Saturday, 20 July 2019

3 Magical Mermaid Bookmarks : Stampinup Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Bookmark Tutorial.
Winter is great time to curl up with a good book in front of the fire. We were running out of bookmarks to keep up with our reading, so I have made 3 more using different techniques, and the Magical Mermaid stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Printing Feathers On Gelli Press. Step by Step Art Journalling.

Step by step art journalling: Printing Feathers on Gelli Press. I picked up a Speedball Gell Press Kit at Spotlight a couple of weeks ago. It has a 5" x 5" plate. I already use the 8" x 11" plate by Ranger, and wanted to try the smaller format , since I love my big plate so much!  

You can not only make prints by layering the stencils onto your plate, but you can also print right onto the feathers!

Friday, 12 July 2019

Step By Step Art Journal Tutorial. [ Shimmer Sprays and Stencils ]

Have you tried using shimmer sprays with stencilling? It's a fantastic way to make a background with the shine and sparkle already embedded into your page. You just need to be a bit patient with the drying time....LOL
I adore these stickers. If you haven't discovered the sticker books from American Crafts they are the best value around! (I get mine from Spotlight in Australia) .

I have another giveaway for the months of July/August, and I am giving away a Moleskine planner sized Cashiers journal, along with 12 sheets of planner stickers from Heidi Swapp.

To enter, you simply need to watch the video on Youtube, Subscribe, Click on the BELL so you don't miss anything, and leave some comments on any of my videos. For every comment you will receive another entry in the draw. BEST OF LUCK!
Happy weekend,
Vicki x

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Art and Craft Haul Video: Gelato Swatches and Review.

Using Gelatos: Swatches and Review.

Gelatos are currently on special at Spotlight Stores, so I decided to give them a try! Here is a first look and I show you how I use these art mediums in my Dylusions Journal Swatch Book.
I am interested to know how you store your Gelatos, so let me know in the comments how you store your art supplies.
have a wonderful day,
Vicki x

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Thursday, 27 June 2019

My Favourite New Art Tool.

You may have noticed the new white mat I have been using in some of my video tutorials. I am really loving it. It is made of silicone, and takes wet media very well. It's also great for smooshing ink directly onto the plate for pickup, and lets you see very clearly what colour inks you are working with.

I found this video explain gin the features of the mat, and thought you might like to see the many ways you can use it.

I am a lefty, so I use the mat with the ink palettes on the right hand side.

Have a creatively colourful day!
Vicki x

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Yupo with Spray Can Paints. Step By Step Art Journal Tutorial.

You have to try this incredible new technique! Painting on Yupo paper with Spray paint!
I am addicted to this (full confession, I can't stop making art!)

 See how the paint creates movement on the Yupo paper. The technique is similar to marbling, but the slipperiness of the paper and oil-based spray  paint creates beautiful patterns and swirls.

I added some coaster board die-cut shapes using my Stampin' Up! Framelits, over black card stock to create a dropped shadow effect.

Here it sits on my desk in my 6' x 6' Hand Book Spiral bound art journal.

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you would like to see more technique videos like these. Vicki x

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Step By Step Art Journal Tutorial. Fringed Matting.Giveaway!

This art journal page uses the Simple Stories I AM suite. 

I love the inspiring quotes in the suite, so I used one of my digital stamps from my Etsy Store to add the main quote.

I added my fave Kindyglitz colour KRYSTALINA just on the pink flowers to create my “glitter trail”. 

Here is the step by step video , and instructions on how to enter the giveaway this month. Good luck, and have a colour-filled weekend! Vicki xx

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Art Journal Stamps. New Release: 38 Art Journal Quotes

New stamps in the store! See the new release of 38 art journaling quotes in my ETSY store. Click on "SHOP STAMPS" at the top right of the blog to visit my store.
Have a great day!

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Step by Step Art Journalling: Giveaway!

I have a Giveaway for the month of June.
To enter, you need to watch this video on Youtube. 

Step 1: SUBSCRIBE to my channel if you aren't already a subscriber.
Step 2: Click on the BELL  (you'll see it next to the subscribe button)
Step 3. LIKE the video
Step 4: Leave a COMMENT

That's it!  You can leave as many comments as you like. The more times you comment, the more times I will enter your name in the draw to win a prize of Crafty Goodies.

You can also leave a comment here on my blog as well if you like.

Happy weekend everyone, and best of luck!
Vicki x

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Thrilled to be awarded the Top 15 Art Journal Youtube Channel.

Thank you to all my wonderful Subscribers and Viewers of my Youtube Channel, Aussie Stampers. I have received the honour of being awarded among the Top 15 Art Journal Channels on Youtube. This would not be possible without YOU, my loyal friends and readers, who have been a part of my journey since 2012.

Thank you for all your encouragement, comments and support! You are the reason I enjoy making my videos, and I always have you in mind when doing my voiceovers....I feel as though you are right here with me as I write my blog posts or film my tutorials, or post photos of my work on Instagram.

Big Gratitude and Thanks to every one of you!
Vicki xx

Art Journal: Lavinia Backgrounds with Magicals Powders. Mixed Media.

My latest #youtubetutorial #artjournal upload. For this project I used my "Hand Book" watercolour art journal 6" x 6" from Global Arts . The paper in this journal is thick and gorgeous to work with.


 The Stamps I used were FINE FLOWERS and FINE LEAVES from #DarkroomDoor,  and the Background is from #LaviniaStamps. The butterfly and Journalling quote are from a sticker book I purchased from Spotlight (available also from American Crafts) from #OneCanoeTwo.  

The stamps were stamped in tuxedo Memento Black Ink , then sprinkled and spritzed with #LindysGang Magicals Powders from the Drop Dead Divas range.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Art Journal : Watercolour Inks & Gelatos. Mixed Media.

#artjournal #mixedmedia

This 6" x 6" watercolour journal  has the most amazing watercolour paper, and holds up well to all kinds of media.This would also make a great card.

The stamp is "Beautiful Day" by Stampin’ Up! and the stickers are from Amy Tangerine.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Art journal : Whimsical Blythe Art in the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert.

I am having so much fun drawing these whimsical girls ! I use Express It paper, which is my absolute fave for Copic colouring. My art journal is the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert by Ranger. All the supplies are listed in the description on Youtube.
See how the backgrounds are already printed for you? This is art journalling made simple!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Colour Coordination Journalling.

Sometimes it's nice to work on a clean and simple project. I love a neat work station, and you can see from the photo that I kept the theme simple, and the colours coordinated.

I love this shell plate that I bought many years ago, and use it to store what I'm working on. Here I was using leaves, twigs, brown paper bags and Kraft tags, along with twine and soft nature coloured washi tape. This was a serene, calm project, and a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon unwinding.
Happy weekend!

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Amazing New Technique - Distress Oxide Ink on Photo Paper with Square Stamping.

I have discovered an amazing new technique using Distress Oxide Inks on Photo paper! See how I use the stamp pad as a stamp and create one of the best backgrounds I have ever made. You will love this idea.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Art Journalling With Distress Oxide Inks and Shimmer Spray.Mixed Media.

Mixed Media! Simple blending, stencilling and spritzing gives a real wow factor to this Art Journal page using Distress oxide inks and Shimmer Spray.

 This is the Title Page for my Dylusions Dyalog Backgrounds Insert Book.  

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Whimsical Art Journal using Dylusions Dyalog Insert by Ranger.


This is one of the easiest art journal pages you could ever do. The backgrounds have already been created for you in this Insert book by Ranger.

 Its the Dyalog "Backgrounds" Book by Dyan Reaveley, and all the work is already done! If you are a lover of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, then this is an easy introduction to creating impressive art journal pages without all the work of layering.The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, and the ink is Tuxedo Memento black ink.
The stamp I have used for the main image is the "Blythe Green" digital stamp, which I designed, and is available from  my ETSY STORE.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Creating Embedded Elements within a Frame. Copic Colouring.

I wanted to share this new concept with you. It's an idea I came up with that I'm calling "Embedded Frames."
I used the Tree builder punch from Stampin' Up! to cut out some "grass" for my stamped puppy and kittens to sit on.
In order to achieve this effect,  I turned the tree builder pieces upside down, then passed them through the Big Shot with the stitched frames to embed the grass into the background.

 Next I sponged some sky into the background and placed my kittens and puppy onto the grass, popping them up on dimensionals.

 I stamped and punched the cloud using the tree builder punch, as you can see from these close up shots.

 I switched out the colours for moody browns and greys for the tangled kitty.

 These are the copic colours I used, and I added some sparkly details with the stardust gelly roll pen. The light greys helped these little darlings pop right off the page.

 I love the way the grass was completely embedded within the frame. I was really pleased with the result, and will use this idea again, as it turned out so well. A simple top-fold card base in whisper white is all that is needed to finish your card.

Have a marvellously creative day, and don't forget to check out my ETSY store for more ideas.
Vicki x

Friday, 12 April 2019

Saturday, 30 March 2019

*New* Pink Blossoms Scrapbook Kit and Chat. Travellers Notebook Layout.

 This Travellers Notebook Layout is now available for instant download in my ETSY store. 

I have made a real - time process video of how I covered my Travellers' Notebook and put together this spread using the PINK BLOSSOM SUITE.

It's easy to cut out the quote blocks and background paper to the size of your page
then add whatever embellishments you have to hand.

I added a folded paper doily under the "Oh Happy Day" block, which I backed with some black card stock , then added the wooden word "celebrate."  I show you how easy it is to custom die this piece by simply using a stamp pad. Some Nuvo drops and a heart-shaped chipboard were added for the finishing touch.

Hashtag your creations #vickiparfenowstamps
I would love to see what you make with this kit!