Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fast Finish Art Journal Project

Oh My Goodness! I have slaved away on this project for you (that may be a slight hyperbole, but you got that…) and I hope you like it! All this week the Stampendous! team has been experimenting with Beacon’s Fast Finish adhesive and I have had a lot of fun experimenting.

Recently I’ve gotten into art journalling (you’ve seen a few of my projects here) and I am by no means an expert, but what I have to offer is my journey of experimentation.. Art journalling is truly a freeing and satisfying experience, and if you have a store near you that carries some of the products (or classes, even!) do it! Try it!! It’s fun!!

Step 1) Mist papers with Dylusions mists

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Step 2) Start with a small pile of Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and add some Beacon’s Fast Finish adhesive to it… Enough to make a paste.

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Step 3) Mix with a paint brush.

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Step 4) Pounce and/or spread the paste over the surface of the project. Because I was working with embossing powder I heated it all with a heat tool. It did bubble a little oddly because of the Fast Finish, but it melted.

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Step 5) After all of the heat-embossing, apply a coat of Fast Finish to seal it all.

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After all of that work on “the base” I stamped on top with Archival ink and added my journalling elements. So there! The "Dear Santa" was written on a card and on the inside I will write some "Christmas Wishes" for 2012.. Most of them NOT presents, I think. ;)


Stampendous! images used: Jumbo Santa, Jumbo Sparkle Joy

Then be sure to plan some time this weekend to check out a whole round of terrific projects using this great product along with some wonderful Stampendous! images and Essentials and some other gems from Beacon Adhesives. It will be a ton of fun, and we’ll be giving away some Fast Finish and Stampendous products for randomly chosen comments! Check out the Stampendous! blog!  and these hoppers:




9 comments:

  1. Pretty cool pages. I like the technique you showed. I really do need to start an Art Journal. You have inspired me.

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  2. This project is totally RAD dearie!!! Awesome way to use the Beacon Adhesive too!!

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  3. Cool Art Journal! Loving the bright colors and how you applied the embossing enamel!

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  4. This is super cool! I'm just getting into art journaling and your pages are truly inspiring. Beautiful job!

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  5. Awesome journal pages! Beautiful colors and lettering. Thanks for showing how to add the beads. TFS!

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  6. Tobi this is awesome!!! I love seeing the sprays in use of course because I use them all the time, but I also love the way you used the Beacon Fast finish for your art journal! Too Cool!

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  7. What a great finish---I'm going to try this. I LOVE the look!!

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  8. Gorgeous journal pages! I haven't tried this yet, but this could be the inspiration I need to begin!

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