Tracy Scott created this stunning Art Journal page for Craft Stamper!
“We all love cute critters and after seeing them popping up on social media, I desperately wanted to include some on my own journal pages, but I just wasn’t sure where to start. After pondering for a while and looking at various examples online, I decided to keep mine simple, to use basic shapes and then use shading to bring my whimsical animals to life.
I love to combine art materials in my projects and for this one I chose to combine acrylic paints with the fabulous Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils and Neocolor II Watersoluble Crayons. The crayons are amazing for adding a wash of colour to the body and head of my animal and the pencils work amazingly over the top and are great for adding finer details and deeper shading.
The only thing to remember when combining these pencils with the Neocolors and acrylic paints, is to ensure that the wet layers are completely dry before starting to do your shading. Neocolor crayons and acrylic paints will dry quickly in thin layers or you can use a heat gun or hairdryer to speed up the process”
This article first featured in the November 2015 issue.
Craft Stamper Printables!
We are thrilled to be launching our brand new printables series this month. Each month, Craft Stamper will be sharing one (or sometimes 2!) totally free sheets of elements, all ready for you to print off and use in your art.
We’ll have a mixture of images, backgrounds, sentiments and templates for you to play with, all created by the Craft Stamper team. Have a great idea for a printable element? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
This month, we have ready to print versions of our exclusive autumnal images, a selection of sentiments and a really useful ATCoin back for you to use. We also have some stunning textural pics, images photographed by our own Jaine! We have small sizes that fit perfectly onto an ATCoin, and as our bonus sheet this month, the pics have been scaled up for larger projects!
We can’t wait to see what you all create using our printables, so feel free to share on our facebook page, or email our team a picture at: editor.cs@mytimemedia/com. We’d love to take a peek!
Craft Stamper Printables sheets are subject to copyright and for your personal use only. You may not distribute, sell, publish or broadcast without the prior permission of Craft Stamper. The images are free for you to enjoy!