Thursday, September 15, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend Sep 17, 2022


 Hello,

I'm so in love with the brand new Art Impression's 5567 Victorian House and Barn Set. I've always loved barns and have renewed my love of barns by redecorating my dining room in a barn theme recently. If you don't have the 5561 Birds and Bugs set that comes with dies, you must get it! You know how you just feel you need a little something alive on your scene? These are so fun to color and add some dimension with foam tape! Bonnie Krebs, Owner/Creator of Ai has a tutorial on Facebook on the birds and bugs. Check it out. 

To make this card, first ink the barn and fence with the Tombow 565 and then the 969 and stamp it off on scratch paper before stamping it onto your watercolor paper. Pull the color out of the lines. Ink the flowers from the 5008 Flower Set 3 in 026 and stamp them in front of the fence posts. Then ink the foliage from the 5126 Foliage Set 4 in 947 and stamp them over the other flowers. Ink the tree from the 4808 Covered Bridge Mini Set in 969 and stamp it by the barn. Next use the foliage from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 inked in 3 colors, 993, 933 and 947 to make your leaves on the tree. Add water. Color the barn with 969 and 526. Create the windows with the fine tip of theTombow TwinTone pen. Use a pencil and ruler to make the lines on the white part of the barn. Use the Dr Ph Martin's white paint to add the exes on the barn doors. Ink the smallest foliage in the 4867 Foliage Set 2 in 947 to make the bushes by the barn. color the ground with 947 and 026. Color the sky with the 526. Don't forget your bird and butterfly and cut it out with the 5063 A2 Double Stitched Die Set. 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Simple yet beautiful! Sep 9, 2022

 

Hello,

If you haven't tried this one, you must! So easy yet so beautiful and fun! Bonnie Krebs, Owner/Creator of Art Impressions did a tutorial on this one Wednesday. You have to get this set 5561 Birds and Bugs because it comes with the dies and the images are so perfect to add some dimension and something alive to your scenes! You need the bucket from the 5416 Vintage Car Set or any container and some flowers and grass, too. Have fun.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend Sep 3, 2022

 

Hello,

I made this Christmas card using the new 5013 Doors and Stockings Set from Art Impressions for my project for the Watercolor Weekend. I got the idea to add the lighted window above the door from a Christmas Card I saw on Pinterest so I used a ruler and drew the top part in with a pencil. So if you want to try this one, first ink the door using Tombow 969 then 565, stamp it off on scrap paper first, then stamp it on your watercolor paper. I wanted a light on both sides so I cleaned off the stamp, then used a positioner, inked up just the light and put it on the left side of the door. I used the siding from the 5019 Wall Texture Set inked in 565 but stamped it off first. The trees are from the 4960 Fir Trees Set. Ink up the trunks in the 969 and stamp them on either side. Use the branches inked in 249. Use a ruler to add lines to the door with 565. Color the portico with 158.  Color the windows and lights with 055 and 993. Color the light housings with N25. Color the door handle with 969. Use the foliage from the 5009 Mini Flower Set inked in 249 to create the wreath and garland. Use the 856 fine tip point to make the red berries. Use 856 to create the wreath bow. Use Dr Ph Martin's bleed proof paint to add the snow on the roof, trees and garland. Use 565 to create the shadows. The bunny from the 4874 Bunnies Set is inked with 565 and then colored with a little mix of 969 and 565. The ear and cheek are 803. Darken the eye and nose of the bunny with a black or grey fine tip pen. Cut it out with the 5063 A2 Double Stitched Dies.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend August 20, 2022


Hello,

I made this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend using the Tombow TwinTone pen set available on the Ai website. The colors are bright and I wanted to try something different so I had planned on only using the TwinTone set but I didn't like the unnatural greens though so I used the 249 and 173 of the regular Tombow pens for the green areas and I used the 850 for the girl's skin tone. If you want to make this one, start by inking up the well from the 5012 Wishing Well Set inked in the TwinTone Navy and Chocolate pens, like you would with the other Tombows. Stamp it off first on scratch paper then stamp it on your watercolor paper. Ink the girl from the 5053 Little Girls Set in the Chocolate and stamp it off first as well. Stamp the cat from the 4873 Cats Set inked in the Black. Pull the color out of the lines then color the top of the well with the Blue pen. Color underneath the roof with the Navy. Color the pail and the bottom of the rocks with the Navy, Chocolate and Black. Ink the vine and grass from the 4051 Foliage Set in 249 then ink the vine with the 173 and stamp over the other leaves. Ink the flowers from the 4052 Flowers Set in the Cherry Pink. Dab at them with a wet brush, then use the fine point tip to add dots on the flowers. Use that same pen to add dots above the grass. The sky is Navy. The trial is Black. Paint the cat black. Color the girl's hat and shirt with the Emerald Green. The hat label and top are Mint Green. The skirt is Cherry Pink and then use the fine tip to add the plaid lines. Her hair is Chocolate. Use the 5065 Rounded Corner Dies to cut it out. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

New Barn from Art Impressions August 11, 2022

 

Hello,

I love barns and red is my favorite color so this new brand new 5567 - Victorian House and Barn Stamp set and tutorial from Bonnie Krebs, Ai Owner/Creator was one of my most favorites ever! You have to try it! Check out her tutorial on YouTube. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend August 6, 2022


Hello,

I made this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. I'm seeing fall stuff on Pinterest and wishing the summer was over since it's so hot here in Las Vegas but this card isn't exactly fall looking, right? Anyway, I hope you want to give this one a go so if you do, stamp the mailbox from the brand new 5575 Mailbox Birdhouse set inked with Tombow N25 and stamped off once. Use the stamp positioner to stamp the owl from the 5425 Peeking Animals. Stamp the branch from the 4964 inked in 969 next to the mailbox then stamp the foliage from the 4051 Foliage Set inked in 837. Stamp the large grass from that same set inked in 027 and 158. Then stamp the flower from the 5475 Flower Set inked in 249 and 947. Use a pencil to draw an envelope poking out of the mailbox then color it with the 837. Color the owl with the 947, N25 and 969. Be sure to use the TwinTone black fine tip to darken the eyes. The sky is 526. The sentiment is from the 5455 Birthday Buggy Set. Cut it out with the 5063 Double Stitched Dies Set. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Christmas Journal July 21, 2022

 



 










Hello,

Have you guys seen the brand new Art Impressions 5543 - Journal Template Die Set? Bonnie Krebs, the Owner/Creator of Art impressions did a tutorial on Facebook that you should check out immediately if you haven't seen it yet, click here! I'm planning on making these books for my granddaughters for Christmas. It's going to be so fun! Think of all of the possibilities. 




5566 - Christmas Sentiments5572 - Santa and Workshop Set5467 - Snowmen Set5197 - WC Winter Kids Set5579 - Complete 10pc Journal Bundle5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched DiesCanson XL Mix Media Paper Pad - 9x12Bleed Proof WhiteSakura Pigma Micron 05 - Pigment Fineliners - 0.45mm4773 - Acrylic Block 5 Pack (Variety)TwinTone Marker Set, 12-Pack, BrightDual Brush Pen Art Markers, Secondary, 10-Pack4870 - WC Ornate Container Set4966 - WC Bird Bath Set5060 - WC Snowman Set

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Ice Cream Shop July 13, 2022

 

Hello,

Did you guys see Art Impression's Owner/Creator Bonnie Krebs' tutorial on Facebook for the cutest Sweets Shop ever?! I loved making it and you will, too! Give it a try and please tag me if you do.  

5126 Foliage Set 4

5263 Lamp Post Set

5260 - WC Large Shops Set4875 - Garden Wagon Mini Set5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies4774 - Stamp PositionerCanson XL Mix Media Paper Pad - 9x12

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend July 15, 2022

 

Hello,

I am still playing around with red, white and blue and decided to use the brand new 5575 - Mailbox, Birdhouse set for my Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend card. Twice a month on the first and third Saturdays, you can find inspiration from the Watercolor Design Team on the Ai blog under the Watercolor Weekend tab. Be sure to check it out! 

To make this card, ink up the birdhouse set with both 565 and 969, stamp it off and then stamp it on your watercolor paper so it's not too dark. Pull the color out of the lines. Use a pencil and a ruler to draw the flag. See Bonnie's tutorial here to make the flag. Use Tombow 555 for the blue parts of the flag, birdhouse and planter. Use the Tombow 856 for the red parts. Ink the foliage from the 5476 Foliage Set 5 with 177 and stamp them in the pots. The bottom flowers are from the same set but you ink the flowers with 565 which is more purple than blue like the 555. Ink the grass from the 4051 Foliage set  under those bottom flowers and pull the color up and below the grass. The red flowers are from the 5009 Mini Flower Set. The sky is 555. Use Dr. Ph Martin's bleed proof white to add the stars to the flag and the dots to the pot. I used a small stylus but you could use a small paint brush. Cut it out using the 5063 A2 Double Stitched Die Set. Hope you give it a try!

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend July 2, 2022

Hello,

I do love a patriotic card and with Independence Day coming up, I had to make a card with good ole red, white and blue. Kendra Krebs from Art Impressions did a fantastic tutorial on Facebook recently with one pot and she inspired me to make this card. Hope you like it and give it a try! Start by stamping the middle pot from the 4870 Ornate Containers inked in Tombow 565. Make a mask, cover it then stamp the other two pots from the same set inked in the 565. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the birds from the 4866 Bird Bath Set inked in 565 then 969. Color the pots with Tombow 856 and Marvy LePlume II #86 African Violet. I used it this time because it seems to be a more true blue than purple like the Tombows. The stars are glued on and they are from Buttons Galore and More. The flag is a stamp my good friend Connie Myers gave me but not sure which company made it. Stamp the grass from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 set inked in 249 inside the middle pot. Then stamp the leaves from the 5418 Bible Foliage Set 2 inked in 177 inside the pot. The flowers are from the 4052 Flower Set inked in the Marvy #86. The pot leaning over has foliage from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 inside it inked in 249. The flowers are from the 4052 Flower Set inked in 856. The white centers are painted using the Dr PH Martin's bleed proof paint and a stylus. Stamp the leaves from the 5418 Bible Set inked in 158 in the last other pot. Stamp the flowers from the 5474 Flower Set 5 inked in 856 and 177. Color the sky with the #86. Use the two largest 5063 Rectangle dies to make a frame. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

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Ai Watercolor Weekend Sep 17, 2022

 Hello, I'm so in love with the brand new Art Impression's 5567 Victorian House and Barn Set. I've always loved barns and have r...