New #CHASHOW Products

 

Mixed Media

Hi everyone, Karen helped me out this year at CHA and she wrote this awesome blog post about her favorite products! Check it out below.

Karen’s  Favorite New Products at CHA
There were so many great scrapbook and mixed media products to see at the CHA show!

There were products I knew I “needed” and knew I would get them for sure… one way or another!

Then there were the products that looked fun and maybe I would get them or at least play with them if they were readily available and I could get them for a good deal.

How do I choose my favorites?

Well let’s start with the products I actually played with. Ranger’s new Distress Crayons. There are 3 sets of 6 colors for now, distressed, brights and earth tones. They are so smooth and go on great, as Tim says, sort of like lip stick. They can be smudged or used as water colors and be used on light or dark colors. Can’t wait to play with my own!

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Ranger also released some new mini stencils. Basically, all the originals in a smaller sizes. They will come 3 to a package. Tim also designed some stamps that are miniature crazy birds! He also has stamps that are crazy cats! Although, I’m not a cat person, they still look fun.
Dyan Reavely has 6 new colors of Dylusions Paints. These paints are so so rich and creamy. I love them!

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Got extra stickers? Try this amazing scrapbook technique!

What can you do with all those mismatched stickers? Paint over them!!!

If you have some stickers that don’t match or you don’t like the color you can easily paint right over them using Dylusions paints and Ranger’s mini ink blending tool! The great part about this is you scrap your stash while making those stickers go further.

Step 1. Put your title down and use the mini ink blending tool to color over the stickers.

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Step 2. Your stickers will now work as “double duty”! Pull off the stickers and use the new title on another page!

Extra Stickers on Scrapbook Page

I had fun using the bright bold Dylusions colors on these scrapbook pages. The colors are vibrant and fun! I painted these scrapbook pages using a variety of stencils and Dylusions paints which are sold at Scrap Diva Retreats. Check them out the next time you scrapbook with us.

santacruz1 Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz will always have a special place in my heart. No matter where I live it will always be my home town!

Dylusions Paints – Create Scrapbook Pages & Art Journal Pages

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Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds – New Class Announcement!

Hello fabulous Divas,

I’m so excited to share with you a new project I just created. I plan on teaching these tags on March 21st. RSVP quickly on our meetup we only have 4 spots available 🙂

http://www.meetup.com/ScrapDivaRetreats/events/220563077/

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Art Journal Page – Week 3 Documented Life Project

The theme for January is – The blank page and how to face it!

Week 3 – DLP January 17th, 2015
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel


Journal Prompt:

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . .

– Georgia O’Keeffe

This prompt was so much fun for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE COLORS!!! Of course I had a billion more things planned that I didn’t finish because I was playing in my art journal all weekend with colors! My favorite colors are Dylusions ink sprays. 

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To get started with the prompt I first played with the warm colors…
Warm Colors

I had fun stamping Dina Wakley’s new stamp set on the background.

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Then I played around with cool colors….

Cool Colors

I made so many swatches of color that I decided to create a rainbow of colors separating the warm colors from the cool colors. I just recently learned why it’s not good to mix warm and cool colors at the same time… Because they make mud! You might already know this color concept but if this is new to you…. it’s an awesome revelation! Especially if you are like me and love colors!

Color Swatches

Then I decided that I better get down to business and finish my art journal page with the quote so I grabbed one of my favorite stencils, Dyan’s new star stencil and some of the new Dylusions paints.

Dylussions Paints

Products used:

–  Dylusions Paints Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise, Crushed Grape

– Dylusions sprays: Tangerine Dream, London Blue, Cut Grass

– Close to My Heart Stamp Set: Unicorn Dreams

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