL taxes

I love those pages and can see lots of use for them! I have not art played with an art journal yet but maybe I should. . .

I am in love with the bottle I am in love with any bottle!

You are so sweet to have a give a give away!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win, clearly i love to be picked for winning! ;o)

Beejay said...

How fun are these techniques? Wow! You are such a great artist, I appreciate you sharing with me.

TextileQueen said...

I just love coming to read your blog, just need to get my hands on some of the brilliant new goodies to play!
Thanks for the chance to win
Nikie

Sara said...

Your Page is so inspiring! I love it and the leaves done on the backside so the words show through... fabulous idea! I have not worked with Tim's new rub ons; but I see that they need to be added to my ever growing wishlist!!! Oh... thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies!!! Have a fabulous week!!!

Kate said...

Love the rub on with the acrylic page. It looks awesome with the leaves and that beautiful flower. I love how you come up with the most interesting ways to use straight foraward products. There is always something new that I want to buy after visiting your blog.

Terry said...

Hey there Wendy, LOVE IT, LOVE IT and yep LOVEEEEE it....fabulous TUT, thanksss so much and for a chance LOVE that too. HUgs Terry xxxx

Vic said...

Wonderful! My wish list grows every time I see your fab art!

Tona said...

I LOVE what you did with these rub-ons. You always know exactly how to kick everything up a notch.

Primitive Seasons said...

You're so funny....tax day giveaway! Love your art. The leaves are genius. You certainly have been making the most of the products and helping us less talented folks out here. YAY!

Mary

Babsarella said...

Love all your great ideas and tips. Just played with some distress paints this weekend and am really enjoying them!!

Anna Durkin said...

Another lovely project. Thanks Wendy for teaching me to think outside the box. Really loving the blog
Anna

Lori said...

Oh man, this is a spectacular idea! Love, love it!

Wilma said...

Wow, this is something I really want to try. Thank you so much for the inspiration,the tips and the chance to win some of your beautiful goodies!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

i don't know how you do it, but you just continue to come up with all these amazing ideas for cool projects! Keep 'em coming girl!

Nancy said...

Ohhhh...I LOVE! A sort of "duh" thing, rub-ons & CFA - why haven't you thought of this before? LOL Great page, great techniques!! And, since today IS the 15th (HALLELUJAH!!!), I'll now have time to actually MAKE ART!
Thanks, Wendy!

Lisa said...

Those rubs look amazing!! I love how you used them!! The clear journal page looks fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carla said...

Your projects are always
so pretty and interesting!
Thanks for sharing and
the giveaway.
Carla from Utah

Debby L. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a little prize package! Love reading your blog - wish I had more time to play with all of my art supplies!

famillemarleau said...

You made a very beautiful page. I love it. Love that look. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Love the tut for this awesome project. Thanks for the opportunity to win some scrap goodies

Colleen O said...

That is the coolest idea I've seen in a while. And I love the use of the "reject" flower....so glad it found a home.

Lynn Hardy said...

Your clear Journal page is a lovely idea. I haven't tried Tim's rub-ons yet but I think I might "need" some now!

Marilyn C. said...

I love the idea of the rubs. How clever of you to stencil over the rubs on a clear page!! You are so clever and talented. You make me SMILE! Thanks for experimenting for us.

Sandra said...

count on Wendy for tons of inspiration! Another thing I 'must' have!
Best regards,
Sandra ltb

ScrapBazaar said...

I Really like using clear embellisment and page on my scrapbook pages. I use a lot of alcohol ink ans Stazon. I really like what you have done.

Inky Fingers said...

It would be awesome to win a prize package from you. Just received my distress paints, can't wait to play with them.

Marilyn said...

Love the clear journal page you created! Now to find some of T!m's rubs to add to my t!m stuff. Looks like a lot of possibilities...

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Eileen Bellomo said...

I have always loved rub-ons, and Tim's are just perfect for the kind of projects I like to do. Thanks so much for the clear journal page ideas. It's fun to mix things up and include different kinds of pages and inserts in journals.

Cheri Reed said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the page. And I would be thrilled to win something. Thanks.

sue said...

Just getting into Art Journeling. I will try this.

Dawn Edwards said...

Fabulous journal page. I love the idea of using distress paints on clear objects! Thanks for the inspiration and Pick me I love me some art parts!

Flo said...

Clearly, I'm going to have to order me some clear art parts and some rub ons. Thanks.

Cheryl said...

Wow- love it- just ordered some of your Clearly for Art and can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the inspiring ideas.

Tarnished Rose said...

I have those rub ons! Now to give them a try.

Oh, thanks for the tip on the paint and stencils.

Marilyn

Theresa Merkling said...

Hi Wendy! I enjoy your blog posts and subscribe by bloglovin.

I appreciate that no only do you show us all the hot new products out there, but especially the applications and how to do it posts. I hadn't even heard of the rubs so now the want list just gets larger... thanks for sharing!

Marcia Neat said...

I'm determined I'm gonna leave a message no matter How many times g-mail tell me it's not working computers ArgHHHHHHH - right calm down. I would love to win many times I've written something witty but now The frustration of it all is killing me so here it is simple and plain you are genius your work is stunning and I would so love to win anyone of your stunning stamps (Clearly)

Myrto said...

I have already ordered the rubs, but this clear art journal page idea is simply brilliant!

finnella03 said...

Lovely piece and such a good idea.

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Cheryl said...

Love what you did and now i'm inspired to crack open my CFA stash! Thanks!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I got his rub-ons, but I haven't had a chance to play with them yet. On my to-do list. I love the little bottle ... sooo cute!

Candy C said...

Wendy...seriously...how do you keep coming up with all of these new techniques and uses for your products? Does your head hurt?? haha These new things you're showing on your blog are awesome! I have GOT to give those a try! They look way cool and you make them sound so easy. You are one talented and creative lady! I admire you so much. <3 Candy

Kaye said...

If you work for a CPA, April 15th is one of the happiest days of the year! Love the rubs on the CFA.

Marjie Kemper said...

That's just plain gorgeous, front and back! And I love the bottle, too.

Laura said...

Well you certainly make something bland looking, look usable.I swear if it wasn't for you and some other fine artists, I may not be able to think out of the box. In fact I know I wouldn't....whewwww....so glad for this internet! lol.

Laura

Rebecca Daniels said...

Such fun...experiment that leads to something truly beautiful.

I'm going to have to remember to think CLEARLY.... I always seem to forget about ideas that should be so transparent !

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justjacq said...

Wendy, I just discovered you, your talent, and products and wow! am I ever in awe. I absolutely love the Clearly for Art sheets and what can be done with them - when you added the distress paints I immediately wanted to try it for myself. Now, if I could only get my hands on some of your Clearly for Art... You have a new follower!

Carole said...

Hi Wendy, I love to visit as you always have something new for me to learn. Your tutorials are awesome and I've been following along with each new post you add. Thanks so much for all the great ideas.

Gypsy @ Gypsy'sGlitter said...

Hi Wendy, I found you through the Gentleman Crafter'will blog and just love your work! Can't wait to read through your archives :)