Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine, DecoArt, Stamps & Me!

 Wow...such a treat to see a bit of my creativity in the June 2017, Issue 205 of Craft Stamper Magazine

I didn't think I could do them well at all, but you know what... it was really a fun time for me. I created a bit of a story about a plain and simple gal who changed her life by believing she could! My inchies ended up as a bit of a story board!!! 

Once upon a time.... 

She was a quiet, plain, simple gal. 
One day...
 she finally knew in her heart that she was worthy. 
And became content with who she was.
 Her metamorphosis encouraged her to follow her dreams...
Did you know... 
this could be my story when it comes to my artwork?

I would never have had the courage to dream of being in Craft Stamper Magazine!

Here is how I did the little story!

I began with papers that I created with my left over paint. I do not like to waste anything. So when I am painting I always dry up my left over colors with piece of mixed media paper. 

I cut these down to their "inchie" format. 

After I cut the first squares I decided they needed more color so I pulled out my favorite hues - oranges - and began cutting all over again.

I felt better about the 'look' then. 

For all my tiny bits and pieces...
I used the following stamp sets: 

Journal Doodles with a Heart
Unity Stamps/Susan Weckesser

Love Ya Whole Bunches
Jullian/Susan Weckesser

Kaisercraft ClearStamps

Finnabair ClearStamps

I stamped multiples of each image in different colors. Some of the designs I fussy cut out just the flowers or the circles. I did this so I could pick and choose which ones to add during in the creative process. 
StazOn: Jet Black, Teal Blue
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia

Here are more of the products used.
The DecoArt products added lots of glitz and shimmer to the little inchies.  

DecoArt Media:
Tinting Base
Shimmer Mister - Turquoise
Cobalt Turquoise Hue Fluid Acrylics
Green Gold Fluid Acrylics
Metallic Gold Fluid Acrylics
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: 
Copper Kettle
Polished Coral
Iced Espresso
Brilliant Turquoise
Lavish Green
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: 

Thanks bunches for sharing my story and my excitement about the inchies in Craft Stamper Magazine. Xj.


SewPaperPaint said...

Biggest congratulations Joi! I'm so happy for you! These are really beautiful and so meaningful in the set. Love the way you layered and incorporated stamping. Hugs, Autumn

Brenda Brown said...

Huge congratulations Joi, you have fulfilled a dream and you are an artist who so deserves to be in the magazine. Your work is always magnificent and this set of delightful ATCs is no exception. Hugs Brenda xxx

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Congratulations, Joi - a fabulous post and a much-deserved place in art history. You ROCK, my friend! xo

Astrid Maclean said...

These inchies are just amazing Joi, wow, so much art in such a tiny place! And of course BIG congrats on being published in CS!! See dreams can come true, I always knew it... :o)

Jackie PN said...

Super work Joi!
I am so very happy and excited for you,congratulations-you go girl!
sending hugs,Jackie xx

sarascloset said...

Yippee! You deserve the spotlight, and what a clever piece of artwork you have made! Fabulous little pieces of art that tell a GREAT story of YOU! Congratulations!