Friday, December 22, 2017

Sandee Setliff: Adding Magic

Hi everyone! Sandee here to share some of my art journaling magic.
Ok...there's no magic but...

But seriously, a few techniques can make you feel like you have magic powers!

Techniques used:

Using a crayon to create a wax resist. First draw your design with a white crayon making sure to press firmly onto the paper. Next apply your color wash. The paint will resist the areas covered with crayon. 

Crinkle a piece of tissue paper and place it on top of the wet paint. Position the tissue over the wash and gently press down onto the paper.  Allow to dry slightly (but not completely or the tissue could become glued to the watercolor paper) then carefully lift the tissue from the paper. 

Salt is fabulous for creating textured backgrounds. While the paint is still wet,sprinkle the salt over the top. Let the paint dry completely and then use your finger or paper towel to flake away the salt. 

Deconstructing your stamps to create a completely new image or alter it just a little bit. Mask off unwanted parts, ink your stamp and make sure to remove the mask before stamping and let your imagination soar.

Splattering makes quite a mess but it's really fun! Cover any areas of your paper that you don’t want to be splattered. Load your brush with paint then hold it over the top of your paper. Tap your brush and watch the paint splatter onto your paper...and your desk, camera, hands...etc. lol 


RubberMoon Stamps: 
Ralph, The Prince of Frogs (DB2253I)  
Whimsy Wings (MoonMail Club Exclusive)

Strathmore journal
ColourArte Shimmering H2O's
assorted brushes
Stazon ink

Thanks for stopping by! 

Take care and craft on my friends!
- Sandee


  1. I absolutely love your pages!!! Thank you for sharing your journal!

  2. He is magical Sandee! Your pencil tip is new to me. I will be making one,

  3. I just love how you recreate images and the watercolor techniques applied!! You do make rubbermoon even more magical..

  4. That was just adorable Sandee! Thanks