Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dylsions- Tutorial

Dylusions- These are my  favorite new toys. I have dabbled a little in the art journals.  I recently committed to doing a year long journaling project with the Paper Traders. When I saw this new book I knew it was the perfect showcase for my personal artistic efforts. I won't lie to you I used the last big coupon to purchase it. This is your lucky day because there is a 40% off today!! Remember I am building background pages and will be adding in graphics and journaling later.
Start by assembling what you will need:
I recommend:
~Dylusions heavy paper book or Ranger Inking Paper
~Dylusion Inks
~Water Spritzer
~Roll of Paper Towels
~Mask or Stencil of your choice
~Watermark Ink
~Clear Embossing Powder
~Heat Gun

Begin by embossing any design you want with clear emboss powder. This will leave you some white areas that are protected. It will bleed under a bit, but it is part of the overall desired look.
After you emboss, you can wrap the underneath pages with plastic to protect pages you are not working on at this time. Also protect your work area with a spat mat or large piece of paper. {I use the unprinted newspaper sheets that my orders are packed in because they are so nice and big.}

Spritz all over with water, then spritz on your colors. I like to work from light to dark.

Allow it to soak in for a bit then roll your paper towel across to pick up the excess ink. You can dry it at this point before adding more ink. This allows for less color mixing. If you want them to blend, add more water on top before picking it up.
 Spray a heavy coat along one edge and then fold the pages together for the ink blot effect.
I see butterfly's, what do you see?

Place your stencil in the corners, then spray with water. Allow the water to soak in for a few seconds. Carefully remove the stencil and daub immediately with the paper towel. This will leave a lighter color everywhere the water outlines your stencil.

Stamp your favorite image with Staz On ink
Outline some of your images with a water proof marker. Copic, Faber Castel or even a sharpie will work. You can also go in and individually use water to lighten some of the areas. Give this a try. It was so much fun and
I have a good beginning page for my art journal.
 All supplies purchased at
Scrapbookers Paradise online store
If you are looking to stretch your artistic wings
Click on the sidebar  'Paper Traders' link and join
our group of talented, like minded traders.



Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE these colours, Pam!! And especially the misting tips - I have a black Dylusions spray, but I definitely covet more. The coverage & intensity are incredible :)

Lynn said...

Oh WOW! I love your journal page! The colors and techniques are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. Wow.. just one more time, lol

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Fantastic!! I have yet to try the Dylusions but this gets me motivated. Wonderful tutorial!! Thanks!

Dawn said...

This looks amazing, Pam! Thanks for the tutorial :)

michelle said...

love your pages i also love the dylusions must play more with them after seeing yours Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments !

Rita Barakat said...

LOVE this!

Linda Pekrul said...

Wonderful tutorial Pam, and BEAUTIFUL art page. I have GOT to try this!!! Hope you"ll share more of your pages with us as you add to your journal.