Marabu Background Tutorial

We’re in the final days of the HUGE sale over at Joggles! Marabu Art Sprays & Art Crayons are 50% off! Go grab some right now! & you can create this fun piece!

Here’s a step by step to creating this fun piece!

Start by laying out your colorful background with your Art Crayons.

Next spray with water to make the colors move. Use a paintbrush to help move the water and pigment around if you need to.

Pat dry with a paper towel.

Spray with silver shimmer art spray.

Stencil a pattern on top.

Spray Joggles Tree Die Cuts with Marabu Art Spray in black & then glue down.

Add your touches. Here, I added a string with hearts & stamped words, but you could create whatever you like!

Run the black Marabu Art Crayon over the edges and smear with your finger.

Add your discs to your Disc Journal pages by Joggles & ta-da! A fun art journal page in a short amount of time! Big impact thanks to the awesome pigments in the Art Crayons & Sprays & the fun products from Joggles!

And check out this shimmer!

Magical World

So sometimes you receive creating tools in the mail & just can’t wait to play with them….well, that happened to me yesterday & play I did!

I received these cutie stamps from @magda_polakow_stamps yesterday and last week I received my stencils from @slightly_askewed for her design team & well, I just felt playful!

Here’s what happened:

Want to see some of the process?

To start, I used Marabu Art Sprays (now 50% off at Joggles). I sprayed color, sprayed with a little water and spread it with a palette knife. Check out how those scratches from the palette knife looks in juxtaposition to the watercolor flow…just so cool!

Next, I added some Gesso over top.

Now, time to grab those stencils & create the beginnings of a magical world.

Add in some messy black pen marks.

Using some semi transparent acrylic, some art spray used with a paintbrush & some craft acrylic, I created the rainbow.

Stamp on this sweetie.

Give her a crown & some wings, paint & color her using craft acrylics & Marabu Fine Liners. Add in some stencil flowers, some whimsical scallops, words & black outlines & voila!

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Get Messy Sketch(y)book

This month for the Oddballartco Design Team our theme is Messy & Sketchy….so of course a messy lil sketch(y)book (see what I did there 😂) came to mind!

I created this using stamp #313 ‘Set of 10 Suns’ & #194 ‘Newsprint Flower’ & some additional rubber stamps I had on hand to create the images that make perfect places to color & doodle. Then I used a pen to create spaces for sketching and writing. The cover was made with Marabu Art Sprays & Marabu Art Crayons. (Both on sale through Joggles 50% off! Click products to head to Joggles)

Want to win this fun lil messy sketchbook? Enter your email to subscribe to my blog below & you’ll be entered to win! (You can get additional entries on my Instagram, Facebook page & YouTube Channel too!) Winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 17th.

Gelli Prints Art Journal

So one of the questions I get asked a lot when showing how to make prints from a Gelli Plate is, “What do you do with all the prints?” Well, there are tons of possibilities (which I will try to share many of them in future blogs) but today I’m going to show you my favorite way to use gelli prints….

Create an Art Journal!!!

Creating an Art Journal from your gelli Prints means you automatically have beautiful backgrounds started on each page! Which means, you also have some built in inspiration for each page!

Once I created this art journal from the prints I made on my Instagram Live, I decided she needed a cute cover. Enter the digital stamp from Oddball Art Shop! I chose the Art Journal girl stamp that you can find here . (Don’t forget to use “DTALEXA10” for 10% off when you purchase)

Throw in a stamped art quote & some art marks & you’ve got a super cute and quick cover!

Thanks for checking out today’s blog! If there’s something you’d like to see or learn, leave a comment below!

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