Friday, 18 January 2019

January mood board challenge

Tranquil Garden

First i must apologise for the lack of photo's and editing for this months challenge, i have been

I started by using a brayer tool and lime green and forest green acrylic paint. Once dry i used white gesso through stencil to represent a bee's hive. I then used gesso and my much loved circle stencil to represent the cooling breeze on a summer day.

Once dry i used tim holtz distress paint Mermaid lagoon and broken china on the gesso. I then used mustard seed and seedless preserves to create the flowers. I dabbed the distress paint right onto the page.
Again i must apologise for not taking step by step photos like i usually do.

Once dry i used 3d fabric paint to create petals and flower stems. I then used carved pumpkin on the centre of the flowers.

I then used butterfly images from the kaiserkraft pen and ink craft paper range to embellish the page.
I used carved pumpkin and mustard seed to paint the images.

Thank you for viewing this blog.


Tim holtz distress paint:
carved pumpkin, seedless preserves, mustard seed, mermaid lagoon, broken china.
Dona Wakley MEDIA white gesso.
Kaiserkraft butterfly images.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Love you to Bits by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

This weeks project is all paper no mixed media for a change I just love the colours in this paper range from Cocoa Vanilla which I got from the Art and Soul Studio Shop which has a great range of products so make sure you visit and see what your next purchase will be 

I fussy cut the butterflies from the More than Words - Radiant sheet

Then with the More than Words - Collage sheet I cut it up with all the different pieces so I could use them as layers and I then used some cardboard under a few pieces of the papers and the photo to raise them so there is some dimension

I used a couple of pieces from the More than Words - Treasure paper as well
Then I inked all the edges with the Ranger Archival Ink in Black

Then with the More than Words Chipboard Stickers set I used a few thing such as the flowers, hearts and the little banner

Products I used from Art and Soul Studio

Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Radiant
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Collage
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Treasure
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Flair Buttons
Some of the products may be out of stock on the website but check with the staff at the shop as they could have them there x

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be back soon x

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

"Lost in the Forest" by Aleksandra

Hello to all,

This is my first time here on the blog as an Art & Soul Studio Guest Designer and I'm really happy and honoured to be here with you and beeing able to share my inspiration with you all.

This month's Moodboard is really enchanting. I love such Magical Forests and I love to escape into the nature to reconnect with myself. So this was a perfect challenge for me and I was really looking forward to it. 

I made an Altered Wooden Slice panel with lots of texture, which is also the theme of the challenge this month alongside these gorgeoues photo inspiration.

I covered the Wooden Slice with some dry-brushed white gesso and colored it with Lindy's. Then I added some background Dusty Attic chipboards that I colored with Finnabair Metallique paint "Emerald Green" and brushed with some "Lucky Emerald" wax. I then added photo, few 7 dots "Paint Chips" cut-outs, some moss, embellishments, Little Birdie flowers. I finished it off with some Finnabair Mica flakes and some white splashes.

Products from Art & Soul Studio:

Thanks for joining me! I hope you liked my project and hope to be with you soon again!
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Set of Mixed Media ATCs by Dutt Preety

Hi friends :)
Good Morning !

First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a very happy, colourful & peaceful 2019.

For today's post, I've prepared a Set of Mixed Media ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I was inspired by nature & all the green hues in the January Moodboard. The theme for January is to "use texture". 
Hope you join the challenge to win amazing prizes! All the details for the January Challenge can be found HERE

Set of Mixed Media ATCs

ATC 1: Smile

ATC 2 : Love 

ATC 3: Hope

1. Cut thick chipboard into 2.5 by 3.5 inch (atc size) sized rectangles
2. Applied modelling paste onto each atc using a palette knife to create texture
3. Used air dry clay to create mushroom like shapes & then adhered them to the atcs using gel medium
4. Applied black gesso to the atcs to prepare them for coloring
5. Started the coloring process by adding Lindy's sprays
6. To add shine & intense color, used Finnabair's metallic paints in shades of green, brown, red. Kept applying them using the dry brush technique, until I was happy with the blend of colors
7. Next adhered Finnabair's glass glitter, moss, sequins, sentiment tiles and alphas using soft gel medium 
8. In the end, added nuvo drops and ink splatter on the 3 atcs & distressed their edges with black soot distress ink

Products Used:

Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Nuvo Crystal Drops- Dandelion Yellow, Red Berry, Apple Green 

Please don't forget to join Art & Soul Studio's January Challenge. There are awesome prizes on offer & we have a stunning mood board every month. For inspiration, please check out the gorgeous projects made by my talented team mates. 

January Moodboard

Please do share your beautiful work with us on our Facebook group- Soul Sisters, we would love to see what you create with supplies from the Art & Soul Studio Store.

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!


Thursday, 10 January 2019

January Challenge..... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, it's Cindy here and for the challenge this month I have created a little painting I titled Nature's Tree of Life...

I used lots of Light Modelling Paste to create lots of texture and Acrylic Inks to paint this piece.

This months moodboard for the challenge...

You can find all the details of the challenge and the prizes on offer here....January moodboard

I have made a time lapse video of my process for you all... so grab a cuppa and enjoy...

Here's some close ups..

hope you enjoyed this project and will consider having a go at the challenge

till next time

Happy Creating


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Textured Mixed Media Project.

Today is my turn to showcase what I made taking inspiration 
from the January Mood Board over at

As you can see I honed in on the Deer and Trees.
I started my project by choosing the
Memory Box Garden Birch Landscape Stencil

then started sponging with Tim's Oxide Inks in
Faded Jeans/Spiced Marmalade/Fossilized Amber
Pealed Paint and Vintage Photo

Then with the stencil still in place
 inking my trees in a variety of colours with
Memento Pistachio/Olive Grove/MementoLuxe Northern Pine
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves

Checking out to see where to place my Deer
This is part of the Tim Holtz Great Outdoors CMS321 set
I purchased from the Art and Soul Studio as are the trees above.

Removed the stencil then
I heat embossed him with Ranger Copper and a second time
with Ranger Potting Soil.

Next came texture to the trees with DecoArt Crackle Paint
allowing it to dry naturally.

More texture was added for the ground using
Artisan Powder in Parisan Rosewood
Tim's Distress Stain in Gathered Twigs 
and VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves
mixed with DecoArt Texture Sand Paste.

and stenciled with Scratchy Stencil by Kaisercraft

Inked the edges then attached to a blue back.
Decided to add a backing with brown card stock
with a Stamperia Formato D (KSD282) stencil
using Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.
(Still not sure if I like it)
Added touches here and there for effect on the trees
and on the ground.
The trees were also coloured with an Antique Linen Pen.
Finished with distressing the background .
Main image is popped.
Sentiment is die cut from MFT Stitched Die
heat embossed in white.

A few close ups!

The Art and Soul Studio give away
$50 vouchers to their store for Australian Residents
as prizes and overseas contributors are
invited to be Guests. Why not come join in 
and add your creation Here
this month and you could be a lucky winner!

Products from Art and Soul Studio are
Tim Holtz Great Outdoors Stamp Set
Stamperia Stencil
Kaisercraft Scratchy Stencil
Artisan Parisan Rosewood Powder
DecoArt Texture Sand Paste
Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse
VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves.

Hope you liked my project.
Till next time Cherrio!

January mood board challenge Tranquil Garden First i must apologise for the lack of photo's and editing for this mont...