Saturday, 2 April 2016

Seahorse family. Distress Crayons, Collage Medium and stamps by Ryn.

Been playing with my art journal and the new Distress Crayons and Distress Collage Medium, crazing.
Love the effect.

Dug out the fusible fibres and fantasy film, iron, parchment paper, and sharpies to make the seahorse family with Designs by Ryn stamps.
Made them colourful.
Even gave them punk hair.

Added all-sorts of stuff, bubble wrap, tulle, waste off hessian and a few sequins.
All created on a piece of cardboard with distress crayons. 

The background stamp is bubbles set from Designs by Ryn

Its been a lovely day today, so took the photos in the garden, shame about the shadow at the top, never mind.
Hope you like the page, getting into journaling now.
Would like to enter these challenges;
All things bright and beautiful -
Anything mixed media -

Many thanks for visiting.xx


  1. Beautiful samantha ... gorgeous work. Love all the details x

  2. Just stunning, love all the layering up of details to create the finished piece. Amazing. Cara x

  3. How pretty! I love your use of the mixed media. Wonderful creation! :) Thanks for joining this weeks challenge over at Mod Squad!

  4. WOW!!!! this is gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  5. Love this. How did you make the seahorses?

    1. Hi Joyce, the seahorses have been made by, inking the stamp by Ryn with Archival ink, pressing fusible film onto, then the fibres, another layer of film, parchment paper then iron until the image can be seen.use a ball tool over the film still on stamp to give the shaping. cut out the seahorse then added extra colour with sharpies.
      Hope that makes sense.
      thanks for your comment.

    2. HMM not sure but I think so. I have the film but not the fibers...where do you get them? I LOVE doing different things with rubber stamps LOL. I made an embellie using gel and paint if you'd like to see

    3. FYI, you are in TOP 3 pick at Mod squad challenge:-)

  6. Hey Samantha, neat to read about your technique on the Seahorses. Their "punk" hair made me laugh. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Wow love the colours, great texture
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  8. Samantha, I am loving all your textural elements and underwater effect !

  9. A wonderful piece of Mixed Media Artwork. I like your shimmering Seahorses much.
    Dear Greetings

  10. WOW,this is amazing, Those seahorses are stunning. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  11. Wow from me too, what a gorgeous project, I love the effect you've created with the seashorses. Stunning artwork!! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  12. Wow I love the dimensional layers you have created in this gorgeous Journal.... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx