Sunday, January 19, 2020

Vintage Art Journal for Lindys Gang

Hey there Gang!
Today I am sharing a project created in my Art Journal using Magicals!
It’s kinda easy and suitable for all levels of crafters.  It would even look amazing as a Scrapbook Layout!
Here is a super quick video showing you the easy steps!

Basic Process

  1. Start by giving your journal page a good gesso coat
  2. Use Modeling or Texture Paste with a stencil across the middle of the page
  3. Puddle on the Magicals gently allowing them to mix into each other
  4. Use a blending brush with ink to stencil on the edges
  5. Colour the die cut cogs with Magicals
  6. Dip the Gauze into the remaining Magicals and put aside to dry
  7. Adhere all the elements onto the page as shown

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Thanks for stopping by.
Natalie May

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Lindys Gang Master Educator

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Shimmery Squirty Cards

Hey Lindy’s Gang!
Natalie here today sharing a class I recently taught here in Adelaide, South Australia!  
I love teaching and educating with Lindys is my absolute fave thing to do!  This card class was all about using the Squirts with stencils and modeling paste!
Here are some simple steps to create the cards …
  1. Use modeling paste through a stencil and then dry thoroughly.
  2. Add a strip of washi tape across the card
  3. Lightly coat the card with white gesso and dry
  4. Starting with the lightest color, squirt the Squirts onto your card and tilt to allow the color to run through the stenciling.
  5. Use a paintbrush to spread it around if needed then add the next color.
  6. Allow it to puddle a little to get an intense color and pop aside to dry.
  7. On a piece of watercolor paper, add some Squirts, spread it out with a brush then dry before die-cutting.
  8. Assemble as shown!
I love how they turned out and the shimmer is just amazing!

Lindy’s Products

  • Lindys Squirts All 10 colors of the Squirts were used to create these cards! So easy!
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Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in joining one of my classes, pop over to my blog – to find out more!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

ABStudio Blog Hop

I am super excited to be invited to the ABStudios Blog Hop

I picked out some super gorgeous TandiArt Stencils and know straight away that I wanted to create a fun Art Journal page.
I started out giving my Journal a really good coat of gesso to make sure that my paper was sealed.
I then made a light pencil outline of where the images would go.

I used 13arts Gesso to create texture on the backgound around where the images would go.

Once the gesso is day, I used a blending sponge and Blackout Ink to add my images to the page.

Blackout ink is perfect ink for the job as its nice and black and waterproof ready for the colour to be added around it.
I started with a combination of green Magicals to paint on colour at the bottom of the page. I love the way the colour  seeps into the rough gesso.

I repeated the process with a combination of blues and then coloured my gorgeous stenciled images after that.

Once the colour has gone on, I used my stabilo pencil to darken the inked stenciled lines and a Micron pen over the words to link them together and intensify the black.

These stencils are just so very super cute and I cant wait to keep on playing with them.

Hop Order

Did someone say PRIZES?
Well apart from seeing art from 26 AMAZING artists, Lindy's and AB Studio are offering some fabulous prizes!
There will be 4 small prizes and 1 major prize:
  • 2 x $25 AB Studio vouchers
  • 2 x $25 Lindy's vouchers and
  • 1 MAJOR prize winner will get $25 from Lindy's and $25 from AB Studio.
To have a chance to Win one of the prizes you should leave a little love on each hop post or video and subscribe to the amazing YouTube channels.
Winners will be posted on our Social Media accounts so keep an eye out for the announcement.
Good luck and enjoy looking at all the stunning art,

LINDYS PRODUCTS USED... Magicals in Oom Pah Pah Pink, Bratwurst Brown, Aged Copper, California Poppy Gold,  Luscious Lime, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Lucky Shamrock Green, Sea Mint Green, Freaky FrankenLime, Hydrangea Blue, Sassy Sapphire, Danny Zuko's Denim, Tweedle Dee Denim, Blue Hawaiian Blue, Raspberry Lemonade, Poppin Pink, Hi-Maintenance Magenta and Witches Potion Purple.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Lindy’s Sprays + Stencils = Awesome Layout for Lindys

Hey there Lindys Fans!
Today I am sharing an Arty Celebration project I created in using Lindy’s and Stencil Girl products to create a fun and bright Scrapbook Page!  This has all the colors of Autumn (or even Halloween) so if you are looking for something a little different this season consider adding a little pop of unexpected color to your autumn color palette to really make the design pop.  My pop color is aqua.
It’s been way too long since I created a layout and this ridiculous photo of Sue Plumb and I taken a few months ago was perfect to kick start my creativity!
Sue is a fellow Aussie crafter and is a super talented girly who is seriously funny too!  

I started with my absolute fave stencil … Scribble Scratch … I gave it a spray on the reverse side with Lindys Gang Spray in Summer Lovin Sun and stamped it onto Marshmallow Cardstock.

I then used the Circles Layer Me stencil and Hibiscus Rose Lindys Spray to add a pop of pink.
Once that was dry, I used the Illegible stencil, with some Distress Oxide in Black Soot to add the fabulous pattern over the top.
I have made a quick process video that you can view here.
And I love the finished page!

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Other products
  • Paper Rose Stamps and Dies
  • Stencilgirl stencils: Scribble Scratch, IllegibleCircles Layer Me
So that’s it from me … do yourself a favor and pop over and check out My Super Awesome Arty Friend, Sue and leave her some love!
Natalie May

Monday, September 9, 2019

Time for some Mixed Media Cards!

Time for some Mixed Media Cards!
Join me this Saturday here in Radelaide for a fun card class using
Lindys Gang + Paper Rose!
Bookings Essential - Come and play!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

September Classes

Want to do a quick and fun Mixed Media layout with me this Saturday?
Using Lindys Gang, Paper Rose & Mintay Papers, we will create 2 easy pages for your album.
Bookings Essential

Copic/colouring class on Thursday is going to be a little festive.
The new Paper Rose stamps are just gorgeous 10am Thursday September 5th.
Class is $28 including kit Bookings essential- would love to see you 

Class for September 14th and 18th. Kit includes a new stencil ♥️ 
Looking forward to seeing you all

Monday, August 19, 2019

Crafty Friends Layout

Hey there Gang!
So you know how I LOVE to teach classes and share the crafty love around?
Well today I am sharing with you a class that I taught a little while ago at the biggest Scrapbooking and Papercraft event here in Australia!
This page is suitable for all levels of crafter and can easily be adapted to go with most paper collections.  I used the gorgeous ‘Until Dawn’ paper collection from 13@rts.
Take ‘Days & Nights’ paper and cut in half at 6 inches. Trim both pieces back to be 11.75″ and then tape as shown onto white cardstock.
OPTION … if you have access to a sewing machine, stitch all the way around the edges.  Now cover the papers in a thin coat of clear Gesso and dry. This seals the paper so we can add color. Using white Gesso, use a palette knife to apply it over a stencil as shown then dry.
Starting with a generous wash of Tainted Love Teal, add it to the background using a brush – dab it on rather than brushing it on so you don’t get brush strokes.
Once dry, add Aloha Avocado in spots and then add a few splatters of Screaming Banshee Black for depth.
While you are adding color, use a brush to color your chipboard and pop aside to dry.
Cut 2 pieces of ‘Cold Day’ paper to be 4.5 x 4 inches and a piece of ‘Sending Flowers’ to be 3×5 inches. Stick down as shown foam mounting the navy blue piece. In the little shot glass, make a thick wash of white gesso & water and dip the string in it. Pull it out squeezing it between some paper towel to take the excess paint off, mold it into a circle about 6 inches across and pop aside to dry. Once dry, staple down to the papers as shown and add some white cotton in and around it.
Fussy cut all the elements from the ‘All The Good Things’ paper and ink in charcoal or black ink. Cut the flower bunch in half as shown and tuck one half in the top and the other in the bottom
Use a combination of foam tape and glue to adhere the cut out elements down around your photos. I used two photos cut down to be 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches and foam mounted them to the pageOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I finished the project off with Dimensional Magic/Glossy Accents to give it a shiny effect

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I hope you find that easy to follow!
Have a great day!
Natalie May
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Lindys Products Used — Magicals in Tainted Love Teal and Screamin Banshee Black and Aloha Avocadospray