Chinese painting on art journal Ft. Edwin Ninja

Hello friends!

I feel like it’s quiet fast from my latest post on my blog, but I have lots of  ideas in my head for my crafting journey and a few fun Instagram stories to tell!
Today I have a rather simple journal pages to share featuring Edwin Ninja [from Magnolia stamp, of course!] along with a very easy Chinese painting. I actually wrote this pages back in few days ago and never got around to posting it.
I am struggling to learn how to handle a Chinese brush to paint, especially on the particular small area like a journal page.


I find it isn't easy .. but I have to learn harder if I want to get a better skill.
When I write in my journal, I don’t dwell on things that went wrong. Focus on the positive aspects of my day or week.
Because I love to write it and read again in the future!


I treasure these words:
"The man who moves a mountain must start by moving small stones."
Chinese proverb

Details;

First of all, I color the image with watercolor mediums. This Image really talked abut the "never give up" then I combine him with Bamboo -- in this case I choose Bamboo because I can learn how to paint the stroke for stem and paint the leaves after that.
I am using Kuretake Gansai Tambi - Japanese watercolor that have creamy texture which is easy to use on this particular Chinese painting, in my opinion!
For the final touch, the glamorous gold splatters from Kuretake Starry Night has made a different gorgeous look.


This is my name in Chinese letter :)

Thank you so much for reading!



Winter Wonderland journaling | Craft Heaven shop inspiration

Hi all!

I'm here again with another post, and this is for Craft Heaven shop Challenge!
This challenge features a theme about winter, as you may know that I am not living on a country with four seasons, so winter theme also challenging for my self!
I was thinking some color board and thinking something about winter.
I believe, all seasons are beautiful include the Winter!


Details;

As you see above, I was writing on my art journal what I am thinking about WINTER. I used Maja design paper "I Wish"series here [these paper seriously beautiful!] .
I also use Magnolia stamps [my fave!] and here they are coming from Magnolia Vintage box as well as the snowy window dies, I really love the stamps from there!



Supplies :

Magnolia Vintage Box - 4th edition Merry Christmas
Maja design paper ; I wish - to build a snowman, I wish - those memories will last
Prima watercolor - Decadent

Hope you'll find some inspiration from here, looking forward to see you create.
Have a beautiful day!




 

Mirror stamping + Video | Halloween week Early bird extra stamp

Hello everyone!

Today's blog post and video is a part of the Magnolia Halloween week. this is the last post of this series which is I am featuring the extra stamp that include on the package if you bought them around the early bird offer.
I hope you’ve enjoyed previous episodes, in case you missed them you can find them start from HERE


Card Details;
 
 I’m back with another mirror stamping idea mixing and matching the image with some wording either from Magnolia and the oldie Fiskars that I had for years.
I used a Mini Misti to help stamp the images on the watercolour paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I am using Canson illustration paper. It’s more student grade quality but it is much whiter, the price point was favourable too.


I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish.
You can watch it on Magnolia channel HERE also on my channel HERE.
I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it.  



Supplies;

Image - Magnolia stamp Early bird Halloween box
Words - Magnolia, Fiskars
Watercolor - Distress Ink, Cotman W&N

See you again on another post/ series
Have a wonderful day!