hot air balloon

Love Noted Journal

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing a journal “Love Noted” created with Rita’s Hot Air Balloon Artfoamie stamps. The Hot Air Balloon is sold in 2 pieces; the hot air balloon and the basket. The hot air balloon measures 5 ¼ x 4 ½ and the basket measures 2 ¼ x 2. I coordinated the stamps with some oxide inks, wooden embellishments, paper straws and dyed ribbon to create the journal. It measures 7 3/4 x 5 ½.

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I began this journal cover by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: abandoned coral, picked raspberry, lucky clover and antique linen.

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After inking the watercolor paper, I resprayed the remaining loose ink with water and inked the Hot Air Balloon Artfoamie stamps with the ink. Then I stamped onto some blank watercolor paper. I created several stampings of the hot air balloon and the basket to create several color variations for use in the project. I cut the stampings out and set them aside. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon with the journal.

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Next, I trimmed the inked watercolor paper down to layering size and distressed the edges. I then embossed the inked watercolor paper using a crackle stamp, Versamark and white embossing powder. The embossed watercolor paper was adhered to the front of the journal.

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Next, I adhered 1 of the hot air balloon stampings to the front of the journal. I then adhered paper straws to the back of another hot air balloon stamping and added it and the basket to the journal.

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I applied some picked raspberry ink to the wooden word and adhered it to the journal. I added dyed ribbon and additional wooden embellishments to finish the journal.

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I loved creating with the Hot Air Balloon stamps. The images were crisp, versatile and perfect for this journal project. The stamps can be found using the links throughout the tutorial and the link below:

Hot Air Balloon

Thanks so much visiting today.
Karen

Karen Jiles http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

We Rise by Lifting Others Up with Art Foamies

 

Good Morning Creatives, Keri Sallee here!

Today I am sharing a quick project using Rita’s Art Foamies “Hot Air Balloon” stamp in my art journal.

 

Create and Easy Background

By dabbing a regular cotton ball on my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and applying it is a swirling motion, I was able to create a watercolor style background. This is a great technique for creating background quick and with a lot of color. I used: Peacock Feathers, Blue Print, Scattered Straw, and Pickled Raspberry. I love how the colors overlap in places and add new and interesting colors.

Art Foamies!

I wanted to give my Art Foamie balloon some depth, so rather than using just one color of acrylic paint I painted it with three colors of acrylic paint (pink, aqua and a little gold.) I then stamped my hot air balloon towards the top of my page.

To create my basket, I used the accompanying basket stamp and kept it simple by applying brown paint to it with a brush and stamping it below my balloon.

After looking at my finished stamped images, I decided them needed a little more definition. By outlining parts of my balloon and adding a whicker pattern to my basket, I was able to POP it off the page more and separate the balloon from the background.

Here is a close up of my balloon. You can see the varying colors and the definition added with the pencil.

Finishing Touches

My clouds were made using my fingers and a little white gesso and Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel. {Everything is better with GLITTER, right?!}

I am still new at using my calligraphy pen, but even if my title isn’t perfect, I still love the sentiment: We RISE by lifting OTHERS up.

Let’s all be on team US…after all…we’re all in this together.

Until next time,

XOXO,

Keri