Growing In Unity Day 3 – Mixed Media Projects

Hello everyone… It is Day 3 of the Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have couple of mixed media projects to share with you all.

First mixed media project is a card. I use the Feather Soft Love stamp set and the Eloise Girl stamp set. It is a very simple mixed media card, with spray paints, embossing, and pigment inks.

I started with stamping the feathers with VersaMark ink pad on a watercolor paper, sprinkled some black glitter embossing powder, and then heat it up with craft heater.

I put the paper in a box and then start sprayed it with blue, teal, purple Marabu Mixed Media Spray Paints. I also sprayed some water to blend the colors. I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

On a white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Purple Delight pigment ink, dried it with craft heater, and then I cut it with one of the Circle Dies. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added some matching colors sequins.

This second project, is a mixed media art journal. On this page, I use Insightful Meadows stamp set and Wild & Free stamp set.

On the mixed media page, I added some white gesso with palette knife, and while it was still kindda wet, I stamped it with bubble wrap plastic. I dried it quickly with craft heater. The tricky part drying gesso with craft heater, if it gets too hot, it gets bubbly. So… try to move the craft heater around and keep it on distance so it won’t be too hot.

After the page was dry, I spread a thin layer of the yellow and red acrylic paint with brayer. I dried it again with craft heater (be careful, acrylic paints is the same with gesso). And then, I added some red cherry gelato and lemon gelato, then blended them with my finger. I also created that moon with coconut gelato that I scribbled the circle on the page and smoothed it with finger.

Next step, I stamped the flowers with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad with first and second generation stamping technique. I covered the bottom page to create the flower border silhouette. And I dried the whole page with craft heater again to make sure the pigment ink dried well.


Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Feminine Themed Projects | A Card and An Art Journal

Hello hello hello everyone… Mother’s Day just passed and I hope you all had fabulous time with your loved ones celebrating this special day. But… we don’t stop there to show how much we love our moms, or anyone who has the mom role in your lives.

And today, I have couple projects with feminine themed that I created using the Joy Clair new released stamps and Bazzill Basics Paper at Joy Clair blog.

Over their blog, I share how to create these card and mixed media travel notebook journaling page. The new stamp sets I used are Proverbs 31 Color By Faith stamp set and Saved By Grace Color By Faith stamp set.

And… that’s all my Feminine Themed Projects to share with you all today. I hope you like them, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Helen G. Designs Stencils | New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello hello hello everyone… Today… I have a very exciting and happy news to share with you all…

My new line of stencils – Helen G. Designs – goes live today at STAMPlorations store today!!! YES… you read it correctly! I am designing stencils and Shery is offering me an a spot at her store. I am overwhelmed with joy and grateful. Here’s a little story about what drives me to start designing:

Designing has been something I’ve been dreaming of doing since I was at middle school when I started with dress sketches. I never thought that this designing dream would come through now. This idea of designing stencils was started with my love for mixed media projects when I joined STAMPlorations team. I love using stencils to create some backgrounds for my projects so I started to make my own. I sketched some shapes on my table using one of the sketch apps, and then I turned them into some stencils that I cut with my electronic cutting machine. I am still at learning stage of designing but I love doing it! I hope that through this opportunity, I can keep learning, growing, and continue designing more.

All of my designs are inspired by drawings that you can do with pencil or makers on projects. The sky is the limit to use these 6 stencils and with them creating backgrounds will be easier!!!

Hope you will like them and enjoy to create with them. Thank you so much for your supports and love. I cannot wait to see your projects!”

To celebrate this new release, STAMPlorations Girls have created projects with the stencils for the new release blog hop. I also have some projects to share with you all…

First project is this art journal. I used the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, Happy Flowers ARTplorations Stencil, Say It Big Bloom Stamp Set, Art Marks Stamp Set, and Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set.

In the video, all of those prints are printed with all of my 6 stencils, gelli plate, and acrylic paints. I used some of them on these 2 cards and others saved for future projects.

On this card, I use Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, For The Birds Stamp Set, and For The Birds CUTplorations Dies.

And on this card, I used the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 4 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, and Healing Herbs Stamp Set.

On this card, I use the Make Marks 3 ARTplorations Stencil and Blossom Overture Stamp Set.

Technique I used to create the background is called monoprinting with stencil or other will call it stamping with stencil using watercolor paint. After the background dried, I stenciled the x on top of it with Archival black ink and blending brush.


Shery is so kind to host a giveaway for my new stencil release day!!! It is simply to visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations Blog Post and all the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs where you all will see AMAZING PROJECTS!!!

And here are the Prizes to win:

  • ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store
  • TWO (2) winners of their choice of 2 Helen G. Designs stencils.

The Commenting closes on May 8 and the winners will be announced on May 10 in the April winners post at STAMPlorations Blog.

I hope you all be inspired by each project that they shared using my stencils. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your supports and love!

A Bubble Tea A Day Art Journal

Hello hello hello everyone! Happy Thursday… Spring is officially here according to the calendar and I surely hope the warm weather will follow soon…

Today, we are taking a break with some bubbly tea at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog… Come over to join us and see more details and steps how to create this Bubble Tea Art Journal.

I created this Bubble Tea Art Journal today using the newly released Bubbly Feels Digital Stamp Set from Super Sponsor Gracillie Design, DecoFoil Transfer Sheet, DecoFoil Stencil, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Gelatos, Acrylic Paints, Sakura Koi Water Colors, Inktense Derwent Pencils, and coffee sleeve cardboard.

I want some bubble tea now after finishing this page…. I hope you all get to enjoy something nice today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and having a break with me today. Have a fabulous day!

Go With All Your Heart Art Journal Tutorial

Hello everyone… I don’t know about you but I always celebrate “Valentine” all month long! And today I have a heart themed art journal tutorial to share with you all.

I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial post how to create this Go With All Your Heart Art Journal at STAMPlorations Blog.

On my art journal, I use the similar technique to create my background using things you can find around you. You can watch it on my YouTube video.

I started with a layer of white gesso and made marks using toilet paper roll, coffee sleeve, plastic knife, and old credit card. After that, I dried it completely with craft heater. And then I added some colors on the page using Color Burst Powder and water.

I tilted the page to let the color fill up the page and mixed together and dabbed some extra color off with paper towel. I dried the page one more time with craft heater.

I stamped couple images from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set on the page using Memento Luxe Ink Pad. This is mixed media pigment ink and slow drying, so I speeded up the drying with craft heater.

Next step is adding some thin layer of white gesso on the page to mute the background and also this give some extra texture and distress look on the background. I use mini cooking rubber spatula for this step.

On corners of the page, I added some dots on the page using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil, acrylic paint, and make up sponge. I layered and overlapping the paint on the page.

I mixed texture paste and fine glitter to create glitter paste. I added it in the middle of the page with Glass Heart ARTplorations Stencil and spatula. I dried it with craft heater. When using craft heater with texture paste, you need to be very careful to not heat it up too hot becuase it will be bubble.

I scribble some Red Cherry Gelato on the heart and sprayed it with some water. I used the brush to mixed the color on the heart. I wiped it off some extra with paper towel. I dried the color with craft heater.

I added some of the DecoFoil glue on the heart randomly, dried it, and then added some of the Gold Foil Transfer Sheet on the heart. I used bone folder to transfer the foil on it. You also can use your finger if you want to.

I added the shadow around the heart with watercolor pencil and damp brush. For this step, you can also use your finger and water to smudge the watercolor pencil pigment. It is easy and simple.

I stamped the All Your Heart – Say It Big stamp on the page using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad. Then, I dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

Before you all go…and grab some products at STAMPlorations Store, use the code STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out to save 20% OFF on your order today. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by STAMPlorations Blog today.

I hope today’s tutorial inspire you to start a project. Have fabulous day!